Monday, 22 November 2010

A Christmas Card and an Award.....

Hiya! Things are steadily becoming a little more under control.... first Christmas pressies and cards have been delivered but there's still a way to go yet! This is the first christmas card I've actually sent out this year and it's for my dear old (less of the "old", Melanie!) Dad. I've used a LOTV image sent to me by Debs (thankyou!) and coloured using a mix of promarkers, glitter gel pens and glitter glue. I've managed to use Jenny's "out-of-the-box" technique to cut it out using my nesties without removing the top of the lamp-post (very chuffed with myself!). I won the the papermania ribbon from Suzanne (thankyou!) and I embossed the white card using the Sizzix polka daisies texturz which I think look more like snowflakes than daisies! I got the gold mirror card at the NEC aswell as the gold embossing powder I used to emboss the "Dad" sentiment - another one of papermania's clear stamps.

Phew! How did I ever manage to make cards without all my blogging pals, eh? I'm entering it into the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations - Anything Christmassy/Winter
Sarah Hurley - Embossing
LOTV - Glitter and Glitz
Whoopsi Daisy - Holiday
Cards for Men - Christmas Cards

And, before I go I'd just like to thank Suzanne for thinking of me and sending me the above award for my blog! Thankyou so much!!!! And now I must pass it on to 5 of my pals:

Going to go and put the kettle on..... Have a fab evening!

Love 'n' hugs,
Mel xx


Dragonlady said...

Hi Mel

Congratulations on the award. Gorgeous card and well done on the out of the box technique it has worked perfectly.

Hugs Ali x

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful card Mel, lovely image and fab colouring. well done on the award.

Donna x

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful card - love the colours and the embossing
Thnaks for joining us at satah Hurley this week
Lisa ;)

Debs said...

aww thanks hunny :0)..ill try and post it tomorrow on my day off...your card looks fabulous too!!

Debs x

Rleen said...

WOW! Sweet christmas card! I love the cute image!
Thank you so much for joining us at the Whoopsi Daisy challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.
Hugs, Rleen

Jennifer said...

Hi Mel. Am absolutely loving your card! Perfect results with the 'Out Of The Box' technique...well done! Thanks so much for thinking of me for this award, I really appreciate it. xx Jenny xx

Cor* said...

Good job cutting out that lampost. Makes for a nice design hey? Great coloring. Thanks for sharing your Wintery/Christmassy chilly whilly creation at the Creative Inspirations challenge this fortnight!! Good luck.
PS- congrats on the award!

debby4000 said...

Wonderful card and love the adorable image.

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Mel, I love that sweet image which I will get round to using lol.
Congrats on another award hunny, OMG I can't believe how organised you are
hugs Mandy xx

CraftyC said...

I love your card Mel, such a pretty LO.Thanks for taking part in this weeks LOTV Challenge!

Nannieflash said...

Oh this is gorgeous and a real Xmas card. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. with hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Rosietoes said...

Super card. Love the out of the box die cutting. Thank you for joining in with the LOTV challenge this week.

Edna x

Melly said...

Hey honey
Stunning card! Love the image, it looks fab!
Thanks so so so so so so MUCH for the award petal! You totally made my wee day! Will hopefully get it posted on my blog tomorrow!
Hugs and kisses
Melly xxx

Bev said...

Adorable Christmas card Mel. Thanks for joining us at LOTV this week x

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Wow Mel, your card is totally gorgeous!! Thanks so much for playing at WHOOPSI DAISY Challenge this week. Hugs:)

Patricia St Martin said...

A real christmas card... Very nice love the really cute images. You did a wonderful job. Thanks for playing with us at Cards for Men. Good luck on the challenge. Happy crafting, Hugs, Patricia

Sande said...

What a perfect card! Love it!

Thanks for joining us this time at Whoopsi Daisy!

Hugs, Sande

Rainmac said...

Such a beautifully festive card Mel, I love that image and am desperate to know how to cut out images leaving a bit poking out, off to check out your link! Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men for our Christmas challenge, good luck in the draw xxx

Amanda Jones said...

Gorgeous card, wow! Thanks for playing at Sarah Hurley challenges!

Sarah Hurley said...

Lovely card, thank you for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges!

Sarah x

Donnas Den said...

Great card, Mel. Thanks for joinig us over at Cards for Men and good luck with the challenge.

Donna x