Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Flowers Forever...

              As promised, here are the pictures of this years retreat project.

Retreat fun.

Hello crafty friends
Thought you might like to see some quick pics from my latest retreat.
A fabulous group of like minded ladies all crafting for three days
They always go home with a fabulous project, good memories and new friends.
Here we are learning to make paper flowers.
I will post a picture of the project soon.
Hugs for now
Melanie xxx

Sunday, 6 April 2014

A very creative week ahead.

Hello my lovely crafty friends
After today's shows I willbe going home to get ready for a busy week....again!
On Thursday I will be doing a one day wonder which features the best of EK Success and. Martha Stewart tools at great prices.
Then on Saturday and Sunday I am pleased to bring Hot off the Press back to air.
If you bought the DVD a couple of years ago now that had lots of templates and ideas on for folded cards then version2 is on the shows.
Also every item on the shows is new and fabulous including stamps, templates fabulous papers and lots more.
I will post sneak peeks throughout the week.
Hugs for now
Melanie xxx

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Change of plan

Just wanted to let you know that the Zentangle shows which were scheduled for tomorrow have been changed. Not sure when they will go ahead.
Melanie xxx

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Zentangle Shows

Good morning my crafty friends
I will be back on air on Friday at 11am and 7pm with Z entangle shows. We have some old favourites and some new ones too.
Hope you can join me.
Melanie xxx

Monday, 24 March 2014


Hi crafters
Over the last few days at the NEC many people asked about using freezer paper on the back of fabric before putting it through the BSC.
So, I thought I would try it and give you my personal opinion.
I have ironed the paper on with a very hot dry iron and left it to cool. Then placed it fabric down on to the standard mat and putting the pressure on 5 and the standard blade on 5( this was with a new blade...you may have to play with this depending on the age of your blade) and speed on 5 it cut beautifully. There was a little fraying but I guess that would be on the seam allowance.
I cut all the shapes from one of the quilt blocks and a circle.
For more complex shapes I would absolutely recommend that you use Heat n Bond lite if you wish to see through it and ultra if not.
I hope that helps
Melanie xxx

Saturday, 22 March 2014

chatter chatter chatter!

Hi crafty friends

For the last three days I have done nothing but chatter as you can see from these pictures!    Lol.x