Monday, July 18, 2011

More Rain Please…

Now think of this in the manner that Oliver Twist asked for more food.  For some reason that thought came to mind when I decided to name this post. LOL.

So it made me think of how we view the rain.  If we want to go somewhere, or it’s been raining for a while, we’re more than happy to see it leave.  But it really depends on what we want to do or need.

Most of your probably already know this little cutie is by Mo Manning. I love how her images have so much expression in their faces.  I’ve had her colored for months now, I just couldn’t decide what I wanted to do with her.
I do love black, white and red, so this week’s challenge was perfect for her.
I know another reason why paper distressing is called distressing.  Because when you take a beautiful piece of paper and wad it up in a ball and then smooth it back out to use, that can be quite distressing. LOL. 
I’ve cut the mat for the image with my Nestibilies. Most of my paper is by DCWV. The roses are by Recollections and I’m not sure about the rest of the items.  I used Stickles on the roses and Glossy Accents on the water.  The flourish and the inside papers were cut with my Cricut.  The inside is cut using “Elegant Edges”.
I’m entering this card in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly – hot, hot, hot
Deep Ocean Challenge – card
Creative Craft Challenge – pretty blossoms
Simon Says Stamp - anything
Mo’s Digital Challenge – black, white + one
Crafts and Me – summer
The Pixie Cottage – ribbon
Crafty Sentiments – stitching
Do You Stack Up – stitching
Moving Along With the Times – favorite things (distressing)
Crafts 4 Eternity – 3 flowers, 2 bows, 1 lace
Digis With Attitude – anything
Allsorts Challenge – free and easy
Incy Wincy Designs – black, white + one
Dream Valley Challenges – summer
Scrappy Frogs Challenge – summer flowers
One Stitch At A Time – flowers
DDH – summer
Stamps + Fun = Creativity – digi
Clear It Out Challenge - anything


E.T said...


Cheryl said...

oh just love this hun,those colors on this are just perfect and that is one,super cute image,hugs cheryl xx

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, gorgeous card, love that image.

Rica said...

Gorgeous card, lovely colouring of Mo's sweet image, fabulous colour scheme and I love all your stunning details amd distressing.

So glad you could join us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge
Heather xx

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

I love her red rain coat - and all the other red accents! And the distressed look of the background paper!
Soft and gentle rain can be something very beautiful :-)

Benzi said...

Oh, I love your Mo's image...just adorable. I know what you mean about wadding that paper but it looks great here. Most adorable creation! Thanks for joining Tuesday Throwdown this week.

WencheP said...

This is so cute. Great coloring. Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Rainbow Lady said...

Such a sweet card. Thanks for stitching with me this week.
Love Cynthia x

Debs M said...

gorgeous card, she is so sweet x

Sadilla said...

hi darling!! such a lovely pretty card!!! I like the color combo, and the image is totally cute!
thanks for sharing at THE PIXIE COTTAGE

Lorraine A said...

I love this card Debra :-) all Mo's iages are fab ( loved your 'Ann' too :-)) the colours and all the details are just gorgeous :-)

thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly and Simon Says Stamp Challenges :-)
Lols x x x

pinky said...

What a beautiful card. I love it. Thanks for joining us at c4E this week.

Peggysue said...

Incredible card DJ! Very cute girl in her red rain gear. Love all the embellies and details. I’m glad you joined us for the Do You Stack Up? SEW challenge & hope to see your creativity here again!

DesignerDiva said...

This must be one of the cutest images I've seen and your colouring is fantastic!
LOve it

Thanks for sharing your lovely card and your favourites with us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge

Hugs Laurie x

Elaine L. said...

So pretty....inside and out! I love the cotton lace and gingham bows. Glad you joined us in Mo's challenge.

Iulia said...

How beautiful this is, Debra! Love this cute little image too and your beautiful coloring! Never tried distressig the paper so, but looks great in here. Love it!
Thanks for taking the time to join us at Mo's this week!
Hugs, Iulia

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous! She is a proper cutie!

Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments, MAWTT & CYP this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is so cute .. love the red elements
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for our favourites challenge
Lisa x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Lovely card, thanks for playing along on our stitching challenge on Crafty Sentiments and the favourites one on MAWTT this week Hazelxo

Kim. said...

Lovely card, really cute image beautifully coloured and pretty embellishments too. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week.
Kim xXx

Dorcas said...

Hi Debbie! This is really cute, I love this little girl in the raincoat. Great job! Thanks so much for playing at Mo’s!

Karen Howard said...

Very, very pretty! Love how you wrapped it in ribbon. Thanks for sharing with us at The Pixie Cottage! Hope to see you again next week. Hugs, Karen

ahlers5 said...

This is really adorable and I love the name. Perfect.

Debbie said...

This is FABULOUS!!! Glad you saved her for today.. She is colored perfectly for our Black & White challenge with another color.. The red just pops it. Thanks so much for joining us at Mo's this week, and good luck with the GD call.


Nicola said...

Fab card Debra, what a gorgeous colour combo and really cute image!
Thanks for entering our Free and Easy theme at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Love Nicola xxx

Fleur said...

This is just so lovely, your colouring is beautiful
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Carole of Brum said...

Ooh, go on, being as we are having such a wet summer here in the UK this just about qualifies for our Summer theme at Dream Valley. thanks for entering your beautiful card, it's very fabulous and i love the gingham ribbons and the lacy trim at the bottom, the reds go perfectly with the image. CoB

Chocolate Orange said...

Such a beautiful card. Its adorable.

Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our 'Flowers' challenge. Good Luck !

Choccy x

michele said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

Shari said...

Adorable card! Love your color choices and all the layers. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges.

Rainbow Lady said...

Debra you need to email me your email address please to collect your winning digis xx

Nadell said...

This is a sweet card. Thanks for joining us at SFC.

Hugs Nadell

Martha said...

such a wonderful card, thanks for joining us at Clear It Out