I’m changing over to a brand new blog….

Hello all, I’ve been very busy behind the scenes creating a new blog which means I have changed over to Blogger and will no longer be posting on this site. 

http://www.melissagifford.com.au/

Make sure you have a look around and and sign up to be notified when I update my blog. 

Happy Stampin’

Melissa x 

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Mothers Day cards

It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday here in Australia so I have some cards to share with you in case you are looking for some inspiration!

Both were made using the retiring Oh So Succulent set. I’m sad this is retiring as it is a stunning set, lovely papers and limitless ways you can use both the images and the dies. This is one of those sets that wont ever be leaving my craft room!

For the first card I stuck to a monochromatic colour scheme using Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and ink. I used the petal burst embossing folder to add an extra layer and some texture to the card. An elegant doily, a pop of white and of course some bling! 

 

The second card is called a technique called a Dutch Fold card. I have shown this technique before – it’s super simple but really effective. Again, keeping the card simple but letting the gorgeous papers do all the talking! Even the Mothers Day sentiment is included in this set, it’s a real keeper I tell you! 

If you are keen on the set and papers make sure you place an order by May 31st.

Happy Stampin’

Melissa x 
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The Sun is Setting….

The sun is setting on a range of products but there is still time to get your hands on your favourite products before they are gone forever.

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Make sure you check out the clearance rack too – there are some amazing bargains!

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And don’t forget about the Eastern Palace bundles that are only available at this special pricing and with free items for the month of May.

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Retiring list – https://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/CategoryPage.aspx?categoryid=30100

Clearance rack –  https://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryid=300100

Eastern Palace Bundles – https://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/searchresults.aspx

For all online orders please use the May Hostess Code –  YT3DFE3J to earn yourself a little something from me.

And finally as always please contact me if you would like to place an order or have any questions.

Happy Stampin’

Melissa x

 

Card Class Creations!

This week I have been busy with classes. I love my classes – we always have lots of fun and laughs!

This week we focused on the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle. Currently you can purchase this bundle for $81.25 that’s a savings of 10%. These items are carrying over into the new catalogue but wont be available as a bundle. So if this is on your wish list, you might want to consider purchasing it before the end of May!

The first card is made using blushing bride and rich razzleberry. The dragonfly image is stamped then cut out with the framelits. Layered over the top is another die cut this time using Vellum giving the whole image a soft look.


The second card has little stamping, I wanted to showcase the other dies in the set. I just love these dragonflies! The base is Island Indigo and the white card was embossed with The hexagon embossing folder which looks just like honeycomb! 

The designer series paper (DSP) I have used for both cards is the Blooms and Bliss which is in the retirement list and has unfortunately already sold out.

What are you creating this weekend?

Happy Stampin’

Melissa x

 

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School Fundraiser – Stampin Up Style!

Recently my daughter’s school (along with another 2 schools) organised a fundraiser night with a talk at our local high school by the one and only Maggie Dent. Whilst I couldn’t attend the event myself I was more than happy to make a donation for the raffle prizes.

Stampin’ Up! sent me a HUGE box of goodies to donate. All I needed to do was put it together in some cute plastic boxes I found at my local $2 shop, wrap them in cellophane and ribbon and and attach a cute tag.


The tags I made with the  Best Birds set and the matching Birds and blooms thinlits. I then water coloured the images using my water colour pencils and a blender pen.

I heard the night was a big success!
Happy Stampin’

Melissa x

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More Bloomin’ Heart cards

I made these cards a while ago for some special birthday girls but wanted to wait until after my blog hop last week to share them as I knew I wanted to do a similar design. I had loads of fun getting inky and experimenting with different colour combinations.

I try to make the gift and card to match so I like to make a bag or co-ordinate the colours from the gift. 



This one I forgot to take a photo of the card on its own 🙄 but it is the same design just using the blue hues to match the gift bag colours. 

I think I’m a bit addicted to these, I can’t seem to stop making them! I’m so pleased the Bloomin heart thinlits are carrying over into the new catalogue. 

Why not give them a try for yourself? Experiement with different colours and see what you come up with. The great thing about these is that not two are exactly alike and there is not right or wrong! 

Happy Stampin’

Melissa x 
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