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Handmade Christmas

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08. December 2014 by Roze
Categories: card making, Christmas | 1 comment

Some of this year’s homemade cards from the boys

  We have used just one book to inspire our homemade cards this year and it’s been 365 Things to do with paper and cardboard along with some plain coloured paper and this pad of patterned paper, which although seems … Continue reading

17. November 2013 by Roze
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A Herd of Reindeer Cards

We didn’t quite manage to get our Christmas cards made in the half term holidays but we did start them, finishing the printing this weekend instead. They were pretty easy to make, we just used standard poster paint. The temptation … Continue reading

19. November 2012 by Roze
Categories: Art and craft projects, card making, Christmas, craft for kids, Painting, printing, Simple Pleasures | Leave a comment

2nd Flotilla of boat cards

The boys and I teamed up to make this latest flotilla of boat cards. I took on the role of assistant and technician and they took on the role of art director and illustrator. I like these much more than … Continue reading

15. October 2012 by Roze
Categories: Art and craft projects, birthdays, boats, card making, Homemade cards | Leave a comment

Tabletop printing

This was a lino print that I started during my studio day with Laura Boswell. I got around to finishing it the other day, trying out a few ideas but I think the plain backgrounds still work the best. As … Continue reading

25. June 2012 by Roze
Categories: card making, lino cut, printing, Thank you cards | Leave a comment

Machine embroidery cards

I love the look of this technique and would enjoy making more if I could sell my work. The problem is putting a value on it. I’d like to sell these designs on Etsy or Folksy but struggle with the … Continue reading

28. May 2012 by Roze
Categories: card making, flowers, Learning to sew, machine embroidery, sewing | Leave a comment

Painting trees and doodling

Easter brought us lots of treats, which means lots of thank you cards. We spent some of the money sent for Easter Egg buying on two of the most beautifully illustrated books; ‘A river of words‘ by Jen Bryant and … Continue reading

12. April 2012 by Roze
Categories: Book Reviews, card making, craft for kids, Drawing, Homemade cards, Thank you cards | Leave a comment

The Spring Collection

It’s been a bit chilly lately. The boys have all learnt the sheer comfort that can only come from snuggling up to a warm, furry soft, hot water bottle and I’ve been thinking of how we can plan ahead during … Continue reading

15. February 2012 by Roze
Categories: Butterflies, card making, Coloured pencils, craft for kids, cutting out paper, Drawing, Homemade cards, Simple Pleasures, Thank you cards | Leave a comment

Boys’ art

More birthdays mean more card making, I wonder how many cards we send each year. I had a few suggestions up my sleeve for what the theme could be this time but not one the boys was impressed with what … Continue reading

12. October 2011 by Roze
Categories: birthdays, card making, craft for kids, Drawing, Fun, Homemade cards, Illustrations | 2 comments

A flotilla of boys’ birthday cards

I made these whilst looking for excuses to put off sewing name tags into 12 sets of  school uniform (including 15 pairs of socks), 3 sets of PE kit, 3 rain macs, 3 coats, 3 pairs of school shoes, 3 … Continue reading

27. August 2011 by Roze
Categories: birthdays, boats, card making, Homemade cards | 2 comments

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