Sunday, February 23, 2020


Hello Everyone...

What do you think of these lovely flowers and how did I make them, what did I use..

Very pretty..

The card with a woodgrain frame..The sentiment was cut out 4 times per card and glued together to make them nice and thick..

More flowers, slightly colour...

This one has a lovely embossed vellum background...

Really nice, I love these cards..they all had nuvo drops added..

And number three, the backgroud is designer paper from Tonic studio card kit..

Again, the flowers are slightly different in colour..

And these are the three cards together..

And I made them using this....

Which really started out as this...

So keep an eye out when your recycling gets put out or you may find me rummaging through it looking for tissue boxes..I found this box with scribble on it in one of my clients

Thanks so much for stopping by, see you again soon..


And I have a new spellcheck seen blogger stole my other one !!

Thursday, February 20, 2020


Hello Everyone..

It is Art Deco weekend in my City, Napier, this weekend, folk from all over come and party up, long lunches, plane rides, the tour ships come through especially for this weekend..people and dogs, vintage cars and all sorts of stuff even soap box races..

I usually have cards to make for the weekend, and I have, but they were made prior and packed up and gone and guess what ninny did not photograph them..

A least today I can share this one, it was an order for a client and just happened to be art deco..vintage..

Oh, I must say, I was happy with this one..all dies.

The balloon was layered with the gold...

The couple only had their skin coloured...

The car was coloured with markers then the gold layered on..

The papers are foiled papers, I didn't do it, they came like that..and I love that big frame die cut in navy card stock..

Just added a few sequins and gold sentiment die, I was happy, the client was happy, and tomorrow is my day off and I will be even happier..

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


A few photos of my beautiful city..Napier New Zealand..

The beach pretty close to the city...but you cannot swim here, it is too dangerous, rips and dips but we have another beach around the corner and that is safe..

At night looking down and across..

Our marine parade..

Wednesday, February 19, 2020


Hello Everyone...

Phew, she is stinkin' hot here the last couple of days and I do not do heat so I am really struggling, never mind though, 5 weeks and three days till I retire..well, two days if you count this day as nearly finished as it IS lunchtime, so close enough I say..

Okay, I made some more Christmas cards with the snowflakes but this time I used gold embossing and Teal card stock...well, I like them, but not as strong as the white and navy..


Turned my phone on here to see the sheen..

Anyway, I started with stamping again..and heat embossed with gold...

Inked the edges and gave a splatter of white ink..

The teal does not look right as it looks more blue here but IRL they are a lovely teal..

Another set to go in my Christmas container....

Because I made four..

So there we go, thank you so much for stopping by, I may wander off and melt some where or sit in the paddling pool down the back, the little girl is at kindy and I'm sure she would share with me..


My Great Grandson Hadley in his remote Mini car from Poppa..

Tuesday, February 18, 2020


Hello Everyone...

Back today to share a project I made using our FACEBOOK sponsor STAR JAM LINES  image called...


Are they cute or what...

They have awesome images, so cute and  the DT will show you some through the Month... everyone that enters this challenge will receive a 30% off code to purchase from their store…

I started off with gluing more hearts onto the card blank..

My adorable couple were coloured with markers and the background...

And popped onto the heart background...

Clean and simple inside...

So do come and join us at our FACEBOOK   challenge and have a look at this wonderful store..

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

                                                                     Luv CHRISSYxx

Saturday, February 15, 2020


Hello Everyone...

This is an extra post for CLASSIC DESIGN  with a special challenge called SAVE THE AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS CHALLENGE..

We are hoping to raise some money with this challenge for WILD 2 FREE KANGAROO SANCTUARY as they lost everything and have to rebuild so they can keep doing their fantastic work for ALL the animals..their FACBOOK link is HERE..and also we are sharing projects using images from artists who just want to help save the animals too...

The fabulous Whimsy Stamps artist Crissy Armstrong has produced some amazing new illustrations now available as a digital stamp set 

All proceeds will go to WIRES, a charity that rescues and rehabilitates wildlife in Australia. 

$10.00 for the set 

I had such fun colouring these images with my pencils on the Emu..markers on the Kangaroo, and markers with pencils on the Koalas..

About 2lbs of glitter spray was used to make them all sparkle and shimmer..

I put my circle card back to had glued it all down before I noticed.

Another taking a step to help is Di's Digtal Stamps with these adorable images which were freebies to use from Kit n Clowder..

These were coloured with my markers...

And I made brown Koala Grandson said they should be grey..

Bown or grey, who cares they are too cute.

Little Joey reaching out...

There is a huge post over at Classic Design with the projects that the team has put together using freebie images and bought images supporting all these wonderful helpers...

Thanks for taking the time to drop in, and I will see you again soon..