Flirtatious Melon Zippered Pouch

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I’ve been busy sewing the last few weeks, getting lots of items ready for a handmade market last weekend.  Unfortunately it was pretty disappointing sales wise, but that has led to an etsy shop full of new things.  I am in the midst of photographing and listing, but wanted to show off this cute zippered pouch/pencil case in Stampin’ Up!’s Flirtatious Fabric.

The inside of this cute bag is lined with a turquoise and white print.  You can check the bag out HERE if you are interested.

Have a wonderful weekend.  I’m off to take more pics while it’s not raining🙂

 

Melissa

 

A Pinterest CASE

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Another great option when you are completely stuck for card ideas is browsing on Pinterest.  Of course you had better make sure you have a couple of spare hours once you start on there🙂

I needed to make a card/money holder last week for someone heading over to see my favourite mouse.  I found THIS card on Pinterest, and I’ve pretty much cased it exactly.  Here’s my version:

Stamps: Delicate Doilies, Friendly Phrases

Ink: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight

Paper: Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Whisper White, Patterned Paper (other)

Other: Wide Oval Punch, Elegant Frames Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Circle Punches

Melissa

Jaimee’s Birthday Card

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Jaimee's Birthday Card

 

I just love the hostess stamp set ‘Pedal Presents’ in the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue.  It is one of those sets that I think I will hang onto even after it has retired.  The bike is just too cute and all of the accessories to go with it, make one versatile stamp set.

As per usual when I need a card in a hurry, I turn to online challenges for inspiration.  I made this one a week or so ago, using both the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge and Colour Q challenges.  This colour combination is just stunning, I love the way that the Crumb Cake softens the Razzleberry designer paper.

Stamps: Pedal Presents, Typeset Numbers (long retired) and Happiest Birthday Wishes

Ink: Black Stazon, Rich Razzleberry, More Mustard, Bashful Blue and Crumb Cake

Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Crumb Cake Prints, Watercolour Paper, Pocketful of Posies DSP, Crew Kids Boy DSP (retired).

Other: Trio Flower Punch, Rhinestones, Circle Punches.

Melissa

Jessie’s Birthday Card

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Well, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on my blog.  I got a ‘real’ job when Emma started school, and it has been seriously interfering with my card making and sewing time.

Emma had a roller skating party a while back, and as luck would have it I worked 6 days and had to come home on Saturday and whip up a card for the birthday girl.  Apologies for the blurry iphone photo, but I am glad that I snapped a pic of this card because it was a great quick and easy one.

Stamps: Extreme Elements, Grunge Rock

Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant and Whisper White

Cardstock: Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron, Sarah DSP (long retired).

Other: Big Shot, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet, Wide Oval Punch, Corner Rounder, Designer Frames embossing folder, Wisteria twine, button.

Thanks for looking,

Melissa

Chloe’s Birthday Card!

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My sweet Miss Relle is turning 9 tomorrow, and since she adores horses her card had to feature a horse.  I’ve used Pony Party many times for her cards, I wanted to use a different horse! lol!

I managed to take a photo of this card without Chloe seeing it, so I thought I would share this one a day early.  I found a silhouette image of a horse in google and printed it out on printer paper.  Then I cut it out, and traced around it onto the gorgeous Everyday Enchantment designer series paper from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.  I cut this horse out, and using some tombow attached it to a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock.  THEN I cut the horse out again, leaving a thin Poppy Parade border around it.

The background behind the horse has been stamped using the Candle Crazy builder wheel in Poppy Parade ink.  Every layer has been sponged with Soft Suede ink to create a vintage appearance.  I think the rest of it is pretty self explanatory, but if you have any questions please ask :-)  Now I have to go and make a chocolate horseshoe cake, in Black Caviar racing colours!!!  Wish me luck.

Melissa

 

Renovated Kmart t-shirt

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I thought I’d share this cute tee I just made for Miss Em.  I’ve been spending far too much time blog surfing and reading about refashioning/renovating clothing.  A $3 size 6 Kmart t-shirt has been lingering around my stamping/sewing table for ages and while Em certainly has no shortage of t-shirts, it was too tempting not to play with it🙂 Here is the tutorial for the Billabong inspired t-shirt I made little miss.

I started with my grey Kmart t-shirt and some gorgeous Joel Dewberry Heirloom fabric in berry.

Less than half an hour later, I had this cute t-shirt.

The white strip you can see at the bottom of the waves is a piece of Stampin’ Up! twill tape.  I’ve stitched waves onto it in pink cotton (and that took longer than the rest of the top!).

Emma loves the t-shirt, she promptly put it on so I guess it’s a winner🙂

Melissa

 

A Surprise Birthday Card

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Chloe has a surprise birthday party for a friend tomorrow, and I’ve almost cleaned out my stash of cards.  I needed to come up with a card for Charlotte and since inspiration was lacking I have combined two challenges to create this card.  The first challenge was Colour Q #119 using Pretty in Pink, Going Gray, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo and Whisper White.  The second challenge was Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge #367.  Here they both are🙂

Stamps: Pennant Parade, Delicate Doilies, Outlined Occasions (Sale-a-bration set, available Jan 25)

Paper: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Subtles stack DSP

Ink: Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Pretty in Pink, Going Gray

Other: Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Petite Pennants punch, White Baker’s Twine, Blender Pen.

This gorgeous greeting set will be available during Sale-A-Bration – Jan 25 ~ March 31.  Isn’t it cute???

Melissa

 

Cottage Wall Revisited

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One of the most viewed posts on my blog is one that I wrote almost 2 years ago.  It features a set of cards I made for a class using the gorgeous Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper.  I still have quite a bit of that paper left (I bet you’re surprised🙂 ) so I decided to make up another set of cards using it.

Card #1 features a Confetti White base, a layer of Rich Razzleberry and some gorgeous striped Cottage Wall DSP.  I’ve stamped the main image from Field Flowers in Rich Razzleberry ink, and it has been layered onto a piece of Old Olive cardstock.

Card #2 has a Rich Razzleberry base.  I’ve stamped the entire base using the thong image from Sunny Fun and Rich Razzleberry ink. The main image (also from Sunny Fun) has been coloured using Stampin’ Up! markers.  I die cut the brackets using the Hearts and Brackets die.  The greeting ‘Celebrate’ is from the Topsy Turvy Celebration set.

Card #3 has an Old Olive base, topped with a layer of Certainly Celery cardstock.  A Top Note die cut in the white/green polka dot print from the Cottage Wall pack is a perfect accent layer.  The cute hot air balloon images are from Up, Up and Away and have been stamped in Peach Parfait ink.

And finally, card #4 has a Certainly Celery card base.  I’ve stamped the Fine Flourish image in Certainly Celery ink.  A piece of the cute butterfly and flower Cottage Wall DSP accents the base of the card.  I also added 4 butterflies which I cut using Rich Razzleberry cardstock and the Beautiful Wings Embosslit.

Hope these provided you with some inspiration to dig out some retired paper and actually make something with it! lol!  I’ve added these cards, along with some kits to make them, to my etsy shop.

Melissa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Little Princess Birthday!

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The Little Princess stamp set is perfect for making girly cards, and today that included our 2 year old neighbour Lucija.

The card base is Confetti White.  I’ve used some Pool Party In Colour Prints, along with a piece of the retired Sweet Stitches DSP.  The gorgeous princess is coloured using blender pens on watercolour paper.

We made some bedding for Lucija’s dolls, and I decided to make the card in colours to match it.  Here’s a photo of the doll bedding.  There’s a sleeping bag, pillow and blanket, all made in flannelette and gingham.

Now that the power is back on, I’m going back to making a few more bags using the stunning Spice Cake fabric.  I hope to show you them in the next day or two.

Melissa

Project Life – Stampin’ Up! Style

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Wow – it’s been quite  a while since I’ve posted anything on my poor neglected blog.  I even forgot my login password :-)  Fingers crossed that I manage to update this at least once a week this year!

I’ve long admired Becky Higgins’ Project Life for scrapbooking, but I’ve got so much scrapbooking stuff here already that I couldn’t justify buying the kit (even though I REALLY wanted to).  After thinking about it for 12 months (yes, that’s right.  I had to start on January 1!), I have decided to do a Stampin’ Up! version of Project Life using supplies I already have on hand.

Here’s my cover page for 2012, it took a while but I’m pretty happy with it.

I had a pack of We R Memory Keepers divided page protectors, and they fit perfectly into my Navy Linen Stampin’ Up! album.  I’ve alternated the pages so that I have one divided page and then a regular 12×12 page.

The photos were all taken on New Years Eve, I just love the one with the kids hamming it up for the camera.  And I have even managed to take some pics yesterday and today so hopefully I’ll be off to a flying start for week one.

I plan on using all Stampin’ Up! products for this album – can you see the yummy paper I’ve used as an accent?  You’ll have to wait a couple of weeks to get your hands on that one🙂

Thanks for looking!

Melissa