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 :-)