Friday, March 27, 2015


 I am so 'Egg-cited' to share an Easter project I've been messing around with this morning. It started by a visit to the supermarket to buy some eggs.......I wanted white ones. Well do you think I could find any. NO! So I opened up a few packs and did a swap around and picked the lightest colours to make up my dozen. I first blew the insides out.......then sprayed them with Pink colour shine, some glue, then rubbed gold glitter all over. 
They look so pretty!

Check out this adorable plate stand I found at the shops last week :)
So so cute......I just had to have it!

There is house work to be done...time to stop playing,
So nice of you to visit, enjoy your weekend!


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Happy Birthday

Helloooo.........Another card today using "All That Glitters" kaiser papers. 

I've used a pocket card from the same collection, it has really shiny gold spots......which look brown in the photo. The balloons were stamped then embossed with gold.......which look brown too, ahhh :(  It really is all gold and glittery! Hope you get the idea ? I coloured the seam binding ribbon to match the papers.
This is the sketch I followed from MFT card challenge.

Can you believe its Thursday already...... I'm still painting furniture! Thought I'd show you a shabby little dresser
 I completed a few weeks ago. I am so happy with how it looks :) Oh...the suit cases got a coat of paint too :)

Happy Creating


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Lets Celebrate!

Hello..................So nice of you to visit :)
I have another card to show you , using more pretty papers from the new Kaiser collection 'All That Glitters'

The card base was cut using 'Art philosophy' cricut cartridge.
The background print is a very shiny gold really doesn't show that well in the photo, but I hope you get the idea :)

My card for Pam.......she celebrated her 80th Birthday over the weekend.

Enjoy your week Everyone


Monday, March 23, 2015

In the Garden

Happy Monday Everyone!
The new "Die cut" challenge at Stuck on U Sketches is 
In the Garden
I'm really loving the overlays from the 'Artfully Sent' cricut cartridge.......this Butterfly one is really pretty!

I used water colour paper and Stampin up water colour crayons, to create the background,a few drips of colour shine and a sprinkle of sequins.  A couple of the cut out butterflies layered with a pretty doily and button.
Its quite a cas card for me!!

Hope you can join us


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A Layout and Card

Hey Everyone...
Today I have a layout and a card to share!

For my layout I followed this sketch from "Sketchy Boards"

Initially I found this a real challenge.......but once I chose the paper range I was going to work with it came together really fast.
I used George cricut cartridge for the flowers and Art Booking for Happy.

On Saturday I showed you a card I created using papers from the new Kaiser collection "All that Glitters"
Here is another one :)
Love these pretty papers!

Saturdays card.........same papers, just reversed.

Thanks for nice of you to stop by


Monday, March 16, 2015

Celebrate Your Day

This week in The Shabby Tea Room # 248 the challenge is called
Beautiful Blooms
Crafty Secrets is our sponsor for this challenge.....Don't you just love the gorgeous papers I have used on my card. I've added a little glitter for some extra Sparkle...loving the cute bike paper clip too. 
Celebrate your day is a stamp from Paper Sweeties

Here's the inspiration photo.

Can't wait to see what you have a chance of winning some digital files from Crafty Secrets.

Happy Monday Everyone........Have a fabulous week!


Saturday, March 14, 2015

Dare to Dream

Its the weekend....yay!
Just a quick post to share a card I have made with the new Kaiser collection " All that Glitters". The papers are so the gold glitter paper which I have used to make the flower. 

The challenge for March is to make a card with this collection 

Happy creating

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

You & Me

Hey Everyone,
I really liked this sketch from 'Kraft Plus' March challenge.

Here is what I came up with

I sponged circles onto a paper bag with gold ric rac, a string of gold sequins, some stamping , more sequins and beads. Love the button that reads - Every day needs a little Sparkle

' All that Glitters'

So nice of you to visit
Happy Creating


Monday, March 9, 2015

Cherish Each Day

Hey everyone,
The new Die cut challenge at Stuck on U Sketches is 
" Lucky Green"
I think my Shabby little card could be used for any occasion even though I went with a St Patrick's day theme .
I have used Cricut 'Artfully sent' cartridge to cut the pocket card with a shamrock cut out.  I sprayed it with colour shine along with the flower, which are layered Shamrocks favorite doilies and bling. Oh and another page from my dictionary :)

I'm linking my card up with 'Craftin Desert Diva's' .....use lots of Green.

There is not a lot of creating with paper happening here at the moment! I've been busy painting , painting , painting! Shabbying up furniture and old suitcases. The weekend was spent out in the garden Puppy proofing........a lost cause I think!!
Happy Monday to You......enjoy your week
Thanks for visiting


Monday, March 2, 2015

Pop of Pink

Happy Monday to You!
Pop of Pink is the new challenge theme at The Shabby Tea Room
along with this pretty photo for inspiration.

I have used a pretty flower overlay from the "Artfully Sent" cartridge.

The overlay originally cut  inside a frame......I didn't like it, so I cut it off. I brushed it with some gesso, then smooch ink to add a little sparkle. More pages from my dictionary for the butterfly..its also brushed with gesso. I inked the seam binding ribbon to match.
So there you have my card with a POP of PINK
Have fun with the challenge.......

are sponsoring us, you could win a $10 voucher to the store!!

Be sure to visit The Shabby Tea Room to see what the other girls have created.

Enjoy the new week
Happy creating

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

For You

Hi Everyone, 
I made this Shabby little card yesterday for a friends Birthday.
The pretty papers are 'Needle and Thread'  by Kaiser...its a real favorite of mine. I've used collectables from the same collection then added Doilies, buttons and lace....oh, and a torn page from a dictonary.
You are SEW special

 The inside of the card is Kraft....I stamped this rose image then coloured it in with eye shadow. ( Like I explained in yesterdays post)
Looking at it now maybe I should have used pink.....but in case it didn't look good , I went with gold....this gave just a slight shimmer to the kraft.

Maria from 'Very Special Creations' said you can also add it to your home made mists..........thanks for that great tip Maria :)
Enjoy your week
Happy creating

Monday, February 23, 2015


Hey Everyone, 
There is a new Die cut challenge at 'Stuck on U Sketches
the theme is Clothes
Here I am....the Maid of Honor at a friends wedding in October 2014. It was a lot of fun getting all dressed up......I'm  a jeans and T shirt kinda person, so this was different for me!!

In the top right side of the page I have used lots of rub on to add more flowers to the page
'Nifty Fifties' cricut cartridge was used to cut the dress form
I made the flowers using 'Art Philosophy' cartridge.
My daughter was throwing out these eye shadows out....... I must be able to use them for something I thought!......Yep, I added a small amount of glue to the center of the flowers , then with the sponge applicator I dusted a little purple eye shadow over them. They have a real shimmer, its a bit hard to see in the photo. mmm.....the possibilities ??...I love recycling and saving money!
I followed this sketch from "Stuck?"
I am also linking up with 'Red Carpet Studio'
Each day a different member of the die cut team have a project to show sure to visit.
Sometimes everyday life takes over from crafting.....I have had no time to visit you, but I will soon.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Capture the Details

Hi everyone,
I have created this layout following the sketch and colour challenge from "Sketchy Boards"
A great sketch for using up all those scraps of papers! I've added some stitching with gold thread...that was a bit of a challenge - it kept getting caught up in the machine! Some enamel dots, stamping,sequins, handmade flowers.
I used 'Art Booking' cricut cartridge for the title. The background paper is looks cream in the photo :(

We are expecting a cyclone to hit the coast in the early hours of the morning.
Lots of scrapping over the next few days I think!

So nice of you to visit....thankyou


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Celebrate nice of you to visit!
I made this shabby little card a month ago for a friends birthday...I forgot to share it!
The Polaroid card is from Typo....I sugar coated the rim of the glass with glitter, a little lace, crinkle ribbon and a gorgeous doily! Celebrate is a stamp from 'Paper Sweeties'

On the inside... the recipe!
Have a great week everyone
Happy creating

Monday, February 16, 2015

The Shabby Tea Room #246

Hey Everyone,
Its time to show you the card I have made for the new challenge at The Shabby Tea Room 
Mason Jar Love  is the theme...along with this pretty photo for inspiration.

 Kate's ABC cricut cartridge was used to cut the jar . I added lots of sequins , tiny beads and sparkley butterflies to the mason jar shaker. I ripped some pages from an old dictionary for the flower...adding a pretty doily and button.
The sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo could win 7 digital stamps by joining us! I have used 'Butterfly tag' from Bugaboo.
Be sure to check out the pretty projects the other DT members have created.
Happy Monday to you


Wednesday, February 11, 2015



I really liked this sketch from "Stuck?"
combined with this gorgeous colour challenge from "Scrapmuch?
To play along all you need to do is use at least 4 of the colours.......
I have used red, Aqua - light and dark, Coral buttons, grey in the title and Green salad!
Can you see the background in the photo? A perfect match to the Kaiser background paper! Cricut Art Booking cartridge was used to cut the title 'Birthday'.
I can't believe how fast this week is going...time flies when your having fun.
Happy Creating

Monday, February 9, 2015

Wonderful Moments....

Hey Everyone...happy Monday to You!

Today I would like to share the layout I created for the latest Die cut challenge at 'Stuck on U Sketches'.
Key to my Heart
We would like to see Hearts, Locks and /or Keys

I really liked the Heart overlay HERE, but I do not have the program to be able to cut I created my own in 'Cricut Craft Room' using George cartridge welding all the hearts together. I then sprayed it with Heidi Swapp colour has a beautiful shimmer. Mothers Day Bouquet cartridge was used to make the flowers. They are the same as the ones I created a few posts back. HERE. On the solid white hearts I stamped the definition of LOVE in a pale pink.....its a little hard to read.

The renovation of my living area has been keeping me busy.....its nearly done! 
I'll be visiting you soon

Have a great week


Monday, February 2, 2015

The Shabby Tea Room # 245

Hey Everyone.......happy Monday to you!
Its time to start creating  for your 'Valentine'
The new challenge theme at The Shabby Tea Room is 'I {Heart} You'
along with this pretty photo for inspiration.
My Artistic Adventures Etsy is sponsoring this challenge. 
I have used 'Vintage Victorian Shabby Chic cupid arrow postcards and Vintage Valentine Sweethearts digital paper on both cards.
I really love the pretty Heart prints........Here's another card with the blue paper. I have used 'Life's a Party cricut cartridge to cut the Heart shape card and 3 D Bows for the paper bow.  The heart shape window was created in Cricut Craft Room. I covered the edges with gold paint ( I have no ink) I know it looks a bit messy!  I rubbed it on with my fingers, then I picked up the bow, which then left paint where I  didn't want it.....Oh well.......lets call it 'Shabby' ?

Paper Sweeties 'Hello Friend' stamp set for the inside.

Lets see Your {Heart} creations........for a chance to win some pretty papers.
Be sure to check out what the other DT members have created

Happy Crafting


Search for something...

3 Birds on Parade 3D bows A Child Year A Quilted Christmas Accents essential Altered Box altered item altered Jar Altered tray April Showers Art Booking Art philosophy Artbooking Artfully sent cartridge Artiste bags Banner Base Camp Best of Pixar Birthday Birthday cake art Birthday cake Box Birthday Sundaes Block Party Blog Candy Blog Hop bookbox Boxes and Baskets boxes and more Bugaboo stamps Button Boutique PTI c cake box Candy canvas Car Decals Card Cards cartridges Celebration cricut Celebrations Cheery Lyn chicken wire frame Cheery Lyn Die cherry lime aid Christmas christmas stocking Christmas Tag Close to My Heart Coffee cup shape card Country Life Couture Creations Competition Create a Critter Creations by AR Cri-kit gelly pens Cri-Kits Cri-Kits gel pens cricut cricut craft room cricut magazine Cupcake cupcake card cupcake toppers Cupcake wrappers cupcakes Cuttlebug Dear Lizzy Polka dot party Decorate to Celebate Design studio Die cut die cut butterfly Digital digital stamp digital stamps Direct scrapbooking Warehouse Disney layout doilies doily dies doily's Dreams come True Dress Form DWCV Easter 2010 Easter eggs Elegant Cakes Elegant Edges Elf Magic embossing Everyday paper dolls Fathers day Flower Shop Flower Shoppe flowers Forever Young Four Legged Friends French Manor Freshly Picked From My Kitchen George George cricut cartridge Giant tag gift bag gift box Gift card combo Go Canada Guest designer Gumball machine shaped card Gypsy Gyspy Wanderings H2o Halloween card Handy Man Happily ever After Happy Hauntings Hello Kitty Heritage Hoot n Holler Indie Art Jasmin Joys of the Season Kaiser Kaiser paper Kaiser Sketch Kate's Abc's Lacy Labels Laughing Lola workshop on the go layout Lessology Life's a Beach Life's a Party Love Struck Love you a latte Lyrical Letters Martha Stewart Martha Stewart all occasions Martha Stewart elegant cakes Martha Stewart everyday cake Martha Stewart punch Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art Mason jar shaker card Mickey and Friends Mickey font mini album Mini Monograms Mothers Day Mothers day bouquet My Community My time made easy template. My time made easy template. Card My time made easy template. shape card My World Nifty Fifties Note book note paper holders. Nursery Ryhmes October 31st Off the page Off the page stuff Ole cartridge Once Upon a Princess page maps sketch Page maps sketch. layout pagemaps Paper doll Dress up Paper pups Paper Sweeties Paper Sweeties blog hop Party decorations party hat Photo photo's photos Picturesque Pie shape card Pink Ribbon Box Plantin School Book Polaroid image Popup Box Card Rainbow shape card ribbon and rosettes Rock Princess Sassy Lil' Sketches scallop circle shape card Scrap the Boys Scrapbook page Scrappers Garden Scrappy-Go-Lucky Seed packets Sentiments Serenade shabby card Shabby Christmas tree shabby tea room sketchy boards Slumber Party Slumber Partyalarm clock smiley face sneak Peak Snow Globe snowflakes Sous Spring Cottage Spring Holiday cards Stamped stampin up crayons stamping Story book Storybook straight from the nest Stretch Your Imagination Stuck Stuck on U Sketches Suburbia Summer in Paris Sweet Hearts Sweet Pea stamps Sweet shop sweet tooth Sweet Treats sweetheart Tags Tags bags boxes and more 2 Tall ice cream shape card Tea cup shape card Tea pot card The Cutting Cafe The Shabby Tea Room Tiara shape card Type Candy Font Typo Valentines Day Victorian Romance Walk in my Garden Wall decore and more Washi tape project window box card Winter Frolic Winter wonderland winter woodland Wrap it up Zoobaloo