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Friday, January 13, 2012

Mail Girl Digi Image Card

I do a lot of Clean & Simple (CAS) creations but
this time I stepped way out of my comfort zone
to create this card.

I won the Mail Girl digi image as one of
3 digi images in the Die Cuttin Divas B'day
Celebration Blog Hop early part of this mth
from Jennipher Lowery.

I won some of the chalk I used for coloring
from Blog Quick Quotes. I used mostly cotton
swabs to apply the chalk. Not sure what anyone
else uses & would like to know. For the smallest
areas like the face I used a tooth pick to apply
the color and then used the cotton swab to smooth
the color out.
See the pink flesh color. I know I have
a lot to learn about coloring but am pleased with this.

Entering this into the following challenges:

1. Anything Challenge Ch#58 Anything Goes lim 2 entries 2nd entry ends 1/22
Challenge 58 - Anything Goes at Anything Goes

2. Cardztv Ch#3 "The 3 R's" ends 1/15

I used 2 of the 3 R's: Ribbon & Rhinestones

Challenge #3 "The 3 R's" Make a card or craft project for any occasion using one or all of the 3 R's...Ribbon, Rhinestones or Rick Rack.

Cardz TV Design Team Challenge #3

3. Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe Anything Goes w/ Chalk ends 1/20

Anything Goes with Chalk

4. Cooking with Cricut Ch#68 Photo Inspiration ends 1/17

I thought my Mail Girl fit with the Winter scene of
someone dropping off mail to a friend during the
Winter all dressed up in her blue hat & coat with
faux fur.

This is a good time to share a quote I like by
T.E.P. Inc. (an organization for protection of wild
animals) in which I changed the spelling a little &
you will know why:
"Bee-utiful Furs Are Worn By Bee-utiful Animals,
Not Bee-utiful People"

#68 Photo Inspiration

They chose a photo for the team to draw inspiration from. Here is what Jill and Felicia said to the team: “So for the challenge this is our photo inspiration, use the colors or a tree, whatever this photo inspires you to make!”
1-11 Photo Inspiration
This photo is entitled "Relax" and was taken in Charlotte, North Carolina’s Freedom Park by photographer Chris Summerville. When Jen contacted the photographer to obtain permission to use the photograph, she was informed that this photo was shot with an infrared lens -- so in actuality, those trees are green! Please take a moment to check out Chris Summerville’s other work. Truly breathtaking. Thank you Mr. Summerville for the permission to use such a striking piece of photography.

5. Hooked On Craft Challenges #15 Try Something New unlim entries 3rd entry ends 1/14
my new is using the Powder Puff Chalking Ink

Challenge 15

6. Stuck on U Sketches Winter Fun-Die Cut Challenge ends 1/26
Winter Fun-Die Cut challenge

7. The Cuttlebug Spot Winter Time ends 1/23
For texture I used:
core'dinations textured cardstock,
lily white sugar-coated cardstock,
ribbon, gems & liquid Pearls

Winter Time

The challenge : Use texture like felt, buttons etc and create a Winterscenery (one entry per person please ) .

Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge Oblong Frame #3 5.25" x 5.75"
I chose to use the Oblong Frame and that way I could use the cut out middle for another

4" x 6" (had listed wrong size of 5" x 7" previously)
printed digi Mail Girl on white cardstock
won from Die Cuttin Divas Birthday Hop from Jennipher Lowery

6" x 6 1/2" Base core'dinations Tranquil Blue
doodlebug design inc. lily white sugar coated cardstock
white cardstock

Blog Quick Quotes Powder Puff Chalk Ink
Blue Hawaiian - girl's hat, coat, gloves & socks
Maraschino Cherry - mailbox

gems - 4 lt blue mini gems

glitter - white - snowflakes & snow

Inkadinkado Blending Chalk Bold Brights
black - girl's shoes
brown - mailbox post
lt pink - flesh color for face

Johnson's safety swabs specially shaped for children - they have the pointed tips

Inkssentials Enamel accents White - letter & part of the mailbox

liquid Pearls
Baby Blue - small dot in each of the border areas then spread with cotton swab
White Opal - fur on hat & coat

pencil color - brown - girl's hair

Spool O' Ribbon white ribbon

Scotch ATG adhesive
Terrrifically Tacky Tape

Tim Holtz scissors - for cutting the digi oval image out,
these scissors are my go to scissors

ZOTS small clear adhesive dots bought at JoAnns
I really like these dots because you can pick them
up off the roll of paper by the edge & apply to your
item without them becoming useless like the mini
glue dots I had been using

I'm excited & proud to have been named one of two Chalkboard Winners for the Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe Challenge: Anything Goes With Chalk!
Congrats to Bling in Brown who was also selected, and to Heartfelt Thanks who won the challenge!


  1. Love your project! Thank you for joining us for our first challenge at Chalk-Ah-Lot. Please make sure that you are following us to be eligable for the prize.

    Dt Coordinator

  2. This is really pretty Melissa! That digi is too sweet, and your chalking is lovely. Thanks for sharing with us at CWC this week. :)

  3. What a cute little image. I think you did great. I use the Qtip type things that have a pointed might find them in the make up section. Or there are also makeup applicators that have pointed tips that are spongy and can be washed (which I NEVER DO...I just throw them away and use a new one!)

  4. Very pretty image and card- the image reminds me of Holly Hobby (do you remember that character??) :)Amy

  5. This is so beautiful, Melissa!! You did a fabulous job coloring with the chalk!! What a gorgeous card!! Have a great weekend!! :)


  6. Was not sure about my cutting since I had no Spellbinders oval cuts that were the size of the image once I printed it at 4 " x 6" size. Some of the colors do not show up in the photo as well as when seen in person such as the pink/flesh color on face & the liquid Pearls on the faux fur. The sparkle of the snowflakes with glitter are not as noticeable in the photo.

  7. Very nice, great job on the coloring. Have a super weekend.

  8. too cute. thanks for joining in with at Cardz TV Stamps

  9. Very cute card and nice use of your R's, thanks for joining CTS!

  10. adorable card and that stamped image is fantastic..
    thnx for sharing this with us girls over at SOUS

  11. Great image and excellent job of using the chalk. Thanks for joining us at Chalk-Ah-Lot's first challenge!!! How exciting!!!! See you next challenge too!

  12. Great job with this image! Glad you are enjoying your prize!

  13. Adorable image, and I love the scalloped circle. So glad u could play along with us at SOUS.

  14. Very Cute. Thank you so much for joining us over at Cardz TV with Mary “The 3 R’s” Challenge. Hope to see you again.


  15. Fabulous colouring and a Gorgeous card!!
    Hazel xx

  16. Very sweet, love this, thanks for sharing with us at Anything Goes challenge, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

  17. Very wintery!

    Thank you so much for joining us at the Cuttlebug Spot!

    Cuttlebug & hugs,

  18. adorable and lovely all in one. Thank you so much for joining Cardz TV challenge

  19. Very pretty card. Thank you for joining us at CardzTV Stamps Challenge!

  20. Lovely card,such a sweet image and I love the colours....Thanks for sharing with us at Hooked on Craft,hope to see you next time....
    Mandy x

  21. What a sweet card, love all the glitter! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

  22. What a Cute card! You can never go wrong with glitter, lol! And I Love the QQ inks (big fan here!) I use q-tips too and you can also use the little pom poms (different sizes) pinched on a clip to apply the inks also. So glad you shared with us over at SOUS!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

  23. This card is gorgeous! I have not used chalk inks much but I love the way this turned out! Great job!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Cooking with Cricut :)

  24. Wonderful image and great coloring. I think you still kept it CAS-you just let your image by the focus.
    Thanks for sharing at CWC.

  25. superb! Very nicely done
    Thanks for sharing!
    -Kemma, CookingWithCricut Design Team

  26. Love the mail girl! Cute! Thanks for joining us at CWC! Smiles, Jill CWC DT:)

  27. Adorable card, Melissa! Thanks for linking up at Cooking With Cricut this week.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team

  28. Great project. Love to see other crafters use chalk on their projects.
    Thanks for joining us at Chalk-Ah-Lot cafe. The new challenge will be up on Sunday. I hope to see you join us again.

  29. Such a beautiful card. Nice colors, and texture. Thanks for joining the Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe Challenge!

  30. Very cute card - Love the image! Thanks for joining us at SOUS!

  31. Really pretty card. Thanks for joining us at the Cuttlebug Spot this week.

  32. Awesome card Melissa! Thank you so much for your kind comments and again, congratulations! Hope you make it to Nova Scotia someday!


  33. Wonderful textured winter project!
    Thanks for playing at the Cuttlebug Spot - hope you'll join us again tomorrow for another fun challenge!
    Helen x

  34. What a beautiful card. That delicate ribbon adds the perfect detail. Great job!