Wednesday, 24 December 2014



Thank You to all my Friends both at home and abroad and my family for all your help and support throughout this horrible year, it has meant more to me than you will ever know.

I sincerely hope that 2015 will bring you all that you wish for, especially Happiness, Good health, and Prosperity, and of course lots and lots of crafting.

Love to you all, Sue xx

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Christmas Card

I really enjoyed making this Christmas card,  Ann designed the pattern to use with this Die, the pattern is No a690 available from Ann's Paper Art Webshop. the Die is Nellie Snellen Stained Glass Die No SGD002-Fantasy Flower-2, the Bauble Die is from Memory Box the back of the bauble is Classic Ornament Style 98211and the front is Snowflake Ornament Style 98231.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Two Christmas Cards

Here are two Christmas Cards I have made,  my Son bought me a book a couple of years ago from America, so I decided it was time I stitched something from it, the book is called Merry Christmas by Erica Fortgens, it has some wonderful Christmas patterns in it, these two cards I made for my Aunts and Uncle's, I will upload another one tomorrow,  I still have more to assemble so will show them as soon as I have finished them.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Free Pattern From Ann's Paper Art

This pattern is Free from Ann's Paper Art, you can download it from Ann's Facebook page,

Thank you Ann, I love the way you have re-designed this pattern and love your card, I am looking forward to stitching it.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Christmas Card For Frances

I enjoyed stitching this card for Frances and her Hubby, I have stitched one of Ann's Paper Art New Pre-Pricked Patterns, I have added gems to the baubles, The border Die is  Nellie Snellon Die No MFD028 2-Borders-3, I have adeded Hobbydots to the border which makes it look like little lights, the decoupage is Anita's Foiled Die Cut Decoupage.

Exchange Card for Evi

I am a little late in uploading the exchange card I made for Evi in September, I have stitched Ann's Paper Art  Pattern No a230, The Floral Panel Die is Free on the Tattered Lace Magazine No 8.

And this is the October Exchange Card I made.

A'Merie's Birthday Card

 I made this card for my Great Niece's 7th birthday, I stitched Ann's Paper Art pattern No a002 which you can get from Ann's Paper Art Webshop and I used Sarah Kay Decoupage sheet No EASY SK211, I have also Die cut the shape using Spellbinders Borderbilities Card Creator A2 Scalloped Borders One Die, No7921601890,

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Stitch-a Card Pre-Pricked Card Toppers

 Available Now, Ann has designed some new Pre-Pricked Card Toppers, for those that have problems pricking the patterns but love embroidery on card, these toppers are a must have, you can buy these toppers at Ann's Paper Art Webshop, here are two that I have made, the first one is  Stitch-A Card Number a810, the decoupage is from Studio Light Die Cut Sheet No 220. The second card is Stitch-A Card Number a703, for this one I have used my Nellie Snellon Reindeer Die NSD035 dear,
and  my Nellie Snellon Die No MFD028 2-Borders-3, I have added Hobbydots to the border and on the Deers eyes, I have also added my Christmas Card Candy to the corners. I am having fun with these patterns and will add more as I make them.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Snowman Card

I thought it was time I got started on my Christmas Cards, I did make some earlier in the year but it came to a standstill, so now I have to get my finger out and get them made.
I bought a new Embossing folder from Ann's Paper Art,  the Embossing folder is from Nellie Snellen EFE 016 Christmas Squares-2, it embosses beautifully, I have stitched Ann's Paper Art Pattern No a659 available from Ann's Webshop, I used water colour pencils on the embossed frame, the image is from the sheet Yvonne Creations CD10217, I finished off with a peel-off Christmas sentiment and added some stars and gems.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Sympathy Cards

It has been very unfortunate that I have found myself making so many sympathy cards these past six weeks for friends, below are two of the cards I have made. The first one I made yesterday for my neighbour who lost her dear husband early yesterday morning, I have stitched an old pattern from Emelie's Design, the  second one is for a very dear friend, I stitched a pattern from the book Embroidery on paper for every occasion by Joke and Adriaan de Vette, the rose on the card is from a different pattern in the same book.

Birthday Card

Here is the Birthday card I made for Ann, I stitched pattern No a655, I have used Gutermann thread No's 1234 Black, 1104 Green, 567 Gold and 1254 Purple, I die cut the card using Marianne Design Creatables Die No LR0269 , I also inked the design using Tim Holtz distress ink pad shaded lilac then added a gold ribbon and some gold gems.

Monday, 22 September 2014


I made this wedding card for my dear neighbours, it is one of the hardest cards I have ever had to make, the groom has cancer and doesn't have very long now, it was a very emotional day. I have stitched APA 3D CardEmbroidery Sheet No 17, Pattern No a821, the decoupage is on the sheet, I have stitched with Gutermann thread No's 1064 Pink, 1104 Green and 1137 Gold, I embossed the card with my Die' sire Embossalicious Embossing folder No EF8-RGFrame, I added the Amy Design Doves with Ribbon Die and added some peel-off rings and then finished with lots of pearls and the peel-off Happy wedding Day sentiment. 

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Birthday Card

It is my Neighbours 60th Birthday soon, so I made this card for her, I have stitched Ann's paper Art Pattern No a260,   the Number 60 is also Ann's paper Art Pattern No a2068, I have stitched Gutermann Metalic thread No's, 7012 Pink and 7026 Blue, Pink and Silver Multi colour. I added the year she was born on the bottle with Peel offs and put loads of sparkly gems on the card.

Anniversary Card

The decoupage on this card is so sweet I thought it would make a lovely Anniversary card, I have stitched Ann's Paper Art pattern No a652, The decoupage is a Reddy Die Cut Sheet named SWALK Art No 83303, I have used a corner punch for the corners and added my new Butterfly Dies No PM10003 which I bought from Ann's Paper Art Webshop.

Friendship Card

This card was made as a friendship card for Jackie, I have stitched a pattern from Hobbydol book No 121 by Sjaak van Went, the threads are Gutermann No's 1029 Blue and 1067 Yellow. I have Die cut my Spellbinders Delicate Aster in Blue and Yellow to match the threads, I added a pearl to the centre of the flower and  and punched the corners with a flower corner punch.

Birthday Card

I made this card for Maureen for her birthday, I have stitched Emelie's Design Pattern No ED105, the threads are Gutermann No's 1254 Purple, 1104 Green, 567 Gold, I really like stitching with the beads, I also Die cut some small butterflies and added some hobbydots trailing behind them.

Birthday Card

I made this birthday card for a friend a little while ago, I have stitched Emelie's Design Pattern No ED125, I managed to buy some small ribbon rose buds to attach to the card and have also used my Spellbinders Gold corners.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Christmas Card

The pattern from this card is from Ann's Paper Art, the pattern appeared int he Hobbyjournaal Magazine No 113,  I chose pink and blue for my card, I really enjoyed stitching this pattern.

Friendship Card

I made this friendship card for Lucy, I know how much she loves fuchsia's and pink so I couldn't resist this decoupage and the colours, it was perfect for her. The Pattern is from the Hobbydol Book No 121 by Sjaak Van Went, page 14.

Another one for my Stash

I really love stitching this beautiful pattern from Ann's Paper Art, it is Card Embroidery Sheet No 16, once again the decoupage is on the sheet.

Birthday Card

This is the birthday card I made for a member of my craft group, I have stitched  Ann's Paper Art Pattern No a396 for this card.

Monday, 7 July 2014

One for my Stash

I can honestly say I thoroughly enjoyed making this card, I have stitched Ann's New 3D Card Embroidery Sheet No 16, the decoupage is on the sheet, I haven't decided who it will be for yet, so I will keep it in my stash for now.

Birthday Card for Sharon,

 I enjoyed making this birthday card for Sharon, I have stitched APA Pattern No a396, I have used Gutermann thread No's 1104-Green, 1031-Lilac, 1255- Purple and 1234 Black.


This is the Exchange card I made for Petra for the month of June, I have stitched a pattern by Sjaak, I got my inspiration for the colours from a butterfly that visits my garden each day, I have stitched with Gutermann thread No's 1246- Orange and 1234- Black,  I have added some black pearls and some orange glitter gems and then finished with a flower.

Friday, 27 June 2014

Ann's Paper Art Hobbyjournaal 112

The new Hobbyjournaal 112 has a contribution from Ann's Paper Ar, here is the card that I made with the pattern, The Decoupage is from A Die Cut sheet by Precious Marieke Sheet No SB1003.

Ann is also offering the Hobbyjournaal 112 FREE with each order from the Webshop,

Come and take a look as Ann is having a BIG SUMMER SALEwith lots of wonderful goodies.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Contest Entry

I made this card for my craft groups May Contest, we were asked to stitch the pattern from Hobbydol Book No 108 and to add three flowers to it, I stitched Gutermann thread No's 1104 green, 1108 pink and 1317 peach, the flowers I Die Cut using my Spellbinders Heartfelt Creations Delicate Asters Die No HCD726 the larger butterfly is from my Cheery Lyn Designs  Exotic Butterly Small No DL112 Die and the small butterfly is from my Cheery Lyn  Designs Die Mini Dimensional Butterflies with Angel Wings NoD138, I have added some large pearls to the centres of the flowers.

Birthday Card

This card I made for Sue at my craft group, I really love this new pattern from Ann's paper Art, the pattern No is a688, I have stitched with Gutermann thread No's  green 1104, lilac 1331, light brown 1128 and a pale yellow 1061, I wish I had got a better photo to show you.


This is the card I made for the contest on Sandra's Forum, the pattern is from Sandra, I decided to make an easel card and stitched the pattern three times, the papers are from my favourite paper people Liliof the valley  The decoupage is Sarah Kay sheet No 212.

 Inside of card

Sympathy Card

It's always hard to make a sympathy card, unfortunately my dear neighbour passed away two weeks ago, he was such a lovely man, I made this card for his dear wife, I have stitched Karins Creations pattern no KC 103, the verse is perfect, I have got permission from the author to use it on my cards.

Birthday Card

When I saw this pattern I just had to have it in my ever growing collection, the pattern is from pricknstitch South Africa, the pattern No is FT049,  once again I have use my Liliofthevalley papers, a ribbon and bow with a pearl  finishes this card.

Birthday Card

This is the birthday card I made for Carol at my craft group, I do love my little Forever Friends Bears so this was perfect for this card, I have stitched a pattern by Ann's Paper Art, the card is from my stash.

Birthday Card

This is the Birthday Card I made for my uncle, I have stitched Ann's Paper Art pattern No a287, the papers are from Liliofthevalley.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Birthday Card

I made this birthday card for my dear friend Supernan Sue, I stitched APA Pattern No a223 on both front corners and the top and bottom corner of the inside, the papers are from Do Crafts Papermania  Capsule Collection 8x8 paper pad  Eau de Nil, I think the colours of these papers are beautiful, the lace is from the same collection, I found the ribbon to match in my local Hobbycraft store and then added a few die cut flowers and some gems to finish.

Happy Birthday Supernan

Front of card

 Inside of card

Friday, 25 April 2014

Stencil Set Cards

Here are three cards I have made using the Stencil Sets from Ann's Paper Art Webshop, the first two are made using  Stencil Set a2062,  for the first card I cut the Die down a little and stitched the Heart pattern No a439 which is in the set, the second one I turned the die cut into a doily by cutting the top off and joining two together,  I stitched the letter A from the pattern sheet No a2064 which gives the Die a completely different look and shows a different way of using it.  The third card I made with Stencil Set No a628,  I enjoyed making these cards, especially the motorbike card, it's so hard to make cards for men and this was a perfect stencil for a man's card.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Friendship Card

I made this card For Robyn in Australia, I have stitched Ann's Paper Art pattern No a684, I have used the Die cut from a Reddy Die Cut Sheet, Art No 83915 which I bought from Ann's Paper Art Webshop, I chose the colours to match the decoupage, they are Gutermann thread No's 1029 Blue, 1255 Purple and 1049 Green.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Birthday Card

I made this Birthday card for Lucy,  I have stitched Ann's Paper Art Pattern No a490, I decided to use my Fuchsia Pink Gutermann Thread No 1511 because Lucy Loves Fuchsia Pink and  the green thread is from  my stash of threads. I have also used my Marianne Design Die No LRO272 and my Bella Bouquet Memory Box Die Style No 98472, I added a few pearls to finish this card.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Mothers Day Card

This card was made for my MIL, as before with my Niece's birthday card, I was not at all well so didn't stitch my card, I'm not really comfortable making cards with no stitching on, I don't have enough confidence, but I hope you like my efforts anyway.

Craft Group Contest Entry

This is the card I made for my craft groups monthly contest, we were asked to stitch the butterflies from the Hobbydol Book No 41, page 4, we were also asked to use the Spellbinders Grand Decorative Oval One Die for this contest, I was lucky that I had already stitched this card before illness got me, I would like to Thank Carol for picking it up and taking it to the group for me.

Birthday Card

I made this card for my Niece Sadie for her birthday, I am a stitcher, so it's very rare for me to make a card with no stitching, but due to illness, I just didn't have the energy to sit and stitch, I enjoyed creating this card.

Ann's Paper Art Forum Celebration Pattern.

I made this card with the Free pattern that Ann gave to her Forum members for the Forum's 5th Birthday, I really like this pattern, I decided to use part of the pattern to stitch into the corners, Thank You Ann for another beautiful pattern, I hope you like my card.