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Monday, 20 September 2021

Cookie Gremlins prefer Meringues

This is Cookie Gremlin from Mo's Digital Pencil. Cookie Gremlin is, not surprisingly, carrying cookies in Mo's original image but I painted over the top of them with some liquid applique and turned them into meringues.


I did ask Mo at the time if she minded me altering her cookies ever so slightly and she kindly agreed.   This is a thank you card for our friends with whom we had spent a marvellous weekend.  My friend always introduces me to a new baking experience, which makes good use of her Kitchen Aid mixer, when we stay.  On this occasion we made meringues and a berry coulis plus a vanilla cream to go on top - all from scratch.  They were delicious and we had such fun together. 

Our current theme at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge is "a trip down memory lane" and we would love to see you use a Mo Manning image from the retiring section of the store which you can find here to play along.  It's not imperative to use a retiring image to enter the challenge, anything goes as long as you use a Mo Manning image in your design.   

And check out Mo's other sites where there is lots of inspiration from my teamies.
* Dream Team Blog HERE for inspiration
* Mo's Facebook Clubhouse HERE, and
* Mo's "Patreon" Page HERE 
There are three levels of Patron to choose from with a minimum of just $2.50 per month!  

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

CD Sunday Plus - #69 Anything Digital Goes
Passion for Markers -#609 Something Beginning with B like BAKING! 

Simon Says Stamp - Lots of Layers

Watercooler Wednesday - #324 Kath's All Occasions


Monday, 13 September 2021

"There is nothing Wrong with things taking time" James Dyson

For my card today I have used Suso from the retiring section of Mo's Digital Pencil.     Suso comes with the James Dyson quote in the post title but I simply stuck with this Papertrey Ink Belated Birthday sentiment. Our current theme at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge is "a trip down memory lane" and we want you to use a Mo Manning image from the retiring section of the store which you can find here to play along.   

 And check out Mo's other sites where there is lots of inspiration from my teamies.
* Dream Team Blog HERE for inspiration
* Mo's Facebook Clubhouse HERE, and
* Mo's "Patreon" Page HERE 
There are three levels of Patron to choose from with a minimum of just $2.50 per month!  

We have a new theme for " Autumn" at Everybody Art Challenge and we would love for you to join us there.  

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments #283 Birthday Sentiment
CD Sunday Plus - #69 Anything Digital Goes
Crafty Creations #425 Anything Goes  
Cute Card Thursday - #692 Birthday
Polkadoodles #36 Anything Goes

Watercooler Wednesday - #324 Kath's All about Occasions


Monday, 6 September 2021

Autumn is in the air

For my card today I have used Autumn Entrance Separated from Mo's Digital Pencil.  This image also comes as a scene just called Autumn Entrance if you don't want to customise it  yourself.    I had such fun combining all the elements to suit my needs.  The set comes with a wreath for the door but I used another of Mo's images called Home Tweet Home for this autumnal new home card for our friends.   The bricks are from a Tim Holtz long length Sizzix die.  Everything has been coloured with Copics.


Our current theme at 
Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge is "a trip down memory lane" and we want you to use a Mo Manning image from the retiring section of the store which you can find here to play along.   

And check out Mo's other sites where there is lots of inspiration from my teamies.
* Dream Team Blog HERE for inspiration
* Mo's Facebook Clubhouse HERE, and
* Mo's "Patreon" Page HERE 
There are three levels of Patron to choose from with a minimum of just $2.50 per month!  

After our long summer break (we didn't get much of a summer here in England), we have a new theme for " Autumn" at Everybody Art Challenge and we would love for you to join us there.  

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations #425 Anything Goes 
Creative Inspirations #Fabulous Fall or Happy Halloween
Cute Card Thursday - #692 Anything Goes Optional Birthday
Krafty Chicks #575 Stamp Act (and thanks for selecting my card in your top picks last week)
the Male Room #154 Nature's Bounty

Passion for Markers -#605 Add a Sentiment (it's on the wreath on the door!) 

Polkadoodles #36 ANything Goes

Simon Says Stamp - Stamp it (It is Stamptember after all!)


Monday, 30 August 2021

Baby Jacob

For my card today I have used Babyboy S from Mo's Digital Pencil.  A babygirl version is also available and a curly haired boy too.  This little guy was just perfect for my new baby card. 

I bought a little jungle ensemble for Jacob which you can see in the photo below and I made paper from photographs I took of the babygrow with which to paper piece my image - which I coloured with alcohol markers.  I teamed him with these adorable animal diecuts from Jordan Caderao for Sizzix, some basic grey patterned paper, a lovely embossing folder and some die cut letters.


From next Saturday Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge is taking "A Walk Down Memory Lane" and we would like you to use one of Mo's Retiring images (still available in store here) to play along.    You still have one more day to join in with our "Summer Fun" theme.     

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

CD Sunday Plus - #68 Anything Digital Goes
Cute Card Thursday - #691 Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks #574 All Occasions
Polkadoodles #35 Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Sweet Stampin - Lots of Layers
Time Out #195 Coloured card base


Monday, 23 August 2021

Hello Pig

Hello Pig from Mo's Digital Pencil is one of my most favourite images of all time. I could dress this little piggy up in different paper shirts and denim shorts all day long!  He comes with this fun pig latin "Hello" sentiment.   Today I have added a die cut banner and little heart made of the same denim paper as piggy's shorts.  A cloud embossing folder is in the background


We have an "Anything Goes theme with a Mo Manning image" at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge and we look forward to seeing you there and check out Mo's other sites where there is lots of inspiration from my teamies.
* Dream Team Blog HERE for inspiration
* Mo's Facebook Clubhouse HERE, and 
* Mo's "Patreon" Page HERE 

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments #281 Anything Goes with a Sentiment
CD Sunday Plus - #67 Anything digital Goes
Crafty Creations #424 Anything Goes  
Cute Card Thursday - #691 Anything Goes
Dare 2B Artzy August Anything Goes
Polkadoodles #34 Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Add a sentiment



Monday, 16 August 2021

I'll be Gnome for Christmas

Last year I had lots of fun with Mo Manning's fabulous gnomes from Mo's Digital Pencil and I made some tall slimline cards in a very CAS style using two stencils and 3 die cuts. I was pleased to discover that my original design worked well in a smaller USA A2 size and looked good on a tent folded red card blank.  I had a blast trying to match gnomes' shapes, sizes, beards and hair styles and colours with individual recipients.     Here are Egli and Hedda for two couples.  Egli comes with Tini here and Hedda comes with Frode here 


Please come and play along with our current "Anything Goes theme with a Mo Manning image" at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge.  My teamies have some fabulous inspiration for you and they love it when they have visitors to their blogs.  And check out these places for even more inspiration:
* Dream Team Blog HERE for inspiration
* Mo's Facebook Clubhouse HERE, and
* Mo's "Patreon" Page HERE 
There are three levels of Patron to choose from with a minimum of just $2.50 per month!  

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments #281 Anything Goes with a Sentiment
CD Sunday Plus - #67 Jo's Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #424 Anything Goes  
Cute Card Thursday - #691 Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks #572 Christmas
Passion for Markers -#604 Christmas in August 

Polkadoodles #33 Anything Goes

Stamping Sensations - August - Any Celebration

Watercooler Wednesday - #Marsha's All about Occasions 


Monday, 9 August 2021

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

For my card today I have used Walking in Winter  from Mo's Digital Pencil.    I made some cards last year where I word-processed song lyrics behind my image and then used some of the elements from the song in my design. Here i have used Memory Box/Poppy Stamps sleigh bells and new birds and of course the winter wonderland design paper. 


Do come and join in our "Anything Goes theme with a Mo Manning image" at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge and check out Mo's sale (details in my post below) 

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments #280 Anything Goes
CD Sunday Plus - #66 Anything Digital Goes
Christmas Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe - #271 Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #424 Anything Goes  
Cute Card Thursday - #691 Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks #571 Stamp Act
Stamping Sensations - Any Celebration


Thursday, 5 August 2021

Mo Manning has a SALE!!!

I couldn't be more excited...there is a sale at Mo's Digital Pencil right here.   Spend $20 or more and you get Flossie for free!  She is adorable!!!   Don't forget to use the coupon code before you check out!



Saturday, 31 July 2021

Woe is Fay

I am early for my card today for which I have used Woe is Fay from Mo's Digital Pencil. She comes with sentiments too but I didn't use them on this occasion.   My old school friend is retiring from her teaching career after what has been a very difficult 18 months for teachers, students and home-schooling parents and there was something about this lady, with her exasperated expression, dragging the smaller doll. that spoke to me.    I added a chalk board in the background (and altered and redacted my friend's name for privacy purposes) before colouring Fay with alcohol markers. I loved using my stencils and inks and some Whimsy Stamps to make this unique background.    
  

We have a new "Anything Goes theme with a Mo Manning image" at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge and we would love it if you would come and play.    We so enjoy seeing your creations.  And check out Mo's other sites where there is lots of inspiration from my teamies.
* Dream Team Blog HERE for inspiration
* Mo's Facebook Clubhouse HERE, and
* Mo's "Patreon" Page HERE with a minimum of just $2.50 per month! 

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments #280 Anything Goes with a sentiment (which is written on the chalk board)
Cute Card Thursday - #690 Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks #570 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles #31 Anything Goes, and 

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes.

Monday, 26 July 2021

Hoping your Birthday is a Blast

 
For my card today I have used Blast 
from Mo's Digital Pencil. There is a girl version of this image too called Blast G. Both of these images are perfect for summer.

When I printed this little guy I added two extra water cannon cut from the original image.  I wanted it to look like there were other players all "having a blast". The images are coloured with Copics.   In addition to stencilling a sunburst in the background I inked some blue through a splatter stencil and inked over the blue with Versamark clear ink before adding the holographic embossing powder over the top.  That gave my splatters a wet look just right to mimic water bursting out - more visible in the second photo.   The sentiment is by Simon Says Stamp and inside, I used a sentiment from Mo' Manning which comes with the image. 

You have until 0900 GMT on Wednesday 4 August to link up your projects with our  "Anything Mo's" theme at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge.  A new challenge will start on Saturday.   


And check out Mo's other sites 
* Dream Team Blog HERE for inspiration
* Mo's Facebook Clubhouse HERE, and  
there are three levels of Patron to choose from 
* Mo's "Patreon" Page HERE with a minimum of just $2.50 per month! 

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments #279 Kids of Summer
CD Sunday Plus - #65 Carol's Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #423 Anything Goes  
Creative Inspirations #July/August Summer Sun
Cute Card Thursday - #690 Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks #569 All Occasions
Passion for Markers -#601 Celebrate 
Sweet Stampin - Create your Own Background
Simon Says Stamp - Out with the Old and in with the new. The stamp is newly acquired by me, the splatter stencil is older than a year but the embossing powder I have had forever and rarely use so thank you SSS for inspiring me to make use of it now! 
Watercooler Wednesday - #320 Dawn's All Occasions 

Monday, 19 July 2021

I am still wearing my mask Going Up with Mo's Digital Pencil

England came out of Lockdown today.  The government called it "Freedom Day" but recent Covid cases have been more than 50,000 a day and I will still wear my mask!  

I have used Going Up Boy from Mo's retired section but he IS still available to buy. It's important to tell you that this cutie and his monkey did not have masks in Mo's original art work but I asked her if I could add the masks and she very kindly gave me specific permission to do so.     Mo's images come with a strict policy not permitting changes and I'm very grateful to her for explicitly permitting me to make these small alterations to her lovely image.   This is not the first time I have used the image in this way.  You can see another card I made here and in fact I made two almost identical cards today with the same stitched cloud die and design papers, just altering the skin tone and the clothing colours of my little boy.  I glazed the balloon in both versions with glossy accents and the sentiment is a tiny one from Simon Says Stamp.

We have an "Anything Goes theme with a Mo Manning image" at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge and we would love it if you would play along with us.  My teamies make beautiful cards and there is lots of inspiration for you...Dream Team Blog HEREMo's Facebook Clubhouse HERE, and Mo's "Patreon" Page HERE 

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
CD Sunday Plus - #65 Anything Digital Goes
Crafty Creations #423 Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks #568 CAS (there is a lot of white space on my card.  I hope it's enough.
Passion for Markers -#600 Dies or Punches 

Watercooler Wednesday - #320 Dawn's All Occasions 


Tuesday, 13 July 2021

It's nearly time for summer at Everybody Art Challenge

It's nearly time for my teamies to start their summer vacation at Everybody Art Challenge and so our challenge theme, starting today, is "summer"!

It's seems a long time since I have used a Krista Smith image and I do so love them.  This is an image called "Beachy Cute" from Krista's on-line store and you can find her here

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

CD Sunday Plus - #64 Anything Digital Goes
Crafter's Cafe - #269 Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #423 Anything Goes  
Cute Card Thursday - #690 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles #28 Anything Goes

Stamping Sensations - July for a lady

Creative Inspirations # July/August Summer Sun  
Simon Says Stamp - Hello Sunshine

Monday, 12 July 2021

Flying Crayons

For my card today I have used Flying Crayons from Mo's Digital PencilShe is the perfect image for a fellow paper crafter.  
  

We always have an "Anything Goes theme with a Mo Manning image" at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge. Why not come and play along with us and check out Mo's other sites where there is lots of inspiration from my fabulously talented teamies.
* Dream Team Blog 
HERE for inspiration
* Mo's Facebook Clubhouse HERE, and
* Mo's "Patreon" Page HERE 

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

CD Sunday Plus - #64 Anything Digital Goes
Crafter's Cafe - #269 Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #423 Anything Goes  
Cute Card Thursday - #690 Anything Goes
Make my Monday -#152 Anything Airborn

Polkadoodles #28 Anything Goes

Stamping Sensations - July for a lady

Watercooler Wednesday - #319 Helen's All things Feminine 


Monday, 5 July 2021

Baby Shower

I haven't made a card today, I have made a Nappy (Diaper) Cake for a lovely young lady who is expecting her first baby this month.  Mo Manning has recently uploaded a shower of individual babies in her Mo's Digital Pencil store. I used just four of them and coloured each one at least twice.  


Meet Birthday Baby (this one comes with a candle on a cake and is blowing it out but I just used the baby), Flower Baby, Superhero Baby and Band Baby. There is also a Football Baby, a Cheer Baby and two adorable little Halloween babies.   They are soooooooooo cute!

I rolled up 63 nappies and secured them with ribbons in a triple layer cake arrangement around a central tower (which was a cut down cardboard tube from some wrapping paper).  The individually coloured babies have been mounted on coordinating scallop cut ovals and are adhered to the wide ribbons.   A crinkly bunny baby toy was popped in the top and (although I am usually very plastic averse) I did wrap the whole "cake" in cellophane to protect it from the elements (and the large dalmatian who is also part of this growing family).


We have an "Anything Goes theme with a Mo Manning image" at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge and we would be delighted if you would share some love with my teamies and come and play along.   Additionally, you can find plenty of inspiration at these Mo Manning sites.
* Dream Team Blog HERE 
* Mo's Facebook Clubhouse HERE, and
* Mo's "Patreon" Page HERE 

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

CD Sunday Plus - #64 Anything Digital Always Goes
Crafter's Cafe - #269 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - #690 Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks #566 Stamp Act
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes 
Watercooler Wednesday - #319 All things feminine 

Tuesday, 29 June 2021

Anything Goes for Everybody Art

We have a new theme for "Anything Goes" at Everybody Art Challenge and we would love for you to come and play.  


I inked up an embossing folder which belonged to my friend and teamed it with this pretty lace die cut and a cute Teddy Bea image.  I miss Teddy Bea and Teddy Bo.  I always found them super cute!   I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Polkadoodles #26 Anything Goes

We Love to Create Mixed Media #7 Anything Mixed media.  I'm not sure my card really counts but I did use a letter press technique in inking up my embossing folder and there are alcohol markers and die cuts so it is pretty mixed media.  Forgive me if it isn't mixed media enough!

Seize the Birthday - #217 Embossing Folder

Sweet Stampin - Something beginning with B (like Belated and Birthday)