Sunday, 13 January 2013

Exercise

The challenge this week over at Less is More is Sport or Exercise - quite apt really after Christmas Pud and choccie!

I found some time last night to make this card - I'd already made up my mind that I wanted to use this Mo Manning image because as with most of the things that come from the pencil's of Mo, they make you feel happy - (bit of a theme going on here - can you guess I've been feeling less than cheerful of late as all I seem to be doing is wanting to make 'happy' things?).

Enough ramblings - the 'one layer' theme although I've become a teeny bit more proficient at still makes me apprehensive but am happy to say I managed to position, print and colour without any mishaps!

I coloured Mummu with a mixture of promarkers and watercolour pastels.

The sentiment was originally from TLC and I really wanted to use it but had to change the fonts because the original didn't sit quite right. 

I finished it off with some polka dot green ribbon - I treated myself to lots of spotty and gingham ribbons before Christmas for Christmas cards etc - and this is the first one I used....now in January!!!

Other challenges -
Hotshot Craft - Clean and Simple
Card makin Mamas - Anything Goes
Card Crafters Circle - Summer
Glitter n Sparkle - Use a Digi

It's very cold and frosty here today - perfect excuse for not moving from the craftie space! Enjoy your day and thanks for coming to see me today! x

38 comments:

Fiona said...

What a fab image and love the subtle way it's been coloured, no smudges either. (unlike mine!) A lovely sentiment too and perfect for this stamp.

Kathyk said...

Super project and love the sentiment too

Kathyk

Stamps and Paper said...

What a fabulous card Viv and just love the Mo image and what a great sentiment you have used

Anne

Gillian said...

What a great card. Love that image!

Rema said...

Geat image and coloring! I love Mo Manning stamps....

Crafty Lark said...

Great card and super sentiment, definitely wishing happy here. I do like dotty ribbon and gingham ribbon and ribbon and ribbon. lol Sending you happy wishes. xx Flora

Caz said...

Love this Viv, one of my fave Mo images, so beautifully coloured. Love the one layer card too. I'm trying my hand at this a bit more this year.
Hugs
Caz x

Linby said...

Great card and wonderful colouring.
Linbyx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Absolutely Brilliant card Viv love that image

jacqui x

Paper Junkie said...

I love this card because it IS so cheerful. Thank you Viv. Hope the sun shone for you today and helped to banish those winter blues. Had a good long walk in the sunshine with my gorgeous Jack Russell Polly - always helps to cheer me up. X

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card Viv, I like the image and the wonderful sentiment.
Kevin xx

Chrissie said...

This is terrific Viv and what a fab sentiment!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Anita said...

Great card and sentiment! Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comment :-)
Anita

sassy said...

love that image viv...a perfect card hugs ssassxxxx

Aileen said...

Love this image and your fabby colouring. x

Meggymay said...

Wonderful card Viv, the image does make you smile.
Yvonne x

aussie aNNie said...

This is soooo fab. love the way you coloured her in and yes, Mo's images are super to use...great card and love the sentiment...luv annie

Shelby said...

Awesome job with the one layer! It turned out wonderfully and the sentiment is fantastic. Beautiful work

Shelby

MaryH said...

Hi Viv, Thanks for visiting my blog, and signing on as a follower. I was able to follow the link back to your lovely blog, and joined you! What fun. I love this Mo M image. I have it on my desk, but it's as yet uninked. You did a fantastic coloring & shading on this. I don't know from Nada about Promarkers or w/c pastels. I've bought some of the pan pastels, not used yet. Looking forward to cruising your blog and getting some wonderful inspiration. See ya soon.

debby4000 said...

Absolutely brilliant Viv and gorgeous too.
luv
Debby

coops said...

stunning card viv.brilliant image and i really love the sentiment ;D

xx coops xx

Abi said...

Cheer up chick & keep smiling!! This one definitely made me smile, lovely colouring & shading there. Fab one layer job xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Well I hope you're feeling cheerful today Viv. This card is wonderful and beautifully coloured.

Stay warm and cozy. xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

This is lovely too - you're cheering me up no end Viv! And I totally agree about wrinkles - you just don't want the wrong type! Vicky x

Anonymous said...

lol great card, love the image made me smile. Thank you for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle this week. Abbie DT xx

Lynne said...

Love this Mo Manning image Viv and your sentiment is brilliant.
Lynne xxx

My name is Cindy said...

Love it!! Great image and gets my vote for 'Happy' project! Hugs Cindy x

Anonymous said...

Love that Mo image Viv it always makes me smile, perfect sentiment too, I must be very happy as the old wrinkles are starting to show! Thanks for popping in.

Hugs
Brenda

Sue W said...

That's a great image from Mo and you've coloured her to perfection! Love the sentiment too!

Viv said...

Just love this one Viv, such a fab image and great very apt sentiment too :) Viv xx

craftygranny said...

Stunning i love it and mo's images. Thanks for joining us at glitternsparkle hugs trisha x

Julie Steed said...

Ohhhh...I love these stamps! I had forgotten about them. You've done a wonderful job on your card.

Susan said...

I love that image from Mo's....I might just need to get it for myself! Love the coloring you did...and the sentiment is perfect!

Jen said...

viv this really made me smile!!

Sorry late visiting this week...
Thanks for joining us
Jen xx
"Less Is More"

Anonymous said...

Great image ... cycling with happy abandon ... coloured beautifully ... and a perfect sentiment! Thanks for your visit and sweet words! Anita in France :)

Anthony Paterson said...

love it, thank you for joining us at Glitter n sparkle challenge blog good luck and hope to see you again soon.
AJ dtm

Alessandra said...

hahahaha, ilarious image and wonderful sentiment! What a cool card!
love it!
xxx, alessandra

craftymum said...

Wonderful!. Thank you for joining us at HSC for our CAS challenge

Sarah x