Thursday, 27 December 2018


Hello and welcome to my blog

Today's card features a stamp that I won a few years ago, and I am not sure who it is from. I stamped onto my card, and again onto a snippet of coloured paper. After cutting around the circle, I glued it in position on the design. I sponged around the edges and did not add a sentiment, but left it plain, as I was writing a message inside. I made it for a neighbour when he came home from a hip operation

Pixies Crafty Workshop - use snippets

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Sunday, 23 December 2018

'free yourself'

Hello and welcome to my blog

Today's card uses the colours that are required for the Rubberdance challenge for this month - pink, teal and grey.

My base card is a very pretty pale grey that has a tiny sparkle in it, but this can only be seen in certain lights. I masked off a strip with some post-it notes and sponged with di 'mermaid lagoon'. I then stamped with the same colour using one of the stamps from the Rubberdance 'Round in Circles' set and the words are from the Artist Plate set. The flower is also from Rubberdance but I don't know what it is called.


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Sunday, 16 December 2018

Christmas Trees

Hello and welcome to my blog
Todays card features a very old stamp from Stamp It titled Aussie Christmas Tree
This works just as well for a New Zealand Christmas, as we are well into summer here! I have used it numerous times as it is such a fun stamp.
I have stamped onto kraft card and embossed with white detail ep.I coloured with my Gelly Roll pens so that the designs stand out well

Allsorts #498 - Christmas Trees

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Friday, 14 December 2018

Traditional colours

Hello and welcome
Today's card features a very cute Christmas stamp that I have mislaid the packaging so I am not sure who it is by. I have coloured it with copics and promarkers and cut out with a Stamplorations die. Then layered onto a piece of Christmas DP and layered all onto a dark green base card

Penny Black and More - Traditional Christmas
Emerald Creek Dares - Winter Wishes
Stamping Sensations - Winter Sparkle
Crafty Calendar - It's Christmas Time

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Monday, 3 December 2018

Great Coffee

Hello and welcome to my blog
Todays card was made to join in with the coffee lovers hop.
I used a kraft base layered with red diecut with my new Sizzix die. The mug is a digi which I coloured with copics, and I printed the quote onto some scraps


Pixies Crafty Workshop - use snippets
Cardztv #76 - a/g

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Sunday, 25 November 2018

3 balloons

Hello and welcome to my blog.
Today's card features a bird from one of my favourite sets - Tim Holtz's bird crazy. I printed the sentiment from  my computer and stamped the bird direct to the card, and again on a seperate scrap. I have used Promarkers to colour - buttercup and arctic blue. The balloons are punched, again from scraps, and he is holding them tucked under his wing. I have cased this card from one I saw on Pinterest, but forgot to take details of the designer, sorry. 

Challenges -
Passion for Promarkers - use 3 of something
CardsTV - a/g

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Tuesday, 20 November 2018


Hello and welcome to my blog.
Today's card features one of my favourite stamps from Paper Artsy. I have stamped it onto a dp using wilted violet distress ink. I stamped the butterfly part again on an extra piece and went over the outlines with my glue pen. I then laid gold leaf over and rubbed it in. After cutting it out I attached it with a glue dot in the centre. The sentiment is from a set by Lawn Fawn embossed in bright gold. The butterfly looks beautiful IRL, but my scan does not show it up well. Edited to add a photo which shows the gold better

Challenges -
Southern Girls - inks and sprays
Paper Artsy -  foiling

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Sunday, 11 November 2018

'add a sticker'

Hi everyone.
Today's card is my entry for Southern Girls Challenge 'stuck on you'
I have used a piece of dp on my card front and added a strip of another down the left side. On this I layed a sheer ribbon which I gathered and stitched on.  The main picture is a sticker which I have attached to card and stitched around also. Finished off with a couple of matching buttons

Southern Girls - stuck on you

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Sunday, 28 October 2018

cat lovers day 6

Here is that 'catitude' cat again, this time stamped on a bright yellow background and cut out with a scalloped rectangle die. I added the sentiment at the bottom on the same paper

cat lovers day5

This is one of theTim Holtz crazy cats which I have coloured with my copics. I printed the verse, and added a strip of washi tape

Saturday, 27 October 2018

cat lovers day 4

My entry for day 4
This was a free image that I had downloaded, it quite tickled my fancy, as it reminded me of a cat we 'inherited' when we bought a house. It stole a whole fish off the bench that I had got out to prepare for our dinner!
I cut out the rectangle with my Stamplorations die and layered onto a green card blank. Then added a little grass with a copic marker

Friday, 26 October 2018

Cat Lovers day 3

Another cat from my catitude set. This one is stamped onto a DI background, I distressed the edges and added a diecut mouse

Thursday, 25 October 2018

cat lovers blog hop. day2

Hi everone, and welcome to Day 2 of the cat lovers blog hop.
I made this card using some DP on the left, the red is from a punch and the cat and sentiment are from a set I have had a long time, I think it is called 'catitude'. I added a touch of red to his body too

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

cat lovers blog hop day 1

Hi Cat lovers!
Here is my entry for day one of the cat lovers blog hop. I love this card and have made it several times

Friday, 19 October 2018


Welcome to my blog

Todays card looks very crooked, but I think it is the way I scanned it!
The background was created on photo paper using brushos and dylusion sprays.
The crazy cat was stamped on the card and also on a separate snippet which I coloured with copics, and glued on top. I also added some 'googly' eyes and stamped 'boo' down the side.

Southern Girls - critter crazy
Addicted to stamps - autumn (colours)
Allys Angels - halloween
Artistic Stamper - must be stamped
Simon Says - animal antics
Creatilicious - a/g

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Monday, 15 October 2018


Hi everyone and welcome to my blog.
Todays card features DP from Kaisercraft 6x6 Bonjour pad. It is actually a little brighter IRL! The stamp is from a set from Cornish Hertage Farms 'Key Elements' I have also added a bow for embellishment

Challenges -
Southern girls - stripes please
Pixies playground - snippets
Butterfly challenge - bow,butterfly,border

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Friday, 28 September 2018

Number 25

Hi everyone.
I am back again with a card for the Passion for Promarkers challenge, where they want you to add a number.
I have used my lovely Woodware stamp that I won from Miss Di at Pixies Crafty Workshop. I stamped with Memento and coloured with the following Promarkers
Green - Y524, C446
Red - R766, R555, R274
Yellow - Y247
Carame4l - O727
I used a couple of scraps from my Christmas papers and layered them on to a white base card

Other challenges -
Southern Girls - spots and dots
Addicted to stamps - Christmas comes early

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Any holiday

Hi everyone.
I see that HIMCR has a 'any holiday' challenge, and it is almost about to close.
I have made my card base from kraft card, and stamped my snowman on a snippet of a paler colour.After colouring with copics, I have layered over a stripy ribbon, stamped in versamark and embossed in red ep, and added some doodle lines around the edges of both pieces. I also added a tiny white pompom to his hat!
other challenges
Addicted to stamps - Christmas comes early
Rudolph Days - a/g Christmas

Monday, 24 September 2018


Hi everyone, 
I have been 'missing in action' for a while as we have been away on a trip in our motorhome. I have been catching up on blogs, and saw there was a challenge at Allsorts for the colour blue, or water.
I had recently made this card, cutting it out with my Cameo and colouring the layered flowers with copics, so thought it would be suitable.
I will add a sentiment when I decide who it is for.

Here is a pic of a lovely weeping cherry tree that I took while we were away. You can just see the top of our motorhome behind the fence

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Thursday, 6 September 2018

Things with wings

Hi everyone.
Todays card features a beautiful butterfly that I stamped onto vellum and embossed with white detail ep. My background was coloured with distress oxides and I used a stamp with water to take off some of the colour. I added a lovely verse and also some pearls for the body.

Allsorts #483 - things with wings
HIMCR #368 - pastels
Sweet Stamping - keep things neutral
Bizzy Becs Store Challenge - a/g
Butterfly Challenge - I have used embossing powder and embellishments

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Friday, 31 August 2018

Heavy Metal!

Hi everyone.

First of all a very warm welcome to my new followers, MaryH and Susan. I hope you enjoy your visits

Today's card is an experiment to see if I could print a digi stamp over a distressed background, and I was happy to find that it worked quite well. I cut an oblong from a spare piece of card and used it to mask a frame while I coloured the inner oblong with di's. The digi is one that I have had in my files for some time, and I can't recall where I got it from. I have trimmed the bottom with some musical tape and added a key for embellishment

Allsorts #482 - music
Southern Girls - use some metal
Creatalicious #146 - a/g
Mod Squad - a/g

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Wednesday, 22 August 2018


Hi everyone
 Today's card features a background using distress inks and the lovely wildflower stamp  from Crafty Individuals. I layered onto a deeper teal card and finished off with a ribbon


Southern Girls - stamping
Paperbabe - a/g (2nd entry)
Fashionable Stamping - It's a bugs life

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Monday, 20 August 2018

I am sailing!

Hi everyone.
I have been doing a major 'sort out' of my crafty 'stuff'! 
What a job!!
I found some spare time this morning to make this simple card for the Unstampabelles challenge. The theme is Emboss, and for a male.
I diecut a piece of card from my scrap box, and layered it onto an embossed pale blue paper. The yacht is also diecut 3 times and adhered with mounting tape to raise it up
I am entering the following challenges:-
Paperbabe #80 - a/g
Allsorts - from boys to men
CardzTV #60- a/g
HIMCR #366 - die cuts
Pixies Playground - use snippets

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Monday, 30 July 2018

I'm late! I'm late!

Hi everyone, it's good to be back, but time is running out for some challenges!
A very warm welcome to my new followers -

Charlene 'White Deer' Heathwood and Mia

My card today is a simple style for a guy, and I have used a new DarkRoom Door stamp that I bought at a recent Craft Show.
I stamped it twice so that I could raise the lens part, which makes it more realistic. The 'smile' is stamped in silver and I outlined it with a white paint Sharpie

Rubberdance - black and white + 1 (my green base card)
CardzTV - a/g

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Saturday, 7 July 2018

ink transfer

Hi everyone, and welcome to my blog
Today I am sharing a mixed media wall art that I have made from a kit.
The big white butterfly is done with the transfer method of printing on wax paper, then laying the image face down and rubbing, to transfer the ink. I have used various other stamps direct to the gessoed base and added some flowers, stencilling, butterflies, and some turquoise colour randomly

Paper Artsy - transfers
Southern Girls - a bit flash

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Saturday, 30 June 2018

casing Monica!

 Hi everyone.
I am just sneaking in at the last minute to join in at Stamplorations 5th birthday bash!

This is Monica's design that I was so impressed with!


 This is my take on it using a Kaisercraft stamp, and the warm wishes is an unknown brand. 
I cut it out with my Stamplorations die (which I always have to adjust as US sizes are different from ours) and layered onto some DP and then onto a white card base

Stamplorations - casing designer Monica
Addicted to stamps - black and white

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Thursday, 28 June 2018


 Hi all, I hope you are all well

My card today features one of the crazy dogs from Stampers Anonymous, and I have used the mood board from Sum More Fun as my colour palette. The base card matches the first colour, green grass, a patch of blue, a brown shaded dog and a paler fawn background
Challenges -

Bye for now!

Monday, 25 June 2018

a little birdie told me!

Hi everyone
Todays card is the result of some playtime to make some backgrounds. I added Dylusion lime twist, Glimmermist, Peacock feathers DI, and another green spray onto my craft mat. Spritzed with a little water and swiped my heavy watercolour card through it until I was happy with the coverage. After drying, I stamped some music from Crafty Individuals and also some leaves from another CI stamp set.The birds are from a Ranger set called Little Birdies,  I stamped them as well on a scrap, coloured with a mix of copics and promarkers and adhered them over the stamped image.The panel was then attached to a cream card base
Stamping Sensations - a/g 2nd entry
Penny Black and More - in the garden (I hope this qualifies!)
Bizzy Becs Store - a/g 2nd entry
Pixies Crafty Workshop #329- use snippets

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Monday, 11 June 2018

Winter Blues

Hi everyone.
Todays card features one of the birds from the Crazy Birds set by Stampers Anonymous. I have cased a card that I saw on Pinterest, but do not know who the original one was by, so apologies for that.
My background was done using the shaving cream technique, I trimmed and layered it onto a dark navy card base. my bird was stamped on the card and again onto a snippet and coloured with copics.  I added some sequins for interest.
Southern Girls - winter blues
Pixies Playground - use snippets
Cardztv - a/g

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Monday, 4 June 2018

Under the sea (again)

The Mood Board this month at Sum More Fun uses rather grungy colours, and I was able to use another Brusho and Infusions background that I had made earlier. I stamped the seahorse onto a snippet with Bundled sage DI, stamped the starfish with Tattered Rose DI and die cut them, The seaweed was stamped with Brilliance graphite black, then clear embossed. I also added some highlights with a white Sharpie pen.

Challenges -
Sum More Fun - mood board

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Thursday, 24 May 2018

Vintage Neutrals

Hi everyone.
Today's card is for my entry at Paper Artsy for vintage neutrals. Vintage is one of my favourite styles, although I hadn't done any for a while.
I used one of the stamps from HotPicks, HP1216, stamping onto some old creamy card, which I then tore around, and sponged the edges. It is layered onto 2 dp's and some very old flowers added.
Paper Artsy - vintage neutrals
Pixies Playground - using snippets (my dp)

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

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Monday, 21 May 2018

Black and white

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well.
Today's card features 2 stamps from a Kanban set, which doesn't have a name!
I stamped with Versamark and embossed with detail white ep. The sentiment is from another set which has lost it's name. I added a little detail with a blue Gellyroll pen. Men's cards are hard to do, but I thought this one would suit the purpose

Stamping Sensations - close to nature
AAAcards - Inspired by nature
Allsorts - birthday

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Pretty in pink!

Sum More Fun mood board

Hi everyone. 
I was up very early this morning so decided to make a card for the 
Sum More Fun challenge which closes tomorrow.
I used the sketch from Less is More, and die cut my circles from some lovely DP and edged them in spun sugar DI

other challenges
Bastel-dream  -  Mother's day/ flowers
DiesRUs challenge blog #96-  flowers/must use dies
Die cut Divas - flowers

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Saturday, 28 April 2018

Birthday wishes

Hi everyone.
Today's card features a scribby birds stamp by Dina Wakley. I love these cute birds and have not used them often enough. This one is coloured with Promarkers - Y247,  R766,  R555,  and R244.
I stamped onto my background paper, and again onto a separate scrap, using my Misti to get a good coverage. I tore out the paper, distressed the edges a bit more and layered it onto the card base. The birthday wishes is a peeloff which I recoloured black with a sharpie. It is raised on mounting tape.

Challenges -
Passion for Promarkers - #441 Celebrations
Paperbabe #72 - a/g

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