Thursday, December 20, 2012

Mo's Challenge # 166



A Few of My Favorite Things!

The Challenge Team is taking a little break for the holidays and posting 
our favorite card (or cards) from the past year.

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This one, I would have to say, is probably my favorite Mo card of the year! I like 
everything about it. The card is gone, but I still like to look at the picture!




Image: "Prince Edward Island" from Mo's Digital Pencil 

Tools: Copics, Mounting tape,Nellie Snellin Rose Leaf embossing punch set. SU! Three Flower punch

Papers: SU! Garden Green, Only Orange, Pumpkin Pie, Neenah smooth white, Basic Grey DP

Embellishments: Ruffled lace, Grosgrain ribbon, Doily, Brads

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Here are some others that I really liked.


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Image: "Kai in the Tub" from Mo's Digital Pencil (the old shop)
Tools: Copics, White gel pen, MS Lacy border punch, Nellie Snellen Rose Leaf punch, Mounting tape
Papers: SU! Pirouette Pink and Confetti White CS, Neenah white, Digital DP by Jak Heath
Embellishments: Satin ribbon, Tiny roses, Pink pearl cabochons, Pearl bead, Pin charm






Tools: Copics, Prismacolor pencil, Cuttlebug with Cheery Lynn border die, SU! thin black marker, Small note and heart punches, Nellie Snellen embossing leaf punch set

Papers: SU! Wild Wasabi and Real Red, Neenah smooth white, Cosmo Cricket DP
Embellishments: Ribbon, Assorted flowers




Images:"buskettie" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Computer-generated sentiment

Tools: Copic markers, Cuttlebug with  Memory box swirl border die, Nellie Snellen embossing leaf punch set, Mounting tape, Sticky tape

Papers: SU! Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip, Neenah smooth white, SU! textured DP, Unknown polka dot DP

Embellishments: Prima daisies with SU! corduroy brads, WOC flowers





Image: Teen Fairy Pia from Mo's Digital Pencil

Tools: Copics, White gel pen, Spica glitter pens, Sewing machine, Cuttlebug with Marianne swirl die, Nellie Snellen embossing leaf punch set, SU! Tag punch, ScorPal

Papers: SU! Calypso Coral, Bazzill textured green and lavender, Neenah smooth white, Paper Studio DP

Embellishments: Prima and WOC flowers, Pearl cabochons, Button





Tools: Copic markers, Distressing tool, Silver Spica pen

Papers: SU! Poppy and Cool Caribbean, Neenah smooth white, SU! DP

Embellishments: Hat pin and Flowers from WOC, Gingham ribbon, Beads


Image: "Girl with Sign" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Digital sentiment from TLC

Tools: Copics, Cuttlebug with Cheery Lynne Lattice die, Martha Stewart border punch, Flower punches, Nellie Snellen embossing rose leaf punch set, mounting tape
Papers: SU! CS, Neenah white
Embellishments: Grosgrain ribbon, Mini brads, Hat pin with beads
 
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Now we'd like to see your favorite Mo card from 2012! Enter Mo's Challenge for a chance
  to win a $5.00 gift certificate to Mo's Digital Pencil!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas Cards!



I Think I'm Done!

I think this is the last of my Christmas cards for this year! I love making them, though, 
so I may make a few more just for fun!
  

The first three are done with images from Mo's Digital Pencil.



 Isn't this little Elf adorable? I just love her! 
I was going to paper-piece the ornament, but messed up when I tried to print the image on the digital DP. All was not lost," as I decided to cut out the ball using an Xacto knife and mount the DP behind it. Before I did, I coated the paper with VersaMark and clear embossing powder to make it shiny.

Images: "Little Elf Mim" from Mo's Digital Pencil, SU! stamped sentiment

Tools: Copics, MS  Lace border punch and Snowflake punch, Real Red stamp pad, VersaMark pad, Clear embossing powder

Papers: SU! Real Red, Green Galore, Neenah white, PTI White, Digital DP

Embellishments: Satin ribbon, Pearl cabochons

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 Here's another elf from Mo with a completely different look, but just as cute!

Images: "North Pole Employee" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Digital sentiment

Tools: Copics, MS Snowflake border punch and Branch Punch, Tacky tape

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

Embellishments: Candy canes, Tiny Brads, Square brad, Grosgrain ribbon

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 I think this is my favorite! The sentiment came from my facebook teamie, Jo Ann Sinclair. 
She comes up with such clever sayings for images.

Inside: Hope you're stirring up some holiday fun, too!

Computer-generated sentiment

Tools: Copics, Prismacolor pencil, White gel pen, Mounting tape, Tacky tape

Papers: SU! Real Red and Kiwi Kiss, Neenah white, Digital DP

Embellishments: Grosgrain ribbon, Button brad
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I really like traditional Christmas colors for cards. I'm never satisfied with cards I make
 that use unusual colors.
This is a public domain image of a bookplate. The toys were difficult to color because it was hard to distinguish what some of them were!
I layered several ribbons of differing widths for the trim.


Images: Digital vintage bookplate, Computer-generated sentiment

Tools: Cuttlebug with embossing folders, MS Snowflake border punch, 
Mounting tape, Glue dots

papers: SU! Real Red, Garden Green, Neenah white, PTI white

Embellishments: Ribbons

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  Here's an example of the non-traditional colors I mentioned! I liked the image, but couldn't get past the colors I used! Would have liked him better as a red-suited Santa!



Images: "Starry Night Santa" from Rick St. Dennis, SU! Stamped greeting

Tools: Copics, White gel pen, Cuttlebug with embossing folder and Marianne die, Star punch, mounting tape, Tacky tape, Oval punches, Blue ink pad

Papers: Neenah white, PTI white, Bazzill blue

Embellishments: Pearl sprays, Satin ribbon

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I do love making Christmas cards and  love sharing them with family and friends!

Thanks for looking!
Elaine

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Mo's Challenge #165



"D" is For.......

I love these alphabet challenges, don't you? It's fun to think of things that begin with the given letter and work them into a card or project. 
I have several cards that fit the theme for this Mo's Challenge this week.


 My first card uses Mo's image, "Darn It!" I printed and colored digital images of thread and scissors to use as embellishments for this fun image.

Inside: "Being sick is no fun! Hope you're soon on the mend!"

Images: "Darn It!" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Digital spool and scissors, Computer-generated sentiment

Tools: Copics, Prismacolor pencil, Sewing machine, Oval punches, Glue dots, Mounting tape, Paper crimper

Papers: SU! Only Orange, Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip, Light-weight cardboard, Neenah white

Embellishments: Assorted buttons

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 Of course, "D" is for dog, so I made this card for our grandson's thirteenth birthday 
using Mo's image, "Just Tia", the sweetest Rotty ever!

 

 Inside: "No bones about....you're a big dog now! Happy Birthday!"

Images: "Just Tia" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Digital bone image, Computer-generated sentiment

Tools: Copics, Prismacolor pencil, White gel pen, MS Border punch, Mounting tape

Papers: SU! Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Apricot, Neenah white, Basic Grey DP

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"D" is for Dickens, too!


Inside: "Bless us...everyone! Merry Christmas!"

Image: "Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchit" from  Mo's Digital Pencil Too (Mo's old store), 
SU! snowflake stamps

Tools: Copics, Prismacolor pencils, Cuttlebug with Nesties,  VersaMark pad, White embossing powder, White acrylic paint, Glitter

 Papers: SU! Bashful Blue, Neenah white

Embellishments: 'Joy' charm, Beads, Satin Ribbon, Tiny rhinestones


Those are my "D" cards .  Now let's see what you can come up with for things that start with "D" and enter Mo's Challenge for a chance to win a $5.00 gift certificate to Mo's Digital Pencil!

Love it when you visit!
Elaine

Friday, December 7, 2012

Rick St. Dennis Glitter Challenge



All White Card

Well, mostly white!
This is my first post for Rick St. Dennis' new Glitter Challenge Blog although I've been designing for him for about two years! He actually has started two challenge blogs in one...the one I belong to is called "Glitter" and the other is called "Sparkle." The two teams take turns hosting the challenge.


I have always used glue to apply glitter, but this time I used white acrylic paint. I like it much better, as it's easy to apply and dries so quickly!

This card uses one of his cute Santa images. He also has images of Mrs. Santa in several poses.

Images: "Santa With Pipe" from Rick St.Dennis, Computer-generated sentiment

Tools: Copics, White gel pen, Cuttlebug with Embossing folder and Snowflake dies, White acrylic paint

Papers: SU! white sparkle, Neenah white,  Paper Trey Ink white

Embellishments: Sheer white ribbon, Glitter, Flower soft, Pearl Dew Drops

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 Here are a few more cards using Rick's images. All are available in his Etsy Shop except for the teddy bear jester, which is in rubber  from I Brake For Stamps


 







Jester Bear

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Mo's Challenge # 164



Anything Goes!

That's the theme for Mo'sChallenge this week.
Don't you just love a challenge where you can do anything you want!
 It's great to stretch yourself, but sometimes it's nice to just relax and have fun!



I love this little girl! She is available as a single image or in a set of four little pouty tots. Her attitude is one that most mothers have experienced 
on more than one occasion.
I can't take credit for the clever sentiment...it was the brainchild of one of my teammates on Mo's facebook page, Jo Ann Sinclair. She comes up with such original sentiments to go with Mo's images!

Inside: "Hope Santa is good to you no matter what! Merry Christmas!"

Images: "Two Jill" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Computer-generated sentiment

Tools: Copics, White gel pen, Cuttlebug with embossing folder and Quickcutz flourish dies, Glue dots

Papers: SU! garden Green, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Neenah white, Basic Grey DP

Embellishments: Grosgrain ribbon, Jewel cabochons, Pointsettia flower
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Now it's your turn to make a project or card using one of Mo's wonderful images
 for a chance to win a $5.00 gift certificate to Mo's Digital Pencil!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Mo's Challenge # 163




Favorite Color Combination

I have many 'favorites' when it comes to color combinations, but I'm always a sucker
 for the warmer shades of reds, oranges, and yellows. 
 This card uses Mo's adorable little cheerleader "Gimme a Bee" which, 
like many of Mo's images, is also available as a little black girl.



Images: "Gimme a Bee" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Digital sentiment.

Tools: Copics, Prismacolor pencil, MS border punch,
 Fine black marker, Mounting tape

 Papers: SU! Summer Sun and Only Orange, Neenah white, Basic Grey DP

Embellishments:  Grosgrain ribbon, Beads, Bee charm

Come up with something wonderful using one of Mo's images
 and your favorite colors and enter Mo's Challenge for a chance to win 
a $5.00 gift certificate to Mo's Digital Pencil.
 
I love all colors and can't wait to see your favorite combinations. 
Who knows...I may even discover a new 'favorite' combo!

Thanks for dropping in!
 Elaine 

 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Mo's Challenge #162




Don't Be Square!


Happy Thanksgiving to all those in the USA!


The theme for Mo's Challenge this week is "Anything But Square." Since I never make square cards, I guess I could have just gone with my regular  5" X 7" rectangular cards, but I felt that might be cheating! LOL!


Instead, I went with a card shaped like a kite and used Mo's cute "Kite" image."
The 'kite' dimensions are 5 1/2" X 8" and it opens along the upper left hand side.
The 'tail' is made with baker's twine and scraps of DP.

Images: "Kite" from Mo's Digital Pencil, SU! stamped sentiment

Tools: Copics, Cuttlebug with Nestibilities die, SU! oval punches, Xacto knife

Papers: SU! Pacific Point, Bazzil textured CS, Neenah white, Basic Grey DP

Embellishments: Baker's twine

Now it's your turn to make a card or project using one or more of Mo's wonderful images 
and enter Mo's Challenge for a chance to win a $5.00 gift certificate.

Thanks for stopping by!
 Elaine

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Mo's Challenge # 161



Let's Chill!

Mo's Challenge this week is "Let's Chill!"
I suppose that can be interpreted at least two ways.....it could be something that
 shows a relaxed attitude or something to do with cold weather. I chose to go with the second meaning because the weather here is getting a bit chilly!



My card uses Mo's sweet "Winifred" which is a great image to paper-piece.
 I haven't done this technique for quite some time, and I really enjoyed it.
I put a new blade in my Xacto knife, and it made a huge difference in the ease of cutting!
I hit the organdy ribbon with a heat gun to make it curl and age it slightly.

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Image: "Winifred" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Computer-generated sentiment

Tools: Copics, Cuttlebug with embossing folder, MS Snowflake punch, 
Mounting tape, Xacto knife, Glue, Heat gun

Papers: SU! Poppy and Garden Green, Neenah white, Digital DP

Embellishments: Red organdy ribbon, Pearl cabochons, Pearl brad, White flocking, Fine Glitter

How will you interperet Mo's Challenge this week? 
Just enter a card or project using at least one of Mo's images for a chance to win
 a $5.00 gift certificate to Mo's Digital Pencil.

We'll be waiting to see what you create!
Elaine

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Mo's Challenge #160




"C"is for........


That's Mo's Challenge for this week! The "C" can stand for anything you like.
 Just make a card or project using one of Mo's wonderful images and make sure it includes something that starts with 'C"!



I've used Mo's sweet "New Baby" on my card. It's also available with just the little girl peeking into the bassinet. There are actually three things that qualify this card for the challenge....the children, the carnations, and their curiosity about the new baby!

Image: "New Baby" from Mo's Digital Pencil

Tools: Copics, Cuttlebug with Embossing folder,  Nestie and Marianne dies, Tacky tape

Papers: SU! Pink, Neenah white

Embellishments: Satin Ribbon, String of pearls, Pearl cabochons (another "C"!)

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 Here's another "C" for you!



This cow is wonderful! I love the bored look on her face! 
The inside says, "That's 'udderly' untrue! Happy Birthday!" 

Images: "Moo" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Computer-generated sentiment

Tools: Copics, Prismacolor pencil, Cuttlebug with Memory Box border die

Papers: SU! Red, Black, and Gable Green, Neenah white, Black gingham DP

Embellishments: Red grosgrain ribbon, Small black brads

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I had fun making these cards, and I can't wait to see 
what you'll come up with using the letter "C"! 
Please join us in Mo's Challenge this week for a chance to win a 
$5.00 gift certificate to Mo's store! 

Thanks for visiting!
 Elaine

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Mo's Challenge # 159



Anything Goes With Mo!

This is such an easy challenge since it's really no challenge at all! 
Just make something fabulous using one of Mo's wonderful images 
and enter for a chance to win  $5.00 gift certificate to Mo's Digital Pencil!


I've used Mo's "Fall Fairy Jensen" on my card. Isn't he adorable?!
I love coloring pumpkins...probably because orange is one of my favorite colors!
I composed a short poem for the inside. I'm no Robert Frost, but here it is!

"Fall is the nicest of seasons
For so many reasons.
The colorful leaves are a pleasure to view,
 But the best reason of all,
We get to celebrate YOU!
Happy Birthday!"

 Don't say I didn't warn you! LOL!

Image: "Fall Fairy Jensen" from Mo's Digital Pencil

Tools: Copics, Cuttlebug with embossing folder and Nesties, SU! Ribbon slot punch,
Maple leaf punch

Papers: SU! Only Orange and Summer Sun, Neenah white, Wood-grain DP

Embellishments: Satin ribbon, Prima daisies, Corduroy brads, Pumpkin charm

We'd love to have you enter Mo's Challenge this week

I always love to have you stop by!
Elaine

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Mo's Challenge #158



Cute and Cuddly!


I'm late posting my blog this week! I've not been feeling well, as my arthritis has acted up making it hard to do much of anything with my hands.
I find myself feeling a bit better now....at least I'm able to type!



This little girl is so adorable!  My husband and I loved nothing better about parenting than cuddling up with our freshly-bathed, pajama-clad  little ones and reading them a story before bedtime.

Inside: "Time to retire? Enjoy every minute. You've earned it!"


Tools: Copics, Cuttlebug with Nesties ovals, MS Leaf and Lace border  punch, Nellie Snellen embossing tool, Dauber, SU! blue ink pad

Papers: SU! Orange, Daffodil, and Green, Neenah white, Basic Grey DP

Embellishments: Grosgrain ribbon, Brads, Prime daisies, Bead, Flower charm

We'd love to have you make something using one of Mo's images and enter this week's Cute and Cuddly Mo's Challenge for a chance to win a $5.00 gift certificate!


Thanks for stopping by!
Elaine

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Mo's Challenge #157



Autumn Fun!

Fall is my favorite time of year! I love the cool, crisp air and the beautiful fall foliage.
 Picking apples, and carving pumpkins are just part of the fun of the season!
"Autumn Fun" is this week's theme for Mo's Challenge.





This little girl is saying goodbye to a little robin that's heading south for the winter.
The little maple leaves were made with a punch then embossed using the Nellie Snellen rose leaf
embossing tool. I've found it can be used to give realistic veining to many styles and sizes of punched leaves. I ran the piece of light-weight cardboard though a paper crimper several times in both directions to achieve the texture

Image: "A Little Birdie Told Me" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Computer-generated sentiment

Tools: Copics, White gel pen, Cuttlebug with Quickcutz flourish die, MS Branch border punch, 
EK Success maple leaf punch, Nellie Snellen rose leaf embossing tool, Paper Crimper

Papers: SU! Gable Green and Pumpkin and fall colored scraps, Neenah white, Light-weight
 cardboard

Embellishments: Grosgrain ribbon

Please join us in this week's Mo's Challenge! Just make an autumn themed card using one of Mo's great digital images for a chance to win a $5.00 gift certificate to Mo's Digital Pencil!

Thanks for dropping in for a visit!
Elaine

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Mo's Challenge #156




'B' is for.........


Mo's Challenge this week is anything that begins with 'B', so it's pretty much 
wide open to interpretation!
 I've chosen 'Birthday' as the theme for my card.



 I just love this image! It's cute and so much fun to color!
 I found a pink button in my stash that reminds me of  frosting on a cupcake, so I had to use it along with some scraps of Basic Grey DP! I think the card looks like a confection with all the pastels and frill!

Image: "Tall Cake" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Digital sentiment

Tools: Copics, Cuttlebug with Embossing folder and Border die, SU! Oval punches, Tacky Tape, Mounting tape

Papers: SU! Mint, Coral, and Pink, Neenah white, Basic Grey DP

Embellishments: Grosgrain ribbon, Ruffled lace, Pearl cabochons, Pearled hat pin, Button
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'B' is also for basket, and this little cutie is holding one as she walks down the aisle.


Image: "Flower Girl" from Mo's Digital Pencil

Tools: Copics, White gel pen, Cuttlebug with Nesties, MS Branch punch, Tacky tape

Papers: SU! Daffodil and Gable Green, Neenah white, Striped DP

Embellishments: Heart doily, Narrow satin ribbon, Pearl cabochons, Roses from WOC

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I'll be looking to see what you'll do for the letter 'B'! Have fun and enter Mo's Challenge for a chance to win a $5.00 gift certificate to Mo's shop!

Thanks for looking!'
 Elaine

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Mo's Challenge #155




Anything Goes With Mo's

That's Mo's Challenge this week! So easy...I love it!




I used the opportunity to make a masculine card. My husband needed a 'thank you' card for a friend whose hospitality he enjoyed on a trip to New York State with his brother recently. 
I paper-pieced the recliner. I love doing that, but don't often think of  it when I'm printing out my images. It's much easier to print the DP at the same time so that you don't have to guess what size the image is!


Inside: "Thanks for making me feel right at home!"

 Images: "King for the Day" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Digital sentiment from TLC

Tools: Copics, MS Border punch, Glue dots

Papers: SU! Curry, Cocoa, and Olive CS, Neenah white, Paper Studio DP

Embellishments: Twine, Buttons

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I've had this image colored for some time now, and just got around to making a card with it.
The little diamonds across the bottom are the negative pieces from a lattice die. That's proof that I save everything!



Images: "A, My Name is Alice" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Digital sentiment

Tools: Copics, Lattice die from Cheery Lynn, MS Butterfly and Hydrangea punches, SU! Oval punches, Tacky Tape

Papers: SU! Red, Pink, and Bashful Blue, Neenah white, SU! DP (Very old!)

Embellishments: Tiny pearl cabochons

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I was in a red, white, and blue mood!

Images: "Waiting for the Parade" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Digital sentiment from TLC

Tools: Copics, White gel pen, Fine black marker, MS Border punches, Corner punch, Nellie Snellen embossing leaf punch set

Papers: SU! Red and Bashful Blue, Neenah white, Basic Grey DP

Embellishments: Flowers from WOC, Grosgrain ribbon

Well, that's it for this week! I hope you'll make something wonderful using an image from Mo and enter the challenge for a chance to win a $5.00 gift certificate from her shop!

So glad you stopped in!
Elaine

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Mo's Challenge #154



Ribbons and Bows

Another easy challenge for this week! I use ribbons and/or bows on almost all the cards I make! 



This card uses Mo's cute "Housework Fairy." Don't we all wish we had one?!
 I do have a cleaning lady that comes in once a week, which is almost as good!

The inspiration for this card came from a commercial greeting card 
that a co-worker gave me for my birthday. 
Although I don't drink, I thought the sentiment was funny, 
so I used a variation of it for this card.

The inside says, "You can start by cleaning out the liquor cabinet! Happy Birthday!"

Images: "Housework Fairy" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Computer-generated sentiment

Tools: Copics, Spica pen, SU! Slot punch, MS branch punch

Papers: SU! CS, Neenah white, MME "Lost & Found"DP

Embellishments: Satin ribbon, Pearl brad, Flowers from WOC

So, get out your pretty ribbons and make a card or project using one
 of Mo's great images and enter Mo's Challenge!
 You could win a $5.00 gift certificate to her store!

Glad to have you stop by!
Elaine

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Rick St. Dennis



An Assortment!

I'm on two design teams, Mo Manning's Digital Pencil and Rick St Dennis' DT. Today I'd like to share some cards made with Rick's wonderful images!


I've used his "Pumpkin Witch" for this card. I really like how this turned out! 

Images: "Pumpkin Witch" from Rick St. Dennis, 'Boo' stamp (?)

Tools: Copics, White gel pen, Fine black marker, Wire, Glue dots, Tacky tape

Papers: SU! CS, Bazzil textured CS, Neenah smooth white, Basic Grey DP

Embellishments: Prima flowers, Buttons, Grosgrain ribbon.

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This is from a  sheet of assorted images. I don't see it in the shop any longer, but if you're interested in it, I'm sure he could make it available for you.

Image: from Rick St. Dennis

Tools: Copics, White gel pen, Cuttlebug with Nesties, Tacky tape

Papers: Bazzil textured CS, Neenah white, K & Co. DP

Embellishments: Lace from WOC, Satin ribbon, Pearl brads

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I love this image! Rick now has a few more of these "Morning Goddesses" in his shop.

Inside: "I love you more than my first cup of coffee! Happy Anniversary!"

Images: "Morning Goddess" from Rick St. Dennis, Digital coffee pot and mug, Computer-generated  word

Tools: Copics, White gel pen, Tacky tape

Papers: Stampin' Up! CS, Neenah white, Digital DP

Embellishments: Grosgrain ribbon, Corduroy brad

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 This is one of his cute Christmas designs. The eyes on this elf were closed, but I chose to color them opened.

Image: Candy Land Elf, by Rick St. Dennis, Computer-generated sentiment

Tools: Copics, White gel pen, Cuttlebug with Cheery Lynn lattice die, Martha Stewart snowflake punches

Papers: SU! CS, Neenah white

Embellishments: Satin Ribbon, brad Pearl cabochons

That's all for now! I'll have more cards using Rick's images in the coming weeks. He has a new series of sweet images inspired by his pretty little niece, Isabella! I can't wait to get them colored up!


Thanks for dropping by! 
Elaine

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Mo's Challenge #153




Punches and Dies

This was an easy challenge for me, as I use punches and/or dies on almost all of my cards. I never met a punch or die I didn't like! 



This card uses an image that Mo gave away as a freebie, but is now available in the shop. 
I think this embossing folder gives the look of elephant skin.

Images: "I Forgot!" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Digital peanuts, Stamped sentiment from SU!

Tools: Copics, Distressing tool, Cuttlebug with embossing folder, Flower die, and leaf flourish die, Oval punches, Small daisy punch. Mounting tape, Glue dots

Embellishments: Small brads

 I can't wait to see which dies and punches you'll use on your creation for this Mo's Challenge this week. I'm always looking for pretty new ones! LOL!

Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT for some wonderful inspiration

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This is a card made using one of the images from the free sheets available on Crafts on the Net.

Image: From Crafts on the Net

Tools: Copics, Cuttlebug with embossing folders and Oval Nesties, Nellie Snellen embossing leaf punch set, MS Zigzag border punch, Mounting tape, Dimensional dots

Papers: SU!  CS, Neenah white, Basic Grey DP

Embellishments: Square brads, Grosgrain ribbon, Daisies from WOC

Thanks for stopping in! 
Elaine

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Mo's Challenge # 152



All Buttoned Up!

Mos' Challenge this week is to use buttons on your card or project. That should be fairly easy, don't you think?! 
I've used one of Mo's sweet little baby fairies for my card. They are all just so adorable! 


 This one is my favorite of all... I think lady bugs are so cute! The red roses were made from a Cheery Lynn die...so easy! The die cuts have small holes in the middle, so I threaded and glued them on a stamen which I then used to poke through the card front and secured on the back.  I bought the die on sale from an on-line shop that was going out of business. After using it, I wished I'd bought the other sizes! Of course, everything was sold out when I went to buy more!



Tools: Copics, Spica pens, Cuttlebug with Cheery Lynn rose die, Nellie Snellen embossing rose punch set, wire

Papers: SU! Red, Black, and Gable Green, Neenah white, Digital DP from Jak Heath

Embellishments: Red satin ribbon, Buttons, Tiny button brad, Flowers


Hope you'll enter the challenge this week for a chance to win a gift certificate to Mo's shop! So make something wonderful using one of Mo's images, and don't forget the buttons!

 Check out the rest of the DT for some wonderful inspiration!

Always happy when you stop by!
Elaine
 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Mo's Challenge #151



Anything Goes!

Another 'Anything Goes' Mo's Challenge! They are always my favorites!


I've used Mo's "Girl With Sign" for this card. I love how versatile this image is as the sign is blank so you can put anything you'd like on it. 

The inside says, "This is the only sign I can see that you're getting older!" 

Images: "Girl With Sign"  Mo's Digital Pencil, Digital sentiment

Tools: Copics, White gel pen, Nellie Snellen Embossing rose leaf punch set, Tacky tape

Papers: SU! Summer Sun, Cool Caribbean, Celery, Neenah white, Basic Grey DP

 Embellishments: Satin ribbon, ruffled gingham ribbon, Prima roses, Flowers from WOC

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I love the color on this card! I had colored the image first, then was fortunate to find the perfect paper and flowers in my stash!

Images: "Hanging the Star" from  Digital Pencil Too (Mo's old store),  Digital sentiment

Tools: Copics, White gel pen, Cuttlebug with Nestibilities, Nellie Snellen Embossing rose leaf punch

Papers: SU! Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Wasabi, Neenah white, K  & Company DP

Embellishments: Flowers from WOC

I'm looking forward to seeing all your beautiful creations! Join us in Mo's Challenge this week for a chance to win a gift certificate to Mo's Store!

I'm always happy when you drop by!
Elaine