Thursday, 27 December 2012

Aunt's Birthday card.

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.

K'asia's Birthday Card

I had a lot of fun making this Birthday card for my great Niece's 9th Birthday, I used apa pattern No a357_9,  these number patterns are perfect for all ages, I love them, I also used an image from my Toreads CD, I think these images are perfect for the children, I die cut the card myself using a Go Create XXL Square frames Die, No 360022, this is one of my favourite shaped dies, I added the Sweet williams die cut flower from the Cheery Lyn Die No D137, and then added a few sparkly gems to finish.

Irene's birthday card

  I really enjoyed making this card for Irene's birthday, I have used Emelie's Design pattern No EDS065, this Shoe is so beautiful, I have also used a Cheery Lyn Sweet Williams Die NoD137.

Pat's Birthday card.

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.

Birthday Card

 This card I have made for Connie at my craft group, I have used apa pattern No a332.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Sympathy Card

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

Stitching Challenge Blog Entry

I love this free Stitching Challenge Blog pattern from Ann's paper Art, you can download it here,

I decided that this one would be a birthday card for a friend, I played around with the pattern a little so that I could stitch parts of it onto the corners and points of this card, I also Die cut the Flower using a Die From Cheery Lyn Designs No D137 and also Die cut the words, I added some gems to finish, then I scanned the card to my PC and put the picture on the insert, I am really happy with the finished card.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Stitching Challenge.

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

Forum Contest card

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.

Birthday Card

This is the card I made for a dear friend for her birthday, I have used APA pattern No a649, I really enjoyed making this card.

Birthday Card

This is the birthday card i made for my neighbours 50th birthday today, I used APA number patterns from the Card Embroidery Book 2,the guitar pattern is from PricknStitch.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Birthday Card

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.

Birthday Card

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.

My Theme Contest Card

This is the card that I have made for the Theme Contest on Ann's Paper Art Forum, the theme is to make a Christmas card, so I have chosen this beautiful bell pattern, the pattern No is a720, I hope you like my card.

A selection of my cards

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 APA Pattern No a270
APA Pattern No a006
APA Pattern No a431
APA Pattern No a023

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Ann's paper Art Blog Challenge

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 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.

Contest card

This is the card that I made for the contest on Ann's paper art Forum, I used  APA pattern No a333 and used a photo for the centre.

Free Pattern

This pattern was the Free Pattern for entering Ann's Blog Challenge, I need to check the pattern No for this one. 

Birthday Card

I made this card for a dear friend for her 70Th Birthday, I have used Emelies design Pattern No EDS066, I enjoyed putting this card together.

Birthday Card

This card was made for a Friends Birthday, the pattern is from the Book, Borduren op papier met Erica, by Erica fortgens.

Birthday Card

This card was made with Emelie's design pattern No EDS065, I made this card for my Sister-in-law's birthday.

Friendship Cards.

These two cards were made for two special people, I have used APA pattern No a450 for the first card and for the second card I used APA pattern No a004.

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Friendship Card

This card has been made for my Dear Friend in New Zealand, I made it for her for teasing me to stitch Ann's very first pattern, which I don't have at  the moment, I have  combined two pattern for this card, Apa pattern No a006 and a3002 hobbydots pattern, I really enjoyed making this card.

Birthday Card

This card I made for a Friend on Ann's paper Art forum, I have use APA pattern No a241.

Birthday Card

I made this Birthday card for a friends birthday, I have used Ann's papaer art pattern No a097, I added some sequinn beds to finish.

Monday, 30 July 2012

Ann's Paper Art New pattern

This is a new pattern from Ann's paper art, it is pattern No a018, as soon as I saw this pattern I knew how I was going to make my card, I used a Gold sparkly thread for the hearts and a black and gold sparkly thread for the swirls, I Die Cut a circle in gold glitter paper to mount in the centre and then used the MDLR0221 Lord and Lady Die which I Die Cut in black shiny card, I then mounted it onto gold glitter paper and then mounted onto a white Die Cut card, I really am very happy with this card, it will make a beautiful Anniversary card.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Birthday Card

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.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Friendship Card

Here is a card I have made as a return card for a Friend on Ann's paper Art forum, I just love these Forever Friends images, I have used Ann's Paper art pattern No a381_b.

Monday, 2 July 2012


On Ann's paper Art Forum some of the members have been palying a game where if we use a banned word we have to make a punishment card, this is a punishment card that I was asked to make for Sharon and her hubby, I have used Ann's paper Art pattern no a613, I also used a Forever Friends Royal Jubilee decoupage, I really like these images, and I really enjoyed making this card.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Birthday Card

This card was made for my Uncle, I used a pattern from the Hobbydol No76 by Jenine Siemerink, I really like these decoupage images, and as my Uncle is a real softy, I decided to use this one for him.

Birthday Card

This Birthday card was made for a friend on Ann's Paper Art Forum, I used pattern No a658, I stitched in pink and green thread, then die cut the corners, I really enjoyed stitching theis card, the pattern is beautiful.

Uncle's Birthday Card

This card was made for my Uncle, I used Ann's Paper art pattern No's a647 & a2064, I really like the patterns and enjoyed stitching it.

Birthday card

I made this card for a friends birthday, I used Emelie's design pattern the letter S, I really like using beads so this was a perfect pattern to stitch.

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.