Sunday, March 29, 2015


Hello everyone...
Cricket mania at my house as all the men are glued to the sports channel watching the world cup cricket test..yay!!..[ but go New Zealand]..I'm posting and cooking..and a bit of crafting too.

Today is Sunday and time for a new challenge over at LACY SUNSHINE ..

BUTTERFLY KISSES AND SPRINGTIMES WISHES...and guess who forgot to put their butterfly on their card.. [hang my head in shame...but at least it is Springy]

This is LILY OF THE VALLEY    from the Flower Pot Pretty Collection..

Coloured with Copics and faber Castell pencils for shading.

Glittered wings and seed beads scattered around the image and some very tiny flowers from I am Roses..

The round doily die is cut in half to frame the image by  Couture Creations..Lacy 8 Madeline Collection....the corners are the outer frame of the die..
Some little bows and we were done.

Challenges to enter.....

Crazy 4 Challenges  [lets think Spring]

Crafty Catz   [Whimsical Fantasy ]

Patties Creations   [Green in your image]

So there we to do a thousand spuds.. well, it will feel like it with this lot..roast beef for tea and I will try to show interest  in the cricket.[sigh...just not a sporty person]

See you tomorrow and thanks ever so much for stopping by..


Thursday, March 26, 2015


Hello everyone...

Thursday snuck up on me again and was just going to start my tea and remembered it was tea can wait while I do my post for DELIGHTFUL THURSDAY  ...

But what a fabulous distraction using the gorgeous and cute images from the DIGITAL DELIGHTS STORE  and this week I'm using this wonderful set called "Sailor Simon Set" 

Aaaand...I made an easel card...hooray! for it was so much fun putting all the bits together.

Sailor Simon was coloured with Faber Castell pencils and a few copics...the ships wheel was fussy cut out.. [I nearly went blind]..and the ship was coloured with copics and pencils for shading..with lots of glitter added to the sails...

I made the porthole with a stamped lighthouse in the background,coloured with chalks and added a starfish [one of the ones I stole borrowed permanently from my daughters bathroom.

Photographed on the stones in my garden for a beachy look...added a couple of sentiment tags from the Digital Delights Store  and a fiskars wave die...the papers are by Teresa Collins.

Challenges to enter...

Inky Impressions   [bold and bright]

Simon says stamp   [anything goes]

Cardz for guys   [Transport]

Papertake weekly  [A cut above]                 

Thanks so much for dropping in and I will hopefully see you tomorrow..


Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Hello everyone...

Finally made it back on my blog..seems like forever, but I've been so busy with extra clients.

I had a bully here the other night and the dog was doing his job with a deep throat growl at the fence  and this turkey took it badly and ripped a paling off my fence and hit poor Harry with it...nails and all...WELL!!!...did I see red or did I see red...he got such an ear blasting from me and it left me all shaky and the police and they were here in minutes..but never found him and he came back at 3 in the morning and finished ripping my fence to bits...what a jerk.
[ Harry was okay and got a cuddle from me]

So onto card making...have a Vintage Christmas card to share using a lovely image from the "Graphics Fairy"..made this quite awhile ago..I was running out of ink and it came out a funny colour but I quite liked it.

A lovely little girl strolling through the snow..all wrapped up nice and warm..

A close up of the image...

The bow with a bird embellishment..

I never took any notice when shopping one day and nearly choked when I saw the price of these bird buttons when I got home and wondered where all my money went...just got loose in the craft aisle..

A side view showing the gorgeous lace inside as well as outside..the mesh dotted in and around the beautiful flowers from "I am Roses" and my memory box die "Donnington Tendril"

Challenges to enter...

Winter Wonderland  [Warm Winter wishes - warm clothing]

Crafting from the heart  [Anything goes]

Craft-Dee Bowz   [handmade bow]

Get Creative challenge   [must use a die cut]

Thanks ever so much for stopping by..gosh this week is moving fast already..Tuesday night here and having the boys for a sleepover..better go hide my eat more than me.


Thursday, March 19, 2015


Hello everyone..

Thursday again and time for my inspiration piece using one of the fabulous and delightful images from Digital Delights Store 

This week we have a Stork and a baby...Little Dumpling and Stork  to be exact..

There they are...and I thought I came from the cabbage patch..what did I know!!

Little dumpling has been coloured with pencils and his blanket paper pieced to match the clouds.

Mister Stork has been lightly coloured with copics ..  fussy cut out and flying over the City landscape die...

Another side view as it is really a simple card that came together very quickly...and sold already..

So there we are..pop over HERE  and you will get to see all my teamies fabulous inspiration cards too..

That's me done for this Thursday..I'm munching on Caramello chocolate tonight and starting to feel quite bilious..must!.. I cant...just one more..

See you tomorrow. ..

Challenges to enter..

Inspiration Destination  [Anything goes]

Whimsy inspiration challenge  [add a die cut]

Wonderful Wednesday challenge   [anything goes]


Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Hello Everyone...

We made it through the nasty cyclone Pam..wasn't as bad as predicted so all is I have to put my back yard back together as I pulled everything down and tucked it all away...better to be safe than sorry.

I have a card to share today for another client and this one is for a 90year old friend of hers....

All in pink with a hint of green in the coloured image just text..

MB butterfly...WOC flowers...a silk hand tied bow..and pearls..and beautiful freebie vintage rose papers..

A side opening card...[don't do those very often]..and decorated inside to match.

Laying down flat and showing the beautiful anglaise lace that I was given..

A box was also made for easy transportation, but not decorated..

Challenges to enter...

Crafty cardmakers  [for a Special woman]

Crafty Dee BowZ   [handmade Bow]

Crafting from the Heart   [Anything goes]

Buckwells crafty challenge  [flowers]

So there we go...and thanks ever so much for popping in and all the well wishes regarding the recent storm..

See you tomorrow..


Sunday, March 15, 2015


Hello Everyone...

Another fortnight has passed...cant believe it...we are up to challenge # 54 at LACY SUNSHINE CHALLENGE  and our theme this time is "GO GREEN"..

For my card I used the fabulous Rory...Rory's- What a great life ..

Rory is coloured with copics and faber Castell pencils and she is right up on her tippy toes dancing on a lovely Spring morning....

The sentiment stamp is a kaisercraft clear set...

That's a brighter may need your sunglasses for it...

The papers were from my stash [no name] from" I am Roses"..[a recent win and thrilled to bits with them]..

Memory box "Donnington Tendril" die and a small strip of lace..and she was done.

Challenges to enter...

Wags and Whiskers   [ready for Spring]

Patties Creations design challenge   [green in your image]

Fairytale challenge  Flower Power

Little claires challenge  [Springtime]

Making my posts short  as we have Cyclone Pam on its way to New Zealand and not too sure if power will hold out let alone my fences..and need to schedule a post or two..

I think I have battened down the hatches as best as I can and will just ride it out...if it is too bad tomorrow [Monday]..I will not be venturing out to car is so tiny I will get blown off the road...We are expecting gallons of rain later this afternoon and winds up to 250kph..scary stuff...I don't do wind.

So thanks ever so much for popping in..and if you don't hear back from me for a few days you will know why..

See you soon..


Thursday, March 12, 2015


Hello Everyone...

I have an Easter card to share with you this Delightful Thursday using such a cute image from the DIGITAL DELIGHTS STORE 

This is Easter Pasquali 

All coloured up with copics and his ears were made 3D..

Spotted papers from my stash and the  spotty ribbon off last years Easter egg.

A bit closer of this sweet little mouse and his chicken friends..

The Easter eggs were made using the smallest oval die in my spellbinders set with added glitter.

Thanks so much for stopping by...and sorry I seem a bit rushed...I will see you tomorrow..

Challenges to enter...

Digi Galore  [anything goes]

Lil patch of crafty friends  [anything goes]