Sunday, April 17, 2011


Welcome to my new blog! As some of you may know, I have been out of the scrapbooking loop for some time. This was because at first I was super busy with kids, life, university etc, but after a while I felt detached and lost from the scrapping community.

I've set up this blog because during this time I have had other crafty ventures. I have been teaching myself different mixed media techniques, drawing and painting. I didn't feel the desire to share this on my typepad blog because I felt that the small amount of followers expected to see scrapbooking.

So as a result of some encouraging and cajoling by some gorgeous friends... Whalla! Here she is. I would like to state a disclaimer: This does not mean that this blog will not contain scrapbooking. Let it be known as "the all things made by hand" blog.

So... without further ado, here are a few glimpses of what I was working on this weekend in a house of 10 other gorgeous ladies (that deserves a post of it's own ;)

These two girls are painted in my art journal and the following is on a cover of an old book...

Thanks for visiting!

Mel xx


  1. I love her - very creative Mel.Such talent in so many areas! Of course your strong color sense aids you in all ventures. I certainly admire your painting and mixed media ability - a talent i certainly do not have! :)

  2. I don't care what you post... I LOVE IT ALL! ;) So glad to get a dose of your type of creativity how ever it comes! ;)

  3. Love it all Mel...
    I too have become a bit lost from the scrapping world, sometimes life just gets in the way but I do hope to get back into it soon.
    Keep Creating x

  4. So great to see you creating again Mel! These look amazing! xx

  5. Sounds like the weekend was amazing! Wish I had been there. Don't forget to check out the Myrtle & Grace blog from time to time. Hope to catch up soon for a creative day.

  6. WOOT WOOT. She's back.
    Did I mention how grouse it was to meet you and what a fab weekend I had?? I have not belly laughed like that for ages. Thanks. And a special mention to your fantastic MIL. She was just ace too. You are a lucky duck having her.
    And on the way home stopped at Spotlight to get me some Modge Podge, so She Art, here I come. You have inspired me.
    Glad you are back and can't wait to see more.

  7. Congrats on a new crafty blog! I'm a grad student in science & medicine & started blogging as something to do outside of school. Visiting from the Crafty Scientist!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting