Monday, 15 July 2019


Hi everyone

Today's card is a fun one that I have made for the challenge at Emerald Creek Dares, where the subject is Rhinestone Cowboys.
The mood board had boots, so I went with that. This is a digi from Clarity stamps that I printed onto some DP, and coloured with copics. Ialso printed the quote that I found online. 
I then sponged with Versamark and used Seth Apter Baked Velvet - Sedona which I won from Emerald creek a while ago. It gives a great effect over anything.
I then adhered it to a black card base.
Emerald Creek Dares - #ECJuly2019
Southern Girls - Boys are the bomb

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Thursday, 11 July 2019

summer fun

Hi all!
A very quick post this morning as I am running late!
I made this for one of my family, using a die cut sun, velum for the glass, a plastic straw and the letters were cut with my cuttlebug

Allsorts - summer fun

Monday, 8 July 2019

Summer flowers

Hello and welcome

Today's card is a stamp from Hero Arts which I have coloured with promarkers, and then cut into 3 pieces. I layered them onto some scraps of black card and then onto my base card which is a matching blue. I also layered the message to match and added a pretty flower from my stash

Mod Squad - Just in CASE
Stamping Sensations - The earth laughs in flowers
Penny Black and more - summer colours

Sunday, 7 July 2019


Hi everyone and welcome to my blog
Todays card follows a layout that I saw somewhere in blogland! It really appealed as it is a way of using designer paper (of which I have rather a lot!)
Celebrate is stamped with Gina K amalgam and clear embossed - I love embossing as it adds such a classy effect.
The eiffel tower was cut on my Cameo using a sparkly glitter paper

Southern Girls - Stripes
Crafters Castle #19 - a/g

Friday, 28 June 2019

Party Time!

My second post today!
The challenge this week at Passion for Promarkers is '4 legged friends' so of course I had to make a card with this stamp from one of my favourite sets. I have the bird crazy set and the cat set as well, and use them a lot.
I stamped onto a piece of DP and again onto some specialty (for markers) card. After colouring with
O345 saddle brown
O427 cinnamon
O727 caramel
R766 molten red
B346 azure
I fussy cut and glued into position. The Never too old is from Art Impressions and the happy birthday is from an old set that I have lost the name from. I added some sparkly gems too.
Stamping Sensations - show your colours

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vintage pastels

Hello and welcome to my blog

Todays card uses some very old music torn at an angle for the background. I have used a craft individuals stamp for my focal image and coloured with promarkers from the pastel range. I added some soft lemon ribbon overlayed with some soft green lace for trim

Allsorts - soft pastels
Mod Squad challenge- use a flower

Monday, 24 June 2019

Birthday Boy

Hello everyone
Today's card is for one of my grandsons, whose birthday is today. I have cut the design with my Silhouette and added his initials to the sail. He has been learning sailing for the last 2 years, so I thought this would be appropriate.

Crafty Calender - masculine
Papercraft Challenges - Happy Birthday

Friday, 21 June 2019

Sympathy card


I recently needed a sympathy card to send to a friend. I masked off an area and sponged on distress inks to make a background. The birds and the sentiment are from A SU set called Wetlands


Monday, 17 June 2019



Today's card is all about travel, something that we now find difficult to do as the flights are so long from New Zealand.
The base is from a masterboard that I painted some time ago, and not sure what acrylics I used. The smaller stamped pieces are from a Recollections set called 'Going Places'
I handmade the tag from some kraft card and used a stamp that I bought in USA by Hampton Art, embossed with black filigree ep

Allsorts - travel

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Sunday, 16 June 2019

Make It Pink

Hello and welcome to my blog

Today's card features a sentiment by Lawn fawn, the flower is an unknown brand, and if I remeber correctly the spots are from The Artistic Stamper.
I have used the following Promarkers
Pastel Pink R738
Dusky Rose R327
Antique Pink R346
I stamped and fussycut the flowers seperately and raised them with mounting tape

Passion for Promarkers - Make it Pink
Southern Girls - Spots and Dots
Uniko - #53 a/g ( I did not use the masculine option)

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Thursday, 13 June 2019


Hello and welcome to my blog
Todays card is a Lavinia image which I flipped to look the other way. Layered onto some pretty pink striped dp and then onto a pink card base. I stamped the sentiment down the side and added 3 pink sequins. Also coloured the wings and flowers with a pastel pink Promarker, and then coated with clear WOS, which does not show in the scan
Allsorts - fantasy world

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Thursday, 6 June 2019

B & W + 1

Hi everyone

The challenge at Allsorts this week is for black and white plus one. I have used a geometric background die in black and layered onto a white base card. My butterfly (from an old Martha Stewart set) is stamped in Mermaid Lagoon DI onto turquoise card and embossed with dye boss ep. I left some of the shapes in to give the butterfly some ground

Allsorts - black and white plus 1
Uniko - a/g

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Saturday, 1 June 2019


Today's card features one of the first stamps that I bought. It is by a company in Australia that no longer exists - Paper Pleasure Plus
I have printed the message on my computer and coloured with Inktense pencils

AAAcards - CAS
CASology - summer (I used summer flower)
TimeOut - phhoto challenge (I used the flower inspiration)

Thanks for visiting today - the first day of winter for us!! Brrrr!

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Pretty Poppies

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I have had this card sitting on my desk and I don't think I have blogged it yet. The stamp is from Stampin up and called Pleasant Poppies and I have separated this bunch from the rest. I have coloured with Promarkers, trimmed and layered onto black card and then a white card base. I have cut the 'happy' 3 times on my new Scan n cut and glued together, and stamped birthday in white detail EP

Allsorts 10th birthday - birthday cards
Paperbabe - a/g
Cardztv - a/g

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Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Sparkle and shine

Hello and Welcome.

Todays card is for the challenge at Southern Girls for Sparkle, shimmer and shine. I have tried to capture the sparkle with my photos but it is not easy. The unicorn's horn has a coating of gold sparkles, the flowers are a very shiny fabric, and I have added diamantes to the eyelashes. I hope you like my fun unicorn, and thanks for visiting

Sunday, 19 May 2019


Hello and welcome to my blog
Today's card uses the 3 colours as requested for the Rubberdance facebook challenge - red, turquoise, and yellow ochre.
I have used two of their sets here, 'round in circles' and I am not sure of the name of the words set.The background is a combination of distress inks to try and get a yellow ochre colour, turquoise is a Tsukineko dauber duo, red is Versafine satin red, and the word Dream is coloured with a promarker. I stamped it on a seperate snippet, coloured and then cut it out with my Scan n Cut
I am entering this one at Rubberdance on facebook

Monday, 13 May 2019

Flowers for Mother's Day

Hello and Welcome

Today's card is made with a beautiful stamp by IndigoBlu called 'Blazing Poppies' I stamped with memento onto my card and again on a scrap so that I could layer the poppies. This gives a lovely dimensional look.  I used a TH die for the corner and then layered onto some red card.
Promarkers used
R555 chilly red
R766 molten red
Y524 herb green
G956 ocean teal

Tales from the craft room - floral frenzy
Penny Black and more - feminine or a/g
Cardztv - a/g

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Sunday, 5 May 2019

Coffee Lovers Hop

Hello and welcome

Today's card features a lovely digi from Stamplorations, which I have coloured with Promarkers, cut out with my Scan n Cut, raised with mounting tape, and the message is from my computer

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Sunday, 28 April 2019

Another favourite stamp

Hello and welcome to my blog

Today's almost CAS card is made with one of Dana Wakley's 'scribbly birds'
I stamped it again on a white card, and coloured with the following Promarkers.
G817 - soft green
O949 - pastel yellow
IG07 - silver lining
R766 - molten red
The message is from the same stamp set, and the 'happy birthday' is from a set that I have lost the packaging from. I have embossed with detail white EP

Passion for Promarkers #490 - Favourite digi or  stamp
CardzTV#88 - a/g

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Friday, 12 April 2019

Spring in Paris

 Hello and welcome
Who wouldn't like to be in Paris in the springtime!

I am back again today after I saw the sketch at Tuesday Morning sketches and thought I would try it out.
I have used 3 pieces of designer paper, sponging the edges with walnut stain DI. Th Eiffel tower embellishment was cut with my Cameo and the circle was die-cut. I added a peeloff sticker too

The 3 Amigos - springtime
TCP Tuesday - spring
Tales from the craftroom #3 - Easter/Spring
Mod Squad - 3's company (3 dp's)
Crafters Castle (2) - a/g

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Thursday, 11 April 2019

Frame it

Hello and welcome

Today's card was made with a lovely set by Couture Creations.
I have stamped in a lovely turquoise colour, and embossed the frame with the matching folder. The butterflies were diecut and sponged with the same ink, as were the edges of the card. I have layered onto a matching card base.


Southern Girls - frame it

Ally's Angels - a/g
Through The Craftroom Door - a/g

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Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Dotty stencil

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Today's card has a background made from a dotty stencil and distress inks. I stamped the flower directly onto the panel and again onto some scrap card with my flower stamp from Stampendous which I have had for years. I coloured the edges with a red pencil and glued some very tiny beads to the centre. The stems are hand drawn. I finished with a wee piece of washi tape and a little metal heart

Mod Squad - stencil  your b/g
Pixies Crafty Workshop #349 - use snippets
Lets Create - a/g ( I did not use the option)
Penny Black and More - Spring

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Sunday, 7 April 2019

Sentiment in focus

Welcome to my blog

Today's card was made very quickly, by die cutting a piece of Dp with a stitched rectangle die. Stamped and embossed with 'Ebony Shimmer' ep, layered onto a toning paper, edges sponged with Wilted Violet DI, and then attached 
to a black card base. The ep is quite sparkly IRL, but does not show in the scan

Allsorts - Sentiment in focus

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

For someone special


Today's card is one that I cut on my Cameo, mainly using Bazil cardstock. The file was from Dreaming Tree, and I love how it turned out.

Southern Girls - for someone special
Creative Fingers - a/g
Jo's Scrap Shack - a/g

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Friday, 29 March 2019

Feathered Friend


Today's card features a lovely stamp from La Blanche - it does not have a title.
I stamped it with Adirondack 'expresso' and lightly coloured with pastel pencils. After distressing the edges, I adhered it to a toning brown base card.

I am entering the challenge at Allsorts for 'feathered friends

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Flora and fauna

Hi everyone

Today's card features one of my favourite stamps by Crafty Individuals, which I have lightly coloured and matted onto a red card, and then onto a piece of DP


Southern Girls - flora and fauna
Uniko - spring
Allsorts #511 - favourite stamp or die

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Tuesday, 12 March 2019

One of a kind!

Welcome to my blog
Today's card features another of  Tim Holtz' crazy dogs. These are such fun stamps to have, and I try and use them whenever I can.
The challenge at Time Out is 'Unique' so I thought this would suit it perfectly.
I have layered 2 different papers from a lovely pad that I won (LOTV On a High Note) and then attached my image that I had coloured with copics. The colllar has some wink of stella added and it is so sparkly IRL! Words are computer generated and I also added a couple of 'Candi' to finish off

Time Out - unique

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Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Celebrate in green!


My card today features one of the birds from Stampers Anonymous. I first adhered a piece of card that I had played with using different paints, and it is much greener IRL. I then stamped my bird, and stamped again on a seperate scrap of card, which I coloured with Copics. The words are from a very useful set from Paperbabe

The Artistic Stamper - colour it green

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Friday, 1 March 2019

Girl Power

Today's card is for the challenge at Southern Girls where the subject is 'girl power'
I have chosen to use an image of 'Rosie the Riveter' Here is some info about her

Rosie the Riveter is a cultural icon of World War II, representing the women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II, many of whom produced munitions and war supplies. These women sometimes took entirely new jobs replacing the male workers who joined the military. Wikipedia
I Have layered the image onto a black stitched circle and adhered to some DP and onto my white base card. I printed the words and cut into a fishtail banner. Finished off with some Nuvo drops in Liquid Mercury to represent rivets.
I hope you like it

Saturday, 23 February 2019

Live your Dreams

Today's card features the beautiful butterfly from Stampin Up - Swallowtail.
I first stamped it with Brilliance 'pearlescence sky blue' using my Misti and then again with vesamark. I have embossed it with Magical Mysteries 'Mermaid Fin'  which  was in a wonderful assortment of goodies that I recently won from Emerald Creek (Thanks so much) Hopefully you can see the beautiful sheen, as it was very
hard to photograph I have cut it out and adhered it to a piece from a Lawn Fawn pad and added a Hero Arts message embossed in gold. I also went around the edge with a very pale grey tombow marker, as this helps the image to stand out

Emerald Creek Dares  Hello you beautiful thing #ECFEB2018
Emerald Creek Product  - Magical Mysteries

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Thursday, 21 February 2019

Happy Birthday cupcake

Welcome to my blog and to my new follower, Joanna

Today's card was made for my dil's birthday earlier this week. I saw the design on pinterest and used my lovely cupcake die that I won recently. I cut each piece from scraps 4 times and glued together. The 'icing' was in a chocolate colour and the 'paper' in cream, which I coloured with copics to make stripes. The candle is a real one, which I sliced off some of the back, so that I could adhere it to the card. The w,s and h are hand drawn

Allsorts #507 - kitchen/cooking/baking

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Monday, 11 February 2019

Happy Birthday

Hello and Welcome

Today's card features a really cute Penny Black 'stickeroo'
I have teamed it with some toning striped dp and trimmed it with a scalloped and stitched die. I like the shape of this one as it adds more interest. I have finished off with a pre-cut tag, a square brad, and a birthday sticker

Uniko - 7th birthday
Penny Black and More  a/g with tag option
The Cat's Pyjamas - furry friends

Friday, 8 February 2019

With Love

Welcome and especially to my 2 new followers
Today's card features a die from Tim Holtz which I have cut on some pink card. I also stamped onto a snippet of the same card with Brilliance Lightning Black, and an unknown stamp. I have used a brush and a red ink pad to bring out the design better for more interest. Layered onto a white card blank
Repeat Impressio DCC26- pink and/or red
Pixies crafty workshop - use snippets

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Monday, 28 January 2019

Thank you Di


Here is a message from Darnell

Di recently celebrated her SEVENTH anniversary as Headmistress of Pixie's, having taken over the beginning of 2012 from the lovely Jules! That's an enormous accomplishment! Not only that, but in addition to the linky for each challenge, Di also offers a generous prize out-of-pocket!

As a celebration we are taking part in a special blog hop to thank Di for all she does.
I am linking my card to the linky party (I Hope)

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Love birds


Todays' card uses an inky/painty background from my experiments box.
I have stamped the birds from a Diana Wakely set, called Little Birdies
I stamped again on some spare card, coloured and layered over the first stamping. The edges are sponged with DI 'blueprint sketch' which toned nicely with the birds.

The Artistic Stamper - a/g (2nd entry)
Crafters Castle - a/g and fun technique (playing with inks and paints)
Southern Girls - Love is in the air
Uniko Studio - a/g with option 'love'
House that stamps built - a/g
The Cat's Pajamas #353 - love

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Monday, 7 January 2019

Flowers and Hearts

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Today's card features a stamp by Rubber Stampede 'hydrangea'. I have stamped it on kraft with versamark end embossed with detail white EP. I have added a little colour with my new Inktense pencils, attached a red bow from a scrap in my ribbon box and 3 red hearts. After outlining with black I adhered it to a white base card at a slight angle

Paperbabe - fresh start
Allsorts - flowers and hearts
Pixies Crafty Workshop #343 - snippets (ribbon)
Crafty Calender - Make it flowery
Craft Stamper - Take it Make it

Thanks for visiting and have a very happy new year

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Top Bloke!

Hello and welcome to my blog
Wishing everyone a happy and creative new year

Today's card features a stamp by Sullivan's. It is a great set to use for guys
I have coloured with the following Promarkers
The sky was coloured with di's and the grass was from a pad which I cut with my wavy die
The sentiment is from the same set

Passion for Promarkers #474 - add a sentiment
Nordsalten #167 - for a friend (he is a golfer)

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