Cards, Cards, Cards + Winner

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Well I've done it again, I've left my blog alone for far too long. I wish I could get my life sorted out so I was back in the swing of things but until I start to feel 100% again then I'm going to have to put up with being a bit vague. Sorry! Anyhow, I have a few cards to share plus the announcement of the My Little Shoebox giveaway I had on my blog some time ago.

All this week the Pebbles team have been working on 'Back to School' projects without actually using any school related products... hmmm, interesting concept! Well at first I thought 'how am I going to manage that one', but when I opened up my 'Fresh Goods' collection, it was jam packed with gorgeous primary colours and wonderful prints that were perfect for creating a couple of 'thankyou teacher' cards.

I came across the cutest apple on my Cricut 'Plantin Schoolbook' Cartridge.

I am loving this new velvet ribbon from American crafts and the bows sit perfectly. The only issue I have with it... Mr Wilson (the kitten) seems to love the yellow and hunts it down amongst my other ribbons to use as his new chew-toy! I've caught him with it three times, bad kitty!

Okay, a stamper I'm not... but I had an idea and I didn't want it to get the better of me just because I'm afraid of stamping! I used the Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge to cut out an apple template and then proceeded to stamp the word teacher in diffierent colours within the template. Well it was kinda what I was hoping for but probably not quite as neat as I would have liked. Practice makes perfect I guess and I need some serious practice.

Don't forget to pop over to the Pebbles blog HERE to see all the wonderful 'Back to School' creations from the rest of the design team.

UPDATE: I woke this morning to find my email full of wonderful comments on one of my 'thankyou teachers' cards as it had been selected to feature at Two Peas... now this doesn't happen very often, actually I've only ever been featured once before so I was pretty darn excited. So much so that I couldn't resist taking a screen print of the page just so I could share and be before it disappeared from the Two Peas gallery. :)


 My Little Shoebox

Another card using the Cricut for creating a template. This time I used the Wall decor and More cartridge to create the dress form template and then placed the different MLSB patterned papers from the Home Tweet Home and Sew Cute collections behind the cut-outs. Add a ribbon, some bling and a rub-on sentiment and it's done.

Don't forget to pop by the MLSB blog HERE to spy some of the other cards created by the design team.

Giveaway Winner...
Well it's been a while since I posted this give-away so I had better post a picture of the prize pack again as a little reminder of the yummy My Little Shoebox and Imaginisce products up for grabs.

And using the trusty random generator again, the winner is...

Congratulations Leah!!!
Leah, could you please send me your details to and I will have your parcel sent out to you as soon as I can.

Thankyou to everyone for our continued support and hopefuly I will be back with another fun give-away or two very soon.

From farm to you...


  1. The cards are so original! Love them all!
    Congratulations to the winner!

  2. Wow! You are a cardmaker of note Melinda! These cards are so beautiful!!
    Hope you will be 100% soon. Missing you here in blogland. :)

  3. Cute cute cute cards!!! I love that Pebbles line too!!! It is a must have on my wishlist. I hope you start feeling better soon. :)

  4. LOVE the techniques used on these card creations. And congrats to that lucky winner!

  5. Gorgeous cards Melinda! (As always!!!) I especially love the velvet ribbon bow & the apple motifs - so cute! XXX

  6. Those cards rock. I LOOOVE the velvet ribbon too :)

  7. OHHHHHH! These cards are super amazing--LOVE all of them but that first one....LOOOOOOOOVE it! So clever:)

  8. RIDICULOUSLY great Melinda!!! As usual! :)

  9. I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO in love with that first one Melinda HUGE congrats!!

  10. Wooohoooo!! No big surprise that your card was featured at 2Peas!! I LOVE the creative way your mind works!!

  11. Huge congrats lovely, your cards are gorgeous!

    Hope things are beginning to settle for you. Thinking of you...take care xx

  12. Hi Melinda, I've been out of blog and craft action for a few months and am surfing around to catch up on everything I've missed out on. I would have to say that you are one of the most talented scrappers I have ever seen (and met!). I love everything that you post up here and your details are simply amazing. It's great to see you on all these international design teams! What an asset you are to them. You are really inspiring.

    I hope things start to calm down a little for you soon.

    Best wishes,

  13. Found your card on 2 Peas through Pinterest and just had to stop by your blog!

  14. Absolutely stunning cards. Love them all! Those papers are just gorgeous. ps thanks for the fantastic prize! Can't wait to have a play xx