Sunday, 27 April 2014

Crafty hands fortnightly challenge is .. Travel!

Hi All

It has been a sad old time here with the loss of our grand old lady Mable, an apricot miniature poodle (not of the poofy kind) who we had from birth until she passed away at the age of 17 in my arms.  The other dogs keep looking for her and the house is a different place without her around.  Each pet is like a little person with their own traits and personalities she was the runt of the litter and we never expected her to survive, but in the end she outlived her brother.

Having said that, and on a more cheerful note, the theme for the latest challenge is "travel" so here is my entry all tied up with a piece of string!

I'd love to see your entries so pop on over to and have a go as always there is a great prize to be won.


Melissa xx

Friday, 11 April 2014

Crafty Hands - anything goes

Hi Guys

I've been waiting to blog this for a while, the basis of this was given to me by Eileen Godwin who is a stunning crafter and all round lovely lady.  This combined with my favourite graphic 45 paper that I couldn't bear to cut up seemed the ideal combination for the Crafty Hands Challenge!

I painted the frame and stamped it with a script stamp in gold and added a few bottles of glitter.  I looked at putting more on it but you run the risk of making it look too jumbled with that fab paper behind.

Love Melissa

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Spring has Sprung at Lavinia

Hi All

Spring colours is the challenge at Lavinia Stamps and I ended up making a series of cards, never quite happy with each one, but hopefully showing the variety of cards you can make with these fab stamps.


Melissa xx