Thursday, November 14, 2019

Snow Cute

Hi Everyone,

It's is spring here in Australia so definitely not 'snow' weather' as it is getting rather warm but I just couldn't resist this gorgeous image from Lili of the Valley (LOTV).


Ingredients
Image:  Snow Cute
Medium:  Copic Markers
(C9, C8, C7, R20, C2, C0)
Sentiment:  Warm & Feathered Hugs
Background:  Distress Oxide
Other:  Glossy Accents, Frosting Powder


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Lovely Florals - Magnolia

Hi Everyone,

Colouring is my go to for relaxing.  I try to pop into my craft room every day even if it is just for 5 minutes.
I hope that my cards inspire you to have a go at colouring or even just bring a smile to your day.


For today's cards I have created 3 cards using the one stamp set from Paper Rose.


Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
(BV04, BV13, BV02, G94, YG63, E47, E44, E43, YR04, YR15, C9)
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Base Card:  Black Card
Other:  X-Press It Glitter Washi - Silver, Versamark Ink, Wow Silver Embossing Powder

Method:
  • Card: X-Press It Blending Card, 9 x 14cm.  Stamp and embossing Magnolia flowers.  Colour background around flowers with C9 copic Markers.  Then colour flowers.  After you have finished the flowers, recolour the background with C9 again.  Set aside.
  • Card Base: 14 x 1.5cm Black card.  Apply thin strips of thin silver washi tap onto base.
  • Adhere colour card onto base.


Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
(BV04, BV13, BV02, G94, YG63, E47, E44, E43, YR04, YR15,)
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Base Card:  White Card Stock


Ingredients
Sentiment:  Included in stamp set
Medium:  Copic Markers
(BV04, BV13, BV02, G94, YG63, E47, E44, E43, YR04, YR15,)
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Piggy Pebbles

Hi Everyone,

I was so excited to see that I won the MFT Sketch challenge last week.  Thank you so much.
I love the idea of these challenges, they help me to step outside my comfort zone and  try a different style and layout.

This time I decided to turn the layout around.  I tend to make portrait cards instead of landscape.  But that is the beauty of challenges.  I love that its the way you interpret the sketch and that you can make it your own.


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Piggy Pebbles
Medium:  Copic Markers
(R01, E11, E00, R20, BV20)
Sentiment:  Included in stamp set
Dies:  Little B Hearts 
Paper:  Pebbles - Be Mine
Hearts:  Corbett Creations


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


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Monday, November 11, 2019

Swept Away

Hi Everyone,

I saw a cute range of mice stamps on Instagram and of course went looking.  Unfortunately they were a deleted line by Kaszazz.
However, lucky for me, a friend was selling hers and of course I jumped at the chance to own them.  They are so cute.
I am sharing on of them today.


Ingredients
Stamp:  5724 Swept away by Kaszazz
Medium:  Copic Markers
(E57, E55, E31, E51, R20, G28, G17, G05)
Other:  Prismacolor pencils


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Joy to the World

Hi Everyone,

Last weekend at craft camp, I created many card and had a great time.
This card, using another stamp set from Create a Smile Stamps is one of this cards.


ingredients
Stamp Set:  Joy to the World
Medium:  Copic Markers
Sentiment:  Included in stamp set
Border:  Hand drawn using Copic Multi Liner Pen
Other:  Swarovski Crystals, Nuvo Shimmer Pen, Glossy Accents


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Lovely Pandas

Hi Everyone,

I love the stamps from Gerda Steiner.


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Lovely Pandas
Medium:  Copic Markers
(C9, C8, C7, C3, C1, C0, R20, BG49, BG15, BG13, BG32)
Sentiment: Computer & Foiled in white
Other:  Nuvo Shimmer Pen, Glossy Accents, Coloured Gems


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


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Friday, November 8, 2019

Little Mouse Flowers

Hi Everyone,

I am loving colouring on Kraft card at the moment.  I love the soft vintage look it gives.
For today's card I have used an image from Lili of the Valley (LOTV).


Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
(E57, E55, E31, E51, R20, YG63, G21)
Base Card:  Neenah (Desert Storm)
Sentiment:  Computer & foiled in white
Other: Prismacolor pencil (white), Nuvo Shimmer Pen, Washi Tape


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Camellias

Hi Everyone,

For today's inspiration, I have created a 2 cards using the same stamp from Kaszazz.


Ingredients
Stamp: 6171J Camellias by Kaszazz
Medium:  Copic Markers (RV95, V95, V93, V91)
Sentiment:  Computer and foiled in white
Border:  Hand drawn using Copic Multi Liner Pen
Other:  Glossy Accents, Clear Glass Beads



Ingredients
Stamp: 6171J Camellias by Kaszazz
Sentiment:  Computer and foiled in white
Other:  Glossy Accents, Clear Glass Beads


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Flora

Hi Everyone,

From the moment I saw this stamp I just loved it and its potential.
The inspiration from the SSS design team was amazing, so this past weekend, I got colouring and just couldn't stop.
I am going to share 3 cards, each done different ways.
After each card, I will explain the  way I did each one.

The Stamp is 'Flora' from Simon Says Stamp.


Card:  Neenah Desert Storm
Embossing Powder:  Wow Super Fine Silver
Medium:  Copic Markers (RV69, RV66, RV55)
Sentiment:  Printed on Computer, Foiled in white



Card:  X-Press It Blending Card
Embossing Powder:  Wow Super Fine Silver
Medium:  Copic Markers (BG49, BG15, BG13, BG32)
Sentiment:  Make it Crafty Chipboard


Card:  X-Press It Blending Card
Embossing Powder:  Wow Super Fine Silver
Medium:  Copic Markers (BV04, BV13, BV02)
Other:  Posca Paint Pen 0.7 White
Sentiment:  Make it Crafty Chipboard


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx





Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Santa Clumsy

Hi Everyone,

I just love using challenges and sketches to help with creative flow and inspiration.
For today's card I have used the current challenge at Create a Smile Stamps.


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Santa Clumsy
Medium:  Copic Markers
Sentiment:  Included in stamp set


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

Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Monday, November 4, 2019

Ready, Set, Snow

Hi Everyone,

I am back from a crafty weekend away.  I had a great time and got some much needed colouring done.  I sure did miss it.


For todays card I have used a 'challenge' for my inspiration.


Ingredients
Stamp set:  Ready, Set, Snow
Medium:  Copic Markers
Sentiment:  Included in stamp set
Background:  Distress Oxide (Salty Ocean)
Other:  Glossy Accents, Glitter


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


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Christmas Gnome

Hi Everyone,

For today's card I have used a cute Gnome from Star Jam.


Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
Sentiment:  Make it Crafty Chipboard
Border:  Copic MultiLiner Pen
Other:  Nuvo Shimmer Pen, Glossy Accents


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Birch Tree

Hi Everyone,

For today's cards I have featured a die from Paper Rose.


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  #17451 Cozy Winter
Medium:  Copic Markers
Background:  Distress Inks
Other:  Embossing Powder

Method
  • Cut Birch Trees, heat emboss and set aside.
  • Base card:  Colour watercolour card using distress ink.
  • Adhere birch trees to Birch tress to base card.
  • Stamp and colour bears from Cozy Winter stamp set.  Fuzzy cut and adhere to base card.



Ingredients
Stamp Set:  #17451 Cozy Winter
Medium:  Copic Markers



Ingredients
Stamp Set:  #17451 Cozy Winter
Medium:  Copic Markers
Background:  Distress Oxide
Other:  Embossing Powder


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Friday, November 1, 2019

Polar Bear's Christmas Tree

Hi Everyone,

I am a little late in posting this card today.
I am away at a craft weekend.  Hopefully going to colour a lot over the 'me' time.


Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
Other:  Glossy Accents, Glitter


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Lucky Mouse

Hi Everyone,

For today's card I have used an image from Lili of the Valley (LOTV).
It was fun colouring this onto Kraft card.  I love the effect it gives, kind of a vintage look especially with copics.


Ingredients
Image:  Lucky Mouse
Medium:  Copic Markers
Sentiment:  Printed from Computer & foiled in white
Other:  Glossy Accents, Nuvo Shimmer Pen


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Snowman Collection - Mouse

Hi Everyone,

For today's cards I have used an image from Mariola Budeka.


Medium:  Copic Markers
Sentiment:  Printed on the Computer
Other:  Glossy Accents, Nuvo Shimmer Pen, Glitter


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Christmas sELFies

Hi Everyone,

Sorry I have been a little quiet.
I have been a little sore and tired from my recent surgery so need some 'Me' time.
But hopefully I am back now.
I had some time to colour this morning so used a new stamp from MFT stamps.


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Christmas sELFies
Medium:  Copic Markers
Sentiment:  Included in stamp set
Other:  Novo Shimmer Pen, Glossy Accents, Googley Eyes


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


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Lovely Florals - Magnolia

Hi Everyone,

For today's inspiration I have created cards using stamps and dies from Paper Rose.


Ingredients

Method:
  • Onto Copic Xpress It Blending Card, Stamp Magnolia Stamp.  Colour with Copic Markers
  • Cut using largest Stitched Rectangle Die
  • Cut 'Celebrate' word 3 times and layer onto card.



Ingredients
Other: Swarovski Crystals


Ingredients
Other:  Vellum, Sparkle Spray


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Monday, October 21, 2019

Yeti set go

Hi Everyone,

Love this fun stamp set from Hello Sweetums.


Ingredients
Stamp set:  Yeti set go
Medium:  Copic Markers
Sentiment:  Included in stamp set
Background:  Copic Various Ink
Other: Nuvo Shimmer Pen, Glossy Accents


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Beast Feast

Hi Everyone,

For today's cards I thought I would do something a little different and step out of my comfort zone.
I have used a challenge from Create a Smile Stamps but have only used the colour inspiration of blue and orange.


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Beast Feast
Medium:  Copic Markers
Sentiment:  Included in stamp set
Border:  Hand drawn


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


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Friday, October 18, 2019

Reindeer Farts

Hi Everyone,

I just couldn't resist this image when I saw it.
Living with 3 males in my home, 'fart' humour is certainly a daily occurrence.
I hope it brings a smile to your day!


Image:  Reindeer Farts
Medium:  Copic Markers
Sentiment:  Included with image
Snowflake:  Make it Crafty Chipboard
Other:  Nuvo Shimmer Pen, Glossy Accents


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Watch the Birdie

Hi Everyone,

For today's card I have used a new image from Lili of the Valley (LOTV).


Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
Sentiment:  MFT
Other:  Film Strip

Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Be Fierce

Hi Everyone,

For today's card I have used stamps from Tracey Hey.
The background has been created using a Copic Marker and an Acrylic Block, with Heat Embossing over the top.


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Be Fierce
Medium:  Copic Markers
Sentiment:  Computer & Foiled in White
Background:  Copic Marker, Acrylic Block & White Embossed stamp (Create Art Stamp Set) onto Xpress It Ink Jet Film.


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Snail Mail

Hi Everyone,

For today's card I have used a stamp from Hello Sweetums.
The background has been created using a Copic Marker and an Acrylic Block.
It is so much fun and so easy.


Ingredients
Stamp:  Snail Mail
Medium:  Copic Markers
Sentiment:  Dymo
Background:  Copic Marker and Acrylic Block
Other:  Shimmer Pen, Glossy Accents


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Monday, October 14, 2019

To the top

Hi Everyone,

It's release day over at Lili of the Valley (Lotv).
There are 4 sweet vintage boys for you in this release.  Pop by the store and check them out.

For my card I have used 'To the top'.


Ingredients
Image:  To the top
Medium:  Copic Markers
Sentiment:  TH Stickers
Other:  Hessian, Skeleton Leaves, Twine


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx