Southern Girls Glitter Challenge

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Was excited to see that the last challenge for this year was to add glitter to your creation. I adore sparkles and have some gorgeous glitter pastes in my stash that have been needing to be used :)
I decided to go with gold glitter paste and just had fun. Hope you like my card for today. I look forward to new challenges next year :)

Altenew December Challenge

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Love the Challenge for this month as there is so  much inspiration in the board! Basically it is all the boards for this year. Check it out........

I decided to go with July and Pulled out my Hennah Elements stamp set. I love the flowers in this set and here is what I created based on the colours used in July.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope your day is a good one.

Southern Girls Challenge

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Yay this week is anything goes and I am happy as I have really enjoyed doing blended backgrounds so much and this gave me a very good excuse to do another. Please go and check the blog out as the team really did give some awesome inspiration and there are more than cards to check out.
I am so hoping to do a wedding album for me next year full of beautiful memories of the hubby I still love and miss so dearly. This weeks inspiration has spurred me on to stop thinking about it and start doing it!. Here is my card for this fortnights challenge. I so LOVE snowmen and this one just captured my heart. He is from Sweet n Sassy and I love him so. I cannot believe that this is the first time he has seen ink!

Thanks for stopping by!

Couldn't resist!

Sunday, November 25, 2018

I so enjoyed ink splatters that I decided to have another play and here is my second card for the Southern Girls Challenge.  Check this blog out and it is super awesome as there is a good component of Kiwi and Aussie Cardmakers in this group. It would be lovely to get to know a few more local crafters!
I have had this set sitting in view for more time that I care to confess and thought it would look good with a oxide ink backdrop with splatters. I have lots of distress inks but only one oxide pad and was keen to try it out. LOVE how it blends onto the cardstock!
So here is my second card with oxide ink splatters and stamps coloured with distress ink pens.
Many thanks for dropping by.

Southern Girls Challenge

Saturday, November 17, 2018

This fortnight for the Southern Girls Challenge the theme is Inks and Sprays. I received a little parcel from Papertrey ink this week and had spoiled myself somewhat with the beautiful Botanical Bounty set so thought I would ink up those beautiful blossoms and throw a few ink splatters about :).
I also used a lovely die that is from a series being done this year called shape shifters............Love them to bits!. I used Papertrey Inks to colour my blossoms and the light blue is looking a little gray in my photo. So hard to get a true reflection of the colours :). Well here is my card, thanks for stopping by.  Check out this awesome Challenge,  would love to see you sharing there to!

Papertrey Create Along With Us

Monday, November 12, 2018

Yet again Papertrey ink are sharing peeks of another amazing release. I just keep loving everything and wish I had a Champagne pocket rather than a beer pocket :) but hey I am blessed to be able to purchase some of what I love. I am playing along with the Create along with us challenge and today I have been insprired by Betsy Veldman's beautiful Card. I have taken the inspiration of her beautiful sky background to make my card today
Here is the card I used for my inspiration, so beautiful!

This is the card I created after being so inspired by the talent of Betsy <3

Thanks for dropping by!

Southern Girls Challenge Use a Sticker

Thursday, November 8, 2018

I recently found a close to home challenge that while open to everywhere has a large component of New Zealand and Australian crafters :) would be nice to get to know others from closer by that have the same passion for crafting. I took a look around the wonderful sponsors store 'Kinda Cute'

 I just could not resist this gorgeous snowman! I cut him out and did a little colouring to tie in with my background paper and then finished my card of with some slightly puffy stickers as was the challenge this week :) . I sure look forward to seeing what others have done with this challenge and hope to drop by your blogs soon. Happy Cardmaking! Here is my creation for this challange

Make it Monday #341

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Make it monday is something I always look forward to, it has been some time since I actively participated as working fulltime night shift has its challenges on its own!. I loved this technique and decided I would love to make a Christmas card using this technique. Double whammy as I get to play along and I can also add a card to my growing pile of Chrissy cards that I am determined to have sent out in good time this year.
Here are Dawns BEAUTIFUL challenge cards...............

Gorgeous to the core!. This is what I created, thank-you to Papertrey Ink for all the wonderful inspiration you share.

Mojo Monday 501

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

How delighted I was to see a sketch by Julee up :) not that I need reason to pull out my beautiful Verve stamps, but what better way to play along! I hope you like my card today and thanks bunches for dropping by. I am now off to visit some of the blogs that have played along in the challenge.

Altenew Oct Inspiration Challenge

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Loved the colours for this challenge, whilst the USA is in Autumn mode we are warming up and enjoying a little more sunshine here in New Zealand. I loved the challenge of these colours and hope you enjoy my card today. Here is the inspiration for this challenge by the lovely Virginia Lu

I used a butterfly the painted butterfly set and then found a leaf from my Beautiful Day set which I have long adored. the sentiment is from the thinking of you set (another one I love and use often)
For my background I used the halftone circles on kraft cardstock and then flicked some of the blck watercolour paint from the Altenew pellet and that was my card complete....Oh and of course a string bow :) 

Color Throwdown #512

Monday, October 1, 2018

I just recently started playing with some stamps that I have had waiting to be inked for longer than I care to confess!. Recently I have been playing with Altenew stamps and inks and have fallen in love with the inks. I am going to have to build upon the inks that I have and see through a peek on their fb page that there are new colours coming! Exciting, cannot wait for the October release.
Here is my card for this weeks Challenge.

Viva la Verve May Challenge

Friday, May 18, 2018

So happy to have finally had some time to sit down and play along with the challenge this month. I am making this short and sweet as did night shift and it is now 1pm in the afternoon for me and I need to head off to bed and snooze :) Thanks for dropping by today.

Reverse Confetti Stock your Stash 'Birthdays'

Love the new challenge for Reverse Confetti :) and always in need of birthday cards too! I went through my stash and found some of the patterned cards that were sold prior to those delish 6x6 pads.
I haven't posted in a while as life has been so so busy, but delighted to have had a free day just recently and got a couple of cards made. Without further ado here is my card for this months challenge. See you again soon!

Verve April Yellow Inspiration Challenge

Sunday, April 22, 2018

When I saw that the Challenge involved Yellow I know exactly which stampset I would be using! I naturally gravitated to the bee in the set The Buzz which is on Sale at the moment. So without further ado here is the card I have created for this Challenge. Thanks so much for dropping by!

March 2018 Diva Inspiration Hop and Challenge for Verve

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Love this Challenge and there are some wonderful digi sets that make this so easy to create for! Here is the inspiration photo. Be sure to check out the Hop and Challenge for yourself here

I used this gorgeous digi set called Lucky Day to make my card, just love the beautiful Verve sentiments and love all the font styles <3. This Irish blessing is beautiful and always adore coffee cups. I always enjoy crafting and creating with Verve at hand.

Viva La Verve March Sketch

Monday, March 5, 2018

March is here and the weather in New Zealand is getting cooler, whilst it will hopefully be getting a little warmer for my blogging friends in the USA.
Here is this months sketch

This is my card.

PTI Make it Monday

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Just in on this one! Had a long stretch of nights and not so easy to get creative when one is tired. I am enjoying the Make it Monday series as I think I have only ever masked once before.  It is great to be trying different techniques. I have had this stamp set for quite some time, really enjoyed opening it and giving it some ink. I have used the larger apple from the What the Doodle series Apples.
Here is my card for this weeks Challenge.

Viva La Verve February Sketch

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Just got this card in by a day ;)   Here is the sketch for this month.

Here is my card :). I feel like a woman of so few words but my eyes are like closing as I type. It is midday and I worked last night so need to get to bed and have some sleep. Thanks for dropping by!

February Blog Hop PTI

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Cannot believe another hop has come around. Before we know it we will be marching on into March. How quickly the months roll on over. Wonderful inspiration for this months hop. I have to say I have been pretty tired of the last week and inspiration has not been my friend. Now that my card is done I am thinking of other possibilities or ways I could have gone with my card :)
Here is the inspiration pic for this month.........

Here is my card for today. I purchased the Vintage Jadeite some time back in cardstock and patterned paper and thought this was the time to open and use it. I did cover the dotted paper with a piece of frosted plastic which muted the colour a little. Thanks for calling in today, I am off to sleep now that I have posted my card as had a very busy nightshift (my fourth) and looking forward to counting bunnies :) Good night all

Make it Monday PTI

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

I love the Make it Monday happening. It helps me to think outside of the box as my sentiments are mostly cut out and added. Today I decided I wanted a card that could be used for the man in someone's life. So without further ado here is what I came up with. Thanks to Laurie for all the wonderful inspiration. I so totally adore her creations

Last Challenge for PTI 11th Anniversary

Friday, February 16, 2018

Wowser what a fun time this release has been and really enjoyed the FB live yesterday. Congrats to the winners, so excited for those that heard there names called. Right straight to the posting as I am so tired. Worked last night then home and put a lamb casserole in the slow cooker and made a big tray of spaghetti bolognese so that I don't have to cook for the next three nights :)

PTI Day 7 Use dies only

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Day 7 was a call to use dies only for a stamps! I don't think I have ever made a card with dies only until today. I was so happy to be able to shout myself some of the new coordinating Bitty Big papers to make cards with and used them for the first time today for this new challenge.
Hawaiian Shores has to be hands down one of my fav PTI colours. Today I made a birthday card to celebrate PTI's 11th birthday. It was a great thing as I discovered those gorgeous little hearts in a set I bought a few years ago for Valentine cards.

Happy Birthday PTI 

Happy 11th Birthday PTI

Friday, February 9, 2018

I am loving all the happenings at the moment with PTI celebrating 11yrs. Awesome company with the most beautiful stamps. I am just getting this card in by the skin of my teeth lol. I decided to go with Lauries sketch but I turned it around some :) Here is the sketch

 I opened up a new stamp set that I am loving called Flower Power. I had a bit of a splurge last release and I am so keen to play with the new stamps. This set has endless possibilities!
Here is my card, as I said I did turn it around! thanks for visiting.

PTI Make it Monday

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Really enjoyed watching Stephanie put her card together for this weeks challenge and loved participating!. I did search high and low for some wonderful handmade paper I had been given but could not find anywhere. For sure when I am not looking for it, it shall turn up.
I used paper from a very old crossword dictionary today along with Vellum and a copper foiled heart.

The flower comes from the set Meadow Greens and the sentiment if from a favourite set of mine called The Skinny. Thanks for dropping in today!.

PTI Make it Monday

Friday, January 26, 2018

Firstly, I have asked myself after participating in this weeks challenge why don't I always use this technique! I love the effect the shadow stamping has on the sentiment. I also wanted to say how much I fell in love with Lizzie's card this week. I took a second photo as was not sure if the shadowed stamping would show up.

I used a light grey alongside my Enchanted Evening Ink

PTI Blog Hop for January

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Loved the January release sooooooooooo much and now waiting on my order to arrive :). Love the inspiration for this month and here it is..........

From this I took the lovely soft pinkish and white and added some Grey as there is a touch in this pic. I stuck to these colours for my card this time and used some stash I had not yet used! Thanks for your visit today, I am off to check out the hop, tomorrow I will post my card for Make it Monday

First Viva La Verve Sketch for 2018

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

What a beautiful sketch to start the year off with! I had so not used this beautiful set in a while and love that the flowers always look good coloured or die cut out of patterned paper. Here is the sketch that is up for Janurary

This is my card using the lovely Stamp Set Beautiful Things. After I had put the card together I noticed that my DP was upside down...Ooops

Seize the Birthday First Challenge for 2018

Friday, January 5, 2018

I so need to make a stash of birthday cards and cannot think of a better way of doing it! Play some birthday challenges. This first challenge for 2018 is anything goes, I have just finished making a card for a beautiful soul and thought I would play along with the challenge.

I have to say I think this is one of my most favourite floral sets of all times. Created by Dawn from Papertrey ink, it is a stunning set. I then used some sentiments from Altenew, I love it when I dont feel compelled to use all products from one company and instead mix them up.
So here is my creation, thanks so very much for dropping by, I delight in your visits :)