Thursday, April 21, 2011

Hop on over...

Hi again sweet friends!! It's been a crazy week...and I'm still frantically trying to catch up! hehe! My sweet hubby and I flew to Las Vegas for the weekend...we met up with my sister, Dee, and her hubby (they flew there from Minnesota)...and we celebrated my sister's birthday! We ate and laughed and drank...and contributed to the local enconomy, of course...one penny at a time (yep, penny slots! LOL!). We had such fun. I think this will become an annual event!! But...enough about me...I have the coolest thing to share with you all!! We're ALL going to a hop!! That's right...a blog hop!! And it's not your everyday, run of the mill blog hop either...this one is extra super duper special...so read on....

What do you think of when you hear the words, "Clowns, Cotton Candy, corn dogs, sticky fingers, squeals of delight ...and sometimes even complaints of tummy aches and sore feet near the end of the day?"

Answer....

THE CARNIVAL!!
Now, hopefully you 've just hopped on over from Elaine's blog...isn't she just the most talented little thing? In fact, I'll bet you've been throroughly enjoying your blog hopping so far! Mo has such talented designers on her teams...but, wait...you're not done yet! Now that you've finished visiting Mo's crazy-talented Dream Team, you're all warmed up for hopping on over to Mo's Challenge DT blogs...and let me tell ya, my DT sisters are one uber talented bunch of gals!!

But...before we start, let me say that, if you just happened to pop on by to say g’day (isn't that just so cute?!) and want to join us on this super Carnival Hop then you’ll want to START HERE. OK...are you ready?? Here are the hoppity hop hop details...

Zoe from Make it Crafty and Mo from Mo’s Digital Pencil, came together to share the delight and fun of The Carnival. To celebrate - Zoe's and Mo's fabulously talented teams have come together for one MASSIVE blog hop! We all had such fun playing with these "Carnival" images...and we want to share our little "masterpieces" with you for a bit of inspiration....

For my card, I chose not one, but TWO of Mo's delightful Carnival images...JoJo the Clown...and Kat at the Carnival available HERE at Mo's Digital Pencil Too! And from Zoe's Make it Crafty online store, I used this fun circus tent available HERE.


Whatcha think? Cute, huh?


And here's another view...kind of a side-view. I'm not sure if you can tell, but I cut a square in the front of the card and secured Zoe's Circus Tent image from behind! Then I popped JoJo up on dimensionals! I quite like the effect!

And, of course, I wanted to decorate the inside of the card...I kept it pretty simple, but just had to add little Kat with her huge bag of Kettle Korn!


Have y'all noticed these little balloons? Well, here's a hint: Write down the letters as you go because at the very end we want you to guess what the saying is! Why? Two words: FREE STUFF!!  (My fave two words, in fact!! I LOVE free stuff!! LOL!)
There will be THREE grand prizes randomly drawn from the correct answers PLUS there will be hidden prizes along the way so make sure you leave some love as you hop along!

Now we know this is a super big hop, but we wanted to make sure you would get LOTS of inspiration! The hop will be open until the April 28th...so you'll have plenty of time to come back each day with a cuppa to soak it all up! (Just don’t lose the letters you have been collecting!)

A special thanks to our fabulous sponsors, Mo’s Digital Pencil, Make it Crafty, Stamping Bella and Quixotic Paperie for providing the fabulous prizes for this grand carnival hop!

You've been a real trooper making it this far...just a couple more goodies before you leave...

My friend and most fabulously talented artist, Mo Manning, has created one more special image for our fun "Carnival Blog Hop".

You can get her for your very own! That's right...for the duration of the Carnival Blog Hop, this little cutie patootie is available HERE for the unbelievably low price of $1.00!! All proceeds will be donated to the "Make a Wish" foundations in both the U.S. and the U.K.!! How cool is that? You get to help make a dream come true for some very deserving children...PLUS you get a new Mo Manning digi image to add to your collection!!

Thanks so much for visiting...and have fun on the Carnival bloggity blog hoppity hop! Now...don't forget to leave a comment for a ‘possible’ chance at winning some hidden treasure!! Are ya ready for some more fun and gorgeous artwork? Okie dokie...then hop on over to visit my amazingly talented DT sister, Dawn!!

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djones said...

Cute! Love the red, white & blue paper and also all the ribbon, twine and button. Great card.

Kerri said...

Your card is AWESOME!!!

Uschi said...

I am completely enthusiastic about your wonderful card.
I've still never seen something so beautiful. This wonderful colourful circus tent and the funny clown can awaken childhood memories. Formally, one hears the music, which from the tent.
Your card provides immediate good mood!

Wow, that you the weekend in Las Vegas were and have spent a great time. It has impressive there be or?

Hugs Uschi

Larisa said...

Your card is fantastic!!! Love the bright colouring!))) Great!

Lici4ka said...

Спасибо за вдохновение! Прекрасная открытка!

Aj* said...

Excellent card !


Aj.

Beth said...

Nice card! Love the inside!

Sharon Keanly said...

Absolutey fabulous Pat!

Patti Jo said...

Awesome Pat!!! Love how you colored these and the papers and embellies....perfect!!! Great job!

Joey said...

WOW WOW WOW Pat this is super stunning! your colourwork is amazing and I love the detail with the ribbon, Pure Gorgeousness! Joey xx

Shime said...

Fantastic card! Perfect embellishments!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Oh I love your 4th July carnival scene! Gorgeous colour work and beautiful design and embellishment! Hugs, Lesley

Sandra's Handmade Cards said...

Stunning cards - my favorite so far!!

Doris Tusche said...

Wonderful Card, so cute.
Greetings from switzerland.
Doris

Linda Peo. said...

This is such a fun blog hop...love all the inspiration for all you great talented ladies.

DQ said...

Fabulous card.Love the use of all the ribbons.TFS

heidy said...

Awesome card Pat,I cant stop looking at this wonderfull card!
Glad you have a great time in Las Vegas!
Hugs Heidy

Tine said...

Hi Pat. Brilliant card and fabulously coloured.
Tine :)

~Vittory~ said...

Great job! I love your cards!!!
With best wishes,
Viktoria

Zoe said...

Wow Pat - Jaw dropper! The papers you chose are perfect and your colouring is out of this world. I feel like I could reach out and touch those puffy clouds. And your write up is soooo good. You had me chuckling the whole way though. Thanks for being a part of our special blog hop. hugs xxoo

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is gorgeous inside and out.

Helgazlata said...

Wonderful card and a great opportunity!

chrissy xx said...

Watchca think??? I think it's Fabulous both inside and out. Your ribbon is soooo pretty too!
Chrissyxx

Sue said...

Fabulous card,just love the papers you have used,stunning colouring.
Sue :)

kerry d said...

FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!

Debbie Pamment said...

Oh WOW Pat - your card is just gorgeous! LOVE your fabulous colouring - amazing!
xXx

kittirin said...

Very cute card!!

Gab said...

Great card - so many fun details

Exclusively by Mel said...

Hi Pat,
Loving this blog hop! my first one :)
I think your card is just wonderful!!
Lots of work has gone into this fab work of art.
Mel. xx

Debbie said...

Oh how cute, Love how bright and bold your colors are, and the tickets are the perfect accen.t

Hugs
Debbie

P.S. Glad you had a great time in Vegas..

Lynn said...

Hi Pat, what a wonderful blog hop journey so far and the cards keeping getting better and better and yours is wonderful too:)
huggs
Lynn xxx

Nicola said...

I'm blown away by just how stunning your card is. Love every inch of it, you are soooo talented. If I have to narrow it down I love the colours and how you've coloured the images, the design of the card is gorgeous, and the finishing touches are amazing.
Love Nicola xxx

Marika said...

Классная открытка, я бы пошла в такой цирк))

Reflections from Granny said...

Gorgeous card inside and out!

:) Lori m

meg said...

Fantastic cerd the colours are wonderful

meg said...

Fantastic cerd the colours are wonderful

Chris said...

Gidday! Pat - Wowza!! your card is simply amazing!

Chrissie said...

Such a fabulous card Pat and that backing paper is perfect with the big top image!
lol Chrissie xx

Tink said...

CUTE!

Kim said...

Love your card!! Your coloring is just beautiful!! TFS!!

Stephanie said...

Fantastic card!

Heide said...

Your card is Fab inside and out! Love your coloring and super colors. The cute birthday tags are super too.

Adele said...

Lovely detail, fab card! xx

Tracey said...

Brilliant card inside and out

Leah the Orange said...

WOW, Pat. this is STUNNING!!! i love the patriotic colour combo, and your trims are fabulous, and the INSIDE of the card is just as gorje as the outside! fantastic creation! it's been wonderful hopping with you!

Dena said...

Pat, your work is stunning! What fabulous coloring!
Hugs, Dena

Cindy2 said...

Love your embellishments, the tickets are wonderful. C2

Tracy V. said...

Pat - First- I am highly upset that I wasn't invited to Vegas with ya!! LOL Kidding...but I LOVE Vegas!! Girl I thought I traveled alot..I think you may have me beat! Now on to your card. Its absolutely GORGEOUS! The coloring on it is soooooo awesome. I esp. love the tent!! Just beautiful and I am not just saying that!
Hugs
Tracy Valure

Анна said...

очередной шедевр! продолжайте в том же духе!

Whimcees said...

Hello!

This is so pretty - inside and out! Great use of color!

Wishing you a great weekend!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Carla S. said...

Wow, Pat! What an awesome creation, inside and out! I love the images you used! Fantastic coloring and details!

Tina Chambers said...

Makes me want to go to the carnival! Beautiful!

skated said...

Gorgeous card, i LOVE the bow with the button and bakers twine, its fantastic.

Kate xxx

Janette Fuller said...

Beautiful card, Pat! I love the patriotic colors and the circus theme!

Donna said...

Your card makes me feel like I'm at the carnival! As usual amazing!

Dorcas said...

Now Pat you've got to stop this! Every card of your outdoes the one you made last. lol The competition is just to stiff. I quit! LOL!!
Truly terrific card, I love this to pieces and you even did the inside, complete with another image!! Cool Cool Cool!! Yup, that means I love it!

mumgranny said...

Aren't Copics wonderful - and you sure have mastered them. Great card.

Michelle said...

Stunning! Perfect for a 4th of July circus :)

mforquer said...

Pat - this is just gorgeous my dear! I love your style and your coloring is super fantastic. I love the tent with little Jo - just stunning! Hugs,
Melissa

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Wow! That is a super project. Fantastic!

Purple Card Lady said...

Gorgeous creation! TFS!

Leigh M said...

What a great "CARNIVAL" atmosphere you created with your card. Awesome... Thanks for sharing.

sharman said...

So awesome. Great Great job. Sooooo cute. Great combinations....

KJ said...

Outside & in, inside & out
your cade made me have a little pout,
I wish I could make stunning cards like this,
Congrats Pat, you're top of my fave lis..t ;D xx

Michelle said...

Wow! Your card is fantastic...love the colors and everything about it!! The inside looks fabulous as well!!

Heidi said...

Love this card! Inside is just as fantastic as the outside.

Hugs Heidi xx

Julie said...

Wow gorgeous card
Hugs,
julie

Christine said...

Makes me think of Circus Circus in Vegas. Wonderful bonus with the inside too. Love it!

Heidi Brawley said...

WOWZERS!!!!! Your card is Amazing! love it!
~Heidi Brawley

Cynthia said...

This little carnival card is adorable, Pat! The bright colors and dp are perfect.

Sheri said...

Oh Pat! I just knew your card would be full of fabulousity and I was right! How beautiful!

Jennifer Dove said...

LOVE the details in your card

Mary said...

Fabulous card - love it inside and out!

Flying Kangaroo said...

Gorgeous card and your details are superb.

Sandy Hulsart said...

What an amazing card, your coloring is fantastic and those tickets are the perfect embellishment.

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Uber Fabulous!!! Love the paper, the tickets, the bow and your amazing coloring!! Wow!! ~jeni :)

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Oh, I forgot...VEGAS!! WooHoo!!! ~jeni :)

kbrandy4 said...

WOW Pat, i absolutely adore your creation and i love the papers you have used to give it an American style carnival. I am really enjoying this hop.

Hugs Hazel xx

Carisa said...

very cute! love the tickets on your card and how you carried the whimsical theme on the inside of your card as well. joining forces with such a great team like Mo's is so much fun! :D

Elaine Hollander said...

Love the card, thanks for sharing.

ritaansley said...

I love, love, love your card. Everything about it is just wonderful.

Debsydoo said...

Great card, love these images

Hugs Debs

Lost said...

VERY VIVID! Wow! Your coloring is amazing! I really wish I could get some lessons!
And can I just say these letters are looking pretty intimidating... I can only imagine!

Deb said...

beautiful card, love your colour combo!
Happy Crafting, Debxx

belinee said...

Wonderfull card!

jan farnworth said...

wonderful card love all the details

Cor* said...

I just love your card. All the colors are phenomenal! Perfect little tickets as well! And the inside with another of Mo's fabby designs, shut up!! (in a good way) Incredible! TFS! & thanks for the letters!

Renkata said...

Your card is so pretty and funny.
Great scene.

coquine1635 said...

amazing card

Ulrike said...

A wonderful card! I love all the images, papers and embellishments.

Beccy said...

wow love the way you have coloured the circus tent. Great to be hopping with you.

Beccy MiC x

stampencamper said...

g'day, what a fun card, so created with colors, and character

Shazza said...

brilliant card Pat and Las Vegas sounds fab!
x

grandmabonnie said...

Wow,i am speechless..what a gorgeous card!

Tracy Johnson said...

Love this exciting card, just want to go out and buy a ticket.

Moments by Marla said...

Wow!!! I can't think of better colors for the circus as you did in this card. Your coloring, paper and embellishment choices are perfect. Fabulous job. Thank you for sharing.

Pat Moore said...

Amazing card. the colors are fantastic.

CreaRenata said...

Oh my gosh, this is stunning! You did a great job on colouring and combining these images.

Hugs,
Renata

Knesinka said...

Very beautiful!

KathyB said...

Wow! That's alot of fantastic detail! Inside and out. Love it!

Joyce said...

Your design just screams Vegas and USA! Love the card and LOVE Vegas. Great creations.

Kathy Bradley said...

What's a circus without the big top tent! Darling card - colored perfectly.

Rita Winmill said...

Hi, what a treat this was!!!!Too bad the lady started to sing in Russian. I ould not leave a commend on the following sites: Heidi and Quixotic...could you give me a hint how??? This site is awesome!!!!

Olga V. said...

Thank you Pat, "free stuff" sounds like magic :-) Your card is stunning, by the way. I never have energy to do the insides of a card - it's always plain area for writing... Totally adore your creation!

Shanna Shands said...

OMG your card is fabolous!

Peggy said...

Wonderful card! I love everything about it inside and out!!

thecardcorner said...

Just love your card, great colors and papers you picked. Very nice with the tickets. Wish I could make cards like that.

Linda Imler said...

Pat,

Excellent as usual. Your coloring a really great!

Linda Imler

Sarah said...

wow this is an amazing card! You must have put HOURS of work into it - it is really gorgeous!

Lynda Nielsen said...

HOLY WOW WOWZERS... This is FANTASTIC, Spots/Stripes/Colors, and GORGEOUS style of coloring and layout. I'm just dying here, this is over the top (the big top)
AND AND AND... oh oh oh... I bet I know what the secret saying is... LOL
Thanks so much for your gorgeous inspiration.
Hugs,
Lynda

Barb F said...

Love your card!! It is so neat inside also!!

Monique said...

That's a beautifull card Pat !

Hugs Monique

sari said...

My goodness!! I just LOVE your cheerful card! It's so lovely inside & out! Love the ribbon you have used! Hugs & Sunshine! /Sari

Frea said...

Hi Pat, love how your card has this vintage look to it!! I prefer that to all the bright colours, but of course that's a matter of taste!! Hugs, Frea

Eisbärin said...

Nothing short of stunning!
Love, Alex

steve.rawles said...

I think the mixture of spots and stripes really brings out the feeling of fun tht goes with the image

Merry said...

So love the papers you have used with these fantastic images. A wonderful layout you have created.

Marlene said...

I've been waiting with anticipation for this blog hop!

Your card is gorgeous and reminds me of a 4th of July party!

cat said...

all i can say is: BEAUTIFUL!!

Carol said...

Great card, absolutely loving that ribbon treatment. Carol x

Madmummie said...

wow what a stunning card, so beautifully made and coloured

Martha said...

That is an AMAZING carnival card! It rocks.

Rhonda said...

Loving the blog hop and all the cute cards!

Cathy said...

Absolutely amazing! It is so wonderful to see so many different takes on these images. Wonderful layout and color choices.

Sherrie K. said...

Fantastic job! I love all the details and the coloring is awesome!!
I am a new follower, would love if you stop at my blog and follow me too:) I am excited to see your creations!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Frances said...

Beautiful card!

My messy corner said...

Very nice card, love the tickets!

Margaret said...

love love love this card
Margaret
mmarg1520atsbcglobaldotnet

charlene said...

Pat this is just the cutest love all the detail just a fun card !
Hugs

Debbie J said...

Pat, your card is terrific! I love this theme anyway, and your composition is great! Thanks.

nancyparker55 said...

Your card is amazing!

Sherri said...

Amazingly gorgeous card! Inside AND out! Love it!!

Trish said...

I love everything about this card- you've really done an incredible job, including your great choice of papers to go with the images. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
Hugs,
Trish x

Miss Jaster said...

BEAUTIFUL CARD!!!!!!!! LOVE IT!

Lisa said...

Wow - this card is just fabulous! I love the stars and stripes and your details are stunning! I'm a new follower...I'd love for you to stop by my blog and follow as well :)

http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

Scrapbooking Beginner said...

what a Fab card. Love it.

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful card! Your coloring is fantastic.

Jen (MIC DT)

Pamela said...

GREAT JOB !! THIS IS SO MUCH FUN!!

Carol W said...

Oh my goodness what a wonderful card. I love how you have decorated the inside as well...this is simply stunning...great color scheme...and awesome coloring...Well done!!!

Sandy said...

Hey Pat - another cute card! Love the little girl inside - in fact I really love the inside -- you design queen you. I am pooped as well - getting ready for our trip and spent all afternoon and into the night with my daughter and her 4 kids. It was such fun and my son and his wife and his daughter were at my Mom's too - it was like a family reunion! I am closing down the computer - just can't keep up and I have way too much still to do before we leave. I really needed to see you latest card before I closed up shop. Super fun card!!
Sandy

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Oh this is going to be a FUN hop!!
Your cards is so CUTE,,, love it!
Thanks for this chance to win too.

Raewyn said...

My absolute favourite so far, what an amazing HOP. Your card is perfect both inside and out! I will definately have to give this one a try. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations

Сергевна said...

Замечательная открытка! Великолепно раскрашена!

Sheri said...

LOVE these colors and patterns together! The inside is fabulous too! Thanks for the inspiration!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

So many fun details on this card! Love tickets and the clown, with the tent in the back round! The bow is very pretty too! Great inside!

Marsha said...

Striped, tickets - perfect for the carnival card.

Deb said...

Now this card is a party! Love it! hugs

ThatGirl said...

OH I LOVE the colors and your coloring!! I think this is my favorite card so far!!

lhughes said...

Cute card,Love it.

Linda H.

Cathy said...

OMG Pat, this is awesome. Loved the different layers and the colors and embellishments are perfect. WoW!!!

craftingmanda said...

Gorgeous card I love all the detail and colors it's beautiful

Dawn said...

Pat, your card is perfect! I love that you decorated the inside too!
Thank you fot the letters!
Hugs
Dawn xxx

Rita said...

love the colours and the design of the card

Nannieflash said...

Stunning card, and I love your colour choice and scene. with hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Mina said...

wow what a stunner Pat, amazing colouring and the combo is perfect
Mina xxx

Hamrow said...

Absolutely brilliant card.

Eve

Lillian Child said...

So many fabulous elements making up your delightful card creation. Great job!

Marilyn said...

Love the card, your colouring, the DP, embellishments... it's all terrific.

Carole of Brum said...

Oh I really love this! your papers and embellishments, with the stars and stripes, increases the carnival feeling, and you've done a fab job with the images. Such fun! CoB

Mau xx said...

Wow! so good, I just love the way you have positioned Jojo, I just Love him, he is adorable.
Happy Easter xx Mau

Ardilla said...

Nice card... I like the inside too!

Tanya R said...

WOW! Such a wonderful piece of art.
Hugs
Tanya

moonie said...

Great card! I really like that you used pop-out dimensionals for the clown, she really looks as if she is distanced from the Circus Big Top.

Anonymous said...

What a fun card. The inside was surprising.
Beth K
quilts24@verizon.net

ashlee said...

Awesome!! That's all I can say!

Debs said...

Fabulous card, love the bright colours. Debs xx

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous! I am inspired. Thank you for sharing!
Cheryl

MimiPatty said...

Excellent coloring and design. Loe these images.

AK Stamper said...

Fabulous job on your card, just the right touch for the inside too!

Shell~Alaska♥
mlady2@ptialaska dot net

Lynn said...

Your card is adorable, love the little tickets. xx

Jenn said...

Love your card

Anna R said...

WooHoo...This card is over the top with details!! Cute inside as well...amazing.
My favorite detail is the ticket embellies at the top.

Crafteezee said...

Love your card and your colouring is awesome! Hugs Tracy x

Ellis said...

Fabulous card! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Fliss said...

Luv your car especially the tickets...!!!
Huggz

Jody said...

Very beautiful card

queenofnanas said...

Really looks like a true carnival

Mary M. said...

What a wonderful card. I love everything about it from the images, colors and layout.

Kerys said...

I love the colours in this card. Really striking. :-) x

Erika said...

I absolutely love the cards - the decorating on the inside is perfect!

scrappintlc said...

Wow, lovin the outside the inside, everything. Really like those tickets.

Alice Wertz said...

wow! your coloring is amazing, Pat! amazing card!

Tiiti said...

This is just gorgeous. I love your coloring, it's just fabulous!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Oh I just love this Hop!! What FUN and playful designs and so colorful too.
I love the way you used these stamp sets, such creative ideas!
Thanks for this chance to win!

Maya said...

Gorgeous card, and i love your coloring!!
Hugs from Maya

Suzanne said...

This card is just stunning, I love it !
Hugs Sue x

Tracy said...

Fabulous card Pat! Those papers are so awesome with the images and of course they're done perfectly. :-) Thanks for sharing this with us!

Anneke said...

Such a amazing card!!
Hugs Anneke

I Don't Do Straignt said...

Great card! the colours are stunning.

Fiona

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow what a stunning card - love the colours
Lisa x

sarham said...

Wow,wow,wow! This is so GORGEOUS!!! Love it! The layers the colours everything!

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

I can almost here the music from here. Stunning

Gram's Treasures said...

Wow! Love how you've coloured the circus tent! Everything goes together so perfectly. Wonderful card.
Joyce xx

Mari Harpham said...

Gorgeous card. Your coloring is amazing.

Kimberly said...

WOW! that card is truly awesome. Love the image, the coloring, the added detail...super cool. TFS!
www.canadiancraftcorner.blogspot.com
kimbob27 at hotmail dot com

Graphicat said...

This is CRAZY AWESOME COOL! Fabulous use of colours and patterns and images! You rocked it!
Cheers
Cheri

Dawn said...

Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!

KSinMT said...

I love this carnival theme. Your card is so cute! Thank you. Kathy
kschenckATbresnanDOTnet

Adriana said...

Oh my goodness. This is the best card I've seen so far on the hop.
It made we want to check out your other creations. You are so talented!

Blessings,
Adriana XX

Judi said...

I just love the images and all the different textures on the card you have created . . . love it!

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