Tuesday, October 20, 2020



Hello everyone..

A bit of a gloomy day here today but warmish, for me it is warmish, not sure about the lady that just walked passed while I was gazing out the window eating a banana..she had a coat and scarf on and a woolly hat..really!!..and walking, I would have dissolved right into the footpath..rightio, moving on..

I have something bright and fun today, using again, the Vera Lane images, this time the little houses...

Decided I needed space to work so I made an Art journal page..and sprayed my little heart out..

Messed up the texture paste, I pressed to heavy, should have scraped it off, but didn't

The paste picked up a bit of the colour from the ink sprays..but I went  with it.

Made snow banks and glittered up the edges..

splattered with white ink..

Die cut trees [the die from my friend Chrissy a long time ago] and added paste snow drops on them..messed most of them up as well..

and then put it all together and made a village snowy scene..using the houses images from Vera Lane..

They were all coloured brightly and the numbers come on the houses..

To make a village I cut the house out several times and added a one to the house number, as they only go up to 10 and I wanted more to make them go up to 20..

Added my trees, some tucked behind snow banks and nestled behind houses..

So there you go, my little colourful village..a lot of fun to make..

Thanks so much for stopping by, hope everyone is safe and happy, I'll see you again soon..


Challenges to enter...

The Corrosive Challenge  [anything goes]

Sunday, October 18, 2020



Hello everyone..

I have another slimline card and envelope to share today..I love these colours too..and I fell in love with this stamp set from Simon Says Stamp called " Beautiful Flowers" when Amy R from Prairie Paper and Ink shared it with lots of different ways colouring it, and so I had to buy would have been rude not too.

I added the names here as I always forget to mention it, Nuvo shimmer powders again and loads of water., after white embossing image..and it is upside

I made an envelope too, well, I didn't make it, I stamped on it, but it looks good.

I love the added green in this one, along with the yellow and pink..

My favourite Gems are Nuvo as well..they pick up any colour you have underneath them..

A close up of the colours and embossing.. 

So there we go, I have another couple to share shortly, slightly different in colours and flowers..
Thanks so much for stopping by, see you soon..


Challenges to enter...

Crafty Friends  [embossing wet/dry]

Friday, October 16, 2020



Hello everyone,

My word we have had a weather change and went from 28oC down to 9oC..blimey, I needed my Winter woolies out won't last long, but the shock was pretty rough.

I'm sharing a couple of cards I made the other day using Nuvo Shimmer Powders.

To stop the powder from shifting and getting on your fingers I used a Tim holt glaze and it works awesome..made matching envelopes too, just for fun and now there is a challenge at Simon Says Wednesday challenge to make matching envelopes, so that worked out well..

I started off making my backgrounds, lots of water to get things moving and then they had to dry, be glazed, and then cut up, sounds like a leg of Ham doesn't it..

They were so easy to build into slimline cards and so pretty..

One with yellow background, white embossed floral stamp from Paper Rose...

And one with a pink background, same embossed flower..looks like the corner is lifting but it was the fun foam not quite high enough..fixed now.

And here they are together with their stamped matching envelopes and all the beautiful sparkly Nuvo Crystal gems..

So there go, thank you so much for stopping by..

See you soon..


Challenges to enter...

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge [make a card and matching envelope]

Thursday, October 15, 2020



Hello everyone,

Sharing a card I made yesterday for a challenge of many the The Sisterhood of Crafters 

Well, layers is another favourite thing I LOVE to do..

Firstly I made leaves using Alcohol inks and Yuppo paper..

I found all sorts of die cut shapes in my stash, just waiting to become layers..

Also very old Authentique papers..

I bought a few of these wooden circles,or slices and glued one onto corrugated card stock circle..

Added the butterfly cut from gold butter paper foil..and added toadstools, an acorn, yellow and red berries..

And here she is in all her Autumn glory..

Here you can see all the layers and thickness..

And a side view..

So there we go, thank you so much for stopping by and I will see you soon..


Challenges to enter..

Sisterhood of Crafters   [Lots of Layers]

Crafty Creations  [anything goes]

Wednesday, October 14, 2020



Hello everyone..

Last weekend I had a huge day printing, colouring and fussy cutting, the weather was grim and what a better way to fill in your time..I used these quirky fun images from Vera Lane...bought a heap of them.

Oh, boy, did I get thumb cramp..BUT,I had a wonderful time, had Neflix on and listened to something I cannot even name as I don't think I ever looked up, but it was company, and LOUD.

I bought a lovely set of Deco chalk paints..and they paint on beautifully..

So I set to and started my Art journal page with the sky which went right to the bottom of the page..

Darkened it up a bit and added a grassy area..

Put some clouds in...

Added texture on them with paste and a stencil..

With a black marker I animated the clouds all the more...

And the I added my fussy cut birds, those quirky little birds stole my heart, so I made a Mama and babies walking through the marsh..

Then it needed flowers so added a few of those too..

A close up of those clouds and birds..

And there we have a double page Art Journal page..

The sentiments say, as this picture is quite small..

"This is what family looks like"
"Always take the scenic route"...

Such a great day when I made this..

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


Thirsty work all this journaling and a girl needs a drink occasionally..

Challenges to enter...

Arty Divas  [anything goes]

Lemon Shortbread  [anything goes]

TTCRD  [anything goes]

Tuesday, October 13, 2020



Hello everyone..

One more tag to share for Tag Tuesday..and a story.

I was typing away earlier doing my post and my computer started working all by itself..

Okay we all know that is impossible unless you are connected to a friend who can jump online onto your PC and help you in your hour of need when you clicked and shouldn't have,,,,,,BUT that was not the issue, this thing was going up and down flat out..

I have a new keyboard and in my new room there is not a lot of space for a computer station so there I am with very bad posture leaning over the keyboard in a tight corner at the end of my trestle table and my wrist had just touched the ' down page and up page button' was getting ready to leave the room, I tell you, it made me jumpy, and it was only me doing...phew..all sorted and typing resumed...

So onto todays tag..

This was sprayed first with oxide sprays..then stenciled with my new leaf stencil using Altenew Moss ink..

Then I stenciled in navy Blue Bayou ink Stampin' Up ink, this swirl from my stash..

Added a Tim Holtz Elegance Swirl die cute in black, to represent the wind..or at least a breeze.

Then I stamped this Tree image called " Presence of a Tree " Innovative Stamps and added white splatters..

I used a white Gel pen to go around the flourish and the trees for shadow and dimension of sorts...

And here is my finished tag....

And here is my cat who sat right in the middle of my work just to say hello as they do..

And it is the little things in life, my new desk rubbish bucket, it is only 6" high and really cute.

So there go, quite long winded today, sorry about that..but thanks so much for getting to the end and for stopping, so much appreciated, and I will see you in a couple of days..


Challenges to enter...

Tag Tuesday  [Trees]

Sweet Stampin'  [Use old Stash] stampin' Up ink about 12 years old and swirl stencil - same.