Saturday, 25 May 2013

Rustic Country Cards

I had some spare time to put together some lovely little fabric bits and made these cards...

A delightful tiny patchwork quilt, with a small amount of padding...
and a country red barn with a lot more padding!

I also did a couple of tiny Union Jack cards ~

These pieces have no padding but are mounted on the same rustic fabric surround.

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Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Afternoon tea at my house ♥

With my husband and my son both celebrating their birthday last Friday I'm afraid I didn't get any spare time to do any crafting.  I'll top up my 'Card a Week' project this week (hopefully).
We did have a lovely afternoon tea on Sunday...
..cupcakes and  coffee cake..

..lemon drizzle loaf cake..

 ..rustic scones, berries and cherries jam and clotted cream..
..and a fabulous chocolate fudge cake..

..and my lovely vintage china teacups, saucers and plates.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Tussie Mussie

Isn't that just a great name for something fussy?  I'm told by my knowledgeable sister (Tarty Frog) that tussie mussie is actually a posy of flowers but these decorative cones have taken on the name.
Mine is a relatively small cone, covered with some vintage print paper...

with a large lace bow...

dried rose buds and lilac paper flowers...

and a band of crystal leaf edging.
. ...♥... .

Friday, 10 May 2013

A Card A Week

A simple card for my nephew...
with distressed paper edges, tag and button detail...

and a skeleton leaf too.
. ...♥... .

Wednesday, 1 May 2013


I missed my 'Card a Week' for last week so I've done two similar blank cards for this week.
The crochet granny square is done in embroidery silks and is sewn onto a pale dusky pink card mounted on textured cream.  All the edges are ink-smudged in dusky pink.

The inside has a pale dusky pink paper insert with a decorative edge cut to match the raised card on the front.

. ...♥... .