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Sunday, 11 April 2010

Back to the Grindstone

Hiya.  Have thoroughly enjoyed my week off work but unfortunately didn't win the lottery so am back there tomorrow lol!  Have booked to go away for the week in about 8wks time so can't wait for that - will get to use the new tent for the first time.

To distract myself from the thought of work tomorrow lol, I thought I'd make a card.
This will be entered into the following challenges:

Lili of The Valley - Blue and Silver
PaperPlay - Shiny, Happy People 
Cute Card Thursday - Mono Mania
Pixie Dust Studio - Things With Wings

Am lovin this image and the colour combi, fab - wasn't quite ready to do my first Xmas card of 2010 which is what initially came to mind.  I think it's worked out quite well.  Here's a quick close up to highlight the sparke..


Stamp - Lili of The Valley
Colouring Mediums - Promarkers, Sakura Pens, Watercolour Pencils and Sansodor
Paper - Basic Grey
Silver Card - HobbyCraft
Ribbon - Stash
Flowers - Prima
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards

 This was the first time I used Sansodor with my w/pencils - love the result but need more practice with colour blending.

I hope you like what you see.  Please don't be shy, if I know you've been I can stop by your blog and say hello.  Thanks for stopping by my little crafty haven.

Take care and happy crafting.

Mel X


Liz said...

A beautiful Card Mel

Liz x

margie c said...

Your card is beautiful, Mel! I love how sparkly the image is! Great job!

Thank you for playing along with the Pixies this week :)
hugs, margie

Vixx handmade cards said...

Hi Mel,
Fab card, lovely image and the colouring is gorgeous!
don't work to hard :o(
love Vicky xx

the crafty duck said...

Hi Mel, hope you're not too busy today!! Fabby card, your fairy is really cute and I love the sparkly bits!! Lots of love Steph

Mandy said...

Hi Mel,
I use to hate that feeling of going back to work after a holiday lucky me I don't work now so no prob...I love the image and the sparkle a beautiful card..
Mandy xx

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW Mel, this is so adorable.

Pops x said...

This is gorgeous honey, love the image you have chosen, great take on the colour combo too, thanks for joining us at "Lili of the valley Challenge" big hugs Pops

Julie M said...

Oh that's very pretty, Mel. I love all the sparkle on the image - and it's a very pretty image too!!

Thanks for entering my challenge this week on PaperPlay.

Julie :o)

Sue said...

Hey Mel, very pretty. Love the silvery panels and your little fairy is colored up so beautifully.
Hard to go back to work after a week off, but once your there, you just kind of fall back into it.


Nicola said...

Gorgeous card and colouring Mel, this image is adorable and your papers and layout are so pretty.
Thank you so much for joining us at Lili of the Valley.
Nicola -x-

Louise Emma said...

Gorgeous little sparkly fairy Mel x Love the card x

Emma said...

Such a beautiful card hun, love all the sparkle.
Hugs Emma x

Lesley said...

Hi Mel, beautiful card, lovely sparkly fairy! xx

Jaspere said...

This is lovely. You were definitely up to the Pixie Challenge.