July 19, 2011

TGF Mystery Monday

I created these cards two weeks ago, inspired by The Greeting Farm Mystery Monday Challenge.

I added this photo so you can see the dimension a bit more.

I made these cards for two little boys turning four. Their parties were on the same day so I decided to make the same card and just change the papers around. I used Echo Park 'Little Boy' papers and the image is O&A'For You'. Such a sweet stamp.
I got my cuttlebug out for this card to cut the circle and to emboss the orange paper.
I do love how these cards came out, very boyish and bright.

Oh and I used my new lightbox that my wonderful hubby surprised me with to photograph them.

I still need to play with where to place the lights and so on, but for my first go I think the cards came out well, and I think a lot better than photographing them with the light from the window (my usual way of photographing my cards).

Thanks so much for looking and have a fabulous day.
Mel xxx

July 18, 2011

Fabric Flair??

Well, I don't know about that but I did have lots of fun playing with metres of bright fabric.
I made this board for our Churches Kids Room to peg their work up and display.
It was originally a large canvas bought from the Reject Shop. I have covered it with some bright fabric in three different colours and patterns to make it a colourful and bright addition to the room. As I covered it I wanted to add texture and dimension so I pleated and puckered the material to give it more interest.

Sorry the photos are not the best.
I used my MFT Star Die-namic to create the felt stars and then added the ribbon so that the children's work can be pegged up.
We used it last week and it works marvellously. So much easier and nicer than having their work piled on the floor or desk.
It was also nice to do something crafty that was not paper related.

Thanks for looking.
Mel xxx

July 17, 2011

Hubby's Birthday Card

Happy Sunday friends. Hope you have all had a wonderful weekend. I went out with the girls last night and had a ball. Lots of laughs, awesome friends and great food, makes for a fantastic night out and a late night at that. So I am very tired today and can barely keep my eyes open. I think it's going to be a very early one tonight.
Anyway here's a card I made back in May (just a little late with some of my posts,oops), for my amazing hubby.

I used lots of my scraps for this card from Crate Paper's Restoration collection and added some 7gypsies Curiousities rub-ons. I love these rub-ons, they are so perfect for male cards as they add that mechanical/science component to them.

That's it for today.
Take care.
Mel xxx

July 15, 2011

Birthday Cards with Kaiser

Hello there friends, I am back with some birthday cards for the girls in my life.
Both of these were created using Kaisercraft's Chapter One Collection.

I love that this range has green and teal as it colours, and I am not a green person at all, but I really like this one. Two totally different looking cards using the same collection of papers makes for a lot of versatility.

I have added rhinestones to both cards and the gorgeous new Kaiser blooms in the top card (it's the one on the big flower). So stunning. I think I will be buying more of these.

That's it for today.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, whether it's sunny or raining.
Enjoy and take care,
Mel xxx

July 04, 2011

40th Birthday Card

Good Monday morning all. A quick post this morning sharing a masculine card with you.

I made this card way back in the beginning of May for a friends' husbands birthday. I have used Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe Collection papers and a mix of Crate Paper, Basic Grey and Bo Bunny for the embellishments.

Thanks for looking.
Mel xxx

July 02, 2011

Seaside Card

Here's a card I made for my nephew who loves surfing, hence the 'sea' theme. I have used Kaisercraft's seaside papers with lots of layering. I love the little surf boards in this paper range too, perfect for the surfers in our lives or beach loving people. I look forward to using this range on some scrapbook layouts too.

Have a great weekend.
Mel xxx

July 01, 2011

Back With Birthday Pics

It has been such a long time since I have posted anything on my blog. Sorry to all my wonderful friends who follow. Life has been so busy and on top of that I have been away visiting a friend up north. I did intend on scheduling some posts for while I was away but totally ran out of time. Anyway I am back and rearing to go. To start, here are some photos of my daughter's 2nd birthday. I can't believe she is two already. My baby girl is growing up way too fast :(

Happy Birthday Banner.

Tissue Paper Flowers.

Dessert Table.

Cake Banner.

The Pink Rainbow Birthday Cake. YUM!!

The Birthday Girl, Twirling.

I used Echo Park's Springtime papers to make the banners. I love the colours in this range. The gorgeous tissue paper flowers were made following the Martha Stewart tutorial here.
I really enjoyed making the decorations and sweets for Renee's birthday. It was so nice to have the time to make her birthday all girly and pretty.

I have more posts coming and I will get back in to the swing of commenting on all your wonderful blogs too.
Mel xxx