Month: September 2014

Wonderous Wreath

I had such a lovely play with the Wonderous Wreath stamp set and framelits last night. I love this set and plan to play with it a lot more!

Not just for Christmas either, it looks lovely as a flower garland to!

I have been having trouble with my mojo lately – probably something to do with constant interruptions from my 4 cherubs home on school holidays – so I got my inspiration from Pinterest for these gorgeous cards!

I loved the combination of Real Red and Wild Wasabi to.
One of these cards will be featured in the upcoming Christmas stamp a stack class ๐Ÿ™‚

Star Framelits Christmas Tree

I have been having a bit of fun playing with our star Framelits that I purchased in our August Special! I absolutely LOVE these Framelits.

By now you have probably realised that I enjoy 3D projects. I had the idea for this tree from a shortbread Christmas tree I make at…well – Christmas.  That top star looks bigger than the rest – but I assure you, it’s just the angle of the pic.
All of the sides were 1″ thick without the tabs.
I still think it needs a little decorating with perhaps some gold or silver ribbon – so I will continue to have a play.
The paper is available in our new Christmas Catalogue. It’s gorgeous and THICK.
If you’re interested in giving this a go – you can find a tutorial on YouTube from Stampin Up. Make sure you post some pics back here of your creations ๐Ÿ™‚

Hair Gel Technique for Father’s Day

So with Father’s Day around the corner, I’ve been making quite a few Father’s Day Cards.  I had a couple of requests for this particular card using the Hair Gel Technique. It’s a great fun technique to use and looks amazing with our ‘By the Tide’ stamp set.

The colours I have used are Night of Navy, Cajun Craze and Old Olive, with soft suede for the anchor tag.  I found this technique on Brandy’s You Tube channel – here, and cased her lobster card. But with such a fun technique I had to try it some more…oh, and the card smells great too! Lol.
I could also imagine it used with ‘The Open Sea’ and ‘Sea Street’ stamp sets.
What do you think?


I cant believe how busy I have been and how SLACK i have been with my blog.
Rest assured I have been creating, and plan to do a  lot more in the new few days – so stay tuned for some inspiration from our brand new Holiday Catalogue!

I have added the link to download your copy of the Holiday catalogue (right hand side bar) and I have updated the classes page information for September and October classes.

If you havent already ‘liked’ my Facebook page Createwithmel – I encourage you to do so, as this is updated almost daily and class events are made and added there, with all the informaton you need prior to attending class ๐Ÿ™‚  There is the link in the left hand side bar.

So check out the new catalogue.  If you would like a copy and haven’t got one, just let me know and I will send you one.  You can use the ‘Contact’ Page tab at the top of this blog.

Remember…stay tuned…… ๐Ÿ˜‰