Sunday, 28 November 2010

Undecided

Hello All,

Sorry for the long absence but things have not been so great for me and unfortunately I have not felt like crafting . Tragically my Uncle was killed in a car crash and this has been a terrible shock to me.

I hope that I will feel like updating my blog in the near future.

Take care and look after those that are dear to you.

Mel x

Thursday, 14 October 2010

60th Birthday

One of my work colleagues celebrates his 60th birthday at the end of October. I found this wonderful digi image whilst browsing one evening. The image is called Aubery Cake by Just Inked.

The designer papers are by Magnolia, I have also used my nesties & Copic markers.

Thanks for looking

Mel

Monday, 4 October 2010

Vintage Whiff of Joy


Good Evening, hope everyone has had a good weekend. I am pushed for time at the moment due to work however I had to find time to make this card for Poppy to give her step-dad. We are on holiday in Cyprus for Roger's birthday I'm really looking forward to a well deserved break as work has been incredibly busy.
I have chosen a vintage style for Henry Mouse, I think it suits him. The papers & tag die are by Magnolia, image has been coloured using Copic markers.
I am entering this card into
Thanks for looking
Mel

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Black & White Christmas Card

This is quite a modern card for me but I just like the elegance of the black & white. Yesterday I went to a demo and this was one of the ideas that I saw but I have changed it slightly. I will be making several of these cards for my relations as if only takes a few minutes to make one of these cards.

Thanks for looking

Mel

Friday, 24 September 2010

Engagement Card


Good Evening, a work colleague of mine has just returned from Barbados and whilst on holiday her boyfriend proposed, so I thought this Magnolia image would be perfect for their engagement card. The papers are also by Magnolia and are just fabulous.
Enjoy the weekend
Mel

Monday, 20 September 2010

Shopping Tilda


Good Evening, I am making good progress with my family Christmas cards. This card is for our Niece who like most twenty something girls loves shopping. I love this stamp it works so well for all sort of occasions.
I seem to be struggling for time to craft as I am working extra hours at work as we are so busy but hey more money to spend on stash!
Thanks for looking
Mel

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Tilda Christmas Card


Good Evening, hope everyone has had a good weekend. I am unsure what you call this style of card but I saw it on a blog a while ago. The image is from last years Christmas collection by Magnolia I can't wait to see this years. Once again I have choosen very traditional colours.
Thanks for looking
Mel

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Shopping Tilda


Good Evening, hope everyone has had a good day. I fell in love with this Shopping Tilda stamp by Magnolia. I think this stamp will be well inked as it is perfect for teenage girls.
The dp are also by Magnolia along with the swirl die. As usual I have used my Copic markers and the flower are from Wild Orchid.
Thanks for looking
Mel

Monday, 6 September 2010

An Award


I would like to thank Carol for very kindly thinking of me and giving me this award. I have to pass it onto 10 other people and say why I started my blog. I started my blog nearly two years ago because I really enjoyed looking at other peoples creative work and hoped that someone may enjoy looking at my work too.
I would like to pass this award to the following ladies who's blog I enjoy visiting so much
Thank you
Mel

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Tilda Christmas Card

Good evening, hope everyone has had a good weekend. Another family Christmas card crossed off my list, this one is for my Mother In Law. This year I seem to be keeping to the traditional Christmas colours. As usual the image has been coloured using Copic markers, the swirl is a die cut from Magnolia.

Thanks for looking

Mel

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Vintage Style Christmas Card

Good evening, I am making good progress with my family Christmas cards. This card is for Poppy to give to my Mum as she likes vintage style. Pleased with how this card has turned out. The image is one I bought from Norway and I have sprayed glimmer mist which gives the showing effect.

Thanks for looking

Mel

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Henry Mouse

Good Afternoon, I have made this card for my brother in law using a free digi download from Whiff of Joy called Spiderman Henry. I love this image as it is great for all men of any age.

The designer papers are by Magnolia and are just perfect to give my card the "USA" look.

Thanks for looking

Mel

Friday, 20 August 2010

Colour Create


Good Evening and hope everyone is well. I have created the above card for my nephew's birthday using a Mo Manning digi stamp called Georgies Cartwheel. It has been coloured using Copic pens, Mo's images are fabulous to colour.
I am entering this card into this weeks challenge over at Colour Create where they want to see you using the colours ivory, duck egg blue & one other colour.
Thanks for looking
Mel

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Japanese Tilda


As soon as I saw this Japanese Tilda stamp I knew I had to buy it and make a birthday card for my sister-in-law Dorothy who is 1/2 Japanese & 1/2 Chinese. The designer papers are also by Magnolia and are so pretty, love the colours.
I have used my copic pens to colour the image, my first attempt went in the bin as I used bright colours but it just didn't suit so I decided to use pastel colours and now I am pleased with the result.
I am entering ths card into the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew "lets get cute & girlie"
Thanks for looking
Mel

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Another Mermaid Card


Good Evening hope everyone has had a good weekend. I only have 1 more day of my holiday left but I have made several cards this week so I am happy.
I have made another card using my new Tilda mermaid stamp and once again I have used distress inks to colour Tilda. I need a lot more practise but I'm enjoying using a different medium.
Thanks for looking
Mel

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Just Magnolia

This weeks theme over at Just Magnolia is "Vintage" I love this style & so I decided to enter this card I made this afternoon. I have used a couple of the Magnolia images from their Summer kit club which I just adore. The papers are also by Magnolia, other bits & bobs are from my stash.

The image has been coloured using Copic pens but I have started to try colouring using distress inks and I like the vintage feels it gives an image.
I have my best friend Jane visiting for the day tomorrow. She is fairly new to card making and so we are hoping to spend some time in my craft room.
Thanks for looking
Mel

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

LOTV


Two posts on one day! Can you tell I'm on holiday? As soon as I saw this cute LOTV image I had to buy it. I decided to have a try at using distress inks to colour this image and I am really pleased with the results, I need more colours now!
My new Magnolia Doohickeys swirl & leaf die arrived in this mornings post so I quickly cut the swirl on my Cuttlebug and added it to this card which will be sent to my youngest nephew Kieran who lives in Australia.
Thanks for looking
Mel

Wild Orchid Challenge

The second challenge over at Wild Orchid Crafts is "Lovely Lace". I have used a deep lace as I thought it resembled shells perfect for my Mermaid card.

The super cute Tilda stamp is from the new Magnolia stamp kit which is just fabulous the best one to date in my opinion. I used Copics to colour the image and then added Stickles Stardust to add a bit of dimension to the image.

I'm really pleased with how this card has turned out.

Thanks for looking

Mel

Friday, 16 July 2010

Say It With Flowers

Wild Orchid have their 1st challenge which is "Say it with flowers" very easy! Of course I have used some beautiful roses from Wild Orchid but you don't have to use their flowers to enter.

I have tried to get a vintage feel to my card by sewing the edges of my papers and adding ink to my Whiff of Joy image.

Thanks for looking

Mel

Monday, 12 July 2010

Pop Up Card

My friend Dani & I always treat each other to lunch or afternoon tea as a birthday gift. I decided I wanted to make pop up card with the venue for Dani's up coming birthday gift.

I've had this stamp over a year and I am ashamed to say that this is the first time I have inked it up.

Thanks for looking

Mel

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Commissioned Card



I have been commissioned by a work colleague to make his son a graduation card. I decided to make a spring card into a mortar board by adding mats and layers with a tassel. I also made a matching gift box.
This is my first commission and so I am nervous but I am pleased with how it has turned out.
Thanks for looking
Mel

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Freebie Image

Two posts in one day amazing lol! I have made this card with a freebie image from http://www.digistampboutique.co.uk/catalog/monthly-freebie-a-14.html?cArticlePath=0
which I have coloured using my beloved Copic pens.

The designer paper is DCVW Linen Closet, ribbon & buttons from my stash.

Thanks for looking

Mel

Papertake Weekly

I am entering my card into this weeks challenge over at Papertake Weekly which is "In Stitches"
you can either use faux or real stitches. I decided to get my little sewing machine out for this card.
The sweet Hanglar image was a gift from my lovely friend May Britt. I have used my Copic pens to colour the image. The flowers are from Wild Orchid and the designer papers are by Magnolia.
Thank for looking
Mel

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Ett Trykk June Challenge

I really love a Norwegian craft magazine called Ett Trykk and every month they have an online challenge. This month it is a sketch and so I have entered the above card.

I have used my new Around The Corner Martha Stewart punches, flowers from Wild Orchid, papers by DCWV & oval nesties. The Magnolia image has been coloured using Copic markers.

Thanks for looking

Mel

Monday, 21 June 2010

A Spoon Full of Sugar

This week challenge over at A Spoon Full Of Sugar is " enjoying the sunshine" which is exactly what Tilda is doing. This stamp reminds me of when I was a little girl I use to collect the "fairies
" from the dandelion flowers and blow them everywhere.
Thanks for looking
Mel

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Pirate Edwin

I absolutely love the Pirate collection by Magnolia, they are perfect for boy cards and as I have several nephews under the age of five years old they are seeing a lot of ink.

The pirate ship I cut free hand, the designer papers are also by Magnolia and plain card is Core'Dinations vintage collection. The crabs are Jolee stickers & the seagull is a button. The images have been coloured using Copic pens.

Thanks for looking

Mel

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Step Card

This is my first attempt at a step card and I'm pleased with how it has turned out. I have used a couple of images from a previous Magnolia club kit and teamed it with beautiful papers also by Magnolia. The stamp is by Catslife Press, flowers from my stash.

Thanks for looking

Mel

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

A Spoon Full Of Sugar


This weeks challenge over at A Spoon Full of Sugar is "Floral Delights". I have used several roses on my card to try and create a bouquet. The image is by Hanglar which I've coloured using Copic markers.

The designer papers are by DCVW from their wedding collection, had these papers several years. Other bits & bobs from my stash.


Thanks for looking


Mel





Sunday, 30 May 2010

Free Whiff of Joy Digi Stamp Spider Henry


The Lovely and very generous Katharina from A Whiff of Joy is giving away a free digi download of Spider Henry as a thank you to all her customers. I love Henry Mouse he is just so cute and he makes a fabulous super hero.
My designer paper are by DCVW a Christmas collection from a couple of years ago, the papers are just the perfect match for Henry.
Hope you are enjoying the bank holiday weekend and thanks for looking
Mel

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Colour Create Challenge

The colour for this weeks challenge over at Colour Create is soft green & light aqua. The green is not showing up too well on my photo probably because it is so bright outside.

My designer papers are Linen Closet by DCWV they are fabulous, love every sheet in the pad. I have used a sweet little photo image that I picked up in Norway I just couldn't resist them.

The little alphabet stickers are by My Little Shoe Box. I have used my Martha Stewart butterfly punch and put stardust stickles areound the edge.

Thanks for looking

Mel

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday


Good evening, hope everyone is enjoying this lovely weather, roll on the weekend when I can enjoy it properly.
This week my desk has a bit more going on. I have several cards waiting for stamped images to be added. On the left hand side are my new stamps from Whiff of Joy, love these stamps. I also have a completed card for my Dad for Father's Day just waiting for an insert.
My Wednesday sweet treat this week is American Hard gums, yummy!
Thanks for visiting my little crafting world and also thank you to Julia for such a fun idea.
Mel

Sunday, 16 May 2010

My Time To Craft

Good Evening, hope everyone has had a good weekend. Ours has been fairly quiet, had some friends round for bbq last night which was fun.

Over at My Time To Craft this week the challenge is Tooo Cute. I think Edwin is super cute dressed as a pirate.

Thanks for looking

Mel

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Cute Card Thursday


This week over at Cute Card Thursday the challenge is "Someone Special" so I decided to make a Father's Day card for Poppy to give to her step-dad Roger.
I have used one of my super cute Hanglar stamps and coloured the image with my Copic markers. The designer paper is by K&Co, music sheet from a book sent to me by my lovely friend May Britt in Norway other bit & bobs from my stash.
Thanks for looking
Mel

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Shiny, Sparkle & Special



This weeks challenge over at Papertake Weekly "Shiny, Sparkle & Special" sums up my card perfectly. I have used one of the new Tilda stamps, don't know her name but I have used my stardust pen to add sparkle to the fairies she is blowing. The butterfly is cut from a Martha Stewart punch which I have applied stickles around the edge for even more glitz. This card is special as it is for a 60th birthday for a special lady.
Thanks for looking
Mel

What's On Your Worksdesk Wednesday

I have found this wonderful challenge called What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday
it's just perfect for a nosey person like me lol!
My desk looks very boring just a couple of cards that I have added the finishing touches too this evening. I always have a cup of coffee on my desk which is not ideal as I can be very clumsy and there is usually food of some description this evening a bag of Starburst.
Thanks for looking
Mel

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Easel Card

Sorry it has been a while since my last post, life has been busy especially this past week. I have at long last managed to make a card for my lovely friend Dani who has her birthday in a few weeks. I have been super organised and made her card in plenty of time.

I have used one of my new Magnolia stamps from the new Princess collection, my favourite so far, they seem to get better every release. The papers are by My Mind's Eye and I have used various paper punches, flowers, ribbon from my stash.

Thanks for looking

Mel

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Poppy's 13th Birthday

My beautiful daughter Poppy is going to be a teenager on 5th May. I just can't believe how quickly the past 13 years have gone. Poppy isn't into cute and so this image by Mo Manning is just perfect.

The designer paper is by Magnolia and the scull and hinges are Tim Holtz grungeboard which I have painted with pewter distress crackle paint.

I'm pleased with how this card has turned out and I just hope that Poppy likes it.

Thanks for looking

Mel

Friday, 16 April 2010

Hanglar Card

It's been a while since I last used my Hanglar stamps but I still love them so much. I'm really into vintage style at the moment I'm pleased with how this card has turned out. The papers are by K&Co and are just perfect for "men" cards. As usual I have used my Copic pens to colour the image, nesties and distress ink.

Thanks for looking

Mel

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Ett Trykk April Challenge

Two cards in two days! My lovely friend May Britt bought me this beautiful stamp called Maribel by Stempelglede as a gift and I just couldn't wait to ink her up. I have used a shiny card and Archival ink to ensure a crisp image as the stamp is quite detailed.

The other stamp is a beautiful saying called "The beauty of friendship" by Hero Arts which I bought from Sirstampalot on Saturday whilst with May Britt on our big spending spree. The papers are K&Co, other bits & bobs are from my stash.

I am entering this card into this month challenge over at Ett Trykk magazine, use shades of green & beige and friendship is the focus.

Thanks for looking

Mel

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Card at last

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Easter. My lovely friend May Britt, partner Erik & son Marius from Norway spent the Easter holiday with us. On Saturday May Britt and I had a great day craft shopping at Sirstampalot.

Above is a card I made using the beautiful Magnolia Princess & frog, coloured using Copic markers, paper is a download.





Thanks for looking
Mel

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Sketch Saturday


Good evening, I hope everyone has had a good weekend, the weather today has been beautiful, I even washed and hoovered my car!


I'm on bit of a roll with my Easter cards. I am entering my card into this weeks Sketch Saturday challenge which is a fabulous sketch and one I will use again.

The papers & image are all by Magnolia and I've used my Copic pens to colour sweet Tilda, flowers from Wild Orchid.

Thanks for looking

Mel

Saturday, 20 March 2010

A Spoon Full Of Sugar


Sorry for the lack of blogging lately, I have been working an extra day and I have found that it eats into my craft time. However, I did find time to use my new goodies to make an Easter card. I am entering my card into this weeks challenge over at A Spoon Full Of Sugar which is "Easter"

The gorgeous papers are by Magnolia, I love the quality of these papers and hope to buy some more when I visit the NEC next weekend. The sweet Tilda image has been coloured using Copics pens and the flowers are from Wild Orchid.

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend and thanks for looking

Mel

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Saturday Challenge Blog


The challenge over at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week is "stitching". This challenge was a perfect excuse to get out my cute little sewing machine. I love this technique it really makes a statement on a card.
My image is an older Tilda by Magnolia which I've coloured using Copic pens. I can't remember the name of the designer paper as I bought it whilst visiting May Britt in Norway. I shall be giving this card to my Mum for Mother's Day.
Thanks for looking
Mel

Friday, 26 February 2010

Mother's Day

I've made this card for my Mother In Law for Mother's Day. This is the first time I have done this but my card qualifies for several challenges

A Spoon Full Of Sugar ~ Pearls & glitter (there is glitter on Tildas dress)
Cute Card Thursday ~ Ribbon (I have used lace so I hope that's ok)
Saturday Challenge ~ Mothers day

Hope everyone has a good weekend and thanks for looking.

Mel

Friday, 19 February 2010

Missed Challenge

I made this card following last weeks sketch on Friday Sketchers but have only just got round to finishing it. The image is one of my favourites and I used Copic card stock which is such a joy to colour. The paper is My Minds Eye Bloom & Grow.

Have a good weekend.

Thanks for looking

Mel

Thursday, 18 February 2010

How Luck Am I?

My wonderful friend May Britt made me this beautiful calendar for my birthday. It is so pretty and will hang pride of place in my craft room. I am so lucky to have much a lovely friend in May Britt.
Thanks for looking
Mel

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Create4fun Challenge


I really enjoyed last weeks challenge over at Create4fun so much that I decided to enter this weeks challenge too. Tanja has created a fabulous sketch to follow and one I will use again.
My image is from the CC Designs Spring kit which I received this week. The designer paper is called Early Bird by Cosmo Cricket which are my favourite at the moment just love the bright colours. I have used my Copic pens to colour the image, sentiment is by Stamping Up and brads from my stash.
Hope everyone has had a good weekend. Ours has been frustrating, yesterday our new bed wouldn't fit up the stairs and so we had to take off the door frame to get into our bedroom and today our new washing machine arrived only to find it it faulty and now needs to be exchanged.
Think we won't order anything new for a while lol!
Thanks for looking
Mel

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Create 4 Fun


This is the first time I have entered into a challenge over at Create 4 fun challenge blog. The sketch has been provided by the very talented Bev and its fabulous to work with.
I have used some papers called Pretty Please by My Minds Eye which are free with this months Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine. The image is from the Summer kit by Whiff of Joy and I've used my Copic pens to colour Willow.
The circles have been cut using Nestabilites and borders have been created using a Martha Stewart punch.
Thanks for looking
Mel