Wednesday 29 February 2012

So sorry xxx

Sorry no post tonight!
Have emergency!

Back tomorrow
Melly xx

Tuesday 28 February 2012

White oh white xxx

Evening my lovelies

This is a wee scheduled post as I'm out tonight and not sure when I'll be back!

Anyways, I have NEWS ................

A Baby Boy!! Woop woop!!

My lovely friend gave birth last night!!
Toby Douglas West was born at 7.30pm, just as I was writing my post lol!
No other news as of yet but hopefully more tomorrow, tho mummy and baby are totally fine!!

So all my panic for nothing!!
No need for me to get on my bike, getting fresh towels and water like a really "bad" scene from Call the Midwifes lol! 

Challenge Day 12

Last night I was commenting and doing a little blog hopping and noticed so may of those stunning all white Cards! So I knew I had to have a little try! PLEASE BE GENTLE

It isn't that great but I think I'll give it another try!
I used a very very very unloved wee Manga image, think called Sitting Pretty, coloured with my promarkers and lots of white with red details! Sorry the pictures are bad, even tho it was milder here today was so dull!

Thats it for tonight! Only 3 more posts for my Challenge to go, woop woop!
Night all
Hugs Melly xxx

Monday 27 February 2012

A lil fairy Princess xxx

Evening all

Will there is no new news on the Baby!!
I haven't heard from my friend since she went to hospital and I don't wanna txt just in case *a. She's actually giving birth that min *b. Far too tired from giving birth or *c. Just exhausted from it all lol! So as soon as I know anything I guess you'll all know lol, being my wee "diary" and all!

Before I go on to todays Challenge I wnat to thank some lovely sweet lil person out there, you know who you are! Our little postie has delivered a wee early Birthday care for wee me, but as it says "DO NOT OPEN TILL BIRTHDAY" I haven't and have given it to hubby! So thank you mystery lil lovely person who ever you are lol!

Challenge Day 12

Tonight I'm going share a wee card I made today using a stamp I have neglected, hadn't even been out the packaging woops! I got my lovely wee Cinders after Christmas with some pennies but she got lost in my bundle of present till last week heee

She was really easy to colour and would be perfect for any theme!

I would like to enter into these Challenges
Sugar Bowl - Sketch and Kraft
Card Makin' Mamas - Happy Birthday
Crafty Bloggers - Spring Time
Let's Ink it Up - Ribbon and/or Lace

Well I'm off to catch up on my commenting and then make a brew, put my feet up with a wee Party Ring or 2 and read my Kindle!

Night All
Hugs Melly xxx

Sunday 26 February 2012

What a day xxx

hi all

This will just be a really quick post tonight as I'm so tired, need a shower, jammies and bed! But I guess should explain why and that might take a while lol!

So after my wee post last night, we took the dog out for a last night wee walk around the block as normal but got talking to our neighbour! Ended up getting back in the house just after 10.30! Put Tillie to bed then hubby went for shower so I decide to go to bed early, paint my nails! Just as I was starting the first nail the phone went

My friend Patricia on the phone

Water broke

Me rushing like headless chicken looking for shoes and my over night bag!

Made it top hers in my jammies, big boots, rain jacket and hat! I must have looked a right sight lol!

So off she went with her hubby to hospital and left me to take care of her little boy, Dillon who was still in bed! Hubby stayed with me and said he would wait till she txt to let me know what was happening! We were both sitting on the couch and woke up at 2am with her hubby coming back in!

She had to stay in as blood pressure was sky high but no contractions and baby doing fine! We went home saying we would be back at 8 to let him go off to hospital.

No sleep for me as every time a tiny noise I thought the phone was going lol!

Back we went to my friends this morning and let her hubby go off to the hospital! That left me and a 3 year old with lots of fun things to do! Firstly we made lots of marbled paper using a wee bit more ink than we should lol! Then lots of colouring, duplio making houses, train track building, listening to Christmas music and watching Tractor Tom! (by the way what is Trator Tom??) My hubby came down just before 12 to help with lunch!

After lunch we did more duplio, some painting pictures, more building, jigsaws then he did lots of bed jumping which I felt I was just too big too do tho my wee friend said I wasn't and mummy wouldn't know lol!! Just as we were getting juice his Grandparents appeared after driving for 3 hrs to take care of him!

Just as we were leaving Patricia texted to say she would get out as soon as blood pressure came down but still no baby!! So went off heading toward my Mums!

My Mum had another operation on Friday to resolve the problems she was still having, it didn't go to plan but shes fine now and thats ALL THAT MATTER! So a wee visit to hers with cake and to make her laugh about my lacking knowledge of babies before letting her sleep! So we popped off at 4 to visit my wee granny too for bowl of my Granpas yummy soup! ( the best homemade soup in the world, its never quite the same tho lol and even can taste like curry on the odd occassion lol)

Then eventually we came back home, sorted put the dog and sat down!
Patricia texted agin to say she was home and Dillon wouldn't stop talking about our fun day! And that she was going back in to hospital for baby to come tomorrow!

So thats been my day and sadly my 15 day Challenge failed as no time to make anything boo hoo! But I couldn't end just like that, so I you can all just imagine that what I share with you was made today and not a few weeks ago, that would be really good heeeee

Challenge Day - 11 (kind of)

This is a wee card I made today *wink wink*, using some amazing papers I got from my lovely friend Susie and another of my Saturated Canary images

Hope you like my wee card, I know I just adore my SC images and love how talented Krista is!

Stamping for the Weekend - Bingo - pink, butterfly and diecuts
Simon Says - 3 Different Papers
Sparkles - Things with Wings

Thank to anyone that pops by and can be bothered reading this, I know you'll be thinking I've lost the plot lol!  And I just love that some people take the time to stop by and read my utter nonsense that I call my blog, or that should be my mad lovely life heee!

I'll be back tomorrow and will visit you all then!
Hugs Melly xxx

Saturday 25 February 2012

Another lil Wedding xxx

Evening everyone

Sorry my post is later tonight, we have been out visiting family this afternoon then out for a lovely wee meal at my fav place Cornhill House!

A lovely wee day we had but with all this not sleeping from waiting on my friend to give birth I'm exhausted lol! She did phone last night think she might need me and would be going to go soon! But then she text a few hours later saying nothing else had happened and she was off to bed! Her due date has been but I didn't know they can leave you for up too two weeks before doing anything! At this rate I'll be a walking zombie with lack a sleep and panic any time the phone goes lol!

Challenge Day - 10

OMG! I can't believe I'm already at day 10!! Its actually been really fun making my self do this and really enjoyable! Plus easier than I thought lol!

So tonight I want to share another wee box I just finished this morning! The couple are getting hitched in some lush beach so I knew my gorjuss wee Magnolia couple was perfect!

I had made a very similar bx just before Christmas (well same papers and image so almost exact lol) and the person that ordered this just loved it and wanted the same for their friends! I do so love that wee couple hee

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
Delightful Challenges - Patterned Paper
Crafty Calendar - Love and Marriage

Thanks again for everyone that is encouraging me with my 15 Day Challenge and with even more kind comments with my win and Charisma Dt position! 

I'll be back tomorrow after visiting my wee Mummy and granny!
Hugs Melly xx

Friday 24 February 2012

A lil Tea Party xxx

Hi everyone

How has your day been so far? Was Friday good to you?
Ours had been quiet, wee bit food shop this morning then I baked some cupcakes and made tablet! Just a relaxing wee Friday for us!

sorry about the picture!
The cakes actually have pink flowers on top, but I was messing about with phone apps!
We strawberry sponge with real strawberries through them topped with cream cheese frosting and a wee fondant flower!

Challenge Day - 9

Today's wee creations I'm sharing with you are from another of Sarah Hurley's new Digi Kits!

The new kits is called Easter Tea Party and has the cutest wee digi stamps and really yummy papers! I made both cards with the kit only adding my wee stamped sentiment, ribbon and gems! Even those wee rose in the top card use the delish papers!

I would like to enter these into the following Challenges
Crafty Ann's - Bold and Bright
Crafty Catz - Something Beginning with B - Bunny
Fussy and Fancy Friday - More than Words
The Stamp Man - Colours of Spring/Easter

Thanks again to everyone's kind comments and lovely messages! Yesterday was just a top wee day for me and I'm still buzzing from it lol!

Have a great night everyone
Hugs Melly xxx

Thursday 23 February 2012

Wee bit smashing xx

evening my lovely bloggers

Firstly I want tp thank everyone for all their kind comments on my new"promotion" to the fab Charizma Design Team! I'm totally overwhelmed with all the lovely messages from old friends and new!!

Before I go on to tonights Challenge post I want to share some more fab exciting news I got this morning!

My lovely friend Susie txt me to say well done on my win!!
What win? Was all I could think
I continued reading and found not only had I won, I had won the Sugar Bowl!!
I could't believe and had to check fro myself! And there on the screen was my wee name!!
Woop woop! this week has got so much better heee

Ok enough of my winning, time to get down to business!

Challenge Day - 8

Today I wanted to share something a little different from the norm! Something that you hadn't seen from me yet tho I have been indulging in since before Christmas! 

Yip its my pink Smash Book
and here is some of the pages I did today

Its a double page layout from my wee day out with hubby
in that wee black pocket I have all the receipts, car parking ticket and leaflets

I have more pages done, so much more to share! I'll do a entire post sometime with all my pages I have done so far and maybe some pics of my goodies I have!

Well thats me tonight, still on emergency call so best be ready for it lol!

Have a great night everyone
Hugs Melly xxx

Something sooooooo exciting xxx

afternoon my lovelies

Well I have the most amazing fabby wonderful news, its that good heee

So sitting last night after getting everything done I needed to, I decided to have a wee nosy online on Hubby's iPad, as one does! I brought up facebook to see what was happening out there and up popped a wee message from the lovely Carlyann! We often talk to each other on fb and thought maybe it was just a wee catch up!

Awww but she had other plans............... said she wanted something!!
Something indeed she did lol
Wanted me yeah lil me to join her fab Dt!!

Thats right, wee me join the Charisma Cardz Team! Will I didn't need asking twice and said YES right away lol! 

I'm so exciting and proud to be on this fab team and can't wait to get stuck in! 

This weeks wee Challenge at Charisma Cardz was picked by my wee gorjuss Clare

With that in mind I knew I had the perfect wee creation to showcase for my first Design Team post

I made this gorjuss lil Wedding Box a few Weeks ago and knew the pics would come in handy lol!

I would like to enter the following Challenges
Truly Madly Crafts - Ribbon and Bling
Crafty Creations - Fancy Folds
My Time to Craft - Bring on Cake
Sweet Stamps - Bingo - Diecut, ribbon and bling

Remember you have a week to enter a creation at Charisma Cardz and if you are lucky enough to be picked at random could would a voucher for Joanna Sheen or even some delish digi images form Digi Stamp Boutique!

Check out my new and lovely Dt for some more inspiration!

Back Later
Hugs Melly xxx

Tuesday 21 February 2012

Good auld cogs xxx

evening my lovelies

Hope you've been having a good wee day? I had a nice crafting day with my friend!
We both belong to a local craft club in may she's taking the class! Its going be a wee session about all types of marbling! So we tried out them all today with her 3 year old son! The Shaving foam technique was amazimg and we all got really messy doing it! The chalk wasn't the best but we had great results with the nail varnish one! A wee night of practise and we'll have cracked it lol, ok its just excuse to get messy!!

Challenge Day - 6

Can you believe its day 6 already! The days are just flying by and I'm enjoy keeping a wee active blog now!
So for todays Challenge I wanted to share some wee creations I made for the new release from Sarah Hurley's latest and most fabulous collection

Steampunk can be pre-ordered here or you can a download it you can't wait for the CD

The papers are so funky and I just loved them all! The wee digi stamps are perfect Steampunk themed and I can see me using this for all sorts of different creations!

Here's what I came up with

 How stunning are those papers! I so love the grid ones lol!
Everything I used is from the kit apart from my stickie letters, Kraft paper and distress ink

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
Stampin' for the Weekend - Photo Inspiration
Dutch Dare - Distressing
Always Crafting - Anything Goes

Check out Sarah's blog for some more creations from the team!

Well I'm off to make my pancakes now, yummy blueberry and maple syrup for me and lemon with sugar for hubby mmmmmm yum!

Hugs Melly xxx

Monday 20 February 2012

Inspiration xxx

Evening all

Well no more news on the baby yet, so no panic stations for me lol! Tho my friend has had some more twinges but she thinks the baby is just moving, so we might make it to Thursday the actual due date! I'm hoping so as I know nothing of babies and will turn into a headless chicken if she phones during the night lol!

Well enough of that, for now anyways!

Challenge Day - 5

Tonight I want to share a lil scrapbook page with you all, but before I do I have to tell you why I made thios page first! For anyone that follows Pinterest you'll know how additive and inspirational it can be! So after seeing the must AMAZING cupcakes I knew that there was 2 things I was going do! Firstly make a page with the pictures I loved the most and secondly learn how to decorate cakes just like that!!

So my Challenge to myself this year is to learn how to decorate like a wee professional, especially like the pictures on my layout!

You can find the pictures here and here I used

I used my photo app to blue tone the pictures before printing them out for my simple wee layout!

I would like to enter the following Challenges
Crafty Boots - Food Glorious Food
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes

Well thats me till tomorrow, off to do some commenting, maybe look on Pineterst and have a nice hot brew!
Night everyone
Hugs Melly xxx

A lil recipe xxx

Afternoon all

The weather here seems to gone back to its cold damp self here in Scotland, hopefully where you are its brighter and maybe even warmer!! Has your Monday been ok so  far? Mines has been uneventful so far, but its early lol!

Now this fortnight at Crafty Cardmakers the lovely Kim had picked the theme for us

Its an easy one for you to follow
1 Image preferbly stamped
2 Background Papers
3 Embellishments
plus your creation must have a HEART on it!

That's it! Just follow the wee recipe and make a creation following to eligible for a wee prize from this fortnights fab Sponsor Di's Digi Downloads!

Here's what I made

For the recipe I picked my sweet lil Tilda image coloured with promarkers, 2 sheets from my My Minds Eye "lost and found" papers and the embellishments I used are ribbon, flowers and heart gems! Oh and I added another wee heart for Tilda to stand in lol!

I would like to enter the following Challenges
Addicted to Stamps - Birthday Card with Dots
Allsorts Challenge - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - Stripes and Dots
Saturday Challenge - Bingo : Gems, Flowers and Leaves

Remember and check out the other Design Team's amazing creation for some inspiration to get you in the Crafty mood! Plus you have 2 weeks to enter our Challenges but MUST following the rules to be eligible for a prize!

Take care all, I'll be back soon
Hugs Melly xxx

Sunday 19 February 2012

Some Sugar luuuuvvvvv xxx

I'm back already heeee
I just finished off some orders and then decide I would ink up some "unloved" sugar!

Challenge - Day 4

I adore all my Sugar Nellie stamps but always forget them when I go to make a card and decided I better dig them out and get some use from my poor "Unloved" rubber! So with that in mind I knew I would enter the Sugar Bowl that I haven't played in for ages and also combine it with the fab Facebook Challenge too!

How cute is wee Elise? I always forget how much I love to colour her with my promarkers, tho sadly shes out of stock if you fancied getting her yourself!

I wanna enter the following Challenges
Sugar Nellie Facebook - Blue Tones
Stampin' For the Weekend - Photo Inspiration
Paper Sundaes - Birthdays

Will thats it for me tonight, going soak in a nice hot bath then jammy night with a wee bit commenting!
Hope you all have a nice night and that next week is a good one for you all!
Hugs Melly xxx

Dream Valley Challenge 26 - Just For Men xxx

Hello all
Hope your all having a lovely Sunday and enjoy the gorjuss sunshine that is popped out! We had a lovely wee morning taking the dog out then a wee look down the Garden centres before coming home for a wee bowl of soup! Now just a wee relaxing afternoon!

This fortnight at Dream Valley Challenges we have a good wee theme for you all


Sounds easy?? Well for me its not!
I'm utterly hopeless with male themed creations and really struggle to get them just right! Lucky for me we had a fantastic sponsor this fortnight that help me get my mind set on the Challenge!

The fabulous Bugaboo Digi Stamps has offered one lucky wee winner up $21 to spend in their fab shop! Not only that the team were lucky enough to get some super images to use!

How awesome is Gus? I just loved these cranky old guy images as soon as I seen them!

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
Sketch and Stash - Sketch (old papers and new image)
Creative Card Crew - Masculine
Wags'n'Whiskers - Masculine Birthday

Remember you have 2 weeks to enter our Challenge and win the awesome prize! Check out the other Design Teams creations for some inspiration!
Back later
Hugs Melly xxx