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

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