Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Sorry xxxxxxx

Morning everyone

Sorry I haven't been around recently, things have been mad here!
With my Mums upcoming party, appointments here and there, Tillie being ill and then my poor Bros holiday cut short! We've had no time to even stop and think!

So firstly, everything with Mums party is going well. The cake is in the oven, only 3 layers to go hee! Then decorations tomorrow and the last bits on Friday before the party! Her Birthday isn't till tomorrow but with bro having to go(I'll get to that) we ended up giving her her Birthday on Saturday night!

We, that's Bro and Yasmin & Hubby and me, got her a lovely DNKY watch plus of course I made her a wee card just specially for her

Ingredients
Stamp - Hippy Chick
coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Prima
everything else form Stash

Thanks to Mandy for the Inspiration
you can find tutorial here






Hope you like?? She just loved it hehe!

I would like to enter it into the following Challenges
Cupcake Challenge - Flowers for mum
One Stitch at a Time - Mother's Day
Craft Your Days Away - For your Mum

Now that I've shared my wee card on to my long few days!! Maybe get a cuppa before you start reading!

Ok so my lovely bro arrived here on Friday morning at 4am and I was so hyper, as usually! We all went back to bed but me being me hardly slept so got up again! At about 9 me and hubby decided to take Tillie a nice big walk and let Bro and Yasmin sleep!
We got back just before 12 to find the two of them up and talking on their phones! When Bro got off he just looked at me ............ I knew something was defo wrong!!
They had received a text message "TELLING" them to get back to the ship, it was being deployed and all holidays were canceled! They were both gutted, I was gutted and my poor Mum was so upset!! I just keep thinking about all the poor families with wee kiddies that would be so excited to have their daddies back just him to go again! I so understand that it cant be helped and that its his job, its just so unfair!!

Anyway, once things were sorted on the phones, they didn't have to leave until Sunday night!! So a few phone calls later we had a meal booked for the 4 of us on Friday night at Cornhill then a Birthday Dinner for Bro at the The Butcher Shop on Saturday in Glasgow with the family!
It was fab if rushed weekend with pains, tears, sick, laughter and shopping all thrown in! He left on Sunday just before 5pm and we haven't heard yet when the ship leaves, but looks like Monday! Guess the Gulf and Yeoman need the help!

While that was going on, Tillie wasn't her wee self! On the Friday she started limping and wouldn't/couldn't come down the stairs! Hubby had to lift her and she spent most of the day sleeping and lying in her bed! I thought at 1st she was exhausted from walk but then the paw so just keep an eye on her! We could move the paw and she was crying!
On the Sat she was back to normal, hyper and bouncing everywhere! But on Sunday, she was terribly sick bring up bile and just sleeping! Wee soul that she is! Vet said just to keep an eye on her and make sure she drank plenty! Before bed on Sunday night, she came to life and we had to play fetch before bed! But at 2am hubby woke up to hear her being sick. We got her out of bed to clean it up and it was specked with blood! Not just wee bit but a lot of blood! So vets we went!
She was kept in over night for tests, I never slept a wink!!! In the morning vet phoned to say she was fine, a happy bouncy wee dog! The vet thinks she had an allergic reaction to something, you know how the eat everything and anything!!

She is back bouncing about, pulling me through bushes and bringing me every toy in her box! Phew!!! Think the hecticness and everything with bro made things all seem much worse! Tho shes my baby and anytime shes not her wee self I worry!!

Oh lastly, hubby popped out on the Friday to get eggs so I could make bro a wee Birthday cake since her wouldn't get his surprise one at Mums party, only to get his windscreen smashed in Morrison's car park! The silly Parking attendant said it didn't happen in the car park as he would have seen!! Stupid man!!!

So that's been my weekend and week so far, including my aches back and having to take the strong pain killers but at least I've got lots to do to keep me busy and keep my mind off everything!

I apologise to you all and hope to get round to see you all soon!
Hugs Melly xxx

Monday, 21 March 2011

Crafty Cardmakers - A Special Birthday xxx

Hi all
Hope your all well and enjoying this wee bit of sunshine today?? After pouring yesterday its lovely to see the sun again!

This time over on Crafty Cardmakers, it was my turn to pick the wee Challenge and I picked
SPECIAL BIRTHDAYS

The reason for this is my lovely Big Brother is 30 today!! Woop woop Happy Birthday Big bro, love ya and see you soon!! Not only that my Mum has a big Birthday at the end of the month (I'm not telling them your 50 Mum hehe), my Gran is 75 this year and my hubby is 30 in October, busy year for us!

With my Brother being in the Navy I wanted to make a special card but nothing to big or a box as he would have no where to keep anything! Here's what I made

Ingredients
Stamp - TGF My Guy Ian
paper pieced and coloured with promarkers
Paper - K&Co Hopscotch
glitter
everything else from stash



I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
Anyone For Anya - Birthday Card
One Stitch at a time - Something for the Boys
I ♥ ProMarkers - Men's cards

I hope you will join us this time and make a Special Birthday card fro that someone SPECIAL!!Remember and check out the Dt's fab creations for some great inspiration!!
Hugs Melly xxx

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Dream valley Challenges 3 - Mother's day xxx

Afternoon my lovely bloggers
Its that time again for another wee challenge from my own wee Dream Valley Challenges! This time we have another wee fab Challenge for you, a nice easy challenge

MOTHER'S DAY

Yeah easy hee! Remember you can make anything for the challenge its just gotta have be for a Mummy! We have another wee fab Sponsor

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And the wee winner can win $10.00 voucher for the online shop

Here's what I made hee






The dt got some wee images to use and I used Valentine Tween on my card to match my wee box I made to box a selection of cards the receiver!

I would like to enter these into the following Challenges
LOTV - Sketch
The Stamp Man - Mother's Day/Floral theme
Stampin for the Weekend - Mother's Day
Basic Grey - Recycle (ribbon and lace)
Wild Orchid Crafts - Die cuts

Remember and check out the fab Dt's creation for some really amazing inspiration and you have two weeks to enter the Challenge!

Hugs Melly xxx

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Sarah Hurley's Challenge - Embossing xxx

Afternoon lovelies
Hope all is well in blogland?? Are we all well? Whats this weather like, one minute sun the next rain, sleet and snow! Crazy weather!!

On to the wee card, this week over at Sarah Hurley Challenges we have a fab wee sponsor,

This week we are lucky enough to be sponsored by Handy Hippo! Handy Hippo is a friendly online craft supplies shop with a great range of rubber stamps and other card making goodies - including plenty of embossing folders and dies for the Cuttlebug. Their website has lots of information on crafting techniques, plus a great selection of free card project ideas to suit crafters of all abilities so please pop over and visit them!

They chose a theme of Embossing this week and have given us some embossing folders as a prize! There will be 3 for the winner and one each for 2nd and 3rd place. You can see them on their website
here



So fab eh????????????????
Here is my wee card


Ingredients
Wonderland Cd Rom
Pearl card stock
Cuttlebug Swirl Folder
Woodward Daisy Punches
everything else from stash



This a bit different from my normal, being pink and rather simple but wanted the embossed to show through in the panel and the flowers!

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
Stampin Royalty - Embossing
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Keep it Simple

Well that's me for now, I hope you will join in our wee challenge and get some embossing on your Creations! Check out the dt's fab stuff for some inspirations!

Hugs Melly xxx

PS Check out Carlyann's amazing candy for her wee followers! Your spoiling us honey!

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

A wee bit sugar xxx

Afternoon all

Thought I would add a wee quick post while hubby is still working and I have 15mins free time hehe!
I had lovely surprise when the wee postie arrived this morning with a wee package just for wee me! Inside was a an amazing Birhday prezzie from my wee bestie Crafty buddy Susie! there was a stunning wee card some lovely new LOTV stamps and a wee voucher to treat myself to some goodies as well! Am I so spoiled or what! Thanks again petal!

I was asked my one of the ladies at my craft club if I could make her a 50th Birthday card for a friend and of course I said yes! I actual ended up making 3 but this was my fav!

Ingredients
Stamp - Elise
Coloured with promarkers
Papers - Dovecraft
flowers - Wild Orchid
printed sentiment
glitter
everything else from stash


She is one of my fab favs from Sugar Nellie

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
Squigglefly - Spring
Fab'n'funky - Girly
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Flowers

Well I've gotta finish my tiling tonight and then its just the finishing touches for my wee bathroom and it'll be all done hee! Oh and floor, still cant find anything I like for it! Want some sorta slivers/blacks/greys but only need a tiny bit as bathroom so small and its so dear!! Oh well we'll get something!

Take care everyone
Hugs Melly xxx

Monday, 14 March 2011

Goodies to share xxx

Evening my wee lovelies
I promised I would be back but alas I have no card to share! It got dark and I couldn't get a good picture of it! So I thought I'd share some wee things I've been making!

Mmmm cookies

and a close up!
As hubby has been so good to me and putting up with everything plus working so hard I thought these wee gooey cookies would keep him sweet! They are full of dark, milk and white chocolate chunks, just want any good "American" style cookie needs!

As I'm being good and not eating all these yummy tempting things and for those of you being good, I found these to share with you


Extra cute and sweet without the added sugar to the hips hee!

Also while I was esty I found this


Oh I want it! Its a wee case for the iPhone and its simple fab! Ok so I know its about girly, flashy and really not me but I love it hee! But I think paying the price is going a bit far and I'll keep the money for sweet crafty stuff!

Oh but this I've just gotta have


Gorjuss sweet pea chain
and


a cute wee sock money
and lastly

Isn't it stunning!

So that's a wee look into the mind of me, peas, socks and butterflies and not always in that order hee! What sorta things do you guys like?? Is there anything you would love but just ohhh and ahhh over them??

Well its almost time for my wee bed, early night as headaches have been keeping me up at night!
Take care all and flutterfly dreams to you all
Hugs Melly xxx

Big Woops xxx

Morning all

What a bad blogger I've been!! I even forgot to post my Sarah Hurley Dt Challenge card! Now thats just plain stupid!

Anyhow, the Challenge over at Sarah Hurleys is

a nice wee easy challenge for you all!

Ingredients
Wonderland Cd Rom
Pearl card
glitter
everything else from stash


I hope you will join us this time and get crafty with flowers!!
Be back later
Hugs Melly xxx

Friday, 11 March 2011

A ickle fairy xxx

Evening all

Sorry I've been away again! Its been a long week and I've been relaxing as promised and enjoying me wee Birthday!

Hubby has been great, treating me like a princess while working, taking care of me and re-fitting our bathroom! My wee super hero hubby!!

I promised Jennie that I would make a wee card following her 1st sketch she designed for her other wee dt! And here it is


Ingredients:
Stamp - Pom Pom
coloured with promarkers
Papers - Dovecraft Sugar'n'Spice
flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
glitter
everything else from stash



I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
Lili of the Valley - Say it with Flowers
Bunny Zoe - Flowers
Craft your Passion - Anything Goes

This is another of my wee fab stamps from the SECC, she is super cute! I made two of these cards and turned one in to a Mother's Day card! Just too cute not too!

Well off to watch a wee movie after a wee bit of blog hopping!
Have a good weekend all
Hugs Melly xxx

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

A few announcements xxx

Evening all

Sorry for my lack of posts and also my below post not scheduled right, I blame all the glitter in blogland!
Firstly I wanna thank all you guys for the fab messages and Happy Birthday messages for yesterday! I was spoiled rotten from my lovely hubby and fab family!

I know you all wanna know the Candy Winner, but before that I have a wee announcement! Some of you may remember that I used to be part of The Craft Garden before Kerry had to sadly close down and so did the blog, boo hoo!! But........... she decided to re-start the Challenge blog and wee me is part of the team again!! Woop woop!!

Also on the wee team is


Hee how fab!! I hope you will join us for our 1st Challenge on the 1st April woop!

Now on to the winner of the Candy
.....

.....
Random number
1 - 134
....

No 98

That's Mary!!

Omg its my Mary hee! Yippee honey you won!! Go you!
Email your snail mail so I can get your goodies in the post hee!

I wanna thank everyone that entered and all the lovely comments and all my new followers!

Now before I go and play with my wee Kindle(thanks lovely hubby) I wanna share a wee card I made on Sunday with one of my new LOTV stamps from the Stitches show

Ingredients
Image - Dandelion Clock
coloured with promarkers
papers - dovecraft
sentiment - Cuddly Buddly
everything else from stash


Isn't she cute??

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
Craft your Passion - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Pastel Colours
Little Claires - Flowers
Wild Orchid Crafts - Anything goes

Well that's all for me tonight! Its been a long day and I'm exhausted! Promise I'm being good Susie, off to bed with my Kindle!

Hugs Melly xxx

Monday, 7 March 2011

Crafty Cardmakers - Fabric xxx

***UPDATED***
My schedule never worked

Hi all
Happy Monday to you, this a wee scheduled post as I'm AWOL at the moment!

This time over on Crafty Cardmakers we wanna see FABRIC on your cards! This can be ribbon, cotton stamped on to, fabric flowers, as long as its material /fabric it counts!

Ingredients
Papermaina papers and ribbons
Fabric flower from stash embossed
sentiment from stash
wee button from a friend


I hope you like my wee card!
I was planning to do some ribbon weaving but never had enough ribbon to do it! For some more amazing inspiration check out the fab Dt creations!

I will still be away till Wednesday but you still have till then to enter my wee Birthday Candy!
Hugs for now
Melly xxx

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Dream Valley Challenges 2 - New beginnings xxx

Afternoon my lovelies

Well its time for the second wee Challenge at Dream Valley and we have another easy one for you all!
NEW BEGINNINGS

We wanna see a creation for maybe a Wedding, Baby, New Home etc in any form you like! This could be a card, scrappage, altered item anything you like! Here's my wee creation

Ingredients:
White and black 12x12 card
Lots of scraps
ribbons from ebay
some charcoal ink
everything else from stash



I tried to age the wee picture but the ink ran out half way through but though gave a good wee effect!

We have two fab prizes up for grabs for the winners so hope you will join in and could win something sweet!
Remember you have two weeks to enter our challenge and you can enter anything that follows the theme! Check out the fab Dt's amazing creations for some great inspiration!

Hugs Melly xxx

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Sarah Hurley Challenge - 4 Legged friends xxx

Afternoon all
Its time for another wee Sarah Hurley Challenge! We have another wee easy Challenge for you
"4 LEGGED FRIENDS"

Ingredients
Woodland Whimsies
coloured with promarkers
Martha Stewart Punch
everything else from stash



This is REALLY not my sorta thing but thought they would make great wee Easter cards hee!
I hope you will join us this week and join in our wee Challenge! Remember and check out the other Dt's fab creations!

Hugs Melly xxx

Ps Remember I've got candy until the 9th March xxx