Monday, July 22, 2019

Snail Mail

Hi Everyone,

For today's card I have used an image from Gerda Steiner Designs.



Ingredients
Image: Snail Mail
Medium:  Copic Markers
Other:  Vellum, Nuvo Shimmer Pen

Method
  • Card Base: 10.5x14cm White Cardstock.
  • From a piece of white card, cut frame using die.  Lightly trace this frame onto card base using a pencil.  this is a guide for where your design will be. Set aside frame for later use.
  • Tape the outside of the drawn frame with post-it notes to protect the card base.  Using Catherine Pooler Ink (It's a Boy), colour the rectangle.
  • From a piece of white card, cut the grass and colour using Catherine Pooler Ink (Lime Rickey).Cut to side and adhere to bottom of the coloured rectangle on the base card.
  • From a piece of white card, cut the cloud twice using the die.  I used the smallest one.  Adhere the 'outline' of the clouds to vellum and trim.  Adhere these to the base card.
  • Print the image onto Copic X-press Blending Card and colour with Copic Markers.  Fussy cut the image leaving a small white border.  Adhere to base card as shown.
  • Adhere cut frame to base card.
  • Stamp sentiment using black ink.




Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Christmas Sled

Hi Everyone,

For today's card I have used a soon to be released image from Lili of the Valley (LOTV).
This card is a single layer card.


Ingredients
Image:  Christmas Sled
Medium:  Copic Markers
Background:  Copic Markers & Posca Paint Pen


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Happily ever after

Hi Everyone,

For today's card I have used a stamp from Clearly Besotted.
Instead of using Copic Markers for colouring, I decided to use Zig Real Brush Markers.


Ingredients
Medium:  Zig Real Brush Markers
(22, 21, 47, 44, Blender)
Border:  Copic Multi Liner Pen
Sentiment:  Computer & Foiled
Other:  Nuvo Shimmer Pen



Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Hanging Stockings with Dad

Hi Everyone,

For today's card I am sharing a sneak peek of a Christmas Image with will be released later this month.


Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
Background:  Distress Oxide (Salty Ocean)

Method:
  • This card is a single layer card, 10.5x14cm
  • I printed the image onto Copic X-Press It Blending Card as well as Masking Paper.
  • I coloured the image (Blending Card) with Copic Markers then cut the mask to cover the coloured images.
  • Using a Blending Brush and Distress Oxide (Salty Ocean, I coloured the 'wall' of the image.
  • When complete, peel the masking tape off and make any 'touch ups' that are needed.

The coloured image covered in 'masking paper' and colouring the background.

'Peeling' the masking paper off to reveal the coloured image.



Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Monday, July 15, 2019

Snail Mail

Hi Everyone,

For today's card I have used an image from Gerda Steiner Designs.
The store is currently closed but will re-open on July 17.


Ingredients
Image:  Snail Mail
Medium:  Copic Markers
Sentiment:  Embossed Dymo
Grass Die:  Hello Bluebird
Sky:  MFT Stencil & Distress Oxide (Salty Ocean)
Other:  Nuvo Shimmer Pen, Glossy Accents

Method:
  • The image has been printed onto Copic X-Press It Blending Card and coloured with Copic Markers.  I have cut this image out using scissors on the black line and set aside.
  • Base Card: 10x14cm white card.
  • Using a Blending Brush, stencil the clouds onto the base card.
  • Cut the 2 x Grass die from white card stock and colour using Catherine Pooler Ink (Lime Rickey).
  • Layer the 2 grass dies together and adhere to base card.
  • Adhere sentiment to card, slightly overlapping the grass.
  • Adhere coloured image to base card.  Apply Nuvo Shimmer Pen & Glossy Accents to the shell of the snail.


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Barn med stora huvuden

Hi Everyone,

For today's card I have used a stamp from Hanglar & Wings.


Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
Sentiment:  Avery Elle
Dies:  MFT
Flowers:  I am Roses


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Baby Blue Leaf

Hi Everyone,

Today I am featuring a die from Paper Rose.


Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Various Ink (Alcohol Ink)
Sentiment:  #17304 Hello
Border:  Hand drawn using Copic Multi Liner Pen
Other:  Twine

Method:
  • Base card: 10x14cm White card.
  • Hand draw border around base card using Copic Multi Liner Pen. Set aside.
  • Colour a piece of Yupo card with Copic Various Ink (Alcohol ink).  Allow to dry.  When dry, cut a 'Baby Blue Leaf' from this coloured card. You will use the inside pieces for this card and the outline cut piece for the card below.
  • From a piece of white card, cut 3 'Baby blue Leaves'.  Using one of the leaves, adhere to the base card with glue.
  • Insert the coloured pieces of the leaf into the leaf outline.
  • Adhere the other 2 outline leaves to the base card.  This will give a layered effect.
  • Stamp sentiment.
  • From a piece of white card, cut the butterfly.  Adhere to card.




Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Various Ink (Alcohol Ink)
Border:  Hand drawn using Copic Multi Liner Pen
Other:  Twine



Ingredients
Background:  Copic Various Ink (Alcohol Ink) on acetate
Other:  Twine



Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx


Friday, July 12, 2019

Unicorns

Hi Everyone,

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


Ingredients
Images:  Unicorns
Medium:  Copic Markers
Cloud Background:  MFT Mini Cloud Edge Stencil & Distress Oxide
Rainbow:  Mama Elephant Offset Rainbow, Distress Oxide's & Imagine Crafts Sparkle Spray
Other:  Nuvo Shimmer Pen, Glossy Accents


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Garden Mice

Hi Everyone,

For today's card I have used a stamp from Newtown's Nook.


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Garden Mice
Medium:  Copic Markers
Sentiment:  Included in stamp set
Other:  Glossy Accents, Clear Microbeads



Under the slider I will put money or a gift card.

Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Mouse with Rose

Hi Everyone,

For today's card I have used an image from Lee Holland Art.


Ingredients
Image:  Mouse with Rose
Medium:  Copic Markers
Border:  Hand drawn using Copic Multi Liner Pen
Other:  Nuvo Shimmer Pen, Glossy Accents


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Monday, July 8, 2019

Umbrella Mouse

Hi Everyone,

For today's card I have used an image from Gerda Steiner Designs.


Ingredients
Image:  Umbrella Mouse
Medium:  Copic Markers
Dies:  Grass, Clouds
Background:  Distress Oxide Inks (Salty Ocean & Blueprint Sketch)
Other:  Glass seed beads, beading cord

Method:
  • Print 'Umbrella Mouse' image onto Copic X-Press It Blending Card.  Colour with Copic Markers.  Fussy cut around the image leaving a small white border.  Set aside.
  • Base card: 10x14cm water colour card.  Colour with distress oxides and spray with Sparkle spray.  Set aside to dry.
  • Thread 10 strands of beads.  I used 9 beads on each strand.
  • Cut the cloud border from a piece of white card and set aside.
  • Cut the grass border from a piece of white card.  Colour with green ink and set aside.
  • One the base card, put a piece of thin foam tape at the top and bottom.  Put some powder down the side of the tape.  Just so the beads don't stick.
  • Take the protective layer off the tape and adhere the stranded beads to the card securing them into the foam at the top and bottom. Leave about 1cm between each strand.  Place another piece of thin foam over the top to secure the thread.
  • Adhere clouds and grass to base card.  These will hide foam tape at the top and bottom of the card.
  • Adhere image to base card using foam tape.


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Barn med stora huvuden

Hi Everyone,

For today's card I have used a stamp from Hanglar & Wings.



Ingredients
Stamp: Barn med stora huvuden
Medium:  Copic Markers
Sentiment:  Printed from Computer and foiled
Flowers:  I am Roses and handmade
Doily:  Doodlebug
Other:  Swarovski Crystals

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
Hanglar & Wings - Christmas in July


The image was cut out using the Scan n Cut.

The Sentiment was printed from the computer on a Laser printer and foiled in white.
I find this easier than white embossing.



Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Wish upon a star

Hi Everyone,

For today's card I have used a stamp set and dies from Mama Elephant.


Ingredients
Stamp Set & Die:  Wish upon a star
Medium:  Copic Markers
Sentiment:  Included in stamp set
'Wish' Die:  Borrowed from a friend
Other:  Nuvo Shimmer Pen, Glossy Accents, Clear Microbeads


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Friday, July 5, 2019

Garden Mice

Hi Everyone,

For today's card I have used a stamp from Newton's Nook.


Ingredients
Stamp:  Garden Mice
Medium:  Copic Markers
Sentiment:  Included in stamp set
Die:  Fine Frames Circles by Altenew
Other:  Nuvo Shimmer Pen, Glossy Accents


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Shy

Hi Everyone,

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


Ingredients
Image:  Shy
Medium:  Copic Markers
Die:  MFT Pierced Circles Stax
Background:  Carabelle Studio Stamp (All you need is Love)
Other:  Paper Doily, Glossy Accents, Glitter


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Peonies in Bloom

Hi Everyone,

For today's card I have used a stamp set from Mama Elephant.



Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
Sentiment:  Scripty Hello


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Thanks a Bunch

Hi Everyone,

For today's inspiration I have used stamps from Paper Rose


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  #18075 Thanks a Bunch
Medium:  Copic Markers
Other:  Nuvo Shimmer Pen, Twine

Method:
  • Stamp Thanks a Bunch onto Copic X-Press It Blending Card and colour with copic markers.  Fussy Cut around the edge leaving a small white border.
  • Base card:  Using a piece of red card, 12.5x20cm, score and fold card.
  • Cut a stitched circle from white card and adhere to base card.
  • Wrap a piece of twine around the base of the flowers.
  • Using foam tape, adhere coloured image to base card.
  • Add Nuvo Shimmer Pen to the Protea flowers and allow to dry.


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  #18075 Thanks a Bunch
Medium:  Copic Markers
Other:  Nuvo Shimmer Pen


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  #18075 Thanks a Bunch
Medium:  Copic Markers
Other:  Nuvo Shimmer Pen, Twine


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Monday, July 1, 2019

Crossing Guard

Hi Everyone,

For today's card I have used an image from Gerda Steiner Designs.
This is a free image, so pop on over to the store and grab it.  You never know what other sweet images and stamps you will find while you are there.

Here in Australia, the Crossing Guard is used at schools to help the kids across busy roads. I have tried to recreate the crossing that we call a 'zebra crossing'.


Ingredients
Image:  Crossing Guard
Medium:  Copic Markers
Sentiment:  Included in image set

Method:

The base card is white card stock 14x10cm.

The image has been printed onto Copic X-Press It Blending card and coloured with Copic Markers.  Fussy Cut and set aside.

Cut a piece of black card 14x9cm and adhere to base card.

Cut 5 strips of white card 1x9cm (one of these strips will be the sentiment).  Adhere to base card leaving a 1cm space between each.

Adhere coloured image to base card using foam tape.


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Lovebugga

Hi Everyone,

For today's card I have used a stamp from Hanglar & Wings.
I must admit I have loved this stamp for many years.


Ingredients
Stamp:  Lovebugga
Medium:  Copic Markers
Sentiment:  Make it Crafty Chipboard
Die:  Hero Arts
Paper:  Doodlebug
Flowers:  I am Roses
Other:  Nuvo Shimmer Pen, Glossy Accents


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Frenchie

Hi Everyone,

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


Ingredients
Stamp:  Frenchie
Medium:  Copic Markers
Background:  Distress Oxide (Blueprint Sketch & Mermaid Lagoon)
Other:  Twine


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Sparkly Birthday

Hi Everyone,

There is a new release over at Lili of the Valley (LOTV).
It is a new Fairy Collection and it is adorable.  Pop on over to the store and check them out.


Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
Die:  MFT
Background:  Whipped Spackle & Darkroom Door Stencil
Ribbon:  Green Tara
Other:  Nuvo Shimmer Pen, Glossy Accents


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Happy Together

Hi Everyone,

For today's card I have used a stamp from Altenew.


Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
Sentiment:  Congrats Layered
Border:  Hand drawn using Copic Multiliner Pen
Other:  Nuvo Shimmer Pen, German Scrap


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Monday, June 24, 2019

Chunky Monkey

Hi Everyone,

For today's card I have used stamps from Sugar Pea Designs and Dies from Lawn Fawn.


Ingredients
Stamp:  Chunky Monkey
Medium:  Copic Markers
Background:  Distress Oxide and Distress Inks
Other:  Nuvo Shimmer Pen, Glossy Accents, Brad


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx