Blogging Buddies

Saturday, 30 January 2010


Good evening everyone, hope you're having a lovely weekend.  My SIL Jo has started a new challenge blog with six of her blogging buddies. Emma is also on the team and both have been very supportive since I started my blog in October last year and often pop in and leave encouraging comments!  Their new challenge blog is Totally Papercrafts and their first ever challenge is set, the theme being;

They are also kicking off with a blog hop - this is the first one I've joined in on! I really wanted to show my support to them in their first (rather fab) challenge!  and used it as inspiration for a book swap on a certain forum.  I have not been blogging long and have already made some cherished crafty friends, so this will actually be a gift for someone else in the swap!

I have used papers so hope this still counts!!  I used purple mulberry paper from stash to actually cover the book and used this as a backdrop for some basic grey Wisteria papers.  I used two Charmed downloads and inside the circle saw a perfect opportunity to use some two tone papers from my stash too!  I coloured the images with copics and sakura pens.  I applied Glamour Dust to the pixies wings and the large flower.  I applied Glossy Accents to some more fragile areas to ensure it all remains intact and can withstand wear and tear!

Here, you can see how the two tone paper has developed a third LOL!  Not keen on the dark green now  Seemed like a good idea at the time but now wish I'd kept to the lighter shade! I love using quotes and poems as some of you may know and I simply could NOT let this opportunity pass me by LOL!!  The sentiment reads:

"Friends...they cherish one another's hopes, 
they are kind to one another's dreams" 

Thankyou so much for stopping by.  Why not pop over to Totally Papercrafts if you have time and take a look.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Take care
Mel X


Carol Ann said...

I love the card Mel and the colour combo! Will pop over and join in Jo and Emma's first blog challenge.

Hugs Carol Ann xx

MrsK said...

Hi Mel fab card, ill have a pop over to there and think of a card to make with the theme friend lol hope your ok and feeling better! Take care Sal xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous book Mel :-) I love this image and the papers and layout are fab ! :-) I am sure whoever receives this will be thrilled ! :-)

Thanks for joining our first Totally Papercrafts Friendly Challenge :-)

Lols x x x

Sue said...

Hi Mel
wow the book looks stunning, gorgeous image luv all the sparkle, great sentiment, thnak you for joining us on our first challenge at Totally Papercrafts, hope to see you next week, good luck, sue.x

Emma said...

Gorgeous book Mel, love the image and such beautiful colours.
Thanks for your support & joining us in our first challenge over at Totally Papercrafts. I have popped your name down for my candy draw.
Hugs Emma x

Craftyanny said...

A gorgeous card Mel, I adore your fairy,she's coloured beautifully too.
Thank you for joining us on our first challenge at Totally Papercrafts, I hope to see you again.
Anne x

Little K Smith said...

Hi Mel
Gorgeous card, love the image. There's a little something for you on my blog!

Sheila said...

Hi Mel your card is stunning hun, I'll pop over and check out the challenge thanks for the heads up, you're fab sweetie.
Sheila xx

Crafting Joanne said...

Gorgeous altered book Mel, love the colours and all that sparkle.

Thanks for joining us for the TPC launch and blog hop.


Joanne x

Cheryl said...

I love these cards!


Good morning Mel, wow what a fabulous card, love this image! hugs Linda x

Annie said...

beautiful fairy card and I love the shimmer on her wings!
hugs, annie x