Thursday, March 30, 2023

Some Platypus Love


Good morning everyone!
Welcome to my blog.
It is hard to believe that we are at the end of March already!
We have a few birthdays in the last few days of this month.
Our son Robin's birthday was yesterday.
My 50th birthday is today...
who knows what this year will hold.
One thing, I do know it is going to be a year
of self growth and self love.

Today, we have a fantastic brand new challenge
for you over at Creative Knockouts.
Our challenges run for two weeks
and give you time to create and enter
to win a prize from our wonderful sponsor.

Challenge #491 - 2 or more pattern papers.

Our wonderful sponsor is 

Prize is a $10AU Gift Voucher

The image you see here is from

Our son Robin was given a platypus stuff toy when he was little.
He just loved it and well these little babies are so
very cute. When I saw this image it was
simply perfect to make his birthday card with.

Thank you so much to Beccy's Place for letting me color up
this super adorable image and share it.

The image was colored up using Copic Markers.
I used two types of pattern paper and layered them.
All layers used stitched dies (rectangle and triangle).
The pattern paper is from my scrap stash.
A little heart brad in the top left hand corner to finish it off.
Pop-ups were used under the top layer.

A clean and simple card today,
hoping it inspires you.
My fellow DT's have created some master pieces.
Be sure to check them out and share some love.

Remember our challenges run for two weeks,
we would love to see your creations over at 

Wishing you an amazing day/weeek ahead.
Thank you for stopping by.


Thursday, March 2, 2023

Lot's of Layers - Christmas Fireplace

Good morning to you!

March is here....where did January/February go?
Not sure where the time has went
but I am making the little moments count.
After being super sick for over a week,
in February. Then a visit out too see
my sister for 8 days (so awesome to spend time together). 
It was nice to enjoy the ocean
even with the wind/rain/snow/sun too.
My markers and ink were calling my name.
It felt nice to be back in my craft room.

With March here maybe spring just might be
around the corner...looking forward to the vibrant
colors we will all be seeing soon.

Onto why you are here:
Creative Knockouts has a brand new challenge
for us.

Our wonderful sponsor for this two week challenge is

Prize: 2 Digi's of your choice and a chance to be a Guest Designer
for the Mirtillamente Challenge


The card above/below shows the fun image of
a Christmas Fireplace.
It was a joy to color up using my Copic markers.

First thing I did  was break out the pattern paper and make lots of layers.
Each piece of paper is layered over the other one (5 layers in total).
Then I decided what size to cute my image at.
Glued it all down and first Christmas card of 2023 :)

Be sure to head on over to check out the challenge
It will be nice to get more inspiration from all of you.

Thank you for joining me today.
Have an amazing week ahead.

Happy Crafting,