Happiness is stamping with friends!


Pizza My Heart


Hello bloggies!

I get a lot of inspiration for my cards from YouTube and have several favourite card makers that I follow. Amy R (Prairie Paper & Ink) often creates her own backgrounds with repeat image stamping and often watercolours the images. I thought I would give this idea a try!


Sometimes Amy heat embosses the image which is a good way to “contain” the watercolour within part of the image but she has discovered that stamping with some inks (eg. Simon says Stamp “Barely Beige”) also “traps” the paint in parts of the image. This gives a “no line” kind of look to the water colouring!!

  • Taylored Expressions – Pizza my Heart w matching dies
  • Zig Clean color Real Brush markers
  • Copic markers – for featured image
  • Inspiration – Amy Rysavy 

Today’s card makes me smile! Hope it did for you too!:)

Hugs xxx




Happily Ever After

Hi again!

I am usually pretty organised when it comes to making cards. I have all my important events listed in my diary and as I make a card I tick it off. I had my card for Shane & Stacey’s wedding done well in advance but a couple of days before the wedding, Sandy asked if I could make one for him to give them! Nothing like last minute!! I guess he thought that being best man for his big brother meant he should do something extra special for them! Here’s what I came up with …..


Sandy was very impressed with the result and for a last minute card – I was too! 😊

  • Tiddly Inks – Happily Ever After
  • Sunny Studio – Fishtail Banner 11 Snippets Die
  • My Favorite Things – Tiny Hearts Pastels paper 
  • Copic markers

It is much quieter around here since Shane left. I miss him … but I am so happy that he has found his perfect match! You can read about their special day HERE.

See you again soon.

Hugs xxx



Penguin Anniversary


Hi bloggies!

I couldn’t resist buying this pretty “Falling In Love” DSP from Leonie (SU!) when it was available. I don’t tend to use a lot of patterned paper on my cards of late but I was keen to use some of this gorgeous paper for this card. Because it was a love themed paper, I decided to make an anniversary card.



I did add a “25” in glitter paper after I took these photos because I wanted to use this for a friend who is a mad penguin fan and is celebrating her 25th anniversary later this year. Ssshh! Don’t tell her! 😉😀

  • Whimsy stamps – Penguin Chocolate Surprise
  • Papertrey Ink – Notched Hearls Banner Die
  • Stampin’ Up! – Falling in Love DSP

We have had a pretty mild winter this year but I am still happy that spring is here and the days are getting longer and a little warmer.

Take care… See you soon…

Hugs xxx



Instagram post … 2


Hello bloggies!

Here’s another card I recently posted on Instagram.


I do love these cute-pie cave kids and the matching background Stamp.

The background is a watercolour wash using Zig clean colour real bush markers. And … the cutie couple is coloured with copic markers.


Thanks for your interest!

Hugs xxx


Distress Oxide stamping

IMG_1592Hi bloggies

I had another play with my new Distress Oxide inks … this time doing some straight stamping onto dark card. Definitely happy with this effect!



  • Papertrey Ink – Embellished Elegance 
  • Distress Oxide Inks

Hope your day is special.

Hugs xxx




SSS – Emma Double

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Hello my friends!

The story of my life … busy … busy … busy! But … it is happy busy … so I am not complaining!

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This card happens to be a stunner! And … I say that with all sincerity … the photos just don’t do it justice! The gorgeous Emma Background image has been embossed with gold embossing powder (left card) and with gold glitter embossing powder (right card). Both are amazing and I love both … but there is something about the sparkle and shine of the glitter embossing that just is mesmerising! (Particularly IRL!)

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The images are coloured with COPIC markers … and yes … it did take some time to do these cards!!! But  … so worth the effort!

I am going to find it hard to part with these two … will have to find someone special to give them to! 😉

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Hope you are all having a great day! I am sorry I have done absolutely NO blog hopping of late. I am missing all my blog friends … but one of these days I might stop long enough and also have enough internet download Gigs to allow myself some indulgent delights! Until then … happy stamping!

  • Simon Says Stamp – Emma Background
  • Simon Says Stamp – Dream word die
  • Reverse Confetti – Boho Vibes (feathers)

Hugs xx

Andrea butterfly girl medium


Sweet Shoppe

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Hi again!

I am supposed to be doing some painting of signs for the wedding deco … but just popped by quickly to add another card! I hope you are enjoying my latest creations! ??????

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This was super fun! I sat in front of the TV one night and coloured all the images (with Copics) … enough for 2 cards! Very relaxing and satisfying!

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And … of course … I had to add sparkle and shimmer to this one! I just can’t help myself! 😉

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  • Sunny Studio – Sweet Shoppe
  • Hero Arts – Lia Griffith: Oh Happy Day
  • Copic Markers
  • Stampin’ Up! – DSP: Falling in Love

Only 2 weeks until the wedding! I had better stop procrastinating and go do that ‘stuff’! See you again soon! Hugs xxx

Andrea butterfly girl medium


Snuggle Bunnies

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Hi Bloggies!

We have another family wedding coming up in only 3 weeks time … so I am a little busy at the moment  —  just popping by to add another card quickly!

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MFT Snuggle Bunnies - May17 GL (1)I had to make a very quick anniversary card for last weekend. (Gav & Mine — #34!!!) And … so I had a quick peek at Instagram and found this gorjuss …. THANKS Amanda, for the beautiful inspiration! I just fell in love with her design. I just added a few hearts to make it more of a LOVE card!!! 😉

I had 3 little dye ink cubes from Hero Arts that came in their most recent card kit … and they were such pretty colours that I decided to try them out. I LOVED how well they blended together. Like butter! Am very impressed! They don’t do the “water drop” effect as well … but this might be improved if I used watercolour card instead of plain white. I will have to experiment a little more!

  • My Favorite Things – Snuggle Bunnies
  • Hero Arts – Deep Blue, Aqua, Amethyst ink

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Shane & Stacey Jan'17

Shane’s birthday

Here is a photo of our son Shane, and his fiance Stacey. Yes!!! We now have 2 Staceys in our family … it gets VERY confusing … especially as I also have a good friend called Stacey! The wedding is on June 24 and we are very excited and looking forward to the special day. Shane has had a lot of ups and downs along the way … but his Stacey is perfect for him and we are thrilled to see them get to this point! And … yes … I have my dress for the wedding … but am on a crash diet to lose some kgs before the BIG day!!!

71e9351b32c01c76f6148ad5e272086fWell better fly … I need to add my craft packs to Gumtree … I still have 16 more to sell and I need the kitchen bench back … so I have to get rid of them asap! Don’t forget to check out these SUPER GREAT VALUE craft goodies packs at my “A Big Clearance” page!   

See you all soon! Hugs xxx

Andrea butterfly girl small