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Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Sparkles Christmas Challenge and Birthday Blog Hop

If you have arrived from Jackie's Blog you are in the right place - if not, please start at the beginning HERE.

Good morning to you all, I cannot believe we are now entering February - it only feels like five minutes ago I procrastinating on starting my Christmas shopping!!!!!  Times flying by already it seems.

We have some exciting news for you over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge.  We are celebrating our first birthday this month and to celebrate we're having a BLOG HOP and giving you the opportunity to win additional prizes at each stop along the way - whooo hooooo!!!! 

To celebrate this we're having a special theme of Anything Goes BUT, it still must be a Christmas creation.  Doesn't have to be a card, can be any colour scheme, any design and as blinged up or clean and simple as you wish - your choice - EASY PEASY !!!  

To complete the hop and be considered for the prizes along the way you must leave a comment on each of our blogs and leave a link to your project on the main blog.  We will EACH be choosing a winner!!

My prize is a set of stamps from Craft UK
The girls have made a stunning variety of creations to inspire you.  My offering was an unusual commissioned card for a work colleague.  He wanted a Christmas card for his young son who was interested in superheroes and loved dressing up as one.  He also wanted his name included in the design.  This is what I came up with.....
I was pretty pleased with the result and I'm chuffed to say that Joseph was made up when he received it, particularly as Mo's image apparently looks like him lol.

I do hope you'll join in the fun with us.  Don't forget to leave some love along the way of our current hop to be in with a chance of winning some superb prizes.
Your next stop in the hop is JO
Happy crafting and good luck in the hop.  Thanks for stopping by.
Mel X

29 comments:

Carol said...

Fabulous card Mel, love the image. Carol x

jackiescrafts said...

Great card Mel, I hope you are ok

Hugs Jackie x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, love the colours & image!
hugs shell xx

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card Mel love the image
hugs shaz xx

Vicky said...

This is fab Mel...!

big hugs Vicky xx

Fabiola said...

hello Mel, très bon anniversaire a sparkles forum, je participe au challenge, merci biz

Dot said...

Such a great card you have made, lovely colours and dp.
Of to hop!
Dorte,x

jo said...

gorgeous card, fab image!
Jo x

debby4000 said...

Oh fabulous card Mel and love the superboy image.
luv
Debby

Totty Teabag said...

"Super" card! Happy Blog birthday!

deesdesigns said...

Your card just makes me smile - super cute!

Claudia said...

This is really a special christmas card. Great idea.

Hugs

Claudia

busybusyhoneybee said...

These are both so much fun! So glad I hopped by! Thanks for the inspiration!
Hugs,
Karen C

julieprice3 said...

Such a cute image, Fabulous card
Hugs Julie P

Pamela said...

Great card and fab image. Love the bunting trim.

Pam x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is fabulous Mel. I love the layout and the papers are fantastic.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Babette said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and your sketch.
Hugs,
Babette

butlersabroad said...

That's such a great card for a little kid! No wonder he loved it. Can't believe the blog is 1 yr old and I've just discovered it! Thanks for the hop.

Hugs
Brenda

Catherine said...

Great image and papers. Love it!

Ciska said...

Is is a plane, is it a bird, no, it's Christmas boy! LOL I love how you've used a non-Christmassy image and made it Christmassy :) Loving the Blog Hop!

Samantha said...

Awwwwwwwwwww great card with such a fubn but cute image! love the bunting! Great stop on the hop too! hugs me x

clare said...

a really SUPER card!!

Joann Burton said...

Awww great card, I love all of Mo's designs. And you have done a wonderful job. Love the layers. Happy Birthday to the challenge. Joann Sassy Raggedy

madaboutpooh said...

love your card and that superhero is wonderful..pleased joseph liked his card

meg said...

Fantastic card reminds me of when my 2 boys were younger and had to emulate their superheroes. It could mean a frantic search at Christmas for the current heroes latest toy or video.

Jo said...

What a fabulous card, I'm sure they loved it. Jo x

Barbara said...

:-) A very personal Christmas card - he'll love it!!

2pDesigns said...

Hopping through picking up plenty of inspiration :)

Teresa said...

Hello, Just blog hopping by to wish you a Sparkles Happy Birthday. Great card Mel, Hugs Teresa xx