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Saturday, 16 January 2010

Bookatrix 30th Birthday Card

Just a quick post today as I am working on a template to make a storage box for my Cuttlebug Folders, when its finished tried and tested lol I am planning to put the template on here as a freebie.

OK this was the bookatric card I made for my daughters 30th birthday last week, so it is now safe to upload it here. She is not into old fashioned stuff as she puts it !!!!! so i tried to be as modern as I could coz I am more of a vintage girl myself and very into flowers...

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Crafty Makes: Cupcake Craft Challenge Card

Crafty Makes: Cupcake Craft Challenge Card

Kim has made a fabulous colourful card for the cupcake challenge

Free Five Petal Crochet Flower Pattern

 Embelishments are the finishing touch to your projects and this can become quite expensive, here is a little crochet flower pattern that I use quite often.

 An effective and cheap way to embellish your work is making crochet flowers, not only will you use up all your old scraps of wool but you can save some pennies too, dont know about you but I am always looking for good ways to save some pennies.

They only take a few minutes to make and even if you are a novice at crochet they are simple to create. I will be adding a video for those who dont crochet but would like to have a go at making these versatile embellishments.


ch - chain stitch
sl st -  slip stitch
sc -  single crochet
dc -  double crochet
3dc -  three double crochets in same stitch


Step 1: Make 5 ch  and  join with sl st to form ring.
Step 2: 10 sc in centre of ring.
Step 3: sl st to top of first sc.
Step 4: create a petal in the first sc - sc, 3dc, sc
Step 5: continue creating small petals in every other sc using the same pattern - five petals in total.  sl st to join with first sc of first petal.
Step 6: turn to the back of the flower, sc down through base opening of small petal.
Step 7: ch 3, and sc through next petal base opening.
Step 8: repeat 4 more times in each opening. sl st through first sc, creating a series of 5 loops total.
Step 9: create a large petal in the first loop -  sc, 5dc, sc
step 10: continue creating a large petal in each of the remaining 4 loops. sl st to join with first sc of first petal.

I added some tiny pearls to the centre of mine but again you can use anything you might have suitable in your stash.

Monday, 11 January 2010

Free Background Papers - New Colours

Some more free background papers in new colours for you to download.

Just click on the picture and select save picture as using right click, if you have any problems downloading email me at and I will send you attachment in email.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Beginners Parchment Craft project

I took part in a Parchment beginners project on the trimcraft forum, I have had some basic tools for parchment for sometime now, I just love some of the work of the professional parchment crafters it is quite inspiring, so I finally took the plunge when I saw this opportunity to do a project where some help and support was there if needed. I know and youre quite right, I really am quite a coward but parchment did kind of scare me a bit... it is so intricate and alot of work goes into creating just one project. But there we go Ive done it now and I enjoyed doing this project even though it is a simple design.

Hope you are all managing to keep warm.