Friday, 15 November 2013

Jellypark Friends Thanksgiving/Give Thanks Challenge

Hello, it's Friday whoop and I'm here to share a project I made using a brand new image available in the Jellypark Store from today. It's a super cute scarecrow and I created my first ever PDF tutorial using him :o)
The tutorial is available free from the members area of the Jellypark Store. If you're not a member yet then simply follow this link to sign up.
It was also created in line with our current theme over on the Challenge Blog which is Thanksgiving or Give Thanks.
Here he is.

The Jellypark DT have created some amazing projects, so please pop on over to the Challenge Blog for a look, you won't be disappointed.
I'm off now to colour up some fab new images which I will be able to share with you over the weekend.
Happy Crafting Folks.
Mel :o) x

Friday, 1 November 2013

New challenge over at Jellypark friends and the theme is ABC

Hello and Happy Halloween
My little girl and I carved the pumpkin, it's by far the best one we've ever done :o)
Hope you are all well. Today I am able to blog about the calendar that I created for Papercraft Essentials Magazine it is also for the ABC - Anything but a card Challenge over on the Jellypark Friends Challenge Blog
I've had such lovely feedback about it and am so delighted that so many people are recreating it. All of the digis I used are available from the store here.
Here are a couple of pictures.
I chose not to use any digi's on the front because I wanted the inside to be an extra special surprise :o)
Each page is themed to it's relevant month, ie mum and daughter in March (UK Mothers Day) though it could easily be swapped for May. Spring has the super cute sheep. School's out for summer in July, flip flop in August etc.
It was an absolute delight to make and now I've filled in all of my friends and families birthdays and all of the other special occasions, it's something that will be used for years and years to come.
I have a new project coming soon so watch this space ;o)
Over at the Challenge Blog there are also 2 new release images which are perfect for the current challenge theme being super cute tags.
That's all from me for now.
Happy Crafting Folks.
Mel :o) x

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Papercraft Essentials Magazine issue 99

Evening folks, just a quickie post about the fact that my Papercraft Essentials Magazine popped through the letter box the other day. Why is that so interesting I hear you ask....I'm in it, that's why.    I have a wonderful 2 page spread with a fantastico project for you. I used lots and lots of Jellypark images. The main feature of the project is the amazing Calendar digis which are also available from Jellypark.
Here's a pic of the front cover. I'd show you the inside but don't want to spoil the surprise for those of you who haven't got it yet lol. Page 34 by the way he he.

I enjoyed making the calendar so very much and to see it photographed professionally was just wonderful. To top it all the lovely people at the magazine sent it back to me so I get to utilise it.
Happy Crafting Folks
Mel :o)

Friday, 20 September 2013

New releases in the jellypark store

Good morning planet earth, oh and shiver me timbers, I'm a bit late with that one as it was national Pirate Day yesterday apparently, but never mind lol.
I'm here today with a card that I made from one of the new release images which is available
Isn't it just Fabulous with a capital F.  
I decided to try cutting around it so that I could keep all the lettering together as I had an idea to make a door hanger for my daughters room. I thought I would try a smaller version first on a card. It worked a treat so that will definitely be one of my weekend projects. The papers and frame are from a digi kit and the flowers are made from a die cut that I have.
The other new release card will be blogged shortly and it will be part of my alphabet theme blog posts :o)
I spent a very happy couple of hours yesterday rearranging my promarker collection, as the new Autumn/Winter set arrived. It was such a wonderfully satisfying job. I just hope they don't bring any new colours out anytime soon though because I'm not sure I could do it again :o).
Happy Crafting.
Mel :o)x

Friday, 13 September 2013

A is for Anniversary

A little while ago over on the Jellypark Team twitter account, I did an alphabet product list, advertising digi's for each letter of the alphabet. I really enjoyed doing it, so I have decided to make up for my total lack of blogging recently by challenging myself to do alphabet blog posts.
Today's offering is A for Anniversary.
It was our 15 year wedding anniversary yesterday, I had a lovely day with no cooking, we went out for lunch on our own and then took the children out for dinner, both meals were yummy and I felt very spoilt.
I made a card for my hubby using this super cute love bird digital stamp from Jellypark. When I printed the image out I wasn't sure of a colour scheme so I googled love birds and oh my goodness they are the sweetest, prettiest little feathered friends ever.

I used my safmat for the sentiment, I've had it for ages but forgot all about it, it worked perfectly to get some writing on my background paper. I used some washi tape and coloured it with distress inks to match the paper. The birds are coloured with promarkers and then glossed with glossy accents. I then used my distressing inks to colour the background of the digi.
That's it for today I will be back very soon with B is for ??????
p.s. the current challenge over at the Jellypark Friends Challenge Blog is "one for the kids" and it's proving to be really popular, I'm just heading over there to do some more commenting on the entries:o)
Happy Crafting
Mel :o) x

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

New release time over at Jellypark Friends

Oh well slap my wrist it's been a while hasn't it. To be fair I've not had much time to spend in the craft room.
I did however go in there the other day when I saw the latest new release image from Jellypark, it is so super cute that I just had to make something.
Shame I can't enter our own challenge this week as it's "One for the Kids"
I made a tag with some pretty ballerina paper that I've had for years, I really enjoyed colouring her in, she will definitely be making an appearance on my daughters birthday card this year.
Promise not to leave it so long next time.

Happy Crafting
Mel :o) x

Friday, 12 July 2013

New Challenge time over at Jellypark Friends

New Challenge time over at Jellypark Friends and the theme is "Giving thanks".
I adore this image, I use it a lot, it's one of the Charity Stamps all the proceeds from the sale of the image go to The Sick Childrens Trust :o)
I created this card for the kids drama teacher.
I kept the card pretty simple with some ornate die cuts and pearl accents. Sometimes I forget to make simple cards, yet every time I do I really like them.
This is a short and sweet post because to be honest, I'm roasting hot even in the evening, I need to move away from the laptop and cool down,  I am really enjoying the current weather here in the UK though.
Have a cracking weekend.
Happy Crafting.
Mel :o) x

New releases over at Jellypark friends

This is my first of two posts, get me all the sunshine must be agreeing with me :o)
Over at the Jellypark Store there are 3, yes 3 new release images today and as the kids all break up soon woohoo all three images are school related.
Here's what I made with 2 of them.

I printed out the backing paper and cut it into a tag shape. I then coloured both images in with my alcohol markers and cut around them with my craft knife. I attached them to the tags with 3d pads and added some red ribbon.
The tags are going on the kids presents for their teachers, I love that Claire created a boy and girl version, so handy :o)
Check out the Challenge Blog for the other new release it's a cool teacher one.
We also have a new challenge it's all about Giving Thanks, see post above for my card.
Happy Crafting.
Mel :o)

Friday, 28 June 2013

New release and Challenge time over at Jellypark Friends

Hello and Happy Friday, my goodness the weeks are flying by aren't they.
I am super excited about this post, I have been working on my new release card for ages but haven't been able to share it until now. As soon as I saw this image I kind of fell in love with it :o)

After lots of playing around this is what I came up with.

He is available => here <= and what a joy he was to colour.
I haven't made a shaker card for yeeeaaaarrrsss so it was nice to do something a bit different. I digitally drew the magnifying glass and created the background paper. I then printed and cut around the magnifying glass, stuck some acetate to the inside and punched some little dragonflies out to place behind for the shaker effect. The image has been coloured with promarkers.
I was so pleased with how it turned out, it isn't always the case that what's in my head translates to card but in this instance it did. Whoop :o)
We have another new release for you over in the Store, Claire does spoil us doesn't she. It's a wonderful rock pool image.

I love rock pooling with my kids, it brings back so many happy childhood memories for me.
 It is available => here <= .
We also have a new challenge over at the Challenge Blog and the theme is Celebrate Summer, you never know it might have a positive effect on the weather.
Hope you all have a splendiferous weekend.
Happy Crafting
Mel :o)

Friday, 14 June 2013

New Challenge Time over at jellypark Friends

It's Challenge time over at Jellypark friends Challenge Blog and the theme this time round is a masculine one. It's all about the boys and men in your life.
It's Father's Day on Sunday and I have another card to blog using a new release image from Jellypark, but for this post, I'm sharing a card I made for my son.
I used the Medal Boy image and some digital embellishments which I printed and cut out. I also created some mini pencils which I found over on this blog, so cool but I didn't have cocktail sticks so I used kebab sticks. My daughter is so in love with them that I had too make lots more for her.
Happy Crafting
Mel :o)
Challenges entered :-
The sisterhood of Crafters - about the boys

Friday, 31 May 2013

New release and challenge over at Jellypark Friends

Yippidy I aye it's Friday, I love weekends so Fridays are always my favourite weekday.
As it's Friday that means I have a Jellypark card to share with you.
There are two new releases available over at the store.
Here is one of them, yummy yummy for my tummy lol.
 Here's my card.
I paper pieced the main sections of each layer and then coloured the icing and glossed and glittered them. I also used a cute tag that is also available from the store. The tag and cake are layered with 3d foam pads.

The second new release is a very cute image of a girl and her puppy dog, pop on over to the blog to see what the DT have made with it.
The new challenge being announced this morning is a colour theme one using the wonderful Design Seeds site. Pop on over to the Challenge Blog where you will find tons of inspiration courtesy of the Design team.

Happy Crafting
Mel :o) x

Friday, 17 May 2013

It's a Geek Challenge over at Jellypark Friends

I love all things Geek so this Challenge  is right up my street.
I went with an image that will be hitting the store soon, I use this all the time, it's so versatile.
I found a striped paper that reminded me of shirt material, I coloured him with pencils and promarkers, the little ties have been decoupaged and I put some faux stitches around the edges.
There are also 2 new images available in Store, how cute are these!!

Happy Crafting folks and have a great weekend.
Mel :o) x

Friday, 10 May 2013

Jellypark Stamp Spotlight Friday

Hello crafty peeps
It's Stamp Spotlight Friday over at the Jellypark Challenge Blog 
and my fellow DT member Suzie has chosen this little cutie for us to use.
She is available here as an instant download from the Jellypark Store .

When I looked at the image, red and white polka dots came to mind, I also love grey pussy cats so I thought those colours would work well together.
I coloured her with my promarkers and cut around her before attaching to some pretty strawberry backing paper. I made the sentiment myself and coloured around the edge with a jelly roll pen. I also created the little dots on the frame with the same pen. The flowers are die cut and I finished them off with little pearls in the centre.

Challenges entered :- Rubys Rainbow - ch53 - furry friends  
Nutcrafters - challenge-41 - bingo Bottom row - die cuts, pearls, ribbon

That's all from me folks.
Have a great weekend.
Happy Crafting
Mel :o)

Friday, 3 May 2013

Jellypark new releases and a new challenge

Hello, hello, hello, happy Friday :o)
My post today is all about the new release images from Jellypark which are available as an instant download from today.
Here they are:-
 Isn't she just adorabubble! I am going to use her on a card for my Etsy Store this week so I shall blog that later in the week.
I love this image, possibly because I'd love to have a beautiful garden. I'm a rubbish gardener I wish I wasn't, I can mow the lawn but that's about it lol.
No gardening involved in the making of this card fortunately.
I coloured her up with my promarkers (still bottling out with the pencils) die cut some flowers and gave them button centres. Love my new butterfly dies they are so pretty, I added some tiny gems to the bodies.
The current theme over at the Challenge Blog is Girly Girl so we would love to see all things pink, lacy and well girly lol.
Happy Crafting.
Mel :o) x
Challenges entered are :-

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Challenge time over at Jellypark Friends and the theme is laughter

That's right the theme for this Jellypark Friends challenge is "Make us laugh and smile"
I had so much fun creating my DT card and with the lengthy Winter we seem to be having, this theme is just perfect to cheer everyone up :o).
I used my new pencils to colour both images, I have to be honest I haven't quite mastered colouring with them yet, I keep reverting back to my promarkers but as they say practise makes perfect so I shall keep trying. The background was created digitally and printed.
Feel quite sorry for dino boy with his little embarrassed face. Doesn't the woman look so classy though?
There's a funny new release image over at the Jellypark Store check her out.
She looks like she's lots of fun to be around.
Happy Crafting Folks.
Mel :o) x

Friday, 5 April 2013

Jellypark new releases and latest challenge - About a book

Hello, hello, hello and a huge Happy Friday one and all.
It's challenge time again over at the jellypark friends challenge blog and the theme this time round is "about a book" so we would love to see projects with books on them, book titles in them or someone enjoying a good read.
Both new release images are very much in keeping with this wonderful theme, I love reading as does my hubby and fortunately our love of books has rubbed off on both children.
When I saw the new releases I couldn't decide which one to use so I made a card from each.
First up is this very cute little fella who looks completely engrossed in what he is reading.
available to buy from here
I used one of my background papers that I created for another project and then coloured the little fella with promarkers, I made a library card and holder on the computer and printed them out. I loved those little brown envelopes when I was a child. I used to make them all the time when I was little so my sister and I could pretend to be librarians lol, the modern plastic cards just don't have the same impact :o)

Challenges entered:-
Craft-room Challenge - in the library
Next up is this beauty.

available to buy from here

Doesn't she look so relaxed, I wonder what she is reading?
 I created a card base from some lovely patterned linen card I had in my stash (which I found when I was doing up the craft room, bonus lol). The image has been coloured with promarkers, I went for a nice bright yellow, not just because it's my favourite colour but the sun was actually out when I sat down to colour in. I found the quote online and thought it was quite appropriate. I used some little wooden flowers to embellish.

That's it from me for now I really hope to see some of your gorgeous book related projects over on the challenge blog.

Happy Crafting.
Mel :o) x

Friday, 22 March 2013

Jellypark Challenge with pastel theme

Oh my goodness has it really been that long since my last blog post.
I packed my entire craft room into boxes a couple of months ago, I wanted to revamp the room entirely as it wasn't very inspiring as a creative space. My original time scale was one week, two at the most, then I got the flu, another couple of life events cropped up and basically 2 months later I finally managed to unpack those boxes.
I love it in there now and amazingly even though I finished it 2 weeks ago it's still tidy lol. It won't last, it's still a novelty.
A couple of pics of the finished space.

The pic below is where the little one crafts she used to have to sit on the floor lol

Another positive about finishing the room is that I can finally get back to my Jellypark DT work :o)
Oh how I've missed colouring Claire's beautiful images.
Which leads me nicely on to.....
It's challenge time over on the Jellypark Friends Challenge Blog and the theme is pastels, pretty pinks, hazy blues, sage greens and perfect purples we would like to see cards or projects created in that colour scheme.
I decided to use one of the new release images from a fortnight ago available here, this gorgeous bird cage image.

I coloured it in and then took my trusty craft knife to it. I made the little flowers and the sentiment. The bird cage moves with the card as I attached it to the sentiment with a wire hanger.

I can't wait to see what pastel delights people come up with.

There are two brand new releases also available in the store today, how cute are they?
219 king for the day digital stamp
220 Ewe are so sweet digital stamp

Promise not to leave it so long next time.

Happy Crafting Folks :o)
Mel x
Challenges entered:

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

I'm still around

I know I haven't blogged for a while but I've had good reason, both kids got sick then I went and got the flu, I always thought flu was like a bad cold ooooohh noooooo I was so wrong, it's hell on earth. I'm not quite back to my old self, apparently it can be up to 6 weeks for a full recovery. As soon as I'm back to tip top health I will continue my jellypark DT work and get creating so I can blog some of my makes.
Stay well fellow crafters, roll on Spring.
Happy Crafting
Mel :o) x

Friday, 11 January 2013

Latest Jellypark Challenge and New Releases

Happy New Year, just realised this is my first post of 2013, note to self must do more blogging.

It's Challenge and new release time over at the Jellypark Friends Challenge Blog the current theme is Winter Animals. We would love to see your projects which feature penguins, polar bears, robins whatever animal/bird you associate with Winter really.
I have been working with the new release images this week, I absolutely adore this fairy castle. I have been looking for a castle digi for ages so I could use it for this card design.
I drew a digital background and added some trees from a Jellypark Scrapbook pack available in the Store.
I coloured up the castle and Knight with promarkers and then painted with a pearl effect on to the roof.  I added a feather and decoupaged his helmet and shield. I created a birthday flag and matching sentiment.
This other new release of a gorgeous little fairy is available here
and the castle is available here
Happy Crafting Folks.
Mel :o) x