Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #307

Hello everyone and welcome...

I have a card to share for the Papertrey Ink Make it Monday challenge which is to make a card with faux stained glass. 

I really liked this challenge as I used to do real stained glass and I love it.

I do not own any PTI coverplates so I just used some dies to create the openings.

Now the thing with using Copics for colouring on vellum is that you often get those streaks that you would normally try to avoid. However, if you look at an actual piece of stained glass, it often does have lines and streaks in the glass so I actually tried to emphasize that.


 I have kept my card pretty simple (which is a hard thing for me).  A ribbon down the side and a nice big die sentiment and that was it. I was itching to try to add more but sanity prevailed and I left it alone.


Thanks so much for visiting with me. I appreciate each and every comment you leave. Cheers.

Melanie

Monday, 18 December 2017

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #363

Welcome everyone...

I have a card to share that I have made for both the My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge #363 and also for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is "Stitch It".

The MFT sketch is here.

I have chosen to use My Favorite Things Beary Special Birthday stamp set. I do not own the matching dies yet so I fussy cut out the image after colouring with Copics. The sentiment on the banner is from the same set. 


 The MFT Hello die is double thick for some dimension and the wee bear is also up on foam squares as you can see here.


I have used the Homespun Stitch Lines dies all around the perimeter of the card. Simple but adds just the right touch.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Please do take a moment to leave me your comments. Cheers.

Melanie

Sunday, 17 December 2017

PTI Create Along with Us December 2017

Hello everyone...

I have been scrambling like mad to try to get a card done to participate in this challenge and I am just squeaking in under the wire. I am sorry the lighting is not better in the photo but it is almost midnight and I only have artificial light to take the photo.
I have used the Bloomin Cute stamp and die set along with Big Basics: Love you die for my card which is really pretty basic.



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

Melanie

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Newton's Nook Sketch Challenge #61

Hello everyone and welcome...

I have a card for the sketch challenge over at Newton's Nook. They are a pretty new stamp company...to ME...I am sure loads of you already knew all about them. I LOVE their Newton stamps. Probably because I had an adorable kitty too so I find them utterly adorable. :)

Anyways... here is the sketch...

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And here is my card. I kept pretty faithful to the sketch.


I have used the stamp set called Ornamental Newton and the coordinating dies. Coloured up the little cutie with Copics and added some Wink of Stella to the ornament which of course you cannot see in the photo. It is snowing like mad here today and this was the best shot I could get.

I used an embossing folder for the background, added some polka dot ribbon and a mat cut from a Spellbinders die on which Newton is popped up. Added a couple of Christmassy buttons and I was all done. I tell you I am loving these kitties so you will likely see them quite often now.

Thanks so much for visiting with me. I LOVE to read your sweet comments so be sure to leave me some. Cheers.

Melanie

Monday, 11 December 2017

Simon Says Stamp Christmas Card Day

Hello everybody...

Those kind folks over at Simon Says Stamp are giving away a wonderful prize for Christmas Card Day so I thought I would play along.

Christmas Card Day

I actually used a tag that I had already made and turned it into a card. 

Here it is. 


Thanks so much for stopping by. I love to read your comments. Cheers.

Melanie

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Gift Tag

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog...

I am playing along with the Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp. The theme was "Gift it" with a preference to using My Favorite Things products. As they happen to be one of my favorite stamp companies I had no problem there.  :)

I have chosen to make a tag. I actually used a Papertrey Ink die called Tag Sale Quilted and cut it out from dark blue card stock.


I have chosen those adorable little snowpeople from Toasty Greetings for my focal images.

Stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then coloured up with Copics.  You cannot see it in the photo but I added some Wink of Stella to all the white fluffy areas on the hat and coat and to the gold belt buckle. The sentiment is from the same stamp set, stamped with Versamark and embossed with white detail powder.

I have also used a MFT stencil called Snowfall and a Clearsnap Chalk ink in Alabaster to smoosh on the snowflakes in the background. Finished it off with a bit of red ribbon.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Your comments never fail to make me smile. Cheers.

Melanie

Thursday, 7 December 2017

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #362

Hello again everyone...

I am back again today with another card to share. It is a feast or famine with me is it not? :)

This card is for My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge #362 which you can see here.


I chose to use those adorable little piggies from one of my favourite sets, namely, Hog Heaven. They are coloured up very simply with Copics.

I followed the sketch pretty closely except I have offset the circles just a bit.


The sentiment is from an old MFT die set called Arrow Greetings. They are hanging on for dear life as you can see in this photo.


Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate all your sweet comments. If you decide to follow my blog, and I would be delighted if you do, please let me know in your comments and I shall be delighted to reciprocate. Cheers.

Melanie