Wednesday, 30 September 2015

A Bow of a Card xx

Afternoon all

Can't believe its Wednesday already??
The weeks seem quicker and quicker the closer we get to Christmas, ekkkk not long till its here! I haven't even started my Christmas cards yet!! So behind with them AGAIN this year!! Hopefully I'll catch up with myself heeee

It was my gorgrous wee Grannies Birthday at the weekend and we had a fab fun day out with her, spoiling her rotten! Ohhhhh and feeding her lots of cake and ice-cream! The only wee lady I know that would eat puddings for Breakfast, Lunch and dinner ohhh and don't forget snacks heeee

I wanted to make here something different this year and after seeing The lovely Jo's creation I knew I had to give it a try! 


Its called a Bow card and you can find the template here

I used my American Craft 12x12 cardstock for the base and the papers are September Skies from Heidi Swapp. The wee image is Rae from Crafts and Me one of Hannah Lynns amazing digis, coloured with Spectrum Noirs! The Antique Frame diecut she sits in is from Crafter's Companion fabby new Downton Range, distressed with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and gloss to finish

I would like to enter the following Challenges
Die Cutting Divas - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Product Theme (distress Ink)
Simon Says - Anything Goes

Well thats me for today, gotta finish Hubby's Birthday card and start my next one!
Hope the rest of your week is a fun one
Huggles Mel xxx

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Mr Hoppity ...... who???

Afternoon all

Thanks for popping by today and maybe saying a wee "hello"!
I'm enjoying some for crafting for me today and even popped open the Christmas stuff ekkkkkk its not long now! Got to get started some time 

One of my lovely friends a fellow Die'sire teamy asked me to crochet her a wee bunny character for her granddaughter! Of course I jumped at the chance but I had never heard of Mr Hoppity ............. but I love a challenge!!

So it turns out this wee guy is from a kids TV show and very popular too!
The pattern I found was not the best and at times made no sense, so good old "make it up" came into some of it! Not bad if I do say so myself heee

Before I posted the wee guy off I made a wee card of course to pop in the parcel and even got the Spectrum Noirs out to colour it!

 I've been practising ..... can you tell??

Papers used were Simple Stories Life Documented from the fab Hey Little Magpie and the Spectrum Noir colours I used were
Skin - FS2, TN2, FS5, FS6
Hair - EB8, EB5, GB10
Others - DR7, DR5, TN9, TN5, JG3

 I would like to enter the following Challenges
Cute as a Button - Anything Goes
Craft your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers -  Anything Goes

Well off to make something a little bit Special
Huggles Mel xxx

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

A touch of Downton xx

Evening everyone

I hope this wee post finds you all well and enjoying the sunshine we've been having over the past few days?? Hope it lasts a few more!

Well have you been watching Create and Craft TV?? ............

................ did you see the new release ................ 


Downton Abbey 4DD 

Yeah the amazing Crafter's Companion have been making some new AMAZING collections with the fab Downton Abbey TV show! The people at C&C have it on the 4 Day Deal and you still have plenty time to check it out!

Heres some of my makes

A wee Dress Card made with the CD Rom papers and lots of gems

A wee male theme card using the CD Rom and some of the fab dies with Kraft Card

A wee Stepper card using Centura Pearl and more of the papers and sentiments on the CD Rom plus the actual Abbey die

A simple card using the Embossing Folders and more of the dies as the focal point

Made a Waterfall card with a few of the toppers from the CD Rom

And lastly a multi-fold card using the CD Rom papers and embellishments and more of the fantastic dies and added some pearls and ribbon from my stash!

Isn't it divine??
The other girls have done some utterly amazing creations for this release! Remember and watch the show and see the samples for yourself! You can find the goodies here!

Have a great night
Huggles Mel xxx

Thursday, 3 September 2015

A Special Birthday xx

Afternoon everyone

I hope you are all doing ok out there in blogland??

I'm busy busy busy with all the new comings and goings with Crafter's Companion, worker on orders (both paper and crochet) and I'm now the new Secretary for the Kirkfieldbank Women's Rural!! Yeah I cant believe it either lol!! I couldn't say no to the position since my Mother-in-law asked me but ekkkkkk lets just see how it goes

Now today I wanted to share a wee card I made for my WONDERFUL friend Susie!

It was a very SPECIAL Birthday for this beautiful lady and I wanted here to celebrate in style! She deserves all the happiness in the world and more! Plus lots of GLITTER too spread through everyones life ..............  I mean who wouldn't love to throw glitter around

I used my good old promarkers to colour and the papers are September Skies from Heidi Swapp, a fab 12x12 bundle that I love!

I want to enter the following challenges
 Simon Monday Challenge - Trio of Colours
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute and Girly
I (heart) Promarkers - Use the colour Blue

Well thats me for now, got lots of goodies to play with heee
Until next time
 Huggles and kisses
Mel xxx

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

All about Words xxx

Afternoon all

Just a wee quick post
I just wanted to stop by and share with you the fab new Die'sire dies  from Crafter's Companion this weekend on Create and Craft TV

Only Words Christmas available now

Aren't they amazing!
I do love all the "word" dies out there just now but I guess I'm biases when I say ours are the BEST at Crafter's Companion hehehehe

Here's a few of my makes

Now the Edge'ables

and lastly the Prestige dies

What you think??
I loved making these wee samples and know my Christmas Cards this year will be looking lovely!

Remember you can find them dies here if you fancy them too

Well until next time
Huggles Mel xxx

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Just a little Thanks xxx

Afternoon everyone

Hope you are all staying dry today??
Its just horrible here, more like Autumn! Cold and wet and just not nice for our summer! I mean this time last year I'm sure I was sunning myself in the garden with a good book and my crochet! Ack well, fingers crossed Mr Sun puts his hat back on soon!

Now today I wanted to share a wee card I made for a special person to just THANK them for everything they've done for me the past few years!

The lovely papers are Basic Grey Fresh Cut and I just love the gorgeous tones in the pad, tho its almost finished now boohoo!
The wee image is another one from Crafts and me, the pretty Ocean Rose coloured with promakers finished with some glitter and lots of mulberry flowers

I would like to play along with some challenges
I (heart) Promarker - 3 or more Layers
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Crafts and me - Fantasy

Well thats me for today, time for a quick cuupa before heading out in the wet!
Till next time 
Huggles Mel xxx

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

more FOLDS xxx

Hi all me again

This time I'm back with the more Accordion Concept cards to share with you all 

 I loved the square one as I found it so versatile and can see it fitting in with my everyday crafting!

Here's what I made with it


this was used with the Ivy Square Overlay cut from core'dinations

and this HUGE 16 page fold card was used with the Holly Square Overlay and I used the Decorative Alphabet Dies to spell out Happy Christmas!

Remember and check out Crafter's Companion for the other styles in the Accordion range and maybe you'll spy some other bits for your basket hehehehe!

take care all and Happy Crafting
Huggles Mel xx