Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Mo's Wonderful Time of the Year

How has it already been another year ... I guess time goes fast when you're crafting! I've had a great December full of traveling and visiting family, and now I'm looking forward to a new year full of ... well, all those things that come up when you're an adult!

I thought that the current challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil would be a nice way to both reflect on 2012 and welcome in 2013: We're to pick our favorite Mo's Digital Pencil project of 2012. I was sort of surprised to see that I only made four projects in 2012 (You can see all of my projects using Mo's images here), but I just had to choose Silky Puppy Love:

Silky Puppy Love, February 20, 2012
As you can tell, I had too much fun making that card!

Last year I used Mo's Fan's Cricket to make a Chinese New Year card, so figured I should do the same for 2013. Didn't get this in the mail in time for Western New Year's, so maybe I can send it to someone for the Chinese New Year! 

I printed everything (including the sentiment by TLC Creations, which I inverted) onto shiny Recollections papers (gold, charcoal, white). I was inspired by the lovely sketch from The Sketch File. I used the font Silentina Movie for the Charlie Chaplin quote ("Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles."), some beautiful Graphic 45 paper, and added a bit of white leaf ribbon. 

The Sketch File
  1. ATCs & Cards With Attitude: Celebrations
  2. Brown Sugar: Happy New Year
  3. Fat Pages With Attitude: Celebrations
  4. Kenny K's Krafty Krew: It's Party Time (NY celebration card)
  5. Little Claire's: Happy New Year
  6. Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge #238: New Year Inspired
  7. Polka Doodles: Happy New Year
  8. Pixie Dust Studio: Any Celebration will do
  9. Sunny Challenges: New Year's
  10. The Sketch File: Sketch
Update: This was awarded a Top 3 spot at Brown Sugar. Thank you!

Thank you for visiting,


  1. I love your take on the sketch from the Sketch File. It's fun and very clever! Thanks for joining us for the challenge at The Sketch File.

  2. Wow two super cards. Thank you for joining us over at Polka Doodles this week. A big Happy New Year to you. Hugs Clare xxxx

  3. Two fabulous cards CG..love the crackle effect and colouring on the first one..and good old Charlie...fabulous papers and colours.

    Thanks for joining in with us at FAT pages and cards with Attitude

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  4. Love both cards but the one with Charlie on it is just fab....

    Like all the layers and the clean and simple look!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Brown Sugar


  5. Nice cards!! Thank you so much for joining Brown Sugar, we hope you decide to play again!! Good luck!
    Alice B. Dt

  6. Dear Crafter in Baltimore, Love your card! A clever take in the sketch....brilliant!

    Thanks for joining us at PolkaDoodles. We have a new challenge, a blog hop and some candy on offer. So head on over to PolkaDoodles and have some fun!

    hugs & happy New Year,
    Asha - PolkaDoodles DT

  7. I love your idea for using our December sketch - it looks fantastic!
    Thank you so much for getting creative with us at g The Sketch File

  8. Awesome cards both of them. Thanks for joining us at Kenny K`s Krafty Krew. hugs...Mona

  9. Totally gorjuss cards hun, thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this week.
    Shell xx

  10. Fabulous cards.....thank you joining Little Claire in our latest blog challenge xxLCDT Gaynor

  11. That is a perfect sketch card! Lovely ideas and colors.

    My best and warmest New Year greetings to you and your family.
    Anne Walker xxxx @


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