Sunday, March 30, 2014


Well hello again!

traced doodling hello card

It's been so long since I shared a card that I almost forgot how to do everything!
Anywho, here's some yadda-yadda about the bits & pieces that went into this one


The birds were made using this teeny little 'Resting birds' die from Memory Box which I cut out of Glossy Photo paper & coloured with a black copic & a white gel pen.

The wire that they are sitting on is thin floral wire coloured with a grey copic marker & stapled on with a Tim Holtz tiny attacher.


The 'hello' speech bubble is a sweet lil'

...made by Christine Newman (Listgirl)
(I can't stop using it on everything!)


The turquoise & beige stamped background is made using Hero Arts & BasicGrey Sweet Threads stamp, white ink & a prismacolor pencil.

The white debossed dot background is made by embossing this Seeing Spots Cuttlebug folder and then tracing inside the dots with a silver prismacolor pencil.

The silver background is made by adding silver-leafing to Silhouette's printable sticker paper then sanding it and adding black ink & doodling to distress.

Traced Doodle Butterfly Card 
(the striped paper is there as a freebie, if you like it)

By the by, Miss Mouse is doing well. We're still not sure what it was that was bothering her. Odd! And though I'm still having computer troubles, I do hope to blog a couple times in April. I'm writing final papers and exams for a University course (and oh how I would rather be here with You!) ;-)

Hope you & yours are doing wonderfully!

Monday, February 10, 2014

An update on our Miss Mouse...


Thank You all so very much for your sweet words of support about our Miss Mouse! I have some good news to share with you now, but there is not as much news to report as we would like...since after all this time we are still not sure what is ailing her.

The new specialist Vet now thinks it is her liver that is irritated, and can't rule out cancer of the liver yet... but has thankfully ruled out lung cancer. What looked like a tumour on her lung was a blood vessel! All we know right now is that she has asthma (hence the blood vessel in her lung) & that she'll need to use an inhaler. But she is coughing much much less & she does seem to be feeling up to playing and cuddling and eating like a wild ravenous beastie!

I just can't thank you all enough for your kindness. I read all of your kind comments with such gratitude (though I was unable to answer each one as I would have liked to) and I feel for those of you who have lost your fur babies or who have sick ones at home. I'm sending my love & hopes & hugs right back to you all, people and animal-loved-ones alike! ox

Much Love and Thanks,
Mel & Charles & Miss Mouse.

P.S. my computer is semi-salvaged so I hope to be able to do a post soonish. :-)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

some tough news here at home...

Just a very quick post to say that I'm on an unexpected blog break. My computer is broken and to though that has kept me from letting you know about my absence here, to tell the truth the computer actually seems like nothing, since we found out that our Mouse is very sick. Ultrasounds show something scary in her lung and we are still testing, hoping it's something more treatable than cancer, like an infection, but it's not responding to antibiotics, and she has a bad cough... Of course we are heartbroken & I just haven't been able to reconnect online with it all. 

Sorry for the bad news, but I feel like you are all such good friends and you've all expressed the sweetest love for our fur baby in your comments on my crazy cat lady posts, so I wanted to let you know what was going on. 

To those of you who have been lovely enough to email me about your beautiful creations with my papers, I truly appreciate it, but I haven't been able to answer and I'm not sure when I will be back in the digital world, sorry about that.


P.S. The photo is one that I took when I found miss Mouse asleep in the paper recycling tray.