Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year


Wishing every-one a wonderful New Year.
I wish you all a healthy and safe 2015 with lots of fun and laughter 
and of course lot's of creativity.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Free pattern by Ann's Paper Art



This FREE pattern is by Ann's Paper Art, a097 which you can
download from Ann's Paper Art facebook  page. 
You do not have to have a facebook account as it is a public page.
This pattern was released a few years ago, although Ann has added a few
NEW components to this beautiful pattern.

I decided to make this card into a birthday card and have used
 3d embroidery pattern sheet 2 "Yellow Roses"

Threads are Mettler Polysheen 0605, 2920, 3045, 5833.
Peel offs are by "Findit"3061.
I also added some pearls.

This pattern can be used for many different occasions, so be sure to go to
 Ann's facebook page and download this beautiful pattern.
Also visit the webshop for other amazing patterns and cardmaking products.

Thank-you for coming by and having a look.




New!! 3d decoupage with downloadable pattern


Ann has released a new set of 3d decoupage sheets which come with a link 
for a FREE downloadable stitching pattern by Ann's Paper Art.
I have stitched the pattern using sheet  APA3D002 
with the beautiful lantern in the centre.
Threads are Mettler Polysheen 0821, 1902, 5833.
Peel off stickers are Starform 873.

There are 4 new 3d decoupage in this amazing Christmas set.
The decoupage are realistic with lots of beautiful colours.

Thank-you for coming by having a look.



Saturday, 13 December 2014

Christmas Cards

Both of these Christmas cards have been created with the same pattern a690, which 
Ann designed especially for the Nellie Snellen die SGD001. 
You can purchase them both from the webshop.


The first card I created for Ann and her family
 The threads are Mettler Polysheen 0824, 2521, 3951, 4332.
The ornament die is Memory Box "Snow Flake"
The background paper is by Joy! "Winter Paper Bloc"
Pearls and beads have also been added.


The second card was created for Sue and her family.
Threads are Mettler Polysheen 0824, 3853, 3951.
Snow flake die is Joy! Icecrystal 6002/2020 & 6002/2019.
I added some Tim Holtz "weathered wood" along the edges.
Background paper is by Maja Design, Vintage Frost Basics "9th of December"
Pearls, beads and peel off sticker have also been added.

I love this pattern and die, it is one of my favourites.

Thank-you for coming by and having a look.



Sunday, 7 December 2014

Christmas Card


Christmas is just around the corner, it is really creeping up on all now.
Last night my husband and I put up our Christmas tree, both of our girls
 ( British Shorthair cats) were pleased with the idea.  
Cheetah has been sleeping under it for most of the day, maybe she is hoping
 for some presents.
I am sure that there will be one for her under the tree on Christmas day.

This Christmas card was especailly created for Frances and her husband.
The pattern is by Ann and is available from the Ann's Paper Art webshop a643.
Threads are Mettler Polysheen 2224, 2241, 3971, 5664.
Frances also loves cats so when I saw the Anita's foiled Christmas decoupage I knew that I had to buy it for her. 

Thank-you for coming by and having a look




Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Christmas Cards


I have been busy with the new Stitch-a-Card, pre pricked toppers by Ann's Paper Art
I have created new 2 Christmas cards from the set.


The first Christmas card is Stitch a Card a351.
Threads are Mettler Polysheen 0824, 1913, 3842, 6133.
I added red Hobbydots #4 around the edge.
Gold hobbydots have been added using the shape from Marianne Design LR0300.
The stickers are by Starform 873,8522.


The second Christmas card is Stitch a Card a659.
Threads are Mettler Polysheen 0453, 0622, 0862, 1913, 6133.
The decoupage is Precious Marieke CD10381.
 I am addicted to Marieke's decoupages........lol...... I love them all.
Leane Creatief  "Boarder drops" makes a lovely edge at the bottom of the card.
Stickers have also been added.

I have had a lot of fun creating the Christmas cards from the new

Thank-you for coming by and having a look.




Monday, 10 November 2014

Birthday Cards


In the last few weeks I have created 2 birthday cards for men.
The first one is for my wonderful husband, the pattern is a049x-b 
and is available from Ann's Paper Art webshop.


The second card is for Pieter who lives in South Africa.
The pattern is a049x-a and is also available from Ann's Paper Art webshop.

Both of the images are from Lili of the Valley "Jack, Patch & Puss"set 2.

I loved stitching both of the cards and are very happy with the way
 that they turned out.

Thank-you for coming by and having a look.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Friendship Card


This month I created a card for Eva, the pattern is a690 which Ann created especially for the Nellie Snellen SGD001 die and is available from Ann's Paper Art webshop.
Although you can also stitch the pattern without using the die.
 Ann has also created some cards to show you using this wonderful set.
Threads are Mettler Polysheen 2920,3030, 3040, 5650.
Butterfly is by Joy! Fantasy Butterfly 6002/0245.
Flowers are Nellie Snellen punch FLP020 
Scrapbook paper by Marja Design "Vintage Spring Basics"
Pearls have also been added.
I am looking forward to creating more cards with this lovely pattern and die.

Thank-you for coming by and having a look.


Monday, 27 October 2014

New!!! Stitch a Card Pre-Pricked Toppers



This month Ann is releasing "pre-pricked card toppers"for all of those people that would love to stitch a beautiful card without having to prick out the pattern, It is a fun and quick way to create a card without the worry of pricking. There are 6 patterns available from Ann's Paper Art.


I created a card for a new baby with "Stitch a Card" a447.
Decoupage is by Marieke 2709
The die is by Joy! 6002/0253 I added some distress ink "Tattered Rose"onto the embossing.
I added some cute little butterflies and peel off stickers to finish the card off.


A gorgeous card just for Christmas created with "Stitch a Card" a636
The image is from Nellie's Christmas Vintage Children
I also added some pearls.




This is also a beautiful Christmas card created with "Stitch a Card" a810
The decoupage is by Precious Marieke. CD10415.

I hope that you enjoyed looking at the new cards that I have created.

Thank-you for coming by and having a look.






Friday, 17 October 2014

Christmas Cards


Today I finished 2 Christmas cards, I am well on the way now although I still have many more to complete.
The pattern is a new one by Ann's Paper Art the pattern is a689.
Threads are Mettler Polysheen 1514, 6133,3842.
The gorgeous decoupage is by Marieke, it is one of the new ones from the
 Presious Marieke range.....sheet number CD10381. 
All the images on the sheet are very cute. 
The circle die is by Marianne Design CR1248 I added "Aged Mahogany" distress ink around the edge.
Stickers, Merry Christmas and stars have also been added.


Another beautiful Christmas pattern by Ann's Paper Art I have combined 2 patterns on this card a667 & a415.
Threads are Mettler Polysheen 0861, 1061, 1514, 6133.
The image is also from the new Precious Marieke decoupage, CD10381.
The die is Marianne Design CR1250 which has also has "Aged Mahogany"
 distress ink around the edge.
Merry Christmas sticker has also been added.

I hope to have some more Christmas cards to show you shortly.

Thank-you for coming by and having a look.



Sunday, 12 October 2014

Birthday Card


It was Karin's birthday this week and this is the card that I created for her special day.
The pattern is a656 and is available from Ann's Paper Art webshop.
Threads are Mettler Polysheen 0700, 2764, 2905, 3251.
The cute decoupage by Marieke, #2452 is sitting perfectly on the
 Joy! Flower die 1201/0084.
The embossed centre of the flowers have been inked with Tim Holtz "wild honey"
Butterflies, hobbydots and pearls have been added to the card.

I found this card to be lot's of fun to create and I hope that you 
enjoyed seeing this creation.

I am slowly getting a move on with my Christmas cards.....lol.......

Thank-you for coming by and having a look.


Friday, 3 October 2014

Spring is here!!

Today I thought that I would share with you all a picture of 2 juvenile King Parrots.
They are busy feeding from a Alexandra Palm not far from our back door.
At the moment the garden is a birds paradise with all of the flowers out.


Last year we built a arbour and planted the "Thunbergia Mysorensis" common name is "Lady Slipper Vine" The flowers are magnificent. The arbour is nearly all covered with this beautiful vine.



I hope that you enjoyed looking at the photo's.

Thank-you for coming by and having a look.


Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Birthday Card


Last week Simone celebrated her birthday and I created her a special card with 
a pattern from Stitching Sheet book #22 by Ann, which is available from the webshop.
Threads are Mettler Polysheen 0270, 1335, 1351, 5633.
Once again I have used the beautiful new Vintage Border die by Joy! 6002/0366.
The decoupage is by Janneke Brinkman 269.
Stickers and gems have been added.

This is such a lovely bright cheerful card and I had lots of fun creating it.

Thank-you for coming by and having a look.



Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Friendship card


I created this card for Conni, the pattern is from Stitching Sheet book #5 which is available from Ann's Paper Art webshop
Threads are Mettler Polysheen 0442,0546,1725,2052.
Decoupage is Marieke 2708.
The die is Joy! Vintage Boarders 6002/0366, I love this new die and it has become one of my favourites, it makes a lovely edge on a card, I seem to be using it quite a bit lately.
Unfortunately the backing card looks brown :( yet it is a olive green.....sorry.....
Stickers have also been added.

Thank-you for coming by and having a look.


Saturday, 13 September 2014

Birthday card



Today I have a birthday card to show you all, the card is for Kerstin.
I have been very busy creating cards but am unable to show them to you yet.
The pattern is a681 and is available from Ann's Paper Art webshop.
Threads are Mettler Polysheen 0170, 0453,0862,1761,2051,5934. 
The beautiful die is by Marianne Design LR0293
 I distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Tattered Rose and Bundled Sage.
The decoupage is Marieke 2591.

I will have some Christmas cards to show you all soon.
Don't forget to look at Ann's webshop as she has lots of wonderful new things in stock.

Thank-you for coming by and having a look.




Saturday, 23 August 2014

Birthday Card


Yesterday was my Mother in-laws birthday and this is the card that I created for
 her special day.
The pattern is a444 and is available from Ann's Paper Art webshop
Threads are Mettler Polysheen 0546, 1902, 2152, 5933,
The lace die is Joy! 6002/0316 it makes a gorgeous edge.
Happy Birthday stamp is from Lili of the Valley.
Stickers and ribbon have also been added.

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

Thank-you for coming by and having a look.



Friday, 25 July 2014

Ann's Paper Art Hobbyjournaal 113



 Ann has created a new pattern for this months contribution to Hobbyjournaal 113.
I decided to make two cards this month, one for Christmas and another for a birthday.
I  used a Christmas decoupage from the 3D Card Embroidery sheets
The sheet is number 8 and also comes with a fabulous pattern.
I used two dies for the birthday card and they are Nellie Snellen mfd071.
The rose is by Marianne Design LRO294.
Come to Ann's Paper Art webshop and have a look at all the new exciting things.

I am pleased that I have now started on my Christmas cards as December will be here before we know it.

Thank-you for coming by and having a look.




Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Birthday card for Sylvia


This month is Sylvia's birthday and this is the card that I created for her special day.
I decided to use the new 3d Card Embroidery pattern sheet 16 which is 
available from Ann's Paper Art webshop.
Threads are Mettler Polysheen 0520, 2764, 2832, 3030, 5833.
I adore the little cupcake on the Embroidery sheet.
I created the easel card with Spellbinder Grand Circles LF-114
Marianne Design creatables  LR0270.
Happy Birthday is from Lili of the Valley.
Distressed ink and pearls have been added.

I loved creating this birthday card and I hope that you like it also.

Thank-you for coming by and having a look.



Sunday, 20 July 2014

Birthday card for Sonni


This week is Sonni's birthday and this is the card that I created especially for her.
The pattern is a653 and is available from Ann's Paper Art webshop 
Threads are Mettler Polysheen 0630,3842, 3951,3951.
I adore this die and when I saw it I just had to have it...lol....it is by Joy 6002/0313
it also has a gorgeous die in the centre.
The butterfly is Marianne Craftables CR1205 it is one of the first dies I bought, that was a good excuse to buy my Big Shot.
I have used a Spellbinder reversible embossing folder EL-005 in the centre.
Pearls and hobbydots have also been added.

I enjoyed creating this birthday card and I hope that you like it as well.
It is lovely to make something a little different.

Thank-you for coming by and having a look.



Saturday, 19 July 2014

Card for Sue


This month my exchange card was made for Sue.
 I decided to make Sue a personalized card and I know that blue is her favourite colour.
The pattern is a607 & a2066 they are both available from Ann's Paper Art webshop.
Threads are Mettler Polysheen 3840, 3853, 3871, 3951.
The die is Go Kreat - Frilly#10.
Light blue card is from Lili of the Valley "Bear Necessities" I distressed the edges.
Tim Holtz Distress ink "weathered wood" and pearls have also been added
to finish the card off.

I enjoyed creating this special card for Sue and I hope that you like it also.

Thank-you for coming by and having a look.



Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Wedding Card


I was asked to create a wedding card for a friend, here is the end result.
The pattern is a275 and is available from Ann's Paper Art webshop.
I love this pattern it can be used for many special occasions.
Threads are Metter Polysheen 0824,3951 6133.
The gorgeous die is by Marianne Design LR0300 and really compliments the pattern.
Tim Holtz distress ink "weathered wood"  butterflies and gems have been added.

I hope that you like this special card.

Thank-you for coming by and having a look.



Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Ann's Paper Art Hobbyjournaal 112


 Ann has contributed a new stitching pattern for the Hobbyjournaal 112 magazine.
This is the card that I created with the new pattern.
I combined Joy 6002/0305, 6002/0182

In celebration Ann is offering the MAGAZINE FREE with each order from the webshop.
Ann is also having a SUMMER SALE  
Come by and have a look at all of the wonderful things.
Ann ships worldwide.

Thank-you for coming by and having a look.