Thursday, July 3, 2014

Thursday's With Meljen's Designs.

Happy Thursday everyone!!  I'm off of work until next Tuesday. Took a little vacation; not doing anything special but needed a nice break. We are going to my sisters on Friday for the 4th of July. Other than that I will be staying at home unless it cools down a bit LOL!  It's so hot!!

On to today's challenge. Today is the new challenge at Meljen's Designs --Challenge #217: Button It Up! I made a shaped card ... using my Silhouette! I'm so excited! I have had it sitting here for a couple of weeks and today I decided to get busy trying to figure it out and I'm so excited I bought it! So, this is my first shot using it and here is what I came up with:

The bottle card was created using the Silhouette. The stitched circle die is from My Favorite Things. The image is Little Baby Dragon which you can of course find at the Meljen's Designs Shop. I colored the image with my Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I decoupaged his cute little feet and his head. I added the ribbon, the twine and the buttons to finish it off. The Congratulations is a stamp and the Baby Boy on the inside was also cut with the Silhouette. I added a bit of chalk to the pink top of the bottle around the edge and the nipple and blue chalk on the blue strip to add a little bit of depth. I'm really pleased with how my first shot with the Silhouette came out!



Desire Fourie said...

Susan this is just sooo cute with the baby bottle shape. Your colouring is always amazing.
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Vicki said...

Adorable card! I love the dragon image and your coloring is wonderful. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ July challenge.

Jac’s Playground said...

Aww this is adorable, great shape and such a cute image, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

Barbara Bruder said...

Oh my this card is so cute. What a great baby card. Your coloring is really great and love the colors you used.Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

Cazro said...

This is such a sweet card to welcome baby. Love the colouring and overall design. Thanks for joining in the fun at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

KarinsArtScrap said...

ahhhhh Susan this is cute and gorgeous.
Thanks for join us at
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Rainey's Craft Room said...

Sooo cute, love this baby dragon. The bottle shaped card is a great idea, the Silhouette is so very versatile, I should really use mine more. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.

Annemaritta said...

This is a fun baby card!
Thank you for entering the Crafts Galore Challenge #7 "Use stamp or digistamp". Good luck and looking forward seeing you again!
Annemaritta (CG DT)

Jackie C said...

Great fun, love how you used your new toy! Wow, great work, well done and good luck!
Hugs, Jackie

Desire Fourie said...

This is a beautiful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘SHAPED CARD’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
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Jenny Alia said...

Adorable! Love the colors, image, coloring and how you popped up his face! Wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs this month. -Jenny, CBD DT

NanaConnie said...

This is darling, Susan. I love your coloring! Terrific dimension with the additional decoupaged layers. Marvelous texture in the green CS.

Unknown said...

What a lovely creation! Wish I had a machine to make shapes like this! Very stunning. I love the colors you have used! Thanks for playing at Glitter n Sparkle. We hope to see you next time. Good luck!

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your super creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 35 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Karen C said...

How cute!! Thanks for playing with us this week at Whoopsi Daisy! Hope to see your work in our next challenge!
Karen C

Kimbo said...

Now he is just too darned cute. Fantastic design and lovely colours.

Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz this week x

Unknown said...

Oh my this is beautiful.

Love the shape and the little dragon is soooo cute.

Thank you so much for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle.

Tracey DTx

aussie aNNie said...

Awesomely cute card and lovely colour combos....huge thanks for joining in our challenge and hope you return...aNNie The Journey is the Start for
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~ginny said...

What a creative card shape you made - nice design! I love that you elevated a layer on his head and feet... very well done there! And of course, super coloring as always Susan! Thank you so much for sharing your so cute project & creativity at our house!
Challenge #75 - ATG / No Twist
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Vic said...

awww...this is really that little dragon!! perfect for a baby boy! thanks for sharing with us over at Glitter n Sparkle blog...Vic, DT x

Debbie Adams said...

How cute! I like the shape card and the coloring of your dragon is beautifully done.
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments No Design Paper Challenge.
Deborah CS GDT

Michelle said...

This little dragon is so cute. Lovely babycard.
Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
xxx Michelle (DT)

Hath said...

So Cute. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafting from the Heart. Good luck!

Hath said...

So Cute. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafting from the Heart. Good luck!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh this is so super cute, I love it. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Indah Permata Sari said...

This is such a cute card! Love it! Thanks for joining Loves Rubberstamps Challenge!

Robin Parker said...

WOW!!! This baby bottle is so adorable and I love Meljen's Design. Thanks for sharing on the Craft-Dee Bowz Challenge for Anything Goes and Homemade Bows.

Lisa said...

Absolutely adorable Susan!
Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

Donna said...

Cute baby card!!

Helen said... cute! Love the shape too!
Thanks for playing at Oldie but a Goodie!
Helen x

PaperDaisies said...

This is such a cute card. I love the bottle shape design. Thank you for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

Liz's creative corner said...

Aw this is so cute, fab shape and cute image, thanks for sharing with us at Bunny Zoe's, hugs Liz xx

Andreja L. said...

Absolutely gorgeous card you made! I like all little details :-))
Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine Challenge!
Hugs, Andreja

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful creation and just perfect for our challenge this month...beautiful colours too...good luck in the draw and hope to see you next challenge.xx aNNie
{Bearly Mine DT Member}

Laney said...

Awe love this little guy!! fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine Designs
laney DT