Sunday, August 30, 2015


Hello  Everyone...

My last post for LACY SUNSHINE..sad but true..but needs must and it is time for me to move on..
Thank you Heather and Audrey for all your support and I had such a fun time on Lacy Sunshine.

This is a new week and new challenge..and our theme is "SCHOOL RULES"..[not]..

For my project I went for a mixed media again..and using the fun and ever so cute..



I started with sticking chipboard letters and numbers all over the canvas..then painting it white..then the fun part was using for the first time, colouring with Gelatos..[thanks to my sweet buddy in Australia..]..and of course the splattering of white paint..just gotta do it.

The I added little rulers  I found on the internet that I fussy cut [not hard] and some apples too....sentiment is from "Doodle Pantry"..

And sweet Eleanor and Pickles...

Challenges to enter....

Send a smile 4 kids   [Anything goes 4 kids]

Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge   [Anything goes with a twist - make your own background]

C.R.A.F.T challenge  [back to school]

The Crafters CafĂ©   [Back too school]

Craft Creations challenge  [Back to school]

Thanks so much for stopping it when you stop and say hello..

I'm healing up nicely and no limping or anything strange no damage was done, just can't sniff nose it too


PS..I know I spelt school wrong in the

Friday, August 28, 2015


Hello Everyone..

Gosh!..I thought I had better put something up on my blog before it went rusty..been a while..
I managed to face plant myself yesterday by getting my foot tangled in a hoover cord..lucky I didn't break my glasses but made my nose bleed and have 2 very pretty purple eyes this

Anyway, I will bounce back..had my day off today and got plenty done, but cannot show those yet..but I have some spares to share in my photos file and more for the men..

A flying Eagle [ or could be a hawk, not sure]...such a neat photo off the net..

Added some feathers, pine leaves dies, tree bark..

And a beautiful Stallion..papers from my scrap box, Marianne creatables fence...buttons and string..

Bark on this one too....for a clients Son's 60th birthday..

Last but not least...a magnificent Owl in full flight..

No papers, just corrugated  and box cardboard...splatters of white paint and more bark..

There he is..isn't he lovely...

And a side view...

So there we go..three more male cards, which I love doing...nice and thick with their layers..

Challenges to enter....

AUD Sentiments   [Fall Fun and a sentiment]

Crafting with an attitude   [anything goes]

Creative Knockouts   [Anything goes]

Crafting By Designs  [Things with Wings]

Fab 'n' Funky challenge   [Things with wings]

Inspiration Destination   [Anything goes]

Thanks so much for stopping by and welcome to my new followers...

I will see you all again on Sunday..right now... time for drugs and more frozen peas on my


Friday, August 21, 2015


Hello Everyone...

My day off today..overcast and a bit chilly, so I thought the weeds could wait till another day and I played most the day in my craft space, after some chores..only a few mind!..

And I made this Canvas...

I really like this one..I didn't think too much and just let it happen..

Splattered some paint around after sticking the corner paper down...added some moulding paste through the brick wall stencil...lace and washi tape along the bottom..beautiful window from WOC.....and an overload of flowers and pearls..

Love this window...I bought several of them in different designs...

The Maroon coloured paint was a fluke by mixing up colours, as I only have water paints in primary that was lucky as it matched these flowers from my stash.

I was inspired by this gorgeous was printed on the blackboard at my course I'm going on, so I wrote it on a sticky note and found it yesterday stuck on the back car seat..[ I look after my notes don't I ]...

The Dragon fly was a die I won over at Without words..

So that's what I did today...had a great Friday off...eggs on toast for tea and now off to chew on a Mars bar...

Challenges to enter....

Crafting with an Attitude   [anything goes]

Crafty Sentiments Designs  [anything goes]

Artistic Inspirations   [ anything goes]

Crafting from the Heart   [anything goes]

So there we go...thanks so very much for stopping the eat my mars bar and maybe watch Survivor..

See you tomorrow..


Thursday, August 20, 2015


Hello Everyone....

Welcome to Thursday...night time for me and my day off tomorrow..[ just had to mention that]..and it is time for a DIGITAL DELIGHTS  Delightful Thursday..

This week I am indeed Donkeying around with these fabulous images from the DIGITAL DELIGHTS STORE 

This little sweetie is called PRECIOUS   from the DONKEYING AROUND SET..

In the background we have the DOWN ON THE FARM ACCESSORIES SET  ..

The barn..tree..haystack [coming up] and fence which was coloured with Copics and fussy cut out...I added the corrugated sun and grass and Precious was coloured with Reno markers and Faber Castell pencils...fussy cut out and popped up on tiny bits of cardboard...for dimension.

Then comes MURPHY ..sitting next to his Haystack [comes with accessories set]..waiting ...just sitting and waiting with his little chipboard birdie friend..who has his eye on the apples on the tree next to his birdhouse.

Branch is a MB die but laid it side ways to make the branch...punched leaves and pearl apples..the little birdhouse and bird from "Shop your own Scrap"[ my prize win awhile ago]..

HERE comes..BRIDIE..  he has a spring in his step and as he lopes along on  his corrugated and punched grass ...all the sky has been rubbed on with my fingers using blue eyeshadow and my template..

This card opens up into one long card and the back cover has a picture as well but I forgot to photograph it and it has gone already...

These are great fun images and easy to colour, and could make a huge amount of different scenes and cards for children...or someone who loves Donkey's.

Challenges to enter..

Ruby's Rainbow  [dies and punches]

Wonderful Wednesdays  [anything goes]

Papertake Weekly challenge  [to die for]

Thanks so much for stopping by..just checked out the treat bowl and I have pineapple lumps and jet planes to munch on tonight...heaven.

See you tomorrow..


Wednesday, August 19, 2015


Hello Everyone..

Day two back at work and I'm in the swing already..not too bad at all, and I was missed and told so over and over, so that was really nice.

Been busy this afternoon looking after my Grandsons mouse..Stuart..he has mites.. so I've been spraying him and cleaning the cage and spraying him again...he looks so much better than yesterday so something is working.. for the Ladies..

Beautiful painted images off the net..reduced and cards made..

A lovely cottage and flowers scene..with a Cheery Lyn designs fence[ cut in half] and MB butterfly..and a few flowers sprinkled around..

Added a small amount of texture paste through a brick wall stencil and another MB frame die..

No design papers..just Ivory coloured cardstock and distressed edges..

I love this one..loads of layers..another internet image..Chipboard birds sitting on branches from WOC...white embossed Happy birthday sentiment [was given a lot of wooden sentiments stamps when I was away in Christchurch in April]...

Nice and thick but flattens down well for posting..I used grocery cardboard boxes cut up for the layering and a hot glue gun.

Flowers from WOC and the pink cardstock strips in the background is left over bits which I distressed..[ Saw this on Pamellias Blog ]..

And one more....

Another window scene but slightly different colours..

Lots of thick layers again..this time used Prima papers in the background and for the strips through the middle..

I love the chipboard flowers from WOC...

All edges distressed..a doily and cheesecloth with pearls and pink roses from WOC...

So there we go..three more cards done and also, that made me happy.

Challenges to enter....

Shopping Our Stash   [layer it on me]

Through the Craftroom Door   [anything goes]

Try it on Tuesday   [sending you flowers]

Thank so very much for stopping by...not sure what I'm doing at the moment as I have scheduled this post and I could be anywhere, but I'm sure I'm smiling or making an elderly person laugh..that's my job in life..

See you tomorrow.


Sunday, August 16, 2015


Hello Everyone...

Long face today...Monday tomorrow and I have to go back to work..I DO want to..and I don't want to..cant wait till I retire now..have the taste for staying at home and just playing..staying in my jammies till whenever..eating at silly o'clock because I can..and having breakfast for lunch and lunch for tea.[.sigh]...dream on have to work for awhile yet..

Okay...not Monday is Sunday and there is a new challenge starting up at Lacy Sunshine 
and this time we have..WEIRD AND WHIMSICAL.. using darker pastels.

I must say, this threw me a bit, but once I got going it all came to plan..sort of.

Here is my [and I say this loosely] Canvas..which is really a piece of cardboard cut off an old biscuit box that I bring my grocery shopping home in...

So we started of with and silver paint swished into the middle...added some silver embossed mushrooms which did not stamp too well, but they are there..under the  memory box trees cut in black..and squiggled silver and blue fabric paint around the  edges..

The came the giant dragonfly, who flies around the dark forest looking fairly ominous..wouldn't like him tangled in my hair.

And out of all that darkness comes this little cutie..Shanna Unicorn Girl ..from the Lacy Sunshine Store ..

Not too scary after all..Shanna is coloured with my Reno Markers and added glossy accents to her eyes..fussy cut her out and popped up on foam squares and hot glued as she kept falling off.

So there we go...our new challenge WEIRD AND WHIMSICAL...hope you can join in..

Challenges to enter....

Crafting with Friends   [anything goes]

Simply Papercraft   [anything goes]

Simply Create Too  [anything goes]

Thanks so much for stopping by...better go and get things ready for work tomorrow and then lamb chops for tea..yum!!..with mint sauce and gravy...yummier!!

See you tomorrow.


Friday, August 14, 2015


Hello Everyone..

Thank you all for your wonderful comments on my last 3 masculine cards..we have the ladies next..maybe tomorrow, but for today...well, what can I say......IT'S BARRY..

Finally coloured an image for the challenge at WITHOUT WORDS ...with the theme..Harvest Home [fruit and or Veg]..

Barry was all coloured up with Reno markers and Faber Castell pencils for shading...

The Pumpkins were fussy cut out a popped up on foam squares with some corrugated cardstock for grass...

And the background papers are fibre paper [or whatever you call it]

So there we are...a clean and simple card with a coloured image for the challenge at Without Words...and by the way...I won it last month..whoo hoo..and ordered a dragonfly die from Clearly Besotted stamps and it was here in NZ within 7 days...brilliant service.

Thanks so much for calling to get creative as I  am down to 3 more sleeps and then back to work..[ long face...]..I have enjoyed being home so much..think I only got bored twice and both times I was waiting for glue to dry..

See you tomorrow..