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

Monday, 1 May 2017

Spring Faerie xx

Morning all

I hope this finds you all well on this dull 1st day of May??
No holiday here as both me and hubby are working but at least I can have a good movie on while I do lol!

It's time for another wee Challenge at Crafts and Me and this time its Anything Goes! A nice easy peasy one that we all love to enter! Here's what I've been making


the image is Spring Faerie in Greyscale and looks stunning in any colourway! I coloured her up with my Spectrum Noirs and lots of glitter with old Basic Grey papers Serenade



If you want to join in the challenge, you can find all the details here along with more inspirations from the team!

Hope you will play along

Will back to work, no rest for the wicked as they say
Spectrum Noir
Skin - TN2, FS4, FS2, FS6
Hair - EB2, EB3, EB4
Top - GT1, GT2
Wings - GT1, GT2, GT3
Skirt - GB1, GB2, GB3, EB2
LG4, LG5, JG5
BT1, BT3, BT4
TB1 and PP3
Blender

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Things With Wings xx

Ohhh I'm bad!

Its been a few weeks since I last posted, what am I like!!
I have been away with hubby staying in a log cabin and seeing my bestie. Work has been madness but good and not forgetting all the birthdays we have just had in March! March is always buy for us!!

Now I have a little more exciting news! The lovely Teresa has asked little me to join the fab team over at Crafts and Me, who am I to say no!! I adore the stamps and digis and all the ladies are amazingly talented and I feel privileged to be part of that group!

Crafts & Me

My first wee card is for the new Challenge Things with Wings


I used the stunning New Alida Digital Stamp from Sara Burrier and coloured her with Spectrum Noirs and teamed here with Wild Flowers papers from First edition




Here's just a wee video to show the sparkle on her wings, you can't wee it in the pictures but its there!

Remember if you want to play along with the Challenge you will find it here and all the other amazing Design Team creations too!

Will off to get on with more work, some exciting new bits coming your way

Huggles Mel


Spectrum Noirs
Skin - EB2, TN2, FS2, FS4, FS6, FS8
Hair - EB4, TN3, TN5
GT1, GT2, GT3
BT1, BT2, TB1
PP3, PP5
BP1, BP3
IG4, IG5
Blender

Monday, 13 March 2017

I've been PUBLISHED woohoo xx

Good morning lovelies

Sorry its been a wee while since I posted but been hectic with work and then last week was just so SUPER exciting!

As you can see from the title, yes little me has been published!! Woohooooooo
After winning the contest this is my first publication in Papercraft Essentials! It has been amazing to see and it still doesn't feel real! 



Ekkk its just so exciting and as you can see I had some fun making some Easter makes, perfect for those who have family and friends over or just want to create a special gift for someone

Not only did the magazine come out last week it was my Birthday and we spent the day in Edinburgh, enjoying food and wandering around, having more food and then Dairy-free Fudge! Was a great wee day with hubby and I was spoiled rotten. 

Then, yes my fab week wasn't over, we enjoyed a wee over night on Friday at Glenskirlie Castle! Before going we went to Callander for a wee visit, got some lunch, dodged the rain and picked up some Birthday presents for my brother before driving to the castle.
Its a beautiful place and so easy to miss because of its location! If you ever looking for a special overnight its perfect! Princess style all the way! 







Back home Saturday, relaxing and walking the dog (don't worry our nephew puppy sat for us) then trying not to move too much with all the food we ate on Friday night lol! I'm so not used to 3 courses!!

Yesterday was spent gutting my craft room and slowly "playing" I mean moving my new bits in and rearranging it again to work for me! Why is it you always find new bits you've forgotten about or sat aside to hide from Hubby

Well, its back to work for me this week. A few more orders and allocations to finish, Mother's Cards and Gifts to make and even a Congratulations Exploding box! Ohhhh its busy busy again!

Before I go, here's a wee card I just loved making




I adore making these Bow Cards and it seems everyone else does too!

I would like to enter the following Challenges
 The Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes
 Fussy and Fancy - Anything Goes
 Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge - Ladies and Girls

Well thats me
Take care and see you all around craft land

Spectrum Noirs
Skin - EB2, TN2, FS2, FS4, FS6, FS8
Hair - EB6, TN5. TN9
Dress - GT1, GT2, GT3, PP3, PP4, PP6
IG3, IG10 and Blender

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Last GDT boohoo xx

Afternoon all

Sorry for this being a bit later than normal! I'm gonna blame the weather when I actually forgot all about it lol!!

Today is sadly my last post as GDT member for Crafts and Me! I have loved sharing my wee makes with you this month and loved seeing the other ladies pieces too! I just wanna thank Teresa for giving me this wee chance!

Now onto my card, my favourite image of the month!!


The image is the beautiful Heather by Hannah Lynn and can be bought in both digital and rubber stamp form! I coloured her with my Spectrum Noirs and touch of silver and gold fine liners matching them to Basic Grey Plumeria papers 



Hannah Lynn images are some of my favourites and have so many of them plus her amazing colouring books! Do you have any fav designers??

I would like to enter the following Challenges
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Fav Embellishment (Mulberry Flowers)

Will again a thanks to Teresa for this chance, I've loved it
Remember and check out the Crafts and Me Facebook page for more picture 

Have a great day everyone

Skin - EB2, TN2, FS2, FS4, FS6, FS8
Hair - BG3, BG5, BG7
Dress - HB3. PL4, LV3
IG4, IG5, IG6
CT3, GB4, GB6
IG3, HB1, HB2, TB1, TB3, EB1, EB3, EB4
Blender

Monday, 20 February 2017

Birthday Bow xx

Hello my pretties

I hope you are all well?? Is it miserable where you are too?? Rain, cold and very windy! Perfect weather for curling up with a good book and roaring fire .......... ack well maybe another day lol!!

Today I wanted to share a wee card I was asked to make for a lovely lady as a surprise from her Husband! I loved making this


I used the cute little image from Time for Tea Design - Bouquet Girl coloured with my Spectrum Noirs and the pretty papers are Grace Taylor



I think these Bow Cards are my favourite makes just now. They have such a great "WOW" factor when someone sees one and it just adds something more than a flat card!

I would like go enter the following Challenges
Glitter and Sparkle - Ribbon or Lace
The Ribbon Girl - Use an Image and Ribbon
Allsorts Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Ribbon and Lace

Well I'm off to work, not enjoy a book and snuggles with the dog! 
Have a great day everyone

Skin - EB2, TN2, FS2, FS4, FS6, FS8
Hair - TN5, TN7, TN9, EB7
Dress - HB2, LV1, LV2 and OR2, OR3
Flowers - PP2, PP5, PP6, BP7
Green - DG3, JG2, JG5
IG3 and Blender

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