Thursday, 27 December 2012
I decided to do something different for my Aunt Mary's birthday card, I chose the pattern from a Cantecleer Hobbytopper book, called Kralenkaarten, by Marga van Dijk-van Belzen, I loved making this card, the beads are different from what I usually use, and I really want to get some more of them, I have added the Sweet william Cheery Lyn Die No D137, cut with silver and purple mirri card, I backed the finished design onto purple and silver mirri card and then onto white cardstock, I really love the finish.
I made this card for Pat at my craft group, I decided to use this die as Pat has bought it for herself and wasn't sure how to use it, I have used part of apa pattern No a609, and adjusted the size slightly, I really love this pattern.
Thursday, 15 November 2012
Sometimes we all have to make a sympathy card, I find them very hard to make, this one is made for my cousins, my Uncle passed away on Tuesday, I have used one of Ann's patterns for the border, but slightly changed it, it is pattern No a2013 from the HJ No 43, I have used the Cross pattern from a HJ yearbook and the rose pattern is from a book by Joke and Adriaan De Vette, I have stitched this card in a black and gold thread and a gold thread, I mounted it onto black card and then onto gold mirri card, I was really worried about the colours that I chose, but am pleased with the final result, the photo doesn't do it justice.
Wednesday, 24 October 2012
I love this free Stitching Challenge Blog pattern from Ann's paper Art, you can download it here,
Friday, 19 October 2012
This card was made using the Free stitching challenge blog pattern on Ann's paper Art Blog, I loved this pattern as soon as I saw it, as I was pricking it out, I realised I could take the pattern apart a little to use on the corners and the points on this card, it's a lovely pattern to stitch.
Wednesday, 17 October 2012
This is the card that I made for the Contest On APA Forum, it is pattern No a098, the image is from a Moorehead CD that I have, the image is so cute I couldn't resist using this one, I have stitched onto Ivory Linen cardstock and used threads to compliment the colours of the image, I Die Cut the edges of the card using a Nellie Snellen border Die No MFD 028.
Monday, 8 October 2012
This is the Birthday Card that I really enjoyed stitching for a friend on Ann's paper Art forum, I have stitched pattern No a662, I chose the Tatty teddy for this one and stitched in the colours to match, I have used a martha Stewart corner punch and then added some pearls.
I made this card for my Cousins little girl for her fourth Birthday, I have used Ann's paper Art pattern No 357, these number patterns are beautiful and very quick and easy to stitch, I have used a Sarah Kay decoupage image to finish this card.
Here is a selection of card I have made over the past couple of months, they are mostly friendship cards and all made with Ann's paper Art patterns which you can buy from http://www.annspaperart.ch/webshop/ APA Pattern No a270
Thursday, 4 October 2012
Come and join in the fun with Ann's new Blog Challenge, the Theme is to make a card or project using the Free Stitching Pattern, The prize is a wonderful Hand Cut and Pre-Embossed Set, you have to be in it to win it. Closing date is Wednesday 17th October, 2012 - 8pm
Here is my Contribution to the Challenge. Ann's paper Art Blog Challenge
Monday, 27 August 2012
This is one of the New Patterns on APA Webshop, this one is pattern No a730, Ann has updated her webshop so why not have a look at http://www.annspaperart.ch/webshop/ I'm sure you will love the new goodies. I loved stitching the beautiful Christmas bells pattern, I used the Go Create Dies No, 36002 XXL Square Frames Frilly 2 for the shape of this card, and for the backing paper, then added a die cut poinsettia which is a Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die,to the corner to finish. Thank You Ann for designing another very very beautifuul pattern.
Monday, 30 July 2012
Wednesday, 4 July 2012
I made this card for a friend for her birthday, I have use two patterns on this card, they are Ann's paper Art pattern No's a438 & a2011, I used a green and purple multi coloured thread for the corner patterns then a purple thread for the rose and green for the stem, I loved making this card.
Thursday, 28 June 2012
Monday, 18 June 2012
I have been cross stitching for many years, in fact I started when I was a small child at primary school, here are some of the cross stitch designs that I have completed over the years, some are waiting to be cleaned and framed, I have loved every minute of making these, two have a very special place in my heart, they are the Fairy and the Angel, it took me a year to complete the Angel, which normally would have taken me a month to complete, due to a health problem, it gave me Inspiration at the time to keep going.