Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Floating Fairy and news xx

Afternoon my lovelies

Sorry I missed you all last week but we went away for a little mini break so my poor over worked hubby could relax and get some relaxing time! 
It was a lovely wee time away tho I did end up doing too much and spent Sunday in pain! Not fully healed yet and I need to remember lol!

Anyways I have the some fantastic news ekkkkkk

Meet my gorgeous DT here...

yes little me is now part of the amazing Time for Tea Designs Design Team!

I can not believe that the uber talented Jo picked wee me for her team but ekkkk she did!
Those of you may know there is a fab new release of some fantastic images and the newbies were lucky to get a play with them too

I used the new Sweet Flower Fairy coloured with promarkers and made the toadstool with my silhouette and inked with Distress ink

I hope you like the new images as much as I do and will add them to your wee collection!

Until next time
Huggles Mel xx

I (heart) Promarkers - Fantasy/Fairy Tales
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe - Spring
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Fancy Folds and Cute

Sunday, 1 March 2015

a touch of pink xx

Evening all
I do hope you are all well and had a lovely weekend?

We had a fab wee weekend even with me doing to much we managed to have fun! I even got back into the craft room to give it a tidy and make space for my new goodies I have to play with! Hoping I can get my Mother's Day ideas out into paper now

I had some fabby news today to out in blogland

little me won in the fab Crafty Gals Corner!

Here's another wee card using those fabby Crafts and Me images

I used the image Easter Lily coloured with promarkers, some really old Papermania papers, ribbon and mulberry flowers from my stash
oh and not forgetting the glitter!!

I want to enter this into the following Challenges
Crafts and Me - Ribbon
Penny's Paper Crafty - Lots of layers
Simon Says - Anything Goes
In the Pink - Cute

Well thats me for today off to get ready for Call the Midwife!

Take care all
huggles Mel xx

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Colouring the rain away xx

Morning everyone

I do hope to find you all well??
I'm doing ok, had a good weekend but over did it a bit and ended up rather sore and feeling run down again! Still can't get used to taking it "extra" easy!! Maybe next weekend I'll be back to my wee self, it is my birthday weekend and want to enjoy it!

I spent most of Saturday colouring and Sunday making a few cards! The hours just disappeared on Saturday while I was colouring, perfect wee day for me and my promarkers and my favourite Crafts and Me digital stamps

I used the gorgeous Hannah Lynn Dee Dee image with the fab sunflower design coloured with promarkers and used an oldie Basic Grey 6x6 paper pad

I would like to enter the following Challenges
Crafts and Me - add ribbon
Passion For Promarkers - S is for Sunflowers

I loved colouring this wee image as well as the ones below that I'll be turning into wee cards in the next few days as well as working on something special!

Well time for a wonder around blogland
until next time
Huggles Mel xxx

Friday, 20 February 2015

Its almost Birthday Season xx

Afternoon all

Is it pouring where you are??
Its windy, cold and raining here and looks like the whole weekend will be the same! Will I've some cards to attempt with hubbys help (can't stamp yet as no strength lol) and lots of pretty yarn to play with while it pours!

March is a busy month here for us, so many Birthdays including my own which means lots of fun crafty time! It's still taking me days to make one card but at least I'm spending some time getting back into things starting with these 2 wee cards

I used an oldie but a goodie Magnolia Stamp coloured with promarkers and used some Basic Grey papers, ribbon and mulberry flowers from my stash and finished with a Craftwork Card sentiment

I would like to enter the following Challenges
My Time to Craft - Oriental
Crafty Gals - Bingo

This is another wee oldie stamp, one of my first ever and I still adore her! I coloured here with promarkers and papers and ribbon from my stash

I would love to enter her into the following Challenges
Creative Card Crew - Birthday with a Sentiment
The Sugar Bowl - Anything Goes

Even tho it takes me all my time just to create a simple card, I'm loving getting back into colouring and playing with my papers

Well I'm off out to the supermarket for the first time in exactly 4 weeks ekkk wish me luck
Huggles Mel xxx

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

A Birthday Star xx

Hello all

I do hope to find you all well??
I'm doing better, even managed a trip outside! It might have only been t the bin but it was unaided and didn't need by hubby to hold my hand!

Today I waned to share this wee card I made for Scott, my step Dad! His birthday was the day I went into hospital in January and then he unlucky had an operation the following week! So two of us are stuck in trying to get back to health at the same time! 

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the shape and elements
The papers are Studio Calico and embellishments are from my stash
I outlined everything with a promarker, Duck Egg, to make the colours pop!

I had so much fun making it and have plan to make another!

Will off to sit ad crochet, my only activity not to cause too much pain!

Till next time
Huggles Mel xxx

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Ohhhh Hello there ..... its been a while xx

Hello out there

What a long time its been since I've been blogging, I know its bad but when your in pain every day it just gets to that point you can't do everything!

Well, I'm on the mend!!
For those of you that I've read by blog over the years know my pain was constant and docs just tried new medication to ease it! Will under 4 weeks ago I had the operation to stop all that and believe it or not IT WORKED! Although I have the the operation aches and pains (plus an infection) to get over I'm already feeling better! Once I get over the tiredness I think I'll feel like "a whole new women"!!

I've still got to take each day one at a time and try not to run before I can walk but I'm looking forward to getting on with it and making sure 2015 is the start of a better pain free life!

Today I thought I would share some crafty creations and moments that happened last year that I didn't get the chance to share last year! So grab a cuppa and sit back and enjoy the pictures

Last year I found a fab crochet pattern for Mermaids and I loved it so much I Have managed to make at least 12 of the cuties!

This is my first attempt at the Silhouette Cameo SVG Cuts Box cards, I made for a friends Birthday

Here's a wee Birthday card I was asked to make in November, I adore Some Odd Girl Images and always find them so much fun to colour

When my crochet mag arrived in November the pattern for this wee cute guy was on the front! I just had to make him and then got asked to make some more

Here's 2 more that were gifted to some lucky people on Instagram

As you know I turned 30 in March last year and for part of that I was gifted a visit to The Making of Harry Potter which I decide to leave till it was all set for Christmas! 

The best part was seeing the Hogwarts model all covered in snow! It took my breath away AGAIN! Can't wait for the next visit!

I always Challenge myself to make something Special for a Christmas card and this year I made this wee house from the SVG Cuts

even added a faux flicker candle!

Plus my wee granny and granpa needed something special to add there Christmas Vouchers into, so there very own bus was created

Christmas was a fun time to get decorating and newly decorated living room and new fireplace

Just an 8ft tree by about 8ft that needed to be cut to fit in!

The rural Christmas Show went to see Wicked in Edinburgh and yes I was in tears!

We enjoyed and still so many nights in front of his fire with the dog enjoying it too!

My first card for January was this fun 30th one with extra sparkle

and them this one for a lady who loved her horses, I had never coloured horses and thought I did OK for a first timer!

lastly I made these lil baby booties, not knowing if there were the right size or not heee

As you can see the last few months have been busy and including lots of fun and mixture of crating plus lots of Design Team things for Crafter's Companion!

I hope I will be able to keep the blog more up to date this year with lots more crafting and adventures I'm on with the Hubby and the dog!
But I bet you need a break

Till next time
Huggles Mel xxx

hubby and Tillie enjoy the fire snoozing away xx

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Pumpkin Carriage for a Birthday

Evening my lovelies

Hope you are all well and enjoying the change in season? I adore when things all begin to change colour, all the reds and oranges mixed with greens and brown! Yeah I love Autumn heee .............. tho I hate being cold hmmmm

Well today I wanted to share a special creation I made a few weeks ago for my little Grannies birthday! 

What you think??
Doesn't every Granny Queen need here own wee Pumpkin Carriage??

I used my fab Silhouette and plain card for the base of the card and the decorative papers were from Fancy Pants (ehhh I think), covered in lots of embellishments and even fimo flowers and card candy!

I would like to enter the following Challenges
The Paper Players - Fall Colours
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Purple and Cute
Not just Cards Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Monday Challenge - O for ..... Orange
Monday Mood Board - Picture Inspiration

Well I hope you like my wee creation as much as I enjoyed making it! I loved seeing my wee Grannies face when she seen it "Is that for me??" hee

Well until next time
Huggles Mel xxx

Monday, 22 September 2014

Napkin Card xx

Afternoon lovelies

I hope this wee post finds you all well??
We're just back from a wee weekend away in the "minion" to Alnwick! Its such a beautiful place and really recommend it to everyone to visit!

Now yesterday on Create and Craft they showed off the new Christmas Create-a-Card Dies and I missed the show but just had to show you some wee creations

made using the Christmas Wreath

made using Over the Rooftops

and this is Christmas Village

I loved all of these new ones and couldn't pick a favourite! Tho this is may favourite card I made

a fab wee Napkin Card

Here's how to make it!

Napkin Card

    12x12 card stock plus extra for the wrap
    Pattern Paper
    Dies, ink and embellishments

  • Score the 12x12” piece of card stock at  3" and 9". Turn paper 90 degrees and score again at 3" and 9". Fold the card on the scoreline
  • Mark the centre of the card with dot. Fold each corner to the centre, creasing each score line 
  • This is optional but this is the time to start inking the sides
  • Fold the card as below creasing the folds,

then fold the sides to form these wee triangles

Cut the following squares out of the patterned paper sheets :
Two 5 1/2" squares
Two 3 1/4" square
 One 3 3/4" square
One 2 3/4" square. 
Then cut these squares into triangles, the cut the triangles into smaller triangles
  • Decorate the card base with the triangles and decorate the centre of the card too
  • Next you make the card wrap, using 2 lengths of the card stock and patterned papers and ribbon to tie. I used to lengths of card at 5x2” and the patterned paper just smaller leaving a border.
  • Finish by decorating as you wish adding embellishments and a little sentiment to finish! 
The Create-a-Card Dies are perfect for the centre of these cards and work so well with them! I hope my mini tutorial gets you making one of these fab Napkin Cards!

I you make one please share it with me!

Well until next time
Huggles Mel xx