Thursday, April 7, 2011

Mo's Challenge #77

How Does Your Garden Grow?

That's The theme that Dorcas, our hostess for this week has given us for inspiration. 

I've used "Penelope's Party Wagon." Isn't this an adorable image?!
 I'm a real 'saver' and have been accumulating pieces of ribbon that aren't long enough to make a bow, but are too long to toss. The ribbon flowers were made by running a basting stitch along one side of a 5" or 6" length of ribbon, then gathering it and stitching it in place. They were fairly quick and very easy to make, and I think they're cute!

Images: "Penelope's Party Wagon" From Mo's Digital Pencil, Computer-generated sentiment

Tools: Copics, Cuttlebug with Die-Namics Dizzy border die, Needle and thread

Papers: SU! Tempting Turquoise and Melon Mambo, Neenah smooth white, Cosmo Cricket DP

Embellishments: Pearl cabochons, Satin leaf ribbon, Hand-made flowers


I have two other cards that are not in the Challenge theme.
Beach Bum

Can you tell I like working with bright colors?! This card uses Mo's new image "Little Umbrella."
I just love her attitude!
I've had this plastic blister pack, which originally held some small embellishments, kicking around my little craft closet for what seems like ages. I'd pick it up every time I was straightening up and debate whether or not I should scrap it, but always ended up keeping it. Now I know why! It was the perfect size to use with this image as a shaker card. The sand and shells inside are from our last trip to Hawaii.

Image: "Little Umbrella" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Starfish and Sea Weed from High Hopes Stamps

Tools: Copics, Tacky tape, Blister pack

Papers: SU! Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Barely Banana, Neenah smooth white

Embellishments: Ribbon, Shell brads, Flat braid, Drink charm, Hawaiian beach sand and shells

 Birthdays Blow!

My last card for today uses an image from Sassy Cheryl. It was a freebie called "Bubble Blower" , and you can find her here. There is a similar image called "Bubblegum Disaster" that you might like. It's basically the same image after the bubble has burst.
Image: "Bubble Blower" from Sassy Cheryl

Tools, Copics, Cuttlebug with Embossing folder, Nestie, and Die-Namics Flower die, Flower Soft, Glue dots

Papers: SU! Melon Mambo, Green Galore, Yo-yo Yellow, Neenah smooth white, Basic Grey DP

Embellishments: Grosgrain ribbon, Brads

That's it for today! Please check out the Mo's Challenge blog to see what my fellow DT members have created, and enter a card or project that shows how your garden grows!

It's always good to have you visit!


Dawn B. said...

You have been busy...I great way to use your extra scraps of ribbon.. Wish it was beach weather here.. This is also my favorite Cheryl image.. Great job.

Dorcas said...

I was just going to say the same thing as Dawn! Someone's been crafting! Awesome work, Elaine! I love your ribbon flowers on your garden theme card, but all of them are terrific!

Pat said...

Hi Elaine...oh my gosh, Elaine...I am lovin' each and every one of these cuties!! Penelope is delightful...and I love those gorgeous little ribbon flowers. I'm going to start saving my ribbon leftovers! You know I love the "Little Umbrella" card! I just reread the recycled that plastic thingie? Yikes...and I always throw those away! No more!! And finally, your Sassy Cheryl card is just as cute as it can be!! You've been busy, girlfriend!! And I always love visiting your blog...I steal, er, I mean "borrow" so many ideas from you!! Hugs. Pat

Cathy said...

Elaine, what a bunch of beautiful cards. I especially love the lacy edge top and bottom of the top card :) Great card as always.

jkreucher said...

awesome bright colors! what a totaly fun card!
Thanks for joining our Sassy cheryl Challenge this week!

Cheryl of Sassy Cheryl's said...

I agree. . .an amazing bunch of stunning cards! I'm loving this Bright & Bold theme this week. GORGEOUS Elaine!
Thanks for playing along with this beautiful card.

Linda C said...

Wow you are one busy lady. You have manage to turn out some real beauties today. Love Love Love those ribbon flowers. Thanks for the tip. I also like the shaker card. They call us scrappers for a reason and this card just proves why.

Dawn said...

fab the bubbleblower!! so cute!!!

Jodi said...

What a cute and pretty bold and bright card!! Your image and colors make it a fun one!! Thanks for joining us at Sassy Cheryl's!
Jodi =)

Ann English said...

Wowzers, Elaine, I LOVE all of your creations! So glad you joined us this week at Sassy Cheryl's!

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Fabulous cards Elaine!!! They are all so bright and happy. ~jeni :)