Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Card for Andreas


My December exchange card was made for Andreas, who is Sonni's husband.
This pattern by Ann's Paper Art is fantastic for those cards where you don't want to do much stitching.
The pattern number is a354.
The threads are Mettler Polysheen 0453 and 1123.
I decided to pick a image from one of the Art pads called 
"Vintage Boys" by Lili of the Valley as all men love to hold the remote!!
I love these pads as they are already coloured, 
I don't call it cheating.......lol......
I distressed around the edge with antique linen.
The base card is die cut with Spellbinder Grand Scollop Squares  LF-127.
I also used the inserts of the Nellie Snellen mfd033 to make the brown bits in the scallops.
The "Across the miles"stamp is also from Lili of the Valley
I have also used  ribbon and hobbydots.

I enjoyed creating this very special card and I am so pleased with the way that it all come together.
I hope that you like it also.

Thank-you for coming by and having a look.


Saturday, 7 December 2013

Christmas card


It is hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner.
This month I will be showing you some of the Christmas cards that I have made for 2013.
This pattern is an older one yet a beautiful one, it is from Ann's Paper Art Hobbydol 21, pattern #528.
Threads are Mettler Polysheen 0824,1902,5933.
The poinsettia was created using the Poinsettia Heartfelt stamps HCPC3415 and the Layered  Poinsettia die
by Spellbinder S5-005.
The background die is Spellbinder, Delicate Doilies S5-205.
I created the leaves with Joy "Billies Flourishes" 6002/0263.
The stickers are  Doodey Star Ornament  #7088.

I really enjoyed creating this card and love the idea of the stamps and dies being used together.
I hope that you also like the card.

Thank-you for coming by and having a look.



Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Friendship Card


Once again I have used a new pattern by Ann's Paper Art and is available on the new 3d Card Embroidery Sheets a628 #11 in the series.  The flowers are from another 3d Card Embroidery sheet a815 #1.
The threads are by Mettler Polysheen 2550,2250,5934,1362.
Embossing folder is by Couture Creations "Tied Together" 
which I have also added some pearls.
The punched butterflies are happily flying around the flowers.

This has fast become one of my favourite patterns, it is very
 versatile and can be used for many occasions.

Thank-you for coming by and having a look.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Card for Sue


My exchange card for the month of November was for Sue (Buttons) the theme this month was Christmas.
This is a new pattern by Ann's Paper Art a628 and is available on the new 3d embroidery sheets , this sheet is #11 and is part of the second series.
The threads are Mettler Polysheen, 2674, 3971, 4230, 4332.
I have used Joy! "Winter Paper bloc" as my background scene, the pad has many awesome papers in it.
Marianne Creatables, LR0283 & LR0284 made the beautiful village scene, which I added lots of crystal snow to the landscape. 
The star is from Memory Box, "Star of Wonder" 98167 which I also added some crystal snow to.
Beads and gems have also been added to the card.

I really enjoyed creating this card it allowed me do something that I have never done before.
I hope that you like it also.

Thank-you for coming by and having a look.


Saturday, 9 November 2013

Vintage Friendship Card


This week I decided to make a card for a friend.
The beautiful pattern is a477 and is available from
The threads are Mettler Polysheen 0832,1755, 3151, 5934.
I made a square using Joy 6002/0134, which I distressed with Tim Holtz, tattered rose.
The beautiful image is Nellie's Vintage called " my pal" which I die cut with the Nellie's multi frames MFD055.
Corner stickers are Jeje 145 and the lines are Starform.

I enjoyed creating this card so very much it was wonderful being able to use the die in a different way.

Thank-you for coming by and having a look.


Saturday, 2 November 2013

Birthday Card


This week was the celebration of my husbands birthday and here is the card that I created for him, although I didn't make a cake for him!!!!!  his cake is on the card..........lol..........
The pattern is a287 and is available from Ann's Paper Art.
Threads are Mettler Polysheen 1514,3853, 0134.
The new Spellbinder - Curved Boarder Two,  S5-201 has created a beautiful edge along the bottom of the card. I coloured one of the boarders with Tim Holtz distress in "weathered wood".
The image is a perfect birthday decoupage
by Studio Light called Comic Friends.
Happy Birthday stamp is from Lili of the Valley which has been die cut with Spellbinder S4-310 and once again distress ink has been used around the edge.
Hobbydots have been used on the corners.

I am thrilled with the way that this card turned out and had a lot of fun creating it.

Thank-you for coming by and having a look.


Saturday, 19 October 2013

Birthday Card for a Special Friend


I always struggle making birthday cards for men, although this time I knew what I wanted to make.
I made this card for a special friend's husband.
The pattern is a224 and is available from Ann's Paper Art
Threads are Mettler Polysheen, 0150,0454, 0824, 2101.
A combination of 2 Spellbinder's have made a wonderful edge along the bottom of the card, E8-003 and E8-002.
Wellington embossed stickers sit perfectly in the centre of the card.
The sentiment stamp is from Lili of the Valley which I cut out with Nellie Snellen, mfd005.

I also have another card to make for a male this month, I will need to put my thinking cap on.

I enjoyed creating this special birthday card and I hope that you like it.

Thank-you for coming by and having a look.






Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Card for Jackie


My October exchange card for this month at Ann's Paper Forum was for Jackie.
The beautiful pattern is a2062, hj82. and is by Ann's Paper Art.
Threads are Mettler Polysheen, 0453, 2062, 2650, 2764.
I die cut the pattern with Nellie Snellen, mfd055.
The large circle die is Spellbinder S4-344.
The corners are Spellbinder D-Lites S2-009
Tim Holtz distress ink "Tattered Rose has been gentle ink on the tear-drop die and also on the corner die.
Gems have been added amongst the stitching.

I enjoyed creating this card for Jackie and I hope that you like it to.

Thank-you for coming by and having a look.


Sunday, 13 October 2013

Birthday Card for Frances



Frances had a birthday yesterday and this is the card that I created for her.
The beautiful pattern is a606 and once again from
Ann's Paper Art webshop.
It is a smaller pattern then normal, yet not small in style.
After pricking out the pattern I cut out the circle with
Nellie Snellen MFD055.
Threads are Mettler Polysheen, 2020, 3150, 5552.
The white linen card has been embossed with Marianne Design DS0915 and then die cut with Spellbinders S5-181.
The flower in the middle is Cheery Lynn  "Cherry Blossom".
Stamens and stickles have been added to the flower.
The  beautiful card stock is another one from
Maja Design's "Vintage Spring Basics".
The sentiment is a stamp from Lili of the Valley which has been die cut with Spellbinder S4-190 and attached with a ribbon.
Tim Holtz, Distress ink "Tattered Rose" sponged around the edge.
Pearls have been added on the embossing.

I enjoyed creating this special birthday card and I hope that you like it to.

Thank-you for coming by and having a look.


Saturday, 12 October 2013

Birthday card for Karin




October is a very busy month when it comes to birthdays.
A few days ago it was Karin's birthday and this is the card that I created for her.
The beautiful pattern is a230 and is available from
 Ann's Paper Art webshop.
I decided to be a bit more adventurous this time and make my card a little different.
I stitched the pattern twice using Mettler Polysheen 630, 2250, 2550,6043.
The die is by Marianne design  LR0201 it has been around for quite a while and is well worth having.
The embossing has been inked with Tim Holtz- Distress ink, Tattered Rose, this one goes with so many things and is one of my favourites.
Jewels, stickers, punched butterfly and hobbydots have also been added to the front of the card.
On the inside of the card I have used a gorgeous image from one of the coloured art pads at Lili of the Valley..
 I have used Art pad #9 'Party and cakes", which I die cut with Spellbinders S5-135.
I also added some sparkle to the image
The backing card is from the Maja Design "Sofiiero" collection, I adore this cardstock and must buy some more....lol.....
The birthday wishes stamp is also from Lili of the Valley.
The ribbon is Anita's- everyday ribbon.

I enjoyed creating this birthday card and I hope that you like it to.

Thank-you for coming by and having a look.

 I would like to enter this card in this month challenge at
Lili of the Valley.......Anything Goes. 





Monday, 7 October 2013

Birthday Card for Ria


Today is Ria's birthday and this is the card that I created for her.
The pattern is one of the 3d Embroidery sheets created by
 Ann's Paper Art sheet #2, a816.
I also used this pattern on a Christmas card that I made last month, it shows how versatile the patterns are, they can be used for many occasions.
Threads are Mettler Polysheen, 0821, 2250, 2550, 2920, 3130.
The main card has been embossed with Crafter's Companion, Die'sire "Regal Frame" they are 6"x 6" and fit perfectly into the 
Big Shot.  
The flowers and leaves have been punched out with  a selection of  Nellie Snellen  punches, I added gold onto the edge of the leaves and Tim Holtz Distress ink, "Tattered Rose" has been inked onto the flowers.
A pearl has been added to the centre of the flower.
The cute little butterfly has been punched onto glitter card along with some hobbydots.
Happy Birthday is by Starform #300.

I really enjoyed creating this special birthday card and I hope that you like it as well.

Thank-you for coming by an having a look.


Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Card for Sandra


My September exchange card was made for Sandra
Since it was the start of Spring here in Australia I decided to make a Spring card, although Sandra lives in Germany and it is now Autumn.
The beautiful pattern is a248 and is available from
Threads are Mettler Polysheen 0630, 2560, 6133.
The cute little bird die is by Impression Obsession die 058-N. 
 The tiny little spiral flowers are also a die by 
Impression Obsession 0421. 
Embossing folder is Crafts-Too "Butterflies" which I then die cut
with Spellbinder S4-190 which has been gently inked along the edges. 
Lili of the Valley sentiment fits perfectly onto Spellbinders S4-190.

I enjoyed creating this Spring card and I hope that you also like it.

Thank-you for coming by and having a look.



Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Christmas Card


Christmas time is fast approaching, I have started to make some cards ready for the Festive Season.
This is a fantastic new pattern by Ann, it is one of the new
 3d Embroidery sheets created by Ann's Paper Art sheet #2, a816.
Threads are Mettler Polysheen 824, 2101, 6043.
I also added whipping stitch around the red stitching.
The Poinsettia and leaves have been die cut with
Marianne Design dies,LR0122, LR0142, CR1253.
Gold stickles has been added on the edge of the Poinsettia's.
I added gems in the centre of the die and the corners.

Again I had loads of fun creating this Christmas card and now I am in the mood for making more.

Thank-you for coming by and having a look.




Sunday, 22 September 2013

Birthday Card for Ann


I created this birthday card for Ann from Ann's Paper Art.
The pattern is one of the new 3d Embroidery sheets.
 Sheet #1,  a815.
The threads are Mettler Polysheen, 453, 2166, 2640, 2166, 2762.
The circle was die cut using AND004.
Cheery Lynn "Sweet Williams" sits perfectly in the centre of the Spellbinder D-Lites S2-021.
A pearl brad was added to the centre of the flower.
I have used Maja Designs "Sofiero" for the background paper.
I had a lot of fun creating this birthday card.

Thank-you for coming by and having a look




Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Birthday card for Robyn


It was Robyn's birthday at the end of August and this is the card that I made for her.
The beautiful pattern is from Ann's Paper Art, Stitching Sheet books #17, a0213 which is available from Ann's Paper Art.
The threads are Mettler Polysheen 1755 and 5552.
The beautiful flower die in the centre is by 
Leane Creatieff, Multi die flowers #2, 45.8510.
I coloured the leaves and the flower with Tim Holtz Distress ink.
The corner stickers are Je Je  # 145
Hobbydots have also been added.
I really enjoyed making this card.

Thank-you for coming by and having a look.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Christmas Card


I have decided to start my Christmas cards early this year so I am not so rushed.
Although it is hard to believe that I started this card a week ago!
I thought that this pattern was perfect to go with the cute image.
The pattern is a636 and is available from Ann's Paper Art Webshop
Threads are Mettler Polysheen 821, 3641, 376, 5643.
The cute image is from Lili of the Valley  which I bought already coloured.
I have diecut around the image with Couture Creations Nesting dies and then added some "Waterfall" stickles around the edge.
The little snowman has been lightly dusted with 
"Crystal" Glamour Dust to add a bit of sparkle.
"Happy Christmas" stamp is also from Lili of the Valley which I diecut  with Nellie Snellen MFD055,  then slightly inked around the edge with Distress ink.
In the top corners I have used Starform Christmas stickers.
Spellbinders Boardabilities S5-182 has made the perfect edge along the bottom of the card.
It was fun creating my first Christmas card for 2013.

I would like to enter this card in the LOVT's Ideas to Inspire
 August Challenge "Make it Festive"

Thank-you for coming by and looking.


Thursday, 8 August 2013

Card for Lucy


This month at Ann's Paper Art I made my exchange card for Lucy.
Once I started stitching this card I could not put it down until it was complete.
This is a new pattern a676 and is available from 
The Threads are Mettler Polysheen, 1755, 6043.  Scansilk 1840.
Rice beads and small glass beads have also been stitched in the pattern.
Before pricking out the pattern I die cut the circle with AND004 which is in the set of the new Stitching Stencils which are also available from the webshop.
The Spellbinder, Delicate Asters HCD726  looks fantastic in the centre, although I have not used all of the elements.
Leane Creatif corners have been coloured with Tim Holtz Distress inks.
Nellie Snellen metal floral spaces with a small brad have been added to the centre of the flower.
The cardstock is something that I picked up locally.
Gems have also been added.
I enjoyed making this card so very much and I hope that you also like it.

Thank-you for coming by and having a look.




Saturday, 3 August 2013

Birthday Card for Jackie


Jackie is having a birthday this month and this is the card that I have created for her.
The  lovely pattern is a315 and is available from Ann's Paper Art
I have combined this pattern with 
Spellbinders Boardabilities S5-180.
Threads are Mettler  Polysheen 741, 1755, 2166, 3853, 4071.
The cute birds are from Marieke's Design decoupage # 2514,which are happily sitting on the fence which I have die cut with the 
Marianne Design LRO278 and inked slightly with
Memento "Toffee Crunch".
The background paper is from Forever Friends Kraft Notes.
Blue jewels have also been added.
I really enjoyed creating this card and I hope that you like it also.

Thank-you for coming by and having a look.




Wednesday, 31 July 2013

It's time for CANDY at Ann's Paper Art Blog Spot


It is CANDY time at Ann's Paper Art blog spot.
This amazing prize consists of.........
1 Spellbinders Borderbilities set S5-182, 2 patterns by Ann's Paper Art a002 & a452 and a wonderful new sheet from Snoessje.
Candy runs till Wednesday the 31st of July 2013 8pm, Swiss time.
Be sure to go and check out Ann's Paper Art Webshop to see all the new goodies.
Remember Ann sends world wide.
This candy will stay at the top of my page till it is completed.


Saturday, 20 July 2013

Card for Robyn


This month at Ann's Paper Art I was asked to make my exchange card for Robyn.
The beautiful pattern is a105 and is available from
Threads are Mettler Polysheen 1220, 2910, 3130.
Once again I have used the fantastic 
Spellbinder Boardabilities S5-181.
The cute decoupage is by Studiolight "Cats & Dogs 25"
To cut the squares perfectly in the centre I have used the 
Nellie Snellen mfd056.
I embossed one of the squares with Couture Creations
 "Tied Together".
I completed the edge around the pattern using the negative part of the starform stickers #1224.
I really enjoyed creating this card and I hope that you also like it.

Don't forget to add your name at Ann's Paper Art Blog for a chance
 to win a set of Spellbinder Boardabilities S5-182.
(not the ones I have used on this card)

Thank-you for coming by and have a look.



Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Ohhhhhhhhhhh so cute


My new spellbinders are getting quite a work out, here is another card that I have created with them.
Again combining Spellbinders Boardabilities S5-182 with a wonderful pattern from 
Threads are Mettler Polysheen 463, 622, 1903, 3853, 4071.
A very cute Morehead die cut sits perfectly amongst the stitching.
I have also added some Hobbtdots and gems amongst the sticthing.
Don't forget to add your name to Ann's Paper Art blog for your chance to win this amazing set of Spellinders along with 2 patterns and a Snoessje sheet.
Thank-you for coming by and looking.


Sunday, 14 July 2013

Birthday Card for Sonni


Sonni had a birthday this week and this is the card that I created for her.
It is a beautiful pattern from Ann's Paper Art a 452.
I have combined this card with Spellbinders Boardabilities 
S5- 182.
I have the complete set now so expect to see me using them often, I love them.
Be sure to add your name to the candy at Ann's Paper Art blog this month  for your chance to win a set of these.
Threads are Mettler Polysheen.2250,2550, 6141.
The beautiful little girl and "Happy Birthday" stamp both come from Lili of the Valley, which I cut out with Spellbinder Nestabilities S4-115.  I think that these might be the first spellbinders I ever bought.
The bow is by docraft, I really must buy myself one of the bow makers and start making my own.
 I have added pink "Joy"gems amongst the stitching.
Thank-you for coming by and having a look.

I would like to enter this card in Lili of the Valley "Pretty in Pink" Monthly challenge for July.




Monday, 24 June 2013

Card for Jolanda



This month on Ann's Paper Art, I was asked to make my exchange card for a lovely lady by the name of Jolanda from Belgium.
The Pattern stitched is a607 which is a beautiful pattern by Ann and is available from the webshop.
Threads are Mettler Polysheen 442,1755, 6133.
The little robin sits perfectly in the middle of the stitching, the decoupage is a lovely new sheet by Marieke #2715, I love this little bird.
The corner die is by Nellie Snellen mfd031, while still in the die I gentle coloured the flower and leaves with Tim Holtz distress ink.
I really enjoyed creating this card it was so much fun.
Thank-you for coming by and having a look.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Birthday Card


This month is Marjolijn's birthday and this is the card that I created for her.
It is a beautiful pattern from Ann's Paper Art #a648. I have not completed the whole pattern as I decided to use my Spellbinders boardbilities S5-181 along the bottom.  
Threads are Mettler Polysheen 101,2550,3641.
Lili of the Valley "Happy Birthday" has been stamped onto Nellie Snellen mfd057.
The cute decoupage is "Tena Wenke" studiolight-STAPCHAR09.
I really enjoyed making this card.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

First cards for June

I would like to show you all my first lot of cards that I have made for the month of June.
Combining Ann's Paper Art with Marianne Design Craftable stencils and Marieke Design decoupage.
All are available from the webshop, Ann sends world wide.


Pattern is by Ann's Paper Art # a278,  this is combined with
MD Craftables CR1239.
The beautiful decoupage is Marieke Design # 2459.
Peel off corner stickers are Doodey... DD6811, the lines are by Starform.
Threads are Mettler Polysheen, 6043, 3241, 2051.
Small gems have also been added.


Pattern is by Anns Paper Art #a422, this is combined with MD Craftables CR1240.
The lovely decoupage is Marieke Design #2731
Mettler Polysheen, 6043, 232, 1755, 1860.
Hobbydots have been added also


Pattern is by Ann's Paper Art # a479, this is combined with
 MD Craftables CR1241.
Once again the decoupage is a lovely one by
Marieke Design # 2708
Threads are Mettler Polysheen 1761,1514,6043. 
Peel offs are Doodey... DD65760.


Last card for the day is a gorgeous pattern by
Ann's Paper Art #a604, this is combined with 
MD Craftables CR1241.
Beautiful bright decoupage is by Mariekes Design # 2714.
Threads are Mettler Polysheen, 1352,323, 1755, 1860.
Peel offs are Doodey....DD6566.

Thank-you for coming by and looking at my new cards.