Monday, 19 October 2020

Icy Makes xx

 Hello you lovely people

Have you been crafting recently?? Keeping busy while more restrictions come in??
With the darker days coming in I've decided to challenge myself and creating something I have wanted to make for a while! I won't say much because I think my first attempt will be a fail! But I will try .... keep following for more updates and maybe I'll share what I've been doing soon??? Is there something you've always wanted to to?? Why not try!!

The latest edition of Die-Cutting Essentials 70 is OUT NOW

The free cover gift is a fab Candle die that is perfect for all you're Christmas cards or makes. I had so much fun creating some Gift Ideas with the die 

Using the die as my inspiration for all my makes 'shapes' I created a fun Christmas Decoration as well as a little Gift Bag. But my favourite piece is the Tea Light Holder

Using the die to create my shape I added vellum to soften the light and coloured with my markers. 

I think these would look fab along a Christmas Table or along a Fire Place with some faux twinkle candles!

Not only is the magazine jam packed with ideas using the die it has more amazing die-cutting ideas from the Design Team for you to try. Get you're copy here

Well I best get something done while the puppy snoozes or I'll just sit here looking online for pretty craft bits that I DON'T need hehehehe

Until next time! Stay safe
Huggles Mel xx

Thursday, 8 October 2020

Little Rudolph xx

Hello Lovelies

I hope you are all well and cosying into Autumn?? We had a wee weekend away on some little adventures with Jura to the Highlands! She was great and only had one wee accident involving bursting the Travel Crate lol after that she was super! She didn't like the rain but loved the attention of all the people and other dogs. Hubby has decided he needs a sign with her name, age and breed or charge a £1 for each time lol she's just too cute

Found a sign for her in Oban

Didn't like the rain

and found the perfect spot for snoozing!

A great wee first holiday for her

I have't been working still but have manages to finished some bits I started for the Use Your Craft Stash Challenge! Does It count that I had bits cut out for months?? So here is R

Here is my 'little' Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
The file is one I found on Etsy that you are suppose to print out, cut and piece together but I turned it into an SVG File. the fawn dense sit perfectly and the back has a little space but it still looks ok with his little gloss Red Nose. I also added holes to the moon so I could add the light to shine through

When I first got this I though it would be about 10 inches but its actually 21!!!! I've placed a Distress Oxide pad that I used on the moon to show the size.
Used old old old yellow 12x12 papers that I don't think I would have used any other times as it was soooooo bright, lots of brown off cut 12x12 pieces and glossy accents to the nose along hot glue to hold it all together 

I also created my S, an oldie but a goodie from my fav SVG Files

My little Snowman Treat Box from SVG CUTS. The file is called Christmas Open House and has some fun Christmas home gifts makes

I used my large stash of white card with Silver Centura Pearl Card, Slate Grey card scraps, Scarlet Ribbon, Mulberry leaves and some Silver berries along with Nuvo Drops for the details

A wee video to show the sparkle hehehehe

Well I have to sort my craft room, reply to emails and get ready for hopefully getting back to my favourite ........ making things
Remember anyone can join us at Use Your Craft Stash so please come on over!!

Take care and stay safe
Huggles Mel x

Thursday, 17 September 2020

Princess Pumpkin Carriage xx

 Happy Thursday you lovely lot

Apologies for the lack of posts, sadly been a bit under the weather and not been able to do anything! Tho we do have some happy news in our household, with a new bundle of joy

our new fur baby Jura!

She is a gorgeous Golden Cocker Spaniel that my super amazing hubby surprised me with! With it being our 14th Wedding Anniversary and the modern gift of Gold Jewellery .... I think she is just perfect for it!! She has been doing great which is a plus for me being struggling just those tiny needle teeth that I seem to have forgotten about with Tillie! Here's to many adventures with her

Now I have been keeping up with my Alphabet Challenge, with creating an MDF Memory Book, a Nutcracker that kinda scared me and a sad Crochet Octopus that still needs his tentacles attached. That brings me to P

I used the SVG Cuts Pumpkin Carriage from the SVG File Enchanted Autumn that I have had for a few years. I used some very old DCWV papers from my stash that has glitter on it (the light hitting the white is making it brighter) and then added a super gorgeous Some Odd Girl Digi Stamp coloured with Spectrum Noir Classiques

I added a faux tea light inside so it would glow in the dark. I also adjusted the sides to allow where the lanterns sit to have light popping through as well

I have to admit I have the Carriage half done sitting in my projects drawer and just had to add glue and the Princess. Hopefully once my hand allows me more movement I will be back at it! I 'm kinda cheating for Q so watch this space hehehe

Take care and stay safe until next time
Huggles Mel xx

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Little Lantern x

 Happy Wednesday you lovely lot

I do hope this finds you all well and you are having a good week so far? have you cooled down a little where you are? Or is it still warm? Its cooler here than the weekend but still clammy but with the odd rain shower!

Today I'm sharing with you my L Alphabet make for Use Your Craft Stash

I made a Little Lantern using a fab SVG Cuts file and embellished it with Lawn Fawn Stamps

As you can see I used some Lemon and Lime green papers as well as Light Grey for the body of the Lantern. I used my cute little Lawn fawn cuties stamp and die set Butterfly Kisses coloured with Spectrum Noir Classiques. The dots are my Nuvo Crystal drops along with Distress Oxide on all the edges

Remember you can join in all the fun over at Use Your Craft Stash and can win a wee prize every 2 weeks! See what the other girls have been up too for some fun inspiration! Plus it gets you using you're stash again

Well I've lots of Christmas allocations to get on with plus other bits and bobs
have a super day and stay safe

Huggles Mel xx

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Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Christmas Bears x

 Happy Wednesday lovelies

I do hope you are all well? Staying safe and trying to stay cool??

The weather is crazy up here with hot clammy dull days then yesterday freak Lightning storms! We had sheet lighting (when its stuck in the clouds) at 10 last night for hours then at around 1 am were work to the thunder that turned into rain and giant hail lasting hours! It was running down the road and the thunder was so load with the lightning brighten the sky! Totally magical at times

Today I'm sharing my wee make from the Alphabet Challenge over at Use You're Craft Stash where we are up too K and L

Here is my 'Kissing' Gatefold Card inspired by the amazing Jennifer McGuire

When you open the sides go the card the cute little bears slide together to decorate the tree in a 'Kissing' motion. See the video below for how it works

I used the super cute Mama Elephant stamps and dies coloured Wirth Spectrum Noir Classique markers, some First Edition papers from my stash and the My Favourite Things trifold slider die to create the interactive mechanism for the card to work

You can see Jennifer's amazing video on how the basic card can be made here. My card is an 8x8 card and I had to extend the slider die-cut to fit my card and finished with the super cute snowflake sequins

Remember you can play along with the challenge as long as you use you're old stash and follow the Alphabet theme! Hope you will join us

Well I've dishes to do then some ironing (yeah in this heat)
until next time

Huggles Mel x

Monday, 10 August 2020

Autumnal feels x

Hello you lovely lot

I do hope you are well and finding your way in to the the new normal after lockdown?? We have been away which was amazing, especially after seeing only the house walls for so long! A wee trip to our favourite place and lots of little walks to build up my strength again ....... just bliss

I even had some fun with my camera and caught these two shots! So pleased with myself

The fab new John Next Door Magazine is out and I had so much fun creating some fun Autumn inspired bits including a little Pumpkin and pretty wall hanging

My wee makes this time show just what you can do with the kit and lots of card! The Pumpkin is an SVG file from SVGCUTs but I have created a templates to help you make the other pieces!

a little 3D frame makes a great gift and card in one for someone Special

and the Wall Hanging could be changed to match any season with different colour ways

You can find your copy here and more inspiration from the Design Team and John too! Also there is sneak peeks of some of his new range and competitions too. Plenty step by steps to help you make some of the pieces including the little frame I made

Take care everyone and stay safe
Hugs Mel x

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Birthday Box xx

Hello everyone

Sorry I haven't been about, we managed to get away for a few days and was soooooooo busy right before we left! Was just lovely to sit back, do some walking and find some normality all while staying away from people! Bliss

Today I wanted to share a wee Exploding Birthday Box I created a few weeks back! 

I actually made 3 cards for this amazing lady, this was for her daughter to give! Plus a card from hubbies Mum to send and one at the last minute from her partner! It was all hush hush and she could't believe they had all contacted me to create something Special for her 70th Birthday!

I used some of my favourite Time for Tea Designs Digi Stamps coloured with my Spectrum Noir Classiques, the Butterflies are an old Crafter's Companion die, some beautiful Carta Bella 12x12 papers, Mulberry Flowers, gems and lots and lots of glitter!

The other two cards I will share over the next few weeks with you all! All different too!

Well I need to get back too work, creating a wee Fairy House and working with some fab new bits and bobs that I can't wait for you all to see!

Stay safe and keep crafting
huggles Mel x

Monday, 6 July 2020

Little Fairy Birthday xx

Morning lovelies and Happy Monday

Hope you are all well? Staying safe as you can be? And not getting blown away or washed away with the crazy weather we are having?? One minute we had glorious sun then damp damp damp! It looked like snow hitting the windows at one point it was so heavy!

Enough of the weather, I'm sharing my wee Fairy House today

It was my mother-in laws birthday yesterday and knowing I would need a card for her and a project for the Use Your Craft Stash Challenge, I combined them! Originally I was making a Fawn for my 'F' project but a fairy was more suited to the Birthday (maybe use it later ....... R for reindeer?? Antlers tho and red nose?????? hmmm)

I used the Dreaming Tree SVG file to create the Fairy House along with my Bazzil 12x12 card stock. I used my favourite papers First Edition Chasing Rainbows and the Fairy image is a Some Odd Girl Digi coloured with my Spectrum Noir Classiques. A fern die from Sizzix to decorate, Nuvo Drops, flowers, gems from Lucy's Cards and not forgetting Fairy lights inside! ohhhh and its Fuchsia

I had picked out more Fairy like colours to look more like a Toadstool but these papers were more girly and perfect for the colour scheme I had in mind! Adding some Distress Ink to the edges to finish brought it to life.

I made a little slot in the back and fed the fairy lights inside with the switch hanging out then glued the whole thing closed. If I had thought I would have 'wired' it so the switch was glued on the underside on the roof

Remember anyone can join in the challenge and play along and we're still working on E and F so foil, fairy, easel, elegant...... anything to match the letter goes

Well I've got a super busy week working on ........ let's say the Titanic may be involved lol
'TTFN' Ta ta for now as Tigger would say
Huggles Mel xx