Thursday, December 20, 2012

Handmade Halo

Hi Everyone
I am here to share with you a card I have recently made.
Copics Used:
Skin: E000, E01, E11, E13, R20, Molotow
Hair: E25, E33, E31, E27
Shoes: E40, E44, E43, E42, E47
Clothes & Balloon: RV00, RV63, RV63/66, RV66
Other:
Flowers
Glitter
Pearls
Lace
Embosding Folder (Handmade Halo)
Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Silhouette Cameo and Vinyl

Hi Everyone,
 
I was fortunate to receive a Silhouette Cameo as an early Christmas present from my wonderful Husband.
 
I originally wanted this machine for 'Print and Cuts' of my images, however I have been inspired to think outside that box and have now discovered 'Vinyl'.
 
I only received my parcels yesterday but was lucky enough to have a play today.
My first 'vinyl' cut was for a message on the front of my cameo, 'Believe'.
I always need to be reminded to 'Believe' in myself and know that I can do it if I give it a try.
 
Here it is:
I was extremely surprised at how easy it was too do.
 
 
I then tried putting the year on the baubles that I created:
 
I was so happy with they way they both turned out.  I don't think that anything is going to be safe from not only copics, but now vinyl.
 
 
Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx
 


Gothica Tag

Hi Everyone,
Today I would like to share with you a tag that I have created.
This tag was made for the Handmade Halo Facebook Page.
 
 
 
Image: Gothica (Saturated Canary)
 
Copics Used:
Skin:  E000, E01, E11, E13, R20, R83
Clothes:  BG000, BG53, BG57
Hair:  C3,C5,C7,C8,C9,C10
Pants and Shoes:  C2, C3, C5, C6, C7, C8,C9, C10
Shirt:  E50, E51, E53, E55
Ribbon: BG57, 0
 
Other:
Charm (Handmade Halo)
Dies: Tim Holtz
Seam Binding
 
 
Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx
 


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Copic Baubles

Hi Everyone
Just wanted to share the baubles I have decorated with copic reinkers and glitter.
They are so easy too do, I hope the recipients like them!!!

Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Christmas

Hi Everyone
It is beginning to look like Christmas!
I have finally had the chance to make some Christmas cards. They are only simple but it is the thought that counts.

Stamps: Big Star and Little Star (LOTV)

Copies Used:
Hat: R24, R27, R29, R59
Star: Y32, Y35

Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Friday, November 30, 2012

Fairy Holly

Hi Everyone,

It has been such a hot day here in the Blue Mountains, so it was a great excuse to sit and colour.

I decided to colour a new stamp which just so happens to be a Christmas stamp.
This card is the first for this season (maybe I should colour more & quickly, lol)


Stamp Used: Fairy Holly (Penny Black)

Copics Used:
Skin: E000, E01, E11, E13, R20, R83 
Leaves:YG61, YG63, YG67
Gumnuts: E41, E43, E44
Red: R24, R27, R29
Dress: W1, W2, W3
Hair: E70, E71, E74, E77
Cardstock: R27, R29, YG63, YG67


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Monday, November 26, 2012

Precious Moments

Hi Everyone

Just wanted to share a card that I just finished.

Image: Precious Moments

Copics used:
Skin: E000, E01, E11, E13, R20, Molotow
Hair: E70, E74, E77
Shirt: G21, G24
Pants: B91, B93, B95
Shoes: C2, C4, C6
Bear: E40, E42, E44
Bear's Shirt: BG53, BG57

Other:
Glossy Accents
Copic Multiliner 0.3 Black

Dies:
Circles - Spellbinders
Fishtail Flags - Dienamics (MFT)
Stars - Sizzix


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Scrap Ware - Create Peace

Hi Everyone

I am sharing a card today for the Handmade Halo 'Scrap war - Create Peace' Challenge on their Facebook Page.

I have drawn inspiration from the following colour Palette:


Here is my card:

Stamps used:
Tilda with many hearts (Magnolia)
Spring Fence (Magnolia)

Copics Used:
Skin: E000, E01, E11, E13, R20, Molotow
Hair: E70, E74, E77, E79
Clothes & Boots:  B41, B45
Hearts: R81, R83, R85, R89
Fence: E000, E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Grass: YG11, YG17, YG45, YG61, YG63, YG67
Flowers: Y11, Y21, Y23, Y38
Blue Cardstock: B41, B45

Other:
Embossing Folder - Yves (Handmade Halo)
Dew Drops (Handmade Halo)
Hand sewn
Glossy Accents
Glitter


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Chasing Butterflies

Hi Everyone,
Over at the Handmade Halo Facebook Page there is a 'non-competitve' challenge taking place from now until Friday 30th November, it is titled

There are some great colour combinations and sketches to inspire you.

This challenge is inspired by Halo's DT member, Irit Shalom, from Israel who is still crafting away whilst a millennia old war rages a mere 10kms away from her home.
Halo want to create a peace and have the wall flooded with blissful, serene projects!!!
Please join us!!!


Even though they are not the exact colours, I have used this palette to create my card for today's inspiration:

My Card:

Image: Chasing Butterflies (Saturated Canary)

Copics Used:
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E01, E11, R20, Molotow
Hair: E18, E39, E47
Clothes:B000, B00, B01, B02, B04, E40, E42, E43, E44, E47
Ribbon: B04, 0

Other:
Dew Drops (Handmade Halo)
Butterfly Charm (Handmade Halo)
Hexagon Border Die (The Papercraft Hub)
Dipsy Daisy (The Papercraft Hub)
Glitter
Seam Binding


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Saturated Canary - Zoe

Hi Everyone,

Today I wanted to share with you a card I have made for the Handmade Halo Facebook Page.


Image: Zoe (Saturated Canary)

Copics Used:
Skin: E000, E01, E11, R20, Molotow
Hair: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
Clothes and Flowers: BG000, BG53, BG57

Other:
Resin Flowers (Handmade)
Dew Drops (Handmade Halo)
Circle around Image (Spellbinders, Layered)
Paper (Prima)


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Washi Washi Washi

Hi Everyone

I don't have a card to share with you today.  Instead I want to share my new Washi Tape holder.
My wonderful hubby made it for me and since putting it into place on my craft desk I have been using the tape as it can now be seen and easily accessed.

Here it is:

I found that the tapes are distorted on the rolls so I decided to make a 'Washi Swatch' so I could see them better.
I placed as strip of washi on  white card.


Well I am off to create and hopefully use more of these wonderful washi tapes.

(If you are wondering where to get some (or all) of these tapes, most of my collection came from


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Lovey Dovey

Hi Everyone,

Here is another card which I created this week.
I must admit that since cleaning my craft room (even just a little) that the mojo has come back, lol.

Stamp : OA - Lovey Dovey (TGF)

Copics Used:
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E01, E11, R20, Molotow
Hair: E40, E42, E43, E44
Clothes: YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99
B000, B01, B02, B05
R22, R24, R27
Shoes: E23, E25, E27

Other:
Washi Tape
Dienamics Dies


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Some Colouring

Hi everyone

Just wanted to share so card I did a few weeks ago but realised that I haven't blogged it yet.


Image: Saturated Canary

Copics used:
Hair: E71, E74, E77
Skin: E000, E00, E21, R20
Clothes: B32, B34, B37, R20, R21, R22
Shoes: E40, E41, E42
Ground: E30, E31

Other:
Washi Tape
Ribbon
Glitter
Hand sewn


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Lovey Dovey

Hi Everyone

Just want to share with you a card I made recently using The Greeting Farm "Lovey Dovey'.

I have had these stamps for quite a while but haven't had the chance to colour them.


Stamp: Lovey Dovey (The Greeting Farm)

Copics Used:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11., R20, Molotow
Hair: E40, E43, E44, E47, E49
Clothes: G40, G43, G46, R11, R12, R14, R17 Clear Spica
Flowers & Butterfly: R11, R14, Clear Spica

Other:
Flowers & Butterfly (Handmade)
Spellbinders
Thread


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Sibling Cuddles

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to a very sunny Saturday here in the Blue Mountains.

Last night I went to a 'Scrap & Chat' at Fantasia with some lovely ladies.  There was lots of chatting and no scrapping for me but I did manage to get one card made.

This night gave me a chance to colour an stamp that I have had for such a long time but never coloured it.  It is the lovely Magnolia 'Sibling Cuddles'.


Stamp: Sibling Cuddles (Magnolia)

Copics Used:
Skin: E000, E000, E00 ,E01. E11, R20, Molotow
Hair: E70, 71, E74, E41, E43, E44, E47
Shoes: E44, E47, E43, E30, E31, E33, E35
Dress: R81, R83, R85, R89
Pants: B91, B93, B95, B97
Shirt:E40, E41, E43
Flowers: R83, R85 (airbrushed)
Ribbon: R85, 0(drop)

Other:
Resin Flowers (Handmade)
Seam Binding
Metal Charm (Handmade Halo)


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Friday, October 26, 2012

Cheeky Geeky


Hi Everyone,
Over at the Mad for Markers Challenge Blog, the challenge of 'Multiliner Madness' continues

For today's inspiration I decided to use The Greeting Farm's 'Cheeky Geeky'.

I have used my multiliner to draw a border around the image.



Stamp:  Cheeky Geeky (The Greeting Farm)

Copies used:
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E01, R20
Hair: E70, E71, E74, E77, E79
Clothes, Cardstock &  Flowers: B91, B93, B95, B97

Other:
Resin Flowers (Handmade)
Embossing Folder (Lady Bug)
Charm (Handmade Halo)

Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Butterfly Baby

Hi Everyone,

It is my week to post for the Handmade Halo Facebook Page.
I am sharing with you today I card I made using the gorgeous 'Butterfly Baby' from Saturated Canary.


Image: Butterfly Baby (Saturated Canary)

Copics Used:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, R20, Molotow
Hair: E70, E74, E77
Clothes, Wings, Flowers & Cardstock: B01, B93, B95, B97

Other:
Roses (Handmade Halo)
Embossing Folder: Lady Bug (Handmade Halo)
Spellbinders
Glitter
Border Punch (American Crafts)

Until next time
Melissa
xxxxxx

Friday, October 12, 2012

Copic Multiliner

Hi Everyone

Welcome to a wonderful Friday.
The current challenge over at the Mad for Markers Challenge Blog is ....
COPIC MULTILINERS

I have used these pens quite alot as they work wonderfully with my Copic Markers.
I use them for outlining images and pages, drawing, fixing rub-ons etc.

For today's inspiration I have used the 0.3 multi-liner to fix a digital image I printed then cut with my electronic cutter.
Unfortunately the cutter cut the black edge off the image.
Never mind though, I fixed it with the Copic multiliner.

This is the original image, the black outside line of the image has been cut off.

This is the image after the multiliner.

This is the coloured image.
I have put it into my colour reference book.


Copics Used:
Skin: E0000. E000, E00, E11, R20, Molotow
Pants: B91, B93, B95, B97
Shirt & Hat: R22, R24, R27, R29, R46, R59
Shoes: T3, T5, T8, T10
Cardstock: B93, B95, B97
R24, R27, R29
Outline: Copic Multiliner Black 0.3

Image: Gruffy Little Gnome (Whimsy Stamps)


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Monday, October 8, 2012

ATCF Digi Release and Blog Hop

Hi Everyone

Thanks for hopping along for the As the Crow Flies NEW Release.  There are some EVERY cut images this release which are just a delight to colour in.
There is:  Pinwheel, Raindrop, Jessie and Icecream Boy.

You can now buy these gorgeous 4 as well as the release from last month here.


If you came here from Tracey's blog, then you are right on track.  If not, please hop on over to the M4M Challenge Blog to start at the very beginning!!!


Image: Pinwheel (ATCF)

Copics Used:
Skin: E000, E000, E00, E11, R20, Molotow
Hair: E70, E71, E74, E77
Clothes & Shoes: R81, R83, R85
Pinwheel: E40, E42, E44, BG000, BG45, BG49, Clear Spica
Flowers & Butterfly: R81, R83, R85, R89


Thanks for stopping today for this fun release of the new 'As the Crow Flies' images.
Please continue to hop by, going to Sammi's blog now!!

Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Resin Briar Roses

Hi Everyone

I just wanted to share with you today a card I made for the Handmade Halo Facebook Page using the gorgeous Resin Briar Rose.
I started with a white rose and coloured it with my copics.


Copics Used:
Rose: RV63, RV63/66, RV66 (Airbrushed)
Leaves: YG61, YG63, YG67

Other:
Stamp:  Stampin' Up
Dies: Spellbinders and My Favourite Things
Hand stitched


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx





Friday, September 28, 2012

Ellie's Birthday


Hi Everyone,

Welcome to a wonderful Spring Day.

The challenge SPRING - Yellow Greens (YG) and Green (G) Challenge is still happening over at the Mad for Markers Challenge Blog.

Here is what I created for inspiration:


Stamp: Ellie's Birthday (Saturated Canary)

Copics Used:
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20, R81, R83, Molotow
Hair: E70, E71, E74, E77
Clothes & Balloon: YG11, YG13, YG17, YG67, C00, E40, E41, E42

Other:
Washi Tape
Metal Name Plate
Embossing Folder


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Another card from camp

Hi Everyone

This is another card I made at camp.

Stamp: Beautiful Tilda (Magnolia)

Copics used:
Skin: E0000,E000, E00, E11, R20, Molotow
Hair: E71, E74, E77
Clothes & Flowers: BG000, BG45, BG49

Other:
Resin Flowers (handmade)
Flourish Die (Magnolia)
Top Note Die (Stampin' Up)
Glitter

Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Resin ...

Hi Everyone

It is my week to post over at the Handmade Halo Facebook Page.
I made this card while at camp a few weeks ago.
I have always wanted to try to make a cut out frame card and I must admit that I am happy with the way it turned out.


Resin Flowers (Handmade Halo)
Resin Butterfly (Made by me)
Leaves (Green Tara)

The flowers were coloured with Copics (Mad for Markers)
R81, R83, R85 (Airbrused)


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Mad for Markers Digi Release

Hi Everyone

Today Mad for Markers Online Store has release a Faerie range of digital images.
Here is what I created for this release.

Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Mad for Markers Digi Release

Hi Everyone,
The Mad for Markers online store is having a digi release tomorrow. Pop back tomorrow to see my card.
Until tomorrow Melissa
xxxxx



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Friday, September 14, 2012


Hi Everyone,

Over at the Mad for Markers Challenge Blog the challenge of
Spring - Yellow-Greens (YG's) and Green's (G's) is continuing.

I have used the colours (YG's & G's) for the grass on my card.


Stamp:  Windy Day (Saturated Canary)

Copics Used:
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20, Molotow (White)
Mouth & Eyes: R81, R83, B32, B34
Hair: E71, E74, E77
Clothes: RV000, RV32, RV34
Grass: YG11, G82, YG61, YG63, YG67

The spots on her face and spots on the kite are done with the new Molotow pen.


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Anastasia

Hi Everyone,

I have just returned from a crafty weekend with a great group of friends.
This card I am showing you is an image that took me nearly a day to colour but I am happy with my first attempt at colouring it.


Image: Anastasia (Make it crafty)
Copics Used:
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E41, E42, E43,E44
Flowers: B91, B93, R81, R83, R85, R89

I will be back with more cards I created while at camp.

Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Friday, August 31, 2012

ATC's - Anything Goes


Hi Everyone
Welcome to Friday.  Over at the Mad for Markers Challenge Blog this months challenge is ....... 
ANYTHING GOES

Today I decided to share with you some ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) that I have made using Copic Reinkers for the background.


Reinkers used:
B37, RV29, BG07


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx


Friday, August 17, 2012

Anything Goes

Hi Everyone,

I am excited to share with you a Printers Tray I did a few months ago using Magnolia Stamps.
I must admit that I have shared this on a couple of Facebook Groups but never on my blog.

I just love doing the normal shaped (rectangle) printers tray but wanted to try a circle shaped, so I contacted Vanessa at 2Crafty Chipboard and asked her to cut one for me.  I must say that I am totally hooked.

Don't forget to join us in the Anything Goes Challenge over at the Mad for Markers Challenge Blog.


I have used my copics to colour the Magnolia stamps and resin flowers for embellishments.


Copics Used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20, Copic Opaque White
Hair: E70, E74, E77
Clothes: R81, R83, R85, BB21, B24, BG01, BG02, BG05


Copics - Mad for Markers
Resin Flowers - Handmade Halo
Printers Tray - 2Crafty


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx


Saturday, August 4, 2012

Halo Tag

Hi Everyone,

I am here on this wonderful sunny Saturday to share with you a tag I made using a charm and resin flower from Handmade Halo.


I coloured the flower with Copics, BG53, BG57 and B99 (airbrushed).


Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Friday, August 3, 2012

Winter Blues

Hi Everyone,

There is limited time left to enter the 'WInter Blues' challenge over at the

Here is my creation for this wonderful Friday.


Stamp Used:
Renew (Some Odd Girl)

Copics Used:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R00, R81, R83
Hair: E000, E43, E44, E47
Clothes: B000, B21, B23, B24
Grass: YG03, YG07, YG61, YG63, YG67
Flower & Butterfly:  B21, B23, B26, R17, Y36, Y38, Black Multiliner

Other:
Flower & Butterfly - Handmade with Resin
Paint (for flowers on grass)
Chalks (For Sky)


The inspiration behind the 'Grass' background came from the Magnolia Ink Magazine.  A tutorial from Zoe. (Thanks Zoe, I love this background, it is so easy but effective).

Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Pendant

Hi Everyone,

You all know by now that I am totally addicted to Resin Flowers.
For today's inspiration at Handmade Halo, I decided to make a pendant using a resin flower.


Of course I used my other addiction, copics, to colour this flower.


xxxxx