Sunday, 18 February 2018

Hugs and Kisses xx

Evening all

Hope this finds you all well and having a fab Sunday?

What have you been up to this week? anything exciting? We've been looking for wallpaper, no idea how hard that could be lol! We have our hearts set up silver/grey with green and purple but there is nothing out there! We still have time to find some as we're putting in new windows and fitted wardrobes, so will see how it goes!

There is still time for you to enter the Time for Tea Designs wee competition on Instagram, check it out here

I had fun using the Love Letters digi stamp to make this wee Twisted Easel Card


The papers are First Edition and the image is coloured with Spectrum Noirs




I loved making this and forget how fun Twisted Easel cards are! Really need to make some more

I also wanted to share a little sneak peek with you all
I was lucky enough to make some makes for the fab Stamps By Chloe and it will be on HOCHANDA on Thursday the 22nd! You will have to tune in to see my fab wee Sewing Machine and Mother's Day makes I created

Will off to finish some more wee makes, enjoy a brew and get comfy for the Midwifes

Huggles Mel xx

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Boxed Love xx

Evening all

Hope this finds you all well? Has cupid been to see you and fire some love your way??

I've been spoiled! A beautiful new Pandora ring and yummy dairy and nut free sweeties! And after telling hubby not to get me flowers he went one better and got me my favourite ...... DAFFODILS!! Not just one bunch but 10 bunches of daffies! I adore those bright yellow, lemon, white and even orange bright buds and always make me smile! I just wish they were available all year round! Ohh and trying to find enough vases lol what a hubby I have! 

I decided to make hubby a wee something different and made this wee Valentines Giftbox


I choose the so cute Time for Tea Designs Love Letters digi stamp and coloured her up with Spectrum Noirs




I filled the box with sweets and little love notes of course! Yeah I'm soppy! The box is from a Silhouette Cameo file and was perfect for today!

Now do you fancy winning some digi stamps???

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The fab Time for Tea Designs are running a wee competition to win 3 Digital Stamps and a Guest Design Team post!! All you've got to do is follow the 3 rules

1. Share a card you’ve made using a T4T Digi

2. Share your card on IG with the #T4TSharethelove & tag TimeForTeaDesigns 
3. Share the Love by liking and commenting on someone else’s card on FB or IG.


You can find the IG here! So get crafty and get sharing on your IG to be in with a chance of winning!!

Well off to enjoy a good movie and some sweeties

hugs Mel xx

Spectrum Noirs Colours
Skin - EB2, TN2, FS4, FS2, FS8, FS6,
Hair - EB5, EB4, TN9, DR5,
Dress - IG4, DR6, DR4, DR2,
IG2, IG1, AG3 

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Love is in the AIR xxx

Happy Sunday

I hope you are all well and enjoying a super relaxing Sunday?? How was your week? Mine has been rather rubbish!!

Some of you know I suffer from chronic Migraines and I was unlucky to have had a week long one! Stuck in bed, dizzy spells, spots in my vision and even nose bleeds!! It was a hard feeling sorry for myself time but at least its just a dull ache now and I'm over the worse (fingers crossed)! I can get back to work this week and get on with all my fab allocations!

What about you lot?? Any nice plans this week? Hope there filled with fun craftyness and even more fun and good surprises!!

The super talented Jo has created two amazing Valentines digi's just in time to create something for the extra Special person in your life! I used both the Love Letters on the front and the Sweetheart girl in the inside of my wee Twist and Pop card






I coloured the images with Spectrum Noirs and the papers are a really old collection I had in my stash but looked perfect with the wee images!

I hope you like my card as much as I loved making it! I closed the envelopes but could be perfect fro some little sweets or a little love letter??


       

Check the Time for Tea Community Facebook page for more inspiration or maybe share some of your fab makes there too!

Well I'm off for a brew and put my feet up before starting Sunday dinner!
Have a great week all

Hugs Mel xx

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