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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Magnolia-Licious ~ Ready for Spring?

Hi Friends,

I have a super fun project for you today. I have said many times that my first love has always been Magnolia brand products so when I met the owners of Magnolia-licious and was given the opportunity to work with them I jumped at the opportunity.

Today's card is showcasing this adorable Tilda stamp from the "2017 Get Well Collection"


For my coloring I chose to use Copic Markers. Here were my color choices:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21
Hair: YR20, YR21, YR24
Clothes: B91, B93, B95, R32, R37, R39

I have used a bunch of fun dies with this design. "The Old Oak" Doohickey die was used for the Tree but for the leaves and the grass I used the leaves from "The Fruit Tree" Doohickey die. The Lady But and the Logs came from Doohickey Kit #16. Have you heard about the Doohickey Exclusive Kits? This is an limited time club offered ever so often. You can see which current kits are currently available HERE.

I hope I have inspired you to pick up those stamps and dies today and get creating. There is no better therapy. God Bless! Melanie

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

LDRS Creative ~ A New Idea With the Lock-itz Dies


Hi Everyone! Today I am here with you to share a new idea for when your playing around with your Lock-Itz dies. These dies are actually ON SALE right now just in case you haven't checked them out before.
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The Lock-Itz die line is designed to actually lock together in the center of the card. See them HERE. What I have done is die cut them from white cardstock then I trimmed them down so that there is a straight edge rather than having the "locking" edge. Then I put the straight edge along the outer sides of the card.
 
 
Once your pieces are trimmed then glue them to a patterned paper of your choice and trim around the edge of the Lock-Itz die. In this project the paper used is from our Polkadoodles Line and is titled "Pretty Perfect"
 
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Here is a detailed photo so you can see the beautiful edge. I really love how elegant this card turned out.
 

I hope this project has helped you think outside the box when designing your next project. Dies can be used in so many beautiful ways. Just a little imagine can transform your projects
Make sure to check out our Clearance sections in both stamps & dies.


Thank you for letting me inspire you today. Have a creative day!
Melanie

Friday, March 30, 2018

Club La -La Land Crafts ~ Design Team Call.

Hi Friends,

I have something a little different to share with you. I have been a member of LaLa Lands Monthly Club since 2016 close to when it first began. Each month I receive a yummy package with not yet released stamps AND dies. Have you by chance ever seen LaLa Land's dies? If not you best go check them out. They are AMAZING!!!


With Feburary's Club Kit  we recieved the items above. I just recently submit my entry into their Design Team Call for the Monthly Club Team. This inspired me to pull out a recent kit and play. Oh my goodness this was fun to color.  Here is my project.

All dies except for the border die are from Feburary's Club Kit. The Triangle Lace Border was from the September 2016 Kit... See I've been a member forever - hahaha


Here is a close up of the amazing dies from La La Land. They are so intricuit and always die cut perfectly. For example those tiny die cut pieces in the Triangle Lace Border all poked out with one pass of the Big Shot. 


Here is a close up of my coloring. I used Copic Alcohol Markers in the following colors.

Skin E000, E00, E11, E21
Hair: W3, W5, W7
Bubbles: B000, B00
Acents: V00, V04, V06, V09
Wood: E13, E18, YR14, E15, E29

One last look.... 

I hope I have inspired YOU to dig out those Club Kits and play with them. I waited far too long.... This was such a fun project. Happy Coloring my friends! Melanie

Thursday, March 22, 2018

What's Your Style?

Hi Friends,

Welcome back to Fairy Stamp Land. Today I have a really fun card to share with you. I was playing around with some of the brand new products from LDRS Creative. The Polkadoodle Versatile Doors & Window set  is super fun and the set has so many possibilities.

I begun by simply cutting the door die from some of this beautiful Country Lilacs also by Polkadoodles. I also used the dies to cut out the windows in the door. The little pieces that were cut from the door were adorable and I immediately thought they were shaped like bricks. So then I just cut a ton of them out and the rest is history. The house now has a brick wall behind it.



I've also used the fence die from the Lamp Post & Railing die set and of course the All Dressed Up stamp is from the "What's Your Style" stamp set.


 
Here is a close up of my coloring. I used Alcohol markers to color her and I fussy cut her out and used foam tape both with the door to create a shaker card but also with the colored image. The multiple layers really adds interest and dimension.

One last look.... I really love how this turned out and I hope I have helped inspire you to get those stamps and dies out and have a ton of fun with them!!! Melanie

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

LDRS Creative's Magical Slider Card Die Set

Hi Friends,

Today over on the Little Darlings Inspiration blog I have shared this brand new card design. I recently watched the LDRS YouTube Channel about using the "Magical Slider" card. Have you seen this die set? This set has so many possibilities and can accessorize all your other stamps and dies that you already have. Lets take a look at this Magical set.

 

  
When you watch the YouTube video below you will see what the slider card normally does. I did not have transparency film on hand so rather than it be a slider card where your top image is uncolored and your slider reveals the colored image I decided to use it to reveal the sentiment. I just love how it turned out. It fits an A2 size card too which is nice!


Along with the Magical Slider Card die set I also incorporated the Eleganza Stamp & Die set along with the Cotton Candy Paper Stack.





Here is a close up of my coloring. I used alcohol markers as my medium. 

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Our goal at LDRS Creative is to help encourage your creative side. As always if you have any questions we are here for you. What will you be making today???

Monday, March 5, 2018

Magnolia-Licious Bunny Slippers

Hi Friends,

Today I have such an adorable card for you. Lately I've been noticing that I do not make many get well or sympathy cards so I decided to have this card be a "get well" type of card. I just love the Magnolia Bunny Slippers stamp from the Get Well Collection. I have colored her with Copics in muted tones to match this beautiful paper.

The paper I have used is Lemon Craft 6x6" Heart Painted Paper. Have you seen all the papers we carry over at Magnolia-Licious? They are all yummy.


For the dies I used dies that are from two different Magnolia Doohickey kits. The bunnies are from Magnolia Doohickey 8 and the balloons from Doohickey 5. These are exclusive kits which are only available for a limited time. So make sure to keep an eye out for the new limited time releases when they become available.  Currently Vol 19 & 20 are available for preorder HERE

I hope I have brought a little sunshine your world. Make something pretty today! Hugs, Melanie

Thursday, February 22, 2018

LDRS Creative ~ Flowers For You!


Hi Friends,

I have a fun "All Dressed Up" card to share today. I absolutely love these tall and slender stamps. They are so much fun to color. I have used some of the floral stamps as well as the sentiment from the same set.


I have colored this adorable stamp with Copic Markers in the following colors:

E000, E00, E11, E21
E13, E15, E21
RV10, RV11, RV13
YG21, YG23, YG25

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 Our goal at LDRScreative is to inspire! I hope I have successfully done that today. Happy Stamping!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

LDRS Creative's New Release ~ Let Love Grow

Hi Friends,

I am popping in here to share with you a new card which includes 3 of the upcoming release from Little Darlings rubber Stamps. These products were released at CHA in January but have not arrived in the store just yet so stay tuned as you will NOT want to miss these great products.

I am using Country Friends 6x6" Paper Stack as my background paper here. I just love the quilted look of this paper. My favorite color is purple so this is a big hit in my craft room!!
Along with the paper stack I have used two other brand NEW products. The dies are from the "Build a Card Heart Felt" die set, and the sentiment came from the "Let Love Grow" stamp set by Cre8tive Cre8tions. These sets will be available in the online store very soon. I just love how all of our products work so nicely together. This simple card is perfect for Valentines Day!
I hope we have inspired you today and that you have crafty fun soon!

Melanie

Friday, February 2, 2018

Magnolia Get Well Collection

Hi Friends,

Welcome back to Fairy Stamp Land. Today I have a Magnolia card that I am really proud of. I have used numerous supplies from the Magnolia-Licious Store which I will list below.

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Here is a close up of my coloring. I have used Copic Markers as my medium.

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, R20
Hair: E13, E15, E19
Clothes: YR20, YR21, YR24, B00,B01,B02
Shoes: E11, E13, E17 

I hope I have inspired you today and that you can't wait to get crafty!

Melanie


Tuesday, January 23, 2018

LDRS Creative ~ CHA Release!

Hi Friends,


I am super EXCITED about today's card.  These are BRAND NEW CHA released products. I am absolutely loving this BUILD A CARD Heart Felt die set. This is a one of a kind set and includes 9 pieces/dies including the flower dies I have used here on this project.

I love how this set includes not only the outer card shape but also includes one front piece that is slightly smaller to allow for easy layering. Also make sure to look at the edge detail on this card. The stitching makes it even more defined.


I have colored this stamp from the brand new Cre8tive Cre8tions Designs stamp set titled "Let Love Grow". This set includes 15 stamps including this really detailed girl image as well as floral stamps and sentiments. 

The paper I have used here is  from the TLC Paper Crafting line and is called "Cotton Candy"


Make sure to check out the brand new released items including stamps, dies, and papers.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

My Favorite Things Color Challenge 84 ~ Mermazing

Hi Friends,

I have been playing lately with some of my much loved stash of items and I decided to check out some of my favorite stamp companies to see if there were any fun challenges to participate in. I have just begun my "collection" of MFT products so I thought I would play along with their current color challenge.


At first look at these colors I was not inspired at all....but that is why they are called "Challenges" right? So I looked through my stamps to find a set that would work with blues and oranges and as soon as I saw my new My Favorite Thing's stamp set titled "Mermazing". I knew this would be a perfect set. 

The two die sets I used were Blue Prints 13 & Stitched Round Rectangle Frames. With the frames I cut 3 and glued them together to create a framed look.



 For the coloring I have used Copic markers in the following color combos:

Skin: E000,E00,E11,E21, R20
Hair: E13, E15, E19
Clothing including tail: YR12, YR14, YR15, B16, B18, B37
Water: B16,B14 B18,
Sand: E30,E31,E33

To play along with My Favorite Things Color Challenge for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate simply click HERE. 

To see their brand spankin new release of "Love" inspired products CLICK HERE

Thank you for checking out my challenge card today. If I have inspired you and you wish to follow my work I would love for you to either "Follow" me or enter your email address so you will receive a notice when I update my blog. I appreciate your time and I hope I have encouraged you to play with your products :-) Happy Crafting friends! Melanie

Sunday, January 7, 2018

LDRS Creative ~ Polkadoodle's Winnie Fairy Sparkle

Happy New Year My Friends,

This is my very first post of the New Year and I hope your year has started out peacefully.

Today I am sharing an adorable "Fairy" stamp from LDRS Creative with all of you. This is "Winnie Fairy Sparkle" by Polkadoodles.


This A2 sized card features two papers from the Polkadoodles Daisy Daisy 6x6" paper stack. Since I only had a small scrap piece of the striped paper left I decided to get creative with it. See below.


I cut the scrap piece into 6 equal strips to make it look as if it was longer pieces than it was. Then I disguised it by covering it with the matted stamped image. I felt like this gave a little added interest all while using all of the beautiful paper.


Below is a close up of my colored image. The color medium I have used is Copic Markers.


Isn't she just precious? Below are the exact Copic color combos that I have used here.

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, R20
Hair: YR20, YR21, YR24
Clothing: R20, R22
Wings: YG11 & Wink of Stella
Bear: E30, E31

Here is one last shot of my full card. 

I hope I have inspired you today and that your enjoy a day of creativity! Love, Melanie


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