Showing posts with label altered. Show all posts
Showing posts with label altered. Show all posts

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Things With Wings xx

Hello my pretty people

Oh what s this darn weather like??
One day sun then snow and now today rain, sleet and hail the size of maltesers!! Well it is Scotland I'm in can't expect anything less lol! Maybe this time next week the sun will be back, fingers crossed!

Its been busy wee week with me getting orders finished and things ready for others! Even managed a trip to the cinema with hubby and wee naughty food treat too! Yesterday we spent the day sorted the garden, first day to properly weed and de-winter it! The sun was lovely beating on me while weeded, just what I needed!

Today sadly its indoors day! Ok not really that bad, DVDs and crochet with some card making is just perfect lol!

Now I never got a chance to post this last week but as you still have under a week to enter the wee Challenge at Dream Valley Challenges, here it is now

The theme as you can tell is Things With Wings!
I sneaked into hubby's workshop, stole some MDF and his lil jigsaw to make the Butter fly shapes before turning into mini canvas/scrap pages!

I would like to enter the following Challenges
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Ribbon
Allsorts Challenge - Anything But a Card
Through The Craftroom - Anything Goes

Remember please follow the rules over at Dream Valley Challenges, add your name to the linky to be eligible to win our goody wee prize!

Here's a lil of what I've been working on with my hook this week

Well until next time
Huggles Mel xxx

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Special Lady xxx

Afternoon my lovelies

Hope all is well out there in your part of blogland and its not too cold either!
Its bitter cold here in my bit of Scotland but at least we haven't had the snow they forecast said, well for now lol! Its been busy for me the past couple of days catching up with orders and sorting through others, but I'm almost back on top and can relax again heee!

Its time for another wee Dream Valley Challenge and we have a nice easy one for you all


Totally easy!
You just have to create a card or maybe a gift for a Special Female! With Mother's day around the corner its the perfect time to make a wee card or even if you had a birthday coming up for that No.1 Lady in your life! Just please follow the rules and you could win a utterly amazing prize!!

My name is Krista Smith. I am the artist behind the Etsy shop, Saturated Canary Digis. I began working in the stamping world about a year ago when I was hired to create rubber designs for the sweet Scottish company, Sugar Nellie. They launched my artwork under the name 'Simply Sassy.' I moved into the digital world. And-- I love it!! There is a little more freedom here, as I can create anything that pops into my head! I am so humbled by the artistic talent of the girls coloring in my designs-- it is truly an inspiration! Likewise, I am so thankful for the friendships I've made in this wonderful and lovely crafty community! It's been a true delight! I'd love for you to stop by my challenge/inspiration blog, Saturated Canary Challenge and join in the fun...And, while you're there, click over to my personal blog (Saturated Canary) and introduce yourself! I am a bit eclectic and touch on everything from family (I've got me a great one!) to fashion (obsessed!)...Please say 'hi!'...I'd love to be friends!:)

The lucky winner gets a $10 voucher

Wowsers or what??

I just envy who the lucky winner will be lol!

The team were so lucky too, we all received a wee image too use on our own creations
Here's mine using Wash Day, a wee gift for a Special lady's Birthday lol

 Thanks to Debs for the clouds tutorial
(your a star petal)

I would like to enter the following Challenges
Simon Says - Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft Shop - Great Outdoors
MAWTT - Garden or flowers
Saturated Canary - Birthday

Please check the Dream Valley blog to see the Design Teams totally super creations!
So much inspiration!

Check you all later
Hugs Melly xxx

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Hoppy, happy Bunny xxx

Evening all

Happy Mother's Day all you lovely mummies past, present and future! Hope you all got spoiled rotten and got to  get your feet up while everyone rallied around after you!

Well I have just got back form my wee Grannies where we celebrated Mother's Day with a Sunday lunch with her and my wee mummy too! While they enjoyed some wee pink bubbles and the cakes I made the boys enjoyed the football! Love you both and hope you enjoyed your mummy day, cards and wee gifts!

Now its that time again for another wee Challenge at Dream Valley and we have another easy wee theme for you all, perfect for this time of year


Easy as that!
All we want is too see your wee crafty creations with a Easter theme! This could be a card or gift or even some cupcakes! Just follow the theme and the rules and you can win some yummy prizes!

Here's what I made using a wee recycled box I got from my friend in the post

Inside is some yummy jelly beans, not the same ones that came in it tho lol!

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
Digital Tuesday - Think Spring

Remember you have 2 weeks to enter our Challenges and as long as you follow our rules you can win one of 2 yummy prizes! Some wee images from Meljen's Designs and a fab goody bag form Mulberry Crafts!

Check out the fab creations the team have made for some fab inspiration!
Take care all
Hugs Melly xxx

Monday, 13 June 2011

Crafty Cardmakers - Altered Food Container xxx

Morning all

Brrrr, its cold today! Raining, dull and cold hmmmm sounds like summer has been and gone!! Typical Scottish weather! Hope where you are is better than here!!

Today I have something a little different for you all, something I've been trying and failing to do for a long time! So I need all your opinions on my wee creation!

This time over on Crafty Cardmakers we want to see you do something that lil bit different


fun or what hee!

I was totally stumped as to what to do and sat staring at this for a good few hours

After a while tho, it started to look like something(whether that was to much staring or me just going mad)

So after a few attempts and some BAKING later, here is what I came up with

Yeah,I tired my hand at making a wee fimo character with a jam jar toadstool lol

What do you think?? Is it ok??

I painted the inside of the jar white, made the toadstool top with fimo formed on the lid the made the wee character following a books instructions for sugar paste characters(thanks mum, it was amazing wee gift)! Then added some lil flowers, glitter and all done hee!

I would like to enter it into the following challenges
Moving along with the Times - Anything but a card
Craft-room Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes

Hope you will give our wee Crafty Cardmakers challenge a go this time and get creative with some altered food tubs! Check out the Dt's amazing altered art for some fab inspiration!

Thanks for popping by
Hugs Melly xxx

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Dream Valley Challenge 8 - Stamp Something xxx

Good afternoon my lovelies

Hope all is well in blogland this wet and wild morning?? Did you all have a lovely weekend?? Do anything nice?? I did, I did heee!

I went to the Ideal Home Show at the SECC and meet the lovely Greg Wallace! He is a wee sweetie! Was too awe struck I couldn't get me phone out my bag quick enough for a quick wee picture! Sad?? Yes I am! The show its self was rather rubbish! Was full of people trying to sell Gas and Electricity(cant remember seeing that many stalls last time) plus a whole section full of make-up, jewellery and ladies stuff! Weird I thought for a Home Show!
After the show we came home, took the dog out and decided to go to the cinema to see The Hangover 2! It was so funny!! I loved the 1st and couldn't wait to see this and wasn't disappointed! The 1st was still the better but well worth a viewing!

Ok enough of me, I have sad news too!!
My lovely lil Dt Fi is leaving us, sob, sob, sob! She is going to be running a wee Challenge blog herself now and I wish her all the LUCK with it! Going miss you sweetie!

Over on Dream Valley Challenges we're also having a wee Dt call, so if you can make a creation every 2 weeks and spare time to comment, check out the details here!

Now on to the Challenge! Another easy one!


That simple! No digi's allowed only the inky stamps in this fortnights challenge! As usual you can enter any type of creation you like form Altered art to a Card, Scrap page to a piece of jewellery! As long as its stamped it can enter!

We have TWO yes 2 amazing sponsors this time!


Papermaze is a small, family mail order business based on a farm in rural Suffolk.
I have been making cards for years, cross-stitched ones at first until a friend introduced me to rubber stamping. Paper has always been my passion and would be the first thing I looked for in craft shops in my continuing search for something different. This led me to discover scrapbooking, so now I'm hooked on that too!

The idea for the website was born after the birth of our third child, and a desire to do something different from teaching, that would enable me to work from home. After months of research, we went live in October 2003.

We pride ourselves on our fast and friendly service. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, suggestions or comments about our site.

You can win your self a wee £10 voucher for their amazing shop!

And secondly

We are a small Scottish company dedicated to bringing you the cutest of stamps for all your card making needs! We are the sole online retailers for Sugar Nellie Stamps - with new designs being premiered regularly!
We are also adding many more brands of stamps to our catalogue for all you stamp addicts!
We can be contacted Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning's on 01343 548864 or by e-mailing
Come and visit our store in Elgin - Papercrafts Boutique for inspiration and info on crops, classes and local events.

You can win your own wee CHOICE of stamp from all their Sugar!

How GOOD is that!! A really good excuse to enter the Challenge hee

Now I decided to try something a lil different! Hope you like??? Lots and lots of Picture!!

Do you like??
I used my gorjuss lil Hippie Chick form Simply Sassy and DCWV papers! After seeing the lovely Bettina make this, I just had to have a wee go! You van find the details here if you wanna try yourself!

I would like to enter it into the following Challenges
Fairytale Challenges - Anything But a Card
Joyful Stamper - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Paperplay Challenges - Blossoms and Blooms
MAWTT - Hoildays (Hope this fits, it is a wee Gypsy "Caravan")
Freshly Brewed - Anything But a Card
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Cutie Stampers - Buttons

Wow! So many! Can you believe it hee! Any that don't fit SORRY!!

Now Remember you have two weeks to enter our Challenge and it can be ANYTHING as long as its STAMPED! For some amazing,yes slightly biased, inspiration check out the Dt's creations!

Hugs Melly xxx

Monday, 2 May 2011

Crafty Cardmakers - Machines and Steampunk xxx

Hello my gorjuss Bloggers

I hope you are all having another sunny warm day out there where you are! Its beautiful again here in Scotland, feels like summer!!

This time over on Crafty Cardmakers we have a fab new funky lil Challenge for you all


Ehhhh??? some of you may be saying and that including me till I did a lot of searching and a lot of advice form the Dt!! Here is just some info on what Steampunk is

"Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction, alternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s.[1] Specifically, steampunk involves an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century and often Victorian era Britain—that incorporates prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology or futuristic innovations as Victorians may have envisioned them; in other words, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, art, etc. This technology may include such fictional machines as those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne or real technologies like the computer but developed earlier in an alternate history.

Other examples of steampunk contain alternate history-style presentations of "the path not taken" for such technology as dirigibles, analog computers, or such digital mechanical computers as Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace's Analytical engine.

Steampunk is often associated with cyberpunk. They have considerable influence on each other and share a similar fan base, but steampunk developed as a separate movement. Apart from time period and level of technology, the main difference is that steampunk settings tend to be less dystopian.

Various modern utilitarian objects have been modded by individual artisans into a pseudo-Victorian mechanical "steampunk" style, and a number of visual and musical artists have been described as steampunk."

And here a few pics I found on the Internet to give you some Inspiration

To me this style just screams Tim Holtz with a gems and jewels and the insides of things, like all the workings showing!! If you can kinda get me heee

So I decided to make a wee sorta canvas, but after figuring I had none of them the next best thing was to pinch some wood from Hubby's workshop!! A 8x8 piece of MDF later and it was time to get messy!

Kinda funky I thought hee!!
I got out my distress inks, some old orange/brown papers and embossing powders and just went wild! Used some of my jewellery making bits, an old watch(for insides to show) and anything else I sorta thought would look ok?? Oh and the fab wee image of Lady Audrey that I found on Esty!

What do you think?? I would love any opinion you have on it!! As I've never done anything like this, I would really like some feed back please!!

I wanna enter it into the following Challenges
By the Cute and Girly - anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Digi Day ( my wee Lady Audrey)
Card Creations - Anything but a Card or Layout
Sugar Creek Hollow - Embossing

I hope you will join in the fun this time over on Crafty Cardmakers and give this wee theme a try! For more fab inspiration check my fellow Dt's amazing creations!

Hugs Melly xxxx