Thank you so much for taking the time out to visit my little part of the world. Please feel free to have a look around and leave me a message. You'll be updated each fortnight if not sooner as to what I've been up to and see what our amazing Design Team Diva's over at our fortnightly challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and see what they have created just for you. Thanks so much for looking at my creations which is a special time just for me.
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Sunday, 8 September 2019

Happy 20th Birthday

This posting today is for my eldest son Liam who turned 20 years old last week.  He likes simple cards and his love of the colour orange.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White card French Linen
2. Coloured Card Stock: Tangerine by Kaisercraft Card
3. Design Paper: Very old Magnolia Paper

4. Dies Used: 
Bracket Border Dies by Spellbinders

Happy Birthday dies unbranded.

Very large numbers are also unbranded.

5. Embellishments: Button from my stash. 

6. Inside and the back of the card. 

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Button Love

Wow this past week has been a busy one, with both boys home from boarding school and university on midterm break.  Liam had a birthday and turned 20 so I was making 20th birthday cards, and then it was Father's day here in New Zealand last Sunday.  I had a new baby boy's card to make as well as this card which was made last minute.  I used one of our sketches for September over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

The image used was Button Love by our sponsor
Cute as a Button.

Sketches #167 & #168

Our sponsor this month is Francesca from 
Cute As A Button

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 team created this month.

Challenges I'm Entering:
1. Love To Scrap Challenge #125 Anything Goes

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White French Linen Card
2. Coloured Card: Great Lakes by Bazzill
3. Pattern Papers: Gingham Digital download paper, circular unknown from my scraps.

4. Image: Button Love by Cute As A Button
5. Colour Medium: Copics

6. Embellishments: Buttons from my stash

7. Tools Used.

8. Dies Used: All Spellbinders

9. Inside and the back of the card.

Wishing everyone a great month and happy crafting.

Sunday, 11 August 2019


Good afternoon blog friends and today I'm sharing a card with you that I made at the end of July with one of my very favourite flowers Delphinium's and they grow in some amazing colours.
My sister ordered 3 cards for her close friends birthdays as she won't be in Cairns Australia this year to celebrate their special days.  So I told her to go to my blog and have a look at previous cards I've made and designs and see if any of them inspired her and knowing her friends what colours they would like.
Well, she did that and chose a card I had made in October last year and wanted that card for her friend Ginny, but unfortunately, I had given it away to a friend of mine here in New Zealand for her birthday.  I never make the same card twice as each of my cards is originals.  So I made the same card with the same sketch which was my design anyway and the same design paper but decided to use a different coloured backing card.   I'm so glad that I did as I feel that the second card I made turned out better than my original card.  I think all the girls are going out tomorrow in Cairns Australia for lunch before my sister leaves for her trip.

Here is the sketch that I used over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 back in October last year.

Here's the card I made in October last year, yes there's a big difference, one is darker this one is more pastel shades.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe:
1. Base: White French Linen card stock.
2. Coloured Card: Bazzill Pear and American Craft Saphire 
3. Design Papers: Kaisercraft Wondering Ivy

and First Edition Bionical Notes

4. Image: Delphinium by Delicious Doodles

5. Colour Medium: Copics

6. Tools Used:

7. Dies Used: Spellbinders Classic Circle Large and Large Petite Scalloped Circle.

8. Embellishments Used:
Sage Flocked Ribbon, Cream Pearls and a Sage Green Brad.

9. Inside and the back of the card. 

Happy crafting everyone.

Friday, 9 August 2019

Happy 18 Birthday

Good morning and welcome to my blog.  
Today I'm sharing the second of two cards I made for my sons 
18th Birthday.  You would think I would be a pro at masculine cards as I have a husband, two sons and a male cat, but I find it so hard making masculine cards.
With feminine cards, you can make them pretty with ribbons, flowers, gems and lace.  But with the boy's cards is so different especially when you have a son that doesn't like a lot of colour and into a minimalist look.  So here's my effort and he did like it, he thought it was elegant but a little too much glitter for his liking.

We gave Ryan a few presents but also CASH which I don't like doing for gifts but as it was his 18th birthday and I had given Liam money (dough) in a pizza box and decorated it I had to think of something for Ryan and thought of a cracker which I made.
I was really happy with the first Cracker I had ever made, thank goodness to Google which helped me on this one.

Challenges I'm Entering:
Card Recipe:

1. Base: White French Linen card stock.
2. Coloured Card: Bazzill Blackbird
3. Silver Card and no design paper.

4. Embossing Folder: Happy Birthday by Cuttlebug

5. Large number dies which are unbranded and are 9cm tall.

6. Background: I used a selection of Washi Tape in Black (Charcoal), Pewter and Silver
7. Dies: Heart Memory Craft Dies for the cracker.
8. Inside and the back of my card.

Take care everyone and happy crafting.