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Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Two Cards for Challenges

Hiya everyone, hope you're all well and finding time to craft.  I went to the Harrogate Paper Extravaganza on Sunday with my crafty buddies Emma and Jo.  We had a wonderful time and I even came back with change - a MIRACLE lol!  Today I've lost myself in my craft room playing with some new papers and images I've been longing to use - a bit of relief from my ongoing car trouble!  The AA towed it to the garage for me yesterday where it is now refusing to play nice with mechanics - won't even turn on!  The breakdown man discovered the clutch is gone - the jury's still out on the engine!  Oh well, such is life!

Wow, what a lovely sunny day here in East Yorkshire, and quite warm too!  The garden is definetly waking up after its winter sleep - I can see new growth everywhere!  My first card is for nine challenges;

Dotties World - Step into Spring
Create4Fun - Sketch
Crafty Creations - Spots & Dots (Paper and flowers)
Magical Crafts - Spring/Easter
Sweet Stamping Challenge - Spring is in the Air
Allsorts - Spring is in the Air
Digital Tuesday - Happy Spring


Digi Image - Charmed Download
Colouring Mediums - Copics and Promarkers
8x8 card and Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Papers - Blonde Moments
Flowers - Prima and Hobbycraft
Punches - Martha Stewart and Leone Em
Clear Gems and Bows - Hobbycraft
Card Candy

I did this one first and found out the cost of a new clutch when halfway through - my embellies exploded all over it in response lol, VERY cathartic, even the image is layered.


My second card is for

Pollycraft - Things that Sparkle
Simon Says - A Splash of Green


Digi Image - Pollycraft Download
Colouring Medium - Copics and Promarkers
Papers - Basic Grey
Punch - Martha Stewart
Ribbon - Stash
Spacer and Brad - Hobby House
Flower - Prima

Isn't she lovely, this is first time I've used her and I think she's gorgeous.  Her hat, dress and shoes are layered with glamour dust applied to her wings and a greenish glitter to the stars.

I think I'm gonna make more cards today for some challenges.  I'm back at work tomorrow and then won't be off til Saturday so need time to play I reckon whilst waiting for the garage to ring.  I have a curtesy car in the meantime and may even take it for a little spin to Hobbycraft and Boyes lol!

Thanks for stopping by my little haven in cyberspace. Take care and happy crafting.

Mel X


amanda stokes said...

Two fab cards
Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss
hugs amanda xx

Gunn (Merete) said...

Hello Mel
this card is so beautiful, I totally love everything about it. Georgeus colors and papers. Great image and I love the litle charm.
Thanks for joining us at DW this week.
Hugs Gunn :-D

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations this week! Both your cards are fabulous - full of wonderful details - love them! Cheers Claire x

Timcsoca said...

Gorgeous card! Beautiful the Basic Grey papers, the colours and cute the image!:)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge!

hugs, Tímea

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Mel :-) both of them are fabulous :-)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x

Paula said...

both gorgeous cards Mel!!
thanks for joining us at pollycraft xx

Faye said...

I'm loving your cards, they're both fab. Thanks for playing at Sweet Stampin. xxx

jackiescrafts said...

Love your cards Mel they are both great. Thanks for joining in at MCFC

Jackie x

Liz said...

your cards are the tops Mel love em all

liz xx

SHELL'S SHED said...

Love both your cards Mel - the first is so fresh and the second is so sweet. I love this time of year when the garden starts to wake up again - it's great isn't it.

I hope they manage to get your car sorted soon.

Shelly x

Queen La Rubba ~ Rachael Doxsee said...

Both cards are gorgeous but I have to admit, I really love the bows on your garden girlie! Thank you for joining us for this weeks "Sweet Stampin" challenge! I look forward to seeing more of your incredibly gorgeous crafty works in the future!
Rach ~ Queen La Rubba
I invite you to hop on over and entering my candy give away!!

freckleface said...

Beautiful cards.. Thanks for playing along at TG this week…Debs

Kat said...

This is really lovely. What a sweet image. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Sue said...

Oh man, car trouble stinks, it not only cost you an arm and a leg, but you don't have your car in the meantime. Good thing you have a loaner. Both cards are wonderful and creative. Great papers, new I presume, sound like you had fun! The images are so adorable and you have colored them beautifully.
Hope your car troubles end soon on a good note.


the crafty duck said...

Hello Mel, both gorgeous cards, close your eyes and think of your new goodies... aah no thoughts of that clutch and how much its gonna cost!! lots of love Steph

Emma said...

Hiya Mel
Two beautiful cards, I love the images and such gorgeous colours.
Hope you get your card sorted without too much expense.
Did you get to Boyes and buy the rose garden papers?? Naughty...Lol
Hugs Emma x

Emma Lockley said...

Hi Mel, oh i love that image on your first card! both are stunning, love the spring card though : )
thank you for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin, Pollycraft & sketch saturday..........Lol
love emma xxx

Craftyrose said...

Hi Hun! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I had to smile when I saw this card as usual when we enter Dotties world challenges we always use the same charmed download don't we??!! Love the way you have used it this week sweetie, love the blooms and vibrant colours. You also have some other fab cards on her too. there seems to be no end to your talents. xx See you again soon! xx

Louly said...

Wow wow WOW!!!! Oh my word Mel, I have to say, I have been lacking inspireation lately, and if it wasn't for the fact I have suitcases to pack and a house to clean I would be rushing off to my work room! These cards are stunning, I especially love the first one but I guess I'm a little bias ;)
Sorry I'm late in visiting, I do all my blogging on Sunday mornings now ;)