Saturday, February 29, 2020

Polar Bear & Star

Hi Everyone,

For today's card I thought I would use an image from Lili of the Valley (LOTV) but decided that it also needed the star to shine.
For this, I have used Chibi Lights and a new Power Pack from Pear Blossom Press.  This makes 'light up' cards so much easier.  No more packing the cards to keep that battery in place.
These will be available in Australia soon through Dawn Lewis.





Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
(W8, W7, W5, W3, W1, R20, Y35, Y18, Y15)
Sentiment:  Computer & Foiled in White
Background:  Distress Inks (Broken China, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire)
Lights:  Chibitronics, Power Pack
Other:  Ink on 3 Liquid Pixie Dust, Glossy Accents, Sakura Gelly Roll


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Friday, February 28, 2020

Freddie

Hi Everyone,

For today's card I am using an image from Wee Stamps.  This image is now available from Whimsy Stamps.


Ingredients
Image:  Freddie
Medium:  Copic Markers
(YR07, YR04, YR15, YR12, BV08, BV04, BV13, BV02, BV01, RV19, RV17, RV55, YG63, YG17, YG13)
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Daisy Trail

Hi Everyone,

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


Ingredients
Image:  Daisy Trail
Medium:  Copic Markers
(E49, E47, E44, E43, E42, E41, R20, N5, N4, N3, N2. N1, N0, R27, R35, YR04, YR15, YR12, B29, B26, FB2, B24, R56, R85, R83, R81)
Sentiment:  Smile
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll, Glossy Accents, Clear Micro Beads


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


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Hedgehog make a wish

Hi Everyone,

For today's card I have used an image from Lee Holland Art.
I just love the cute style of these images.


Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
(E49, E47, E44, E43, E42, E41, R20, W8, W7. R29, R27, R35, YG63, YG17, YG13)
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Other:  Glossy Accents, Ink on 3 Liquid Pixie Dust, Sakura Gelly Roll


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Pandamonium

Hi Everyone,

Just love these stamps by Tracey Hey and how they work with Fadeout Ink.


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Pandamonium
Medium:  Copic Markers
Sentiment:  Included in stamp set
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Ink:  Ink on 3 Fadeout, Catherine Pooler Midnight
Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Monday, February 24, 2020

Poppy Mouse

Hi Everyone,

Another card for today.
I just love the images from Di's Digi Stamps.  They are a pleasure to colour.
They can be a little daunting at first, but once you start, they come together quickly and easily.


Ingredients
Image:  Poppy Mouse
Medium:  Copic Markers
(C9, C8, C7, C6, C5, C4, C3, C2, C1, R20, 0, YG63, YG17, YG13, R27, R08, R05, R22, R21)
Cardstock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Ink:  VersaColor Black
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Glossy Accents, Clear Micro Beads, Sakura Gelly Roll


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


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Flower Panel - Tulips

Hi Everyone,

Back today with another Sneak Peek of a new release from Lili of the Valley.
There is a set of stamps to be released Tuesday (UK Time).


Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
(YG63, YG17, YG13, RV19, RV17, RV55, B34, B45, B21, E42, E41, E40)
Sentiment:  Make it Crafty Chipboard
Background:  Distressed Mesh Stencil, Distress Ink Frayed Burlap
Cardstock:  X-Press It Blending Card, Neenah Desert Storm
Other:  Twine, Glossy Accents


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Rabbit with Sign 3

Hi Everyone,

Back with another card today.  It is a sneak peek of an image from Lili of the Valley (LOTV) which will be release on Tuesday (UK Time).
These images are just so sweet and there are also some new sentiments.


Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
(T5, T4, T3, T2, T1, 70, R20, 0, E29, E27, E25, E23, E42, E41, E40, BV04, BV13, BV02, YR04, YR15, YG63, YG17, YG13, B000, B0000)
Sentiment:  New from LOTV
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Other:  Glossy Accents, Ink on 3 Liquid Pixie Dust, Sakura Gelly Roll


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Coffee Mouse

Hi Everyone,

For today's card I have used an image from Gerda Steiner Designs.
Just a simple but effect card.


Ingredients
Image:  Coffee Mouse
Medium:  Copic Markers
(N5, N4, N3, N2, N1, R20, 0, B05, B04, B02, R29, R27, R35)
Sentiment:  Included with Image
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Other:  Ink on 3 Liquid Pixie Dust, Glossy Accents


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


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Daisy Bouquet

Hi Everyone,
Today I am sharing a card using a new stamp from Paper Rose.
I just love this Daisy stamp and the many things that can be done with it.


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  #18493 Daisy Bouquet
Medium:  Copic Markers
(YG63, YG17, YG13, YR07, YR04, YR15, YR12, BV08, BV04, BV13, BV02, RV19. RV17, RV55, BG49, BG15, BG13, BG32)
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Ink:  Ink on 3 Fadeout
Other:  Glossy Accents, Clear Micro Beads, Double Sided Adhesive


Method:
  • Stamp 'Daisy Bouquet' onto X-Press It Blending Card using the Ink on 3 Fadeout ink.
  • Colour 'Daisy Bouquet' with Copic Markers.
  • Using the 3rd largest Stitched Rectangle Die, cut card.
  • Adhere double sided adhesive to the back of the card.
  • Place 'Hugs' die onto card.  Cut.  Place the card onto a piece of white card and trim to size.  Layer the pieces of the 'hugs' die into the card.  Set the word 'Hug' aside.
  • Cut 3 more 'Hugs' out and adhere them to the card, layering them up.
  • Adhere the coloured 'Hug' on top.
  • Apply Glossy Accents & Clear Micro Beads to the Flower Centres.

Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Friday, February 21, 2020

Two Little Bunnies

Hi Everyone,

For today's inspiration I am sharing a image from Lili of the Valley (LOTV).
I decided to keep it sentiment free so it can be used for any occasion, not just Easter.


Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
(E37, E35, E34, E33, E31, YR04, YR15, YR12, YG63, YG17, YG13, G96, G21, T4, T3, T2, T1, T0, B12, 0)
Paper:  Doodlebug
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card, Neenah Desert Storm
Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll, Glossy Accents


Until next time
Meilssa
xxxxx

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Eggstraordinary Egghunt - New Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Today is the start of a new challenge over on the Create a Smile Challenge Blog.
This challenge is a moodboard.



Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
(C5, C4, C3, C2, C1, C0, BG49, BG15, BG13, BG32, R20, 0)
Sentiment:  Cherry Uppercase & Stamp from Stamp Set
Other:  Twine, Sakura Gelly Roll


Don't forget to join us in the current challenge.  We love to see your creations.
Here is the moodboard:


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx


Frog Prince

Hi Everyone,

A cute little frog for today's card.  Hope he brings a smile to someone's day.


Ingredients
Image:  Frog Prince
Medium:  Copic Markers
(G05, FYG2, YG07, YG05, 0, R20, RV19, RV17, RV55, Y35, Y17, YR31, C5, C4, C3, C1, C0, B01, B00, G94, YG63, G21, B37, B34, B45, B21)
Cardstock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Fly with me

Hi Everyone,

I have used my Karin Markers to create the background.  I love the versatility of these markers, especially for backgrounds.  I haven't mastered colouring yet but I am sure I will get there.


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Fly with me
Medium:  Copic Markers
(N5, N4, N3, N2, N1, R20, 0, G05, YG07, YG05, B05, B04, B02, BG49, BG15, BG13, BG32, RV19, RV17, RV55)
Sentiment:  All about you
Background:  Karin Markers Egyptian Blue 306, Cyan 207 & Sky Blue 621
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card, Watercolour Card
Ink:  Ink on 3 Blackout, Catherine Pooler Midnight
Other:  Glossy Accents, Ink on 3 Liquid. Pixie Dust, Sakura Gelly Roll


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Monday, February 17, 2020

Rainy Day Play

Hi Everyone,

What a coincidence!  The minute I started inking this stamp set, the rain started to fall and quite heavy.  I have stopped now but it was quite funny.
It feels like I was meant to colour this gorgeous stamp set today, lol.


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Rainy Day Play
Medium:  Copic Markers
(N6 to N0, R20, 0, , Y35, Y18, Y15, R29, R27, R35, YR07, YR04, YR15, RV19, RV17, RV55, BV04, BV13, BV02, B05, B04, B02, G05, YG07, YG05, B12, B000, B0000)
Sentiment:  Included in stamp set
Background:  Distress Oxide Ink Salty Ocean
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card, Watercolour Card
Ink:  Ink on 3 Blackout, Catherine Pooler Midnight
Other:  Glossy Accents, Ink on 3 Liquid Pixie Dust


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Wheek, Wheek, Wheek

Hi Everyone,

I have spent time this morning organising some of my digital stamps, I honestly didn't realise I had so many.  I am trying to catalogue them all so I know what I have.
However, I did take time out from doing this to colour.
For today's card, I have used a stamp set from Gerda Steiner Stamps.


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Wheek, Wheek, Wheek
Medium:  Copic Markers
(E09, E07, E17, E15, E30, C7, C5, C4, C3, C1, E47, E44, E43, E42, R20, 0)
Sentiment:  Included in stamp set
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Paper:  Doodlebug
Ink:  Ink on 3 Blackout, Catherine Pooler Midnight
Other:  Glossy Accents, Sakura Gelly Roll


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Out of this world

Hi Everyone,

Finally got around to creating a card for today.  I thought it was more important to buy food for the family than to sit in the craft room and colour.
I know it was a tough decision but there was not much left in the fridge at all.  I am all stocked up now so colour time it is.


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Out of this world
Medium:  Copic Markers
(T4, T3, T2, T1, R20 BG49, BG15, BG13, BG32)
Sentiment:  Included in stamp set
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Ink:  Ink on 3 Blackout
Other:  Glossy Accents, Ink on 3 Liquid Pixie Dust


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Friday, February 14, 2020

Full of Love

Hi Everyone,

Happy Valentine's Day.
Personally we do not celebrate it however I still want to share the love.

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


Ingredients
Image:  Full of Love
Medium:  Copic Markers
(E47, E44, E43, E42, E41, E40, R20, 0, W5, W3, W2, W1, W0, R29, R27, R35, YG67, YG63, YG17, YG13, G21
Sentiment: Loads of Wishes
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card, Neenah Desert Storm
Border:  Hand drawn using Copic Multi Liner Pen
Paper:  Doodlebug
Other:  Ink on 3 Liquid Pixie Dust, Glossy Accents, Corner Rounder, Sakura Gelly Roll


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Mandala Love

Hi Everyone,

It's not to late to get a Valentines card made for that special someone.
This card is using stamps and dies from Paper Rose.
The background is coloured using my new Karin Markers.
I am slowly getting used to them.


Ingredients
Background:  Karin Markers (Magenta Red 170, Amber 195)
Card:  Watercolour Card & White Card
Other:  Swarovski Crystals, Versamark Ink, White Embossing Powder, double sided adhesive paper.

METHOD:
  • Stamp Mandala onto watercolour card using versamark ink and sprinkle white embossing powder over the top. Tap off extra powder.  Heat set.
  • Layer Karin Markers onto a sandwich bag.  Spray embossed card with water.  Smooch plastic bag onto embossed card.  Heat set.  Continue doing this until you are happy with the colour.
  • Cover the back of the coloured/embossed card with double sided adhesive paper.  This makes life easier.  Cut 'Love' from the embossed/coloured card.  Layer the back piece and negative pieces onto a piece of white card, trim to size.  Set aside the 'love' cut out.
  • From white card, cut 4 of the 'love' die.  Adhere these into the embossed/coloured card.
  • Adhere the coloured/embossed 'Love' back onto the card base.
  • Adhere Swarovski crystals to card.


Until next time
Melissa
xxxx

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Summer Flowers

Hi Everyone,

I stepped outside my comfort zone to colour a multi colour flower.  I decided on red and orange.  It actually was not as hard as I thought it would be.  I just needed to believe in myself.

The image I have used is from Alex Syberia.


Image:  Summer Flowers
Medium:  Copic Markers
(R08, R05, YR15, R22, R21, YR007, YR04, YR15, YR12, YR21, Y35, Y18, Y15, Y13, YG63, YG17, YG13)
Sentiment:  Computer & Foiled in White
Other:  Glossy Accents, Clear Micro Beads, Swarovski Crystals


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Winter Flowers

Hi Everyone,

It certainly has been colouring weather and I love it.  Of course I could do housework but that will wait, lol.

For today's card I have used an image from Alex Syberia.
I thought about colouring the entire image, however I wanted to spotlight a certain part of it.


Ingredients
Image:  Winter Flowers
Medium:  Copic Markers
(R08, R05, R22, R21, B26, FB2, B24, 0, G94, YG63, G21, YR04, YR15, YR12)
Sentiment:  Thanks
Die:  Fine Frames
Card Stock:  Black, X-Press It Blending Card


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Monday, February 10, 2020

Bee Mine

Hi Everyone,

It is a dry day here.  After such wild weather yesterday it was nice to be able to open the windows today.

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


Ingredients
Image:  Bee Mine
Medium:  Copic Markers
(C4, C3, C2, C1, C0, E47, E44, E43, E42, E41, E40, R20, O, Y35, Y17, C8, C7, YR04, YR15, YR12, R85, R83, R81, BG07, FBG2, BG02, B01, G94, YG63, G21)
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Border:  Copic Multi Liner Pen
Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll, Glossy Accents


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


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Frogs

Hi Everyone,

I am just loving the rain that we are getting.  After months and months without any, this is definitely a welcome relief.  I just hope that they are getting it where it is needed and it is being helpful.


For today's card I have used a stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs.


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Frogs
Medium:  Copic Markers
(G05, FYG2, YG07, YG05. R20. B000. B0000)
Sentiment:  Included in stamp set
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Ink:  Ink on 3 Blackout, Catherine Pooler Midnight
Other:  Glossy Accents, Sakura Gelly Roll


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


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Bad Hair Day

Hi Everyone,

For today's inspiration I have used a retired image from Sassy Cheryl Stamps.
Unfortunately these stamps are no longer available, however some of the range are available through Whimsy Stamps.


Ingredients
Image:  Bad Hair Day
Medium:  Copic Markers
(C8, C7, C6, E47, E44, E43, E42, R29, R27, G05, YG07, YG05, B05, B04, B02, G94, YG63, G21)
Sentiment:  All Occasions
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Border:  Hand Drawn using Copic Multi Liner Pen
Other:  Ink on 3 Liquid Pixie Dust, Glossy Accents, Sakura Gelly Roll, Enamel Dot


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Friday, February 7, 2020

Spring Bunny & Eggs

Hi Everyone,

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


Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
(C5, C4, C3, C2, C1, C0, R20, 0, B05, B04, B02, Y35, Y17, YR31, G05, YG07, YG05, R85, RV34, R83, E43, BV13, BV02, G94, YG63, G21)
Sentiment:  Happy Happy Happy add on
Other:  Shimmer Pen, Sakura Gelly Roll, Glossy Accents


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Emu

Hi Everyone,

I love that many people around the world have rallied to help our Wildlife here in Australia.  Chrissy Armstrong is another designer that has done this.
Today I am using one of her images from the 'Love for Australia' Collection.


Ingredients
Image:  Emu
Medium:  Copic Markers
(E44, E43, E42, E41, YR07, YR04, YR12, W9, W7, W5, W3)
Sentiment:  Computer & Foiled in White
Background:  Copic Various Ink (G05, YG05)
Other:  Glossy Accents


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx