Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Tender Tulips & New Challenge

Hi Everyone,

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


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Tender Tulips
Medium:  Copic Markers
(YG63, YG17, YG13, BV08, V17, V15, V12)
Sentiment:  All about you & 'You' Chipboard
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Ink:  Versamark
Other:  White Embossing Powder, Sakura Gelly Roll



The Challenge can be found on the Challenge Blog.
We hope you will join us.


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx



Guest Design Paper Nest Dolls

Hi Everyone,

I am so excited to share that I was asked to be a Guest Designer for Paper Nest Dolls.
I chose the Elephant images, however they are also available as Rubber Stamps.
Today I am sharing one image, however I will share some more cards another day.


Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
(N6, N5, N4, N3, N2, N1, N0, R20, 0, R29, R27, R35, E44, E43, B28, B26, FB2)
Sentiment:  Computer
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Other:  Ink on 3 Liquid Pixie Dust, Sakura Gelly Roll



Ingredients
Image:  Elephant Party
Medium:  Copic Markers
(N5, N4, N3, N2, N1, N0, R20, 0, G05, FYG2, YG07, YG05, BV29, BV25, BV23, RV19, RV17, RV55, B28, B26, FB2)
Sentiment:  Computer
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card

Other:  Ink on 3 Liquid Pixie Dust, Glossy Accents, Sakura Gelly Roll




Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
(C5, C4, C3, C2, C1, C0, YG63, YG17, YG13, YR04, YR15, YR12, C0, RV19, RV17, RV55, B28, B26, FB2)
Die:  Heart Stacks, Lovely Tags
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card, American Crafts
Paper:  MFT


Other:   Sakura Gelly Roll, Paper Twine


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Birthday Presents

Hi Everyone,

I am sharing a new release image with you today from Lili of the Valley (LOTV).
This will be in store this week.
It is an entire range for boys/men and shouldn't be missed.


Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
(E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, E44, E43, G05, FYG2, YG07, YG05, B28, B26, FB2, BV29, BV25, BV23, R08, R05, R22, R21)
Sentiment:  Enamel Labels
Border:  Hand Drawn using Copic Multi Liner Pen
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Other:  Liquid Pixie Dust, Glossy Accents


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Monday, April 27, 2020

You're Koalafied

Hi Everyone,

As tempted as I am to buy some nice 'slimline card' dies I have refrained.  Only because they are made for the American sized card stock not the Australian A4.
So I have cut some of my A4 card down to a size I am happy with. 18.5 x 9.5cm and have them set aside for 'Slimline' Cards.  This way I am also not limited to design.  Overall my bank account is happy and I have any design I want....win win

I have made one today and used another window die I have in my stash for the cutouts.


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  You're Koalafied
Medium:  Copic Markers
(W0, W8, W5, W4, W3, W2, W1, R20, 0)
Sentiment:  Included in Stamp set & Uniquely Creative Essential Sentiment
Background:  Distress Ink Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card, Neenah Desert Storm
Other:  Glossy Accents, Sakura Gelly Roll


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


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Mouse with Rose

Hi Everyone,

I have finally got the mojo to create for my Copic Classes.  It has taken a while as I have a few classes made up already but I still want to be ahead for when I can teach again.
I love the support I have from the Designers.

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


Ingredients
Image:  Mouse with Rose
Medium:  Copic Markers
(G94, YG63, G21, R27, R35, YR07, YR04, YR15, C5, C4, C3, C2, C1, R20, 0)
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Poppy

Hi Everyone,

For today's card I thought I would colour a Poppy for Anzac Day.
Thank you to all those who have served and those who are still serving to protect our country.


Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
(R59, R29, R27, R35, N7, N6, N5)
Sentiment:  Thanks Layered, SSS Thanks
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Other:  Glossy Accents, Clear Microbeads, Sakura Gelly Roll


We will remember them

Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Friday, April 24, 2020

Spring Bloom

Hi Everyone,

For today's card I have used an image from Lili of the Valley (LOTV).
This is one of the recently released images.


Ingredients
Image: Spring Bloom
Medium:  Copic Markers
(R85, R81, R81, YG63, YG17, YG13, YR04, YR15, YR12, E37, E35, E34, E41, W5, W4, W3, W3, W1, W8, W7, W6, R20, 0, E43, E42, E41, BG49, BG45, BG53, B000, B0000)
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Heart:  Corbett Creations (FB)
Other:  Glossy Accents, Ink on 3 Liquid Pixie Dust, Clear Microbeads, Sakura Gelly Roll


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Fly with me

Hi Everyone,

I am sharing another 'Slim Card' with you today.
This time I am used stamps from Mama Elephant.


Ingredients
Stamp Sets:  Fly with me
Medium:  Copic Markers
(C5, C4, C3, C3, C2, C1, C0, R20, 0, YR07, YR04, YR15, G05, FYG2, YG07, YG05, B05, B04, B02, RV19, RV17, RV55, BV04, BV13, BV02, BG49, BG15, BG13, BG32)
Sentiment:  Included in stamp set
Background:  Cloud Stencil, Distress Ink Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Other:  Ink on 3 Liquid Pixie Dust, Glossy Accents, Sakura Gelly Roll


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Daisy Bouquet

Hi Everyone,

Today's card is showcasing stamps and dies from Paper Rose.
I just love using these products.



Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
(R08, R14, R43, RV13, RV21, YG63, Y17, Y13, YR07, YR04, YR15)
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card, Black Card
Other:  Sakura Jelly Roll, Glossy Accents, Clear Micro Beads


Method
  • Card Base:  14 x 10cm Black Card.
  • From white card, cut 'Stacked Squares' and adhere to base card.
  • Stamp 'Daisy Bouquet' onto X-Press It Blending Card and colour with Copic Markers.  Cut using die (if you have it, otherwise use scissors and leave a small white border).  Adhere to card using foam tape.
  • Add dots to petals of flowers using Sakura Gelly Roll Pen.
  • Apply Glossy Accents and Clear Micro Beads to the centres of the flowers.  Allow to Dry.

Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx



Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Keep Sleeping

Hi Everyone,

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


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Keep Sleeping
Medium:  Copic Markers
(N5, N4, N3, N2, N1, R20, 0)
Sentiment:  Included in stamp set
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card, American Crafts
Paper:  MFT
Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Garden Mice

Hi Everyone,

Another simple card for today using stamps from Newton's Nook.


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Garden Mice
Medium:  Copic Markers
(C5, C4, C3, C2, C1, R20, 0, YG63, YG17, YG13, BV04, BV13, BV02, E44, E43, BG29, BG15, BG13)
Sentiment:  Included in stamp set
Background: Square Stencil, Distress Ink, Salty Ocean
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Ink:  Paper Rose Hybrid Black
Other:  Ink on 3 Liquid Pixie Dust, Glossy Accents, Sakura Gelly Roll, Corner Rounder


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Birthday Buds

Hi Everyone,

Its great to have some time just to create and try new design layouts.
Instagram has been a huge inspiration to me of late so thank you to everyone that posts and shares their creations.


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Birthday Buds
Medium:  Copic Markers
(N5, N4, N3, N2, N1, R20, 0, RV19, RV17, RV55, YR04, YR15)
Sentiment:  Included in stamp set
Background:  Circle Stencil, Cloud Stencil, Distress Ink, Salty Ocean
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Other:  Ink on 3 Liquid Pixie Dust, Glossy Accents, Sakura Gelly Roll


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Friday, April 17, 2020

Unicorn

Hi Everyone,

I decided to create another slim card for today's card on the Lili of the Valley (LOTV) Facebook Group.


Ingredients
Image:  Unicorns
Medium:  Copic Markers
(RV19, RV17, RV55, C1, C00, C7, C6, C5, R20, 0, B0000, Y18, YR07, R27, BV13, B05, YG07)
Sentiment:  Born to Sparkle
Dies:  Rainbow,  Cloud, Cloud Border
Background:  Distress Ink, Salty Ocean
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Other:  Ink on 3 Liquid Pixie Dust, Glossy Accents, Sakura Gelly Roll


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Decorated Wishes - A New Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Today is the start of a new challenge over on the Create a Smile Challenge Blog.
The challenge follows a mood board.


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Decorated Wishes
Background:  Copic Various Ink
(R17, YR07, Y35, YG06, B06, BV13)
Card Stock:  X-Press It Inkjet Film
Die:  Stitched Circles
Embellishment:  Heart Circles
Other:  Versamark, White Embossing Powder

Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Rainy Day Play

Hi Everyone,

In these times I thought it was time to do something bright and cheery and I got the inspiration from the gorgeous rainbow I saw over the weekend.  It was so bright and beautiful.  I hope you are all safe and well and this helps bring a smile.


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Rainy Day Play
Medium:  Copic Markers
(YR04, Y35, Y18, Y15, Y19, Y08, Y06, YR09, YR07, YR04, R29, R27, R35, RV19, RV17, RV55, BV04, BV13, BV02, B05, B04, B02, G05, FYG2, YG07, N5, N4, N3, N2, N1, R20)
Sentiment:  Included in stamp set
Background: Cloud Stencil, Distress Ink Salty Ocean & Mowed Lawn
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Monday, April 13, 2020

Best Bugs

Hi Everyone,

I have decided to try the slim cards and it wasn't too bad.  Honestly having the extra length was a little challenging for me but sometimes you just need to step out of that comfort zone.
It was fun to try something new.  I will definitely be doing more of these.
My dimensions for this card are a little different to others but I am happy with it.  It is 18.5 x 9.5cm.
For this card I have used a stamp set from Create a Smile Stamps.

I have also used the new black ink pad from Paper Rose and it is amazing.  It stamps a clear black image, doesn't feather and works really well with copics.  Also when cleaning the stamps, it leaves no marks.  Definitely will be my 'go to' ink. My only wish is that it comes in a bigger pad but that is just me.  I will still use this ink no matter what. (Link below)


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Best Bugs
Medium:  Copic Markers
(YG63, YG17, YG13, E27, E25, E23, YR04, YR15, YR12, R29, R27, R35, RV19, RV17, RV55, Y35, Y18, Y15, N8, N7, N6)
Sentiment:  Included in stamp set
Background:  Distress Ink, Salty Ocean
Border:  Copic Multi Liner Pen
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll, Glossy Accents, Clear Microbeads


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Daisy Bouquet

Hi Everyone,

Today I am sharing a card using Stamps and Dies from Paper Rose.


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  #18493 Daisy Bouquet
Medium:  Copic Markers
(R14, R43, RV13, RV21, YG63, YG17, YG13)
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card, Vellum
Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll, Glossy Accents, Clear Micro Beads, Ink on 3 Liquid Pixie Dust


Method
  • Base Card:  Cut largest A6 Stitched Rectangle from White Card.  Set aside.
  • Stamp 'Daisy Bouquet' onto X-Press It Blending Card.  Colour with Copic Markers.  Apply Gelly Roll to image.  
  • Using the largest 'Stitched Circle, cut coloured image.  Adhere to card base using foam tape.
  • Cut the layered 'Congrats' from vellum and adhere to card base.
  • Cut 'Congrats' from X-Press It Blending Card and colour with Copic Markers.  Apply Liquid Pixie Dust.  Allow to dry and adhere to card.

Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Alex Syberia Design New Release

Hi Everyone,

I am so excited to share that I have been asked to Guest Design for Alex Syberia Design for her new release out now.


I create 3 cards for this amazing release and it was an honour to work with Alex on this release and these images.


Ingredients
Image:  Chinese Peony
Medium:  Copic Markers
(YG63, YG17, YG13, R22, R21, R20, R11, Y21, YR31, YR04, YR15, YR12)
Sentiment:  Scripty Smile



Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
(R85, RV34, R83, RV34)
Sentiment:  Hello Layered Large
Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll



Ingredients
Image:  Dahlia Cherish
Medium:  Copic Markers
(BV08, BV04, BV13, BV02, BV01)


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx


Some bunny adores you

Hi Everyone,

For today's card I have used an image from Polkadoodles.


Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
(T4, T3, T2, T1, T0, R21, R20, 0)
Sentiment:  Computer
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll


I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge - Week 15 Anything Goes


Until next time
Melissa

Friday, April 10, 2020

Juggling Bunny

Hi Everyone,

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


Ingredients
Image:  Juggling Bunny
Medium:  Copic Markers
(E47, E44, E43, E42, E41, R20, O, Y35, Y18, Y15, Y13, YR04, YR15, YR12, BV04, BV13, BV02, B28, B26, FB2, RV19, RV17, RV55, G05, FYG2, YG07, YG05, YG63, YG17, G21, G20, B00, B000, B0000, W8, W7)
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Other:  Ink on 3 Liquid Pixie Dust, Glossy Accents, Sakura Gelly Roll


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Monday, April 6, 2020

Party Balloon Dragon

Hi Everyone,

For today's card I have used an image from Lee Holland Art.
It is one of the new images available.


Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
(B12, B00, B000, B0000, BV02, BV01, BV00, R20, O)
Sentiment:  Computer
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Other:  Ink on 3 Liquid Pixie Dust, Glossy Accents, Sakura Gelly Roll


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Party Patch

Hi Everyone,

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


Ingredients
Image:  Party Patch
Medium:  Copic Markers
(W9, W8, W7, YG63, YG17, YG13, E43, B28, B26, FB2, RV19, RV17, RV55, YG07, YG06, YG05, E77, E74, E71, E47, E44, E43, E42, R29, R27, R35, R21, R20, 0, BV29, BV25, BV23)
Sentiment:  Wplus9 die, Altenew Stamp
Die:  Paper Rose Polaroid Frame
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Paper:  Sunny Studios
Other:  Glossy Accents, Ink on 3 Liquid Pixie Dust, Sakura Gelly Roll


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


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Spring Bunny Friends

Hi Everyone,

I just love 'no line' colouring and so glad I can no do it with my digital images too.

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


Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
(N4, N3, N2, N1, N0, R20, 0, YG63, YG17, YG13, R85, R83, R81)
Sentiment:  Computer
Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card
Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
Gerda Steiner Designs - Share your designs, April


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx