Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Crafty Cardmakers - Embossing xxx

Hi all
Sorry I never made it back yesterday, was playing away with all my glitter and stash and lost track of time! Before I knew it, was time for dinner and walkies for the dog!

This fortnight at Crafty Cardmakers we have a good easy wee Challenge for you all!


Thats it! All you have to do is have some sort of heat embossing on your card to win the fab wee prize below kindly Sponsored my The Stampman!

Now here's what I done

I made this simple card with a basic layout, embossing my sentiment in gold then pearl embossing powder and done the same on the lil flowers!

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
the Kraft Journal - Christmas Cards
Paper Playtime - Say it with Sentiments

Thanks for popping by my wee blog everyone! Remember and check out the fab Design team creations for some amazing inspiration!

Hugs Melly xxx

Monday, 28 November 2011

Dream Valley Challenge 21 - Sparkle xxx

Morning everyone

So sorry that my post is late, the computer crashed yesterday morning and it took forever to re-boot it! But Its all working now and maybe faster too hee

So this fortnight over at Dream Valley Challenges we have a super wee Challenge for you all, perfect for the Christmas time!


Just right for all those Christmas crafty creations that we all seem to be making!
Also we have a super prize for one lucky winner kindly donated my the lovely Mags from the team, thanks honey!

Two lovely lil Lili of the Valley Stamps for you!

Here's my wee creation I made for the Challenge

(Thanks Susie, the image is adoreable)
I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
Addicted to Stamps - Christmas Cards
Paper Sundaes - Winter Wonderland
Totally Gorjuss - Sparkle
Charisma Cardz - Snowflakes
I ♥ ProMarkers - Anything Goes

Hope you will join us this fortnight at Dream Valley Challenges and get some sparkle added to all your Crafty Creations! Remember you need to follow the rules to be able to win the wee prize! For more inspiration check out the Design Teams gorjuss creations! 

I'll be back later
Hugs Melly xxx

Ps If you fancy joining Dream Valley team check out the Design Team Call!!

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Sarah Hurley Challenge - Buttons xxx

Morning all

This is a little scheduled post as I'm currently staying at my wee Mummies keeping her company and probably driving her insane with my total randomness heeeeee! She's on the mend now tho no luck with the last operation, so a good 10-12 weeks of getting better before we can have a good wee girly night out!!

Now its time for another fab wee Sarah Hurley Challenge and this time I got to pick the theme and I picked 


I do love buttons! Lots of them, all sizes, colours and types! They always add some fun to a crafty creations! here's what I came up with

I used the delish papers from Sarah's new Tinseltown CD plus a few of the journalling tags, added lots and lots of button strung along some gold string ribbon with pics of last years Christmas tree!

Check out the Challenge blog for inspirtaion from the fab Dt! Remember you have till Sunday 27th to enter our Challenge! If you have any of Sarah's product we would love to see them!

Check out Sarah's Blog for a wee video sneak of the new release!

Take care everyone and I'll be back soon
Hugs M xxxx

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Dream Valley Challenge 20 - Stitching xxx

Evening all

Hope everyone is good this Sunday night? Have any of you being doing anything nice? I had a wee time palying in my craft room, making some yummy BBQ Chicken from scratch, washing, ironing and making Hubby's new website! Ohh and now its Ice Age time, one of my top movie Trilogy!! 

So this fortnight at Dream Valley Challenges we have another wee easy Challenge


As usual we have a fab wee Sponsor for you guys, our lovely monthly sponsor One Stop Card Crafts! The lucky winner can win £10 voucher to spend in their fab wee shop!

Here's my creation

Hope you like my see Sock Monkeys?? I made them especially for my Granny, she adored her!

I wanna enter this into the following Challenges
2 Sisters Challenge - Anything Goes
Charisma - Cutesy
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes

I hope you will join in the Challenge this fortnight and add some Stitches to your project! Remember you can enter anything into the Dream Valley Challenges as long as it follows the rules! Check out the fabulous Design Team creations for some inspiration!

I'm off to enjoy Ice Age then have my pudding! Can't be good all the time lol!
Hugs Melly xxx

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Christmas Bauble xxx

Afternoon all

Apologies again for lack of posts but Mums appointment didn't go well and had another operation! She's doing ok and hopefully we'll find out more on Monday! Thank you to everyone's kind words and thoughts, meant so much to me and my family!!

Now I wanna share another of the sneaks from the Sarah Hurley Tinseltown Release!

I used one of those polystyrene balls, covered in some of the delish papers all torn up and inked up, stuck down, all varnished then added some wee ribbons to finish!

I would like to enter it into the following Challenges
Wags'n'Whiskers - Christmas Themed
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday - Anything Goes with Digital Element (papers)
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes Christmas
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes and Brown (distress ink)

I hope you'll pop over to the Sarah Hurley Challenge and join in our latest Challenge, More than 2 images
See you all tomorrow
Hugs M xxx

Sunday, 6 November 2011

A wee Sneak xxx

Hi all
Hope everyone is well out there in wee bloggy land? Have you been having a nice weekend? Mines has been good and bad so far!
Mum had her results yesterday and they weren't good so we gotta wait till Tuesday to see the surgeon, keeping fingers all crossed! On the plus side I had craft club yesterday morning and we made these fab lil fleece hats that my lovely friend Patricia showed us how to! She makes the most awesome baby blankets and hats, please check out her wee page Sew Snuggly! Then last night was the yearly Lanark firework display! It was just fantastic, better than last year! Guess you're never to old to ohhhh and ahhh away lol!!

Now today I wanna share some wee sneaks from the fab Sarah Hurley's new Christmas release Tinseltown

A little shaker card made using the fab papers and embellishment papers from the CD
Here's the sneak you had the last day

again I've used those delish backing papers, another of the lovely embellishment and flowers and glitter from my stash to finish!

I would like to enter these into the following Challenges
Little Claire's - Christmas
Crazy Catz Weekly - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Make your Cards Sparkle
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
Samuel Taylors - Christmas Cards

Thanks for popping by and checking out my wee sneaks! I'll have more next week for you but in the mean time you can order the Tinseltown CD ROM from Sarah's shop! Check out the Dt's fab blogs for more wee sneaks
See ya soon
Hugs M xxx

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Sarah Hurley Challenge - More Than Two Images xxx

Good morning my lovelies
Hope all is well in little blogland today? Are you all having a good week? Mines has been hectic and plus a incident with a sewing machine getting broken!! Numpty that I am! Just when we need it for Craft Club on Saturday for our monthly class poor hubby goes and drops it, while doing a million and one other things for me!! Poor hubby feels awful, but we might be able to save it FINGERS CROSSED!!

Anyways enough of my moaning, its time for another wee Challenge at Sarah Hurley Challenges. This time the lovely Clare has picked the wee challenge of


We want to see wee crafty creations with more than two images or digis or stamps! A nice wee challenge to make a card with a scene or make your own background!

Here's what I made using the Christmas Cheer CD

I used the Christmas Cheer Stamp set to make my wee scene and the papers from the CD ROM for the rest

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
I ♥ Promarkers- Glitter and Glitz
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes with Bling
Passion for Promarkers - Zoo Animals
Glitter Fairies - Non Traditional Christmas
Pollycraft Monday - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Reel - Picture Inspiration

You have until the 13th to enter our wee Challenge and remember you don't need to use any of Sarah's products but we would love to see them!

Now before I go here's a lil look at a card from Sarah's new Christmas Tinseltown CD Rom

The disk is utterly fab, I adore all the papers and I know you will too! Go on and treat yourself to it here!
Back tomorrow with another wee creation from the Tinseltown
Hugs Melly xxx

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

The Craft Garden - Red and Green Must NOT be Seen xxx

Good morning my lovelies

Hope your all well today and made it through the Halloween night safely hee!! Did you have any lil visitors? We had NONE!! Not one wee kiddy came to the door, so me and Tillie will be bad munching on goodies today heee! I'm allowed one bad day me thinks heee

Ok enough of my nonsense, on to this months Challenge!
At The Craft Garden this month we have a great wee Challenge for all you trying to get ready for the Christmas season


Easy?? Well maybe not! Not only did I have a card all made finished and pictured and ready to blog did I then realise its was Green!! Think I must have been thinking non-traditional Christmas heeeee!!

Before I show you my wee creation I better tell you about the fab wee sponsor we have this month, Crafty Sentiments! They have offered one lucky winner some wee images of their choosing from their store!

Here is a little bit about Crafty Sentiments designs:

We are a small online based company selling both digital, clear and exclusive rubber stamps along with our own range of diecuts called 'Crafty Cutters', to cardmarkers and scrapbookers, started in October 2009 by me (Suzette), we offer a wide range of exclusive images as well as some lovely sentiments with some essential crafting products.

Now on to my wee card using Snowman Broom

I would like to enter this into the following challenges
Pollycraft Monday - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Bingo: Flowers, Free, Bling
Gingerloft - Bingo: Ribbon, Glitter, Flowers
A Gem of a Challenge - Cold and Frosty

For some fab inspiration check out the Dt's fab creations!
Remember you have a month to enter our Challenge at The Craft Garden and remember to have fun!
Hugs Melly xxx