A Very Vintage Christmas

It’s been a while since I made any ‘vintagey’ style cards but the sketch on Cardabilities challenge¬†inspired me to make this: I used these lovely papers from Kaisercraft and teamed them with kraft card for a vintage feel. the ivy spray and snowflakes are Die’Sire…

Pretty Poinsettias

This cheery card features a Woodware acrylic stamp with a Christmas greeting and bunch of festive poinsettias. I stamped the image several times so that I could decoupage the flowers, and coloured them with Promarkers. I then cut the layers and used foam tape to…

One Little Indian

This cute card is perfect for a little boy’s birthday. I coloured this lovely stamp with my Promarkers before die cutting it with a Nellie’s Frame die. I then added a bit of Distress Ink around the edge to add definition. I used a selection…

Starry, Starry Night

I’ve been running some needlefelting workshops at The Craft Room @ Garners Garden Centre¬†and thought I’d share some of the projects that we have been making there. This one was inspired by Van Gogh’s famous painting ‘Starry, Starry Night’ and is an ideal introduction to…

Messenger Bag

Yesterday I decided to get out the sewing machine and have a Crafty Afternoon. I’d bought some lovely fabric the day before and was itching to transform it into a bag. I never seem to have ‘The Right Bag’ – always too small (not enough…

Felt Pincushion

“What’s this?”, I hear you say…..”blogging on a Wednesday?” I know, but I just have enough time to post this before setting off to work and wanted to share my latest project with you as soon as I could. I had a vague notion of…

Goodbye, Good Luck

This week, a lovely work colleague is leaving and I wanted to make her a keepsake gift. I had read about handmade Survival Kits on the internet last year and thought that this would be perfect. I used a tin (from Ikea) and various bits…

Folksy vs Etsy

If you are interested in the wonderful world of the handmade, then you will no doubt already be familiar with online craft markets like Folksy and Etsy. If you have never visited before, then I suggest you check out the diverse range of arts and…