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Wednesday, 30 November 2011

No House Elves (like Dobby) but lots of Christmas elves at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge Blog

The challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil this week is for "elves, fairies, snowmen or Santa".  Mo has lots of lovely fairy images, a smattering of fabulous Santas and some simply adorable elves to choose from.  I chose this one called Little Elf Mim that I found here and made this card which also fits the following challenges:
Hanna and Friends "red and another colour" I chose green
Polka Doodles - "Italian Christmas; ie, red, white and green"
Deep Ocean - "C as (is for)... Christmas"
Stamptacular - "anything Christmas"
Simon Says - "anything goes"
My DP is K&Co.  The "MERRY" was cut using a PTI die borrowed from the lovely Alex who also supplied the bakers twine on a little ribbon gift for me (thank you, Alex) and I cut and embossed a bauble top for my elf using my Cricut.  The stamped sentiment is by Stampin Up as is the punch I used to cut it out and the holly is the negative space from a corner punch.   I used Copics to colour Mim.  Her bauble has been glazed and it's top is overlayed with Spica.  A little Fabric applique was used for the fur trim on Mim's clothes and she has gems for bells on her shoes.

All of Mo's elves are so cute but I am also a big Dobby fan!   I would certainly have been an advocate for S.P.E.W (Hermione Granger's Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare) in the Harry Potter books/films.  What a shame I didn't get to meet her.  Hubby and I were, however, lucky enough to meet Ron Weasley, Professor Filius Flitwick, Argus Filch (without Mrs Norris, sadly) and Scabior (the new baddie in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows).  Warwick Davis was particularly charming and hubby and I were delighted that he, along with Rupert Grint and David Bradley agreed to photographs in the airport lounge at Orlando International.   They were all on our plane home too and we enjoyed a drink with the delightful and very handsome Nick Moran (Scabior) at the bar on the plane afterwards.  Too cool, eh?

Before I go...I know I have been very neglectful in my blogging duties recently and I really do apologise.  To be honest, I have been feeling very under the weather in the last month.  It wasn't so bad in Florida but since I have been home, it's been much worse.  It has taken me a week to make my card!  I'm off to the docs tomorrow for some blood test results and I'm hoping for an easy fix!   I do hope to catch up with you all soon though.  Thank you for stopping by.


Elaine L. said...

This is just so cute, Lesley! I love the die-cut word, and, of course, you've colored this little one so nicely! Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie 1st can I say never worry about blogging hun your health comes 1st & you are to keep off my blog til you are netter ok!!!
Right onto your totally awesome card, you do Mo's images so well shug you really do this is just goreous.
Love all your piccy's to all hun it must of been fab!!

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Debbie said...

Lucky you meeting such star power!!! You must have been thrilled to say the least. So glad you joined us at Mo's once again this week. I love this little guy.


Faye said...

Well hellio! I hope you get the quick fix you are looking for and feel better again soon. You look really well, considering you are not!

As for the card, wow! Fab details, fun card, gorgeous colours.

Hugs. xxx

Kiki said...

Your card is fantastic! Such a cute image and so lovely details - great job!

Thanks so much for joining us at Hanna & Friends.

Hugs, Kiki

jojoscraps said...

Wow! Talk about Star Struck! Lucky you. Your card is just the sweetest. I love the snow texture and fun colors.
I hope you get feeling better and there's a quick fix for you. Take care.
Jo xx

Céline said...

Hi Lesley,
so so cute image ! fab coloring, i adore your card!

Marianne Reijgersberg said...

That not so good, to hear that your health is not to well. I hope your doc can help you.
This card is beautiful. Love the shape that you made with the DP.
Beautiful colored image.
Hugs Marianne

Joey said...

Lesley this card is absolutely gorgeous, love the lettering. Hope you get on ok at the docs and feeling better real soon. Joey x

Franz♥ said...

Cute Card Lesley, really amazing!

Hope you feeling better soon.

Thank you for joining us at Deep Ocean, hugs, Franz.

Stampalicious said...

awesome card, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday, hugs, martina

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous cute card, what great photos. Hope the trip to the Docs give you the quick fix you're after.

Heather said...

Hi Lesley, what a wonderful time and such fabulous photographs!!!
Your card is stunning, I love your design and colours, your detail is stunning, especially the 'merry'and your Mo's image is delightful!!!
Hope you are now feeling better!!!

Thanks so much for joining us Simon Says Stamp challenge

Nelly said...

Hi Lesley i love how you have layered his card together and a cute image too, especially love the appliqué to the hat also ... thanks for joining us at polka doodles this week and good luck...nelly x

Anonymous said...

I hope that you're feeling better soon Lesley. Your card is delightful!
Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week
Hugs Julie P

norine said...

Well I came to admire your card (and it's totally wonderful, cute image, great design!) but it's the celeb siting and photos that has me all in a tizzy!! Wow, so cool!! (Thanks for playing along with us at Polka Doodles!)

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

Get you .. .. and your celebrity lifestyle LOL!!!

What fab pictures .. thanks for sharing them.

Sorry to read you are not feeling very good. I hope the blood tests came back with the "quick fix" you are hoping for.

Loving your card by the way .. .. lots of lovely elements.

Have you put all that crafty stash away yet that you brought back from you holiday? I just know you will have gathered lots of goodies.

Take care

Love Jules xx

Deb said...

your card is so cute, I love this elf, I keep putting off but I might have to get him!
Fabulous photos, what an amazing trip you had!
Sorry to hear you are under the weather, hope you feel better soon!
have a great weekend xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Lesley such a super cute card!
How wonderful to see these brilliant photo's what a blast for you!
So very sorry that you have been feeling so low. I hope that your trip to the doctors will help you.

Take care.
kim x

Turtle In The Sand said...

I haven't been a good blogger lately myself. Caught up in all the holiday traditions. We start in November with Thanksgiving and don't stop until January when we clean up everything. Whew!

Lucky you to meet that cutie Ron Weasley and cast members. Potter Mania reigns at my house.

Your card is lovely as always. I sure hope you are on the mend at this time. Get well hugs, and prayers coming at you. Linda

Alex said...

Hello Lesley,

wow, you didn't tell me of all the celebs you met on your way home! I am not jealous at all (says she slowly turning green...) Big HP fan, me...
Loving your card as you know and do hope you feel much better by now!
Love, Alex

Dorcas said...

OMGoodness you met Argus Filch??? I love that guy! One of my fave actors! When I see him in my minds eye I see him most prominently as "Rogue Riderhood" in Our Mutual Friend. He's a scream! But he always plays "Rogue like characters" doesn't he?

Sorry you've been poorly, I do hope it all gets sorted out soon. :(

Janiel/ janny said...

oh my gosh PQ!!!!!!!!! You are still just the cutest little thing!!! You do NOT look ill at all dear!! YOU LOOK WONDERFUL, great, cute, sexy and oh so charming!! Just like a PQ!!!!!!!!!!!

You cards are beautiful also dear...... I am sorry to hear that you are struggling also.. It is not fun to feel that way as I do know. If you feel up to it and have a minute shoot me an email and let me know just how you are.... I am still the same as I was.. :o(

big big holiday hugs to you..... I MISS YOU!!!!!!!!

Julie said...

Another fab Mo elf card and love all your piccies!! Juliexx

anita01 said...

Ochhhh hoe gaaf,....enig hoor Lesley!!!!

Je straalt helemaal...hi,hi,

Warme groetjes,