Monday, 27 June 2022

Christmas Santa


Hi everyone

I am back today with mu Rudolph Days entry

I used a piece of DP for my background and outlined the images with a gold pen. The cute Santa is made from felt and the sentiment is a peeloff.


Rudolph Days

Jingle Bells - the man with the bag

BYSHC on facebook

Monday, 13 June 2022

By the Sea (or in it!)


Welcome, I hope you are all well
I have made this shaker card  for one of my grandsons, who has a birthday later this month.
I followed a tutorial from Jennifer MacGuire, so that the fish also shakes but stays upright. The sentiment is computer generated.

CRAFT #640 - male
Bastel-traum - summer
Cardz 4 Guys #297 - On the water

Friday, 10 June 2022

Happy Birthday


A birthday card that I made for my daughter using a cupcake die set
I would like to enter this one in
Double D - white plus one other colour
PIP#2223 - a/g

Thursday, 2 June 2022

That Bird!



Today's card uses a stamp from one of my favourite sets - "Crazy Birds"

I keep going back to this set, as there are so many ways to use these birds!

I stamped onto a piece of kraft card, and coloured him with stencils, and added some 'google eyes' just for fun.After layering onto some lime green card, I also added a little flag with a gold star to mean 'well done', then attached to a white base card


Allsorts #678 - anything but birthdays

Crafts Galore Encore #100 - a/g

Creative Inspirations - masculine

Thursday, 26 May 2022

All The Best


Another birthday card made with several layers, sponging, die cutting, stamping, peeloff trim, and a butterfly to embellish

TTCRD - a/g
Allsorts #677 - anything for a birthday 2/3
Creations in Pink #46 - Mainly pink
Colourful Options - pretty pink

Monday, 23 May 2022




My first entry for Allsorts 13th birthday celebration
I masked a diagonal area and then stamped with Brilliance graphite black, using my misti to get a good impression. After removing the mask I stamped the sentiment (Woodware) and outlined the edges with a black marker. To finish, I highlighted some areas with a white pen, and layered onto a black card base
This is from one of Natash Foote's tutorials, a fellow Kiwi, who you can find on Youtube

Allsorts #677 - anything for a birthday
Double D - Monochromatic
We Love Stamping - for a lady/girl
Stamping Sensations - a/g with option of flora and fauna

Thursday, 12 May 2022

It's Your Birthday


Welcome Bloggers

Today's card was made for the challenge at AAA Cards. I have chosen the balloons and the colours from the moodboard to make my very CAS card

Other Challenges
Rabisco #30 - a/g (I did not use the option, but I have used thread for my balloons))

Monday, 9 May 2022

Specially for you


I found this pretty mauve piece in my backgrounds box, and have no recollection of how I made it. However, it matched nicely with my stamped image, so decided to use it. I used a pretty piece of lace from my scrap box too
Stamp - Distressed Trio Framed by Stamp-It Australia
Ink - Elderberry by Memento
Sequins from my stash

We Love Stamping - for a lady
Dare 2B Artsy - flowers
Allsorts #675 - favourite stamp (they are all my favourites)

Friday, 6 May 2022

For You


Welcome everyone, I hope you are all keeping well
Today's card follows loosely one of Tash Foote's YouTube videos.
I randomly cut the shapes from 3 colours of card and adhered them to acetate leaving a little gap in between The circle of vellum is a diecut, and the bird and branch from is from a Stampin Up punch.
I added some colour using copics and then attached a simple sentiment

Double D - birds
Creative Moments #233 - things with wings

Saturday, 30 April 2022

Orange flowers


Good morning all

Today's card follows the sketch from MFT #591

I have used a piece of left over designer paper for the lower portion and die cut it with a stitched edge die (unknown brand)

The flower is one of the first stamps that I bought, and it is still one of my favourites. I stamped it onto a scrap of orange card with Brilliance graphite black. I outlined the edge with an orange marker and yellow WOS The birthday sentiment is from Woodware and I finished off by adding some black sequins to the centre of the flower

Other Challenges

Snippets Playground #426 - using scraps

Sognando Scrap #101 - a/g with a flower

TTCRD - a/g

Rabisco #29 - a/g

Friday, 29 April 2022

Christmas Memories


Hi everyone

Another entry for the BYSHC linky party

For this card, I followed one of Tash Foote's tutorials and used designer paper from Kaiserkraft (Christmas Carol 6x6 pad)

Other Challenges
C R A F T #635 - Christmas

Thursday, 28 April 2022

Joy, Faith, Love, and Peace


Hello all

 I am back again with a card I have made for the BYSHC Spring into Christmas Linky party

I have used the sketch from BYSHC challenge #21.
The designer papers are from Stampin Up and the stamp is from Stamp-It (Australia)
I used Memento teal zeal and also outlined the layers with Promarker verdigris, which matched perfectly
I would also like to enter this into the Rudolph Days challenge which runs until the end of April

Wednesday, 27 April 2022


 Hi crafters, It's been a while since I posted, I hope you are all well

Today's card has a piece of yellow card which I ran through my cuttlebug with a folder from Provo Craft, it does not have a name. I swiped over it with dried marigold DI to high-lite the pattern.

My little robots are from a set by TPC Studio, which I stamped in black, cut around, and adhered.


Colourful Options - yellow

Classic Design #4 - 6th birthday challenge

Crafty Catz #592 - a/g (I did not use the option)

Lets Squash It #19 - geometry and repeating patterns

The Male Room #161 - dry embossing

Do-allKreatives - embossing folders

Monday, 11 April 2022

Sail Away


Welcome, I hope you are all well

Something different for me today, and something I haven't done for a very long time, as I have arthritis, and find it difficult to prick the holes manually. I experimented using my Cameo Silhouette, to see whether I could scan the design and then cut it on the machine. I was pleased at the result, so you may see more stitched cards in the future. I mounted the panel on a dark blue card base, after sponging the edges with walnut stain DI. The words are stamped with a red Memento ink pad and clear embossed


Mod Squad Challenge - a/g

Allsorts - masculine

Dare 2B Artsy - for kids (2/3)

Ally's Angels #57 - a/g

Thursday, 7 April 2022



Welcome back

A very CAS card from me today, I think it took me less than fifteen minutes to make, so quick and simple too!

I used distress oxides - faded jeans and wilted violet through a stencil across the corner.

Then stamped one of Tim Holtz's crazy dogs with memento ink and coloured with copics


Time Out #210 - Happiness is a warm puppy
Allsorts #670 - a real animal (2nd entry)
Stamping Sensations - I love.........stamping and colouring

Wednesday, 6 April 2022

Easter Bunnies


Hello, I hope you are all well. A warm welcome to my newest follower, Diana Moriel

My card today is simple design for Easter

I printed the digi (unknown) and also the sentiment from my computer

I have coloured the bunnies with Promarker - silver lining

Grass Copic - lime green

flowers and butterfly Promarker - cloud blue and summer sun

After trimming, I layered onto a lovely deep yellow base card


Allsorts # 670 - a real animal

Word Art Wednesday #537/538 - a/g

Crafty Calendar - anything but square

Rabisco #28 - pink is forbidden

Dare 2 Be Artsy - for kids

Saturday, 2 April 2022

going shopping!


Hi everyone and welcome
Today's card is suitable for a little girl's birthday, and I can add a greeting when I know who I will be giving it to.
I cut out the shape with my Cameo and sponged the edges,
 the flowers were punched from vellum and then embossed with a swiss dots EF. I used a blue pen to outline the edges and then added some blue punched circles for the flower centres.
A ribbon tied to the handle is the finishing touch.
Double D - something with a handle

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

Red Poppies


Today's card uses a background that I coloured with shaded lilac and bundled sage distress inks
The poppy stamp is from Stampin up and I have coloured with the following markers
Promarkers - Chilly red, Molten red, Herb green
Copics - lime green and lettuce
I have coloured my peeloff greeting in green to match the poppy buds, but it looks black in the scan. I sponged the edge with walnut stain distress ink, then adhered to the white base card

Allsorts # 669 - in the garden

Tuesday, 29 March 2022

Peace, Love and Hope


Hi everyone and welcome

A very quick post from me, as I have lots to do today

This is the sketch from BYSHCardmakers , and I have used a 6x6 pad called Metallic from My Minds Eye. Instead of matting, I edged the pieces with 'chilli red' Copic marker, and adhered to a red card base

The stamp is from stamp-it, which I stamped with red versamark and clear embossed


BYSHC # 20

Bizzy Becs Challenge - a/g

Scraps of Life - Rudolph Days

Sunday, 27 March 2022

Birthday Greetings


Welcome, and thanks for dropping in today
Today's card uses a die from Serendipity Stamps, which I cut in a scrap of red card and again in white
After roughly sketching some rocks and the sea with my copic markers, the lighthouse was adhered and the white pieces filled into the gaps.
I used a little WOS in gold for the lights and windows to give a touch of colour, then added the birds from Stampers Anonymous and the greeting from Stampin Up

Die Cut Divas - birthday

Tuesday, 22 March 2022

Red Butterfly


Hi everyone, thanks for popping in

Today's card features embossing and debossing. I do not have the name of the folder, and suspect it may have been a freebie with a magazine.

I made three panels and ran my Memento ink pad (lady bug) along on two front sides and one reverse.

The butterfly was coloured to match and adhered over some white string, which was roughly gathered into a circle. I added some red 'bling' to the centre row of flowers and also the butterfly body

Here is a second pic after I decided to sponge the edges with the ink


Lets Squash It #18 - emboss/deboss

Allsorts #668 - feminine

Creative Fingers # 227 - a/g

PIP #2212 - a/g

Simon Says Monday Challenge - bright and cheerful

The Corrosive Challenge #4 - a/g

Thursday, 17 March 2022

Have a beautiful day


Hello everyone

I am back again with a bright and cheerful pink and white card.

I stamped the flower (unknown) twice onto pink paper and fussy cut. I coloured the centre with a black sparkly marker

The sentiment is from the same set, and I would love to know who it is by if anyone can help

After attaching a scrap of striped DP, I stamped the sentiment and clear embossed it, then adhered just the centre of the flower so that the petals can be raised


Allsorts #667 - Spring is in the air

Word Art Wednesday #535/536 - a/g

Crafty Gals Corner #229 - add a flower

Creations in Pink #44 - a/g in mainly pink

Wednesday, 16 March 2022

Just for You


Welcome crafty friends.

I made this card following one of Natasha Foote's videos, she has some wonderful ideas, and her videos are short and to the point.

I chose 3 patterned papers and stamped with one of the scribbly birds, twice on each dp. I fussy cut (excluding the legs) and then layered onto a different colour, after cutting into squares to arrange in a row.

I cut a piece of acetate a little smaller than my slimline card base, and attached the 3 squares with mounting tape. I also attached the message (Woodware stamp set) on mounting tape, then wound a piece of Baker's twine around and tied in a bow. The acetate was attached with red-line tape, where it was hidden behind the elements


Ally's Angels #56 - a/g

Time Out #209 - cute

Lost Coast Portal to Creativity #140 - Tweet This

Crafts Galore Encore #97 - a/g

DLArt - a/g

UK Stampers - on facebook

Wednesday, 9 March 2022

Patch and Pebble


Welcome back
Today's card uses a lovely House Mouse stamp that was sent to me by Mia in Greece, thank you so much Mia. A cute stamp of Patch and Pebble getting ready to plant their Spring garden!

I stamped onto a piece of white card using Memento 'London Fog' so that I would not have to colour the fur. To colour the rest I used 
Promarkers - cornflower, caramel and chilly red
Copics - nile green, cool grey  and ash rose
After trimming and edging with the grey and red, I attached to my card which had a lovely striped piece of DP adhered

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #360 - a/g with spring flowers option
We Love Stamping - anything (stamped) spring
Stamping Sensations - stamp something for spring
Crafty Calendar - spots, stripes, or Easter

Monday, 7 March 2022

Butterfly Best Wishes


Welcome back

We have just returned from a weeks holiday in our Motorhome, which was most enjoyable

It has been a while since I joined with the Penny Black Saturday challenge, but decided to make this card from my box of Stickeroos, which has been sadly neglected. This is from Butterfly Party #10-181

I cut the border from the sheet to make a frame for the cream panel which has been distressed and edged with walnut stain DI. I used the flower, plus some of the background, the two little rows of flowers and one of the butterflies, which I mounted on a scrap of card and raised with mounting tape. I then added the Best Wishes sticker and the gold dots.


Penny Black Saturday - a/g with option of bright colours

Time Out #208 - 8th birthday

Paperbabe #162 - a/g

Allsorts #666 - a/g with distress option

Dare 2B Artsy - a/g

Friday, 25 February 2022

simple beauty


Hi everyone
My card today uses a background piece from my experiments box. It is on watercolour card, but I am not sure what I used to colour it. I embossed it with a folder by Jeart Craft called 'swinging flowers' and then swiped over the raised parts with Memento 'pistachio'
I have added a punched dragonfly which has wings painted with  clear Wink of Stella


Lets Squash It #15 - grasshopper green

Die Cut Divas - angle it (my dragonfly is on an angle)
PIP #2208 - a/g
Thanks for visiting and happy crafting

Thursday, 17 February 2022

Thank you


Welcome back

Not a very clear picture, sorry but my scanner does not like anything that is not perfectly flat.

I have used Concord & 9th's turnabout stamp called 'mini spirograph' to create my flower, using various colours of Memento inks. I remember my children having a Spirograph set when they were small, it was fascinating to see all the different patterns!

The sentiment is a Woodware stamp, and I have layered the piece onto a pretty coral coloured card base, and adhered a very fancy beaded brad to the centre of the flower


Allsorts #663 - CAS with option of elegance

TTCRD - a/g

Word Art Wednesday #521-522 - a/g

Ally's Angels #55 - a/g

PIP #2207 - a/g

Thanks for visiting and Happy Crafting

Monday, 14 February 2022

Pretty pink



I am back again this morning with a card using a piece of artist paper for my background.

I sprayed a little puddle of  'vintage pink' Glimmer Mist onto my glass mat, and then dipped my piece into it. Dried with my heat gun then repeated a couple more times. I wish you could see the pretty shine it has in certain lights.

I used an unnamed stamp set and Brilliance 'graphite black' for the dandelions and butterfly.


Stamping Sensations - a/g with wings or tails option

We Love 2 Create - a/g 2nd entry

Lost Coast #137 - think pink

Sunday, 13 February 2022



I have just finished making this card for my dil's birthday on the 18th. She also shares the day with our second eldest grandson and also the daughter of a niece, so it is a busy time
This is a design by Greg Sukendro who is a master in paper sculpture. He has written a number of articles in  Australian Cardmaking magazines.
I raided my scrap box and found enough pieces to use in the colours I wanted
I would like to enter the challenge at the Snippets Playground with this card

Thanks for visiting and happy crafting!

Friday, 11 February 2022

Uniko's 10th birthday


I last used this image in March of last year, but thought I would use it again for the birthday celebrations at Uniko
This is one of Bev's free digi's that she has offered on her website, called Coffee and Friends.
I coloured slightly differently from last time, making it a little brighter using sparkly Sakura pens and also Smooch inks.
I have  doodled around the edge too
Uniko Studio - 10th birthday
DL Art - a/g

Tuesday, 8 February 2022

Flowers and heart


Today's card was begun with some stencilling for the background using Memento London Fog
I then overstamped with my flower using Memento Cottage ivy, and also stamped again on a snippet.
 I coloured with a red copic, but wanted a wee bit of shimmer so I sprayed with Dylusions Shimmer Spray, 'touch of red' (Sprayed all over my hand at the same time - woops)
Once dry, I fussy cut the flowers and adhered to the card with Art glitter glue
The sentiment is a Woodware stamp, stamped onto another scrap, and I cut it into a flag and edged with red copic. The heart is actually a red sequin but has shown up as black.
I also added some black micro beads to the centre of the flower
 Mod Squad - hearts and flowers

Allsorts #662 - a/g with red flowers

We Love Stamping - a/g with stencil option

PIP #2206 - a/g

Simon Says Monday - love is in the air

Sunday, 6 February 2022

Spring Colours



The challenge this week at Passion for Markers is Spring Colours

I used two of the stamps from my Asian Artistry set by Stampin Up, placing them towards the bottom left. I coloured with the following markers - Promarkers, Ocean Teal, Herb Green, Pastel Blue, Caramel, and Copics - Lime Green and Yellow YO6

I used a TH die for the top right corner and then layered onto some pretty soft teal card. Three 'diamonds'  added the finishing touch.


Passion for Markers #626 - spring colours

Creative Moments #230 - a/g (I did not use the option)

Saturday, 5 February 2022




Today's card uses three shades of distress ink, squeezed lemonade, dried marigold, and fired brick.
I masked off a strip and applied in an ombre style. The butterfly was cut on my Cameo Silhouette, and the rest of the embellishments are from my peel-off pile

PIP #2205 - sunshine (these are my sunshine colours)

Tuesday, 1 February 2022

With Sympathy



This is a card that we don't always like to make, but it is good to have some on hand for when needed.

I used a stencil and wilted violet distress oxide to make a faint background on the left side. Then I overstamped with a lavender stamp by Paper Pleasure Plus, an Australian company which I believe no longer exists. I coloured the stamp with markers in purple and green.I coloured the peel-off with a black marker and layered it onto a scrap of purple card which I die-cut and then trimmed one side to make a banner. The black rectangle around the image is drawn with an art pen.


Cut it up #224 - hard to say

Allsorts #661 - use a stencil

Love to Create #2 - a/g

Creative Knockouts #437 - diecuts/punches

Sunday, 30 January 2022

Friends are Flowers


 Good evening all

Today's card was made using some designer paper that I trimmed a little smaller than my card base

I stamped the sentiment with Brilliance graphite black, and embossed with detail clear EP.

The leaf was stamped with Memento, and the two flowers are diecuts (unknown brand) I added some matching purple gems to the centres.


Time Out # 206 - friends quote

CRAFT #64 - a/g

Wednesday, 26 January 2022

Season's Greetings



Today's card is for next Christmas, so I am making a good start

I have used two different scraps of designer papers, and ran the background piece through my cuttlebug with a Craft Concepts folder called 'Happy Holly'

I cut the spotty piece into a banner and edged both pieces with R17 Copic

The image is a digi from Stamplorations, printed on a small piece of Fabiola paper, and I have used Promarkers - Pastel blue,Ocean Teal, buttercup, and herb green. Copics - lime green, lipstick orange


BYSHCardmakers -on facebook - #18 - sketch

Snippets Playground #420 - use snippets in Ruby's memory

PIP #2204 - a/g

Rudolph Days - January

Passion for Markers #625 - embossing

Stamplorations - Theme and photo prompt (Stamp and colours)

Monday, 24 January 2022

Life Happens



Today's card  features one of my most used stamps - a crazy bird from Tim Holtz

I chose a piece from my backgrounds box that had some silver smudging on the edge. I sprayed it with 'glacier' Glimmer Mist to give it a pretty sheen, but of course it does not show in the scan. 

I stamped my bird onto the card and also onto a piece of printed art paper, which I then fussy cut and adhered over the image

I then added the sentiment which I had printed and coloured with a blue marker. I also used it to ground the bird. 

Life Happens is from a coffee sticker from Stamplorations which I cut in half


Colorful Options #1 - winter blues

Rabisco #23 - a/g

Simon Says Monday - a/g (birds)

Ikes World #152 - a/g add a sentiment

Creative Moments #230    I did not use the option

Stamplorations - a/g never ending

Thanks for visiting