Sep 11, 2015

Taking a break.

Hello Everyone,
Some of you may have noticed I have not been very active on my blog or indeed around your blogs of late, I have decided to spend more time at the craft table and less time on the computer.
I will now be a silent follower for at least 12 months.
The reason for this decision is that my youngest daughter is getting married next year and I am excited to be making the album and invites etc, With nearly 100 guests it is going to be a busy time designing and organising everything, not to mention exciting.

For five years I have enjoyed blogging my work, and making friends through this amazing computer, and I have been lucky to have met a few of you in person as well, these were special times indeed.
Thankyou for all the encouragement and positive feedback you have prevailed upon me during these years, I have appreciated everyone of them.

This is not a Goodbye.
I still hope to post up on occasion.

Signing off,

Sep 5, 2015

Christmas Mini Milk Cartons

Hello Everyone,
I have started making my Christmas cards and gifts, and this Milk Carton Template that you can purchase at 'The Cutting Cafe' is just perfect for some Christmas treats to hang on the tree.
I have reduced the size to 4" high by 2"wide on my Cricut.

I used a mix of digital and stamped images for the cartons and placed them on Tags.
Let me take you around them.

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Have a great day,

Aug 20, 2015

Mixed Media Card

Hello Everyone.
It is such a pleasure to find Mixed media videos that are inspirational, I found this video by Limor yesterday and I just wanted to recreate her will find it Here.

And my take. 

 The substrates are my much under-used Gelatos.

Have a great weekend.

Aug 7, 2015

I long to see the Butterflies!

Hello Everyone,
It has been a long cold wet winter here in NZ, our Spring does not arrive for at least another month, I thought if I made a card in warm hues and add this wonderful creature it may remind the sun that it can start shining brightly and the flowers will bloom and we will see the butterflies.

I applied many layers of paint including Gold, then stamps, stencilling and stitching before  dry embossing onto my substrate.

I also made up some paper from painted up tissue, this was used for the butterfly.
I added another layer, then the little watch workings.

Collaged a sentiment.

added some crackle to the Arrow as I like to mix up my media on all of my projects.

Frilly and Funkie's challenge is a great one- "Things with Wings" and I know I am not very original in my creation where the Wings are concerned, but I do love working with butterflies on my cards especially.

Please Click on picks for close up views.

Thanks for the visit and
have a great weekend.