Thursday 23 December 2021


 My first DT card for 2022 with creative knockouts I was allowed to pick an image from patties creations called newborn love I kept going back to this image I think it is just lovely

I printed out the image onto the card then made a mask because I decided I was going to stencilled the background, stamped the sentiments I added lace to the underside then  ribbon on top and tied a bow, then adhered it to a pink base card. I wanted the baby to be the focal point, so I printed an extra image coloured it with copics adhered it to the card with foam squares. Haven't quite decided what to put on the inside the card but there will be "she will be in safe hands"
I have been knitting all my left over bits of wool, into Beanies for premmie babies that I am going to give to my local hospital (if I am allowed to do that with covid) so I am also going to make a few cards with this image to go with them

Tuesday 14 December 2021

Hairdresser Gnome

I have fallen in love with Gnomes and they are so easy to make so I decided to make my Sister in law a hairdresser one

I used a cone for the Gnome  bought a pair of red socks at the Dollar shop and used it for the bottom cut out a piece of blue material and made a pocket and I made a name badge, the name of her salon, and glued it to the apron, her hair was made from fur and the coloured bit were cheap hair extensions from the Dollar store  The hat, made with felt and sewed together with a blanket stitch, added a bell, the flowers from felt were cut with the cuttle bug the little hairdressing tools were from a packet of craft buttons. The nose I had problems with I can not find a bead without a hole or a plain one so I covered what I had with a bit of white sock worked out ok I have another three on the go, but christmas has got in the way, My SIL loved it and has put it on display in the salon
There are a lot of great tutorials out there for the gnomes  as I said they are easy to do and they dont take long to make  and if you are lucky enough you can also get a free pattern I think I spent more time  decorating her


tis the season

Haven't had much time for card making lately too many other things to do 

My DT card for creative knockouts is from The Artsy stamper and I picked this image called seaside holiday set the image made me think of the lake where we go each christmas

The base card is red, I found this baking paper in my ever growing stash and it is meant to look like water drops.The image I printed out and coloured it with copics the boat I coloured orange as that is the colour of our little row boat that my husband patiently rows around the lake, (Motors are not allowed on the lake and it is so peaceful you can hear the fish jumping) I cut an extra image, so I would have the presents cut them out and  put them on top so they were slightly raised I distressed the edges or the card then adhered to red card, same as the base. I did the sentiment on the cut n scan and adhered it sideways just to be different

Wednesday 17 November 2021


 This weeks DT card was to be winter wonderland from fabrikafantasy  but there was not a lot of images to choose from and I ended up with this one  betta fish crowntail


I downloaded a glass from the net and positioned the fish and sentiment onto the glass, the bubbles greenery and stones were stamps I coloured them with gel pens. Did the sentiment on the computer  and cut with the cuttlebug. The card I made it slim line just enough for the width of the glass, folded the front panel in half and cut it off then attached the glass to the front with foam  

The winter part was the fish comes inside for the winter, the wonder land part was the fish wondering if he might be get drunk by someone


Wednesday 3 November 2021


 My DT card for this week is a image called Autumn girl  from https://TwinkleLane Designs

The backing paper is from a paper pad called Dark inks and this one reminded me of a storm brewing I coloured the image with copics the tree I cut on my new Scan n Cut (the old one died  and I was so pleased it could not be fixed I got to get a new one that has so much more on it 😏)any way I coloured the tree with copics and the leaves in an assortment of colours cut the leaves off the tree leaving a few then glued them in a pile under the tree,added the brown ribbon the sentiment,came with the image,I printed it off and adhered it to the card adhered the girl with foam so she stood out

Saturday 16 October 2021

Is there cake

 This card for creative knockouts is this image macdoodle dog a image from Hetty Clare and it was to be lots of layers

I started off with a white base card the backing paper was from my stash I cut the paper a bit too small, and as we know there are no mistakes in card making, so I cut it in half and adhered to the cardI then got a strip of white card and a smaller strip of blue card embossed it with swiss dots. printed out the image cut the image out then cut two more cards a larger size, distress inked the edges, adhered the white strip first, then one of the squares,then the blue strip then the topper.Did the sentiments on the computer cut them out and adhered them to blue card then white card


 Halloween has only been observered here in NZ for a few Years so its not a card I need to make but... it is my image boo i can see you for my DT card at creative knockouts and the colours to use were black purple and orange 

I used a backing paper that had bats on it,adhered to black card. Printed out my image cut it out with the cuttle bug and cut a scallop, coloured it with copics,I then cut out the spider web adhered it to the card the put my topper on top I then added the bats and spider, one of the first die sets I bought, I then put a thin strip of double sided tape and sprinkled purple glitter on it. Then to make it a trick I made the card to open on the left side not the right

Thursday 7 October 2021

I like many others I am sure do not like making condolence cards. This is for a lovely man who was confined to a wheelchair after having a stroke many years ago and he will be missed by his family and friends I have done this card a little different

I started with a black base of 28 cm x 15 cm then cut the white card  26 cm x 14 size is irrelevant can be any size you want. I printed the sentiment onto the card before cutting.

I then cut the black cards spine 14 cm about 1/2 cm from the two top edges here you can see the tape lines

Here is two views inserting the card through the slit


Once I had the cards fitted I adhered the top and inside of card together so as to reinforce the whole card.
So then I decorated it  I made all the flowers and leaves with one of my dies, made the angel and then put ribbon around it


Am a bit late posting this DT card for creative knockouts and I used this lovely stamp from  LeAnn's    World  srocky and renae  

I have had this backing paper for forever never really had a stamp to go with it. I sized the paper to fit the base and cut  a square in it then cut a frame using the same die with a larger die.I printed off the image with the sentiment written under it then coloured the image with copics. added a butterfly to the corner

Monday 20 September 2021

Tic Tac Toe

This week my DT card for Creative Knockouts is a tic tac toe card using using this image from Jans digi stamps called Snow globe family    My tic tac toe recipe was; a fancy fold card, this image and ribbon or twine

I decided to do a snow globe card.I printed off the the family and coloured with copics and added some snow flakes I adhered the ribbon, from my stash, to the bottom of the base. I then cut out the card using the the globe as a guide Then adhered it to the base card I then added a bit of glitter glue the the hats and scarfs,the snow flakes looked a bit dull so added some glitter glue to them as well I then added the bow with the bell 
The front was a bit top heavy so I cut two scalloped circles one with christmas paper from my stash the other white card will stamp a sentiment on when I decide who to give it to


Tuesday 31 August 2021


 Well here we are the last day in August and the last day of level 4 lock down here in NZ, I thought I could craft in peace with no grandchildren around, but no, didn't get much crafting done and I really missed the kids. Just as well for phones, Level 3 is still pretty much the same as 4,for me

I did manage to do another of my DT cards with this Laurie Furnell image little girl & cute-kitty 

I decided to make a stepper card,I printed out the image and coloured with copics, and I managed to get the cat coloured right, the backing paper,daffodils, was from my stash,Adhered to yellow base card.In the stamp set there was a row of three Daffodils  so I linked three together  to make a row of Daffodils,did two and adhered them to the step.Sentiment stamped Inside I put a square of white card with a panel of the backing paper A quick card to make once I decided what to do

Wednesday 25 August 2021

Mr Speaker

My DT card this time for Creative Knockouts is this fun digi from Dr Digi house of stamps called Mr Speaker Birthday


Now I am going to have fun with this image I know a few cranky old men who are dreading getting older, I will add a age and their name and the messages will reflect their moaning
I used kraft card for the base,the background was given to me ages ago from a friend, I adhered the jute ribbon to the backing card then a thin black ribbon,I then adhered the card to the base  I copied the sentiment and printed it out then cut them out onto kraft card
The sentiment say's "
I bet you thought you'd never become a grumpy old man but here you are killing it"

Saturday 7 August 2021


For this week at creative knockouts  the theme is all stitched up and the image I used was a stamp from Hetty Clare Art called  ladies on a seesaw

On white card I wrote the sentiments and put the image in between and printed it off I then printed another off to make a mask for the ladies and the clouds I then used my distress inks and coloured the sky and grass. I then coloured the image with copics  I then punched the edges on  a light green card although it looks blue and adhered the image to  it then onto a white base card and then I realised the theme was all stitched up lucky I used the punch I did  I was able to thread some gold thread through it
I dont know if my camera is getting old but it hasn't been showing the true colours,and the pictures look a bit dull

Wednesday 28 July 2021

Santa leads the way

This weeks DT card for creativeknockouts is christmas in July and this is the image we had to work with this image from the papershelter

I printed off the image then embossed the card with a christmas embossing folder from EZ cut, I then coloured it and the image with copics  it is not noticeable on the card but the hanging strings and the thick border are coloured a light grey and the snowflakes a light blue. I then adhered it to a gold card then onto an embossed blue base card that is also not noticeable, added a gem to the corners of the border

Monday 5 July 2021

Acorn Ale

This weeks DT card for  creative knockouts is this lovely image from Sheep ski designs acorn ale

I saw this crossover pointy card on you tube so decided to make it, it's a very simple card to make.
I used a double sided backing paper,printed off my image and cut on the scan n cut then did another in plain card to make it stand out a bit more. The acorn ale sign was originally was connected to the glass so I cut it off before I  put it through the scan n cut. I coloured the image with copics adhered it to the card . I then adhered the image to the card with foam to 3d it same with the sign.The other sign I saw on the net,cut it out adhered to coloured card then onto the card

Wednesday 30 June 2021

Book journey

 For this week at creative knockouts it's anything goes and  I had this image to use journey-through-a-book from Star Stampz I had picked this stamp myself and I have to admit when I got around to doing it I was a little stumped. Then thinking about the fact it was anything goes I decide to do a shadow box

I used some light purple thin card to make the box and lined the inside with striped backing paper coloured the image with copic's cut all the images around the box on the scan n cut (saves so much time) some I coloured with copics, some were already coloured the sentiment was done on the computer 
This is going on the wall in the grand kids bedroom

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Monday 21 June 2021

miss you

One of the things I like about digi stamps is you can erase or chop off bits, which is what I did with this image. There was a flouncy bit at the sides of her dress and to me it didn't look right so they went. I used a white textured card for my base and coloured the image with Faber Castell colour pencils, copics looked a bit heavy on a single layer.I also had to put another colour behind the card to take the photo as you couldn't see where the card started or finished

It is not a very clear picture the sentiment on it reads
I miss you
But not as much as you probably miss me
I;m pretty awesome
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Sunday 13 June 2021

Furry Friends

The theme for this DT card for creative knockouts is furry friends. I am using this image from bugaboo stamps girl-teddy-hug I made another originally (it is at the bottom of this post) but I didn't think it was right as my DT card

So I have used two different purple backing papers put a purple piece of lace across the join not that it is that visible I used copics to colour her in then cut it and a scallop with the cuttle bug I then die cut my flowers and leaves, punched the other leaves  used a stick on pearl for the center of the flowers The sentiment was done on the computer

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My original card will be for the littlest granddaughter 

Thursday 27 May 2021


 Here at  creativeknockouts our DT card was to be a recipe...

1- digi image,1- sentiment,2- pattern paper 3 embellishments 

The image I chose to use from Le Anns World shopping-day

 My two patterned papers were from a stack pad all about the girls that I bought in 2009 it was written on the back always wanted to use them just never had the right stamp to go with it,the three embellishments are brads that I put on the BP before taping them down, so they are hidden the 1 sentiment is a stamp the image I cut her out with the scan n cut leaving a small white border then I cut another one larger still coloured her with copics and put it altogether

Because I had cut two BP in half I made another card as well, the image is a bit larger  

Basically did the same as the first one minus the embellishment The stamp was from a stamp set 

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Wednesday 19 May 2021

Flour Child

 The theme today at creativeknockouts is to finish the inside of the card and I chose to use this stamp flour-child from Jan's Digi Stamps

I started with a white base card measuring 13.5x13.5 got the cherry backing paper from "all about the girl"card stack which I have had since 2009, thought it was about time to use it again I used a red card and a heart punch to go along the edge Using the same colour card, I cut the doily on the cuttle bug and adhered the image that was coloured in with copics
For the inside I punched the red card same as the front, did the sentiment on the computer put a piece of ribbon with cupcakes on the bottom added a couple of hearts that came out of the punch
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Wednesday 5 May 2021

you and me

My eldest grandson asked me to do a birthday card for his girlfriend and she has a big dog whom she loves to bits, so when I found this image in my digi's I knew this was the one to use

Started with a white base card used a stencil and distress ink to make the background coloured it with copics, green for her dress as it is her favorite colour. Adhered image to light green card then to base card Sentiment done on the computer, Scallop is light green card I cut the leaves same colour with the cuttlebug,Blue flowers cut with a punch and the little flowers are stick on(made out of same materials as stick on pearls) then the dog looked a bit bare so I blinged his collar with clear gems
She loved her card

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Tuesday 4 May 2021

Strawberry Delight

Been a while since I have been able to post anything, school holidays plus I have had a week away visiting a friend sooo relaxing

This card for creative knockouts is this lovely digi from fabrikafantasy sweet tooth hedgehog

My aim at the moment is to use my bits and pieces that I have in my stash you know the box "to use later" 
So I started with a red base,then the white doily card then the red on top cut the image with the cuttlebug and coloured it with copics distress inked the edge then adhered to the scallop card.
As the base is red I have cut a panel in white same as the red on top and adhered it to the inside of the card
I have not put a sentiment on it or inside, as I don't know who or why I will give it too, guess I will at the right time

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Tuesday 13 April 2021

get well

 This weeks DT card for creativeknockouts was the flower bud from artsystamper rose stamp set. Now I have to say it was a bit of a struggle, as it is an image I would not use and I had to really think of what to do with it ...but it is a challenge blog. The style that I have done C&S, is not usually my style either but it seemed after a couple of layouts C&S looked the best

This is a single layer card I cut two vase dies, so I could lay the leaves and flower flat, then adhered the other vase, as the bud was on top of the leaves it was a bit raised so I put some foam underneath tied gold cord around the vase added some butterflies then adhered it to the base card I stamped the sentiment with red ink then a light coat of black giving it a shadow effect

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Sunday 21 March 2021


At Creative knockouts  this week its friendship and I am using this stamp friendly walk from  LeeAnnes world

Cut the base card by putting the edge of the die to the middle (am not sure of the name of this die) Printed the image with the sentiment  on the bottom, then coloured with copics just as well I did an extra one as I made a boob with the dog so I cut the other one out and coloured it and adhered to the card. I then got a piece of purple and green ribbon made a green bow adhered to card, put a small green gem on the bow and three on the end of the ribbon 
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Sunday 7 March 2021

For the girls

This weeks card for creativeknockouts is this garden shed image the challenge was for the girls 

I thought the shed might need a bit extra  with it so found this pre coloured lady image. It may not show so much but this is a stepper card with only one step
I coloured th shed with copics and did a die cut fence. The shed had a ladybird printed on its front so I put a wooden one on it, Die cut some grass and wee flowers, placed a small stick on pearl in the center punched out some butterfly's  
This is the card side on I also put a little card hinge on the shed side as  I find stepper cards often don't sit right they tend to sag
So on the back I put my sentiment I printed it onto card then die cut it out
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for the boys

This weeks DT stamp was precoloured 

Cute little cats, had to be for a boy

I cut out the card base with a stamp shaped die ,then a square piece of card then the smaller stamp die. As the inside of the card is often just plain and the top can be top heavy I often put in another card piece as I have done with this one
I printed the sentiment onto card then cut out with the stamp die,put the same coloured card underneath and put a row of ribbon that has little paw prints on it,
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Wednesday 24 February 2021

Dancing Queen

As soon as I saw this image from dr-digi.I knew it would be the one I picked for when it was my choice for my DT card at creativeknockouts 

I found the Backing Paper in my stash it has purple balloons on a teal background so that ended up being my colours I coloured the image with copics cut it out on the scan n cut with a slight border then cut another two each time making them a little bigger put them all together and adhered the card with foam strips. I put a flourish in two corners,made a flower and put a purple gem in the middle. on the bottom flourish is three little purple hearts and the rosette in the other corner 

Another two

These are another two valentine cards out of the same set of  the Laurie Fernell Valentine stamps 
Coloured with copics and the sentiment on balloon has been stamped. The man gnome has a heart brad on the end of his hat. I think this set will be used a bit not just valentines
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Thursday 11 February 2021


My pick of digi to use at creativeknockouts  challenge this week and I am going through a wee gnome phase  my choice was this gnome valentine 

The heart started off as a embossing folder that i was going to distress ink it but I didn't like the way it turned out so I cut around the edge of the heart, did the sentiment on the computer, coloured the image with copics then adhered to red card I embossed with swiss dots added flower from my stash then added a little heart embellishment (that has love on it) with a little bow 
I have also done another two cards using some of the other digi's but thats another post

Sunday 24 January 2021

Sno worries Gnome

 I have to say this fold is not my original idea for this card I saw it on pinterest and thought what a great way to do a card especially if you have an image that you want to make stand out

The image is from sheepski designs sno worries The image is coloured with copics die cut oval and scallop ovals The green card has wee glittered  flowers on each peak of the zig zag I cut 2 large green,1 small green,1 small kraft brown ant two white ovals.I cut 2 strips of green card 30 cm long and folded them in half Sentiment inside says "it's all fun and games until Santa checks the naughty list

Outside of card
Inside of card-pencil indicates center of card

This is my DT card for

Wednesday 20 January 2021

Pooh bear

 Have gotten to a bit of a standstill with my cards,probably because I have a heap of birthday cards to do for the grand children, so I have found this sketch saturday challenge site and am going to make a start

Printed off Pooh bear coloured with copics then cut with the scan n cut I then made the outline of the picture bigger and cut another one adhered to the bottom of it. card and copic were the same colour. Printed off the backing paper adhered to yellow card then adhered the ribbon then all to white card base. Adhered pooh bear with foam dots, Did the sentiment on the computer and adhered to ribbon
Don't know who this is for because all my grandchildren have has their first Birthday
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Friday 15 January 2021

Baby Bear

Another card with Beccy's bear and a Saturday sketch challenge 

Before printing my image, I changed it to a black and white image so I could colour it what colour I wanted (I did ask if I was allowed to do this) So of course I had to do a baby girl, all colours of pink used ribbons the three bits on top is also ribbon, adhered the image with foam added a wee rocking horse as it looked top heavy to me, I am also doing a boy one

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Beccy's Bear

 January challenge for Beccy's is this lovely  bear 

I started off with the sentiment. I thought that he would look a bit lonely in the picture by himself so I had a play around and made him his family by resizing the image Used a gold and kraft card for the frame that I cut out with the cuttlebug put it over the bears then adhered all plain brown kraft card then onto a white base card cut a leafy branch with the gold and brown card cut other leaves plain brown and the flowers were from my stash  This is the end result

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