Sunday 11 July 2021

Eat Cake!

 This sweet House Mouse stamp is called "Eat Your Cake & Nap Too" has lived in my craft room for many years & has graced the front of a lot of birthday cards. That little mouse looks oh so comfy after munching down on the yummy cake. The image is coloured with copic markers; DP is Recollections & CS is Bazzill. The birthday balloons are from a Simon Says Stamp set (Oh, Gnome) I cut them out & coated them with Glossy Accents. The dies are also from Simon Says.


1. House Mouse & Friends Ch.#344.....ATG

2. Passion for Markers Ch#599.....animals

3. Through the Craft Room Door.....ATG

4. Addicted to Stamps & More Ch#409.....any occasion

5. Crafty Creations Ch#423.....ATG

6. Creative Moments Ch#218.....ATG

7. Cute Card Thursday Ch#690.....ATG

8. Stamping Sensations...July.....For A Lady

9. Simon Says Wed. Ch.....ATG

Saturday 10 July 2021

Graduation Time!

Our granddaughter Jessica just graduated with honors from high school & received a university scholarship to the Faculty of Physical Education. Needless to say we are pretty proud grandparents! This Mo Manning image was perfect for her even looks a bit like her! (You can find her here) Due to COVID restrictions the grad ceremonies were very gathering allowed. There was a stage set up in front of the school & each grad was assigned a time to show up to receive their diploma. They weren't able to have a dinner & dance to celebrate with their classmates. Tough times! Jessica has 2 best friends that she has gone to school with right from kindergarten so they got all dressed up in their beautiful dresses & had pictures taken any way. They were so lovely!

                                                             (Jessica & proud Grandma!


                                                         ( BFF's.....Jessica is in the red)

So, about my card. The image is Mo Manning's Grad Girl with Rose which is coloured with Copics. I made an easel card using Prism dark green cardstock & the beautiful DP is "Graduation" by Reminisce.
The grad cap holding up the easel is a sticker also by Reminisce. The "Congrats" is an Impression Obsession die cut from gold shiny CS. The lacy frame dies are from Simon Says. If you look closely you will find a little silver grad cap charm attached to the green lace frame. 

Challenges I am entering:
1. Crafty Calendar.....ATG
2. Mo's Digital Pencil.....ATG with a Mo image
3. Creative Knockouts Challenge #409.....Include a sentiment
4. CRAFT Challenge #605.....Graduation
5. Sheepski Designs Challenge # 52.....celebration
6. Happy Little Stampers Dies....ATG with a die
7. Dies Are Us Challenge #172.....ATG
8. Daisy Chain Challenge #54.....use dies &/or stencils
9. Let's Craft & Create Ch. # 173.....ATG
10. Crafts Galore Encore #89.....ATG

Wednesday 19 May 2021

Best Friends


My Paper crafting journey started almost 18 years ago with the birth of this sweet girl....our first granddaughter Jessica. Most of my time is spent card making these days but with Jessica's 18th birthday coming up next month I have made it my mission to finish her scrapbook so I can give it to her as part of her birthday gift. These pages make me smile! "Scout" has been Jess' best friend for 12 years & they have had many adventures together. He is the most docile, lovable dog who has put up with being dressed up in everything from Christmas onsies to sweatshirts & glasses. His favourite pastime is swimming in the pool on hot summer days. The sentiment on the first page is perfect for the picture! It's hard to tell from the pictures but the punched hearts are chocolate brown & coated with glossy accents. The DP is Recollections & the CS is Prism. I've had the little paw print buttons for years....finally had a chance to use them.

Challenges I am entering:
1. Simon Says Ch:.....4 legged friends
2. Unstampables Ch.#111.....Adventure.....use 3 of something ( pictures, hearts )
6. Your Scrapbook Place.....May Ch.

Sunday 16 May 2021

Gin & Bear It!


I have been MIA for some time now....2 members of my family have some serious health issues & I just haven't even thought of blogging for the last few months. I have missed this crafty outlet though as it's a great stress relief! 

So, this card is for my son in law's birthday. His new favourite drink is gin & tonic so this cute House Mouse stamp "Citrus Bath" was perfect.  The inside says "gin & bear it" The DP is Little Yellow Bicycle & the CS is Bazzill & Prism. The image is coloured with copics.

Challenges I am entering:

1. House Mouse Ch#340.....ATG 

2. AAABirthday #25.....Happy Birthday

3. Seize the Birthday.....must be a birthday card 

4. Just Add Ink #554.....just add "G"  (gin, glass, green)

Tuesday 23 February 2021

Birthday Flowers

This little ragamuffin is a digital stamp from Polkadoodles. I love using digital images because I can make them any size I want, flip them or even combine several images.  I used this one to make an easel birthday card for my niece Georgia who has lovely red hair....but not quite as crazy as this & she is too old for the bow in her hair. 😊The dies I used are from Simon Says & Sizzix.

Challenges I am entering:
1. As You Like It you prefer rubber, clear or digital stamps & why
2. Colour Crazy Ch.....ATG
3. Happy Little Stamper Ch.....ATG with dies
4. Papercraft Ch. #67.....for a loved one
5. The Crafting Ch. Feb.....dies or punches
7. Addicted to Stamps & More #399.....any occasion

Sunday 31 January 2021

Be Mine!

Who would be able to say no to this sweet little bear if she asked them to be her Valentine? The image is by Connie Fong & is coloured with copic markers. The lovely polka dot paper is My Minds Eye & the Sizzix heart die is cut from Stampin Up cherry cobbler cardstock. I really need to improve my photography skills because her dress looks red but it is actually magenta.

Challenges I am entering:

1. As You Like It.....true love or fabulous friends & why....both; I love making cards for my family but I

      know my fabulous crafty friends really appreciate the love that goes into making their cards.

2. Aud Sentiments Ch.#267.....Sending Love

3. Cardz 4 Galz Ch.#139.....Inspired by a Beatles song.....All You Need Is Love

4. Cute Card Thursday Ch.#671.....Valentines

5. Krafty Chicks Ch.#544.....any occasion

6. Createful Heart Ch.#28.....ATG

7. Creations in Pink Ch.#30.....ATG (using pink)

8. Creative Craft Cottage Ch.#136.....use a digi

9. Sweet Stampin.....Love


Wednesday 20 January 2021



I decided to take a bit of a break after Christmas & just discovered it has been a month since I posted. Time flies! So, without further the fabulous Veronica from Mo's Digital Pencil. Isn't she priceless? I have coloured her with copic markers. Dies used are from Sizzix (scalloped circle & bold flora) & Stampin Up leaves. The DP is from my stash so I don't know the name or company but the CS is Prism. I'm sure you are all like me & have stacks of paper from years gone by....I don't think I will ever be able to use all my stash. πŸ˜€

Challenges I am entering:
1. Always Fun Ch.#197......favourite product  (Mo images)
3. Stamping Sensations.....favourite stamp (anything Mo's)
5. Crafty Calendar Ch......make it cute (Veronica is cute!)
6. Mo's Digital Pencil #299......ATG with a Mo image
8. TTCRD.....ATG