Friday, 28 February 2014

Music is in the air with Craft Hands!

Hi everyone

All is well in Latchem halls, Chris is doing his mock AS levels and to everyone surprise has actually revised! Poor old Mable is looking a very old poodle at the moment, but she's had a checkup and everything is fine, my little bald rescue is slowly growing back her hair, and the other terrible twoesome are having a ball as usual!

The latest challenge for Craft Hands is "music" and here is my entry - would love to see yours!!

I used one sheet of pre printed music paper and made the other backing papers myself with stamps and distress inks.  The image is a Kenny K, love her attitude :)

lots of love


Tuesday, 18 February 2014


I dcided I ought to make the old man a card fir valentines day :). And this is the result!


We went out for a meal and watched The Wolf of Wall Street, but driving home was scary with all that wind!



Melissa xx


Friday, 14 February 2014

Crafty hands and Computer headaches!

Hi all

Well this has been an interesting week, my PC died and hubby, not wnting windows 8 decided to go Mac. Transfering stuff from one computer to another is hard, but trying to learn a new operating system as you go is enough to drive you dotty! All those things that took a micro second ti do before now requires some deep thought!


It is a good job I made my DT stuff a good while ahead or I'd have been in real trouble. In fact I made this at the end of last year, and then made over 50 oft them! The theme for the challenge is "heat or dry embossed background" and this fitted perfectly wih my invitations to my 25 wedding anniversary (although after this computer set up I wondered if we were going to make it!) I kept it simple because of the volume, I didn't like the standard peel off stickers for the wording so I put some silver card through my machine that makes the back sticky and then ran it through my Calibur. It took a while but I liked the results, for th dots on thhe "i"s I used tiny gems.


So hop on over to crafty hands to enter, there is a fab prize!





Saturday, 1 February 2014

February Lavinia Challenge Lilac or Blue or Both!

Hi Lovely Lavinia Loverss

The February challenge has a new twist!! there will be a spot prize offered on the challenge blog for February... Anyone can enter ... all you need to do is Leave a comment under the Feb Challenge post and at the end of the month your name will go into a draw and the winner gets a £20 voucher to spend on Lavinia Stamps web shop. This will, of course, run in addition to the main Prize.

So get out your lilacs and blues with your Lavinia stamps and give it a go - this is my contribution.  This triple layer is easy to do.  Cut out all your mat and layers.  Put the mats to one side and put the blank layers on top of one another, I held them in place with a tiny drop of photoglue.  I used the ivy stamp in the background in a lighter colour and then the darker flower on top. Pull the layers apart and re-match them with their mats.  I then added a bit of twine and button and hey presto!

I have some very fed up poodles, they DO NOT like having a bath! but they do look lovely now they have been cut.  

Little bald Tilly has her hair growing back at a rate of knots but her skin is suffering, looking very dry, so in desperation to help her, I rubbed in Olive Oil.  This did work on her skin, but unfortunately for Tilly it seems that Betty loves the taste, so she was trying to follow her round licking it off!!

Love to you all

Melissa xx