Sunday, 11 March 2012


hi fellow bloggers
The creative stitches and hobbycraft show is on at the SECC this weekend and I took the day off work Friday to go - had a great time met a lovely lady on the bus who was also travelling alone and having someone to chat to about crafts [and some other  stuff!] made the journey fly by. Then caught up with some local ladies from a craft club I sometimes get along to before sitting in on a mini workshop with Stephanie Weightman and her colleague. The workshop was a make and take using the sissix boutique embossing machine and sissix embossing folders and the new thing I learnt was to use embossing folders on the envelope flap - I think it is very effective.
My neighbour at the workshop [from the Shetland Isles] and I chatted away and found out we both love making jewllery too and watch Jewellery Maker. She was telling me about all the bargains as I gave up buying from shopping channels for lent so that I could use some up rather than watch the show lol!!! We went for a cuppa after and then went our seperate ways as I had to get  a couple of things I was after before I went for my bus home and she had a scond day to visit the show so could take it a bit easier.
Hwer is the card I made at Stephanies workshop - got a good idea to use doilies as lace and also to use embossing folders on the envelope - jsut a nice touch.

What did I buy  well you won't be suprised that I bought some nesties as I love them and Oyster Stamps do such good deals. Also got a couple of Cheery Lynn dies and some silk material and odds and ends - great day but very tiring so having a rest today - no housework, just crafting!!


  1. This is so elegant and gorgeous!! I love the use of a doily as lace and the embossing is fabulous :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. This is so far one of the best cards I have seen! It's so pretty and delicate, it could be a good wedding card!
    I wish I had the mbossing machine!!!Can I ask you how you have made the flower petals?

  3. Hi Laura thanks for your kind comments - the flower was made from die cuts supplied but you can use your own dies to cut blossoms if you have any or you can layer 3 flowers together and curl the edges. I hand drew the stamens.

  4. Bea, I love this lacy card- so beautiful with all of the textures! I agree with Laura- it would be a great wedding card...


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