Thursday, 16 February 2017

Feeling Grey?? xx

Good morning all

Hope this finds you all well?? I'm just plodding along getting my work done and trying find time to fit in me time?? Where does the hours go?

I'm back to share my third GDT for Crafts and Me and this time I got to use the Robin Pushay Friends image! Truthfully I wasn't that looking forward to using this image, its not something I would ever pick. So with that in mind I tired a few attempts with nothing great to show, then I was staring at my pens and thought GREY!! I then got all the different grey tones out and had a play


What do you think?? I used a whole range of Grey Spectrum Noirs in different tones, a touch of yellow to highlight the moon. I then masked over the image and using Black Soot Distress Ink blended in the background before added some Sparkle Pen to make the moon pop. It was a bit of luck that it turned out as it did and I'm rather impressed with myself hehehe



I would like to enter the following Challenges
 Fab and Funky - Bingo (black, Pearls, Die-cuts)
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
 Sunny Day - Die-cuts

Well I'm working on some lovely new Crafter's Companion new bits and having the most fun creating some things I really hope you all will like! Remember to check the Crafts and Me Facebook page for more inspiration!
Have a super day
 
Skin - BG1, BG2, BG3, BG5
Hair - BG4, BG7
Dress and Trousers - BGR2, BGR3, BGR4
Top - IG1, IG2
Moon -IG2, IG3, IG4, IG6, LY2, GB5
GG1, GG2, Blender

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Feline the Love xx

Hello sweeties

I do hope your well? I'm exhausted this week with all my different orders, allocations and then last night was my demo with the SWRI ladies! I need bucket loads of tea and a good book but will just get on with things lol!

Anyways today is my second wee card for the GDT over at Crafts and Me and this time I'm sharing a wee card with the Lucy Loo - Delivering Love Letter




The images is another perfect Valentine edition but could be for that Sassy friend in your life lol! The image comes in Digital and Rubber stamp form! I used the fab Digital Floral Fantasy Papers in the background! My printer is pants and doesn't show them in all there detail but they matched my Spectrum Noirs colouring

I would like to enter the following Challenges
Crafty Cardmakers -Love Love Love
Show Us Your Cat Only - Kitty Love
Paper Crew - Love
Crafting By Design - Love and Romance

Well thats it for me today, suppose I should get on with work but so many pretty parcels have arrived ekkkk! I'll show you more next time! Remember and pop by the Crafts and Me Facebook page for more fab designs!


Spectrum Noirs
Skin - TN2, FS2, FS4, FS6, FS8
Hair - BG5, BG7, BG9
Hat and Dress - IG7, IG8, IG10
Rose and Ribbon - CR6, CR7, CR8
Eyes - TB3, TB5, TB7
Cat - BG1, BG2, PP1
Makeup -BGR1, BGR2, BGR3, BGR4
IG1, IG2, IG5, JG2
blender

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

"Grumpa" Birthday xx

Hi all

I do hope you are all well?? Can you believe its February?? How did that happen?? One min we were just getting over New Year and still eating all the Christmas treats and its February already ekkkkk can't believe it and before we LOOK summer will be here

Ok enough of that!!

Can I just thank the lovely ladies that commented on my last post! They really brightened my day! And MagsB sorry to disappoint but that is definitely not me and hubby lol!! With poor hubby working so hard just now it'll be him asleep or pricing jobs at one side of the couch and me at the other with a dog snoring in between us! But we do have a nice wee night away to look forward too in March so who know hehhhe

Today I wanted to share the card I made for my Granpa back in January, now please note Hubby picked the image and my Gran thought it was just like him minus the bread hehhehe


The image is Gnome Mountain from the lovely Some Odd Girl and coloured with my Spectrum Noirs and the papers are Simple Stories Bloom and Grow ehhh and sentiment my own handwriting hehhehe



He did like it ehhh kinda but thats all the matters hehehe

I would like to enter the following Challenges
 Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Birthday Wishes
Colour Crazy - Anything Goes
Some Odd Girl - Anything with a Twist

Well I've got to go get on with my allocations maybe have some lunch while all the time I hear the dog snoring soooooo bad, like a fog horn!!

Have a super day everyone

Spectrum Noirs Colours
Skin - EB2, TN2, Fs4, FS6, FS8, CR5, PP4
Hair IG1, IG2, IG4, IG6
Jeans - TB1, TB3, TB4, IG3
Boots - TN4, TN5, TN7
Top - LG5, JG5, JG7
Snail - EB2, EB3, EB4, EB5
red parts - DR4, DR6, PP2, CR5
Blender

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Guest Designer at Crafts and Me xx



Good Morning my lovelies

I hope this we post finds you all well?
I'm grand and just working away, just so busy with work but I'm loving every minute of it! Working on My SECOND magazine piece, my Crafter's Companion Design Team bit as well as my other orders is keeping me really busy, the way I like it tho hehehe

So on other news, the amazing Teresa from Crafts and Me asked little me if I would like to be this months Guest Designer and well I jumped at the chance of course!! Not only do I adore Crafts and Me stamps, the amazing Teresa is such a fab lady that works so hard to bring the amazing stamps for us to work with!

The first wee stamp I got let loose with is Sara Burrier's Be Mine

http://www.craftsandme.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=1554 

It's a stunning digi stamp and not only perfect for Valentines but would suit and card theme! Here's what I made with the wee image




I used some oldie Basic Grey Papers -True Love and coloured the image with Spectrum Noirs with a touch of glitter to finish it off

I would like to enter the following Challenges
Frilly and Funkie - Valentine
Simon Says Wednesday - The Colour of Love
The Paper Girls Challenge - Patterned Paper

Check out the other ladies amazing creations over on the Facebook page and maybe ever inspire you to get the image and have a wee play yourself!

Well until next time

Spectrum Noir Colours
Skin - TN2, EB2, FS2, FS4, FS6, FS8
Hair - EB2, EB7, TN4, TN7
GB6, GB7, CT2
Clothing - BG5, BG7, LG1, LG5, IG2
GT1, GT2, GT3, TB1, TB2, BT2
PP2, PP4, PP5, PP6

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Happiness xx

Hello my lovelies

What a week so far its been here, so busy with work, Birthdays and then being exhausted! But on top of it all I'm still hyper! I don't think I'm going come down from my cloud for a good wee while!

I've been working on my magazine allocations trying to make them the best I could, I want you lovely lot to WANT to make something similar too! NO peeks tho just have to wait till March! Also I'm working on my DT work, card orders and family Birthday cards. I have a party on Friday too for my Mum's husband as he turns 50, so I have 72 cupcakes to make as well!! Busy busy busy, but that's how I like it!!

Today I wanted to share a wee card I managed to colour




 The papers are the delish Crate Paper - Cute Girl and the image is coloured with Spectrum Noirs! I was really good and wrote down the colours I used but ehhhh I think I binned the bit of paper ekkkk sorry!!

Well I best get some more work done before my hair appointment!
Have a great day everyone
Huggles

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Happy 2017!!!

Well Happy New Year!!

Yeah I know I'm a bit late with it, but with having that horrible virus that lasted weeks and weeks and then being soooo busy............. I'm BACK!!

Not only am I back with a fab lush new Blog,(isn't it lush hehhehe) I also have the most super news!!! Ekkk its just amazing!

http://www.papercraftmagazines.com/

Yeah I DID!!
Little old me not only entered Papercraft Magazine Designer of the year Competition, I WON!! I couldn't believe it, ME little ME won!!
When I go the call in December I just couldn't believe what I was hearing and the lovely Natalie that phoned me had to repeat herself a few times! All I remember is saying "Really??" and something about going to a panto that night lol! Yeah I was over the moon! Once she came off the phone I had to lie down as I knew I'd pass out otherwise, not good when your home alone! I then phoned hubby and got emotional all over again! 
He couldn't understand a thing I was saying and I could tell he thought something bad had happened! So getting myself under control I could tell him and all he said was "I knew it! Told you you could do it!!" and then I cried some more

So sitting on that was hard and thought I had to wait till February for the mag but my lovely friend seen me in the magazine Papercraft Essentials and let me know! That's it, I now have the most amazing year ahead of me and I just can't wait to get stuck in!!

Here's my wee magazine post

http://www.moremags.com/papercrafts/papercraft-essentials


Ekk yip that's my wee face in a magazine! I still can't believe it and feels so amazing! Here is a close up of my creations! I didn't get the best pictures but you can still see them ehhhh ok 



My wee Fairy House is my favourite make and has twinkly lights inside to make it so magical! 


One of my favourite makes of last year was Bow Front cards and knew I needed to make one for the competition! 




and lastly is a little Tri-fold card in my favourite colour and pretty images coloured with Spectrum Noirs

Hope you like my wee makes as much as I loved making them??

The best part of winning the competition is getting to be a place on the the Papercraft Magazine Design Team and ekkkk I've already had my first allocation! I can't wait to share it with you all but sadly you will have to wait till March hehehe

Will that's my good news for the start of 2017 and I knew that its gonna be amazing for the rest of this year! Its gonna be the BEST!!

Will tell next time everyone
huggles xx

Monday, 21 November 2016

It's Beginning .... ekkkkkk xxx

Afternoon all

I do hope to find you all well?? Are you getting ready for the Christmas??
The radio just informed me its 34 DAYS away ekkkk!! When you hear it like that it really makes you start to panic! I have to gifts so I'm like 10% finished hehehhe

I have been so busy with allocations the past few weeks and then orders that I haven't really had much time to make Christmas cards! All my ordered ones are done apart from a few but now I have to get my own started!! Plus fitting in more work, a wee demo next week then to hands on crafty classes oh plus craft club! Hmmm time is running away again lol

We did manage to finish our spare room tho so, we're half way there for getting the house ready for Christmas! My brother will be here and wanted it all nice for him instead of the dumping ground a spare room always becomes!

Anyways enough talk, here's a wee card I did manage to make 2 weeks ago 


I managed to make another of those Twist and POP cards




The papers are last years Hobbycrafts own collection and I coloured the wee birds with my Spectrum Noirs 
IG1, IG2, GB2, GB6, GB7, BT1, BT2, BT3, BT4, GT1, GT2, GT3, TN7, TN9, EB8
everything else was in my Christmas stash box

I would like to enter the following Challenges
 Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Different Fold Cards
Cute Card Thursday - Christmas
The Ribbon Girl - Any image
Simon Says - Christmas Critters

I hope you like my wee card as much as I enjoyed making it!
Well gotta light the fire, have some lunch and then back onto the rest of my work!

Have a great week lovelies
Huggles Mel xxx

Friday, 4 November 2016

Give Thanks xx

Hello my lovelies

Ekkk its November already and that means only a few more weeks to the big guy in red arrives!! My favourite time of the year!!

But before that we have another fab wee Challenge for you to play along with over at Time for Tea Designs and this time its Give Thanks! A nice easy one for you all

Here's what I've been making


I used the the wee Winter Hoodie girl and coloured her with my Spectrum Noirs, added here to a wee Stepper card and used some of my new papers



I would like to enter the following Challenges
Double D Challenge - Give Thanks
The Sisterhood of Craft - Pumpkins of Orange
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/ Halloween Colours
Robyn's Fetish - Anything For Autumn
My time to Craft - Autumnal Colours

Now why not join in this months Challenge and you could win some TFTD digi images and with the fab new releases you'll just love to colour them up!

Will until next time, Happy Crafting
Huggles Mel xxx

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Too Cute too Spook xx

Good morning all

So blogger has been playing up and my GO LIVE post didn't even happen!!Ok so I should have noticed before now but been so busy with work and family life has been made recently!!

Anyways there is still time to enter the "Too Cute Too Spook" Challenge over on Time for Tea Designs! If your our lucky winner you can win 3 TFTD images

Here's my wee spooky card




I used the lovely wee Frankencutie and coloured her with my Spectrum Noirs

I would to enter the following Challenges
The Ribbon Girl - Ribbon and a Image
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Halloween
Crafty Cardmakers - Thing That go Bump in the Night
The Paper Girls - Halloween

Now back to work and then maybe I can play with some new Christmas goodies hehehehe
Remember you still have time to enter, check it here

Huggles Mel xx

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Happy 11th Birthday Crafter's Companion xx

Hello my lovelies

http://crafterscompanion.co.uk/

Its time for the Blog Hop fun with Crafter's Companion to celebrate their 11th Birthday!!

Now this is a Blog Hop with a difference!! Sooooo when the "Music Stops" you win!!
For you that means that if your the lucky person that leaves the comment on my blog when the time runs out, you'll win!!

The Party Blog Hop starts today at 12pm and ends 9pm on the 30th October!
The Facebook page and the main blog will tell all the details of who is "holding " the parcel!

So what do you win?? Something that little bit different!!


Yes the lucky winner will win this!!
You can win this handmade, calorie free cake made with the fab new Sara's Signature Birthday Party Range! Plus a lil surprise crafty gift from me!








What you think?? Fancy winning this when the "music stops"??

http://craftlive.design365.co.uk/blog/2016/10/20/birthdayweekpasstheparcelbloghop/

 Rules –  Hoppers are welcome to comment as and when they like
 Crafter’s Companion UK will announce on Facebook & Twitter...
When the music stops someone WINS!
Once music starts on my blog YOU will have one hours to leave a comment
Then when the music STOPS its all OVER!

I will then picked a winner that commented in that time!
I will then contact the winner and organise their prize and a little surprise gift from me!

Also during the Birthday week we have so much going on and lots of fab shows going on! You can find it all here!
 
Happy hopping everyone and have fun
Huggles Mel xx