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Mum’s Birthday Card


Today I have my Mum’s Birthday Card to share which I am quite ashamed to say I quickly threw together.


I die cut the vases out of some patterned paper which to me resembled old fashioned crockery, which I thought my Mum would like.


I then raided my ready-made flower collection, which I never use as I tend to make flowers now. That being the case I thought I would be lavish and use loads, so I selected various flowers in a purple theme.


Shaping the vases here is vital to create the true vase shape.

I think she liked it and I wouldn’t be surprised if she will remove each vase to feature on her own cards or scrapbook pages.

Thanks for visiting.


Crochet Flowers


I have some little crochet flowers to share today which I make using any odd scraps of yarn and cotton.  I always find them a useful thing to have as a standby for any project which may need an embellishment.  I particularly like using the paler colours as these can always be coloured using pens or inks to co-ordinate with whatever I need.  Very useful indeed.


I would like to share my top tip regarding the size of crochet hook to cotton/yarn. Obviously the size of hook is important to the weight of yarn or cotton but it’s also a nice idea to experiment with different sized hooks with the same yarn to create a mixture of sized flowers, some will turn out tight and full and others loopier, but together they will all co-ordinate.

It’s also a lovely idea to combine 2 threads together with a larger hook to create an even larger flower.

Here I have used each thread individually with a co-ordinated sized hook and combined them to create a third flower.  I think they will look stunning all used together on a project.


I hope you have liked todays post, please visit again soon for more inspiration.



Mothers Day Fuschias


I totally forgot to share the other Mothers Day card I made, here it is….


I used an old die from my stash and cut loads of little fuschias in white which I painted using watercolours.


I used a die to create an aperture, which I then embossed and made a further frame for a neat outline.  A co-ordinated frame for a greeting and the card is finished.

Hope you have a great weekend!



Past Projects Reminder 3


I have the last of my past projects today and here it is; a card for Mum.


My Mum loves Fuchsias and always has lots in her garden at summer.   I particularly am fond of Fuchsias as my darling German Shepherd loved them too and would always lie under them given any opportunity.


I hope you have enjoyed reviewing my old projects too, I have because it demonstrates how skills evolve and develop.




Pink Butterflies with White Flowers


I am afraid to say that I have not enjoyed the hot weather so much over the weekend and instead have hidden away in a dark cold corner to craft.  Here is my efforts…..


I started with a dark pink print I had previously done and stamped a very lovely stamp from Hobby Art in white embossing powder.


In the background I stamped some flowers together with some text in co-ordinating shades of pink.


I then added some texture lines in clear embossing powder.


Finally, I diecut some Spellbinder Butterflies and added randomly.

I hope you like it.  See you again soon.



80th Birthday Card


I have an 80th Birthday Card today to share which I was commissioned to make.


I cut various dies in co-ordinating shades of pink and made a collection of florals.


I added a lovely background die-cut and various flourishes cut in foam.


Obviously, as its an 80th Birthday Card I added a wire “80” behind the rose…..subtle.


Finally add a butterfly and the card is complete.

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My Mum’s finished Mothers Day Card


I shared recently my quilled “MUM” filled with flowers and today I have the finished card.


I have attached the quilled letters to a piece of acetate which is secured behind the backing matts, so the letters are suspended and bouncy.


I have kept the backing quite simple; an embossed white matt to highlight the letters and co-ordinating colour matts which I have stamped randomly for added interest.


I hope my Mum will like it on Sunday.

Thanks for visiting.