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Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Three Snowflakes - Also Known As............................

How Many Digis Images Can You Fit on One Card? LOL!  Morning everyone, brrr it's a bit nippy!  I've been bursting to post this next card but had to wait for daylight to take the pics!  The neighbours now think I'm deranged as was in the back garden in my pj's trying to get it!!!  It's a very dull and grey day here and I needed natural light and no flash on the camera!!

We have a good size garden and my early New Years Resolution is to spend more time out there sorting it out now the children are a bit older - particularly as its the reason we bought the house in the first place!  I love my garden - in all seasons apart from the dull, grey and wet really!

Now, enough waffling/teasing and onto the card.  This card will be entered into these challenges;

Dottie's World - 3 Snowflakes

Crafty Creations - Traditional Christmas colours 

My Time to Craft - Yuletide Wishes

Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes (plus DT call)

Simon Says Challenge - Merry Christmas

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Free for All


I certainly had fun here, this is what I came up with.................... 

 


Even Pete likes this - too bad he's already got his card LOL!   I've been wanting to play with some of the background images from the Pixie Chicks downloads over at Charmed Cards and Crafts. I also wanted to see what I could do with some acetate!  I've used an 8x8 card for this and sized all the downloads to fit right.  The fence background was printed twice to allow me to cut and layer the signpost.  I coloured the images with copics and watercolour pencils - adding red berries to the climbing plant to add to the Christmas feel.  There is A LOT of layering on this and the acetate works perfectly to protect it all.  The snowflake stickers, (papermania I think) were added on top of this to add further dimension and at the bottom I added some white flower soft.





 Thisis the card underneath the acetate.  The sentiment is also a download from the Pixie Chicks range though I changed the colour of the text in photoshop for this project. 




White flower soft was added in parts and some areas was chosen to have a dusting of glamour dust to give a lovely frosty effect.  Glamour Dust was added to the wings of the pixies and parts of their clothing. 













Well thats is from me for today.  Will be packing away my stuff soon for Christmas and banishing it to the loft in order to free up the dining room.  So far keep finding more excuses to keep it down - like "just one more challenge"  LOL!  Take care everyone, I hope you like what you've seen and thankyou for looking!

Mel X

35 comments:

melissac said...

Mel--love the card!! Thanks for showing how you did it as well!!

Sheila said...

Ohh wow Mel, this is just stunning, I'll send you my snail mail address..so you can get it in the post to me ....lol, I LOVE IT!!..
Thanks for playing again this week in Dotties.
Hugs
Sheila xx

SHELL'S SHED said...

Wow Mel - this is fantastic - I absolutely love it. The layout is gorgeous and those fairies - perfect! Hugs Shell xx

Gunn (Merete) said...

Ohh, Mel, this is just beautiful. I like the idea with the acetat. You done a marveluess job on this one. I love all the layers, lots of details here.
Wish you a great day... :-D
Hugs Gunn

tiggertastic said...

that is so pretty, what a lovely creation and so much to look at too
sarah x

Chrissie said...

A very imaginative card! Thanks so much for joining in with the challenge from MTTC this week.
Chrissie

jacque4u2c said...

You just continue to amaze me!!! this is just stunning!!! I love all the details and the addition of the acetate it just priceless!

*Alison* said...

This is beautiful.. :) I love the cute little snowflakes.. :) so adorable.. HUGS

~Check out my blog for the new FREE Digital Stamp on my blog.. plus the others from past weeks.. :)

June Nelson said...

Mel this is fantastic, I love it, eeh you have been busy I can see why it took you ages darlin, I adore this sooooo much. Love and hgugies from me xx

Angel said...

LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT, did i mention I LOVE IT.. lol...
Hugs Angel

jackiescrafts said...

I love this card it's soooooo pretty, it must have taken yu ages to do

Hugs Jackie x

Lesley said...

Hi Mel, what a gorgeous card! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Kathy said...

this is so sweet - the pink and green colours are really pretty

acreativeneed said...

Wow, Mel this is so pretty! Love all your beautiful details! Thanks for playing the Crafty Creations challenge!!
smiles,Deena

Irene said...

Morning Mel

This is absolutely fantastic I love it especially the acetate and snowflakes, and those fairies are gorgeous.

luv
irene
xxxx

Scrappy~Sarah said...

Wow that is a stunning card :) TFS

Anesha said...

Stunning card, love the design. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT. Anesha

Liz said...

WOW WOW WOW WOW wow wow wow I just think this is one of the nicest cards I have seen in a while Mel fantastic well done!
Liz xx

Wishcraft said...

Such a pretty card! Love the images and the acetate works so well - lovely! Lisa x

Louly said...

Oh my word! Mel this is a work of art! I expected it to look all cluttered when yiu said you had used 6 images but it looks flippin amazing! Thanks for playing again darling xxx

Pat said...

Oh beautiful card, really lovely, thanks for joining in the challenge at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

sugar n spice said...

Absolutely adorable. love everything about it. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week, good luck in the draw.

Merry Christmas

Suzi x

Daniele said...

great card good use of acetate thanks for joining us at MTTC hugs x

Naomi (Sugar Brown) said...

I really hope you don't mind, but I loved the idea of this card so much that I have made a layered acetate card. It is on my blog called inspired by Mel.

If you would like me to take it off I will do so.

Love your work.

Naomi.

Lorraine A said...

Oh this is just fantastic ! what a brilliant card ! It must have taken you ages to make this but WOW it was worth it :-)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Merry Christmas Challenge :-)

Luv
Lols and the DT x x

Karen said...

It's just fabulous Mel! So nice to see the background images used as well. Super duper card, well worth the time xxxx

Nicole Bailey said...

OMG Mel!!! I LOVE it!!!
Love all the flower soft...so very pretty and your coloring is so awesome as always!
Thanks for playing along with us this week at DW-it's always so much more fun when you play along with us!

Trimgym said...

Just such lovely cards, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge and good luck! Have a good Christmas.

Jo.

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations with this lovely card!

Enjoy Christmas!

Saskia :)

Hope Jacare said...

A really lovely project! Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations! Have a wonderful Christmas. Cheers Claire x

Hope Jacare said...

What a lovely card! Thanks for playing along at C.R.A.F.T. Cheers Claire x

MrsK said...

Hi mel great card! I AM STILL ALIVE LOL the pc died and in the process of uploading my xmas cards i made to my blog at long last amsterdam was fab but very tiring on both journey to amsterdam fron the ferry and back took 2 hours on the bus grr and on the way back it was rocky but found it funny that we was goin side to side in bed LOL. Hope you've had a lovely xmas and all the best for the new year if i don't get to blog before then take care xx

Crafting Joanne said...

Wonderful card Mel, love all the layers.

Wishing, you, Peter, Emily and Ethan a very Happy New Year.

Hugs

Joanne xxx

Emma said...

Wowzers Mel....stunning card!!
Hugs Emma x

Paula said...

Wow what a beautiful card so much fabulous detail. Thanks for taking part in the CCC Challenge.
Paula xxxx