D is for…

delightful, darling and dazzling – that’s our Danielle our first Goddaughter. She turned 18 last month, where did those years go. She has graduated and begun her next exciting chapter. And did I mention she is gorgeous – she is sooo stunning. So to make an extra special gift I decided to quill her initial. […]

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Handmade [Christmas] Swap – 3rd package

My third package has been sent. This is what my lovely recipient likes: Favourite Colours: Blue Decorating Style: Bright or Vintage Favourite Things to Make:  Quilts Childrens Clothes Hobbies, Passions: Sewing Crochet Teaching And this is what I came up with: Some blue, felt, hand embroidered Christmas decorations. With blue ribbon, and grey felt backing, ready […]

Do you find male cards a challenge?

Do you find male cards tough? I do. However I was pretty happy with this one I made for my dad’s recent birthday. I like how it oozes masculinity. I used white paper on my Martha Stewart scoring board to give the shirt a pin striped effect. Glued black beads for buttons and made a […]

Handmade Swap – 2nd package

My second package has been sent. I since received I lovely call from my recipient to say she loved everything and no I didn’t go overboard with all the black and white 😉 This is what my lovely recipient likes: Favourite Colours:  Purple Black White Decorating Style: Contemporary Favourite Things to Make:  Toys Mats Hobbies, Passions:  […]

Warping wire – swirling strips – a tutorial

In my last post I wrote about how a floral wire art inspired me to come up with a floral design in quilling. So instead of warping wire I swirled some strips of paper and created a flower. This is how I did it. 1. I used cream and brown 5mm / 3/16 inch quilling […]

SIC – 9th month

A reminder here why I am doing this, and the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th challenges if you are interested. This wall art gave me the idea to create a fun flower to wrap a girly present. Used velum for the petals, tore them, curled them and then made a quilled pink centre. Added some glitter to the centre and double sided […]

Papelphilia – paper vases and a pear

I coined this word when I created my board on Pinterest – papel, Spanish for paper and philia, greek for love of. So yes am completely in love with paper and what one can create with this beautiful material, origami, paper cutting, paper making, decoupage, marbling, embossing, book binding, quilling, papier mache, parchment, calligraphy to […]

SIC – 5th month

Yes, I am guilty I have lagged behind my self imposed challenge however am revved up to catch up and get going again. A reminder here why I am doing this, and the 2nd, 3rd and 4th challenges if you are interested. I love bunting so when I saw this… I was eager to get […]

Five senses journal

I came across this up-cycled bound book today. I love it when people think outside the box in their crafts and also re-use what would otherwise by rubbish and discarded. It reminded me of a book I created for a Spotlight store competition. The brief was to create something that represented 5, their birthday. I decide […]