Monday 31 January 2011

A long post xxx

Hi all

Told you I'd be back! What a day I have had, its been like my Birthday and Christmas all rolled into one! I have had the best support form my great friends and even more from those great companies out there who wanna sponsor my wee Challenge Blog!!

OK enough of that just now! The lovely Mel gave me this wee award the other wee and I'm just getting round to Thanking her and getting it on my blog! Thanks so so so much petal! So theres a few wee rules to follow

You have been TAGGED .Create a post where you post the 'LOVE BLOG' image.You should also blog the person link that gave you the award and inform her/him that you accept the award.You can then choose 3 to5 favourite blogs which you also link in your post, then each blogger will inform you that they have been tagged.
I would like to give these awards to the following people with my love and appreciation.


Thanks for all the great support and fab comments girls! Wanted to pick everyone, but stuck to the 5!

coloured with promarkers
Papers - Basic Grey
Butterflies - Antia's
glitter and gloss
Everything else from stash

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
The Crazy Challenge - Happy Birthday
Gingerloft Challenges - Things that Fly
Basic Grey - Flower Power
Totally Gorjuss - As you Like it
The Stamp Man - Oriental

OK, so now I need some of your lovely help! As some of you may know Dream Valley Challenges will be starting at the end of February but I need help promoting the wee blog and also with getting some more Dt's! If your interested check out the post here!

Thanks for all the positive comments and help and advice! It's great having all this fab advice and great the great boast from you all!!

Off to do some commenting and visit all you guys!

Hugs Melly xxx

Ps Remember the Dt Call
How hard was that, so many great blogging friends out there and wanted you all to have it!

I also wanted to share with you all this wee card I made the other week using another of my fab Christmas stamps form Hubby! Sorry about the glare!

Sarah Hurley's Challenge - My wee Sketch xxx

Hi all
So this week over on Sarah Hurley Challenges, its my turn to pick the wee challenge and I went with a wee Sketch!!
You can alter the sketch or turn it around to suit yourself you can even make a wee scrap layout like I did instead of a card
Sarah Hurley Wonderland CD Rom
Sticker letters
ribbon from stash
and wee pics of my princess hee

I hope you will join us this week and get crafting!!
Remember you don't need to use any of Sarah's products but we would love it if you did! You also still have till Sunday to enter!
Hugs Melly
xxx Back later xxx

Sunday 30 January 2011

I'm back and a wee Surprise xxx

Hi all

I'm back hee!!!

Oh I don't think I could handle losing my Internet ever again!! But thankfully I'm up and running and that's all that matters!! Nothing much else has been happening while I've been AWOL apart from a bit of a bug!!

I've been sick since Wednesday after catching some sorta bug! I'm a bit better but still not 100%! You know that way when you just cant face food and ache all over?? That's how I've been feeling! But never mind that, I have some exciting if totally scary terrifying news ................


I'm starting my own Challenge blog heeeee!

Yip you read right, I'm starting my own wee Challenge blog called Dream Valley Challenges! I'm hoping that you all will support me and hopefully play along! Not only that I hope that maybe you might wanna join my wee team?? Go on you know you wanna hee!!

If you wanna join my wee team you need only to be a crafter who enjoys all different crafts, you don't need only to make cards! Also you need to have a active blog and be able to make a creation for every two weeks! If that sounds good to you and you wanna have a try you can email me at

Also email there if you have any other questions or if you possibly would like to sponsor the wee any of the challenges!

So what do you think??

Do you think I'm slightly crazy?? Hee probably! It was hubby's idea and has alot faith in me that i can do it hee!!

The truth is I've also fancied doing my own Challenge blog but never had the confidence to do it till now! Also the big push I needed was my hubby! He is my rock and believes in me and that's all I need!! Oh and also I never made the Simply Sassy Dt call and knew this would make me happy after being really bummed!

So I still have to post my creation from last weeks Sarah Hurley Challenge, so I'll hopefully get it done tomorrow and also catch up with my commenting too!

Off to have a good nose at all the stuff I've missed, especially all your fab creations!

Melly xxx

Ps Please feel free to ask me anything if your even slightly interested in my wee challenge blog!

The blog will start on the 27th February!

Saturday 29 January 2011

No Internet xxx

Hey all

So sorry for lack of posts but we've had no Internet access since Thursday!!
It keeps working but only for few mins at a time so having to use my wee phone! Fingers crossed we'll be back to normal by Monday!!

Take care everyone, missing all your creations!!
Hugs Melly x x x

Tuesday 25 January 2011

Crafty Cardmakers - Floral xxx

"Updated - Scheduled Post never appeared!!"

Afternoon everyone

This week over on Crafty Cardmakers we have a fab wee Challenge for you all
That's it! We wanna see use flowers in your creation somewhere! Whether that be an image, the papers or even lots of added flowers on the card!

Stamp - LOTV
coloured with promarkers
Papers - Papermania SummerBloom
everything else from stash

I used one of the new fairy images from LOTV for my wee floral card. I coloured her with my promarkers and added glitter to her wings and the butterfly. The paper are Papermaina "Summer Bloom", just lush! I used my Spellbinder Nesties to layer the wee fairy up and made the wee "rolled" flowers from the scraps of paper left! The sentiment is from my stash.

Remember and check out the fab DT's creations, amazing they are!
Hope you will join in the fun this week with us!
Hugs Melly xxx

PS This is a wee scheduled post as I'm out in Glasgow with my wee Granny going to the Cinema to see Black Swan then a bite to eat!!

Friday 21 January 2011

A wee bit "Sassy" xxx

Afternoon all
I found some time in my oh so busy day(hee she says) to post my wee card I made on Tuesday or was it Wednesday??? hmm the days are merging together I think!

The gorjuss Debs sent me this wee image, thanks so so much petal! I just couldn't wait to colour her up! Simply Sassy

Image -
Hippie Chick
Coloured with my yummy promarkers
Papers - Freebies from craft mag
Everything else from stash
I so love this image and may be my fav hee! I want to enter it into the following challenges

Simply Sassy - GDT call
Let's Ink it up - Anything Goes
So things around here have been not so good, hope your ready for my gibbering??

Ok, Hubby has been working quite far away this week and on Wednesday night he broke down!! Yes our wee rather new(only 2), brokedown in the middle of "NO MANS LAND"! It had only had its service over a week before! So RAC man came out, said there was air in the fuel line! So he syphoned the air out! Try the engine and woop woop it started!

RAC man said he would follow behind hubby to make sure all alright! Everything going fine, then 10mins down the road it just conked out! RAC man tried again but nope, didnt work! They had to be towed as wascausing havoic and so a Recovery truck could bring it to garage! Lucky garage right across from us so hubby wouldn't be stranded! Hubby phoned to say the pick up had arrived and they were just leaving, that was at 4pm!

I was waiting, watching for the poor van and hubby to come home, even Tillie was glum wanting her daddy no doubt! But at 6 on the dot the poor little van drove past the window into the garage! It was so so sad to see, our wee van that gets us everywhere hee! Garage stayed open for him and the van went straight into workshop for 1st thing in the morning!

Poor hubby had a few jobs to do and prce yesterday but with no wee van, he wasnt getting anything done! The garage said they had no courtesy cars, which was no good to us! So at 3pm hubby went over, they still had no idea what was wrong and the poor wee van was linked up to so many computers you would have thought it was in intensive care! The nice Service manger decided to give us his own work car so hubby could at least do some pricing and have a vechile for any emergency call outs!
At 5 the garage phoned and told us they thought it was the "brains" of the fuel management system was in melt down so order another! Hoping it would come today so hubby could get the van back on the road!

So as of almost 3.30pm we're still waiting! The part arrived about an hour ago so fingers crossed! If not it wont be till monday now and they will need to gets us a car of some kind as dont think the Service manger would give us his car all weekend!!

Told you it was long, ok and maybe alot more gibbery than normal but you know me hee! Here's the poor wee van as arrived on the Recovery truck, looks so sad!!

Something even funny in all this, I had a dream last nigh that the van was in Franksteins dungen being worked on an the van even had the bolts coming out hee!

Well of to play while hubby stares out window looking for his wee van!
Hugs Melly xxx

Thursday 20 January 2011

Sarah Hurley's Challenge - Birthday Girl xxx

Afternoon all
It's time for another Sarah Hurley Challenge and this week the lovely Lisa set the theme of


As my silly printer gave up working yesterday I used all my wee scraps to make my wee card

Scraps from
Woodland Whimsies CD
Butterfly from
Woodland Whimsies
coloured with promarkers
Purple card - Papermill
everything else from stash

I hope you will join us this wee week for our fab challenge! Remember you don't need to use Sarah Hurley products but we would love it if you did!! Check out the fab Dt's creations for more inspiration!

Hugs Melly xxx

Tuesday 18 January 2011

A touch of Tartan xxx

Evening my lovelies
How you all doing? Have you been doing anything nice today?
I've done some cleaning, gutted the bathroom and freshen up all the "decorative" towels! Hee why do we have "decorative" only for show towels?? Seems like madness to men but to us women its the way it is hee!!

Anyways after that I prepared dinner of spiced meatloaf and potato wedges then watched wee bet TV before getting some Stationary Samples made up and then making a wee card using some new stash! I was going be really lazy and have a DVD day but got bored half way through hee! Guess I just wanted to craft hee!

I wanted to share the wee card I made for my wee Granny to send to my wee cousin Piper who turns one at the end of the month.

Digi image -
Tutu Sweet
coloured with my promarkers
tartan paper - local craft shop
Martha Stewart Border Punch
everything else from stash

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges

I had got the wee image to make invites for Pipers wee 1st Birthday Party and knew my wee Granny would love a matching card! She adored it hee!! Here is the wee invites

I cant wait to see if my Aunty likes them! They live in New Zealand and the tartan was perfect for the "Bonny wee lass" that she is hee!

Just having a wee night cosy on the couch as poor hubby is working hard and up early again in the morning! Although he will have to put up with CSI at 9pm hee! He will probably fall asleep before that but that's OK!

Hope you all have a nice night!
Hugs and kisses
Melly xxx

Monday 17 January 2011

Granpa's Birthday xxx

Hello everyone
Hope you are all well today and had a fab wee weekend? Ours was quiet as I was a bit ill but feeling better now, thanks for all the wee "Get Well" messages! We did nothing much at all, took the dog out and played Xbox and I crafted! Then yesterday was my Granpa's Birthday and we went through there to celebrate with him, my wee Granny and my Mum and Scott!

As I told you we made him up a wee box full of breadmaking goodies that we loved and I was even making rolls after a few hours hee! I even had time in my wee busy, yeah right, Saturday to make him a birthday cake. A Vanilla and White chocolate Sponge with White chocolate buttercream, everyone loved it hee!

This is the wee card I made for him using this fab image from Mo Manning

Digi image -
Dancing with Granpa
coloured with my promarkers
Card stock - papermill
Martha Stewart border punch
everything else from stash

I would like to enter this into some challenges

I'm sorry the picture aren't the best, the light kept fading when I tried to take the picture and this is the best I could get!! It really doesn't show the image in all its wee glory! But my Granpa loved it and that's what matters hee!

Just off to finish another wee card

hugs and kisses
Melly xxx

Friday 14 January 2011

I won hee xxx

Evening all
Well as you can see from my wee title, hee yes wee me won!
I won Challenge 48 over on Totally Papercrafts for my wee Thank you cards i made for my family! Cant stop smiling hee!! Not feeling that good and this has totally brighted my wee day!

Not much to report today!

As I've not been 100% only did some housework, food shop and finished some wee invites and a card my wee Granny asked for! I forgot to take some pictures but will get them tomorrow when the light is back! I also got my Granpa's Birthday present today! We decided to make him up a wee hamper full of bread making stuff including a book, gluten free stuff, the normal flours and even some seeds and herbs to add in! He got a bread maker for his Christmas but wanted to try all the gluten free stuff and me being a wee expert in that field(she says) I know just the stuff to get him hee!!

Hubby is just playing his xbox so I came on here for a wee post plus some commenting then after we're gonna watch a wee movie as again we never made it to cinema!! Oh well, maybe next week ....

Night my lovelies
Hugs Melly xxx

Thursday 13 January 2011

Birthday Boy xxx

Hey all
Sorry I haven't been around, was so tired yesterday and then the silly Internet wasn't working!

So .......... THE DEMO ....... Went ........ FANTASTIC!!
Hee hee, yeah it was great! The ladies were amazing and were nothing to be scared off hee! Had such a fab lil night and got booked for more demos plus orders and sold all my samples hee! I even won a giant box of Chocolates in their wee raffle hee!!

Anyways, its my Step dads birthday near the end of the month but my wee mummy is taking him away so we're seeing him on Sunday to give him his wee gift! Not only that its my Granpa's birthday on the 16th so we'll have a wee tiny ickle party for them both, I'll even try and make some cake!

This is Scott's card made using another of my Christmas stamps that the lovely Susie got me! It's just a perfect wee image for him!

Stamp -
Lost in Thought
coloured with yummy promarkers
Papers - Papermania
everything else from stash

I wanna enter this into a few wee challenges

What you think? Is it ok for a .... eh ..... older man hee??

Just watching the soaps tonight, did you see Emmerdale?? Oh that bad copper! I was sitting on the edge of my seat wondering if Betty would get out and now the poor twins ekk!! Oh what will happen??

Have a good night all
Hugs and kisses
Melly xxx

Sarah Hurley Challenge - Alice in Wonderland xxx

Evening all
Sorry my post is later but had to Internet connection till now!!

Anyhows, its that time of the week for a wee Sarah Hurley Challenge! This week "Sarah herself picked the fab theme of
"Alice in Wonderland"

Wonderland Cd Rom
and ribbon from stash

Check out the fab Dt's creations, they are just amazing!
I hope you will join us this week and make a wee creation for this fab wee Challenge!
Hugs Melly xxx

Tuesday 11 January 2011

A wee quick post before ...... ekk ekk xxx

Hey everyone
So there is only a few hours to my wee demo tonight ........... OMG I'm so so nervous!! Haven't done one for a while and my stomach is doing flips thinking about it! I know once I've started I'll be fine, but I still gotta get there hee!

To calm my wee self down I decides to play with my wee stamp that the gorjuss Susie got me for my Christmas! I just adore her honey, thanks muchly! I decided after making it i might as well enter the Simply Sassy GD call, one can only try hee!

What do you think??

Stamp -
Romantic Dreamer
coloured with my promarkers
Papers - Basic Grey Olivia
Flowers - Wild Orchid
everything else form stash

I want to enter this into
The Sugar Bowl, Cupcake Craft Challenges and Ohh La La Creations
I just love these papers and may have to order another pack hee!! The stamp is delish and cant wait to ink up the boy as well!
Sorry its just a wee post tonight, gotta go calm me wee self before I explode!!
Hugs Melly xxx

Monday 10 January 2011

A full day xxx

Hi all
Can you believe its already the 10th of January already? Cant believe this year is going so fast!! It'll be Easter before we know it and we'll still have this snow!! Not that I'm complaining, I still love the snow hee!!

So today has been a full, full day! I cleaned and hoovered, washed and ironed, folded and put away then sorted through the spare room putting all the bedding away and folded the sofa bed back into place! And that was all before 12! After a wee breakfast and brew I got started on my last card for the demo!

I took over an hour to colour my wee image on the card as wanted it to be as perfect as I could do!! The image is just lush and wanted to do it justice! What do you think?? Did I get it right??

Stamp -
Butterfly Keeper
coloured with my lovely promarkers
Papers - Papermania
everything else from stash

I wish you could see my wee image in real life! The colours are much better and if I do say so myself the flesh is looking rather good for wee me!!

I would like to enter it into the following challenges
Futterby Wednesday
Colour Chef
Pollycraft Monday
Sweet Sketch

Its just a quick wee post for me tonight!
GLEE starts back tonight and I cant wait hee! Actually its starts in few mins and I'm still trying to quickly finish this so i can get comfy for it starting hee!!
Nite nite everyone
Hugs Melly xxx

Crafty Cardmakers - Use Red and a Die Cut xxx

This week over on Crafty Cardmakers we have an easy wee challenge to get the year started! We want you to use RED on your creation plus a Die Cut, that simple!

Our wee sponsor is ONE STOP CARD CRAFTS and one lucky winner will win a £10 voucher to use in their store!

Forever Friends Parfait papers
Spellbinder Nesties
Butterfly die
everything else from stash

I hope you will join us this week and see if your lucky enough to win a wee voucher! Remember and check out my fellow Dt's fab creations!

Thanks for stopping by
Hugs Melly xxx

Sunday 9 January 2011

A bit of cake xxx

Hey all
Hope all is well out there in blogland? Thanks for all the wee messages yesterday, its interesting too see what we all have a weakness for when we're out shopping hee! Us crafters gotta save our pennies for more stash hee!

Today has been a lovely wee day! I made lots of yummy things for hubby going back to work tomorrow! I made some Vanilla Parfait cupcakes and triple Chocolate and cranberry muffins the results are below!

Hubby gives them both 10/10 but he may be slightly biased hee!
I'm not a big cake person but do love baking and cooking anything! I give anything ago even if I wont eat it hee! I adore anything "Cupcake" and all my family get me wee cupcakey things including a fab Cupcake Cherry-on-top apron my best friend Ellie got me for Christmas! I also have keyrings, lip glosses, charms, books, pens, t-shirts and even cupcake jammies! If its cupcake shape or got a cupcake on it "I WANT IT" hee!
On the subject of cupcake, what better than a card to match ....

Stamps - Time for a Cuppa and Papermania Cupcake
coloured with promarkers
Papers - Papermaina
Sentiment - Kanban
everything else form stash

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
Let's Ink it up - Anything goes
Blackleaf Studio - Food/Drink
Crafty Catz - Food/Drink
The Creative Cottage - Something New (papers and stamps)

I made this wee card as part of my demo on Tuesday and have all the parts made up to make another one hee! I'm looking forward to Tuesday now but probably by the time it comes I'll be terrified, feeling sick and needed a pee every 2 mins!! Yes I will be so nervous, ekk thinking about it has just given butterflies ekk ekk ekk!!

Ok lets talk about nice things ........... What is your fav "cant live without" craft item? Something as simple as your fav tool or is it an item you love to use?? Me I adore my papers and have a giant, massive, huge collection that I just love! But that doesn't mean I don't need more!! I just love my papers! Oh and another item is my gorjuss lovely ribbons, all colours types and materials! What about you??

So off to make a lovely wee brew and try one of my cakes mmmm yum!
Night night lovelies
Hugs Melly xxx