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

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


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"

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

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

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

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