Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Oh to be King !

Hi Ya,

This funny looking frog is from Hambo Stamps Digital Images - they have great quirky digis.  I made this card back in September for my brother in law.  It cracks me up whenever i see it !  I didn't send it though as Hubby thought it might be a bit childish (he's a bit conservative ! ) - me - i don't think its a bit over the top! - maybe ill send it too myself next birthday !

See ya


Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Peaceful Porthole !

Hi All,

looking at this again now it doesn't actually look very christmassy! 

These swirls are from the sizzix strip SKU: 654774 - Swirly Spiral by Stu Kilgour.

Bye !


Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Little Robin

Hello all, another Ollyfant, the Winter set i think ?!  I like all the sets.  i want to get the cowboy and indian one too but i can't think who i could use it for.  I am on the lookout for a funny sentiment for it so i can justify getting it, any ideas ?

See ya


Friday, 27 November 2009

Cricut FOR SALE !

Hi Peoples,

My mate Judith is selling her Cricut for £130 ono.

She will be including the GEORGE Cartridge and SPATULA and Mat and 2 SPARE BLADEs. Judith will also be including an extra Cartridge called GOING PLACES.

There is nothing wrong with it.  It has only been used on the very odd occasion, because she is soooooo in love with her BIGSHOT which suits her style of crafting best.

Judith also has several Cartridges for sale; Christmas Cheer, Storybook & Wildcard£25 each

If you are interested then email me at melware@btinternet.com so i can get back to you.


Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Doodley Doo

Hello Everyone

i haven't been on for ages.  Now then peoples, theres a brilliant doodley doo to put in your diaries Sat 5th December.  A feast of no less than 7 talented ladies will be demonstrating their inspirational crafty ideas to share with us at that friendly oasis of crafting happiness - Sir Stampalot !
It's on for 1 DAY ONLY. from 10am to 4pm. So be there or be square ! come and get your Creative Juices Stoked up !
Extra large premises for this special event:-

See ya there  !

Sir Stampalot
72 Papyrus Road

P.S. I'm really pleased with the way these
little guys turned out in shrink plastic. 


Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Beautiful Butterflies

Hello All !

I have used one of KLMs Digital Stamps - a beautiful image.

I decoupaged it and used
Glossy Accents on the
Butterfly Wings.

I thought it was just perfect
on it's own, so no need to
colour in.

I used it for a Sympathy Card.

Punches are both Martha Stewart.
And i managed to tie a bow in that bloomin grossgrain !
See ya ...


Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Embossed Squares

Hello !

Finally, i have use my little Cuttlebug dogs. The one cut out is a sizzix, he's got real attitude! This was a thank you card to my wonderful friends who took my husband and i out for a curry - a bit hot !!! The paper is one of the gorgeous Magnolia papers, it's like cotton sheets - really beautiful !

See ya


Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Cute Clogs

Hi Everyone,

Yep, more from Kars/Ollyfant. This set is On The Farm 2. I love thier little clogs. And those wonderful nestability labels are fab....
See ya


Wednesday, 21 October 2009


Hi Ya !

This has to be my most fun to play with set of stamps - Hero Arts Clear: Birds and Branches

The die cut is a Sizzix BigZ, boringly called; Branch with Leaves !

See Ya !

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Under the Weather

Hello !

This little lady is great for decoupage ! She is also Kars/Ollyfant and of the Autumn 2 set. Papers are MME.

See ya !


Wednesday, 7 October 2009


I did this using one of the Kars/Ollyfant sets. This set is called Autumn 2 . They are so affordable and really good value. They stamp beautifully well and i love 'em !

For the lettering i used sizzix decorative strip alphabets; Easy Peasy & Small Stuff. Both available from Sir Stampalot, and they have the full range of the Ollyfant clear rubber stamp sets too.

See ya


Thursday, 1 October 2009

Fluffy Fibers

I finally used some fibres ! The background stamp is Hero Arts but it looks like Penny Black style to me ?! The Chicks etc are from a Kars/Ollyfant set.

Ollyfant are so affordable and they stamp perfectly, they are not an inferior product at all - infact quite the opposite.
Sir Stampalot have the whole range including the 4 new sets.

It's another one i made earlier, thank goodness i have a stash of them !


Friday, 25 September 2009

Behind with Everything !

Well i am completely behind with everything - including my sleep !
And just when I think i have made some headway, i look round, and suddenly everything is all ontop of me again..... I bet you guys know exactly what i am talking about, so no need to elaborate.

Needless to say, this is another oldie as i haven't crafted for months...
Hope your all well out there in the either !


Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Mels Pagoda

Hi Peoples !

This one is a bit elaborate !.. I made the pagoda on my PC and cut it out on my cricut with Sure Cuts A Lot. A Brilliant programe that lets you cut out any font on you computer... amongst other things.

The flowers and branch and corner are all sizzix sizzlet dies. And of course the 3 Oriental ladies are Hero Arts and very cute indeed !
I am quite chuffed with this one, I hope you like it ! See ya


Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Arigato !

Hello Ladies (and Jellyspoons of course)

I love this word ARIGATO - just rolls off the tongue. Evidently it means Thank You - but Arigato sounds much nicer don't you think !

This Oriental girlie has an Evil Twin. She looked a bit - well mad actually ! - so i lobbed off her cheeks and her feet and slanted her eyes a bit so now she looks quite cute.

Been meaning to use dangly beads for ages, and sewin...

Arigato for looking.
thought i'd just slip that in! See ya.


Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Stay Chirpy !

Hi peeps !

I thought i'd post this card up as i have just seen my visitors counter thingy and it has counted just ONE visitor and that was probably ME !!!

Isn't there a song...I might as well go and eat worms !

See ya


Thursday, 13 August 2009

Feel Like a King !

Hello every one !

I loved using this set of Hero Arts clear stamps, its a really fun set ! I coloured in with Souffle pens for a nice bright solid colour. I embossed the branch on blue cardstock to add a bit of colour. And Daisy Bucket paper sets it off a treat. All supplies from Sir Stampalot or course !

I really must figure out an easier way to manage gifting the Awards, it takes me forever ! Maybe there's some bright spark out there working on a program for us to do it with. So, we could just fill in the details, click on send and ping its all done !

See ya


Monday, 10 August 2009

Sound the Trumpets !

As you may already know, i received this award from the lovely Lyn over at Spyder a little while ago.

Finally i am squeezing in the time to pass it on to you guys. So ladies and jelly spoons,
I would like to award this Award to
some very deserving recipients ( i beleive Ten in total ) and the award ses it all - they are all BEAUTIFUL BLOGGERS.

Chrissy over at Always About Colour
She is my bestest friend ever ! I really do love her. She is my inspiration. Chrissy is just finding her feet with blogging & has a really eye for colour and designs, well worth keeping an eye on!

Jules over at Always with a Heart i believe thats a hat trick for you Jules ! She makes some really neat cards.

Elaine over at Quixotic Cards. Elaine has a craft shop Quixotic Paperie - now thats handy ! She has some really beautiful cards on show.

Helen at EllephantasticCards. Helen creates lovely woolly cuties as well as some wonderful cards. More importantly, Helen is also a Bunny Mummy like me !

Lisa at The Craft Garden. Lisa makes some really beautiful Tag Art using clever paint techniques.

Kirsten at Kirstens Krafty Place. Kirsten has already made some beautiful Christmas cards ! I should get started myself.

Caroline at Me and My World. I don't know how Caroline manages to fit in card making with all that studying !

Wendy at Creations by Louby Lou. As well as some lovely cards on show, Wendy also has a site where you can pick up some neat digi stamps !

Brenda at Floral Fantasies. Brenda is amazing posting practically every day. She makes some beautiful creations and is a very good source for botanical inspiration.

Louise at Just Love To Stamp. Makes some lovely creations, and is a good source for lovely rich coloured Tilda cards.

Well there you all are - all BEAUTIFUL BLOGGERS. Now all i need to do is tell everyone - because last time i handed out awards i don't remember telling anyone !!!

OK, but i bet i'm not the only one !

See ya MelsSig

Flower Soft

Hi Ya, here's an easy one. I didn't think i'd be a fan of flowersoft - but i quite enjoyed doing this. It was very quick, thank goodness, as i don't have time for much else these days.
I seem to be getting more things to do ontop of more things to do!


Monday, 3 August 2009

In the Pink !

I thought my blog needed brightening up so here's a card in pink !

I love this birdy - he is very versatile - from Hero Art clear set. And this is my first ever Button used on a card !!

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Little Rhyme

I nearly forgot to post this little rhyme i found on the net


Tuesday, 28 July 2009

More Froggies

Hi Ya

This is a card i did for my husband's birthday. I tried to keep it quite plain cos i know how guy's don't go for all that razamatazz !
His birthday was on the 3rd July and we've only just taken it off the mantle!

I used a Digi Stamp from Victoria Case. She does fantastic drawings - funny people or animals with lots of humour in them, right up my street ! I really do recommend you take a look.


Beautiful Blogger Award !

Hello Everyone ! Lucky old me eh ! I've just won a blog award from the lovely Spyder. I'm very flattered she thought of me.

Watch out girls it'll be coming your way soon ! You really ought to check out Spyders' site because she has links to some brilliant blogs which really are worth seeing.


Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Peek a Bunny Two

I like this one best. I think its the colours, all fresh and clean, with Daisy Bucket papers. But what a lovely stamp.

I had a go at making my own flowers using sequins. Just layering them up. I used Glossy accents as glue- nice and strong.

For the stems, i used large paper clips cut into different sizes. They are already stripey!

And then tied on ribbon, just as knots.

Now then, i have found i can't tie a good bow with my bowmaker if i use ribbon that is too skinny. The ribbon needs to be a bit wider to
get a nice fat plush bow.

I shall try and post a bit more frequently, i just haven't been so good lately. But it's certainly cheered me up chatting to you guys, i should have done it sooner. Thanks for stopping by.


Peek a Bunny One

Hi ya, sorry my blogs been a bit dead lately - 3 weeks since ive posted - disgraceful ! Luckily nobodys keeping tabs on me (i hope!). At least my lovely followers haven't all gone and left me !!! That would be sad - I think i'd have to give up and go and eat worms.

Here's a bunny card i did about 4 weeks ago. I know im a shameless cheat, but, I haven't been able to do any crafting lately.

I did try to cobble something together today but I'm feeling really grotty with a cold at the moment. Then i cut off the end of my finger with the guillotine. It's a safety one, so heaven only knows i'd have probably lost my finger if it wasn't. Anyway, that put end to that. But it's alright i managed to stick it back on !!!
I used perfect pearls on the bunny and
glossy accents on the watering can.

I'm quite pleased how the shrink plastic one came out.
I'm always trying different things on shrink plastic but the only thing that seems to work for me is the little Versacolour cubes.

All available from Sir Stampalot;