Friday, June 9, 2023

GDT #2

 Hello everyone,

I'm back on this Friday with another project for my Guest spot at Last Minute Manda  and this time I have several projects using the one set, same Bear...

This fun little fellow is called Bentley Rain or Shine  

Bentley in the garden, lots of die cutting for this one, but definitely 
something I love..

And this one he is playing in the puddles and sailing his boat in the gutter.
the water is an upside down cloud die cut thin..

And Bentley sitting up in the rain clouds and for the life of me I could find my more masculine plain MB umbrella,
 so girly one it was!! [sorry Bentley]

And there are the three cards together, no sentiment,
I think it is easier to add them later..

Just a little process I did. I sponged on some modelling paste
to give these cloud some texture..


and for Bentley's garden card I die cut these flowers, one at a time,
 and added yellow centers and they matched pretty near perfect..

And leftover leaves, this is the end of them, 
so another leaf making day coming up..


And now the big one, always have to have a bigger one..

So this time I wanted a bigger scene..

So another very lone 12 inch slimline..4 x12

I printed one little [Bentley] bear smaller than the other to make them look like brothers..
Then coloured and glued them together, overlapping slightly.

Remember the rain drops with glossy accents..squirt and flick!..squirt and flick!!

They work everytime..

 The cloud on top is the same cloud for the water, just cut thinner using foil paper and added the splash die cut from a dolphin set..

Cleopatra dropped in and sprawled herself all over the place ..

I'll just work around her until she moves..

Then my wee Bears were popped into place..

after adding all those cute little ducks waddling along with their mum..
I was DONE!
This time I did add sentiments gold embossed onto black card..

" When life gives you a rainy day "
"play in the puddles!"

Thank you so much for stopping by,

I'll see you on Monday, hopefully I have something exciting to share..


Challenges to enter..

Paper Minutes   [Animals]

Thursday, June 8, 2023


 Hello everyone,

It's that time again, Wednesday has crept up pretty fast so time for a new challenge over at..

LITTLE RED WAGON and out hostess is the fabulous Doni and she is looking for..

THINGS THAT explanation needed here, if it fly's, it is good to go..

and all these guys fly, they are so fun and my friend Brenda sent them to me and I couldn't wait to play, so stamped and made a fun card and it has sat in my file for a month waiting to share, and today is the day..

After they were stamped and coloured, I fussy cut them out and started on my card base..

Just had to share, how sad, ha ha ha .I cannot waste anything.

I needed two fence posts and this log die was perfect...

I also wanted heaps of clouds ...

Holly eyeing up those birds..I used a black pen for the line and didn't care if it went crooked..

Hello baby girl..

I stamped a tiny sentiment on this tiny tag and "tied" it on the line.

There it is standing up..

and laying down and pretty flat for postage..

And there's my crazy birds sitting on a fence..

Come on over and join in with us if you can.

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


Challenges to enter...

Paper Minutes   [animals]

Crafty Animals  [ anything goes but with an animal]

Crafters Cafe   [animals]

Tuesday, June 6, 2023


 Hello everyone,

Tuesday morning where I am and we had the most wicked thunder and lightening last night and a downpour like you wouldn't believe......then it stopped, just like that, and this morning it is really cold..

[ she says sitting here with the door open]...but it just has to be a lot colder for me to put a heater on.

So, today I'm sharing a couple of tags that I made on Friday I think..

These sheets of papers were an A4 that I used as an over spray catcher..

I love the colours, so cut the sheet, then had two, put them in my backgrounds basket,
 now I'm using them.. and after gluing them onto white card for stability, trimming and clipping the corners, they were ready to go..

My turtle shell die cut on leftover sprayed card I made..

His body too, die cut and embossed.

Time for some smooshing, I want my things to look old..

And now they do..
what fun it is to smoosh, it comes out different everytime.

The lighthouses made me very happy with their colours..

I loved the turtles too, gave them a little dip in my liquid mess..

Now the anchors were okay, BUT, they were cut with a matt foil and the smooshed inks didn't want to stick, they would eventually, but I'm not good at waiting..

So I had a neat idea to clear embossing them, carefully, and I thought I was, but, I used white instead, didn't read the label,,oh dear, most the ink disappeared so I dipped them onto left over ink while still hot and pressed then down...

and ended up with a very cool feel, look and colour..
you can see the impression in the ink where some of them embossing sort off came off.

Moving on..seagulls getting glued on..

Then made my clusters to stick on using the netting, lighthouse, turtle and anchor..
after that added the shells and straws all inked up..

This tiny piece of sea sponge was caught in the nett and I pulled in half then just had to use it..

So it got poked right in there at the bottom..

And there we have two tags for the price of one..
What a great day that was, I love nautical stuff..
Thank you so much for stopping by,
I'll see you tomorrow..


Challenges to enter....

Tag Tuesday   [Nautical]

Use your Stuff   [anything goes]

Classic Design   [anything goes]


Monday, June 5, 2023


 Hello everyone,

Well, that weekend went fast, I got a few bits done and the time flew..

Everything is back to normal again, the cat will stress but she will be fine..

I have my lounge back..

The Autumn sun shining through the doors and window..

The boy came home from the work week he went on
 and she was straight in there..

They had their beautiful, sweet moment...

Then I got my moment...
move that keyboard, I'm sitting here and looking out the window and I'm not talking to you!!

She will change her tune when dinner time comes round..ha ha ha..and she did..

A bunch of new dies to try out and label up..

These ones were okay.

and finished up my GDT projects, photographed edited and filed,
 so, all ready for the next 7 weeks.

And that my friends was that really..

Thank you so much for stopping by..
I'll see you tomorrow and we will run from there..