Monday 29 July 2013

Lazy Summer Days xxx

Good Morning all

Ohhh its not so nice today here, been raining on and off and no sunshine boohoo! Whats it like where you are? Do you still have the glorious sun or is the dreaded rain with you too? We did have a wonderful weekend of sunshine so I can't complain too much!!

We went away to Milarrochy Bay on the Loch Lomond shores! Its was stunning, right on the waters edge surrounded by the lush hills and woodlands! Our site was right on the path of the West Highland Way and gave us the excuse to do some lovely walks!

We walked from our site to the carpark at Rowardenna at the bottom of Ben Lomond, a nice wee 6 miles walk! The views were utterly stunning and meeting all the lovely back packers had the dog wagging her tail the whole time! We decided to try the walk to Ben Lomond, another wee 7ish mile! OMG!! It was like walking up a dried up waterfall the entire time and sadly I only made it to the view point, a 3 mile distance!

I was really disappointed as I so wanted to make it, but after speaking with my hubby I realised I achieved something!! I never blacked out once and tho it was hard going I still got up almost halfway with still to come down and walk back to our wee caravan!! Woohoo go me! lol

We even managed a wee treat when we were away mmmmm
Anyway enough of our adventures

This fortnight at DreamValley Challenges we all want you to create something for SUMMER DAYS! Another easy peasy theme especially with this gorjuss weather to inspire you!

Heres my creation

I made a little Ferris Wheel as these remind me of the "shows" coming during the summer months to the park near us when we were little! I know it still happens in some places but, ice-cream popcorn and all the rides are the perfect lazy Summer Day for me

I would like to enter the following Challenges

Please check out the amazing Design Team Creations for more inspiration

Well off to finish the ironing and then get the last of my orders done so I can sort the camera out and check the rest of the pictures from our wee weekend

Huggles Mel xxx

Thursday 18 July 2013

a quick hello xxx

Good morning everyone

Well, I'm surrounded by boxes and paper and wooden shapes and loads of crochet creatures plus all the rubbish and not forgetting the 3D things I've been making .................... lets just say my craft room is a bomb site just now lol! Tho on a plus, I'm not stressing like I normally do with "ONLY" 2 days left to the craft fayre lol!

Every thing almost finished, only some finishing touchs on cards and one baby girl box to add embellishments too and then price up tomorrow, ahhhh I can crochet in the sun all day tomorrow heee! I just hope the gorjuss weather won't keep everyone away from the craft tent!!

I wanted to share with you a wee card I was asked to make for a lovely lady

I really enjoyed making thus and using my wee neglected Magnolia Stamp coloured with promakers and my much loved Basic Grey papers!

I would like to enter the following Challenges

Will I'm off to get the last bits done so I can sit on the lounger enjoy the sun crocheting away with a nice cold glass of juice ohhhh and maybe a wee bowl of frozen grapes mmmm

Huggles Mel xxx

Monday 15 July 2013

Time for some Fancy Folds and news xxx

Good morning my lovelies

Ohhhh where has the sun gone?
Mr Sunshine has disappeared from my wee part of Scotland but its still warm so not complaining! Well much heeee! How is it where you are? Still warm and sunny?

I meant to post this yesterday but the day just got away from me and before I knew it, was nearly 11pm! Do you have days like that?? Tho I did achieve lots and I even had some AMAZING NEWS, more on that later tho heee! Not that I like to tease you 

Now this fortnight at Dream Valley Challenge we have a great wee Challenge for you all, something for those who like a good "old Challenge" and one for people to "go on" and try some thing different


I made this wee Hot Air Balloon as a "card" for my Mother-in-laws Birthday! I like to make something different for her and this year was totally stumped, but came across this while browsing the good old "tinternet" and knew I had to give it a try!

The papers are Amy Tangerine and everything else is form my stash
I would like to enter the following Challenges

Now remember please follow our rules and you can be the lucky winner over at Dream Valley Challenges, check out the teams creations for some great inspiration!

Now did I mention good news??
Do you wanna know my lil secret?? Ok here it is


heeeeee Yes lil me is part of this!!

I couldn't believe it when I got the email as, I only put my name in at the last min and knew that Clare would receive 100s or even 1000s of amazing people applying! So when hubby shouted for me to check the emails, I almost fainted ekkkk!
I can't wait to get started and get my teeth into something, I've missed doing my DT stuff and now is the time for me to get back into it! Fingers crossed I do here and the team proud!

Speak soon, off for another happy dance lol
Huggles Mel xxx

Friday 12 July 2013

A lil evening round-up xx

Evening all

Ohhh isn't this weather lovely, tho I'm stuck in the craft room working away! Its still nice in the evening to sit with a nice cool drink in the garden, right up till 10pm! But if your like me, its a struggle to sleep in the heat BUT I'm not complaining lol!

So what have you all been doing? Getting set for the school holidays are just indulging in the hot weather? We enjoyed a wee BBQ tonight, but I tell you mu hubby can eat a lot! Not that you would think that looking at him! A burger, 7 sausages, half rack of ribs, salad stuff then a quarter pineapple grilled on the BBQ too!! Where as I had a burger, salad things and the pineapple! Typical man heeeee

Tonight I thought I'd share some of the projects I made in the past months, as I sit here in the garden with my second Jeremiah Weed! Its sooooo tasty and easy to drink lol

I made this lil basket of flowers for my lovely friend Grace, who still has it sitting on display for all to see since May!

Id like to enter this into the following challenges

As some of you know, I taught myself to crochet at the end of last year and I've found a whole new LOVE lol! This is a lil brooch pattern I found through an IG friend

Here's another wee card I made for another lovely lady a few months ago! She was more traditional so I stuck with "lace and pearls" style

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges

Well I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and the sun stays shining where you are! We're staying home this weekend to enjoy the sun and to finish everything for the fayre next week!

Ekkkkk only a week to finish the last bits and price up everything!!
Hmmmmm maybe hubby could do that heeee

Till next time
Huggles Mel xxx

Tuesday 9 July 2013

Yeeeeee ha xxx

Well good morning to you all

Isn't this sunshine just what we needed? I'm usually hopeless in the sun but haven't been bad this year! Sitting soaking it up, covered in sun lotion, crocheting away! Yeah thats the way to enjoy the sun if I do say so myself!!What do you enjoy about the sun? Long nights and BBQ's cant beat them either!

I've been so busy with Wedding Stationary the past few months and box orders, but I did get asked to make a fab wee birthday card for a lovely lady!

Isn't this image from Paper Shelter perfect for a line dancing them

All coloured with promarkers
and papers are Papermania Happy Days

I would like to enter the following Challenges
One Stop Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Marker POP Challenge - Anything Goes
Daring Cardmarkers - Colour Theme

Well gotta get back to work, got my craft fayre in two weeks!
Not much left to do so not working right up till midnight the night before like normal!

Till next time
Huggles Mel xxx

Thursday 4 July 2013

Ohhh, I'm such a bad blogger

Well will you look at that, 3 months

Ekkkk thats the last time I blogged, what am I like!??!
Well at least I'm doing better health wise and thats what matters! Hows you lot doing? Has anything BIG happened in blogland?

Well lets have a LOOK at what I've been doing

We went to The Volksfling,
it was utterly amazing and if you ever get a chance to go you so gotta!

a graffiti artist made me this fab sign at the show

even got Tillie her own wee VW neck scarf

This is a few pics from our Caravanning at Oban

Tillie more interested in the birds

It was Lanimers at the beginning of June and we had a amazing day

My fav decorated House was Brave (of course)

a small selection of the houses

Here's my fav float from the day!

This is the view on Loch Katrine where the WI went for our Summer trip

and our wee boat "the Lady of the Lake"

Last Weekend we stayed in Elie Caravan site and the beach was stunning
even found a few "Dinosaur bones"!

Have you tried this Jeremiah Weed, its so tasty and great on a warm day

Of course plenty nail painting has been happening
I love this app Beautiful Mess, a new favourite for my list


 On Monday me and my friend had a lovely day out going round some walled gardens and I took some pics of the flowers in the glass house! No idea what these are but check the colours!

I made this wee card for the new Biggar Cornet at the beginning of the month using his chosen tartan! 
I do like a "challenge" card!

Lastly heres a lil video of my new friend!

Well until next time lovelies
Huggles Mel xxx