Monday, February 21, 2011

Better late than Never!!!!

I know I know......... its very late..... and I have apologised to Marcia and Sammi a million times and they have kindly just slipped me into the list of layouts on the Lollipop Ladies.
 Again the other girls have outdone themselves, (you have to go and have a peek)this week is Smarties.... with hearts... easy for me as I HEART Smarties very muchly... by the fistful of course... I even eat the purple ones!!
  I also want to thank Sammi and Marcia for the great fun I have had over the last 6 months as a candy striper, I have truly enjoyed all the delicious offerings, made great friends and worked on my "scrappers spread" ...all for research and creative inspiration of course :P

So here is my last layout for the lollipop gals. A sweet photo of my youngest two.
 They have the best relationship and play together endlessly {until a fight breaks out and he forgets he taught her how to fight.....} but... all fuzzy lenses and magazine fluffy stuff removed... they are best mates nearly always and  look out for each other. She is home on Wednesdays at the moment (did I mention she started school this year???) and asks all day if its time to pick up her brothers from school and as soon as he walks in the door they are playing. Very cute.
  I also love this photo as this is when they were super cute... such a great age. And as Jas has said in one of her posts, I wish I could go back to this age too when they were little. Its photos like this that make us want to give them an extra cuddle each day.

Lots of hearts are hiding in this LO too... and lots of yummy Sweet Vintage goodies too.
Just remember the little girl in the red dress.............................. {??????}


until then.........

Mad Mel xxoo

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Show us your stuff

The gorgeous and very talented Kerry over at Show us Your Stuff has asked me to be the Guest Designer for the month of Feb. I was so honoured.
The theme was love ( of course) and we had to make our own hearts. So I have "quilted" my own heart with Moda fabric and stiched it onto my LO.
This is what I came up with - I am REALLY sorry about the photo quality but as you have probably heard me whining - I am on very limited resources - but you get the idea.....
The title of the LO is "I love you Daddy, as far as my arms can reach....but my arms are only little". 
 The story is each night Anthony would ask her how much she loved him and if she held up her fingers and showed a little bit - she would get tickled until she screamed for mercy - then he would ask again and she would stretch her arms and show him alot. Then she would be safe from tickles. But one night she yelled after he had left the room and had been spared of a tickle - that her arms were only little!!! Cheeky thing {no idea where that comes from?????}

and one of my homemade cupcakes.... yummo

One of my home made swallows.... love them....

close up of my heart and one of my homemade bottle caps..and OF twine

and lastly - could you all g over and read this post on blog safety... thanks

thanks for popping bye - your last comments made me laugh!!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

hidelly ho neighbourinos!!!

Oh man have I missed you all!!
I have been trying to keep up with you all but Hubby's work computer has a security setting that wont allow me to log into most blogs :( so I am catching up with the few sentences I can read from my dashboard.
I am having SERIOUS stalking withdrawals, and to make it worse, I dont have the laptop most of the time :( and I have lost my camera so the LO's I have completed for Lollipop Ladies ( and others....) have been taken on a "box Brownie" camera and I dont have my beloved "photoshop" and then I fell over and hurt my knee, and then.......*deep breath*****
Have I shown you this LO for Lollipop Ladies Licorice allsorts??
It's a photo of my Mr Big diving off a HUGE diving board while we were on holidays in Gundagai. He was so brave ( I hate heights) and there were a terrible bunch of teenagers picking on him the whole time and calling him names and pushing in until he plucked up the courage to jump {and Mummy had a few choice words to the bullies....} he was so proud of himself for doing it and I was proud of him too. He jumped in twice ( just to show the bullies he could!!) and then mummy said - ok no more {I was slightly freaking out!!!}
So I have used some of my cute little ladybird pins down the bottom there, and some yellow flowers I made too and some gorgeous mandarin bakers twine from the gorgeous Sam at Old Favourites
Have I shown you this???
Then there is this one of the three monsters.
This one is for the Lollipop Ladies too - this one is mint fudge {mmmmm.... I could go for some choc chip mint fudge now.....}
Whenever the three of them play together - there is always a "story" they all make up as to where and who they are and a scenario is acted out {in this case they are explorers in the jungle and a wild lion is stalking them as prey...} ...dont ask... this could go on for days too BTW... and at any time you leave the house, the lion could be there sniffing the air for its prey... and you will find me quite literally hiding behind telegraph poles and dodging trees and dogs on my way to Coles for the day...and I wonder why people call me Mad Mel....Hmmmmm
sorry... the box brownie camera doesn't do too well....
but I HAVE to include at least some close ups
and a sneeky peeky at the next one.....

Oh yeah!!!!
My baby started school today - so weird not having to answer questions, make lunches or wipe bums, secretly I loved it and cant wait for Monday...I was sad to see her go because she is my baby but she was SUPER excited to be a school girl and had such a busy and fun day. She looked so cute too, will have to get some photos posted.
And congrats to Jas for finally being published in SBM... just remember who pushed you into it all at the beginning girlfriend.... and well done Hayley T too - you go girls, rocking the scrapping world...
and.......I have some VERY EXCITING news to share with you all next month so stay tuned ....and no Sue....nah nah nah nah to you, you dont know what it is and I didnt buy Brown Brothers Winery...yet.....

I hope all you girls are safe and didn't get washed or blown away.
I have contacted most of you that I stalk regularly and was very happy to hear you were all safe, except for property damage which is devastating.
Just want you to know I am thinking of you and sending you my love, but am having "blog security issues" and so cant keep up :(
Stay safe my lovelies
Mad Mel