Sunday, 25 October 2015

Happy Birthday

Hello all,

I thought I would share these really quick and simple cards I have made using some Clearly Besotted goodies and some supplies from my stash.

Clean and simple (and quick!) is totally my style, especially when Henry is running causing the chaos that only a toddler can!  I do have a little confession to make - I stamped all the flowers the night before and cut them out whilst Henry had his nap the next day.  When he woke, he was eating lunch and I was hanging out the washing.  When I came in, he said to me, 'Mama, mama, eat, eat, eat", and I was really proud of him thinking he had eaten all his food.  It was only when I came inside fully that I realised he had reached over the table and was eating my beautiful stamped flowers! Argh! Hopefully you can't see any teeth marks in the pictures...

The flowers are from the Bridal Bouquet stamp set, which is one of my favourite flower stamps.  It's so easy to use and line up, I love it!  I also have used some of my favourite ink colours and they are listed in the 'Supplies Used' list below.

The word dies are also from Clearly Besotted, and I used gold, copper and silver glitter paper from my stash.

Let me know what you think.

I am going to enter these cards in the following challenges and see how I get on:

- Crafting with Dragonflies - Pinktober
- Crafty Friends Challenge - Use your favourite colour
- Little Claire's Designs - Use your favourite stamp
- Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge - CAS design using a large sentiment and tiny stamp
- Fussy and Fancy Friday - Orange, Black or Purple

Love Hannah x

Supplies Used:
5x5 white card stock
Clearly Besotted Bridal Bouquet Stamp Set
Clearly Besotted Happy Die
Clearly Besotted Birthday Die
Copper, Silver and Gold Glitter Paper from stash

Versa Magic Chalk Ink Dewdrops:
Key Lime
Aloe Vera
Pixie Dust
Pink Grapefruit
Pink Petunia
Mango Madness
Thatched Straw

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Crafts Galore Encore - October Challenge


It's already time for October's Crafts Galore Encore Challenge! I can't believe where the last month has gone.  The nights are already drawing in and there is that lovely chill in the air which I adore.  I cannot wait to bust out my big fluffy jumpers and boots! Yay!

Anyway, here is my entry for this month's challenge, sponsored by the lovely Bugaboo Stamps.  This month's prize is an amazing pack of 7 digis! I am a mad Harry Potter fan, so these digi's really tickled me. Not only is there Harry, Ron and Hermione, but Snape and Hagrid too.  Brilliant!

I used Harry, Ron and Hermione to make a birthday card for my brother.  Although not a 'spooky' Halloween card, I think these images come under the 'magical' witches and wizards classification instead.  Inside the card, I wrote "Have a WAND-erful birthday!" - my brother loves a good pun!

To create the background I mixed sparkly gold acrylic paint with Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste and smeared it over my Memory Box Starry Nights stencil.  I am just in love with all the different sized stars and the pattern they create.  The stars have a gorgeous, pearlescent, sparkly shine to them (I'm not sure my photographs really do it justice - sorry!) and the paste creates beautiful dimension and texture. I stuck the images onto my card with glossy accents to make sure they were well and truly stuck down!

I used Promarkers to colour in the images, and a list of the colours I used can be found in the 'Supplies Used' section at the bottom of this post.

I think my favourite image to colour was Ron - I just love his flame red hair!

I would like to enter this card into a couple of challenges this month:

- 613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
- Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine - Anything Goes
- Glitter 'n' Sparkle - Lots of Glitter 'n' Sparkle
- Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
- Robyn's Fetish - Square or Rectangle Cards
- Bugaboo Challenge - Colour Challenge

I don't think I've ever entered so many challenges before!  It's a bit daunting wondering what people will make of your work.  Never mind, fingers crossed!

Love Hannah x

Supplies Used:
4x6 white card stock
Memory Box Starry Nights Stencil
WHSmith Gold Acrylic Paint
Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste
Bugaboo Stamps Digital Images

O467 Pumpkin
O335 Terracotta
O727 Blush
O535 Cocoa
O567 Amber
O518 Dusky Pink
O225 Henna
O555 Gold
R738 Pastel Pink
R215 Shale
R665 Berry Red
R244 Cardinal Red
NG03 Cool Grey 4
Y367 Canary
WG03 Warm Grey 4
WG05 Warm Grey 2
G356 Forest Green
CG05 Ice Grey 3