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Oct 23, 2011

Apples for you

The kids were playing with their friends today so I thought I'd play in Mo's Challenge this week. The theme is to use your favorite Mo Manning image and add a sentiment. I really love every single Mo Manning stamp that I have (wish I had more!), but I think this one is my very favorite.
I did fall in love with the new caroler's line after seeing Iulia's amazing card, and I love the Penny Black Mo Manning stamps, but I am talking myself out of buying more Christmas Stamps to save the $$. So I used one of the digis I bought earlier this year.

Here is my card for the challenge, and I combined it with a few others too.

I wanted to use new distress inks, but I don't own a laser printer, and my ink smeared. So I used my derwent coloursoft pencils instead.

The papers are from one of the My Mind's Eye 6x6 paper packs. Card stock is Soft Suede from Stampin Up and the white is by Neenah. The edges were all sponged using "old paper" distress ink.

I embellished with some flourishes which were done with the Whimsy Stamps Shapeoplogy "Vines" die, some buttons, seam binding and linen thread.
The sentiment is from a retired set by Stampin Up.

I'd love to enter this to the following challenges:
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have a great day!


  1. oh this is just beautiful hun just love that mo image which you have colored to perfection beautiful layout and colors too hugs cherylxxx

  2. gorgeous use of the buttons and bows theme on this lovely creation, thank you so much for sharing with us at Stampin with the Dragon
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have some candy if you are interested :)

  3. Hi Ellie!! Oooohhh..what an absolutely gorgeous card!! I can't believe you did this with colored pencils! I swear, it looks like you actually used distress inks...stunning coloring!! I love the papers you used too...and, of course, this Mo image is a fave of mine too! Sooooo many faves...and sooooo little time! hehehe! I am so tickled that you've joined us this week at Mo's! And thanks sdo much for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! Hugs. Pat Frank

  4. Ellie, what beautiful coloring! Your card is just lovely, and your stitching is so neat! I love the soft shading around the image circle, too! Glad you shared \this with us in Mo's Challenge.

  5. Awww, how cute is this?! Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing with us at MMCS challenge this week! Hugs!

  6. Fantastic coloring-love the swirls and button embellishment.

  7. Awwww, look at that soft beautiful coloring you did on that sweet image! Very nicely done! Thanks for playing along with Wee Memories!

  8. Awww such an adorable image. Love the layout and all the beautiful detail.
    Thanks for joining us at MMCS challenge this week.
    Diane xx

  9. Just a beautiful card! your coloring with the pencils is just wonderful. Thanks for joining us at MMCS challenge this week and hope you'll join us again on Wednesday.


  10. Gorgeous card. What a beautiful image, she's so cute. I love your colouring.

  11. Your card is beautiful! Gorgeous coloring. I love the stitching.

  12. This is so pretty. Great job on this challenge. Thanks for joining us at MO's this week.

  13. Wow Ellie! This is gorgeous! Love the colors!

  14. Wow! This is a wonderful card! I love the little flourishy bits with the buttons. You do so well with Mo's stamps I hope we see you more often!
    Thanks for playing with us at Mo’s!
    ps) I'm your newest follower.:-)

  15. Hi Ellie!
    beautiful card, I like your little flourish, button & ribbon embellishment!!
    hugs & blessings

  16. Hi, Ellie; this is one awesome card! Gorgeous image; I bought the boy one, cause I have a boy but the girls are always more beautiful:) Your coloring is amazing; can't believe you did it with pencils! Love the papers too!
    Thank you for playing along at Mo's this week; hope to see you again soon!
    Hugs, Iulia

  17. Beautiful card. Love the buttons, and your coloring is fabulous!

  18. Just gorgeous. Thanks for playing with us at SWTD.
    Hugs Nataliya

  19. Wow Ellie this is beautiful, the image, papers and design are superb.
    Lorraine x

  20. Great coloring! Thanks for playing with us at Wee Memories!

  21. I just love how this turned out and you used derwent coloursoft pencils which I own. I guess I really need to experiment more with coloring options. You have a very unique style to your cardmaking and I really like it.

  22. Beautiful and neat card. Your colouring is absolutely perfect and I love the card.



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