Thursday, December 31, 2020

James with heart bouquet

 Hi Everyone,

Well it is the end of 2020.  Fingers crossed 2021 is a much better year for everyone.

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

Ingredients

Image:  James with heart bouquet

Medium:  Copic Markers

Sentiment:  Mixed up messages

Card Stock;  X-Press It Blending Card

Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll


Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx



Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Snowmen Friends

Hi Everyone,

This is my last post from the Winter Smiles Collection from Polkadoodles.

 


Ingredients

Image:  Snowman Friends

Medium:  Copic Markers

Sentiment:  Printed from Computer

Dies:  Petite Scallop Mini Slim Stacklets & Stitched Mini Slim Stacklets

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card, Gina K

Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll, Glossy Accents


Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx

Monday, December 28, 2020

Up with love

 Hi Everyone,

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

Ingredients

Stamp Set:  Up with love

Medium:  Copic Markers

Sentiment:  Included in stamp set

Background:  Distress Oxide Salty Ocean, MFT Cloud Stencil

Card Stock:  X-Press It blending Card

Ink:  Ink on 3 Blackout

Other:  Liquid Pixie Dust, Glossy Accents


Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx


Sunday, December 27, 2020

Snowmen Celebration

 Hi Everyone,

Another card for today using a cute new image from Polkadoodles.

Ingredients

Image:  Snowmen Celebration

Medium:  Copic Markers

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card

,Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll, Glossy Accents, Clear Microbeads, White Embossing Powder, Liquid Pixie Dust


Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Winter Time Penguins

 Hi Everyone,

For today's card I have used images from Digi Doodle Studio.

Ingredients

Images:  Winter Time Penguins

Medium:  Copic Markers

Sentiment:  from stash

Die:  Slimline Strips

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card

Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll, Glossy Accents, Clear Microbeads


Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx

Friday, December 25, 2020

James, Hello

 Hi Everyone,

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas.  thank you for all your support.

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

I haven't used a Christmas image for today's card, instead I thought I would send a huge hug.

Ingredients

Image:  James, Hello

Medium:  Copic Markers

Sentiment:  Hugs & Mixed Up Messages

Die:  Little B

Paper:  Doodlebug

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card

Hearts:  Corbett Creations

Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll


Until next time

Melissa

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Snowmen Frosty Hugs

 Hi Everyone,

One more sleep until Christmas, where did that time go?

Ingredients

Image:  Snowmen Frosty Hugs

Medium:  Copic Markers

Sentiment:  MFT Die

Die:  Petite Scallop Mini Slim Stacklets

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card

Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll, Glitter, Glossy Accents


Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Delicate Decorations & New Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Today is my last post with Create a Smile Design Team.  It start out as a 6 month term but ended up being an amazing year.  I have loved every minute of being on this team.  A huge thank you to Christine for having me.

My card is for the new challenge that has started.  This challenge is a Mood board.

Ingredients

Stamp Set:  Delicate Decorations

Background:  Copic Various Ink

Ink:  Versamark

Embossing Powder:  Wow, Metallic Platinum

Other:  Twine


The challenge can be found here.

This is the mood board:



Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx

New Friends Snowman

 Hi Everyone,

Just back to share another cute image from the Winter Smiles Collection from Polkadoodles.

Ingredients

Image:  New Friends Snowman

Medium:  Copic Markers

Sentiment:  Holiday Messages

Die:  Petite Scallop Mini Slim Stacklets

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card, American Crafts

Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll, Glossy Accents, Clear Microbeads, Sequins


Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx


January Mertot

 Hi Everyone,

Today I am sharing my card I will be teaching in my January Copic Class.

It is an adorable image from Sweet November Stamps.

Ingredients

Image:  January Mertot

Medium:  Copic Markers

Background:  Copic Various Ink

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card, Black Yupo

Other:  Liquid Pixie Dust, Sakura Gelly Roll


Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Modern Poppies & Slim Die

 Hi Everyone,

For today's card I am using a stamp and die from Paper Rose.

This Slim Die is new to the Paper Rose Collection.

Ingredients

Stamp Set: #20580 Modern Poppies

Medium:  Copic Markers

(G94, YG63, G21, BV04, BV13, BV02)

Sentiment:  Included with stamp set

Die:  # 20871 Slimline Card Creator 1

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card, Stampin' Up

Ink:  #18834 Hybrid Black

Other:  White Embossing Powder, Versamark Ink, #19751 Clear Domes, Sakura Gelly Roll


Method:

  • Cute 'Slimline' die from grey card stock.  Keeping all pieces.
  • Adhere die cut to another piece of grey card using foam tape.  Trim to size.
  • Stamp Sentiment using versamark ink & white embossing Powder onto one of the pieces which was cut out.  Adhere to card.
  • Stamp 'Modern Poppies' with Black ink.  Colour using Copic Markers.  Apply white dots.  Adhere to base card using glue & foam tape.
  • Adhere 'Clear Domes' to card.
Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Monday, December 21, 2020

Darcy's Dinosaur

 Hi Everyone,

Today I am sharing my last Design Team card for KLM Digital Designs.

I have loved being on this team and thank you Katy for having me.

Ingredients

Image:  Darcy Dinosaur

Medium:  Copic Markers

Sentiment:  Included with image

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card.

Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll


Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Winter Smiles - Hello Frosty Snowman

 Hi Everyone,

Just popping back to share the cutest snowman.  He is from a new collection 'Winter Smiles' from Polkadoodles.

Ingredients

Image:  Hello Frosty Snowman

Medium:  Copic Markers

Sentiment:  B&W Sentiment Sheets

Die:  Little B Hearts

Hearts:  Corbett Creations

Paper:  Doodlebug

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card, Neenah Desert Storm

Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll, Liquid Pixie Dust


Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx

Reindeer Games

 Hi Everyone,

For today's inspiration I am sharing 2 cards using the same stamp set.


Ingredients

Stamp Set:  Reindeer Games

Medium:  Copic Markers

Sentiment:  Computer printed

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card

Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll, Clear Microbeads, Glossy Accents


Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx


Saturday, December 19, 2020

Just saying Hi

 Hi Everyone,

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

Ingredients

Image:  Just saying Hi

Medium:  Copic Markers

Die:  Inside & Out Stitched Circles

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card

Other:  Shimmer Pen, Glossy Accents, Clear Microbeads


Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx

Friday, December 18, 2020

Rudolph

 Hi Everyone,

Today is the start of a new Challenge on the Polkadoodles Challenge Blog.

Ingredients

Image:  Ruldolph

Medium:  Copic Markers

Sentiment:  Happy Happy Happy add on & Holiday Messages

Die:  Stitched Tag & Tabs, Stitched Rectangles

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card

Paper:  Monochrome Basics 1.0

Other:  Glittler, Glossy Accents, Seam Binding


Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx 

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Koala Christmas

 Hi Everyone,

For today's card I have used an image from Rachelle Anne Miller.


Ingredients

Image:  Koala Christmas

Medium:  Copic Markers

Sentiment:  Holiday Messages

Background:  Copic Markers

Light:  Power Pack & Chibi Lights

Casrd Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card

Other:  Liquid Pixie Dust, Glossy Accents


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

Rachelle Anne Miller - December Challenge


Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Dragon

 Hi Everyone,

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

Ingredients

Image:  Dragon

Medium:  Copic Markers

Background:  Copic Various Ink

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card,  Black Yupo

Other:  Glossy Accents


Until art time

Melissa

xxxxx


Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Agnes Balloon

 Hi Everyone,

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

Ingredients

Image:  Agnes Balloon

Medium:  Copic Markers

Background:  Copic Various Ink

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card, Black Yup

Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll, Glossy Accents, Liquid Pixie Dust, Clear Microbeads


Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx

Monday, December 14, 2020

Floral Branch Teapot

 Hi Everyone,

Today I am sharing a new image from KLM Digital Designs.

Ingredients

Image:  Floral Branch Teapot

Medium:  Copic Markers

Sentiment:  From Stash

Die:  Stitched Mini Slim Stacklets

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card


Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Modern Poppies

 Hi Everyone,

For today's card I have used a gorgeous stamp set from Paper Rose.

Ingredients

Stamp Set:  #20580 Modern Poppies

Medium:  Copic Markers

(R29, R27, R35, R24, G94, YG63, G21, YR24, YR23, C8, C7, C6)

Sentiment: #19289  Big Black & White Sentiment Sheets

Paper:  #20333 6x6 Monochrome Basics 1.0

Card Stock:  X-Press it Blending Card, Black Card

Ink:  #18834 Black Hybrid Ink

Border:  Copic Multi Liner Pen

Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll


A full video is on the Paper Rose YouTube Channel.


Method:

  • X-Press It Blending Card 14x10cm.  Stamp 'Modern Poppies' with Black Hybrid Ink.  Colour using Copic Markers.
  • Draw border around poppies using Copic Multi Liner Pen.
  • Base Card:  Cut Black card 14 x 10.5cm.
  • Adhere a strip of 'Stripped Monochrome Paper' to the right side of the base card.
  • Adhere coloured 'Poppies' image to base card.
  • Trim  sentiment and adhere to base card using foam tape.

Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx


Saturday, December 12, 2020

Too Cute Christmas Fishes

 Hi Everyone,

Another card for today.

This time I have used an image set from Polkadoodles.

Ingredients

Image Set:  Too Cute Christmas Fishes

Medium:  Copic Markers

Background:  Copic Various Ink

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card, X-Press It InkJet Film

Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll, Glitter, Glossy Accents


Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx

Reindeer and a tree

Hi Everyone,

For today's card I am back with the Cute Reindeers from Gerda Steiner.

Ingredients

Stamp Set:  Reindeer and a Tree

Medium:  Copic Markers

(E47, E44, E43, E42, R20, W8, W7, R29, R27)

Sentiment:  Merry & Happy Happy Add On

Die:  Stitched Rectangles

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card

Ink;  Ink on 3 Blackout

Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll, Glossy Accents, Liquid Pixie Dust


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

Gerda Steiner - Share your design - December


Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx 

Friday, December 11, 2020

James, Christmas Tree

 Hi Everyone,

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

Ingredients

Image:  James, Christmas Tree

Medium:  Copic Markers

Sentiment:  Holiday Messages

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card

Other:  Glossy Accents, Liquid Pixie Dust, White Embossing Powder, Clear Microbeads


Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx


Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Clumsy Santa

 Hi Everyone,

Today is the start of a new challenge on the Create a Smile Blog.

This challenge is based on a sketch.

Ingredients

Stamp Set:  Clumsy Santa

Medium:  Copic Markers

(E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R39, R29, R27, R35, C1, C00)

Sentiment:  Happy Days & Holiday Messages

Die:  Useful Banners

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card

Ink:  Ink on 3 Blackout

Other:  Distress Oxide Salty Ocean, White Embossing Powder, Sakura Gelly Roll


Full details of the challenge are available here.

Here is the sketch I followed:



Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx

Reindeer with present on top

Hi Everyone,

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

Ingredients

Stamp:  Reindeer with present on top

Medium:  Copic Markers

Sentiment:  Stamping Bella stamp set

Die:  Stitched Rectangle

 Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card

Ink:  Ink on 3 Blackout

Other:  Liquid Pixie Dust, Glossy Accents


Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Hello There

 Hi Everyone,

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

Ingredients

Image:  Hello There

Medium:  Copic Markers

Background:  Distress Oxide Salty Ocean

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card

Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll


Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx

Monday, December 7, 2020

Bee Gnome

 Hi Everyone,

For today's card I have used a new image from KLM Digital Designs.

Ingredients

Image:  Bee Gnome

Medium:  Copic Markers

Sentiment:  Included with image

Dies:  Stitched Hexagons & Stitched Mini Slim Stacklets

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card

Other:  Hexagon Stencil (Homemade), Distress Oxide Ink, Shimmer Pen


Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx

Bee Gnome

 Hi Everyone,

Today I am sharing a new image from KLM Digital Designs.

Ingredients

Image:  Bee Gnome

Medium:  Copic Markers

Sentiment:  Included with image

Die:  Stitched Hexagons, Stitched Mini Slim Stacklets

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card, Black Card, American Crafts

Background:  Homemade stencil & Distress Oxide

Other: Sakura Gelly Roll, Shimmer Pen


Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Buttons Elf

 Hi Everyone,

For today's card I have used an image from Sweet November Stamps.

Ingredients

Image:  Buttons Elf

Medium:  Copic Markers

(E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, G05, FYG2, YG07, YG05, R29, R27, R35, W9, W8, E47, E44, E43, E42)

Background:  Copic Various Ink, Retired Die from Paper Rose

Card:  Copic X-Press It Blending Card, X-Press It Ink Jet Film

Other:  Liquid Pixie Dust, Glossy Accents, Clear Microbeads, Sakura Gelly Roll


Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Bella Bear shopping for Winter Gifts/Socks

 Hi Everyone,

This is my last post for the 'Too Cute' Collection for Polkadoodles.


Ingredients

Image:  Bella Bear shopping for Winter Gifts/Socks

Medium:  Copic Markers

Sentiment:  Holiday Messages

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card

Other: Gloss y Accents, Sakura Gelly Roll


Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx

Surprise Gnome

 Hi Everyone,

For today's card I am sharing a sweet Gnome.  I just can't resist a Gnome image.  This one is from Conie Fong Art.

Ingredients

Image:  Surprise Gnome

Medium:  Copic Markers

(E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, W5, W3, W1, B28, B26, FB2, G05, FYG2, YG07, YG05, Y35, Y18, Y15)

Sentiment:  Happy Happy Happy Add on

Die:  Stitched Mini Slim Stacklets

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card

Other:  Clear Micro Beads, Glossy Accents


Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx

Friday, December 4, 2020

Eli Elephant Splashing Puddles

 Hi Everyone,

For this post I am sharing an image from the 'Too Cute' Collection from Polkadoodles.

Ingredients

Image:  Eli Elephant Splashing Puddles

Medium:  Copic Markers

Sentiment:  From Stash

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card, American Crafts

Other: Sakura Gelly Roll, Liquid Pixie Dust, Glossy Accents


Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx

Cute Christmas Penguin & New Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Todays is the start of a new Challenge on the Polkadoodles Blog.

Ingredients

Image:  2 Cute Christmas Penguins

 Medium:  Copic Markers

Sentiment:  Mixed Messages

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card, Black card

Other:  Ribbon, Glitter Washi Tape


Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Eli Elephant with Snowflake Balloons

 Hi Everyone,

Back today to share another image from the 'Too Cute' Collection from Polkadoodles.

Ingredients

Image:  Eli Elephant with Snowflake Balloons

Medium:  Copic Markers

Sentiment:  Holiday Messages

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card

Other:  Liquid Pixie Dust, Glossy Accents, Sakura Gelly Roll

James with Jug of Flowers

 Hi Everyone,

I just love the latest 'James' Release from Lili of the Valley (LOTV) and I am sharing one with you today.



Ingredients

Image:  James with Jug of Flowers

Medium:  Copic Markers

(E44, E43, E42, E41, R20, R85, R83, R81, YR27, YR24, YR23, GB13, BG32, BV13, BV02, B45, B21, B00, B000, YG94, YG63, G21, T2, T1, T0, B02, B12,)

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card

Other:  Shimmer Pen


Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Eli Elephant Clearing Leaves

 Hi Everyone,

Back with another card for today using an image from the 'Too Cute' Collection from Polkadoodles.

Ingredients

Image:  Eli Elephant Clearing Leaves

Medium:  Copic Markers

Die:  Stitched Square Frame, Birch Tree

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card, Neenah Desert Storm

Paper:  Doodlebug

Other:  Distress Oxide Salty Ocean


Until next time

Melissa

xxx



Reindeer and a Tree

Hi Everyone,

For today's card I am sharing my all time favourite tiny reindeers from Gerda Steiner.

Ingredients

Stamp Set:  Reindeer and a Tree

Medium:  Copic Markers

(E47, E44, E43, E42, R20, W8, W7, R29, R27)

Sentiment:  Holiday Messages

Die:  Stitched Mini Slim Stacklets, Stitched Inside and Out

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card

Paper:  MFT Stripes

Ink;  Ink on 3 Blackout

Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll, Glossy Accents


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

Gerda Steiner - Share your design December


Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx

 

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Modern Poppies

 Hi Everyone,

For today's card I have used stamps and dies from Paper Rose.

Ingredients

Stamp Set:  #20580 Modern Poppies

Die:  #16548 Stitched Circles

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card, Black Card

Ink:  #18834 Black Hybrid

Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll, Double Sided Adhesive Sheet


A video for this card is available on the Paper Rose YouTube Channel.


Method

  • Stamp 'Modern Poppies' on X-Press It Blending Card and set aside.
  • Adhere double sided sheet to the black card.  Cut 'Circle' frame from black card.
  • Layer the black circle over the card (do not stick down) and lightly trace the inside of the circle over the part of the card you want to highlight.
  • Colour the 'Modern Poppies' inside the drawn circle, you can even colour just outside this circle but not only just a little bit out.
  • Erase the drawn pencil line.  Adhere the black circle to the card.
  • Apply dots onto the petals of the Poppies leaves with a white gel pen.
  • Trim card.

Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Monday, November 30, 2020

Teddy Christmas

 Hi Everyone,

For today's card I am using my favourite Christmas Bear from Lee Holland Art.

Ingredients

Image:  Teddy Christmas

Medium:  Copic Markers

(N6, N5, N4, N3, N2, N1, N0, B45, B21, R39, R29, R27, R35, C3, C1, C0, W3, W1, W0)

Sentiment: Printed on computer

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card

Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll, Glitter, Glossy Accents


Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Bella Bear Delivering Gifts

  Hi Everyone,

Another card for today but this time sharing a card using an image from the new Polkadoodles Release.

Ingredients

Image:  Bella Bear Delivering Gifts

Medium:  Copic Markers

Sentiment:  Holiday Messages

Card Stock:  X-Press It Blending Card

Paper:  Monochrome Basics 1.0

Other:  Sakura Gelly Roll, Clear MicroBeads, Glossy Accents


Until next time

Melissa

xxxxx