Tuesday, April 13, 2021



Back again with another great sponsor over at Penny's.

This challenge I got to work with LeAnn's World 101/

Image is

Rocky and Renae

Looks like Spring where these 2 are.  Oh to be outside without a care.  The gingham in the background kind of reminds me of a picnic blanket, don't you reckon?  That was a very happy coincidence.  

Now with the character on the left I reckon it could be a boy or girl but I coloured it so it is up to the viewer.  You can choose.  And I done the jumpsuit on the right.  I thought of pretty in pink.  

Thought on some flowers and a sentiment and there you have it. If you would like to play along with us, please do.  There are prizes up for grabs.  

Happy crafting!

Monday, April 12, 2021



This weeks challenge is Butterflies!  
Once upon a time....most of my cards I taught a class would have a butterfly on.  Well, sort of.  If any of the ladies made a mistake we would die cut a little butterfly and cover that mistake right up.  Worked a treat. lol.  
I honestly cannot remember the last time I made a card with a butterfly on it.  So I dived into my stash looking for this set, Avery Elle I think?  I have had it so long I honestly do not remember.  

The trellis die is one I have in my stash but never recorded the company I bought it from...Darn it!
The cursive writing and greenery are a SU set called Very Versailles set.  The sentiment is from the Taylored Expression set.  
Don't forget to play along for your chance to Guest DT with us! 
Happy crafting. 

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Slim Line Fun

Wow!  This is me sharing a second card for absolutely no reason, except for, simply, I can.  I got a little time in the craftroom to play. 

I am sharing with you today my latest crafting purchase/obsession.

Slim Line Dies

And in Australia we have our very own home grown company with their very own line of dies.

Today, I share with you a project I made using 

Gum Leaf Slim Line Die

Stitched Rectangles

Slim Line Card and Envelope (10pk) (very reasonably priced!)

Gums and Roses stamp

Gum Leaves (the original one I used has been retired but this is close)

The colouring is very simple.  You don't need too much else with this.  I just love that they have Aussie images for us to use.  Cannot get enough of these.  Will have to try and make a few more.  
These will be available in my market stall or upon request.  So stay tuned for more slim line fun in the future!
Happy crafting!

Friday, April 9, 2021



We are back with another great Sketch for you this week.  


Used another one of my great sets from Kindred Stamps.
Science Geeks.  But now that I check for the link it turns out it has been retired.  Sadface I know. 

For those KS fans that would like to know all colour combinations with Copic markers that I use for all the sets, I will be making  a Pinterest board and sharing them all in there.  Will save you all scrolling through my blog (unless you really want to...lol) 
Don't forget to play along with us for you chance to win a prize.  
Happy crafting!

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

#139 Include an Animal


Another month of some great inspiration for you all is happening over at

The theme this time around is Include an animal.  So, again, I have printed off some digital images from the 

I made this for my young niece.  I kept it very simple.  I just love CAS (clean and simple) cards.  They really make the main image pop! Isn't he a cutie!

This is one of 4 images available in the set.  It also comes with some sentiments.  The clouds are a set of 3 dies from Lawn Fawn. 

Don't forget to play along with the blog challenge for your chance to win a prize. 

Happy crafting.

Monday, April 5, 2021

Party Birds

Today I am sharing with you my latest project as Guest DT over at 
And I was lucky enough to get the chance to work with 

Our theme this month was animals. So what better way to celebrate than with some party animals....er...birds!  lol.  They were so much fun to colour and can be used for many celebrations. And I also thought putting them on a banner would be perfect. I can see a whole length of them at any party.    
And don't forget one of the best things about using digital images, is you can resize for whatever size you need for the project you are doing.  I use my WORD document most of the time but there are many different programs out there that can be used.  You just need to find the perfect one for you. 
If you pop on over the Facebook, join the Digi Doodle page and find the challenge for the month for your chance to win.  We would love to see what you come up with. 
Happy crafting!


Sunday, April 4, 2021


Wow!  That last week just flew by.  We are back with another great challenge for you this week.  

This one is a sketch challenge.  These take a lot of the hard work out for you.  

And here is my take on it.  

It has been a long time since I stamped with my Heartfelt Creations flower sets.  This is the Dogwood flower coloured in pink.  The geometric shape is from a Gina K set (the only one I own :-(.  The wood panel is also from that set.  I masked them both off when stamping.  And I placed a light blue hue in the back ground and finished off with a couple of gems randomly placed.  
I had a customer ask me the other day for a belated birthday card.  Out of all the cards I have made over the years I have not one.  So I have now rectified that.  Not something I would think of doing. You have to listen to what the customers are after.  
Don't forget to play along for your chance to Guest Design for us!  
Happy crafting.


Birthday, Happy Birthday

Today's post is one just for me.  

This project is one that I had wanted to do for a long time.  Hubby is a huge fan of James Bond (and so am I!).  When I seen this little fellow holding his weapon I jumped at the chance to use him.  

 Secret Agent is the stamp sets name, from Kindred Stamps

The stenciled background is black ink, and from Visible Image. Time Tunnel.

I stamped the Top Secret all over that red banner. 

I used Neutral greys for his suit, E71 E74 E77 for his hair.  Skin is E00 E11 E02.  Very simple but very effective.  

I hope you get a chance to do some crafting for yourself at some stage.  

Happy crafting.

Friday, April 2, 2021

April CCC Digi Creations


We are back with another great month of inspiration over at CCC Digi Creations.  

This month our theme is Animals.  So include any kind of animal you wish and enter for your chance to win. 

Here are my little creations.

As soon as I find anything Australian I am on it!  These cute fellows are from Digi Doodle Studios from the Pairable set Koala-fied

There are 2 different images with some sentiments included.  Totally worth getting, and great value fro your money.  I coloured and cut 3 and placed on these gum leaf covered notebooks.  I cannot get enough notebooks in my life (paper obsessed much?  LOL), so I have one on my desk, one in my handbag and one on hand at my market stall.  You never know when you need to jot something down for reference later on.  

Play along as we love to see what everyone comes up with.  

Happy crafting!

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

#493 The Paper Shelter


The Penny DT are back with another great fortnight of inspiration.  

This week one of our sponsors is 

The Paper Shelter

The image I used I had had in my stash for a little while now. 

There's a Penguin in my Cocoa!

I got my alcohol inks out and finally gave them a good play with. A little different from the last post I done.  I used the same colour, blue with some silver.  But this time, instead of Yupo paper I used the piece of card that comes in our stamps sets.  It has a shiny surface and worked amazingly well.  

The sentiment is from a MFT set Holiday Penguins. I used B's, C's and some T's to colour in the little fellow and his gifts.  The more I use blue, white and silver combination for Christmas cards the more I love it.  Still love red and green  but I am sure I can love both at the same time.  

Don't forget to play along with the team.  We love looking at all your poojects.  

Happy crafing. 

Sunday, March 28, 2021



Back with another great challenge for you with 

Make The Cards Challenge

This one as you can see is a colour one. 

I have been out to challenge myself a little of late, using new and old techniques.  Techniques I have not fully explored.  Alcohol inks is one of those.  

Now believe it or not the background for this card is just one colour.  I used blue but for some reason some pink and purple came out of that once the blending fluid was added.  Very cool since those 3 colours fit the challenge!

I stamped and die cut 3 gnomes from the latest MFT release. Coloured those up using my copics. 

B01 B02

R81 R83 R85

BG02 BG01 BG00

G20 G21 G24

Closest combinations I could get to matching the description.  

Play along with the challenge for your chance to be a guest designer!  How cool would that be. Look forward to seeing every ones creations.  

Happy crafting

Saturday, March 27, 2021



We are back with another great sketch from

Sketch Saturday

Slowly but surely I am working my way through some uninked stamps sets.  This one was a Limited Edition box from Kindred Stamps.  

The zig zag lines are from the stencil that was included.  Reminds you of one of their characters shirts.  I replaced the scallop at the bottom also to continue the theme.  

I just love making these fandom type cards.  And mix these with the sketches, seriously these cards almost make themselves!  LOL
Play along with our weekly sketches for your chance to win.  We love seeing all the different ways a sketch can be used.  
Happy crafting.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

March Crafty Christmas Club


I cannot believe it is near the end of February already!  
This month I decided to go Aussie!  I live here and love using our home grown products so why not!

I used Uniquely Creative    Aussie Christmas 2 Stamp and matching die set.  And also their
 Merry Christmas  die. 

I even gave the Kangaroo a red nose (our version of Rudolph I reckon!)  The Merry Christmas is die cut from some silver foil cardstock.  The star is from an Altenew set.  A little hard to see in the photo but the Night of Navy background has HO HO HO stamped all over it.  That background stamp belongs to MFT.  

Here is the list of the other amazing DT members sharing their Christmas projects. 

Happy crafting!

Monday, March 22, 2021

#9 Masculine

 Our next weekly is up!  

Make the Cards Challenge

And the challenge is

I have to say I love making male cards.  Yes, it is hard to find good stamps or papers etc, but when you do find them buy a few bits extra and make a few extra.  You never know when  you might need it.  

The stamp set used here is A Good Man from Stampin'Up.  SU have many sets, using the same artist, that are family orientated.  I have been collecting them since they were released, and this set is just perfect for all the men in our lives.  
It is always handy to have some tartan patterned paper.  They are perfect for masculine cards.  A bit of hessian ribbon tied off with twine. 
We would love to see what you come up with so don't forget to share your projects in the challenge.  
Happy crafitng! 

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

#492 The Papernest Dolls


Hi everyone.  Back today with a really cute image from one of this fortnights sponsors.

Knight Owen With Dragon

Been a little while since I have used a The Paper Nest Dolls image.  They really are cute and she has so many themes to choose from.  

I went for a medieval look with the idea we are looking through a window or doorway in a wall for this one.  Kept the background around the 2 characters very simple as the brick work is enough for the surrounds.  

My Grey copics got a workout with this one. I used a mix of C's , W's and the odd N.  To break up all that grey with the little knight I added a gold shield.  I left the green foliage as is.  I tried flowers but they just didn't work with the overall look.  

Don't forget to check out all the other DT members ( Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog ) projects using other sponsor images.  

Happy crafting.

Sunday, March 14, 2021



Cannot believe we are up to Challenge No.8 already!  Time does fly when you are having fun.  And this week is no exception.  
We have a colour challenge for you

Whoohooo!  You have to love this simple Lego look card. 
 stamp set from Kindred Stamps and also Awesome set from Neat and Tangled.  
This card made it easy to follow the colour combo set for this weeks challenge.  

Don't forget to play along for your chance to guest design! 
Happy crafting.

Saturday, March 13, 2021



Wow!  These Sketch Saturdays come around very quickly.  We have enough on the DT to do fortnight about and I cannot believe we are here already!

So really I should just get to it....lol.  

Here is this weeks sketch. 

I did keep to the basic positions in the sketch, just altered the shapes and added an image in the middle.  
This set is retired (sadly).  But you could do it with many other sets from Kindred Stamps They have some awesome fandom themes. 

The galaxy background is from Altenew.  It is a large washi tape and is fantastic for this type of them.  
The sentiment is from a Stampin Up set ( and I just look it up now, and it too, is retired).  Obviously we have to be quick to get these good sets.  

Play along for your chance to win a prize and we would love to see what you create.  It is amazing how so many people can all have their own take on the same sketch.  
Happy crafting. 

Monday, March 8, 2021

#7 Theme


We are back with another great challenge over at 

This week is a theme challenge

Love me a good cup of tea.  But instead of doing that for a card I went with a good old coffee.

I have used the new Tim Holtz colorize die.  It includes a cup of tea image also.  The little green bud on the front is a stamped image from my Kindred Stamps set Earth Day.  I reckon it gives it a good environmental feel....lol.  The ring stain in the background is from an Altenew set and the lighter stains are from a stencil.  The stripy pattern down the side is just hand drawn in and coloured to match the rest of the card.  I used a very old MFT set for the sentiment.  
Don't forget to play along as we would love to see what you create.  
Happy crafting!

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Creative Craft Cottage


We are back!  This months sponsor is

Star Jam Lines

and don't they have the cutest designs!!!  Just love those gnomes (not to mention the koala!)  I am in love with them.  Do yourself a favour and check them out!

The image I got the chance to work with has been on my wish list.  And finally i get to play with it. 

A very versatile image.  Can be used for Easter, Baptism, Confirmation, sympathy...the list is endless. 

Cross With Flowers

The theme to go with this project was CAS.  No patterned paper, embellishments etc.  I used a water stencil in the background very lightly to add to the Baptism theme.  I just love the softness to this image.  Flowers with the woodgrain of the cross.  I added the wood grain with a texture stamp I have.  Worked out great.  
Thank you for popping in to have a look at my project.  
Don't forget to play along with the challenge.  They are lots of fun. 
Happy crafting!

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Taylor's New Job

 Back again with another great project using one from 

Di's Digital Studios

How often do we make a card for those that start a new job?  Not often enough!  So I grabbed this one as it is classy and so right for my eldest daughters first foray into the work force.  

The image I have used is Taylor's New Job

I thought about using her on a door hanger, bookmark etc, but a card just seemed so appropriate.  I wanted something a little different so I drew freehand (and some help from my ruler) the background.  A very simple one so as to not detract from Taylor's beautiful image.  Even thought the office and building colours are very masculine and harsh I chose to soften the colours for the girl and her accessories.  You can still be "girly" in todays world.  

Thanks for popping by my little corner of cyber space.  

Happy crafting

CCC Digi Creations


We are back with new challenge for you this month.  
Proudly sponsored by 

All Dressed Up Digital Stamps

And the image I got the chance to work with reminded me a little of Sex in the City tv show.  So I ran with it.  

Prosecco Time

Now on top of that we had the them of - use lace, ribbons or flowers.  

Not hard to tell which embellishment I went with....some delicate little flowers.  And try as I might you just cannot see the sentiment on the pink banner.  It says "You are simply fabulous" I did try and enhance it but the rest of the photo looked really bad, so I just left well alone. 

I took a photo from another angle to show I added wink of stella to the night sky and to her dress, ribbon, shoes and gloves (and the drink!)  the final touch to give her a glamorous night out on the town.  
This gal is way out of my league, I tell you!  But she would be perfect for uptown girl in our lives.  
Don't forget to play along with this months challenge for your chance to win.  
Happy crafting. 

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

#491 Cute as a Button

This fortnights sponsor is Cute as a Button

I was lucky to get to work with the image of

New Year Yorkie Sassy

I worked out the size I needed the digi cup with puppy inside.  At the same time I used a digital image for the baubles also.  Doing them both at the same time allows me to get the sizes matched up nicely. 
Once printed, I coloured them all with my copic markers.  I used W combo's for the fur.  R's for the cup.  RV's for No.1 bauble, B's for No.2 and V's for the last one. And finally I used YG's fro the greens.  Using them instead of the G's gives it a bright look.   
Trimmed some left over tartan paper for the background.  Added a piece of green cardstock to border that. It is a little hard to see but I did use a leafy stencil in the background using Oxide Pumice Stone ink.  
The sentiment is from a dog themed Christmas set from MFT.  
Don't forget to play along for your chance to win (see blog challenge for all the details)
Happy crafting.  

Monday, March 1, 2021


Here we are with another great monthly challenge with 

A Perfect Time To Craft'

This month's sponsor is

Sheepski Designs

Now you must have noticed by now that I seem to like gnomes?  Well today I get to play with another cute fellow.  This image is called

Wild Flower

Now all you get is the little fellow holding onto the wild flower.  The rest is up to you. The little house is from a MFT gnome set and the grasses and path and just copiced drawn in.  I have not done a drawn background for a while.  You may notice in the next few days I have gone silly with them.  LOL.  
This technique is not for everyone but is loads of fun to have a go at.  
Don't forget to play along with the challenge for your chance to win some awesome images.  
Happy crafting!

Sunday, February 28, 2021

#6 Sketch


Hello and welcome to another fantastic challenge week with 

Make the Cards Challenge

This weeks challenge is a sketch one.  Sketch challenges are great for when your mojo just isn't working for you and you need some help (we all do from time to time)'

Now, I had totally planned to use floral images for this one, but, I changed my mind.  Instead I finally coloured up some Ninja's for this one.  I know!  Totally out of left field on this one. 

Turtley Awesome stamp set is from Kindred Stamps.  

These stamp sets are my guilty pleasure.  I am bit of a geek at heart. 

I drew in the brick tunnel behind these "dudes" with my white prismacolour pencil and just added these guys on top of that, following the sketch florals.  Same sketch, totally different look. Thanks for looking.  

Don't forget to play along with the challenge for your chance to be a guest designer!  

Happy crafting. 


  Back again with another great sponsor over at Penny's. This challenge I got to work with LeAnn's World 101/ Image is Rocky and Ren...