Monday, 27 January 2014

My Besties UK Challenge & Blog Hop - Its all about the hair

Today there is a new challenge and blog hop launching at MY BESTIES UK and this time it's in the theme of 'ITS ALL ABOUT THE HAIR'
Below is my project as part of the blog hop and to encourage you to enter the challenge. For my project, I went back to basics - no fancy machines or equipement- just paper, stamps, glitter and glue 
 I created a pocket ( Its called a diaper fold - details are at the very bottom of the blog if you would like to see how its made.) I printed the bestie image twice, coloured her using water colour pencils, and cut her out. Using 4ply wool I cut short lengths and stuck them down, starting at the split in her hairline, some were placed going to  left and some to the rightside of her head, I then gathered the ends together to make pigtails for her. Using some foam pads attached the bows. Using the 2nd image. It was coloured and cut in two along the neck to seperate the head from the body. ( that sounds a little gruesome!!!!)
Foam pads were placed under the length of the body and a double layer at the head - this hide the where the 'hair' was glued down and popped out slightly above the neck. The photo below I hope explains it visually
 Into the pocket I placed some samples of hair care products ( Shampoo and Conditioner) matched a strip of card around each to tie it all together. To finish it all off - I made the flower by printing, stamping and glittering.

If you are hopping with us then you know what to do Michelle is up next so please follow the hop links below to continue with the next project


 Dont forget you can still win our normal blog candy challenge prizes of

Challenge Prizes!
The Winner - You will receive 3 Besties digi stamps of your choice from the ones used on the previous challenge 
1st runner up - You will receive 2 Besties digi stamps of your choice from the ones used on the previous challenge 
2nd runner up  - You will receive 1 Bestie digi stamp of your choice from the ones used on the previous challenge

Good luck to you and thanks for stopping by

Gill (DT co-ordinator) -
Jan -
Wendy -
Carol -
Donna -
Anita -
Pixie -
Michelle -

For those of you who'd like to see how the diaper fold card was made, I've attached some photos I started with a piece of double sided card that was 8x8. I folded it in half to make a triangle - with the point at the top fold the  right side point toward the left.
 Fold the left point towards the right side
Finally fold the the 'top point' towards the base - and voila - a very simple pocket to fill and have fun with


  1. How cute, i love this natural hair look :-) x

  2. What a great project, hun and I'm loving the wool hair.
    Hugz, Jan xx

  3. Clever idea with hair, love the funky look of the card x

  4. Fab creation, love the wool effect hair!
    Hugs Donna xx

  5. Such a creative way to create the hair, Pixie. And so cute! :)
    I love your idea to make diaper, kinda cute :)
    Hugs, Mikha

    1. Wow!!! you've visited from a great distance- thank you for stopping by and for leaving the lovely comments :)

  6. Fabulous idea, i love this natural hair look :)

    1. Thank you for looking at the blog and leaving comments all the way from Mexico :)

  7. Clever idea and thank you for the tutorial, great idea with the wool for hair
    Caroline x

  8. What a different style of card to show us, great. Your colouring is lovely and I like your choice of papers too.
    Sue. C

  9. I love the sharp of this card Hun it's fab xxx wendy

  10. oh ow.... Great idea :) very different hair in here. it's so cute.
    thanks for your tutorial.

    1. Thank you for your comments, you too have travelled from afar- the hair was fun to do , hope to see you back again soon

  11. Thank you so much for the instructions on how to make yoy pocket it is just beautiful and I am going to have a go at making one, I love how you have created real hair xxx

    1. New Zealand!!!! wow i love to see how far visitors come from. thank you for stopping by and hope you found the tutorial helpful :)

  12. Aw, Pixie, your card IS all about the hair, i love what you did with the hair!! Super card folding, i will have to give that a try!

  13. Lovely card, love her hair to xx

  14. Great idea and another brill tutorial. Thank you :0)


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