Thursday, 25 October 2012

Cricut Mega deals

Hello crafty friends,
Don't miss out on the amazing deals starting tomorrow on Cricut!!!!!!!


My Stampendous show is now on Sunday, just at 2pm. I am really excited!!!!!
Please tune in, there are some great deals to be had.
Melanie xxx

Stampendous Sneak Peeks!

Sunday, 21 October 2012


Hello crafty friends
I am having a day at home today! I am sat in my newly decorated lounge, watching create and craft and colouring in!
I am very honoured to have been asked by Fran from Stampendous to demonstrate her fabulous products in two shows next Sunday 28th October at 10am and 2pm.
The stamps are absolutely beautiful and combined with the amazing frantage products I am going to have a very exciting week of prep.
I will also be on air next Thursday and Friday with great offers on Cricut and Cuttlebug.
I will post some sneak peeks to wet your appetite later in the week.
Have a great day
Melanie xxxxxxx

Thursday, 18 October 2012

November SALE!!!!!!!

Hello crafty friends,
Hope you enjoyed the shows today.
I wanted to let you know that Bramwell Crafts are having a sale weekend on the 17 th and 18th of November at our warehouse in Stoke on Trent.
I will be there doing demonstrations so join me for two days of fun, demos and great offers.
If you would like to come along please email
I would also like to tell you that there is FREE P

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

An amazing deal!!!!!!

Hello crafters
I will be on air tomorrow at 3pm on IDEAL WORLD. We have a fantastic deal on the new Bo Bunny "Little Miss" collection. Also many other double discount offers on other Bo Bunny products and Kaisercraft items
Please don't miss out and remember it is on IDEAL WORLD.
On Friday I will be on C&C at 1pm with Jesse James beads with double discount there too.
Hope to see you then
Melanie xxx

Friday, 12 October 2012

Scrapbook page recipe

Just wanted to post the order in which I put a page layout together. I get so many emails from people saying they don't know where to start, so I hope this helps.
1. organise your pictures and decide which you want to use. Until you know that you don't know how much space you will need ie. a single or a double page layout.

2. Choose your focal photograph. This is the one that you consider to be the most important.

3. Journal. I always journal first now so that I don't end up limiting what I write because of the space I have left over. Be sure to use a photo safe pen. Never write on the back of your pictures with anthing that will damage them. Biros and Pencils will break the emulsion on the back of your pictures and eventually will come through on the picture side.

4. Choose colour scheme. I always think about the mood and the theme of the pictures and work from there. Remember to mat your picture on a colour that relates to the journaling. for example, if you are using a picture of a person with a yellow flower in their hair and the journaling is about the person, then mat it on a skin tone first. However if the story is about the flower, then mat it on yellow.

5. Create a title. This is like a headline for your page and will draw the reader in.

6. Mat and layer your pictures. If you mat the focal photo differently to any supporting pictures then it will stand out.

7. Plan your layout. Place your pictures, journaling and title out on your pages so they are pleasing to the eye. use line to guide the reader through your pages.

8. Add any APPROPRIATE embellishmenta to your pages. Try using the rule of threes and creating a design triangle to draw the reader thtough the pages.

Sunday Scrappers Projects

This is my Mum the year she got married. I am working on a similar page which will include journaling from her sisters and brother.
this page makes me smile. Checkout my Mums' face in the Focal picture.
This page makes me laugh. Sneeky Nana!!!! made using Alora papers from Bo Bunny.
These pages were made using On the Go paper collection from Bo Bunny and plain cardstock.
This was produced using Ambrosia paper pack from Bo Bunny.
These were made using the Serenity range from Bo Bunny, plain Kaisercraft card and Stampendous Frantage embossing papers.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Back home.

Hello my lovely crafty friends
I just wanted to say thank you for all your support and lovely comments on this mornings Sunday Scrappers show.
It seems I have had people crying up and down the country and even Dean had to really try hard to hold it together which I have to say meant a lot as it means he and you now get what scrapbooking is about. I will post my pages on here this week along with a recap of all the key hints and tips.
Thank you again
Melanie xxxxx

Friday, 5 October 2012

Demonstration Day

I will be demonstrating at Craftrange in Burnley tomorrow, Saturday 6th October. Come along and pick up lots of hints and tips on using Copic Markers.
The demo starts at 10.30am until 4.30pm
Hope to see you there
Melanie xxx

Tuesday, 2 October 2012


Happy Tuesday crafters
I am soooooooooooooo excited that I am guesting the Sunday Scrappers show this Sunday (7.10.12).
I will be explaining how to mat and layer your pictures to guide the reader around your pages, discussing layout design. Helping out with colour and getting you journaling. I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to this two hour show. I was booked to do the show originally in March but after losing Dad I decided to delay it.
Scrapbooking has become even more important to me over the past two years as having lost both my Mum and Dad it makes it even more important to me to memorialise their lives for future generations of my family.
I hope you can join me and I promise I will cram in as many hints and tips as is humanly possible!!!!
Take care
Melanie xxx