I make handcrafted cards on Commission so, all Commissions are very welcome.

If you like anything taht you see on my Blog here please do not hesitate to contact me through the Blog just by posting one of my Posts. If you have a specific card you want making or just want a general card and leave the rest to me I can easily do Both.


Natalie x

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Karens Blog Candy


Copse aka karen from Crafts Beautiful Forum

Karen over on CB Forum has this very very very yummy Blog Candy Up for Grabs.
All you ahve to do is become a Follower on her Blog and, add your URL Link to her post.
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Natalie x

Monday, 23 August 2010

A Thankyou Card

Above is a small RAK that my dearest frend Sarah gave me.It's a beautiful touching bookmark, which I use for every book that I read just now, and a most gorgeous painted Fairy ATC too. I was touched very warmly with this very generous gift from Sarah aka tiggertastic over on the Crafts Beautiful Forum. Thank you darlin!
Above and Below show a card that I made using Glass Paints, Decorfin. This is a Dutch Paint which we sell on our website at and I am a very passioante glass painter in cardmaking.Imake my very own toppers and this flower topper was great fun to do despite it being so timeconsuming to do. I used a very decorative paper from the Papermania Rose Collection and added pink ribbon and stitched on sequins and beads and a paper rose to hte centre of the topper. Below, shows the inside which I decorated to finish off the card.

The Teddy Bears Wallahnging here I made for Buzyknitting over on the Crafts Beautiful Forum aka Pat. She is a knitter and makes many knitted dolls and teddy style products. Her work is remarakbaly beautiful and worth looking at. Anyway,made this card as a Thanks as she is a lovely and very kind friend. I really enjoyed making butit took quite some time to make. As you can see lots of paper flowers used again.I just can not get away from them.

Love Birds

This Birdie card I made some time ago and very much enjoyed creating too. What a pleasure it was to use this beautiful Craft Creations Decoupage Image. This image I got given for free by by craft creations themselves when I received an order form them of my card blanks - that's where I get my card blanks from you see - and inside was a A4 pack of various designs and this Birdie was one of 4.I teamed it up with Amy Butler paper and layerd with white card to frame the image. I added on paper flowers and paper roses too and ribbon also. Finished off with peircing a hole in the card and adding on a old butterfly earring I do not wear anymore. Finished it all off by decorating the inside too which is pictured right at the bottm of the post.

More of My Cards

Above is a Birthday card Imade for no one in particular, was just to add to my basket of handcrafted cards. I painted the Fairy with my Rembrandt Watercolour paints and adhered with layering papers and card and adding gems and flowers from which I am Loving right now and is my craze too.

Above here is a card I made specifically for my best freidns Sarah aka tiggertastic on the Crafts Beautiful Forum just to say how special she is to me. I am not one really for using die cuts but this floral die cut I just loe for the glitter on it and it worksreally well with the patterned paper from a Papermania collection.

A Fairy Birthday card which went to my younger sister. I used a LOTV image and lots of paper roses here and enjoyed layering paper and card.

There was a bit of a Baby Boom a fewmonths ago so, I had to make quite a few new baby cards.Here are two; a baby boy and baby girl card where I have used a couple of Craft Creation baby images and adhered on to RAK papers from seaweed aka Debbie Siddle (who has had aquite a few cards featured in craft magazines) and lots and lots of paper roses and gems with my own sentiments too.
The one below went to a friend of my step MIL and this was a commission. I was just asked to make a baby girl card using anything and any style an it was very much loved.

Friday, 20 August 2010

Cards from a While Ago

Above is a StargazerLily decoupage I made about a month ago used with papermania papers, really enjoyed making this.
Above here, is a Birthday card I made some time ago for a lady on the CB (Crafts Beautiful) Forum named Crafterga aka Gaynor. I painted the stamped image with my WC paints and adhered to Papermania paper and used lots of yummy paper roses too finished with a staggered sentiment.

And below here, is a card that I made using a Lily of The Valley Die cut image of a Fairy. Their die cut images are just gorgeous and irresistable to use. This was lovely to make and added on ribbon and roses and paper flowers too with sentiment of my own.

An Update

It has been quite some time since I have blogged on my own personal blog but, I have good reason for this: beenbusy with our business seling art and craft materials on our website and we have a Blog on there now which takes a lot of my time when not dealing with orders and that and my wee family of my own. Having two kids takes a lot out of you.
Anyway, here are a few cards for you all to see which I created a while back. Have enjoyed using papermania Collections of paper stacks and have become completely obsessed with paper roses and paper flowers in all my cards.

Apart from really enjoying painting with watercolours, rembrandt watercolour range, I also love crafting with twisted pyramage designs, especially the Sandra Kuck Fairys and Children images.

x x x

Tuesday, 1 June 2010


I made this card using the most adoreable Angel image ever from Sandra Kuck designs. this is a twisted pyramage which I have adhered to some Papermania Capsule Red Hot and Aqua collections of paper stacks. I finished off by adhereing on various paper flower embellishments and paper roses and gems. Finished off with "For You" in my own handwriting and decorated the inside to finish!

Card to Fit A Sketch

This "City Miss, Pedal Power" card I have made to fit the Sketch I have pictured further down posted thursday 13th May, from the Cardmaking & papercraft latest issue. I followed the sketch but twisted it a bit and advanced it a little which you will see. It's mainly the text to balance it out better, otheriwse would have looked rather bizarre and off balance too. used bits and pieces for this and found it a bit of a challenge. Really enjoyed making though and loed using this image.

Ballet Wallhanging

Presented in this 3D box is a handcrafted wallhanging that I especially made for my neice, Isla. I chose the particular image for the basis of the card design because my neice was doing he First EVER Ballet Show just over a week ago and, I thought it would be nice to make her a little special gift for her Big Night.
This twisted Pyramage ballet image is one of Sandra Kucks designs, amongst a coule of other ballet ones, and i matched it with the most beautiful floral paper from the Rose Garden Paper stack by Papermania. It was difficult to choose the right paper but, this was worked best with the image. I then adhered on lots of pretty paper flowers with paper roses (my new craft fetish) and finished with my own sentiment.

Then completely finished the wallhanging by decorating the back to complement the front and wrote my message to her for her 1st Ballet Show.

More ATCs

These are some more ATCs ( Artist Trading Cards) that I have made over the past couple of nights. Used Sandra kuck Images and Fairy Images from die cut sheets from LOTV (lily of the Valley). Really enjoying making ATCs at the minute and surprised how quick they are to make too. I urge any crafter to give them a go.

Saturday, 29 May 2010


I have been busy creating ATCs this week to build up my stock and for one other reason but, I shall not say for what as it is a surprise for now!

I make a lot of cards using Twisted Pyramage Decoupage and on the sheets are tag shapes and little tags with a twisted pyramage too. These I use for making a Birthday set or some kind of set when it is for something special but, recently I have found using them on ATCs a very good way to use with scraps of papers and odds and ends from my crafty stash too. Very simple and effective. There are Angel Images, by Saadra Kuck, and some little Girl images on the beach and afternoon tea images also. Hope you like them and your comments will be much appreciated. More are on their way, so keep your eyes out. You can see better pictures of these on the following



Natalie x

Friday, 21 May 2010

CLP Sketch 25

Crafting Lifes Pieces

Recently I came across this Blog set up by Chelsea and I was stuned by her cardmaking, style and use of materials and generally, just HER Work! From her Blog I then found she does Sketch Challenges and now I want to try some of them out and continue to follow her Blog and Her Sketches too.
Above is Sketch Challenge #25 which I am going to carry out once I have a base to use. For this I might just use my Painting Skills and paint a stamped image or I might just even be different to everyone else and do something else! Whatever I do do, keep your eye out......until then I urge that you all hop on over to Chelseas blog, very Inspirational.
Natalie x x

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Relaxing Evening

My Painting Time

I decided to take the opportunity last night to sit outside in the nice wather we had and watercolour some stamped images for some craft makes. These images were all RAKs or from Image Swaps that I am part of each month on the CB forum. Nice way to get some stamped images that you can use for your own cards.
The one above here (Party Girl) and the One below are for a Swap I am doing this month. I will be making up the actual makes tonight or tomorrow. I very much enjoyed sitting oustide last night listening to the Birds singing away and taking in the fresh air. Nice way to relax and finish off your day.