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 :)


Saturday, 31 October 2009

Next Stampin' Up! Workshop - 7 November

Hi all,

Been having a good weekend so far and have managed to complete a couple more Christmas cards for my collection :)

I have also now finished designing and making my Christmas cards for next week's workshop and I can't wait for my ladies to have a go at these cards.

Here are a few sneak peeks of what's in store for the ladies next Saturday:

Come back next Saturday to see the cards in full :)

Be back a little later with news of Stampin' Up!'s November Promotion soon...

Until then,


Monday, 26 October 2009

Spiderman Card

At the weekend, I've been a little busy doing a few commissions. I can't post them yet, but I can reveal a card that I made a few weeks back for a lady's grandson as his birthday has now passed.

Using various colours of Stampin' Up! cardstock - Real Red, Night of Navy, Yo Yo Yellow and Ballet Blue, I was able to create a Spiderman card below with the use of some non-SU products:

Card Size:

Thanks for stopping by.


Another week...

Hi all,

Hope everyone had a nice weekend and your Monday was a good one. Well, the days are just flying by and I haven't posted in a little while, so here I am, thought I'd catch up with some blogging seeing as I've lost the natural daylight for crafting.

So, last week I had my first Stampin' Up! Evening Session :) I hope I can say on behalf of all the ladies that came, that they had a good time and we managed to get some crafting done in between the tea, biscuits and chatting. It was lovely to meet up with you all and I can't wait to do this again in November.

Be back later with a card or two.

Bye for now,


Thursday, 22 October 2009

Want to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?

This message will stay at the top till 13 November.
Please scroll down for new posts.

Have I caught your eye, want to know more about this fantastic offer? (Click on the below picture of what the Starter Kit comprises of):

Well, Stampin' Up! is offering a limited-time 10% discount on the Starter Kit to new recruits. Yes, you heard right, that's over £240 worth of stamping and business supplies for only £125 - 10 per cent off the regular price of £139 - until the promotion ends on Friday 13 November.

The Starter Kit comprises of the following products with the option to choose many of the products to suit your style, i.e. swap out the ink pad colours, cardstock and stamp sets to ones that you prefer. (Click on the below picture):

Remember you can sign up just to get the fabulous discounts, pay for your own stamping addiction without the need to hold demonstrations and workshops if this is what you prefer. Many Demonstrators juggle their day time job and manage this part-time or you can make this into a fully fledged full-time business - the choice is really up to you.

If you're interested to know more or want some questions answered, then get in touch with me.

Bye for now,


Wednesday, 21 October 2009

SU Blog Candy Has Arrived!

Hi all,

Well what a great day to come home to. I have mail and it's my SU Blog Candy that I won from the promotional Blog Hopping at the beginning of this month to launch the new Idea Book & Catalogue.

I won a stamp set, punch and ink pad and here they are below:

Can't wait to ink up and play now!

Bye for now,


Wednesday already...

Hi all,

Hope everyone's having a good week so far :) I've been busy making a few cards recently and preparing for my first Evening Craft Session tonight, so I can't wait to meet with some new ladies for some fun and crafting!

Recently got out my Mr & Mrs stamp set, which is a wedding themed set that I haven't used recently and had a lightbulb effect. Decided to have a little play with it and here's what I came up with below:

Mr & Mrs
Thought this would be perfect for either a birthday, thank you or just a "for you" kind of card :)

Stamps: Mr & Mrs and Basic Phrases.
Cardstock: Regal Rose and Whisper White.
Ink Pad:
Regal Rose.

Accessories: 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon - Regal Rose, Word Window Punch and Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.
Card Size: A6.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a good day.


Thursday, 15 October 2009

Reaching the big 9-0

A birthday card for a lady who celebrates her 90th birthday!

Stamps: Seeing Spots and Schoolbook Serif Alphabet.
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Pretty In Pink and Whisper White.
Ink Pad:
Pretty In Pink.

Accessories: Taffeta Ribbon - Pretty In Pink.
Card Size: A6.

Thanks for stopping by.


Christening Card

Hi all,

Hope you're well and glad it's nearly the weekend. Thought I'd upload a couple of cards I've recently been making:

A Christening Card

Stamps: Schoolbook Serif Alphabet. Non-SU: Doodlebug - Baby.
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue and Whisper White.
Ink Pad:
Bashful Blue and Versamark Stamp Pad.

Accessories: SU Gingham RIbbon - Light Blue. Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots, Nestabilities - Long Rectangles. Sentiment Computer Generated.
Card Size: A6.

Thanks for looking.


Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Cute Magnolia Card

A little while ago I was asked to make a Granddaughter card for a soon to be four year old and so I used a cute Magnolia image along with a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and SU Designer Series Papers to create the card below. Apologies for the slightly blurred image, unfortunately I no longer have the card to take another photo :(

Stamps: Non-SU: Magnolia.
Cardstock: Pretty In Pink and Whisper White. Designer Series Paper - Tea Party.
Ink Pad:
Pretty In Pink. Non-SU: Memento Tuxedo Black.

Accessories: Sponge Daubler, Copics, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Numbers. Sentiment Computer Generated.
Card Size: A5.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tree Trimmings

Hello all,

Well it's been another busy week as usual and my Workshop on Saturday went well making two Christmas cards using the new stamp set "Tree Trimmings". My ladies got to use new goodies from the newly published Idea Book & Catalogue and they created the two cards below:

Tree Trimmings

Stamps: Tree Trimmings, Basic Phrases.
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Old Olive and Whisper White.
Ink Pad:
Chocolate Chip, Real Red and Wersamark Stamp Pad.

Accessories: Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Embossing Buddy, White and Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Striped Grosgrain Ribbon - Real Red, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Corner Rounder Punch.
Card Size: A6.

Spinner Card

The below card is a spinner card with the use of two pennies. These fit in between the Word Window slot and enables the ornament to slide left and right across the card as you tilt it slightly to reveal the sentiment behind.

Stamps: Tree Trimmings, Basic Phrases.
Cardstock: Garden Green, Real Red and Whisper White.
Ink Pad:
Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Garden Green and Versamark Stamp Pad.

Accessories: Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Heat & Stick Powder, Dazzling Diamonds, Heat Gun, Word Window Punch.
Card Size: A6.

Hope you like and they inspire you to start making your Christmas cards!

Thanks for stopping by,


Monday, 5 October 2009

Sneak Peeks of Workshop Cards...

Hi all,

Been a busy bee this weekend and have Workshop Sneak Peeks to show you.

All I can say is that we're going to have a lot of fun with lots of Stampin' Up! goodies - which includes items from the new Idea Book & Catalogue such as "Tree Trimmings" stamp set, Word Window Punch, Embossing Buddy and the lovely Real Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon along with a few favourites such as embossing powders and a bit of sparkle thrown in!

Here they are:

Hope you like the sneak peeks and be back with full cards at the weekend :)

Bye for now,


Sunday, 4 October 2009

Evening Sessions Starting This Month.

Hello all,

What an exciting time it is with the start of the new Stampin' Up! year! A new Idea Book & Catalogue to oogle over, new goodies to stroke and lots of crafting time and interest in all things Stampin' Up!

With this in mind, I am delighted to offer Evening Sessions to be held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month starting THIS MONTH This is in addition to my monthly Workshops which are held on the first Saturday of each month.

For any local crafters out there interested, want to know more information or want to come and join in on a couple of hours of socialising, chatting and crafting please let me know by emailing me on: alexhau@rocketmail.com

Bring along your own projects to work on during these two hours and craft in the company of other keen crafters. Bounce ideas off each other, find inspiration and generally have fun. Please bring your own basic tools, i.e. Crop-A-Dile, scissors, craft cutting mat, ruler, craft knife or paper trimmer and your favourite adhesives and craft away. Whilst crafting you are welcome to use my Stampin’ Up! Stamp sets, ink pads, punches to complete any projects you are working on.

As these sessions are held at home, spaces are limited to a maximum of 5 people per session so this will be on a first come first serve basis so booking is necessary to secure your place. Please let me know asap by email if you would like to craft with me and hope to see you on Wednesday 21 October.

Bye for now,


October Workshop

Next Stampin' Up! Workshop is scheduled for Saturday 10 October.

This will be a Christmas workshop using goodies from the new Idea Book & Catalogue
that is soon to be released on 1st October.

Only one space left, so please book quick to avoid disappointment.

More details and pictures to follow soon.

Friday, 2 October 2009

OMG: I Won SU Blog Candy!

Hi all,

What a great day I've had today... After the Blog Hopping that went on late Wednesday night for the release of the new Idea Book & Catalogue, today I received an email from Suzanne Torr that I have been picked in the "night owl" category for the Stampin' Up! Blog Candy that she was giving away :) How cool is that!

I heard about this Blog Hopping event and blog candy and really wanted to enter, but this meant staying up till past my bedtime, lol. So at midnight I was raring to go to do the blog hopping on the three websites that I had listed earlier to leave my comments. Can you believe that at midnight I was trying to look at all their blogs and when I tried to press "Post Comment" it wouldn't allow me for some strange reason. Well as you can imagine, I was in a flap that I had stayed up late to do the blog hopping and candy especially and with all my computer glitches etc I was still frantically trying at 12.50am with no luck! Anyway, as they say the rest is history really, because at 12.54am I managed, eventually to leave a message.

Now I can say it was all worth it staying up till around 1am after all that! I can't wait to see what I find in the mail in due course... all I know is that it's a stamp set, ink pad and a punch... how exciting is that!

Have a good weekend everyone :)


Thursday, 1 October 2009

Stampers Club

I am looking to host a new Stampers Club which will commence in time for the start of the new catalogue. Depending on how many people taking part, this could be a:

Stampers 3 (minimum spend of £50 for three months)
Stampers 4 (minimum spend of £37.50 for four months)
Stampers 5 (minimum spend of £30 for five months)
Stampers 6 (minimum spend of £25 for six months)

If you are interested in spreading your spending and purchasing your Stampin' Up! goodies over time and gaining Hostess benefits of a Level 1 Stamp Set or Patterns Designer Series Paper and £15 of free merchandise then please get in touch.

Once I have enough interest, the club will start.

Thanks for reading :)


It's Official, it's 1 October!!!

Check out the following blogs for sneaks of goodies from the new Idea Book & Catalogue which is available to order from me today at the special price of £3.95.

If you need a Catalogue, give me a shout. I can place orders for you from 11am today :)

Bye for now,