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!

Recipe:
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 :-(

12 comments:

  1. looks fine, a happy accident :)

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  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

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  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

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

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  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

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

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  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

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

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  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 :-)
    luv
    Lols x x

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  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)

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  11. Beautiful card! Love it! ~Olena~

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  12. What a beautiful card.

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

    Vicky x

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Pauline x