Sunday, 30 October 2011


Hello folks, Yes thatS right !!! I won the Stampman 'Circle it ' challenge......(SEE THE POST, CIRCLE IT) This is a true accolade for me, Thank you Stampman and thankyou all for your support.......xxxxxxxxxx

Saturday, 29 October 2011


Hello people, just an update on my progress with this embroidery! As you can imagine it is very slow going as life
gets in the way sometimes !
I have used a  number of different stitches..........Buttonhole, Fern, French
knots, colonial knots, needle weaving, long and short stitch for shading and Chain stitch !
I have added tiny pearls and Goldwork
Tubes called 'PERL-PURL'.
I have used many different threads also, DMC Satin, DMC floss, Anchor pearl cotton, coton a'broder and Gold metallic threads!
As you an see, I am only showing parts of the embroidery......You will have to wait and see PART 3 to see what the finished article will look like !!
There are certain people who have given
me such wonderful comments about
this piece of work and I would like to
say that every stitch is a tribute to you
all for being so kind, Thankyou all so
very much.......xxxxxxxxxxx

Monday, 17 October 2011


Hello all, I'd like to show you the first part of my embroidery ! This is not a bought is a design from a very old Jacobean embroidery transfer. Traditionally Jacobean work is done with wool,but I prefer to work with embroidery silks......As you can see, this is FINE embroidery, not cross stitch ! Fine embroidery

encompasses all manner of intricate stitches i.e. french knots, bullions,blanket stitch, buttonhole stitch,fly stitch etc. In the next few weeks I shall show you my progress, as I shall be doing several different embroideries and if life allows, I shall try and fit in a card now and then.......Thank you for looking at my work, I do appreciate all your comments.......Have a wonderful Monday..........xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Embroidery commission.....Just to let you know !!!

Hi people, I have been asked to do an embroidery, which shall be taking up a lot of my time ! So obviously my papercraft will be taking a back seat for a little while !! I shall still be posting occasionally on my progress, for those of you who may be interested in fine embroidery ?  I shall still comment on the awesome talent that my blog friends have (JACQUELINE, ANNE FORREST, COOPS, SHIRL, EILEEN and my other blogging friends TREV, MIKE, DAISY AND HOLLY AND SUSIE QUEUE) thank you all  !!
I will be back, just in a different genre for now.....have a wonderful weekend dear friends
love and hugs
chris R xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sunday, 9 October 2011

CIRCLE IT !!! The Stampman Challenge..........

Hello lovely people, the Stampman has got a fabulous challenge this month, and I decided to have a go....
and came up with this creation !! I so enjoyed every second of this creation......the creative juices just flowed, it was such a buzz !! Such a simple card......Circles cut with punches and dies inked up with memento inkpads, green yellow and then hand stitched with perl thread, Hero arts butterfly inked and glittered, the central focus is a stamp from Inkadinkado which I have 3D'ed with a butterfly punch, gems, pearls and a Justrite sentiment.......I may do another creation for this challenge.......hope it inspires you !!!

Friday, 7 October 2011

Have a beautiful day !!!

Hello you lovely people ! I made this card last night and really enjoyed the the colour combo
on this one!! I used a beautiful Hero arts stamp that I know is one of Jacqueline's favourites. For the rose I used the spellbinders rose dies and used memento green and pink with stickles, paper from stash, stamping up punch for trailing leaves and Marianne creatables dies for the flourishes, added some pearls and a sentiment.......Hope this inspires you, have a beautiful day........ xxxxxxxx
I'm entering this into the following challenges

Sunday, 2 October 2011


Hello folks, first off...a big apologie for not blogging much lately, but having a very demanding puppy is bloomin hard work and concentration is just out the window....slowly but surely things are picking up and I should manage to get more creations posted !!!
This card done in aqua, green and yellow really appealed to me, love this colour combo ! I have designed my own stitched pattern as the border and decorated with little pearls......I then made the Parchment butterfly and hand cut the patterns on the wings and sprinkled Glamour dust on them for effect !!! This is the final result .......
I am entering this into the following challenges.....