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Multiple Minis!


Hi bloggies!

I have several cards to share today. When I was doing my destash … I found a box full of these sweet little mini cards that I was hoarding in preparation for setting up an online link for purchasing my cards. Yep …. you guessed it …. I never got around to it!


I am not going to share all the details … there are just too many … but I hope you enjoy checking them out!

I have 4 of each design approx 10cm x 7.5cm … so perhaps I will pack 1 of each together into 4 multi packs and send them with Gav to sell at the pharmacy?? I also found a range of Stamping Bella cards coloured with pencils …. they are really pretty and I will share them next time!

Hugs xxx



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Eastern Medallion Love


Hello friends!

I must admit that this card today was one of those that I wasn’t 100% happy with but I wanted to share it because it is a little different to most of the cards I have shared lately. Yes! – no COPIC colouring anywhere! 😉


I needed to make an anniversary card and pulled out the sweet “Falling in Love” papers from SU! as a starting point. I also had a set of SU! thinlits that I bought around the same time but hadn’t used yet and thought it was about time I used them. And then… nothing! Zip! I just couldn’t get the Mojo flowing. So… out came the Distress oxides for some blending on the medallion! I don’t know why – but they seem to be my “GO TO” lately.


So my “LOVE” anniversary card finally came together with some pretty glimmer card and I finished it off with some Nuvo silver crystal drops. Somehow this was the perfect accent! 😀

  • Stampin’ Up! – Eastern Medallion Thinlits
  • Stampin’ Up! – Falling in Love DSP
  • Paper Smooches – Love word die

Next time I have an hilarious cat card to share. 🙃😊

Until then… happy crafting!
Hugs xxx



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

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