Friday, June 21, 2019


Hello!!  It's time for a new challenge over at TGIFC and we hope you can join in with us this week.  It's all about the ribbon ruffle.  Whether fabric or paper, it doesn't matter, just as long as it is on your project!  Click the #tgifc217 banner below to visit with the rest of the team and upload your own creation!

This has to be the quickest card I have designed in quite some time, keeping it really simple with just this one sweet image from the On to Adventure stamp set.  I coloured the image with Blends before adding some pretty sparkle on her dress and the flower in her hair with Dazzling Diamonds.

I created the ruffle in the ribbon by first adhering a strip Tear N Tape across my card.  I then lay the ribbon over the adhesive, pinching the ribbon in places to crimp it.  I love that the stripes in the ribbon add to the ruffled effect.  I finished off with just a touch of bling using Glitter Enamel Dots.

If you want the supplies to recreate my project, I would be delighted to be your demonstrator.  Click on the pictures below to shop my New Zealand store 24/7!

Friday, June 7, 2019


Happy Friday to you all!!  That means we have a new challenge starting over at TGIFC and I hope you will join in by creating and sharing your design with us too!  Just click on the Colour Challenge Banner to head over to the TGIFC website, upload your master piece and visit with my team mates.

This colour combination is a classic in my book and I had plenty of choice for stamp sets now that the 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! catalogue has gone live.  I choose to use one I initially overlooked but have now fallen in love with.

The Parcels & Petals stamp set is a floral set with this awesome background stamp I really wanted to feature on my card base in a tone on tone with Night of Navy ink.  While this gorgeous set is in fact part of a bundle, my Pool Party flowers and Granny Apple Green leaves were actually fussy cut.  Just as well I enjoy that, huh?

A simple layered banner was added to the front of my card over a white twine bow and I carried the stamped background through to the inside of my card but in Pool Party ink this time.

If you want the supplies to recreate my project, I would be delighted to be your demonstrator.  Click on the pictures below to shop my New Zealand store 24/7!

Thursday, June 6, 2019


Can I just say I am just a little bit excited about this month's theme for the Creating Kindness Blog Hop - Landscapes.  Those of you who follow me, know that these are among some of my favourite card styles to do!  We are also being joined by the talented Eva Dobilas, and I look forward to seeing her take on this challenge! 

I have had this divine background stamp called Landscape Silhouettes by Sweet & Sassy, for-eva!  It was perfect for this challenge, as the silhouettes make creating a scene easy in one single stamp!  The background was a slightly different matter and took just a touch more work!

I used a selection of the Nuvo Aqua Flow pens to create the beautiful watercolour sunset background on my card.  I will list the colours I used below the post.  Once my paper was dry, I stamped the Safari images in Versafine Onyx Black ink using a Stamparatus.  The gorgeous sentiment and die were from a Simon Says Stamp bundle called Wishing & Sending.

Now it is my great pleasure to send you on to the next stop on the hop with the wonderful Cheryll Miller! 

Blog Hop Participants
1.       Eva Dobilas - Guest Designer – Canada
2.       Charlet Mallett – USA
3.       Danielle Bennenk – Netherlands
4.       Lou Kitzelman – Australia
5.       Jay Soriano – UK
6.       Jenny Hall – USA
7.       Marcy Denning – Canada
8.       Paula Dobson – New Zealand
9.       Cheryll Miller – Australia

Nuvo Aqua Flow Pen Colours:
Obsidian Black
Indigo Dawn
lilac Blossom
Soft Rose
Spiced Ginger
Lemon Zest

Friday, May 24, 2019

ALL ABOUT GINGHAM! - #tgifc213

My gal pals on the TGIF Challenge site have a fab challenge going on this week - All about Gingham Gala.  However, I read "Gingham" and forgot the "Gala" bit!  If you want to join in with the challenge just click on the banner below.  (You should click it anyway and check out my team mates fabulous creations!)

So I saw just "gingham" and figured I would go a little left field with the challenge (left field? mate, I wasn't even in the ball park!!).  The buffalo Check stamp looks kinda like gingham so I wanted to use that and I also wanted to use the new Over the Moon stamp set, with the super cute cows in it.

That got me thinking of a few of my NZ farming friends and the bush shirts they often like to wear.  They were totally my inspiration for this challenge.  The main colours are Red, Blue and Green, so I had to create this trio of cards, one for each colour!

While not strictly gingham as such, I do love how they turned out.  I think I am going to have a few farming friends that will want one of these cards!

If you want the supplies to recreate my project, I would be delighted to be your demonstrator.  Click on the pictures below to shop my New Zealand store 24/7!