Monday, 22 April 2019


There is something quite timeless about gingham.  I wanted to keep this fairly so the background is as subtle as I could manage. Fortunately the other half of the gingham paper was subtle.

I would like to enter:
Marianne's Designs - Numbers

I have used:

COL1347 - Numbers
PK9086 - Pretty Papers Bloc - Cosy Christmas (gingham and background paper)
CR1240 - Frame
LR0244 - Holly

Sunday, 21 April 2019


I have been doing some tidying of my craft things and discovered a box of images that I had printed out some time ago that haven't been made into cards.  The image for this card was one of them:

I would like to enter:
CRAFT Challenge - Recipe (3 papers from Trimgym, 2 ribbons one striped one glitter and 1 image)
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
Christmas Kickstart - Frosty and Friends

I have used three papers from Trimgym.  I had originally had the papers on the three square layers.  However, after I added the two ribbons on the edges and then went to layer the card, I discovered that I had completely covered the second paper.  To avoid starting all over, I decided to cover the top of the triangle part of the image with the second paper.  It worked a treat as it also took away alot of the whiteness of the image die cut!  The image is also from Trimgym and is coloured with a combination of copic markers, Kindy Glitz and Wink Of Stella.  I die cut two snowflakes from glitter cardstock to take the place of the flowers in the sketch.

I followed this sketch:

Well Done!

I printed this image out a few weeks ago and then got really busy with work and it has just sat there waiting for me to get back to it.  This week's theme at Crafty Sentiments was perfect for it!

I would like to enter:
Crafty Sentiments - Just For The Boys

The paper that I have used is from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Crafty Sentiments.  Colouring is with copic markers.  The sentiment is from Desert Diva.  I double matted the image with beige and green cardstocks.  I also adde some stars.

Saturday, 20 April 2019

Best Memories

Here is my inspiration for the mid month Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends.  The sponsor for this challenge is Lemon Shortbread.

I have used an image from Lemon Shortbread called Girl With Book.

I have also used a digital paper from AMB Illustrations.  I added some embellishments from an embellishment pack from Rosie's Studios.

Merry Christmas

This week at CHNC, the optional theme is Include a House or other building.  I have used part of a house in the image I chose.  I like that this is only part of a house - leaves the rest to my imagination!

I have used an image from Bugaboo Stamps called Steps Christmas.

I also used a house themed christmas paper from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  Colouring is with copic markers.  The sentiment is also from Bugaboo Stamps.  I used some offcut pieces of cardstock to die-cut the circles.  I added some glitter gems to finish.

I followed the sketch at Stella Says Sketch.

I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Christmas

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Thinking Of You

I found a challenge yesterday that I have never entered before and thought that as I have a bit more time on my hands, I'd have a go at it.  I enjoyed the challenge of so many elments so will probably try and join in with this one more often.  I think I have used all the elements on the wheel but I might be a bit wrong with some of the colours.

I would like to enter:
Butterfly Challenge - Letter E
Catch The Bug - Back To Nature
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch

I have used  a textured cardstock for the base of the easel card.  I die-cut a piece of the card using a Spellbinders die with a fancy edge for the stopper.  I die-cut some butterflies using Memory Box dies and added two of them to the stopper.  I also added three flower gems to the lower part of the easel.

For the top part of the easel, I followed the sketch at Stella Says Sketch.  I embossed a piece of white cardstock using a butterfly themed embossing folder.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and the sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I also added another butterfly (from the ones that I die-cut).  The two smaller pieces of paper have been die-cut from offcuts from other cards.  The purple one is from Rosie's Studio but not sure of the source of the blue one.

My laptop keeps missing characters as I'm typing.  I'm going back and fixing them but I'm bound to miss a few so if something looks weird it will be missing a letter or two. 

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

April Showers Bring Spring Flowers

At least they do in the Northern Hemisphere.  Here in NZ, it is more likely to signal the start of winter!

I would like to enter:
Di's Digi Downloads - Add some texture (stencilled piece and gem)
The Outlawz Sunday Challenge - April Showers

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Di's Digi Downloads.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I used a stencil and some Glitter Paste to create the layered piece.  I also added some glitter domes.