Friday, September 25, 2009

Another Xmas card made today, I used the baby heart punch to create the miniature roses.........cuttlebug swiss dots border and Nestabilities circles.

I love the cool colours of this, makes me think of winter in England where I remember the cold even if I don't want to feel it again :-)
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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Floral punchcraft Poinsettia

Here is a punched card I will be teaching my class next week, it is punched with the large holly punch . I have used the circle nestabilities and border punch brick at a time.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Hi, this is a hydrangea card I made a while ago......It is a little time consuming, but well worth the effort to make them

Friday, September 18, 2009

A quick and easy flat card I made today for a friends birthday. As you can see I used the cuttlebug to add some definition and the nestabilities circles for the sentiment

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Quilt for Caitlyn

I had a new Granddaughter born in March.........although I am not a fact I don't often sew at all!! I made a quilt for her.  I had previously made a very easy one, for my first Granddaughter ..luckily a friend helped me out with this one as it is a bit more complicated........but here it is, there is another already made now for my third Granddaughter due in November but I can't display it yet as it is to be a surprise for her parents.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tiger lillies

A friend of mine got married about a month ago, her bouquet was made from Tiger Lillies, I wasn't really sure on how to make them but searched on the web for a picture and worked from there, I was happy with the result and the bride was thrilled, a keepsake to remind her of her special day

Monday, September 14, 2009

Mizuhiki knot

This is a card I made for a friend who was sick.  I wanted to send her love and luck so tied a Mizuhiki knot which the Japanese use for luck, they are a little complicated to work out and each time I make one I have to look at the instructions again.  This is one of the more simple knots to tie, I haven't mastered the others yet........but I will given time!!! :-)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

A birthday card

I finished this card yesterday, the saying is so true isn't it? Friends are the sunshine of life, I am blessed to have so many friends!! This card was made using the large and medium flower punch

Friday, September 11, 2009

Kusudama Ball

Here is the Kusudama ball I have enjoyed working on this week, I have developed a real love for folding paper!! I am going to try and make a smaller one out of pastel colours now that I have the hang of the folds.  I hope the photo is not too blurry, I had trouble getting it to hang still, even though I had no air conditioning on today, it still seemed to be moving..........or maybe that was me LOL

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A floral card in purples and orange

This is  a card I did a while ago, it was for a challenge on the Floral Punchcraft Association members board, I really love the contrast of the colours

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Xmas cards

Hi everyone, thanks for looking in!! here are a few very easy Xmas cards I have been making recently with a friend of mine, we sure had some fun!! covered in glitter and glue!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

I have been making cards now for about nine years, mostly with the floral punchcraft but just recently I have been trying other types of paper craft. This week I have been following a tutorial from Folding Trees on how to make a kusudami ball, this is a type of origami and is very pretty, I will post to my blog once finished with a link on how to do this. The card I am showing today is an orchid card that I made to show my class last week. I teach one night a week at Megascrap scrapbooking store in Newcastle NSW.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Flat Greetings cards

Here are a few flat greeting cards, I am just really starting to get into stamping but I love the little Japanese girl stamps I bought recently at the Sydney quilt and papercraft fair at Rosehill in Sydney, I think because my eldest boy lives in Japan and his wife is Japanese, that that has been a big influence in my life. We have visited Japan on two occasions and had the best time, the Japanese people that we met were delightful people. The flowers on the flower card were punched with the large daisy punch from Leone Em

Friday, September 4, 2009

Here are a few of my Floral punchcraft cards, they are made with paper punches and then shaped and moulded using tools and paper shapers.  , the white card is a Camellia and so is the pale pink one, the deeper pink flower is made using a bumble bee punch and trimming the punched shapes down to make the petal