Sunday, 18 December 2011

Another Christmas card

I just love doing the Boxes of presents, they make such a lovely center piece and are so quick to make.
how sparkly is this?

A Christmas card

Here is a little commission card i made for a customer using the lovely LOTV stamp.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

5" Square doilies are back!!!!!!!YIPPEE!!!!

Hi everyone.
just a quickie to let you all know that i have the popular and much loved 5" square paper lace doilies back in stock.
As you know they are like Gold dust to get hold of, but i was fortunate enough to find some.
I believe I am the only stockist in the UK and Europe to have them as they were discontinued last year.
They are available from my web-store and also from both my ebay stores  The Doiliy dealer and Pinkthoroughbred where I also sell my Toppers.
just click on the links to grab yours now before they all go.
Just to remind you how beautifully intricate and embossed they.......

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Wedding day card

I know i am a bit slow these days with my posts, but i have been so busy i have hardly had time to think.
Anyway, here is a card i made this week for a wedding which is next week.
I thought the Cream and gold colours were appropriate as they have 2 children and its a December wedding.
I hope you like it.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

More Shoes!

This one was a rush job, and you can probably tell as i didn't put as much into it as i usually do.
being plagued with a sticker of a head cold, i just couldn't think straight,  but the customer was happy.

Shoes Glorious Shoes

Here is another Card i made recently for a customer's Daughter.
She wanted Turquoise for the colour scheme and i cut the shoe to fit the 8" x 8" card
I used my beautiful Anna Griffin papers and glitter card for this one 

40th Birthday card for a Man

Well at last i have found a few minutes to post something on my Blog.
It has been quite a while, with work being so hectic orders to be packed and posted, and my die cutting machine breaking down.
I have managed to get a few cards done recently, but not had time to post them here.
so here are a few i have done.
This one i did for a customer a few weeks ago for a male 40th Birthday.

I used various papers for this one and holographic mirri card to give a bit of sparkle

Saturday, 27 August 2011


Well this is a busy time of the year for Birthdays in my family, and with 2 of my daughters having Birthday's within a week, i had to come up with something to suit each of them.
I had decided that i should make my eldest Daughter a card using this beautiful retro 1930's Diva stamp.I cannot for the life of me remember who it's by, but i recall getting it from a craft show last year.
I have used my Promarkers and Prismacolor pencils for this one.
Its quite a large stamp so it was a bit of a challenge especially with all that flesh.
I will add more photo's as i complete this card.
just finished and added the photo's.
i darkened down the Image and added flowers and a darker surrounding.

Well i think i have finished doing what i had planned for this beautiful image, I hope you enjoy what you see.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

70th Birthday card shabby chic style

Hi Folks!

well it's been a while since i put anything up on my Blog.
just been too darned busy with Horse shows and work.
 I must say making a card has been a refreshing change...
Well ! this as you can see is a 70th Birthday card i made.
i hope you like it.
I used pretty pinks and baby blues with a hint of sparkle and of course some delish mulberry flowers and some fab satin leafs.
i coordinated the inside with a personal rhyme and sentiment.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Christening cards

Hi Folks!
What a dreadful day it's been today, rain, rain and more rain.
I am thinking of my poor Daughter and her friends camping this weekend in the Cotswolds....swimming more
Anyway i thought i would share these two commision cards with you today.
A bit odd to say the least, but i was asked to make 2 Christening cards, one for an adult and one for a 7 year old.

The theme was pink and pearly, and the child likes Princesses......Hmmm!
 what little girl doesn't?
But for a Christening???
Anyway i came up with a LOTV christmas Angel praying and disguised the Holly head garland with Roses and coloured her in pink.
The adult one was a bit simpler, with a Cross.
The purchaser was delighted, so i must have done something right.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011


Hello folks!
I am proud to announce that i have had my Doilies featured in the Womans Weekly magazine this week.
Magazine dated the 19th July.
They asked me to be their supplier for the article.
There is a double page spread with some really great uses for Doilies.
If you would like some Doily inspiration then go and grab a copy.

Sunday, 10 July 2011


Did you know that all my Paper lace Doilies could be Glitz up?
Well now you do!!
I love Doilies, all the beautiful intricate and delicate designs they come in as well as the shapes and sizes.
Usually they come in plain white (the most practical and useful colour) i know.
But sometimes you want them to match up with a colour scheme and that's where i like to play.
I have used all sorts of mediums, from Promarkers and Distress Inks to Acrylic paints and glimmer mist.
well i was having a play (My usual Sunday morning pastime) and had a Bright spark moment!!
why not try to heat emboss them!
So i got a few of the most fragile and intricate ones and hastily coated them with Versamark and poured the glitter embossing powder over them.
I was thrilled with the result..
so now I can add that all  my Doilies can be heat embossed too...Smashing!!
Here are the pics of my experiment.
Would love to hear your comments.
Helena x

Saturday, 9 July 2011


Good morning folks!
I hope you are all having a lovely lazy weekend.
I want to share this little creation with you today.
I know more and more Brides to be are making their own wedding stationary like Invitations, place settings, flower arrangements etc. Its hardly surprising considering the cost of such things.
I was playing around with a few of my dies and punches the other day, and came up with this idea for making Napkin rings/place name settings in one.
I hope you like it.
If anyone is getting married and wants to have a go, i have the butterflies and border strips for sale on my website and also in my eBay store

Saturday, 2 July 2011

21st Birthday cards for a male

Good morning folks!
And another fine and sunny one it is at that.
Today i would like to show you a couple of cards i have made.
They are for a 21st Birthday for a young man, and the theme was to be Blue.
Now i will be the first to admit that i am not all that when it comes to making cards for men folk.
No flowers, lace, pearls, and all the other pretty bits that one would like to use.
Plus i had a real stinker of a headache when i had to make them which probably impaired my creativity.
Anyway this is what i came up with.

Thursday, 30 June 2011


Here is yet another First Holy Communion commission card.
It is very Different to the one I did last week.
I have made this one as an Easel card with the childs name.
all done in white embossed papers and silver mirror card with white flowers, Organza Ribbon and a little metal cross charm.
I was told that she loved it!
it's always nice to get feedback of the positive kind.
Sorry the photo's are a bit poor, it was collected in a hurry and i didn't have time to mess about with photo's.

Monday, 27 June 2011


Just a little card i made earlier...
this is a commission card which i was asked to make for a First Holy Communion.
I decided to use my Cricut machine for this one.
I hope you can see the lovely Silver mirror effect on the letters.
The card is 8 x 8 size.


Hello everyone.
Well! I hope you are all enjoying this heat wave we are having, at 32 degrees, it's a real scorcher.
I thought i would let you know i have some really pretty new Doilies in stock, which have just arrived from Malta.
Perfect for Magnolia Tilda and Hanglar Stanglar stamps.
they are 4.5 Inches or 11.5cm.
I thought i would give you all some useful info about Doilies.
They are so easy to colour, although they are intricate and delicate looking, they are also very robust and can withstand being Painted, Coloured, Glittered, Glued and Spritzed.
I have put a few pictures up for you to see.
These are all available from my eBay store or my website
I love the Daisy one with the Lilac and Pink.

Sunday, 19 June 2011


Today i would like to share a card which i put together this morning.
I just love Sarah Kay stamps, like EB stamps they have an air of innocence and youth which at my age is always something to reminisce about.
I decided to go for pink and blue on this one, to go with my delicious K&Co  papers.

Coloured with Promarkers and Prismacolors pencils, but using very pastel shades.
This card would be suitable for an engagement, Anniversary  for some sweet young couple or a Birthday.
This card will be listed on eBay later on.
Now to get the dinner on the go.
Hugs and have a good day!

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