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Thursday, February 25, 2021

TLC Designs ~ Winking Wanda

 Hi Friends,

Tonight I am sharing a bright and cheerful card using the Winking Wanda digital stamp by TLC Designs. I have teamed her up with numerous digital papers along with some dies from the TLC Designs Shop.

Meet Wanda! She is quite eccentric especially in the color palette I chose. Before coloring her I decided on the paper. All the papers used are from digital papers in the TLC Designs Shop. I will list and link all the supplies below.

TLC Designs Shop Suppliers:

Winking Wanda Digital Set

You Are My Sunshine Digital Papers

Water Color Naturals Digital Papers 

Snow Family Fun Digital Papers 

Aviary Oval Die Set 

Butterfly Rectangle Die Set 

I have colored Winking Wanda with my Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers by Stampin' Up!


Thank you for stopping by today. Make sure you join us online in our Facebook Group. We share our projects and we have weekly facebook lives.  We would love to see what you make with your TLC designs.  Looking forward to seeing you in the group! Hugs! Melanie

 "TLC Designs Creating & Sharing"


Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Crafter's Companion ~ Tropical Fun!

 Hi Folks!

Today I have two really bright and fun designs. I have combined elements from the Sara Signature Tropical Collection with some Silhouette Dies also by Crafter's Companion. Do you have your sunglasses on??? Lets take a look... 

Here is card one.... I have used the Gemini Silhouette Cockatoo die along with some ink & ink daubers to create this fun focal. The papers, embossing folder, and sentiment are all part of the Tropical Collection.

This second card is created using the Gemini Silhouette Flamingo also colored with ink daubers. These two silhouette dies are not part of the Tropical Collection but boy do they coordinate well. Never hesitate to combine product lines. There are many times where items go together perfectly.

Crafter's Companion Supply List:

Sara Signature The Tropical Collection 

Gemini Silhouette Element Dies

Gemini Stitched Fancy Oval Die Set 

Gemini Fancy Square Die Set

 Sponge Daubers


Thank you for stopping by today. I hope these projects have made you smile. Warm weather?? I am ready! Crafty Hugs, Melanie


Crafters Companion ~ Woodland Frame

 Hello everyone,

I hope your day is cheerful. Today was so warm to be February and this card screams SPRING!!!! I am ready how about you?

 Crafter's Companion Supplies: 

Flower Forming Foam Ball Tools

So I just have to say I LOVE this lattice frame die in this Woodland Frame set. The set is not available on the Crafter's Companion website,  BUT I did find it available over on HSN so I linked the set over there. You actually get BOTH the Woodland Frame Set AND the Natural Blossom Die Set together. I used the Natural Blossom set to create the little floral embellishments I added. To create the flowers I used a foam mat and the ball tools and it added a nice extra added bit of texture. 

I added a little stamen die that is part of the same die sets. Then I finished them out with a tiny little clear gem in the center of each. I love how dainty it turned out. 


The beautiful paper behind the frame is from the Fairy Garden Paper Pad which is part of the Sara Signature Fairy Garden Collection. For the die I popped it up with some foam pads which finished the card out nicely.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit today. Until next time, Stay Crafty! Melanie

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Crafter's Companion ~ Nitwit Bloom in Grace

Hi Friends,

Today I am sharing a simple yet elegant card. The paper collection is so striking in this NitWit collection of papers.

I have simply used a beautiful edge'able die along with the Decoupage from the same NitWit collection. Before building the decoupage I lightly inked the edges with a burgundy ink.

Crafter's Companion Supplies:
Nitwit Bloom with Grace Decoupage Topper Pad
Gemini Edge'Ables Traditional Braces
Sara Signature Rose Garden Happiness Blooms Stamp Set

Have an amazing day friends! Melanie



Friday, February 19, 2021

Spectrum Noir Backgrounds 3 of 3

 Welcome back to day 3 of my inkiness!

That is right I got all inky in the making of these 3 samples. I will show them all together at the end of this email in case you missed the first two.

Wow this is bright huh? The background was made in a similar way as the other two. The only difference is that I used a stencil to emboss to give the background its texture.

Recently the Crafter's Companion's design team shared numerous designs with the Word Edge'ables so make sure to CHECK HSN THEY ARE ON SALE!!! out for all of those. 

Crafters Companion Supplies Used:

Spectrum Noir Watercolor Paper

Spectrum Noir Sparkle Inks in Perfect Pastels

Spectrum Noir Sparkle Inks in Glitz and Glamour

Spectrum Noir Harmony Water-Reactive dye ink in Pale Fig

Gemini Word Edge'able "Hello"

Gemini Rose Double Sided Die

Sara Signature Enchanted Forest Droplets Stencil

One last look..... It is bright but if you are a purple lover link you then you like it as well :-)

In case you missed them here are the two other inky background projects...

Have an amazing day friends and go ink something :-) Crafty Hugs, Melanie

Thursday, February 18, 2021

TLC Designs ~ One Eyed Harry!!!

Hi Friends,


Do I have a card for you..... This would be the perfect card for a child's birthday!Let me introduce you to One Eyed Harry...


This little monster was so much fun to color. I used my Soectrum Noir Alcohol Markers to color this digital stamp. As soon as I saw him I knew I wanted to make a birthday card. I may even save this one for my Grandson's 2nd birthday!!!

TLC Designs Products Used:

One Eyed Hairy Digital Image

Perfectly Precious Digital Paper 

Celebrate Frame Die 

 It is hard to tell but I did a lot of paper piecing here. Each of the cupcakes have a light turquoise base, pink icing, and even a yellow flame. I also paper pieced the cake!!! So much fun and so many design possibilities!


I hope you will join me over in the TLC Designs Sharing Group on FACEBOOK. Click HERE to join!

Happy Crafting!


Spectrum Noir Backgrounds 2 of 3

 Welcome back to day 3 of my inkiness!

I cannot tell you how much fun I had with my Spectrum Noir Sparkle inks. Here is my second competed card with them

This one has been made using watercolor paper. I think I forgot to mention that yesterday... oops!

I played around with the liquid sparkle inks and left them over night to dry. Then my husband challenged me to make 3 cards while he was at work and I walked into my craft room and saw these backgrounds and knew that I could accomplish that task by using the backgrounds and boy did it go well. 

Once the ink is dry I put this one through an embossing folder and then using stencils and water reactive inks. Finally I took a ink blending tool with a dark color from the design and went all around the edges. This gave each piece a finished look.

Crafter's Companion Supplies Used:

Spectrum Noir Water Color Paper

Spectrum Noit Sparkle Inks in Perfect Pastels

Spectrum Noir Sparkle Inks in Glitz & Glamour

Spectrum Noir Harmony Water-Reactive Dye Inks in Ocean Blue and Crushed Velvet 

Spectrum Noir ink blending tools

Sara Signature Vintage Lace Venetian Lace Collection Embossing Folder

Make a Wish Background Stencil and Focal Stamps

Sara Signature Rose Garden Collection ~ Regal Frames 

Sara Signature Rose Garden Collection ~ Thinking Of You 

Flutterby Collection ~ Trio of Wings Die


I love the layers and texture I achieved with this mix of products. I will definitely be doing more backgrounds in the future.  If you have not been using a medium that you have invested in, get it out TODAY AND PLAY. There is nothing to lose. Now go get inky!



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