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Meljen’s Designs Challenge #83–Brads

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It’s time to announce the new Meljen’s Designs challenge and give you a look at the new images going into the store today. As you probably guessed, the challenge this week is to use BRADS. I used one of the new images, Pumpkin Crow, to make this card. (My brads are the flower centers.)

Here is a look at the new digital images going into the store today.

While you’re checking out the Meljen’s Designs store, be sure to check out the new pre-colored digis Melissa added earlier this week. Using precolored digis makes creating cards (or other paper crafts) a snap.

Stop by the Meljen’s Designs blog to see the projects using the new digis from the rest of the DT.

Have a great day!


  • Stamps: Pumpkin Crow (digital stamp) by Meljen’s Designs
  • Inks: Antique Linen distress inks
  • Papers: Neenah Crest solar white, Papertrey kraft & dark chocolate CS, Bo Bunny Forever Fall Collection DP pad
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Big Shot, Stampin’ Up edge punch, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Papertrey flower die, Copic markers
  • Embellishments: Spica clear glitter pen, Felt Works wool felt, Papertrey button twine, misc brads



Audrey Pettit said…
Oh, how cute! What a fun image. Love your coloring and love your card design. Such perfect fall papers. The flowers with their brad centers are a sweet addition to this little cutie. :)
Karen B. said…
Great design, the pop of blue is fantastic!
Gorgeous card Cheryl, I love the papers and all the stitching.
Kevin xx
Anne Marie said…
So pretty, Cheryl! I really like that rich color combo and all of the stitching. That sweet image stands out beautifully! :)
Dixie said…
Beautiful fall colours and papers. I love the stitching and those pretty flowers with the twine. Lovely card!
Karin said…
Those felt flowers are so perfect on your fall card and the loopy twine is so unique! Cute pumpkin image too :)
Sonia said…
Love the colours, the image... Beautiful creation!
Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts this week. Good Luck!!
Hope to see you next challenge.
GiGi said…
Beautiful card! I love the felt flowers and plaid papers! Thanks for playing at CTO!
Elizabeth said…
This is a beautiful card! I love the stitching, great coloring job and felt flowers!
sgc said…
Very pretty! I'm glad you received some inspiration from our photo. Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo Challenge.
mforquer said…
Cheryl this is beautiful - I love the felt flowers and the twine - what a nice touch! Gorgeous stitching too! You are always so inspiring!
Marjo said…
Gorgeous fall card Cheryl, love the pumpkin. Thanks so much for playing with us at Siimply Create.

xoxo Marjo
Joanie said…
Love the vintage look of this card and the backing papers are fab. Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes.
Violets Corner said…
Wow, this is stunning, lovely leaves and fabulous colouring!

Many thanks for sharing with Cupcake Craft Challenges.

Warm hugs
Jayne said…
Gorgeous card,love the image you used.Thanks for playing at CTO.
Jayne x
Laura Davis said…
Awesome card, I love the twine!
Thanks for playing at the Ribbon Carousel!
Great image and perfect papers along with it! Love those flowers!!! I always love your dotted backgrounds too! I don't see anyone else doing it but you :)

Hope you're having a great day :)
Lola said…
Beautifully colored and lovin' all the texture. Great fall card! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Catch the Bug.
Annette said…
Very cute card.. I love your countdown until Christmas..
Wedgie said…
Gorgeous card, love the colours. Thank you for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx
Posh Cat Crafts said…
Wonderful card! loving the colours. Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes Challenge blog this time. If you are interested I have some blog candy up for grabs Click Here to enter
Anything goes DT
Jackie said…
Great job! New follower, just love these challenges because of all the new talent I get to find!

Dawn♥ said…
Absolutely gorgeous Cheryl! Cute image. TFS Dawn♥
Joey said…
Gorgeous card Cheryl, I love the colour of those flowers! thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x
Monika/Buzsy said…
Gorgeous card Cheryl. Love the image, the coloring (the dots looks awsome) and the felt flowers. Just perfect. Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week. :o)
mixamatoasties said…
Great card.

Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin this week.

Susan xx
Mary J said…
How simply stunning Cheryl! Thanks for joining us at Pollycrafts Monday!

Mary J x
Laurie said…
Such a cute card! Thanks for playing with us at CTO!
Livert said…
Cute card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges this week.

Anita said…
A beautiful fall card Cheryl and the image is gorgeous. Perfect papers and I really love those felt flowers. Hmmm, I may have to place a PTI order soon as I think that die is calling my name.
Abi said…
I love love love the DSP's you've used to complement this great image! A wonderful card. Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin x
Riet said…
So gorgeous card,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx
Cathymac said…
What a cute image! Love these warm autumn papers and your fabulous coloring! Thanks for joining us at
The Sweet Stop this week!
Gorgeous!!! Thank you for joining us at the Ribbon Carousel Challenge this week.
Shelly said…
Hi Cheryl! What a lovely creation! The flowers look so pretty, and the colours are beautiful! Thanks for joining in at Cupcake, Shelly ;)
Oh how sweet! Fabulous image and papers!! Thanks for joining us for the month long Anything Goes challenge at Freshly Brewed.

helloholley said…
lots of gorgeousness going on here! ;)thanks for joining us at SSCB! Blessings!!

Donna said…
Absolutely gorgeous Cheryl, beautiful colours and papers and I lurve your little felt flowers...too cute :) Donna ♥ x
Kathleen said…
Fab image, great autumnal colours and I love the felt flowers. Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes
Hugs Kat xx
Marlene said…
I'm impressed by all that stitching!
Min said…
I just LOVE this card - your layout is fabulous!!! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Inspiration Photo" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations
Sara I. said…
Gorgeous papers and as always your design is perfect! Lovin' those felt flowers!
Sandi said…
Gorgeous colors Cheryl!
Thanks for playing in our 'Halloween OR Autumn Colors' Challenge #32, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!
Anne said…
Gorgeous Cheryl, love the colours you've used. Thanks for playing along with us at OLL this time. Hugs x
Tracy said…
Absolutely gorgeous color scheme Cheryl! That dotted background really adds something special to your adorable image. :-) Wonderful!
Pattie G said…
This is so cute! I love your coloring and all of your added touches. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Pattie ♥
Lesley said…
Great card! Fab image and lovely felt flowers. Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx
Very nice card... beautiful images.

thanks for playing with us at CTO...

ike said…
Fabulous card. Great image and I love the sewing on your background papers. Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create.
Ike xxx
scrap joanny said…
very great card :-) I love your work so much :-) thanks so much for playing with lollipopcrafts - hugs Joanna
Sheena said…
Beautiful card - I love the colours you've chosen! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week, Sheena xx
Pat (mspfd) said…
Fabulous card for fall. Such a cute, cute image. Love the flower/twine treatment.
Jack said…
Fabulous card with a great Autumn vibe to it. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley. xx
Kathy said…
Gorgeous fall card. Love the felt flowers, such a great touch.
Andrea Ewen said…
Fabulous Fall colors and beautiful fabric flowers! Thanks for joining us at the Ribbon Carousel this week!
Esther said…
Wonderful card!
Love your stitching and what you did with the twine!
Thanks for joining us at CTO!
Hi Cheryl!!!
Just so you know....I miss you!! I hope that everything is going well.
I love your card this week...the colors are just amazingly beautiful and perfect for the fall holiday season.

Great card, I love your rich colors with your beautifully colored image! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)
steph said…
Thanks for playing in our challenge!
♥ Steph
DT for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
Jackie said…
This is just so sweet Cheryl! I love how you used the photo for this creation, it turned out amazingly pretty! Thank you for playing along with us at Inky Impressions this week!
Scrapaddict said…
Just beautiful! Love the papers and the images! Thanks for playing Simply Create!
kaos said…
Hey there

Beautiful creation - thank you for sharing with us at the Crafty Purple Frog Challenge!

Heather said…
This is just stunning! I love the felt flowers.

Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges month long prize challenge! Don't forget, you have until the end of the month to enter using a FBD image to win our BIG BLOG CANDY!

Have a blessed day
Heather D.
Sheryl said…
Hi Cheryl! This card is so gorgeous!
I love how you used the twine with the pretty felt flowers! It's so WARM and PRETTY!
Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our month long prize challenge, "Anything goes!"
Remember if you enter a project with a Fresh Brewed Designs Image, you will be entered into our big blog candy drawing!
Warm Hugs, Sheryl

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