Friday, December 13, 2019

Sentiments

Hi Everyone,

Well after almost 3 years I have decided to step down from designing for Paper Rose.
I have loved worked working with the stamps and dies and thank Leanne for this amazing opportunity.
Thank you to everyone for all your support over this time.  I have loved inspiring you all.
For my last cards I am featuring the 'Sentiments 1' stamp set.

Ingredients
Stamp Set:  #17901 Sentiments 1
Border:  Hand drawn using Copic Multi Liner Pen

Method
  • Stamp Soldier image onto X-Press It Blending card, Colour with copic Markers.  Fussy cut and set aside.
  • Base card:  White card 14 x10cm. Stamp Sentiment with black ink.  Draw border using Copic Multi Liner Pen.
  • Adhere coloured image to base card.


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  #17901 Sentiments 1
Border:  Hand drawn using Copic Multi Liner Pen
Other:  Liquid Pixie Dust, Glossy Accents

Ingredients
Stamp Set:  #17901 Sentiments 1
Border:  Hand drawn using Copic Multi Liner Pen
Other:  Glossy Accents


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Thursday, December 12, 2019

James, Christmas Tree

Hi Everyone,

I just love 'James' the Bear from Lili of the Valley (LOTV).
He is super cute, especially at Christmas.


Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
(E46, E44, E43, E42, E41, R20, YG67, YG17, YG13, R39, R29, R27, R35, Y19, Y18, Y18, Y13, B05, B04, B02, E31, E30)
Sentiment:  Make it Crafty Chipboard
Background:  Copic Markers
(B12, B00, B000, B0000)
Other:  Liquid Pixie Dust, Glossy Accents, Glitter, Frosting Powder, Posca


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx


Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Fluffy Tail

Hi Everyone,

Lately I have been doubting my 'colouring' so yesterday afternoon I thought I would try and colour my way out of it!  Honestly I think it is good for me to colour some images that 'challenge' me.
I think it might be working.


Ingredients
Image:  Fluffy Tail
Medium:  Copic Markers
(E47, E19, E17, E15, E13, E11, E00, C8, C7, C6, YG67, YG17, YG13, E29, E27, E25, E23, B45, 0, B12, B00, B000)
Card:  X-Press It Blending Card
Base Card:  Kraft Card


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Monday, December 9, 2019

Christmas Deer

Hi Everyone,

I just couldn't resist this gorgeous reindeer from Star Jam Lines.


Ingredients
Image:  Christmas Deer
Medium:  Copic Markers
Sentiment:  Make it Crafty Chipboard, Computer & foiled in white
Other:  Nuvo Shimmer Pen, Glossy Accents. White Posca Pen


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Flying Gnomes

Hi Everyone,

Spreading some Christmas cheer with you today using this sweet Gnome image from Star Jam Lines.


Ingredients
Image:  Flying Gnome
Medium:  Copic Markers
(E000, E04, E11, E21, E00, R20, R39, R29, R27, R35, C3, C1, C0, C9, C8, C7, C6, C5, B05. FYG2, YG05)
Border:  Hand drawn using Copic Multi Liner Pen
Other:  Nuvo Shimmer Pen, Glossy Accents, White Posca Pen


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Friday, December 6, 2019

Garden Party

Hi Everyone,

I just love Gnomes so couldn't resist this image from Sheep Ski Designs.
It took me a while to pluck up the courage to colour it but I finally did it.
I need to believe in myself again.


Ingredients
Image:  Garden Party
Medium:  Copic Markers
(E000, E11, E00, R20, W5, W3, W1, B06, B05, B04, B02, B00, G05, FYG2, YG05, C9, C8, C7, C6,R32, R30)
Sentiment:  Computer & foiled in white
Other:  Embossing folder, Twine


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Star Gazing

Hi Everyone,

Mindy Baxter released her December class on Monday (my time) and I jumped straight too it.  It is colouring the Northern Lights using a LOTV (Lili of the Valley) image.
I just couldn't resist it.
I coloured it straight away.
The class can be found here.


Ingredients
Image:  Star Gazing
Medium:  Copic Markers
Other:  White Gel Pen
Star:  Corbett Creations (FB)



Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx


Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Sweetest Peas

Hi Everyone,

Over the weekend I popped into my craft room to clean up, well that did happen but I also got a little colouring done, just because I could.
I just love colouring on Kraft card lately.


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Sweetest Peas
Medium:  Copic Markers
(YG67, YG63, YG61, BV08, BV04, BV13, BV02)
Sentiment:  Included in stamp set
Cardstock:  Neenah, Desert Storm
Other:  Nuvo Shimmer Pen


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Happy Pawlidays

Hi Everyone,

Today's card is based on a sketch challenge by MFT Stamps.


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Happy Pawlidays
Medium:  Copic Markers
Sentiment:  Printed on Computer & Foiled in White


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


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Monday, December 2, 2019

Merry Little Christmas Ornaments

Hi Everyone,

For today's cards I have featured a stamp set from Paper Rose.
Today was the first day using the new blending brushes from Paper Rose.  They are amazing and make the blending sooooooo much easier.


Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
(E000, E11, E21, E00, R20, E47, E44, E43, R39, R27, R35, C9, C8, C7, C5, Y18, Y15)
Sentiment:  Included in stamp set and also die #16883 Merry Christmas Small
Background:  Stencil #18391 Hud, Candied Apple Distress Oxide & #18454 Blending Brush
Cardstock:  X-Press It Blending Card & White Card Stock

Method
  • Onto Xpress It Blending Card, Stamp Soldier stamp and colour with Copic Markers (Colours used are listed above).  Fussy Cut and set aside.
  • Base card:  White Card stock 14x9.5cm.  Lay stencil over the top right hand corner of the Base card and light colour using the distress oxide ink and blending brush.  Apply colour until happy.
  • Stamp sentiment using black ink onto the Base card.
  • Adhere soldier image to Base card using foam tape.
  • cute 2 x 'Christmas' words from white card stock.  Adhere first on to base card, the second, colour with distress oxide ink then adhere to base card.



Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
(B05, B04, B02, B05, YG07, YG05, YR04, YR15)
Sentiment:  Included in stamp set
Stencil:  #18123. Halftone
Other:  Liquid Pixie Dust, Glossy Accents,  Texture Paste
Cardstock:  X-Press It Blending Card


Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
(C1, C00, C9, C8, C7, C5, E49, E47, E44, RV17, RV66, RV63)
Sentiment:  Included in stamp set
Other:  Liquid Pixie Dust, Glossy Accents,  Texture Paste
Cardstock:  X-Press It Blending Card


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Hello Friend Turtle

Hi Everyone,

I have loved this class by Mindy Baxter for a while now and finally got the guts to sit down and do it.  And yes, I loved it.  It was so easy to follow.
Mindy's classes can be found here.


Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
Background:  Copic Markers


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


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Santa Clumsy

Hi Everyone,

Its getting so much closer to Christmas and I love how fun of this stamp set from Create a Smile Stamps.


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Santa Clumsy
Medium:  Copic Markers
(R39, R29, R27, R35, C6, C5, C4, Y38)
Sentiment:  Included in stamp set
Background:  Included in stamp set
Border:  Hand drawn with Copic Multi Liner Pen
Other:  Glossy Accents, Glitter, Silver Embossing Powder


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx


Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Unfrogettable

Hi Everyone,

I feel so honoured to be asked to take part in this fortnights Sketch Challenge over at the Create a Smile Blog.


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Unfrogettable
Medium:  Copic Markers
(G05, YG07, YG05, YG03, R20, R39, R29, R27, R35, B04, B02, B01, B00, B000, B0000, BG13, B05, BV13, RV17, Y18)
Sentiment:  Included in stamp set
Other:  Liquid Pixie Dust, Glossy Accents, Butterflies


Here is a link to the Challenge.


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

James little star

Hi Everyone,

I missed colouring yesterday.  I took some 'me' time and went to get my hair done.
It was a relaxing day.

So today I am back with a card using an image from Lili of the Valley (LOTV).


Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
(E47, E44, E43, E42, R20, Y18, Y15, Y13, R39, R29, R27, R35)
Sentiment:  Holiday Messages
Other:  Liquid Pixie Dust, Glossy Accents, Glitter


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Monday, November 25, 2019

Sweetest Pea

Hi Everyone,

I have a little time on the weekend for some colouring so I got out my new Altenew Stamps and Kraft card.


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Sweetest Peas
Medium:  Copic Markers
(YG67, YG17, YG13, G20, RV17, V05, RV55)
Sentiment:  Computer and foiled in white
Border:  Hand drawn using Copic Multi Liner Pen


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Lilly the Owl

Hi Everyone,

I have loved this image from Mariola Budeka for ages.  Honestly I just didn't think I could colour it.
I went out to a crafty night on Friday night and it was the first thing I grabbed to colour.
I am glad that I did.


Image:  Lilly the Owl
Medium:  Copic Markers
(E47, E44, E43, E42, C9, C8, C7, B37, B34, B45, E79, E77, E74, E71, E29, E27, E25, E23, R29, R27, R35, Y18, Y15)


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Doodle Flowers

Hi Everyone,

I had a great time at the Penrith Show last weekend and even. picked up some new Paper Rose Stamps and Dies.  I also picked up a packet of the Inky Antics Paper.
I am sharing a stamp set with you today, the 'Doodle Flowers', I have also used the paper on these cards.



Ingredients
Stamp Set:  #17805 Doodle Flower
Other:  Silver Embossing Powder, Versamark Ink, Black Copic Marker

Method:
  • Cut 'Inky Antics' Paper in half.
  • Randomly stamp Doodle Flowers with Versamark Ink and cover with Silver embossing powder.  Heat set.

  • Colour Background with Black Copic Marker.  You may have to go over this twice.
  • Stamp Sentiment onto Black Cardstock with versa mark ink and embossing using silver embossing powder.  Trim and adhere to card.




Ingredients
Stamp Set:  #17805 Doodle Flower
Other:  Glossy Accents, Clear Micro Beads



Ingredients
Stamp Set:  #17805 Doodle Flower
Medium:  Copic Markers
Other:  Glossy Accents, Swarovski Crystals


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx


Friday, November 22, 2019

Hellebores

Hi Everyone,

With a really hot day yesterday, I thought it best to sit and colour.
I pulled another class out from Mindy Baxter.
Wow, this one certainly did take hours but I am glad I did it.
I love the result, even if one of the markers misbehaved.


Ingredients
Image:  Hellebores
Medium:  Copic Markers
(RV17, V05, RV00, N5, YR12, YR20, YR0000, E99, V06, V01, V0000, YG17, YG13, YG17, G20, G21, C00, N0, N1, N3)


Pop on over to see this class and others that Mindy offers.
They are amazing.
They can be found here.


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Polar

Hi Everyone,

While creating my card for today, the temperature here in Australia is hot (37degrees), so I thought I would cool my mind with 'Polar' from Lili of the Valley (LOTV).


Ingredients
Image:  Polar
Medium:  Copic Markers
(C3, C1, C0, R20)
Background:  Distress Oxide (Salty Ocean), Acrylic Paint
Other:  Glossy Accents, Frosting Powder


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Winter Gnome

Hi Everyone,

I am back again today as I just couldn't wait to show you a card I just finished.

I followed an online tutorial class from Mindy Baxter.
If you haven't checked out her classes, you must.
She does step by step videos on how to create the entire scene and is amazing to watch and follow.
You can check out here classes here.


Ingredients
Image:  Christmas Gnome
Medium:  Copic Markers
(W00, W1, W3, W5, W7, B99, B97, E79, E74, E71, R39, R37, BV000, BV0000, RV34, RV34, RV21, E13, E11, E000, R32, R30, BG07, BG05, B02, B000, Y000, Y17, YR000, N5, N3, N1, N0)
Other:  Liquid Pixie Dust, Glossy Accents


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Santa Clumsy

Hi Everyone,

I have followed another sketch for today and I must admit that I struggled a little with it.  This sketch totally put me out of my comfort zone but I am so glad I stuck with it.


Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Santa Clumsy
Medium:  Copic Markers
(E000, E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, G28, G46, YG25)
Sentiment:  Computer & foiled in white
Background:  Loops of Love, Rose Gold Embossing Powder & Stars
Other:  Liquid Pixie Dust, Glossy Accent


I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx


Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Happy Pawlidays

Hi Everyone,

I am still loving the sketch challenges so I am here with another one.


Ingredients
Stamp set:  Happy Pawlidays
Medium:  Copic Markers
(E49, E47, E44, E43, E42, R39, R29, R27, R35)
Sentiment:  Included in stamp set
Other:  Liquid Pixie Dust, Glossy Accents


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


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Monday, November 18, 2019

Little Elf Tippi

Hi Everyone,

I just love this image from Mo Manning.
It is so bright and cheery.


Ingredients
Medium:  Copic Markers
(E000, E04, E11, E21, E00, R20, G05, YG07, YG05, R39, R29, R27, R35, Y18, Y15, Y13, BV04, BV13, BV02, B05, B04, B02, RV19, RV66, RV63)
Sentiment:  Included in stamp set
Other:  Nuvo Shimmer Pen, Glossy Accents


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Seahorse

Hi Everyone,

Just love how fun this image is from Goebie Design.
Always brings a smile to my face.


Ingredients
Image:  Seahorse
Medium:  Copic Markers
(BG49, BG15, BG13, RB19, RV66, RV63, B05, B04, B02)
Sentiment:  Make a Splash
Die: Watercolor Stripes coloured with Distress Oxide
(Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers & BlueSketch)
Other:  Glass Water Drops


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Waratah

Hi Everyone,

This day every year is a little sentimental and emotional for me.
29 years ago today I lost my Dad.  There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of him and wish he was still here with us.  Miss and love you Dad xxx

My Dad's favourite flower is the Waratah so that is what I have based today's card on.

The image I have used for this card is from Make it Crafty (link below).
Unfortunately this store is closing down at the end of the month, so if you want this image, pop on over and grab it today.


Ingredients
Image:  Waratah by Make it Crafty
Medium:  Copic Markers
(R39, R29, R27, R35, G46, G94, YG63, G24)
Border:  Hand drawn using Copic Multi Liner Pen
Sentiment:  Love you
Card Base:  Neenah Cardstock, Desert Storm


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx