Friday, 17 August 2012


An early start on the Christmas cards.....!


I've just had another order for a wedding card - hurrah - they're among my most favouritest cards to make as there are so many different possibilities to make what will hopefully be something special for the couple concerned.

It reminded me that I haven't blogged two of the cards I made earlier this Summer...

The first was for a lady who was going to a wedding at St Paul's Cathedral!!

It doesn't show up so well here, but the photo of St Paul's is printed on acetate to give it a bit more depth.  The pearls were only fixed at the top to give a bit of movement and there is also a length of crystals dangling over yonder with them.

This is the second wedding card of the Summer - the wedding theme was Glastonbury so I wanted to incorporate tents and wellies.  There are wellies tucked away under the tent flaps on each side.  The image is from The Greetings Farm

Thursday, 16 August 2012


Well I'm still neglecting this blog terribly. It's all the children's fault.  I am going to grab a spare moment while they are distracted by the play doh ice cream machine to upload a few more of my jewellery bits.

I've been dismantling a lot of my earlier efforts recently as I'm starting to understand what my preferred techniques are (and also accept my limitations!).  My problem is that I want to get things finished quickly, but more often than not, the nicer, more intricate pieces will inevitably take that bit longer to complete.

Feedback and suggestions always welcomed!!

Friday, 10 August 2012

Just a sentiment

Time for a new challenge at creative craft challenges - this time it's 'Just a Sentiment'

I've been away on hols so have had to use a card from my "back catalogue" !!!   Please make sure any of your entries are new makes.  I'm the only cheat around here.

Summer Fun

This fortnight's challenge at creative craft challenges is Summer Fun!

Sponsors are Bugaboo and Crafty ribbons.  Gotta love those Bugaboo images.....

This one is a shaped stepper card to give a bit of dimension.  The idea is that the back is the sunset (or possibly sunrise depending on your drinking preferences!) and the sentiment reads 'Good Friends, Good Wine, Good Times!!!'

The DT had a lot of summer fun with this one and there are loads of samples over on the blog for inspiration