Embroidery with Hochanda part 1...


I've been sent a really pretty embriodery kit from the craft channel Hochanda to review it's from Rowandean Embroidery.  My kit is called Cornflowers and it contains printed fabric, coloured organza fabrics, threads on numbered organiser card, fully illustrated step by step instructions, and plastic wrapped chenille needle.

 It's all part of this campaign Hochanda are running.


I'm kinda wondering how I can transfer the finished design from the calico onto denim but I'm working on that and I've added some pins to my Denim Craft Pinterest board to inspire me.




I'll be reporting back with updates throughout the project to let you know how I'm getting on.

Disclaimer: I was gifted this product to review for free but was under no obligation to write this post. Opinions are my own.

How do you attach ribbon to card ?


Featured in issue 150 of Quick Cards Made Easy

I use ultra clear tape it comes in various widths, it's acid free and the most reliable and neatest way I've found to attach lengths of ribbon to card.  I'm not surprised it was Stix 2's most popular product in April.


What do you use?  I'd love to know...


A DIY Father's day...


This centre step card features in this month's issue (152) of Quick Cards Made Easy it's just one of the makes in my DIY Father's Day article.  See the tutorial post on how you too can create the card fold here.

You'll find this concertina toolbox card in this month's issue (95) of  PaperCrafter magazine.


A great idea for a DIY lovin' Dad and much easier to make than it looks.  Father's Day is on 19th June this year so still more than a month left to get crafting

For more Father's Day ideas check out my DIY Father's Day Pinterest board