Friday, April 3, 2015

Thank You!!!

Happy Easter to You & Yours!

HA flowers thank you bubble

Wow! Thank You All so much for your lovely 'welcome back' messages. There just aren't words adequate enough to express my delight. (Smiling so hugely over here, thanks to you, that I have lipstick on my ears!)

And Thank You also for your sweet inquiries about life and Miss Mouse. I'm feeling better than ever, and life is sublime. Miss Mouse is doing pretty darned well too. She is very much enjoying her new friend Miss Weezer (who was originally Eloise) and is now almost a year old. Here she is as a kitten:


As you can see, Weezer (much like Mouse) is a fiend for crafting! 
She never runs out of frantic energy, unless it's time to snuggle.

And I've a little bit of crafty-mojo sneaking back in...
 Just a simple A2-size card. Something spring-like:

HA flowers

Made this way:

Step 1) Heat emboss the image (with white pigment ink & embossing powder) then watercolour.

Step 2) Make a textured paper for the bottom of the card by die-cutting chevron pieces from white cardstock, gluing them onto more white cardstock, and doodling around the edges of the die cut chevrons with coloured pencil crayons.

Step 3) Create a sentiment, cut on the Silhouette Cameo. Add silver leafing under it using the guilded paper technique... (which is really just Silhouette Sticker paper with silver leaf foil slapped on it. Plus, I poked at the silver leafing with a paper piercer to give it some dotted texture.) ;-)

Step 4) Line an envelope (quickly like this) using cloud paper and embellished with silver leaf on double-sided tape.

The stamp is an oldie but a goodie,
(Hero Arts  Flower Corsage Cling):

 The die is Chevron stripes from My Favorite Things:

 And the free cut file is available here if you'd like it:

Here's a closer look at the watercolour paint-ness:

Hero Arts floral watercolour DETAIL

Thanks so much for stopping by!

To those who celebrate it, may your Easter weekend be blissful 
& May you and yours be blessed,


Lisa - papergrace said...

You make everything beautiful, Mel. The coloring on this is absolutely gorgeous. And seriously? You really are the technique queen.

So happy to hear that Miss Mouse is doing so well and enjoying her crafty time with you and Miss Weezer (who is an utter cutie-pie). ♥

Happy Easter to you and yours!

Glennis said...

Thanks so much for the file - your card is lovely - I must try stamping with white - it looks great

Dotty Jo x said...

What a lovely card... And a lovely cat too! Glad to hear life is good and I hope it continues that way for you, Jo x

Marianne said...

So pretty, Mel. And that goes for little Weezer, too! One of our 5 cats cannot stand it if we want to sit at the table reading a magazine or newspaper. He always comes to sit or lie down on top.
Happy Easter!

Tammy J said...

Gorgeous card.I love the water coloring on the flowers. And the chevron at the bottom so clever I must say. Love it. Good to see you crafting again.

Dawn said...

beautiful card!! and how fun that Mouse now has a friend!! partners in crime!!

Leslie Hanna said...

'tis gorgeous! And welcome to Weezer!!!

Jackie Parkins said...

Your card is beautiful. The watercolors are so soft and pretty. I like the chevron pieces at the bottom, too - great idea. Miss Weezer is adorable and I'm sure she is quite helpful in the craft room.

Linda said...

Mel, thank you so much! Welcome back, I missed you so much. Have to admit I cheated and got some "Mel" fix on pinterest along the way.

Your cards are so beautiful and you inspire me to create.

Hugs, sweet lady! and don't run away again... well, unless you need to..but we sure do miss you.


Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card. Glad Mouse is well and congrats on your new kitten, adorable.

linda from arizona said...

What a beautiful card! Seeing you back in action brightens my day!

linda from arizona said...

What a beautiful card! Seeing you back in action brightens my day!

Aiyana Kalyna said...

Miss Weezer is so cute! That is an instant fall in love with kitty face. Beautiful card. I love the watercoloring. I am so happy that you and Miss Mouse are doing well.

scrAPpamondo said...

Your new kitten is adorable!
Love your card, so fresh and spring like!! Your background is stunning, as the watercolour design. Great work, so lovely!
Happy Easter day!

harrahx2 said...

Ahh, and this you call a little mojo? This is beautiful. Love it!

Chelsea said...

What a fabulous card! Thanks for sharing it with us. Love the watercolor! Fantastic!!

Becky said...

What a stunning card Mel.. So glad your doing better. Have a Blessed Resurrection Day.

Judy Sander said...

Beautiful card. I love your blog!

the Blackbird said...

Everything seems to be easy when u r doing it...really a wonderful card! I hope one day I'll be able to do something similar! Kisses

Miriam Prantner said...

Those flowers look great! So exciting that that crafty mojo is coming back!

acons said...

So glad you're back and doing well. Thank you so much for all the fabulous things you've so generously shared over the years!

Jackie Rushfirth said...

Thank you for sharing your hints, tips and techniques. It's really good seeing you back, I've been a follower for a very long time. I've learnt a lot from you Mel, thank you for that, you and your work have been missed. :)

pialosophy said...

Oh Mel - I just love white emboss on white background. And your card is SUCH a beautiful example.

It's so lovely to have your Creative mind back in our lives. Your ideas are always fresh, your techniques are so descriptive and your photos are beautiful.

So great to have you back!


Cindy Steenblik said...

Thank you very much for sharing your papers and overlays!