Thursday, February 22, 2024


 Hello everyone,

Time a new challenge over at As You Like It  and sharing your favourite between, Masculine or Feminine.. and oh,boy, mine has to be masculine .I love the masculine themes and love Nautical, as you already know..

These papers are so thick and gorgeous and I didn't really
forget I had them I just had them in another place and finally had
a shelf tidy and found them again, so they are now in my Nautical box.

I made this piece of card stock and die cut out my huge anchor, love this one..

Getting sorted...

adding washi tape just for interest..

and started getting carried away, as you do.

This a fabulous die cut, cut it twice for dimension..

Oval in place...

anchor on the ovall

and some Nuvo drops here and there and the card got a gentle tap
to flatten the drops out..and I was DONE!

We are sponsored by Lawn Fawn with a $25 voucher..

So do come on over and share your favourite and don't forget to tell us why..

Thank you so much for stopping by...

I'll see you tomorrow...



 Hello everyone,

Wednesday has come around again and time for a new challenge over at Little Red Wagon  and JanR is our fabulous hostess this time and her theme is....Off The Edge..have an element extend past the edge of your project [ just a little bit is fine]

Sometimes, I have a lot of stuff going on with my cards, well, most times, and things fall over my edges a lot, sometimes they don't, this time only a little bit..

I started with die cutting and not really knowing where I was going..

but I love mushrooms and snails and then things started to fall into place..

I cut fern leave sand water coloured them, that is a real neat thing to do..

and the snail, 
so much quicker than any colouring medium
 apart maybe from spraying but you have more control here..

just slap it on and let it dry a bit before more colour goes on..

and in the end, you have all these fun elements to put on a card or in a journal.

sorting papers, and oh, yum to these Mintay papers, all woody and floral.

reverse side, so good to use scraps here so you get both sides
 working together, or just chop it then flip it, be brave.

one panel done..

inside the card and more scrappy snippets.

Fern leaves going on..

Mushrooms and more ferns and PAPER CUT, PAPER CUT..
Ooo, a deep...ouch.

got that sorted, and all my bits glued down and I left the smallest
bit of overhang with my ferns..

Used some more of these awesome stickers to make a sentiment...

along with this gorgeous die from mt friend Vicki from
stamped smiles,

here's a close up the water colouring, no skill needed..


So come on over HERE  and join in..

Thank you so much for stopping by..
I'll be back later with another DT post, see you then..


Monday, February 19, 2024


 Hello everyone,

I was given two little boxes that had dog collars in them, or something to do with dogs, a funny shape sort of rectangle and the lid covers the bottom completely which made covering it like it was...difficult.

I lifted the lids a little here..

So what to do with them...

The challenge is on..

take off the lids, flipp them over..

re arrange them and glue them into place...

Hold on tight as they strong little boxes,
 very thick hard stuff, can't even cut them..

Hello, look who popped in..

Found some scraps and made little covers for them...

reinforced the corner only cosmetic..

then I had to wait, someone took a nap..

I inked the top edges, then all the edges..

and wrapped washi tape around...not straight.

The lids are a smidgeon taller than the base, but I didn't care, I was just playing..

and tadaaa.. a glue, tweezers and pick holder..

Something useful out of something that would have been biffed.

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


Saturday, February 17, 2024


Hello everyone,

Saturday morning here at the time I'm writing this post, and I'm pretty excited..

I have a new upright deepfreeze arriving with drawers for all my veges, I'm like a squirrel saving it's nuts for the winter, but I grow a lot and it makes sense to freeze then I always have stuff on hand.. 

My chest freezer [ although small ]  is great for the meat a bigger stuff but I loose my little packets of veges like baby food...I LOVE baby food, I eat it like soup!! I'm feeling a little peckish, better get on with my post..

Tags is the subject today..nautical of course, that bug is still hanging around..

Oh,my, look at this Anchor, what a beauty he is and really big..

after die cutting I coloured him with markers and ink..

the extra ropes I coloured and inked and glued them in place,
3 times, until I figure out I was doing it wrong, but all sorted in the end..

picked out my papers...

and found more pads on a site in Australia
love,love,love.these.. so guess who went sever shopping..

After I picked the base I ripped up scraps to add on..

and the best bit is, they were the reverse side..

added my giant anchor ..

Then sorted through my fussy cut outs from this book.

made reinforcing rings using a tiny die from Magnolia stamps..

second tag getting sorted..

Gluing time, and need birds..

Love my birds, nautical and birds..

I think this is where they need to go..

Bit closer..


And no splatter, I must have forgot or
could have possibly been no room, these are pretty loaded..

So there we go..
Thank you so much for stopping by..
I'm off for some toast, then check the gap in the garage again, make sure it is just right//
I'll see you tomorrow or Monday..
Have an awesome weekend..


Challenges to enter....

Creative Inspirations    [anything goes]

Creative Knockouts   [ dies,/punches/stencils]

Ellibelles crafty Wednesday   [anything goes]