Hazel - Girl Spy

Hazel - Girl Spy
Hazel - Girl Spy

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

As If I Needed an Excuse

So daughter gets engaged and I reach for the Promarkers! In my defense, I also made up a wee verse for the inside of the card.

I was satisfied with most of the card apart from the sentiment which is computer generated. I thought it looked a bit wan so I reached for the Stickles, big mistake, it just went everywhere. I get more of it on me than the card and it is directly in proportion to the importance of the card - the more careful I try to be the more clumsy I become! The ring is an emerald-cut diamond and my daughter is so happy she can almost not speak. If you are wondering about the cards theme - Sian loves giraffes and her middle name is Rose; it's a very personal card especially to them!

I made a couple more cards for Docraft challenges. The first was the Tilda challenge where you had to use something new you got for Christmas.
I used some handmade Japanese papers which Sian gave me for Christmas as well as the Japanese ribbon and stickers which she also included. Tilda with Amaryllis is coloured with Promarkers and I tried doing black hair with my new grey pens but I need more practise.

The final card I made is for the launch of the new Creativity Club Members Challenge hosted by GloriaW on Docrafts. Her brief was to use the first in the series of the downloadable templates created by Katy Godbeer.

The sketch just lent itself to using the Japanese papers again - once I found six that matched. They are only 6cm square and come in a lovely wee box but apart from this design, the papers come in twos and fours. They are really sweet and so I took a picture of some of my favourite ones.

Tiny, shiny, cute and cunningly designed, as well as being from Japan - they tick all my boxes. I cannot tell you the maker as there is no writing on the box and the string and stickers packaging was all in Japanese so if you want a set you might just have to google them. I am entering more challenges so the results will be posted as and when, so cheerio for now, Hazel.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Hazel

    Congratulations to your daughter.

    Have you started saving yet ? We have had weddings two consecitive years so know the expense involved, but the planning is such fun.......and all that wedding stationery.

    Perfect giraffe card and the Japanese ones are gorgeous, so richly coloured.

    B x