Monday, December 22, 2014

Merry Christmas!!!!

Just wanted to pop by before the craziness of the next few days start and wish you all a very Merry Christmas from our family to yours. Stay safe and enjoy this holiday season with your loved ones.

  Thank you for all your continued support this year and I am looking forward to a very exciting crafty year for 2015!

Melinda xo

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Blue Fern Studios - Design Team for 2015

Hi Everyone,

I have been sitting on some super exciting news for a while now and I am happy to share with you all that I am part of the brand new Creative Team for Blue Fern Studios in 2015. 

I absolutely love using chipboard on my projects and have recently been introduced to the Blue Fern products love them...can't wait to share some of my creative work using their chipboard and papers. 

If you don't already follow Blue Fern you can follow all the happenings on the blog here - there are several options to choose from - plus you can call in to the Blue Fern YouTube channel and subscribe

Here are the official Blue Fern team for 2015:

 Angelica Franssen


  Bente Fagerberg


 Einat Kessler 

 Video Educator

 Elena Morgun

Design Team & Video Educator

 Galina Sazonova


 Jelissa Mei

Returning Video Educator

 Karita Vainio


 Keren Tamir

Returning Designer

 Kim Price


 Marie Josee Hamel

Returning Designer

Melinda Thompson


Ulrika Blomfelt


Yuko Tanaka

Returning Designer

Zaneta Glowa


What an amazing line-up of talent! Can't wait to work with all these ladies!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Happy Friday :)

Just blowing out the! I know its been way to long between post but this time of the year is soooo full on I can hardly think let alone blog!

Last day of school today for my oldest 2 boys...can't believe we have survived another year and boy are we looking forward to the 6 weeks off! Lots of fun things organised, holidays away and of course the much anticipated Christmas with family! I am so proud of both boys this year...its been a huge year on the home front with lots of personal stuff going on as well as at school.  They both have come so far and love watching them grow.

So... many weeks ago now I created 2 layouts..just for fun.  I have to admit I struggle with scrapping "events" like birthdays etc.  not sure why maybe its my style of scrapping.  Because I am a girly girl when it comes to art I often think I can't scrap the birthday pics with! Well I got over it and just decided to do what I love. I have scrapped 2 birthday layouts....I am way behind so the photos are a couple of birthdays ago...*blush* anyway its the moments that matter.. right!?

"4 Today"

Using some MME Cut and Paste papers and loads of Shimmerz.

Finally using my Prima Vellum flowers....just adore them and adore vellum at the moment.  The Vellum bow is from Rainbow Splendor.

"5th Birthday"

Mostly OA papers and some Crate paper along with Pink Paislee stars.  This layout has lots of gold and shimmer and shine... :)

Had loads of fun doing these and the boys love looking at them and reminiscing.

Better keep going..have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Flying Unicorn DT Project - Authentique

Hi there,

I am popping in today to share with you a DT project for Flying Unicorn using some papers from the Authentique Collection: Classique: Pretty. These papers are so pretty and can be found HERE in the Flying Unicorn Store, although not all the paper range is available now.

"Totally Fun"

I have used some Creative Embellishments chipboard in the background, which this particular one (hearts) is now unfortunately not available. 

 I have cut it up and placed randomly underneath and around my photo area.  I glue this down raw and then I started applying Gesso as a base coat and once that was dry I used some Silks Acrylic Glaze in African Jade and started blending it in with my background misting. This technique is totally fun.

Thanks for stopping by today

Products Used from the Flying Unicorn Store:

Lindy's Stamp Gang Mist - Time Travel Teal
Creative Embellishments Heart Chipboard
Kaisercraft Heart Chipboard
Prima Flowers
Petaloo Flowers
7Dots Chipboard
Silks Acrylic Glaze - African Jade

Other Products:
Crafters Workshop Cross Stencil
Washi Tape
Prima Wire
Distress Ink

Friday, November 14, 2014

Happy Friday!! :)

Hello to you all :)

Hope you have all had a great has certainly warmed up where I live and I believe the weekend is going to be a scorcher! Think it will be lots of pool and BBQ time this weekend as well as some scrapping in the air con!

Well a few weekends a go, I pulled out some papers I have been dying to scrap with (yeah I know...I need to get them up quick don't I!!).  They were released before I had my little bubba (which is just gone a year).  I was kind to myself during my baby's first year as I wanted to enjoy that time immensely and just went with the flow and only scrapped when I could or when I had deadlines! so I have lots of catching up to do now :))))

Here is the layout I created with some MME papers Fly Away and Sky's the Limit.


Love this adorable photo of my husband and baby at 2 months old...hard to believe how quickly the time has gone! 
Loved the shabby feel to this background paper so did lots of distressing and tearing, inking etc.

Sigh...can't go past adding beautiful flowers to my layouts.

More "just because layouts next week...(I promise!)
Have a wonderful weekend
Hugs xo

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Flying Unicorn Gives Back...

Hi Everyone,

Please take a moment to read and we hope you can make time to participate for such a worthy cause.

Thank you so much

Every year for the month of November, Flying Unicorn sponsors "The Flying Unicorn Gives Back." It is about helping, supporting and paying it forward to those that need it the most. 

Our chosen charity this year is CURESEARCH.

CureSearch for Children's Cancer is a national non-profit foundation that accelerates the cure for children's cancer by driving innovation, eliminating research barriers and solving the field's most challenging problems. They fight every day to make treatment possible and a cure probable for the 42 children diagnosed with cancer daily. CureSearch is accredited by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, has 3 stars on Charity Navigator, and is a Gold participant on GuideStar.

There are so many different ways for you to help and support Cure Search during our Give Back Month :

  • Join in on our 1000 Uploads! Flying Unicorn donates $1.00 to a maximum of $1000.00 for each completed project loaded in our gallery .
  • Silent Auction - November 13th - November 16th - Get your retail therapy during our auction days! Lots of paper crafting supplies at major discounted prices along with one of a kind items for you to bid on !
  • Participate in Special Challenges where the Creative Team will donate to the cause
  • Raffle - a 5.00 ticket will give you a chance to win a Vagabond! 

We have set up a Flying Unicorn page on their site where donations can be made

Join us throughout the month of November 
and together we will make a difference !! 


Happening NOW till November 8th 3:00pm est 

For every $5.00 donated you will have a chance to win a Tim Holtz Vagabond! 
Donate directly on our CureSearch Page and leave a comment in our Raffle thread on the forums  or send us an email


Join us this month in the Flying Unicorn Gives Back thread and participate in creating a project using the below sketch. Grab inspiration from the sketch or Shona's amazing  creation! 

Every project entered Shona and Alda will donate $1.00 each to CureSearch to a maximum of $100.00 - Lets Get Creating! 

We have so much more happening during our Flying Unicorn Gives back ....  and do not forget to check out our Facebook page for another way to Give Back!!

- See more at:

Monday, November 3, 2014

You are my Reason Why...

Hello and Happy Monday :)

Can you believe its November already!!! WOW this year has just gone!! I am already thinking about Christmas stuff...just an exciting and lovely time of the year.

Okay a couple of weekends a go I did some scrapping for the fun of it...have been doing that a lot lately and its quite liberating!

I have lots of beautiful paper collections begging to be used and one of them was the MME Sky's the Limit Collection.

Oh my little bubba...I miss you being so small but I so love him at the age he is right now :)

"You are my Reason Why"

The title stamp is one of my favourite Ali Edwards Stamps..think it was my very first stamp purchase when I started online!

Beautiful chipboard from Blue first time using their brand of chipboard and I LOVE it!

And just a mix of a few other products, Prima and Petaloo flowers, Heidi Swapp Butterflies, Hambly and Lindy's Stamp Gang mist.

Till next time :)
Min xo