Wednesday, May 29, 2024


 Hello everyone,

Is bigger better?..well, the challenge over at LITTLE RED WAGON  this week is..BIGGER THAN NORMAL.. I'm hostess and I chose the theme..sorry, hee hee..

My project this week is a whopper:.. 14 inches long...5 inches high..and too cute..

First up, die cut and colour the train and find a driver!

passengers next..

I do, do this you know..eyes..

luckily the die come in two's..

so my blind sheep can now see..

not hard to do, just have patience..

Needed to make a railway track..just cut strips in black, glue little ones on..
trim and you are done..

Grass die put in place..

building my fence,
 I don't like barbed wire fences,  but I know it sometimes is a necessity

and as this die was sent to me by Aussie Annie years ago,
 I keep using it, it looks so silly with straight wire, so barbed it is..

and the way these sheep who can see really well carry
 on, leaping all over the place we needed the fence..

Made some mountains with a sprinkling of snow..

all my bits ready to go..

and the pecking order is,
 mountains....trees...dirt...train track on top of that..

Holly dropped in just after I popped the train on..

Lettering next..I die cut all my letters and sentiments..

Little guys name in gold..

The inside complete..

and all is done..

Happy First Birthday Eddie.. so cute..

Thank you so much for stopping by..
I'll see you later for DT number 2..


Challenges to enter...

613 Avenue Create     ( anything goes option - one for the kids)

My Time to Craft    ( Super Cute)

Ally's Angels   ( Anything goes)

The Creative Crafters   ( Anything Goes)


 Hello everyone,

Oh my, I'm so sorry to leave my blog empty for so long..the time just flew by every day and I got caught up with projects that take such a long time to make and uses up my brain power!!!..and before I knew it a search party was out and I appreciated that so much, thank you for your concern..

I do have a project going up  ( My) tonight and tomorrow, but can share this I made for my Grandson Lorenzo...he has seen it now with a big wow..I think the bigger wow was for what was inside the pocket.

Fabulous Mintay papers "The Garage" started me off and scramble tiles..

Used up scraps as well an a few pictures off the net...this wee lad is a Taekwondo white belt,
ballroom first year dancer with honors in his exams, a very clever chess player, Lego master,
and so good at maths he scares me..

and now he is 10..

He also likes dominoes and I had a few of them in my stash and they add up to ten..fluke!

and the inside..

So, there we go..

Thank you so much for stopping by..
I'll see you tomorrow..


Thursday, May 23, 2024


 Hello everyone,

I made another folder type document folder wallet thing..I love making them with all the folds and layers and vintage stickers and anything else I can find to put in them..

I watched Maggie on Sunset crafts and more and she made something similar, I add more to mine and that's only because I have no self control..

these papers are perfect for this, double sided, grungy loveliness..

After making the folder, I folded the pages edges in a bit and glued them down individually..

and made tabs for the edges..

these pads were out of my stash from Temu
 and needed to be used and cut up, so I did..

and glued them down..

( pssst...saved the scraps, can't help it..) 

These are the page held together until 100% dry..

added some kraft pockets..

then glued the dry booklet inside..

added the tabs so documents and bits are easy to fine..

added more papers to make pockets on the pages 
and on the left a corner pocket..

These tickets are great fun for adding interest, but they are thin paer
so I glued them onto card and cut them out..

Folder front...tied with leather, suede, strips..

first page inside..on the left I made an ID tag added a note book
 for jotting down notes etc, numbers and a clock.

next page..corner pocket for the tickets..

next page...all pockets filled with birth certificates ( fake ) and licenses..


next..this one nearly overfilled..

A note pad and pen in a pen holder and
 more tickets and dockets in back folder..

and opened the ties..they are just free tied. not stapled or attached,,

and tied up again..

So there you go, another big project but loved every minute of it..

Thank you so much for stopping by..
I'll see you tomorrow..


Challenges to enter...

Ellibelle's crafty Wednesday    ( anything goes)

Ellibell's corner I spy with my little eye  ( something for boys or men) 

Sisterhood of Crafters   ( Men - all about the men)

Wednesday, May 22, 2024


 Hello everyone,

Time for a new challenge over at LITTLE RED WAGON  and our lovely Imke is hostess and her theme is...ONE LAYER.

Yikes, one layer to me is the same as clean and simple...but I did it..

I starred at my mothers day daffodils in winter for quite awhile, then it came..

My favourite floral stamp from Simon says is 
huge and goes over the edges of an A2 card.

and stained as I used it so much..

But it stamps beautifully and after stamping I embossed it then
 stamped a sentiment for a sympathy card..then made six more.

I started to colour by using a stamp pad and water brush. but didn't like it.

So ended up with seven in the end..

Come on over

and join us wont you..

Thank you so much for stopping by.
I'll see you tomorrow..