Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Happy Birthday

Hi Everyone ....

On Saturday 25th Sept . it was my youngest daughters birthday . This is the card that is made for her .

I used white card as the base , then layered a deep red card on it . The patterned paper was from some of my paper stash . I used the new spellbinder's 'nestie's' for my image which i layered on red glitter card cut out using the same nestie . I couloured the image in with 'cosmic shimmer paints' . I tried using watercolour pencils and pens but i just cant seem to get it right using them so i think i will stick with watercolour paints for now . At a later stage i am thinking of giving promarkers and copic pens ago , i do use the promarkers for the skin tones on the images as i do find that they give better results . I have used red brads in each of the corners . The roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts . Ruth was thrilled with it and i am pleased with the result . Hope you have enjoyed looking as well .. thanks for stopping by and i would love for you to leave a comment even if its advise on how to use the promarkers and copic's ...Many thanks ....Love and hugs ..take care , until next time Melita xxx

I have entered this in Totally Tilda Challenge Blog ..Glitter & Sparkle some really lovely cards on there .
Also entered this card on
C.R.A.F.T Challenge

Wednesday, 22 September 2010


Hi Everyone .. Weather has changed yukkie misty rain ... So busy here at the moment , its my youngest daughter's 30th birthday on Saturday and she is having an 80's fancy dress party party for it . We are having it at home , we rarely go out any longer , too expensive and there is always trouble somewhere . We have a great time at our family get-togethers anyway . I think i will be in a fragile state on Sunday lol !

My neighbours got married at the week-end and i made a wedding card for them which i quite like . The card i used i found in my card stash and i had a lovely wedding stamp i hadn't used yet . I stamped it , then embossed it , i didnt colour it as i wanted to keep it to the gold, cream and black as that was the colours she had choosen for her wedding . I finished it off with flowers from Wild Orchid . Hope you like it ... Just a shortie today . Take care .. love and hugs Melita xx

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Hi All.....
Hope everyone is good ..Well Christmas is sneaking up on us again and i'm thinking that it is time to start thinking of the cards i want to make . Last year was my 1st year making my Christmas cards and i choose the window box cards ( they are on a earlier post ) that i had seen Sheena Douglas make on the Create and Craft TV channel . I love watching Sheena Douglas , she makes the most brilliant of cards and i find her a big source of inspiration ! She also design's many of the U-Mount stamps which are fanstastic to work with , if you ever need inspiration then watch her on the Create and Craft TV Channel or check out her blog . My other fav ones for inspiration and to watch are Barbara Grey ( Clarity Stamps ) and Sue Wilson ( Creative Expression ) . I have seen some lovely Digi Christmas Stamps and i have just bought another set of U-Mount stamps one of their Christmas Selection , i have about 3-4 other sets already and other sets as well , i love working with these stamps ... The images on my Christmas window box cards are all from the Christmas U-Mount sets ....
Anyhow today i'm adding a birthday card that i made for my sister Terena .... I choose to do a easel card and i used a digi image from Whoopsi Daisy ( there is a shop and also a Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Blog ) i may take the plunge and enter this card on the challenge blog , have never entered a challenge before , 1 cause i didnt think my cards were good enough and 2 i also didnt know how to , but i found a site Crafty Cardmakers that gives some good info on doing it so i'm going to give it a try , they are also a site for new and inexperienced crafter's and also explains some 'how to do' info for your blog , very helpful if your new to all this blog-land stuff !!
Right back to the card . I coloured the image in with my Cosmic Shimmer watercolour
paints and added some Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles , cut it out using my spellbinders and then i went around the edge with some Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue and then dipped it into some glitter , which comes from the Debbie Moore site ( another good site to
go visit , lovely stuff and very reasonable prices ! . ) i then layered this onto some glitter card .
The card itself was made using some lilac card as the base then i layered it with some silver card and the top layer i found a beautiful purple card in my stash with swirls and flourish's which i used . I used some gems in the corner and added some sentiments matting in the same way . For the flowers . I have found some brilliant shops which sells the most beautiful and reasonable priced flowers . To the flowers i added some glitter to give it a bit more of the wow factor , a white spray with some beads . Finished it off with a ribbon .
Now for the finish . I came across a site Sam Cards whilst looking for info on making box's for cards . i bought the download for making box's , i think there are templates for making 3 different sizes . I used the biggest size ( you get all the sizes in the download ) . On one side you have the box markings which i printed out on white card and then i turned the card over and the other side printed out a lovely purple and gold backing paper . The result was this .

Well i hope you like the finished result , my sister was thrilled with it !! Phew i think i need a cup of coffee now after all this lol ....
Wishing everybody a wonderful and week ...Take care ...until next ...love and hugs Melita xx

Thursday, 2 September 2010


Hi There ..

I had a wonderful afternoon on Tuesday , i spent it with 2 of my grand-children Lauren and Courtney , who are pictured just above . We spent the afternoon making cards , birthday cards for their Mum to be exact . They both are interested in crafting and making cards and i encourage them as much as i can . I was so happy with their results , i helped with the cutting out , but they picked the colours and and items they wanted to use and i feel they have done a brilliant job in matching everything . The image they choose i said they could have a go at water colouring it , they have never done this before . I showed them how i do it and then left them to it . What a fantastic job they did ! .. I am sure their mum , my daughter Ruth is going to be thrilled with them .

Lauren choose to do her card in pink . Courtney choose to do her's in green .

Aren't they just adorable ! I have sorted out and given quite a lot of my crafting stash that i dont need or want . I will get some other stuff that they will need and hopefully this will keep their interest in crafting .... Many thanks for taking a look and i hope you agree with me that their effort has been well worth it ... Take care and many hugs until next time

Melita xx