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Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop

Saturday, March 25, 2017


As soon as I saw this inspiration piece (one of three this month) I know it was every reason I could think of to bust out my Meadow Greens Set. This is where inspiration took me, I love this set and have kept it on my desk to play some more. 


Now off to look at all the cards that were made this month!


Papertrey Ink 10th Anniversary Challenge: Favourite Florals

Monday, March 13, 2017


Trying to pull my favourite florals set for this Challenge was almost as painful as pulling teeth!. I have several floral sets, it seems each time a new set is released I cant say 'lovely' and leave it there. Nooooooo I think................I really really need that :) and this month is no exception.

I finally decided on one of the first floral sets I purchased and will always love this one.........Happiness in Bloom. I also thought I would take some inspiration from the Feburary Inspiration Colour Charts and Challenged myself to use colours that are not my go to ones and decided to work with this palette



So here is my creation with lots of wonderful inspiration from Papertrey Ink



Reverse Confetti Current Sketch

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

What better way to get back into the swing of things than with a card for the Reverse Confetti Challenge :) . I used the lovely stamp set 'seaside' as thought this would be a lovely card to send off to my Aunt who now has three great grandies. I am sure it will be easy to use and Leonie is one to send lots of cards. Here is the sketch for this week.


Here is the card that I made for this sketch, thanks so much for dropping by.




It seems like forever!

Monday, February 13, 2017


I recently returned to New Zealand after living in Australia for over 11yrs and in that process of moving have been without my crafting goodies for three months!. I am so happy to say that I now have my goodies all lovingly set out in my little sun room which looks out into my garden. I am happy, and hope that although I have a big stint of shifts to cover in the next few weeks, I can get onto the room and make a few cards. Prior to the last of my boxes arriving I found a  diecut thankful from Winnie and Walter. Ialso purchased the new pens and a stamp set from a retailer here in New Zealand and had to have a play. Now that I have all my goodies I was able to finish the card.
Here is to many happy crafting hours in my new spot!


I planted this beautiful David Austin rose only days after arriving and I am now enjoying them cut and in a vase!

Reverse Confetti SFYTT

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Loving the sketch for this month and I just recieved the ballons set in with some goodies I bought from Simon Say Stamps. I love these balloons and happy to say I have a few birthdays on the agenda and many of them will be getting cards with these awesome balloons on them :). Here is the sketch for this month.

And here is my card based on the above sketch. I am loving these birthday papers from Echo Park and very excited to see RC bring out patterned paper (of which I am a bit of a hoarder) Oh and inks and cardstock too :)



Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge

Sunday, September 4, 2016

For today's card I opted to go with the tick tack toe option and used the Ribbon Red and Scallops to design my card with. Here is the sketch and tick tack toe chart for this week



This card is going to a friend for her birthday and she loves roses so I had to be using the beautiful Rosy Posy Set of course. Thanks for stopping by and I hope your day goes well.




A heartfelt Thank-you for a dear friend

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Today I made a card for an amazing friend who has been a rock to me since the passing of my husband. Friendships are the most precious of gifts and my father was so right when he told me that true friends are like diamonds...............rare and precious. I am loving water colouring and Penny Black have so many beautiful new releases that lend themselves to this :). Today I used my distress markers to water colour this beautiful floral stamp. I can see this one being inked often.


I am entering this card into the Penny Black Saturday Challenge September Nature
and the Simon Says Anything goes challenge as well