Showing posts with label 15 Challenge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 15 Challenge. Show all posts

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

White oh white xxx

Evening my lovelies

This is a wee scheduled post as I'm out tonight and not sure when I'll be back!

Anyways, I have NEWS ................

A Baby Boy!! Woop woop!!

My lovely friend gave birth last night!!
Toby Douglas West was born at 7.30pm, just as I was writing my post lol!
No other news as of yet but hopefully more tomorrow, tho mummy and baby are totally fine!!

So all my panic for nothing!!
No need for me to get on my bike, getting fresh towels and water like a really "bad" scene from Call the Midwifes lol! 

Challenge Day 12

Last night I was commenting and doing a little blog hopping and noticed so may of those stunning all white Cards! So I knew I had to have a little try! PLEASE BE GENTLE

It isn't that great but I think I'll give it another try!
I used a very very very unloved wee Manga image, think called Sitting Pretty, coloured with my promarkers and lots of white with red details! Sorry the pictures are bad, even tho it was milder here today was so dull!

Thats it for tonight! Only 3 more posts for my Challenge to go, woop woop!
Night all
Hugs Melly xxx

Monday, 27 February 2012

A lil fairy Princess xxx

Evening all

Will there is no new news on the Baby!!
I haven't heard from my friend since she went to hospital and I don't wanna txt just in case *a. She's actually giving birth that min *b. Far too tired from giving birth or *c. Just exhausted from it all lol! So as soon as I know anything I guess you'll all know lol, being my wee "diary" and all!

Before I go on to todays Challenge I wnat to thank some lovely sweet lil person out there, you know who you are! Our little postie has delivered a wee early Birthday care for wee me, but as it says "DO NOT OPEN TILL BIRTHDAY" I haven't and have given it to hubby! So thank you mystery lil lovely person who ever you are lol!

Challenge Day 12

Tonight I'm going share a wee card I made today using a stamp I have neglected, hadn't even been out the packaging woops! I got my lovely wee Cinders after Christmas with some pennies but she got lost in my bundle of present till last week heee

She was really easy to colour and would be perfect for any theme!

I would like to enter into these Challenges
Sugar Bowl - Sketch and Kraft
Card Makin' Mamas - Happy Birthday
Crafty Bloggers - Spring Time
Let's Ink it Up - Ribbon and/or Lace

Well I'm off to catch up on my commenting and then make a brew, put my feet up with a wee Party Ring or 2 and read my Kindle!

Night All
Hugs Melly xxx

Sunday, 26 February 2012

What a day xxx

hi all

This will just be a really quick post tonight as I'm so tired, need a shower, jammies and bed! But I guess should explain why and that might take a while lol!

So after my wee post last night, we took the dog out for a last night wee walk around the block as normal but got talking to our neighbour! Ended up getting back in the house just after 10.30! Put Tillie to bed then hubby went for shower so I decide to go to bed early, paint my nails! Just as I was starting the first nail the phone went

My friend Patricia on the phone

Water broke

Me rushing like headless chicken looking for shoes and my over night bag!

Made it top hers in my jammies, big boots, rain jacket and hat! I must have looked a right sight lol!

So off she went with her hubby to hospital and left me to take care of her little boy, Dillon who was still in bed! Hubby stayed with me and said he would wait till she txt to let me know what was happening! We were both sitting on the couch and woke up at 2am with her hubby coming back in!

She had to stay in as blood pressure was sky high but no contractions and baby doing fine! We went home saying we would be back at 8 to let him go off to hospital.

No sleep for me as every time a tiny noise I thought the phone was going lol!

Back we went to my friends this morning and let her hubby go off to the hospital! That left me and a 3 year old with lots of fun things to do! Firstly we made lots of marbled paper using a wee bit more ink than we should lol! Then lots of colouring, duplio making houses, train track building, listening to Christmas music and watching Tractor Tom! (by the way what is Trator Tom??) My hubby came down just before 12 to help with lunch!

After lunch we did more duplio, some painting pictures, more building, jigsaws then he did lots of bed jumping which I felt I was just too big too do tho my wee friend said I wasn't and mummy wouldn't know lol!! Just as we were getting juice his Grandparents appeared after driving for 3 hrs to take care of him!

Just as we were leaving Patricia texted to say she would get out as soon as blood pressure came down but still no baby!! So went off heading toward my Mums!

My Mum had another operation on Friday to resolve the problems she was still having, it didn't go to plan but shes fine now and thats ALL THAT MATTER! So a wee visit to hers with cake and to make her laugh about my lacking knowledge of babies before letting her sleep! So we popped off at 4 to visit my wee granny too for bowl of my Granpas yummy soup! ( the best homemade soup in the world, its never quite the same tho lol and even can taste like curry on the odd occassion lol)

Then eventually we came back home, sorted put the dog and sat down!
Patricia texted agin to say she was home and Dillon wouldn't stop talking about our fun day! And that she was going back in to hospital for baby to come tomorrow!

So thats been my day and sadly my 15 day Challenge failed as no time to make anything boo hoo! But I couldn't end just like that, so I you can all just imagine that what I share with you was made today and not a few weeks ago, that would be really good heeeee

Challenge Day - 11 (kind of)

This is a wee card I made today *wink wink*, using some amazing papers I got from my lovely friend Susie and another of my Saturated Canary images

Hope you like my wee card, I know I just adore my SC images and love how talented Krista is!

Stamping for the Weekend - Bingo - pink, butterfly and diecuts
Simon Says - 3 Different Papers
Sparkles - Things with Wings

Thank to anyone that pops by and can be bothered reading this, I know you'll be thinking I've lost the plot lol!  And I just love that some people take the time to stop by and read my utter nonsense that I call my blog, or that should be my mad lovely life heee!

I'll be back tomorrow and will visit you all then!
Hugs Melly xxx

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Another lil Wedding xxx

Evening everyone

Sorry my post is later tonight, we have been out visiting family this afternoon then out for a lovely wee meal at my fav place Cornhill House!

A lovely wee day we had but with all this not sleeping from waiting on my friend to give birth I'm exhausted lol! She did phone last night think she might need me and would be going to go soon! But then she text a few hours later saying nothing else had happened and she was off to bed! Her due date has been but I didn't know they can leave you for up too two weeks before doing anything! At this rate I'll be a walking zombie with lack a sleep and panic any time the phone goes lol!

Challenge Day - 10

OMG! I can't believe I'm already at day 10!! Its actually been really fun making my self do this and really enjoyable! Plus easier than I thought lol!

So tonight I want to share another wee box I just finished this morning! The couple are getting hitched in some lush beach so I knew my gorjuss wee Magnolia couple was perfect!

I had made a very similar bx just before Christmas (well same papers and image so almost exact lol) and the person that ordered this just loved it and wanted the same for their friends! I do so love that wee couple hee

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
Delightful Challenges - Patterned Paper
Crafty Calendar - Love and Marriage

Thanks again for everyone that is encouraging me with my 15 Day Challenge and with even more kind comments with my win and Charisma Dt position! 

I'll be back tomorrow after visiting my wee Mummy and granny!
Hugs Melly xx

Friday, 24 February 2012

A lil Tea Party xxx

Hi everyone

How has your day been so far? Was Friday good to you?
Ours had been quiet, wee bit food shop this morning then I baked some cupcakes and made tablet! Just a relaxing wee Friday for us!

sorry about the picture!
The cakes actually have pink flowers on top, but I was messing about with phone apps!
We strawberry sponge with real strawberries through them topped with cream cheese frosting and a wee fondant flower!

Challenge Day - 9

Today's wee creations I'm sharing with you are from another of Sarah Hurley's new Digi Kits!

The new kits is called Easter Tea Party and has the cutest wee digi stamps and really yummy papers! I made both cards with the kit only adding my wee stamped sentiment, ribbon and gems! Even those wee rose in the top card use the delish papers!

I would like to enter these into the following Challenges
Crafty Ann's - Bold and Bright
Crafty Catz - Something Beginning with B - Bunny
Fussy and Fancy Friday - More than Words
The Stamp Man - Colours of Spring/Easter

Thanks again to everyone's kind comments and lovely messages! Yesterday was just a top wee day for me and I'm still buzzing from it lol!

Have a great night everyone
Hugs Melly xxx

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Wee bit smashing xx

evening my lovely bloggers

Firstly I want tp thank everyone for all their kind comments on my new"promotion" to the fab Charizma Design Team! I'm totally overwhelmed with all the lovely messages from old friends and new!!

Before I go on to tonights Challenge post I want to share some more fab exciting news I got this morning!

My lovely friend Susie txt me to say well done on my win!!
What win? Was all I could think
I continued reading and found not only had I won, I had won the Sugar Bowl!!
I could't believe and had to check fro myself! And there on the screen was my wee name!!
Woop woop! this week has got so much better heee

Ok enough of my winning, time to get down to business!

Challenge Day - 8

Today I wanted to share something a little different from the norm! Something that you hadn't seen from me yet tho I have been indulging in since before Christmas! 

Yip its my pink Smash Book
and here is some of the pages I did today

Its a double page layout from my wee day out with hubby
in that wee black pocket I have all the receipts, car parking ticket and leaflets

I have more pages done, so much more to share! I'll do a entire post sometime with all my pages I have done so far and maybe some pics of my goodies I have!

Well thats me tonight, still on emergency call so best be ready for it lol!

Have a great night everyone
Hugs Melly xxx

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Simple Wedding xx

Afternoon all

A wee early post from me today as I'm busy with other things later and don't wanna break my CHALLENGE PROMISE!! 

No more news on the baby as of yet, but every time the phone rings or bleeps I jump up in a slight panic lol! Its not like I have much to do, just take care of their other lil boy! But still you never know lol!

Challenge Day - 7

Thought I would make something a little different today from just another card or scrapbook page! So decide on a simple Wedding Card, inking up some unloved LOTV rubber!

Sorry about the rubbish pictures, its just so dull here and can't get any good ones!
Its actually pinky paper with white card and white and pink flowers lol!

I would like to enter the following Challenges
Wild Orchid - White + one (pink)
Cards and More - Sparkle
Always Crafting - Anything Goes

Thanks to everyone that keeps popping by and seeing my progress with the Challenge and anything to do with the baby hee!
Have a good day everyone
Hugs Melly xxx

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Good auld cogs xxx

evening my lovelies

Hope you've been having a good wee day? I had a nice crafting day with my friend!
We both belong to a local craft club in may she's taking the class! Its going be a wee session about all types of marbling! So we tried out them all today with her 3 year old son! The Shaving foam technique was amazimg and we all got really messy doing it! The chalk wasn't the best but we had great results with the nail varnish one! A wee night of practise and we'll have cracked it lol, ok its just excuse to get messy!!

Challenge Day - 6

Can you believe its day 6 already! The days are just flying by and I'm enjoy keeping a wee active blog now!
So for todays Challenge I wanted to share some wee creations I made for the new release from Sarah Hurley's latest and most fabulous collection

Steampunk can be pre-ordered here or you can a download it you can't wait for the CD

The papers are so funky and I just loved them all! The wee digi stamps are perfect Steampunk themed and I can see me using this for all sorts of different creations!

Here's what I came up with

 How stunning are those papers! I so love the grid ones lol!
Everything I used is from the kit apart from my stickie letters, Kraft paper and distress ink

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
Stampin' for the Weekend - Photo Inspiration
Dutch Dare - Distressing
Always Crafting - Anything Goes

Check out Sarah's blog for some more creations from the team!

Well I'm off to make my pancakes now, yummy blueberry and maple syrup for me and lemon with sugar for hubby mmmmmm yum!

Hugs Melly xxx

Monday, 20 February 2012

Inspiration xxx

Evening all

Well no more news on the baby yet, so no panic stations for me lol! Tho my friend has had some more twinges but she thinks the baby is just moving, so we might make it to Thursday the actual due date! I'm hoping so as I know nothing of babies and will turn into a headless chicken if she phones during the night lol!

Well enough of that, for now anyways!

Challenge Day - 5

Tonight I want to share a lil scrapbook page with you all, but before I do I have to tell you why I made thios page first! For anyone that follows Pinterest you'll know how additive and inspirational it can be! So after seeing the must AMAZING cupcakes I knew that there was 2 things I was going do! Firstly make a page with the pictures I loved the most and secondly learn how to decorate cakes just like that!!

So my Challenge to myself this year is to learn how to decorate like a wee professional, especially like the pictures on my layout!

You can find the pictures here and here I used

I used my photo app to blue tone the pictures before printing them out for my simple wee layout!

I would like to enter the following Challenges
Crafty Boots - Food Glorious Food
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes

Well thats me till tomorrow, off to do some commenting, maybe look on Pineterst and have a nice hot brew!
Night everyone
Hugs Melly xxx

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Some Sugar luuuuvvvvv xxx

I'm back already heeee
I just finished off some orders and then decide I would ink up some "unloved" sugar!

Challenge - Day 4

I adore all my Sugar Nellie stamps but always forget them when I go to make a card and decided I better dig them out and get some use from my poor "Unloved" rubber! So with that in mind I knew I would enter the Sugar Bowl that I haven't played in for ages and also combine it with the fab Facebook Challenge too!

How cute is wee Elise? I always forget how much I love to colour her with my promarkers, tho sadly shes out of stock if you fancied getting her yourself!

I wanna enter the following Challenges
Sugar Nellie Facebook - Blue Tones
Stampin' For the Weekend - Photo Inspiration
Paper Sundaes - Birthdays

Will thats it for me tonight, going soak in a nice hot bath then jammy night with a wee bit commenting!
Hope you all have a nice night and that next week is a good one for you all!
Hugs Melly xxx

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Round, round, round, all a circle xxx

Evening all

OMG! But what has the weather been like today where you are??
Here in my wee part of Scotland, we've had every type of weather possible and then some! Snow and sun, rain and sleet, wind and hailstones and more sun! What a day it has been, but the perfect weather to hide in your craft room and craft lol!

Day 3

Today's wee card was inspired my some amazing cards I've seen over on Facebook, I'm not as talented but had to have a go! I used a sketch that sadly ended today but was fab to use and another of my Saturated Canary digi's!

Isn't she a wee cutie? I loved the wee ribbon in her hair and the lil tongue sticking out!

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
Crafty Emma - Spots and Dots
Crafty Ann's - Bold and Bright
DYSU - Layers
Paper Crafting Journey - Make it Cute

Did anyone watch Walking Dead last night? Were you on the edge of your seat just like me? I loved that it was back but sad that I have to wait another whole week before the next show! But not to worry, I have Call the Midwife tomorrow followed my Being Human and then Thursday my total fav is back HOUSE woop woop woop!

Will off to watch the rest of Let's Dance for Sports Relief!
Hugs Melly xxx

Friday, 17 February 2012

Puppy Dreams xxx

Evening all

Hope you are all having a lovely Friday? I have had an amazing wee day!

My super lovely Hubby took mw off too Craft World at Hillington and spoiled me rotten, so many goodies to play with now heee! Then we went to the New Riverside Museum aka the old Transport Museum!It was just fab, all modern but with all the good old stuff it had before! I was worried that the wee old cobbled street would not be moved but YIPPEE it was there! I remember running along that wee street as a child lol! And then we went for a wee late lunch early dinner before getting home! Bliss!!!

Now onto Day 2 of the Challenge

After seeing a friend post some fab layouts on Pinterest, I just had to have a nose! I came across Pagemaps (check February Maps for the sketches), a great place for sketches that teams up your Spellbinders too! 
So after picking my fav layout I knew the pupster was going to be the star again lol!

The papers I got last year and naughtily hadn't touched till now heeee! Some distressing, ink, buttons, ribbon and LOTV stamps with my letter stickers and my layout was finished!

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
Card and Scrap - Buttons
Crafts and Me - Distressing
Dutch Dare - Distressing

Thats me till tomorrow, gotta have a wee bit crafty time before New Girl and then Zombie Time wooooo hooo! The New Series of Walking Dead starts back tonight, cant wait lol!
Have a good night all

Hugs Melly xxx

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Its a Boy xxxxxxxxxx

Good Morning all my lovelies

Thanks to all the lovely comments I got yesterday, the really made me smile!
Now I thought I would "Challenge Myself" after what the lovely Lynne had done! She challenged herself to 15 sketches in 15 days!! Sounds easy???? I know its going be so so so hard, so as a way to get my mojo on again this is just what I need!

So, I've decided to have 15 NEW creations in 15 days start today!


As my lovely friend is due any time and is having a little Boy, I knew this would be a great place to start!

I used my yummy First Edition papers and sweet ickle LOTV image coloured with promarkers!

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
The Crafty Pad - Letter "B"- Baby, Boy, Blue, Bottle, Brown
I{heart} Promarkers - Nature (if this isn't suitable just delete)
Bunny Zoe - Celebrations (New Baby)
Stamps R Us - Anything Goes

Now here is my pledge
" I solemnly swear that Me, Melanie Jess will make one new creation and post it on my blog everyday using a new sketch, theme or recipe from the Challenge Blogs out there for 15 days!!"

So now all I have to do is stick to it heeee
Back laters with my Sarah Hurley Dt creation
Hugs Melly xx

Ps Lynne I'm blaming you lol xx