Thursday, 13 August 2015

Kristina Werner - August 2015 Mail Call

Hello all,

Just thought I'd share with you a card I am going to send to Kristina Werner's Mail Call.  Each month she sets a theme and invites viewers to send in their creations.  She then showcases them on her YouTube channel.  I think this is such a lovely idea, and I have never been brave enough to send something to one of my card making idols before.  Eeep.

Anyway, this month's theme is 'cards with stripes' and this is my creation:

I apologise now for the dark photographs - it is such a dull and miserable day here in the UK.  I cannot believe it is mid-August!

There is a full supply list below, but I just wanted to tell you how impressed I am with the gold WOW embossing powder I used to create my sentiment and embellishments.  It is so sparkly and beautiful!  I blended Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Ripe Persimmon Distress Inks through a ColorBox Stripes stencil.  I love these colours together, they make me think of tropical sunsets (I think I'm just wishing for sunshine, haha).

Love Hannah x

Supplies Used:
4x4 pearlescent card stock
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Worn Lipstick
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Ripe Persimmon
ColorBox Stripes Stencil
WOW Gold Sparkle Embossing Powder
Simon Says Stamp Love You Die
Simon Says Stamp Mini Hearts Die
White 'Fun Foam'

Monday, 10 August 2015

Cas-ology No. 158 - Precious

Just flying in with a very quick post to show you my entry for this week's Cas-ology Challenge (and applogies if this post looks any different to my other ones, this is the first time I have blogged from my phone!).

This week the prompt was "Precious", and I immediately thought of a new baby card because my little boy is very precious to me!

I have lots of friends who are having baby girls in the next couple of months, so this will be perfect to replicate and send out once their little bundles have arrived! I cannot wait!

Love Hannah x

Supplies Used:
4x4 white card stock
MME Market 6x6 paper pad
Clearly Besotted Little Onesie Stamp Set
VersaMagic Pixie Dust Chalk Ink
Viva Paper Pen - Opal

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Thanks Ever So Much

Hello everyone,

As some of you may know, I have suffered with really bad post-natal depression over the last 18-months.  I have found that allowing myself to have some creative time helps me to heal, stay sane and stretch my brain creatively.

This is my latest creation, inspired by several challenge blogs that I have recently started following.  I really love challenge blogs as they make me think a lot more about how I use my stash.

I have taken my inspiration from the following sources:

And this is what I came up with:

I really enjoyed using these patterned papers (which I've had in my craft room for over four years - I bought them when we were in America on our honeymoon! Ooops!). The sentiment I have used is called Pretty Phrases from Paper Smooches.

I am going to enter this card into these three challenge blogs this week:

- Pinterest Inspired Challenge

- Paper Smooches SPARKS

- CAS(E) the Sketch

I'm also thinking about trying to film a card making video to upload to You Tube... is this something you would like to see?  What card makers do you like to watch?

Love Hannah x

11/08/2015 - I'm very excited that this card I was chosen as a 'Featured Player' on the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog.  And yes, I did squeal when I saw their blog post, lol.

Supplies Used:
5x7 white card stock
MME Breeze 6x6 paper pad
Sizzix Circle Framelits
Bazzill cardstock - mint
Gold, white and black sequins (from my stash)
Paper Smooches - Pretty Phrases Stamp Set
WOW Bright White Embossing Powder

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Crafts Galore Encore - August Challenge

Hello everyone,

I'm very excited to share with you my first creation for the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.  I am a member of the Design Team, woo hoo!

This month our challenge is "Anything Goes" and is sponsored by Sherri Baldi.  Our winner will win 3 digital images of your choice from the following selection:

This is my card using one of Sherri's images.  These girls were really fun to colour, and I loved busting out my Promarkers.  I haven't done so for a while!

If you would like to find out more about Sherri's digital images, you can see her Etsy shop here or her website here.

Hope you have fun entering our "Anything Goes" challenge this month, I look forward to seeing your entries!

I'm also going to enter this card into this week's Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge.

Love Hannah x

Supplies Used:
Sherri Baldy Digi Image
White 300gsm card stock 8x5"
MME - Chevron 6x6" paper pad
MME - Breeze 6x6" paper pad
Dovecraft Back to Basics 2 6x6" paper pad
White and iridescent purple sequins (from my local craft store)

Promarker Colours:
Purple V546
Amethyst V626
Orchid V528
Lavender V518
Lilac V327
Gold O555
Ginger O136
Amber O567
Pumpkin O467
Dusky Pink O518
Blush O729
Yellow Y657
Canary Y367
Tulip Yellow Y337
Buttercup Y417
Pastel Pink R738
Dusky Rose R327
Blossom M428
Rose Pink M727
Fushsia Pink M137
Pastel Green G829
Emerald G657
Grass G457
Mint Green G637
Soft Green G817
Pastel Blue C719
Denim Blue C917
Cool Aqua C429
Powder Blue B119
Ice Grey 2 CG06
Ice Grey 4 CG03
China Blue (no code number)
Blender Pen