Monday, 30 January 2012

Charisma cards challenge

Happy Monday everyone! Or not... it looks very grey and dreary over here. But nevermind, I finished clearing my craft corner last night so I could get to work this morning. It is 5 days and counting until my next craft fair so I'm trying to get organised.

Today I used the Docrafts pink Capsule Collection papers for the first time and I absolutely love them! They were just perfect for this card.

Don't know if you can see it but underneath the teddy it says "Its a girl". I would like to enter this card for the Charisma cards challenge which is, pretty in pink!

Thanks for dropping by!
Hayley x

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Where to start...

I'm trying to clean up my desk/craft area so I might be able to see my bedroom floor again but so far I've only spread stuff around and made it look worse *sigh*. Looks like I could be here a while, getting finished in time for Dancing on Ice could be tricky lol =)

Better get back to work...
Hayley x

Friday, 27 January 2012

Love is in the air

Valentines Day is fast approaching and I have signed myself up for a craft fair on 4th Feb so I'm getting stuck into some Valentines cards. I spent the last two weeks looking for valentines sentiments and I couldn't find any anywhere! I finally got some stickers from Hobbycraft but they just say "Valentine" not even "To my Valentine" *sigh*. Has anyone else had this problem? Seems to me that theres a huge gap in the market there.

Anyway enough moaning, I made do with what I've got and heres what I've come up with so far.

Not a bad start but I've got plenty more to do over the weekend. Have a good one!

Hayley x

Monday, 23 January 2012

I failed...

Before Christmas I set myself a challenge of only visiting a craftshop once a month... What was I thinking?! I've signed myself up for a couple of craft fairs, so shopping once a month isn't practical at all. Looks like as per usual I have been ambitious but rubbish lol. So I'm stopping the insanity and going back to my normal shopping habits. Woohoo!

Bye for now,
Hayley x

Monday, 16 January 2012

VW Camper

Hi everyone, just a quick post today to show a card I've made using my new fave stamp. Its the gorgeous VW camper van from Docrafts fab Portobello Road stamp set. I've kept it really simple for this card, just the stamp, backing paper and a sentiment so that the camper van is the focus of the card.

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I have another two stamped campervans ready to use, one red and one pink, just havent decided what to do with them yet. Hmmm... Thinking cap on lol.

Bye for now!
Hayley x

Monday, 9 January 2012

Crafty cardmakers challenge #59

I absolutely love the new Portobello Road range from Docrafts, it's perfect for cards for men and I especially love the stamp set which features the London bus below and a super cute VW Camper. The challenge at Crafty Cardmakers is- No floral embellishments, so I decided to try out my new stamp set and make a manly card.

The London bus stamp was coloured with Promarkers, paper is from the Portobello Road paper pack and sentiment is from my stash.

Thanks for dropping by!
Hayley x

Friday, 6 January 2012

Back to reality

So Christmas and New Year are finally over and it's back to work and back to normal life. I haven't had much of a chance to sign in over the hols so I'll be catching up with blogs over the weekend.

I was a busy bee in the run up to Christmas thanks to the snowflake box die that I bought for my bigshot. I made up a few and filled them with chocolates for stocking fillers and next thing I know I'm getting orders from friends, family and my facebook page! I made about 60 altogether and they went down really well.

The only thing is now that Christmas is over and I don't have Christmas cards and presents to make, I'm feeling a bit uninspired. Is anyone else feeling like this? I'll try to get back to normal over the weekend.

Wish me luck!
Hayley x