Wednesday 28 August 2013

Beautiful and tasty!!!!,

Hi crafters...
I wanted to share this with you because it's fab.....
I know a young lady called Caitlin Jones and last time I saw her I taught her how to make a paper clay rose. This morning her Mum, Tracy sent me these pictures.......Caitlin has made these lovely flowers from the cream inside her Oreos!!!!!!lol
Not only do they look beautiful but now you can eat them too!!!!!!!

Tuesday 27 August 2013

Mel's September Feature Blog Challenge with the Bo Bunny-Little Miss Collection

Hello crafters, Mel here, I am so excited to hold a new Blog Challenge competition with a new Feature Product. Throughout September it will be with one of my favourtire selections by Bo Bunny called 'Little Miss'. This pack contains the Little Miss 6"x6" Pad, Little Miss Clear Stamp collection and the Little Miss Buttons. All of this for an outstanding price of £9.98 (inc VAT).

This month's prize will be £50 worth of Bo Bunny goodies as well as a month's guest spot on my blog throughout October! To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize all you have to do is create something using the whole Little Miss kit supplied at Bramwellcrafts. You can add other papers, stamps and embellishments too. You can create a card, a scrapbook album or even something for home decor. 
You can enter more than once and the winner will be picked by me. I'm looking for something both beautiful and unique!
To enter, simply take a photo of your finished creation(s) and email them to my colleague, who will organise the entries for me to look at. If you could also email a photo of yourself that would be great! I like to be able to put a face to to the name and entry please. 
Email your entries to
All entries must be in by Monday 30th September when the competition ends.

Click here for the link where you can purchase the Little Miss Blog Challenge collection.

Below are images of something I made with the Little Miss collection to give you some inspiration. 

Good luck ladies! I cannot wait to see all of your creations! 

Love, Mel xxxxxx

Saturday 17 August 2013

OH MY WORD!!!!!!!

Hi Crafters
You know when you get a product and do the basics with it because you don't have time to really investigate what it will do? Well that's been me with the Martha Stewart circle punch kit.
I am guesting the 4 day deal shows starting on Monday and I have been working on boards since yesterday and I am only on the second punch!!!!!!!
There is soooooooo much you can do with them.
My idea is to show you everything I have come up with over the course of the four days.......but I think I might run out of time.
Tune in for lots of ideas as well as a great deal!!!!
See you there
Love and hugs
Melanie xxx

Monday 12 August 2013


Good afternoon crafters
I am running a Christmas Cricut Retreat. It will be held at Mytton Fold Hotel in the lovely Ribble Valley in Lancashire from Monday the 28th of October to Wednesday the 30th.
You will learn how to get the most out of you Cricut and then make a stunning Christmas project.
All materials including two Cricut cartridges will be included in your course fee.
The cost of the retreat is £395 which includes your accommodation and all your meals plus a bag full of goodies to create your masterpiece.
It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or advanced Cricuteer, you will easily be able to complete the project.
Having run several of these before I know you will have a great time with lots of fun, laughter and of course chocolate along the way!!!!!
If you would like to attend please email me at
I will then send you out a booking form to be completed and sent back with your deposit.
Places are limited to 24 delegates so if you want to attend please don't delay. However if I get enough response I will run a repeat retreat before the end of the year.
Take care
Love and hugs
Melanie xxxxx

Her are some pictures of the project we did earlier on this year. All the ladies below did a fabulous job and they all completed the project despite many of them doubting they would!!!!!!!!! Xxx

Sunday 11 August 2013

Show times for Tuesday

Hello my lovely crafty friends
I wanted to let you know my show times for Tuesday. I am on air at 8am with Martha Stewart products, 10am with tool box. 2pm with Zentangle and 6 pm with Stampendous.
A huge thank you to everybody who took part in my make and takes at Stone was delightful to meet you all.
I am also going to post details of my October Cricut Retreat at 12pm tomorrow. It will be first come first served as there are only 24 places. However if I get a good response I will look at running another one at the beginning of November.
Take care
Love and hugs
Melanie xxx

Wednesday 7 August 2013

Show times

Hello crafters
I am back on air on Friday with Stampendous at 10am and Martha Stewart at 4pm
Then I am off to Stone Leigh for the weekend and then back on air on Tuesday at 10am, 2pm and 6pm, with Zentangle, Martha Stewart and are a couple of sneak peeks for Stampendous....

Tuesday 6 August 2013

Make and Take

Hello crafty friends
Just wanted to quickly share with you the make and take I am doing at the Stone Leigh show this weekend.....I have enough kits for 360 poor Cricut is shattered!!!!!! Lol xxxx

Friday 2 August 2013

Sharing samples

Hello my lovely crafty friends
I have been sooooo busy over the past month that it made my head spin.
However now I have a few days at home it's time to catch up on my blog posts.
I wanted to share my Stampendous and Little Darling samples with you.
Last night I discovered how to blog on the go....and add pictures!!!!
I know lots of you out there will find that funny.....but for me, a complete technophobe it was quite a discovery.
I still don't seem to get the full picture to show up on the have to tap on one picture to get to the camera roll.
If anybody knows what I am doing wrong please let me know.
Take care
Love and hugs
Melanie xxxxx

Little darlings.xxxx

Hello crafters
Here are the samples from last weeks Little Darling shows.
I love using a watercolour medium with these characters....a change from Copics, although they are still my favourites. Xxxxx