Wednesday, 27 January 2021



Hi everyone, I hope you are all keeping well and safe

Today's card features a Paper Artsy stamp that I have had for a few years. I had to buy it when I saw Leandra demonstrate it when she visited New Zealand
I stamped it twice with my Misti, so that I could fussy cut the butterfly and layer it
After colouring in shades of orange, I layered it with mounting tape and also added gold micro beads to the body. The flowers were lightly coloured too.
I trimmed down to a square and distressed  the edges before  attaching to the base card. A strip of Washi tape finished the bottom nicely matching the gold and orange

The Cats Pajamas #375 - think spring (2nd entry)
Creative Fingers #200 - a/g (2nd entry)
Stamping Sensations - favourite stamp

Sunday, 24 January 2021

Never too old!


Hello all, I hope you are all keeping well

Today's card uses one of my favourite Art Impressions stamp sets

I have coloured using Promarkers, chilly red, cadet blue, pastel blue

Reno Art natural grey 2 (hair), lettuce

Touch, sun white (flesh)

I trimmed the image layer and attached to a matching blue card before attaching to my base card

Challenges I would like to enter

Art Impressions #300 - Celebrate with AI

Creative Fingers #200 - a/g

Passion for Markers #575 - a/g

Cute Card Thursday #670 - birthdays

THTSB # J2021 - a/g

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

A home without a cat!


Welcome back

Today's card features a cat from an Indigo Blu set that I have had for quite some time.

I stamped him on a scrap and coloured with markers - one of my favourite combo's of  Promarkers, pastel yellow, summer sun, and tulip yellow, and copic ciao Y38. I love how I can graduate the colours on this stripey cat!

I layered him onto a diecut stitched circle of white scrap, and then onto my yellow embossed background (Craft Concepts 'sun rays')

The sentiment is from a set by The Ink Road Stamps


Passion for Markers #574 - favourite colour combo

Stamping Sensations - favourite stamps (I love cat stamps)

Dare to be Artsy - a/g

The Cats Pajamas #375 - think spring (I have used spring colours)

Pixie's Playground #394 - use snippets

The House that Stamps Built J1321 - a/g

Lets Squash It #4 -  ef and an animal 2nd entry

I apologize that I cannot get the link function to work, I will try again later

Thursday, 14 January 2021



Hi, and welcome back

Today's fun card uses one of the very first dies that I bought, many years ago. I decided it needed an outing once again

The background dp has been embossed in my cuttlebug, and the top corners rounded. The folder does not have a name, but it is by Cuttlebug

The cat and mouse were die cut from scraps, as was the 'grass' piece at the bottom.

I did some faux stitching with my Sharpie white paint pen, and attached all to a black card base


A perfect time to craft #1 - a/g

Classic Design challenge -a/g

Crafts Galore Encore #83 - a/g

Crafty Friends #148 - a/g

Lets squash it #4 - ef and animal

Get Creative #97 - a/g

Thanks for visiting

Monday, 11 January 2021

Open your heart


Hi everyone
Today's card is based on the sketch from Sketch Saturday.
I trimmed some navy card slightly smaller than my white card base and added the two pieces of designer paper. I wound some sparkly gold thread three times around on the left and then attached a butterfly that I had stamped and fussy cut. I stamped the sentiment onto a circle of white, using Brilliance 'pearlescent sky blue' for both. Finished with three gold raised pearls for decoration
I would like to enter the following challenges

Mod Squad - must have wings (my butterfly)
Art Impressions - resolutions
Allsorts #606 - favourite colour (I love this shade of blue)
Sweet Stamping - new (my sentiment is new)
Lost Coast #113 - starting with 'B' (my butterfly)

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

Flying high


Hello all and welcome back
Today's card uses a cute stamp that I won from Mia at Craftartista. 
It is  a House Mouse design, so now I can enter their challenge
I have coloured with Promarkers, IG07 silver lining and G956 ocean teal
The teal matched my background paper nicely

Creatilicious #202 - a/g (I did not use the option)
Simon Says Monday - use something new (my new stamp)
House Mouse and friends #331 - new beginnings (my new stamp)

Thanks for visiting