My news of the week........

On Friday I had the pleasure of a call from the lovely Jo at Scrap of Difference offering me a position on her DT for the next 6 months. I of course agreed very quickly, so will be looking forward to receiving a pack of goodies to create with soon.

I have done a couple of CC's since my last post so have a few new things to share with you.

First of all there are a couple more photos of cards I have created with the stamped embellishment swap items. The "thinking of you" is from a Stamps of Life set.
During the month of April Kim at Home and Scrapped challenged us to create three cards that were not the traditional rectangular shape.

My first ever circle card for a friend of mine who has recently had a new baby girl. It took me ages to balance the the embellishments to make it stand straight. Seems I am a little particular about doing that kind of thing.

This cute handbag card was cut using a template from an old TLC Artist choice kit. I scanned it and created a SCAL cut file for the little bug. The stamp is from the Stamps of Life.

A card for Fab's challenge site too. #10 Triangular card and/or stencilling and/or stamping. This one I created the card cut in Design studio the with the cuttlebug and a brass stencil I embossed the front and with the stencil in place still, I coloured it with chalks. I used some silver border stickers and the greeting to complete it.

A couple of weekends ago I did the Home and Scrapped CC and I even put up a challenge for the other members.

I wanted a layout with a predominant date title to use up those number stickers, thickers, and chipboard etc. This was my example:

This was Bri's challenge to create a layout using a bi-lingual title. These are photos whilst in Indonesia in 1986 at a waterfall (air terjun) called Coban Rondo.

Kim challenged us to make a minimum of two cards using flowers that had to look like they belonged to a set.

Mistra’s handmade embellishment challenge which had to use fabric too. I cut the tree from some grungeboard and inked it. I used a Cricut cut from the paper dolls cartridge as a design to work with.

I also did Angie’s recipe challenge.

At Scrap of Difference we had the theme of "End of an Era" which I found a little challenging to locate photos for but after a lot of thought and searching through photos I found some things that would work.

This is a layout for the colour challenge to use mint, red, brown and cream.

The card challenge involved the same colours and required a quote or verse about change or new beginnings.

The technique challenge was all about distressing which I kept rather plain and simple with only using sanding, which I haven’t done for months and inking which I use all the time.

Lastly the sketch challenge, I rotated the sketch 180 degrees and worked with these photos of my Mum’s last Birthday. I tried out creating one of the spiral flowers with some Ink by Steph paper and ink and glimmermist. I might have to do this again as I really enjoyed it.
Well that lot's of sharing to peruse so I'm going to take it easy for the rest of the weekend for this lovely long ANZAC day weekend. Enjoy all!


Mistra Hoolahan said…
Congrats Melissa!! How exciting for you... can't wait to see your creations, have a blast!

Mis xo
Karen said…
Congrats on your new DT position, I will have to go and have a look there to see what you create.
Moira said…
Congrats, that's excellent news. Loving the cardmaking you've been up to lately!
Sandra D said…
Wow, you've been busy. These are all so beautiful
Godzoned said…
congrats on the DT position!
and your creations are awesome.

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