Friday, 14 December 2012


...where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure...
- Rumi -

...hello everyone, is it just me or is Christmas alarmingly close, I've not started on my list yet!!...but on my crafty list is today's sneak peek of my second piece for The Artistic Stamper...
...I will confess this wasn't my original piece but upon arrival home from work to take my photo's in the lovely crisp light we had, I found the cats had been up on the shelf and chewed my lovely piece to bits, beyond repair! so with only a few hours this is what I came up with... see the full piece pop on over here to and if you have time leave a comment I'd love to know what you think...
...thank you for stopping by today...


  1. You make me CURIOUS!!!!!!!
    It looks FANTASTIC this sneak peak.
    Greetz Patricia

  2. Mel your make is beautiful, stylish and great ! trace x

  3. It looks wonderful already-can't wait to see the whole thing.

    Sorry the cat's destroyed the original one.

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. fabilicious sneaky peek and the big reveal is gorgeous...naughty naughty kitties and good luck with the catching up with Christmas list..sending hugs kath xxx

  5. Hi Mel

    You are right .. .. it is alarmingly close!!!

    Oh dear there seem to be some mischievous cats about at the moment. I have just been to one blog where their tree was completely broken by theirs and they have just bought a new one (tree not cat!!!).

    This tiny glimpse looks lovely .. .. love the torn edges and sparkly bits!!

    Love Jules xx

  6. oh oh! Baaaaad kity! Well...I think the new one looks great if it is any consolation!

  7. Hi Mel, saw this over at AS but did not know the story behind it!! Love your creation and I think maybe the cat should be knocked off the Christmas list this year (I don't mean it really). Hope you manage to get caught up with everything and that you and yours have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. We are off to visit our 4 week old Grandaughter for Christmas, can't wait. Hugs, Anne x

  8. Oooh naughty cats! I'm pleased mine only run away with my paint brushes. Brilliant tree Mel in a short space of time. Great idea. Love the script too. Michelle x

  9. Oh, bad, bad cats - how horrid to come home to that! Off to see your alternative artwork now...
    Alison x

  10. It's brilliant, considering you were so short of time Mel! Those bad cats!!! 11 more sleeps! :o) xxx

  11. oh dear, damn cats ;) Could not be without them though lol.
    really want to see what it was now that I can't. Off to go have a propper look at this piece now.x

  12. Naughty little furr-balls!!! Fabulous tree love the script & glitter! Hugs May x x x

  13. Well I bopped over and took a look and your sure are talented!! Loved it - don't know how you do such a creative piece of art work in such a pinch!!

  14. Your tree was beautiful Mel and it would grace any home at Christmas. It has a scandinavian feel which I love but have never achieved! Naughty furry friends you have there! No treats for them that night I hope!


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