Thursday, November 30, 2023


Hello everyone,

DT time for LITTLE RED WAGON and our lovely Kate is hostess this week with the theme..

Bohemian Rhapsody - combine 3 or more elements.

I went with my ice-skating boot die again with silver blades.

I always have plenty of flourishes in different colours floating around on my shelf above my desk
and these were the colours I wanted, leftovers, but perfectly fitting..

silver leaves with white berries..

and the woodgrain panel and used the right ink pad this time!!

The poinsettia and leaves in place..

Bit of dimension.. 

and after lacing up my boots, adding foam squares, 
and all my elements, I was done...

So pop over and join us and check out my girlfriends' projects,
 never fail to please..

Thank you so much for stopping by..
I'll see you later today with post three..


Challenges to enter..

Allsorts Challenge   [colours of Winter]

Wednesday, November 29, 2023


 Hello everyone,

Three posts today, this is number one, as I have DT later on..then again later on..but time is ticking so lets get on..

Christmas card # 28...and a bit of show and tell..

I stamped these sentiments then forgot I had them, so die them into frame shapes for later..

This is the paper pad I've been raving about, such fabulous patterns..

For this card I went with red and plaid, cut my panels and insert piece,

made my tag, now already to go.

and this is my shaker panel, isn't he a hoot.

I needed a hat and have this wood stamp, stamped it and fussy cut.

and popped it on his head..

😄 he is cute.

and here he is.. all done..
 with his top foliage decoration and very shaky...

So. there we go, this is going to another friend who doesn't'
do traditional Christmas..

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

Challenges to enter,,,

Through The Purple Haze    [anything goes]

Christmas craft Creations   [ add a hat]

Tuesday, November 28, 2023


 Hello everyone.

So, we are onto Christmas card # 27 of my handout cards and boxes and getting to the end..

and this little box needed re purposing.
It is very tine, only 8 1/2 inches long,
and 1 inch deep and the lid is open lattice or stripes if you will.

hard to tell but a great box and look what was inside...

This tiny little train set in my adorable.

here you can tell the lid has openings and how small the box is..

As soon as I saw this in the shop ,I knew I wanted the train of course, but what I could do with this box, so I bought for only $8 NZ..
Got it home, put it on display, then set to making a background using oxide and distress sprays..

Measured and popped the background..

Made a long 8" snowbank..

The re did it using this die set as the trees were a perfect size,
 cut it twice for the length.

The cut the know where I'm going eh!..

Glue that in.

added some splatters of snow.

and some nail art snowflakes..

Then some baby deer, use these babies every year and this project was perfect for them..

Sequin time..I have few..😉

The only colour on the outside was white splatters..

and done!...

I actually glued the lid on so it should never come off,
 not going to anyone, just something for me to keep..

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


Challenges to enter..

Allsorts Challenge   [ anything goes /colours of winter]

Crafting Happiness    [3D projects, bags, boxes etc]

Craft Rocket Challenge   [Wintertime, no Christmas]

Monday, November 27, 2023


 Hello everyone,

Sharing another Christmas card, this time we are up to # 26 and very gold..

Showed the frame the other day using my new Crafts Choice paper pad from my spotlight store here in New Zealand, on special, best shopping day of my life as I bought loads more stuff from there at huge discounts, and typed all of this sentence in one breath..[ inhale]

There is the thickness by cutting 4 white frames and gold on top.

This sheet of gold was from the same pad, and not too thick but thick in it's own way..
the flowers had a pinching of it's petals and the paper stayed like that which is very good, and makes a heck of a difference..

Chose green card stock for the base and inked the edges for depth,
not perfect and not necessary as most of it is covered up.

Chose green and gold foiled deer papers for behind the frame..

a gold sentiment.. down the bottom?

Up the top?

In the middle?

went for the top..and added a cluster of leaves and berries..

Picked the position for the flowers..

Had to add pinecones.

and pearl centers for my poinsettias..a bit messy until the glue dries..

Then decided, right or wrong, to use more of these very tiny pearls for snow!!

We have dimension..

And after adding a silver grey bow up top, I was done!..

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


Challenges to enter....

Creative Inspirations     [ anything goes]

My Time to Craft    [ Got to be Christmas ]

I Spy with my little eye   [Sparkle and shine ]

two more wins..

Thank you so much...