Thursday, December 29, 2011


Isn't she gorgeous?  Barbara is offering this freebie called Saffron.

If you would like this sweet girl who is part of the  Sugar and Spice range from  Litttle Miss Muffet Stamps, all you have to do is email Barbara  with " freebie" in the subject field , at , and become a follower of the Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog.

I've used Websters Pages paper, a die cut from Memory Box ( I LOVE these dies!!!!) , charm from my stash and the poinsettia die is I think a Marianne Die.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Too much food and wine....

Well, I guess its not Christmas unless you overindulge!   Got home last night and had salad and pasta .  But tonight there is more ham, salads, new potatoes....and trifle....and more chocolate.....sigh!!!!!

Vinnie came with us to Papamoa  to stay with  the BIL & SIL cos he won't be left behind (but we left Riley with a house full of poodles and Brodie with his best buddie Solly and family).  I almost died when I saw the 14 year old (middle) and 16 year old nieces (far left) ... they are both close to 6 feet tall and make my stepdaughter (far right holding her brother Vinnie!) look almost short ( she towers over me!) 

Nephew tuckered out after opening all his loot. 

 and naughty Hattie who got in trouble for chasing the cats!

Hope everyone had a lovely christmas and now its back to work for some of us, then New Year !!! Yipee! Well, actually it'll be a very quiet New Year for us, DH will be on call so no drinking for him therefore no parties!!!!!

Friday, December 23, 2011


Late getting this post up, work has been CRAZEEEEEE this week and I'm home last night and crashed!
Anyway, this week at Little Miss Muffet the challenge is ANYTHING GOES! Woohoo! Don't we love these, so easy!
I made a card using Chloe and you can find her HERE. The background is from MIC. 

Now Barbara is looking for some new DT members, details following:

If you are interested in being on the DT, these are the basics I'm looking for...

1 - Post once a week, participating in the challenges and new releases
2 - Submit your project into at least three other challenges for image exposure
3 - Help comment on the challenge entries

This DT Call is open for just about two week and closes on Tuesday, January 3rd. Remember to add "DT" after your name in the InLinkz pool and I'll be sure to come visit your blog. ;D Winners will be contacted then announced on Thursday, January 19th.


Are you ready for the freebie?!! You're going to love this one... she is called Saffron and is part of the Sugar 'n Spice Dolls theme. You don't have to use this one to enter the challenge... it's just our way of saying MERRY CHRISTMAS!! Make sure you become a Follower as there might be another one in the not-to-distant future... hint, hint! ;D

To get this freebie.... just email me at with "Freebie" in the subject field...
Make sure to check back next Thursday for lots of inspiration using Saffron - and I have some lovely guests lined up so be prepared to get your socks knocked off! Yeah! Don't miss out on this cutie as she will only be available until Tuesday, January 3rd!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Its Celebration time!!!! Yipeeee!

The new challenge at Southern Girls is " Celebration"  and whatever that means to you. 
 My dogs will be celebrating lots of goodies for christmas so when I saw this gorgeous image from Di's Digi Downloads ( one of our sponsors for this challenge)  , I had to use it of course! Its called Barney's Bone and makes me think of the one christmas I wrapped doggie chewy treats up then shut the cat in the same room with them only to find a couple of hours later that all the pressies had been ripped open and inspected by Patrick ! He was peeved as his pressie wasn't there with them!

The paper is several years old, from  Little Yellow Bicycle . The gorgeous snowflake I got from Linda at The Funkie Junkie and the pearls from Quixotic Paperie.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Recolour an image

The new challenge at Make it Colourful is to recolour an image from earlier in the year. I made a pirate card months ago with Alvida the pirate but I was never really happy with the colouring. I kept seeing parts of her differently every time I looked at her!   Same again this time! LMAO!  

Anyway, I tried for better shading this time and I think I'm happier with this result!

First go
 Second go

Don't forget to check out the gallery with everyone's examples .

Friday, December 9, 2011

Buttons & Ribbons

The new challenge at Little Miss Muffet is to use ribbons & buttons on your project.   So I did my usual and coloured in, made the card, THEN thought about the challenge....arrrrgh!  Luckily its easy enough to add ribbons and buttons! LOL! Too much rushing at the moment, with so much happening!

Anyway, I've used Allison & Abby and put them in a MIC background .
As always, my teamies have done a wonderful job so pop on over and check them out and join in our challenge. 

Friday, December 2, 2011

New Release!!!!!!

Yay! Its new release time again at Little Miss Muffet!   I thought I'd be good and do two cards, one for each day of new releases, even though time is getting precious at the moment...but Duh! I used the two images for Friday instead so I have two cards for you tonight instead!

First is Agent Popcorn zipping. Yeehaaa! Looks like fun, I wanna go too!

Then of course we have the dreaded "boy card" which I find so hard to do. You can't load these ones with girly stuff.   This is Bandit boy Tom and I love his froggie.  Typical boy! 

The DT have some gorgeous examples using these images over at the challenge blog, so pop on over and leave some love.  

Now next job........I really need to write myself a list of things to do! I had a major panic thinking I didn't have time to finish another DT card, but realised I still have another week....phew!!!!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Non traditional Christmas Colours

I'm rapidly losing track of what I'm up to at the moment, too much is going on!  We had BIl & SIL stay last night and they've just headed off on their motorbike for a trip around South Island and I've been wandering around tidying up and thinking, what else do i have to do? Ummm, don't think anything is due.....CRAP! My post isn't even written for EFG, I've done the wrong image for my LMM card today and our internet is playing up majorly as our ISP is having "issues"! Can't check my emails .....grrrrrrr......

Anyway, I have a card done for EFG and we want some non-traditional christmas colours this time.

I've used paper from CC Mitten weather , sentiment from whimsy and a Marianne Die.  The image is the gorgeous Willy & Mia from Emerald Faerie Garden.

Now check out the challenge, there are 2 winners each time now and you get to choose 2 digi stamps if you win!!!! Woohoo! 

Saturday, November 26, 2011


I keep forgetting that Make it Colourful challenges have moved to Friday now....naughty me forgot to schedule a post!  But I'm not too naughty, I made a card so I guess that's gotta count, somehow! LOL!

We want you to colour WHITE this fortnight . The DT has their designs up in the gallery for some inspiration and   we're all dying to see what you come up with!

I started this card ages ago but never quite finished it till this week. Anyway I've used Snow Elf from MIC cos I like these naughty boys!

Right, now I'm off to slave away at a dog obedience show for the rest of the weekend....and before you ask, the boys aren't entered, they're not obedient! HA HA HA! 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thank You!

This week at Little Miss Muffet, the challenge is to make card to give thanks or show gratitude. 
I picked the lovely Butterfly kisses from LMM and used a chair from MIC to seat her.

This has to be a record for me, a card made in less than an hour!  I suddenly realised the other night that I hadn't done this card yet and wouldn't have a chance to, the rest of the week so I flew into my craft room, grabbed the paper nearest me and chopped! LOL!
I'm actually quite happy that it turned out alright!!!!!! and I really like these colours. The paper is MME A beautiful life.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Say Hi to Audrey!

Another new release at Little Miss Muffet Stamps for you today. Isn't she sweet? Actually this is me checking to see where the sun went to....its raining....again!!!!!Grrrrrrrr!

The paper is K & Co Julianne, the copper sheet I embossed in a cuttlebug folder.
The Dt have another lot of gorgeous projects to show you over at the challenge blog.

Its the annual A & P Show parade through town tonight and the dog training club is part of the parade as always. The poodles have been brushing up on their tricks to show off , Brodie gets to stay at home....I don't think anyone would be impressed by a huge lump of golden hair bouncing around like an idiot shouting I'm here! I'm here! Look at Me!!!!! 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

New Release time!

Unfortunately this gorgeous wee fish would not be safe in our house. If the cat didn't get him ( he cleaned out the neighbours outdoor goldfish pond!!!!!!) , Brodie would!  It moves, its mine , he says!

This is Gilgo from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  I've been dying to use this paper from MME for ages , I love these colours.   The leaf flourish is a Marianne Die and I've cut it out of Ten second studio metal sheets for something different. I've edged around the whole card with Viva pearl pen in bronze.
Now check out what the rest of the team at Little Miss Muffet  have been up to and don't forget the challenge from last week is still running. 


B. I.N.G.O and bingo was his name-oh!   That's been going round in my head for days and its driving me nuts LOL!   
This fortnight at Southern Girls we have embellishment bingo for you to play! Yahooo!!!!!

The Australia and NZ Sponsor for this challenge is.........Southern Girls!!!! And the International sponsor is The Paper Shelter with their gorgeous digi images and papers. international sponsor is The Paper A


I had this cute image from the Paper Shelter which I knew I was going to use, so I merrily played and coloured and put together my card, then realised I forgot the Bingo part, after all that singing!!!!!!!! Duh! 
 Luckily I had 3 patterned papers already, so I found a blingy star thing to throw on and some punched snow flakes and all was saved......

And who would believe its another doggy christmas card? !!!!!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Playing catch up

I'm late, I'm late! I had trouble getting started on this card but finally finished it last night.
This fortnight at Make it Colourful we want you to use a candle or lantern as your light source.  That means lots of shadows ! I totally mucked up the hat first time around so I printed it out again and cut the hat out and stuck it over the first! LOL! Why waste all the rest of the colouring? I can still see bits that annoy me but too bad, just don't look too closely please..... :(
The paper is Basic grey wassail again, I have lots!  The snowflake chippies are from make it Crafty , and they are covered with Viva Decor Inka Gold.
Now check out the DT examples in the Gallery,   the awesome team have been working hard!

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Hmmmmmm....very hard for me I can tell you!  This fortnight at Little Miss Muffet we have a new challenge for you- Simplicity.   I really had trouble with this concept, so decided to go with this gift box for christmas and tried not to overload it with STUFF!!!!!   I recycled this plastic box I had hanging around in the wilderness that is my craft room ...though I have to tell you I have SOOOOOOO much more room in there now that we got rid of the bed. Now I just need to get rid of the tent leaning in the corner that we can't find a home for!!!!!!!!

I coloured up the gorgeous little doggie called Mitten from Little Miss Muffet 

The paper band is basic grey wassail, the poinsettias from Wild Orchid Craft, the white star is a Marianne Die. The gorgeous leaves and silver star ribbon stuff  are from Denise   THANK YOU DENISE!!!!!

Anyway I stuffed this with Christmas marshmallows temporarily..... oooops, they're gone now....I needed a sugar fix..

Please excuse the second photo, its a bit blurry, I was in a hurry!
Now head on over to the challenge blog to see all the goodies and why not join us in our challenge!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Here's a little something I whipped up

So I have lots of doggy friends, and they like getting doggy-themed christmas guess what I'm busy with at the moment? Duh!

The digi is from Karen's Doodles and the paper is Bo Bunny Blitzen.  The very cool red burlap is from The Funkie Junkie. The red poinsettia is cut with a die and crackled .

I'm entering this in Sweet N Sassy- Christmas/holiday theme
                           Mark's Finest papers- Fall or winter theme

Friday, November 4, 2011

And for our encore

We have Anna Kristine hatter all dressed up! 

This is one of the second release for this week at Little Miss Muffet.  Barbara has a range of hatters and they all look pretty smart.   I had to use this yummy Kaisercraft Velvet Ensemble paper for this card, I thought it looked like she was off to the theatre for the night..though she might get yelled at to take that hat off cos she's blocking the view! LOL!

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Its new release time again at Little Miss Muffet Stamps!    Today I have used the gorgeous Sarah  and put into a MIC background. Doesn't she look so relaxed and cosy?

The paper is MME So Sophie and I love these colours. Flowers are from my stash.  Why not pop on over to the challenge blog now and leave some love for the DT and their gorgeous work.
Before you go check out this message from Barbara at  Little Miss Muffet-

!! Hooray - it's a SALE !!

I will be out of town for the rest of the week and orders will be filled on Sunday evening. Due to the long wait... from now until Sunday evening (8:00 pm Central Time), anyone who places an order of $10.00 or more can pick out a FREE digi!! Just include you choice in the comments section of your order and I'll include it with your purchase! :D

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Chrissy Red!

Hi guys Are you all ready for a new challenge
the challenge for this fortnight is "Christmas Red"
A HUGE THANK YOU to all everyone who entered our last challenge
"Flowers, Flowers, Flowers"
we all enjoy seeing what you all do with the very cute Emerald Faeries Stamps.

This time around I've made a christmas card using Basic Grey Wassail which I love even if it is old! It came with matching chipboard which I've used on this card as well. The poinsettia is a Marianne Die and the snowflake and sentiment are from Whimsy Stamps.
The cute faeries are the Larakins and Boo  minus Snookie

now off you go and create
***Now please ensure that you link back to Emerald Faerie Garden Challenge in your Blog Post and link your post not your whole blog***

Friday, October 28, 2011

A bit of Texture

Is what we're looking for at Make it Colourful this fortnight. We want to see how you COLOUR texture  ie how you would draw cloth, grass, fur etc .   I found this cute little cat & doggie digi at Tiddly Inks and put them in front of one of the new winter scenes called Simple Winter Scene from Make it Crafty.

First I coloured the dog and cat with copics, then went over with prisma pencils for the fine fur look.
I found this paper tucked away...well buried actually, under a ton of paper!  Its Bo Bunny Midnight Frost collection and its yummy! I distressed the edges then painted them with crackle paint. The sentiment is stamped onto acetate then stuck over DP .
  The Dt at Make it Colourful has done a fab job with this challenge, go check out the gallery now.

I'm entering this in Ooh La La - Let it snow
Crafts & Me - Use Blue

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Well I wish we had nice fluffy clouds like this, instead its grey and dull outside. I'm sick of spring and its extreme swings in  temperature too. Roll on summer!

This week the challenge at Little Miss Muffet is to add clouds to your project.  I put Melanie on a bench with a background from MIC and drew in the clouds freehand. I have tried using a template and sponging ink on but find freehand scribbling works for me! LOL!  The amazing Annika has a tutorial on colouring skies the messy way HERE .
Now hop on over to the challenge blog and check out the gorgeousness!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Just playing around...

Have had a few days to myself this last week and I decided rather than get stuck in and clean the house...I was gonna play instead!  Housework is evil!!

I bought this Chrissy Armstrong stamp from Whimsy a while ago and she's finally been inked. I used a light blue ink , to give the "no-lines" effect and it took AGES to colour! And I'm peeved that the mushie looks streaky...hmmmmmph! I don't like the colouring at all!!

Anyway, slapped lots of gesso around , slapped the card together and shoved it away in a box! So there! LOL!

I'm going to enter this in Fab 'n' Funky - distressed or torn
and Scrap affair- photo inspiration

Friday, October 21, 2011

Ping! Got ya!

Tonight we have the second two images of this weeks release at Little Miss Muffet stamps .
I've used Agent Popcorn Aiming on this card and I love the colours of this paper!  Its from Sassafras Lass but can't remember the name sorry.....

The gorgeous swirls are from Whimsy , I've used some muslin with some paint slapped on and Viva pearls. A bit of distressing and here it is!
  And we have some absolutely gorgeous examples from the DT over HERE so go check them out.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Cute as a Button!

Meet Button, your xmas gift kitty from Little Miss Muffet!   Yep, time start be getting your christmas cards ready, though I know some people started months ago! LOL!
I've used non-traditional colours for this card for a change. The paper is Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather and Kaisercraft Christmas carnival and I painted the distressed edges with gesso. . I've also  painted some chipboard snowflakes from MIC  then sprinkled them with polar white flowersoft while they are still wet. The big snowflake is a whimsy die, and the sentiment is from Whimsy also. I used a MS icicle punch and covered the icicles with stickles.

Now check out the DT examples using the new releases over at Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog and don't forget to check back tomorrow for the second release of the week! 

Polka Dots & Stripes

The Southern Girls challenge for this fortnight is to use stripes and spots. Well, that was easy, NOT! Finding spotty and stripy paper that matched....well I had to go back to my huge pile of SU paper and yes Lou, you've seen this stuff before! LOL! I have a huge box of papers that I just can't be bothered using up......sigh.....its so much more fun to buy new stuff and use that instead!
Anyway, I coloured up this gorgeous hanglar girl for the first time since I bought her months ago. Yeh, yeh, I know, really slack but at least she's seen ink, so many of my rubber stamps haven't yet!

The hessian and white corrugated card arrived in my parcel from The Funkie Junkie last week and I couldn't wait to play with them. Linda has so many cool and different items in her etsy shop!
The gorgeous chipboard corners are from MIC and I don't know what I'd do without those goodies now!

Now on a sad note, we are losing 3 DT members from Southern Girls who have been with us since the beginning. We're gonna miss you Alicia, Karen & Sue!  

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Birthday Blog hop candy winner

We've drawn our winners for Zoe's birthday blog hop and my winner is 

Congrats Alessandra, contact me on and I'll get your details!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Don't eat yellow snow!

cos it means Brodie has been there! But blue is OK!!!! Hahaha!

This fortnight's challenge at Make it Colourful is all about colouring snow.  I've used B0000 and BG0000 and CO and C1 on my snow .   The fab background is Cold by Light from MIC and I've also used Gingerbread dance. I didn't have a Tilda suitably dressed to sit on the bench.... :(    The papers are kaisercraft Dear Santa.  The snowflakes are punched and stickled. The sentiment is from CatsLife Press. 
Now check out the gorgeousness from my teamies at the Make it Crafty gallery HERE.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A wee bit girly...

And a wee bit late!  Just got back from dog training and realised my post wasn't ready to go! Oooops!

The challenge this week at Little Miss Muffet is to make a girly girl creation.  I've used the sweet Breena Stitching  which was one of the new releases last week.
Paper is Prima, flowers from Wild Orchid, doily is a Cheery Lynn die .    Once again the DT have done some absolutely gorgeous cards so hop on over and check em out! 

Friday, October 7, 2011

Here's Peeping at you!

The second new release I have for you today from Little Miss Muffet is  Agent Cupcake spying.  Isn't she gorgeous?  I used another MIC background, some MIC chipboard embellies ,some Viva pearls, Bo Bunny paper and a computer generated sentiment.

There is another image being releases today too, and you can see some gorgeous examples of both images at the  Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog.

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Pluto is here with a pressie for you! Wish my dogs could wrap like this.....their talents lay in unwrapping and shredding however!   
The new releases for this week are out at Little Miss Muffet today and tomorrow.  I've used the cute Pluto today and  made a fairly simple card, well for me it is anyway! 

As always, the lovely LMM ladies have made some beautiful projects for this release so go have a looksee at the LMM challenge blog
And check back tomorrow for another gorgeous new release!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Punch it!

Hi guys Are you all ready for a new challenge at the Emerald Faerie garden?

The challenge for this fortnight is "Punches/Dies"

I've used the gorgeous Isabella and put her in front of Pond-a-lily from MIC.  I also dug out punches I haven't used in ages, including the retro flower punches .  Coloured with copics, lots of stickles and pearls and voila! 

Now off you go and create

***Now please ensure that you link back to Emerald Faerie Garden Challenge in your Blog Post and link your post not your whole blog***

Friday, September 30, 2011

She's rude!

This week's challenge at Make it Colourful is to colour sheer clothing...I think I went overboard!!!!!!  She should have something more substantial on under that blouse! LOL!

I've used some Websters paper, my new wreath die from Memory box ( LOVE it!!!!) , chipboard butterflies from MIC and some pearls to finish.

From this challenge onwards, Make it Colourful challenges will be you more chance to play with techniques and join in the challenges! Yay!  And once a month there will be a special challenge also.

I'm entering this card in Scrap Creations - Its a girl thing

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Animals and Monsters

This weeks challenge at Little Miss Muffet is to use an animal or a monster on your project.   I've used the adorable Adela & Dida ...why...cos it has a cute puppy of course! LOL!
The gorgeous stitched paper is a sheet of Prima  which I chopped up after much gnashing of teeth and I love it!
Check out the cool signature Barbara designed for me, she has made one for all of the Dt members. Thank you Barbara!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011



To commemorate this joyous occasion, we're so excited to bring you a Birthday Blog Hop disguised as a Christmas Blog Hop!! We wanted to celebrate Zoe's Birthday in style so there are lots of inspiration, prizes, freebies and even a gallery album for you to express your own birthday greetings. This is one hop you don't want to miss and it only goes from now until October 12th!

The general theme for this hop is Christmas and what fun would a hop be without some new images?! Zoe has released some fabulous new holiday themed images and they are a must on anyone's holiday list - but the best part is you get 15% off ALL the Christmas digis from now until Sunday, October 2nd.  Click on this link HERE to see them all and the discount will be automatically deducted from the cart. Please be aware the discount is only for this week even though the blog hop is for two weeks - so make sure to grab them at this sale price while you can!

Before we get to the hop, there's more details and a surprise in order... Everyone in this blog hop is giving away Blog Candy!!  Whoohoo!! You'll have two weeks, until October 12th, to visit each member in the hop below and winners will be announced on Friday, October 14th on their individual blogs.  Feel free to grab the badge below and display it on your sidebar to spread the word about Zoe's Birthday and Blog Hop!

My blog candy !!!

I'd ask if you're ready for some inspiration yet, but wait... we've got yet another surprise for you!! We contacted one of Zoe's artists (S.H.) who also wanted to participate and drew us this gorgeous party girl for the occasion. Thank you!!

This is "Party Girl Zoe" and isn't she ca-ute! We wanted to make sure everyone was included in our celebration so we're giving away Party Girl Zoe as a freebie to everyone who wants to join in and spread some birthday cheer!! All you need to do is create a new project using a Make it Crafty image or chippies and upload it into the gallery HERE by October 12th. Then email  Barbara, at with a link to your project to claim her!

Now are you ready for some Christmas inspiration? Grab a cuppa, sit back and relax, and get ready to enjoy a plethora of inspiration from the design team. 
I used these gorgeous naughty elves from MIC called Crackerd Elf and they are available as digis from the store .   The paper is Kaisercraft  Dear Santa, the sentiments from Whimsy.  And I made a card for Zoe too, with who else but Zoe Celebrates!  

Happy Birthday Zoe!!!!!!!!!!

We hope you've enjoyed the hop and make sure you head on over to Zoe's personal blog and wish her a Happy Birthday! Grab the Christmas Blog Hop badge and display it on your sidebar to spread the word about Zoe's Birthday and Blog Hop! Until then, happy coloring!

Monday, September 26, 2011

I stole Solly's toy!

And look at me! Rar!  I keel it!


Thanks Janie for taking the pics!!!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Southern Girls Birthday Blog Hop

Woohoo! Time for the winners!   The Southern Girls birthday bloghop was sponsored by a multitude of companies and my blog post was on behalf of Zoe and Make it Crafty!  

The winning commenter and gorgeous card entry for my blog prize is Ike.  
   You need to contact Lou or Tracy at to collect your prize!!! 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

More new releases!

Barbara has been busy again this week and has 4 new images for this release from Little Miss Muffet.  I've only had time to make one card but I'm happy with this one, it just came together easily. I've made an easel card, with some yummy papers from memory Box.

The big white flower I made from crinoline ( from The Funkie Junkie Etsy shop)  cut with sizzix dies and scrunched up and held together with a fab brad from SU. 
I've used the gorgeous Megan from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and put her on a bench from MIC and the tree is also from MIC. 

Now pop on over to the challenge blog to see what the others have done with these gorgeous new images. 


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