Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Monochrome Colouring xx

Hello all

Well what happened to that sun yesterday??? Just as I was saying to you all was beautiful here the skies turned grey and exploded with rain and hail! Typical Scottish weather I suppose!

I wanted to share a wee Die'sire Design Team project with you today, as I've been practising with the Spectrum Noirs and really need all you lovely peeps advice!

So I took a one of my Hannah Lynn Digis and coloured her to my best ability with the Spectrum Noirs
This was my 3rd attempt but I was happy with it (as I could be), I only find the skin tones a struggle but the colouring itself was easy! Thats from a PROMARKER lover too!

Here's my finished card

I used the stunning Die'sire Cloud Embossing Folder which I inked a bit with a silver metallic ink that I've had in my stash for a while! The flowers are the delish quilling dies Die'sire Sunflower Small and Sunflower Large and the Leaf 2 die before finishing the flowers with some ink and card candi. I used  DCWV Papers that I had in my stash and the sentiment is from the freebie with this months Crafters Inspiration mag!

I would like to enter these Challenges
Just Inspirational - Embossing
Crafting Musketeers - Monochrome
pile it on - Feminine
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute with Dies and Punches
Bunny Zoe's - Monochrome
The Crafty Bloggers - Die Cuts and Embossing

Thanks to any advice or opinions on my card and colouring, we've all got to learn!

Well today's an order finishing day so best get finishing them! Have a fab day everyone
Huggles Mel xx

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

A wee Easter Bunny xx

Morning all

Well what a lovely day we have this Tuesday, after all the rain yesterday its a lovely little surprise to see Mr Sunshine smiling down! Hope its as sunny where you are??

This fortnight over at Dream Valley Challenges we have another fab wee Challenge for you all to play along with, Easter! A nice wee theme for you to get the kids involved with too! Here's my creation

I made my lil bunny with my Silhouette Cameo with 12x12 white American Craft papers, American Craft patterned papers and added details with promarkers and Candi for eyes! He's the perfect wee gift for someone special and filled with goodies makes it extra special!

I would like to enter the following Challenges
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
The Challenge Blog - Easter Bunny
My Sheri Crafts - Anything but a Card
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes/Easter
Crafty Boots - Easter
My Craft Spot - Happy Easter

Well I hope you will join us at Dream Valley this time and make something fun for Easter!

Will off to finish the ironing before I can play ekkk I mean work in the craft room!

Huggles Mel xxx

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Its a Floral Fling xx

Afternoon my lovelies

Isn't this weather miserable?? One minute sunshine the next hail, sleet and snow and today its freezing club and pouring down here! Well, thats summer for you oh and typical Scotland lol

Anyways I'm here to share this months Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge with you all

This month we have a Floral theme and it MUST include one or more of the Crafter's Companion range, be that a stamp, a die or embossing folder from the Die'sire range or maybe even a bit from of the fab CD Roms! As long as its part of the CC family and you state in the form what, you can enter here!

Here's my wee card

Card Recipe :
Die'sire Picnic Plaid Embossing Folder
Die'sire Make a Wish Embossing Folder
Die'sire Blissful Flower
Die'sire Leaf 2
Sentimentals Nature
Authentique Grace Papers 
Distress Ink Tattered Rose

For more information on the Challenge check out the post here and for alll my delish products used check out Crafter's Companion! Keep an eye on the Facebook page for more of the teams fantastic creations

Till next time
Huggles Mel xxx

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Bucket of Roses xx

Well hello my lovelies

I know its been almost a month, but what a month its been!
Firstly I had my little "30th" Birthday heee, spoiled rotten with hubby treating me all day! Then The Sunday I had a little girly Tea Party with lots of yummy cake and bubbly for all plus a spot of craft to get them all eh "pulling their hair out" heee! It was such a perfect wee day and I loved it all! I was spoiled by all my family and friends and I cried so much too

Last weekend was spent in London with my Mummy and Granny as part of my birthday and not only that my BIG brother surprised me with turning up too! What a shock and a fab surprise! We had a great time, lots of laughing and fun, LOADS of walking and I'll never get over my Mum and Gran on the Friday night hee! We also enjoyed a trip to the theatre to see "We Will Rock You", sooooooooo amazing! Plus on the Sunday before going home we had a trip to the zoo hee!

Just the best 30th one could ask for! But it didn't end there, I had one more surprise in my email box

little me has joined the SUPER Die'sire Design team! 
You can imagine how excited I was and yes there was more tears hee! Its a new opportunity for me and the perfect excuse to get back into crafting more and more!

Now enough of that just now, its time for another Challenge at Dream Valley Challenges and this fortnight we want "MOTHERING SUNDAY" creations

Wouldn't every mummy love a Bucket Vase of gorjuss roses, I knew mine would!
I would like to enter into the following Challenges
My Time to Craft - Mothers Day
A Gem of a Challenge - Mother's Day
Just For Fun - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Shabby Chic
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - More Than 5 Flowers
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Floral Frenzy

Well I'll be back soon but before I go, here is some Birthday pics

The door I woke up to and the lovely "Converse Card" hubby made me


We both LOVED the Archery and can't wait to go again! Tho only so Hubby can try and beat me lol

My wee outfit for my Tea Party

All my lovely friends and family

Pics on the train posing and Camden Market

sssshhhhh pictures outside the theatre and inside at the end

The meerkats and giraffes at the zoo

and lastly little 30 year old me!

Have a fab day everyone
Huggles Mel xxx

Friday, 28 February 2014

Tri-Fold Birthday xx

Good morning everyone

Well sadly this will be my last Design Team post for Clare Curd Crafts, I want to thank everyone for their support and those who left me amazing comments to boost my confidence! And thanks to Clare for giving me the chance!

Now this week I created a lil tri-fold card

I took an A4 sheet of card and folded it twice to form my 3 panels, then taking those delish Fancy Pants What a Wonderful Day Collection, I decorated the panels on the front and the back. I added some ribbon to the panels too

I then took the utterly FAB Little Darlings Saturated Canary images and coloured them with markers, cutting them out and layering on the card with nestie ovals

I decorated the rest of the card with bunting I made from the scraps of the paper and twine for the front adding card candi to each one. Added gems and punched butterflies before finishing with lots of Mulberry Flowers, pins with seed beads and then of course glitter. The back I also added a text panel to write your little message, a birthday verse and then a die-cut butterfly to match everything in

I hope you like my wee creation and give an "oldie but a goody" tri-fold card a try!
Well until next time and thanks again for the support
Huggles Mel xx

   Saturated Canary Stamps - HONEY   Saturated Canary Stamps - KRAFTY KATE      Clare Curd Crafts! Ravishing Ribbons - Double Sided Satin Red 6mm      Clare Curd Crafts! Perfect Paper Flowers - Cherry Blossom Fuschia