Tuesday 24 January 2012

Gone Beady xxx

Hello my lovelies

And how is everyone out there in blogland?? Are any of you still having problems commenting?? I seem to be able to do a few then next thing I can't comment on any more till the next day!! Hopefully blogger will sort it soon!!

Now I am rather a slow this week, this was meant to be posted yesterday but oooopppps forgot!! Sorry Lin!

Anyways, this fortnight at Crafty Cardmakers we have been sent a goody of a challenge by the lovely Jack


Sound easy??
I was stumped lol! I mean of course you can make jewellery or add some nice seed beads to a stamped image but what else could I do?? And then I remembered seeing something so cute online using beads and a safety pin!

I loved the idea of the wee butterfly having this wee beady body from a simple safety pin!

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
Delightful Challenges - Distressed/Vintage
Moving Along With The Times - Things with Wings

Check out my uber talented Design Team for some inspiration!
See you all soon

Hugs Melly xxx

Sunday 22 January 2012

"I {heart} Ewe" xxx

Afternoon everyone

Have you all be having a lovely weekend? Its bit cold here in Scotland but just the weather for a good walk with the dog! Who now is snoring at my feet exhausted lol!!

This fortnight at Dream Valley Challenges we have another easy challenge for you all to get your teeth into!


All you have to do is make a creation with some sort of Animal on it! 
Couldn't be any easier! Remember anything goes at DVC, you don't just have to enter a card, it could be a scrapbook page with pictures of the family pet, an altered art project with animal papers or even some animal inspired jewellery!! 

You know you wanna enter and not only fun the crafty element because I have a little surprise paecel all wrapped up for ONE lucky winner!!

Here's what I made

I adored this image as soon as I seen it and had to have it!
You can get it Heart Sheep from the lovely Doodle Pantry

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
Passion for Promarkers - Humour (if not ok just delete)
Crafty Creations - Valentine
I {heart} Promarkers - Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy - Love/Valentine/Animals
Colour Create - Pink and Green

Remember and check out the Design Teams amazing creations for some Animal inspiration!
I'll be back tomorrow
Hugs Melly xx

Saturday 21 January 2012

All about me xxx

Good morning everyone

I hope everyone is well? I've been bit under the weather and so busy hence lack of posts! Doing muchly better today plus another wee happy Bride hee!

Now before I get in to my wee Design Team post I just wanna THANK every single person for the uber lovely comments they left on my wee Craft Room post! I was so over whelmed with al your kind comments and the lil laughs you left! Thanks so much my lovelies

Now Its the time again for another Challenge at Sarah Hurley Challenges and the lovely Nat has picked a nice wee challenge for this time of year


Easy?? It is!
We want a creation that shows your fav things maybe or just something you love or what not a wee page just with pics and things about you!! The team have came up with some amazing creations, so check those out for inspiration!
Here's what I did

I adore these Oz papers and wanted to show them off so thought a lil layout with pics off my Pogo Zink would make them pop! The wee quote I found online but speaks so much to me!

I would like to enter the following Challenges
Cupcake Craftroom - Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Summer in January

Remember you dont need to use any of Sarah's products but we would love if you did!
Back tomorrow
M xxxx

Ps The newest Craft Academy Lesson is up! Its a wee starter into water colouring pens!

Tuesday 17 January 2012

Craft Room Revel xxxx

Afternoon all
Hope everyone is well out there in BLOGLAND?? I'm doing fabby and am utterly excited about having my wee craft room all decorted!

Ok I still have to finish painting a couple of things and add the doors to the units but its finished woop woop! So without all the drumroll and stuff here it is

Ohhhh well old room first heee

So it was kinda plain and very empty compared to now!

So sit down grab a cuppa/brew and have a nose around my happy lil place

so as you open the door this wee display unit is in view

Then as you can see the whole room is now "peapod" green!
These are the cupboards that still need their doors hee

Close up of my paint colour and decals all over the walls

Of course my promarkers!!

This is my desk just for die cutting and embossing
with my lovely ikea hanging things

a wee close up

This wee storage thing used to hold all my embelishment stickers,
its now going keep all my stamp images

my wee stamping area

My fav part!
All my buttons and ribbons with the quotye on the wall
(ok its not up yet but this is what it says heee)

close up

My yummy papers, right next to my desk heee

So this wall holds all my other bits and ribbons
(sorry I can't revel but will soon)

My wee unit here holds Scrapbooks, Cd roms,
magazines and wee bits

This is my utterly fab Butterfly curtain my Mother-in-law got me

Another wee look at my decals

My work space!
Can watch the world go by (well the garage lol)

all my wee bits at hand

other side,
with my iphone and ipod speaker

and lastly the best spot in the room!

Well hope you like??
I know I sure do, its full of everything I could ever need for making all my creation but room for more lol!

Thanks for popping by and checking out my wee room!
Any comments would be so appreciated!
Hugs Melly xxx

Sunday 8 January 2012

Dream Valley Challenge 23 - Anything Goes xxx

Good Afternoon my lovelies

Happy Sunday to you all? Have you all had a nice week? Getting back into the swing of things? I had a busy week, getting Wedding Stationary finished, helping with our Craft Club session (my turn to do something lol) then saying goodbye to my Big Brother yesterday!! Emotional, fun and exciting all at the same time!!

Well my blogger friends, its time for the first Challenge of the year over at Dream Valley Challenges and to get you all in to the crafty swing of things we're going easy on you!


nice easy peasy challenge

Here's a little card I made

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
Some Odd Girl - Bling it up
Crafty Emma - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft Challenge - Bingo (Gem, Punches and Buttons)
Fussy and Fancy - Happy Birthday
Charisma Cardz - Rainbow

For some super inspiration check out the amazing Design Teams Creations!
Remember you have 2 weeks to enter the Challenges at DVC and please follow the rules in the sidey to be eligible to win the wee prizes or to be in the Top 3!

Speak to you all soon
Hugs M xxx

Thursday 5 January 2012

Sarah Hurley Challenges - Thanks

Evening all

Hope everyone is doing finer out there and getting back to normal after the Christmas break?
Its been terrible up here in Scotland with the terrible gales! So much damage to houses around this area plus all the fallen trees! We have been really luck and the only damage was to the wheelie bin! Hope you didn't suffer too much damage!

Today over at Sarah Hurley Challenges we have the first challenge of the year!


A nice challenge for anyone making some wee cards or gifts for people after gifts at Christmas!

Here is what I made

I used the delish papers from the Wonderland Cd, some of my nesties, ribbon, distress ink and a wee sentiment to finish

Remember and check out the Challenge blog and see what the talented Design team came up with! Plus a lucky winner will win some of Sarah's amazing goodies! Remember you don't need to use any of Sarah's products to enter the challenge!

I also have some really amazing news too!
The lovely Sarah has started the Craft Academy and Craft Academy For Kids two amazing new blogs for help, inspiration and everything in-between!

About Craft Academy

"Craft Academy is a brand new concept from me and my talented design team!

We will be bringing you a whole host of inspiration, projects and tutorials over a number of crafty disciplines including card making, scrapbooking, altered art and stitching, to name a few! They will also be at all levels of difficulty, from beginner to advanced.

This is to be an interactive experience so we encourage you to give us feedback, ask questions, show us your projects and suggest things you would like to see - we will be glad to take them on board!

We have also created Crafty Kids Academy - I believe its very important to start young and encourage creativity in everyone no matter what their age. I was lucky enough to come from a creative family and am truly grateful for that experience, its also a great way to have your little ones work alongside you while you try to fit in some much needed crafty time!

We have some fantastic sponsors on board and there are a few more exciting additions and other things to come and we will be announcing them over the next few weeks - we hope you'll pop back next Thursday for the first 'lesson'! :o)"

Hope you will join in with the first lesson

Back soon
Melly xx

Sunday 1 January 2012

The Craft Garden - Monochrome xxx

Happy New Year!!

Hope everyone had a fab Christmas and New Year and got SPOILED ROTTEN! I did, totally spoiled and had a great time! 

Firstly sorry for the lack of posts during the holiday period, I was unable to access my blog and no matter what I tried or done nothing worked! Then yesterday it just started to work! I'm blaming blogger this time and not me heeee!

Anyways, can you believe its the 1st of January 2012 already?? Last year just flew by! The first of the month means its time for The Craft Garden Challenge and this month its


Easy peasy wee Challenge for the first of the year!
Here's my wee creation

I made this wee all pink toned box for a little girls 1st Birthday! Perfect for the monochrome if I do say so myself hee!

I would like to enter the following Challenges
Paper Sundaes - Something Old, Something New (old stamps, new papers)
Pile it on - Anything Goes
Stampalot Challenge - Monochromatic

I hope you will join in with the Challenge this month and win some gorjuss goodies from The Craft Garden shop! Remember and check out the talented Dt's creations for more inspiration!

Take care all
Hugs Melly xxx