Thursday, July 21, 2011

Mo's Dream Team Blog Hop


Hi everyone - don't you just LOVE the 3rd Thursday of the month??? I know I do because it's Mo's Dream Team blog hop time - and it's always a lot of fun to get together with the rest of the team for a play! And you guys get a chance to win one of 2 $5 vouchers for Mo's store - the winners will be randomly chosen from comments left along the way.

This month our gorgeous and talented hostess is Alice - and she's asked us to make an easel card! Alice's blog is the start of all the fun and I'm second on the list so you don't have too far to pop back if you've just popped in here for a visit!

The image I've used is one Mo gave out on her FB page and was used for a little competition she ran - but she's available now in Mo's store HERE. Her name is Trudy and she comes with her cute party dress - it has tabs so you could make her into a dress-up doll if you like. Being a digi means you can have a whole heap of fun though - so I enlarged the dress and printed it off onto some DP. I then used it as the backdrop for my easel card and ended up creating a card for a seamstress friend of mine. The fabulous lasercut chipboard pieces from Make it Crafty were a perfect embellishment and pulled everything together well.

I found a poem on the internet and used it for the base of my sentiment - just adjusting it slightly to suit my needs  - it reads.....

That needle poking to and fro
Means so much more than you may know
For each garment she makes from the start
Contains a small piece of her heart

Now it's time to keep on hop, hop, hopping and hop on over to the ever amazing Mina's blog. And remember there is always fabulous new inspiration for all over at our blog HERE.

Here's the full hop list if you get lost along the way - you'll find all the links on my left sidebar under Mo's logo....

Alice, Debbie, Mina, Jak, Lori, Kerttu, Jane, Julie,  Heidy

xXx

55 comments:

Iulia said...

Wow! This is brilliant Debbie! What a great idea to make an easel card out of the dress! And the pattern you have chosen is adorable! Love it!
Hugs, Iulia

Chris x said...

This is outstanding Debbie.
The idea is so clever, and the poem is beautiful. Love it!
Hugs x

heidy said...

Wow Debbie,love this,it's gorgeous!
Hugs Heidy

Chrissy said...

What a fabulous idea. I tried that with butterfly...mmm....never got posted..lol..Beautiful colouring,such fabulous card.
I love the sentiment poem too, really cute.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Kellie said...

DEBBIE OMG WOW! This is absolutely amazing. I was just telling someone the other day you always think outside the box and would you look at this! Who would had thought to do something so amazing I just LOVE it, WOW!

Hugs xx

Krista H. said...

I just love how you used the dress of Trudy!It is a great inspiration for me!

Just love it!!!
Hugs,
Krista

Kylie said...

Oh Debbie! This isnt only adorable, but really clever too! Fantastic!
Hugs
Blondie xx

laceyrane said...

OMG, that is sooo cute! I love the dress. You are super talented! What an adorable use of this image.TFS! Lacey

Sue said...

Wow Debbie, gorgeos work as always hon.
hugs
Sue xo

Kristel said...

Wowww this looks absolutely fantastic!
Hugs Kristel

Lisa Lynn said...

Incredible, love the dress cut out!!! Your card is simply adorable with all the detail of the dress, embellishments, and the flowers. The poem is sweet.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

What an beautiful easel card Debbie. The paper you chose for the dress is perfect and I love the sentiment. Totally totally wonderful!
Sylvia x

Anne Kristine said...

Wow,Debbie...this is gorgeous!
Love it ♥♥♥
hugs Anne

Jane said...

Oh SOB! WAIL! WEEP! This easel card is AMAZING!!!!! I've got sooooo much to learn...must step away from my comfort zone...you've inspired me...xxx

Tammy said...

OMGoodness Debbie, this card is just too fantastic for words. Wonderful card.

ecpiercy said...

Love it! What an original easel card! Love how you've used the dress!

Louise said...

Fabulous!! absolutely gorgeous
Louise

Jennifer S said...

Outstanding. I love the little dress form.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute and gorgeous too.
luv
Debby

laney said...

fabulous and different love it Debbie and she is such a cute image
hugs
laney

Julie said...

Wow, Debbie - this is so inspiring!! Great idea to resize the dress!! Fabulous in every detail!! Hugs, Juliexx

My'scardcorner said...

Great idea to use the dress for an
easel card it works brilliantly.
Myrax

Tracy said...

This is just amazing! perfect papers for the dress, beautiful colors, and the design idea is just out of this world! Gorgeous project!

mandy said...

oh wow this your easel card is stunning I never would have thought of the design but its gorgeous love the design paper on the dress just lovely hugs mandy xxx

Dorcas said...

What a super clever idea, Debbie! I love this project!

Ursula said...

Oh this is such a wonderful idea, thanks for sharing.

Gabbi said...

Very very clever. Love what you did with the dress. And the whole color combo just perfect.

LORi said...

Super duper fabulous Debbie!! Just brilliant!! hugs -LORi

Dreja said...

Wow! Was für eine traumhafte Karte!

LG Dreja

Lynn (toomanycrayons) said...

Wow, so much to look at and admire there ! Just finding your blog for the first time on this hop and enjoying the older posts too

Whimcees said...

Hello!

What a wonderful idea! I love it! This is one of my favorite of Mo's images and your card showcased it perfectly! Beautiful!

Wishing you a good day today!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Noukie said...

That is soooo absolutely original!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! what a great way to think out of the box! hugs Noukie

Janiel/ janny said...

oh my Debbie!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS ADOREABLE and I do mean over the top!!! You have out done yourself girlfriend!!!
hugs, Janiel

Elaine L. said...

This is absolutely fantastic! I love the way you've made the dress large enough to actually be the card, and all the little extras and that verse are just perfection!

nessy said...

oh this is stunning ~simply gorgeous ~beautifully made debbie!!
vanessa xx

Mary J said...

Blimey, this is STUNNING! Love it!

LaJanette said...

Oh this is too cute for words! Love all about it :0)

Kathy Bradley said...

Debbie,
What an awesome and adorable card. This image is just too cute. As a little girl, I had tons of paperdolls and loved them! You've colored your images beautifully. Thanks for sharing.

Merry said...

You are such a clever lady Debbie....this card is brilliant. Wonderful colours and such a terrific shape.

gobeagirl said...

OMGoodness Debbie! I love, love your card! My Mom sews dolls clothes for dolls that she had back in the 40's & 50's. She sells them to other woman on eBay and they all just love her creations. Your card reminds me of my Mom so much as the dolls tend to look like your card and she does put a piece of herself into every little dress/panties and everything else. I love your card and I just had to let you know. Hugs, Lisa G
PS. I hope you don't mind, but I am going to send my Mom a link to this. She is going to be blown away. Hugs again, Lisa

Jackie Thomas said...

Wow Debbie, you are so creative. this is absolutely gorgeous and I really love the little sentiment you found, so sweet.
Hugs Jackie

My Dollies 3 said...

Hi, I am Lisa G's (GobeaGirl) Mom. I just love this picture. I told Lisa that the poem makes the picture and the picture makes the poem. I just love it. I have a doll that looks just like the one in the picture, pony tails and all. thanks for making my day. Vicki

Rufus said...

Creative! Great idea to make the backdrop out of her dress! It came out beautifully.
R/

arjette said...

Wwooww Debbie, your card is awesome!!!

gr. arjette.

Heidi Brawley said...

WOWZERS!!! This card is Super Cute! I love how you made the dress the background for your card! What a great idea!!! love it!
~Heidi Brawley

Noriko said...

Hoi Debbie,

viavia kwam ik op je blog.
Wat een prachtige creatie's!!
Heb me meteen aangemeld als volger!!

Groetjes Noriko van www.norikoskaarten.blogspot.com

...just Barbara said...

This is darling! I love the proportions you did and those chippies are fabulous!! Can't wait to get mine. ;D *Hugs

Alice Wertz said...

wow! this is amazing, Debbie! love love that you used her dress for the background. fabulous work as always!

Sue said...

Fabulous...you creative girl you. Love the dress easel card!! and she is a sweetie, so cute. All your details are spot on as always along with your gorgeous coloring. Debbie, this is wonderful!

Hugs
Sue

Elizabeth said...

This amazing and gorgeous!! Love the dress easel card.

Cheryl said...

Hi Debbie, this is an amazing card! What a great idea, I love it.
Thanks for sharing!
Cheryl

carolscards said...

wow wow wow this is stunning love it
Carol xx

www.dreamees.org.uk

Zoe said...

Oh Bebs!! This is fabulous and I know I know - they aren't in store BUT I adore how you used them and I LOVE the whole idea of the large dress!! It is super cool!! xxoo

Franca said...

This is soooo sweet!!!!
Great idea and abvsolut fabulous!!!

Hugs Franca

Sharon said...

WOW Debbie, I just stumbled up this card while looking at your blog! It is just stunning, LOVE IT!!! All the wonderful details.

Sharon x