Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Happy Tuesday everyone!
I hope you all enjoyed your weekend and did something fun! I had my first craft show on Saturday which was an experience in itself...super windy and trying to keep all my cards and projects on the tables was fun! Things were slow for the craft show, probably as there were many other attractions going on this weekend, including an airshow at Homestead Airforce Base...the first show since Hurricane Andrew blew in back in 1992. I don't feel bad though as all the crafters were in the same boat and I really just participated for the experience. I learned a few things, met some nice people and had fun with my friend Lucy who stayed with me the entire day. My hubby and sweet little boy were by my side cheering me on too and my in-laws came to support me during the day...so I had lots of great peeps with me and I was able to enjoy the historical Cauley Square site.

OK now on to the important stuff....can you believe we are in week 27....WOW!! Are you ready for this weeks sketch.....it's a good one! I had fun with it and I know you will too. First I want to Congratulate all our winners this week and to say Thank you to all the players for continuing to join us each week and inspire us with your own works of art.

Our Gold Star Award this week goes to -
Grace N
Our Remarkable Awards this week go to -
9. Super Nan
Our sponsor this week is the lovely Michelle Perkett who so generously gave the DT her new images to use. I had a fun time using this gorgeous Holly image and knew immediately what I wanted to do with it. I colored it with prismacolor markers and pencils, glitter pens and stickles then added some winter wonderland embossing powder for the edges of the coat and on the branches for the snow. I've seen so many easel cards lately that I just had to give the design a shot and am so happy with the results, it's a super easy card to make but so effective, don't you think?
If you are interested in getting some of Michelle's digi stamps please check out her etsy site...you won't be disappointed. She has some beautiful images for purchase. For one lucky player Michelle is giving away her 8 1/2 x 11 digi page called, "Christmas Delights" and 6 of her "Winter" greeting cards.

Please check out all my DT sisters blogs with their gorgeous creations, you can click on their names on my side bar and you will get to their blogs directly.

Thanks for stopping by today, I would love to hear what you think of my card.

Hugs, Charlotte


  1. Hi Charlotte: Girl you need to do the indoor shows at West Palm Beach-is that very far from you??? I adore your card this week Charlotte. I love this style-perfect for display purposes. I love what you did with Michelle's image-breath-taking in color and appearance. Love all you embellishments and details. Your work is always outstanding and I get much inspiration from you creativity.

    Bear Hugs,

  2. what a brilliant card me lovley...love that fairy....will try to participate this week had a grueling week..so many things to go wrong that did go wrong..thanks also for your kind words to re my mum...and again still having so many days of utter dispair...love you for being you.....huggies lv sassyxxxx

  3. This is such a spectacular easel card Charlotte!! All your details are incredible!! You did such a magnificent job with Michelle's image!!! Love your coloring, colors and the flourishes. Very elegant!

  4. What a brilliant easel card its gorgeous xxxx


  6. Charlotte! Another beautiful creation! The colors are simply gorgeous, and how you've added white texture to her dress is lovely! I LOVE it! What a stunning easel card you've created!
    Hugs to you my friend,

  7. Charlotte~This is so beautiful!!! What a pretty and festive card. I have been wanting to try one of these easel cards if I ever had a few minutes to sit down and read how to make one! Yours turned out perfectly. The colors, sparkle, snow, flower, flourishes. Tons of detail. It is such a pleasure to come and see your work. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents.


  8. Very striking card. Love that it is an Easel card. The reds and blues along with the embellishments and faux snow finishes off nicely.

    LOL, I can just picture running after cards in the wind at your card show. ~ Jane

  9. Beautiful card Charlotte, sooo much detail, perfect Christmas Colours too
    Ps! Have I told you, I have something on my blog for you? I can't remember!
    you have to scroll down a bit!

  10. Charlotte, this is just beatiful! I LOVEEE the snow you put on the branches! The colors are so pretty together and the poinsettia in the corner is luscious! :)

  11. Hello Charlotte - I have finally made it across to your Blog and loving what I am seeing - an easel card - you are my hero!! I love it...perfect with this adorable card. Your colours are perfect, just the right tones too! So much to see here, I could stay all day!! You have made Michelle's image 'pop' - beautiful! That snow is gorgeous too! All the right touches for one amazing card Charlotte! Thanks for sharing - I am on my way to the Car Wash - looking for inspiration! LOL! God bless you!! {{{hugs}}}

  12. Hi Charlotte! Thank you for such an amazing card design! So lovely, I am crazy about the snow! Wow! My little "Holly" fairy looks beautiful!

    Michelle :)

  13. Beautiful Easel card! I have yet to try those but boy they sure are pretty! You did a beautiful job on Michelle's Fariy!


  14. Oh Charlotte, your Christmas Fairy is gorgeous! I love all the details, coloring, trim on her dress, embellishments! Wow! Just amazing!!!


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