Craftybrens Embroidered Toppers

Craftybrens Embroidered Toppers
Craftybrens Embellishments

Friday, 23 December 2011

Song Titles

On the Theme is "Song Titles" as I live by the sea I thought it appropriate to sing "Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside" Brings a bit of summer into this windy cold day here.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Sketch Time

This weeks challenge on is Sketch Time, so I used up bits of left overs for the matting and layering, (my box of bits doesn't get any smaller) pulled a few stems of flowers from a bunch and added one of my embroidered topper.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Fifties Fun

Over on this weeks challenge is Fifties Fun, my image, backing paper and insert were taken from "Vintage Fashion CD 2"

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Anything Goes

This weeks challenge on is anything goes for Christmas. So mine is a trapeze card I added a few beads to the cottons for a bit of extra sparkle.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Fancy Folds and Shaped

This months challenge on is Fancy Folds/Shaped Cards.
 Arched shaped card and lace', and one of my embroidered embellishments as a topper.


This fortnights challenge on is Christmas, so I used one of my embroidered embellishments, Rudolf, and he is magically flying through the sky.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

What Christmas means to me

What Christmas means to me is this week challenge over at snow, cosy cottages, log fires and all the trimmings.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Cute Card Thursday

My entry for this week, because it is "Anything You Like"  in is an altered sweet tin and then inside I put an embroidered flannel and small soap. The sweets were lovely by the way, butterscotch.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

CD Sunday

My entry this week for "things with whiskers" image taken from Waters Edge CD by Design House

Saturday, 3 December 2011

CHCC Challenge

My entry for this weeks challenge over on as you can see it's monochrome and my fav of all Christmas piccies.

Challenge 55

This is my entry for I chose the righthand column ribbon/bauble/gold. I have embroidered onto organza then attached to gold card adding a ribbon down the spine and the bow was a little bit of organza that was cut off (waste not want not)

Friday, 2 December 2011

This Months Challenge

This months challenge over on is "Make Your Own" and the prize is £10 to spend at
See you on the naughty step.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

193 Its Just a Number

This is my entry for this weeks " Its Just a Number " over on
Now there is a certain person out there that will recognise this card I won't give your age away by naming you. But the card fits the bill so had to use it. I machine embroidered the whole card front  then attached to the card with brads.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Winter Wonderland

My entry for . This time it's Winter Wonderland, so I decided to delve into my old CD's and came up with one I had forgotten all about.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

CD Sunday Safari

My entry for Backing Paper from Meadows Edge, main image from GSP's Photo Art

CHNC Saturday

My entry for This time it's Vintage or Distressed or both, I don't do distressed mine always turn out too distressed so I have gone vintage. As requested as to what I used for ribbon I used raffia .

Friday, 25 November 2011


My entry for Christmas. Backing papers are from MCS and the Lace bell is from my embroidered toppers.

Cute Card Thursday

My entry for I used bits of card stock I had left over and punched with a border punch and a circle punch other bits and bobs that were lurking around and then added one of my embroidered butterflies with a brad. So really this card is made with left overs.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

23 November

Been busy uploading more bits onto my website.
Why are all these companies in it together to make money from the little man. To keep my costs as low as possible I am not using Paypal etc as they charge extortionate rates, example if I sell something for £1 I have to pay a quarter to them. which means I don't even cover my costs. If I put up my prices I loose customers, yet customers are reluctant to send payment by post. What's a girl to do. Any solutions gratefully received

Sunday, 20 November 2011

CD Sunday Trees

My entry for This week it's trees, image and backing paper from Dreams of Tranquility CD, black treees cut on Slice, the rest is from my stash

Saturday, 19 November 2011

CHCC Music

This is my entry for Image from La Pashe Christmas Carols, embellishments from Spellbinders and my stash

Challeng 54 on CACB

My entry on Card stock from my stash, backing papers free from a mag, ribbon papermania, embroidered toppers (Bows and Santa) from

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Something Punched

My entry for The card has been die cut lace' on the robo and the embellishment punched from left over  wallpaper.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Anything Christmas with pearls

This is my entry on Hand stitched with pearls glued to centre of stitching then decoupage added

Sunday, 13 November 2011

CD SUNDAY Paisley Fun

This is my entry for Cd's used are MCS Faith Hope Charity For the background and Victorian Ladies for the image.

Monday, 7 November 2011

This Month's Card Challenge

This month's card challenge over on the is being sponsored by and the prize is 5 digi's, so well worth joining us and entering.
Hope to see you there.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

CD Sunday Sunsets

The challenge this week on is Sunsets. Boy with so many gorgeous sunsets to choose from what is a girl supposed to do. In the end I went with one of my favourite subjects indians.
Dreams of Tranquilty by Ooh La La Creations.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

New Web Site

Finally got my new web site up and running , I decided not to sell all the things I used to on my old site, I will just stick to embellishments and toppers.
These are the sort of large embroidered toppers I will be selling, not the made up cards anymore.
Feel free to take a look, it's still building but I have to embroider all new items for the site as I can't use the old ones, so it takes time.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Sunday, 30 October 2011

PUSS CAT for CD Sunday

This weeks entry for CD Sunday challenge. The backing paper was from MCS Crystal Sparkles. Main image from Lesley Anne Ivory Illustrations

Friday, 28 October 2011


My entry for " Lets Hear it for the Boys".


My entry for Paper Craft Journey Challenge.
The Digi is the main image taken from "Crafters Design Library Fairies" by Sharon Bennett.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

I Won whoopeeeeeeeeeeee

Thank you so much for voting me first in "The Around The World" challenge, I am over the moon

Tuesday, 25 October 2011


I thought I would have a go at
So this is my entry. The three papers are two different ones woven, the bell shape was hand made paper (never again lol). The image I embroidered. The rest is card stock

Monday, 24 October 2011


My entry for this weeks CD SUNDAY Challenge : Main image and backing paper are from Gwyneth Windsors "Pandoras Box.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011


I saw this challenge on an old friends blog and thought I might give it a go, not sure if it is what is required as I did the lattice and blue embellishments on a die cutter, and the butterfly is embroidered
The challenge is 162 Punches and Dies

Sunday, 16 October 2011

It's All About Colour 59

My entry for "4 Crafty Chicks". Something I embroidered, some time ago, and the colours are just what I was looking for.


My entry for CD Sunday "Around the World" , CD used for backing paper and images was "Crafty Image Emporium"

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Trapeeze Card

I can't believe I haven't made one of these in ages, I used to love making them. Funny how we swap and change. Must get back into it again I still have loads of beads I could use up.

Sunday, 9 October 2011


My entry for CD Sunday, backing paper and image from MCS Hidden Treasues 1

Saturday, 8 October 2011

This image and backing paper was taken from Waters Edge CD. My entry for this challenge

8 October

Don't you just love this image, I have even done a bit of inking around the sides, a thing I never do as it never looks right to me, others do it and it goes, I do it and, well say no more, this time I was happier about it.

Friday, 7 October 2011

7 October

Back to my stitching, I still think  stitching is probably my first love in card making.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

6 October

This one was a comp for Sharon Duncan, the girlie images are hers and we had to make a card with them, this was what I did and trimmed their hats and muffs with shredded plastic.
Afraid the picture doesn't show it very well but it did look glisteny.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

5 October

Something a little different, well you have to have a change now and again, so I put 4 strands of 4ply together to make this little bag.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

4 October

This card was for a friend, I embroidered onto heavy weight vellum and then used brads  to attach it to the card stock. Then a stamped message and bow finished it off.

Monday, 3 October 2011

3 October

Trying out different folds on the Hougie, My friend sent me a lot of knicker lace (she can no longer see well enough to continue her sewing) so thought I  would use some on my cards. So long as I don't tell where the lace should be ha ha.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

New Template

This one was a New Template I tried out, no stitching in sight, but I did try a bit of distressing, still not sure if I like that look. Although it doesn't show up to well in the piocture.
Sorry about the background, it's my messy craft room, I couldn't find a space space.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

First of the Month

Were has the year gone every year passes quicker or seems to.
 I have just organised this months ATC and Craft Challenge over on the naughty step as I can't put any on C.O.T.N. till they sort their problems out, if ever they do. Hope everyone realises were they have gone.
This was for my nephews wedding, yes more stitching.

Friday, 30 September 2011

First Challenge

Our first monthly card challenge will be starting over on the Naughty Step this Sunday it will run until the last Friday of the month. We have a talented organiser, Jacki, and she will have something different every month for us. This is a fun challenge but there will be a small incentive, this month it is 10 A4 sheets of mixed decoupage and card kits.

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Love my Punches

Just love my punches and nesties, better than cutting by hand