Monday, December 29, 2014

Pretty Magnolia

It's time for another Xquizart release, love the green earthy colours of this collection.

All products available from Mischief Circus, Most of the elements are from Xquizart, but a few elements from Holliewood and *itKuPiLLi*

Monday, December 22, 2014


Deb at Xquizart has created another gorgeous artdoll collection:

I also used Holliewood's special effects, I had such fun creating these :-)

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Frida Love

Heres a Frida page i created using the Frida Art dolls from Xquizart..... LOVE them!

I'm Gearing up and getting in the mood for my Mexican Christmas :-)

Monday, December 15, 2014

Xquizart Mermaids

Handmade Mermaid Collection

So excited to be sharing with you my first creation for Xquizart, I've created this A4 page with the new Handmade Mermaid Collection.
So colourful and fun, perfect for journalling and other fun creations :-)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Craft Room Challenge Au Revoir

Thank you for all your cool and beautiful Christmas decoration entries  at Craft Room Challenge - some lovely Christmas inspiration for us all.
 I'm as always thrilled for it to be my turn to host again, though it is with Sadness that not only is this our last challenge of the year- it is also our Final Craft Room Challenge EVER :-( 

It's been a difficult and busy year for some of the DT and other members are moving to new pastures. We have loved being part of your creative journey and want to say thank you to each and everyone of you who have joined in our challenges. A special thank you to our regulars, who have become friends.
I also want to say a big thank you to Zoe, who has worked so hard on all our behalf, behind the scenes, including collecting and getting all those gorgeous prizes out to our winners. 

For this last challenge - I hope to see you all enjoy creating as much as we have. 

I've created an Inspiration Board: 

And here's the card I made inspired by above :

I do hope you find the time to join us in our last challenge.

Happy Christmas to you all

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Deck the Halls

It's that time again, and as we are rapidly approaching Christmas, the lovely Hazel over at Craft Room Challenge, has chosen the theme of Christmas Decorations- now we don't want to see cards, just lots of decoration fun!

I finally ( It's been sitting barely touched, since I started it 2 Christmases ago!) finished my Christmas inspired Configurations boxes- these are such fun!

Christmas configurations

You name it- and its probably in the box! 

sorry the photos aren't the best :-(  

I can't wait to see what fun you have with this.

Our generous sponsor is the delightful Crafty Individuals.

Have a great week.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Frida Shrine

It's Christi's turn to host, and she's chosen Anything 3D as her theme :-)

I had so much fun creating this Frida Shrine- I love how it turned out.

Frida Shrine

Frida Shrine

close up details

My daughter and I have a bit of a current obsession of Frida Kahlo.... she was an amazing woman and artist. I hope one day to go to Mexico and see her studio and some of her art.

Our sponsor for this Challenge is Tando Creative.

Have a great week.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Trick Or Treat

Happy Halloween everyone, here are the cute Trick or Treat bags I've made for my kids this year.

I've used all sorts of bits and bobs from my Spooky supplies to create these little gift boxes- perfect for sweet treats! I hope you're having a spooky day!!

Challenges: I'm entering this over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge- Treats :-)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Spooky Coaster

Here's todays spooky Creation, just love that raven!
Here's an altered coaster, that I made real quick :-) This was Easy to make, I just painted acrylic paints on to the base, then used Gel Medium to add the book pages and chipboard. Then I added the raven and the bones.
It was a real treat for me to finally get some seriously altering halloween fun on!!!! So going to enter this spooky coaster over at Simon says Stamp Monday Challenge - Treats- any Kind!!

Poe inspired spooky coaster 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Halloween Tag

Aside from todays Vintage Christmas card for the latest Craft Room Challenge- which you can see here.
I'm going to be having a spooky Halloween Blog week :-)

First up is a tag to a new challenge to me, that I found via one of my Teamies Hazel Harler ( you should check out her blog ) the new challenge is Speed Craft Challenge - such fun- and great way to kick mojo into a speedy gear! Their current Challenge Theme is halloween.

You have 15 mins to create anything crafty, and you can have your supplies ready :-)

here's my supplies Ready:

A Bit messy.... I'm a messy creator ;-)

Here's my finished Halloween tag, I still had just under 2 mins on the clock left, background created with ink and sprays and stencils, stamps from Crafty Secrets, and cut outs from Retro Art Cafe, and bits from an old book.

Here's my phone stop watch :

I think I'll definitely be playing along in the future :-)

Vintage Christmas at Craft Room

We had some lovely entries in our Create your own background at Craft Room Challenge, and as always it will be hard for us to pick our winners.

For our next challenge we've gone with the nostalgic Vintage Christmas, I think you're going to have fun with this one.

Vintage Christmas inspired Card

close up of Vintage Christmas

Our sponsor is the gorgeous Crafty Individuals.

Have a great week everyone, and don't forget to check my lovely teamies creations!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Day of the Dead ATC

I'm finally getting some of my Mojo back, to get into the studio and just create for fun, so there will be some more active blogging from me this week :-)

First up is this little Day of the Dead ATC I've done for the Wicked Wednesday ATC  Challenge.
Such fun  creating this colourful ATC. Looks like their DT did too :-)

Dia de los muertos

I used a new to me little stamp set from Inkadoo, for these sugar skulls, I've then coloured and doodled.

Here's to a great week.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Just Add Ink inspration

Gosh it's been so long since I created for fun, and entered a challenge! Here's a birthday card, inspired by the colours over at Just Add Ink's current inspiration photo.

Birthday Card

And here's the inspiration photo :-)

Have a great week everyone.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Create your Own Background at Craft Room Challenge

Mervi has chosen the fun theme of Create your Own Background for her turn hostessing at Craft Room challenge.

I've used stamps, sponging and colouring to create a background on my card, love the Spring/ Summer feel to my card.

Our generous Sponsor for this challenge is The Stamp Man.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Spring Growth

Spring truly has arrived here in New Zealand, so cool timing for Zoe's theme at Craft Room Challenge: Seasonal Colours.

I've done some more Art Journalling, though with more actual painting than stamping, there's also some stencilling on here.

Hard to see, but there's a whole heap of writing on the pages too.

Here are the colour palettes to work from :

And our sponsor is :

I've used some of Shar's stamps on my pages :-)

Have a great week, and I'll see you next time.