Thursday, 28 April 2011

I hope the cards are getting better but I know the photos are!

I have used some of my favourite colours in making this card as they went so well with the decoupage.  This was the from the wonderful Reddy range.

The lovely background papers were from Pink Petticoat's Vintage Rose collection which I have found I can use in a very different style cards.  I love being able to download papers as there is often something missing when I start to put a card together and downloads really help.

This was the first time I had used these particular spellbinder dies but it won't be the last as I can see them fitting in to lots of different designs.  My daughter saw the card and seemed fixated by the button covered to match the backing paper - I'm not sure why, but I didn't complain as she arranged for her partner's daughter to take the photos for me and I really couldn't have done the decoupage justice otherwise.

I must admit I haven't been very keen on decoupage until I came across these but they are so finely die cut that I loved working with them. 

Saturday, 16 April 2011

My most recent card

This was the card I did for Mother's day and I was lucky to find what I felt was an appropriate backing paper in my stash.

I felt the doily worked really well for this card too ...

... so I used it again on the inside!

I used the Reddy decoupage and hope this photo shows just how deep and detailed they are but my photography skills definitely need to improve!!!  (If you click on the photos you can see greater detail)
Because I loved the little girl so much I wanted to try paper piecing and this was the card I made for my darling granddaughter's 3rd birthday.  I also wanted to try the "out of the box" method with nesties and was very pleased with the way I got her leaning into the circle.

The papers are all from the Honey and Hugs series.  I decided to keep the large flowers a bit flatter than I usually would as it seemed to suit the paper style. 

I have still been making cards

I thought I ought to show the most recent cards I have made - it's not all sewing!


I did these two to practice my water colouring, not intending to mount them on to cards but it seemed a shame not to.  They are very good sized stamps and they are, of course, Sheena's (
As you will see I have become adicted to the little girl.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Little Ones Apron


I really enjoyed making this - I just wish my little granddaughter was here to model it for me.  It's double sided and I was so pleased to be able to get a matching twill ribbon to finish it.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Sewing is taking over my life.

My first attempt to get back into sewing was to try out a cushion.  This was a remnant and I made it envelope style, piping with a contrasting brown.
The only thing was it went with my sofas
so I have gone on to make three more!

My next try was to make a cushion in felt and I wanted to decorate it - this was the result.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Setting Up My Crafty Blog

Having decided to develop my crafting over the next year I thought I would keep a diary of what I manage to achieve.  I hope you find it interesting.