Wednesday, October 27, 2021


 Hello everyone,

I've had a lovely wee break, didn't go anywhere and didn't do anything, except a bit of craft and some cooking for the freezer, new neighbors are moving in down the back house, a 24 year old with FOUIR KIDS..I have nothing to say on that subject, I must learn to be kind and give her /them the benefit of the doubt..[Hmphf..]

So onto todays challenge over at Little Red Wagon and our lovely JAN is our hostess and she has made it quite clear..ANYTHING OUTSIDE.. projects...not indoors..

So who do you think I have heaps of fun with outside...Barry of course..and we went fishing..

I coloured my little friend with pencils..I'm so comfortable using pencils with him..

There he is, looking quite surprised that a fish is on his

I found this die in my stash from who knows where, and die cut it out and added coconuts
by punching with a hand held punch some small circles..

Also die cut extra fish, coloured then and squeezed them into the bucket where I had made a slit..

Has all my components together, and notice I cut Barry's little island off by his feet and gave him a bigger beach to fish from..

Used my Nuvo  drops for the foam on the waves and highlight on my critters with white gel pen.....

And a appropriate sentiment for Barry, as he always looks surprised..

So added clouds and sun, seagulls and a crab...

And the crab is helping by carrying a fish..
Such a fun time I had making this card, I just love Barry with all his fun
expressions which are always the same...

So there we go, if you have outdoor projects and want to share,
 just pop over HERE  and you will be good to go..

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


Challenges to enter....

Cardz 4 Guys  [any animal]

Lemon Shortbread  [anything goes]

Saturday, October 23, 2021


 Hello everyone,

I'm really excited to share this project which took quite a few days and a lot of fussy cutting to make..and I LOVED every minute of it and been sittin here just waiting for the right time to share when I'm not so busy, so here we go..and I'm so sorry there are lots of photos, I just couldn't stop...


So it all started with this box my Daughter gave me, she gets this posh face care stuff.

And Autumn is my favourite season although you know I'm in late Spring over here..
I had to go for Autumn, and found these images on the nets, printed, coloured and fussy cut them all out..

But first...painting...coat one...

Layer one...

Layer 2..

Layer 3...and 4

Birdhouse's turn..

Now they match....

lots of black splatter too, for texture and more natural look..

All dry and now to the squirrels and acorns..

The acorns were easy with sponge daubers to add the colour, then a thick coat of clear embossing powder so they become thick and strong..

The squirrels coloured with markers and are not this orange..

Time for gluing down all the leftovers I could find that would go well with this project..

I bunched leaves together and glued an acorn on..

Added some to the birdhouse along with the leaves and those cute squirrels..

Gosh, I had a lots of leaves done in my tray and I love this little fellow getting up there to get his acorn..

I die cut some toadstools and sponge coloured...

Then added gold splatters to lighten the box a bit..

And glued leaves and acorns inside...

Put the birdhouse in there and added more leaves and the toadstools...

And there it is sitting in my garden [ but just for photos]

So there we go, Thank you so much for stopping by..
I'm taking a few days off and will see you next week..


Challenges to enter,,,,

Creative Moments  [ anything goes]

Crafty Creations  [anything goes]

Unicorn Challenge  [Autumn and or/Halloween]

Friday, October 22, 2021


 Hello everyone,

Tag Tuesday has a new challenge up and as I have finished all my Halloween stuff and inching into Christmas stuff, I have had to put my mind in a different place and make one more tag...and to make things really easy I found this freebie to use  from BECCY'S PLACE..just go over, right click and save..

My goodness, she is a fright isn't she...

I would not want to find her behind my bedroom door...all coloured up with my markers, three greens and they all going dry [sigh] and her old decayed teeth..eek..and bloodshot eyes..she don't have a lot going for her..

Added Bats, then covered them up with TH spider web and spider..

But I had to do something for the poor old crone, so I gave her a pretty gold ribbon tied with gold twine..

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


Challenges to enter...

Tag Tuesday [Halloween]

Crafty Gals Corner  [Halloween colours]

Fab n Funky  [Halloween]

Thursday, October 21, 2021


 Hello everyone,

Well, I did say I had one more Halloween project to share, but not scary just colourful and it is for my DT project over at AS YOU LIKE IT  and the theme there is in the title, Favourite Animal or Critter..theme chosen by our lovely SARAH

For me it is a critter every time and my cat is my world so it is her, a cat..and then I made this and you cannot see my cat????

This one was water coloured with my el cheapo paints and I love them..

Made my moon...

Die cut houses and added yellow card behind the windows...

A fence, bats and smoke to come from the chimneys..

Spooky branch and bats...

Gave the houses some eerie glow with Antique linen oxide ink.

Glued everything in place

and added my critter, my Holly, perching on the fence in the dark night watching bats flying home..

Well, we don't have bats here, somewhere in the country they probably have, but where I am I don't..we have birds that fly home at night and make a lot of noise about it, and she does sit there watching and scare the daylights out of my, so I shut the curtains and hope for the best..

So here is my card all done on the outside..

And on the inside I used  die and inked around it to make some interest as it is black inside..

And added a white BOO..

All done and.. has gone already..

We are sponsored by "Fantastic Ribbons"

So what do you like best..People or critters,
 Don't forget to lets us know if you enter the challenge..

And a wee photo of Hadley with his Halloween wall hanger I made him, just wish they wouldn't tell him to say

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


Challenges to enter...

Challenges to enter....

Crafting Happiness Challenges  [colour challenge purple, orange, green, black..]