Friday, May 20, 2022


 Hello everyone....

After I made and adjusted my tag, I had made those panels in that lovely turquoise colour..

Here they are...

and decided to cut cone flowers..

and Hummingbirds...

and gave them pretty jewel eyes...

The leaves I added black onto the edges as the greens were just seeping into the cardstock and they looked no different..

The hummingbirds...made with the same panel scraps after the flowers were cut, just added a bit of yellow to their chests..

The cone flower centers, cut in white and coloured with markers..

All glued together with only one section dimensioned with foam square..

The leaves [to me] still needed attention so they got splattered..

This paper from my stash got a good splattering too...

More scraps and this time butterflies..

I had to colour their legs as I cut them all out in the teal added the black body and their legs were sticking out all green..

Mmmm..potential background here...

and time to find the right place for my flowers and birds...

Love the dimension...

The FRIEND die was cut 4 times and layered together,
 them coloured from the bottom darker to lighter...and added gorgeous sparkly gems..

And there she is all pretty and turquoise blue..

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


Challenges to enter....

The Unicorn Challenge  [Pearls and bling]

All Sorts Challenge  [Add some sparkle]

Crafting Happiness  [anything goes]

Thursday, May 19, 2022


 Hello everyone,

I made a tag for Tag Tuesday..last week, but I missed it, so this week they say Add a bow, so I did and I'm in time..yay!..

and it all started with this panel that I made with water paint and lots of water..

Then add my stencil and soft mousse...

But got carried away and had so much of it
 I watered it down and made these panels too...

Such a lovely colour and sheen....

Back to my tag...trimmed it and round cornered the corners...

Then found this leftover card from a Tonic Studio kit..

and die cut this flower stem and extra flowers in glitter cardstock..
this set is from Concord and 9th..

Corrugated card stock for dirt and some place to hide the stem bottoms..

Added the glitter flowers to the stem flowers...

a beautiful Hummingbird and all set to ...too late!!

So new challenge bows and I added a button and NOW all ready to go..

Thank you so much for stopping by


Challenges to enter...

Tag Tuesday  [Buttons and Bows]

Crafty Gals Corner  [Buttons and Bows]

Double D challenge  [Monochromatic]

Wednesday, May 18, 2022


Hello everyone,

Time for new challenge at LITTLE RED WAGON and the lovely Kate is out hostess with her Beatle themed challenge.." With a little help from my friends"..Encouragement /thanks etc..
I went with thanks...

I made this background then lost the photos of the step by step..
it really wasn't hard,just layers of water paint and a soft brush and just stroked the papers, dried it added next layer and so on..

The sentiment stamped and embossed with gold..

A Tim Holtz butterfly in black but the details in gold..

And there have it..

Thank you so much for stopping by..

see you tomorrow,,


Monday, May 16, 2022


 Hello everyone,

Monday morning here while writing up this post, it is cloudy and cold and I love cardy on just a T/shirt and trousers and my fluffy slippers, I'm not that brave or silly..

I have a card I made a wee while ago..and a fresh puppy picture, of course..

This background was smeared with texture paste, left to dry, then drizzled with
 Water and Distress inks..

There's a closer look at the textures..

I die cut these tulips and layered them up..

Added some inking for shading..

I lovely big sentiment from Simon Says, stamped with Wild Honey Distress ink,
 then embossed using Clear embossing powder..cut out with matching die..

Time for gems...

Great little set just keeps going and going..

Dimension shot..not too much..

and the finished card..6 x 8..

Time for puppies...4 days old, putting on weight and still very verbal..
and sooo cute..

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


Saturday, May 14, 2022


Hello everyone,

My Great Grandson Hadley turned 4 years old the other  day, hard to believe but it is true..

This is his Birthday card in the making..

Sorted out all my dies and things I wanted to use...

and started the background with oxide inks..

Sealed it...

Moving on to the dies, grey card stock, screw them up tight..
be really mean to them, you need creases..

Open them up and you have rocks..

I needed dinosaurs, colourful and not too scary..

Mushrooms, most forest and jungle floors have mushrooms..

A cloudy sky...

Embossed with Cuttlebug swiss dot folder..

I needed palm trees so had a die for those and lazy inked them..

The layers going together on this 12 inch slimline card..

Fern tips were die cut and placed by the rocks...

A grass border and more rocks...

Then stomp, stomp, stomp the dinosaurs came..

The little googly eyed cuties..

The word " happy " die cut several times and glued together...

A white embossed stamped Birthday....

And it was done, and loved..phew..

I was at my Daughter todays Puppy sitting while family were working and sporting..
5 hours of puppy fun..not that they do much and when they finally did shut up Mum went outside to rest and play with big sister and I collapsed on the couch as I though I lost one...sheezzz...glad I only had today to worry about..

Thank you so much for stopping by..


Challenges to enter,,

International Art and Soul  [3 of somerthing]