Sunday, 19 December 2010

Christmas Hobbydots Cards

Here are two cards i have made using Ann's new Hobbydots Patterns, the first one is pattern no a3004 and the second one is pattern no a3002, i have not been able to stitch for a little while now, so i decided to give these a try, I really enjoyed making these cards with this new hobby, but nothing will change my love for embroidery on card.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Xmas Card

This card was made for my very special dear friend Greatgransupernan Sue, she is a very mischievious lady, i think this pattern suits her personality perfectly, i'm not sure which dwarf represents her and which one represents me, so i'll let you all be the judge.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Card Of The Week

Oh i am so pleased, i had a lovely suprise this morning, I WON CARD OF THE WEEK on ANN'S PAPER ART FORUM, with the card below, i used three different patterns from APA and put them together to make a picture, the card was made for my Great Niece who was 3yrs old last week, my Niece likes to save my cards, and then she makes a collage out of them and frames then to hang on the wall in her daughters bedroom, i did have to adjust the size of two of the patterns to make them fit, i wasn't too sure if it would work, i was really pleased when it did and to Win the card of the week with it has made my day. A big Thankyou to Ann, for all the wonderful patterns that you design for all us Anndotdictionists.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Birthday Card

This is a card for my great Niece's Birthday on Thursday, the tree pattern is Ann's pattern and i decided to combine it with Ann's pattern no's a2018 and a286, i had to make the two pattern' s smaller and flip them over so that they were facing the way i wanted them to, i then coloured them in and added some googly eyes to the worm.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Christmas Card

And now for something a little different from me, i have discovered the new craft of Hobby Dots, this pattern is from the new Christmas Hobby Dots Book 1, the decoupage is also inside the book,  it's mounted onto green foiled paper and then onto a red pearlescent card, i've added some peel-off stars and a christmas message, i like this pattern a lot and am sure i will use it again and again.

Birthday Card

I have to admit, i really loved stitching this pattern from Ann's new book, Card Embroidery with Ann's Paper Art Alphabet 1, it is mounted onto blue mirri card and then onto white linen card, i  used the Martha Stewart Flower punches to add the flowers to the corners and also a few blue gems to finish.

Christmas Card

This is another card that i have made using the new book, Card Embroidery with Ann's Paper Art, Christmas 2, once again i have used the decoupage from the book and stitched it in a blue, red and green threads, i have added a few Star corner peel-offs to the corners and a few little stars around the image, it is mounted onto blue mirri card and then onto white linen card.

Christmas Card

This pattern is from Ann's new stitching book, Card Embroidery with Ann's paper Art, Christmas 2, this is a fun pattern that can be used in many ways, i stitched it with a multi coloured christmas thread and added the decoupage from the book, i then mounted it onto gold mirri card and onto red pearlescent card, i have also added a few peel off gems and the happy christmas message to finish.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Birthday card

This pattern was made for a friends Daughters birthday, the little mouse was stitch in a pink thread and a black thread, i back it with a pink glitter paper and added some heart and star peal off's.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Two Wedding Cards

These two Wedding cards have been made for two neighbours, they chose the pattern and colours, the pattern is Emelie's Design Pattern No EDS005.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Congratulations Card

Oh Dear, is she sick, i hear you ask, this card is not stitched, well, for once i thought i would try something a little different, these are Hobbydots, they are little peel-off stickers in different size dots, curves, teardrop shapes and borders, and i have to admit, i really enjoyed making this card, for me it really was something different, as i am so lost without my needle, thread, and patterns, you can buy these hobbydots from and i can definitely recommend them,  go on, give them a try, you know you want to, i know i am looking forward to making more cards with these little dots, but i am still a stitch-a-holic, and that won't change.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Birthday Card

This card was made for a very special friend, who has been more help to me than she will ever realise, the pattern is from Anns' New Book Card Embroidery Christmas 2, i decided to stitch little sequin flowers instead of stars to the border and i have als stitched Ann's paper art Cat, Pattern No a041 to the centre, i really loved making this card.

Gift Card

I made this little gift card for my dear friend Frances, i put little tea light candles in the box.

Xmas Card

Again i have stitched Ann's paper art pattern No a499, this time i have used rice beads and added a Forever Friends Santa, it always amazes me hoe the same pattern can look so different when stitched in a different colour.

Xmas Card

This pattern is Ann's Paper art  pattern No a0499, the poinsetta is a piece of material that i have cut out and mounted onto a piece of card, i think i must like this pattern i have stitched moretimes than i realised.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Birthday Card

I made this card for a very beautiful and talented lady at my craft group, the pattern is Ann's forum contest pattern, i have really loved making this card, the pattern is beautiful.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Birthday Card

My Neighbour asked me to make a birthday card with an octopus, i was not sure if i could do this, but after searching through my patterns i found this one, i was not looking forward to stitching it,  it is stitched in blue and purple metalic thread, i used Ann's paper art border pattern from the new stitching book as i thought it needed something else, but i decided to stitch the stars as bubbles, i then mounted it onto blue holographic card and mounted it onto white card and added a few peel -off dots to finish.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Xmas Easel Card

This pattern is from the new book Card Embroidery with Ann's Paper Art, Christmas 2,  which i won in Ann's Forum Contest, the two new books are a must have if you love card embroidery, the books also include the decoupage which i have used on this card, i  glittered the flames on the candles also the candle wax and the centre of the flowers,  then mounted it onto gold glitter paper and then onto a xmas green pearlescent card, i added a few peel-offs and stars to finish.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Chloe's Birthday Card

I made this card for my Cousins daughter who will be Two on Thursday, I have used the letters from Ann's New Stitching book No 1, Card Embroidery with Ann's Paper Art, and the ladybird is from the book Embroidery on paper for every occasion by Joke and Adriaan de Vette.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Linda's Birthday Card

This is another card that my Aunt asked me to make, it is for her daughter, she wanted a fairy card, so i used Ann's Paper art Pattern No a204 and then had to go on a search for a fairy decoupage, i printed the backing paper myself and borrowed my good friend Sue's Martha Stewart Large Flower punch, the border peel offs are from, i also added a couple of punched butterfly's to finish. This is an 8x8  square card.

Chloe's birthday card.

My Aunt asked me to make a card for her granddaughter, so i used the teddy pattern from Hobbyjournaal No 64, I hope she likes it.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Ann's Birthday Card

I made this birthday card for Ann, from Ann's Papaer Art, she is a very talented lady and deserves all the praise she gets, i love all her patterns, i used pattern No a444, i was not sure if it would look right because i had to shrink the pattern down a fair bit, i then added some Nellie snellen floral punched flowers to finish. Unfortunately,the photo didn't come out as well as i would have liked.

Forever Friends Christmas

I liked this pattern from the Hobbyjournaal No 66, i have used some Forever Friends die Cuts and backing paper, also some lilac glitter paper and some holographic peel offs, i added some ribbon to finish.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Xmas Poinsetta

This is a lovely pattern from Anns paper art, pattern No a499,, i love the addition of the beads, i decided to stittch this one in the traditional xmas colours, it's a very quick pattern to stitch.

Monday, 30 August 2010

Xmas Card

This pattern is a new free pattern from Emelie's Design, i enjoyed stitching this one, i really like the addition of the beads, i have added the forever friends to this one, they are amongst my favourite toppers, and i punched the corners with a star corner punch, mounted it onto red and gold glitter paper to finish.

90th Birthday Card.

My neighbour asked me to make a card for her friends 90th birthday, so i decided to usw this beautiful pattern of Ann's, pattern No a609, this is a favourite of mine and gets used quite a lot. I have stitched it in Lilcac and light green threads and added a nestabilities die cut for the age, mounted onto lilac glitter paper and finished it with some little gems.

Friday, 27 August 2010


This is Ann's new pattern No a718 and i have to admit i really like it, i decided to use the Martha Stewart punches on the edges and corners and then used some purple glitter paper to back it, i finished it with some teardrop gems in the corners.

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Xmas Card No, 3 and 4

This is such a versatile pattern i am really enjoying stitching it, i have combined it with the little bells and the little angel from the Hobbydols book No 35.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Xmas Card

This is another one made with Ann's Forum Freebie, i love this little snowman which is pattern No a710, he fits really well inside the border.

Xmas Cards

I have really loved stitching this pattern which is the August freebie to Ann's Forum members, i decided to add pattern No a704 to this one, i think it has worked out really well.

Monday, 9 August 2010

Beaded card

This is such a beautiful pattern to stitch, i have really loved making this card, the pattern is from the Hobbydols Book No55, i love using the beads, they add such a beautiful touch to the finish.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

40th Birthday Card

I have made this card for a neighbours daughter-in-law, i thought  this pattern of Ann's would make a perfect 40th birthday card, the pattern No is a260, i decided to add the champagne glasses from stitching cards as i thought it looked right for the occassion, i used pink mirror card to back it on and used a Martha Stewart punch for the corners, added a few border peel-offs and pink glitter peel-offs for the words.

Friday, 30 July 2010

Penny's Birthday Card

I made this card yesterday in bit of a hurry as i only found out on Tuesday afternoon that it was Penny's birthday on Wednesday,  so it was a little late, but better late than never. The pattern is from the Hobbydols book No 41 by Betty de groote-greven, i love this butterfly and have stitched it in an orange and gold thread and added a few gems, i used my new double rounder corner punch that i bought from and added some  border peel-offs to finish.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Calender No 6, 2011

I stitched this pattern a couple of weeks ago but had nothing small enough to put in the centre, then i searched through my crafty things and found some magic rub on's, so i glittered one and added it to the centre and made it into a calender, the pattern is Ann's paper art No a606.

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Calenders for 2011

I really enjoyed making the calenders last year so decided to make a lot more this year, i have made five this week, i have used various patterns from Ann's paper art, and the Hobbydols books, here are my first five for 2011.

Friday, 16 July 2010

Contest Card

I just love this pattern, it is the free contest pattern from Ann's Forum, i still have a few more ideas as to how to use this pattern, it is the second card i have made with it and i know i will use it again and again.

Christamas Card

This pattern is so easy and quick to stitch it is going to be very usefull for my ever growing christmas card list, the pattern is from Ann's paper art the pattern No is a094.

Across The Miles

This is the perfect pattern for someone that lives abroad, or it can be used for a man's card. Pattern No a717 from Ann's paper Art.

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Purple Flowers

This pattern was from the Hobbyjournaal website, the pattern is by Sjaak van Went, i really like this one and think i will use it a lot.

1st Xmas card,

I like this pattern fom Ann's Paper Art, pattern No a608, i thought it would make a nice xmas card, i have added a forever friends xmas rub on, it's so cute.

Yellow Rose

This pattern is the free  contest pattern from Ann's paper Art Forum, i have enjoyed stitching it, I thought the blue and yellow went really well together.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Ratiny in Cupcake

I found a digistamp blog and fell in love with the cupcakes digi stamps, so i sent a message to the artist and asked her permission to use her cupcake digi stamps to embroider, i was thrilled to bits when she said yes,  these are the two cards that i have created from the one image, i decided to use the googly eyes on the rat, and also used gems for the sprinkles, it didn't take very long for me to work out how to stitch these images and i am very pleased with the results.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Pink Flowers

This is a very beautiful pattern from Ann's Paper Art, pattern No a607, i enjoyed stitching this and it didn't take very long, the decoupage i decided to split and add the final three layers to the corner, i have also added Card Candy from craftwork cards to the three corners to finish.