Tuesday, May 28, 2019

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Hello ladies!
Hope you are all well.
For those into Ephemera and Junk Journals, I thought I would share this image which is a Flea-Market find.

This is the first time I'm sharing an image, if it does not work or is not how it's supposed to be, could somebody please tell me? Feel free to use it in your work!

Thank you and I hope you enjoy the image!
Be blessed!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019


Hello ladies, I thought I would pop in just to say hi.
I have gone right off of card-making and onto Junk Journals, Ephemera, Tag-making... yes even Tim Holtz has found a place in my heart.. lol.
Of course, I make lots of stuff for my shop and for the time being, it gives me such pleasure that it's probably what I will keep on doing for the time being.

I hope you are all well. Our fifth grandchild will be arriving in April and it will be the first boy! Looking forward to that. Nothing else has changed really, still as it was last year.

I will share some things I make at the moment:

This is one of my Ephemera Packs (it has sold) which I make a lot of.

I also love collaging and here are two envelopes which have been collaged and stitched for added texture.

and this one.

I make paper brooches, I prefer to call them that to the original name of Clusters. They are scraps which have been stapled together to create a nice little embellishment. I use them on packages.

These are Tag Holders or Library Card Holders which I have made from Patterned Paper.

And lastly, I regularly make die-cut Pockets and fill them with Ephemera. I LOVE Birds, can you tell?

So these were some of the things I regularly make and thought I would share.
Just a little shout out to Sandy Millar who sent me a convo today and mentioned my Blog.

Please take a look at my Etsy Shop, just click on the Avatar in the top left-hand corner. Thanks!

Blessings to you all!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Using old Books

I LOVE old Books - especially of Nature with Birds, Flowers, and Butterflies! I found a Beautiful Old Book from the 70's which has been totally devoured by my crafting endeavors. If I can recycle something, then the satisfaction is great.

This Book is a gem!

and these are the tags I made with some pages.

These can be used for so many projects! I have sheets of vellum sentiments in gold and black which I used and stitched to the Tag.
They are for sale in my shop together with some faux postage stamps which I stamped and cut out from this beautiful Book:

and they look like this:

With old music sheet paper, I collaged these tags, which have a faux postage stamp and fussy-cut flowers, also from an old book.

and finally, I'm sharing these altered wine labels with Bird Images from a very old Book:

I will add the link to my shop here. I have many more projects to share another time.

Apparently, millions of Books get thrown away every month!! Can you imagine, all the new papers we buy while brilliant Books are getting trashed. That is such a shame!

Hope to have inspired somebody today.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Pocket Folders

So, hello to you all! I know, it's been a long time, and I hope you are all well. I have been so busy with my Etsy shop that it has taken up a lot of my time and I am enjoying it so much!

I wanted to share my Pocket Folders with you. I have made so many, and in so many different formats that it will be hard to choose just one.

I found a template in this Etsy Shop which I have used to make them. You can either print directly to your patterned paper or make your own covers.

This is the one I have been using.

I chose the cover from a Book called 'Island: the diary of a Year on Easedale', which I also sell in my shop but it has sold out for the time being. Beautiful Book with gorgeous pictures of Nature on a Scottish Island. I just cut out the cover from the Book and adhered it to the front of the template.

This is the inside cover with the two pockets which are part of the template pack. I cut out the printed template and covered with other pictures from the same Book. I love to fill the pockets with Ephemera which I make myself from all sorts of different sources, like pp, old botanical books, etc.

This is the back which is also a picture from the same book. When the two covers have been made I attach the spine, of which there are three to choose from. I prefer this lovely music note one, which I don't have to cover. Of course, the pockets are made after the covers have to been fixed together.

So this is just one I am sharing with you, which has sold in the meantime.

Please take a look in my shop, Souvenir de la France. You can find it here.

Thanks for your visit today, I hope you are inspired to have a go yourself. You can keep all your little bits and pieces safely inside this folder and its such fun to make.

I hope to post again soon!


Monday, July 30, 2018


Hello! It's sweltering hot here, way over 30°C every day and very energy-sapping.

I made another four 'Tag Frames', I will call them that, as they have a recycled element of a window envelope, used as a frame for a nice picture and then sewn to a piece of patterned paper and then adhered to the Tag card base, finished off with a piece of string or bakers twine. A die cut leaf and a prima flower have been stitched together with the frame.

I thought these would be a nice replacement for a gift card or as a gift tag on a package for someone special or a special occasion!

I have these for sale in my Etsy shop 'Souvenir de la France'.  They measure 5 1/4" by 3 1/2" and come in two vellum pockets (two tags in each) and four envelopes. I enclose a little tea-bag with Provence lavender from the garden.

That's all for today! Wishing you all well this Summer!

Oh yes, a little photo of my two daughters-in-law, my son and grand-daughter yesterday, having fun in the pool.


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Set of Five Notes Cards in Collage style with Bird-prints

Hello everyone - very hard to create and concentrate in this hot weather!

I did manage to make some cards for my Etsy shop, helped by a fan on my desk.
My shop is called Souvenir de la France btw.

I discovered some beautiful bird-prints a while ago which really lend themselves to the vintage collage style and I had some lovely patterned papers to combine them in the mix and match fashion.

These are in the white/beige/pink/red and green color combo.

I also made some in blue and green.

Thanks for popping by and enjoy the summer!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

My Etsy Shop

So now and again I will be advertising some items which can be found in my shop.
I am selling off some stamps, which are still in very good condition, as I am developing my style and want to use more diecuts and patterned paper in my creations.

One of my stamp can be found HERE

And another item is this card, which can be found HERE:

At the same time I'm sharing one of my latest cards using a diecut and patterned paper.

I have been so busy and not able to create as I would like too, but hope to share more soon.