Hearts and Flowers

Happy New Year.

Well a week into the new year and I’ve made a start on my resolutions. I’ve launched my facebook page and would encourage you to have a look as I will be putting some samples on there for my new card designs in the coming weeks. Setting up the page was surprisingly simple to do and I now have an easily accessible place to add sneak previews and ideas, as well as giving people the chance to make quick comments. So please ‘like’ my page if you’re on facebook and keep up to date.

Handmadebykatherine on facebook

I’ve also been working on some new toppers – hearts and flowers are featuring quite a lot! I’ve purchased some lovely fabric offcuts to make some flowers and have also been collaging hearts again for a collection of valentine, anniversary and engagement cards. The house is covered in tiny bits of paper, fabric and glue at the moment! I’m loving raiding all the papers I have and putting patterns and colours together.

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I’ve started with the paper card toppers, building up the flowers by cutting differing sized flower shapes and circles from co-ordinating papers and adding flocked brads for the centres. I’ve used several of the Papermania capsule collections for these, which are great for putting together patterns that go together perfectly. I’ve also made some of my own papers using different fonts and colours, and I’ve cut hearts out from them. The collage hearts are made from all the offcuts of papers I have collected this year! I shall post my first cards soon, so watch this space!

Then I shall start on the fabric hearts and flowers, and I’m also thinking about knitting some flowers too. They may become brooches attached to the cards. So these would be cards and gifts!!

I shall post my first cards soon, so watch this space! And don’t forget to visit my facebook page for sneak previews.

Happy crafting