Monday, 7 May 2012


...courage faces fear & thereby masters it...
-Martin Luther King Jr-

...hello i'm sharing with you some wonderful news & also a card that helped along the way...

...a wee while back Craftwork Cards put out a DT call and one of their conditions was to make something for them that hadn't been posted or published before and to use their products...this is the card I made...

...the background, the dressform, the spool, skirt & button choker are all Craftwork Card papers... idea for the skirt to to get the 'ra-ra' look of layering so I used Tim's Tiny Tag Die, her belt is natural jute with a couple of the Tags as tassels...

...the same paper was wrapped around the spool & I thought the sentiment may bring me luck...

... and the button from the dressform die was used as a snazzy choker & pulled her completed look together...

...well, after weeks of self doubt I sent this card off with my info and I'm thrilled to tell you they liked it & saw something in my work  that enabled them to choose me to be part of their Design Team...

...I'm delighted & cannot wait to share lots of new designs with you...

...thank you for dropping by today...


  1. This piece is so clever with so many ideas no wonder they loved it and chose you.



  2. Oh wow Mel - fabulous card!! Brilliant news about the Craftwork Cards Design Team - I love their products and will no doubt be tempted into buying even more now :) Well done you, they're so well known that 'the girl done good'. Di xx

  3. Whoop, Whoop, Whoop..Congraulations Mel.. This is Fabulous news, they are so lucky to have you.. your creations are Brillant.. you will showcase their products to perfection.. your entry card is Beautiful love the design.. Big Hugs May x x x x

  4. Congratulations...well done. Love your

  5. Well done Mel that is really good news. I look forward to seeing more of your designs
    Have a lovely creative day.
    Lynn x
    One I Made Earlier Today

    Ps watch out for the postman !

  6. Woo Hoo! Well done, Mel....that's fab news!They're lucky to have you....huge congrats!Gorgeous how you've made the skirt
    Hugs Jo x

  7. Many congratulations Mel! It is well deserved - your work is always very creative. Look forward to seeing your designs. Jennie

    PS Your card is wonderful - such a creative use of tags!

  8. Congratulations....well done!!

  9. Hey well done Mel xxx

    Great card by the way!!

    Sam xxx

  10. That's fabulous news, superb card too. Zo xx

  11. Many congratulations, and your card is great!!

  12. You sooo deserve this!! You are fabulous. Congratulations!

  13. A gorgeous card and a well-deserved Design Team invitation - go you! Enjoy all the new bits and bobs you'll be creating for them. Deb xxx

  14. Well done Mel! Now I can say I 'know' that designer, hehe ;)
    Best Wishes
    Mo x

  15. Gorgeous card Mel, I love your ra-ra skirt design, ingenious! No wonder you were picked for the Team! Congrats!
    Lovely photo of you & your children by the way, nice to put a face to my blog friend at last!
    Alison xx

  16. Congratulations, well deserved place. Love your design.

  17. ohhhhhhh congratulations Mel, they are so lucky to have you on their DT!! (((hugs)))) waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  18. Fantastic nes!! Well done you,your work is amazing so go girl!!! Well done!hugs trace x

  19. This is simply stunning sweetie, well done to you too x x x

  20. Hi Mel, your card is fab. congrautlations on the DT post, just popped on to say Hi as I also became a CWC DT member, sooo excited!
    Jo x

  21. Congratulations! Your work is lovely and that card is really original. x

  22. So delighted for you...will look forward to viewing your posts there.

  23. Hi Mel

    Gorgeous card love all the details like the tags for the skirt - v. clever! Thanks so much for coming by my blog and leaving me that lovely comment. Glad you found me so that I've been able to come and see you too my new teamie!! Aren't we lucky!! Looking forward to seeing some more of your fab creations.



  24. Oh, Mel, congrats, that is great news. What a creative project that was, never would have thought to make the skirt out of tiny tags! Wonderful!

  25. Loving your dressform card Mel..the little tag dress is inspired!
    ..and whoop whoop!! congrats on on the DT post...well deserved!! ...can't wait to see some of your wonderful projects!
    Jan x

  26. WAY TO GO !! You are gonna rock the socks off them!!
    Keep smiling and creating

  27. Congratulations on making the design team!! I can certainly see why they would choose you! This card is amazing! I love the skirt made of the tiny tags! How brilliant! And just the whole movement of the piece with the flowing scarf is wonderful!
    Well done you!!
    xoxo Karen

  28. Hi Mel,
    Congratulations being a member of the design team!
    And I do understand their choice, because your card is so beautiful!!! What a great idea for the skirt with the tiny tabs, I LOVE it! Great combination of colours, and I also love the flying tassels. GORGEOUS card!
    Thank you so much for your nice comments on my blog!
    Greetings, Yvon


...thank you so much for taking the time to drop by my blog...Mel :)