Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Rhedd & Rosie Challenge: Something for the Ladies!


Well I thought that with this challenge, the obvious thing to do was something frilly and pretty, but the other team members do this so much better than me so I needed to think "outside the box" as it were.  What do us ladies think about - and then it came to me!

So, why not have a go at entering :) it is a great challenge with many interpretations and I'd love to see what you would do.

Tilly the rescue update:

We went to the Edenbridge and Oxted show at the weekend and got Tilly Lilly Lou a rain coat, a fleece onsey for the winter as she has no hair and a doggy sling bag to carry her in when it all gets too much.  She did really well, walked for ages - in the mud too, which she hates!

We've also had some good news from the vet that her Cushings seems to have stabalised at the new lower dose.

I'll have to take some photos to show you :)

Proud Mum Update

Christopher got 8 A* and 2A's (which are going for re-mark) at GCSE and YES I AM telling EVERYONE!

Love to you all

Melissa xx

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Bird Cage


I've been playing with my bird cage die here. Initially I cut out another die for it to sit on but didn't like it so I used the negative of it as a mask to distress ink and stamp. I hope you like it!

Love from Melissa xx

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Rhedd & Rosie's Challenge - A bit of red


The latest challenge from the Rhedd and Rosie's team is an easy one - you just have to have some red on it! Simple!

Here is my entry. I love this stamp, I think it has an atmosphere of its own so I didn't want to clutter it up too much.  Why not enter?

Look at the great prize on offer


Melissa xx

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Thoughtful flowers

Hi, A friend of ours has a tough day coming up and I thought it would be nice just to say she is not on her own.  It didn't seem right to do anything over the top, so another clean and simple design using a Hero Arts stamp and distress pens.

Hopefully this has struck the right tone!

Lots of love


Monday, 5 August 2013

New Favourite Stamp :)

Hi,  I've just been telling my friend Eileen about my new favourite stamp - it is a Hero Arts one and can be used in so many ways.  Here I've just white embossed it, but it also looks great coloured with distress pens and then stamped - gives it a real water colour feel and it is the sort of image that can suit loads of occasions.  This is on my short list of anniversary invites - what do you think?

This is Nick's favourite  - may be as a 6" x 6"

This is my friend Gee's Favourite

and this would look better without the white on it I think

Melissa xx

Friday, 2 August 2013

Lovely Lavinia Competition "anything goes"

Hi everyone

I made a card I was really proud of for this DT make and then gave it away without photographing it! I have made stupid mistake after stupid mistake at the moment! I'm hoping it's a "phase! :)

Anyway I made this, it was done under pressure and too quickly for my liking, the Lavinia stamps lend themselves to a quick card as they all go together so well.  It was a chance for me to play with a couple of new stamps - I nearly have the full set now".  So now it is your go to have a go! - visit Lavina Stamps Challenge blog to enter.