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Sunday, 3 January 2010

First Card of 2010 and some News

Good evening everyone.  Has life settled back down again after all the festivities?  We took our deccys down today, it feels like we have loads more room now LOL!  Have been busy on this little blog today and made several changes.  However my blog lists playing up so will have to look at that!   Still working on the loan laptop and am REALLY missing my own machine!  Hopefully it will be returned all fixed later next week - fingers crossed.  As some of you know, I went through FOUR laptops last year.  This loan laptop has kept crashing on me since yesterday so who knows - I might be on the start of breaking last years record!!!!  I just look at them and they break LOL!


I had a wonderful e-mail last night inviting me onto the DT over at The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge.  Of course I snapped their hand off, but I did wonder if they'd gotten mixed up with someone else LOL!  I am sooo excited to be working with such a talented bunch of ladies - my first DT call - SCARY!!!!


I made my first card of 2010, sat crafting with Emily as she made not only her first cards of the year, but also her first entry into a challenge!!  Quality time!!!

My card will be entered into the following six challenges:

Sketch Saturday - Sketch

Totally Gorjuss - Thankyou

Crazy 4 Challenges - Polka Dots

Sketchy Colours - Yellow, Pink and Bronze

Stamp Something Challenge - "New Somethings"

I used on of my favourite but recently neglected stamps for this.  The large flower is new as is the ribbon bow flower in the centre.  Coloured with chalks, copics and my new set of watercolour pencils - yes, I'm an old fashioned gal at heart!  The sentiment is also new.


Papers - Basic Grey and My Mind's Eye
Stamped Image - Sarah Kay
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Paper Flowers - Prima
Ribbon Flower - local haberdashery
Bronzy Metal Corners - stash
Card Candy

I hope you like what you see.  Thankyou for stopping by my little bit of peace and quiet here in cyberspace!  Take care

Mel X


Angel said...

Hi Mel.

This is stunning hun, love the colours, the images are one of my favs.
Great news about the DT Team, you go girl.
Thanks for joining us at MCFC.
Good Luck.
Hugs Angel

Jorunns kortglede said...

wow, wow, wow amazing, I don't have words.

Hug Jorunn :)

Moni said...

Congrats on DT and card is so gorgeous, fab image and papers! Hugs,Moni

Jorunns kortglede said...

wow, wow, wow, amazing. I don't know what to say...

jackiescrafts said...

Congratulations Mel on your DT call, you deserve it your cards are always brilliant. I love this one too, great image and lovely colours.
Thanks for joining in at MCFC again
Hugs Jackie x

Craftyrose said...

Yay, well done on your news. You create some fabulous work so your DT position is very well deserved!
Love what you have done with this image and hope your laptop doesn't die. xx
Happy new year love Rosie xx

Crafting Joanne said...

Beautiful card Mel, love the colours and papers.
Congratulations on your 1st DT post, well deserved and I'm sure it will be the first of many DT opportunities.

Joanne xx

Sue said...

Really cute image, Mel, colored flawlessly. Love the baby chicks.
Great colors too. Congrats on the DT much fun, don't stress, you'll do a wonderful job for them.

SHELL'S SHED said...

Wooooo Mel - congratulations hunny but it's no surprise as your work is fantastic!!! Well done - I'm really chuffed for you x

Your card is stunning - the colours all work really well together and love the little corner embellishments. Thanks for joining us at MCFC - hugs Shell xx

Liz said...

Congratulations Mel just seen this you deserve it your work is lovely

liz xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Mel congratulations on your new DT job it is fantastic news and so well deserved your creations are always top notch.

Lorraine x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, beautiful sweet image and colours.
Congratulations and welcome on the SCSC DT and I'm sure you will be fine.

Carol Ann said...

Huge congratulations Mel on your DT call you will have great fun!

I love your Thank You card it all goes together so well and I love those metal corner pieces.
thanks for playing at Magical Crafts.

Carol Ann xx

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW! What a stunning card!! Love your image and your fab papers and flowers!! Congrats on your new DT spot and thanks for joining us at STamp Something this week!! HUGS

{Jane} said...

Fabulous card Mel. Looking forward to working with you.

Hugs Jane x

craftymum said...

Gorgeous card Mel and thanks for joining us at TG. Conngrats on your DT call too. TG is my one and only DT place. I was really nervous too. I'm sure you will be fine
Love Sarah W XXX

Michele Spera said...

First off congrats on the DT call:-) and thank you for joining in with us at TG this week!! love your adorable card you have made

Lenas kort said...

Wow!This card is so cute :-)

Kat said...

Congrats on your DT job Mel, I'm sure you'll be fine. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at TG and hope to see you again.

Kat x

Berit said...

Cute card !
Congrats on the DT call :)

hugs Berit

Emma said...

Woo hoo huge congrats on making the wel deserved.
Another gorgeous card, sweet image and lovely papers.
Hugs Emma x

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Mel. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

Barbara said...

Great card, love the colours and your colouring.
Thanks for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week, good luck.

Maya said...

Beautiful card!
Love the image and the details!!
Thank you for joining us at Sketchy Colors,
hugs from Maya :)