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Make it Monday

Friday, April 21, 2017



Patterns behind die cut windows was the challenge for this week and I think cards always look cool with the windows. I thought I would set myself a challenge for this one as I would gravitate towards florals...........Papertrey's florals are so lovely and very hard to resist stamping. So I was looking through my sets and spotted a pattern stamp that is used for like bookmark ends from the Half and Half set. So I embossed this and then went over it with some of the delish Stormy Seas ink.
I then used Enjoy the Ride Stamp set to finish my card making it good to go for my Uncles birthday, great when I can play the challenge and get ahead  on cards that are on the menu!


Release Week Challenge

Thursday, April 13, 2017

What an awesome week of new goodies so far! I am so in love with all the products but know that I am going to have to trim my list down to just a few. I had my order from the last release arrive on Monday and knew I wanted to use my new Butterfly hope stamp set as just adore these new butterflies. Given this I chose this adorable card for my inspiration...........



How beautiful is this card!

For my card I choose to work with Berry Sorbet and Lemon Tart in the card stock and inks. Thanks for visiting, may your Easter break be blessed.






Make it Monday

Saturday, April 8, 2017



Loved this weeks challenge by Lexi and will be making more cards with this design idea in mind.
The challenge was stamping outside the box, I think this would be one of the most CAS type cards I have ever made :) and the possibilities are endless really.
I used one of my stamps from the Woodblock Prints stamp set to create my background and then used the typewriter from Be Mine Valentine. Going to try and play along each week as time allows. I really need to get some of these awesome stamps inked and onto paper!


Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop

Saturday, March 25, 2017


As soon as I saw this inspiration piece (one of three this month) I know it was every reason I could think of to bust out my Meadow Greens Set. This is where inspiration took me, I love this set and have kept it on my desk to play some more. 


Now off to look at all the cards that were made this month!


Papertrey Ink 10th Anniversary Challenge: Favourite Florals

Monday, March 13, 2017


Trying to pull my favourite florals set for this Challenge was almost as painful as pulling teeth!. I have several floral sets, it seems each time a new set is released I cant say 'lovely' and leave it there. Nooooooo I think................I really really need that :) and this month is no exception.

I finally decided on one of the first floral sets I purchased and will always love this one.........Happiness in Bloom. I also thought I would take some inspiration from the Feburary Inspiration Colour Charts and Challenged myself to use colours that are not my go to ones and decided to work with this palette



So here is my creation with lots of wonderful inspiration from Papertrey Ink



Reverse Confetti Current Sketch

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

What better way to get back into the swing of things than with a card for the Reverse Confetti Challenge :) . I used the lovely stamp set 'seaside' as thought this would be a lovely card to send off to my Aunt who now has three great grandies. I am sure it will be easy to use and Leonie is one to send lots of cards. Here is the sketch for this week.


Here is the card that I made for this sketch, thanks so much for dropping by.




It seems like forever!

Monday, February 13, 2017


I recently returned to New Zealand after living in Australia for over 11yrs and in that process of moving have been without my crafting goodies for three months!. I am so happy to say that I now have my goodies all lovingly set out in my little sun room which looks out into my garden. I am happy, and hope that although I have a big stint of shifts to cover in the next few weeks, I can get onto the room and make a few cards. Prior to the last of my boxes arriving I found a  diecut thankful from Winnie and Walter. Ialso purchased the new pens and a stamp set from a retailer here in New Zealand and had to have a play. Now that I have all my goodies I was able to finish the card.
Here is to many happy crafting hours in my new spot!


I planted this beautiful David Austin rose only days after arriving and I am now enjoying them cut and in a vase!