Card Making

Recycled Book Bird Ornament


This lovely recycled book bird ornament was recently featured on the "Under the Table and Dreaming" blog.

Blog owner Stephanie Lynn uses pages from old books to create pretty ornaments which will definitely add a rustic charm to any Christmas tree. They could also be used for other festive occasions.

To find the full instructions for making this delightful item click here.


Retro Christmas

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I recently came across a beautiful 1960's Christmas edition of the Ideals magazine so I thought I would share some of the gorgeous retro Christmas images with you. These would make great Christmas cards, tags or crafts. Scroll down to the end to see the PDF of the ready-made Christmas tags using these images.


You can click on each image to open a jpg image of it. 

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Click here to open a pdf of ready-made retro Christmas tags.







Buttons and Lace



If you are into sewing and crafts you are sure to have lots of odds and ends just waiting to be used. 


 Here are some cards we made with buttons, lace and fabric scraps. Use any craft glue to attach. A glue gun is great for fast and easy application. 


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Victorian Cards


I recently found a charming book from 1892 -- it is titled "The Children's Friend".


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Just Dogs


My father found a charming book for me a few years ago in a charity book shop. It is broken and tatty, the pages are yellowed and spotted but the pictures are so timeless and appealling.This is a book which I could never throw it away.

The title is "Just Dogs" -- written and illustrated by K. F Barker (a good name for someone who enjoys drawing dogs!) It was published in 1933 so the copyright has long expired. This is why I thought I would share some of these beautiful sketches with you. The clipart could be used to make cards, scrapbook pages or even decoupage projects. Hope you enjoy them as much as I have.


This one is called "The Suppliant"

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