Friday, 25 March 2011

Tri-Fold birthday card...

Hello crafty peoples!

This makes a nice change...I find myself blogging quite early in the day! (Not at 2 o'clock in the morning like usual!)

I am on a bit of a card making spree at the moment, and the spree is 'new techniques' I am trying to make a different shaped card, or use a technique I haven't used before at the moment.

The technique for the moment is 'Tri-Fold' There are LOADS of video tutorials for a tri-fold card on YouTube.

So I had an attempt and this was the result:

The front:

The Card when it is open:

Really cute cupcake! (I love these stamps!)

Close-up of some of the embellishments.

I think it turned out really well! I will definitely be trying this technique again! Now cleverly I have managed to make this card, so that it covers a few of the competitions that I like to enter. They are:

  • Shabby Tearoom - Challenge #54 - 'Bingo' (I chose, buttons, brads and dies/punches)

  •  Papertake weekly - Challenge 'It's a Mum thing'

  • I love promarkers - Challenge #58 - Theme 'Go Dotty'

  • I will have a new update soon, I have many projects in the workings at the moment.


    Haley x

    Saturday, 19 March 2011

    My first Anya stamp!

    Evening all!

    First off I want to say I GOT A CUTTLEBUG! Sorry, I got a tad bit excited there, but hey, can you blame me? My wonderful boyfriend bought me a cuttlebug on Thursday and I have to say I absolutely LOVE it! Granted, I only have 2 sets of dies but I will most definitely be investing in more!

    OK, onto tonight's card, I have been working on this card for a little while, I kept putting it down to do other things and I try not to craft at the weekend, because my boyfriend has the weekends off from work.

    Anywhoo, here it is:

    I think she is absolutely precious! She is just so pretty! I used two stamps to do this, the girl and the fence, and I painstakingly had to fill bits in freehand, because I hadn't heard of 'masking' Now that I have learned how to use the 'Masking' technique to use multiple stamps I will use it instead!

    I have used a 'sping' theme for this card and the colours make me smile! I have also used 3 different types of yellow paper/card.

    This card is going to be entered into the following competitions;

    OK, that's it for me tonight, I have a driving lesson tomorrow so I really should be refreshed for that!

    Night all.

    Haley xx

    Wednesday, 16 March 2011

    Happy trio of yellow...

    Evening all!

    (Or should I say, welcome to the early hours of the morning!)

    I wanted to show you all my latest creation:

    Here are some close-ups of the individual cards:

            Card number 1: Little Tweetheart

              Card number 2: Happy Birdie

             Card number 3: Love is in the air.

    As you can see from the above image, these cards are 'easel' cards. I have seen many crafters use this technique and I always wanted to try it out! It is sooooo much simpler than I would have ever guessed and it is so effective, don't ya think?

    I used digital stamps for the toppers, and I'm ashamed to say I don't remember where I got them from! They were freebies though and I found them through google! If I do manage to find them I will put up a link!

    When I look at these cards they make me want to smile, maybe it's the cute images or maybe it's the 'Happy' colours! I'm not sure...

    I am entering these cards (as one) into the following competitions:

    I also wanted to give you all a sneaky peaky at two of the projects I am currently working on...Are you ready?




    Here Goes...





    There you go, not much to see, but enough to make you want to see more I hope!

    I better get some sleep otherwise I am going to be EXHAUSTED in the morning!

    Night all!

    Haley x

    Wednesday, 9 March 2011

    I'm back...

    Hello all,

    No pictures tonight, I just wanted to pop in to explain where I have been and why I have been gone so long.

    First off, my other half had 10 days of work so I was determined to keep off the computer and away from my crafting area, to spend the time with him. Also this week I have started on a health kick, Doing at least an hours workout every night.
     I will get fit and slim lol!!!!!

    I have been popping onto my favourite competition blogs and have seen some awesome competitions I want to enter, I just need to find the time to get my craft on!
     (Also have to find the time to make mother's day cards, my sister's birthday card AND Easter cards!)

    All this while being a full time mum and taking driving lessons! Blimey I lead a busy life lol!

    OK time for a well earned chill out (while watching the Rocky Horror picture show!)

    Night all

    Haley xx