Tutorial for ‘Rosebud Shelf’ card

Some have asked how the ‘Rosebud Shelf’ card is constructed…so I’ve put together a little tutorial and have included the sheets so that you can have a go yourself. You can find it all on my blog here….. http://marjiesmakes.blogspot.com/2011/08/rosebud-card-sheets-and-tutorial.html …hope you enjoy making this card and maybe designing a ‘shelf’ card for yourself in the … Read more

Altered book

I’ve made an altered book – the full blurb about it is on my blog but here is the first page. The texture is the DIY stuff called Liquid Nails and it’s coloured with alcohol ink and Liquid Pearls. The image is printed on fabric (tutorial on my blog).

Grandparents’ book

I’ve made a book to give to my daughter for her birthday in March. The pictures are of us with our grandsons (who are now aged 19 and 21!). I made the cover using velvet paper and made a frame using Ten Seconds Studio metal and moulds. I’m quite pleased with how the cover came … Read more

If your stitching doesn’t show…

Darken that Thread! This was stitched with Sulky Metallic 142-7027, which is a red/green/gold variegated thread, but after I was done, it was still very difficult to read, as the thread did not contrast enough with the background. Hmm, what to do…? I reached for my ever trusty Sakura stardust dark red, green and gold … Read more

Paper textile

 This is the piece of textile which I made in the workshop on Sunday.  It is composed of 5 layers of different papers, some painted, some stamped, some waxed, others oiled, or fused to a piece of painted Bondaweb or organza, in order to stabilize the piece if it was  too delicate.   We used … Read more

How to Ruin a 3D image!

Grateful Heart This card was done as a commission for a client of mine.  It all looks good, right?  So how did I ruin it?  Let this be a lesson to you and me: I lacquered it, or attempted to.  When I applied the lacquer, it warped the paper and destroyed the shaping I had … Read more

Remembrance day

Not, strictly speaking, crafty but I got this verse last year on an ATC and thought it would bear repeating.   A Poem for Remembrance Day “The inquisitive mind of a child” Why are they selling poppies, Mummy? Selling poppies in town today. The poppies, child, are flowers of love. For the men who marched … Read more