Sunday 24 November 2013

Etsy Shop

This week I have some exciting news!  I wanted a piece of art that incorporated my baby, Winston.  I came up with this....
His silhouette is made up of all the nicknames I have for him.  I posted on facebook and had such a positive response I decided to open my own Etsy Shop!  I can now create custom pieces for anyone using their dog's silhouette and their nicknames, characteristics, commands, etc.  I send the file in jpeg format so people can print and frame, use it to make mousepads, calendars, mugs, iphone cases, ...any kind of photo gifts.  Plus by sending a digital image customers don't have to pay for shipping.  Who knows if it'll take off, but I had my first order within hours of posting, so fingers crossed!!  Please feel free to check out other examples at The Crafty Meerkat

On to my card for the week.  This is one of the newer Saturated Canary images called Tidy Up.  I just love colouring all her pleats and long hair!
Sorry, I coloured her a while ago and can't remember what Copics I used!

I'm entering her in the following challenges:
Anonymous Stamps - anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Use a Digi
Creative Inspirations Paint - anything goes
Lacy Sunshine - anything goes
One stitch at a time - Bingo (Stickles are hard to see but on the dots of her headband/dress, 3+layers, die cut)
Scribble and Scrap - anything goes
Pink Gem Challenge - sparkles
All Sorts Challenge - bring on the Bling
Color me creative challenge - anything goes
Dynamic Duos - Tripple threat (blush, raspberry, pear)
Inkspirational - anything goes
Just some lines - three or more embellishments
Lady Anne's Challenge - more than one layer


  1. Lovely card!!!!!! Thanks for playing atOSAAT. Good luck. Hope to see you next challenge!

  2. Oh this is so sweet, lovely card and great coloring. Thanks for joining us at Come and Get It this week.
    Cindy DT

  3. Love your coloring and all of the other details on this cute card! Thanks for playing along with us at the Dynamic Duos :-)

  4. Such a pretty creation with sweet image superbly coloured and beautiful back ground paper . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  5. Fabulous card and image. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  6. Oh what a very beautiful card Melissa is my favourite colour so I was eager to enlarge this card and I have to tell you that I love it. Miss 'Tidy Up' is coloured so prettily and your backing paper is gorgeous. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

  7. This is so pretty...gorgeous colouring and colour choices.

    My son shares a lot of the same nicknames as your Winston. :o) You've done a great job with that.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  8. lovely card, so bright and pink :D Seen on MIM

  9. Lovely card and beautiful colouring! Spotted it on MIM xx

  10. Lovely image and card, thanks for playing at Allsorts this week. xxx

  11. Fabulousl card Melissa, adorable image & sweet design! Perfect for our challenge this round!

    Good to see you join us for the OSAAT Challenge, hope to you come back soon!
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    Shell in Alaska ~ OSAAT DT

  12. This is so pretty - and beautifully coloured too.

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

  13. So cute. I like the layering with the almost hidden doily, and your coloring on that image is fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  14. Great card and images. Thank you for joining us at Lady Anne,s with our more than one layer challenge, Tania xx (DT)

  15. Such a beautiful job on your card! I spotted it over at MIM!

  16. I saw your beautiful card at Make It Monday! It is just lovely! Great hair and the rest of your coloring is awesome, too!

  17. Such a beautiful card. I so love SC images but often feel overwhelmed by all the detail. You have mastered this image with superb coloring and a well designed card. I saw you on MIM.

  18. Lovely project, thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week!

  19. Lovely card and great coloring.
    Thanks for joining us at Anonymous Stamps.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  20. Oh this is beautiful! I saw you on MIM and had to come and take a closer look. Gorgeous stamp and love your colors. :) Hugs Lotta

  21. Lovely card...
    thanks for join us at Lacy Sunshine...

  22. She's gorgeous and you did a fabulous job coloring her up. Great card layout. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week. Good luck. Maggie - DT

  23. Very pretty.. I love your coloring. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos.

  24. Gorgeous card! Love your coloring! Oh and love your blog title - I love meerkats! Thank you so much for playing along with us in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Lacy Sunshine. We're so happy you joined us! Please join us, again! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member for Lacy Sunshine.

  25. Stunning image and beautifully coloured. Love the DSP you have used, it makes a fabulous background and draws out the colours in the image. Thanks for sharing with at Inkspirational. We hope to see you again soon. Meighan DT