Thursday, November 10, 2011

Mo's Challenge # 108

How Fancy! 
Pat Frank is our hostess for Mo's Challenge this month,  and her first challenge for us is to create a card using a fancy fold.  I usually stick to making regular cards that are 5 x 7, so this was a real challenge for me. 

I needed a baby card, so I chose "Spit Happens" for my image, because it just makes me smile! It also reminds me of our oldest grandson when he was a baby....his head was huge and round! He ran everywhere, and being so top-heavy, he fell all the time! His poor noggin was always getting banged up! He's eleven now, and, luckily, he grew into his head! LOL!
 This is a gate-fold card that measures 5 x7 when closed.

This view shows the card open. The right-hand flap slides between the image panel and the left-hand side to keep the card closed.

Tools: Copics, Prismacolor pencil, Nellie Snellen Embossing leaf punch set, , MS lace border punch, Cuttlebug with Nestie label die, mounting tape, Glue dots

Papers: SU! Pacific Point blue, Daffodil, Gable Green, Neenah smooth white, My Mind's Eye Stella Rose DP

Embellishments: Prima Sprite flowers, Flower brads, Metal letters, Narrow ribbon, Lace

 Sassy Cheryl

 I'm entering this card in Sassy Cheryl's Challenge which calls for embossing.

 Images: "Bee on Your Nose" From Sassy Cheryl, Digital Sentiment

Tools: Copics, Cuttlebug with Embossing folders, Mounting tape, Glue dots, Tacky tape

Papers: SU! Cool Caribbean, Melon Mambo, Neenah smooth white, Cosmo Cricket DP

Embellishments, Ruffled ribbon, Picot satin ribbon, Buttons


I giving away a new paperback  copy of the Copic Coloring Guide! A winner will be chosen at random from the comments left on my blog during this challenge week. No other requirements,  just be sure to comment for a chance to win! Of course, if you'd like to spread the word, that's fine with me!

So make a card using a fancy fold and one of Mo's images for a chance to win one of Mo's wonderful images, and leave a comment here for a chance to win the Copic book!
Can't wait to see your creations! 


Pat said...

Hi Elaine! Did I ever laugh when I read your post! I'm sure your grandson would cringe if he knew his beloved gramma was telling the world that, not only did he have a big ol' head...but that he was always tipping over! hehehe! You crack me up, sistah!! This card is just as stinkin' cute as it can be!! I love this image...and your coloring is perfection!! I'm a fan of the gatefold card...and this one is fahhhbulous, dahhhlin'!! Hugs. Pat Frank

Kathy Bradley said...

Your story about your grandson made me laugh out loud! I have a darling great nephew who is exactly the same way!! Your baby card is just so adorable - and the image is, of course, wonderful! Thanks for sharing and for the giggle.

Debbie said...

Elaine, I agree if your grandson ever read this he woulld cringe... This is a fantastic gate fold card, haven't done one of these in ages.


CreaRenata said...

Hi Elaine,

First I'd like to thank you for your comment on my Circle Album at Mo's Digital Challenge.
I love your card with the cutest baby ever! You've used such lovely colours!


fairysparkle said...

Elaine hi thank you so much for your always lovely comments on my blog.Lol your grandson very funny and i think the are all a bit head heavy when little .I would so love a chance to win that there book and boy i could use it .Loving your card too and i love that you have displayed with a little teddy too .x

Grenouille Greetings said...

I was the opposite as a child. I think my head always looked a bit small and these days my head seems to be getting smaller and smaller in comparison with my body! How strange is that! Tee hee!

Two delightful cards! Love the pink and blue one and your gate fold is adorable. Lovely colour work throughout and great candy too! Thank you for the opportunity! Hugs, Lesley

Sassy Cheryl said...

And this certainly is cute as a button. It's simply beautiful Elaine! Love, love, love the colors! It's stunning! AMAZING!
Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week Elaine!

Gretha said...

Your babycard is so lovely and the Sassy Cherylcard is adorable. Love the colors of the paper.
Hugs Gretha

Pat said...

Oh Elaine...I just realized that I forgot to comment on your Sassy Cheryl card! It's soooo dang cute, girlfriend! You create magic with any image that comes near you!! Hugs. Pat

Ann English said...

Elaine!!! It's been a while since I've popped in on you! Needless to say, I adore your Mo card-always do admire them. This week I get to see your beautiful Sassy Cheryl card! I love, love, LOVE it!!! This is such a fabulous image and naturally, you've colored it to perfection.
Hope this finds you well!
I'm so glad you joined us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge!

Craftyanita said...

Beautiful cards and lovely colours. Also, thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog (

nancyparker55 said...

Your card is so cute. Thank you for the chance to win, I love Copics.

Whimcees said...


I love your cards! After a very long and difficult day I enjoyed so much seeing two of my favorite images in two beautiful cards! I love seeing every creation!

Wishing you a happy week! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your kind comment!


Barbara Diane

Annacarin said...

Hi there!
It'a beautyful card you have made. Sweet little boy.
Thanks for the chance to win the guide with copicspens!!
I love them, they open up a new world!
Hugs Annacarin

Iulia said...

Hi, Elaine! You have two delicious cards here! Great color choice for your baby card; loved hearing about your grandson growing into his I guess all babies are a bit disproportionate, Mo is a great character illustrator, that's a fact. Your cards are always so delicate- look at that adorable image in the second card and the frilly ribbon- also you always set them against superb backgrounds!
It's a pleasure to come by- have a great end of the week sweetie!
Hugs, Iulia

Marlena Peduzzi said...

Hi Elaine! You have such wonderful projects! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sheila said...

Elaine I love this cute image he's soo stinking cute!I haven't made a gatefold card for ages... you've inspired me once again :-).
That looks one awesome book to have in your colouring box too.. it would look really good on my desk here in the UK...LOL.
Sheila xx

Sandi's Samples said...

I have enjoyed looking at your blog and I just love your work! I will be stalking you now LOL.

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Elaine, this is definitely "cute as a button"!!!
Love the bright, happy colors. ~jeni :)