Monday, 11 August 2014

Time for a Wedding

Good morning all

I know, I know its been forever but I could fob you off with my excuses but lets just say I'm a BAD blogger with health issues lol!

Now anyways, how are you all? I do hope you are enjoying the sunshine and the holidays? Up here the kids go back to school this week and it'll be quieter without my nephew popping in and out!

So this fortnight at Dream Valley Challenges we have a nice wee easy crafty Challenge for you all to play along with WEDDING! A perfect theme for this time of year as there seems to be one every weekend up here!

I was asked to make this wee card at the end of May, but it took me a few good attempts to make it! The colours that they wanted to match the bride and grooms theme was just not my usual! But in the end and after my 3rd try I got the colours to sit well with each other! I hope it isn't too "in your face"??

I would like to enter this into these Challenges
I (heart) Promarkers - Fancy Folds
Crafting at The Weekend - Anything Goes
My Sheri Crafts - Shaped Cards
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Well time to finish some more orders before we head off at the end of the week!
Take care everyone
Huggles Mel xx

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Sneak peek xx

Morning all

Just here to share with you another little sneak from Crafters Companions new range Vintage Floral
The range will be live on your TVs tonight at 9pm on Create and Craft TV then again at 11pm before going live on Wednesday with more shows starting at 10 am!

Now I know I'm biased (just a little) but for those who love their vintage shabby chic style this CD rom and all the additional accessories is soooo for you!

Here's another wee sneak of the range

Not only do all the elements work well together there great to combine with your dies and crafty bits in already in your stash!
For the box I used White Cardstock from my stash and also Core'dination Pink Card, Its mostly decorated with all the elements on the CD rom including delish papers and sentiments. I also used from my stash Die'sire Die - Camelia Small and Large, Die'sire Leaf die number 2, my Distress Ink Spun Sugar and then Gold Metallic Pen, Pearls, Gems and Mulberry Flowers

I hope will join us tonight and set your video players to record and check out the new release!
Will till next time
Huggels Mel xxx

Thursday, 22 May 2014

All about Birds xx

Hi all
How are we all doing in blogland today?? Its gone dull here and even a lil cooler but I'm not going complain, Mr Sunshine might not pop back!

Today I'm working on making lots and lots of stock for my stall, not long till July and I still haven't started on anything! Well I have ordered card stock but thats about it lol! I'm thinking I might make some of my new 3D creations and see how they sell this year plus plenty cards, boxes and crochet creations!

Now enough of my ramblings, I want to share a wee 18th Birthday Box I was asked to make for a "bird lover" Daughter. I was unsure how to go about making this but once I seen the Basic Grey papers I knew a lovely bright colourful box was the way to go

What do you think?? I used some wee owl digi stamps I found here and coloured with my promarkers, the other wee image on the outside is Some Odd Girl Forest Friend fairy and the lil owl girl inside is a Crafts and Me image Melinda and Moohoo, I do love my Hannah Lynne stamps!

I would like to enter the following Challenges
Paper Pretties - Flowers
I (heart) Promarkers - Anything Goes
Crafting For all Seasons - Things with Wings
Sparkle'n'Sprinkle - Anything Goes with Glitter
Die Cutting Divas - Happy Birthday

Will off to start cutting up card and looking out paper, well I know I'll probably get distracted as soon as I get the paper out lol! Anyone wanna come play too??

Huggles Mel xxx

Ps I have a lil sneak for you all for the new release from Crafters Companion called Vintage Floral

Keep your eyes peeled next week for more

Monday, 19 May 2014

Winged things xx

Afternoon all

Well what a fabulous few days we've had away in the "minion" (caravan) enjoying the beautiful weather and heat while relaxing and enjoy some nice long country walks in Loch Ken

The site we stayed at was so quiet and picturesque, with stunning scenery all around! The walks were rather hilly for me but we still enjoyed them, finding some geocaches and making a few of our own! For those who don't know what I'm talking about check out here, tho shhhhhhhh don't let the muggles know heeee

Now onto the Challenge this time over at Dream Valley Challenges, with another easy theme Things with Wings! Nothing beats that theme for me, one of my all time favourites!

I made the card a few weeks ago as an order for someone who didn't want their Granddaughter to feel left out when the new Baby was born! Plus she loved fairies and purple so what else could I use but this stunning wee Some Odd Girl Rainbow Fairy coloured with promakers

I would like to enter the following Challenges
Crafty Ribbons - Use Ribbon
Crafting for all Seasons - Things with Wings
Polkadoodles - Things with Wings 
Allsorts Challenge - Purple Passion
The Ribbon Girl - Colour Challenge
Come and Get it - Bingo = Bling, free and Butterflies 

What do you think? I loved making this, the colours just popped and these DCWV papers were perfect to match! I do hope you will join the fun over at Dream Valley Challenges, remember you have just under 2 weeks to play along! So get crafting!

Well I'm off to unpack and get my washes done while we have the perfect washing day weather!
Till next time
Huggles Mel xxx

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Its a Guy Thing xx

Me again .....

Yeah 2 posts in one day?? I must be going mad lol! 
No really I just need to find more time in the day and organise my orders/work better! Or maybe I should stop watching Netflix while I'm working??? Hmmmmm nah just organise myself hee

Anyways, this month over on Crafters Companion we have another fab Challenge for all of you to play along with MASCULINE

Yeah it was my dreaded horror of a Challenge! I was dreading it as soon as I seen the list, its just something I'm no good with! But here's what I did ................. be gentle

What do you think?? Be honest!
I used the wee free Pirate Adam image from the CD Rom free with Crafters Inspiration Magazine and coloured him with Spectrum Noirs teamed together with American Craft papers
Spectrum Noirs used -FS2 FS3 FS6 TN2,
IG9 IG8 IG5 
TN5 TN7 TN8 and Blender

Will I'm off now to finish watching Grimm on Netflix, I mean finish some orders and not lose myself in my fantasy land that is Grimm!

Remember and enter your "Guy" cards here for a chance to win a great prize

Huggles Mel xxx

Anything Goes xx

Evening all

I'm terribly late with this wee post,but better late than never!

Over at Dream Valley Challenges you have until Friday to enter our ANYTHING GOES challenge and if you enter you may even be lucky enough to be our Lucky Winner! The team have created some amazing crafty creations that I know will inspire you all, check them out here!

Here's my wee creation

Not only is it a perfect wee 3D card for a lucky someone but its a little gift box too!

I would like to enter the following Challenges
A little Bit Crafty - Flower Power
Feeling Crafty Challenge - Ladies/Girls
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Craft my Life - Anything Goes but No Cards
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Sparkle and Sprinkle - anything Goes with Glitter

Remember and check out Dream Valley Challenges and please play along with us!
Well until next time
Huggles Mel xx

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

A Good Egg??

Afternoon all

Just a quick wee post from me today, I'm working away finishing orders plus running around after a sick dog! Poor pup has been sick and is now lying about feeling sorry for herself! But thats what happens when you eat tissues!

Anyways, I know Easter has been but I wanted to share this wee card with you all

Its a a fun shaped OVAL card! 
Ok ok its an egg shape heeee but it could suit any season not just Easter!

I used the stunning Centura Pearl Card Stock Hint of Sliver cardstock embossed with the Embossalicious 'Bird Houses' folder, with Distress Ink Mustard Seed to bring out the yellow. I then used some Core'dinations card stock and cut out a Die'sire 'Camelia' flower with the small die and  the 'Floral Corners' stamp set coloured with Spectrum Noir markers

Hope you like my wee card and will visit Crafters Companion for more inspiration!
Huggles Mel xx

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