‘Best Wishes’ Card with Cute Wooden Shapes

Here is another card-making idea using a range of different media – card, recycled paper, fabric (linen), string (jute twine), buttons and wooden shapes.

I bought this great stack of recycled paper one day at a Florist/Gift Store. I have used this paper so much in my card making since I purchase it – luckily it was a big stack! I just love the recycled, old fashioned, rustic look to gives to my cards.

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Craft shops will supply most of the materials required for this craft but I bought most of them fairly cheaply in the…Read More »

Simple Water Colour Painting – ‘Flowers’

Hi everyone,

I really felt like painting the other day so I got out my watercolours and watercolour paper pad and had a go.

I thought flowers would be cheery subject and so I stuck to that theme for the next few hours and came up with these creations. With flowers you really don’t need to come up with new ideas – you can find inspiration from others peoples artwork or from nature itself.

The different shapes and colours of flowers is endless. I found my inspiration from a folk art book that I found online but you can find ideas from all sorts of places – greeting cards, gift wrapping, kids books, art books, fabrics – flowers appear as a decorating feature on lots of things, you just need to look around! I

I have made cards from my creations that are for sale on my Etsy Store.

Here is how I made my creations…Read More »

Handmade cards using ‘T2’ Recycled Packaging

I bought some cups from T2 the other day and they packaged them in this great tissue paper. It was so cool I couldn’t throw it out so I kept it stored in my craft room until I would need it for some craft project one day.

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The inspiration finally came and the other day and I created these cards. Very simple yet effective using the tissue paper as the background feature.

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Crafts Inspired by Kmart – Part 3, More quick and easy card making!

Hello everyone, I’m back!! Been away on Holidays but back home now crafting again in my craft room. Here is another craft idea using only suppliers from Kmart. So it’s cheap and easy to organise – just one store to get all your supplies. Another great idea to do in a group!

This is what you will need for this project

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The first step is to choose one of the designer pages from the ‘Designer Paper Pad’ andRead More »

Cards, Cards, Cards! Mixed Media with Machine Stitching – Part 5

I love making cards!

I love it because you can make them as easy or as complicated as you like depending on the time you have, the material you have and how creative you want to be.

Here are my mixed media range. I have used lace, recycled paper, wrapping papers, some die cut shapes and embellished the card with stamps and some machine sewing.

Please feel free to be inspired by my ideas. If you don’t have the time or materials to make your own you can purchase these cards and more on my Etsy Shop

All cards are individually handmade and designed by me. These are a one of a kind!

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Cards, Cards, Cards! Mixes Media with Machine Stitching – Part 4

I love making cards!

I love it because you can make them as easy or as complicated as you like depending on the time you have, the material you have and how creative you want to be.

Here are my mixed media range. I have used recycled and hand made papers, some die cut shapes and embellished the card with stamps and some machine sewing.

Please feel free to be inspired by my ideas. If you don’t have the time or materials to make your own you can purchase these cards and more on my Etsy Store

All cards are individually handmade and designed by me. These are a one of a kind!

Cards, Cards, Cards! Mixed Media with Machine Stitching – Part 3

I love making cards!

I love it because you can make them as easy or as complicated as you like depending on the time you have, the material you have and how creative you want to be.

Here are my mixed media range. I have used lace, recycled paper, wrapping papers, some die cut shapes and embellished the card with stamps and some machine sewing.

Please feel free to be inspired by my ideas. If you don’t have the time or materials to make your own you can purchase these cards and more on my Etsy Store

All cards are individually handmade and designed by me. These are a one of a kind!

Cards, Cards, Cards! Mixed Media and Machine Stitching – Part 2

I love making cards!

I love it because you can make them as easy or as complicated as you like depending on the time you have, the material you have and how creative you want to be.

Here are my mixed media range. I have used recycled and hand made papers, pages from old novels, some die cut shapes and embellished the card with stamps and some machine sewing.

Please feel free to be inspired by my ideas. If you don’t have the time or materials to make your own you can purchase these cards and more on my Etsy Store

All cards are individually handmade and designed by me. These are a one of a kind!

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Introducing Crafts inspired by K-Mart, Part 1

Yes! K-Mart! I discovered all this when I was trying to find cheap blank cards for a card making group I was running. Not only did I find cheap cards but lots of other wonderful craft treasures that look great and don’t cost a fortune.

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This is my first instalment of crafts inspired by K-Mart. If you like cheap, easy crafts like me then watch this space for more ideas!

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Cards, Cards, Cards! Mixed Media with Machine Sewing Part 1

I love making cards!

I love it because you can make them as easy or as complicated as you like depending on the time you have, the material you have and how creative you want to be.

Here are my mixed media range. I have used recycled and hand made papers, some die cut shapes and embellished the card with stamps and some machine sewing.

Please feel free to be inspired by my ideas. If you don’t have the time or materials to make your own you can purchase these cards and more on my Etsy Store

All cards are individually handmade and designed by me. These are a one of a kind!

‘Best Wishes’ Recycled Paper Card Kit

Introducing my first kit for sale!!

A simple craft kit including all you need to make 5 gorgeous Birthday cards.

Kits includes all materials – cards, envelopes, recycled paper, string, wooden shaped, fabric, buttons, tags and flag (already stamped for your convenience). All you have to do is put it together.

Designed to be easy and fool proof! Great idea to do with a group of friends or in a craft group. There is no need for any specialist craft tools – all you need is a glue, scissors and some double sided tape.

Kit also includes very clear, simple instructions with plenty of photos and diagrams so you can’t go wrong. You don’t need any experience or special craft skills to create these beautiful cards.

So get a group together or have a go yourself and impress your friends (as well as yourself!!) This is a limited edition so by quick

If you would like to purchase this kit please go to my Etsy Store to order.