Friday, 3 November 2017

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #357

Hello everybody and welcome...

I have a quick card to share today that I have made for the My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge #357 which is shown below.


I started with an A2 card base in a melon colour and used the My Favorite Things Homespun Stitch Lines across the bottom.


I have used a piece of homespun ribbon and lace for the bunting and then layered on those cute kitties from I Knead You. I do not have any of the square or rectangle dies from MFT yet so I cut it out by hand. A wee bit of sponging around the edges to soften things and all done.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Your comments mean the world to me. Cheers.

Melanie

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #302

Hello everyone and welcome...


I have a card to share that I made for Make it Monday at Papertrey Ink, the theme of which is to use twine and ribbon in a new and interesting way. 

They call these challenges for a reason I have found. I had to think long and hard about this one. I did not want to just copy what had already been done so it took me a while to come up with something.

I have chosen to use, once again, one of my favourite stamp sets...Love Lives Here Holiday, along with a sprinkling of Holiday Greens.


A basic A2 soft blue/green card base on which I have added a bit of pattern paper. Instead of ribbon I have chosen to use lace which I have just layered along the bottom.



I cut out a heart shape (well, actually 3 of them) and ran it through a Swiss Dot embossing folder. I then used a small hole punch and went all around. Through this I threaded my twine and tied a bow. 



The focal image is that wonderful angel. I just love it.

I have gone all around the outer edge of the card with the teeny tiny little hearts from the same stamp set in a rhubarb ink along with the sentiment at the bottom.

Tucked in behind the heart are a few springs of greenery from Holiday Greens.

Thanks so very much for stopping by and leaving me your very kind comments. Cheers.

Melanie



Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Power Poppy Mini & Mighty Challenge

Hello everyone....

I am just in time to get this card in for the Power Poppy Mini & Mighty Challenge which ends tonight.  Whew! Here is the inspiration for the challenge.

Up for a Challenge?

My card is the requisite size being only 4" in diameter. I have used that gorgeous stamp set called 
O Holy Night which is a favourite of mine.

I have stamped the image with Brilliance Ink in Mediterranean Blue and then used clear embossing powder. I cut the image down to fit on the dark blue cardstock that I cut with a Spellbinders die.


I have made a round white card to which this is attached. The small banner uses a sentiment from the same set in the matching blue.

You may not be able to see it in the photo but I have accented various areas on the image with a silver micro pen.


That is it for me for today. Thanks very much for visiting my blog today and leaving me your wonderful comments. They make my day. Cheers.

By the way....the "Followers" section of the blog appears to have been corrected...yeah!

Melanie





Friday, 27 October 2017

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #301

Hello again everyone...

Back with one more card for Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #301...
Matting with Glitter.



This was a really fun challenge. I have decided only to mat a part of my 
card with glitter rather than the whole thing.

I began with a soft green A2 card and rounded the corners.


I have used stamps and dies from Love Lives Here and Love Lives Here Holiday. These are two of my absolute favourite stamp sets from Papertrey Ink. I turn to them over and over.

I have stamped the everygreen cluster a couple times across the top of the card and added a few hearts here and there. 

The sentiment has the requisite glitter matting and on top of it is the little house. I cut it out 4 times from heavy cardstock for a bit of heft. Some additional greenery around it and a ribbon across the bottom and all done.


Thanks for visiting with me.

A note to all you wonderful people who have been following my blog...there was some sort of an error with the "Follow" button and I have had to delete it. I will be re-installing it right away but I think you will need to sign up all over again. Really sorry about that. There are times when I really do loathe computers.  :(     Cheers.

Melanie

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #356

Hello there everyone...

I have a card to share that I am entering in the My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge #356 and also in the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge which is to add a gift on the card.

Here is the sketch we had to work with.

I have chosen to sort of turn the sketch on it's side. 
I have used a soft green A2 card and covered the front with paper from 
Graphic 45 and rounded the corners.


The white panel features stamps from My Favorite Things Santa's Elves. I have added a little bit of Wink of Stella to the bells for a bit of sparkle.

Thank you for visiting with me today. I will be back shortly with another card. Cheers.

Melanie

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Whimsy Challenge #100 Anything Goes

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog...

I have a card to share that I am entering in the Whimsy Challenge #100 - Anything Goes. I am also entering it in the Double D Challenge - Leaves (here is the link)  daranddiane.blogspot.ca and finally Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes. Whew! That is a lot of challenges for one little card.  :)

I have quite a few Whimsy stamps but most of them are older ones. However, I love them just as much now as when I bought them several years ago.

For my card I used a harvest gold cardstock cut to A2 size and I covered the front with some pattern paper from my stash. The focal image is called Fall Wreath from Whimsy. I love it.


I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black on watercolour paper and coloured it up with Zig Clean Color markers and then matted it on some gold cardstock.

Across the bottom of the card I have attached a strip of ecru lace and a length of ribbon.


The sentiment is by Whimsy from the stamp set Friendship Tickets. I have tucked in a couple of leafy flourishes cut from an olive/mossy green cardstock using a Spellbinders die.


Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I look forward to reading your sweet comments. If by chance you should decide to follow my blog please do let me know and I will return the favour.
Cheers.

Melanie

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Papertrey Ink October 2017 Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome...

Today is the 25th of the month and that means Papertrey Ink Blog Hop day. It is always so wonderful to hop around and see the amazing work from all the participants. 

Here is the inspiration photo. I have to tell you, I struggled with this one. I finally decided to pick apart elements of the photos to use as well as certain colours.
Blog-hop-logo
Blog Hop Inspiration

I have an affinity for little houses in design so I immediately knew that would play a part in my card. I also liked the tree/leaf elements and that striking blue and the softer peachy colour.

So...here is my card.


 I have used a sheet of Bitty Baby Blessings pattern paper to cover an A2 card. Then I cut out the Quilted Tag Sale die from watercolour paper and washed on some of those delicious peachy tones.

Over that I have used one of the houses from Boards & Beams. This was cut using the die, also from watercolour paper. I used Zig Clean Colour markers to colour it in. I was trying for a very loose effect, almost not quite finished, which I have found is much more difficult to achieve than my normal method of colouring, but it seemed to be in keeping with the photos.


I have used the branches from Spring Woods in several clusters top and bottom tucked in under the house which is on foam tape. In the background are a few sprigs from Stitched Sentiments in the same blue tones as the house.



I used one of the Tiny Tags dies at the top with the sentiment, also from Boards & Beams, and topped it off with a soft bow in the same peachy colour.


Thank you so much for making my blog one of your stops along the way today. Your comments mean the world to me and I enjoy reading each and every one of them. Enjoy the rest of the hop as I will be doing myself. Cheers.

Melanie