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Meljen’s Designs–Just Hangin’ Around

It’s Thursday so that means it is time for a new release and a new challenge at the Meljen’s Designs blog. Our challenge this week is to create a business sized (4x9.5) card. I chose not to participate in the challenge this week, so stop by the Meljen’s Designs blog to see the inspiration pieces from some of the other DT members.

Although I didn’t make a business sized card, I couldn’t resist using this new image. I typically don’t care much for possums, but this little guy is cute. I stayed with a standard sized card so that I could slip into my box of cards bound for OWH. (66 cards are on the way – mailed today!)

Here is a look at all the new images this week. They are all available in the Whimsy Stamps store starting today.

I though I would also share a picture of a real possum that loves to stop by to eat my bird seed. This picture was taken in January when we had snow on the ground. (Opposed to April when we still had snow on the ground…) I like Melissa’s “Little Possum” much better than the real deal. What do you think?

Have a great day! Thank you for stopping by.


  • Stamps: Little Possum by Meljen’s Designs on Whimsy Stamps
  • Inks: None
  • Papers: Papertrey kraft & dark chocolate CS, Neenah Solar Crest white CS, My Mind’s Eye Stella & Rose Hazel paper pad
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Big Shot, My Favorite Things scallop edge die
  • Embellishments: The Twinery Caribbean baker’s twine, misc. button
  • Misc.: Sentiment computer generated



Trina said…
It does take a little something extra to make a possum cute! Your card and that image are very cute, however! Congrats on the cards for OWH!
Annette Bowes said…
Oh Cheryl I agree Melissa's Possum is cute! Not good still having snow in April lol! Cute card love your background. Congrats 66 cards on the way to OWH, well done!! Have a wonderful weekend, take careX:)
Crafty_Fairie said…
Love the image thanks for joining in at OSCC this week

Awww this is way cute! Thanks for joining us at the Emerald Faerie Garden.
Marie-Anne said…
What a gorgeous card!

K. Joy said…
This is so, so cute!! I love the colors! Or maybe it's the papers themselves!! :) Lets just say I like the fact that Melissa's possum is smiling - your real one looks a tad grumpy! ;) Thanks for sharing!!
Emily Leiphart said…
This is adorable, Cheryl! I love both the possum on your card and the one in the snow. I wouldn't want to keep one as a pet but I don't mind admiring their fluffiness from afar. ;)
Elaine Stark said…
Lovely card and photo in the snow. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine
pinky said…
How cute is that, I love it! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.
Jackie said…
What a cute image Cheryl & I love the layout! Very nice work as always & TFS!!!
Karen said…
Cute card - I love all the layers you added, and that speckled background! TFS
Cheers, Karen
Pat (mspfd) said…
I think your card is adorable and very well done. Love the picture but don't think I'd like to meet him IRL.
Donna said…
Adorable card Cheryl, such a perfect choice of colours and papers! Thank you for joining in the Cupcake fun this week and good luck! :) Donna x
Sara I. said…
Gorgeous card as always Cheryl - love the twine and button and your background for that cutie is fabulously done!
the word possum and cute are rarely in the same sentence but this is the exception, fantastic coloring too
Becky said…
eeeek, what an ugly little creature.

But your card is just adorable Cheryl, love how you did the background.
michele said…
Thank-you for sharing your fabulous card at C4E this week hugs x
KER said…
cute the coloring and the back ground...perfect sentiment
Jennifer said…
A really stunning make! xx Jenny xx
1CardCreator said…
Cute card, I agree, I like hers much, much better, lol.
lindyloo said…
hello Cheryl

aww super cute card thank you for joining us at the pear tree designs this week and good luck hugs linda x
Poppit said…
This is just tooooooooooooo cute! Adorable image and love the button and baker's twine. Thanks for joining us for this week's Cupcake Challenge xx
Kathy and Lucky said…
This is adorable, what a cute smile, the little guy on the card I mean, not sure about the real one, but love your card.
AnItA mArIe said…
fantastic card..
thanks for joining in on the emerald faeries challenge good luck Hugz Anita..XX
Andrea said…
The image possum-adorable; the snow possum-not so much!! Love your card!!
Anita said…
Adorable card Cheryl. Your coloring is beautiful and the dp is so pretty. Yuck, that possum doesn't look too friendly, does he? Guess I've never seen one up close and hope I never do lol!
Karin said…
Crazy cute! I love that one little line of stitching and the darling papers :) Bugs and rodents always cute on cards...real life? Not so much ;)
Cass said…
Ohh what an adorable card, you definitely know how to make a possum look cute! I love the colors and all the textures and layers on this, so pretty!!
It's simlpy adorable!
Eli (frosted design)
It's simlpy adorable!
Eli (frosted design)
Stephanie said…
Your backyard friend is really large. Not sure how I'd feel about him hangin' round my yard.

Adorable card. I love your dot colouring in the background. The layout is a keeper too. I will file it in my to do folder. Thanks for the inspiration.
Tammy said…
Awww that possum is adorable Cheryl!! I love how you added your sentiment and your coloring is gorgeous!
Audrey Pettit said…
Yes, I would agree that Melissa's possum is much more cute than the real deal. :) And your card is even cuter! I love your coloring job. All those dots in the background are just amazing. Love the kraft and the papers and the wrapped twine. And super fabulous sentiment. Just perfect!
Awww, this one IS cute.........can't say I like 'possums either!!! Love those huge scallops!

We have a possum living under our shed and I got a nasty surprise when I went out to check at what the dogs were barking at!! Yikes!!
Scared the sh*t outta me! Thankfully he got away!!!

Have a great night :)
Kathy said…
I was just thinking this possum is adorable, it's the real ones that freak me out, then bam your real possum picture, lol! Your card is so sweet, love the twine and button. You can keep the real guy at your house!
Leanne said…
Gorgeous card!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!  Hope to see you again next week!

Leanne xx
Susie said…
Gorgeous card, adorable image! Love your choice of papers and dotty background. Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck xx
Jules said…
So Cute Thanks for playing along at the Emerald Faeries Garden Best of Luck.
li-bee-ti said…
It's a very beautiful card!
BTW, I think you linked it to the wrong linkie at Frosted Designs (you've linked it to the sketch challenge). If so, you can still enter your card to the correct challenge.
Deb Mitchell said…
Ohhh wow!!! your card is absolutely amazing Hun!! A beautiful entry! Thank you for playing along with us at the Emerald Faeries Garden Challenge this month!

Hugz, Deb/ Owner
Alison said…
Super cute! Great image. Love the spotty background you created. Thank you for playing along with the Desert Islands Crafters Challenge!
Nikki said…
How cute! What a sweet stamp! Thanks for playing at Frosted Designs!
I love seeing all the adorable animal cards you make. They always make me smile and this one is no exception.
Tegan said…
the combo of colours and patterns on this card is great!

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