Monday, May 3, 2010

Miss May for Mo's Dream Team

Boy did I get some exciting news last week - I got chosen to be a part of Mo Manning's Dream Team for the month of May - that's right - I'm Miss May - wooohooooo. Of course I was going to go ALL out and make myself a sash and parade around all month wearing it - but my kids wouldn't let me - Kill Joys!!! I have been a HUGE fan of Mo's images ever since my friend Kellie introduced me to them at Stamp Camp last year. I have addictions to some stamp companies, and these cuties are one of them.

I really wanted to celebrate being chosen as Miss May and thought of all the times I enjoy celebrating. Christmas HAS to be the top of my list - it's Summer here in Australia, it's a time for everyone to celebrate and I get to deck my house out in all it's Christmas glory - it only takes me 3 days to unpack the boxes and put everything out - haven't figured out WHY it's takes a week to put it all away after?!?!?!

So I made my first Christmas card of the year to start the celebrations....isn't this little guy the cutest - his name is Sticky - watch those fingers on your furniture - LOL!!! I've had him for a while but he missed out on last Christmas - so it's only fair he helps me celebrate now! You can find him at Mo's store HERE.

Once again I've used my Martha Stewart border punch to frame my image - check out Norma's amazing tutorial on how to do this HERE - simple and yet FABULOUS! The DP is from Basic Grey's Figgy Pudding range. The candy cane has been covered is sparkle using my clear spica pen - it looks great IRL.

Once again THANX to Mo's Dream Team for having me along for the ride this month!



Kylie said...

Yea Debbie!! How fantastic and also very well deserved.
Your Sticky card is adorable. I love the colours and your embellies are so pretty.

Jen Shults said...

Yay Debbie!!! That's fantastic news!! I'm more than a bit jealous, lol. I'm a HUGE Mo fan. That circular frame is amazing! I'm going to have to try that. Your coloring on this card is gorgeous... everything about it is. I love your flower treatments too... I wish I had that branch punch! Congrats again!!!

Annette Bowes said...

Congratulations Miss May, fantastic news! So love your creations using Mo's images and Sticky is no exception! I love Christmas too, not the same though when it is 30 odd degrees. Take CareX:)

Sharon said...

Congratulations Miss May!! You deserve to be celebrating - what are your kids thinking! Gorgeous card Debbie. Looking forward to seeing what else you come up with this month. I love the bow embellishment.

Sharon x

Liam said...

Hi Debbie,

thought I would let you know I nominated you for an award. You probably don't do the blog award thing anymore but I thought I would let you know because you are always an inspiration to me.


Kristy Young said...

GORGEOUS Debbie!!! Your colouring is always jaw dropping amazing!! I think you should be Miss May, June, July, August, September etc you get the picture hahah, they would be razy not to have you.
I am soo going to have to get you to show me how to do this with marthas punches, I have tried and failed LOL.
2 more weeks!!
Kristy xx

Fran said...

Gorgeous card Debbie, he is adorable and makes me want candy canes now :) your bows and flowers are stunning and I love your colouring, you have really brought him to life. I think you should definitely go for the sash, and a sparkly bikini, go all out girl!!

Sue said...

Congratulations MISS MAY. Well, they just figured out over at Mo's what we fans of your cards knew all along, you should be on the DT!! So excited for you and what a start to the Month. This little elf is so darn cute and your coloring as always is awesome. They are lucky to have you and you will do an outstanding job for them! Now, the heck with the kids, wear the sash and dance around!!!

Big Hug

Zoe said...

This is absolutely adorable Debbie. I have been a fan of yours for a while and I am sorry I don't comment but I wanted to congratulate you on being Mo's Miss May. Well deserved! Hugs, Zoe xxoo

Jackie Thomas said...

Huge congrats Debbie on your Guest DT position. This card is simply gorgeous. You have coloured him perfectly. Your embellishments are the perfect touch. Christmas is most definitely my favourite time of year too. Love it. xo Jackie

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Congratulations Debs :)

BTW...I love all your recent cards. Mum will love hers :)
Its nice to see basic grey figgy on paper...I have it in fabric LOL
I all for cross-pollination :D

Sammi said...

whooo!! Go miss May! That's excellent Debbie and well deserved too!! :d
Great card!!

Marlene said...

Congrats! Love the card! Any company would be PROUD as heck to have you design for them!

Renkata said...

I am so happy for you. Your cards are so beautiful and full with inspiration.

Christine H said...

That is wonderful news Debbie and so well deserved. They should hire you on a permanent basis! See you tomorrow...get those cards ready...xo

Kellie Winnell said...

WHOO HOO so happily over the MOON for you and you know way back when i showed you them I knew you would do amazing things with the images and look, to this day your STILL doing the most amazing creations with them and this one is CUTE TO BOOT!
Hugs Kel xxx

Penni said...

Fantastic card Debbie - Congrats on becoming Miss May !


Melodie said...

Wow, this card is so fantastic.

Marcia said...

Yay Debbie .. congrats on being Miss May!

Gorgeous card, you're one up on me getting started on your Christmas cards!

:) Marcia

Leonie said...

Hi Miss May! What? No photo of you in your swim suit? lol! Your card is fabulous, as always!

Emily said...

Well, I do declare, "Miss Mo May", is such a well deserved honor! You've done them proud with this first masterpiece of a card. Love your coloring and all the great embelishments. That punched border couldn't be more perfect. I still have to try that tutorial myself. Can't wait to see what's in store for your peeps next:))

Kristine said...

Ooo, super CUTE Debbie *Ü* Love your gorgeous coloring! Good for you getting a start on Christmas cards!! I soo need to catch up this summer so I can send them out the first of Dec instead of AFTER Christmas like this year! LOL

Alison said...

Congratulations Miss May. You soo deserved to be part of the Mo Manning Dream Team, even if for only one month.
Love your card, it is OH SO CUTE. You must show me how you did the border.

Leigh said...

Congratulations Miss May!!!! I love this card. Thanks for the link to the tutorial too.

Norma said...

Aha, wasn't I right that they would pick you! It would be the biggest crime in the world if they didn't. BIG BIG congrats! I'm tickled pink for you as I know how you love Mo's images. And as you've once again illustrated with this card, her image comes alive under your talented and skillful hands.