Cupcakes Bonanza


I have a quick share today and I love this card…mainly because I love cupcakes (or fairy cakes when I was a child) but at least this sort has fewer calories!


I love stamping in a circle and I think it looks interesting.


I always start stamping in North, South, East & West positions and then I mask the images (although in this case I didn’t need to because they wouldn’t be overlapping) and stamp in between.


I coloured the images using coloured pencils for a subtle look.

I layered an assortment of co-ordinating papers behind the main image and I added detail around the edge with a fine black pen.


Lastly I added a beautiful paper rose which I had created using a floral die from my collection.

A very happy cheery card to make you smile.

Thanks for visiting.



Another Patchwork Project – Max


I know I should finish one project before starting another, but I can’t help it.

I bought another pattern from Heidi Bears – Max The Bulldog.  He is adorable so I set immediately to cutting patchwork shapes to make him.

I made great progress and quickly made 2 legs…

But that is where progress halted unfortunately and I had to step away to make dinner for the kiddies … it was difficult to put it down!

Can’t wait until I get time to do more.



Patchwork – English Paper Piecing – Pencil Wrap 2


I thought I would update you with the progress of this project.

It has grown really well.

I have got the main shapes attached to the size I want and am now working on filling the gaps in.

These shapes are to fill in the gaps and they have inspired me for another project.

And this is once the gaps are starting to be filled…

Not far off finishing now and I haven’t got bored …yet!



Birthday card for Mum


Following me previous posts, birthday season has to include Mum and I always try to make this card super special.

This is what I did…

Mum loves cross-stitch and often makes me cards using cross-stitch. It’s actually where my crafting started when I was a little girl, but I don’t find the time to do it as often as I used to. So I thought it would be perfect for Mum to take some extra time with this one.

The cross stitch was a free kit on a magazine which I bought probably a year ago, and thought this design would be perfect.

Once I had completed the cross-stitch I decided not to mount it as the kit suggested but to add some paper flowers.

I watercoloured some white card…

I then used a flower die to cut some flowers…

I used the matching stamps to add some detail…

I then shaped each flower and layered up.

I cut some hexagon dies to use as a base for the cross stitch and added the flowers…

She liked it.

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