Sunday, 6 December 2009

Winter Exchange

Here is my Winter exchange from Jenny, it is beautifully stitched and finished off. It is now hanging on the wall. There is a lovely card too but I forgot to bring it through to scan :(

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Halloween exchange

It was stitched by Angie and is so cute, I absolutely love it and it is so beautifully finished off. Thanks Angie

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Here is my lovely and beautifully stitched summer exchange from Michelle.

Friday, 1 May 2009


I found this quote when I was looking for a friendship quote to design a cross stitch and found this one which I thought was lovely. The card used for the pink bras was able to be shaped so the bras look more realistic but the blue card was too thick.

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

A bit late but Happy Easter

This is the lovely piece Hannah stitched for me in the Easter exchange. I think it is a Lizzie Kate design.

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Instructions for folding purses

Here are the instructions for folding the purses. Please just use them for your own use as the instruction sheets are copyright to me. I hope they will show up a decent size when you click on them

Little folded purses

I was watching television the other night and someone was wearing a paper hat. When I saw them I remembered that I used to fold them, boats and handbags when I was little. In fact we used to fold really big ones and use them as clutch bags when dressing up.
That night I found some pretty paper and decided to fold some for putting on cards and these are the results. I haven't added a sentiment yet as I don't know what they are going to be.

Sunday, 22 February 2009

I found this today

I was clearing out my cupboard today and came upon this embroidery. I had forgotten all about it and I think I must have done it when I was still at school or just after leaving (1972 or 1973). I designed it myself and was going to make it into a shoulder bag and do vaguely remember embroidering a long strap but it is missing. There are lots of different embroidery stitches, most of which I have forgotten. The centre is a mass of French knots and beads.

I don't think it looks too bad really....

Sunday, 15 February 2009

New Baby Cards

These are teabag folded cards made with some sheets I have designed to compliment my teabag paper designs. I have to say that I am quite pleased with them. On these new sheets there will be 2 backgrounds and 16 teabag papers, enough to make 2 cards.

Thursday, 12 February 2009

I've been experimenting
with backgrounds for my teabag tiles
and this is the first ones I came up with. The St Patrick's Day card was done for a challenge on Circle of Crafters forum and the other was just made for fun. The fold on the left card is just the simple triangular fold and the one on the right is called Heather's Matches fold which is a lot of fun to do.

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Kong Hee Fat Choi

Happy Chinese New Year! The year of the Ox starts on January 26th. Here are 2 cards with the same elements, but arranged in a different way. They are both printed but look like they have been stamped.

Saturday, 10 January 2009

A bit early but - Happy Easter

This is one of my own drawings turned into a very simple 3d d├ęcoupage. I just wish I could think of a name for him

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Happy New Year

Here are my first couple of cards for this year. They are raised pyramid or pyramage cards made from some Japanese prints I found. The one on the left is a mother and her child and the one on the right is a woman on an old-fashioned telephone.