Happiness is stamping with friends!


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





A little birdie told me …


Hi bloggies …

I had fun on a recent week away down the coast catching up on YouTube videos from some of my fav card makers. It was a treat to have unlimited downloads so I made the most of it! Today’s card is the result of some wonderful inspiration from Kelly Latevola … I just had to try this watercolour scene as soon as I got home to my craft goodies!


Kelly’s video tutorial can be found here –> YouTube – Kelly’s card.

I was pretty tickled with the result.

  • Tiddly Inks – Hang in There 
  • Stampin’ Up! – Thoughtful Branches
  • Copic Markers
  • Watercolour paints (cheap set)
  • Finetec Watercolor – Pearl Moiree Iridescent – 6 Color Set


Have a great day!




A Great combo!

Hi my blog friends!

I had a few quick moments yesterday and pulled a couple of cards together for 2 challenges! It is nice to be stamping again … and I enjoyed taking some time out to challenge myself a little! This colour combo is FABBO! It is the latest “monochromatic” challenge from Dynamic Duos. I can’t believe how much I have missed these challenges! When DD started 3 months ago … I was determined that this would be ONE challenge I would do every week. But … sadly … life decided otherwise! 😦 I do so love a DUO colour challenge!

Tiddly Inks … a fav of mine for cutie pie digital images has just released it’s first set of clear stamps! The Wryn images are so adorable … so I couldn’t resist getting a couple of these stamp sets! I love this ‘Hang in There’ set … it is a fun way of saying ‘Thinking of You’. I should have resisted adding the II embossing powder because adding the Versamark pen meant the white colouring became a little washed out … not quite so striking. But … it still looks nice … I think! 🙂

Sandy is off to his zone athletics carnival today. Did I tell you he got age champion at the school carnival? 😀 He is going for several events … a busy day! I hope he goes well. It is the first time ever that I haven’t been able to go with him. It is disappointing that I don’t have a car today … all are “taken” … and I am stuck at home. I know he is still keen for us to go … which is nice for a 14 year old … so I feel a little sad that I can’t go and watch. I will … instead … be doing bookwork! YUK!!! End of month invoicing … and filing! I hope you have a great day!