Meljen's Designs...So Cute!

TGIF!!
I hope everyone is having a fabulous Friday!  It's been pretty quiet for me.  I was able to finish up a few cards that I started yesterday, even with it being our Anniversary (see post here).
It seems lately I have been obsessed with using images from Meljen's Designs.  I bought a bunch of her images recently with a 50% off sale she just had, and they are just so darn cute!  So many ideas run through my head as I scan the images that I just can't help but make a few cards with them :)
This is my first card.  I am in such a Halloween/Fall kick right now!  Maybe I'm just done with this heat and humidity and I'm ready for cooler weather :)  So a lot of what I have been working on has centered around fall and Halloween...which honestly is okay with me since it is my favorite season.
For this card, I followed the sketch at Mojo Monday.  Such a fun sketch!  While we were in MI I bought a large DCWV fall paper pack from JoAnn's, so that is where all these papers are from.  The image is Cat O Lantern from Meljen's Designs.  I've colored it in with my colored pencils.  I also printed off the Cute Corner Spider, cut around the edges and stuck him in the corner.  I thought that was a fun addition to the card :)

The sentiment is printed on my computer and then flagged and tucked behind the image.  I cut the scallop frame from my Lacy Labels cartridge, and then cut the image out with my Spellbinders Oval.  Added a ribbon and bow, and some silver glitter to the web and image to finish everything off!

This card is entered in the following challenges:
    Mojo Monday Sketch #253
    Love to Create #27-Punches and Dies
    Paper Pretties #51-Use Scallops
    Sentimental Sundays #114-Fall
    Craft Your Passion #122-Anything Goes
    Deep Ocean #31-Anything Goes

This next card is not fall, but still Meljens :)
I have had this blue paper in my stash forever!  It was one of those papers I grabbed because it caught my eye, and I love blue...but it's so bold that I shy away from it when I'm looking for papers to use.  But when this card idea popped into my head, and I passed this paper while thumbing through my stash I knew it would be perfect!  And it matched perfect with the red dotted paper!

The image is I Love You This Much from Meljen's, colored with pencils and mounted on a frame cut from Lacy Labels.  I inked around the image frame so that it stood out a little, since it has a white frame...I wanted there to be a distinction between the image and it's frame.

I used my heart border punch at the bottom and then used the little hearts that were punched out as the embellishments on the side.
I completed the image sentiment on the inside:
Sorry for the bad pictures.  I seem to be having a bit of trouble with lighting in my craft room...and it's resulting in very dark, grainy pictures...

This card is entered in the following challenges:
    Die Cuttin Divas #77-A Sketch
    Crafting for all Seasons #33-Bright Colors
    Paper Crafting Journey-Anything Goes
    2 Sisters Challenge #103-Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!!



14 comments:

  1. Adorable cards!!! This worked wonderfully with the sketch! LOVE the colors and image!! Thanks for joining Die Cuttin Divas!!

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  2. Fab cards and gorgeous images, I love the bright papers on the second one.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Pauline
    x

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  3. Super cute card!! Thanks for joining our DCD challenge.

    Veronica DCD
    mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com

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  4. I really like your coloring of the image Emily - and that spider and web in the corner of your one panel is inspired! Well done!
    Glad you joined the challenge and good luck at Craft Your Passion...
    Stampe Diem! ~ginny

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  5. Great card, love the sentiment too. Thanks for joining us at Love to Create. xxx

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  6. Super cute Card!!
    Thanksfor joiningus at DCD this week.
    Migdalia

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  7. This little bear is just so darn cute!! And the blue paper is just perfect. Love the cards. Thanks for sharing with us at Paper Crafting Journey and good luck in the challenge. Hugs, Gale

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  8. Fab cards Hun the images are fab!!!

    Thanks for joining us at 2Sisters Challenge

    Hugs Mandy xxx

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  9. Great Halloween card! Thanks for joining Craft Your Passion this week! :)

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  10. Cute cards...I love Fall/Halloween too. Been working on all my Holiday cards. I joined in at DCD but silly me didn't follow the rules and forgot to use a die cut. LOL.

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  11. Super cute card. Love the image !!Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
    Gerda
    http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

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  12. This is beautiful thanks for playing with us at PCJ this time
    Jacki xx

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  13. Cute cards!!! Thanks for participating in LOVE TO CREATE challenge!! Hope to see you again!
    ~DEANNE~

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