Sunday, 9 September 2012

Cute Magnolia Girl

Hello, its been a while thats for sure, had the odd couple of health issues, and hopefully Im all go now.  This week I have used a magnolia stamp that is my absolute favourite of all! (well for this week anyway!)  This is a fun card for a friend.


Scalloped white card - Dies to Die for
Aqua Card American Crafts Pacific
Pink DPs Kaisercraft - The Lake House pad
Aqua and White spot DP Pink Petticoat
Memory Box small rolled flower die
Pom poms - Dies to die for
DP Bow -  Die,  and I Cant remember where I got this from(Ill look through my invoices and update this later!)


Songbird Challenges - Challenge #3 String of pearls
Divas by Design - Challenge 51 - Friendship
Southern Girls Challenge #52 Its all about the Flora

Well thats about it for today, hope everyone had a nice weekend and plenty of R and R, thanks for looking, hugs Denise :-)

Saturday, 18 August 2012


Hello again, hope the weather is fine wherever you are!  We had the sun out today, could even anticipate that spring is just around the corner.  The camelias and Rhodys  are in full bloom at our house which is always a sign of good things to come, spring is my favourite season.  This weeks card is for Sally, who wants to put a gift card inside, so I have made a pocket for that.
Saturated Canary Image called Jules
Scalloped edge card from Dies to Die for
DPs from M.M.Eye Indie Chic
Grunge Corner Stamp from LOTV
Flowers W>O>Crafts and Manor House
Chip Board tag
Tim Holtz white picket fence paint
(that is on every thing)!
Lace from Stash
Seam Binding from W.O. crafts

I have covered the chip board tag with my famous post card stamp which looks cool.  Well had to fit it in somewhere!
Im especially liking these grunge corner stamps from LOTV, they give a plain background a lift as well as helping with the shabby Chic look.
A close up of the tag and the hair of this cool image!

Well, thats me for this week, Im still painting, the longest painting job in history!  Had a few hiccups but all on again so will be pleased to see the end of it thats for sure.
Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend, Hugs Denise

Southern Girls Challenge #51  Chipboard

Sunday, 12 August 2012


Good Morning, its Monday again already, how quick did that weekend go!  Today I have made a heart easel card for a 60th.  This was a bit of work as all the layers are cut by hand, no dies for this one!
Heart template from Sarah
American crafts black card stock
White cardstock which I have embossed
with a paisley pattern
Ostrich feather
Large pink flower Manor House
Memory box die for flourish
Butterfly die papertrey
heart pin stash
ribbon stash
W>O> flowers
round and scalloped nesties
Challenges for this card:
Divas by Design #47 for a female
Tuesday Throwdown #11Moving part
Songbird Challenge #1 Anything goes
Hope everyones week goes well, looks like this rain we have is setting in for the week, still more time for indoor crafting.  Thanks for looking and visiting my blog, Hugs Denisex

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Third posting this weekend!

Ha ha Im churning these out this weekend, heres hoping the mojo holds for a few more days lol!  This image is from Saturated Canary, really cute she has such a nice face and was fun to colour.  Im still managing to keep one eye on the games while colouring, the NZ team have done soooo well, it makes you proud :-)
White scalloped card
Background DP Pebbles happy go lucky : delight
Striped DP Kaisercraft Bonjour collection
Postcard stamp: Crafty Individuals
Pink seam binding
Magnolia old lace die
Cherry Lynn fancy oval die
Pink and white trim from stash not sure where I got this from
The postcard is an  image from Crafty Individuals, which I have stamped with a Tim Holtz Distress ink pad/walnut stain.  The inside of the card matches the front, so there we go Ang your card finished well before Monday.  I wont be back again today with any more postings, Im going to do some colouring and keep an eye on the tv.
Forgot to say I coloured this image with my new distress ink markers on a heavy watercolour paper.  Bye for now Cheers Denise :-)

This card is entered into the following:
Saturated Canary Challenge #23 The great outdoors

Friday, 3 August 2012

Tiddly Inks

This is my next little card which is sporting the nice  image from Tiddly Inks called Everyday Princess.  Lisa has chosen this image for her card so hope she likes it.  The photo looks a little dim should have used the flash, the sun is in and out here between showers so my timing was a bit off!

American crafts card, Raven
Pink background paper, Pebbles happy go lucky
DP Spots Heidi Grace 
Small gingham DP Nitwits
Spellbinders small oval die
Magnolia tag die
Flowers W>O> crafts, kaisercraft
seam binding and lace from stash as is the small heart charm
gold embossing powder and stickles glitter

Im entering this card in Tiddly Inks challenge # 92

See you real soon with the other card that is half made at the moment and needs to be finished before Monday! Hugs Denise

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Magnolia Girl 2012 collection

Hello, I have two or three cards ordered so there is going to be a bit of a rush on here in the next week or so!  My first card is for Nic's Mum who has been a star in helping them out when they needed it  Im sure her Mum will be overjoyed with the fact that she hasnt been taken for granted.  Ok on with the card:

American crafts black cardstock
Basil pacific blue cardstock
Nit Wit DP papers
Dies, magnolia heart and
Spellbinders circle, memory box large flourish
Heavy cotton white handmade lace
Spiral flowers memory box and cherry lynn
Martha Stewart lace RTP punch
Flowers: Aqua roses Kaisercraft, cherry blossoms from W.O. crafts
pearl pin made by me :-)!

I have painted the image with my new Tim Holtz distress markers from Artful crafts and I love them.  Have heard and read lots of different reviews of these, and being a novice I wasnt sure about getting them.  Anyway bit the bullet, and glad I did, they are way better than I thought, plus you can do lots of things with them other than just painting and colouring.  The smaller of  the aqua flowers was coloured with the marker and then just sprayed with mists of water and wow, flower ready to go,  and matches.
The heart has text which I wrote with the aid of the computer, cut them out and chalked the edges.
Challenges for this week:
Divas by Design challenge 46 Flowers
Wild Orchid Crafts challenge 55 Round in circles.
The Paper Shelter challenge 75 glitz and glamour
Have a great weekend, I will be back really soon as have other cards half made, till then hugs, Denise :-)

Saturday, 14 July 2012

LOTV stamp

Hello, bit of a hic-cup, fell over last week and broke my fingers, I wont be allowed out on my own soon!  It was semi self inflicted.  I had polished the tiles in the foyer and some how the rug got over onto the polished bit lol!  Ran down stairs jumped on to the mat and it was like surfing in slow motion straight into the umbrella stand and the rest is history!
I have managed to get this card done for Julia who has a friend who is retiring next week and likes flowers.  This is one of the stunning stamps I got from LOTV and is stunning as are all their stamps.  The recipe for this week:
Black craft card
Nit Wits DP  (my favourites)
The dark pink DP from  Stampfairy world
Heart die from Magnolia
Lace die from magnolia
Spellbinders nesties
white crochet lace
pearls artful crafts
flowers WO Crafts

Cutie Pie challenge #22 Glitter and bling
Southern Girls #48 Pearls
Off to fracture clinic tomorrow hopefully to get the all clear to get this stuff off my fingers, its holding me up, I have things to do and places to see lol!  Have a good week, hugs Denise :-)

Saturday, 30 June 2012

Wee stamp

Another week gone and what a cold one it has been.  My card today has been made using the new petal fresh DPs from Nit Wits, really nice papers with small patterns which are good for cards.  My image is sympathy bugs from wee stamps and they are really cute.
DPs Nit Wits petal fresh
Heart tag - Doo Hickey from Magnolia
Lace - Doo Hickey from Magnolia
Round Spellbinders die
Flowers - W.O. Crafts
Lace and Pom poms, Dies to die for.

Challenges for this week:
The Paper Shelter challenge 70 - Punches or dies
Divas by design Challenge 41 Tag your it!
Whoopsiedaisy challenge - Things with wings

Hope everyone is having a great weekend and keeping warm, hugs Denise

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Pink and Green

Another day in paradise, what a lovely day for winter.  Am at the end of the painting, only a little bit to go now.  Gave it a miss today, am a bit under the weather with a head cold and the usual sore throat.  Was just able to squeeze a bit of time at my desk, I wanted to try out the new heart die tag I got this week from Dies to Die for:-), luv it although Ive probably covered most of it up, never mind Im sure you will see a great deal of it over the next few months.  I also got this white scalloped pre cut card to try from them as well, looks quite cool.  Enough waffle!

DP papers from Nit wit
Bird, bird house & picket fence from Mariannes Creatables
flowers W.O. crafts
image Saturated Canary
heart die tag and scalloped card Dies to Die for
Buttons, lace and twine from stash.

Hope everyone has a great week, hard to believe we are halfway through the year already, Im sure the older you are the faster the time goes!  Hugs Denise:-)

Dies to Die For - #5 pink and green
Divas by design - challenge 40 - To DIE for!
Lets craft and create - Anything goes

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Hello, Im still busy swinging the paint brush around and it is like Ive been doing it forever.  Thats the trouble when you only do it at weekends!  I never have enough hours in a day.  My card this week is another one of Krista's images.  The recipe for this one is:
Brown and terracotta card from American crafts
Dies from magnolia and Mariannes creatibles
leopard skin print from stash
muslin and flowers from W.O. crafts
ticket die and stamp from whimsey
black pom poms Dies to Die for

Im entering this in a couple of challenges:
Cutie pie - #20 - stitching
Paper Shelter #68 - Anything goes
Cute card Thursday #221 - punch drunk lol!
Lets Craft and Create - Anything goes

Hope everyone has had a great weekend, hugs Denise

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Hello, another nice morning after a heavy frost Bbbrrr!  Im painting the kitchen ceiling today as the ongoing chore of renovating is still happening.  So russled up this card last night in time for a few challenges.  The image is from Saturated Canary, gorgeous thank you Krista:-)!
Recipe for todays card:

Craft cardstock
All Dps from NitWits
Wooden birdcage from Kaisercraft
Seam binding, lace and twine Scrapbox
All flowers from W.O. crafts
Borderpunch and butterfly punch from M.S.
charm - stash

Southern Girls Challenge# 46 - something with wings
Dies to Die for - Anything goes with a die cut
Saturated Canary challenge #19 Anything goes with Sat. Can digi

Thank you for looking today, the paint pot is calling, have a nice weekend - whats left of it!  Hugs Denise:-) 

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Shabby Chic          Good Morning, a frosty one it is here today and a polar blast expected in the next few days so we have the wood fire roaring.
My card today is Shabby Chic, which is nice for a change.  Ive used a LOTV stamp and         distressed the edges, and the die cuts are Magnolia doohicky, and spellbinders circles.  The flowers are WOC as is the muslin and doily.  All the DPs are from Nit Wits, and last but not least I have let loose with Tim Holtz white picket fence paint and it is on everything.  Thanks for looking today, hope it is warmer where you are :-)  Hugs Denise.  The challenges I have entered today are:
Divas by Design #37 Anything Goes
Southern Girls Dying to Die Cut
Paper Shelter #66 Shabby Chic

Friday, 25 May 2012

tiddly Inks

Two cards in a week, Im on a roll!  This cute little image is from Tiddly Inks and its so sweet:-)  Its a simple little wedding card for a friend.  The tag is made from  a high sparkle silvery card, very nice and very expensive.  The rest is stash, the nice white rosettes are from W.O. crafts along with the little red rose:-)  Im entering this little card in the Tiddly Inks challenge - flowers.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Teal and Terracotta

Good Morning, another beautiful sunny day, really cold outside but looks good from where I am lol!  My card this week is in my favourite colours teal and terracotta, they seem to go really well.  My image this week is from Saturated Canary, shes a real cutie pie, thanks Krista :-) 

Black cardstock by Craft
Pink Petticoat teal paisley DP
Terracotta DP Kaisercraft - Empire collection
Teal Gingham DP Nitwits
Doo Hickey Hearts Flourish - Magnolia
, and lace trim - Magnolia Die
Sentiment - Whimsy
Flowers, twine, seam binding, pearls W.O. Crafts
Im entering this little card in:
Southern Girls #45 - Die Cuts
Paper Shelter - #65 Bling it On
Divas by Design #36 Fabulous flourishes
Dies to Die for #4 Anything goes with a die cut
Its Friday wahoo, enjoy your weekend, and tks for looking, Hugs Denisex

Monday, 21 May 2012


Another nice day in paradise:-) This week I have an image from Saturated canary.  This young lady was created to mark breast cancer week, she is so sweet.
American crafts cardstock - sky
Birds digital blue gingham DP
Heart doily from W.O. crafts
Pebbles - new arrival DP
Pebbles- happy go lucky - delight
M.S. border punch
Doo Hickey heart swirl
WO flowers, stars and pearls stash
Pink and White twine Scrapbox

Im entering this card into Cute card Thursday - A touch of sparkle challenge 217
The Paper shelter - Birthday sentiment. 
Lets Craft and Create #45 Stars
Have a nice day and thank you for looking:-)

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Loving these Autumn Colours

What a beautiful day it is today, we have had some beautiful autumn weather.Well what a suprise another wee stamp, I mean how can you resist them?  This one is called Amy, love her to bits! Recipe for this week is Green gingham papers from pink petticoat, brown and black cardstock from craft.  Apricot DP from Kaisercraft.  Lace from Scrapbox, flowers from W.O. Crafts, doo hickey flourish die, and home made pin.  Im entering my card in the following challenges:

CLP Sketch No 47
Little Darlings - Flowers
Tuesday Throwdown - In the garden
Southern Girls challenge no 43 - get your girly on.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Another Wee Stamp

This weeks card is featuring another of my new Wee Stamps, I have them all lol!  Love your work Sylvia :-) All my papers on this card are from Pink Petticoat, love these and use them a lot.  Ive laid the card out following the sketch at the CLP challenge number 46.  Lace from scrapbox, flowers, W.O. Crafts stick pin from stash as are the buttons, ribbon and charm.  The die for the lace is magnolia Doo Hickey. Thanks for looking :-)

Challenges entered:

Divas by Design  - charmed
Sketch CLP
Paper Shelter - Buttons and Bows
Little Darlings - Pastels
Cute card Thursday - Spring Flowers

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Colour sketch

Hi, this little card is for my entry into Lets Craft and Create colour sketch - pinks, aquas and gray.  Im loving these new aqua papers that are about, they are just so nice, you feel guilty cutting them!  The stamp is Magnolia - tilda and rabbit, the designer papers are from Nit Wits, bumbleberry cottage collection.  Flowers W.O. crafts and rosebuds and lace from Scrapbox.  The rabbit has been layered up so it looks 3D, it looks quite cute..    I have embellished the inside of the card also.  Tks for looking :-)

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Wee Stamps
Im back again twice in a week, wahoo!  Ive made this card for the CLP challenge which is a sketch this month, and Divas by design who have citris colours.  Ive used another of my favourite wee stamps called 'wee bunny'.Recipe raven card stock from bazil, craft card, and butter also from bazil.  The design paper is from KMA sophisticated swirl - luv this.  Dies tag and heart flourish are doo hickeys, and the flower is Marianne creatables.  Flowers, pearls, seam binding and twine all from WO Crafts.  Thanks for looking:-)

Monday, 12 March 2012


This is a cute image from Krista Smith called 'pricillia pie'!  What a cutie, love this ladies work :-) Have made this card to enter the  Lets Craft and Create challenge buttons and bows! Papers Nit wit designs, ribbon from stash, flower from W.O. crafts and buttons out of my huge button jar.  I have also decorated the inside of the card with the same papers.  Dies are from Magnolia.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Flower Power

Another card made, thing are definately looking up.  The weather wasnt that flash today so was in at my desk before it changed.  This week over at Lets Craft and Crate their challenge is Flowers - my favourite.  For this card I have used a Wee stamp image, luv the little cat!  Recipe for this card is papers from Nitwit Collections, doily from W.O. crafts, pearls stash, flowers W.O. Crafts, pin homemade, leaves punched, lace die from Magnolia.
Thats it for today :-)

Sunday, 5 February 2012


Im on a roll now, making up for lost time.  I put this little box together so I can put the Valentines gift inside.  Its a simple box with some paper out of my stash, a heart doily from W>O>Crafts.  I have cut the centre piece with a Mariannes die, and the stamp is from Whimsey.  The roses accross the bottom are from the local craft shop.  Im going to enter this into Lets Craft and Create challenge, which is anything to do with hearts and romance.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Simply Sassy

Here I am again on another fine Sunday wahoo!  Last night I made this card for the challenge over at CLP, where they have a sketch for this months challengeand Southern girls challenge which is distressed.  I have chosen another of Kristas amazing images called Pink Punkette, she is so cute.  Ive used a grunge paper background, some papers from Kaisercraft Chateau series, some black cotton lace from them also.  The bow is a green tulle that was wrapped around a hamper I got for Xmas.  The sentiments are printed on to craft card as is the top background which I have stamped.  The flowers are from W.O. crafts and the pin, beads, etc are from my stash.  :-)


Hello, its been a while and must say it nice to have a life back and even better some time in my craft room that I have really missed.  Im starting off this year with a cute fairy image from Saturated Canary called Whispy.  I really love these images, thank you Krista!  For this card I have used some corrugated cardboard which I have sprayed with glamour mist, the rest of the backing papers are from Prima Annalee Collection 'Poetry'.  The edges of these papers are trimmed in gold stickles.  The wooden bird cage is from Kaisercraft, I have painted it gold and then used a crackle medium and topped off with white.  Tag is die from Magnolia, flowers from Wild Orchid, butterflys MS punch.  Im entering this card in the MAGIC challenge over at Southern Girls :-)