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I am mother to four and my wonderful dil Lisa recently blessed us with our first grandchild. I share my life with my indulgent husband, and my love of hobbies

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A spoonfull of sugar dt

Hi there all you blog hoppers, did ya think that a broken ankle would put me out of action permanently? I mean its the ankle not the brain, he he.  Well i am back up and hopping around with this huge big moon boot thingy, but i think i gotta get rid of that too as its really clumsy.
Anywho on with this weeks challenge.  Debbie set the challenge this week on ASFOS, Animal crackers, yep you gotta have some kinda animal on your card, there is a little twist this week as we had to get our daughters, sons, mothers, whoever you could team up with to make a card also. We are being sponsored this week by whimsy stamps who are gonna give the lucky entrant 5 free digi's of their choice.

My 7 year old daughter fancies herself an artist and now thinks cos she has been featured in cyber space she's gonna be famous.  Well i dont even know who the stamp is by that she colored the image of since it was stamped for me by a friend, and i just let her look through the already stamped images to choose what she wanted to color.  She used derwent aqua pencils and one of my paintbrushes for the blending, initially she was so excited and thought she was gonna use my copics, but that wasnt happening.  I did have to cut the layers for her and tie the ribbon, but all the rest was all her work.  She got so involved in doing this that she colored an additional image that i am gonna post here also.

Then for my card i just HAD to use another one of Mo's digi images, and this one is called "Patience" available HERE.  i used a sketch for my card and now cant remember where i got the sketch from so will have to start blog hopping to find it.  Colored my image with copics and the dp is from paper pizzaz.
When i cut my image i just thought i gotta make it look like this poor kitty is trying to claw her way away from this little terror, so i put her claw and tail out of the side of the mat, he he, poor kitty tat.
HA!! i found the place that i got the sketch from, sketch Saturday so thats where i am gonna enter this card of mine.


  1. fabulous cards Paola :-) I thought the HM one was done by you !! fantastic colouring ,,, she has obviously inherited your talent !! Brilliant card ,, and the elephant is gorgeous too :-)

    your card is fabulous too :-)

    oohh ,,, not nice breaking your ankle ,,, I have obviously missed a few posts here ,,, going for a scroll and a catch up xx

    Lols x x x

  2. Lovely cards Paola. The elephant is a South African stamp. Shani did a very good job. Give her a kiss from me and tell her I think she's a fabulous colourist, just like Mommy.

  3. Lovely cards paola and your daughter did a fantastic job.

  4. The Mices are Penny Black and one of my favourite images by them! =) I could not believe that this your daughter coloured...really?! Wow!!! I think she can colour better than me! And what a fabulous card! She surely has her talent from Mum! =)
    And your card is of course beautiful as well...just know I simply LOVE your cards and all the lovely Mo Manning drawings!! Can't wait to see your next work!

  5. oops...bad grammar mistake...mice is already no "s"...shame on me!! :(((

  6. wow so many gorgeous the house mouse card, just yummy...and your other cards are just gorgeous too! Hugs Juls

  7. Love the card you have made together she obviously is folowing in your footsteps.

    Hope you are feeling better and getting around alot easier Chanelle xx

  8. Your cards are soooooooo lovely dear Paola! Wow! I like the sleeping mouse of Penny Black. Your creations are adorable. Hugs, Alma

  9. Both cards are fabulous Paola, such great images and beautiful colouring, Your daughter sure is talented like Mum, Hugs, Nikki x


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