Monday 30 May 2011

Crafty Cardmakers - Love xxx

Afternoon my honeys
Hope your are all enjoying the bank holiday and sorry to those like my hubby that have to work! Hugs for you all!!

Before I go on to the Challenge can I just say THANK YOU so so so much for all the kind, amazing, wonderful comments on yesterdays post! You totally made my wee day and had me doing a wee dance which each comment hee!

Ok compose your self woman!!

The Challenge this time at Crafty Cardmakers is a good one to get you all thinking!


Aww but not in the lovie dovie sense or wedding or romance!! Its all about making a arty creation for SOMEONE you love and WHY!! So think of who you love and make them something, just because!! Here's what I done

I decided to make a wee card for my Big Brother! I miss him so much, especially just now when he's away at sea doing "secret" stuff! So wont better way to show how much I love him but with a wee card that's shows the day he gave me away!! Was happiest day of my life and had the best brother there to give me a slap when I fainted in the card before the ceremony!! What are bros for hee!!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges
My Mum's Craft Shop - Fav Colours = Blue and Green
2 Sisters Challenge - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Sentiment/Male card

I hope you will join in the FUN this time over on Crafty Cardmakers, remember and check out the fab DT creations for some more inspiration!

Hugs Melly xxx

Ps There's still time to enter my Design Team Call 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

Wednesday 25 May 2011

A lot of Flutter xxx

Evening my lovelies
Hope your all well and having a good week so far?? Mine has been good, lots of boxes being made, posted and more orders! Busy busy wee me!

I meant to post yesterday but got so fed up with blogger just did my Dt comments instead, sorry I didn't pop by too see you all but I'll be there later tonight to see all your fab creations! Before that I've got two wee cards to share with you, all fluttery

My first wee card is using my new lil Butterflies and Pigtails plus my new BoBunny Papers
I would like to enter this into the follow challenges

Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - Birthday
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Things with Wings

This is my second wee card using another of my lil Butterfly stamps

I got to ink up my new lil Tilda and use some more of my yummy Basic Grey Papers
I wanna enter this in to the following Challenges

Truly Scrumptious - Anything Goes
I did it Creations - Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Embellishment Recipe
Just Magnolia - Sketch
Craft Us Crazy - Something New and Fav embellishment (new stamp and fav is ribbon and glitter)

That's it for me tonight, I'm off  visit all your lovely blogs and see all your amazing creations!
Hugs Melly xxx

Monday 23 May 2011

A Pink Engagement xxx

Good Morning my lovely bloggers
Hope all is well out there in blogland and no-one has blown away in these winds??? There terrible, I thought Tillie and me might have blown away out our walk this morning, I'm sure she was raised off the ground a few times heeee!!

Aways I want to share with you a wee Engagement Box my lovely Auntie Moira asked me to make for a work colleague!

Hope you like?? Sorry the pictures are so DARK was dull when I was trying to take them!! Hope the couple like it, fingers crossed!!!

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
I did it Creations - Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Flower, Ribbon, Bling
Totally Papercrafts - Anything But Square
Paper Romance - Anything But a Card
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Anything Goes

Phew, a good few Challenges there especially for me!! Woop GO ME!!

Just before I go I wanna wish the Lovely Debs a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Have a great day petal!

I'll hopefully be back tomorrow with another wee creation to share
Hugs Melly xxx

Thursday 19 May 2011

Sarah Hurley Challenges - Frames xxx

Good afternoon my lovelies
Hope the weather out there where you are is much better than here in my wee part of Scotland! Its cold again and we have rain and sleet mixed with sun!! Typical Scottish weather hee!!

This week over on Sarah Hurley Challenges we have a fab wee challenge for you all, set by the lovely Claire


All you have to do is have some sort of frame on your creation!! This could simply be with your nesties or actual frames on scrap layout! Here's what I did

I used the fab free papers that Sarah had in the wee Making Cards Mag, my nesties and a butterfly quote plus a ickle flutterby oh and glitter, lots of glitter!!

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Butterflies

I hope you will join us this fortnight and make something with frames!! For more inspiration check out the amazing Dt's creations!

Hugs Melly xxx

Ps I've been good and only ate ONE of hubby's lollypops heee

Monday 16 May 2011

Crafty Cardmakers - Embossing xxx

Afternoon my lovelies

I hope your all good out there in blogland?? Have you got this horrible rain as well?? So horrible!!

Anyways to cheer yoyu all up we have a fab we Challenge over on Crafty Cardmakers for you and this tiome its an easy wee challenge


Now it can be a machine embossing or hand or even heat! Any type as long as you've embossing on your wee creation!! Here's what I came up

I wanted the embossing to be the main focus on the card so went with a simple white background with just a touch of colour from my DCWV papers. Added my wee Sassy image coloured with promarkers, added some flowers with card candy and finished with a wee sentiment!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges
Paper Sundaes - Birthdays
Crafts and Me - Punches (flowers)
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes

I hope you will join in the fun this week at Crafty Cardmakers as the lucky winner can win a wee Voucher to spend in Joanna Sheens shop! Woop woop!

Before I go I wanted to share with you some yummy goodies that just arrived for my hubby

How lucky is he?? I'm so jealous but if I wanna look good in a bikini this year I'll be GOOD!
If you fancy some check our American Soda!

Hugs Melly xxx

Sunday 15 May 2011

Dream Valley Challenges - "Dig out the OLD to use with the NEW!!" xxx

Good afternoon my gorjuss bloggers out there

Firstly how much of a pain was those lil Gremlins in Blogger this week?? Aragh, I had a few things to share this week and couldn't even get too! So you'll just have to wait till tomorrow now!!

This fortnight over on Dream Valley Challenges we have a wee twist of a Challenge for you all


Easy, right??? Its is!! All you gotta do is use your old stash with your new stash! SIMPLES!!! So use some an old stamp with some new papers or some new ribbon with old buttons!! As long as you create something using old and new then your IN!! And as always you can make anything you like form altered art to a card to a scrapbook page to anything you like!!

We have another fab sponsor this week

You can win $10!! Check out their fab shop here!

The team were lucky enough to get some fab wee images to use and I just had to use the Disco Tween, knew she would go perfect with my wee Disco Groovy Granny!!

I used my Old DCWV Rockstar papers, some old ribbons and glass beads plus my Oldish Martha Stewart border punch and my New Disco Tween Image, New Marianne Rose Die and New Fuchsia Pink Promarker

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
Make it Colourful - Spottty Background
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - May Flowers
Stamp Something - Anything Goes

I hope you will join us this time and beat the last fortnights number of entries!! Go on get crafty you know you wanna!

Hugs Melly xxxx

Monday 9 May 2011

Some Distressing for the Sugar Bowl xxx

Good Morning my lil bloggers

I've been having a fab lil weekend with my lovely hubby and the rain hasn't even bothered us! Hope you all had a fabby time this weekend?? Have you been up to anything nice or did you just have a crafty weekend lol??

I haven't had a wee play for a while as I've been getting orders done or my Dt creations! So last night while hubby was sorting some paperwork I got a wee card made using one of my fab Simply Sassy stamps Bedtime Snuggles!

Isnt she a cutie! I do think she is another to add to my favs hee!

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
The Sugar Bowl - Sketch and Distressing
2 Sisters Challenge - Distressing
CES Challenge - Fav Colour combo green/red
Top Tip Tuesday - Open Challenge

I'm off now to get on with some more orders, catch up on my dt stuff and then I'll be back to comment on all your blogs later tonight!

Have a fab day everyone
Hugs Melly xxx

Wednesday 4 May 2011

A Sunkissed bod xxx

Afternoon all

Well, isn't the title intriguing?? Hee you'll only need to wait a few secs to see what all the that's about!!

I've been so busy with orders the past few weeks I wanted to do a wee scrap just for me! So after looking through all my wee pics I came across some of the Hubby on holiday!! Now it seems a shame not to get them scrapped and then share his lil tan body with you lot!!

No DON'T adjust your screens that really was the colour of my hubby after 3 weeks in the Dominican Republic!!

I used all my fav Cloud paper from the fab Sarah Hurley Woodland Whimsies Collection that you can buy here!! Everything lese was scraps and stickers I've had for a while!!

I wanna enter this into the following Challenges
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Open Challenge
Colour Q - colour theme
Pollycraft - Anything Goes

If you want you can still enter the Sarah Hurley Butterfly/Things with Wings Challenge that's running till Sunday!! Go on you now you wanna play along!!

Before I go, I wanna share this wee pic of my poorly puppy!! Shes bee just lying around all day and not her usual bouncy cheery self!! Think its a mixture of the heat and something she might have ate getting to her!

Isn't she so cute tho??!! The sun really brings out the golden brown in her coat!!

Take care all
Hugs Melly xxx