Wednesday, December 28, 2011

December Calendar Girls- Mo's Challenge 114--

Well here I am FINALLY....seems that time has gone by way to quickly this month...between card groups, "31" parties, working, babysitting...trying to get my Christmas cards done and out and my computer being a real pain I haven't had time to even think (or post)...:(...I haven't had time to stamp or chat with my very special online friends.....and I do so miss them...

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and that you have a Happy and prosperous New Year!!!

Since we are do not have a November or December hostess we have a special challenge for this month....and here it is:

December - Who loves a secret? I know I do! Let's have a secret ONE-WORD challenge. This is how it will work. Each Calendar Girl will come up with a one-word challenge for the Calendar Girl who follows her on the list. It can only be ONE WORD, but it can be any word (glitter, three, apple, blue, holiday, sponging, friendship.... whatever word you choose!) Then secretly email or PM that ONE WORD challenge to the next person on the list and she will create a card that in some way represents that word. On December 28th, she will post to her blog a picture of her card and the ONE WORD secret that she has used. Because it's a busy time, please email or PM your ONE WORD to your secret partner no later than the 28th of November so she will have ample time to create during the busy holiday season. Okay?

The lovely "Miss May" Barb, gave me my word which was "hugs"...I hope she will forgive me for not making it plural but I had the perfect stamp with the word hug on it..When I originally got the word I was thinking about making a clear box and putting the "hershey Hugs" in it to incorporate my word...but as you can see I didn't quiet do that...sigh...instead I made a telescoping card that as it turns out works out perfectly for the Mo Challenge this month as well...This was to use punches and or dies...as you can see the whole card is made with dies and the adorable little image is a Mo Manning creation....(just love her images)...

I used the SU night of navy for the base of the card and night of navy retired designer paper. I colored this little cutie with copic markers and then went to town putting this together...this is the first telescoping card I have ever attempted and used the tutorial found Here from the lovely Beatte on Splitcoaststampers. It was much easier than I had expected it to be. I have to say I am pleased with how it did turn out.

I hope you enjoyed my card....please stop by the other Calendar Girls blogs...I am quite sure you won't be disappointed....

Thanks for stopping by..

Until next time.

Hugs,
Carol

12 comments:

April said...

This is just "fabulous" ~ as said in my best Tim Gunn voice!! Okay, if you aren't a fan of Project Runway you will not get that...lol

It is great to "see" you online and I do hope that 2012 allows you more craftiness and blogging-ness!!

ps...love your mystery word!

Elaine L. said...

What a neat idea! Love the papers you've used with this cute image. Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

Barb said...

Carol--great card. Yes, I am just fine with the plural form of the word.

This card is perfect for the image that you used--I will need to try this technique too since you say it is pretty easy. I am trusting you!

Thanks for sharing.........

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

What a fun card, Carol!!! I love that telescoping layout (I've thought of trying it myself but haven't found time). It is just too darling, with the Mo image, etc.

Your use of the word Barb gave you is terrific! I love how creative you are!!!

Hugs, my friend....... I'm glad we're both Calendar Girls!

Melina said...

Darling little telescope card! wonderful :)

~Paola~ said...

YEAHHHHH MY DAHLIN CAROL IS BLOGGING AGAIN! Missed ya my sweet friend but I do totally get it too...'LIFE' has its own course I know!!On to your card...WOWWW!I am in aweeeee of telescopic cards and promised myself to make one...and now U are convincing me even more to try my hands at it too!
This is sooo lovely...and of course Mo Manning always's a winner in my opinion ♥ Such cutie patotee image and yes I see two colored images in diff sizes...wowww....how did U do that? A digi maybe??...SUch beautiful color combos of blue hues that goes perrrrrfectly with
such cute dp choice too...Definetly a WINNERRRRRR!!
U rocked the challenge hands down for sure!! Love being a CG with ya hunn ♥ xox

Pat said...

Hi Carol. What a fun card!! I love this sweet little Mo Manning image...and your coloring is just so pretty! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Mo's! Hugs. Pat Frank

p.s. 31 parties?! YIKES!

Terry said...

You are awesome!! I love that you try new card shapes all the time!! Me....I seem to stick to rectangle. I need to broaden my horizons!!

I love everything about this card! It is great!!!

Hope to see you more often soon ☺

djones said...

Oh I love it! Perfect image for the word "hugs." It is so adorable. And I love all the circled layers. Great card my friend!

Michelle said...

Great card! I love that image and sentiment. Gorgeous layout, you are so good at trying new things.

:: BlueInks :: said...

You certainly did find the perfect image for your secret word!

The layout and the theme turned out great. I like the colors as well.

Great job, Carol!

Darlene said...

What a DARLING image, and perfect for your word challenge!! Such a fun technique, too. I've been meaning to give it a try, now you have given me some courage, saying it was easy. Love the coloring and everything coordinates beautifully!
Had fun talking the other night, we have to do it more often!
Happy New Year Hugs to you!