Saturday, August 15, 2020


Hello everyone..

Hope you are all safe and well in this worrying time..
Have you jumped on the band wagon yet and started your slimline cards?

I never thought I would, but gave it a go and really liked them, the postage is great as they a slim, my squares ones are very expensive to here are some progress pictures and a card..

First off my Dina Wakely sprays arrived, my second order, who knows where the first order is, but I'm loving playing with these ones.. and made some glossy fun backgrounds...

  Added white ink circles with toilet rolls, textures paste, stamps,and splatters..they dry very fast too...

Die cut my HELLO letters out 5 times and glued together in black card stock then splattered them with white ink...

Die cut the chicken wire and saved all those silver shapes that fell out..

For my next project..

Made the inside sort of grungy by swiping my ink pad across..

Added the chicken wire which cut twice and joined together to stretch across the card...

Add my HELLO and a few cogs, wooden ones that I painted and inked..

Little black gems scattered around...

Then added a Birthday sentiment that I stamped and gold embossed...

So there we go, I LOVE making male cards and my stash is getting bigger and bigger..

Thanks so much for stopping by  and I will see you tomorrow..


Challenges to enter...

AUD sentiments  [Anything goes plus a sentiment]

Lemon Shortbread  [Anything goes]

Thursday, August 13, 2020


Hello everyone,

[ Edited..Covid just climbed to 17 cases..]

Well, after being so laid back, content and happy for so many days and weeks, New Zealand has 4 more cases of covid 19, and these people have no recollection of where they have been ,who they have been with, so they could have taken this virus anywhere in the country, as we were free to travel through New Zealand,  6 in one family 4 have, 2 didn't..may not be life threatening to them, but how far has it been now I am back on level 2, so if I have not urgent visits any where I stay at home, for me, no big deal, I have enough stuff in this room and in my freezer to last a life time..but my heart goes out to those who struggled so much last time and now it starts all over again for them..and my thoughts and prayers go to all who are struggling, but we must think about the future, be strong and hope it will all end soon..

Okay, back to business..and another Anniversary card..

Very much the same as the other one..I keep all these dies in a tray when I'm making these sort of card so I just keep cutting and layering then all up..

I love my flowers and cannot wait till I can get more, my parcel of flowers is missing that I ordered in May, so I'm trying to be patient, it was a lot of money to spend on flowers..

And here is another one, thought I would add a few extra cards in this post as I made several in one day..

These pretty flowers are lighter in colour, same leaves, which is long die of leaves and I snip them off individually..

So there go, that will do for today and I will see you in a couple..

Thanks so much for stopping by..take care everyone..


Tuesday, August 11, 2020


Hello everyone..

Well, I am back to old blogger, that new one changed it's mind all the time, then my photos started loading in extra large, so had to go back and change that, then they loaded in their order not mine, so my step by step were all over the place and I really did not like to add one photo at a until it gets sorted out and behaves itself I'm back to old and reliable, just like

Today I have an anniversary card to share, been making a few of those lately as my stash was very low and I like to keep ahead....

For the center of the card I layered up several lace frame dies and stamped my sentiment..

Added loads of flowers and leaves with inked edges using my Nuvo gold mousse..

Played with my beautiful papers which I have shown before..from Kaisercraft..

Made sure I kept all my bits n bobs handy in dishes and baskets as I had a day of mass producing..

And a side view..was not sure on the green roses but I got used to them after their edges were moussed up..

Thanks so much for stopping by..


Thursday, August 6, 2020


Hello everyone..

I'm off the couch and every muscle I own and a few more which were not there the other but are there now, hurt..I did too much..but hopefully when I'm finished it will even up the space..then I can go up to the beach and gets some stones to finish..talking of the beach, brings me to my nautical project today..

My mixed media Anchor

So I purchased these MDF board shapes online and [ like the Seahorse] changed then up a bit..after adding modelling paste as my glue then covered all of this Anchor with these stones..

Making sure every inch of it was covered and pressed it down firmly...

Then sprinkled on brown glitter to fill the tiny gaps and plus.. I love a good sparkle..

Then painted it all black..bye bye glitter..

Oh, there is some still poking through..

Time to spray..this is fast and so satisfying.. instant colour and happiness..

I had already sorted my embellishments out...

   Tied the ribbons and twine through the top..


Added my adorable turtle that I actually bought at the local book shop..along with baby blue pearls shells and flowers..

This shows the colours of the stones after spraying....

And here is the end result..what fun this was to make and cannot wait to do another, but first I need to try slimline cards so they will be popping up soon.

Thanks so much for stopping by..


Challenges to enter..

Sisterhood of Crafters  [Ocean/Beachy]

Tuesday, August 4, 2020


Hello everyone..

I've had a big day in my back garden today and I'm suffering, I just could not stop and I kept telling myself enough is enough, but I kept going and I am stiff and sore now and to honest it does not look that great yet as I ran out of stones and there are still bricks laying around....but, there is always tomorrow and I will get it done.

I have a Rooster thank you card to share today..the colours look a bit funny, must have been the light that day or too much foil..

So here he is, all staunch and proud..not a lot of colouring on this one as he is white but went round the edges of him with a grey pencil..but coloured his wattle under his beak and the comb on top of his head..[I googled]

All the leaves are die cuts from a Tonic Studio card kit ages ago and cut them out using some foil cardstock from my stash..the chicken wire was cut with the silver grey card stock..

I love the gingham papers and water colour papers too, added the thanks sentiment and it went off to it's new home and she was delighted..

So there go, I'm popping this on schedule as I don't think I will get back up off this couch today..
Thanks so much for stopping by, and I'll see you tomorrow..


Challenges to enter..

All Fun Challenges  [anything goes]

Dragonfly Dreams [anything goes]

2 Crafty Critter Crazies  [anything goes with a critter]

Digi Doodles Studio Challenge  [Things with wings]

Sunday, August 2, 2020


Hello everyone,

Time for another new challenge with 613 Avenue Create  and our theme this time is "Washi Tape ".use some washi tape on your project foiled or matt, if you have some, or be  like me and spend your savings over at Altenew and buy a roll of the stuff with a stamp set and matching about enthusiastic..but something I really really needed..and the theme is optional of course.

And made yet again three cards...

So here is what arrived from Altenew in only 6 days from America to New Zealand..
the dies match the stamps and also match most of the flowers on the washi tape..which is 6inches wide and so gorgeous..the other die set in the middle is amazing too, such a great size and you get three flower dies..and then of course I added inks and yellow stick on, sheez I cant remember what you call them, but you can see what they are..

So I started by laying out the washi onto card stock, yes, I got wrinkles as I was in too much of a hurry but you can spread them out using a bone folder and beside the washi just lifts up and you can move it around..

Lined up the die and BOOM, beautiful detail and already for a clean and simple card..

Lined up not too bad..

These are the sets of flower from the washi that there are dies for..

So card number one..I embossed the back panel with a brick wall STENCIL as I do not have an embossing folder and it work pretty well..added the die cut washi flowers and some gorgeous clear gems from Nuvo..

Number two, another stencil embossed, circle frame and gems..and the biggest floral die cut..

Number three, brick wall and three of the smallest die cuts..

And the three cards together..

I had so much fun playing with these and will definitely make more for my stash..

Thank you so much for stopping by, I'm off to play with more stencils and do more embossing..then have some lunch and off out this arvo with my daughter to K


The office cat feeling the chill today..

Saturday, August 1, 2020


Hello everyone..

Welcome to my second post for today, my first is just a scroll down and very cute..

This time we are over at Christmas Crafts All Year Round  and our theme, yes, we have a theme, and it is..

Fall/Autumn my teamies have come up with very clever ideas, like jumpers and packages and my brain just went to kraft card stock and a pre coloured image..

Such a sweet little Angel..with pinecones, raffia bow ,berries, pine branches, Christmas sentiment die cut..there's quite a bit of stuff going on here..

I used my glitter texture paste and did stenciling...

And it came out so nice on Kraft..

There's some sparkle showing here...and I liked it so much..

I made three of them..

So there we go, welcome to August and and themed challenge at CCAYR..thank you so much for stopping by and I will be back tomorrow with another DT post, So I will see  you then..

                                  Luv CHRISSYxx