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

Friday 28 October 2011

Sarah Hurley Challenge - Misting xxx

Good morning all

Sorry for lack of posts, things have been hectic here! Sick family, with hospital time then my mum going in for her op this week too! That didn't go so well and gotta wait for results and things! Hate the waiting!!

Anyways, I never got a chance to post my Sarah Hurley Dt creation last week with all the hospital visits!
This fortnight(well week left) we want to see
on your creations! Easy wee challenge for you all!

Here's what I came up with
It's a wee sneak peek at Sarah's Christmas release Tinseltown out soon

I made my background with some dark blue sparkle spray and all the images are off the new CD! You will just love it so get your orders in early to avoid disappointment!
Check out the uber talented Dt for some fab inspiration!

Now remember you don't have to use any of Sarah's products but she would love it if you did!
Back soon and sorry for lack of visits to you all
Hugs M xxxx

Monday 17 October 2011

Crafty Cardmakers - Cute, with a Dark Twist xxx

Good afternoon all
Do you have this miserable horrible wet dark weather where you are?? Me and the pup were soaked through this morning and thought we might get blown away!! Does mean a good day to be locked up in the craft room getting messy tho lol!!

This fortnight at Crafty Cardmakers we have a fab wee Challenge for you all


Perfect for all your Halloween style cards and creations!
We have a fab prize up for grabs for a lucky wee winner! Some lucky crafter can win a wee £10 voucher to spend in Joanna Sheen's fab shop! Lucky lot!

Here's what I made

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
Paper Sundaes - Halloween
My Sheri Crafts - Pumpkins
My Time To Craft - Orange and Black
Creative Card Crew - Spooky Time

Hope you like my wee Mini Headless Horseman from Make it Crafty! He's so cute hee!
Hope you will join in the fun at Crafty Cardmakers this fortnight and one of you lucky lot might win a wee prize! Remember and check out the Dt's amazing creations for some inspiration!

Hugs Melly xxx

Sunday 16 October 2011

Dream Valley Challenge 18 - Halloween xxx

Afternoon my lovelies

So sorry for the lack of posts this week, been so busy!! Then I was wee bit unwell, nothing bad just so exhausted with it all!!

Enough of the moans tho!
So how is everyone out  there?? Did you all have a fabby week? Me and my mad dog enjoyed relaxing on the couch on Thursday all cuddled up watching rubbish TV under a duvet hee! She,s the only dog I know that needs to be under a cover to go to sleep!! Loon of a dog!!!

Check her out!!

On to this weeks challenge at Dream Valley, we are lucky enough to be sponsored by Robyn's Fetish this fortnight and the lucky winner can win 5 wee images of their choosing in Robyn's lil store! So what's the Challenge then?? Easy and perfect for this ghoulish season


Just right don't you think?
Here's what I made using one of the images the team got to use

Made using Bearly a Pumpkin

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
Craft Your Days Away - Halloween Colours
Designed 2 Delight - Halloween
Fussy and Fancy - Halloween
Crafts and Me - Orange

Remember and check out the Design teams creations to give you some inspiration to make a wee Spooky creation too! You have two weeks to enter the Challenge at Dream Valley, go on give it a go!
Back soon
Hugs Melly xxx

PS You only have one day left to enter the Dt Call at The Craft Garden!!!

Tuesday 11 October 2011

"Caged Animal" xxx

Good morning all
I hope all is good out there in blogland? Do you have this lovely sunshine that we've got here in Scotland?? A perfect Autumn day in my book heee

Its been a busy couple of days for me, getting orders completed, organising demo things and visiting my wee granny and granpa on Sunday! Yesterday was a day for the dreaded housework catch up, no time to play with a ironing that I have been putting off lol! Always the way isn't it!

Before I share with you my wee creation I made, I wanted to share something that I seen on the lovely Carly's wee blog! After reading her wee A-Z list I knew I just had to have a wee go myself

So here's MY A-Z LIST

A. Age:
27 OMG!! I'm getting old!!!
B. Bed size: 
Super King! I get lost in it lol
C. Chore that you hate:
Ohhh that's easy hoovering the stairs! Too dangerous
D. Dogs:
1 my mad Tillie pup
E. Essential start to your day:
Teeth brush and walkies
F. Favorite colour:
Oh that depends on how I feel! Mostly green but sometimes blue or red
G. Gold or Silver: 
Ohhh no I'm a platinum girl lol
I. Instruments you play:
Piano but not for years
J. Job title:
BOSS! The quicker he realises the better
K. Kids:
Nope! Same brain waves as one tho
L. Live:
My wee house in Bonnie Scotland
M. Mother’s name:
N. Nicknames: 
Mel, Melly, Smels, Melster, Sid and Peapod
(been a Podtington pea since I was a wee girl)
O. Overnight hospital stays:
Too many to count and far too many for my liking
P. Pet peeves: 
People that chew with there month open
Oh oh oh and smells! Hate smells!!
Q. Quote from a movie:
Robbie: [singing] I wanna make you smile whenever you're sad / Carry you around when your arthritis is bad / All I wanna do is grow old with you. / I'll get your medicine when your tummy aches / build you a fire if the furnace breaks / Oh it could be so nice, growing old with you. / I'll miss you, kiss you, give you my coat when you are cold. / Need you, feed you, I'll even let you hold the remote control. / So let me do the dishes in the kitchen sink / Put you to bed when you've had too much to drink. / Oh I could be the man to grow old with you. / I wanna grow old with you.  - From The Wedding Singer

R. Right or left handed:
S. Siblings:
Big Brother
U. Underwear:
Lol!! Yes gotta match tho! Love undies always pretty sets heee
V. Vegetable you hate:
Cauliflower ekkkkk yuk yuk
W. What makes you run late:
Hmmm nothing, I gotta be early hate being late
X. X-Rays you’ve had:
lots and lots and lots and lots more
Y. Yummy food that you make:
Well I'm not too bad at making cakes of all kinds and I've been told its really good lol
Z. Zoo animal:
Sloth lol

So that's me! All about me and that little bit more hee

Now onto my creation! I made this using some more of Sarah Hurley's fab Halloween Vintage digi release

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
Fussy and Fancy - Halloween
Cards for Men - Make us Laugh
I did it Creations - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
2 Sisters Challenge - Halloween
One Stop Craft Challenge Anything Goes

Hope you like the wee picture of my mad Hubby and also a wee bit about me too!
I'll be back later this week
Take care all
Hugs Melly xxx


Thursday 6 October 2011

Sarah Hurley Challenge - Halloween Horrors xxx

Good morning my lovely ones
Hope where you are the weather is nicer?? Its cold, windy and wet wet wet! Oh and there's hail and thunder plus some lighting! Will think winter is definitely here now brrrrr

Never mind that, its time for something more fun ans spooky heeeee!
This fortnight at Sarah Hurley Challenges we have a fab wee challenge for all the "ghost, witches and ghouls" out there heee


Just right for this time of year and is perfect with Sarah's new Halloween releases!
Here's what I made

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
Crafts and Me - Use a Digi
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Halloween
Stamp with Fun - Halloween

For some amazing inspiration check out what the Dt have made! They really are a talented bunch! You have two weeks to enter the challenge and remember you don't need to use any of Sarah's products but we would love it if you did!

See ya soon
Melly xxx

Tuesday 4 October 2011

Crafty Cardmakers - Anything Goes xxx

Good Morning me lovelies

So sorry for a day late post! But with Hubby's Birthday yesterday I totally forgot oops!! Don't tell the new boss ekkk!!

So the Crafty Cardmakers are back from a wee holiday and a wee SHAKE UP!! We have a new Boss, the lovely Lin and also some wee newbies on our team! I hope you will all support them and make them feel Welcome in our Challenge Blog!!

For the 1st Challenge of the new term we've went with a easy one to get you all involved


just a good easy one lol
I decided to share with you a wee box I made a few weeks ago! As I had been ill I thought it was perfect for the Challenged and saved me some time hee (sshh don't tell Lin)

What do you think? It was made especially for a wee Scottish/Irish Wedding! The bride loved it and that's all that matters hee

I would like to enter it into the follow Challenges
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes and Ribbon
Hooked on Craft - Anything But a Card
The Cutie Pie - Bingo (glitter, lilac, ribbon)
Paper Sundaes - Lots of Layers
The Corrosive Challenge - Purple plus one (black/tartan)

There is a delish wee prize up for grabs and I wouldn't mind winning some lovely stamps hee! Also check out the Dt's amazing creations for some inspiration!! Oh and remember you have two weeks to enter and play along!

Back soon
Melly xxx

Ps the cake went down a treat hee

Sunday 2 October 2011

Dream Valley 17 - Monochrome xxx

Evening my lovelies
And how are all my lovely bloggers tonight? Have you all had a good weekend and got too enjoy some of the sunshine?
I've had a lovely weekend, quiet but nice! Had craft club on Saturday morning and made a lovely wee Christmas decoration, then finished Hubby's birthday card!! Today I've been baking since 10 am then decorating Hubby's 30th Birthday cake till after 5! My feet hurt and I'm exhausted but the finished product is rather good if I do say so myself hee


What do you think?? Does it look PIZZA enough hee

Enough of the cake, time for this fortnights Dream Valley Challenge


Easy peasy challenge for all you crafters out there! You've just gotta make a creation that follows a monochrome theme and enter it in the post at the linky! Here's my wee card that I made for a very special lil lady

This was made for my lovely lil Gran who turned 75 last week! She may be 75 but she still acts like shes 21! Dances whenever she can and has better fashion sense then me! Love you wee granny!!

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
Dutch Dare - Bingo (ribbon, flowers, diecuts)
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything Goes
Flutterby Wednesday - Must use Butterfly
The Corrosive Challenge - Purple and one other
Craft Emma - Pretty Girls

Remember anyone can join in the challenge at Dream Valley as long as they have a wee blog and follow the monochrome theme! Check out the talented Dt's amazing creations for some great inspiration!!

Have a nice Sunday night all, will be back tomorrow after celebrating Hubby's 30th Birthday 
Hugs Melly xxx

Saturday 1 October 2011

"Show us Your Style" xxx

Evening my lovelies

Hope its still nice where you are and you don't have the horrible rain that we've got!! Well its still warm and that's all that matters hee!

Now before I show you something pretty I have some news for anyone who wants to try joining a new wee Design Team??!!

Over on The Craft Garden the dts term has ended and we're looking for some new talent to join us! (heee I'm staying)! Now all you have to do is use the picture below to inspire and create something in YOUR OWN STYLE!! That's it easy peasy!

The Design Team that are staying on including myself have been busy making some wee things to give you all some crafty inspiration! Here's what I made

I loved the autumnal feel of this picture and also the colours in it that reminds me so much of the changing season! I stuck with those gorjuss colours to make my wee Sugar Nellie Inspired card!

I would like to enter these into the following Challenges
The Sugar Bowl - Sketch and Autumn
The ABC Challenge - Anything Goes
Rainbow Lady - Autumn/Fall Leaves

I hope that any of you that want to join a fab wee team and make a creation once a month will join us and take make something and then add your wee name to the Linky under the post!
Good Luck to you all!!

Back Tomorrow
Melly xxx