Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Laurie's Fabulous Favorites #2

Hello everyone and welcome....

Alas, I am still sick. I have a card for this Papertrey Ink challenge but it is simplicity itself as that is all that my germ filled head could come up with.
The challenge was to use our favourite colour of card stock. Well...mine is white. I love using white and I love monochromatic cards. So here it is. I have used the Bold Borders: Flurries die and that is it.  It seems appropriate as the snow is at least 3 feet deep here where I live and let us not forget that it is never too early to start on Christmas cards. 


Cut everything from white card stock and just layered it up. Now I can take a couple aspirin and go and lie down again.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a wonderful day. Cheers.

Melanie

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Laurie's Fabulous Favorites Challenge #1

Hello everyone and welcome...

I know it has been a while since I posted a card but, alas, I have been sick, sick, sick. Suffering from a wicked head and chest cold that has left me feeling weak as a piece of boiled string.

I have a card to share for Laurie's Challenge to use a favourite stamp set. I have used one of my most favourite sets....Love Lives Here. I go to this stamp set over and over again. I just love it.

This card is an anniversary card for dear friends of mine who live in a wonderful log home in the country that the hubby built with his own two very skilled hands. I have tried to sort of recreate that feeling with my little birdhouse.

I have placed my little birdhouse on the Berry Wreath Tag die and backed that with a Spellbinders scalloped die. The branch from which the birdhouse is hanging is from another favourite set, Spring Woods. The sentiment is also from Love Lives Here, stamped on a die cut with Banner Sentiments.


They are a non-fussy kind of couple but I felt that even though I have kept the card very simple it needed something and that was a lovely piece of silk ribbon in a bow. I do love ribbon!

That is it from me for today. Where I live they are predicting 40 cm of snow tonight (that is 16" for those of you who do not use metric) so we are battening down the hatches to prepare for it. I think it is time to crawl back into my jammies and relax with a hot cup of tea and a good book...

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day. Cheers.

Melanie

Friday, 25 January 2019

January 2019 Blog Hop & MIM #348

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog....

I have a card to share today. I originally made it for the Papertrey Ink January 2019 Blog Hop, the photo inspiration shown below, but realized after it was finished that it would also work for the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge #348 Lotsa Letters.



I found this to be a challenge indeed as I am not drawn to very graphic designs so I chose to simply work with the colours in the photo, namely black, white and soft pink.

I have used one of my very favourite stamp sets, Nostalgic Notions for the lovely little blossoms and leaves. Birthday Cheer die and stamp set and Thread Cards provided the sentiment and the balloons are from Birthday Balloons




I rummaged in my stash of gorgeous silk ribbon scraps and found the perfect piece just long enough to tie this pretty little bow. A couple of sequins for balance and all done.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and leave me your comments.

Have a wonderful day.  Cheers.

Melanie

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Simon Says Stamp Card and Envelope Challenge

Hello everyone...

I am just sneaking in under the wire with a card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is to create a card and matching envelope.

I have used an adorable kitty stamp set from Sunny Studios. Just love those little cats! The card is large at 4 1/2  by 9 inches so I custom made the envelope using the We R Memory Keepers Punch board.




Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day. Cheers.

Melanie

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Papertrey Ink MIM #347

Hello and welcome...

My card today is for Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #347 in which Ashley challenged us to create a winter wonderland in watercolour. Here is her wonderful card.


After looking through ALL my Papertrey Ink stamps I came to the realization that other than obvious Christmas trees....I do not own a tree stamp. So, I improvised.

I created the watercolour background and then used Peaceful Pinecones for my image which I then adorned with a dusting of snow using white paint. The sentiment is from Think Big Favorites #8. And to finish off I flecked on some white paint for a mini snowstorm all over the card.


Thank you so much for stopping by and taking to time to leave me your comments...it means the world to me. Have a great day. Cheers.

Melanie

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

MFT Sketch Challenge #419

Welcome everyone...

My card today is for MFT Sketch challenge which you can see here.

I have used the MFT Pure Innocence Ice Skater and made a twirly card. I am sure that this kind of card has a proper name but I do not know it so I just call them twirly cards. You wind the image around and around about a million times and it twirls like mad when opened. Seemed very appropriate for the cute little ice skater.


I have used a Lawn Fawn sentiment die at the bottom as I needed something quite small for the space.
The blossoms around the focal image are from Spellbinders.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by. Have a wonderful day. Cheers.

Melanie

Monday, 7 January 2019

Newtons Nook Color Challenge #88

Hello and welcome to my blog...

My card today is the for Newton's Nook Color Challenge #88 which you can see here. This is the link...Here


First off, this colour palette is outside my normal comfort zone so I did struggle a bit with it.
I chose to use the adorable set Newton Loves Cake to make a birthday card. All the required colours are present and correct. I have used a Papertrey Ink die for the large Birthday at the top. 
If you follow my blog you will know how much I love ribbon so I dug into my stash of wee pieces of silk to tie up a little bow for the top of the tag and topped it with a blue button.



Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by. Hope you have a wonderful day. Cheers.

Melanie