Friday, 24 January 2020

Honey Bee Stamps - Everything Wonderful

Welcome everyone....

I have a card to share today that I made using the Everything Wonderful stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps. I just love floral images and that great big floral cluster just spoke to me as soon as I saw it.

I stamped it on watercolour paper and coloured it up with ZIG markers and cut it out with the coordinating die. Mounted on cardstock cut with a Spellbinders die. Added the little tag with the sentiment and some ribbon and pearls.



Thanks so very much for stopping by. Cheers.

Melanie

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Honey Bee Stamps Spring Chicks

Hello everyone and welcome....

I simply love chickens. I live on a small farm and I have a small flock of chickens who I think of as pets with benefits. They are all different heirloom breeds and of course they all have their own names. They come when they are called and will jump up and sit in my lap to be petted.

So of course when I saw this adorable stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps called Spring Chicks it was a must have. 



I have created a card today using the sweet little hen from that set. I stamped on watercolour paper and coloured her up with ZIG markers. Her colouring is much the same as my hen Snowdrop who is a Delaware breed. Doesn't she have just the sweetest little face! The sentiment is from the coordinating stamp set called Eggcelent Sentiments and of course inside the card it reads "You're a Good Egg". Love it!

Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by. Cheers....

Melanie 

Monday, 20 January 2020

Cotton Comforts from The Greetery

Greetings and welcome....

I made a pact with myself, sort of like a new years resolution but not quite. I decided that if I bought any new stamping materials that in stead of admiring how beautiful there are and then filing them away to use later I would leave them on my desk and use them immediately....or at least reasonably soon before I put them away.

So, my card is from my latest little purchase from The Greetery where Betsy Veldman continues to astound with the most amazing stamps she designs. I love them all. I would like to have them all but I do not. But I do have this beautiful set called Cotton Comforts and that is what I have used.



If you have followed my blog at all you already know how much I like monochromatic cards. I have used white as the predominant colour and a bit of Distress Oxide inks on the focal stamped image but kept quite soft.

I have used the Halfsies Oval die and a bit of Antique Linen ink sponged very softly in the background. Directly behind the focal image I have used the Inside & Out Berry Branch die both the positive and negative pieces. The sentiment is from the same stamp set. All dies used are also from The Greetery.

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

Melanie

MFT January 2020 Birthday Project Challenge

Hello everyone and welcome....

The Birthday Project challenge over at My Favorite Things is all about using the word "Cheers" on your card to celebrate both the birthday and the new year. 

I have used a mixture of MFT products for my card. The focal images are from Hog Heaven. I just love those cute little piggies. The balloons are from Adorable Elephants and of course the Cheers die is a stand alone die. I have also used a Spellbinders Medallion die up in the top corner.


Thanks so much for visiting. Cheers...

Melanie

Saturday, 18 January 2020

Honey Bee Threshold Die

Welcome....

I have a card to share today that I made for a friend who is about to move into her new, long-awaited apartment. I have chosen to use the Honey Bee Threshold die set.


I absolutely love monochromatic cards and most especially white cards so I decided to do the whole thing in white. I love how it turned out.

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

Melanie

Thursday, 16 January 2020

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #472

Welcome everyone....
I am playing along with My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge which you can see here.


I have chosen to turn the sketch on it's side for my card.


I have used the Celebrate die on top of  wide silk ribbon and the stamps and dies are from Birth-Yay which is a wonderful Birdie Brown set. She always has very useful little stamps in her sets and in this case I have used the birthday cake, the wee little present and the balloon. Coloured them up with Copics and there is Wink of Stella on the cake icing.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Cheers...

Melanie

Reverse Confetti January 2020 Challenge

Welcome everyone....

My card today is for Reverse Confetti January 2020 challenge which is to use the theme of Love is in the Air and also for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge in which we had to use a stencil.


I have used a sweet stamp set called Smitten Mitten. I confess that it took me a while to find the right ink to use to get really good coverage on the mitten and in the end I went with Memento and then cut out the mitten with the coordinating die.


The heart and corner dies are from Spellbinders. 

The stencil background is from The Greetery and I just love it.



A lovely little silk bow from my ribbon stash and it is all done.

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

Melanie