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Meljen's Designs - Recipe Challenge

Here we go! This is my first post using Microsoft Live Writer. Blogger has been frustrating me lately so I thought I would try something new. I like the “What you see is what you get” aspect of Live Writer. But, like all Microsoft products, I am sure it will lure me in, get me hooked, and then break or fail in some way, leaving me miserable.

Okay, I know you didn’t come here today to listen to my MS woes so I will get onto “bidness”. The new Meljen’s Designs challenge is a recipe challenge. We want to see 3 colors, 2 patterned papers, and 1 bow. Here is my project using one of the images being released today.

I also used the freebie from the Meljen’s Designs blog from Monday.

Here is a peek at all the new images that are now available at Whimsy Stamps.

Thank you for stopping by!


  • Stamps: Little Pull Duck from Meljen's Designs (on Whimsy Stamps), Sweet Things Come In Small Packages (Freebie) from Meljen's Designs
  • Inks: Distress Inks Antique Linen
  • Papers: PaperTrey kraft CS, Neenah Crest solar white, October Afternoon Ducks In a Row & Farm Fresh paper packs, misc. pink & blue CS
  • Tools: Copic Markers, Sewing Machine, Fiskars edge punch, Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities
  • Embellishments: The Twinery bakers twine, misc. button, Sakura white ink pen



Karin said…
This is just so sweet! Love the litte duck and the inside is beautiful :) Hope this L.W. contiues to work well for you :)
oh i so envy anyone who can sew - especially on a card! this is absolutely gorgeous!

so glad you joined us this week at MPCC!

hugs :)
K. Joy said…
Goodness, that is adorable!!! LOVE the colors and stitching! The layout it so cute! Really gives the focus to the little pull toy! :) Thanks for sharing!!
chris said…
aww so special, love it.
Wow, such a fabulous creation.
Sara I. said…
Soooo stinkin' cute Cheryl!! Such cute papers and love your coloring and little glossy accents on the wheels!! Fabulous card - love the addition of the 2nd image on the inside!
bosenberries said…
fantastic colouring! Thanks so much for playing along with My Partner in Crafting Crime's 'layer it up' challenge! Good luck with the extra draws!
Rachel x said…
Fab card- so cute and you've pulled all those strong colours together beautifully!! :)
Thanks for sharing with us at My Partner In Crafting Crime this time!! :)
hugs, Rachel x
Dixie said…
Adorable baby card! I love these images, and your colouring is amazing. Papers, colours, sewing, everything's just wonderful!
xiumaiyuki said…
What a happy and sweet card! The stitching is a perfect touch here and I love that sentiment inside... so true!
Kathy and Lucky said…
What a sweet card, love it, especially that stitching and paper. I know a lot of people are using Live Writer, I will keep my fingers crossed that Blogger behaves for me. :)
sgc said…
Sweet, sweet card! Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo Challenge.
Linda McClain said…
Ah, what a cutie. Thanks for playing with us at Catered Crop.
Super cute card Cheryl!
Andrea said…
Adorable!! Love the stitching!!
Joanne Gilch said…
How sweet...great recipe!!! I just can not find the time to do all the challenges that I want. didn't realize that LW was so brand new to you, too. hugs, jo
Karen B. said…
Oh, this is so cute!
Cute cute cute!!! I think I remember having one of those toys as a youngster!!!
Great papers for this image too!

And your sewing is really coming along!!! My mom found me a sewing machine at a tag sale in FL - so maybe in June, I will get some lessons from her!!

Marlene said…
First - adorable ducky card! Nicely put together....and SECOND - YOUR SEWING ROCKS!!! Wow! It's perfect!
Wanda Cullen said…
LOVE this card with all the stitching details, the twine and button and the great coloring! So glad you played along with us at RTB!
Anita said…
Fabulous card Cheryl. Love your coloring and the papers and layout are so pretty. That twine and big blue button are just perfect for this image.
Imke said…
Fabulous card ! Sweet image and i absolutely love the DP. Super great !!
Catherine said…
Thank you for joining us at Catch the Bug with Bugaboo Stamps ! Your card is gorgeous ! Love the image and your stitching is fab ! Good luck !
Wenda said…
Beautiful card, thanks for joning us at OSAAT this week.

Hugs Wenda
Riet said…
So gorgeous card Cheryl,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx
Cass said…
Hi Cheryl! This card is soooo adorable. I love the stitching and the clors, the string and the button. The shading around the edges of the duck paper. Gosh, this is so adorable!
Tammy said…
This is adorable Cheryl! I love that duck and your papers! Thanks for playing along with us at Catch the Bug!
Tammy :)
Nikki Byrne said…
What a Quacker!! this is fab, thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT this week. Nikki
Amy said…
This is so sweet. The perfect baby card! Thanks for joining Bugaboo at Catch the Bug
Saskia said…
Lovely card, so cute!
So sweet. Thank you for playing at OSAAT.
Hugs Nataliya
This is one very cute card!! Love that little ducky!
Maria Matter said…
Wow, this is gorgeous Cheryl!! love the design with your stitching...just fabulous!!!
hugs & blessings
whoistracy said…
Oh my gosh, that little pull duck is just adorable!! Reminds me of the old school toys we had growing up.
Anne Marie said…
Adorable! Love your mix of colors and patterns! that stitching is a great touch! Just too cute! :)
Love it!! It reminds me of a quilt and you couldn't have picked any better DP to go along with this image. HOW PERFECT! Bee-yoo-ti-ful!! Thanks for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! {{{hen hugs}}}
mandy said…
Hi Cheryl

You have won our April Challenge over in the cupcake craftroom
with your fab card!

Do email us to claim your prize and winner's badge :)

& thanks so much for entering the Cupcake challenge !

Love Mandy

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