Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Funny Story

So I got home Monday evening planing to write my blog to show case all the cards I made last week when... My lovely husband looks at me with his sad eyes an said to me. "I cant find my phone" 

He tracked it down through GPS and we can see that its traveling to Cambridge. If anyone picked up his phone and saw the bunch of miss calls from one person to then find out its on silent. Long story short I have spent 2 and half hours going to Cambridge and back with hubby dearest to get his phone back. I cant thanks the team over there as a member of staff found it answered the 8th time I called and looked after it till we got there.

I have a nice hot cup of tea at 9.30pm and I am really excited to tell you all what I have done last week and where I am now with all my cards for the period of March.

Leaving Cards

I had quite a few people leave work this month that I have been very busy trying to make lovely cards for people I know and I am going to miss now that they are gone.

So I will start at the top.

A good friend of mine has moved to Cornwall to be closer to her family.


A colleague at work was retiring this month so I made a lovely fishing card for him with loads of jokes to entertain his grand kids with now that he will be at home more.

I just finished this card last Thursday I am very proud of this one. So my Friend Liz who I have know for 7 years now at work is leaving us for pastures new. I have no doubt that I will see her again through night outs etc but we always had a laugh and supported each other in different roles we have gone through over the years. So I really wanted to make a special card for her, and here it is. She has not seen it yet but I have asked everyone she has worked with for funny stories and picture I can put inside to remember the good and ad times while she has been working with us.


I hope you all like what I have done last week. Have a lovely evening. I am off to bake a cake for work now.

Mel xx

Sunday, 13 March 2016

How I've Grown

Hi All 

Hope you are all well? 

Strange yet interesting thing happened yesterday. I was scrolling through my old cards that I have taken pictures of and noticed my crafting has changed and become better with age. 

I started making cards back in 2008. It was my mother in law who introduced me to crafting really. She has her own craft space and made cards before I knew her and she let me go in there to make cards for family.

I started to get the bug and got a few things by myself and borrowed bit from her room if I could not find what I was looking for.  

Looking at my history, my first card I made was for mothers day's in March 2008 so here it is. 

My first card ever back in 2008
I did laugh at my self as it shows that I knew nothing about crafting and in crafting terms such a child at the start.

8 years later and this is what I have my mother in law and my mum for mothers day.

Mothers Day Card 2016

My Jewelry has had the same experience.

I made all these when I was in class for making custom jewelry in 2008.

Now a days I watch a lot of videos and read what others are making. But when I do make pieces they look like this. 

Self evaluation...

I have grown up in my crafting and I am so proud with myself as 8 years ago I did not believe in myself and getting praise for my work still shocks me. 

I have been very busy this week and I cant wait to show you all in the next few days. 

enjoy your Sunday. 

Mel xx