Thursday, March 22, 2018

WATERSHIP DOWN...and some tears.

Hello Everyone...

A new challenge at THE LIBRARY  and the theme is " WATERSHIP DOWN "..

You shouldn't really make cards and listen to " Bright Eyes " at the same time as it make your eyes leak and brings back memories of your young Son who vowed and declared that he will never forgive you for taking him to see the movies as it made him so sad and stressed and he cried and cried and has never listened to the song again and never watched the movie again..he is now 41 and will not let it

My interpretation of this sad but wonderful story..

I guess I followed the cover...and a scene where they found where they should be going so the quote was made by " Fiver "..

The background sky went a bit rough but it was supposed to be night time..

But I love my grass..played around doing that for ages..

Added a die cut curly leaf border...

The Rabbits were a silhouette print off set but cannot remember where I got them from.

Okay, that's it...feeling sad, need to go to work shortly so thanks so much for stopping by and I will see you tomorrow.. [  I think I may make some mac cheese for my boy tonight...that's his favourite ]..

Challenge to enter  The Library  [Watership down ]..


Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Hello Everyone..

Back with another masculine share I made while on my holidays..

No images as such..only the patterned papers and die cuts..

I loved the anchor cut in silver mirri card...the anchor, barrel, ship wheel all are  Marianne Createables..

Not sure what these silver things are but had a lot in my stash that I bought once upon a time thinking of something which has long gone left my brain but they look pretty nautical to me and used them.

A side view showing the flags  I cut out...and the rope tied onto the wheel and anchor.[ .that could be a bit tricky to steer the boat..]

All the pictures on the papers were cut out and matted which has made the card very thick and heavy..I like that in a male card.

The sentiment was stamped one of my few wooden stamps..

So there we go...thanks so much for stopping by...see you tomorrow..

Challenges to enter...

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends  [anything goes]

Always Happy Birthday  [anything goes]

Creative Sketchy Girls  [knots and Rope]


Sunday, March 18, 2018


Hello Everyone..

I found a new [to me] challenge site called THE LIBRARY  and all challenges are based on books and you can interpret how ever you want to...

This is my interpretation of the the theme this week called " The Hobbit"...

I found these images and checked out a site with sayings from movies and this saying was by Gandalf..

I used distress inks and pencils and typed and printed the quote onto kraft then inked around the edges...then added a leaf branch.

The ink from the Dragons mouth was an accident but a happy one as it turned out to look like a muted flame....and you can see the quote a bit clearer here..

A close up of the dwarf..creepy little blighter..

Entering into The Library  challenge [ The Hobbit]

Thanks for stopping by..


Friday, March 16, 2018


Hello everyone...

Welcome to my Winter Wonderland post and time for a new challenge and this time the theme  is all about the out doors.. " OUTDOOR FUN " chosen by my team mate Marlene.

We are sponsored by Dr.Digi's House of Stamps  and the team were able to choose an image to use, and I think I caused some confusion...but over here in New Zealand we are in Summer at Christmas and I had a story to share and this image was perfect..

This is Angling Andy   and NOT a Christmas image, but I changed that for me and my story..

We had some friends and every Christmas Colin wanted to go fishing...he was not into Christmas a bit of a bah humbug...
He usually got his own way and off he would go..I felt for his wife so we came up with a plan.

We had to get help of course and all the help we had did a great job..

The river was through a farming property..[number one accomplice]..and he made the " No fishing on Christmas day"  sign for us and placed it right where he knew Colin would go to fish..or pretty close to it.

Another friend made a heap of Christmas hats [ number two Accomplice and we bought quite a few from the $2 shop..these were weighted down with sinkers from [Accomplice number three] and he got wet doing lots of smallish rocks, not too heavy though.

We all knew exactly where Colin would go and we knew exactly how he we just stayed at home and waited..

Well, aside from the fact he did catch several fish, he also caught a few was so funny and he was really great about it all...when he saw the sign, he told us he had to scratch his head a bit and had a think..but fished anyway..

And, yes he was back there many times and again at Christmas..can you guess where this card will go this

I added a bit of snow on the rivers edge and the sign post and of course a sprinkling of snow through the sky....all the hats were stamped , coloured and fussy cut out..the background done with paints and markers for the grass...

So do come and join us at Winter Wonderland with your " OUTDOOR FUN" cards and projects as long as they are Christmas you are good to go..

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


Thursday, March 15, 2018


Hello Everyone..

15th March and time for an inspiration project using " An Oldie But A Goodie"..from the STORE and this time I am using this adorable little Elf called MISSING YOU   from SASAYAKI GLITTER.

There he is the cute little fella with his green skin and blue hair...that's a first for me.

He was all coloured up with Markers and a few pencils for shading..lots of glitter on those pretty wings....a mushroom border and hanging willow branches and gave him some coming up as well..

I love those background papers which I think are violets and leaves and of course you have to have a dragonfly when you have an elf...

So there we go..thanks so much for stopping by..I'm off onto my craft room this arvo and will pop this on schedule...
See you tomorrow..


Saturday, March 10, 2018


Hello Everyone...

Just popping in to share another masculine card using dies and papers..

What a wonderful pad full of so many nautical pictures and patterns..
Couture Creations.." Sea Breeze "..

I made a little scroll and inked it up and tied some string around it..then added a tiny bottle filled with gold!..okay, it was chunky glitter but it was still gold in colour...

Die cut the ship and ships wheel and the silver anchor in the corner tied with brown string and then added tiny chips of Paua shell..just at the bow of the ship.

I stamped the sentiment with a new stamp set of sentiments from Craft wise..

So there we go..

Thanks so much for stopping by....I just bought Holly home from the vet as she was spayed yesterday and had to stay over through complications...they could not find one ovary! she was put under heavy sedation as surgery took a bit longer then they could not wake her up!!..

Anyway she is home now and I'm having a job keeping her in..full of beans and ready to go.

.[I was not like that after my op that's for sure.]

See you tomorrow..


Thursday, March 8, 2018


Hello Everyone...

Here today to share a very cute image from the SASAYAKI GLITTER STORE  and an image I have used in the past and just love..[anything with elephants I love..]

This little sweetie is called ELLY IN THE RAIN

A new green blue colour marker...the dreaded red...which behaved very well...and rain drops!!

I die cut the clouds in grey card stock and the rain drops in silver glitter card..Elly was coloured with grey marker and pencil shading...I left her collar white and used white gel pen for the flowers on her boots with a red centre..

The side view..

This morning [here] is 5.30 am and pouring with rain..I love the rain when it is dark and warm so the doors are open and you can hear it..

Thanks for stopping by and leaving some love..really appreciate it...

Not a lot going on today just cruising around, Friday tomorrow then the weekend, then back to work...[ gosh, I will do that hard..]