Friday, July 23, 2021


 Hello everyone,

I had some happy mail the other day..

I ordered these goodies and they came before I could blink..
The first packet I opened were the most exciting for me..

I just had to spread it all around my desk to see how much was in there and I was astounded and the quality and the amount  of die cuts..

These Butterflies are perfect and with a hint of glitter here and there..

I love all the birds and Bee's...

And had to make a card straight away, and it is a big one...

I placed all my die cuts where I thought I wanted them onto a lovely greenish plaid paper..

Added some left over water coloured leaves..

Gave the butterfly and body..

Using this die that I won YEARS ago..

I wanted to add some micro pearls and did that by mixing them up with glue and spreading it over...looks terrible like this, but when it dries...

Ta pretty and dainty..

And there is my card, all done, with lots of layers and textures and I really like it..

Thank you so much for stopping by..


Challenges to enter...

Addicted to Stamps  [Die cuts/stencils]

Crafty Creations  [anything goes]

Double D Challenges  [Colours of Summer]

Thursday, July 22, 2021


 Hello everyone,

A new challenge is up and going over at LITTLE RED WAGON  and Brenda is our hostess this week with the theme..STAY COOL

I did a lot of printing with pre coloured images from Imagine That Digi Stamp and a lot of fussy cutting...

Made a simple background with blue card stock and just added clouds..

Added a sun and some very tiny lemons....

Glossy accents to the ice cubes..

And there is my finished card..

So Stay Cool and come and join us over HERE with you cool projects..

Thank so much for stopping by..


Wednesday, July 21, 2021


 Hello everyone,

Changed this post to another day in the office..I made a boo boo and posted as a DT project.

Goes without saying, I LOVE all and every type of animal there is but my passion is my Holly..

So I started off with making a night sky with oxide inks and these awesome blending brushes, makes it so much easier for large spaces...

Punched out yellow card stock for my moon..

And inked it up with several oxide inks and sprayed on some water..and made craters on the moon!..

Then die cut and sprayed inks and smooshed as well..

Die cut a branch and tiny pink blossoms..

Made my wall fit a slimline and added the love cats, moon and branch to start my scene..

The leaves went on one at a time..

and so did those tiny little blossoms, one at a time.

Added wooden stars and sentiment quotes..

And there we are...

I'll see you tomorrow..


Challenges to enter...

Show us your Pussycats  [Furrything goes]

Tuesday, July 20, 2021


 Hello everyone,

Just wanted to start off by saying thank you, for all your lovely comments, here and on Facebook, I really, really appreciate them all and so glad you put up with me in my crazy world..

So onto todays project, I had an urge to make a couple of vintage style cards a few weeks ago because I was tidying up my trays along the top of my cubes that sit on the top of my desk, and found an envelope of printed pictures and just had to stop and play..

This is number one...

This sweet lady is so very pretty and needed to be wrapped in peach..

The bow adds huge dimension not too much trouble to make a box this size..Pinky
can help out there, she makes boxes, all different sizes and has videos too..

The lace was from my stash with the pearls on it, flowers also, just found random peach and orange flowers and they all played nicely together..

The bow has a wire edge to it, this was my last bit and the store I used to get it from has closed down, what  a shame.

There's a close up of the lace..came from same store.

The black and white stripe paper in the background from MFT, topped with the butterfly papers from DCWV the Mariposa Matstack, had it for YEARS and never use it as I made square cards and it didn't fit!![Duh!]

And there she is all beautiful and peachy..

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your lovely comments..

 I'm off out this morning to clean my Sons house, then to get some shopping done and having them all over tonight for dinner..roast pork and all the Great grandson Hadley[3] said the other night while we were out, and pineapple, not forget my pineapple..gosh, they have great memories..

See you tomorrow..


Challenge to enter....
Crafting Happiness Challenge     [anything goes]

Allsorts Challenge  [for a Lady]

My Time to Craft  [ribbons/bows]

Saturday, July 17, 2021


 Hello everyone,

Hope everyone is well and happy, I am, got my favorite socks, got a new die in the post, got an order for water colouring blue flowers!! those all die cut and water coloured  this to pick up my Daughter in 45 mins from work,and we are having dinner together, wedges sour cream and all the bits that go with it..YUM!! out gall bladder here it comes..

So onto my project for is Saturday afternoon and blowing a gale and raining and I have to go out in it..Holly is hiding under the table nestled on a chair hoping I wont see her..she can stay in..

Wedding day....Greys.

This was a big day of die cutting awhile ago, and when I was in the grey mood, you know how sometimes a colour latches onto you and you are stuck with it for a while..this was one of those days..or weeks as the case maybe..

Then off into the zone and never took photos..the edging was with a fiskars punch..

The card and box came out so nice and with just a tiny hint of creamy yellow with a speckle of blue in the leaves hidden in the background....

I loved doing the layers and as it was going in a box there were no holds barred..
lots and lots of dies and foam squares used here..

The tulle gave me a headache...the sentiment was die cut out 4 times and glued together..

Pearls in place here and there and showing a bit of dimension....

And the set together,,,and the box looked yellowish..

So there we go, thank you so much for stopping by, I'm off out for dinner and will catch you up tomorow..


Challenges to enter,....

A Bit more time to Craft  [anything goes]

A Perfect Time to Craft  [anything goes]

Friday, July 16, 2021


 Hello everyone,

Back today with my second tag and freebie image..

I've had this picture in my files for years and if you would like it, just click,then right click and save..

So I trimmed this beautiful lady to fit my tag and glued her down..

Added lace, ribbon,and rose ribbon along the bottom..

And a gorgeous green glass heart out of my stash and navy gems and bow..

Tim Holtz sentiment strips...

And there she is..she loves her violin..I love her dress!!..

Thank you so much for stopping by, hope you well and happy and for those that are not I send you lots on my love and big hugz..


Challenges to enter....

Tag Tuesday  [Music/Musical]

Thursday, July 15, 2021


 Hello everyone,

I had a tag day yesterday as I saw the new challenge over at Tag Tuesday and wanted to I mad e2 and sharing the first one today..

The theme is "Music" so I invited a friend of Barry's to come and play, here comes Lenny [from the now closed Stampfairy store]..

I started this one with some music papers from my files but could not print them big enough for my giant tag, 

So ripped them up and glued them down to cover the whole tag..

Then printed out Lenny and his twin brother!!.[not really, it is Lenny printed out twice using different instruments but he doesn't know that..shh]

Coloured with my markers and pencils and fussy cut out and glued into place on my tag along with a heap of die cut music notes after inking all the edges with Distress ink....

The cute sentiment was from "Imagine That Digi Stamps"..seemed just right for these two..

and there we go, one tag done and I had a lot of fun making it..

Thank you so much for stopping by, I found my socks, black socks stuffed inside black shoes was a difficult search, I do have more but I wanted these ones..
We have an icy wind today, perfect for hanging out washing so with my socks on and a hat I'm off outside to do some stuff..
See you tomorrow..

Challenges to enter..

Tag Tuesday  [Music]