Friday, January 14, 2022

Family Birthday

Today I share a card not as a DT member. 

I should post more creations that I do outside these so let us see how I go this year. 

Kindred Stamps had another Limited Edition Box late last year and I was very lucky to have received mine just before Christmas.  

I loved watching the characters on tv when I was just a young child.  If I was lucky I was allowed to stay up passed my bedtime to watch

My dad used to do the best impersonation of this character.  One of my favourite childhood memories. Isn't it funny the things we remember from childhood. So random. 

Anyway back to the project.

I remember this character had the puppeteers hands as his own and didn't he make the biggest mess in the kitchen?  Nearly as much as me I reckon....hehe.
I kept this one CAS (clean and simple).  I cut out the big letters using an alpha set from
which is   
One of the best priced sets I have found. 
I googled some memes of this character and found one that had the Happy Birthday the way he says it. So I used Word to print that out and then trimmed it down to add to the card front.  
I hope you have liked my little project today.  And yes my Dad did love his card. It had been so long he could not do his imitation, but I am ok with that.  It will remain one of my childhood memories I will always treasure.
Happy crafting!




Welcome to a brand new year of inspiration from

  Sketch Saturday

We are shaking it up a little bit this year.  We are going from a weekly challenge to a biweekly challenge.  Makes it easier for people to find the time to play along.  The more the merrier!

My project this fortnight uses a set from  

Kindred Stamps

known as

Motel Family


I used a floral pattern in the background to try and capture the feel of Motel wallpaper.  The glimmer cardstock is to give the family the bling the so long for.  They are one of my favourite families of all                                                                               time.  Love them! 
And finally the sentiment says it all. 
Don't forget to play along with us this month for your chance to be featured.  
Happy crafting! 



Tuesday, January 4, 2022



We are back again for another great year of crafting over at

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge

and our first sponsor is

Star Jam Lines

The image I chose to use was another little elephant. 

Little Elephant

Like my last project I am still on my holidays and only have limited supplies on hand. 
I grabbed some of the patterned paper that my daughter brought down when she visited for the weekend.  I did bring my bigshot so with what few dies I had I cut out a tag shape around the printed image.  I had already made one trip to Spotlight to grab a sheet of silver glimmer paper, so the bow is made out of that.  
I just adore Star Jam Lines images.  They are so cute and easy to use.  
Don't forget to play along if you get some time for your chance to win a prize.  
Happy crafting! 

Monday, January 3, 2022

Daisy May and Sweet Pea

My first Digi Doodle Studios Guest designer project for 2022!
I am currently away on holidays and printed out this image before we left.  I took with me only a minimal amount of craft supplies and made this project in between naps and swims at the beach (yep lucky me!)
The image I am using is

It was just lucky that I had a craft delivery while I was away and daughter brought it with her when she visited.  Inside it has some patterned papers.  They helped out nicely for this project.  
And I had a die set in there too.  I hand drew the extra flowers behind the image and some to put either side of the sentiment. I was also limited to my copic collection too, so I was lucky they matched the papers.  
Do check out the DDS site as there are some gorgeous images to be had.  
Happy crafting!


Sunday, January 2, 2022

#132 CCC Digi Creations


Second project for the year is here!  Over at CCC Digi Creations we were sponsored by
this month
And the image I played with first up is 

I just had to make a few times as  this gorgeous image was too good to stop at one.
I kept it fairly simple. 

 A banner die with the image, MFT stenciled background, a sentiment cut out twice to add a nice heading and some small clay cloud pieces.  

Throw on a couple of gems at the bottom of the banner and that finished it off nicely.  

Don't forget to check out all the other DT projects for some inspiration and even play along for your chance to win!
Happy crafting!

Friday, December 31, 2021

January APTTC


Welcome to a brand new year of creating!  Do you have any new years resolutions?  I have not made any solid or particular ones just to say I am going to try and focus on things (many things) a bit more this year.  Anyway I am here to kick off the New Year with another great challenge over at

and one of our great sponsors this month is

 I don't think I have ever used any of these images before (I could be wrong as I have done many projects over the years) so I had a real good look at what they had to offer.  
There was a time when making projects I could honestly say butterflies were always present.  Have not made many butterfly cards in recent months so I chose this image.

I  printed it in 2 different sizes, just for something a little different.  This is one of the biggest benefits of digital images, resizing!  I was going to just colour the smaller panel but in the end chose to colour it all.  I chose softer colours for this one. I wasn't going to use black for the base card, but it really made the colours pop.

Again, it is hard to tell but I did add wink of stella to the wings of the butterflies.  And it has been a long time since I used butterflies.  Once upon a time I used to use them on nearly every card.  Funny how I styles change with time and releases.  
Don't forget to play along for your chance to win with us this month.  
Happy crafting!

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Cloud 9 Release

Welcome to my first blog hop with Digi Doodle Studios
This is their Cloud 9 release!
I was lucky enough to get this cutie!

And all I could see were clouds and rainbows.  I made a pop up card (just for something and went sky blue to make the clouds and images pop!

The sentiment could not be anything other than rainbow colours to match the die cut behind our little angel.  
I even cut out the butterfly and attached him so it looks like he is flying right beside out little man. 


To celebrate Digi Doodle Studios "Cloud 9" Digi Stamp Collection, we will be giving away PRIZES the Lucky Winners:

  • ONE $25.00 Gift Card 
  • ONE $15.00 Gift Cards
  • ONE FREE Digi Stamp to THREE Lucky Winners

**Gift Cards only Valid in Digi Doodle Studios**

Here's How to WIN:

Just leave a comment on each of our Designer's Blogs (list below) by 12/16/21 for a chance to win!

**We will choose 5 random winners from the comments left on each Hop Stop and announce the winners on 12/18/21 on the DDS Blog!

Enjoy the inspiration and Good Luck Everyone!

Your next Designer Hop Stop is                            Vannessa Hasty

Digi Doodle Studios Blog

Dina Gerner

Catrin Goodwin

Judy Ellender VanZandt

Meghan Kennihan

Helen van der Gaag

Patsy Long

Helene Siermans Peterson

Kitty Kit

Fikreta Posavec

Melissa Goodman

Tania Cordie (you are here!!!)

Vannessa Hasty

Helen Nile

Thank you so much for dropping by.  I hope you have enjoyed all the projects, and don't forget to keep on going as there are still a couple more to go!



Family Birthday

Today I share a card not as a DT member.  I should post more creations that I do outside these so let us see how I go this year.  Kindred St...