Saturday, 4 April 2009

Lollipop flowers, daisies and cupcakes!

Making cards was one of the first crafty things that really got me hooked, and was the first time that I ever got paid to make something for someone else. I have made so many over the years, birth cards, wedding invites, Valentines and hundreds of greetings cards!

Although now I make nowhere near as many these days, as there are so many other things to make, I still have a regular supply of people who like to buy them. Today, I really needed to build up my depleted stock.

As I do more and more with fabric and my sewing machine, my cards seem to reflect this. I think part of it is that I'm such a hoarder. I can't seem to throw away fabric, no matter how small the piece is and have various boxes filled with scraps dotted around.

Making cards is such a perfect way to use up these tiny pieces, and I really like how today's cards have turned out. I didn't have chance to photograph them all as it's getting dark and the light is not so good, but here are some of the ones that I made.


  1. Love the cards!! Love the way you use all your scraps too!! I hate throwing scraps away.
    One thing I saw on craftster, is a person who makes cushions, purses, and bags from strips of selvedge she cuts off. They're pretty cool!!
    Why throw away things, when you can be innovative!!

    Happy crafting & sunshine : )

    Sharon xx

  2. Those cards are absolutely beautiful, I love them!

    I've seen a lampshade made out of selvedges too, it was very cool :)

  3. They're lovely! How do you get the printing on to the card? Feed the card through the printer, or print onto something else??? I'd love to know.


  4. love the cupcake one! very cute!

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