October 26, 2011

Get Picky Sketch #13 and Blog Hop

I'm here with a sketch challenge I did for Get Picky. I don't often get time for these but I like supporting this challenge site and they are celebrating their first birthday with a blog hop. Both past and present designers have shared their beautiful creations to help celebrate Get Picky's first year and you still have 2 days to participate. So here's the sketch. Love this one.

And here's my take on it

A close up

I had lots of fun with this one and got to scrap these photos of my son slip sliding down a waterslide when he was 2 and a half. He's now 5, so I am a little behind with my scrapbooking. I used the gorgeous Echo Park 'Splash' papers and stickers. Love the brightness of them. So fun and perfect for summer pics. I didn't want to journal on this page but used the sticker words to tell the story of the moment.

Thanks for looking.
Mel xxx

October 10, 2011

Happy Monday dear friends! I have seriously been thinking about Christmas...scary I know!! BUT it's not that far away and I always make my cards and have to seriously start thinking about making them. I sit back and wonder where this year has gone. It's like someone snapped their fingers and we have gone from January to October. It's crazy how quickly the year goes.

Okay enough babbling I hear you say and get on with the post.
Here's a lovely feminine card I created for my SIL. Something a bit different from my usual style I think.

I have used Crate Paper 'Farmhouse' collection. Again using the 6x6 pad and chipboard. I find myself purchasing these more and more as they are so great for cardmaking. The only time I buy 12x12 sheets now is when I need them for my layouts. Otherwise I find I buy heaps of paper in loads of different patterns and never use it.

I hope you all have a wonderful week.
Mel xxx

October 07, 2011

Male Birthday Card

Yay, It's Friday I hear you all say!! Nearly weekend time again, time to relax a little and chill, catch up with friends or go to the park. Oh I adore weekends.

Here'a a card I made for my Dad's birthday. This time going against the traditional sailing theme I often do on his cards.

I have made this one using the new 'Happy Days' range by Echo Park. It has a good variety of papers suitable for both male and female cards. I specifically bought it for my card making so only bought the 6x6 paper pad and element sticker sheet but I am really happy with the versatility of the range.
I am sure you will see more cards from me using these papers.

Take care and have a fab weekend.
Mel xxx

October 06, 2011

Honk Honk!! Little Boy's Card.

Happy Thursday. It's getting close to the weekend. By now we will be enjoying the hot, warmth of the sun in Parabadoo...where you say!!. In the Pilbara, red dirt country of WA, an hour from the beautiful Karajini National Park.
We are so long overdue for a family holiday so I have been longing for this trip.
I will share photos when we get back at the end of next week.

But for now here is a bright, cheerful card I made for a friends little boy who turned one recently.

This one uses Echo Park 'Little Boy' papers and Sticker sheet.

Thanks for looking.
Mel xxx

October 05, 2011

Happy Wednesday friends!! Hope you are all well and enjoying life.
Today I have a couple of cards to share. Both using October Afternoon 'Seaside' papers.
I have had these in my stash for quite a while and never used them. I never had the right photos to use them on a LO but thought I should not waste them so here they are on cards. They worked perfectly for my Dad's father's day card.

I loved the banner paper so used them on both cards. I fussy cut them out and stuck them on and then rolled them up slightly to give a 3D effect.
The stamped image on the first card is another TGF image called 'Blush Bonnie' and on the Father's Day card above I used the yacht and waves from the Sticker Shape sheet to create a mini scene. My dad loves sailing so I try to incorporate this in his cards as much as I can.

Thanks heaps for looking.
Mel xxx

October 03, 2011

Teacher Graduation Card

Hello wonderful bloggers!! I hope you are all having a great start to the week.

I made this special card for my dear friend who recently graduated from University with her teaching degree. It has taken her 9 years part time to complete, so it is an amazing accomplishment.

I created this card using Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe papers and chipboard specifically using the children playing and hopscotch as my friend is working in Early Childhood with Kindy and Pre-primary students. There are a few Kaiser Pearls too, to bring in some more blue, her favourite colour.

Thanks for looking.
Mel xxx

October 01, 2011

Blast From The Past

Happy, happy weekend to you all. Where ever you are I hope the sun is shining for you and you can delight in Spring.

I made this birthday card recently using some scraps I had left over from Crate Papers Restoration collection. So good to use up little bits and pieces.

I have used Blush Babette here again from The Greeting Farm. She is so beautiful and love practising colouring her hair.

Enjoy your weekend and take care.
Mel xxx