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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

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Mo's dp 2 challenge dt

 oh yes i found that skating backwards was easier to remember that skating forward, lol
 In case you're wondering what that roll around my waiste is, it isnt my faty roll, i had on such a long skirt that it dragged on the ice and i almost fell over my skirt so i had to roll it up to prevent serious injury.

Even my eldest boy joined us, what a delight to have all four of my children with me for this outing, i so miss having my eldest son joining me on little outings, was such a pleasure.  My two youngest children were off skating within a matter of minutes and this was their first time on the ice.
P.S:  As you can see my dear husband isnt much of a photographer, he blamed the camera of course!
Well after the furor of moving house and then moving into my new kick ass studio i finally feel like life is returning to life as i remember.  Next week the children will be going back to school and then i can finally sit my toosh down and get stuck in seriously without distraction.  We went ice skating the other day and fun was had by all, including yours truly, oh yes i put the skates on and its just like after you've learnt to ride a bicycle, you never forget.  Once or twice around the rink and i was back on my skates so to speak.

Anywho on with our challenge for this week, "Anything goes"  so nice and easy.  I wanted to use this dream image for a long time, i have used the boy version before and then i came across this paper that i thought was perfect, from Echo park.  This delightful iamge is available from Mo's store HERE
i kept the card very simple without too many embellishments so that i didnt lose the paper, added the circular sentiment from LOTV, and a ribbon, few pearls and called it done.
the senitment in the centre of my card is computer generated, and after i had done the card i realised how many other stamp sentiments i have in my stash that would have been perect, oh well next time.
do join our challenge for this week


  1. Hey sweetie and Happy New Year! Oh, you have such a gorgeous family, I so envy you surrounded by so many kids. And you are still young and beautiful! That's awesome!
    Your card is delightful, I simply love those bright colors and the gorgeous Mo image! Great choice of papers and sentiment too, no idea why you would have picked another, it's simply brilliant!
    Have a wonderful 2012 hon! Glad you're back:)
    Hugs, Iulia

  2. What a wonderful card, Paola! I love the papers and the darling image! Fantastic coloring and terrific details!

  3. Paola, your card is gorgeous! I love how you have coloured it, especially the grass, and the cute paper, which suits so well! Such a fantastic card!
    I also love your photos from ice-skating! =)

  4. Looks like you had fun skating Paola I have to admit I've never skated always frightened of falling!! lol

    Loving your card the image is so perfect with you lovely colouring! Chanelle xxx

  5. This paper is just perfect for that image! Gorgeous card!
    As for skating, its been so long for me...scary!! so why did you decided to wear a skirt?? Sounds like a recipe for disaster. lol But fun!

  6. very beautiful card, Paola, I just love this image!
    lovely pictures, thanks for sharing!
    hugs, Alina

  7. OH what fun to go ice skating! I haven't done that in years and probably will never do it again...something about old age and being out of shape!!! Your card is completely delightful! The pearls around the frame are all the embellishment that is needed, along with the cute ribbon. You have such a flare...hugs...Barb

  8. This is so cute. I love that image. The grass looks real. I used to ice skate all the time. I loved it. One of my best family memories. Great job on your card.

  9. Oh, Here's the pictures...Duh...Anyway, I am so glad you guys had a wonderful time from the smiles I'd say it was a hit!!!!

    Now your card is a bit hit as well!!! It is fantastic perfect papers with those little planes on it.


  10. Paola, this is gorgeous, I love the turquoise and red, very striking. Looks like you had fun skating!!! Look forward to seeing all of your wonderful creations in the coming year especially now that you have your new craft space all done :)

  11. Oh such a darling card!! Everything goes so well together.... love that paper!!! Kudos to you for skating.... I'd never be able to do that anymore... lousy knees, hips and feet!! LOL!!!!

  12. oooooh...thanks so much for posting pics of you on skates. I am so impressed, woman!!! First you're Hannah Montana...and now you're Peggy Fleming!! Seriously...I think you rock! And the pic of you w/all 4 kids is may have to invest in a new camera (hehehe!) Your card is always! I love this Mo image...and you colored her beautifully (again, as always!). I love the red bling...and what a perfect sentiment!! We'll have to Skype should see my's a disaster!! hehehe! See what you started?!! Hugs. Pat (Frank)

  13. Love this card, Paola! The papers are wonderful, as is your coloring (as always). It's good to have you back and sharing your beautiful work with us again!

  14. Hi Paola, do you know Ive not skated for about 30 years and would love to have a go again, maybe one day as long as they dont stop me getting on the ice(because of my age). Stunning card its so beautifully coloured and I love the shape to. hugs Shirleyxx

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  16. I misspelled a word, and now i need to write again..sorry. I love the way you colored your image and how you put all of the colors together for your card...a perfect card!

  17. Your card is darling, Paola. Such a beautiful card and coloring.

    Isn't ice skating so much fun? I love it and hope to do some myself this winter. Peggy x


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