Friday, 18 February 2011

Thankyou card...


Once again I find myself up late and unable to sleep, so I will listen to a little of 'The Offspring' and blog my latest creation.

Here it is:

This card is to be entered in three different competitions (Details to follow at the end of this post) The themes for which are: 'Thankyou' 'Putting on the glitz' and paper piecing is a requirement for another one.

Onto some close-ups...

Here you can see all the individual competition requirements, The paper piecing, and the 'Thankyou' sentiment, and the 'Glitzy' stars and flowers on the side...

Paper piecing close-up, the dress is from spotty paper and I chose a textured brown paper for her cute little boots...

A little 'glitzy' brad to finish the ribbon... 

It's a small card (only 4" x 4") and it's fairly simple, but I think it has the desired effect.

The competitions I am entering this card into are:

I should really compile a list of all the competitions I like to enter shouldn't I? That way all you lovely people can have a look yourselves! Deffinately on my To-Do list!

I'm still not feeling sleepy so I am going to listen to some more tunes and browse some papercraft sites and blogs for a while!

Night all.

Haley x

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Another competition card...Very blue...

Wow, I have just looked at the clock and it's almost one in the morning! I need to learn to go to bed earlier! But hey, I'm sure I'm not the only one who crafts at stupid o'clock at night am I?

On to my newest competition card, I have used another one of Sugar Nellie's stamps, again it is a Gorjuss girl, I just can't get enough of them!

Here she is, don't you just think she is beautiful?

And here is the entire card:

Finally I added a ribbon flower,

I can't even remember where I first saw this technique, but I think it is super effective! All you have to do is cut 8 equal lengths of ribbon (remembering that half of this length will be the size of the 'petals') Glue them to a circle of card, and then finish it with a cute button in the center!

I am entering this card is the following competitions:

The sugar bowl - Theme: Colour photo
Charisma Cardz - Theme - Fantasy

Ok I should really get some sleep, what with a baby who will want feeding in a few hours!

Goodnight all!

Haley xx

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Flowery birthday card.


It's been one of those days, nothing perticular going on but I'm still shattered and feel like I have been really busy!

Anyway as promised last night here are the pictures of the birthday card I have been working on. 

I made this card for my Nanna, so the theme had to be grown up, I chose the colours because I liked the look of the papers together.

For the flowers I found this wonderful tutorial at PassionforPromarkers, here is the link for those of you that are interested in trying it.

I used my trusty ProMarkers to colour the flowers, I think they look wonderul, don't you?

So there you go a wonderful, grown-up birthday card. Let me know what you think! :D

And lastly I found this website, it looks interesting and the competitions look different, I may just have a go!

EDIT: I completely forgot to mention that I have entered this card in challenge #52 at I love promarkers!

Happy crafting everyone!

Haley x

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Super shiny ribbon board...

Just a quick post this evening, lots to do, little time to do it! 

I was browsing 'craft room' videos on youtube the other day and I came across a wonderful idea; 'ribbon boards' This got me thinking, and i consulted the Oracle that is Google, I found a wonderful tutorial from Shelley Detton over at the tutorial is HERE

Here is my attempt:

The only real change I made was, instead of using canvas I used an old pinboard and sprayed the frame black first.
 What do you think? I'm quite happy with the outcome!
New post coming tomorrow, I am working on a birthday card for my Nanna so I will update with those piccys tomorrow!


Saturday, 5 February 2011

My 1st ever post!

Wow, this is exciting, my 1st ever post on a blog! A post to make this bare page look a little less bare! A bit of furniture to decorate 'my happy place'...Ok random rant over

I wanted to show you all my very 1st competition entry. The following card is going to be entered in the newest competition (Challenge 52) over at The sugar bowl

This is the sketch we were given to follow: 

The optional theme was 'Love' and this is my interpretation:

I'm quite proud of this card and I absolutely adore Sugar Nellie's Gorjuss girl stamps!

Right, that's the end of this post as my baby girl wants a bottle! Let me know what you think and again welcome to my blog!

EDIT: I am now also entering this card in the Passion for Pro Markers challenge! Challenge number 86 and the theme is 'Let there be love!'

Haley x