Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Woo and Exciting News!!!!

Hi Everyone,

They say one door closes and another opens........

I am so excited to finally share I have been asked to join the CC Designs Design Team.

This is truely a dream come true. Honestly it is a total surprise.

So this is my first post as a Design Team member and to be honest I am totally nervous.

Ingredients

Stamp Set:  Woo

Medium:  Copic Markers

(Skin:  E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20

Hair:  E37, E35, E34

Clothes:  E37, E35, E34, R29. R27, R35, RV14

B29. B28, B26, B24, G99, G94, YG63, G24

Eyes:  B45, B41)

Dies:  All by CC Designs

Film Strip

Banners

Cloud & Grass

Bees:  Bee Swissie Stamp Set

(Copic Markers Y19, Y08)

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card

Inks:  MFT Extreme Black, Distress Ink (Salty Ocean) Catherine Pooler (Lime Rickety)


Method

Firstly I created stamped the images onto X-Press It Blending Card and coloured them with Copic Markers.  I then fussy cut around the image leaving a small white border.

The sentiment has been stamped onto white card and cut with the 'banners' border.  I then layered it onto black card.

The background was created using the film strip and grass dies.  The film strip has been cut 3 times from black card and layered together using liquid glue.

The background pieces have been coloured with coloured ink and adhered with liquid glue.



I have used foam tape to adhere the scarecrow and sentiment and liquid glue to adhere the bees.

To finish the card, I have adhered this film strip to a white card, leaving a white border.


I hope you have found this helpful and inspirational.


Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx








Saturday, August 6, 2022

Freddy

 Hi Everyone,

For today' card I have used a new image from Digi Doodle Studio.


Ingredients

Image:  Freddy

Medium:  Copic Markers

Background:  Distress Ink (Salty Ocean), Catherine Pooler (Lime Rickety), Cloud Die

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card

Other:  White Gelly Roll 08 Pen


Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx


Friday, August 5, 2022

Bloomy

 Hi Everyone,

For today's card I have used a stamp set from Create a Smile Stamps.


Ingredients

Stamp set:  Bloomy

Medium:  Copic Markers

Sentiment:  From stash

Background:  Distress Ink (Worn Lipstick)

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card

Ink:  MFT Extreme Black

Other:  Shimmer Spray


I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:

Create a Smile Challenge - Sketch



Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx



Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Sweet Stems with Chibitronic LED Stickers

  Hi Everyone,

For today's card I have used LED Stickers and Fabric tape from Chibitronics to light up the balloon from Tracey Hey stamps.


Ingredients

Stamp Set:  Sweet Stems

Medium:  Copic Markers

Sentiment:  Included in stamp set

Electronics:  Chibitronics White LED StickersChibitronics Fabric Tape & 2025 Battery

Background:  Distress Ink (Salty Ocean)

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card

Ink:  MFT Extreme Black Ink

Other:  White Gelly Roll 08 Pen, Shimmer Pen


Method

1. Background

Firstly, I stamped the images onto X-Press It Blending Card and coloured them with Copic Markers.  I fussy cut around the images leaving a small white border.  

I also created the background using Distress Ink.


2. Battery Holder

This card will measure 14 x 9cm once complete.

I have used the Silhouette Cameo to cut the layers for the battery holder.  I glued 8 of these together.

I have glued them together using Liquid Glue from Bearly Arts.  If find this glue does not warp the card and makes it really strong.

I put plain card stock on the back of this card to finish this card.

3. Circuit

The circuit has been designed on the battery holder.

I have marked where the light will go (from the card front).  I then mapped where I want the circuit to go in pencil.  This makes it easier for me to complete the circuit.

4.  Completing the Circuit

The Circuit has been complete using the Fabric Conductive Tape and LED Stickers.

This card works by pressing the 'press here'  The positive will connect with the battery, turning on the lights.

5. Adhere the card front

It is time to adhere the card front I prepared earlier to the battery compartment.

I have used double sided tape to do this.

The coloured images have been adhered using foam tape.

6. Let's light this card up!

This circuit uses a 2025 battery to power this card.

To light this card card up, press on the 'Press Here'.




I hope I have inspired you to give Chibitronics LED Stickers a go.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Snow Cute Stamp Release

 Hi Everyone,

It's not long now until these adorable stamps go live on the Create and Craft Show.

I am so excited that my cards made it over the England in time for the show this time.

They will be available in store next week.



Ingredients

Stamp Set:  Snow Cute

Medium:  Copic Markers

Sentiment:  Christmas Sentiment stamp set

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card, American Crafts

Ink:  Mft Extreme Black

Other:  White Gelly Roll 08 Pen, Glossy Accents


Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Snow Cute Polymer Stamp Release

 Hi Everyone,

I am so excited to share some of my cards with you today featuring a soon to be released Polymer Stamps from Lili of the Valley (LOTV).

These are available on the Create and Craft on Tuesday but available in store the following week.


Ingredients

Stamp Set:  Snow Cute

Medium:  Copic Markers

Sentiments: Christmas Greeting Stamps

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card, American Crafts

Ink:  MFT Extreme Black

Other:  White Gelly Roll 08 Pen, Glossy Accents, Brick & Striped Stencil


Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Scooter

Hi Everyone,

For today's card I have used a new stamp set from Tracey Hey.

This card did not turn out exactly they way I want it to but I still love it.




Ingredients

Stamp Set:  Scooter

Medium:  Copic Markers

Sentiments:  Included in stamp set

Background:  Distress Ink (Salty Ocean & Prized Ribbon) & Catherine Pooler Ink (Lime Rickety)

Die: Large Mini Slimline, Clouds, Grass

Glue:  Bearly Art Liquid Glue

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card

Ink:  MFT Extreme Black

Other:  White Gelly Roll 08 Pen, Flowers


Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx