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 :)


Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Earn a FREE Tag Punch Worth £12.50!

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Hi all,

Well, I don't know where the time has flown to, but counting down till 1 October for the new Idea Book & Catalogue was exciting enough and couldn't have come any quicker.

Now, I can't believe a whole month has gone by and we've now reached 1st November! With Christmas just around the corner, what better way to stock up on some Christmas goodies than with November's Promotion: Christmas Extravaganza!

*Click on the picture on the left hand side for a better view as a pdf file or below*

From 1 November until 29 December, now's the chance to stock up on some Christmas gifts for your crafting friends, family or even yourself! Take a look at the promotional poster above with the various gift ideas for kids, teens, neighbours, and more, it’s your one-stop shop for all your Christmas needs.

Stamp sets
Spotlight On Christmas - £18.95 (P.22)
Fresh Cuts - £18.95 (P.53)
Circle Circus - £23.95 (P.55)
Starring You - £11.95 (P.77)
Wow Flowers - £10.95 (P.77)

Simply Scrappin’® Kits and Card Elements
Rock Star Simply Sent Card Elements - £12.50 (P.77)
Flower Power Simply Sent Card Elements - £12.50 (P.77)
Sunny Day - £15.50 (P.78)
Christmas Jingle - £15.50 (P.79)
Petal Party - £15.50 (P.79)
Love Stories - £15.50 (p79)

Whisper White A4 Cardstock - £5.50 (P.71)
Real Red A4 Cardstock - £4.50 (P.72)
Old Olive A4 Cardstock - £4.50 (P.72)
Bold Brights A4 Cardstock - £6.75 (P.72)
Fresh-Cut Notes - £6.95 (P.80)

Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon - £6.25 (P.87)
Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon - £6.25 (P.87)

Medium Flat Cellophane Bags - £3.25 (P.80)
On Board 12.7 x 12.7 cm (5”) Art Journal - £5.50 (P.82)

Bold Brights Stampin’ Write Markers - £24.95 (P.72)
Spiral Punch - £8.50 (P.88)
Cutter Kit - £13.25 (P.90)

Latte Designer Buttons - £6.50 (P.83)
Playground Designer Buttons - £6.50 (P.83)

Plus, when you spend £45 on products in the Gift-Giving Guide, you’ll get a FREE Tag or Small Tag punch--a £12.50 value!

There is no limit to the number of free Tag or Small Tag punches you can earn. For every £45 purchased from the Gift-Giving Guide, you will receive a free Tag or Small Tag punch.

Please contact me on alexhau@rocketmail.com
and place your order with me soon.

Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, 26 December 2009

Happy Boxing Day!

Hope you all had a lovely day yesterday and Santa was good to you this year!

I received lots of nice presents from friends, family and Santa and some spending money which I'm sure I'll be able to put to good use on some crafting goodies ;)

Have a good day everyone!

Bye for now,


Friday, 25 December 2009

Christmas Cards Revealed.

Hi all,

Hope you're having a good day so far and the food and drinks are merrily flowing...

Here are the sneak peeks I've been teasing you with, they were made for a friend's nephew and two nieces:

Card One

Stamps: C.C. Designs - Swiss Pixies - Santa Birgitta Digi.
Old Olive, Real Red and Whisper White. Patterns Designers Series Paper - Old Olive.
Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon - Old Olive, Bone Folder, Copic Markers, Corner Rounder Punch, Linen Thread from stash and Red Button from Mum's Button Tin.
Sentiment: Computer generated.
Card Size: A5.

Card Two

Stamps: C.C. Designs - Swiss Pixies - Nora Digi.
Bashful Blue, Rose Red and Whisper White. Designer Series Paper - Cutie Pie (Retired).
Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, Taffeta Ribbon - Bashful Blue, Bone Folder and Copic Markers.
Sentiment: Computer generated.
Card Size:

Card Three

Stamps: C.C. Designs - Sugarplums - Ornament Trevor Digi.
Night of Navy, Ballet Blue, Real Red and Whisper White.
Accessories: 5/8" Grograin Ribbon - Brocade Blue, Bone Folder, Nestabilities - Labels Eight, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots and Copic Markers.
Sentiment: Computer generated.
Card Size:

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your day.

Bye for now,


Merry Christmas!!!

A Very Merry Christmas to you all :)

Hope your day is full of wonderful presents, fun and laughter with friends and family.

Have a great day, be back later to reveal my three sneak peeks...


Thursday, 24 December 2009

One more sleep...

Hope you're all well and you've finally finished all your Christmas shoppping and all set for tomorrow :)

Been out today to do a few last minute things and I couldn't believe how busy it was! Have a final few cards to make tonight then I'm all ready for the big day tomorrow :)

Bye for now,


Thursday, 10 December 2009

More Christmas Cards...

Hi all,

Only 15 days till Christmas, are you all spent up, wrapped and placed around the Christmas tree yet? I can't believe where time has gone to, but I'm getting there... I've been making a few more Christmas cards recently and once I know it's been received by the recipients, I hope to upload them up here in full. Until then, here are a few sneak peeks of them:

Card One

Card Two

Card Three

Bye for now,


Saturday, 5 December 2009

December Workshop...

Hi all,

Hope your weekend is going well. Well, I had my last workshop for this year, and I think the ladies enjoyed making a card with a difference :) We made a stair step card which I cased by Ellen (KEA2004) from SCS, which was originally cased by Julie. Note: I changed the dimensions from the original template, so that it would fit in our UK standard sized envelope. I enjoyed creating this card using most of the stamps from Season of Joy and I look forward to making more of these in the near future.

Stair Step Card - Front View

Stair Step Card - Side View

Stamps: Season of Joy.
Night of Navy, Real Red and Whisper White.
Ink Pad:
Old Olive, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Whisper White Craft Ink.
Accessories: Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Bone Folder, Stampin' Write Markers - Night of Navy, Old Olive, Real Red, Yoyo Yellow, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue and 1-1/4" Circle Punch,
Card Size: A6.

Next, the ladies made a Peek A Boo Box using the Love You Much stamp set that I received as Blog Candy in October to celebrate the release of the new Idea Book & Catalogue. We used a wheel to run over five of the six faces of the cube, and used a number of punches to create the peep hole and the topper.

Love You Much Peek A Boo Box

Stamps: Love You Much, Standard Wheel: Hearts O' Plenty.
Whisper White, Pixie Pink, Bashful Blue and Pretty in Pink.
Ink Pad:
Pixie Pink and Standard Wheel Cartridge - Pixie Pink.
Accessories: Stampin' Around Handle - Standard, Stampin' Around Wheel Guide, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Bone Folder, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon - Pretty in Pink.
Box Size:
2" x 2" x 2".

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Stampin' Up! Christmas Wish List Service

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Are you a bit fed up of receiving presents such as chocolates, smellies and slippers for Christmas? Would you like crafty presents instead, but afraid your family/friends will buy you the wrong craft goodies? Well how about a Stampin' Up! Wish List from me?

Fill in my Wish List form and mail it back to me which I will safely store for you. Then give your family/friends my contact details when they ask you what you'd like for Christmas. They can contact me and between us, we can select what Stampin' Up! goodies to purchase off your Wish List according to their budget and can organise to have them delivered either direct to your door or have them sent here for collection. How easy is that? What a happy bunny you'll be knowing that you'll get some craft goodies you've been wishing for!

For a copy of the Wish List form or more information, please email me on alexhau@rocketmail.com.

Please Note:
All Wish List orders must reach me by Saturday 5 December to ensure delivery in time for Christmas.

Alternatively, if a Gift Voucher is more your thing, I can arrange to have these in any denomination for your family/friends to purchase from me. These have no expiry date and can be used at any time. For your Gift Voucher to be received in time for Christmas, please let me know asap so that it catches the last First Class Christmas posting - 21 December.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.


Thursday, 3 December 2009

December Already...

Can you believe we're in December already? Well, Christmas is not too far away now, so remember you still have time to take me up on either my Christmas Wish List Service, Gift Vouchers or even the Stampin' Up! promotion of Christmas Extravaganza to earn yourself a free Tag Punch.

It's also the weekend of my next Stampin' Up! Workshop this Saturday, and I've been busy making the samples.

Below are a couple of sneak peeks of what the ladies will be making this week.

Season of Joy Card

Love You Much Box

Be sure to come back on Saturday to see the projects in full :)

Bye for now,


Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Music Fan - 40th Male Birthday Card

Hi all,

Well, it's been a while since I've blogged, so thought I'd share a recent card that I made for someone that's a music fan who celebrated his 40th birthday the other day.

Had fun making this!

Stamps: Non-SU - Happy Birthday Scroll by Hero Arts (background).
Night of Navy, Ballet Blue, Brilliant Blue and Whisper White.
Ink Pad:
Versamark Stamp Pad.
Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Allegro, CD for a template. Sentiment - computer generated.
Card Size: A5.

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day.