Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Mums 60th Birthday

 Happy Tuesday

Hope you are all well? Did you have a nice Easter Weekend? Crazy how the sun was shining and sooo summery then the snow arrived!! Typical Easter break

Last week it was my wee Mummy’s 60th Birthday (yip I know, how can she be 60??) and with lockdown we still can’t celebrate together as we don't live close! But of course we made it special just the same! Can’t wait until we can celebrate even from a 2m distance!!

I knew she needed something special, not just any card and I knew it had to stand out! Sooooo with my gorgeous new Dovecraft Butterfly Kisses collection I had the perfect idea

YES! I did make her a little Fairy House just for her! and of course it lights up

My mums living room is purple and silver so the Butterfly Kisses papers are perfect and we both LOVE Butterflies and all the gems just finish it off

Please excuse the picture colour changes below, the light kept changing as I took them

I used the Dreaming Tree SVG Violet's Mushroom House along with the lush Dovecraft Papers and Bazzil 12x12 cardstock to create the Fairy House. I then used vellum with the Butterfly die and Nuvo Drops and finished with my fave Lucy's Cards jewels all over

Hope you have nice plans for the rest of your week? Mine involve work, work, vets and some more work lol ohhh and of course the finial of Masterchef

Have a super week you lovely lot and stay safe
Huggles Mel xx

here's my wee Mumskey and me xx

Saturday, 27 March 2021

40th Birthday Bow Card xx

 Happy Saturday lovelies

How are we all doing?? Hope you are keeping well and enjoy the sunshine we have been having?? We've had some snow showers and horrible winds but the sun keeps putting through so I can't complain

Today I want to share a little card I made for a super Special person

my gorgeous BESTIE Ellie
this lovely lady turns 40 today and since I can't be with her I can show the world how amazing she is! 

We both live far from each other but are always there for one another even with the distance! She has a hell of time recently but has come out STRONGER and BRAVER than ever before! Plus she's got a heart of gold and would give anyone her last Role lol just not the last of the tea!!

Love ya to bits peaped and we'll celebrate together soon

On to her wee card, using both our favourite colours too Purple and Green

I created a Bow Card using the lush new Dovecraft papers Butterfly Kisses along with the Butterfly Die from the range
I added lots of Mulberry Flowers, gems, ribbon and lots of glitter to make it sparkle

I loved creating this and just knew the colours were perfect for Ellie plus all the butterflies and gems!

You can find more of the Butterfly Kisses range over at the Craft Label along with all you're other crafty necessities or just because!

Well off to get more work done and drink tea to celebrate my bestie!
Happy 40th Birthday Ellie

Take care and stay safe until next time
Huggles Mel xx

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Busy Busy busy busy xx

 Happy Wednesday you lovely lot

I hope you are all keeping well?? Staying safe and keeping busy! So who knows what the next few months will bring but at least the vaccines seem to be rolling out quicker! The quicker they do the sooner we see all those love ones we miss! Or get to go further than 5 miles 

I've been busy working away on my magazine pieces and having some fun times with Hubby and Jura! We even managed a lovely hike on Sunday before the rains came back! Here's hoping Spring will bring some more sunshine for us!!

Have you seen the latest Hunkydory Box Magazine?? Above is some of the makes I had so MUCH fun making and even made a couple of extra cards 'just because'!

Below is a wee Gift Card Holder that you pull the knot of the ribbon to get to the card

and my most favourite make this year so far has got to be this little Flower Cart! I had days of trying to get it just right and then making a cut file and template so you can make you're own! 

You can find the Hunkydory Magazine here!
Check it out not just for a beautiful Kit but the team have really out done themselves creating cards, gifts and papercrafts pieces to really inspire you all to get crafting!

I also had the chance to make something for the lovely Lisa Horton and her fantastic new Box Magazine

This is my little Fairy House  that I show you how to make using the kit and some bits you will have in the house! You could make a few and have a wee Fairy Village and add some stamped images to bring it alive!

Will I best get back to work! Some men makes this week and you all know how I rubbish I am at those! But hopefully they will look better than my scribbles 

Take care everyone and stay safe
Huggles Mel xx

Ps. Here's my two faves on Sunday! Jura is getting so big!!

Sunday, 31 January 2021

Beary Love xx

Happy Sunday you lovely lot

Hope this finds you well? And you’re staying warm in these bitter cold days and freezing nights? Crazy winter compared to the mildness we had last year

Today I wanted to share this cute little Bear Love I was very lucky to receive. The lovely Sophie over at Sofs Paper Planet sent me this after I shared my wee Fox from the last post! I felt very privileged to get this wee cutie and knew just the papers to make him out off

I used the very last sheets from my lovely Paper Posies pack from Dovecraft inked on all the edges and fold lines with Distress Oxide. I added gloss to the ears, eyes and nose to make them stand out after only having a little pale pink paper left. The cutie is 12 inches tall but the SVG file could be adjusted so you could make them in different sizes

Please note the paper are out of stock but Craft Label have some others just as yummy 

 I added a satin ribbon around his neck tied in a bow and added a gem to finish. Next time I’m going to add a space in the back like a hinge to add some wee gift or yummy treats

Remember we are still running our wee Facebook group Use Your Craft Stash and you can join us anytime. We are finding it a good way to use our crafty stash and keep us busy during this lockdown and winter months

Well almost time for dinner then we have Perfect Planet tonight before Monday again
Take care and stay safe 
Huggles Mel

Sunday, 17 January 2021

Little Fox xx

 Happy Sunday

I hope you are all well and having a good week?? Things have been so busy here with work that I can't wait for you all too see! So pleased with my little .......... I made for you all to make you're own! Watch this space

We took restored to just recharge and poor hubby caught up on some sleep and I binged Taskmaster! How he slept with me laughing like an idiot I have no idea hehehehehe

I have a cute little piece to share with you all that I have wanted to make for ages (like most things lol)

How cute is this little sleeping baby Fox
The file is from the super talented Sophie of Sofs Paper Planet. Some of her creations you can print and make up but this one Tree Fox comes as an SVG too. All the papers are 12x12, all different brands and from my giant stash! But I love the look it gives

PLEASE NOTE - I took lots of pictures but the light kept changing so they all look different! The wall is white but appears cream at times

If you look closely to the picture above there is a 2p coin just between the body and tail. This shows you how BIG this was to make! I used 1 sheet of white pattern, 1 of grey, 3 orange toned and 7 brown pattern papers to create the cutie. It was a flat back so can be perfect for a wall display

I did also create a bundle of flowers I was planning to add to the tree but much preferred it as is! What do you think?? Would you add them

Today is a work planning day, sadly hubby still can't work but at least he can go into the workshop and get away from it. Hopefully these next few weeks will ease a little, people will get their injections and we can see our families!

Take care and stay safe
Huggles Mel

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

Welly Boot Season xx

 Happy New Year lovelies

Hello everyone and welcome to 2021!!
We’ve had a slow start to 2021 with some puppy walks and poor hubby having toothache! He’s sorted now but with Scotland and the rest of the UK in another Lockdown it’s not the start we were all hoping for!!??

My crafty friends and I have decided to carry on with our weekly crafting, using up our stash!
For me, I want to try using up some of the SVG files I have along with alllllll those pretty papers I've been saving
I started with a newer file and some of my lush First Edition North Star papers

How cute are these Welly Boots?? I soooooo love them and want to make them even smaller as fab gifts

The file is from SVG Cuts and the lovely Green Thumb set along with the lush First Edition paper and Grey 12x12 card stock. The flowers and leaves are different dies and files along with Distress Oxide Ink and Nuvo Drops. I also used some little gems from Chloes Creative Cards Bling

What do you think? My hubby says they could fit me....... cheeky!!
The papers are Winter themed but you couldn’t tell right away from the Welly Boots or flowers but do look fab against the grey cardstock 

You can join in the fun creating something, anything at all as long as you are using up your crafty stash! It doesn't even need to be paper related, any craft will work! Plus it will help us through this next Lockdown!!!!! See the group here for more inspiration from everyone

Stay safe everyone and take care
Huggles Mel xx

Monday, 30 November 2020

Beginning to look like Christmas..

 Well almost!!
Hello you lovely lot, I do hope you’re well? I can’t believe we are less than a month away from Christmas! This year has just been soooooo fast! Tho I bet most can’t wait for it to be over 

'keep reading for a lucky treat'

Today I wanted to share my last little make from the Alphabet Challenge, yip we’re at the end already

I coloured you this cute little guy for Y but never got a chance to use him but with Z I created a Double Z-Fold card! I do love this little Yeti

I used Tangled Yeti from Stamping Bella coloured with Spectrum Noir Classiques and Glossy Accents to the lights. Lots of Lucy's Cards gems and snowflakes along with some matching ribbon. The lush papers are the new North Star First Edition ones that I just adore!

When I did the Y I coloured up 5 Yeti images and of course the other 4 needed to be on cards too

These 3 I used Distress Oxide inks and some masking to create the backgrounds along with some paint for snow

and this one I coloured the background with my markers including the tree then added snow again with paint splashes

What do you think?? Do you have a favourite? I love this little pink guy and the Brown one looks more like a bear but the cute light grey is my fav!!

Now for you lucky ones I have something a little SPECIAL for my lucky followers

I recently got my Makers pack and made a little video of my haul and wanted to share! Its not the best but at least you can see all the loveliness from Craft Label

Now you lucky lot can get 15% off all craft goodies (except Circuit) over at Craft Label
This discount will run from the 8th - 31st December just use


but don't worry until then you can still get Buy 2 get 1 FREE
just check out the Craft Label site now or Facebook and Instagram for Makers inspiration!

I best get some work done, do you sometimes just want to curl up with a good book and read the day away??

Stay Safe and be careful
Huggles Mel

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Remembrance Poppy x

 Hello lovelies

I do hope you are all well and staying safe?? It's hard to think we're back in a mini lockdown but with the way numbers are going it was inevitable!! With lots being cancelled and closed again I wanted to share a wee project with you that you can make too. So here is my Remembrance Poppy

My mum had asked if it was possible to create something to pop at her window to show here support and of course I said yes!! I made 3 to begin with and then my aunt asked if I might have a template so she could make one and now I created another after deleting the first

Below is a picture Step by Step and then the PDF or SVG file to help you make you're own I just ask that you would think to giving too the British Legion Poppy Appeal as this year especially they need all the help they can get

What you need to get started -
  • Red, Black and Green card
  • Black Distress Ink, Green Distress Ink
  • Spritz bottle with Water
  • Circle of Green card
  • Glossy Accents
  • Small bowl
  • Ball Tool
  • Hot Glue
  • Twine
Remembrance Poppy

Print out the Template and use to cut out 2 Poppy Petal shapes from Red Card, the Centres from Black card and Leaves from green card

Add Black Distress ink to the centre of the petal and come up about 1/3. Repeat on both sides and on the second petal

Ink the edge of the leaves. Leave the ink to dry for at least 30 mins or use a heat tool

Once the ink is dry spritz with water on both sides. Don't make to damp just enough to make the card more pliable 

Scrunch up the petal tightly and leave to the side

Repeat with the 2nd petal, leaves and centres. Sit aside for 10/15mins

Cut out a circle shape about an inch and use a ball tool to make a dome shape. Add some dabs of glue to any folded layers to hold in place

Ink the edges of the dome with Black and green then add foam pads built up to the inside

Cover the surface with Glossy Accents and set aside to dry

Carefully unfold the petals. They might rip but that's ok as you can glue it back together. Scrunch a little more to shape the edges but keep it open

Put the petals in a small bowl and allow it to 'cup' slightly. The middle should be inside almost flat with the petals coming up then curling back 

Unfold the rest of the Poppy pieces and add the 2nd petal to the bowl. Set aside to dry fully or use a heat tool to speed it up

Once dry glue the two petals on top of each other in an 'X' shape. Try and keep the 'cupped' shape by added hope glue to hold the petals in place

Add the Centres, the largest one first then the domed piece. Squash the pieces around the dome

Touch up the leaves with more link to make the texture stand out

then glue them onto the back of the Poppy

Finish with some twine to hang the Poppy and cover with a scrap of card

And that's you finished!
Sorry its Picture heavy but I find sometimes it can be easier too see then just describe!

Please if you can donate as every penny goes to helping support the Forces and their families especially when they need it most! find the link below

Remember if you make one, pop it in the window to show your support!

I hope you enjoyed this wee tutorial for the Poppy and you can find the link to the files below!
Stay safe and take care
Hugs Mel x