Thursday, 21 April 2011

Sarah Hurley Challenge - A Sketch xxx

Good morning everyone
Firstly a MASSIVE thank you to all the fab comment on my previous post!! I loved reading them all but  I'm sorry to say that none of you can borrow my wee Hubby, not even for the day or a few hours, heee he's all my!! Well maybe I could hire him out if you payed ME in craft goodies hee! Oh I'm bad!!

Ok best behaviour now ..... I'll try heee!!
This week over on Sarah Hurley Challenges we have a fab wee sketch for you all to follow! Now you can use it for anything you like, a layout, a card or even an altered item, its up to you!


I was a bit stumped when I seen this but after a few hmmms and ohhhhs I dug out a piece of plain white 12x12 card stock and 30 mins later came up with this




What do you think??
Its really different for me but I wanted to try something out of my comfort zone! I even blue tinted the pictures to match in with the colour them!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges
The ABC Challenge - Sparkle (gems and spray)
Colour Throwdown - Navy, white and my pick "sky blue"
Lexi's Challenge - Anything but a card

You just gotta check out the Dt's amazing creations for some fab Inspiration! Puts mine to shame hee! Also remember you don't need to use any of Sarah's products but she would love it if you did!!

I'll hopefully be back tomorrow with another wee creation to share, will in less that sunshine calls my name hee
Hugs Melly xxx

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Just for fun xxx

Morning all

I hope your all enjoy the lovely warmth and the fab sunshine we have at the min!! Its no good to my crafting this sun, all I wanna do is go for walks(well that's good for the diet) and sit and read my Kindle!! I've got lots to do as well and just wanna relax, so bad I am heee!!

Firstly I just gotta share with you my totally awesome and very ECO Green "Saving the Planet" Greenhoose!

This is hubby starting it using old frames that were going off to be fire wood

Here is the basic shape with all old windows from jobs hubby has done


All Finished hee



 Side view and the door plus you can see my wee veg plot, all full of onions, carrots and tatties

And this is the wee inside, all the shelves left on and off to make room for grow bags underneath!
Its now all full with seed trays, small tubs and big tubs full of all my "cant wait" yummy veggies and tommy matos mmmm!!

I hope you like my wee greenhoose?? It cost us all of £20!! Yip that was all, good when you got a hubby with the know how hee!! It was paint at £10 and then a sheet of the plastic stuff that you can see at the sides of the door at £10 as well!! Hope you like Mel, not as good as your allotment but its just my wee ickle Melotment hee hee

Now on to a wee card or two!!
I made these last week, when I couldn't sleep the other night! I used another of my fab Crafts and Me stamps and my delish Prima papers Hubby got me for my Birthday






I just love these stamps! They are so easy to colour and they always look fab!
I would look to enter it into the following challenges
Incy Wincy Designs - Bright and bold
OSAAT - Make it Sassy
I ♥ Promarkers - Anything Goes

Well off now to do a wee bit of commenting that I better get some orders done ohhhhh but the sun hmmm
Hugs Melly xxx

Monday, 18 April 2011

Crafty Carmakers - Blue/ red and or Wedding theme xxx

Morning my lovelies
I'm out shopping with my wee mummy so hope this post pops up OK, fingers crossed!!

This fortnight over on Crafty Cardmakers we have perfect wee Challenge for you all!! With the up coming "Special" Wedding we have a great challenge for you to get your teeth into

RED/BLUE and or WEDDING

A great wee "Royal" challenge, don't you think??
I was asked to make a Wedding Box for an old school friend and knew it was perfect for this Challenge





How fab is that Glittery paper??

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
Crafty Creations - Wedding Day Card
Sugar Creek Hollow - Monochromatic
Joyful Stamper - Anything Goes
Polka Doodles - Tie the Knot
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Glitter and Shine
Creative Craft World - Love and Marriage

I hope you will join us this time and make something for this fab wee Royal Challenge! For some amazing inspiration check out the fab dt's creations

Hugs Melly xxxx

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Dream Valley Challenges - Easter xxx

Hello my lovely bloggers
Are we all well on this gorjuss sunny day?? Can you tell I'm a lil happy soul loving the sun heee, well be getting my lovely lil Greenhoose all painted up today plus finishing getting my seeds in, perfect for a sunny Sunday!!

Anyways, its time for another challenge over on Dream Valley Challenges and what better than a choc/chick filled challenge like

EASTER

Its only a week away, so only right we thought!!
Remember you can enter anything you like, it doesn't have to be a wee card!! It could be an Easter bonnet or eggs you've decorated, anything goes as long as it follows the theme!!

We have a fab wee sponsor this week for you all with a great prize for the winner


"Hi my name is Stitchy and I am Co-Owner of Stitchy Bear Stamps...we started this store April 1st, No Fooling haha..I live in upstate New York with my husband and two TEENAGE adults haha, I do say that loosely as they think they run the show here, NOT...
I been creating stamps for a little less than a year now and I am totally addicted to the craft..I started about 4 years ago making digital scraps and I knew there was much more out there, so a friend of mine introduced me to digital stamps...and the rest they say is history...I look forward to seeing all the beautiful creations come through...good luck everyone..stitchy xoxox"

And the fab Prize for the wee winner is a $10.00 voucher for their store

The Dt were given some of their fab images to use and I picked Easter Egg Lillie to play with as shes so cute hee




I would like to enter it into the following Challenges
Daring Cardmakers - Spring/Easter
Simply Create - Egg-tra Special
Totally Papercrafts - Springtime

I hope will join in the fun this time and get something "Egg-straordinary" made for Easter!! Heee sorry bad joke but one had to slip in some where!! Remember and check out the Dt's fab creations for more inspiration!!

Hugs Melly xxx

PS Ill be back tomorrow with something a little special xxx

Saturday, 16 April 2011

A Crafty Saturday xxx

Afternoon everyone

Hope you are all well out there in blogland?? What you all been doing?? Where is that sun gone??

Oh well, no sun means lots of crafty time heee!! Ive been busy this week catching up with orders and posting out stuff here and there, plus a wee visit to ikea on Tuesday got me a DVD case so I could display by promarkers! 14 DVD cases later, lots of white dots and my display was all finished!! That easy!! What do you think??


Not bad hee!! Thanks to the inspiration I found here and the I ♥ Promarkers for their fab help too!!

While in Ikea I took advantage of poor hubby and acquire some of those cute lil glass jars! the plan was to put all my papers/fabric flowers in them .......... Ok, kinda didn't work as planned!! I started sorted them into colours this morning only to find I had more than I imagine!! I still have a full carry bag full, that I gave up after seeing they would never all fit!! So I decided to fill them with Buttons instead!! I have more in an old Quality Street tin, but these ones were all over my desk so just sorted those into colours


Some of my flowers in wee trays

My buttons and pins hee

My plan is to sit tonight while watching TV and sort the rest! But at least my desk is not totally tidy and my craft room doesn't look like a bomb site anymore heee!

During the week, I've been busy making boxes for upcoming Craft Fayre's plus doing cards at the same time! Gotta have a nice selection of both! This is one wee card that I made that I simple love, I don't often say that about my cards but I do!!




I loved this stamp when I seen it a few months ago and was so "smiley" when my hubby got it for my wee Birthday! He's a wee star!!

I would like to enter into the following Challenges
Crafts and Me - Ribbon

Now I'm off to sort out the post for tomorrows Dream Valley Challenges, a fab new challenge for you all tomorrow! Hope to see you all there!
Have a great Weekend everyone!

Hugs Melly xxx

Monday, 11 April 2011

Some fun in the Sugar Bowl xxx

Hi everyone
Oh I've been an awful blogger this past week! I haven't been feeling myself and then having the sun over the weekend, me and hubby took advantage of it!

I hope you all enjoyed the sun too and got to get out in the garden or just enjoy the sun with the family! We sorted the garden out on Friday and got my veg patch all full up for the summer. Then we started my wee all New "green" Greenhoose! We decided to build one this year as after the horrible winter ours never survived! So with all the old windows from hubby's old job, old bits of wood and a wee bit plastic sheeting we have a half built greenhoose!! All Eco and the only thing I bought was the paint!! Just needs one window on the back and the door and its finished! Mel, I'm taking your allotment inspiration but on the ickle size hee!

And then yesterday we went to Loch Lomond! Its was so beautiful, just driving up and stopping for wee picnic at Tarbet Then driving up bit farther to spy some nice camping spots, before heading back via Stirling and a lovely pub for some lunch/dinner!! Perfect wee weekend and Tilllie loved it all!

So on to a wee card I got to squeeze in on Thursday night!Please excuse the picture the image is coloured with purple and so is the flowers but looks pink SORRY!!



I adore this stamp and is my fav Sassy hee!

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
The Sugar Bowl - Sketch(the image and flowers are purple, just dodgy light)
Craft Us Crazy - Spring/Easter
4 Crazy Chicks - Inspirational Picture

I loved doing the wee ribbon frame after seeing it on a few blogs and knew it would make the card pop! Just wish you could see the card for real, you could see the purple better! Maybe the pinkish paper in the back doesn't help hmmmm note to self "Stick with the right Colours"!

Well off to check what you guys have been up to this past week!
Hugs Melly xxx

Monday, 4 April 2011

Crafty Cardmakers - Recipe xxx

Hi my lovelies

Hope all is well in blogland, I'm still playing catch up myself and been a really bad blogger! Tonight tho I will pop my for a visit hehe!

Today over on Crafty Cardmakers we have a fun little Recipe Challenge for you all

"MOSTLY YELLOW, STITCHING, RHINESTONES and RIBBON"

Hee a fab challenge especially with Spring here and Easter right round the corner! Also we have a fab wee prize of £10 voucher from The Stamp Man up for grabs!

Ingredients
Stamp - Magnolia (thanks Clare)
coloured with promarkers
papers Basic Grey
Flowers - Wild Orchid
everything else from stash


I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
Wild Orchid - Sketch
Paper Sundaes - Spring Blossoms
Little Claire's - Spring Celebrations
Just Magnolia - Anything Goes (plus DT call)

I hope you will join us this fortnight and get your craftyness out! If you need any inspiration, check out the delish creations the Dt came up with!

Take care all, I'll be round to visit you all later
Hugs Melly xxx

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Dream Valley Challenges - Things with Wings xxx

Good afternoon everyone
Can I just wish all you yummy Mummy's out there a wonderful spoiled Mother's Day!! And to my wee mummy, mummy-in-law and gorjuss granny, Happy mother's day to you all, have a great day, Love you loads!!

Now on to this fortnights challenge over at Dream Valley Challenges! We have our fab monthly sponsor One Stop Card Crafts, thanks guys, with another fab £10.00 for the winner to spend in their awesome shop! The challenge is another easy wee one to get all your crafty glitter flowing

"THINGS WITH WINGS"

Very easy!! Now this can be anything form birds to fairies to butterflies and bugs! If its got wings then its in! As always with our Challenges you can enter anything at all, scrappages, cards, jewellery, altered art! If its got wings then it can be entered!

I decided to make a wee card this week as I wanted to use some of my yummy new papers again






I would like to enter this wee card into the following challenges

Make it Colourful - Bright Colours
Pixie dust - Wings
Fairy Tale - Happy Birthday
For your Inspiration - Inspired by the picture(I think it does???)

Thanks to the lovely Donna, I thought it was about time I started decorating the insides of my cards! I knew you would eventually rub off on me!!

I hope you will join in the fun this week and get all your little winged things fluttering in your crafty space! Check out the uber talented Dt creations for some fab inspiration!

Hugs Melly xxx

Ps My Mums party was awesome! She had a great wee night and everyone was raving about my wee cake hehe! Will get some pics on soon! xxx

Friday, 1 April 2011

Craft Garden April Challenge xxx

Good Morning all

This is a wee scheduled post as I'm on route to decorate the hall for my mums party and get my hair done before getting the cake stacked in time for the wee party tonight, woop woop!!

Anyhows, today is the 1st Monthly challenge over on the Craft Garden and not only that the wee shop has opened back up today too, Well Done Kerry honey!
So the challenge is a simple one to get as all started
"FOUR"
Yip, that easy! You gotta use 4 of something on your creation, or have a 4 on something you've made! Easy hehe

So I made two wee creations for the challenge, one a wee scrap page the other a 3D 4 hee

 I used 4 pictures and 4 colours


 and my 4




What do you think?
I love the 4 and was really fun to make! I ripped up lots of scraps and stuck them all over then glossed the whole thing before wrapping in ribbon and decorating!

Remember and check out the other Dt's amazing creations!
You have a whole month to enter and remember you gotta use "4"!!

Hugs Melly xxx