Friday 31 December 2010

Fairy Happy Birthday!!!

I made this card aimed at a young girl as I loved the cute fairy image - I have no idea what make it is as I bought it at a car boot sale for next to nothing!. I stamped it a few times, coloured it with my promarkers and layered it up for a bit of depth. I added diamantes to the tiara and stickles glitterglue to the wings. The papers are from funky fairy downloadables but she doesn't do them any more unfortunately. I added a few pink fibres, some ribbbon and some small prima flowers from my stash. The sentiment I did on the computer - font is "swingset". I love printing out my own sentiments so I love the free downloadable font websites. The best 2 I've found so far are:-

If you aren't sure how to add new fonts into word once you have downloaded them please let me know and I'll try and talk you through it basic steps (it took me ages to work it out as I'm not the best at technical stuff but I try Lol!)

I will enter this card into the following challenges:-

Fun at fairy knoll - anything goes
Stamp something - Something with glitter
Stamping bee's - Celebration

Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x

2nd Prize for Cardmaker of the Year Competition - Cosmo Cricket

Just a quick post to show you the fab goodies that I received from Cosmo Cricket as I came 2nd in their category in the Cardmaker of the Year Competition ran by Cardmaking and Papercraft and Quick Cards Made Easy magazines. I received £150 worth of stuff:-

3 12x12 scrapbooking kits (garden variety, joyride, material girl)
3 6x6 paperstacks (garden variety, joyride, material girl)
5 packs of matching buttons
7 packs chipboard letters
6 packs of tiny type letter stickers

Have a great new year and I'll post again in 2011!!!

Paula. x

Thursday 30 December 2010

Blog Candy up for grabs!!!!!

I am re-posting this as it's still available till 31st Jan!!!!!!!

To find the original post with the linky please click here

Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x

Wild orchid crafts blowout!!!

I just thought I'd share the goodies I bought from wild orchid crafts. I'm horrified to say that I spent almost £100 altogether (my hubby was not amused Lol) although it was money that I received from a magazine comission piece so I thought I'd treat myself to some lovely roses as I have loads of flat flowers. I have just had to buy another 16 box really useful cabinet thing to store them all in that cost another £20. I have 3 now containing all my diamantes and flowers all colour co-ordinated. I need my hubby to screw them to my wall now as I need the space on my desk for my new cricut expression that I have barely used as it arrived just before Tayla was born. I really need to play with it but it has been a madhouse for the last few weeks.

Giraffe birthday card

I have decided to post this card I made a short while ago as I've been so busy in the last few weeks what with the new baby and christmas. I am looking forward to getting back to my craft room as I've loads of new stuff to use. I got 4 new MS punches for christmas as well as 18 kinds of card candy that I spent hours sorting into the correct colours (sad, I know!) I normally just get the white ones and colour them in with my promarkers but the colours are more intense on the proper coloured ones. I also bought myself 2 DCWV nana's nursery in both boy and girl a few weeks ago that I haven't used yet that are absolutely gorgeous. I've been really good and not looked at what's available in the sales online or in shops as I've got far too much stuff as it is! I have just bought myself a fab new watermark so I can watermark my photos of my creations which was about £2.00 from Lynne Salmon available here I thought it was a good idea now I do design work for Joanna Sheen and for cardmaking magazines. I'm just waiting for it be be emailed in the next day or so.

The C5 card is made using a giraffe clipart that I found on google images that I coloured in with my promarkers. I layered the images and attached a parcel button which was a creative raftime flatback. I used a little chalk to make the rosy cheeks as it gives a softer look than the promarkers. The papers are from funky fairy downloadables which sadly is no more. Flowers cut using an x-cut flower punch. Pearls, ribbons, fibres, card candy and diamantes from stash. I made this card for my nan to give my auntie as she loves giraffes.

I will be entering this into the following challenges:-

Creative card crew - Birthday
Party time tuesdays - anything goes birthday card
4 crafty chicks - new year (celebrate)

Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x

Monday 27 December 2010

Another House Mouse christmas card :D

Hiya Everyone,

I hope you all had a great christmas and you got got lots of crafty goodies!!! This card I made a week ago but I've not had chance to blog it until now as we've been busy over the christmas period what with the new baby, especially as she's the first grandchild on both sides of the family. It is made using a house mouse stamp set that you can buy here at Joanna Sheen. As usual I used glossy accents on the eyes and nose and also did the candle. I also used some white flock on the white bits of the santa hat. The papers are from the papermania silent night A4 set which are really lush (I bought them in June and hadn't used them as I didn't make many christmas cards when I was pregnant). The doily is also from Joanna Sheen which I spritzed with tattered angels gold glimmer mist which I bought here at cuddly buddly as it was too white. The poinsettia flowers are cut with a marianne creatables die which I also got from cuddly buddly (these are the small version). The pawprint metal charm I bought years ago from hobbycraft and the gold trim and burgundy pearls are just from my stash.

I will enter this into some blog challenges if it fits the criteria. In the new year I hope to start blogging more regularly and do more challenges.

Belli challenge – Merry Christmas

Fresh brewed challenge – Merry Christmas

Simon says stamp – anything goes

Auds sentiments – anything goes

Charisma cardz – pearls and lace (doily)

Thanks for looking!!!

P.S. I have some blog candy up for grabs on my previous post if you're interested.

Paula. x

Sunday 12 December 2010

Blog Candy up for grabs!!!!!

To celebrate the birth of my gorgeous baby girl I have some scrummy blog candy up for grabs!!!
It is open to anyone, anywhere in the world, and you have until midnight (uk time) on the 31st January 2011 to enter. I will post the winner the next day!

The candy includes:-

1 x K&Co 6x6 Paperstack
1 x Stylised flowers cuttlebug embossing folder
1 x 120 pack of different sized clear adhesive gems
1 x Pebbles inc chalks
1 x pack mixed cherry blossoms from Wild Orchid Crafts
1 x Pack of 3 Papermania glitterglues
1 x pack iced gems card candy
1 x set of mixed colour heart pins
Bag of 35 mixed pewter charms

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is:

1. Become a follower (or if you are one already...even better!)
2. Post this photo somewhere on your blog, with a link back to mine
3. Add your name to the linky below before midnight 31st January 2011

Good Luck

Thanks for looking!!! – Paula. x


Tuesday 7 December 2010

Bevs Blog candy

The fabulous Bev Rochester has some great blog candy that ends soon!!!!

Paula. x

Friday 3 December 2010

I'm a mummy!

Hiya Everyone!

I have just become the proud mummy of a 7lb 8oz little girl. She was about a week early and I was convinced that "she" was a "he" as we didn't find out. She is absolutely gorgeous although I know that I am more than a little biased Lol! My hubby Shane has been amazing all throughout the pregnancy, the birth and now and is so amazingly supportive so big, BIG hugs for him! It's been one hell of a year or so what with getting married and having a gorgeous bundle of joy! We've decided to call her Tayla Rae Sophie Hawes (Hawes being my married name) We're all still very tired but I'm hoping to get back to my crafting as soon as we've sorted ourselves out into a routine.

Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x