Friday 30 June 2023

Merry-Go-Round x


Hello you lovely lot,
I hope this finds you all well? Have you been crafting? Is in Christmas yet for your crafting or is it still too early for you? I’ve been working away on Christmas makes already so felt that my latest tutorial should be the same

Away last year my lovely editor challenged me to create something different and of course I jumped at the the challenge, a little Merry-Go-Round. It was designed especially for the Hunkydory Magazine but decided I had to make it again. This is the original design using the magazine kit

What do you think? The original had a fantasy feeling with the unicorn stamps and gold mirror card and embellishments. I knew I wanted to make the next one a little different and with Christmas on my desk, decided to go with it

I used some older Christmas papers from the Craft Consortium called Candy Christmas and teamed it with brown cardstock and older pink papers to layer. The cute little Deer is a digi stamp I found on Etsy from Zekesami, here is the link. I coloured it up with my Copic Markers adding some glitter to the antlers and spots.

The gems are mostly from my stash that I got from AliExpress or Chloe’s Creative Cards and the very bright pink ribbon I got from Amazon in a pack. I also added some wee battery fairy lights, gluing the battery pack into the Gift Box Base and feeding through to hide around the edges

The fun part is the Merry-Go-Round actually turns. I fitted a piece of pipe to help keep it steady in the middle and when you turn the top the wee Deers are go round like old fashioned hobby horses. See the wee video below to see it working

My tutorial will show you how easy it is to make your own, even with a few mistakes lol. You can create your own by using the free download found over at Craft World HQ, free to all members. 

I hope you will create your own. Especially making your own Christmas Decoration or Trinket/Gift Box with plenty from to fit a gift, treat, sweets or even a Gift Card for someone Special 

You can also find more of my YouTube tutorials on my channel, why not check them out.

I best get back to work, more Christmas makes. Until next time
Huggles Mel xx

Materials - 
Template -Merry-Go-Round
Plus older Craft Consortium Ink Drops Rose
12x12 Bazzill Card 
Digi Stamp - Zekesami 
Neenah Stamping Card
Gems from stash and AliExpress
Hot Glue Gun
Ribbon - Amazon
Copic Marker Colours - Dark Brown - E29, E18, E17, E15 Light Brown - E13, E11, E00 Cheeks - RV52 Paper Edging - RV55

Friday 16 June 2023

Fairy House Tutorial


Happy Friday lovelies

I hope this finds you all well and enjoying the gorgeous summer weather we're getting?? Here in Scotland it's just soooooo warm, but no complaints. Just need a little cooler to get the dog walked instead of at 6am and 10pm at night?? Poor pup that she is

Toady I wanted to share my latest wee YouTube Tutorial with you, a lovely Fairy House

What do you think?? Too busy?? Just right or does it need something? The original template I created for this was for a magazine piece last year, the Hunkydory Box Magazine no.17 but sadly you can't get this as a physical copy another. You can still get a digital version here if you want to see what else the Design team created.


For the tutorial I created a smaller version first to show how its looks

I used some Bazzill pink and yellow 12x12 craft card and added some pretty First Edition Oh So Sweet pattern papers to the top along with some cute little Lawn Fawn fairies coloured up with my Copic Markers. Of course there is plenty glitter along with Mulberry flowers and gems to decorate

For the main Fairy House I used some gorgeous papers from 49 and Market, Art Options Rouge along with more Bazzill 12x12 card in a deep burgundy and smokey grey

I teamed the Fairy House with an older Some odd Girl Digi Stamp, Fairy Magic and coloured up with my Copic Markers added glitter to the wings and face. The Glitter I used was some older glitter glue with loose glitter added in to make it extra sparkly. The small butterflies are from very old Martha Stewart punch but you can find similar here

The template has an open space in the bottom to allow you to pop in a wee faux tea light or fairy lights and light up through the vellum windows

Remember you can find the tutorial over on my YouTube Channel as well as lots of other to keep you busy while it's too warm to sit outside. You can also find the link to the template here

Until next time, stay safe everyone and make sure to drink plenty during the hot weather
hugs Mel x

Mulberry Flowers
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch - Alternative
Hot Glue
Small Fairy House -

Friday 2 June 2023

Bow Card Tutorial x

Hi you lovely lot and welcome back to my wee blog

Today I’m sharing my next YouTube tutorial with you all, a wee Bow Card

This time tho I’ve created a FREE download for you all to create your own! Follow the Bow Card Link and you will be taken to a Dropbox download for SVG files and a PDF for you to use with your cutting machine (like a Circuit or Silhouette) or print out and hand cut out instead

I created the above Bow Card just for the video and teach you how, making the pink and turquoise toned one. Both made exactly the same but looking totally different but just as stunning

I used my 12x12 Bazzill card stock along with different pattern papers on each but the same stamp and die set coloured with my Copic Markers. The stamp is from the amazing Alex Syberia Designs called Life is Good and I use the matching Dies to cut it out

I used some different coloured ribbons from Hobbycraft and Amazon along with gems from Chloe’s Bling box and the large gem is from AliExpress. I also added some foliage with an old sizzix die plus lots and lots of glitter

What do you think? Do you see your self creating one? It’s that type of card to give on an Extra Special Occasion, the BIG birthday or maybe a Wedding! The type of card to make people smile and something they will display and keep.

Remember you still have one more day to enter the giveaway, see the YouTube video for all the details plus you can find more of my tutorials here

Until next time, have fun crafting and remember to tag me if you create any of my makes
Huggles Mel x

Bazzill 12x12 Cardstock
Pattern Papers - Pink and Turquoise - Cocoa Vanilla - Unforgettable 
Red and Gold Card - Craft Consortium - The Craft Papers - Ink Drop Rose 
Neenah Solar White Stamping Card
Black Stamping Ink
Copic Markers
Chloe’s Creative Cards - Sparkelious Glitter - Starlit Sky
Ribbon from Hobbycraft and Amazon
Gems - AliExpress and Chloe’s Bling Box