Monday, October 4, 2021

Hello for Sunday Stamps

 Hello and Happy Sunday! This card is for the new color challenge for the SUNDAY STAMPS blog! Check out the wonderful colors below...



And here is my card...



My card is simple and fast to put together! It's all paper and a few matte black sequins, that's it! So glad you stopped by and hope you feel inspired to join in our color challenge!!


Melissa

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Enjoy for FMS 505

    Hello and Happy World Cardmaking Day! I am posting this for the Freshly Made Sketches #505 challenge. Take a a look at the sketch below...


Fun sketch. Couldn't make up my mind how to use the sketch. I ended up with the card below. I had a lot of running around to do today and missed my "perfect" time to photograph cards. But my entry is below...




I've have a lot of mini ink cubes and I've seen some videos on how to use them in other ways than to ink a stamp. I randomly inked mine on the white CS before I laid my circles down to break up the white and to do something different than Blending or Watercoloring a smear. Here is a close up...




Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!!

Melissa


Thursday, September 30, 2021

JOY for RRCB 168

 Hello and welcome! This card is for the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #168. I haven't been doing challenges lately so I'd like to get busy doing a few again! Check out the image below, it's a Tic Tac Toe challenge.



I did the Greens, Trees & Die strip. Check out my card below...



I used Soft Sea Foam & Garden Green both in ink and CS. It was a little tricky getting the SSF to show up in the picture, The trees are from SU Wonderland  from 2015 & the Joy is from SU's Wonderous Wreath 2014. I like this tree stamp to do tree layering, it's pretty foolproof. 


Here's a closer picture...



I used black cardstock for the JOY for some boldness and added a few matte black sequins.


That's all for now. Thanks for stopping by...

Melissa

Monday, September 27, 2021

For FMS #504

 Hey posting this card last minute for the Freshly Made Sketches  # 504 challenge. Sketch is below...


I really like Slimline cards and find I only made them for a challenge...so hopefully this will inspire me to make more in the future.



I used mini ink pads, a Thanks die cut I picked up from somewhere and the sentiment is from an old SU set. 



I used touches of copper on the card, I think it works well with a fall theme. Thanks for stopping by and having a peek!


Stay creative!

Melissa

Sunday, September 19, 2021

For FMS

 I am entering this card for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge #503. I haven't been doing challenges lately and thought it might be fun to enter a few. See the sketch below...



I pretty much followed the sketch as is. The DSP used for the squares is left over from a card kit from a few years back. I ended up using these pretty embossed leaves for the sprig and choose a bright green for them to stand out. I made the sentiment from my label maker.





 Here is a closer look at that pretty DSP. I placed the whole thing on a Rich Razzleberry base. It's pretty dark and the picture doesn't capture the rich dark color.




Thanks for visiting and hope you come back soon or check me out on Instagram.

Bye for now,

Melissa

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Coffee Cafe for Sunday Stamps

 Hello, Happy Sunday and welcome!


The Sunday Stamps Blog has a fresh new sketch challenge that I hope will inspire you. Check it out below...



I used the Coffee Cafe set from SU. I haven't use this set in a while and liked the shape of the cup for the vertical piece in the sketch. I decided to use mostly Black and White for the card design and mixed some of my new DSP as the background.


I love the daisy DSP! Looks great in B&W and I'd like to play around color blending it or just coloring in the flower centers and leaves. 

Here's a closer look. The B&W Polka Dot paper is also from the same collection. Love it!!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Stop on by the SUNDAY STAMPS Blog and check out what the others made and maybe we will see you in the gallery.

Bye for now crafty friends,

Melissa







Sunday, September 5, 2021

Happy Birthday!

 Hello and Happy Sunday! Yes it's Sunday again and time for another challenge over on the Sunday Stamps Blog. Below is the beautiful photo to get your creative ideas flowing! 


I love the imagery of the florals, especially the Sunflowers and the early fall colors! The flowers helped inspire my card, you can see it below...


I know September 1st isn't officially Fall but, that doesn't stop me from getting the Fall decor out and coloring everything different shades of Oranges, Golden Yellows and the like...


I used the lovely Pierced Bloom Dies from SU. I let the beautiful DSP pack of Cupcakes & Carousels + Garden Impressions help me out with this card design. I have a rather large DSP collection (probably like most of us) and I should probably use it more!

So glad you stopped by to take a look. Come
back anytime!

Stay crafty my friend,

Melissa