Thursday, March 30, 2023


 Hello everyone,

Time for a new challenge over at Little Red Wagon and this week our hostess is the fabulous Kate and her theme is... We Are The Champions - congratulations.. 

I wanted to colour on this day and was going through digis etc when a memory popped into my mind and I remembered Barry.,did a small search in my files and there he was, just what I was thinking about.

and here he is, not a lot of pictures for this one, just a snap or two at the end..

Barry was coloured up with markers, his cheeks with a pencil.
The ground was pencil too which I smudged..
I added the sentiment on the PC before printing the image..

Done, nice and easy almost clean and simple..

So try and pop over with your congratulations project 

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


Wednesday, March 29, 2023


 Hello everyone,

I had a request for making a Birthday card for a keen traveler and had a lot of fun making this with free pictures, fussy cutting, die cutting, and stamping just a great time..

I started with stamps and stamped these neat postage
 stamps many times in black ink onto tags..

Then dirtied up the edges..

Splattered them..

Then if that wasn't enough I smooshed them in water down distress ink..
Then I was happy..

Then layered this card up, with the globe die cut, printed loads of pictures and fussy cut them,
cut the New Zealand out, suitcases and film strip..
looks really thick but it wasn't as it had to be sent overseas, everything printed and cut in paper not card stock, that is the difference.

The inside! just a printed image and an oval die cut for writing on..

added " Happy Birthday" in gold embossing on black and the lettering to spell DAD.. and a disk at the bottom..
" Have a happy day"..

So there we go..

Thank you so much for stopping by..
I'll be back later with a DT project..

See you then..


Tuesday, March 28, 2023


 Hello everyone,

A retirement card today, easel, male, loves flowers and gardening..

Started this one with die cutting garden tools..

Then flowers and boots...but cut the flowers off the boots.

Now layering the boots up to make then thick..

Coloured with markers...

Cut the tools out of brown card stock and paper pieced them
 back onto the silver [ metal..]

Printed a picture out..

and built the easel letting the fence, flowers and sentiment do the propping..

Die cut the word retirement.

added some secateurs.

something missing, it wasn't grabbing me..

Water coloured these flowers and added a yellow center..
then I knew..a dragonfly..

And that is what I added, and it made me happy, a beautiful die cut and colourted Dragonfly.

It just seemed to bring the background forward a bit, in a manner of speaking..

So there we go..

Thank you so much for stopping by..
I'll catch you tomorrow..


Challenges to enter...

Dragonfly Dreams   [outdoors]

Sunday, March 26, 2023


 Hello everyone,

I didn't think I was going to get back this weekend but here I am, back from Hadley's 5th Birthday party, boy do those kids get a lot of stuff these days..and the food and balloons and bouncy castles and just stuff all over the yard to play with, what a great day..

Made a Steampunk tag using up left over top hats, just had to..

I had five fussy cut hats left over, so, decided on a tag.

First spray, vintage photo..

second spray.. Forest Moss then Lumberjack plaid..

Then made mess..
 but it worked in the end, I added a metallic paint and it went splotchy.

But looks rather cool..

Glued on three of the hats...

Into my embellishments..

Made my decision, plus some gears..

Painted them black after gluing together to make a focal point..

Then with a DRY brush brushed on some metallic paint in brass

Went over that with gold..

And we have dimension...

And the end result..after gold splatters of ink and a length of black raffia
threaded through.. 

So there we go..
Thank you so much for stopping by..

I ate too much junk food at the party,
 think I would have learned by now wouldn't you..


Challenges to enter..

 Tag Tuesday   [your favourite them - steampunk for me]

Di's Digidesign  [mixed media]

Saturday, March 25, 2023


 Hello everyone,

Okay, I may be getting carried away now, but I cannot stop, really, I cannot..

More coasters, Steampunk set 2..

More fabulous thick papers, no need to add all sorts of backing etc..

I cut circles, then shapes with images , I may use them or not..

Found some very cool images,
 love that hat, and fussy cut them all out..

I cut one penny farthing and nearly ended up in a dark room for a lay down,
 what a sod to cut, so cutting one was it!!..

But those hats, [deep sigh..] 
they were perfect and already coloured...bonus.

Here you go, have a free hat, click, then right click and save

So, the hats started going on..and only the one bike..
and nothing else, nothing else was needed..

Then sanding the edges began, another nightmare sometimes, I inhaled the dust and nearly choke to death, so turned the fan on to blow it away, or keep it down really..

Sanded and sealed..

Stacked up ready to go..

The penny farthing one could be a finding waldo coaster..

So there go, thank you so much for stopping by.
have a great weekend and I'll see you Monday..


Challenges to enter....

Through the Purple Haze   [anything goes]

The Corrosive Challenge   [anything goes]

Ellibelles Crafty Wednesday   [anything goes]