Thursday 1 December 2011

Sarah Hurley Challenge - Christmas xxx

I'm backkkk
This time I'm back with my wee creation for the Sarah Hurley Challenge. This time we're sponsored by the uber fabulous Letraset and one lucky wee winner will win goodies from their delish range heee

Now whats the Challenge??


What else could it really have been for the 1st December?? The perfect Challenge for all us finishing off all those cards for family and friends!
Here's what I made

I used the yummy Tinseltown Papers from the CD Rom along with lots of stash and a fab wee Mo Manning image Kai in the Snow

I wanna enter it into the following Challenges
Fab and Funky - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes

I hope you will join us this fortnight and join in with the Christmas theme!
For some amazing inspiration from the team check out the blog and remember you have till next Sunday to enter! You don't have to use any of Sarah's products but we would love it if you did!

Hugs Melly xxx

The Craft Garden - Recipe xxx

Good Morning 
and Happy 1st of December

Are you all getting into the festive mood?? Its only 24 sleeps till Santa woop woop! 
I'm trying to get festive but still feeling a bit blue, think with all the horrible rain and wind we're having its not helping! But as of tomorrow night my big Brother will be home for a month plus after the weekend we'll have our trees up heee!!

Now its already been a month which means its time for The Craft Garden Challenge and this time we have a fab wee challenge for you all


Now all you have to do is pick 4 form below!
Office Supply

Here's what I've created

My recipe = Snowflakes, Kraft, Ribbon and Purple

I would like to enter my wee Tri-fold card into the following Challenges
Addicted to Stamping - Christmas Card
Magnolia Down Under - Let it Snow
Stamptacular Challenge - Anything Christmas
I <3 Promarker - Snowflakes

Remember you pick 4 things from the recipe but anything else from your stash goes! For some fab inspiration check out the talented Design Teams creations!
And you have a month to enter the challenge so get crafty

Back shortly
Hugs Melly xxx

Tuesday 29 November 2011

Crafty Cardmakers - Embossing xxx

Hi all
Sorry I never made it back yesterday, was playing away with all my glitter and stash and lost track of time! Before I knew it, was time for dinner and walkies for the dog!

This fortnight at Crafty Cardmakers we have a good easy wee Challenge for you all!


Thats it! All you have to do is have some sort of heat embossing on your card to win the fab wee prize below kindly Sponsored my The Stampman!

Now here's what I done

I made this simple card with a basic layout, embossing my sentiment in gold then pearl embossing powder and done the same on the lil flowers!

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
the Kraft Journal - Christmas Cards
Paper Playtime - Say it with Sentiments

Thanks for popping by my wee blog everyone! Remember and check out the fab Design team creations for some amazing inspiration!

Hugs Melly xxx

Monday 28 November 2011

Dream Valley Challenge 21 - Sparkle xxx

Morning everyone

So sorry that my post is late, the computer crashed yesterday morning and it took forever to re-boot it! But Its all working now and maybe faster too hee

So this fortnight over at Dream Valley Challenges we have a super wee Challenge for you all, perfect for the Christmas time!


Just right for all those Christmas crafty creations that we all seem to be making!
Also we have a super prize for one lucky winner kindly donated my the lovely Mags from the team, thanks honey!

Two lovely lil Lili of the Valley Stamps for you!

Here's my wee creation I made for the Challenge

(Thanks Susie, the image is adoreable)
I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
Addicted to Stamps - Christmas Cards
Paper Sundaes - Winter Wonderland
Totally Gorjuss - Sparkle
Charisma Cardz - Snowflakes
I ♥ ProMarkers - Anything Goes

Hope you will join us this fortnight at Dream Valley Challenges and get some sparkle added to all your Crafty Creations! Remember you need to follow the rules to be able to win the wee prize! For more inspiration check out the Design Teams gorjuss creations! 

I'll be back later
Hugs Melly xxx

Ps If you fancy joining Dream Valley team check out the Design Team Call!!

Thursday 17 November 2011

Sarah Hurley Challenge - Buttons xxx

Morning all

This is a little scheduled post as I'm currently staying at my wee Mummies keeping her company and probably driving her insane with my total randomness heeeeee! She's on the mend now tho no luck with the last operation, so a good 10-12 weeks of getting better before we can have a good wee girly night out!!

Now its time for another fab wee Sarah Hurley Challenge and this time I got to pick the theme and I picked 


I do love buttons! Lots of them, all sizes, colours and types! They always add some fun to a crafty creations! here's what I came up with

I used the delish papers from Sarah's new Tinseltown CD plus a few of the journalling tags, added lots and lots of button strung along some gold string ribbon with pics of last years Christmas tree!

Check out the Challenge blog for inspirtaion from the fab Dt! Remember you have till Sunday 27th to enter our Challenge! If you have any of Sarah's product we would love to see them!

Check out Sarah's Blog for a wee video sneak of the new release!

Take care everyone and I'll be back soon
Hugs M xxxx

Sunday 13 November 2011

Dream Valley Challenge 20 - Stitching xxx

Evening all

Hope everyone is good this Sunday night? Have any of you being doing anything nice? I had a wee time palying in my craft room, making some yummy BBQ Chicken from scratch, washing, ironing and making Hubby's new website! Ohh and now its Ice Age time, one of my top movie Trilogy!! 

So this fortnight at Dream Valley Challenges we have another wee easy Challenge


As usual we have a fab wee Sponsor for you guys, our lovely monthly sponsor One Stop Card Crafts! The lucky winner can win £10 voucher to spend in their fab wee shop!

Here's my creation

Hope you like my see Sock Monkeys?? I made them especially for my Granny, she adored her!

I wanna enter this into the following Challenges
2 Sisters Challenge - Anything Goes
Charisma - Cutesy
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes

I hope you will join in the Challenge this fortnight and add some Stitches to your project! Remember you can enter anything into the Dream Valley Challenges as long as it follows the rules! Check out the fabulous Design Team creations for some inspiration!

I'm off to enjoy Ice Age then have my pudding! Can't be good all the time lol!
Hugs Melly xxx

Saturday 12 November 2011

Christmas Bauble xxx

Afternoon all

Apologies again for lack of posts but Mums appointment didn't go well and had another operation! She's doing ok and hopefully we'll find out more on Monday! Thank you to everyone's kind words and thoughts, meant so much to me and my family!!

Now I wanna share another of the sneaks from the Sarah Hurley Tinseltown Release!

I used one of those polystyrene balls, covered in some of the delish papers all torn up and inked up, stuck down, all varnished then added some wee ribbons to finish!

I would like to enter it into the following Challenges
Wags'n'Whiskers - Christmas Themed
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday - Anything Goes with Digital Element (papers)
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes Christmas
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes and Brown (distress ink)

I hope you'll pop over to the Sarah Hurley Challenge and join in our latest Challenge, More than 2 images
See you all tomorrow
Hugs M xxx

Sunday 6 November 2011

A wee Sneak xxx

Hi all
Hope everyone is well out there in wee bloggy land? Have you been having a nice weekend? Mines has been good and bad so far!
Mum had her results yesterday and they weren't good so we gotta wait till Tuesday to see the surgeon, keeping fingers all crossed! On the plus side I had craft club yesterday morning and we made these fab lil fleece hats that my lovely friend Patricia showed us how to! She makes the most awesome baby blankets and hats, please check out her wee page Sew Snuggly! Then last night was the yearly Lanark firework display! It was just fantastic, better than last year! Guess you're never to old to ohhhh and ahhh away lol!!

Now today I wanna share some wee sneaks from the fab Sarah Hurley's new Christmas release Tinseltown

A little shaker card made using the fab papers and embellishment papers from the CD
Here's the sneak you had the last day

again I've used those delish backing papers, another of the lovely embellishment and flowers and glitter from my stash to finish!

I would like to enter these into the following Challenges
Little Claire's - Christmas
Crazy Catz Weekly - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Make your Cards Sparkle
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
Samuel Taylors - Christmas Cards

Thanks for popping by and checking out my wee sneaks! I'll have more next week for you but in the mean time you can order the Tinseltown CD ROM from Sarah's shop! Check out the Dt's fab blogs for more wee sneaks
See ya soon
Hugs M xxx

Thursday 3 November 2011

Sarah Hurley Challenge - More Than Two Images xxx

Good morning my lovelies
Hope all is well in little blogland today? Are you all having a good week? Mines has been hectic and plus a incident with a sewing machine getting broken!! Numpty that I am! Just when we need it for Craft Club on Saturday for our monthly class poor hubby goes and drops it, while doing a million and one other things for me!! Poor hubby feels awful, but we might be able to save it FINGERS CROSSED!!

Anyways enough of my moaning, its time for another wee Challenge at Sarah Hurley Challenges. This time the lovely Clare has picked the wee challenge of


We want to see wee crafty creations with more than two images or digis or stamps! A nice wee challenge to make a card with a scene or make your own background!

Here's what I made using the Christmas Cheer CD

I used the Christmas Cheer Stamp set to make my wee scene and the papers from the CD ROM for the rest

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
I ♥ Promarkers- Glitter and Glitz
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes with Bling
Passion for Promarkers - Zoo Animals
Glitter Fairies - Non Traditional Christmas
Pollycraft Monday - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Reel - Picture Inspiration

You have until the 13th to enter our wee Challenge and remember you don't need to use any of Sarah's products but we would love to see them!

Now before I go here's a lil look at a card from Sarah's new Christmas Tinseltown CD Rom

The disk is utterly fab, I adore all the papers and I know you will too! Go on and treat yourself to it here!
Back tomorrow with another wee creation from the Tinseltown
Hugs Melly xxx

Tuesday 1 November 2011

The Craft Garden - Red and Green Must NOT be Seen xxx

Good morning my lovelies

Hope your all well today and made it through the Halloween night safely hee!! Did you have any lil visitors? We had NONE!! Not one wee kiddy came to the door, so me and Tillie will be bad munching on goodies today heee! I'm allowed one bad day me thinks heee

Ok enough of my nonsense, on to this months Challenge!
At The Craft Garden this month we have a great wee Challenge for all you trying to get ready for the Christmas season


Easy?? Well maybe not! Not only did I have a card all made finished and pictured and ready to blog did I then realise its was Green!! Think I must have been thinking non-traditional Christmas heeeee!!

Before I show you my wee creation I better tell you about the fab wee sponsor we have this month, Crafty Sentiments! They have offered one lucky winner some wee images of their choosing from their store!

Here is a little bit about Crafty Sentiments designs:

We are a small online based company selling both digital, clear and exclusive rubber stamps along with our own range of diecuts called 'Crafty Cutters', to cardmarkers and scrapbookers, started in October 2009 by me (Suzette), we offer a wide range of exclusive images as well as some lovely sentiments with some essential crafting products.

Now on to my wee card using Snowman Broom

I would like to enter this into the following challenges
Pollycraft Monday - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Bingo: Flowers, Free, Bling
Gingerloft - Bingo: Ribbon, Glitter, Flowers
A Gem of a Challenge - Cold and Frosty

For some fab inspiration check out the Dt's fab creations!
Remember you have a month to enter our Challenge at The Craft Garden and remember to have fun!
Hugs Melly xxx

Monday 31 October 2011

Crafty Cardmakers - Colour Combo xxx

Evening all
Hope you are all ready for the Halloween night festivities? I'm all set, shower, jammies, some munchies and rubbish TV, lights off and NO ONE home heee! Perfect night! What are you all doing?

Time for another wee Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and this time the lovely Vix has pick a colour combo for you all to get your teeth into


You can win a wee fab prize from One Stop Card Crafts, so you know you wanna enter!
This was a  slightly hard wee Challenge for me!! Not into the girlyness of PINK but a Challenge is a challenge hee! So here's what I came up with!

I used some of my First Edition papers on a wee layout from a Challenge a few weeks ago, added a wee Maggie image coloured with promarkers, some die cut swirls, ribbon and flowers to finish! Not bad for a pink card if I do say so myself hee!

I would like to enter it into the following Challenges
Come and Get it - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes

I hope you will join in the wee Challenge this fortnight at CCM and make some sorta pinky creation! For some inspiration check out the superb Dt's creations!

Have a fab Halloween my lovelies
See ya soon
Melly xxx

Sunday 30 October 2011

Dream Valley Challenge 19 - Anything Goes xxx

Evening all
Hope you all are well out there in Blogland?? Did you remember that the clocks changed last night and we all got an extra hour in bed?? Well that had been the plan but the pupster had others! Crying for a pee, so extra hour snoozing was no more lol!

To those who sent lovely message about my wee Mum, thank you! She got out at the weekend but has to go back in again as things were successful YET!!

Now this fortnight at Dream Valley we have a fab easy peasy challenge


That's it!! Enter anything at all that you've created as long as it follows the wee rules!
This time our sponsor has let us down so the wee prize will be from wee me!! You can win a voucher to spend in either Crafty Emma's fab wee shop or a for Saturated Canary Digi's Esty store!! You know you want to enter now!!!

Here's what I've made


I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
Card Cupids - More than one Fold
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Black Challenge
Charisma Cards - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Magnolia Down Under - Shhhh its a Secret

I hope you will join in the fun this time at Dream Valley and get something into the Anything Goes Challenge! For some fabby inspiration check out the uber talented dt's creations!

Back soon
Hugs Melly xxx

PS Just thought I would share me a Hubby's wee pumpkin carvings

He did Captain Barbosa and I did wee Spike lol
See ya xxxx