Sunday, 24 April 2011

Pink and brown...

Pink and brown have to be one my favourite colour combinations at the moment. I recently bought some new paper packs only to realise how similar they are, not only to each other, but to my other favourite packs! Oh well, gotta work with what ya love lol.

Anywhoo just a quick post to showcase my latest competition card. And here it is:

I used a sugar nellie image and the 'little princess' stamp is just perfect for it (although I can' remember where it came from sorry) She is coloured in my promarkers (Obviously!) and I used the 'sugar and spice' paper pack, off the top of my head I can't remember the brand, Dovecraft I think but I wouln't quote me on it!

I am entering this card into the following competitions:

Right, that's it for me, I'm off for some yummy BBQ food!

Haley x

Friday, 15 April 2011

Bit of a mess!

Morning all!

(Yes I did just say MORNING lol) I thought I would pop in just to let you all know I am still around and I am still crafting. I'm just so bogged down with lots of stuff at the moment, I can't seem to find a moment to myself!

On a higher note, me and my other half are going to give notice of intent to marry this afternoon!...I am UBER excited! We are (fingers crossed) getting married on the 29th of July! Only a very small do, just immediate family and then a nice big party afterward for everyone else! So you can look forward to handmade invites etc.

On top of wedding plans I haven't been very well so I have been crashing quite early on an evening at the moment (hence no crafty posts) But I think I'm on the mend so hopefully normal crafting service will resume shortly :-)

I do have a project in the works though, my baby sister turned 20 last week and we had a big girly night out, so I thought as a gift I would do her a mini album with all the nice photos in it. I have everything I need, except the motivation to get started lol.

Well I think that's about all my news for the moment. Hopefully I will be able to update with a project and some pictures shortly.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Mother's day...

Hello everyone!

I hope you are all fine and dandy! I, myself am feeling rather chipper, despite the late hour and seemingly permanent lack of sleep!

I wanted to show you the mother's day card that I have been working on, it is finally finished, and BOY am I proud! Well here it is:

I used a stamped image from Wild Rose studios, and I coloured her with my promarkers (Geez I love those pens!)

I used another type of fold for this card, I scored down the center of the front of the card and then folded it back on itself, with the main image hanging over the edge I think the effect is wonderful!

I added a die-cut oval to the inside for my personal message, and when the card is closed flat, you can't see it.

I added some punched flowers just to finish the card off.

I am entering this card in the following competitions:

  • The shabby tea room - Challenge #55 'colour pallet' (funnily enough my eyes were drawn to the flowers on the table, hence the colours of my card!)
  • Papertake weekly - Sketch #54 (I turned the sketch on it's side, I hope it is clear enough...)
  • Colour create - Challenge #67 'Pastels'
  • CES Challenges - challenge #29 'Die-cut crazy'

I love this card sooooo much that I decided to make a purple version for my mother in law:

I also wanted to show you, the gift I have made for my mum, for mother's day:

(Ignore the grubby finger prints, it will be polished before I give it to her, I promise!)

The message says: 'There is no way to be a perfect mother, but a million ways to be an amazing one'
 It really sums up how I feel about my mum!

Righteo, off to bed with myself! To try and sleep while my fella is at work....yea right!

Night all!

Haley xx