Thursday, December 29, 2011

Mo's Challenge #115

They Are All "My Favorites"!

Seriously! How can I pick a 'favorite' card from an entire year's worth?! 

I did choose one to feature, because I really do love Mo's Mummu images, but there were several others that I liked just as well.

Here's the featured card....

Image: "Mummu in Summer"  from Mo's digital Pencil

......and a few others!

Image: "Nesto"

Image: "Waiting For Rain"

Image: "Married"


Image: "Bride & Groom"

Image: "Needs Mummy"

So, there you have it....a baker's dozen of some of my favorite cards of the past year using Mo's fantastic images. I've certainly had a great time creating them and look forward to another year of working with her wonderful images!

Now enter your favorite (or favorites!) of the Mo's cards you've made in the past year in Mo's Challenge this week  for a chance to win one of her images.

Hope you've enjoyed this trip down "Memory Lane" with me!
Thanks for stopping in!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Mo's Challenge # 114

Punches and Dies

 We were to use punches, dies, or a combination of both on our cards and projects this week. It wasn't a problem for me as I have tons of both!

 This card uses Mo's "Snow Day"which was offered as a rare free image, and is now in her shop! Isn't she adorable?!
Images: "Snow Day" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Digital sentiment

Tools: Copics, MS Snowflake and Drippy Goo punches,  Cuttlebug with Nesties, Mounting tape, Dimensionals

Papers: SU! Cool Caribbean, Razzleberry,  Neenah smooth white, Basic Grey DP

Embellishments: Fabric trim, Stickles, Pearl Dew Drops


I love these images! I merged the image of the three carolers with the lamp post.  I think they make the perfect Christmas card. This card is larger than my usual cards....about 8 1/2" x 5 1/2".  Don't look too closely at my doodling! LOL!

Tools: Copics, Prismacolor pencils, White gel pen, Thin black marker, Cuttlebug with Parisian dies and embossing folder

Papers: SU! Real Red and Garden Green, Neenah smooth white, Basic Grey DP

Embellishments: Large pearl brad, Grosgrain ribbon,  Wide silk ribbon


I paper-pieced Mo's image of this sweet little Victorian girl and used Flower Soft on her muff.

Tools: Copics, Prismacolor pencils, Cuttlebug with Nesties, Tacky tape

Papers: SU! River Rock and Always Artichoke, Neenah smooth white, Basic Grey DP

Embellishments: Grosgrain ribbon, Lace, Metal corners, Flower Soft, Ornate button with shank removed



I sent this to my younger sister, who is always  naughty! Don't you love the sentiment?!

Images: " Little Present" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Digital sentiment

Tools: Copics, White gel pen, Cuttlebug with Marianne swirl die and MFT border die

Papers: SU! Real Red and Glorious Green, Neenah smooth white, Basic Grey DP

Embellishments: Satin ribbon, Poinsettia

So, those were the last of my Christmas cards for this year. I hope you liked them.
Now it's your turn to take some time for yourself and make something using one of Mo's great images and dies, punches, or both, and enter Mo's Challenge for a chance to win!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Mo's Challenge # 113

The Fabric of Our Lives

 That's the theme our hostess, Dorcas,  has chosen for Mo's Challenge this week. I had a couple of ideas, but settled on using "Trudy's Party Dress" and making her a little cotton apron.

I can only give general instructions, because my cards are always 5" x 7",  and I think most of you do smaller cards. I measured her waist and how long I wanted the apron to be then tripled the waist measurement and added a little to the length to allow for a hem. I cut out a rectangle of fabric following those measurements, hemmed the bottom and sewed a basting stitch along the top. It was than gathered to fit her waist, and  a length of ribbon  was sewed along the top to cover the basting and act as the ties. I had cut out and mounted the image on the DP, so slits were cut for the ties, which were then pushed through to the back and secured with tape. I used narrow double-sided tape to secure the apron to her dress and added the satin ribbon rose for decoration. I think she turned out cute, and will probably do this again.

Images: "Trudy Party Dress" from Mo's Digital Pencil, SU! Sentiment from "Short & Sweet" 

Tools: Copics, White gel pen, Black ink pad, Sewing machine, Cuttlebug with Marianne swirl die and Shape-abilities Parisian die,  Xacto knife

Papers: SU! Blush Blossom and Brocade Blue, Neenah smooth white, "Posey" digital DP from Raspberry Road

Embellishments: Flowers from WOC, Grosgrain ribbon, Ribbon rose, Gathered lace

Let's see what you'll do with this fun challenge! The DT has lots of different ideas and plenty of inspiration to get you going!

More in Pink & Blue

 These cards don't have fabric on them, but they are in the same color scheme!

Images: "Take Me Away" from Tiddly Inks and Digital sentiment

Tools: Copics, Cuttlebug with Embossing folders, MS  branch punch, NS Embossing leaf punch set, Sponge dauber

Papers: SU! Turquoise, Cool Caribbean, Coral, Neenah smooth white
Embellishments: Gathered lace, Gingham ribbon, Flowers, Pearl sprays, and pearl cabochons

Images: "Silver  Fairy" from Wee Stamps, Digital sentiment

Tools: Copics, Cuttlebug with Marianne swirl die, Clear star dust pen

Papers: SU! Turquoise, Orchid, Neenah smooth white, DP from stash

Embellishments: Flowers from WOC, Satin gingham ribbon, Wing charm, Pearl cabochons

 Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Mo's Challenge # 112

It's a Banner Week!

That's the theme chosen by Pat  for Mo's Challenge this week. It's "Tags and Banners" to be more precise! I've been wanting to make a card with banners, as I've seen so many cute cards using them., so this was the perfect opportunity!

I've used Mo's great new "Ragged Santa" for my card. I just love this happy, down-on-his luck St. Nick! The poinsettias were made using Nellie Snellen and Martha Stewart leaf punches, and both were embossed using the N.S. leaf embossing tool. I was tickled to find that I could emboss other smaller leaves beside the N.S. leaves with it. The banners were cut from scraps of DP using a pattern I made and then doubled over and glued to the baker's twine.

Inside: Looks like even Santa's been affected by the economy, but he's still smiling! 
Wishing you a  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Images: "Ragged Santa" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Sheet music from Graphics Fairy, Digital sentiment

Tools: Copics, White gel pen, Prismacolor  pencil, Nellie Snellen embossing leaf punch set,  MS leaf punch, Distressing tool, Dauber

Papers: SU! Real Red and Garden Green, Basic Grey DP, Neenah smooth white, Stationery (for sheet music)

Embellishments: Seed beads, Baker's twine

We hope to see you join us in the challenge this week, so make a card or project using one of Mo's wonderful images and either tags or banners to be entered in the drawing for an image of your choice!


 And Now For Something Completely Different......

I love Monty Python, don't you!?

I've been on a real Christmas card kick recently, so I have a few more cards to show you.

I got this cute image free from Dilly Bean, although it may be in her shop now.  It's so very quick and easy to color up that I'll probably make one or two more in other color schemes!

The following use images from Rick St. Dennis' "Little Bits of Christmas" which also includes a tree, angel, snowman, and many more images for one low price of $7.50!

 Spinner cards are so much fun! I had to turn the candy cane this little elf was holding into a wand, because it kept getting caught in the slot when he twirled around!

This next one holds a giant Hershey bar. I'll be making several of these as an unusual way to give our grandchildren their Christmas money this year. My fellow DP2 DT member, Debbie, had one on her blog. You can get the instructions on the ScorPal site. Be sure to measure your candy bar! I had to change all the dimensions for mine.

Here it is open.

Well, that's it for now! I have more to show you later!
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Mo's Challenge #111

The Great Outdoors!

Pat has another great theme for Mo's Challenge this week! I thought it was going to be difficult to find an appropriate image, but I found several of Mo's images that would be perfect! I settled on this one of Bella and Bronte on a camping trip. My husband takes the grand-kids camping several times every summer, just as he did with our children, so I had to get this the moment I saw it!

I used a stylus to emboss the die-cut branches and leaves to give them some texture. Looking at the card now, I wish I'd run the stars through the Cuttlebug to make them more interesting, too.

Images: "Camping" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Digital sentiment, unknown scource

Tools: Copics, Prismacolor pencils, Cuttlebug with Embossing folder and Nestibilities, Cricut with Bloom and George cartridges, Crimper, Embossing stylus, Tacky tape, Mounting tape

Papers: SU! Ruby Red, Garden Green, Mustard, Cocoa, Wood grain CS, Neenah smooth white

Embellishments: Grosgrain ribbon

Here's another card using Mo's cute snowman. The trees in the background are from Just Inklined.  I may get my Christmas cards done in time!

Images: Snowman from Mo's Digital Pencil, Snowy Pines from Just Inklined, Digital Sentiment

Tools: Copics, White gel pen,  MS Snowflake and Snowflake border punches, Corner rounder

Papers: SU! Bashful Blue, Neenah smooth white, SU! DP

Embellishments: Rhinestones, Stickles

With winter almost upon us here in New England, only the most intrepid souls will be venturing out into the great outdoors, but you can grab one of Mo's wonderful images and join us in this week's outdoor adventure!

Love it when you visit!