Thursday, April 21, 2011

Hop on Over to the Carnival

Clowns, Fairy floss, sticky fingers, squeals of delight and of course complaints of sore feet near the end of the day... Where are we?


THE CARNIVAL!!
Hopefully you have just hopped on over from the super talented Tracy.
If you just popped on by to say g’day and want to join us on the super carnival hop then you’ll want to START HERE at Jak's.
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 - the two fabulously talented teams have come together for a massive blog hop to offer you plenty of inspiration when playing with these images. 
Along the way you will find balloons with a letter in them. Write down the letters as you go because at the very end we want you to guess what the saying is!  Here's mine and just in case the letter's not visible, it's the letter 'T'.
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 28thApril so you will 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!)
Here's my card featuring the Fair Carousel digi by Make it Crafty and JoJo the Clown by Mo Manning.   Images printed on MakeitColour Blending Card (awesome paper for blending) and coloured with Copics.  I coloured the background with B0000 and wish I had used a darker colour now as it's not showing up in the pic.  Papers and all accessories are from my stash and the flower edges were brushed with Tim Holtz DI. There is also a lasercut Flower Leaf Flourish hiding under the flowers which I also coloured with Tim Holtz DI.




We would like to thank our fabulous sponsors, Mo’s Digital PencilMake it CraftyStamping Bella and Quixotic Paperie for providing the fabulous prizes for this grand carnival hop!


To top things off Mo Manning is also offering the Cotton Candy digi below for $1 throughout the Hop with all proceeds being split between the Make a Wish Foundation in the US and UK.
Have a fun-tabulous time at the Carnival Hop and don't forget to leave a comment for a ‘possible’ chance at winning some hidden treasure 
NOW head on over to your next Hop which is the super duper-liciously talented Annika.



Hugs,
Maria

184 comments:

djones said...

Great card. I Love all the layers and the bright colors.

Annika said...

oh my, I just love that combo of colours - I am so enjoying this hop since the theme gives people freedom to use bright combos, lol
Those fabric flowers are lovely and so are the papers. Love the way you have coloured the carousel, the canopy looks so 3D!
Hugs
Annika

Mummylade said...

fabulous colours!

Larisa said...

Fantastic card!!! LOve your creative colouring) it is bright and beautiful)))

Lici4ka said...

Красивая открытка! спасибо за настроение!

Aj* said...

This is just fantastic !


Aj.

Sharon Keanly said...

Oh how circussy (is there such a word??) is this Maria... you know what I mean. Love it!

Beth said...

How lovely! Love the colors!

Joey said...

Maria this is beautiful, love the colours and gorgeous colouring. Joey x

Shime said...

Like you card very much! You used so difficult colors but composition of them is excellent!

Doris Tusche said...

Wonderful Card, so sweet.
Greetings from switzerland.
Doris

Sandra's Handmade Cards said...

Lovely work - great image choices!

Tine said...

Hi Maria. Lovely card with vibrant colours.
Tine :)

Grenouille Greetings said...

Beautiful card! Gorgeous colouring and I love the little black elements they make the card more grown up! Hugs, Lesley

Helgazlata said...

Wonderful card and a great opportunity!

Debbie Pamment said...

This is just beautiful - love the gorgeous layout!\
xXx

kerry d said...

Aaaawwww very nice...

Sue said...

Hi Maria,beautiful card,love the colours and images.
Sue :)

Gab said...

Fantastic card!

Anonymous said...

Gr8 designs & very worthy causes

Nicola said...

Beautiful card, love the colouring of your chosen images
Love Nicola xxx

heidy said...

Wow,this is gorgeous!!
Hugs Heidy

Reflections from Granny said...

So pretty! :) Lori m

Chrissie said...

What a gorgeous card Maria, I love the vibrant colours, perfect for a carnival!
lol Chrissie xx

~Vittory~ said...

Your card is amazing. I love the color combo and all your handmade flowers. With best wishes,
Viktoria

meg said...

Ilove your card I always think clowns are the best thing about a carnival

Heide said...

Love it! Super card.

Tink said...

CUTE!

Marika said...

Потрясающая открыточка. Я ркая и забавная.

Cindy2 said...

Love your colors. Great card.

chrissy xx said...

It's Gorgeous. LOve your colours and flowers.
Chrissyxx

Kim said...

Fabulous card!!!

Carla S. said...

What a delightful card! I love the bright colors and great details! Outstanding coloring!

Whimcees said...

Hello!

So pretty! You have matched your colors perfectly!

Wishing you a great weekend!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

skated said...

Gorgeous card and colours, LOVE the flowers and swirls of pearls

Kate xxx

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Great project! Very nice coloring!

Michelle said...

What an elegant card! So super!

mumgranny said...

What a great card.

Purple Card Lady said...

Beautiful creation! TFS!

sharman said...

Great coloring job. Cute card.

Michelle said...

I love your color scheme!

Jennifer Dove said...

WHat a perty card!!

Sheri said...

Such a cutie!!

Heidi Brawley said...

What a wonderful card you made!!!
Great Job!!!
~Heidi brawley

DQ said...

Fabulous card, love the colors!

Elaine Hollander said...

Nice card. Great colouring job.

Flying Kangaroo said...

Beautiful card, love all the details.

Debsydoo said...

Great card, love these images

Hugs Deb

Deb said...

gorgeous card, beautiful details!
Happy Crafting, Debxx

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Love the swirls and flowers! Beautiful colors and nice banner to top it all off. ~jeni :)

Mary said...

cute card!

jan farnworth said...

what a great card so cute.

Renkata said...

Maria, your card is delightful.
Love the scene and the amazing flowers.

ritaansley said...

Such a great card.

coquine1635 said...

love the bright color your used

Beccy said...

Just loving the colours on this, the carousel is gorgeous. So good to be hopping with such a talented DT.

Hugs Beccy MiC x

stampencamper said...

oh, this should be framed, wonderful creation, and so colorful

Shazza said...

wonderful card x

CreaRenata said...

This is one gorgeous card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Hugs,
Renata

Leigh M said...

I do love your choice of colors. Purple, chartreuse, and orange... awesome.

Knesinka said...

Fabulous!

Cor* said...

OH WOW I love how everyone creations are a little different representing themselves! That clown is growing on me, seriously! Great colors and design! TFS

Joyce said...

Love the colors and your details. Fabulous creation!

rita from Holland said...

This was a wonderful hop day for me!!Learned a lot from all of you, too bad the fat lady started to sing in Russian!! ;-(

Moments by Marla said...

Adorable. Just love Jojo and the merry=go-round. Thank you for sharing.

Lost said...

Fun card! Thank you for sharing!

Peggy said...

This is such a great card. Love the colors you used. They really highlight the images.

Shanna Shands said...

Love the card.

Barb F said...

wonderful card!! Just so pretty!!

Lynda Nielsen said...

Ohhhhhh what a fabulous card... The vibrant colors are awesome... And your coloring and shading... WOWEE girl.. You Rock!
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Lynda

Marlene said...

Beautifully done! This has been a fantastic blog hop so far!

sari said...

what a fabby card! Love the images, the colors nad the pearls! Hugs & Sunshine! /Sari

Tracy Johnson said...

Elegant and Circus are usually not used together but your card left me with both! Lovely

cat said...

bright and cheerful. lovely

Carol said...

Great card, love all the detail on it. Carol x

Carisa said...

Ree, this is absolutely fabulous! i love the bright colors and your coloring really makes the carousel pop!

Madmummie said...

you cant go past a carousel at the fair ground. Your card is lovely

Linda Imler said...

Unique card

Linda Imler

Annie said...

love the design, love the colours...an abfab card

Frances said...

Great card, loved all the details. hugs, Frances

Merry said...

Terrific papers your have used with this great combo of images. Your colouring is just wonderful.

Angela said...

GORGEOUS, Maria! I love the papers you used on this sweet card especially the checked paper you use as your border! Awesome scene and fabulous coloring as always!! hugs, Angela

Margaret said...

great card, love the coloring
Margaret
mmarg1520atsbcglobaldotnet

Kerri said...

Beautiful card... and beautiful colouring too xoxox

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

Wow!!! So cute!

Miss Jaster said...

Great background- love the flowers!

nancyparker55 said...

Beautiful card.

Sherri said...

Fantastic card! Love the layout & coloring

Lisa said...

This card is so gorgeous and I love your attention to details! Beautiful! I'm a new follower...I'd love for you to stop by my blog and follow as well :)

http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

Martha said...

Love the colors and the little checkered borders. Very pretty card!

Zoe said...

Absolutely fabulous Ree!! You have done an incredible job colouring. I just looove the colours you chose for the carousel and Jojo looks adorable! Not to mention the fabulous choice in embellies which you ALWAYS excel in - me and my stress attacks - and you make it looks so easy. Big Squeezes xxoo

Carol W said...

Great colors....awesome card...well done...

Trish said...

Fabulous card and your colour choices suit the images so well.
Hugs,
Trish

Сергевна said...

Очень симпатичная открытка!

Sheri said...

SO PRETTY! I love the coloring! Thanks for the inspiration!

Scrapbooking Beginner said...

really nice job. I love the flowers you add to your card.

Raewyn said...

Just beautiful, thanks for sharing with us all

Анна said...

прекрасная работа!

ThatGirl said...

Fun card, great job!

lhughes said...

Love the card.

Linda H.

Dawn said...

Fab card Maria! Love the colours you've used & the papers are perfect!
TFS & thanks for the letter!
Hugs
Dawn xxx

Frea said...

Hi Maria, lovely card, I admire your coloouring, love the shading on the roof of the tent!! Hugs, Frea

tati4ka said...

Hi Maria, your merry-go-round is beautiful! I'd like to ride on it!

Nannieflash said...

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

Lillian Child said...

What a fabulously creative card! Your coloring is amazing!

I just found your blog and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you. Stop by my blog sometime soon and say hello.

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous card & I like your colour combo!

Pat said...

Hi Maria!! How stunning!!! I love, love, LOVE this little masterpiece! You continually delight and amaze me!! Hugs. Pat

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

This is so fun! The carousel and clown and great! Love your pearl swirls too!

belinee said...

Wonderful card!!

Carole of Brum said...

This really has that 'all the fun of the fair' feel to it, everything looks great. I love that 'Le Cirque' sentiment too, I saw that on some paper earlier and thought it would suit the carnival images so well. CoB

Tracy V. said...

Loving this Maria! So pretty, the papers are perfect as is your coloring!!
Tracy V

moonie said...

Your coloring and shadowing are great! I love the color combinations.

Cheryl said...

Great coloring, thank you for sharing - Cheryl

Mina said...

snap Maria lol...your card is stunning, beautiful colours and colouring
Mina xxx

MimiPatty said...

Beautiful card. You coloring is wonderful.

Mau xx said...

Gorgeous Carnival colours, and your colouring is wonderful. I am amazed at all the inspiration on this blog Hop.xx Mau
happy Easter. xx

mforquer said...

This is just amazing...all of the talent on this hop is just fabulous!!! Love the carousel with this awesome image!
GORGEOUS
Hugs,
M

Jenn said...

Love the card, the carosuel is fabulous.

Crafteezee said...

Hi Maria, oh I love the layout and colours and seeing as I'm embellishment Queen I have to mention that I just love all your embellishments. Coloured perfectly, this is one gorgeous card. Hugs Tracy x

Ellis said...

Great card and lovely colors! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Anna R said...

Fantastic card!

Fliss said...

Gotta get me a carousel...LOL.....!!!

Jody said...

Great card, your coloring is wonderful

queenofnanas said...

Wonderful card

Marsha said...

Great job.

Viv said...

Wow Ree! Love these colours and your colouring! Gorgeous flowers too...gorgeous card! Viv xx

Mary M. said...

Love the card. Wonderful colors. These images are so much fun.

Kerys said...

Lovely bright card! :-)

AK Stamper said...

Awesome card, enjoyed visiting your blog!

Shell~Alaska♥
mlady2@ptialaska dot net

Erika said...

Love the card! You did a great job with the layers. I also really love the color combo.

scrappintlc said...

Such a vibrant colored card. Beautiful.

Tiiti said...

Loving all the details in your cards. So great card!

Maya said...

Gorgeous coloring!!
And loved the two images together :)
Hugs from Maya

Debs said...

Fab card, love the bright colours. Debs xx

Anneke said...

What a beautiful card Maria!
Hugs Anneke

Lisa Jane said...

Such a fun and cheerful card
Lisa x

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful card! I love all your different embellies.

Jen (MIC DT)

Tracy said...

Tons of fun elements on this card! Great job with the images too. Thanks for sharing!

sarham said...

Great card! Love the bright colours and the papers!

I Don't Do Straignt said...

Great card! love the black accents.

Fiona. x

Anonymous said...

wow , great job Maria.

Gram's Treasures said...

Oh I do like cards with yellow in them! They are so warm, and the other colours contrast beautifully. Adorable card!
Joyce xx

Kathy Bradley said...

Wonderful and bright card - so adorable!!

Kimberly said...

beautiful image, beautiful coloring...love it. TFS!
www.canadiancraftcorner.blogspot.com
kimbob27 at hotmail dot com

Cathy said...

Another great card! Love the bright colors you've used. Thanks for sharing!

Gloria Westerman said...

I love this....so bright and cheerful.....love the images.....great inspiration....

Graphicat said...

Gorgeous! So reminds me of Cirque de Soleil Wonderful job!
Cheers
Cheri

Dawn said...

Fabulous card

Judi said...

Love the color combo you have used, nice and bright!

Linda Peo. said...

Beautiful card, with exceptional coloring!

ceciliareyes said...

Gorgeous!!! I love that carousel!!!

jannie said...

mooi is de card erg lief vooral het meisje jannie

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love the colors on your card!

michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

Lynn said...

Fantastic card, love it! xx

Linda said...

Love the card and the colors. Great job.

My messy corner said...

Great card. I Love bright colors.

Deb said...

I love the rich golden mating you used, it really made your images pop. Fabulous card. Hugs

Adriana said...

Awesome card! Thanks for sharing :)

Blessings,
Adriana

Lynn said...

Simply stunning and the colours are superb! As well as the image too:)
huggs
Lynn xxx

sallysbitz said...

This has been a fab blog hop & your card is just amazing x

gotta keep hopping ......

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Line A said...

So sweet! :)

Hugs..

Toshka said...

Love these bright colors!

Elaine L. said...

Cute! I love your ribbon roses and the little sign in the corner!

Kim Kelley said...

Carousel has always been my favorite! Love it!

weewiccababe said...

fab use of bright primary colours
for a fun card
Debbi
xx

Crafty_Kitten said...

Love the carousel, its one of my fave images. gorgeous colouring. A really uplifting card.
xx Lynn xx

anne said...

love the colors and how you tied the carousel in by the beading on the card.. clever...
-anne-

Elizabeth said...

Great card! Love the colors.

TFS

...just Barbara said...

Such a fabulous card and I love the way you colored Jojo's hair with the dots - it looks perfectly curled and a great effect! Great coloring all around and I love the black pearls. *Hugs, Barbara

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

GOOD GOSH REE!!!!!!!!

You truly have blown me away with the color palette.Your colouring is breathtaking girl.

Those black swirls are PERFECT BLING FOR THE POP!

Love it all,Ruby♥

Tracey Brossart said...

Wow very awesome creation, love all the bling!

Thanks for such a fun Blog hop and inspiration along the way!! :D

xx Tracey xx

Jennie said...

This is fantastic! I love love love the awesome colours and the gem swirls, really beautiful! xxx

Heather D. said...

Wow! great card! Love the colors and the 3D effects. Excellent!

Jenn Borjeson said...

So nice and cheery - love the bright colors. :)

Inny said...

Another fantastic card!

Hugs, Henny

...just Peggy said...

Another awesome card! thanks for the hop.

inkyfingers100 said...

Gorgeous card. I love the colours and all the bling.

PixiesDelight said...

adorable!
bargainmama@mchsi.com

Anniebee said...

I just love this little Jojo character! He's so cute! You did a wonderful job of coloring the images and your choice of background paper is perfect. Very nice job!

Anniebee
anniebeescraftroom dot gmail dot com

Светлана В.С. said...

Nice!
Забавный клоун!

Iulia said...

Hi, Maria! Yet another beautiful creation of yours! Love evry little detail of your card and really makes me think of Cirque du Soleil! Oh, how I love those guys! I am a great circus admirer and this challenge just makes me feel so nostalgic!
Your card is perfect in every way, coloring, details, layout, all look fantastic! It's a pleasure watching it!
Hugs sweetie and have a happy day!
Iulia

Mary said...

Gorgeous card!

dj1952 said...

Your card is fantastic! Great work. Hugs, dj1952

Debbie said...

Great card, thanks for sharing.Take care.Debbie Johns x