Monday, October 12, 2009

My first Mo's Challenge

Hope you all had a lovely weekend. It was a good one for us. On Friday we had 2 boys come and sleep over in celebration of Bryce’s birthday, which was yesterday. We ordered pizza, they each boy had a KFC ice-cream cup, played Monopoly and had lots of laughs. Bryce really enjoyed his birthday, and we got him the Wii Island Resort Sports game, so guess what he did most of the day yesterday!! This morning Caide left for his week long tour down in Winkelspruit, so needless to say Mom was a bit teary eyed this morning. He has never been gone from home for so long, or so far away. Like 3 hours away. Luckily all my family is from down that way, so if there are any sort of problems, help will be right at hand!!

So should we get onto the card for today. This one is one I created around 3 challenges. The main one for me is the new challenge blog over at Mo’s Digital Pencil. I adore her images, she has such a wide range of them, and there is one to suit every occasion. I love the fact that they print perfectly every time, and you can adjust the image to any size you want it. The challenge for this week was to create a purple card, and for this card I used the “Jack & Ginger” image which is just perfect for anniversary cards. I had so much fun coloring this image, the photo just doesn’t do it justice I am afraid. Coloring and blending is just so easy with my Copics! I also added a charm to the card, which is part of the challenge over at Cute Card Thursday. I think the little heart just finishes off the card perfectly. Over at Caardvarks the challenge is to use ribbon in a wonderful way, this may be a way others have used ribbon on their cards, but this is the first time I have attached a charm to a card in this way, and I also attached the ribbon to the card with colored staples which gives the card a bit of a rustic feel.

Anyway, without further ado, here is a photo of my card, and a closeup photo of Mo’s wonderful image.



I was touched by 2 acts of kindness over the weekend which I thought I just had to mention here on my blog. The first person who I want to mention is Meahni!! She is a girl who I met through blogging, and is one of the sweetest people I have “met” online. She is on the DT for Stamping Bella, which is a huge achievement, and she makes the most gorgeous cards. Anyway, a while back she kindly stamped me some images, which is popped into the post and sent to me. At the time our wonderful post office staff were on strike, so somewhere along the line my parcel went “missing”. I was so upset!! Not to be deterred Meahni again stamped me “some” images and sent me off another parcel, which I received on Saturday. It must have taken her days to stamp me the amount of images she did!! I now have enough images to last me a year. Thanks so much for your kindness Meahni, you are a star. Please hop on over to her blog and have a look around, and tell her I said “hi”.

For those of you that don’t know, besides cardmaking and scrapbooking I LOVE to knit. I find it terribly therapeutic, and my secret passion is to knit socks! I recently found a South African based online shop called Pure Wool, where I found some lovely handspun yarns, and just had to buy a ball of sock wool. I have been corresponding with Linda the owner of Pure Wool, and she too has been so nice and friendly. When my parcel arrived Linda had included with my sock wool 2 lovely surprises, which she really didn’t have to do!! So I also wanted to thank Linda for your kindness. You are very very sweet. If you are looking for handspun yarn please go and have a look at Linda’s stock, it is lovely. I started knitting some socks with my sock wool over the weekend, and it is knitting up beautifully!!

It’s been a really long post for me today, so let me sign off. Have a great week!

19 comments:

Kylie said...

G'DAY Rene,
What a super cute card! Love the image and your colouring is AWESOME!

Have a great week,
Take Care,
Kylie X

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Such a lovely card :) Thanks for joining in with Mo's first challenge and hope to see you again x

Anonymous said...

Hi darling, what a lovely card! I love it! Reminds me of Poppy and Gran and his roses!
Love you lots
Mom

RosesMarijke said...

Hi Rene

What a gorgeous card!!

Awesome!!

Sandy Hulsart said...

Wonderful card, thank you for joining in on the fun. Please join us again soon at Mo's challenge blog.

Caz said...

Fab card, thanks for joining us this week on CCT.
Caz
x

Juls said...

this is just beautiful!

Moz said...

I am soi glad to find another stamper who knits socks! Been knitting socks for the best part of 30 years and still going strong. Thanks for the link for wool. The card could be my hubbie and I lol.... we will be married for 37years in December! Love the colours.
Hugz

Elaine L. said...

Awww! Aren't they sweet?! Thanks for joining us in this week's challenge.

lauren said...

what a cute and clever card! wonderful job of coloring that sweet image and i especially love the the little heart charm dangling from the pretty purple ribbon!

Dawn B. said...

This turned out terrific.. I love all the 'perple'. Thanks for joining us in Mo's first challenge.. Hope to see you again..

SmilynStef said...

Love the little heart charm and pretty image.

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card!! Beautiful image and coloring.

ursula in RSA said...

Rene, just love your card, I should get that stamp and make it hubby and my "logo" LOL...married 44 years last month. Your colouring is lovely. Happy knitting, used to knit socks years ago for my 4 boys

Meahni said...

Hi Rene, the images are only a pleasure. I am lucky enough to have lots of stamps, especially Bella these days, so I am happy to share.
I love Mo's images, but haven't bought any :-((
Great card!

dstandard said...

FAbulous card - love the stamp!

Sharon Keanly said...

Hi Rene,a beautiful card, so sweet and the colour scheme is super. Take care, blessings Sharon

paola said...

Stunning card Rene hadnt seen anything posted by you for so long i was getting worried then i went to check my reading list and for some reason i missed this. Your coloring is coming along in leaps and bounds.
smiles
Paola :)

Lauren M said...

I thoroughly enjoy visiting your blog, Rene - your cards always make me smile and my fingers immediately want to start colouring in and shading!