Sunday, August 29, 2010

B&W Happy Birthday

Hey Everyone,
  The challenge at Meljen's this week is simple - a birthday card!  I love this little Firefly Fairy from Meljen's and I really wanted to do her in color.  However, I had some inspiration from a paper I just got from Best Creation Inc. called Mr. & Mrs.  I didn't actually use the specific paper I got the inspiration from but used some counterparts of the same set.  This was a simple card - the coloring was the roughest part for me as I'm still learning my Copics and I've never done a black and white before.  I only used three Copics (C1, C3, C5) for the whole black and white scheme of the fairy and her clothes.  I did add some yellow (Y000, Y15, Y19) for the lightening bug and the balloons.  I also used a few other gray tones for the balloons (N0,N3,W1,W3,W5). 

I used my Bazzill yellow for the trim here and then added a black shear ribbon and bow.  I also grabbed my daughters jewelry beads (shh don't tell) and made a little beaded charm.  Thanks for looking!  Don't forget about my blog candy - just click the picture in the upper right hand corner of my blog - you have until Friday!
I should also mention that a wonderful lady - Sheila from She's a Sassy Lady to be exact - presented my blog with this wonderful little award!

Thanks you Sheila - I'm so honored that you thought of me.  Now, I have to say three things I love about myself.

1. I love my family - which is truly a part of me
2. I love my intuition
3. I love my ability to gab with just about anyone!
  I have so many pictures I love - my favorite is probably the one of my two girls over on the sidebar - but this one is of my little baby girl who loves my craft area that's filled with chokey stuff and sharp stuff - so I have to keep her out, but one day she crawled by and I looked at her and here she was with this googly eye stuck to her face - we laughed and laughed and luckily caught her with stinker face in this picture! LOL

I also need to tag five peopel for this award: so here it goes
1) Donna - She just started her blog CardDreams by NanaDonna - OH MY GOSH - she's amazing check her out
2) Stephanie - She is just starting up a challenge blog - join the fun
3) The Cricut Couple - there is stuff is just fabulous
4) Jen - a really good friend of mine that's also just starting up her blog
5)Amy at Papertrails by a Paper Lover - her cards are amazing

So the rules: thank the person that gave it to you, post it on your blog, name three things you love about yourself, share a picture you love, and pick five other wonderful bloggers for the award! 


  1. LOVE this card!! One of my fave images and you've colored her so amazingly well!!
    Thanks so much for joining us in our Birthday challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck!
    Dee (Spryte)♥
    Sprytebyrds Spot

  2. Melissa thanks for the award..........funny Stephanie at Cricutmimi sent it to me last week and I have been trying to figure out how to do it. I have a post all set up but trying to figure out how to notify each person Thanks.

  3. Cherry on top blog award, back at you. Your is on my blog!

  4. Oh wow! Thanks Melissa! I adore your card! It's really cool the way you filled this in! Love it!

  5. Melissa, I love the card. Totally cute.

  6. So very very pretty! I think the little bit of yellow really makes the card! This is just great!! Love it! :)

  7. Love how you've coloured the little fairy, very clever. Also love the touch of yellow & little beaded charm (ssshhhh mums the word lol!!!)
    Sharon x

  8. Hey Melissa,

    Thanks so much for the nomination! We love your blog and are really honored that you like ours so much! Thank you SO much!!!

    Bobby & Jill

  9. Thanks Melissa! That's so sweet of you!

  10. OH MY MELISSA this is awesome and so is that googley eye picture! LOL! Thanks for playing along at Meljen's Designs; the new challenge has been posted, hope to see you again this week! Nicole - MD DTC