Saturday, 30 March 2013

Marianne Design - Don & Daisy

Hi, I am finally back after having a week where my laptop was away getting fixed. You would think it would have given me plenty of time to craft, but in fact I spent some quality time with my family.
Anyhoo.. onwards we go for another challenge at Don & Daisy... Banners and flags... I have Collectable COL1314, Craftable CR1239 and banners EC0108.

Monday, 25 March 2013


Hi! back to another Monday here in NZ! Short working week this week with Good Friday and Easter Monday coming up. Four days to play, relax, and be with family. Can't wait :-)
I made this card for the Marianne design Snoesjes blog.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Artfull Crafts - Bundle of Joy

Hello, today I want to share with you another card using Bundle of Joy collection. from Artfull Crafts. This time I dusted off my copics and coloured to my hearts content. I know I have probably said it in my previous post.. but these colours are great in this collection.. so soft and pink!!

Liz has some wonderful lace in her shop, just right for baby cards. And below is a close up of those adorable little flags that are stickers in the Bundle of Joy collection.

Hope you are all having a great weekend, before I go.. don't forget our theme this month - Autumn Adventures. You still have time to enter.
Happy crafting

Friday, 22 March 2013

Marianne Design - Don & Daisy

Well I decided this year was the time to try new things.. today I have a card that is "minimal" I have tried to add very little to this card and yet hopefully have a nice card at the end. I have only added 4 elements here.. which is pretty amazing for me! I'm not sure if I like it... but I do like the birds in it and on a day like today I could be sitting out there with Daisy having a cuppa!
Marianne Design products used

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Mo Manning

I am in love with these Baby Faries from Mo Manning. Mind you, any of his images are great... could be a dangerous thing cyber wandering in her shop... so many images have made my "want" list I have written up!!
Well I am half way through the week.. only two days to go until the weekend.. whoop whoop.. cant wait.. I am setting aside time to spring clean house, garden and garage... with every passing weekend the place is looking more and more manageable.

Monday, 18 March 2013

Delicious Doodles - Angels

OK.. so for some reason my post didn't go live when I wanted it to for our next challenge at Delicious Doodles. We want to see a project using angels. The DT have come up with some great examples again.. man they rock! The image I have used is Dark Valentine, I have used this image alot... she is so stunning and easy to colour.... Well its Monday here for me... I have a feeling its going to be a very long week!

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Artfull Crafts - Bundle of Joy

Hello, I'm back again to show you a couple of cards I have made using Bundle of Joy for Artfull Crafts. Now I challenged myself to make these cards without a coloured in image.. I normally struggle but looking at the results, I have seemed to hit my stride. So here goes...

I really do love distressing edges with Tim Holtz Distress Inks to make the cards a little more old fashioned.
A close up of the beautiful flowers Liz has in stock

And a close up of some of the Bundle of Joy Die Cuts in the collection

Now onto the second card also using Bundle of Joy paper, tags and flags.

A close up of Kasier Rub On Words.. Adore, and flowers

I hope you have enjoyed looking and have hopefully got you all inspired to make a few cards.
Until next time

Friday, 15 March 2013

Marianne Design Divas - In the Garden

Are you ready for another monthly challenge over at Marianne Design Divas! 
This month we want to see anything that links to "in your garden"" on your project. I would hope you wouldn't find a frog anywhere but your garden..!!!. This is also another one of my cards that got published in NZ's Kelsbeek Magazine. There is an array of wonderful inspiration over on the challenge blog, so why not head over, take a look at what you could win.. remember you have a whole month to join us.

Marianne Design products used
Paper Bloc La Musique PK9084
Craftable Birdhouse & Ivy LR0206
Craftable 3 Leaves LR0193
Craftable Flowers XL LR0196

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Playing around

 It seems such a long time since I have had a play.. un-interupted. I bout a set of 3 images from Mo's Digital Delight what seems like ages ago now and I only used the one image... well I got around to colouring another today... and here it is! I am of course going to enter the DP2 Challenge anything goes!
I was hunting for the set of 3 baby fairies so I could link back and ended up look at all the other image.. man she has some amazing images... I am getting itchy hands!!!! MUST BE GOOD!!! Have boarding school fees to pay for!!!!

Friday, 8 March 2013

Artfull Crafts - In the Attic .. take two!!

Hello... I'm back again with a second card to match the one I posted last week for inspiration on our Autumn Adventures theme at Artfull Crafts.

Once again I used new collection In the Attic, and Distress Markers to colour image. Such pretty colours in this range.

Its the weekend coming up tomorrow... what have you all got planned?... myself.. well I have some Bundle of Joy cards to make... so until next time
Happy Crafting

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Southern Girls - tag your it!!!

Hello! Are you ready for another challenge here at  Southern Girls Challenges . For this challenge we want to see a project with the theme"Tag you it!!!".
We were lucky enough to have Stampotique Originals supply the DT girls with stamps for this challenge... all the projects are really quite different!.
Image used - Zara Gift 7300 and Sentiment 2168

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Artfull Crafts - In the Attic card

Hello... hopefully today I am offering some inspiration on our new theme for this month...Autumn Adventures - check out here for details of yummy things you could win. Yes scary thought that Autumn is coming... mornings are starting to get darker... which means more time in the craft room at nights for me!!

I was a bit stuck on what paper to use and then came across this new collection In the Attic hidden in my DT package. Perfect for our Autumn theme. I decided to give my beloved copics a rest again and gave my  Distress Markers another go which Liz has at her shop. Wow... I am impressed, so easy to use!

I love how all the Kaiser collections have matching product such as tags, flowers, rub-ons etc... it definatley makes card making easy. 
Hope you are enjoying your weekend... hopefully you have all started your Autumn projects. Until next time...

Thanks for visiting.....

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Happy Mail

Ok.. so the lovely Chris (Molly's Grandma) sent this to me a couple days ago... Everyone loves to get happy mail and my oh my... did Bailee and I have fun looking at all the buttons. Thanks so much Chris.. you made my day after a very long and hard week at work. mmwaahhh.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Snoesjes blog

Ok... so I have been inspired by Lou who is making fantastic cards by picking up my water coloring brush and giving it a go. I bought a container of distress ink pens (when I had money pre boarding school) about 2 months ago and haven't touched them... today was the day!!!
I made this card for the Marianne design Snoesjes blog.
Snoesje HM9437
Paper Bloc Butterfly Kisses PK9089
New Dies/stamp COL1304