Sunday, March 25, 2012


My very first ebook is now available on AMAZON.COM and I am so excited. After all of my hard work and the fantastic help from my husband it is finally up for others to buy and I cannot quite beleive it.

I feel as if I have been working on my book Spun Cotton Mixed Media PAPER DOLLS forever and that it was never going to get onto Kindle.  But today is finally the day!

You can find this book on AMAZON.COM by clicking HERE.   If you do not have KINDLE you can also get an APP for free by clicking HERE and this allows you to turn your device into a KINDLE reader!

If you have ever wanted to learn how to make these wonderful collectibles that date all the way back to Victorian times well now you can.  I have made this ebook to be as simple and easy to follow as I can with photographs of each and every step and simple instructions.  By following everything that I have learned from making these figurez for many years you too can create something wonderful for you own home and find a new love and passion.

If you would like to customize your figure you can use a photograph of your daughter, grandaughter or family member and start your own heirloom collection!

This blog has been linked with Beverly for Pink Saturday and you can find the link HERE.

I would love to hear from anyone that has bought this bouk and for you to share your creations, blessings,

Sunday, March 18, 2012


 I love vintage paper dolls and I am lucky enouugh to have a large collection of them.  Sad to say that after many years of play they are often in a poor state.  Many have missing hands and feet plus torn off heads.  I have been slowly working my way through them and giving them the restoration that they deserve.

I could not resist adding some of my favorites to some digital artwork.  Believe me when I tell you that I have spent many hours on these dolls repairing and enhancing them to how I would like to think they would look today if newly created.   I hope the girls like my choices for them!

I spent many hours on the face of this paper doll and really enhanced her best features.  There is a lot of work that has gone into the colouring, hair, eyes and cheeks.  I hope that they bring a smile to your face and take you back to when you played with paper dolls, thanks for stopping by!

These prints and more are now available in my Etsy store YOUR CRAFT EPHEMERA and you can find it by clicking HERE.

This has happily been linked with BEVERLY at HOW SWEET THE SOUND.

Monday, March 12, 2012


I have been so blessed since I began this blog and I have had the pleasure of getting to know some wonderful artists and bloggers.  This time I was lucky enough to get to know the wonderful PAT WINTER a very taltented crazy quilter!

The stunning bag that you see in these photographs arrived at my home on Saturday as a gift from Pat.  How can I possibly put into words how beautiful her gift to me is and how much I appreciate it.  The bag is so exquisite and full of beautiful details.  I have tried to show some of them with the following photo's......

The photographs do not do justice to this bag and how much more beautiful it is in person.  I have now been blessed twice from my new blogging friends and I am in awe of their  generosity.  PAT WINTERS and CELESTINA MARIE are truly generous of heart and spirit!

This beautiful bag is now on pround display in my home, it is  like a piece of art.  I hope to use it when I go out to somewhere very special.

Thank you so much Pat for your wonderful gift to me, I will treasure it always and remember your generous heart!

Please be sure to check out PAT WINTERS shop on Etsy by clicking HERE.

You can find more images by visiting my Etsy shop YOUR CRAFT POSTCARDS by clicking HERE.

I have linked this blog with DEBBIEDOO'S Newbie Link Party, stop by and visit by clicking HERE.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


I have always called this image Princess Daisy and I hope that you enjoy creating with her.  I have up loaded the image with a high resolution so that you get a quality image.

To save to your computer simply click on the image and then right mouse click and save.  I only ask that you use this image in your crafting creations and do not sell the image as is or in  a collage sheet or digitally.

For other crafting images from my Etsy store YOUR CRAFT POSTCARDS please click HERE.

Thursday, March 1, 2012


I have been really busy this week working away in Photoshop putting together new designs for my Etsy store YOUR CRAFT EPHEMERA.  One thing I wanted to create was more pretty florals and papers so that was the starting point for this new collection called PRETTY PAPERS.

These designs were inspired by vintage wallpaper from the 1930s and 1940s, enjoy!

If you would like to see more designs please drop by my Etsy store YOUR CRAFT BOOK, you can find it by clicking HERE.