Thursday 25 April 2013

Zentangle with Dreamweaver Stencils

Good  morning crafty friends
Just thought I would share a couple of cards I have made whilst I have been at home and unable to talk!!!
I love the idea of Zentangle and I also love the Dreamweaver stencils, so decided to combine the two.
I used the Sakura Micron pens and drew inside the stencils and then doodled to my hearts content. Its a really therapeutic technique....give it a go.
Take care
Love and Hugs
Melanie xxx

Wednesday 24 April 2013

Challenge reminder

Hello crafty friends
Just a reminder to send pictures of your finished projects from the blog challenge to James at Pottery Crafts. Don't be shy now, I am really looking forward to choosing a winner and having a fellow crafter on my blog for a month.
Take care
Love and hugs
Melanie xxx

Monday 22 April 2013

Create a corner

 First of all thank you for all your "GET BETTER SOON" wishes. I cant talk yet but never mind.
As I promised last week I am posting the pictures of the EK Success punches. You will see I have drawn a line on the punches to show you where abouts you need to place the edge of your card. Place the card in the punch. lining the edge to the black line. Punch it. Take the card out and line the next edge to the black line and punch that. Most of the time ot will leave you with a solid corner which you can decorate. I
think it is a cool way of getting a border punch to go right around a page without having to use a specific pre-cut piece of card.
Hope that makes sense.
Melanie xxx


Hello my lovely crafters
I may not be able to talk at the moment and I have had to pull out of this weeks shows but at least I can still Blog.......Hoorah!!!
Thought I would post the Stampendous samples that I created recently. Hope you like them.
melanie xxx

Stampendous Samples

For this project I covered a sheet of Clearly for Art with the Pink Plum paper from American Crafts.
                            The I stamped the Tiger Lilly stamp from Stampendous on to the sheet several times and cut it out.

                            I then heated it to mould the lilly and added in the extra pieces using hot glue. i also made the leaves from the lilly.

Here I used the large peony stamp on to shrink plastic
More clearly for art here along with Frantage.

Friday 19 April 2013

A silent SCREAM!!!!!!,,

Thank you all for your lovely get well messages. I have just been to the doctors and it is not a chest infection......I have Laryngitis!!!! I am not allowed to speak or even whisper for at least the next three days......Aaaaarrgh!
Oh well at least I can sit and Zentangle whilst watching TV.
Should be back on air next Wednesday and Thursday to here's hoping.
Have a great weekend
Love and hugs
Melanie xxxxxxxx

Thursday 18 April 2013

Finally Beaten :(

I have been fighting off a chest infection for a couple of weeks now but finally it has beaten me. The lovely Nancy Watt is going to take over my Hot off the Press shows tonight and tomorrow. I am going to rest and hopefully will be back on my feet soon.
Take care
Love and hugs
Melanie xxx

Friday 12 April 2013

An old friend!

Hello my lovely crafty friends,
I wanted to give you the heads up on an old friend that is coming back to Create and Craft. On Sunday at 9pm I am launching the Pick of the Day ON IDEAL WORLD. It is from EK Success. The show will feature fabulous punches and the circle scissor which is one of my favourite tools EVER! You will also be able to get your hands on the Cutterpede Trimmer and scissors which you see me using in air all the time. It is sooooooo good to be back to using my punches again and I am really proud to have been asked to represent the EK and Martha Stewart brands on TV.
Hope you can join me on Sunday and Monday. Also next week I am on air with a Hot off the Press special on Thursday and Friday. It features a new CD, templates and papers at a great price. Will be working on that in my hotel room on Tuesday and Wednesday!!!!! No rest for the wicked!!!
Have a great weekend
Lots of love and hugs
Melanie xxx

Wednesday 10 April 2013

Don't miss the birthday launch!

Just arrived in Peterborough. Don't miss the launch of the birthday event tomorrow at 5pm. Martha Stewart products ar now at Create and Craft. The punches are delightful and I also have paper clay and moulds to show you. They are Fabulous.
See you there
Love and crafty hugs
Melanie xxx

Monday 8 April 2013

I am going to burst!!!!!!!!!!

Not only am I having a lovely time this week running my Cricut retreat but then on Thursday I am launching the Birthday Event with Steph. Please don't miss the launch as we have some fantastic products to show you all.
See you then
Love and hugs
Melanie xxx

Friday 5 April 2013

Blog Challenge Pictures

For all of you lovely crafters that have decided to have a go at my blog challenge can you please email pictures of your project or projects to
James will then keep them all for me and I can judge them after the closing date. By doing it that way I feel it is fairer as I won't know who the project belongs to when I am deciding in a winner.
I am really looking forward to seeing your entries.
I am back in air next week on Thursday and Friday and then again on Sunday for the Pick of the Day!
It is very exciting.
have a great weekend, I am just putting the finishing touches to my retreat. nay two more sleeps!
Take care
Love and hugs
Melanie xxx

Wednesday 3 April 2013

Thank you

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your lovely emails today. I love doing what I do and I am pleased you enjoy my demos.
I am on tomorrow at 4pm with Kaisercraft and some fab deals on scrapbook tins.
I am then back home to get ready for my Cricut Retreat this weekend.
Then next week I have some very exciting shows on Thursday, Friday and a Pick of the Day on Sunday!!!!! Can't reveal any more yet but I am very excited.
Have a great week and thank you again
Love and hugs
Melanie xxx

Tuesday 2 April 2013

Show times

Good morning
Just a quick post to let you know that I am on air tomorrow at 1pm, 5,6&7pm...phew!
The shows will be paper pleasures and Jesse James.
On Thursday I am on at 4pm and 7pm with Kaisercraft and HOTP. PAINT TINS ARE BACK IN STOCK!!!!!!!
Then it's back up the A1 to go to my retreat. There are still some places left on the May retreat if anyone fancies it.
Take care and have a great week
Love and hugs
Melanie xxx