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Tuesday 9 November 2010

Anything Goes at Michelle Perkett Studios

Hello from a very cold and windy corner of the UK, the weather is awful - perfect for staying in and crafting. I'm really in Christmas card mood at the minute, here's another for the Christmas box but i've gone for hot pink and lime green as a change from traditional Christmas colours.

I've used the gorgeous 'Nutcracker Ballerina Fairy' from Michelle Perkett (you can find her here in Michelle's store), she is coloured with promarkers and cut out (not the easiest image to cut out with huge scissors cos you've lost your decoupage snips lol) and matted onto a doily sprayed with glimmer mists. The bps are all from papermania and the ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons. I made loads of snowflakes at the weekend with white card (cut with Marianne snowflake dies) and holographic glitter and i was really happy to find that you can colour them to match your project with glimmer mists (I'm entering this tip into Top Tip Tuesday). I added a  little candy cane charm from my stash to finish the card off.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges
Crafty Creations: fables and Fairytales
Paperplay: Circles
Crazy 4 Challenges: square card
Bee Crafty: Christmas
There's Magic in the air: Non traditional Christmas colours
Top Tip Tuesday: Use an image/sentiment
Fairy tale challenge: everything goes

There's a new challenge starting today at Michelle Perkett Studio's, Jan and her team of talented mermaids have set an easy challenge this week - 'Anything goes' and of course use one of Michelle's beautiful images (if you don't have one you can pick up a lovely freebie at SNR, PCP or CDAC)

Thanks for visiting today,
Claire xx


  1. She is just gorgeous Claire! I love the way you have colored your doily too. :)

  2. This is so pretty Claire! Love the doily and can't believe you cut this tiny image with big you have all your fingertips !
    Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week

  3. gorgeous!! love the coloured dollie!!! hugs Juls

  4. That is so pretty Claire! I can't cut out with little scissors either. I always envy how pretty everyone's cards are that can cut them out! lol I definitely couldn't cut that one out.

  5. Claire that is gorgeous! I can't cut out images for the life of me! I always love how cards look with them cut out though. I wouldn't have even attempted that one. lol

  6. She is lovely in pink and lime. This little fairy has become one of my favorites, she is so fun and easy to color.
    Thanks for swimming with the mermaids at Michelle Perkett's.


  7. Beautiful card!

    Lovely to see your work at Crafty Creations Challenge! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

    Greetings, Saskia :)

  8. WOw Claire, this is stunning, love the painted doily, and your snowflakes. Thanks for the tip about the glimmer mist!
    hugs Marilyn

  9. Wow ;) what else can I say?! Thanks for playing along in our challenge this week at Michelle Perkett Studio!

  10. Oh, Claire this is beautiful! I love the hot pink and lime green snowflakes and how you colored the Nutcracker Fairy! I cant belive you cut out her skinny little hands and feet!:) Lovely job, Claire! Thank you for joining us!:)

  11. this is just gorgoues love your take on the sketch too bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week,hope too see you again soon love hugs cheryl xxxx

  12. So pretty!! Thank you for sharing this with us at Crafty Creations challenge!!

  13. Beautiful card! I love those colors you've chosen for this challenge. The ballerina is colored perfectly. Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Cupcakes this week. Hope to see you back next week. "Hugs" Carol

  14. wonderful, I love those colors

    thank you for joining us at the fairytale challenge

    hugs Annette

  15. Hi this is a very nice card.

    Thanks for playing with us at Fairy Tale Challenge.
    Hugs Karla

  16. You have made a very pritty card! I love the image and the colors very much! Thanks for playing with us at our very first challenge of Fairy Tale. xx Bianca

  17. Wow! Pretty card!
    The color you used is very pretty!
    Thanks for you join our 1st challenge at Fairy Tale Challenge.
    ~~darling Ho~~ FTC DT

  18. LOL I hope you find your snips! That was my first thought...oh what a pain to cut out! Thanks for sharing at Raise the Bar this week.

  19. This is so lovely!

    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday - good luck!

    Leanne xx

  20. Super card, love the doily and the image. Thanks for joining in at Paper Cupcakes this week.

    Pat xx

  21. I'm always playing catch up I'm afraid. Lots of lovely cards this last week or so and this one especially caught my eye. Fab colours to be seen in the midst of winter (well it feels like it anyway - blowing a gale here todaty but not as cold as yesterday).
    Super image too and the doily die is great - saw it on the box this morning for the first time.
    Beryl xx

  22. Great card. The colors are fantastic.
    Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.

  23. What a lovely image and love your coloring. The doily is such a wonderful touch. Thanks for playing along at Paper Cupcakes this week.

  24. Fabulous card and colors! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Cupcakes, hope to see you again! Hugs Nilla

  25. This is beautiful Claire. I love the doily. Thank you for joining us at MPS this week.
    Julie W x


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