Friday, April 12, 2024


 Hello everyone,

So, I was feeding Holly and her food that she just loves, is Dine, 4 tubes of mousse that you squeeze into her dish or just lay her in your arms and she will swill it down like a baby..anyway, back to her food, I was looking at these packets for along time..

 and knew something would eventually pop into my head,

 and it did..

and I covered the front and back with papers, trimmed and inked...
added embellishments, tickets, photos, lace, stickers tags inside, all sorts of stuff happened and ended up with all these...



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I am now addicted to these I have made many more, 
I am loving the vintage journey and hope my train never stops..

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you enjoyed
 what you can do with cat food pouches...

I'll see you tomorrow..


Challenges to enter....

Crafty Gals Corner    [anything goes]

Crafts Galore Encore challenge   [anything goes]

Rabisco challenge [anything goes]

Wednesday, April 10, 2024


 Hello everyone,

A new week, well, a new Wednesday, so technically it's the middle of the week, but no matter what day it is or where it should be, today is Little Red Wagon  challenge day, and our lovely Kate is in charge and her theme, which is a goodie....PHOTOGRAPH = inspired by a photo of your choice - and PLEASE include your photo that has inspired you whatever you like project...

This our pond in Clive Square Napier..

And this is Clive Square Gardens..
and this is where my inspiration came from..
We have the beach at one end of town, and these gardens down the other end of town..

again, I'm using a wooden lid off a skin card box set..
and found these stickers

My Marriane Design water lily dies..

You know this project is not small don't you,
 you are here for wee while...

first off, primed my wood..

Several times to get good covered..

Die cut all my water lily's. 

and with a dauber coloured with oxide inks yellow and pink..

Leaves the same, inked them..

The Dragon fly.......................inked.

Done, and far too many and you know me, I had to use them all!!!

So, after adding blue paint, darker at the bottom fading to very light up top,

 it was time to start adding stuff..

Water lily's first....

The Dragon flies..

I needed fish...
so, I die cut these little fish, fortunately you get several and can cut a few at a time..

they went into place after they were inked around their edges..
they are so tiny, but not difficult..

I then filled all the gaps with Glossy accents, and here, I'm trying to show you the gloss in the water..

added some sentiment strip...

"Live each day with grace and authenticity "

and here she is in all her glory..

The happiest and most memorable times in that park, with myself  and
Mum & Dad, my children, and then my Grandchildren, and
now Great Grandchildren.. and I still love it there..

so come on,
 find a photo, make something and come on over and join us HERE

Thank you so much for stopping by...
I'll see you in a few,..


Challenges to enter....

Dream Valley Challenges    [Spring Colours ]

Allsorts Challenge   [For the love of animals or anything goes]

A Perfect Time to Craft    [anythin goes]

Beautiful Blossoms Challenge   [anything blooms goes optional mood board]

Crafty Animals    [anything with animals goes]

Tuesday, April 9, 2024


 Hello everyone,

A simple and fun project today, camera issues and a lovely surprise..

I did it again, touched a button  and my pictures had to over edited to make them work, they were all over exposed and looked terrible, but I think I did okay, and have sorted the camera put now..

For my project I used a freebie picture from TLC on Facebook...

and knew these would make lovely tags, so that is what I did.

Trimmed them, matted them onto royal blue, and matted again onto yellow..
Then added a yellow strip which can make the eye see a blue strip!!...

die cut these flowers, add yellow centers, 
die cut leaves and inked them a bit..

They're all ready to go...

After adding the flower, I then stamped a sentiment onto the slightly hidden tag..


and there we go, done and in  a weird colour..

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

Oh, and my surprise...I'm being taken to a show to see Irish dancing,
Gosh, hope I can sit still, got told off last time for jiggling around in my seat..

challenges to enter....

Tag Tuesday    [Spring Flowers]

Aud Sentiments challenge   [ water colour and or Spring with sentiment]

Simon Says Stamp    [Spring Flowers]