Sunday, 14 January 2018

A touch of Pink xx


Happy Sunday lovelies

I do hope this finds you all well? I'm on the mend after that flu just wouldn't shift! Been a busy week work and personal life, non-stop and lots of baking!

It was the SWI's (Scottish Women's Institute) 100th Birthday last year and this year was our Institutes 90th. We had a fab wee meal on Wednesday with some fab speeches, games and lots of stories from over the years. I made lots of cupcakes instead of one big cake so the ladies could take their individual one home and enjoy when they weren't so full after the yummy meal!


A fab night, lots of laughs and I was stuffed!!
Also this week was my mum's friend Diane's 50th Birthday! Sadly we couldn't make it to the party with Hubby still being ill but I did enjoy making her wee card!


I made a wee easel card using the stunning new digital stamp Happy New Year, Raise a Glass Girl from the fab Time for Tea Designs




I coloured the image with my Spectrum Noirs and the papers are First Edition Sweet Nothings and lots of glitter to make it all sparkle

I also baked again for Craft Club on Saturday where we made some paper bunting, had a good gossip and they enjoyed some yummy Lemon and Lime gooey Cupcakes

Well I'm off to finish some crochet and heat up by the fire, its so cold tonight and can see us getting the snow soon!

Take care and have a great week you lovely lot
hugs Mel xx

Spectrum Noir Colours
Skin - EB2, TN2, FS8, FS6, FS4, FS2
Hair - GB8, GB6, CT2, LY3
Navy - TB9, TB7
Dress - BP6, PP5, PP3
Eyes - TB5, TB3, TB1

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Happy New Year xx

Evening all

I do hope this finds you all well?
Its been a while since by last post and I've been soooooo busy

Not only have I been busy with work and craft life but me and Hubby have been none stop! We thought Christmas would be a nice relaxing time for us just to chill and enjoy some time together but sadly NO!!
I caught that horrible Flu that is doing its rounds a few days before Christmas and just got worse! Ill on Christmas Day and just wanting to sleep wasn't very nice and then poor hubby caught it! He spent New Year ill and only yesterday did we both start to feel almost normal again!

Before we got ill, we did have some fun!
The best part of Christmas was going and cutting down our own tree!! Yeah you read that right, we CUT DOWN our own tree! Ok so I attempted it but hubby had to take over, its hard work you know and I'm small lol! Then once the tree was home and ready to decorate it became a HARRY POTTER tree woohoo








We did enjoy our New Year at the Bonfire (even ill) with our family including my brother and his fiancĂ© this year! But we all were home for 2am tucked up in bed, all exhausted heeehehehe


I did manage to try my hand at Fluid Acrylic Pour with help from Jamielee. Lots of messy fun and lots of laughing trying to get the mixture right and the colours to look the way we wanted








I also managed to crochet a little, but only the past few days! Its the first time I had the energy to just sit and enjoy my wee Christmas break! Here's my wee Bird and Dragon



The fab Creative Stamping Magazine is out now



I was lucky enough to get to create some crafty makes with them including a Desk Caddy, a Notebook and Desk Top Easel Calendar! The stamps are perfect for all ages and the magazine is full of great inspiration to get you started






Well its back to work for Hubby and me tomorrow but I'm looking forward to it (yeah shock horror)! I want to get my teeth into some fun crafty Challenges and create something a little different! But I have vowed that I will take more time for my Blog this year and find more time to create just or me!

Happy New Year and hope its full of FUN, LAUGHTER and GOOD HEALTH

Mel xxx



Thursday, 31 August 2017

Super Busy xxxx

Hi there lovelies

Its been a mad few months here with work and family life!
My wee Magazine work has really taken off and also my regular orders have been coming in thick and fast, which I love but does leave little time for my blog! Hubby has been so busy and when we have any spare time we're off to the caravan having little adventures with the dog

I wanted to stop by and share some of my latest makes and adventures with you all

These wee makes are for the Spectrum Noir Design Team with the fab new Frankie Stamps




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These are some of the new Aquamarkers Colours and stamps that I got to play with and create some pretty cards below


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This is just some of my makes from the magazines that I have loved making


Papercraft Essentials 146 "Exploring the Outdoors"


Papercraft Essentials 147 "The Beach"


Making Cards June Using Sheena Douglas Stencils


Hunkydory Christmas Box Magazine makes



Papercraft Essentials 148 " Glitz and Glam" some of the fab makes


Creative Stamping 45 "in the Kitchen" fab fun makes


Simply Cards and Papercrafts 166 "Wedding"


Simply Cards and Papercrafts 167 " Masculine"
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I have really loved making some of these pieces, especially the Wedding makes. The cakes are the perfect change for a wee Table Centre and can be changed to suit any Wedding theme. Another favourite was the wee Clam Shell card, 

I'll tell you a secret ...... I made this is pretty purple colours and finished with gems and ready to be pictured when I noticed I hadn't stuck with the colour theme I had been set!!! Whoops, so another whole card was made and luckily I had made a template!! Shhhhhhhssssss So always read and re-read your allocation details hehhehe

Anyways I'm sure you've had enough of me and all my pics but here's another one of our latest adventures in Loch Ness


Me and hubby Kayaking on the Loch enjoying the views and watching for Nessie

Have a great night all

Sunday, 7 May 2017

New Stamps xx

Hello lovelies

I do hope you are all well??
I'm busy working away on some magazine pieces and also getting on with my own wee card orders! Its madness but the best kind of madness hehehe

Did you catch HOCHANDA last week?? The lovely new stamps from Crafter's Companion were on and they are just lovely (if I do say so myself lol)!! There is 4 image stamps and 2 sentiment stamps but each stamp is a set of at least 3!
Crafter's Companion A6 Rubber Stamps - All 6 Stamps
Don't they look divine! I loved the Peony the best but all of them are fab to use
Here's a couple of my makes all watercolour techniques




Watercolour resist technique using Beautiful Bloom






a little treat box with the same Find your Wings Stamp

I adored using these stamps and they are perfect for all occassions, a must for any crafters collection!

Well I hope you like my wee makes, got some work to get done but then a wee play with some new goodies! Wait to you see the papers lol

Have a SUPER Sunday everyone