Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Crafty Cardmakers DT call

I noticed a few days ago that Crafty Cardmakers are having a DT call so I've decided to have a go. Well you never know unless you try and I'm always up for a challenge! To apply I needed to make a new card on the theme of  "New Beginnings" and showcase my three favourite cards that I think show off my style. So firstly my New Beginnings card.

When I think of New Beginnings, the first thing that springs to mind is the birth of a baby. After all its not only a new beginning for the baby, its a new start for the parents too. So here is what I came up with:

I'm in love with easel cards at the moment, they are much simpler to make than you think but they look so effective. I used my baby boy stamp by Kars and coloured him in with my Promarkers. Papers and sentiment are from my stash.

So on to my favourite cards. This one is a card I made in July for my friend's birthday, so I went very summery.

I think this card shows how I often use the month or season to help me decide on a colour scheme/combination. It also shows my love of stamping and using my Promarkers!

Next I have a card I made last week for another friends birthday.
I used parts from a Kanban kit to decoupage this card. I like the 3D effect you get from layering pieces on top of each other with foam pads.

So finally here is a card that I think shows how I like using embossing folders to add texture. It also shows my love of making cards for children. Kids cards are the most fun!

So there we go, my three favourite cards! Hopefully they show my style of cardmaking and my favourite techniques. Well this my entry, fingers crossed!

Thanks for visiting!
Hayley x

Monday, 26 September 2011

Papertake challenge entry

Hi everyone, hope you are all well. It's just a quick post tonight to show the card I made for my friends Birthday on Saturday. I used a Kanban card kit and I think it worked well. My friend loved it anyway =)

I would like to enter this card in the Papertake Weekly challenge with this week is Creature Comforts.
Bye for now,
Hayley x

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Wizard Easel card- Cute card Thursday challenge

Hi everyone, hope you are all well! Its been manic the last few days and I have a bit of breathing space this morning before a particularly busy afternoon so I decided to upload this easel card I made a few days ago.

I used my star embossing folder to create the background for the wizard and the sentiment is from a large pack I bought from a craft show. I decided to keep it simple so that the easel card didn't look crowded and I think it paid off.

I would like to enter this card in the Cute card Thursday challenge which this week is- anything goes!

Thanks for dropping by!
Hayley x

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Pirate Birthday card

Now that I've finished my bedroom I have finally been able to have a proper play with my Bigshot! I used both a diecutter and an embossing folder for this project and I think it worked really well.

I used my new pirate stamp, which I picked up at the Ross Paper Show when it came to Sunderland a few weeks ago. He is so much fun to colour in, I used my promarkers. I used a nesting die with the gold card to create a background and a Cuttlebug embossing folder to create the star border along the bottom of the card. Then I just added the sentiment and age to finish. I'm really happy with how this turned out.

I would like to enter this card for the Creative Inspirations challenge which this week is, anything goes!

Thanks for looking!
Hayley x

Wednesday, 14 September 2011


Yay my room is finally finished so I can get back to doing some serious crafting! I love my new room, no more garish purple and now that I have rearranged the furniture it feels much bigger too. =D

Heres a few pics:

So I'm happy now =) I'll be posting my projects again soon!
Bye for now,
Hayley x