Monday, 28 February 2011

A bit minty xxx

Afternoon all
Hope your enjoying this lovely sunshine we're having today! I took advantage and stripped the curtains down and got them all washed and wind blown dry, ironed and back up!! GO ME!!

Also my new lil Simply Sassy arrived today and of course I just had to ink her up!

coloured with promarkers
Papers - Basic Grey
Ribbon/lace - hobbycrafts
Martha Stewart Butterfly punches
Tag form Debs(thanks)
everything else from stash

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
Sugar Bowl - Sketch
The Corrosive Challenge - Distressing
Paper Romance - Anything Goes
Samuel taylor - Promarkers
Anything goes - Distressing

Yesterday was so exciting for wee me, with the official opening of my Challenge Blog Dream Valley Challenges, a visit to my Grans and getting my Mum's Birthday Party invites to her! I was that hyper when I went to bed I never slept till after 3 and was awake again from the back of 6 wide awake hee! So tonight it will be a more calming night with Glee, shower and bed!

I hope your going join in with my 1st Challenge, its an easy one for you all ANYTHING GOES and there is some yummy prizes!!

Off now to have a little look around the crafty shops, hubby asked what I would like for my Birthday ............. no idea!! So told me to make a wee list of the things I might fancy! Hmm what do I fancy?? What would you all like?? Ideas please!! I'm off to the SECC on Saturday but that's a Strictly Funky Kits and hopefully Lili of the Valley day hee!!

Have a good day everyone
Hugs Melly

Ps remember I've got Birthday Candy for you all!

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes xxx

Afternoon all
Well its that time, oh so exciting!!

Dream Valley Challenges first Challenge is up and running and our 1st Challenge is an easy one!

That's it! Nothing hard, no themes, just a free for all!!

Here's my wee creation

12x12 Cream Card
Gold mirror card
Stamps - CC Designs and Papermaina(glasses)
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
everything else from stash

On to the good bit, what can you win??
take a look at these

1st Prize £10 voucher for Lili of the Valley

 2nd prize is Fashionista and Dude Simply Sassy set

and 3rd prize is wee Windswept Simply Sassy

Yummy or what!

So I hope you are going join in the fun and make something! Remember and check out the fab dt creations for some amazing inspiration!

Please note that the first challenge will only last a week, but will run fortnightly as of the 6th March!!

So go on join in the fun at Dream Valley Challenges

Hugs Melly xxx

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Choccy Monster xx

Hi all

Just me again, did say I would hee!
I wanted to share my wee card I made today after fishing lots of orders I've been doing! I got the cute wee stamp while buying my candy, I couldn't resist his wee chocolate covered face hee!

Stamp - Hershey Monster
coloured with promarkers
Papers - Basic grey
Tiny buttons - Papermaina
sweets/cakes made from fimo
everything else from stash

It's he lovely hee!!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

That's me for today! House starts in a few, my total guilty pleasure! But before I go I need your advice!! Do any of you have a Kindle?? Is it any good? And the main concern I have, do you miss having a book in your hands??

Hugs Melly xxx
Ps My 1st challenge is on Sunday so hopefully you will pop back for that! oh and remember I have candy xxx

Sarah Hurley Challenge - Let's see your ROUND cards! xxx

Hi Everyone

This week over at Sarah Hurley Challenges we have a wee different challenge for you all(ok really different for me lol)! We want you to make round card!

Wonderland CD Rom
Card form Papermill
Kanban Fairy Cake stamp
coloured with promarker
ribbon from stash

 I hope you will join us this week and try something a bit different! Remember you don't need to use any of Sarah's products although she would love it if you did!! And check out the fab creations the team made!!

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
Paper Romance - Anything Goes
Scrap-Creations - Birthday
Incy Wincy Designs - Punches/dies (nesties)
One Stitch at a Time - Anything But Square

Round is the new square, hmm not sure about that hee!!
Be back soon
Hugs Melly xxx

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Some exciting news and an Award xxx

Evening all

A late wee post from me! I've been getting all the Dream Valley Challenge blog up and running and informing my fab New TEAM!! Thanks girls for wanting to be part of this wee adventure of mine! You can check out all my fab wee team here, they are a great bunch of lovely craft mad ladies! Perfect!

So that was my exciting news, but remember that you only have till Sunday to get your taste of the first Challenge, so please all join in!!

One bad thing I found was having to pick my team and even harder was telling people they didn't make it! I emailed almost everyone to tell them sorry but after some very horrible harsh message I gave up! Some people are very nasty, its only a challenge blog not some big Craft Company! I picked people that were regular blogger who tried something new, not just cards and also used Mr Linky when it got to hard to pick! I also picked a few newbies to give everyone a chance! I'm sorry if you weren't picked but please don't send me emails saying my "Challenge blog will fail without you on it"!!

Ok so on a happier note, I got some wee award form some fabby bloggers

The lovely Fiona gave me this wee award, as Mel has already awarded me this wee Love Award I thought that only best to give it to everyone! All you fab bloggers who leave me fab messages that make me smile, laugh and feel good about my creation's!!

This second award came from Jack, thanks honey

Now this wee award has some conditions

1. Make a post linking back to the person who gave you the award!
2. Share 7 random things about yourself
3. Award 7 bloggers with this award
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them they've won the award.

So 7 random things
  1. I love painting my nails and always have them really funky!
  2. I have a strange obsession with "hoodies", even before they were hoodies
  3. I adore reading, especially a good Dean Koontz
  4. I have a large 4ft bear named Bob that sits at the side of my bed
  5. I love camping
  6. I want a VW Camper van ...... please
  7. I would rather watch a movie before tv programmes
So now to pass it on to 7 other bloggers
Hee, so many of you deserve the award!You are all a talented bunch out there with great help and advice! Thanks for putting up with me!

Off to check my emails and then grab my book, poor hubby has been asleep since 10! So tired my poor hubby, working so hard! Love you Frazer!

Night all
Hugs Melly xxx

Ps Remember Ive got yummy candy for you all

Monday, 21 February 2011

Crafty Cardmakers - Fairies and punches xxx

hello all
That time again for a fab wee Challenge from Crafty Cardmakers! this time we have a fab challenge of
"FAIRIES AND 2 OR MORE PUNCHES"a good wee one for you all!!

My wee creations is a bit different and not something I would normally go with!! I used really bright papers which are really busy, not my norm!!

Stamp -
Fairy Angelica (thanks Debs)
coloured with promarkers
Papers -
Prima Sweet Fairy
Blue Stickles
Xcut Daisy Border Punch, Xcut Mini Daisy Punch,
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch and
a mini Butterfly punch I've had for years
everything else from stash

What you think?? I'm not sure but the image is stunning hee!

Hope you will join in the fun this time and get your wee fairies all flying!! Remember and check out the other Dt creations for some fab inspiration!

Hugs Melly xxx

Sunday, 20 February 2011

A wee Birthday xxx

Evening my lovelies
I just wanted to share this wee card I made for my Sister-in-laws birthday, which is today! She doesn't really do girly and I like to try and make something kinda different for her! I know it has pink but its the not to girly kind (I think hee)!!!

Image - Miss Anya Lounge
coloured with promarkers
papers - Prima So Cute
everything else from stash

I would like to enter this into the following challenges
Little Claire's - Anything Goes
One Stop craft Challenge - Birthday card
Fab'n'Funky Challenges - Make your Own Embellishments (flower)
For Fun Challenge - Happy Birthday

Had a wee quiet weekend as hubby working and then out for wee meal last night! But I spent today making my Mum's invites and watching movies hee! A wee bit of Confessions Of A Shopaholic followed by Zombieland(love it) then watched Case 39! OMG I spooked myself right out with that one! Followed by lots of Food Network, perfect wee day!!

So I'm just going through all the emails so far from all you lovely people out there who applied for the Dt call! I'm going keep it open till the morning in case anyone else is interested!!

I'll do that till Being Human starts see what other movies i might fancy hee!!
Night all

Hugs Melly xxx

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Just a wee post xxx

Hey my lovelies
Just have a wee quick post tonight before going out!

Just wanted to tell you that YIPPEEEeeeeeeeeeee!! We got our van back yesterday! So exciting for us hee! There is still a few wee cosmetic things to get sorted (they melted part of the front when doing their stupidness) and to go back to garage for a 4 week check up!! Its just in time too as hubby needed the van for working this weekend leaving me lots of crafty time hee!!

Thanks for all your kind comments yesterday, great to know we're aren't alone with those bad garages!! And also sorry to anyone who NEEDED to have a look and possible buy those yummy stamps hee!!

Before I go , just wanna remind you that you all have till tomorrow (if interested) in joining my new wee Design team! Just email me at if you wanna join a new wee up and coming challenge blog!!
Well off out now my lovely bloggers, have a good night!

Hugs Melly xx

Friday, 18 February 2011

Some cake and an update xxxx

Morning everyone
Yip its me this early in the morning hee! All my housework is done, ironing and another wash in so thought I was allowed some time to blog before crafting hee!

Before I share a wee card with you i made the other night I just have to share some so so SUPER EXCITING news!!
The lovely people at Funky Kits are bringing out a new range of Gorjuss Girls!! Yes You did read that, 6 new Gorjuss Girl stamps!! You can pre-order them but they arent in store till the end of March!! I've already pre-ordered as an early birthday present to myself hee!!

Don't they look yummy!!
I cant wait as it has one of my fave images, the wee "I found my Family in a Book"!! I just love it hee!!

Okay enough of the good news and excitement!! here's the wee card I made the other night, using my wee LOTV image that the lovely Susie got me for my Christmas!!

How cute is she hee??

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
Lili of the Valley - Fave Colours (green and red)
Samuel Taylor Challenge - Copics/Promarkers gal
Bunny Zoe - Spring ... Flowers everywhere
Stamptacular Sunday - "lovin form the oven"

Before I go a wee update on the van! Might take a while! BE WARNED!

Yes we still don't have it, hopefully later today tho!!
After 4 weeks of them working, that should be not working, on the van we are hopefully getting it back today all fixed with a brand new engine!! Yeah you did read that right!! The stupid service manger(who was so nice to begin with) decided that the only way to get the broken part out was to hit it with hammers! But that didn't work(will why the hell would you even dare use a hammer on a engine??) so next he decided to use a flame torch thingy, heating up the injector then cooling it down hoping it would loosen! OMG how stupid can people be, flame = heat = melting = damage to the rest of the engine!!

So after 2 and half weeks, maybe phone calls and angry Vauxhall decided it was time to get a new engine, think it could be to do with all the bloody damage!! So the engine arrive last Monday and was left hanging on the pulley bits until Tuesday this week! After hubby going over nearly every day and getting no where with the garage and the Vauxhall just saying "yeah yeah we'll sort it" the service Manger told hubby he would fix it when he decided!! Couldn't believe it!!

So me being me, was so angry and upset, our van is not only our lively hood its our wee home from home hee!! Then on Tuesday Vauxhall phoned and got me .......... so you can imagine the conversation!! No voices were raised but I was told lots of lies, not from vauxhall themselves just what the garage had told them! So I put the lovely(yes she really was nice and so helpful even with me being a pain) lady straight, emailed her all the pics of our poor van and told her what the service manager had said! She was off the phone promising to phone back later that day!

Within half an hour I was called back! the van was being worked on and would hopefully be finshed Friday(today) and the service manager has all of a sudden taken ill and went home for the day!! Hee thank you lovely Vauxhall lady(forgot her name)!!
So after that, I know you'll be exhausted and board so I'll leave it at that and keep my fingers crossed I'll have my wee van back soon! Oh I mean hubby's van hee!!

Hugs Melly xxx

Ps Remember I've got yummy candy for you all and if you're interested in my Dt call check our here xxxx
Stamp -
Rosie with Cake
coloured with promarkers
Papers - Basic Grey
Ribbon - Papermaina
everything else from stash

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Sarah Hurley's Challenge - Food and drink xxx

Evening lovelies
Its that time of the week for another wee Challenge from Sarah Hurley Challenges! This week we have a fab challenge of

I knew this challenge would be perfect for one of my wee cupcakes,

12x12 red card
Papers from Wonderland Cd Rom
lace from local shop
everything else from stash

I hope you like my wee creation and maybe even have a go at our Challenge yourself!! This is the wee tutorial if you fancy having a go yourself!

Remember you don't need to use any of Sarah's products but she'd love it if you did!

Hugs Melly xxx

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Hubby's Valentines xxx

Hi all

Hope everything is going well in little blogland??
I'm having fab day so far! Yesterday is still keeping me smiling!!
My lovely Hubby totally spoiled me rotten with presents, posh chocolates hee, flowers(that filled over 3 vases) and everything!! Best hubby in the world!

Anyways I wanted to share the wee card I made for him using one of my fav TGF stamps, haven't inked her up in ages!! I decided to give one of those push/pull cards a try and see how I got on with them! I actually got it on 1st go hee

Stamp -
coloured with promarkers
Papers - Papermaina FF love
glitter and gloss
Sticker letters from QVC kit
everything else from stash
The push/pull all pulled out

I wanna enter this into the following Challenges
Sew Many cards - Valentines
One Stop Craft Challenge - Love is in the air
Totally Gorjuss - Love
What you think?? Hubby loved it and liked how I made something really different from a normal card!!

Well off to finish my dt stuff and then lunch and Tillie walk!
Have a good day whatever you get up too!
Hugs Melly xxx

Ps Remember I've got yummy candy for you all and if you're interested in my Dt call check our here xxxx

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Engagement Box xxx

Evening all

Hope all is well in blogland? Have you had a nice wee weekend??
I have had a lovely quiet weekend, full of tiding, knitting and crafting today!! Yes I did say Knitting!!!

I am the only female in my Mum's side of the family that cant knit! My mum tried for years but I just never got the hang of it!! I would either knit too tight or really lose and then I would always drop stitched everywhere! So after seeing that ad on the telly for the wee 99p mag to teach one how to knit, I took the plunge!

I have knitted all of 7 rows hee!! Woop woop, so proud of me!! No dropped stitches and tension seems fine! I'll let you all know how it goes ..... fingers crossed!

Today I finished off some orders I was doing including this wee engagement box card below. I really enjoyed doing this as was a bit different from the normal boxes I do! Hope you like

12x12 white card
Papermania 12x12 paper
glitter glue
everything else is from stash

I made all the wee embellishments by hand and added lots of gems and glitter from my stash! The BIG ring is a keyring that I got online!

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges

Allsorts Challenge - Its all about the sentiment
Simon Says Stamp - Anything but a card
Bunny Zoe - Love is in the air

So now to give you all a laugh!!
I've been sorting the Design team blog today, getting all the bits ready for the dt and the challenges all picked! Then I was allowing the dt that I have to be authors/admin on the blog when I accidentally deleted myself from it!! Hee how stupid can I actually be hee!!

I've got my fingers crossed that one of the team will be able to add me back in! If not I'll need to start all over again hee! I'm going blame all the glitter in my brain!

Off now before I do something else like delete everything!
Have fab night everyone
Hugs Melly xxx

Ps Remember I've got yummy candy for you all and if you're interested in my Dt call check our here

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Candy Time xxx

Evening all

Well like the post says its Candy Time!!
As my birthday is coming up in just short of a month I decided to share a wee bit of candy with my lovely followers!! Does it look good?? Hope so!!

Candy ContainsMagnolia - Birthday Tilda
Magnolia - Tilda with Many hearts
House of Mouse - Make a wish
Marianne Designs - Creatables Butterfly
Papers - Prima Sparkling Spring
Lots of pearls
and lots of wee flowers too
Does that sound good to you?? Well all you gotta do is ....
  1. Be a follower or become a wee follower
  2. Put a wee link to this post on your blog, in your side bar is fine
  3. Add your name to Mr Linky thingy
  4. Open till the 9th March at 7pm
And thats it! Simples!!
I hope the candy is ok for you all?? I wanted something for everyone but not being a big Magnolia fan I know that you all love them so got a wee House of Mouse to balance it hee! So what you waiting for, add your name and hopefully win some candy hee! It's open till the 9th of March!
Hugs Melly xxx

Sarah Hurley's Challenge - Hearts xxx

Afternoon everyone
It's Thursday, which means only one thing ...... another Sarah Hurley Challenge!! This week we have a fab challenge of
"LOVE - Be my Valentine!"
I decided to do something a wee bit different from a normal card and went with making this wee banner!

Ingredients:Wonderland CD Rom
Gems and Butterflies -Papermaina
everything else from stash

What you think??

I really enjoyed making this and think I make some other shaped ones for my wee craft room hee! Hmm could I get away with one in the conservetory as well do you think hee??

I would like to enter it into the following Challenges
Simon Says Craft - Anything but a card
Cupcake Craft - Seeing Red

I hope you will join us this week and make something "Love" themed! Remember you dont have to use any of Sarah's products although she would love it if you did!

Hugs Melly xxx

Ps Please pop back later, I'm going have something sweet for you all!!