Saturday, 17 December 2016

LCC Christmas Challenge

Ah .......  the deer image I did get a lot out of this Christmas. Happy Holidays to the Design Teams and any crafters viewing this post.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Tis Christmas

A very appealing image this fortnight for the Christmas theme. I loved the wee sprite but struggled with the rest of the card. I have since reconstructed it. Mirri card can be a devil to photograph and the sparkles on the angels head are in reality much more vivid.

Angel Sprite image sponsored by Aurora Wings for CCC Digi Creations.

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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Christmas Favourite

This was my favourite card this year. I wonder who I posted it to far far away????

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Holly's Birthday

Cool image for a pre-teen birthday this fortnight. Loved the steam punk style so gave her a radical hair colour! Try the CCC Digi Creations December 1 Challenge - Anything goes !!

Image sponsored by Faery Digital Stamps

Friday, 18 November 2016

Northern Winter

The theme this month on Let's Craft and Create Blog is Winter so an image I've been holding onto for a while came in handy. Nice soft colours and a chance to use some snowflakes and sequins.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Make me laugh

Happy to make this one a funny. The festive fairy looked a bit too familiar !!

This is a CCC Digi Design Team project with the image sponsor as detailed below.

Sponsor for this image
Phyllis the Festive Fairy

Monday, 31 October 2016

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Soon Be Halloween !

Let's Craft And Create challenge this month was just right for my niece's Birthday as it is October 31. Posting it to Australia today 'cause the mail is soooooo slow !! I made the pumpkin from 3 circles edged on black ink. The window die is one I found in the UK. A fun card to create.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Hedgehog Christmas CCC Digi

This little hedgie was so cute. Great Christmas image. We needed to add a bow for the CCC Digi design. The background paper really made the theme.

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Saturday, 1 October 2016

CCC Digi Fairy

This fairy was a nice feminine image so used a doily theme. Managed to find some patterned paper to match and had plenty of doily dies to make the embellishments. New sentiment stamp from Close to My Heart from a set of several small ones.

Image of Ballerina by sponsor Morgans Art World

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Lets Craft and Create Spots

Made this card for Fathers Day ( NZ ) and for the challenge at Lets Craft and Create. We could use spots or stripes so managed to find paper , washi tape etc to meet the brief. Dad loved it !

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Getting started on Christmas - 3 of a Kind

This little stocking image was great to start off the Christmas makes. The three of a kind theme gave me a chance tom use a new die bought in the UK recently. Good fun !

Sami image sponsored by 

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Autumn - CCC Digi Sept 1

This was a sweet project. The image is very appealing and I could use some on trend copper elements.

Sponsor for this digital image is Lacy Sunshine

Monday, 15 August 2016

Balloons are go !

This was a fun effort for the CCC Digi challenge. Loads of colour and no flesh in sight!

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Bugaboo Stamps

Friday, 5 August 2016

Wedding Anniversary for Lets Craft and Create

I wanted a scribble effect with this heart so used some thin paper cord to construct a 3D one. The scribble heart paper was a bonus find in the stash. The velum strip is a trend I've seen on Pinterest so wanted to give it a go. Flowers from previous stamp/die purchases.

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Delicious Doodles

This weeks challenge for CCC Digi used a flower image so was good for a Sympathy card. The background paper told it's own story so I let it show on most of the space.

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Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Lighthouse Embossing folder

Found the embossing folder in a sale last week so decided to make a masculine Birthday card. The image was enhanced with chalk in 3 colours. A bit of washi tape and string in the corner to form a focal point and it is done. I thought the background paper looked a bit like sand so was a reasonable fit to the theme.

Friday, 15 July 2016

CCC Digi Challenge - Paper piecing for me.

This challenge needed glitter so I used glitter paints in the background. The photo does not show it too well though. The matting board is shimmery and the sentiment is too so hope I met the brief !!Loved doing paper piecing for a change as this image was just right for this technique.

Image sponsored by Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Agee Jar Flowers

Another case of check your stash before you buy ! I searched out all the flower stamps in my stash and found some 'scribble' type ones that fit my project. The jar stamp was in a set that was given to me 4 years ago and was unused. The speckled spray effect combined two stamps from my stash. Looks a pretty good facsimile of the ones on Pinterest at the moment.

Monday, 4 July 2016

Let's Craft and Create - Anniversary Card

Used an improvisation for the scribble type hearts. Vellum under the sentiment is on trend at the moment too. Would be nice to have all the flash new dies and stamps but I made do with what I had for this one.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

CCC Digi Tribute to Eileen

The theme this time was a lavender ribbon to commemorate the contribution the late Eileen Dobson made to the paper crafting on line community. Using the sponsors image the DT created lavender themed cards respecting cancer sufferers.

 Sponsor - Lacy Sunshine
The Original Eleanor and Pickles only at LSS

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

CCC Digi Sentimental

The sponsor/s for this challenge is Morgan's ArtWorld

CTMH Workshop

As usual I fell in love with the papers at the latest CTMH Workshop right here in Kaiwaka. Liked all of the 3 samples we worked on. A little modified by moi but that is what makes it fun!

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

So Sweet CCC Digi Challenge June 15

This wee girl was so sweet I used that as the sentiment.

sponsored digital image from  
The Paper Shelter


Thursday, 9 June 2016

S U Hack

Loving the new products in a certain suppliers recent catalogue but saving my pennies so decided to use what I had in the tools and stash. Turned out OK. I used water colour paper for the balloons and hand tinted and coloured them,

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Let's Craft and Create

New DT effort for one of Eileen Dobson's great blogs. Thanks Mary for the chance to join the team. Hearts and / or flowers was a cool theme which I got right into !!

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Tag - you're it ! CCC Digi Challenge

This fortnights Creative Craft Cottage Digi challenge is surely tinged with some sadness as the blog founder Eileen Dobson has passed away. We will be doing a remembrance theme next month for Eileen and will carry on with her vision.

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Lemon Shortbread

Wednesday, 18 May 2016


Today's card was driven by the lovely image of a seagull that I took from a sheet of graphics. The purple colour jumped out at me so used that as an accent. I wanted plain and simple so that it would suit a man. The background paper came from Making Memories a few years ago ...... my stash certainly is aging !!

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Mother's Day approaching

Got the Mother's Day card done in good time. The papers are from Kiesercraft and the design was one I modified from a card in the Australian Simply Cards Magazine issue 91. The rose stamp and die is from the same magazine issue 92. Another green one for me as it is my fave colour although the reproduction in the photo is not quite true to the actual colours. I hope Mom likes it too!!

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Kid Spot

Have been away from the craft room for almost a month. This post is a bit late but managed to get the project done for CCC Digi Design Team just before I left. Found some great craft goodies for the stash in Australia and managed to buy some gifts and clothes too.
This card is a bit off my usual design format and was good fun to work with.

Inspiration using Images from Doctor Digi's House of Stamps