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Saturday, 9 January 2010

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #65 A SKETCH

Hello there everyone!  Hands up all those getting fed up with all this snow now!  The children are still loving it though disappointed their school has stayed open - so far!!  It's quite nice when walking the dogs, but REALLY not looking forward to travelling in it if the doc lets me go back to work on Tuesday!  I have been a bit naughty whilst off work - done a bit of on-line crafty shopping, medicine for the soul  (LOL!)  - can't wait to see my new goodies!


I'm really excited today, and just a tad nervous too LOL!   I'm here for my first EVER, DT project - WOW!  I've only been blogging since October and I'm soo chuffed to be joining the highly talented ladies over at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!   This weeks challenge has been set by Jane and she's come up with a rather fabby sketch!

I decided to use one of my favourite pixie chicks charmed downloads as I thought she'd be perfect for this.  I decided to use an 8x8 card for this but then had a bit of trouble with the oval due to the larger size!  I ended up drawing around the base of my egg basket, cutting it out and layering onto white cardstock which was then hand cut to size.

Isn't she lovely!  I decoupaged her wings and the flowers in her hair.  Glitter was applied to her hairband, wings and some of the flowers.


Pixie Chicks - Charmed Download
Cardstock - stash
Papers - HOTP Sarabooks (Garnet)
Colouring mediums - copics and watercolour pencils
Glitter - Art Institute and Glamour Dust
Flower Punch - woodware
Leaves - Leone Em Floral Punch
White feather - stash
Card Candy
I hope  you have time to check out the rest of the design team, they've created some gorgeous cards for this theme.   Even better if  you could join in too, the more the merrier and don't forget that your entry will be entered into the draw at the end of the month for a prize which will be either something from The Secret Crafter shop or a £20.00 gift voucher! 

Thankyou for stopping by.  Please take extra care if venturing out in this unrelenting 'big freeze', there's even more of the white stuff  forecast for throughout the weekend!


Mel X


Liz said...

That is just so loveky Mel your very talented

Liz xx

Crafting Joanne said...

Gorgeous card Mel, always love how you use this image. That's the only thing I find awkward when making 8 x 8 cards is that the nesties are a little too small so normally have to resort to other means for ovals, circles and squares.

Hope the kids and dogs are enjoying the snow, I know Mollie is, she looks like a mini yeti when she comes in, and we have to use warmed towels to remove all the clumps of snow matted into her fur, bless her.

Enjoy your weekend.


Joanne xx

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card Mel and well done on your first DT card its gorgeous enjoy the snow take care xx

Helen said...

Beautiful card Mel! I love the colours...and that feather looks fab!
Helen x

coldwaters2 said...

This is just to gorgeous Mel that Pixie Fairy is so beautiful and your colours are quite fabulous

Lorraine x

{Jane} said...

So pretty!

Hugs Jane x

Mandy said...

Hi Mel, fabulous first dt card..lovely image,layout and colour combo..well done..
Mandy xx

Sue said...

Beautifu card Mel, you did yourself proud with your first DT card. She is lovely and love the boa. Glittery wings and flowers are nice touch. Colors and papers are beautiful too. Great card.

jackiescrafts said...

Gorgeous card Mel, congratulations on your first DT . I love the cute pixie image you have used
On line shopping eh, what you been buying then?
I've just ordered some glimmer mists hehe they were reduced in the sale.
Take care if you have to go back to work on Tuesday. Do you work at Castle Hill or HRI? I'm dreading having to go in on Monday in this weather

Hugs Jackie x

Anonymous said...

Fantastic DT card Mel - she is ever so pretty - nothing to be nervous about - it is wonderful - congratulations and well done xx big squeezies Shell xx

Little K Smith said...

Hi Mel
Wow! Well done you on your DT challenge. This is lovely, love the colours and the feather you've added.
Take care.

Janet said...

Such a beautiful card!xx

Louise Emma said...

Wow that is absolutely stunning hun, probably the nicest card I have seen during this mornings blog hopping xxx

Donna said...

Hi Mel, your card is so beautiful and I love how you have used the feathers...stunning image and beautiful papers :) Donna x

debby4000 said...

WOW this is stunning, beautiful image and the feather is such a brilliant idea.

GlitterEmm said...

Simply Beautiful! I'm putting a link up on our Facebook wall. Thank you for the mention and Sparkle on!

MrsK said...

Hi Mel hope your keeping well!

What a gorgeous card i love the 'fluffy' sorry i forgotten what its called for reason lol

Take care

Sal x

Emma said...

Beautiful card and huge congrats on your dt well deserved hun.
Hugs Emma x