WELCOME: Just a bit of nonsense really from a paper crafter and quilter who loves to dabble in all sorts of crafts. It will give me a way of remembering my craft projects - and sharing them with others

28 June 2011


Its been a quiet time in my card making calendar so I have been experimenting and playing with the CB- and buying more supplies of course.  Yesterday was a work colleague's birthday and as he is a Disney fan I couldnt resist doing him a Toy Story card.  I decided to use the easel card style and decoupage a Toy Story picture (breaking every copyright rule I bet). I also downloaded a free Disney font for the sentiment plate. Had fun doing the decoupage- much more creative than diecut decoupage.

20 June 2011


A card for Steven who is currently helping Captain Birdseye with this year's pea crop. Cards for young men are always difficult so I usually try and make them humorous.

19 June 2011


Really like Debbi Moore's Regency CD and made another card using it for my friend Marilyn.  I used pinky-purple tones and downloaded some nice handwriting fonts for the inside. Starting to get the hang of my Cuttlebug and now need some more Nestabilities.  Finished it off with a Jane Austen quote which I knew would make Marilyn smile.  'A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of'.  

Once again I took the photo in a rush and its not wonderful.  I've been promising myself a light tent but maybe now is the time to do it.

11 June 2011


I never cease to be amazed what is out there on the web.  Came across a site called Pinterest today and just had to share. This is what the site says about itself:

Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. Peope use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.
Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests. 

If you want some inspiration take a peak at some of the pinboards on there- on every topic.   http://pinterest.com/about/

Cant wait to make one myself.

04 June 2011


Dante Gabriel Rossetti - 'Bocca Baciata'
I know that I am lucky to live close enough to central London to take advantage of the culture without being in the city itself. We took the opportunity to go to the V&A today on a rare occasion that there are no Metropolitan or Piccadilly Line closures on a Saturday. They have one of their special exhibitions on at the moment and  it covers the Aesthetic Movement from the period 1860 to 1900. Loved the William Morris colours and the Rossetti pictures. Hope it will encourage my Creative Mojo to come out to play.