Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Although my lot have just been set free [their words not mine]..just before Easter.

Hello everyone...

Have a cute back to school card to share today for Stampfairy 

Lenny Back to School 

There he is already sitting at his desk...[must be keen]..

Lenny is all coloured up with Faber Castell colouring pencils...and the fabulous papers are Authentique "Endless and Fair Weather".[I love these papers.]

There's the open view...and the ring binding is off my work folder and snapped at the perfect size.[no actual ring binders were damaged deliberately in the making of this card]..which is unusual for me.

I made the little Maths book...

And the ABC are wooden alphabets from my stash..

So there we go...just started raining AGAIN..right when I have to go to work for the tea rounds..and had a sick Lady today...she says she has no idea why she was feeling so crook...errr...maybe the whole bag of marshmellow eggs had something to do with it..oh! ..but she didn't eat idea where they

Thanks so much for stopping by...and will see you tomorrow.


Monday, April 21, 2014

A little CAS card

Hello Everyone...Hope your Easter weekend is going good...mine has nearly ended...quiet and crafty and a big tidy if only I could remember where I put everything all will be good..

Made a little CAS card using the sweet mouse from Meljens Designs and his name is "Balloon Mouse"...but I cannot find him on the site..

I won this as a rubber stamp so long ago and this was his first inking..he is so tiny to colour..

A close up of the wee fellow floating away.....I made the balloon 3D

And the side view...not a lot to say about it is some pearls and the cute sentiment is a clear set from "Rosies Studio"...and that about wraps it up..

Going to enter these challenges....

My time to Craft  [Up,Up,and away]

Hobby Cutz challenge     [CAS]

Only 4 more sleeps and I'm off away with my family to Auckland for 4 days...I need the break so bad... so really looking forward to that..[but my Ladies are NOT!! ] and I hope so much that I can find a craft shop..

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


Friday, April 18, 2014


Hello Everyone...Happy Easter to you all..

A lovely long is such a great day to be inside crafting...

Still have to work 3 times a day over the long weekend..but that's dears are part of my life and it is only for 1/2 hour each time for each, still plenty of me time.

Here today to share my DT card using a gorgeous cute image from Stampfairy 

Garden Goblins [image 3]  from the Halloweenfall collection.

He is such fun to colour and using my Faber Castell colouring pencils that is just what I did.

I paper pieced the mushrooms and added pearls this time.....and paper pieced the small mushrooms along the bottom..[cheery Lyn die - from Annie]...

Papers are Rosies Studio called 'My Favourite recipe' and added Memory box Bamboo shoots for the foliage.

One more side view to see the dimension..

Okay...this is a scheduled one as I'm off to work soon and coming home to pork chops..yum!!!well,I have to cook them when I get home but still yum!!..

Been taking it easy with the chocolate bunnies and eggs as I got a good dose of heartburn the other think I have learned my lesson...will cut down.[a bit] and buy more baking

Thanks so much for stopping by...have an awesome weekend..see you soon.


Thursday, April 17, 2014


Hello Everyone....still pouring with rain here in sunny Hawkes what our bay has been called for as many years as I can remember...had to take Harry for his morning tinkle with the umbrella again..the things we do..

Here today with a new challenge with Crafty Little Fairies  and our theme..


I used this fabulous image from Meljens Designs - Pilot Puppy 

There he is... flying high over the daisy dotted hills and the trees...and through the clouds without a care in the world...

The sky papers were a freebie download from Bird.

The hills I made myself and painted the daisies with a white gel pen...

The trees were a couture creations border die and I cut it the make the trees fit better.

There's the side view...the plane has been paper pieced with Kraft [manilla folder] and the stars and the Puppies scarf...then popped up on dimension tape to make a very cool shadow.

The banner I made myself and attached to the plane with bakers twine.
and the sentiment says 'Missing you already'..

We are being sponsored by Delicious Doodles 
Prize = 4 digis of winner's choice

So hope you can come over and play this week...

Thank so much for stopping by and the birthday wishes yesterday..

Entering these challenges...

Simons Wednesday Challenge  [animal antics]

Top Tip Tuesday  [paper piecing]

Deep Ocean Challenge  [inspired by a movie - "Those magnificent men and their flying machines"...sang that a lot while colouring and making this card..

Will see you tomorrow.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Hello Everyone...Ahhh! is nearly egg time and bunnies...chocolate and more the mean time lets have and eggy card..

This is Patsy Easter egg 3  my DT inspiration card for Stampfairy 

Oooo..I want eggs that big for Easter..these were cut with my largest oval die using my cuttlebug and MME papers "Happy Day"..then decorated with gems...ric rac...and the pink cord lace stuff is off my kitchen roller blind..nothing is safe

Yummy bow from my stash and gorgeous flowers from WOC and a real egg sweet from the corner shop..

Patsy and her eggs are coloured with copics and pencils...

The side view...and oh! the blings were coming off and I didn't see it..they are stuck down again now...

Had a lovely night out last night with the family...[for my birthday]..and had chocolate cake and wine and chips and steak and food..and all sorts of great...and did I say we laughed..Oh! we were a noisy bunch...I wasn't of course.. I showed so much decorum.[ahem]...

Anyway...thanks ever so much for stopping by...will see you tomorrow..

Challenges I'm entering...

Cuttlebug Mania  [Easter Eggs]

Papertake Weekly challenge  [Happy Easter]

Card Mania  [Easter]


Monday, April 14, 2014


Hello Everyone...

Still raining and a bit chilly but better than the heat and drought we were going through..and the Farmers are still smiling and happy.

Here today with a card I made last week for the challenge over at A Little Bit Crafty and their challenge is "Birds and Bee's..

So I used this little sweetie from Mo Mannings Baby Fairy Bee  ...

Coloured with Faber Castell pencils and a yellow copic and loads of glitter on his wings..

A close up of the cute image and the little bird at his feet is a MB die but I added legs to him..he looked a bit strange sitting on his

The open card.... Wired bird cage die from poppy stamps...with a bird inside.. and the stripe bow went perfect with the papers from 'Crate Paper' - Portrait collection.

Have all the family for tea tonight so better get in the kitchen as I hear some huffing and puffing going on.

Thanks so much for stopping by...see you tomorrow..


Sunday, April 13, 2014


Hello Everyone..

Sunday..nearly lunchtime and back off to work shortly to do the lunches so popping this card up on schedule as I'm hoping to be out for tea..[I did saying hoping]..

Really cold today with a freezing southerly wind and rain so a good place to be is in my craft space this afternoon.

Have my DT card to share for Lacy Sunshine  with a new theme "Feminine"

Join in our challenge to be in with a chance of winning one of these amazing prizes..

First prize - 5 Images (winner chosen by random)

Second Prize - 3 Images (winner chosen by random)

Top 3 - 1 Image (winners chosen by DT member)


and remember if you have used a Lacy Sunshine image for the challenge you qualify to use the free image in the next challenge as part of our loyalty scheme.

To get the free digi, just email Manderly at, just write "Challenge Digi" on the subject line.

The Sunshine girls were allowed to choose any image we wanted for this challenge and I picked this little sweetie Emily's Lil Bunnies 

She is a pretty little thing...

Love this colour combo of yellow and green with a touch of turquoise..

The image was  coloured with Faber Castell pencils...and made some flowers with a Marianne creatable flower die and used the Marine foam backed suede again..cut pretty well...just needed a tweak here and there..and gave the flowers some gingham flat dots in the centres.

I made some wired pearl details..for leaves really...a suede bow up the top and managed to use a doily...never look right when I do it..but I like this one.

This card has gone to a friends 'Mum' for her hope she likes it.

So there we go...and if you care to pop over to HERE you will some amazing creations from my teamies..

Thanks ever so much for stopping by...hope your weekend is going brilliantly.

Entering these challenges...

All Sorts challenge     [Spring Blossoms]

Pink Gem challenge  [Spring is in the Air]

Digi Galore   [flowers]

See you tomorrow..