Friendship Has Its Perks

Hi All! So happy it is the weekend! Nice to a have a little free time. My project today incorporates two challenges. The card is inspired by the sketch challenge at Priscillastyles, Midnight Madness sketch #18. This layout was definitely a challenge for me! Getting all those brads lined up!! If you haven't visited Priscilla's blog, you need to stop by. The blog candy is AMAZING!

The second challenge is the My Favorite Challenge in the MFT forum at Splitcoaststampers. This week's challenges is to use metal on your project. I used metal brads and a metal charm.

I am absolutely loving this new set, Coffee? Tea?, from My Favorite Things. The dress is paper pieced and I cut out and popped up the sleeve for some dimension. I colored with Copics and added shading with BG000 about the image and Tim Holtz distressing ink in Tea Dye around the edges. I pulled out a ruler and did a little math to get the brads to line up right. Then I wrapped twine around the brads twice. I added crocheted lace up the middle, and tied on a beautiful charm at the bottom. I did zig zag around the edges with my sewing machine. Tough sketch challenge, but I will say I am very pleased with the final product!

I needed a small thank you for a friend, so I put some of her favorite tea in a clear bag. I made the topper with my nestibilities. I made the tag with the same stamp set. The set come with three adorable cups. I used the plain one and did a little paper piecing. The sentiment is also from the set. These beautiful papers are new by Memory Box, which I purchased from Cat at Cat's Craft Cupboard.

Thanks for stopping by! I sure appreciate all your comments!


  1. Hi Melody, this is another card that would stop traffic :) it is a beauty!! your lace work is perfect!! You sure know how to work out a challenge. Your whole project set is just great.Thank you so much for playing. I love seeing your name pop up on Mr. Linky..I always know I am in for a treat.
    MMSC Hostess

  2. This is an awesome card! Love the colors, how perfectly the brads are lined up...great card!

  3. Stunning! Again! WOW! You do such amazing work. Thanks for bringing a few cards to share at TNT this month! I loved seeing them in person. Your talent is HUGE! You should be DTing for one of the BIG companies! They'd be lucky to have you!!!

  4. I love this Melody!! What an awesome gift ensemble!! Again I say, why doesn't MFT pick you up as one of their designers. You rock their sets every time you use them!! Love your take on the sketch!!

  5. Melody, great job, you'd never know it was difficult by the final project but I know just how you feel, and that new stamp set IS fabulous.
    As usual I love your card.

  6. What a cute duo. I just love these types of combination to give to your special friends. It shows you went the extra mile to create something just for them. So attractive and eye catching. Thanks for playing the MMSC challenge this week and sharing with us your wonderful talent.


  7. Beautiful card - really, really nice and love the paper pieced dress. Very nice gift for a friend. TFS

    Thanks for joining us at Midnight Madness, so glad you thought of us, hope to see you again.

    Jane MMSC DT