Thursday, 31 December 2015

Market Washed out

The Mangawhai Gala, a once a year event will be washed out tomorrow so 6 months of preparation by most crafters ( including moi ) . Will need to find a new venue pretty quick as I made loads of 2016 calendars !!

Thursday, 17 December 2015


A departure from Christmas cards for the Creative Craft Cottage Digi challenge. I used a colour combination not normally chosen and enjoyed the change.

The sponsor for this challenge is Oak Pond Creations
The Prize for the lucky winner is 3 Digi Images

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Flowers CCC Digi Challenge

This week's card for the CCC Digi Design Team.

Sponsor for this challenge is All Dressed Up Stamps using Magical Woodland image

Sunday, 15 November 2015

2016 Calendars

Seems like I have been making calendars for weeks on end getting ready for a market. I bought 30 calendar pads at the Brisbane Craft fair so have been getting them onto decorated card. Along with making Christmas cards it has been a busy time !

Friday, 16 October 2015

Beach Babe

CCC Digi Challenge this fortnight pushed my skills for colouring flesh!

This fortnight's Sponsors

Monday, 5 October 2015

Sympathy Card for CCC Digi

Loved the Paisley design provided by the sponsor for this week's challenge. Tag It !

This fortnight's Sponsor

The prize for the lucky winner 
of this challenge is 
a $10 worth of digital stamps 
of their choice from 
Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Early Christmas for Overseas postings

Made a start on the early Christmas cards ready for overseas posting. They had to be small 'ish' and flat to match up with the postal rates. I had far more supplies than I thought so no need to go looking for extras.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Shabby Nurse

My contribution for the CCC Digi Design Team is the Shabby Nurse

CCC Digi challenge
with the theme Anything Goes.

This fortnight's Sponsor


Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Time for Tea

Making some more wall art for the Market. This one is for a kitchen. Isn't it always time for tea?

Monday, 17 August 2015

Sunday, 9 August 2015


Doing some single flags and banners for wall art. These two are a sample.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

One of the bunch

This weekend did a bunch of cards and pennants too numerous to photograph so this is one of the bunch. Used some of the toppers I got in the UK over 3 years ago. Does the stash last forever ???

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Couple o' Kiwis

My stocks need replenishing of Kiwi themed cards so put together these two today. All the nature colours and used the computer to create some lettering.

Friday, 17 July 2015

Hibiscus Girl

Anything Goes is our latest challenge theme
on CCC Digi Creations.

This fortnight's Sponsor is Stitchy Bear . My effort for the design team is Hibiscus Girl

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Get Well

These french style toppers were inspiring. The colour was unusual but managed to get a good match for the Get Well card.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Thinking of You

Made a couple of cards that would do for illness or misfortune so ... " thinking of you " . All to add to the stock for the sale in January.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

3 of a kind

This challenge sponsored by Aurora Wings. Loved the image and enjoyed doing this as a   stretch goal.

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Ribbon and Roses

Had a bit of a break for the last couple of weeks but back in the craft room again and enjoying the few new things bought in the last fortnight. Many rolls of discounted ribbon at Spotlight and a few cute bits in the bargain bins at the Red Shed. Bought some wider ovals dies and this card really made good use of them.

Monday, 15 June 2015

CCC Digi - Not quite straight

My sample for the next CCC Digi Challenge. Check out Bugaboo for seriously cute images  :

Not Quite Straight is our latest 
challenge theme here on CCC Digi Creations.

This fortnight's Sponsor is

The prize for the lucky winner 
of this challenge is 7 Digi Images 
of your choice from Bugaboo Stamps.

Friday, 12 June 2015

Hot Pink Frame

This frame centres on a quote recently bought as a stamp. I covered the mat board with paper. Lots of clashing patterns is the trend right now. These ones are at least colour related. A few butterflies and it was done.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Birdie Birthday

Mellow yellow and pink do go well together. I cut the sentiment stamp in two to fit the space on the heart.

Saturday, 6 June 2015


This blog just topped 1000 views since I started. It was a bit of a shot in the dark so I'm well pleased.Thanks to all visitors for following this 'experiment'. Anne

Monday, 1 June 2015


Sponsor for this fortnights challenge at CCC Digi is Oak Pond Creations. Cute images.
This mouse and crow was a pleasure to work on. The theme was Layer it up.

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Mustard for a male

My Dad loves mustard on most meats so that is the colour I chose for his 88th Birthday Card. The little envelope came in a set of journaling embellishments. Inside is the greeting. I put a brad on the envelope flap. Made this today at a cropping day here in Kaiwaka with a group of scrap booking ladies. Perfect activity for a wet and chilly country Sunday !

Friday, 29 May 2015

Girly Birthdays

Lots of Birthdays set for June. One teenager and several middle-agers. The new set of oval dies that arrived this week helped the teen image complete in the scalloped frame. A new embossing folder used on the blue card looks great and I'll try to use more of the folders on my next projects. I did manage to get the blue bells upside down though!!!

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Pattern Mash

Tried the pattern mash / clash that is catching on. As long as the colours relate it seems to work!!

Friday, 22 May 2015

Golfing Wall Art

The cataract operation has improved my vision no end. I had this one partly prepared before the operation but finished it off yesterday. The image was given to me by Jacqui McQueen in the UK almost 3 yrs ago and I have been wanting to use it in more than a card so here we are !

Friday, 15 May 2015

CCC Digi Creations theme - Monochrome

Here is my contribution to the latest challenge at CCC Digi Creations 
with the theme -  Monochrome.
Our sponsor was Aurora Wings so take a look at all their fabulous Digital Stamps.

Sunday, 10 May 2015

3 for the boys

Lots of Male cards going out this month so have done 3 for the boys. Still sorting out the stash so it was good to 'find' a few missing elements to use this week.