Friday, 11 September 2015



Flying in again with a super quick post to share with you a new baby congratulations card I have made for one of my oldest friends, who is due to have a baby girl at the beginning of next month. I am so excited for her!

This is another shaker card, but I have sealed with one with almost industrial glue as the last lot of shaker cards exploded as the recipients open them! Ooops. Cue small beads and sequins all over the carpet. 

I am going to enter this card in the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Blog this week - their theme is 'anything goes'. (Apologies there is no hyper link, am posting from my phone. However, this is the link to their blog

Have you ever had any shaker card disasters?

Love Hannah x

Supplies Used:
4x4 pearlescent card stock
Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler Stamp
Paper Smooches Houndstooth Background Stamp
Simon Say Stamp Doll Pink Ink
Clearly Besotted Little Onsie Die
WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle Embossing Glitter
Papercellar small gold round sequins
Pink and white tiny beads (from my stash)

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Good Luck Shaker Cards

absolutely love September, it's my favourite time of year. I love the turning of the seasons and the back to school vibe which fills the air.

September this year is even more exciting for a few special members of our family and friends. My youngest brother is starting sixth form to study his A-Levels; my cousin's son is starting secondary school; my friend's son is starting primary school and so is my beautiful niece. I can't believe where the time has gone! 

Anyway, these are the good luck cards I have sent to them. This is the first time I have ever made a shaker card, and I love it! It took a little while to get my head around the different components, but armed with my trusty Cameo Silhoutte and my adhesive tape I managed it. And it is so fun and satisfying to fill with sequins and beads! I made the two older boys grey cards with a slightly more masculine feel (their shaker mix was gold, green, red and blue); my niece has a gorgeous gold, pink and white mix and my friend's cheeky little boy has a mix of gold and rainbow colours to match his bright personality. I just hope all those beads stay put in the post!

I am going to enter the rainbow card into two challenges this week:

- Simon Say Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Apologies for the unganely links to the blog challenges and lack of supplies list at the moment, I am posting this from my iphone and still not quite sussed it.

Happy September!

Love Hannah xx

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Cards Galore Encore - September Challenge

Hello everyone,

September's Crafts Galore Encore Challenge is 'anything goes', sponsored by the lovely Di's Digis. The prize this month is a $12 voucher to spend at the Di's Digis shop.  Please do go and check out her site, there are some absolutely gorgeous images, which are just perfect for card making, scrapbooking or any papercraft project you are working on.

I have been inspired by Debby Hughes and Lucy Abrams this month, who both make lots of stunning cards which feature tags in their design. I encourage you to go and check out their beautiful blogs, and to follow them on their other social media pages.

I have also recently discovered German card maker Julia Altermann too. I enjoy watching card making videos whilst I am doing the washing up, and her videos came up in my suggested feed.  Her blog and videos are fantastic, and she has a great sense of humour as well as bright and beautiful cards.  It was this video which encouraged me to add dots to my design - do check it out!

It didn't take too long to add the white dots around my tag design, in fact, I found it quite relaxing!

I am going to enter this card in this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

If you have any questions, please do let me know.

Love Hannah x

Supplies Used:
5x7" kraft card stock
Clearly Besotted Scalloped Tag Die
Dear Lizzy Fine and Dandy 6x6 paper pad
White 'Fun Foam'
Tesco Raffia - Sherbert
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Spun Sugar
Simon Says Stamp Small Hello Die
Simon Says Stamp Small Love You Die
Simon Says Stamp Small Hearts Die
Gsilk glitter cardstock - hot pink
Pilot White Gel Pen