Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sweet Treats with Meljen's

Hello my friends!
Hope you are all having a great week.  Yesterday I woke up to rain!!!  I guess summer is heading out the door and Fall is just around the corner.  With October now here, that means Halloween is just around the corner.  Hopefully we'll get to enjoy this month because to me September went by so fast!!!  It might be a challenge, cause it seems like this year is just flying by so fast!!!

Speaking of challenges, welcome back for another Lollipop Crafts challenge.  This week's sponsor is

Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins.  She illustrates whimsical digital images inspired by her kids and family.  The Meljen's Designs store officially launched on April 1 and is steadily growing!  Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, freebies every Monday and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog.  Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at the WHIMSY STAMPS STORE to browse and enjoy Melissa's wonderful images!

So what's the challenge?! Challenge #51 - HALLOWEEN!  We are giving you a head start on creating those wonderful Halloween projects.  Create anything with the Halloween theme.  It can be spooky, cutesy, ghoulish, tricks or treats, just make sure you have some type of Halloween element on your creation.  Get creative and join us.  The prize?  Well Meljen's Designs, is generously giving the winner a choice of 4 DIGI IMAGES!! That's 4 CUTE digis to add to your collection!!  Challenge runs until Saturday, October 8th and your creation must be linked up with InLinkz by 8:00 pm PST on the Monday post.  Rules on playing along with the challenges may also be found on the Lollipop Crafts site sidebar.

For my card I used the really adorable Cute Little Candy Corn image. 

Doesn't this image make you smile?  I love objects that have cute faces, makes me smile.  As you can see I kept it really simple.  I used circle Spellbinders to cut them out, another circle in orange and using kraft cardstock I cut out the lacy scallop.  For the background I thought I would go simple and match the colors of the candy corn.  So using strips of yellow, orange and white I glued them together then used a swirls Cuttlebug folder and dry-embossed it.  Mounted it on dark brown cardstock and added a sheer dark brown ribbon.  After coloring the cute candy corn up (I colored one using the original colors and the other in the Indian candy corn colors) I stickled the swirls and dots surrounding them.  Sorry that you can't really see all the sparkles, but believe me it's there.  (hehe)  And what's that I see?  Another AmyR sentiment?  Yep, not just one, but two from the same stamp set.  It was perfect for my card.  :)

Now that you've seen my share, be sure to head on over to the Lollipop Crafts blog to see the rest of the T-Team's Halloween inspirations featuring our sponsor Meljen's Designs.  We hope you can join in on the Halloween fun!!

Have a fantastic Thursday my friends!!  See you back here tomorrow for a just for fun share.  Mahalo for stopping by!

When I remember I will try to list what was used ;)
Card recipe:
Stamps: Cute Candy Corn digi (Meljen's Designs), AmyR sentiments (CC Designs via All That Scraps)
Kraft cs (Recollections), white & dark brown cs (Neenah)
Circle & lacy scallop Spellbinders
Swirls embossing folder (Cuttlebug)
Dark brown sheer ribbon (Joann's)
Tuxedo black ink (Memento)
Copics: E01, 77, 71, 70, 0, Y17, 19, YR20, YR02, 04


Nady said...

Ta carte est très mignonne!
bravo, j'adore les couleurs.
Nadyne xx

Mimi said...

Adorable Leanne! Candy corn with a smiley face... can't resist that! ;) Love the background papers with swirls and great colors! Have a wonderful day! ;)

Amy said...

Love this Leanne and it had me smiling from the moment I saw it! The embossed candy corn background is awesome and I love the treatment you gave the image panel...totally terrific! :)

Creations by Shirl said...

Hi Leanne~
Thanks for hopping over and became a follower.... I'm glad you did, I have you on my right side bar so I can stop in and check you out too... Love the candy corns they are only so cute... but I don't like eating them.....

sweet said...

Hi Leanne, I was finally able to follow your blog. ugh, I dunno what's going on but I now have it. Okay, I just wanted to share with you that I really enjoy your creations and find so much inspiration on your blog.

Cyndi said...

love your card! i used the same image as you! me too, I like things with faces! :) have a great weekend!