Friday, January 31, 2020

Little Love

Hi Everyone,

For today's inspiration I thought I would create a tag using a small Gorjuss Stamp.


Ingredients
Stamp:  Little Love
Medium:  Copic Markers
(E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, BG07, FBG2, BG02, B01, BV04, BV13, BV02, E47, E44, E43)
Sentiment:  Mixed Up Messages
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Ink:  Ink on 3 Blackout


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Koala

Hi Everyone,

For today's card I thought I would use an older image from Lili of the Valley (LOTV).
Again, I have used the Ink on 3 Fadeout ink.


Ingredients
Image:  Koala
Medium:  Copic Markers
(YG63, YG17, YG13, E29, E27, E25, E23, W9, W8, W7, W5, W4, W3, W2, W1, W0, R20, 0)
Sentiment:  Computer & Foiled in White
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Ink:  Ink on 3 Fadeout
Other:  Glossy Accents, Sakura Gelly Roll, Washi Tape


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Stackable Cuties

Hi Everyone,

A clean and simple card for today using a stamp set from Mama Elephant.
I saw this stamp set used with the no line technique and wanted to give it a go.  I love it.
I really need to step out of my comfort zone and colour other images with no lines.


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Stackable Cuties
Medium:  Copic Markers
(N9, N8, N7, N4, N3, N2, N1, N0, R20, 0 E47, E44, E43, YG63, YG17, YG13)
Sentiment:  Mixed Up Messages
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Ink:  Ink on 3 Fadeout, Catherine Pooler Midnight
Other:  Glossy Accents, Copic Mulitliner Pen, Sakura Gelly Roll


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx


Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Little Ladies

Hi Everyone,

Thought I would try to brighten someones day with some Ladybugs from Honey Bee Stamps.


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Little Ladies
Medium:  Copic Markers
(N9, N8, N7, R29, N27, R35, YR07, YR04, YR12, B05, B04, B02, G05, FYG2, YG05, Y17, Y18, Y15)
Sentiment:  Computer & Foiled in white
Card:  X-Press It Blending Card, Black Card
Ink:  Ink on 3 Blackout
Other:  Nuvo Shimmer Pen, Glossy Accents


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Monday, January 27, 2020

Little Leaf

Hi Everyone,

I was out crafting the other night and coloured this image and was thinking it needed a 'Thinking of you' sentiment.
The next morning I woke to hear that a friend was ill and was stuck overseas and could't fly home.  I immediately thought of the card I had coloured the night before and wanted to pop 'Get well soon' onto it and text her a pic.  Which is what I did.
It will now go in the post too her and hopefully be there when she arrives home.


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Little Leaf by Gorjuss
Medium:  Copic Markers
(E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, E47, E44, E43, E42, BG99, BG96, BG93, BG93, YG63, YG17, YG13, N8, N7, N6, E29, E27, E25, E23)
Sentiment:  All Occasions 
Background:  Distress Inks
Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll, Glossy Accents, Micro Beads


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Fishes

Hi Everyone,

I have been inspired to get out my Chibi Lights again and use them.  I have some 'power packs' coming from Pear Blossom Press which is going to make the process soooooo much easier but in the mean time I will continue to make them the old fashioned way by packing  the card.
Dawn Lewis will be bringing the Ezlights and Power Packs into Australia.  These are so much easier that Chibi and so exciting.

Anyway onto my card for today.  I have used an older image from Goebie Designs.  I just love these fish.



Ingredients
Image:  FIshes
Medium:  Copic Markers
(E04, E11, E21, E00. E000. R20. RV19. RV17, RV55, YR07, YR04, YR12, B05, B04, B02, G05. FYG2, YG05)
Sentiment:  Script Love Die
Lawn Fawn Push Here Set
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card, American Crafts
Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll, Ink on 3 Liquid Pixie Dust, Chibi Lights


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx


Saturday, January 25, 2020

Ice Fishing Buddies

Hi Everyone,

I was excited to see that I won the last challenge at Di's Digital Stamps.  I won 2 digital stamps of my choice.
These are gorgeous stamps so pop on over the the store and have a look.  I am sure you will find something that you like.


Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
(B12, B00, B000, B0000, C00, BV000, BV0000, E29, E27, E25, E23, YR04, YR12, N5, N4, N3, N3, N2, N1, N0, C9, C8, C7, C6, C5, C1, C0, W3, W1, W0, R20, 0, G05, FYG2, YG05, B05, B04, B02)
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card, American Craft
Paper:  Doodlebug Designs
Other:  Glossy Accents, Sakura Gelly Roll


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


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Friday, January 24, 2020

Showered with Love

Hi Everyone,

For today's inspiration I have used a new image from Lili of the Valley (LOTV).
They are so cute, pop on over to the store and have a look.


Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
(E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, E77, E74, E71, E70, E47, E44, E43, E42, E27, E25, E23, N7, N6, N5, N4, RV99, R56, R85, R83, R81, B37, B34, B45, B23, B21, T3, T2, T1, T0)
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Ink: Printed on Inkjet Printer, Catherine Pooler Midnight
Paper:  MFT Stripes
Other:  Glossy Accents, Ink on 3 Liquid Pixie Dust


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Caffinated Dino

Hi Everyone,

There are some days were there is not enough coffee and this poor Dino is having one of those days.

I bought this stamp a while ago so thought it needed some ink and colour.  Better late than never I suppose!


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Caffinated Dino
Medium:  Copic Markers
(G05, FYG2, YG05, B06, B05, B04, B02, B01, R20, N5, N4, B000, B0000)
Sentiment:  Included in stamp set
Background: Coffee Stain Stamp, Versamark Ink, White Embossing Powder
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card, American Crafts
Paper & Enamel Dots:  Doodlebug
Ink:  Ink on 3 Blackout, Catherine Pooler Midnight
Other:  Glossy Accents, Sakura Gelly Roll


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Tender Tulips - Create a Smile Challenge

Hi Everyone,

It's time for a new challenge over at the Create a Smile Challenge Blog.
We look forward to seeing what you create.


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Tender Tulips
Medium:  Copic Markers
(YG67, YG17, YG13M RV19M RV17, RV55M B06, B16, FB2, B24)
Ink:  Ink on 3, Blackout, Catherine Pooler, Midnight
Other:  Nuvo Shimmer Pen, German Scrap


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Turtley Great!

Hi Everyone,

When I create cards I like the stamp/image I am using to be the centre of attention and the main focus.  It is what I always try to achieve.  My cards may come across as Clean and Simple but a lot of thought and time has gone into each and every one of them.
I am also going to try and give you as much information as I possibly can in these blog posts.  If you have any questions, please ask.


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Turtley Great!
Medium:  Copic Markers
(E33, E31, E30, E87, YG95, YG93, YG91, N7, N6, N5)
Sentiment:  Included in Stamp Set
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Ink:  Ink on 3 Blackout, Catherine Pooler Midnight
Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll, Googly Eye, Glue

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
Gerda Steiner - Share your Design


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Friends

Hi Everyone,

School holidays are almost over but I have taken the opportunity on the quiet days to get some colouring done.
Honestly my kids would rather spend their holidays at home that doing things when it is hot and busy.  Suits me, lol.


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Friends
Medium:  Copic Markers
(T8, T7, T6, T5, T4, T3, T2, T1, R20, 0, B16, FB2, B24, B21, YR12)
Sentiment:  Included in stamp set
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Ink:  Ink on 3 Blackout, Ink on 3 Fadeout, Catherine Pooler Midnight
Other:  Copic Mulitliner Pen


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Monday, January 20, 2020

Lovely Florals - Magnolia

Hi Everyone,

Back with another card using stamps and dies from Paper Rose.
These are older ones but still have many uses.


Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
(E47, E44, E43, BG49, BG15, BG13, BG32, YR12, Y35, YR31)
Sentiment:  Included in stamp set
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card, American Crafts turquoise 
Ink:  Ink on 3 Blackout
Other:  Ink on 3 Liquid Pixie Dust

Method:
  • Stamp Magnolia with black ink onto X-Press It Blending Card, colour with Copic Markers. Fussy Cut leaving a small white border.  Set aside.
  • Base Card:  Cut Quatrefoil layer 1 from white card and adhere to another piece of white card leaving a small white border.  Layer this onto a piece of turquoise card.
  • Stamp sentiment onto a piece of white card using black ink.  Trim and adhere to turquoise card.  Adhere to card base using foam tape.
  • Adhere coloured image to card base using foam tape.
  • Apply Liquid Pixie Dust to petals of flower.  Allow to dry.

Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Little Bear Standing

Hi Everyone,

I was fortunate to get the bear stamps from Kaszazz from a friend just after they discontinued them.  It was a chance conversation I had at a retreat.  I am so grateful.
I just adore them.


Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
(E47, E44, E43, E42, E41, E40, R20, 0)
Sentiment:  Tiny Words
Card Stock:  Neenah, Desert Storm
Ink:  Ink on 3 Blackout, Catherine Pooler Midnight
Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Fluffy Bear Balloon

Hi Everyone,

For today's card I have used an older image from CC Designs.


Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
(E47, E44, E43, E42, E41, R20, 0, BG49, BG15, BG13, BG32, BV04, BV13, BV02
Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Wood Veneer
Other:  Liquid Pixie Dust, Glossy Accents, Sakura Gelly Roll


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Friday, January 17, 2020

Bunnies Sweetheart

Hi Everyone,

It isn't long now before Lili of the Valley (LOTV) release new images.

For today's card I am sharing one of these images with you.


Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
(W5, W4, MW3, W2, W1, C5, C4, C3, C2, C2, R20, 0, YR12, YG63, YG17, YG13, RV19, RV17, RV55, B04, B02, BV13, BV02, B000)
Sentiment:  MFT Simple Love You
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Other:  Liquid Pixie Dust, Glossy Accents, Sakura Gelly Roll.


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Bee Mine

Hi Everyone,

I had a day in my craft room yesterday.  It was nice just to sit and create.

I love this image from Mo Manning, so decided to print her out and give her colour.


Ingredients
Image:  Bee Mine
Medium:  Copic Markers
(E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, E47, E44, E43, RV19, RV17, RV55, RV63, N8, N7, N6, N5)
Paper:  MFT Striped
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll, Liquid Pixie Dust, Glossy Accents


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Koality

Hi Everyone,

With the bushfire crisis here in Australia, a lot of the wildlife is suffering, especially the Koala's.  They are not fast enough to out run the flames.
It is so sad to see them suffering.
I just love this Koala stamp from Tracey Hey.  As a tribute to our wildlife, I decided to create this card.


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Koality
Medium:  Copic Markers
(E29, E27, E25, E23, G94, YG63, G21, N5, N4, N3, N2, N1, R20)
Sentiment:  Included in stamp set
Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Bunny Flower Basket - Sneak Peek

Hi Everyone,

Lili of the Valley will be release some new images at the end of this week, and let me tell you.....they are gorgeous.
So for today's card I thought I would share one with you.


Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
(T5, T4, T3, T2, T1, T0, R20, BG15, BG13, RV19, RB17, RV55, BV13, BV02, YR12, G94, YG63, G21, G20)
Other:  Nuvo Shimmer Pen,  Glossy Accents


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Monday, January 13, 2020

Thanks a Bunch

Hi Everyone,

I am super excited to be back designing for Paper Rose in 2020.  It's a great Australian Company with many different Stamps and Dies.  Pop on over and have a look.  You won't be disappointed.


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  #18075 Thanks a Bunch
Medium:  Copic Markers
(G94, YG63, G21, G20, R81, V01, V000, E43, BV29, BV25, BV23, R39, R29, R27, R35, C6, C5)
Sentiment:  #17472 Thanks Layered & also included in stamp set
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card & American Crafts, Crimson
Ink:  Gina K Amalgam

Method:
  • Stamp 'Thanks a Bunch' using Amalgam ink onto X-Press It Blending Card.
  • Colour image using Copic Markers (I have listed the markers I have used above).
  • Cut Image using larges Stitched Tag die.  Layer this onto Crimson Card and cut leaving a thin edge.  Adhere.
  • Cut 'Tab' from Crimson card & adhere to tag.
  • Cut 'Thanks' from Crimson card and adhere to tag using glue.
  • Stamp 'a bunch' onto tag using black ink.


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Owl rather be with you

Hi Everyone,

I went to a craft day today, it was nice to sit and colour.
I got a lot coloured which was great.

This is a card I finished while there.


Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
(E47, E44, E42, R20, E77, E74, E71, E29, E27L E25, E23, G94, YG63, G21)
Sentiment:  Included in stamp set
Background:  Distress Oxide Ink (Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch)
Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Daisy Bear

Hi Everyone,

For today's card I have used an image from Di's Digi Stamps.


Ingredients
Image:  Daisy Bear
Medium:  Copic Markers
(E47, E44, E43, E42, E41, R20, 0, YG67, YG17, YG13, YR12, Y35, YR31, RV19, RV17, T=RV55, BV08, BV04, BV13, BV02, BG07, FBG2, BG02, B01, BG49, BG15, BG13)
Sentiment:  Birthday Builder
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Other:  Nuvo Shimmer Pen, Glossy Accents, Clear Glass Beads, Sakura Gelly Roll


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


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Friday, January 10, 2020

Rabbit with Daisy

Hi Everyone,

For today's inspiration I am sharing a card using an image from Lili of the Valley (LOTV).


Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
(T5, T4, T3, T2, T2, T0,R0, 0, YG67, YG17, YG13, Y35, YR31, B45, B23, B21, RV17, RV55)
Sentiment:  Computer & foiled in white
Card stock:  Neeah, Desert Storm
Other:  Nuvo Shimmer Pen, Glossy Accents, Clear Glass Beads


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Baby Panda

Hi Everyone,

For today's inspiration I have used an image from Star Jam Lines.


Ingredients
Image:  Baby Panda
Medium:  Copic Markers
(C8, C7, C6, C5, C4, C3, R20, 0, YG67, Y17, Y13)
Sentiment:  Make it Crafty Chipboard, Computer & Foiled in White
Other:  Nuvo Shimmer Pen


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Bear Mail

Hi Everyone,

I am so excited to share that I have been invited to join the Create a Smile Challenge Team for the next 6 months.  This is something I have wanted to achieve for quite a while and am honoured to be part of this amazing team and Company.

This fortnights challenge is a sketch challenge.  I hope you will all take part.

I have used the 'Bear Mail' stamp set for my card.


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Bear Mail
Medium:  Copic Markers
(E47, E44, E43, E42, R20, R39, R29, R27, R35, BG49, BG15, BG13, BG32)
Sentiment:  Included in stamp set
Other:  Post

This is the sketch which I followed:

Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Rhino Rascals

Hi Everyone,

Thought I would colour with 'no lines' for today's card.  I just love the effect.


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Rhino Rascals
Medium:  Copic Markers
(N5, N4, N3, N2, N1 , N0, R20, BG49, BG15, BG13, BG32, BV08, BV04, BV13, BV02)
Sentiment:  Included in stamp set
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Ink:  Ink on 3 Fade out and Catherine Pooler Midnight
Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx