Sunday, 22 January 2012

Happy Bir'day

 Got a last minute call to make a birthday card for a male recipient. This was the end result - what I would call a very simple card...

and then I got to thinking about the processes involved and realised that with cutting, folding,  two different types of embossing, stamping, matting & layering, sticking and punching...actually its not that simple after all.

Happy to report that the last-minute customer was delighted with her 'job done!'

Tuesday, 17 January 2012


Made this card this week, just for fun...and as a statement of intent as I started the year with such good crafting intentions.

I have some fabulous ideas for some new projects and they are in various stages of development right now...which means some are almost there - with samples on my work bench or on the drying shelf, while others are still little more than a collection of elements waiting to be moulded into something hopefully wonderful.

Inspiration comes in many forms and from many places and I am working on some delightful commissioned cards at the moment...I just love the challenge of coming up with that special design to make you and your loved ones smile. A card should be more than just a pretty paper item, and I aim to provide a smile and a hug in an envelope.

 If you have an idea for a special personalised card or a gift  you would like to be able to give to someone you love, please do drop me a line

Monday, 9 January 2012

Happy New Year

2012 - I can hardly believe it is here and already under way. This is the year that will see  the Queen's Jubilee and the Olympic Games coming to London...all exciting stuff...

but alongside all the official razzmatazz it will also be a special year for lots of people with special birthdays and anniversaries...those celebrating engagements and marriages... there will be families welcoming new additions, people will be celebrating personal achievements, new homes, new jobs, exam successes... and if you are among those people with something to celebrate this year I would love to help you to make it extra special  with a  card or keepsake hand-made to  suit your specific requirements.

All of my creations are one of a kind and I love a challenge so if you have something special in mind please do get in touch and lets talk about how I might help you to celebrate in 2012.

Summer fun at St Joe's

So once I week I volunteer at our local hospice (St Joseph's) as part of the Arts Programme there. I work with patients in the Day Ho...