29 February, 2024

Lucky Stars


I like getting inky and from time to time have an inky session just for fun.  Then I'll have a bit of fun putting the bits together.  Like this tag.

Tag die: NCraft 


Senti: Tim Holtz Ideology

Stars: Sizzix

Also: Dylusion paint, Distress ink, black pen, gauze, hessian ribbon, gold Nuvo Mousse, white glitter card

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simonsaysstamp-monday-fur or feathers fur




26 February, 2024



A plaid shirt and a beer, isn't that what men want?  

Tag sentiment: magazine freebie

"3rd" sentiment: Kaisercraft

Beer die: Sizzix

Tag die: NCraft

Buttons dies: Signature, Spellbinders

Also: twine, black pen doodles, DI's

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asyoulikeit-favourite-feminine-or-masculine-and-why masculine- simple things please males - booze. cars, sports etc.

classicdesignchallenge-febmar-I love ... daddy

25 February, 2024

Out the Window


I found this lovely window digi stamp and just had to use it.  Just imagine if you had a bird hotel outside your window, and a cat inside?  The birds look like they're having fun, but the cat doesn't.

Window, cat and background are Digital Scrapbook, the birds are Doodle Pantry.  I had to outline the cat with black pen as it disappeared into the background.  I  touched up with Copics, added WoS, brads and twine.  The cat is fussycut and stuck with 3D foam.

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cdsundaychallenge-127-cd-digi digi

classicdesignchallenge-febmar-I love... birds

inspirationstation-february-photo cat




I made this for someone to give their sister who was arriving from overseas for a first-time visit.  She wanted me to use a photo of her sister in the design.  I have protected her privacy so she is not recognisable by digitally drawing over her eyes.  The wording is as instructed.  The colour palette is taken from the beautiful sari she is wearing.

Flower die: Sizzix    

Frame: Digital Scrapbooking

Corner punch: Couture Creations

Sentiment: unknown

flower punch (inside): Martha Stewart

Stamp (inside) Kaisercraft

Also: Pearls, 3D Kindyglitz

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asyoulikeit-favourite-feminine-or-masculine-and-why Feminine, can use pearls and gems and pretty things



alphabetchallenge-x-is-for-x-tra-hearts on ppaper


cdsundaychallenge-127 the ornate frame is digital



20 February, 2024

HM&F #409 Add a Border


House Mouse and Friends challenge this time is Anything Goes with option of ADD A BORDER.

Our design team have inspiration for you, here:  housemouse-challenge

I decided to make the border with washi and chose watermelon pink.  Coloured with Copics, I put Glossy Accents on the pips to make them shine.  These little mice always seem to be eating!

Image: House Mouse 

Die: unknown


Also: Copics, Washi, Glossy Accents (on pips), white gel pen, pearls

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We are here with a new challenge for you.

Anything Goes 
with the option theme of Add A Border
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  House-Mouse Friends /Happy Hoppers, or, Gruffies image stamped/decoupage or CD rom.

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15 February, 2024

Lucky Stars


Thanks Geesje for inviting me to be your guest designer for this challenge at Penny's Papercrafty.  And thanks to sponsor Dr Digi for providing this fun digi stamp to work with.

Check out the challenge here:  pennyschallenges

I printed the image onto card, cut out the image and coloured it.  I also printed parts onto patterned papers for paper piecing.  The background is made using Distress Oxide inks blended and spritzed to look like a night sky.  I then diecut the scene background and glued it on, using 3D foam to prop up the cut edges of the hills for dimension, popping  in Terry and his dog so they stand on one.  I put 3D foam behind their heads and telescope too for dimension.  The bigger stars have Stickles to make a sparkle.
Image: Dr Digi (Telescope Terry),  Die: Unknown, Sentiment: unknown, also Copics, Distress Oxide Inks, Stickles, white pen, gold pen.    
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13 February, 2024

Love Bunny


A love bunny come to give you a hug and kiss.  Happy Birthday, Valentine, Galentine, special friend, ..etc.

Red card done with a 3D EF and cut to a strip.  Bunny & hearts in pink card, inked, splattered, stacked and gilded.

Bunny: Sizzix/Tim Holtz 

EF: We R memory keepers

Love die: Craftwise

Heart dies:


Also: DI's, Gilding Flakes, silver cord

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CAS on Friday-276-valentine






12 February, 2024

Love Hearts


This is a swivel card from a youtube tutorial by Jennifer McGuire.  The red card in thebackground and the heart are the same, but for some reason they have photographed differently, probably because the heart is tilted with the mechanism and the angle catches the light differently. The smaller heart is popped up on 3Dfoam.   The DP has some dots of metallic foil and I added gems to the word.  Later on I have a pic of it flat.  A narrow strip of the DP is put inside the card.

Background pinprick die: Memory Box 

Heart die: 

Love die: Craftwise

Border die: magazine freebie

Also: DP, multi-coloured gems

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09 February, 2024

Let's Go


Dark Blue, Lime and Brown.  Don't they look great together? particularly in CAS style?  Green and blue together are my very fave colours.

Clear Stamp Image: unknown 

EF: Cuttlebug houndstooth

Senti die (stacked): Craftwise

Also: Copics, twine, Stickles (on collar), white pen

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colorthrowdown-779-Dark Blue, Lime, Brown

asyoulikeit-favourite-digi-or-physical-stamps-and-why While I use digital stamps, there is nothing like the pleasure and satisfaction of using a real stamp and the physical act of getting down and inky.  


allsortschallenge-766-bingo middle line vertical: dry emboss, green, twine


08 February, 2024

Treasures of the Heart


This is so true, especially for sisters-of-the-heart!   An Art Impressions stamp, coloured with Copics.  Fussy cut and added to re-purposed packaging with lace design.  Twine, Glossy Accents, white pen and gems added.    For a special Quilty friend's birthday - the four us have been stitching together for nearly fifteen years!

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06 February, 2024

Bird Meeting


Starting with a sketch from AAACards(see below) and trying to use up stuff in my bitz box.  The background is weird paper smooshed with Distress Inks and later misted (I thought it looked like a cloudy sky).  The orange birds are complementary to the blue and are slightly inked.

Panel Die: Memory Box  

Bird die: Spellbinders

Embossed sentiment:

Also: Distress Inks, Lindy's Glitz Spritz

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HM&F #408 Lacy Heart


Another House Mouse challenge.  This time it's Anything Goes  with option of Valentine/use Pink or Red!  See how the design team have done it and join us here:  housemouse-challenge

Heart die: Couture Creations        

Doily die: Spellbinders

Senti stitched die: dienamics

Senti: Colorado

Little hearts: drop outs from a die

Also: Copics, Glossy Accents, white gel pen, DP

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dd-tripleb-february-birds butterflies blooms bloom=rose

stampingsensations-february-ag-animals creatures

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  House-Mouse Friends /Happy Hoppers, or, Gruffies image stamped/decoupage or CD rom.

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05 February, 2024

Old Ladies


I like the playfulness of this image and also the sentiment (now I'm an old young lady!)  I chose to paper piece the dresses (using Snippets) and add whimsical accessories - that's what I'm going to wear when I'm old - wings, a star crown, and sparkly shoes!   I will send this to a friend of mine.

Image stamp: 


Wings die: Couture Creations

Also: Copics, DI's, Stickles, black pen, PPaper snippets

craftycatz-664-make me smile

snippetsplayground-473 snippets of DP for dresses, stars & wings


wordartwednesday-623-624 anythinggoes

asyoulikeit-pearls-or-gems-and-why I'd rather have diamonds on my shoes than pearls, I like a bit of sparkle!

sweet-stampin-valentines-or-galentines definitely galentines

cutiepiechallenge-190-feeling sentimental

Hearty Hugs


This is a kind-of interactive card where the heart swivels inside the card.  From a Jennifer McGuire tutorial (swivel card).  After cutting the leafy fronds I inked the edges with DIs.  It goes flat for mailing.  The diecut sentiment is inset.  I think this looks like those conversation sweets that have messages stamped into them

Heart die: unknown 

Leafy die: Couture Creations

Hugs die: Simon Says

Also: DI Picked raspberry, gems, DP

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asyoulikeit-pearls-or-gems-andwhy gems, a monochrome card needs a bit of sparkle



letscraft&create-204-ag-polka-dots-andor stripes

avenue613-february-anything-goes-w-opt loveletters love letters=hugs 



03 February, 2024

Little One

 Little One.  A new baby is always an occasion for a card.

EF: Cuttlebug        

Scallop die: Kaisercraft

Silver embossed senti stamp: Kaisercraft

Also, Tulle (wrap band ), ribbon, pearls

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avenue613-january-AG-w-optional new beginnings

paperfunday-61-anything-goes-lets celebrate

pinspirational-310-ribbon inspired by ribbons in baby bootees



crafterscafe-304-fancy-edges diecut edge