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


Wednesday 1 July 2020

All about E!! xx

Hello lovelies and Happy Wednesday

What a crazy week its been here and its not even over?? From the weather changing constantly and trying to work things out for work and me just having one of my bad weeks its ...... its, well let's just say 'is this week over yet?'

This week we should have been down at my Brothers getting ready to celebrate his Wedding this Saturday!! Sad but luckily they have a date for next year and we can celebrate all together with hopeful no covid to cause problems!

So on to this weeks Challenge at Use Your Craft Stash and its all E and F!! I have no idea why it was so hard to think of an E creation!! I mean now I can but when planning my make it was just not to be found, nothing at all! So I sat at my Mac and look through all my SVG Files and came across this

this little gift bag is the Dreaming Tree SVG Elegant Evening Bag! So that's an E isn't it??

I used some Eggplant coloured card stock, the BEAUTIFUL First Edition Botanical Beauty papers in Emerald, added Distress Ink to the edges then fished with gems and of course a magnet to hold it closed! There was a few too many layers of card to I pierced a tiny hole to help the magnet to get a grip! Next time I'll used stronger magnets heheheh

After all the stress of trying to think of something this came together really easily and I think it will make the nicest little Gift Bag for someone! 

Well, I need to get back to it! I'm trying to create templates, step by steps and all manner of things this week for my magazine pieces! Hopefully you will all like them, I know I do!

Have a great week and stay safe
Huggles Mel xx