Total blog neglect!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Well what can I say, other than no internet connection means no blog - thankyou very much Telstra Australia. I've had the worst month of on again off again telephone and internet service and then two periods of nothing, zip, naught, zero service at all. So, basically this farm gal has had to carry her laptop out into the paddock and walk around like a lost nomad trying to find a drink hole, all in the name of finding service to connect with the outside world. Humph!

I had no idea how caught up I was in this industry until I couldn't connect with it and started to fret about deadlines, projects, product releases, etc and so I now have a huge back-log of catching up to do so it's going to be a fairly jammed packed few days. Oooo and I've also got a big prize to draw!

The fabulously talented Becky Fleck recently sent some of the My Little Shoebox design team members a sketch each to provide a sample for her June releases at Pagemaps and I was really thrilled to be amongst the mix. Becky's sketches are renowned within the industry and there isn't a day that goes by where you don't see them pop up on a challenge blog somewhere or being used by manufacturers for their design teams. So for some wonderful inspiration and also to see my little card amongst the other cards from the MLSB design team you can view them at the June CardMaps or for some wonderful layout sketches visit the June PageMaps.

Here's the gorgeous sketch I was sent by Becky to use.

My card using the beautiful new collection heartfelt collection from My Little Shoebox

Now this card is kinda different from what I usually create but I'm in a bit of a girly, pretty, frilly phase and I'm enjoying giving the critters a bit of a rest and adding some soft florals, ribbons and pearls to my projects. However, it will be back to the whimsical very soon as I've got a pile of projects lined up that are full of fun.

 Okay, it's time to announce the winner of the Imaginisce I-rock and accessories pack.
And the winner is:

Wendy said...
Already a follower! and who wouldn't want to win an i rock after checking out your amazing projects!? Love the hearts!!!
Congratulations Wendy, if you could send me your address details to: I will send your parcel out as soon as possible.


  1. Oh gosh Melinda this is just so sweet and elegant!

  2. Oh Melinda.. that is just GORGEOUS!!! I am glad your internet is back up and running! Isn't it something how things have changed that we can't function without computers! Mine was only down for a couple of days. I can't imagine a month!

  3. First of all, GRRRRR to bloody Telstra! Secondly, I just LOVE that card, it's absolutely beautiful! Thirdly, big congrats to Wendy! And last but not least - its good to have you back! XXX

  4. Great to hear you're back online Melinda! Love your card!! It's so gorgeous and uniquely stunning as only you can do it! :)

  5. Your card is sooo pretty! I love the roses on one side and the bow on the other. All those dainty little pearls and the accent posies are so sweet.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

  6. your attention to detail is always amazing Melinda!

  7. Wow, that card is amazing, great job on it....

  8. WOW!! This is sooo beautiful. I love the pink and the details with the pearls is gorgeous. The flowers are wonderful. A real beauty.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  9. your style is so beautiful, Melinda!

  10. Wow Melinda a gorgeous card as always ... Love the ribbon and those flowers are so pretty!! And WOO HOO I won!!! SO HAPPY!! Have emailed you my addy ... Can't wait to have a play ... Hoping it will bring my mojo in the post with it LOL!!!! Thanks again Wendy x

  11. just gorgeous Melinda love the flower

  12. Those leaves are un-real. SO gorgeous!

  13. Great to see you back Melinda- I did miss you & your marvellous LO treat you show us!
    Magnificent work as always!