Friday, 29 June 2012

New release time over at the Jellypark Store

OOOH we have 2 new releases over at the Jellypark Store and they are both cute as can be.
This one is going to my son's teacher in a couple of weeks time. I can't believe he is going into year 6 in September, where does the time go?

The new challenge over at the Jellypark Challenge Blog is "waving" with July 4th right around the corner in the USA, let's create projects that show anything that waves - flags, banners, hands, oceans or anything else you can think of.

The other new release is a very cute beach house which would work perfectly for this challenge :o)

Happy Crafting
Mel :o) x

Thursday, 28 June 2012

A Retirement Card

I was recently asked to make a retirement card for someone who is leaving after 34 years. Wow she's worked for almost as long as I've been on this planet.
Now that deserves a medal, which kind of helped me when I designed the card, so here it is.

I printed out a wonderful grid backing paper I love papers with lines on them it makes placing everything else so much easier ;o) I coloured up a Saturated Canary image, added some lovely scrolls, pearls and gems. I used a co-ordinating paper to create a band along the bottom of the card and placed some ribbon along it. A little hand made flower compliments one end and I made the sentiment which reads "You deserve a medal" "Enjoy your retirement".

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

A Graduation Card

It's the first phase of Graduations here in the UK with more happening in July so I thought I'd have a go at making a Graduation Card.

Sometimes when I see an image I want to tell a story with it, well in card form at least. Other times I just want to create something pretty around it. This card is a story card it's all about a fabulously clever, girl who has achieved so very much and is now graduating as a result of all her hard work.
This beautiful girl is from Saturated Canary. I coloured her up with promarkers then cut around her, I like to have moving elements where possible within my cards so I created a tassle from embroidery thread for her hat. I then thought it might be nice to make a 3D diploma/degree certificate. I designed a chalkboard background paper and then another paper with some key words for the occasion. I wanted the sentiment to depict a special moment in the ceremony so I had a play around and made a round sentiment with the words "Hats off to you on your Graduation Day". Finally I drew a podium digitally and added some more of the 3D certificates to top it off. 

This time next year I'll be making a similar version of this card for my big sister when she finishes her English Degree, that will be a very proud and happy moment :o).

Happy Crafting.
Mel :o) x

This card is linking up to the Saturated Canary Challenge Blog  for the GDT call. :o)

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Happy Saturday and a Wedding Card

I love this time of year, it's wedding season and although I haven't been invited to any this year, I live in hope that a few of our friends might take the plunge lol.

I've been designing a new Wedding Card for my Etsy Store and I used this gorgeous image called "double take" she was drawn by Krista Smith over at Saturated Canary.

A wedding day is such an important day especially for the bride so I wanted to make her more prominent on the card, hence the bridegroom is in silhouette form. I coloured her up with my promarkers and then hand stitched some silver seed beads to the dress. I made the sentiment and added some ribbon and black embellishments to finish it off.

Doesn't she look like the perfect blushing bride.

Happy Crafting
Mel :o) x

Challenges entered:-

Friday, 15 June 2012

Challenge 24 - Jellypark Friends

Good morning and thank goodness it's Friday! I'm really looking forward to this weekend, especially Sunday, the kids have made their dad a card each, I've bought his present from them, so all that's left to do is make sure I have nice breakfast things in, I always get breakfast in bed on Mother's Day, seems only fair I should return the favour :o)


I can't believe we are at challenge 24 already over at the Jellypark Friends Challenge Blog. Time flies when you're having fun! which links me nicely in to the theme, it's all about flying kites, it could be part of an image or the backing paper or maybe even make your own embellishments. There are a number of digi images which are perfect for this challenge over in the Jellypark Store.

I used a pre-coloured boy flying a kite image which is available as clipart fom the store, click here to take you straight there. I used elements from another jellypark clipart set click here to create the trees, grass and clouds. I wanted it to look like a photograph so I mounted it up with 4 different backing papers and added some text. I made some coordinating tags with some inspirational words on them and then because I seem to be using my stapler all the time I  stapled them to my card.

As well as the challenge over on the blog there are also 2 new images available from the store today. The Design Team have had a great time creating the most beautiful projects to showcase them so I hope you'll pop on over to the Challenge Blog for a look.

Happy Crafting

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Say hello to Winnie

This is a very special card as it was made for my best friends birthday. Her and her hubby have just bought a funky caravan so as soon as I saw this image from Saturated Canary I had to have it. I bought it ages ago but didn't want to use it until I had created and given her the card, soppy I know but hey if you have a best friend then you treasure that friendship don't you!!

She loved it which was a relief and here it is.
I coloured her skin, hair and boots but decided that as I've been colouring in soooo much lately that I would do a bit of paper piecing instead so the caravan, curtains, bunting and her clothes are all put together like a jigsaw :o)
I made the friend ticket and flower, decorated a plain background paper with sponged on clouds and stamped images and I stitched a decorative corner in place with some fab lace which my mum brought me from a recent visit to Poland. I wanted to add a bit more bunting because, well I adore bunting.

Happy Crafting
Mel :o)

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Wedding Card

Yeah Day 4 I'm doing really well blogging and on Day 4 I have a wedding card.
This card was made for a friend to give to her Aunt who got married last week, it's quite different from my usual style in that there isn't a digi image in sight lol.
I used my cricut to cut out the doves and then I stitched some seed beads and a red heart bead to hang between their beaks, I also wanted a moving element on the card.
I love wedding season.

Happy Crafting
Mel :o) x

Challenges entered :-

Friday, 1 June 2012

Challenge 23 Jellypark Friends and a New release

It's a hat trick, I've blogged 3 days in a row lol might try for 4 days... well we'll see ;o)

It's challenge time again over at Jellypark Friends Challenge Blog and the theme this time round is "Boy Crazy". 

It's my turn to work with the new release image which will be available from the Jellypark Store today. It works really well with the theme (it would be a bit wrong for me to enter though as I'm on the DT lol :oP  ) but here it is.
 As soon as I saw this gorgeous robot image I knew exactly what I wanted to make. I really struggled to find a backing paper that I liked, so I hopped on the pc and digitally drew some bolts and then turned them into a backing paper and accent pieces. The last challenge was all about office supplies and I used my stapler on that card which inspired me to use it again this time to create a border around the edge. I used some eyelets in the corners and coiled some wire to make springs. The image is coloured with my trusty promarkers.

Lots of inspiration can be found from the DT so pop on over for a look.

That's all from me until tomorrow when I will try my best to blog again... 4 days in a row just might be a record for me, I feel a challenge coming on.

Happy Crafting
Mel :o) x