Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Christmas snowflakes

Hi everyone, I am back with a last minute card for Christmas.
The background is stamped with Brilliance 'pearlescent sky blue', stamp by Kiwi Stamping Company
The Tree is 'cling tinsel tree' by Stampendous, embossed with Ebony Shimmer EP. (it sparkles nicely IRL)
Words from a Penny Black set
Christmas lights is a Cuttlebug border embossing folder and I have colored with Smooch paints

Challenges -
Cuttlebugmania - snowflakes or snow
Allsorts #445 - snowflakes
CardsTV - a/g

Have a great week, and happy crafting

Friday, December 8, 2017

No cards today!

As I have had a lump removed from my foot, and have to keep it elevated for a few days. ☺

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Art quote

Hi everyone
Today's card uses rubbish!
The background is some sheet music that I used when I was spraying flowers (orange/green speckles) painting something blue, stamping in gold, and some gold ink.
It looked a bit 'arty' so I cut a piece to fit my card base and the stamped the paint brushes to the right. The quote is stamped and then cut out with a Stamplorations die  

The Artistic Stamper - use a quote
House That Stamps Built - a/g
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - snippets

Take care, and thanks for looking

Thursday, November 23, 2017


Hi everyone, I am back again with a Christnas card this time.
My background is from a Kaizercraft 12x12 pad, I distressed the edges and adhered to a plain cream card base. 
The Santa is from a Tim Holtz set, which I stamped with Adirondack 'espresso', then cut out with a stitched circle die. I cut the edge of the holly and leaf and slipped the circle behind. The bauble diecut was given to me, so I am not sure who makes it. I rubbed it with some Treasure Gold 'spanish topaz' before adhering it

DoubleD - use a Santa image
Happy Little Stampers - a/g with dies

Thanks for visiting and thanks for your lovely comments

Wednesday, November 22, 2017


Hi Everyone.
Today's card uses a piece of card that I was using up some paint on. The grandchildren were a bit too enthusiastic with their craft projects, so I picked up the extra onto an a5 card I had handy, rather than waste it!
I trimmed it down and layered onto my base card, then stamped my fairy from a Craft Sensations set with Memento tuxedo black. I used Kindyglitz on the wings, added some washi tape, a nrrow strip of purple glitter card and 3 clear gems.
Joyclair - a/g
Southern Girls - inks and paints
CardzTV - a/g
Ribbon Girl - use an image
Allsorts - glitter

Thanks for visiting and have a great week

Saturday, November 18, 2017


Hi Everyone, sorry I have been missing for a while, but flew down to Christchurch to attend to some family matters. Unfortunately, I had a dizzy spell when I got up to go to the bathroom, and landed on the suitcase, so I am rather battered and bruised!!

My project that I have been working on for some time, and finally finished, started as  an ugly brown tray that I rescued from my work.

I sanded it down, applied 2 coats of gesso, and then used my homemade chalk paint for the final coat. The design is from the Graphic Fairy, and is my second attempt at image transfer. I am really pleased with the result, and would like to enter at Paper Artsy for the current challenge 'white'

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Mauve and pearly

Hi everyone

I am just sneaking in at the last minute with my entry at Paper Artsy.
I made this card for a co-worker who's husband passed away.
I coloured the beautiful image from 'Flourishes' with pearlescent paints, added the sentiment, sponged the edges and layered onto a violet card Base
Other challenges
Cardztv - a/g
 Thanks for visiting