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Saturday, 7 November 2009

Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge #1

Morning everyone, the sun is shining brightly here this morning, I've a busy day today as Emily's at gymnastics class late morning and Ethan has a football party to go to this afternoon. They have a better social life than me LOL!!
My SIL Jo is a DT member on a new challenge blog and I wanted to show my support by joining in their first challenge! However, all the ladies are sooo lovely, I'm supporting the lot of 'em! It's such a fab first challenge, there's a good chance I'll be back for more!! They don't know what they've let themselves in for LOL!! So, down to business! For their first challenge they would like to see a Christmas Ornament/Decoration and/or a matching card, however, you must include red, green and gold.
I love using stamps and I've a couple that my hubby loves, so out came this Paintbox Poppet, isn't she cute!! The real thinking part was how to incorporate this into an ornament! I started thinking - Tree Decoration!!! I bought some blank cork coaster mats and some decorative cord from Hobbycraft and started playing!! Two mats were glued back to back and trimmed to shape! The image was stamped three times and two were cut to shape and placed on each side of the mats. The images were coloured in watercolour pencils and her scarf was glittered with glamour dust. Red ribbon was glued to the edge between the two pics. Out came some more ribbons and bows and two clear display bubbles I knew I had stashed up in the loft!! (My original thought was to use the base of a juice bottle but couldn't find any suitable). Anyway, with mojo in full flow, this is my creation.

Here's a close up of the card

Here's a close up of one side of the decoration

Side View

and, in case I get fed up with the A side, I did a B side as well!!

and here's a photo of the B side with the matching card

I'm really chuffed with the result and am contemplating doing more - maybe I'll be faster second time round LOL! This year is my step brother's son's first Christmas so I'm thinking it would be nice to do him a commemorative decoration! I know just the stamp I'll use next and might put some flower soft or something inside the bubble!!!

Thanks for dropping by here in cyberspace, please feel free to leave a comment, I do enjoy reading them. Enjoy your, whatever you're doing.

Happy crafting everyone!

Mel X


Angel said...

Hi Mel..

WOW, hun these are just gorgeous, now how can we tell you and Joanne are related, both have a very crafty flame in them, lol...
Loving the image too, so pretty.
The ornament wow what can i sy it's fantastic...
Thanks for playing at Magical Craft...
Good Luck,
Hugs Angel

jackiescrafts said...

Wow Mel these are just fantastic I love the image and your tree decoration is stunning what a brilliant idea. I love the image you have used and your colouring is very festive
Thanks for joining MCFC
Hugs Jackie x

Crafting Joanne said...

WOW..Mel these are stunners, love this image and your colouring is perfect. Love the classy tree dec, can see why you were so excited on the phone earlier to show them.

Thanks for joining us for our first challenge over on MCFC and good luck.


Joanne xx

Carol Ann said...

Mel these are just stunning what a fantastic image! The ornament has a vintage look and would make a lovely keep sake for a baby's first Christmas I'm sure! Your colouring is beautifully done. Thank you for joining in our first challenge on Magical Crafts.

Carol Ann xx

** Irene ** said...

Hello Mel

These are stunning and fantastic. I love your idea for the tree decoration, it's just gorgeous. The stamped image is so cute and wonderfully coloured in.


Donna said...

Hi Mel, Oh.. these are just wonderful, beautifully coloured and that image is lovely - it would be lovely for a baby's first christmas. Thanks for joining us at MCFC for this challenge, hope to see you in many more! Good luck!
Hugs, Donna x

Liz said...

Wow I am VERY impressed the two items you have made are fab really stunning
Love the lace, the vintage look too
your card image is georgous aww so sweet lovely work Mel a very creatine lady Thank you for joining in the magical crafts challenge and hope all your hard work brings one of the lovely prizes
Liz xx

Kairen said...

hi mel, great work, lovely sweet image,and a perfect present to give aswell! Well done and good luck :) Kairen x

the crafty duck said...

AhMel you are one talented crafter!! That image is beautiful and is perfect on your card and decoration, the ribbon and lace are gorgeous!! thanks for taking part in the first MCFC, love Steph

Mandy said...

Hi Mel,
How clever are you..they are stunning..the image is adorable love them..I have something for you over on my blog..
Mandy xx

June Nelson said...

Mel this is wonderful I love all the views too reallymakes it look 3d. Thankyou for popping by my blog and leaving me a lovely comment I really appreciate it love and hugs June xx

SHELL'S SHED said...

Mel these are absolutely stunning - fantastic crafting. Your colouring is just beautiful and the lace trim on the ornament is gorgeous - thanks for joining the first MCFC and good luck in the draw - shell x

Kathy said...

Mel, these are an absolute delight! Lovely images, fab colours - love the ribbon and lace. The little ornament is gorgeous - now you need to make enough to decorate your whole Christmas Tree with

btw, the book on my blog is pretty easy to make and all the instructions can be found via the link on there - go on, have a try, I'd love to see what you make

Pigmini said...

Hmmm.... used one of my favourite stamps and didn't show me!! Don't know how you dare!

Fantastic tho... I MAY forgive you! LOL


Tammi said...

A sweet image and beautiful set you've created! ~Hugs

Claire said...

WOW Mel, these are fantastic, I really love your decoration and card, your colours anre beautiful, thankyou for joining in the MCFC, good luck