Wednesday, October 16, 2019


Hello Everyone..

Well this one came out darker than expected as my printer had a hissy fit and when it prints it stops and then starts and the images ae not clear etc Holly put a paper clip down there which I fished out and as the rain continues she is getting naughtier than we go.

This was another freebie image from the GEKO GALZ NEWSLETTER  and it did not print well as I said, so I made it even darker..AND we have a lot of photos as I think you get a better idea of the process...

So I started with an Alcohol ink background, and it was too small..

So I made pumpkins....

I dyed my cheesecloth black with oxide spray and hung it on the line to dry..

I started on my background with Oxide sprays...paint splatters...water...

Printed the Witch and she came out so dark I never noticed she was holding a cat...I added loads more ink and tore the edges...

And the crow again, fussy cut out and my pumpkins and witch..already to go..

Added the cheese cloth,spider web die cut and a spider and some white highlights and there we go...all done..

So thank you so much for sticking out with me and being drawn into the dark side, I will be back in a couple of days with something else from the Geko Galtz, but bright and happy..

See you..

Challenges to enter

Geko Galz Papercraft Challenge  [spooktacular] AND [ Text challenge]

Make My Monday [Fruit or egetables]

Use Your Stuff  [Pumpkins]

Monday, October 14, 2019


Hello Everyone....

I'm back with my dark side tonight...I'm posting this at night cause it feels even scarier...[add horror laughter]

This project is to enter the GEKO GALZ PAPERCRAFT CHALLENGE on Facebook..they give you the freebie if you join their newsletter, 2 of them actually, well one nearly everyday, and I have used both that I liked, but tonight is the CROW..

There he is..He was on a piece of text paper, background, but now he's not..
I fussy cut him out and popped him on a branch to read by the moonlight..

The branch is a little die I have and all the lettering was die cut out blue card stock.

The spider web dies were splattered with silver paint and sprayed with glimmer mist..

I added a spider coming down on his silk web...

And added splatters of gold paint all over...and the background was done with oxides Spray inks and shimmer sprays..

Okay, you can relax now, not that scary but for me it is..

Thanks so much for stopping by, I have another to share with you too, so I will see you real soon.

Challenges to enter...

Simply Create Too Challenge  [spooky/scary]



Sunday, October 13, 2019


Hello everyone...

It is time for another challenge over at ADDICTED TO STAMPS and this time our theme is...

             ADD A PUMPKIN....
Now not everyone has a pumpkin stamp, so as a team we had a debate and as long as there is stamping on your project you can add any type of Pumpkin..fair?

For my project  I used this adorable little friend of mine called Barry, from Stampfairy, who unfortunately is long gone, but I loved her images especially this little Bear..

Barry was coloured with Faber Castell pencils and highlighted with markers..

I die cut my pumpkins,leaves, wheelbarrow....

Rake, spade, garden fork, birds on a branch and coloured them all in with markers..

I added lots of shimmer spray...

A round card for me this time with lots of dimension..

And the inside has lots of stamped leaves and pine cones and a sentiment from the Tonic Studio Kit no.12.. oh, and the little squirrel, he was going to be on the outside but I couldn't fit him in..

So there we go, thank you so much for stopping by and my DARK side will be back in a couple of days...don't get scared now..


Saturday, October 12, 2019


Hello Everyone...

More birds and a boat to share today...

Another male get well card..this background looks a lot darker than other ones I made, but I  think it is poor light..

Tried to fix it but it has gone yellow..

Once again that bird with attitude and a Marianne boat..

Real simple colouring, just the edges on the boat and birds..


And here he is again sitting on a post..

Seed beads along the bottom and a die cut grass with a sand dune, inked with the swipe technique on linen card stock, this time with Altenew crisp Inks " Vanilla cream" 

And a side view..

I have found a better place to photograph now in this season change..these were not an example, but not too bad.

Thanks so much for stopping by...coming back in a day or so with something dark to share..


Friday, October 11, 2019


Hello Everyone...

Some more birds to share, so easy to colour with a dauber and tiny bit of ink...

Swiped background on linen card stock, sand pipers and bull rushes and an easier way to colour them...cut in green card and colour the tips much quicker as they cut quite thin and rip easy..

And my little Sand pier from Marianne them.

There is the card all put together...a male style get well card..

A few added gems for some sparkle..

So there we 2 of my holidays and I over did everything..stood crafting too long, gardened too long, ate too much chocolate, but having a wonderful time..

Thanks for stopping by, looks like rain today so that will be good for the garden....see you soon..


Thursday, October 10, 2019


Hello Everyone..

I'm here to share my sea birds now...from swans and frogs onto Sea birds..

These are more new dies from Buddly Crafts..Marianne Creatables and I love them.

These would be my favourite birds..die wise..
I am also enjoying making the frame to go around these style of cards...

I love this guy especially..he looks to me like he has attitude...

I used a Marianne fence die cut in half and inked up and lots of micro beads..
Made my sand dunes with MFT hill die in kraft..and inked that up too..

Mmmm..seems to be a bit blurry or my glasses need a wash..

Great birds and had a lot of fun making about 15 of this style..will share randomly but not all of them..

Thanks so much for stopping by..I'm on holiday now for 15 days so going to do anything I want or nothing at all..


Wednesday, October 9, 2019


Hello Everyone....

Spring is here and I live close to the sea...

We don't get snow here in Napier..too hot, but on this day last week we got thunder,lightening, hail and the temp dropped 10oC in minutes...

Just sayin'...

This is not is hail stones..

Lightening show was spectacular..constantly.

I think this is a snowman..I could be Grandson made it with the hail..

Orchards suffered...

My new landscaping venture came to a halt...

Killed my plants

and stopped traffic up my road.. and one broken wind sceen..

And that is all she wrote..