Welcome To My Blog

Hello and welcome to my crafting blog. If you are new to visiting me, thank you for stopping by! This is my personal space where I talk about the latest creations that I've made using various crafting products.

If you are looking for a commission or inspiration on a particular card or occasion, please scroll down and take a look on the left hand side at the "Labels" column where it will list cards by occasion and by Stampin' Up! stamp sets in alphabetical order for easy viewing. Just click on one of the titles to view the various cards and boxes in your chosen category.

If you would like me to make a specific card for a special someone or occasion, please email me for more details.

Enjoy your stay, and if you have time, please leave a message to let me know you've dropped by :)


Sunday, 31 May 2009

Designer Series Paper Offer For May 2009

Stampin' Up!
Scrapbook/Designer Series Paper Promotion

1 May - 31 May 2009

This post will remain at the top until 31 May.
Please scroll down for new posts.

Hi all,

Hope you're having a good week so far and looking forward to a long Bank Holiday weekend. Thought I'd let you in on another great offer from Stampin' Up! which begins Friday 1 May for the whole month of May. In fact there's two great offers to take advantage of this month!
See below:

Offer 1
What better way to reward yourself than with some lovely
Designer Series Papers? Buy three packs of any DSP from the current Idea Book & Catalogue and/or from the Mini catalogue and get one pack absolutely free! That's a saving of £7.75.

Can't warrant buying three packs all to yourself? How about club together with yourself and two friends and split the fourth pack between you, saving you £7.75!

Whether you *need* these papers for cardmaking or for scrapbooking, there's no better time to buy than from the 1st of May. All packs contain 12 sheets (2 each of 6 double-sided designs) use the 12" x 12" (30.5cm x 30.5cm) Designer Series Paper featuring exclusive patterns printed on both sides to co-ordinate beautifully with SU cardstock, ink and accessories. These papers can be trimmed to be used in any size scrapbook layout, mini book, matting cards or 3D projects and are also acid and lignin free.

Watch this space for an upload of some cards and 3D items I've recently made using various Designer Series Papers.

Offer 2
Join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator with our specially priced Scrapbooking Starter Kit at just £99. If you join as a demonstrator through me before the end of May then you can also choose any catalogue stamp set, any value, in addition to your starter kit. Email me on alexhau@rocketmail.com for more details about becoming a demonstrator and joining the Stampin' Up! family.

Below is the Promotional Poster if you're interested in the May Offer:

Bye for now,


Thursday, 21 May 2009

Grad Card

Hi all,

Hope you're all well and looking forward to another long Bank Holiday weekend. Thought I'd show you my latest Boo Bear card with the theme of graduation seeing as it's exam season. I have used Boo Bear a few times before now, but by choosing different coloured cardstock, choosing to chalk the edges or outline in pen creates a different look. Hope you like:

Hope to make a boy version one day soon :)

Bye for now,


Tuesday, 19 May 2009

The Big 4-0

Hi all,

Hope everyone's having a good week so far. I have recently been commissioned to make a 40th birthday card and thought as the lady's birthday was yesterday, it is now safe to upload it.

I bought some new Designer Series Papers recently from the Mini Catalogue because of the May's Offer of buy three packs get the fourth pack free deal, so I thought I'd christen the patterned papers - it really wasn't hard to cut into them! lol. Luckily, I haven't got into the phase/stage where I stroke the papers only! hee hee hee. I also christened my new Schoolbook Serif Alphabet stamps that I received a few weeks back too :) I love how you can spell anything you want, might think about doing some Grad cards with this stamp set soon.

Hope you like the card using new goodies - 1/2" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in So Saffron, Tea Party Designer Series Paper, Occasional Greetings and Schoolbook Serif Alphabet.

Please feel free to leave me a comment as I do enjoy reading them.

Bye for now,


Sunday, 17 May 2009

Sweet Sixteen Card

Hi all,

Hope you've all had a lovely weekend. It's gone way too fast as usual and I can't believe it's fast approaching Monday morning.

Over the weekend I've been busy doing various things and I managed to make a girlie 16th birthday card for a friend to give to her daughter as she'll be turning sweet sixteen. She loved the original Boo Bear card that I did back in January and so I tried to replicate this card with a few tweeks here and there and came up with the below card in A5 size. Hope you like:

16th Birthday Boo Bear Card

Thanks for stopping by, hope you like the card.


Friday, 15 May 2009

Baby's 1st Birthday!

Hi all,

Hope your day's been okay and you're looking forward to the weekend now :) I can't believe it's come around so quickly already!

Found a spare moment and thought I'd start to upload a few baby cards that I've been commissioned for recently using Stampin' Up! stamp sets, buttons and various Designer Series Paper. Check out Stampin' Up! May Offer as you still have until 31 May to buy three packs of Designer Series Paper and choose a fourth pack for free! There's no limit to what you can do with the DSP - I have used these patterned papers for my cardmaking, but you can use it for any scrapbooking layouts, mini albums, 3D projects - whatever takes your fancy :)

Hope you like the below baby cards, enjoy!

Baby Girl's 1st Birthday

This card is a favourite of mine and was featured last month when this card was one of three cards made in my workshop. I have recreated this card using "Wild About You" stamp set and "Schoolbook Serif Alphabet" for the title.

Boy's 1st Birthday Cards

Here's a few boy cards below, making each one slightly different using the giraffe stamp from "Wild About You" stamp set:

Another Boy Birthday Card:

Last Boy Card using an Imaginisce stamp set of a cute baby giraffe:

Hope you've liked these cards, some have been inspired from the gallery over at SCS.

Thanks for looking, please feel free to leave a comment :)

Have a good weekend and be back later.


Friday already!

Hi all,

Where has the week gone to?!? Sorry for the lack of posts lately, but I've been busy doing all sorts and time has just flown by! Hopefully I'll be able to upload some new pictures soon.

Have a good day everyone,

Bye for now,


Saturday, 9 May 2009


Hi all,

Have been a busy bee lately and have been making various commissions for people. I won't upload pictures of the full cards and boxes in their full glory till I know it's "safe" to do so, so until then, I'll upload some sneak peeks.

Granddaughter Commission

Two ladies - Mother and Daughter commissioned me to make me six invitations, six boxes and one granddaughter card recently on a cupcake theme because their little one just loves to bake in the kitchen.

Here are some sneak peeks of the finished commission, hope you like.

Mazel Tov Commissions
A lady commissioned me to make a number of gift card wallets for lots of upcoming Weddings and Bar Mitzvahs that her and her husband will be attending over the upcoming months. These gift card wallets can be used by slipping off the decorative band, lifting up the flap and inserting a cheque, gift card or anything else that fits in the pocket inside.

Here are some sneak peeks:

That's it for now, hope you've enjoyed the sneak peeks.

Bye for now,


Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Blog Award

Hi all,

Okay, so how happy am I? After all my crafting over the weekend I find out that Aimes has nominated me for another Blog Award because she thinks I deserve it! :)

So, below is the award to add to my collection :) I think I need to pass it onto five more people. This as always is a tough one because I have so many blogs in my favourite folder that are truly inspirational. With this in mind, please can I cheat and give everyone who visits my blog the opportunity to award themselves with the below award from me.

Have a good evening.

Bye for now,


Confirmation Cards.

Hi all,

Well I'm pleased to say with the kindness of Kate who lent me her Papertrey Ink clear stamps - "Everyday Blessings", I've managed to finish three Confirmation Cards that I've recently been commissioned for :) I'll sneak peek the cards below as these will not be given to the recipients till the end of this month so I'd rather not spoil their surprise.

Please come back on 1st June to see the three cards in their full glory :)

Bye for now,


Monday, 4 May 2009

Designer Series Paper Offer For May 2009

Hi all,

Hope you're all enjoying a lovely long Bank Holiday weekend :) It's been a busy few days here, making numerous cards for both myself and for a few commissions.

May has a great offer what with their Scrapbooking Campaign, so as promised, here are a few cards I've made using various Designer Series Paper.

Patterns Designer Series Paper - Bashful Blue

Patterns Designer Series Paper - Rose Red

Patterns Designer Series Paper - Chocolate Chip

Be back later for more card uploads.

Until then,