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

24 October 2012

Another vintage card

Another vintage card because when Mr Mojo is being sparing with his presence I can always start a vintage card and he comes out to play.  Such alot of my cards recently have been for people leaving work that it was a pleasure that this went to someone having a big birthday- although hitting the big 50 meant that she was re-thinking her life and getting a new job.  Used some pretty papers I got in the bargain bin in Michaels on my trip in August and WO roses, and used a new border punch.

21 October 2012

Work in progress

 Had a great day yesterday doing some sewing at Gail Lawther's class to make a panel from her lovely book Glimpses of New Zealand. I chose to make the seascape which is foundation pieced and embellished with allsorts of lovely threads and beads.  On the day I got all the foundation piecing done with a mixture of batik fabrics and even managed to make a mini panel which I will use to make either a small picture or a couple of cards.  Hope I can find (make!) time to finish it and that it doesnt become yet another UFO.

Here's the basic piecing:

Getting ready for the embellishment

The mini version

15 October 2012

Another memory book

I really liked Rosemary Merry's demonstrations a couple of weeks ago on Create and Craft and I was curious when she kept talking about her many styles of memory books so I looked up her blog http://www.rosemarymerry.blogspot.co.uk/  and found a great tutorial using on piece of 12x12 scrapbook paper.  It is a video tutorial so the first thing I did was make up a book as a pattern and wrote all the dimensions on. Next I made a one using decorative paper to use as a memory book for someone who has recently left work.  Will be giving it to her tomorrow and hope she likes it.

11 October 2012


He is in denial but it is true- my lovely hubbie Paul is 60 day. Following rave reviews from our grown up kids he decided he would like to go to the Warner Bros Studio Tour 'The Making of Harry Potter' to celebrate the occasion, so deciding the theme of his birthday card was easy.  Bought some Creative Imaginations HP scrapbook papers and embellishments which I used for the card and I will make a couple of scrapbook pages with all the lovely pictures we took.  Here's the card and my favourite photo in Diagon Alley.

03 October 2012

Little ole wine drinker you.....

Three cards I made for 'gentlemen' using images from a Katy Sue CD.  Pity about the photos!  I took them before I reset my camera for our holidays. Took some lovely snaps on the cruise so I am thinking I had the set-up all wrong when I took these and over-compensated with the 'I'm feeling Lucky' button in Picasa when I edited them.  Must start scrapbooking all the holiday photos and the other photos taken during the Summer.

02 October 2012


Always find making cards for young men very difficult. For my nephew Iain's 21st at the weekend I thought long and hard and then came up with this collage effect with a travel theme.  Used lots of bits in my stash including Tim Holtz embellishments and Debbi Moore stamping magazine pages.  The reason I am gutted is that I posted it last Thursday and it hasnt arrived.  Fingers crossed it will eventually get there as there was a pressie inside as well.

Update: the card eventually turned up with excess postage to be paid