Monday 7 June 2021

Wedding Time xx

 Happy Monday lovelies

Hope this wee post finds you all well? Have you been enjoying the sunshine? It’s been lovely to have some heat and see Mr Sunshine instead of snow showers. We managed to get to away for the first time in 8 months, crazy that it’s been so long since we were at the caravan! Luckily there was no damage for it not being in winter mood and only the bedding needed washed 

Today I’m sharing something a little special

This here was a little labour of love as not only was the first Wedding Box in ages, it was for my brother and his wife!!

I give you Mr and Mrs Shand
Look how absolutely happy they both look, what a day they had eventually!

Here is some more pictures of the box up close



I used the lush Butterfly Kisses papers from Dovecraft that you can find over at Craft Label. I inked white card for the base to give a distressed look also adding to the other layered to match. The lovely the little butterfly is a die from the same set that I layered up to give a different look. I used some die-cuts and pictures of the couple as well as lots of Mulberry Flowers.

Of course you can see instead of a cake in the middle we have a Cheese Cake Tower lol as this was what they were having on the day instead of a cake I knew I had to add it here! I cut box shapes from white card and coloured them with my Spectrum Noirs to add all the cheese detail

I'm so pleased they eventually got to have their day, even if it wasn't't what they originally wanted it was still one very magically day! Plus their dog Bruce even managed to get involved 

Well I best get some work done, even tho I just want to sit in the sunshine! Theses Christmas makes (yip I said the C word) won't get made themselves!

Until next time take care
Huggles Mel xx

Tuesday 25 May 2021

All about the Music xx

 Hello lovelies
Sorry it’s been a while, work was crazy then my health took a dip, but I’m back!

Once lockdown eased here in Scotland it meant hubby could get back to working in homes and could actual get the kitchens done that people had booked in since December! It was crazy with more smaller jobs coming in and then I was busy with magazines! Just what we needed after a lllloooonnnggggg winter lockdown.

Jura is getting bigger and keeping us on our toes! We definitely forgot all the puppy years with Tillie! But we wouldn’t change her lol

Today I wanted to share my makes from Papercraft Essentials 199, one of my faves this year

The magazine has a fab music theme and the cover gift is perfect for creating some fun makes for anyone! Including those male cards I know some struggle with

I had so much fun with this theme and designed something fun and ehhh something I am soooo proud of

Yip I did design some headphones!
They full size with slighter larger ear cans as I created them to hold some sweets or a gift! It took me almost a week to design and create these and then another to create the right sizes and files needed for those to create them

Here they are open as you can see room enough for treats. I also unknowingly went with a Gryffindor colour scheme when making them which for me is the perfect happy accident 

Below is some of my other makes including a small Drinks Stereo Boombox and a little Piano

You can find the magazine here and also buy it over here plus most supermarkets stock it. I know you’ll love the other ideas the rest of the Design Team have come up with using the kit including more inspiration throughout the magazine

Remember you can find more craft inspiration over at Craft World or Facebook

Until next time, take care and stay safe
Huggles Mel xxx

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