Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Radley Replicant

I was asked to make a card for a good friends wife who collects Radley bags. He wanted it in the shape of a bag with compartments, so this is what I came up with ....
The Front

The Back, I placed a secret message in the doggies mouth, I got the idea for a secret message from the on-line mag 'Time for Crafting' issue 11

This issue has some great idea's for giving your cards the WOW factor!!

The Side


Tuesday, 8 September 2009

More Cards

A few more of my favorite cards.

I love this card. I was playing with my photo programme and this is what I came up with.

My first kiddy card, decoupaged robot, placed photo of Harry inside card.

Made for a dog lover, the family pet!!

Made this for my daughters 3rd anniversary, used leather hearts on the front. Love this fold!!

Made this for my mother, her favorite colours. Saw the oragami butterfly done on
U-Tube. Made matching bookmark.

Favorite Cards

So, I thought it was time I posted some of my favorite cards I've made so far.

This was my first go at stamping and embossing. I just loved it!!!

I loved using distressed inks with this card, gives such a great effect, think it has to be my favorite technique so far!!

My first go at stitching on card, what fun.

More stitching.

I love this fold, saw it done on 'Create & Craft'.

Thursday, 3 September 2009


I've recently started to make ATC's. I never thought I would find time to do these, but I'm so glad that I did as I'm having such fun making them and I love to see other crafters works of art!!
Here are the ones I've made so far.....
'Begining With S'


I've subscribed to an on-line mag 'Time for Crafting', in each issue you can take part in a 'smile' swap.
Here is a few smiles I made.

'Favourite Things'




Jigsaw Charm Swap

Well it's been a busy few months, so I think it's time to show you the results of the 'Jigsaw Charm' swap I took part in with the ladies from the 'Time for Crafting' forum.

The challenge was to change 8 pieces of small jigsaw puzzle to be used on a bracelet. I had such good fun doing this challenge and I learned alot.

Here is a few I made.

Thes are the ones I received, aren't they just beautiful!!

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Arched Window Template

This is a new template from the on-line mag 'Time for Crafting'
issue 8

I love this magazine there is such a variety of templates and competitions to take part in.

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Altered art... first go!!

I'm taking part in a 'jigsaw charm' challenge and my experiments took me in to 'altered art'. This piece was one of my successes that I decided to turn into a necklace and keep, it was inspired by this link

I know I need more practice but it was such fun!!!

The technique used is ' image transfer'.
I used a magazine print and fine wire and beads, you must give it a go!!!

and finally....

..... all that was left was to make matching bags and garters.

It is a tradition in scotland, that if the younger daughter is married before the older, then the older wears a green garter!!

This brings me to the end of my year of fun, hears looking forward to the next!!!!

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Accessorise, Accessorise, Accessorise....

The flower theme was 'Rose & Thistle'. The thistles & heather was picked from our village & dried.

Of all the floral elements I made, the wedding bouquet had to be my favorite as it came together in just 2hrs.

Bridesmaid bouquet

The other floral elements were....

Flower girls pom poms... these took ages to fill the gaps!!!

Top table centre display...

Cake table spray....

Ladies buttonholes

Gents buttonholes

Table names
Favours... the scroll had a quote written on it, eg. 'to the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world' or 'never go to bed mad... stay up and fight!!'

Table flowers

In the begining

Well here we are at the begining and I thought I would start with the most fun I have had in a year, that was 3yrs ago now. It was the busiest year I can remember and here is why.....

Dressmaking was a real passion of mine, but I never thought I would end up making a wedding dress!!! so it was a real pleasure making my daughters, though I don't think I will be in a hurry to make another!!

Of course it was not just the wedding dress that was needed, there was also the bridesmaid and the 4 flower girls dresses, along with the bouquets and flower balls.