Monday, November 20, 2017

'M' is for mittens

Beccy's November challenge - 'M' is for mittens - I remember mine being sheepskin -cosy and warm.

'L' is for layers

Beccy's November challenge -'L' is for layers -  I think I must be a purple person , most of the flowers in my garden are purple . The papers are from lots of different sources - the sentiment stamp is from 'stamp-it'.

'K' is for king - 3 to be exact

Beccy's place  - November challenge -  when it came to K my first thought was kraft but I like the kings better.

'J' is for jumper to keep out the cold

Beccy's place - November challenge for the whole month - make a card everyday or just when you have the time. 'J' is for Jumper '

I haven't celebrated Christmas since we came to Australia - it really is a Northern hemisphere thing with snow and lots cold weather-  family and friends getting together over the holiday period with all the males wearing their Christmas sweaters .

Thursday, November 16, 2017

'I' is for Iris folding


Beccy's Place November challenge - 'I' is for Iris fold - I didn't have a pattern for this and just used a round hole punch and then cut out the extra bit at the top which is why they are all slightly different- I used soft pink and green which I quite like.

'G' is for glitter

I'm still playing catch up at Beccy's Place November challenge - 'G' is for glitter - I had a roll of sequin waste that was just the right colour and it was easier than I expected to stick it down using a little glossy accents and double sided tape.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

'F' is for fancy fold

Beccy's November card challenge- make a festive card everyday. The papers are from the 6x6 paper stack Kaiser craft issued - I think maybe last year .  'F' is for fancy fold -can gatefold really be a fancy fold ?

'H' is for Holly


I love this holly paper- it came from a Kaiser craft 12x12 Christmas pack in 2013.
Beccy's November challenge to create Festive cards for the whole month.

'E' is for embossing'

Beccy's November card challenge- E is for embossing - I stamped the sentiment in gold ink but used clear powder to heat emboss and tone down the usual bright effects.Sorry about the pics it's very sunny here today.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Bingo at Beccy's

I was hoping to post all my cards in order but when the BINGO challenge came up I had a card idea to fit - so I went with the diagonal of die cut -ribbons and buttons.Come and play with Beccy's month long challenges.

'D' is for Dog

The letter 'D' in Beccy's month of Christmas cards challenge -  cute puppy fast asleep waiting for santa. I still have to play catch up and do 'E' and 'F' .

Monday, November 6, 2017

'C' is for Christmas - Choirs and Carols

Mr and Mrs Mouse in full voice - I love her coat with holly on it - I added lots of glitter to all the snowflakes. Beccy's Place -  a month long of Holidays Cards with lots of prizes on offer.

'B' is for bell

Wow ,I'm already behind and Beccy is only up to 'F' . I will have to find some time to play catch.
A simple bell shape with some bakers twine tied in a bow - the border is washi tape- I added glossy accents to the red berries. Join in the fun at Beccy's Place with a month of Christmas themed cards.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

'A' is for the colour APRICOT

Join in all the fun at Beccy's Place with her' month of holiday cards' . Day one was the letter 'A' so I've used non traditional xmas colours and combined grey and apricot.

Friday, October 27, 2017

A little lion for a little one

City Crafter challenge - week 385 - jungle animals  - I'm not convinced about the colour combo
but it makes a change from blue or pink usually associated with baby cards. I used watercolour pencils to colour him .

Saturday, September 23, 2017

A bit blue

The cards above and below were made with papers from a Christmas Pad - I've had the pad for a while and tried to use papers last year but none of them seemed to match so I think a lot of the papers will end up in the bin. I had stash of small envelopes and used an A4 piece of card which I cut up to make this fold over type card .

It's been ages since my last post -I've been busy getting the garden ready for the Summer and part of this has been making the veggie patch smaller- we always grow more than we can eat.
I'm working on a cross stich of a sausage which will be made into a cushion- it should be finished in the next two weeks.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

baby elephant

Baby elephants are as cute as can be but once they are fully grown they can move mountains with their strength.

Incy Wincy - Go wild -

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

A little bit of chic

Creative Craft Cottage - challenge 94 - Let's Get Sparkly.

My Time to Craft - challenge 352- Hats 'n' Bags

Friday, July 21, 2017

Birthday Boy


I've had this image since 2014- it came from Handmade Harbour- I printed the image twice and cut out just the star from one image to add some depth.-

Passion for ProMarkers - week 404 - bright colours -I used Aqua Markers in Blue ,Red and Yellow.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

hello baby

Southern Girls - challenge 164 - tic tac toe  - I've gone with the diagonal of flowers ,image and ribbon.

We've had rain now for 2 days which doesn't happen very often - yesterday my little kitty Bella was very unhappy - we have a litter in the spare bedroom which she refuses to use - she wouldn't go out in the rain ( it was very very heavy ) - we sat her in the litter tray but it did no good - I'm guessing her tiny bladder couldn't hold it in anymore and at 4.15 this morning she came and woke us up so that we could let her out - as it's raining again today I have a funny feeling we will have to go through all this again tonight.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Christmas in July

Tuesday Morning sketches - 411 - This little santa is very cute - I used crystal glaze on his boots and belt - glitter on the fur trim on his coat and hat - wink of stella on his beard.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thursday morning make

I decided less is best and after looking through all my patterned papers I went for a plain one with a linen finish.

Feeling Sketchy - sketch 172 -

Friday, June 30, 2017

Christmas bling

Scrapbook Boutique - June challenge - a great colourboard if you love gold and black - my two patterned papers have been in  my stash for over 10 years and are from Paperflair - I used my favourite stamp for the sentiment which I stamped in gold and the used a clear embossing powder - 3 layers each for the trees to give them some depth.

Well ,the cold have really arrived now with a minus 4 last night - my craft room was so very very cold this morning - I did turn on the heating but for the short time I was in there it really didn't do any good - the lens on my camera kept misting over and I had take several pics to get just one reasonable shot.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

A few cards I made in June

I made these cards but didn't have the time to enter them into any challenges - I have been busy painting inside the house and also getting the garden into shape before the winter weather kicked in.

give me the eye

Southern Girls - challenge 162 - stuck on you - I used joggle eyes as my stuck on element- still keeping this card very CAS.

It seems forever since I last posted  - I did make some cards at the end of April and posted them off completely forgetting to take a photo.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The two of us

This  card uses some of my washi tape stash -    the background is very very pale blue  - just need to add a sentiment -still deciding

'come rain or shine I'm glad your mine'

'we are better together'

' you make me happy when skies are grey'

'whatever  the weather glad were together '

Monday, April 3, 2017

DAD cards

I was asked for a Dad card with a motorbike - as you can see two very different cards - I give the top  image a modern paper to bring it up to date and the bottom image I added a slight bit of colour to match the trendy paper - the bottom card was picked which was when I added the sentiment - I will leave the top card blank until another male birthday of Fathers Day come around.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Pretty in pink

Once the images were coloured I added glitter to the veil and the bottom of her dress - I added a Wink of Stella to his bowtie and waistcoat - not easy to see on the photo.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Mothers Day

CCC digi creations- challenge 69 - one for the girls - In the UK Mothers Day is in March and this is for my MIL. 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Sunglasses required

Beccy's Place - March challenge - I coloured the image then chopped it up and layered each section on black

.I'm not a person who goes for bold bright colours but Gerberas are the exception OR so I thought -when I passed my local florist yesterday I had a look inside and there were some beautiful Gerberas in white and the palest of pinks - who knew ?

Friday, March 17, 2017

A bit of twine

Lets Craft and Create - challenge 123 - entwined - I have a big bag of twine in some really pretty colours but I can come up with any clever ways to use it. The sentiment at the bottom says 'happy mothers day'.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Birthday celebrations

 Scrapbook Boutique - March challenge - I went with shapes similar to the pencils and also the rainbow assortment of colours.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

A little bit of Christmas

I 'm not really sure about this card -I love the background paper but I when I added silver or pale blue tones it looked a bit drab and boring - bring on the pink - a pale pink.
Christmas Card Throwdown   -  March sketch - I wasn't sure if my little tree at the bottom of the card would be allowed but then I noticed a member of the DT has some silver holly on her card.
Southern Girls - challenge 155 - pop it up -  I popped up my little  pink tree.

Friday, March 3, 2017

It's a boy X 2

A couple of baby cards for my charity box - sorry about the patches of sunlight on the photos, it's just very very sunny here atm.