Friday, February 3, 2023

TAG#4 OUT OF 4..

 Hello everyone,

Back with my last tag, this is four out of four, blue and green and I think my favourite..

Hot air balloons just fascinate me, I don't want to get in one, just love the concept of them, the way they just float across the sky, the colours and although normally huge, they are delicate things, so my project for this tag was hot air balloons.

I needed flowers and this was another die I found in my collections, no name, just a cheap die, but cuts so perfectly, several sizes and I love the centers on this set..

The leaves are from Altenew and all layered up and coloured with Reno art markers..

love these clouds too and more quotes from Tim Holtz..
" You can never have too much happy "..

Close up of the flowers as the balloon sails right over the top, no wonder
I chose that quote, this just makes me happy..

And there he is, all finished..

Thank you so much for stopping by.
I may see you tomorrow..if I don't, keep smiling and be happy..


Challenges to enter....

Tag Tuesday   [Blue and Green]

Passion for Markers   [use die cuts]

Thursday, February 2, 2023

TAG #3..

 Hello everyone,

Back with tag number three..blues and greens and this time with flowers..

Oh, I do love these sweet daisies and die cut in blue just made me happy

I die cut the centers and coloured them with my Reno art markers, 
my favourite way to do flower centers..

Die cut the leaves from another set in white and coloured them too..

Put them in place on the tag with the Nuvo shimmer powder background

Added a Tim Holtz sticker sentiment.

" Happiness depends on ourselves" 

And there she is, of course now I need to cut out one thousand more of these daisies to play with,
 just sayin'

Thank you so much for stopping by, it's Thursday afternoon here while I'm writing this post and been a lovely day, but now, for a is raining again..stay safe my Auckland friends..


Challenges to enter....

Tag Tuesday   [Blue and Green]

Passion for Markers [ Use die cuts]

Wednesday, February 1, 2023


 Hello everyone,

It's that time again, the week sailed by and now our fabulous Brenda is up as hostess for a new challenge over at Little Red Wagon  and her theme is " WARM DRINKS "..

I had the internet help me here as my die and image collection of drinks, cups etc is non existent..

So typed in what I needed and these popped up, so printed then die cut into circles..

die cut card stock to sort of match in a nice very old die set and then wondered why I have not used it a lot, it cut perfectly and just made me happy, a great size too..

So on went my pictures..

went to my doily box which is getting low and not sure why as I don't use them either, but must get more!!

All the elements together and ready to go..

Pinecones and bells are leftovers, last one.

made a background where you won't see any of it, but just splattered some navy card stock.

and on they went, I COULD NOT have a leftover, so the whole lot went on

A large Merry Christmas sentiment die in gold,
 right smack in the middle and gold foil stars all over..

So there we go, a lot of warm drinks with yummy trimmings.
and it jingles too..

Some come on over HERE  and join us.

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



Tuesday, January 31, 2023

TAG #2..

 Hello everyone,

Tag number 2..this was a fun one, because when I started it, I had no idea what I was going to do, then added the washi tape to kick off, and it reminded me of under the sea, so I went for it..

My blues washi tape, there are a few more but this box has the most greens and blues in it..

So, added them randomly on one side.

Then die cut this beautiful MB wave die and for a change it cut perfectly..
Mind you, I put it through about 6 times as a spooky bit was on my TV [ watching Netflix] and I didn't want to turn around just yet.

Then die cut the anchor in silver card stock and my fish in white, then coloured them with blue and green markers..

Not coloured well, but coloured.I just used the chisel tip and swiped.

Added bubbles and glass blackish gems for the fish eyes..

A couple of quotes and done!

" No journey is too great " 
"If you find what you seek"

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


Challenges to enter...

Tag Tuesday   [blue and green]

Monday, January 30, 2023


 Hello everyone,

I try to play at Tag Tuesday if I can, great themes and enjoy the challenge of making tags, big or small and this week I have made four tags, all the same but different, and this is tag one.

The theme over there is green and blue and I thought what fun to use water paper again and mu Nuvo shimmer powders and a bucket of water, well, nearly, you need quite a bit...
and there they are, 4 panels.

This one I die cut an Altenew "Spring Roses" die set flowers so pretty, and glued them down..

Then die cut again in navy blue and very carefully..

Inlaid the petals, such fun and not hard to do..

Only a little bit of naughty language when the die ripped and the bits I had still in there flew around the craft room..

But eventually it was done and all I added were some quotes stickers from Tim Holtz..

and added black squiggle lines around each one..
" Be in love with your life"
" Be open to whatever comes next" 

and there you go..

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


Challenges to enter...

Tag Tuesday   [Blue and Green]

Saturday, January 28, 2023


 Hello everyone,

I was thinking maybe do this post in two parts as it is going to be a big one, lots and lots of photos, but then it is just going to another long one the next post, that's how many there are, so sit back,grab a coffee and be so glad you didn't have to edit this lot.

Here we go.. the postie arrived and I ended up with a box..

What else could I do but paint it using my chalk paints, they dry so fast..

Outside done and decided to cover inside with papers..

Measured and cut my papers to size [ measured]

And side by side glued them all down..


Then the die cutting began as I had in my mind what I wanted it to look like..

I adore this set, so easy to put together cuts like a dream..

Went with white flowers and a powder blue on top, soft and so pretty.

Just what was in my mind..

The centers I coloured with 2 markers..

Gold yellow and brown..

The leaves would have been easier with card stock but just didn't have the colour I wanted
so easier to make my own..

All the bits ready to be glued..

and glued...

The flowers just come alive when you add the center bit.

and then they were splattered with white ink..


The leaves were too after colouring with 2 green markers..

Then I had to paint some straws as I wanted logs,
well,  in my mind they were logs..

Straws painted and dry.

Started by placing on the flowers to get the
 idea from my head to the box..
and didn't realise how big the box was and I had too many gaps..

But went easy on myself [ at this stage ] and punched these flowers..[Fiskars punch]

Popped them around and nup!..didn't do it for me..

Out came an Altenew flowers, die set, three layer, first in yellow as that layer can be seen right the way through for flower center, then white then the blue, such a pretty die set..

and go so nice with these flowers.

There they all are glued together..

Now things were looking better.. [ I'm on day 4 here]

Found this black string in my box of strings!!..
So popped that on then glued my " logs" 

Tiny pearls [ can't remember their real name] 

Just a little glue and gentle sprinkle and they all behaved and stayed where they landed..phew..

The punched flower had a center coloured put in place then added into the gaps..

Then I needed butterflies..

So die cut a few and coloured the same, all in bluey green..

You know what's going to happen now don't you, I could have left it alone, but oh no, not me, I had to fiddle some more, make more work for myself and decided to decorate the inside as well..

So away we go, filling the inside with flowers and leaves .

It was tricky in a way but not too hard, once I started, I had to finish it..

Day 6 and it was nearly there..

The postie had called in and I received a card from my friend, and DT buddy
and inside was this soft white netting which is just what I ordered in my head but didn't have..

So it was cut up into tiny pieces and popped in more gaps
and I was so pleased, it just finished it off..

So here it is laying flat - ish .

and just some random shots trying to let you see all sides etc..

Im so happy with it, no idea what I'm going to do with it, but I'm happy just the same..

So there we go..
I hope you made it to the end in one piece, gosh, it was exhausting wasn't it..

Thank you so much for stopping by..
I'll see you over the weekend..


Challenges to enter....

Beautiful Blossoms anything goes - mood board it was the blue I was attracted to]

Crafty Catz challenge  [ anything goes - twist three favoutite colours, white, blue and brown]

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday   [anything goes]

Creative Fingers Challenge   [anything goes]

Classic Design [anything goes]