Sunday, 31 May 2009

Kay Carley

Just a quickie. I can't believe I have just found Kay Carleys blog. I love her work. It is so delicate and inspiring. Go have a quick look as she is offering fab Blog Candy which runs out tonight ! Be quick or it's gone !

Friday, 29 May 2009

Bun Voyage


This one's a leaving card requested by my hubby. I get him to score me out of 10. He gave me a generous 8 for this and said if it was a currant bun it would have been a 10 !

I use a digi stamp from the brilliant Tim Hunter. And just decoupaged it up. You can get it from Tims' Etsu shop with his other fun creations. I really love the humour he brings into his artwork. Good clean fun!

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Allsorts Challenge #2


There is a fab new challenge on the Allsorts Challenge Blog and im gonna have a go ! It is perfect for me cos i love fiddling around making things using my dies. Pop yourselves along and have a go.

These were inspired by my tadpoles growing their little legs !

Oh and of course my brothers and brother inlaws birthdays. Handy they are in the same month. They will probably get similar cards forever more !

Monday, 25 May 2009


Hi Ya
I made this card for Sir Stampalot on Thursday.

I was dissapointed with it initially but it has grown on me a bit more now.

Don't you find that, when your making something, you get sick of the sight of it, and if your feeling crappy, you think your work looks crappy too.
The froggies are really cute! You can never have enough Frogs.

Originally the Sizzix Vine die looks like this. Isn't it lovely!

I went round the edges with a coloured pencil
to bring out the Bazzil texture.

And around the Froggies with a black thin liner pen - which makes them look stamped.

The little flowers are from the Phrase Spring,
which is part of a Sizzlit Set - very handy.

and the Froggie with flower
is part of a Sizzlit Bug Set
which i also used for part of my hubbies valentines card.

That's it for now, nighty night.

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Blog Support Award

Evidently i've won this Blog Award. Not bad eh? The lovely Brenda of Floral Fantasies has given it to me - so i must be doing something right whilst im bumbling around on here !

i do believe i can pass it on to 5 other bloggers for their support to me (which incidentally, i really do appreciate). So you'll probably get it back again Brenda, if that's within the rules of course ! Or can we just make it all up as we go along hmmm.....

Anyway, i haven't a recent card to put on, so im gonna have to bore you with one of my babies.

This is Frodo (aka; Baggy Bum) Isn't he a charmer !

I'll gonna leave you with my proud little fella and go to bed cos im crafting with my buddies at Sir Stampalot tommorrow, well today now actually. Yipeeeeee !

See Ya, Mel xxx

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Dustin Pikes Blog Candy

Hello, just a quickie. Checkout Dustin Pikes Blog Candy it's the best idea ever. I hadn't heard of Post Pals before. What a brilliant organisation and the best excuse in the world to make a card. Get crafting !

Sunday, 17 May 2009

La De Da

I forgot this one. It's a bit La De Da but i like the Cuttlebug die, cream on cream.

Thats it guys ! but first

thank you soooooo much

for checking me out and even following me and all your lovely comments. I can't believe it.
I was thinking how embarrased i'd be if no-one followed me.

Thank you for the "Love" - right back at ya !!!



Hi Ya Peeps, i do ajopolise ! I am decorating the kitchen at the moment so not much hapnin on the card front.

Rather than you all think im dead, i thought i'd cheat and post some older cards !

This sheepie is sooo cute. Pink Petticoat of course - so quick and easy - no thinking involved.
I made a batch of about 6 and ive used them up already. April was a busy birthday month for me.
All sizzix dies from Sir Stampalot of course.
I coloured them in with Perfect Pearls and the Froggie in Crystal Laquers - Bloomin Gel pens are always blocking up, but i do like those Souffles.

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Newbie Blogger

I thought i'd better get my feet wet blogging. I hope i don't bore anyone to death !

Here are 3 cards i knocked up for my hubbies work colleagues for next weekend.

I'm not that keen on really big cards but I did theses extra big for impact.

I love cute little cards but i find it hard to cram everything on them so

my cards just end up growing and growing !

They're a bit samey - but at least they are all done.

Dolly Mama Stamps appeal to me because the women look really crakers!

anyway, thats it, thats a start !