Thursday 29 December 2022

Just for you

 This time at creative knockouts I chose this image calla lilies from Twinkle Lane Designs I know we associate Lilies for a bereavement  card but they don't need to be with all the different colours you can get 

A few years ago (before Covid) I got this die cut out of china, as I was into edged cards, this one I never used  I cut it onto a white base card and then a while later decided the orange card looked ok under it and so it sat, then I found the ribbon and adhered it to the card and still it sat then I got the lily Digi and decided to colour them orange after a bit of a hunt I found it again
So I printed off the stamp with the sentiment coloured it with copics found some more of the orange card lucky me it was the same, cut it out fancy, adhered to front with foam squares I then fussy cut the pot of lilies and also adhered them with foam squares
Think I will use this image a lot

Thursday 8 December 2022

Snow much fun

 This week at creative knockouts the theme is snow much fun using our own image As we don't have snow where I live I decide that a funny snow card is what I would do I don't really know if this is appropriate on this site so I apologise if this offends any one We have a friend who's sense of humour is very much like ours so it is always a surprise when we swap cards I don't know where they find the card they give us, This is my card for them

The image was already coloured the Backing Paper was from my stash of Christmas papers it was adhered to green card I cut the snowflakes on the cuttle bug  I did them in groups of three glued them together pressed them into a glue pad and covered them with Glitter on the inside of the card I have put some white card with a strip of the backing paper down the side I will also put some glitter in the inside of the card so it will fall out when open... Faux Snow 

Thursday 24 November 2022

Time to be merry

 This week at creative knockouts is Time to be merry with an image from mirtillamente   called christmas tree  it is a great image and one that my grand children will also like to colour in 

Here in new Zealand we have a summer Christmas so I try to do non traditional Christmas cards.I coloured the image with copics adhered it to red card then a green card I then punched a small hole in the corner and tied a bow, I put the candy cane which is a button, onto the bow before tying it off  I then found the striped  backing paper adhered to red card then all onto a white base I adhered the image on a slight angle because not every thing has to be straight or square

Thursday 10 November 2022

 This week at creative knockouts is Christmas delight with a image from patties creations using this image gingerbread house  thought it would be a nice stamp for the grandchildren to use as well

I started off thinking I would make the snow globe as my base card but it wouldn't stand up for long so it ended up on this card coloured the gingerbread house with copics added a bit of glitter glue with extra glitter to the roof and window ledges. For the bottom of the glob I used brown kraft paper, added the brads and stamped a sentiment

And as suspected one of my grandsons, came here after school to make his mother a birthday card, spotted the spare I had printed out and wanted to make one himself this is his effort as I still had the copics out that I had used he copied my card with a candy cane bottom and some star brads think he wants to have this laminated to hang on his Christmas tree, so I guess I will be peeling it off the card or we will make others


Thursday 27 October 2022


 This week at creative knockouts is anything but a square my image to use was Rudy The image was from  leanns .world she has some lovely digital stamps. So I decided as it was getting nearer to Christmas I would do something different .... Not a Card this time and this is what I ended up with

I had a hard job taking a photo of Rudy as I wanted to show it hanging but I finally got one that I was happy with. After  a bit of resizing and when I figured out how big I wanted Rudy to be ,I made a mirror image of it printed it out then cut them out with the scan n cut, I then got too and coloured them with copics,  I made three of them, took a bit of time for them to dry before I got to recolour them I then glued them together and once they were all dry I laminated them this one I punched two holes in the top and threaded thin gold ribbon through it so it could hang up I have also printed and cut out 12 more in various sizes because I know my grandchildren will want to make one when they see this

So here is the three I have done you can see how I have made the mirror image by the side the tail is on  I have not put thread on the other two they might end up on a card or on a tree at one of the grandchildren's house
The sizes of the Reindeer are

Large 21 cm
Med   14cm
Small 12 cm

Thursday 13 October 2022

Time to Garden

 This week at  creative knockouts its about finishing the inside, depending on how much is put on the front of the card it can be too flimsy so we put something in the inside and we don't all ways show it The image used this week was from patties creations and I chose this image to work with gardening time     

Outside of card
I found the backing paper first thought it was bright and cheerful put me in mind of sunflowers so I adhered it to yellow card then onto a white base card, coloured images with copics then fussy cut,  adhered them to card with foam cut the flower and leaves on the Cuttle Bug I used distress ink to do the edges of the flower then adhered to card did the sentiment on the computer

Inside of card
I adhered backing paper to the base card then the white card that I printed the image coloured with copics then stamped the sentiment I then put a thin strip of the card on the top of card  The more I look at the inside I think I should of got the flower images a bit close to the edge by measuring and cutting  it a bit better

Thursday 29 September 2022

All dressed up

This week at creative knockouts  it's all about Embossing and the image I am working with is dogs in shades from alldressedupstamps there is three dogs in this image but I chose to work with this one

I embossed the black card with the Wicker Weave folder adhered it to a pink card then onto a white base card the white and pink ovals were from a friend who embossed them for me a long time ago, finally was able to use them, The dog I liked black and white so I just coloured in her glasses and bow tie  and gave her  some bright pink toenails using copics I topped it off with a bow. 
The bow I got from the dollar stores I buy sets of bow hair clips and take the clip off ,I also buy earrings, the make cheap embellishments
I stamped the sentiment onto pink card and adhered to the card

Thursday 15 September 2022


This weeks theme at Creative knockouts is Fall, but here in NZ it's spring and across the road from my house there are baby lambs in the paddock. So cute jumping around

The image I am working with is curvy katarina from Sheep Ski Designs

I decided to colour her  autumn colours, I started off with a maroon colour, and was putting it together when I saw a thumb print with black ink on it, so another was started and I ended up with these colours and I think it is much nicer than the originalI found the panel piece in my stash and adhered to yellow card colored the image with copics adhered to yellow card I uses a brown metallic backing paper adhered to white base card I then adhered the image and panel to the brown BP cut the leaves and flower on the cuttlebug I scrunched the petals up a bit to give it some depth. I have not put a sentiment on it as yet will do nearer the time to giving it to someone,also I think not all cards need to have a sentiment on it

Friday 2 September 2022

Unicorn Princess

This week at creative knockouts is to use two favourite embellishments with a image from star stampz and I used this image unicorn princess

 This is such a cute wee image  and I wanted her to stand out so I made an easel card  The backing paper was from my stash and I used a pale blue base card coloured the image with copics  and used ribbon and gems the happy and birthday is from a die and stamp set

Thursday 18 August 2022


 This week at  Creative Knockouts is anything goes

For this card I tried something new making a stamp with a die cut There was a bit of time making this card  You cut two of your die cut using water colour card or something similar, you then ink them both one on the back side that is the one you drench in water and press to the card, I don't think I had the right card as mine did not stamp on the paper so well so after a couple of goes (that ended in the bin) I re inked the butterfly and pressed it to image then I left it overnight to completely dry

I adhered the image to pink card then onto a blue base card then added the top butterfly adhered a string of beads and stamped the sentiment

I think this might be a good thing for a favourite die cut, as I have many stamps, and I will use a  proper water colour card

Thursday 4 August 2022

Birthday Greetings

For this weeks challenge at Creative knockouts  is Birthday greetings with this image from KLM designs  gift wrapping gnome 

At one stage I really didn't like gnomes, but they are now starting to appear all around my house and in my craft room 

I decided to make this a man card, I printed out the image and cut it with my scan n cut ( love that machine) I then cut it out again with a border I then coloured him with copics the Happy Birthday is a die, where from I don't know, the backing paper is from my stash, the present is a button which I cut off the bit you sew too and it promptly fell to pieces glued it back up and adhered to card

Thursday 21 July 2022

Christmas in july

 This weeks theme at creative knockouts is Christmas in July with an image from Patties Creation with this image santas laundry 

 One of my grandsons thought it was a bit funny me making a christmas card at this time,but It didn't stop him from asking me to print an image for him so he could make one too I had some backing paper with numbers on it I adhered it to 3/4 of the green base card adhered ribbon on edge  I circled the 25 and stamped the sentiment onto the rest of card I printed out the image coloured it with copics used kindy glitz on the furry bits, adhered it to green card then adhered to card with thin foam squares

Thursday 7 July 2022

Bobs Ballons

This weeks challenge from creative knockouts  is die cuts/punches with an image from Dr Digi and I chose this image bobs balloons an image I think will be used for many occasions 

I used a brown kraft card for my base covered it with the spotty backing paper then used more card to die cut the curved lines which also has a embossed line of stitching on it I cut Bob out with my scan n cut leaving a border on him and coloured him with copics  I then adhered him to the card with D/S foam I stamped the sentiment onto card with distress ink  and went around the edges with the same ink I used a 5mm corner punch and punched opposite corners did the same to the strip of Backing paper then adhered to the card

Saturday 25 June 2022

Something to say

 This weeks theme at creative knockouts is Something to say with an image from patties creation and I chose this image cheers to you ladies

I put the sentiment under the image to make it one piece coloured it with copics I adhered the spotty backing paper to a brown card then the image with purple I also cut a couple of flourishes to put one on top one on the bottom On the inside of the card I put a strip of two lines of the same backing paper and the sentiment inside read ....BUT you are totally worth it

Thursday 9 June 2022


 The theme this week at creative knockouts is summer fun   with a image from  the paper shelter and I got to pick the image for us all to use so this is what I chose hammock days

I typed the sentiment using a yessy font and inserted the image and printed it off. I coloured the image with copics, positioned the trees to go to the end of the ropes,  had to bend them a bit but it worked out fine  a little bit of weight makes a sag I then made a mask for the tree trunks then stamped the grass and the flowers, I adhered it to green card  then onto a white base card. I then die cut the little butterflies and stuck them on

Sunday 5 June 2022

Boys 10th Birthday

 My grandchildren are growing up so quick another one is in double digits and a real keen skate boarder

So it's Spots and Stripes Image was a coloured one that was in my stash I started with the the striped backing paper adhered to white base card I then  fussy cut the image and adhered to BP with double sided tape Cut a hole in the spotty Backing Paper adhered to card with double sided foam did the sentiment on the computer using the scoreboard font
I have not entered any challenges for a while so thought might as well
Am putting into these challenges

Thursday 26 May 2022


This weeks challenge at creative knockouts for the kids with this image  https://Daisys Dream Bubble  I chose from Patties Creations

I like this image and it is one I think looks better with out a whole lot of embellishments on it so I made it a centre stepper card, so the image stood out more I downloaded the bubble backing paper from the net and adhered it to all panels I coloured the image with copics then distress inked the edges with broken china  I adhered the image to the centre panel with double sided foam tape The sentiment I did on the computer with the "Love Letters" font one I downloaded from a free font site the white bits on the sentiments are hearts I will use this Image a lot I think

Thursday 12 May 2022

Just for you

This weeks challenge at creative knockouts is anything goes with a image from Mirtillamente I chose this one called just for you 

I have to say that the images on the site are not normally what I would use but I was one of the ones to chose a image, I picked this one girl also has long hair  and as I was fussy cutting her I decided to chop her hair as well, I still struggle a bit with colouring hair. I started off with a pink card and made half a sun burst I then used mustard seed distress ink and went around all the sides and lightly over the backing paper originally the card with the backing paper was on the right  hand side  but I liked it more on the left, thankfully I had forgotten about the sentiment, that was a bit of a mission getting that in the right place. I then put more distress ink around the card and the plain card so now it looks slightly orange I adhered a light pink ribbon down the middle although it looks sparkly in the photo. coloured the image with copics fussy cut her and adhered to card, found the "hugs and kisses" die cut in my stash Rather like the image and I will use it again I can see her with a bottle of wine in her hand

Thursday 28 April 2022


This weeks challenge at Creative knockouts is this lovely image from from SheepSki Designs called serenity and our theme is flower power

I love doing cards with flowers and it has been a while since I have done one like this 
Purple was my choice of colour with this one I used a plain backing paper and a floral one I distressed the papers and curled the floral ones to reveal the image Printed the image out and used a doily die to cut it coloured it with copics put her into place then layered the the BP on The large flower I made with a Die (who from I do not have a clue) the other little flowers are from my stash cut out the leaves coloured them with copics as I didn't have the right green card added the wee lady bird

Tuesday 19 April 2022


This weeks challenge at Creative knockouts is a anything goes with a image from klm designs mailbox greetings

I like to do black and white cards they can be plain or fancy and this one is in between. this one has been done in a black and white sandwich, it has a splash of colour with the tulips. I come from Dutch parents and my mum always had red tulips in her garden. I then added a bow just to finish it off

Thursday 31 March 2022


This weeks DT card for creative knockouts is this image from mirtillamente

The card is anything goes I recently had to do a card for a swap using the Bokeh technique so I thought I would do this using the same technique, had to look on you tube to see what it was, I used a selection of blues with wild honey on the bottom I printed and  the palm trees and image coloured them  with copics, the sentiment came with image 

Wednesday 16 March 2022


This weeks card for creative knockouts is this stamp spring flower from star stampz 

For this card I made the base 130 x 125 I went for a blue and yellow, the background paper was from a paper stack, I coloured the image with copics then made the frame with a die that I don't remember who's it was. I wasn't too sure if I wanted ribbon or lace on the card, couldn't find a ribbon I liked so got out my lace bin and right down the bottom I found this lace, it was just the right colour I added 3 little apple blossom flowers did the sentiment on the computer

Wednesday 23 February 2022

Party Time

 For this DT card at creative knockouts I have picked this image party time from leannsworld . The challenge was for Sparkle & Shine

I have made an easel card I printed off the image and have coloured the balloons, bunting, hats and the streamers  with glitter gel pens...not that it can been seen in the photo. I adhered it to brown glitter matstack cardstock it has greenish glitter through it adhered clear coloured stick on gems  The backing paper on the rest of the white base card has balloons on it. The party time sentiment is a stamp the celebrate has been done on the scan n cut 

Wednesday 16 February 2022


 This week at creative knockouts is this delightful chap called freddie from stampers delights

The challenge was to use 2 or more pattern papers My base card is a light grey I used a plain darker grey that I adhered to black card, I used 3 different grey patterned papers adhered to black card and adhered to  the grey card, coloured freddie with copics and adhered him to black card, adhered to the card with foam dots. Once again I have not put a sentiment on the card or inside will do that when I know who I give it to, that way there is no restriction as  to who I can give it to

Sunday 30 January 2022

Toadstool House

 This  weeks DT card for creative knockouts is this image from Twinkle Lane Designs called toadstool homes   

The base card is cream, the dotty papers are from my stash the dots on the green paper is the same colour of the base card, the other piece of paper I adhered on a slight angle cut out a frame for the image, coloured the image with copics and cut an extra front house to put over the original printed off the wee fairy and coloured her with copics and placed her on top of the toadstool. I cut out the fence and the  leaves and flowers on the cuttlebug
At this stage I have not done the inside will leave that until such time as I give it away

Wednesday 19 January 2022


 This DT card for creative knockouts this week is for a anything goes card as the sponsor doesn't provide a image which is ok for me as I get to do my own thing.

I like to use lace, pearls, flowers and such on cards So for this card I started with a yellow / cream base card, and another for adding bits to. The lace is from my stash, (I have a container full of lace and I love the bits I have and sometimes I don't really want to put it on a card and then I think, why not, it's there to be used) I then put ribbon above it and added the pearls The flowers are also from my stash, the larger one I put a pearl in the middle added the other little flowers cut some leaves from the same colour, then made a little angel from a pin and some wings and a pearl did the sentiment on the computer distress inked the edges and adhered to the card
This photo doesn't show the colour of the card but I think it looks nice and it all blends in together