Saturday, 18 June 2011


Hi everyone.
well i have to say this dreadful weather has certainly kept me busy in my craft room today.
I have been going mad with my Easel board cards, they are such a pleasure to work with, and with my LOTV stamps, i am in crafting heaven.
I decided to make one for the boys to see how it would look.
I must admit i am really pleased with how it turned out.
this card is listed on eBay.
Hugs for now.

Lili of the valley Faries on Tiptoe

It's another wet and thundery day today, but a perfect day to be in the craft room doing a little dabbling.
I have done another of my Easel board cards today and used a LOTV stamp.
I just love doing these at the moment, i can just let my imagination take over.
This little Fairy is my favourite, she is just such a delight to colour.
I have used my Prismcolor pencils on this one.

I just love Lilac and marsh green, they just compliment each other beautifully
This card will be for sale on eBay later tonight

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Doily Tilda

Today i thought i would show you a little Creation using yet another of my pretty Doilies.
I just thought this was really sweet and so very simple.
I coloured and cut out Tilda with a hanging star from last years Merry little Christmas collection.
added some stickles to her wings (you can never have too much Bling!)
and using 2 of my Tudor Rose Doilies and a little stickles made her dress and just addred a little Wreath carm and a bow.
Yes it was that simple.
She can be put on a card, free standing on a shelf or mantle, or add a ribbon to the top and hang her on your tree, either way she would look lovely and sparkly.
Do excuse her left cheek, i put a little too much rouge on and couldn't get it off......another of my all too often senior moments.
 Tilda laying flat
 Tilda free standing
Tilda close up
I will be doing a few more Doily dabbles over the coming week.
Hugs for now x

Monday, 13 June 2011

Woman's Weekly Magazine article

I am pleased to announce that Woman's Weekly magazine will be doing an article on Paper doilies in next months magazine July
the article is called "Take a Doily"
I am thrilled that i was asked to provide the Doilies for the feature, and to have my Website listed as the supplier.
It's nice to know that people are trying to revive the Paper lace Doily, after all they are so versatile.
Emily the Assistant Home Editor did a beautiful creation and display which you can see in the Magazine out on the 14th dated the 19th JULY.
So pop along to your  local newsagent and grab your Copy.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Paper lace Doily Envelope

Good morning everyone!
A very wet and gloomy day here in the SE of England it is too, but hopefully my little photo demo will cheer you up and give you some inspiration.
I have been asked by quite a few people to give instructions on how to make the Doily Envelope.
I personally find that doing it with Photo's helps, because you can see step by step what it should look like.
I am not very good with the Camcorder and wouldn't know where to begin to make a Video, so i have done what i know i can manage without breaking anything, or messing up settings.
So here we go!
To make a 16cm x 12cm Envelope
1 x 8" Doily Square from my eBay store or Website
1 sheet of A4 card (Coloured)
Double sided tape (Thin)
Prittstick or Tombow glue
 Cut the card 21cm Square (The width of an A4 sheet is the right size)
Glue your 8" Doily to the card leaving an equal space all round, but DO NOT glue to the edge, leave 1cm around the edges of the Doily

 Fold the card using a ruler as a guide at the front on the dotted inner square and this will leave a score mark on the back which you will then fold in the opposite direction.

Now fold the two sides so that the Doily pattern meets on the back

 Once you have folded the card into an envelope shape, you will notice that you have a small overlap at all 4 corners, cut the triangle shape out as picture above.
 Pull back the outer edge of the doily and add your double sided tape as above, then stick it down. the card is larger than the doily so acts as the overlap to stick it down.
 The outer edge of the doily should be sticking up and when glued should match up with the opposite side hiding the join.

 The Picture above shows how it would look if you glue the doily right to the edge and do not lift the edges of the Doily
 Follow the same steps with the tape on the other side and it should look like the above.

 Here is the finished Doily Envelope from the back
 Here is the Doily from the front.
Here is the Doily Envelope with my earlier demo for the little paper lace Doily Parasol.
I hope you can all follow my instructions and will enjoy making a pretty paper lace envelope for that special person or occasion.
Hugs x


I am often asked what sort of things can be done with Doilies.....Well! here is a little sample.
I have made a little Parasol to fit onto a card.
I have taken step by step pictures for you to follow.
The Recipe for making this is:
11cm Doily (Colour it first)  if you want it other than white
Tooth picks x 12
I hope that you can follow the design via the photographs i have done.