Saturday, 30 December 2017

Mom's Birthday

Back on the crafting tools after a 7 month break working, travelling and catching up on the garden. I'll be lucky if I have any audience left but here goes. This card is for my Mother who turns 93 next month. As she is not all that fond of being reminded of her age I have not included it on the front of the card. Now that I have so many more cutting dies it was great to layer them up!! The sun was just getting through the clouds and the corrugated clear roof so there are some shadows on the picture. A lesson for next time.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Tiny Dancer

My last effort for CCC Digi Creations now that I'm working again! A sweet little dancing girl with the Monochrome theme.

Thanks to sponsor Polkadoodles for the image  Dancing Queen

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Forever Blowing Bubbles

This was a fun project for CCC Digi as the theme was a song or Nursery Rhyme. My song was " I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles , pretty bubbles in the air " . The paper matched the theme and had some copper highlights so I used some more copper card and embellishments including her copper earrings. Good fun with a bit of humour.

Thanks to sponsor Pink Gem Designs for the cute image.
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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Cute Kangaroo

This cute Kangaroo was supplied for this fortnight's challenge at CCC Digi Creations. We used a purple ribbon to commemorate the passing of our blog founder Eileen.

Image Katy Kangaroo sponsored by   Digital Delights
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Friday, 19 May 2017

Background printing

I used an all over leaf stamp in two colours to meet the hand made background challenge this month at Lets Craft and Create. The shape of the leaves was similar to a tree metal die in my tool kit so that matched in well. The fallen leaves were suitable for a Sympathy card and this became the sentiment.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Using a sketch

I love meeting the challenge of using a sketch. This time at CCC Digi the sketch is a good one and fitted well with the sponsored image. I used some new circle flower die shapes and some favourite colours. The rose background paper reflects the flower shaped dies and the roses in the artwork.

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Thursday, 4 May 2017

Seaside series

I'm providing some specific tourist cards for our local beach ..... Mangawhai , Northland NZ. The Museum shop has a full stand of my cards. So far I've made a few dozen beach style and some NZ themes too. This card is a sample of the beachy ones , more to follow when I remember to photograph them before taking them to the shop. Summer is almost over so it should slow down when the tourists thin out.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Pearly Pair for CCC Digi

My family just love owls so this image felt right at home with me. The theme is 'add pearls' at CCC Digi Creations this time so I used them as an embellishment to go with the copper highlights. A very subdued palette made the copper stand out.

 Image supplied by  Rick StDennis
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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

'Twas Easter at LCC

The theme at Let's Craft and Create is Easter for this month. I got the images for this card from my new Brother printer creative package. Tryptiques do work well for balance.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Buzzy Bumble Bee

Add some glitter in this fortnights challenge at CCC Digi. The image matched up great with some bee paper I had saved. The glitter is on the brad in the centre of the flower. I guess glitter is not my usual "thing".

Image sponsor Starstampz
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Saturday, 8 April 2017

Mix It Up - just for FUN

This is my entry for the new blog challenge Mix It Up. Have a go at their pre launch competition! See the link below the card.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Soooo Bunny

Include an Animal is the theme this fortnight at CCC Digi Creations. It was easy with this image and right on cue for upcoming Easter. Have a go at our competition !

Image sponsor Crafty Sentiments 
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Saturday, 18 March 2017

A Fishy on a little Lishy

Lets Craft and Create this month inviting twine inspired card creations. The image got me going on this theme so the fish just followed the line!

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Flower Power

This week's CCC Digi challenge fitted in with my need for some Thank You cards. Who doesn't want a bunch of flowers as a thanks? Nice and feminine image and one of my favourite colours.

Image sponsored by Delicious Doodles  Floral Watering Can
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Thursday, 2 March 2017

What a DOLL

Very unusual image this time for CCC Digi with the theme of lace . I used some paper lace to fit the theme. My new large format oval die came into good use to make a shaped card.

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Sunday, 19 February 2017

Fine Romance

Let's Craft and Create this month has a romantic theme. Used blue as a fresh colour for me and my favourite heart metal dies. Always room for more hearts !!

Monday, 13 February 2017


Lovely wee princess this week for CCC Digi Creations. I had some princess paper and some cute die cuts to dress it up. Sweet project. The fussy cutting was a challenge but she did look better on the patterned background.

Serenity Princess Image by Pokadoodles
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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

A Valentine for CCC Digi Creations Challenge

Cute Digi this week for CCC Digi Creations and Valentines Day. No one to give it to but it was a fun project. It could be used for an Anniversary card perhaps. I used the heart theme to the limit!!  The sprinkles on the big heart were made by stamping around the edge.

Image Valentine Derek sponsored by Doctor Digi 
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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Wings this week for LCC

Neat theme this week over at Let's Craft and Create ---- Wings. I had the Flamingo die and paper so went for it. Nice and tropical for the Southern Hemisphere summer. I had recently purchased the die for the retro font Happy Birthday so that fitted in well. A few acetate flowers and pearls finished it off.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Die Cuts for CCC Digi

What a beautiful piece of art we could use this time. It was a pleasure to create this card. And I do looooove mauve and purple. The clouds stamping was done in light grey so that they were just a suggestion. The feather is related to the Pegasus wings. Of course I made use of as many die cuts as possible and managed to use some water colours as well !!

Image Flying Pegasus sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy

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Sunday, 1 January 2017


The Butterfly theme was a treat this fortnight. CCC Digi gave us lots of choices so this one was a favourite for me. I used some shimmery water colour in the background and over stamped another butterfly image or two.

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