Friday, December 9, 2016

More Trees

Well , as predicted yesterday I was stuck for ideas and carried on with the punched trees. I must admit I don't like them all and prefer the softer colours.

Thursday, December 8, 2016


I looked through all my Christmas stamps and then looked through a whole lot more digi images and nothing inspired me - so back to very basic card making with a couple of frames and a punched tree.I love the paper from the top card ,almost vintage. I was busy re-sealing the deck out back yesterday and I was hoping to do a second coat today but it's raining - such a welcome sight - so
I'm off to the craft table - I have a funny feeling there will be more cards just like these - inspiration is in short supply.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Birthday Owl


I think this paper was a magazine freebie and so was the Woodware  owl stamp set. I used AquaMarkers to colour him.As this card was for a man I couldn't decide what embellishments would work so I left it plain and simple.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Happy Birthday

Like many of you I have a few sentiment stamps but usually only use a handful and this 'Happy Birthday' stamp from Stamp-it is one that I use again and again.

Friday, November 25, 2016


About 8 years ago I made my visit to New Zealand ( a place I love to go ) . Driving around we came across a  shop which was really a haven for quilters and had some lovely fabric . In a little corner were a few bits of crafts stuff and I picked up sheet ( 6 on a sheet) of these 3D handbags. Over the years I have only used 2 so thought it was time to dust them and get them on a card.

I love this top card the colours really work for me but the bottom one does nothing for me at all and I struggled to find the right paper.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

christmas baubles

I promised myself that this year I would play along and make a card for each day of the challenge and here we are at Day 21 and I only just joining the party over at Beccy's Place -I used 3 different stamps on a biscuit coloured cardstock - then coloured with Aquamarkers .

Monday, November 14, 2016

Shades of Blue and Brown

Can I say a BIG thank you to my 81 followers who have not yet deleted me from their list. This last year has been a strange one - I have lost a lot of my bloggy mates due to divorce -moving house- and even death -along with  my own little problems I have struggled to find any interest in crafting , in fact any interest in anything at all - I'm not sure if and when normal service will be resumed but I will try .
As you can see all 3 cards use a brown cardstock with blue and white.  

Friday, September 23, 2016

Christmas Trees

I teamed together brown and pale blue - not the usual Christmas colours.

 Creative Craft Cottage - challenge 72 - Anything Goes - I had the idea for this card two weeks ago when the challenge was spots an stripes but just never got the time to make it - lucky it fits the theme this time around.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Cuddly Birthday

I love  ProMarkers- challenge 315- Birthday -  I used AquaMarkers for this card and a sweet stamp from Cuddly Buddly which I've had for quite a while.

Monday, August 15, 2016

A square card

Passion for ProMarkers challenge 358- hip to be square - I used AquaMarkers for my cute elephant- typical me I coloured the elephant first and then had to search through my stash to find some papers - I never learn.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Thank you

a quick card made with some pretty paper - it can be that simple.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Just a shower

Squirrel's - Not - So- Random Challenge 1- Anything goes

Creative Craft Cottage - challenge 68 - Anything goes

Little White Dog


Penny's Paper- Crafty Challenge -  288 - Anything Goes

Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes

I took this pic on Monday when it was rainy and gloomy so the colours look a bit faded with the flash on the camera, I have'nt been able to turn it off despite pressing all the flash buttons on my camera.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Cute as

I've just noticed I haven't removed the backing on the sticky tape across the bottom of the planter. We've had a lot of rain today and the sky has been heavy and dark which is not good for taking pics. The colours are sage green cardstock -very pale pink for the circle and the sentiment is made up from a sheet of rub-ons.
Feeling Sketchy number 149- 

Saturday, June 11, 2016


This was made for a music loving man in his seventies - the photos don' really pick up all burnished gold of the musical notes - it's much better IRL.

I cut away both the edges of the card leaving just the centre strip to decorate.

Monday, May 30, 2016

new arrival

I love ProMarkers  challenge 309 - Anything goes -

I love this sweet image from Meljens coloured with AquaMarkers.

happy birthday tiger

another wonky picture - sorry.

Crafting with Dragonflies - challenge 58 - Animals-

SUYP - Cats only challenge 6

Sweet Dreams

My photography skills are really bad ,I never get my card to line up straight .any suggestions ?

Beccy's Place -  May challenge  -using one of Beccy's images.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Squirrel's World has a random challenge of WILD THINGS -  I printed off a lion  ,a tiger and a dinosaur bit I loved the giraffe so he was coloured first.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Love U

Incy Wincy   CAS challenge.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Sing pretty birdy

Crafty Gals Corner -    challenge   69 -   anything goes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Dream and Believe

 Scrapbook Boutique  -  This card is based on their mood board for April - I really surprised myself with this one -I tend to prefer CAS but it's good to try something different now and then.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Beautiful Day

Stamps from W9-Plus                                                                                                                           
My Time to Craft - challenge  317- Flowers                                                                                          

Tuesday, March 8, 2016


 just a couple of cards for the charity box

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Easter bunnies

We have a new challenge at Let's Craft and Create -challenge 111 is an Easter theme  - I made a card and a gift tag. The prize is an embossing folder from Mariane Designs .

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Big Buttons


Feeling Sketchy - 140 - I really wanted to use these chipboard buttons as they have been sitting in my stash for years , they were a bit big so I don't have much space on the right hand side.

Friday, March 4, 2016

It's a boy

Southern Girls challenge - Getting wordy with team Trace

City Crafter challenge blog - week 301 - elephant in the room

Friday, February 19, 2016

Shades of grey X 2

 I managed to stamp this on linen look paper - not an easy job - I love the way it comes out after adding some shade.

This one was stamped on plain white card stock - very smooth- the stamping came out very evenly.

Stamping Boutique have a lovely video tutorial for this stamp set - see it here - it's well worth a visit

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

About 8 months ago I won a prize of   $30 to spend at a craft shop - every time I found a product I liked it was always out of stock - so my prize money sat there until a few weeks ago when I purchased Altenews 'Lacy Scrolls ' , this stamp set has 2 solid flowers and 18 leaf / scrolls . I used them to make both cards.

Monday, February 15, 2016

a butterfly 4 U

I stamped and heat embossed the butterfly -added a little colour and some gems - this is a big butterfly so I didn't want to add too much.

Scrapbook Boutique - February challenge -  The mood board is an interesting change from the cupcakes, ( which I will miss -always so yummy to look at ) it was hard to decide which elements to include on my card -in the end I kept it safe and simple.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

birthday boat

The boat stamp is from woodware and the sentiment stamp is from stamp-it - I used Aquamarkers to colour the boat.

Passion for Promarkers - week 332 - papertastic - use 3 papers - I used 3 different papers to make the waves.I used Aquamarkers on the boat.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Little One

We have a new challenge at Let's Craft and Create - 110 - Lace and Pearls - I used an image from Meljens - the pink paper is a magazine freebie - I cut up an old birthday card to make the frame.

Crafting with Dragonflies - challenge 50 - Anything goes -cards only

Thursday, February 4, 2016

A card for any occasion

The papers and the flowers are a magazine freebie - the colours are a bit bold for me but I think the blue and dark yellow give a bit of life to the paper.

Tuesday Morning Sketch 337 - Another great layout to play with.

Camera shy

10 days ago we took 5 year old Bella  into our home - she has the sweetest nature but really didn't want me to take her picture - I think her previous owners have been quite strict as she doesn't sit on the sofas -  only on your lap when invited for a cuddle - our bedroom door is open but she doesn't disturb us during the night for a cuddle or to play .

I have bought her a few cat toys so I hope we will see her personality come out  over the next few weeks.
I shouldn't complain ,  but I'm happy to be woken with a cold nose or a soft paw pushed into my face.