Sunday, August 29, 2010

News...

Hi everyone, hope you are having a great bank holiday weekend. We've only had a little bit of rain so far in Sussex - I guess it's traditional!!! Anyway, I'm sorry I have not blogged for a while but there are lots of changes going on in the life of Hannah at the moment. The big news is that I am moving to Cambridge...in about 3 weeks! It's totally mad and very stressful but we're moving there so Atty can do his Aviation course. We're very excited but also very nervous...as you can imagine, there is so much to do but we've hopefully found a lovely little house to make our own...and the best bit is that we have a spare room which will be a craft room/guest bedroom! I am soooo excited about this to be able to have a little bit of space which is separate from my bedroom.

I have got to make a couple of cards before I leave so hopefully they'll be posted on here soon but thanks to those of you that keep stopping by - I do appreciate it.

Oh before I forget, if anyone knows of craft shops in or around Cambridge, feel free to drop me a line!!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Pink and Orange 90th...

Hi everyone! Just a really quick post today as I've got a day off work and lots to do! This was the second of two 90th cards I had to make...there were no specific's apart from 'Great-Nan' and I didn't want to make it too boring so....

Glittey 90 cut out with my cricut machine...

Yummy orange ribbon....

Kept it simple with three little pink gems...

Et voila! What do you think?

As I said, a super quick post today, but hope everyone is well. I am slowly getting my crafting bug back! I think I need to organise my craft stash as my boxes seem to be overflowing at the moment!!! Have a good day :)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Happy Birthday....to a penguin?

Well that was quite a tall order! A penguin on a birthday card...I was scratching my head for a while on this and searched high and low for the right image which proved to be quite difficult! However, I found this little guy which seemed perfect for a birthday card (majority of penguin images are winter/christmas themed!) from Cuddly Buddly Crafts the other day. Although the order was for a 90th birthday with a penguin on it, no other specifics were given so I wanted to keep the card bright and colourful...

I embellished the birthday penguin with some white g
litter on his tum, some ribbon, some glitter and a button...

I didn't want the card to be too crowded/busy so kept it fairly simple...

The colourful paper from DCWV does the trick and the Martha Stewart punch finishes the sentiments off nicely...

I love the furry star brads from Making Memories...


This is 1 out of 2 cards for my friend's order so I'll post the other card up in the next few days. Lots has been happening over the past few weeks so I haven't had too much time to craft but after this week, things should hopefully be happening for us! Atty gets his results on Thursday so we'll be finding out if he has got his place at University. If he is unsuccessful then we have lots of other options available so I guess it's wait and see' time! I've got an interview on Tuesday for a place on a Floristry course (1yr, full time!) as I think I would love to do that for a career and combine my love of making things into a business, perhaps in the wedding industry. Who knows! Apologies for rambling...it's just been about 2yrs in the making so it's been a long time coming for those of you that know me. Onto happier time fingers crossed... :)


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Stamp winner...

Hi everyone, sorry for the delay in posting the winner of the stamp. I've had three bits of bad news in the past 3 days so I haven't had much time to do anything :(

Anyway, the winner of the stamp is....

Sally B

I really liked your idea of the ideas book so I think I'll start to keep a visual journal/diary of things I like. Thank you for that tip! Please drop me a line so I can make sure the stamp gets to you.

Thank you to those of you that entered - they were all fab tips so I hope you picked up some advice too!

Will be posting cards later this week when I've got my head together. Hope everyone is well.

Friday, August 06, 2010

My first easel card...

Good morning everyone...it's Friday! Thank goodness - it's felt like quite a long week :( Never mind, the weekend is just around the corner and I am looking forward to relaxing!

Last night, I managed to finally sit down and work out how to make an easel card. I looked at a couple of tutorials and it seemed simple enough but I realised that I didn't have a 12' piece of card so approx 11.75cm (A4) had to do so I had to adjust my measurements accordingly! That was the trickiest part. I have wanted to make an easel card for a while now and as it's my parents wedding anniversary today, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to try out this new technique....

I didn't want to stick to the traditional reds/pinks of love themed card so I used some yummy Doodlebug paper that I picked up at Hobbycraft this week for 49p per sheet....

Kept it fairly minimal (my mum prefers my cards when they are simple in design!)

I used my new Panasonic Lumix G2 DSLR to take these pics - I have not had a chance to look at the manual properly yet so these are what I call 'test' shots!

Took a pic from the side to show you what it looks like. I got to use my new Martha Stewart score board too...

What do you think? I think it turned out ok - was surprised at how easy (apart from the measurements!) it was to make. I will definitely be making easel cards from now on! My Mum was very impressed when I gave it to her this morning :)

On a side note, I've only received 3 entries for my stamp giveaway so I thought I would extend it until Sunday and post the winner first thing on Monday. Please feel free to enter as many times as you want - I think I'll get Atty to pick a winner out of a hat!

Have a great Friday...

Monday, August 02, 2010

Stamp Giveaway....*extended till 08/08/10*

***STAMP GIVEAWAY EXTENDED UNTIL MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY 8TH***
To help get rid of this silly crafter's block that I seem to be experiencing, I thought I would enlist the advice of my trusty followers. So, in order to be in with a chance to win this little stamp that I bought from Stamposaurus (brand new!):


...all you have to do is leave a comment with some advice on how to beat the dreaded crafter's block! I'll pick the best bit of advice out of those listed.


I'll start off with this one which I have tried but just seem to be in awe of other's work - the crafty bug doesn't seem to be following me:

"Try blog-hopping to grab some inspiration"

Look forward to what help you can give me!!! It's only a little giveaway so closes Midnight on Thursday and I'll post a winner on Friday 6th! Open to everyone so share the post around!