where Magic happens...

where Magic happens...

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Welcome 2017

Hi there,

Welcome 2017 with lots of creative possibilities!
Last year I made so many Christmas cards even had some orders!
My daughter Karen and I had a stall at two markets in early December!
We have been asked to go go back to the Crib Point Community House market for the 14th January!
So I'm starting the year with some baby cards-

well thats it for now,
I hope that 2017 is kind to you..
sorry some photos not too good lol

Sunday, 2 October 2016

NOOR Design UK DT Call

Hi there,

Here are two cards I would like to enter for the Noor design UK DT Call..

The card is made from  the Dutch Dobadoo House template.
I've used Distress to colour it,
DP is Kaisercraft Frosted,
Magnolia Winter stamp,
Skate Boot & Mittens Silhouette Cameo,
Magnolia, Joycrafts, LalaLand, Kaisercraft dies,
trims from my craft box.

Second card:-

For this card I used Pion Lavender DPs
Distress Inks,
Chipboards various,
Magnolia dies.

This has been a quick post as I wanted to get it entered before the due date! Sorry its so photo heavy, I wanted to show details.

Until next time.. Happy crafting

Friday, 23 September 2016

Stempelglede Guest DT


It's been a while since I've blogged anything, as I've been helping my daughter in her Accounting business as Tax season here in Australia is July- Sept and she gets really busy!

Now I'm back to crafting again yay!
There is a fantastic chance to be a Guest DT on Stempelglede and I would like to enter with my version of a Steampunk card..

I have used a Dutch Doobadoo Shape Art Book template for the card shape.
Kraft card stock, white Kaisercraft card, Distress Inks and Kaisercraft Barber Shoppe design paper.
I hand drew the image of the inkwell from an old fashioned one I bought a long time ago it's coloured with distress inks.
I've a wax seal on the design because I wanted an old fashioned look to the paper!

I hope you like my little effort and hope to see you more often,
 Until next time happy crafting, stay safe..

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Add some Blue - challenge at LHOSM

Hi there,

Here is my card for the Add some Blue challenge over at 

our sponsors are the wonderful Magnolia-licious and Ribbon Girl
how lucky are we!

This is Watering Tilda coloured with Distressed Inks.
I thought it would be a great image for my daughters birthday in May as she waters her plants before doing the school run with her 2 daughters.

 Spellbinders die for the image, Go-Kreate for the card shape, stamped the tulips(can't remember who's stamp) then hand drew the fence,
the gorgeous Maja Coffee in the Arbour- White Daisies DP
Magnolia Doohickey tag & Butterfly dies, flowers Kaisercraft, lace & seem binding from my craft box & lots of Stardust Stickles.

My daughter loved the card!

Until next time,
happy crafting..

Sunday, 5 June 2016

"Anything Goes" Theme over at LHOSM

Hi there,

I've been MIA for a short while, hubby health problems, but I'm back now!

I would like to share my latest card with you for the June challenge over at  

my favourite at the moment Frenchy Tilda...

I coloured her with Distress Inks, and sat her on some french bread sticks which I drew free hand, added a basket stamp for the bread to sit on, I loved playing with this Tilda then came the sticky question what colour to use for a background!!!

The idea of coffee came from the lovely PION 'A day in May' DP, Kraft cardstock,
Magnolia Teacup stamp which I've cut out and the tag is from Maja Coffee in the Arbor, Flowers Kaisercraft, butterflies, lace, ribbon from my craft box.
Go Create & Spellbinders dies.


I hope you like my take on Frenchy Tilda I think she is just fabulous!

Until next time,
take care..

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Summer Card

Hi everyone,

The theme is Summer for Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia blog May challenge.

I have chosen the lovely new Speedy Tilda stamp from the Magnolia Little Italian collection.

I absolutely love this stamp, I've coloured her with Distress Inks and used magnolia Barbed wire background stamp, giving the impression Tilda is riding in the country with her hair blowing free! 

I've stepped out of my normal colour zone with this one and I am so glad that I did as I love the way the colours have all come together to give a bright, zingy card.

Maja design papers
Go Create card shapes
Magnolia dies
LaLa Land Bridge die
Spellbinders dies
Flowers Craft Heaven
Lace, Ribbons my craft box
Paper Straws Shmick (first time using them on a card)

Until next time
Happy crafting..

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Shabby Chic Easel Card

Hi everyone,

The challenge at Simply Magnolia is Shabby Chic,

I have used Olive Tilda from the Little Italian collection.

Tilda is coloured with Distress Inks and again a different colour combination from me - 
(ps I don't like green lol)
but for this one I relented as Olive's are green/purple so it really goes well with the purple flowers.
I was trying to give this card an Olive Grove feel about it, think I might have succeeded especially with the little basket with tumbling olives as Tilda is picking them!

Lots of lace, Frantage, Muslin to give a Shabby Chis feel.

Spellbinders Circle die
Magnolia Tag dies
Maja & Lemon Craft design papers
Flowers a mix from Craft Heaven & Kaisercraft
Stampendous Frantage
and lots of Stickles Glitter glue.

Until next time, happy crafting..