Anne-Marie and the team in Preston are having a Hunkydory Design Team Call so I thought I would offer up my talents for a chance at a highly coveted post! Everything in life is worth a try, you can’t ever lose because gaining experience counts hugely. Even though I haven’t showcased my cards for a good while, they are still in continuous production for every friend and family member’s special occasions, and my craft corner in the kitchen continues to expand at an exponential rate.
I have been crafting with Hunkydory products for about 4 years and love the wide choice of styles to suit all tastes in the various ranges. I especially love the really unique products they bring out such as the Box Pops (one of my favourites!) and the Liftables pads. In the past I could easily spend days working on just one card (see any of my earlier blog posts) and whilst the end result is, of course (!), always fabulous, sometimes the appreciation level doesn’t quite match the effort! Whilst every single female in the country can immediately empathise on that score (particularly those with children!), the last couple of years have taught me to be more efficient with my time and up my productivity without compromising on my own high standards. Hunkydory products are perfect for that, still allowing your own creativity but with a much quicker yet still fabulous result.
This is a small selection of my Hunkydory creations, most of which are from the last few months.
Most recent, for my son’s teacher, using Cute as a Button with a gatefold card design and Mirri on the inside:
Next an 8″ square Mother’s day card using The First Signs Of Spring collection (with the addition of an inked doily, a die-cut tag and peel off sentiment):
Also using The First Signs Of Spring collection is a triple easel card, with some foiled acetate (representing summerhouse windows behind the rocker and the cellophane you might wrap the bouquet in), scrabble letter tiles on die cuts and the central sentiment/poem from The Second Little Book of Poetry:
Another easel card, this time simpler and a little less fussy! Using foiled adorable scorable, Mirri card and from The Second Little Book of Poetry again. This one has even already had the stamp of approval from Hunkdory as it appeared in the Reader’s Gallery in Crafting With Hunkydory Issue 33!
Next is a side-stepper card from the Stitch in Time topper set (my mother-in-law is a quilter so this was perfect!). I utilised lots of elements from the topper set, the adorable scorable letter tiles again plus a couple of wooden embellishments:
One of my Liftables creations – Beautiful Butterflies, with gold Mirri to show off the fluttering and rounded corners to match the wings:
Another gatefold card, this time using Confetti Burst, very simply and designed to pattern-match when partially open.
Finally a tent-fold card, one I have just sent in to the Reader’s Gallery, using Birthday Boy and as always, enhanced beautifully with Mirri:
I have also previously blogged a couple of Hunkydory creations, a card using Dragonfly Dance at the end of my New Home post, and a very popular one was my Exploding Box Card for Mother’s Day! It’s worth paying particular attention to my video of the card exploding at the end… impress myself sometimes – well if I don’t who will?!! *Insert several laughing emoticons here*
Ooh it feels nice to have blogged some cards again, thank you if you stuck with me to the end of this post!