Happiness is stamping with friends!


Sending lots of colour your way.


Hi bloggies!

Just a quick little card today … lots of colour … but sweetly simple …


We have a big cleanup going on at our place today. All the boys are here! (And the rest of the family too!) Imagine … a big 3 space shed plus another smallish lean to shed. Imagine … timber off cuts and tools … mowers and motor bikes … a ramp to ride bikes into the dam … a camper trailer … a rubbish heap … ski boots … fencing wire … a chook pen hidden by lantana … and the list goes on! We have to move out early next year for the next stage of development around our farm. So … we need to do a big clean up before we go. Then when we come back (2 yrs later and 97.5 acres smaller) … we can start planning for our new house. Sigh … we have been waiting for over 12 years … and it is still probably another 3 years before we finish and occupy our “dream” home. I can only take comfort in the fact that God’s plans are best and His timing is perfect.

  • Simon Says Stamp – Best Ever Stamp set
  • Doodlebug – Fairytales paper
  • Copic Markers

Anyway … I had better go …

Hope you have a happy weekend! I’m sending lots of colour your way.

Hugs xxx





Hang in there!


Hi bloggies!

I made some cards recently to encourage some year 12 friends who began their final exams yesterday. It took a couple of nights in front of the TV to colour them all (12 in total) … but it was very therapeutic! 🙂


So … all the images are COPIC coloured and the backgrounds are done with Distress Oxide Inks sponged over a stencil. Yes … it all took ages … 😁 … but worth it in the end.

Click images to view.

I used a white gel pen to add details to the images. Totally unnecessary … but it does add a nice effect. And … after all … I needed to give myself more to do! 😉

  • Clearly Besotted Stamps – Cheeky Monkey (+ dies)
  • Tiddly Inks – Hang in There (no dies – fussy cut!)
  • CC Designs: Swiss Pixies – Field Fence
  • My Favorite Things stamps – Cascading Scallops stencil

My quick trip to Q’ld was so worthwhile and the funeral was very special. I am so glad I made the effort. I am hoping for a quiet day tomorrow … perhaps even do some stamping … but don’t worry … I still have heaps to share!

Hope you get to Stamp tomorrow too!

Hugs xxx




Stamping Bella beauties


Hello friends!

As promised …. I am sharing the adorable SB cards that I found stashed away for a rainy day. Only 1 of each … but all made to the same design.


I remember how much I enjoyed using my prisma coloured pencils for these sweet images … all those months (years??) ago. I was taken back to my childhood trying out colour combos that I loved to use on my Barbie  colouring books. What a strange little journey that was!  It … lotsa fun!

These are all Stamping Bella Uptown Girls stamps. All the Stamp images have their names tagged on the photo. Click on each to open.

See you again soon …

hugs xxx






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



Stamping Bella Unicorns


Hi again bloggies!

I am a tad tickled about today’s card. Sometimes things just “work”. This card was one of those times. And … the stamp set is soooo super cute! I can’t wait to play with it again.


I very carefully measured and cut the square windows separately with a Simon Says Stamp stitched square Die. Yes … it took awhile … especially as I always make 2 of every card design! But … it was definitely worth it. The adorable background paper is from a pad of 6X6” Doodlebug papers called “Fairy Tales”. It matched perfectly with tiny unicorns all over. The sweet little gemstones are also new … from “Little Things by Lucy’s Cards” and called Blackberry Mix Jewels. I got the papers & jewels from my friend, Melissa who runs a monthly craft retreat day and has her own local online stamp shop. I find it so hard to resist … I dare you to try! 😉 Create By Me Studio 

  • Stamping Bella – Set of Unicorns stamps + dies
  • Stamping Bella – Unicorn Sentiment set (+Die)
  • Doodlebug Papers – Fairytales
  • Little Things by Lucy – Blackberry Mix Jewels

Hope you have time to craft today! 🙂

Hugs xxx





Under the Sea


Hi bloggies!

I have had a project going lately … to fill up my stash with some encouragement cards … so you will be seeing a few over the next few weeks. You won’t believe it … but I have nearly finished my Christmas cards too!! So … plenty to share! 😃. Now just need to find the time to blog!!


I fossicked around in my goodies and found my metallic gelatos and thought they would be perfect for colouring this fab Stamping Bella background image. They worked beautifully! I used Copics for the images and some distress Oxide ink to add colour to the sea weed die cuts.

With an unexpected trip to Queensland this week … it is going to be tricky juggling all that is in my calendar. Yep … last week quiet … next week quiet … but the week I have to go interstate I have a week of something on EVERY day … AND EVERY night. But …. it will happen! 🙃


  • Faber Castell Metallic Watercolor Gelatos
  • Taylored Expressions – Under the Sea stamps & dies. 
  • Taylored Expressions – In the Word 
  • Stamping Bella – Under the Sea Backdrop

Hope your week is a little quieter than mine!

Hugs xxx



Prayers …


Hi bloggies!

I just had to send this card out today … a sad occasion … but I had made this a few weeks ago for my stash and was glad today to have it ready to use.


I love this technique of watercolouring onto dark card with metallic watercolour paints. It is soooo pretty. The image is stamped with versamark and heat embossed with silver embossing powder. The sentiment was die cut from foil card and I layered it for thickness with 3 more dies cut from white card.

Sorry to rush … but I have a frantic week ahead!

  • Avery Elle – Canopy
  • Simon Says Stamp + Hero Arts – Prayers
  • Fintec Artist Mica Watercolor Paint – Irridescent 

Hugs xxx



Happy Hedgehogs


Hi bloggies!

Today I have a new purchase to share. It has been nice having a little spending money after selling most of my destash boxes … aNd … I can spend without feeling guilty. I couldn’t resist this adorable set.


The main image was a combo of a few of the stamps and I masked off images as I created the scene. Some more copic colouring and a little ink sponging completed the image panel.


The background is created using some Nuvo Embellishment paste and a stencil. This paste has a gorgeous pearly metallic look finish and dries quite quickly. I also used some old (stash) of SU! sequins to finish the card off.

  • My Favorite Things stamps – Happy Hedgehogs
  • Stampin’ Up! – Pattern Party Decorative masks

Happy stamping
Hugs xxx