Tuesday 17 December 2019

Christmas Bauble

Over at Beccys place her challenge for December is to use this bauble and to make a card with a fancy card fold 
 Beccy has some wonderful tutorials for different types of folds

    I did a U fold card 
I used a plain light blue backing paper for middle piece one side had light blue with stars on it  then the other had the red baubles 

I printed off the baubles coloured them in with copics the large one I printed twice to join together punched the top and bottom borders twice did a zig zag stitch on them adhered the baubles to card then adhered the bottom pieces of  the border to card to get the shape then used some Dental floss  to adhere to top and bottom and between the two baubles then adhered top borer pieces
sentiment is a gold stick on
I am in an online card group and our card swap was to have some stitching on it so this card is for that
I am also putting it in at


Been a while but finally got back here I have only managed one card this month due to the fact I have been inundated with Grand Children not that I mind but they can be tiring the last grand child Mason has not long gone home his parents went to Auckland for a long weekend so he has been here five days. He loves to craft so alot of time has been spent in my craft room plus going to the movies and McDonalds for lunch been down to the park and to the bike track so it has been a full on five days Robin took the bus up to the lake yesterday and I am taking the van up there later on today  yippee time for just us 😊 we won't be comming back till next year

Tuesday 19 November 2019

another Xmas Card

Have just about done enough Christmas cards This is the latest
This is Mr & Mrs
I embossed a Christmas folder onto pink card adhered to white base card, put a white flourish in one corner and part of an edge die on the bottom. Printed off Mr & Mrs and coloured with copics cut out a doily die and adhered my picture to it, added some kindy glitz to the hats

Am entering this to these sites

Tuesday 12 November 2019

purple snowman

Love this snowman image and as we have a summer Christmas I dont make many traditional cards and as I wanted to show him off I have made the card rather plain....for me anyway

As you can see he has a purple hat and scarf coloured with copics, The frame  was cut using a pale purple Sentiment was done on computer distress inked the edges and adhered to purple card

I added a Die cut  Christmas Tree to the inside and stamped the sentiment
Am putting this into

ryder 5

One of our grandsons has just turned 5 and is off to school He is a bit of a rat bag (but cute with it) hope the school is ready for him

Found a alphabet frame and numbers baking paper on the net adhered to maroon card then onto white base put image in the frame just a quick easy card to do
Am putting here

Friday 8 November 2019

The X Card

I belong to a small on line card group and each month we have a card swap October was an X card

Instructions are from Beccy's place  click on the  link at it will take you there     
I was unsure of what the theme was going to be with this card racked my brains for ages... if only I read the theme instructions properly I could of saved myself the bother
So first there was four lots of measuring,folding and gluing the measurements on beccy's site was for a four inch square,I thought it was too small so I made it an eight inch square,much easier for increasing the distance of the folds
Then onto the backing paper I used spots and stripes also added a few embellishments
Then I put backing paper on front and back,inserted the ribbon that would tie the card into a book
 Finally I came up with the idea to do a crafters theme so I found and printed off a lot of crafty sentiments so then I had to cut them all out and adhere to the card

View of the insides
Then the front 
I printed out the image added Black Photo Corners to it and adhered to brown card I then used a backing paper from a natural matstack that had foil going through it ahered to front of card printed the sentiment on the computer

cat and mouse

Another card with a penny black stamp

I used a green base card, distress inked edges of image adhered to light green card used same backing paper as other cat added ribbon and little flourish

Wednesday 6 November 2019


As we do not have a winter Christmas  I like to do some non traditional Christmas cards so this is for my cat lovers friend
The green backing paper is a Christmas tree
the stamp is a Penny Black which is adhered to a red card, Red ribbon  along the spine all adhered to a white base card sentiment done on computer adhered to red card
Am entering these challenges


Another Christmas card also Black and White, also using two dies Sentiment inside card

time to craft

I have had some me time and have finished my Christmas cards I have used two dies adhered to white base card Stamped Sentiment
Am entering this challenge

Thursday 31 October 2019

Sunday 27 October 2019


Well another weekend is over and usual there were grand kids coming and going so a few goings on in my craft room
Adhered Xmas Backing Paper to white base card,then poinsettia ribbon to edge,edge punched shiny green card then another ribbon to the green card,stamped the candle and sentiment from a Xmas stamp set coloured with copics then covered with a wink of Stella, not that it is that noticeable on this picture
Am putting in this challenge

Monday 21 October 2019

School Holidays

My grandchildren come and spend time with us in the school holidays and most of them like to craft with me  Mason who is seven is right into it at the moment but they are creations as he calls them, so we did quite a bit of creating, The thing he treasured the most was his snowman who got named spotty, We got 2 polystyrene balls  and Mason put some toothpicks in between the 2 and I hot glued them together then we got a oldish pair of my socks, one sock was for the hat the other his body the band of one sock was for the band of the hat, the bit cut off was turned inside out and I did a running stitch to gather it in then turned it back and added a wee pompom, not that you can see it, I did the gluing Mason put it into place then found some green rik rac ribbon so tht went onto the band. The other band of the sock was hot glued to the neck and where it was cut off at the bottom was sewn flat, Two pompom's were used for his arms, Mason did his face with copics the orange is meant to be his nose, I also cut a round circle to put on bottom of the snowman just to make him sit flat, we then covered a wee box with green BP stuck a ribbon on the box, added gold bow to the side so when it sits on the mantle it will hang over 
Took us a while to do but Mason was so proud of it that spotty went to bed with him that night, I had visions of it breaking, but I must of glued it real good. It was the first thing he showed his parents when I took him home. I am sure they cringe when they see him coming with a bag full of his creations

Friday 18 October 2019

Purple Christmas

Seeing as we have a summer Christmas I like to do a few non-traditional cards

I embossed a piece of purple card same as the base card
The silver-grey backing paper has Christmas words on it not that noticeable in the photo
The frame was cut on the cuttlebug cut 3 glued them together then added 1 with silver sparkly card

The image was stamped onto white card then masked and the card was dabbed and rubbed with distressed ink 
The image was colored with copics

 My finished card

Inside has a large white die cut for writing on

Saturday 5 October 2019


Got this stamp set from a card making magazine and since I got my stamp buddy have found myself doing a lot more stamping and enjoying it  with no more muck ups
I started with a white base card cut up an old map and adhered to yellow card,stampd the images and coloured with copics adhered to green backing paper then adhered to the card stamped the tickets ect and coloured in adhered to card and added jute ribbon stamped the sentiment adhered to green card then onto card
Am entering this challenge

Micey Greetings

Printed out the image adhered to shiny green card.Adhered green backing paper to white base card added strip of orange,then a white doily striped BP, a  strip of striped BP  then a strip of brown,adhered image to card cut the leaves on cuttle bug fussy cut the flower added gem then added a wee bow and sentiment

Am putting this into  /


💁  Been a while since I was last on my blog, life just got in the way, with  family and grand children and tiki touring in our bus but I am hoping I will be blogging a bit  more