Tuesday, October 27, 2020



Hello Everyone,

I'm sharing a cute and quirky tag today..using more of those wonderful playful Vera Lane images..

Such fun and easy images to colour..

I started off making a background on a tag..a glossy background using Dina Wakley gloss sprays..

Gave the tag some dimension as I layered up the images..

The flowers are not really behind, they are poked in, but it looks like they are way in the background..

Such cute and fun birdhouses...and you can see the gloss on the tag in this photo..

A close up of the sentiment stickers.

Awesome...thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you are all well and safe..


Challenges to enter...

Crafting Happiness Challenge   [anything goes]

Colour Crazy Craft Challenge   [anything goes, must be coloured]

Monday, October 26, 2020



Hello Everyone..

I'm back with my last spooky tag..we don't do Halloween in New Zealand, we have on the 5th Nov [my Grandsons Birthday]..Guy Fawkes night, and the best place to be is up on the beach as we live in a bay, Napier, and you can see hundreds of bonfires right around the coast and it is spectacular, we all let off our fireworks and Ooo and ahh's..and then sometimes you get dickheads which spoils it all, but not too often.

So back to my last spooky tag..

I made the background in the colours of the Geko Galz Challenge..well tried to!

Then printed out this image from Geko Galz..fussy cut the bird and ripped the background up..

Eek...added some pink but it turned too pinky....

But stuck the bird down and loaded it all up with distress ink, vintage Photo, plenty of it to tone it all down...

Found these tiny sparkly glass gems in my stash when I was reorganizing and they fit perfectly on the spiders backs, so they were all dressed up..

Glued the spider on the web which was stuck on the spooky fence

And there it all is, sparkly and lots of splatters in gold and red paint [ looks like blood!!] with heaps of is chilling..

Sorry if I scared you, thanks so much for stopping by..
I'll see you tomorrow with something pretty..or maybe cute..or quirky..we'll see..


Challenges to enter....

Geko Galz Challenge  [colour challenge]
Geko Galz  [something Dark]

Tag Tuesday  [All Hallows Eve]

Saturday, October 24, 2020



Hello everyone..

Back with another spooky tag using the other background that I shared the other day...

Using the tag on the left for this project..

And added lots of stuff which covered most the background, but I sure did have fun making it..

My little silhouette Witch flyoing across the front of the moon with her deluxe broom bristles..

Lots of dimension with layers...

The bats and spiders got the white eye treatment..they look all eerie and spooky..

The layers for the BOO worked better this time, but still had to do at least 6 layers of Crackling Campfire embossing..

So there we go, short and sweet today..

Thank you so much for stopping by and I will see you tomorrow..


Challenges to enter..

Tag Tuesday  [All Hallow's Eve]

Daring Cardmakers  [spooktacular Makes]

Thursday, October 22, 2020



Hello everyone..

Time for some spooky, and sort of cute, tags..

Going to play at Tag Tuesday again and this time the theme is All Hallows Eve..

Nothing is more fun for me than to spray paint and or ink all over paper, I love it.
I used my dylusion sprays as they are the brightest I have..

Kept adding purple spray until my colours were how I wanted them and cut out two circles and sprayed them too for my moons..

Die cut out all my elements, this is for two tags, but just showing one today..

Glued my moons in place and waited until everything was dry..

And then I built tag number one..added gold stars from my stash and some details on the cats broom..gave him a googly eye too and it keeps looking behind him [scary]..

I love doing these type of projects and WATCH OUT!!..there is spider lurking under those pumpkin leaves..sheez, that was close.

The BOO was an after thought and was a bit of a nightmare..

The first BOO was fine, but I felt it needed to be thicker and shiny so it would stand out

I cut the letters again and embossed with Crackling Campfire..

It turned out pretty good..

So there we go..thank you so much for stopping by and I will see you tomorrow..


Challenges to enter...

Tag Tuesday  [All Hallows Eve]

Crafty Gals Corner  [Halloween]

Double D Challenges  [October - what does it mean to you?]

Tuesday, October 20, 2020



Hello everyone..

A bit of a gloomy day here today but warmish, for me it is warmish, not sure about the lady that just walked passed while I was gazing out the window eating a banana..she had a coat and scarf on and a woolly hat..really!!..and walking, I would have dissolved right into the footpath..rightio, moving on..

I have something bright and fun today, using again, the Vera Lane images, this time the little houses...

Decided I needed space to work so I made an Art journal page..and sprayed my little heart out..

Messed up the texture paste, I pressed to heavy, should have scraped it off, but didn't

The paste picked up a bit of the colour from the ink sprays..but I went  with it.

Made snow banks and glittered up the edges..

splattered with white ink..

Die cut trees [the die from my friend Chrissy a long time ago] and added paste snow drops on them..messed most of them up as well..

and then put it all together and made a village snowy scene..using the houses images from Vera Lane..

They were all coloured brightly and the numbers come on the houses..

To make a village I cut the house out several times and added a one to the house number, as they only go up to 10 and I wanted more to make them go up to 20..

Added my trees, some tucked behind snow banks and nestled behind houses..

So there you go, my little colourful village..a lot of fun to make..

Thanks so much for stopping by, hope everyone is safe and happy, I'll see you again soon..


Challenges to enter...

The Corrosive Challenge  [anything goes]

Sunday, October 18, 2020



Hello everyone..

I have another slimline card and envelope to share today..I love these colours too..and I fell in love with this stamp set from Simon Says Stamp called " Beautiful Flowers" when Amy R from Prairie Paper and Ink shared it with lots of different ways colouring it, and so I had to buy would have been rude not too.

I added the names here as I always forget to mention it, Nuvo shimmer powders again and loads of water., after white embossing image..and it is upside

I made an envelope too, well, I didn't make it, I stamped on it, but it looks good.

I love the added green in this one, along with the yellow and pink..

My favourite Gems are Nuvo as well..they pick up any colour you have underneath them..

A close up of the colours and embossing.. 

So there we go, I have another couple to share shortly, slightly different in colours and flowers..
Thanks so much for stopping by, see you soon..


Challenges to enter...

Crafty Friends  [embossing wet/dry]

Friday, October 16, 2020



Hello everyone,

My word we have had a weather change and went from 28oC down to 9oC..blimey, I needed my Winter woolies out won't last long, but the shock was pretty rough.

I'm sharing a couple of cards I made the other day using Nuvo Shimmer Powders.

To stop the powder from shifting and getting on your fingers I used a Tim holt glaze and it works awesome..made matching envelopes too, just for fun and now there is a challenge at Simon Says Wednesday challenge to make matching envelopes, so that worked out well..

I started off making my backgrounds, lots of water to get things moving and then they had to dry, be glazed, and then cut up, sounds like a leg of Ham doesn't it..

They were so easy to build into slimline cards and so pretty..

One with yellow background, white embossed floral stamp from Paper Rose...

And one with a pink background, same embossed flower..looks like the corner is lifting but it was the fun foam not quite high enough..fixed now.

And here they are together with their stamped matching envelopes and all the beautiful sparkly Nuvo Crystal gems..

So there go, thank you so much for stopping by..

See you soon..


Challenges to enter...

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge [make a card and matching envelope]