Saturday, 9 February 2019

Love Life

Having some fun with colouring using Distress Markers. Haven't made a simple card for a while so love how it turned out.

40 & Fabulous!

My lovely SIL celebrated her milestone 40th birthday recently in style with a surprise roller disco party! Was so much fun and I only fell over 3 times & didn't break anything which is always good! I made her this special pop-up box card and had fun creating the background brick paper with multiple stencils and distress inks. The image was coloured in Distress inks too and the scene came together so well.


Friday, 30 November 2018

More Box Cards

Still playing around with pop-up box cards. Still having fun.

Magazine Freebie A Good Sport   Kaiser Craft Technologic Robot
Stamps: Magazine Freebie A Good Sport, Kaiser Craft Technologic Robot

Paper Smooches Smarty Pants + The Paper Shelter Ready for School   Magazine Freebie Apple Blossom Sprinkled with Love
Stamps: Paper Smooches Smarty Pants + The Paper Shelter Ready for School, 
Magazine Freebie Apple Blossom Sprinkled with Love


Someone very close to me has recently found out they had cancer. I didn't know what else to do other than to make them a card for hope.

Karleigh Sue We Keep the Hope

Card Ingredients include:

Stamp: Karleigh Sue We Keep the Hope
Coloured in Copics
Papers: Kaiser Craft Miss Empire paper pack

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Box Cards

I think I've found my favourite card style; pop-up box cards! They are super fun to make and make use of all of those freebie magazine stamps and left over papers to make super cute scenes.
Here's some I've been working on recently.

Gingerbread Village stamp set magazine freebie   Boho Chic magazine freebie
Magazine Freebie Stamps: Gingerbread Village, Boho Chic

Paper Smooches Smarty Pants + Dearie Dolls   Yampuff Alyce and Lila
Stamps: Paper Smooches Smarty Pants + Dearie Dolls, Yampuff Alyce and Lila

Paper Smooches Smarty Pants + Saturated Canary Grow   CC Design Little Bug Emma + Apple Blossom Cardmaking Collection #2
Stamps: Paper Smooches Smarty Pants + Saturated Canary Grow, CC Design Little Bug Emma + Apple Blossom Cardmaking Collection #2

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Loads of Love

And here is a cute baby welcome card for a new bundle of joy.

Apple Blossom Bright and Breezy

Card Ingredients Include:

Stamps: Apple Blossom Bright and Breezy
Coloured in Copics

Babushka Dolls

My wonderful mother celebrated another birthday this week and as I'm still having such fun making these pop-up box cards, I just had to make one for her too!

Family Ties Nesting Dolls

Stamps: Magazine Freebie - Family Ties Nesting Dolls
Coloured in Copics
Papers: Crafters Choice Garden
Dies: Memory Box Fairyland Butterflies, Impression Obsession Floral Hearts Strip, Poppy Stamps Tea Cup Stacks, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border


I had a first birthday over the weekend so I made this cute little pop-up box card for the birthday girl.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Work of Heart

My father-in-law celebrated his birthday this week and I wanted to do something fun for him. I'm loving pop-up box cards at the moment so I played around and came up with this using the Hunkydory Collection 'A Gardener's World'.

Hunkydory Collection 'A Gardener's World'

Card Ingredients Include:

Stamps: Hunkydory Collection 'A Gardener's World'
Coloured in Prismacolor pencils
Papers: Kraft, collection papers
Die: Lawn Fawn Grassy Border

Monday, 1 October 2018

Look Who's 40

This week we celebrated darling husband's 40th birthday. He didn't want to do anything or have any fuss made so that's exactly what we did, nothing but spend the day together as a family which was lovely. But I still wanted to do something fancy for his card. I'd admired this card style for a while but I'd never tried it, so this was the perfect time to have a go at making one of those box cards. He is a massive Star Wars fan and this was a new set of stamps I'd just bought. I created the galaxy background paper with Distress Inks too. It was a lot easier to create than I thought, and am now addicted to this card type, especially after giving it to DH  who was very impressed and even said that it was the best card I've done! 

Craftin Desert Divas Troll Wars

Card Ingredients Include:

Copics: Yoda: YG03  YG25  G24  G28,  E71  E74  E77  E79,  E09  E18
             Luke Skywalker: E000  E00  E11  E13, E71  E74  E77  E79, 
                                          Y12  E53  E43  E57  E59,  B12  B04
             Leia: E000  E00  E11  E13,  E39  E59  E49,  0  C1  C3  C5
             Chewy: E07  E09  E18  E49
             Ewok: E39  E59  E49,  YR18  E09  E18
             Darth Vader: R17  R29  R59,  W3  W5  W7  W9  100
Distress Ink: Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserve, Peacock Feathers, Fossilised Amber, Black Soot

Tuesday, 25 September 2018


I have loved this image Zen-sational from The Paper Shelter for ages but had been scared to colour it up as I never thought that I could do it any justice. But recently Kit & Clowder had a freebie class for dragons which gave me the confidence to try, plus I combined it with a modified background from the August 2017 monthly marker class. I absolutely love how it turned out!!!

The Paper Shelter Zen-sational

Skin: E000  E00  E21  E11  E04
Hair: YR14  YR18  E08  E18
Clothes: V000  V14  V15  V17
Wings: V000  V01  BG000  B04  B16  B39
Dragon: Y00, V000  V01  V04  V06, BG000  B00  B12  B14  B16, G000  G00  BG32  BG72
Grass: YG11  YG13  YG63   G21  G94  G99
Clouds: BV000  BV00  BV02  BV20
Sky: BV000  BV00  BV13  BV25  BV29  B00  BG15, white gel pen.

Friday, 24 August 2018

Kit & Clowder Monthly Classes

I've been busy over the last few months playing along with various Kit & Clowder classes, throwing my own little twist to some of them with different colour combinations or different dress patterns.

Kit and Clowder 2018 June Markers   Kit and Clowder 2018 June Pencils

Kit and Clowder 2018 May Markers  

  Kit and Clowder 2016 March Pencils   

Kangaroo Baby Shower

I was asked to prepare a baby shower card and had very little time to put something together. This is what I came up with in the short time (less than 2 hours)!

Lawn Fawn Critters Down Under

Card Ingredients include:

Stamp: Lawn Fawn Critters Down Under
Copics: R20  W3  W5  W7  W9
Distress Oxide Ink: Seedless Preserve, Fossilized Amber, Peacock Feathers
Other: Twine, Glow-in-the-dark embossing powder, sequins.


A dear friend had to say goodbye to his best friend of 15 years, so this was the little card I gave him to help say sorry for his loss. I tried to represent the rainbow bridge using Distress Ink in the clouds.

Card Ingredients include:

Stamp: Some Odd Girl Tobie & his Puppy
Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E21  E11  E04
             Hair: E23  E25  E27  E29
             Top: G12  G14  G17, R29  R59  R89
             Jeans: W3  B91  B95  B97
             Puppy: C00  C1  C3, W5  W7  W9  100
Distress Ink: Barn Door, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Stormy Sky & Dusty Concord
Other: Impression Obsession Clouds dies, Nuvo Crystal Drops Ivory Seashells.

Kit & Clowder 2018 Retreat

Its that time of year again when the annual Kit & Clowder Australian retreat was held in Queensland. This year I brought along my daughter to join in with the creativity. As always, the weekend went past in a flash or colour, fun and laughter but we went away with yet some more marvellous keepsakes; the small block was coloured in Copics by others to represent ourselves and the masterpiece was the clock which was coloured in pencils (which I completed at home after the event).

Kit and Clowder 2018 Retreat Wooden Clock Pencils