Sunday, 31 October 2010

New Lanark xxx

Happy Halloween
Hope all is well with all my lovely friends in blogland? Sorry for my bad blogging the past few days, but the pain has been a bit much for me and today is the 1st day I'm feeling more like my wee self!
Since it was a gorjuss day, we decided to walk to New Lanark with the dog and I took my wee camera with us! I think I went a bit mad and took over 200 pics hee, but its just so stunning in the Autumn with all the trees changing colour!!

Please beware, there is a lot of pics hee!

The picture above was my fave and just have to get it blown up! With the gorjuss colours and the sun pouring through the trees, its amazing!

Me trying to be artistic with the camera!

The falls are just gorjuss and this isn't even them at full!

This is wee me stopping for a wee break, while hubby played with the camera!
For those of you who don't know, New Lanark a Old Cotton Mill and Village and is is a wee World Hertiage site and is the most stunning place in my view along the Clyde! If you every come to Lanark or Scotland for that matter, its a must for all to visit!!
Thanks for popping by and all your get well comments!
Hugs and kisses
Melly xxxx

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Sarah Hurley's Challenge - Halloween xxx

This week over on Sarah Hurley Challenges we have a spooky theme of
It doesn't have to be a card - it can be anything - and it also DOESN'T have to use a Sarah Hurley image , although we would love it if it did! Why don't you use Sarah's free download and see what you can come up with!!


Halloween Digi Kit

Card Box Card Things - Papermania

Gloss and glitter

I thought these fab wee cards would make a great treat/gift card and perfect for Halloween!! Sorry the pictures aren't that great, it was dark when I took them!!
Remember and check out the fab Dt's creations with our two Newbies Brenda and Amanda, its all great! You have till next Sunday to entry, so get creative and in the Halloween Mood!

Hugs Melly

Penny's Paper Craft - Colour Challenge
Cupcake Challenge - Sweet Treats
Paper Playtime - Halloween
The Corrosive Challenge - Halloween

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Nuts!!!!! xxx

Hey lovely bloggers
Hope your all well in blogland this gorjuss crisp day! Nice to see the sun for a wee change!!
I'm feeling bit horrible but nothing to worry about! Just the pains coming back!

Anyway I decided i would make a wee card for fun using the delish Prima So Cute papers! Thought they went perfect with my wee stamp from Funky Kits!

Basic card
Brown card - Papermill
Papers -
Stamp -
Nuts Funky Kits
coloured with promarkers
Everything else from stash

This was the first time I used this wee stamp, but its so cute with his wee bag of acorns hee! I used the fab sketch form The Sugar Bowl and the theme "One for the Boys"! Thought my wee squirrel was perfect hee!
Thanks for popping by
Hugs and kisses
Melly xxx


Thursday, 21 October 2010

Sarah Hurley's Challenge - Christmas theme but Red and Green must NOT be seen xxx

Afternoon lovelies
This week over on Sarah Hurley we have a fab little Challenge for you all, a Christmas theme but
Perfect challenge for all of you getting you wee Christmas cards started are for those, like me who like a good challenge hee!
I made to creations this week, as some of our poor Dt is poorly! Get well soon girls!

Firstly I made a Matchbox Advent

Christmas Cheer Cd
card - Papermill
I made loads of Matchboxes for card stock
Thick cardboard from stash
Brads - papermania
Snowflake die - Sizzix
loads of glitter
and everything else from stash

I took plenty pics to show you all the details I tried to add, plus the wee sweeties for the receiver but i was thinking if its for a wee crafter it could be buttons, brads, ribbons and bits!
Please if you can, buy matchboxes as making 24 is not only exhausting so annoying hee!
Next I made a wee Christmas Tree
rather fat stubby one!
Card stock - Papermill
cone made from card
Snowflake die - Marianne
Loads of glitter
gems to finish

This was so easy to make, and I'm going go bigger but with double sided paper! I would suggest you maybe get a wee cone from a local craft shop so your tree wont end so stubby and fat too!!

I hope you will join us this week and get all Christmassy?? Remember you don't have to use Sarah's products but she would love it! You have until next Sunday to entry! For more inspiration check out the Dt's creations!
Hugs and kisses


ABC Challenge(Standing tall as in VERTICAL)

Tuesday Throwdown

Wild Orchid Challenge

Gingerloft Challenge

Monday, 18 October 2010

Crafty Cardmakers - Use a freebie xxx

Afternoon everyone
Its horrible here, bitter cold and its blowing a gale ......brrrrrrr ...... perfect for crafting hee
It's time for another fab challenge over on Crafty Cardmakers and this week we want you to
So I dug out my papers I got a few months ago in one of my wee crafty mag and some goodies from my RAKs!
Basic card from stash
Papers from my freebie stack
ribbon and brad from Rak
Sentiment - kanban

I wanted the papers to be shown in all their glory so only added a wee lollipop flower, some matting and layering with the wee ribbon and a sentiment to finish!
The Design team have made some fab creations you have just gotta check out! I hope you will join us this week over on Crafty Cardmakers where you can win some delish paper packs! So dig out your freebies and get crafting!
Hugs and kisses


Pear tree Designs

Wild Orchid Challenge

Craftalicious challenge

Sweet Stamping Challenge

Lots to do

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Just had to share xxx

Evening everyone
I just had to share some wee pics with you!
My lovely hubby treated me today to this FAB Gorjuss Girl bag! Isn't it just gorjuss, I adored the wee image on it and thought it was so me hee! We were at the Biggar Little Festival having a look at the craft stalls, nothing much to report, and we went to my fave shop Cloud Nine ............ and there is was, in the back looking all fab and take me homeish hee!

A wee close up of the design

The back of the bag with a fab wee quote

Hubby says it suits me to a tee, especially the quote! Being such a bookworm since I was young it made me smile!
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment!
Hugs and kisses

Now .............. do you think I could find a purse to match hee


Lasting Memories Layout Challenge - Handmade Flowers xxx

Good morning
Hope everyone is well in blogland? I'm great, feeling almost back to normal and can CRAFT!! Well, not that great but getting there! Again I have to thank all you lovely bloggers out there for all your lovely comments, they always make me smile!
This week over on Lasting Memories Layout Challenge we want to see Handmade Flowers on your project! It could be lollipop flowers, diecuts or even handmade roses! No you'll not be happy with me, my flowers are handmade but not by me!! SORRY!! With my wrist, I couldn't make them when I made this layout last week!

White 12x12 card
papers - Prima
notecard - Prima
lots of inks
Stamp - Prima(around the edge)

everything else form stash
more of Granny's buttons hee

All the flowers were plain white and I got hubby to emboss them in the Sizzix then I use all colours of inks to add colour! More of Granny's buttons for the centres to finish!
I love this wee pic of me and Hubby, think I look rather nice in it hee!
Remember and check out our fab Dt creations for some more ideas! So what are you waiting on, get crafting everyone!


Crazy 4 Challenges - Fall or Autumn
Our Creative Corner - Embellishments, more the Better
ABC Challenge - Flowers
Bunny Zoe's Craft - Autumn Love
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - No Cards

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Sarah Hurley Challenge - Colouring xxx

Evening lovelies
So I meant to be back before this but hubby finished early and we popped over to Costco and Ikea for a wee nose! Some wee treats for us and a massive 6ft teddy Crocodile for Tillie! Shes already been dragging it all over the house!

This week over on Sarah Hurley Challenge blog we have a a great wee challenge for you all! We want to see your colouring, that's it! It can be a stamped image, digi or even your backgrounds! I used the fab wee Robin image from Sarah's Cds and coloured with my fav promarkers!

Red card - Stash
Papers and image - Christmas Cheer Cd
card scraps
ribbon from stash

With my wrist still hurting i just made a wee basic card, but the Dt's have some fantastic creations that are just amazing! Also this week we have a fantastic prize up for grabs for the 1st prize a set of Promakers and also a set of Aquamakers from our sponsor Letraset. Also second prize is £5 voucher to spend in Sarah's Shop!

Good luck everyone and have fun colouring with your fave medium!

Hugs and kisses


One Stitch at a time - use digi imag/paper

Alphabet challenge - X for Xmas

Create 4 Fun - Use a digi image

A Spoonful of Sugar - Winter Wonderland