Friday, March 1, 2024


 Hello everyone,

I'm back to the sea today, I know, but I cannot help's what I love, except for the big project I'm working on now, only made 13 so far, vintage, different, fun, little creepy, but having the time of life and only 39 to go, for the first round and something else as well, gosh, I need to get off you tube for awhile..

But, today, it is the sea...under the sea to be precise and I needed a sunken ship!

and this die cut ship is the best along with the ships wheel..
cut and inked and already to go..

and what papers you may ask...gasp, these ones and the other pad that I finally found online arrived
 so I'm hoarding that one..

Just look how busy this paper is, it is crazy busy, but it is going to work..

and I made an easel card, a big one...

I ripped paper to make the sand in this yellowy brown colour
 and inked all the edges quite heavily..

Pushed the ship into the sand and die cut and coloured the coral and 
sea plants..

I needed fish, but only little ones..

and die cut them in black, thankful that the set had more than one fish to cut..

Die cut a scroll and inked it, cut it twice,
 once in patterned paper and once in white..

a treasures chest, barrel and quill all added to the mix and ready to glue down..

It went really quickly from this point and I sort of got quite excited to finish.

This the front...

This is inside....

Front tucked into and behind the map..

and looking straight at it..
there were splatters added and all sorts of little touches, and I love it..

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


Challenges to enter...

Double D Challenge    [ Patterned paper / optional mood board]
Simon Says Stamp   [anything goes]

The Crafty Addicts   [ anything goes ]

Cardz 4 Guys  [fun folds]

Thursday, February 29, 2024


 Hello everyone,

Time for a new challenge over at LITTLE RED WAGON  where our lovely Brenda is hostess and her chosen theme is....STENCIL POWER - use a stencil...

Well, I had a blast making my project, no bad language, all went smoothly AND, I used up more stash..

this is the stash I found in my drawer, it is my craft supplies drawer that I don't go into a lot
it has glue,tapes,drops etc, and I only venture into it looking for that sort of stuff...

These big hearts were a draw..

and considered drilling a hole to thread string so they could hang...BUT...

I found these in another draw, and they said, pick me, pick me,

So I did, and then made a decision on the stencil to use.
.all of them.

So they were primed with gesso..

Then painted with water paint but out of a tube.

Several times to get the red the right brightness..

Enough was enough, I suddenly had the need to carry on..

This was the first stencil and I used thick paste.

second one, and roughed it up a bit, didn't want it smooth..

third stencil, a very pretty floral..

and the fourth, a leafy one. and the last was a lettering stencil..

So there they are, all painted and stenciled.

then I sprayed them,....yikes

They came out a bit grungy..

So doused them with water to quieten things down..

It didn't...

But went with, just changed my design or idea a bit...
die cutting a gold LOVE sentiment.

adding wooden hearts, one each.

Threaded my strings and...DONE!!

So, there you go....
drag out those stencils and come join us

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


Wednesday, February 28, 2024


 Hello everyone,

I'm back with my second inspiration post as GDT for CHRISTMAS CRAFT CREATIONS 

and this time I'm using a stencil..
as the theme is Stenciling or embossing folders..

This stencil is gorgeous but not sure where it came from..
it is small [ 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 ]  so I stenciled white paste through it..twice.

After cutting them, the panels were too small for what I wanted...soooo.

I did some surgery..
at first glance you can't really tell but the snowflakes didn't line up properly..

So I added a strip of navy card stock..

Secured very strongly in the back..

Now it does not matter if they line or not.

I chose very light mint green card for matting with, why, I do not know..

But it looks nice..I'm happy now.

After adding the large white Merry Christmas die, strategically placed over that blue strip,
 I needed pearls in the centers of the flakes..

and then she was done..

So do pop over and join in with the challenge HERE 

Thank you so much for stopping by..

I'll see you again shortly..


Sunday, February 25, 2024


 Hello everyone,

Well, my goodness that time went fast, I haven't posted for 3 days and nearly having withdrawals, but I have been very busy making things and trying something new and having such a blast, and because it is something new, I had to go shopping, so shopping I went..I won't eat for quite awhile but can live out of the freezer, ha ha ha..

I have not joined in with tag Tuesday for a wee while so when I read what their theme was, I had to google what it meant and as I had no idea.. Asemic writing..??? never mind, it is explained on the blog so not hard to follow..

I had made these tags ages ago, and they were just laying in my tag basket so not sure what I used and they are very shimmery and the ink comes off on your fingers, not too much, but some.
The background was made with newspaper, then sprayed..

using a scripted stamp I started stamping..
you cant read it, but that is the point..

then found this clear printing stamped washi tape with non stick to them, 
but stapled them on.

so, now I have blank scripty tags...............
.Time for my new favourite things to play with..

Tim Holtz paper dolls.these things used to creep me out
and I vowed and declared I would not use them, well guess what, I
started watching YouTube videos and this lady popped up and I watched her for days
and just had to have a,
I bought every packet I could find in NZ and really having fun...this is only the start.. 

die cut a globe in green and inked it up for more depth..

added behind it a blue circle for the water part..

and sat my man on it..

die cut the clock...

Pc sentiments...inked.

then added lines around for a frame..

inked around the tags and added the others to their tags..

These are paper stickers and pretty flimsy,
 so, I stuck them down onto card stock, cut and inked them..

made clusters from labels.

inked them up and glue them in place..




and altogether.. and they are pretty flat too..

So, this is new hobby, I'm making tags and cards, but, in this style, I love it, and I 'm altering playing cards which is taking a long time and still waiting for goodies to arrive to help me out,
like kraft manilla folders to cut up, a crop-a-dile and eyelets, and all sorts of other things..

I'm going to do feminine too but not kids stuff.

So there we go..

Thank you so much for stopping by..I'm off to make a tag..


Challenges to enter,,,,

Tag Tuesday    [ Asemic Writing ]

Creative Fingers    [ anything goes]

Creative Inspirations    [anythin ggoes]