Saturday, July 13, 2019


Hello everyone..

A beautiful hot Winters day here today [Saturday]..18oC the sun is shinning and the mowers are mowing [mine was done yesterday] and I even have washing on the line..excellent.

I made a card this afternoon as well to enter the..

Simon Monday Challenge

" Life on the Ocean Waves "..

So I die cut some cute fish and using my fingers rubbed them with gold Nuvo mousse..and the background behind the fish is an inky one with alcohol inks and gold foil..

Added a circle frame around the fish, added  Memory box vines going up!!..
Lots of shells, netting, tulle, glass beads and a rope tied in a reef knot along the bottom..

The blue background card stock was stencilled using  oxide inks and stencil...

The starfish who saved  my disaster  on my anchor chain die, I had an awful boo boo and popped that little guy there right over it.

And a collage because I can..

So there go, thank you so much for stopping by..I'm off to do tea rounds and bed rounds soon, so I will see you soon..


Thursday, July 11, 2019


Hello Everyone..

Gosh, time has been ticking along and I have been getting no where..I lost a couple of clients so had to do relieving to make up some hours, a very tiring thing to do as you do not know the people and no bond with them, so it is a bit stressful..
Anyway, onward and upward, time to share something I have made..

I called this piece.."RAINING COGS "

I found this picture of the man in the rain all painted up and ready to go..BUT..I like to mess with things so I tore around him and pasted him onto a canvas...die cut lots of cogs and started gluing..

Once everything was dryI started adding layers of paint to match what was already around the man..starting with white Gesso..

Added some teal and pale blue in layers along with a light watered down brown..

Then the or bronze...

I went with gold...

And ended up with this..the colours matched really well and you can hardly tell where one ended and the other began..

Don't like the setiment though and wished I had done it in strips, but it is stuck fast and there to stay..

Thank so much for stopping by to say day off tomorrow, gosh I cannot


Challenges to enter...

Crafty Creations  [Anythig goes]

Crafting From The Heart  [Anythig Goes]

Love To Create  [Anything mixed media goes]

Sunday, July 7, 2019


Hello everyone...

Time for a new challenge over at 613 Avenue Create and our theme is not hard, just sounded tricky..

"Use Your Country's Flag Colours " I went nautical and red/white and Blue..

New Zealand flag..

My card developed through papers..I had these nautical "do not touch" papers in my stash and broke them open..

Die cut out some stars...

Added a die cut boat and some waves

Silver embossed a Birthday sentiment..

I just cut strips of the papers so I have lots left, and my card was done in Red/White and Blue..

Thank you so much for stopping by..


Challenges to enter..

Stinkin' Inkers [stars and or stripes]

TTCRD [anything goes]

Friday, July 5, 2019


Hello Everyone..

Just a quick update on the new carpet and the exhaustion of it all..but very happy too.

Before..cream and wrinkles, holes here and there and tears..

After..fresh clean nice grey colour and no wrinkles to trip on..

My kitchen got loaded up with my craft stuff...

Both sides...the bathroom was also filled and a bit in the garage..

But it is all put away now into some new white storage..

I have my PC in there as well now..and a nice comfy chair..

Until Holly claimed it..

So I have the old dinning seat all soft and baggy.[ as you do..]

So there we go, all done thank goodness..

Thanks for popping in to say hi!..see you on the 7th with a DT project...


Monday, July 1, 2019


Hello Everyone...

This is my second post today, my first is a scroll away..down.

Today a new challenge begins over at CCAYR and our challenge is..


So I made a box....and decorated it...and added some choccies...then I ate them!!!

So here is my empty decorated box for Christmas..

I love spotty papers..I love pine cones and flowers and I love glass covered beads and gold sentiments, so here we have all that..

The box is one inch deep which is a pretty good size..and 6x6 square..

And here is the empty box..

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you will pop on over and add your gifts and presents projects, just remember no CARDS..



Hello everyone...

The 1st of July..I have three posts today and my first is always the last as that is the way your read them...usually..

So first up this time is my project for Classic Design Open Challenge

We are sponsored by The Paper Shelter and the team were able to pick some gorgeous images to play with and I chose to play with this little beauty..NICE TAN

My little fairy sitting on her leaf and rubbing in the suntan lotion...

She was coloured with my markers, a few copics and alcohol markers.

I added a hanging willow branch die cut from Memory Box and added quite a few tiny flowers from my stash..and added a cute sentiment stamped and die cut out.

So there we go, and thank you so much for stopping by....



Hello everyone..

This is my third post today and a new release from SASAYAKI GLITTER  they are not in the shop yet but getting there so I'm giving you a sneaky peak..

This release is all about " FRIENDSHIPS "
For my project I coloured with my markers and kept the card really simple..the sentiment is from my stash by Kaisercraft..

Then I coloured the girls in green

Glossied up her eyes..

And one in Pink...

and made her eyes shiny too...

There is so much gorgeous inspiration HERE so try to pop over and have a peek..

                                                    Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you soon..

                                                                          Luv CHRISSYxx