30 September 2018

One Cup - watercolour pencil, embossing


On a cold blustery Monday, a coffee hot tub would be a lovely idea. I coloured the Kraftin' Kimmie image with Nuvo watercolour pencils and added embossing in two ways to the card.


29 September 2018

Swan - watercolour embossing resist


I love the vibrancy of stained glass. My card features a stamp from Impression Obsession and watercolour on a Stampin' Up embossed background.


Congratulations - watercolour, embossing resist


White flowers as a congratulatory greeting for a happily ever after, my card features Unity Stamps and an Elizabeth Craft Designs die cut sentiment and Zig watercolour marker.

28 September 2018

Snow Days - watercolour pencil


Winter is coming and I couldn't be happier. Snow is happy. This sledding bear card features a House Mouse and Friend stamp with Nuvo watercolour pencils and CC Designs dies.


27 September 2018

Blue Birthday - embossing, die cutting


My birthday card in blues, features a die cut from Memory box and an embossing folder from Sizzix with BoBunny glitter paste and Nuvo Mousse. "Age is just a number."


26 September 2018

Cider - coloured pencil, die cutting


Some people look forward to Autumn for pumpkin spice. Me, I look forward to the spiced mulled apple cider. To me, it's the perfect cup of comforting yum. My apple-icious card features a Newton's Nook stamp set and die cuts with Koh-i-Noor pencil colouring.


Weeds - emboss resist, shaped card


In every garden, we determine which are flowers (desired) and which are weeds (things to be removed).  But many weeds do become flowers when we get to know them. My shaped card features stamps from Impression Obsession and embossing resist with Distress maker.


24 September 2018

Sparkle - die cutting, embossing, gift card holder


My make for today is a combo tag and gift card pocket using die cuts with a glitzy cardstock to make the pocket and a fun sentiment from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

Autumn Puppy - coloured pencil, die cutting, embossing


Woof! Autumn is here and this little puppy couldn't be happier. My card features an Aurora Wings digital stamp with coloured pencil, embossing with Distress Oxides, and die cuts. Hope it's a Fall of sweet surprises for you!


23 September 2018

Get Well - watercolour pencil


A helpful candy stripe nurse's aide bandages a teddy bear so he can heal up. My card features a long retired image from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, a die cut sentiment from Elizabeth Craft Designs, and an embossing for the background from Spellbinders.

22 September 2018

Autumn Box - die cutting


A lovely box in Autumn colours fashioned from a Spellbinders die with Prima Marketing patterned paper and flower.

21 September 2018

Big Fish - coloured pencil


Catching the big fish, either literally or allegorically, is the dream of many. "Don't call it a dream, call it a plan", especially when you do succeed in achieving it. My nautical, fishy, dreamy card features a digital stamp from The Paper Shelter with coloured pencil and sentiments from Unity Stamps and an accent stamp, inside, from Emerald Creek.

20 September 2018

Christmas Kitty - gatefold, die cutting


Meow-y Christmas! This cute little kitty is all ready for Christmas cheer on a card featuring die cuts from Memory Box, Paper Smooches, and CC Designs with sentiments from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and glow-in-the-dark Nuvo drops.

18 September 2018

Rainbow Birthday - die cutting, washi tape


My rainbow-iffic card features dies and stamps from Impression Obsession. The rainbow on the front is complemented by the holographic rainbow on the inside.



17 September 2018

Witchin' - Through the Craftroom Door, digi paper, shaker


Featuring a digital paper from Decosses Dynamite Doodles, my card represents witches flying around their magic cauldron which doubles as a shaker for this Halloween card that is my inspiration project for the Through the Craftroom Door challenge blog. This week's sponsor is Decosses Dynamite Doodles.


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All Cylinders - alcohol marker, shaker


My card today is a masculine birthday card with a shaker featuring stamps by Unity Stamp Co with Spectrum Noir colouring, Lawn Fawn plaid, and a shake-shake-shaker.


16 September 2018

Merry & Bright - single layer, watercolour pencil


Decorating is one of the best parts of the season. It's fun to be merry and bright. My single layer card features stamps from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and colouring with Nuvo watercolour pencil and Nuvo glitter marker.

Kindness - stencilling


Kindness is the true beauty. Two stencils from Simon Says Stamp combined to make a flower in a single layer card

Pumpkin Spice - embossing, die cutting


Autumn brings the drink so many crave, Pumpkin Spice Latte. My card features a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp set embossed as a background with a die cut coffee cup from Sizzix.


14 September 2018

Pizza My Heart - single layer, CAS, coloured pencil


Pizza = YUM! My single layer, CAS card features a Simon Says Stamp set coloured with Winsor Newton coloured pencils.

Pizza Fairy - watercolour


Pizza Yum! Pizza party birthday, double yum! My card features a watercoloured Paper Shelter image with glittered cardstock and pizza paper along with a stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.

13 September 2018

Birthday RWB - die cutting


Festive birthday with shiny foils and pearly embossing, my card features dies from Memory Box and Tonic Studios with a 3-D embossing folder by Stampin' Up.


12 September 2018

Book Dragon - Oxides on glossy paper, paper piecing


What else would a dragon avidly read other than books of fantasy tales? Though to a dragon, the fantasy stories would be histories and the hero probably wouldn't be the knight. My card features Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and Distress Oxides on glossy photo paper with paper piecing.

Coffee Owl - watercolour pencil


For many of us, it's a wise thing to start the day with coffee, like the wisdom of an owl. My card features an image from Jessica Lyn coloured with Prisma Marketing watercolour pencils and Core'dinations plaid papers.

11 September 2018

Card Shark - coloured pencil


Mouses playing games with cards almost as big as they are! This cute House Mouse image, coloured with Prismacolor pencils, is the focal of a birthday card for my brother-in-law.

08 September 2018

Autumn Leaf - stencilling and masking, embossing


Autumn is my second favourite season. I love the vibrant colours in the changing of the leaves and am so happy I live in an area with spectacular displays of those changing leaves. My Autumn card features stamps and inks from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and a stencil/mask from Dyan Reaveley.

Coffee Cards - shaped, tag card


A pair of small cards that are also tags with a coffee theme are my shaped card project for today. They feature stamps and inks from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and a Tim Holtz die.

Morning People - sentiment focal, Cosmic Shimmer, 3-D embossing


My card today features Kraftin' Kimmie stamps, 3-D embossing from Crafter's Companion decorated with Cosmic Shimmer.

07 September 2018

Angel Shaker - watercolour


Today's card is a bit of whimsy, an angel in a shaker featuring a Craftin' Desert Divas stamp set, a CC Designs die, Daniel Smith watercolours to colour the image, and shaker stars.

06 September 2018

Time - embossing resist


You're my past and future, I'd travel through time for you! My time travel inspired card features stamps from Visible Image and Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps with Distress ink and embossing resist.

ATCs - embossing, Cosmic Shimmer and Nuvo Mousse


Artist Trading Cards are small cards, typically 2.5" x 3.5" that can be, well, traded or given to showcase a few your talents. My ATCs feature Unity Stamps, Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Polish, Nuvo Embellishment Mousse, embossing with Simon Says Stamp and Emerald Creek, and stamping with Stazon. Just a quick pair of lovelies.

05 September 2018

Birthday Princess - Copic colouring, 3-D embossing,


Pretty as a princess waiting for her birthday kiss. My card features a Newton's Nook stamp set with Copic colouring on a Crafter's Companion 3-D embossed panel with Nuvo Embellishment mousse and gold embossing inside and out.



04 September 2018

Technique: backgrounds with 3D embossing with Nuvo Mousse, Cosmic Shimmer, and Glitter Kiss, part 2



I love making backgrounds and will sometimes just spend some time 'playing' with various products to make backgrounds for unknown projects of the future. These 4 all use 3-D embossing folders and metallic pastes/creams to embellish them.

03 September 2018

Back to School Fox - Through the Craftroom Door, watercolor pencil, Distress Oxide, Distress paint splatter


The leaves are starting to turn colours and fall from the trees signalling the yellow school buses to return to the streets to pick up their charges. It's time for back to school.

My card today is my inspiration project for the Through the Craftroom Door blog challenge. Each week we have an Anything Goes challenge. This week's sponsor is M Medel Illustrations and the randomly drawn winner of the challenge will win 3 digital images from their shop.


Hi there! I've doodled since I can remember (on table cloths, street guides, text books, walls and finally, for my parent's relief, sketchbooks). What I love the most is to create adorable characters for both adults and children and bring them to life. That's why I became an animator and illustrator.
I decided to create a shop to free all the characters that were trapped in my sketchbooks, unfinished. So I took them, refurbished and sparkling, and share them to the world. They are ready to be adopted and willing to be part of your crafts.
All my illustratons are 100 % handmade by me, scanned from my sketchbooks and finished in Photoshop with my beloved Wacom Cintiq.
I hope you like what you see and come back soon.
Follow me on :
INSTAGRAM: @maria_medel_illustrations


My card features the Back to School Fox in a scene with a school bus from Simple Stories, a tree from Impression Obsession, a greeting from Hero Arts, and an inside sentiment from Unity Stamps. The fox is coloured with Prima Marketing watercolour pencils, and the background is Distress Oxides with Distress Paint splatters.


Technique: backgrounds with 3D embossing with Nuvo Mousse, Cosmic Shimmer, and Glitter Kiss, part 1



I love making backgrounds and will sometimes just spend some time 'playing' with various products to make backgrounds for unknown projects of the future. These 4 all use 3-D embossing folders and metallic pastes/creams to embellish them.

Birthday Eclipse - eclipse die cutting, Distress Oxide and Color Burst, embossing


Happy Birthday on an eclipse card with an embossed swirled background with Distress Oxides and Color Burst. My card featured stamps and die from Impression Obsession.

02 September 2018

Baby - Distress marker


Rock-a-bye-baby nestled in the embrace of Mama.  My card features a stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps coloured with a single Distress marker and waterbrush.

Ballerina - animation


Slide the tab in and out to see the ballerina dance! My animation card features a stamp by Uchi Designs / Motion Crafts stamped in fuchsia with a frame of hearts and flowers.