Thursday, June 14, 2012

Waiting For the Parade

Hello again.  I'm so glad you are here.  Your visits and your comments bless my heart.  The weather is beautiful, come sit a while!

Today I have a card with an image from one of my favorite artists.  Mo Manning has the sweetest images.  I have over 40 at last count, and there are plenty more to love!  My image today is called Waiting for the Parade.  I really liked her when I first saw her.  Then, when I saw her over at Pat Frank's I knew I had to have her!  She is on Mo's DT and I ALWAYS love her cards!!  The thing that got me for this image is the Raggedy Ann sitting next to her.  I have a whole collection of them from my childhood and they hold a special place in my heart.  So, I still had credit from a win over there a few weeks ago and I popped her right into my cart!
I colored her with my Prismacolor pencils.  You ladies have left so many wonderful comments about my coloring.  Thank you so much for your kind words.  You have no idea how much that means to me.  Isn't blogging wonderful?  I live in the middle of farm country and most of my friends out here are so busy with farms they don't do any of the artistic stuff I do.  When you stop by and leave a comment it always makes me smile.  So, thank you!  Pat added some tiny silver stars to her image.  Look at her hair bows, the pinwheel and her neck tie.  I didn't have any that small but I did add a small blue pearl to the pinwheel.  And see the squiggly lines around the image?  Yupper, I didn't sew that layer this time!  Over at Totally Papercrafts they want to see "doodling" this week.  Not something I usually do, but I think it looks cute.
Here's the front.  That little girl just makes me smile  :)  One of my "kids", Hannah, said this is her favorite card of all time!  And this is post #104, so that's saying something I think.  Anyway, there's a lot of reasons behind some of the elements of my card.  First, at Mo's Challenge Blog the challenge is "At the Park".  In our small towns the parade always starts and stops at the park, so I figured this worked!  Then, over at Cupcake Challenge Blog and Creative Inspirations the challenge is Red, White and Blue.  Now, I'm pretty sure both of those challenges start in the UK, but how handy that our mother country has the same colors we do!  And I LOVE our Red, White and Blue.  Anything patriotic will find its way into my heart!  I'll have to show you ladies the Uncle Sam quilt and clay-pot statue I made for my front porch!  Next, Papertake Weekly wants 3 -2 -1.  I chose 3 design papers, 2 ribbons (which satisfies the challenge at Shopping Our Stash) and 1 image.  The sketch is from Ribbon Carousel.  And over at City Crafter they want to see at least 5 buttons.  I layered red on blue and tied them together so I have 6.
Here on the inside I added a pocket for either money or a gift card.  That was the challenge at Fairytale Challenge Blog this week.

I am entering my card in the following challenges: 

Mo's Challenge Blog - At The Park
Totally Papercrafts - Doodling
Cupcake Challenge Blog - Red, White & Blue
Creative Inspirations - Red, White & Blue
Shopping Our Stash - Double Ribbon
Ribbon Carousel - Sketch
City Crafter - Buttons
Fairytale Challenge Blog - Place to hold money
Divas - Summer Theme
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes

I think that cover's it.  Thanks for taking a peek!

Blessings & Hugs

Editor's Note:  I am so excited that this card won at Fairytale Challenge Blog (Challenge #43) and Creative Inspirations (Challenge #167).  Thank you so much for all your support!


  1. Eine tolle Karte in tollen Farben und mit einem süßen Motiv.
    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Fairy tale Challenge. Liebe Grüße

  2. So very sweet ... thanks for playing at CCCB

  3. Wow! You put so much thought into this card. That Pat is quite an inspiration isn't she. :-) You did a beautiful coloring job. I'm not that adept with my pencils. This card is just red, white, and blue happiness. Thanks so much for playing at Mo's this week.
    P.S. Thanks so much for your very sweet comment on my blog. :-)

  4. A darling image and fantastic card!! Love the design you used on here and all the buttons too. So precious!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  5. Fantastic card, I love all the details :)
    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter & Good Luck!

  6. A wonderful creation hun! Thanks for playing at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations! xxx

  7. Michelle, your card is so very cute and lovely! Your coloration anbd the colours are so very pritty too! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge. xx Bianca

  8. What a cutie! A really lovely creation you have made. Really like this one. Thanks for playing with us over at TPS this week. Good Luck with the challenge.
    Love n hugs

  9. Complimenti per i tuoi lavori ogni giorno più belli!!!
    Questo biglietto è stupendo!!

  10. This is gorgeous! Love all the detail. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake. keeley

  11. This is so adorable and your coloring is perfect.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  12. Oh, eine ganz bezaubernde Karte in tollen Farben und mit einem tollen Motiv.
    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Fairy tale Challenge. Liebe Grüße.

  13. So CUTE! Lovely coloring! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

  14. Gorgeous creation in beautiful colours and nice details!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
    Hugs Nela

  15. Hey Michelle...aren't you such a sweetheart? Thank you so much for the kind compliments. I just love this card...and your coloring is stunning. I'm still playing with pencils...but I need more practice to be able to do an entire image with pencils alone! That inside pocket rocks too!! Love it! I'm always delighted to see you here at Mo's! Hugs, Pat Frank

  16. absolutely adorable! Super cute image, great coloring and design too!
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash for our Double the Ribbon Challenge!

    Hugs, Alica ;