‘Tis the Season to be JOLLY


Here is my next wonderful image I’ve been having fun with … Stampinbella – Rudolph, the Christmas lights and the chicks.  I just fell in love with it as soon as I saw it!

I watercoloured the images using Distress Inks and added wink of Stella and Glossy Accents to add a little something to the lights. The background embossing folder is from  Sizzix.

Challenges: Stampinbella – December Mojobella #36 Sketch, Paru’s December 2017 ChallengeHLS December Watercolour Challenge ,  Addicted to Stamps and More – Challenge #272 – Make Your Mark , Sugar Pea Designs – Mix It Up Challenge #38 ~ Fresh Inspiration , Uniko Challenge #44 Reminder – Christmas ,  Merry Monday #269 {Color Challenge} , Crafting from the Heart CHALLENGE 187, and The Merry Christmas  Challenge #47 Anything Goes + Christmas

        crafting from the heart    The Merry Christmas Challenge

Till next time




Beach Santa

P1060977Hello and welcome

I have had so much fun playing with some amazing images the last few days.

This one uses  Art Impressions – Tropical Christmas stamp set. Living in Australia where Christmas is always hot, this image just jumped out as a bit of fun!

I watercoloured the images, cut them out and popped them up on a simple background I watercoloured to represent the beach. I used Distress Inks as well as a little white acrylic paint, as well as Wink of Stella on the baubles before adding Glossy Accents to them and the lights around the trees.

The wonky rectangle is from Stamplorations and the sentiment is from Stampingbella – Rudolph, the Christmas Lights and the chicks.

Challenges: Art Impressions – Funny & Punny , HLS December Watercolour Challenge ,HLS December Christmas ChallengeUniko Challenge #44 Reminder – Christmas , Paru’s Card Making – December 2017 Challenge and Addicted to Stamps and More –  Challenge #271 – Anything Goes .




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Santa Tag


Santa (Pere Noel) from Carabella Studio is such a cute image.  I coloured him with Prismacolor pencils. The tiny sentiments are from Mama Elephant – Mini Messages.

Challenges:  Color Throwdown #472Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Gift It, HLS December Christmas Challenge – Anything Goes, Addicted to Stamps and More – Challenge #271 – Anything Goes and Brown Sugar #273 Anything But a Card

        Brown Sugar Challenge Blog




Wishing You the Joys of Christmas


Tonight’s Christmas card features one of my all time favourite stamps – any old wood block, I picked up years ago, and is watercoloured using Distress Inks and of course some Wink of Stella.  The sentiment is from Kaisercraft – St Nicholas Acrylic set. 

Challenges:  Less is More – Colour – Challenge #357 – Red & Green, Paru’s Card Making – December 2017 Challenge – Christmas, CAS on Friday –Cas on Friday #122, Christmas, Happy Little Stampers –  HLS December Watercolour Challenge – Anything Goes – Optional Twist – Xmas and  Happy Little Stampers – HLS December Christmas Challenge– Anything Goes – Optional Twist -Stencil.

  CAS on Sunday




Merry Christmas – Tag


Tonight’s Christmas card uses a very old and well used cheap shop foam stamp for the lights. The tag is an old Stampin’ Up set.  They have been coloured with Tombow markers.  I added glossy accents to the lights.

Challenges:  Happy Little Stampers – Christmas November 2017 – Anything Goes – Optional Tag, Uniko Challenge#44 – Christmas, Paper Players – #372, Less is More #356 – Let it Shine  and I love Allsorts – …………..Inspired by a Christmas Carol or a Winter Themed Song.  I chose  – It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas.



Allsorts challenge blog




Merry Christmas Background Die


At last I’m back online after too long without internet or phone.  😦

My card features Poppystamps – Merry Christmas bkgd die with some letters watercoloured and Penny Black – Gift Tower stamp which I fussy cut after watercolouring using Distress Inks. Some gold glitter and Wink of Stella finished my card.

Challenges:  Happy Little Stampers -Anything Goes with Dies – November, Scrapbook Boutique – Red, Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations Blog – Challenge 283 – Sparkle!






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My one layer card uses Distress Oxide Inks blended using a mask cut with a Sizzix Label Moorish die.  The silhouette stamping uses stamps from an old favourite Prima Marketing Christmas Set and Black and Brilliance – Lightning Black Inks and splattered with gold acrylic paint.

Challenges:  Just Us Girls #419 – Trend Week – Silhouette,  http://modsquadchallenge.com/merry-and-bright, Happy Little Stampers – CAS Challenge – November – Christmas and Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge – November 2017 – Anything Goes – Optional Twist – Tag.

Modsquad Challenge