Monday, September 24, 2018

bookmark ... etc......

Welcome to my blog ...  Today I am sharing a bookmark I made for Gecko Galz.

Using an image from the 'Visions in Green' collage sheet.
This book mark is made using the 'putting on the ritz' theme this this lady looks like she is, as per the defination....

put on the ritz
phrase of ritz
  1. nORTH AMERICANinformal
    make a show of luxury or extravagance.

and she looks like is dressed as per the life of luxury.

Background paper is also from Gecko Galz.

I Also put together an ATC

using an image from the 'Tres Chic 2' collage sheet.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

here it is !

From this ...

To This.....

The saying is from Lynne's Affirmations
Set 2

Friday, September 14, 2018

Birthday Shaker Card

Well I made these cards a couple of months ago - first ones ever !!!

Because it was a September birthday card thought I would wait to post.

The orange one is the first I made - so didn't turn out as well - but again not too bad hehehehee.

The blue one is the one I gave...the image was stamped and embossed onto paper that I did the shaving cream technique on.

Then just layered from there.  These are so cool....

My new Sarcasm stamp is from Technique Junkies -
and the little monsters if a set from my son from Recollections.

Thanks for stopping by - TTFN

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Love that face.............

Hi thanks for popping by today !!

Just playing around in my craft room - thought it was time
to start using up some of the stamped images I have laying around.

This Monkey face is from Carmen Veranda

and the saying is from River City
Rubber Works 

TTFN ..............

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

That was fun !!!

 Great backgrounds !!  Now what to do with them...

Wait for it - and check back in a couple of weeks to see...

*** update *** check it out on Tuesday !!!****

Friday, September 7, 2018

Son in Laws birthday

Ok - just trying to keep it simple for the man...and here it is...

Perfect stamp from Technique Junkies !!

So this card along with a few craft beers should be good !!

Thanks for stopping by ...

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Putting on the Ritz...

At Gecko Galz !!  Let's get classy !! Check it out - 

Using one of my images from the Manoman2 collage sheet.

These guys were looking very dapper !

The background paper is from Gecko Galz Etsy shop - First Class package paper pack.

I added some gold thread and gold beads to add a bit more glitz but not overboard.

All in All fairly simple - come check out the rest of the Design Teams makes for this theme!!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018


Oh ya - I am back with whats on your workdesk wednesday !!!

Take a peek - IT's CHRISTMAS !!

Can you believe it - less than four months to go...

So here it desk.....

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to go to Stamping Ground where Julia has more links for you to check out other crafty desks !!!

Friday, August 24, 2018

Beach party at Gecko Galz

Thanks for stopping by - today is another one of my makes for Gecko Galz beach party bingo this month. 

Using the Bingo Boo and punching out a bunch of circles, then an image from Surfs Up collage sheet and the background paper from Beachy Keen.  All available at the Etsy shop.

Put them all together !  and whoo hoo.

This card front is almost half gone  as you can see where the bingo circles are...

The image is covered in clear embossing powder.  Then all was layered.

Do pop over to Gecko Galz blog to check out all the other makes.

Thanks !!

Friday, August 17, 2018

Tears in your heart....

Hi there - thanks so much for stopping by...

Today I am sharing a quick sympathy card I made.
Using some of my flower soft on the branches.
And the saying from 
The Stamp Barn....

Luv this saying !!

Using layers - and pop up the saying.

The butterfly just finishes it off.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Coin ATC

This is my very first COIN ATC.

it is 2 1/2 inches round. 

My stamp saying from Technique Junkies and my monster from Recollections.

Going to be a fun year trading these....

Thanks for stopping by ...

Friday, August 10, 2018

from the gyrls !!

Meant to post this awhile back .... 

This is a card made for a lady leaving our group.  Wanted to make one big enough for all to sign.

So since the card is from a group of us ladies - thought the picture was appropriate. LOL.

So this card finished size is about 5 1/2 by 8.

This image is covered with sugar beads...then layered onto black cardstock that has been roughed up around the edges.  Then layered onto some blue/silver cardstock that has also been distressed.

The image is an old one I have had around from Graphic 45.  Being so big wasn't sure when or if I would ever use it.  Well, never say never.  Was perfect.

So tried to make this look sorta vintage / shappy chic-ish.  

The saying is from Inky Antics - which I have also had for a long time. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018


HI THERE !! thanks so much for stopping by - today I am sharing my workdesk (mess) with Stamping Grounds "whats on your workdesk wednesday"

A thousand thoughts on that desk - perhaps I will get one done this week LOL.

And I just sorta / kinda cleaned off this sewing machine was set up last week.  

And of course the room is not complete without Miss Sadie - lounging on an old quilt that my Mum made and needs to be fixed.

Check out Stamping Ground to pop in and see other workdesks out there.....

Sunday, August 5, 2018

super hero

Hi there - thanks for stopping by.

I love sponging - and I love this card I made.  Using an assortment of different stamps to get this effect.

Entering this in Simon Says  make your own background challange !!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Shaker Card

Welcome welcome welcome - thanks for stopping by....

Today I am sharing a shaker card I made for Gecko Galz Beach Blanket Bingo theme.

Using one of the images from the 'surfs up' collage sheet.  Mounted on GG gidget mini paper.

Framed with another sheet of GG gidget mini boards of course !!

So fun to make - check out other makes at the Gecko Galz blog.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Gecko Galz tag

Hello Hello - thanks for stopping by today to check out my blog.

Continuing on with the Gecko Galz Journey theme I have made this tag using an image from my 'man o man' collage sheet.

and the background paper on the tag using Very Vintage Junk journal.

Made this kinda steampunkish....added some distress inks to the edges and on the image.

Stencil for the circles, bit of washi tape, stamped the paper background a few bits and bobs...and ta da...tag is done..

Pop over to Gecko Galz and check out all the other makes for this theme.

Friday, July 20, 2018

of course...

Life wouldn't be complete without another wedding card request...this one from my sister ahhahahaa.

for this one I cut out 3 rectangles and curved the corners.  Layered them  just like a cake (after I embossed them of course)
Added the bling and flowers and stickels to dress it up.

on the side I embossed "love" from an old Stampin Up stamp I have and used many many times....Embossed onto vellum and glued on. 

Oh and don't forget the ribbon - that goes on first !!!!

on the inside   

This saying from Penny Black.

Thanks for stopping by !  

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Wedding Cards

Well my nephews wedding is coming up real quick.  And of course I had to make him and his bride a card.

Using some shaving cream background I had laying around I punched out a bunch of flowers and formed to the heart shape.  (yup all individually glued on) then Randomly added some bling.

Apparently the wedding colours are in a turquoise so hope this is close ehhehe.

On the inside.....

Of course this post would not be complete with out a request from my daughter for a card !!!!  So this is what I made for her to give.

Kept it clean and simple - white on white with the cut out and ribbon.  The congrats embossed in silver.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Published !!!

Whoo Hoo - I know it has been awhile  - but got a couple of cards published in the July issue of Stampers Sampler. !!!

It was the template challenge I did using the feather.  

Using my lovely stampset from Lynne Moncrieff, Thats Crafty 
on both of my cards.

So If you pick up a copy - I am on Page 93 / 94 along with alot of other great artists !!!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Big Sis - birthday Card

hello hello - thanks for stopping by...

Today is my BIG sisters birthday...and I made her a pop up card

 Using an image I had somewhere in my craft space - I clear embossed it a couple of times....then layered onto black cardstock that had the edges roughed up.

The background is some tissue that I gesso'd onto cardstock - layered image onto that.  The saying is from Tim Holtz small talk.

The inside...

I put in a few more butterflies to keep with the theme...

and of course this post wouldn't be complete without a pic of her and I - back in the day...

Sunday, July 1, 2018

enjoy the journey...........

Welcome to my blog today.  

Our theme over at Gecko Galz this month is 'enjoy the journey'.

I made this acetate card - stitched the sponged background to the inside - then fussy cut out a couple of the balloons from the 'up up and away' collage sheet.  One is mounted on the inside - the other of the outside.

using Staz on - I stamped the saying on the outside of the card.

( side view )

Thought it turned out kinda cool !!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Beachy Keen

Welcome to my blog and todays post for the Gecko Galz retro summer.

I used this image from the Umbrella Cuties 2 - the second lady in I fussy cut out and layered her on for more depth.  Then layered on black and green cardstock (which has the edges roughedup)

Put little pearls on the ends of the umbrellas.  The paper background is from Gecko Galz Beachy Keen papers !!

Added some cheesecloth that is spritzed with some Dylusions Ink Spray and glued onto the paper which is layered onto cardstock.

Add the sand dollar and saying from Tim Holtz Small talk.
And why wouldn't it be a 'best day' hanging at the beach with girlfriends having fun !!

Thanks for stopping by and Check out the other makes over at Gecko Galz. !!

Thursday, June 21, 2018


Ah June 22nd - a memorable day !!  It is my daughters birthday !!!

She does bee keeping as hobby so it is all about the bees this year!

I had some tissue paper with bees all over it which I adhered to my cardstock with some gesso.  A couple of different bee stamps - one is a no name (maybe Michaels)  the other one is from Deep Red.

One of my FAV saying from Thats Crafty, Lynne's Affirmations - Set 2.

The ribbon and sequins added onto the layers.

So hope she likes it  - and hey Thanks for stopping by !!

Friday, June 15, 2018

baby baby

My daughter is ALWAYS requesting cards and needs them like 'right now'.....

So a request came in for a baby card - yes I made two this time hoping she will put one aside for next time...

The first one was doing this buggy which is so simple to put together.  Had these bunnies in my drawer for a long time and thought ' perfect '. 

So layered different greens as has to be gender neutral.

The next card....

Dug out one of my old Stampsmith photo stamps.  This little person is sooooo cute.  Stamped onto glossy paper then layered.  

hhmmmm which one will she use first....

Wednesday, June 13, 2018


Wowza - it has been so long since I posted for WOYWW !!  Life just seems so busy....

But summer has somewhat arrived.  And here is what is going on at my desk at this moment in time....

I been playing around with some Iris folding - that is a dragon there but can't really tell....Not sure if I am liking it - will see when I complete it.

My NEW stamp from Technique Junkies will be going towards a birthday card for the Grandson.

Shaker card I made last week sitting there along with all the other "stuff" lol...

Thanks for stopping by - and don't forget to check out the other desks at Stamping Ground WOYWW !!

PS just added close up of Iris fold as no one could see the dragon lol

Friday, June 8, 2018

Iris folding

Took me a few trys to get what I wanted with this design....the back two are the first....the keeper (aka the one I will use as birthday card) is the center one.

Just couldn't get my colour combo right....

Embossed background 'after' I cut out image. (lesson learned previously lol) 

So I just put one colour for the arm of the guitar...and used gold string for the frets.  Turned out wwwaayyyy better.

Anyway - birthday card for a September birthday ready to go.

Thanks for stopping by today !!

Friday, June 1, 2018

K. I . S.

yep - keeping it simple.

Hi there and thanks for stopping by.  Today I am sharing a card made for Gecko Galz retro summer theme.

Using my UTEE (ultra thick embossing powder) I covered the image from the Umbrella Cuties 1.  Layered onto black and blue then roughed up the edges.

The saying is from my Tim Holtz small talk.

The white cardstock was half embossed....ribbon around...and ta da ...a nice simple card.

So check out the other makes over at Gecko Galz and see what other ideas are out there for the retro summer !!!!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Far East.....

Thanks for popping in....Gecko Galz this month is having an "Asian Beauty" theme. 

Nothing more beautiful then this image from the Collage sheet 'far east beauties'.

I embossed white cardstock - cut out the oval - then rubbed it with versa mark then embossed with gold powder.

Using my 'Asian Words' I added that on top of the embossed cardstock.  

Popped up the layer of white onto the black - made the image look like it was in a frame.

Add a bit - o - ribbon and the dragon charm.  done.

Anyway - hope you like the layout - check out Gecko Galz for more !!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

a HIM card....

Needed a card for a 'mans' birthday - always seem to have gyrly ones around.

So quickly put this together with an image I had laying around.

I sponged the smokey circle - then embossed this guy on - (not sure whick company I got him from - the trouble with red rubber)

The saying is from River City rubber stamps!

Just layered everything in black and white...bit o'string - and we are done.  

Saturday, May 12, 2018

another quick one.

Hello my crafty friends - thanks for stopping by.

Today I am sharing a quick baby card my daughter insisted she needed ASAP !!  (kids !)

Anyway - put together this Z card.  

The image is one I have had around for awhile from Crafty Secrets.
Not knowing whether it is a boy or girl so needed to be generic.

The papers used are from my magazine from Stampington.

The stamp used is one from Michaels that I have had forever...

Not too bad for a quick one I thought hehehehee.