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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Coming Up Roses

 Here are some cards made for T.V. samples and a customer order using these beautiful roses.








This is a customer order.
The customer required an A4 size card in a co-ordinating box for an 80th Birthday with the theme to include British Telecom and also Sudoku.







Thursday, March 14, 2019

Just A Note

Music-themed cards are always popular. This one features 3 bass guitars that have been cut from co-ordinating patterns. It can be suitable for a man or a woman due to the colours in the design. This design card can be made in other colour choices as well.




Suits You!

Men's card are a hard one unless they are avid football fans or some other sport or have a particular hobby or past time that they like to participate in.
When I'm face with a challenge, it's always a suit that I turn to. This time, I created a waistcoat in a blue check with a white shirt and burgundy tie. I added stitching to detail each item of clothing and even the paper buttons are threaded with brown cord to give them a more authentic effect. The fob watch is glazed for a more realistic finish.






Embroidered Ribbon and Lace

A quick customer order for a card today. The occasion is a 90th Birthday. Of course, you can never go wrong with flowers and I chose the beautiful clematis and passion flower.
As well as a wreath, I also wanted an embroidered ribbon to go across the centre. I do not have the capabilities of embroidering a name onto ribbon so, in true paper crafting style, I produced a paper "embroidered" ribbon graphically and I'm pleased with the effect.
I have kept the front of the card simply with the recipient's name and put all of the Birthday details on the insert, thus allowing the recipient the option to frame the card as a keepsake in the future.




Monday, March 11, 2019

New Baby Card - Nursery

A customer ordered a card for a new arrival.  One parent is from Wales and the other from Scotland, so the brief was to incorporate both nations into the card. As baby cards are often soft and muted tones, I wondered how two bright flags could be part of a pretty baby card. The answer was to tone them both to the same colours as the other wood features on the card. Another challenge was to cut out the detail from in between the cot rails to create depth. It's a while since I have fussy cut such small areas. Still, it's all completed and the customer is happy with it. 





Sunday, March 10, 2019

Memory Photograph Book With Co-ordinating Box

 I have just finished this project.I made the album itself a few days ago and decided as it is quite delicate to handle, it needed a box to keep it in when not in use. However, I decided it couldn't be just any old box; it had to match the memory album itself. Anyway, here it is..... Warning: lots of photos....























Friday, March 8, 2019

Beaumaris Artisan Fair

All being well, I will be attending the monthly artisan fair in Beaumaris on the other side of the island. The fairs start on Easter weekend. More details to follow.

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

As Seen On T.V.

These are samples I made for T.V. All can be reproduced and personalised to suit if you would like a replica.


Great for someone who sews, quilts, does patchwork. #sewing #stitching #handmade



Suitable for a new baby or baby shower #newbaby #babyshower

For someone who loves to sew #sewing #stitching #quilting #needlework



This card looks like it is totally tied close but in fact, it isn't and opens as a normal card would.




Welsh Cards ~ Cardiau Cymraeg

I live in North Wales so I receive a lot of orders for cards to be made in the Welsh language or bilingually in both Welsh and English. Here are some of my latest cards my new Dragon range.
They are simple but I wanted the main focus to be on the 3-dimensional dragon in the centre.

Each card measures 6 3/4" x 6 3/4" and comes with a standard white envelope
£5. plus postage where applicable.