Sunday, 3 January 2010

A combo of challenges ... and oops! I missed one!

I sat down on New Year's Day to have a little crafty sesh ... and having got yesterday's PBSC DT card done and dusted, I was raring to go with some new challenges ...

.... so I picked my WOJ Melinda image specifically so that I could enter the fab brand new ABC Christmas Challenge - A is for Angels (she was the only angel image I have that I could possibly adapt for a Christmas challenge lol ... but I think it works!) ... and I also included the "extra" of a charm :-)

.... I picked a sketch to follow, over at Papertake Weekly #31 ....

... and I picked my colours for the challenge .. but OH NO! the Colour Create challenge of pink, burgundy and ivory finished on Thursday 31/12 - doh!

Oops! Never mind - 2 out of 3 ain't bad! In fact this card was really a double oops! as I had a bit of an inky accident while colouring poor Melinda's face ... but seeing as I had already coloured all her clothes with Twinklers (the residue from which caused the accident when I wasn't concentrating on cleaning my brush!!) I just couldn't bear to throw the image away, so I just had to tone down the colouring as best I could lol!

Main image: WOJ "Confirmand Melinda" coloured with Twinkling H2O's & watercolour pencils, edges distressed with Versmark chalk ink, and wings decorated wtih glamour dust;
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards "Oh! My Words";
Papers: BasicGrey "Eskimo Kisses";
Supplies: flower - Prima; cream tea roses from Hobbycraft, decorated with stardust Stickles; "Joy" charm from my stash;
Tools: Fiskars paper trimmer "deckle" blade; Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots" embossing folder; Spellbinders "doodles" shapeabilities.

While it's still going on with multiple entries allowed, I thought I'd also enter this as my god-knows-how-many-eth attempt for Creative Card Crew #41 - Anything Goes ;-)
Oh well ... back to work tomorrow and limited craft time :-(


  1. looks fine, a happy accident :)

  2. Beautiful card! I love Melinda on Christmas cards...and the colour scheme is gorgeous anyway! :0)
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  3. Fabulous Christmas card. I love Melinda and gorgeous colour scheme (shame you missed the Colour Create challenge.
    Thank you for joining in the ABC Christmas challenge this time.
    Cathy xx

  4. I think it looks gorgeous hun - totally adorable in every way

  5. Georgeous card Pauline. I love that image and the way you've coloured it. The colour combo is gorgeous - may have to have a go at that challenge myself if I get time. Yep, back to work tomorrow too (I'm groaning with you!). Here's to the weekend!
    Sharon xx

  6. Gorgeous card love the image and the colours are lovely. luv gina xx

  7. You'd never know about the colouring babe, you've recovered it perfectly. Melinda is one of the stamps that I am drooling over, especially when I see her used in such a gorgeous way. Hugs, Squirrel xx

  8. So beautiful card Pauline,i love your image and papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  9. oohh this is gorgeous Pauline :-) Melinda is lovely and the papers and colour scheme are lovely ,,,, never mind about it being late for the colour create ,,,, :-) It was worth all the effort :-)

    thanks for joining the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
    Lols x x

  10. Te hehee Pauline its beautiful and missing a challenge well if its a first for you be reassured I do that all the time!! te ehheeehe!! I love it! well worth the effort!

    Thanks for joining in the ABC Christmas challenge this time
    Samantha :0)

  11. Beautiful card! Love it! ~Olena~

  12. What a beautiful card.

    Thannk you so much for joining us on our first ABC Christmas Challenge

    Vicky x


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