Saturday, 31 August 2013

Two New Cards

Here are two new cards I have finished this week, the first one is an 80th Birthday card for my neighbours sister, I have stitched apa 3D Card Embroidery Stitching Sheet pattern No 1, Rose Glow, I really love this new pattern that Ann has designed, I have Die cut the card to the shape and made an Easel card, the papers on the inside are from Papermania Capsule collection, and of course I just had to use my favourite Spellbinders Delicate Aster Die for this card.

The second card is for my Neighbours Nice's 50th Birthday, I stitched Apa pattern No a645 for this card leaving the bottom part of the pattern off, I used my new Memory Box Bella Bouquet Die No98472, this is another of my favourite dies, I Die cut lilac mirri card for the flower.

Friday, 16 August 2013


I decided to do something a little different from what I normally do, this card I made for a friend for her birthday today, I Die cut the Bird cage Die which belongs to a friend, I had been looking through my hobbydols books and found this pattern which I thought would go well with the bird cage, the pattern is from the Hobbydol book No93 by Chrissie, I embossed a sheet of white pearlescent cardstock using a Die'sire Embossalicious Regency Frame 8x8 embossing folder NoEF8-RGFRAME then cut it down to the start of the pattern, I then stitched the pattern onto the card using my Guttermann Sulky threads No's 1128 and 1222, after finishing the stitching I added the Rice beads then added the birdcage, I then Die cut the bird Die using my Cheery Lyn Hummingbird Die No B193, after assembling the card I felt it needed something else so I Die Cut my Spellbinders Die D-Lites Fantastic flourish Two Die and added them to the corners, it was by chance that I found I had the right coloured pearls to add to the card, I finished it off by Die cutting the letters using my Die Versions Micro font. I hope you like my card.

Monday, 12 August 2013

August Exchange card

I enjoyed making this card so much, I really love this pattern, it is one of Ann's new 3D Card Embroidery Stitching Sheets No 1, the pattern is No a815, this card was made for Ria on Ann's Paper Art Forum, I have used my new Nellie Snellen Folding Die No NFD004-Flower-1 for this card and also used a Cheery Lyn Exoctic butterfly Die No DL112, I also added some Card Candy to the corners and some pearls to finish.

July Contest card

This is the card I made for my craft groups July contest, the pattern is from the Hobbydol book No8 by Sjaak, the pattern is on page 14, I enjoyed making this card.

June Contest Entry

This is the card that I made for my craft groups monthly contest for June, the pattern is from is from a book by Joke de Vette called Easy Embroidery On Paper, I came second for this contest and won a pack of A4 linen cardstock.

Birthday card For Sonni

On this card I made for Sonni, I have stitched APA pattern No a107, I die cut the corners using a Leanne Creatief corner Die and added some pearls to finish.

July Exchange Card

I loved making this card fro Annalie as my July Exchange card, I have stitched Ann's Paper Art pattern No a677, I chose the image before stitching the pattern and matched the threads to the colours as well as the backing card, I punched the corners with a punch that I bought from Hobbycraft ages ago and forgot that I had, I also aded some gems to the flowers to finish.

Exchange Card

I made this as my June Exchange card for Petra on Ann's Paper Art Forum, I stitched APA pattern No a016, I embossed the background card and added some butterflies using a butterfly punch that I bought from Hobbycraft.

Sharon's Birthday card

I had so much fun making this card for a my friend Sharon, I stitched APA Pattern No a039, I also Die cut the flower to add to the card, my only regret was that it arrived late.


I bought this Die and with this shape card in mind, but wasn't sure if it would work, so with a little help from Sandy, I managed to get it right, I made this a birthday card to keep in my box for the right person, I stitched Ann's Paper Art Pattern No a494, I used Marianne stencil No LRO269 and finished it with a ribbon to tie it closed.

Birthday Card For Sue

I loved making this birthday card for my friend Supernan Sue, I stitched Pattern No a655, and made this an 8x8 card, I chose the black and pink colours because the decoupage matched exactly, I added the black and pink ribbon to finish.

Birthday Card for A Friend

This birthday card was made for a friend, I have stitched APA stencil No 2 for this one, I die cut the topper using APA stencil No 2 for the shape.

Anniversary Card

This is an Anniversary card that I made to keep in my box for when I need one, I have stitched APA pattern No a649 and combined it with a Marianne stencil No LRO269, I couldn't resist adding the Forever Friends Bears, I think they are so sweet.

Birthday card

I made this card for a friends Husband's birthday, I stitched Ann's Paper Art stencil No AND001.

Birthday card

It's been a while since I updated my blog, the time has just flown by, I can't believe it is already almost half way through August, I will upload as many cards as I can for now. This is the birthday card I made for my uncle, I have stitched one of the new stitching Stencils from Ann's Paper Art, this one is AND004, I have added the forever friends bear to this one.