Friday, July 5, 2013

House of Cards Challenge - 1st Ever Challenge, Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge #192 - F is for...{friend, fresh} and Divas by Design - "Cute"
Hello and happy weekend!  Two of my dear DT members on 52{Christmas} Card Throwdown have joined together with some other fabulously talented ladies and formed a new challenge called House of Cards.  The thought behind this challenge is that each week the HOC team wants to see a different style of card making. This week the style is Cute & Fun and they want us to use at least 3 of the colors in the photo above.
Cute & Fun is becoming my preferred style I think.  It's certainly the one I feel most comfortable with and I find that my stamp and digital image library is getting pretty full of "cute" images.  So, since this is my favorite type of card to make, and to support my two pals, Mynnette and Ruth,  I've made a card to play along with their NEW challenge.  Here it is:
I hope this works - my shades of blue are just a bit more blue than the sample colors. I used three different shades of blue and two different shades of red (however, that's harder to see). Notice how I pulled in the cherries from the photo as well?  As soon as I saw this pic - I knew just exactly what image I wanted to use to make this card for a wonderful friend.  That little cherry is punched from the Two Step Cupcake punch from Stampin Up!    

I'm also entering this at Divas by Design where the challenge is to create a "CUTE" card, and Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge #192 "F is for...".  I made this card for a friend - but if that's too much of a stretch, I'll say that it also incorporates fresh cherries, one of summer's best treats :o)

Thanks for stopping by to visit me today - I'm sure glad that you did. Til next time...hugs and happy crafting friends. D


  1. She's just adorable, Danielle! And such beautiful coloring and sweet sentiment too!

  2. Hi, Danielle! This is such a cute image. The more I see of the "Mo's images" line, the more I need to head on over and buy some. Their little faces are sweet as can be. Your color choices and shading look marvelous. Glad I saw how your gray tones look - as today I need to shade around an image, and was thinking of using gray, but not sure of how it will look with my color choices. Your blue/red and gray is darling! With just the right amount of brown to pop it all. Darling sentiment, too, Danielle!

    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your comment about sharing - Love your Christmas tradition of having your children choose 2 toys each for someone else. While they do not always understand, it is amazing how much they DO understand when they have matured - and even take those traditions to make their own, or the values behind them.

    Your cards are so cute. I have become your newest follower. Thanks again for your recent visit. hugs, de

  3. This is such a cute card Danielle - love your image and the little cherry punch out! Thank you so much for joining in our first challenge at House of Cards. Hope to see you next week for the next card making style.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    House Of Cards DT

  4. A lovely summery card Danielle - love the yummy cherries - Jacqueline xx

  5. Hello Dannielle
    I think you have designed a really sweet and cute card, I love how you have offset your oval frames,as this checks the eye and makes you pause, and adds an extra interest. Thank you for supporting our first Challenge at House of Cards.

  6. Great card Danielle. I love the colouring and the cherries as well just top it off nicely. Thank you for supporting our first challenge at House Of Cards, see you again soon.

  7. Danielle, your card is amazing! LOVE the sweet image and the sentiment is just so sweet! Thank you SO MUCH for joining in our first ever challenge at HOC! I hope you come back each week!!! :) Mynn xx

  8. Danielle, love your coloring of this darling Mo image and your card is adorable. Love the card you created for the Mo's Challenge this week :)

  9. Hi Danielle, awww, you're so sweet to support us, I was chuffed to see you'd entered our HOC Cute and Fun challenge - and you nailed it definitely! That is such a cute image and a really fun card - I love how you layered the ovals! The cherry on the sentiment (a brad maybe?) is just the perfect finishing touch!

    It's so lovely to see you playing along with us at House of Cards for our first challenge - and I hope you'll join us often! Hope you're having a great weekend my friend! : ) {{{{hugs}}}} Ruth x

  10. I love the girl and her dress! I'd love to have one like this with those cherries. Great creation. Thanks for playing along with our very first House of Cards challenge hoping to see you next week :-) Hugs, Macarena.

  11. Hi Danielle, your card is super cute! I'm a fan of Mo manning (she has Finnish roots by the way!) and you've done justice to this sweet sweet image. Great layout too. Thanks for joining the first ever House Of Cards Challenge! I was one of the lucky ones selected to the Fun and Cute DT. :)

  12. Very cute card and love how you have laid it out, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x

  13. Your card is absolutely fab, Danielle! Love the colour scheme and the rather CAS style for this cute image. Great job!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Mo's Digital Pencil this week, hope to see you back soon.

    Hugs, Anja

  14. Lovely card Danielle. Great colouring and a cute Mo Manning image. I like the way you've mounted the image on the mat off centre. Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Hugs, Janine xx


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