Thursday, 30 July 2015

Anya Styles

Good morning I am sorry I didn't get a post or round yesterday I tried but google was updating something and I wasn't allowed, and Harry was at the vets getting his crackers removed so I spent the day getting all my jobs done, he came home at 3 and he is fine you would never know he has had anything done still full of life with bags of energy, today I am sharing a quick card with "Anya Styles"

Sorry about the photo it has done nothing but rain here for 4 days its so dark, I made my card first then stamped her out, I coloured her using Copics and pencil for her cheeks, I added some glitter, I cut her out and added some 3d pads to make her stand up, I added the greeting what came with her and I had a little slither of paper left and Lee was going to throw it away I told him I would use it, he made such a fuss of how can I use a bit of paper this tiny, so I made some flower stems with it and punched a flower and added a gem :0) thank you for looking today biggest of hugs love Pops x x 

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Anya Strolls

Good morning today I am sharing a Greeting Farm stamp with you, I love these images they are such fun and I created a scrap card with "Anya Strolls"

I picked my paper first and made up a smaller card, I added a pink panel and a pink scallop edge, I added my scraps to this and some twine, I stamped out the image and greeting and coloured her with a mix of markers and pencils, I cut her out and added some 3d pads, I stuck the greeting straight to the card and added some enamel dots, thank you so much for looking today biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Monday, 27 July 2015

Monday already

Good morning I cannot believe just how fast the weeks are going I had a crappy weekend literally, I had a choc ice but just tried to eat the ice cream and ended up in a massive flare and on the loo most of the weekend, I am in so much pain I will never eat a ice cream again, I hate this stupid disease, anyway enough moaning on to my quick make for today.....

I have use a new image from The Paper Shelter called "Nap in a cup" I have coloured with copics and added a scrap of paper and a sentiment, I mounted it with a dark grey panel and added 3 d pads to make the whole panel stand higher, thank you for looking today biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Friday, 24 July 2015

That's something U don't see everyday!

Good morning today I am sharing a card featuring The Paper Shelter's "That's something U don#t see everyday"...

I coloured her with Copics and a Polychromo for her cheeks, I have kept it super simple and added die cut letters for the word and some little banners of paper with a button, thank you for looking today biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Thursday, 23 July 2015

So Casual, So Beautiful

Good morning today I am sharing a card featuring the newest image from The Paper Shelter, this one is so gorgeous she is called "So Casual, So Beautiful"....

I coloured her with Copics and added some Polychromos for her cheeks, I cut her out and added some 3d pads, I layered up some pink card and some white card and just added a strip of coloured paper down one side, I added a sentiment and then popped her on and finally added some enamel dots, thank you for looking today biggest of hugs love Pops x

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

The Paper Shelter Challenge

Good morning today is a new challenge over at "The Paper Shelter" and this is for both team A and team B as they are taking a break for summer so this challenge will run from 22nd July to 4th August, the theme for the challenge is anything goes a nice easy one, as always Veronica and Pedro are offering one lucky winner a $30 voucher to spend in store....

For my card I have used "Pretty Little Sailor"...

I have coloured her with markers and added some white chalk highlights, I used up some scraps of paper not sure what it was as I was gifted some loose sheets, and I added a sentiment on a banner, thank you for looking today I do hop you can join in with us, hugs Pops x x x

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Ice-cream cone

Good morning I have been patiently waiting for printer ink to arrive and it came yesterday I have a huge pile of images waiting to go but made time for this quick card using "2cute Ink Ice cream cone" I love this I have not had an Ice cream for over 20 years, I am secretly hoping they make a gluten free cone one day mmmmmm....

I coloured my Ice cream using markers and chalk, I added some white highlights and some glossy accents tot he cherry, I used a heart stencil to make some hearts in the background, and I used 3d pads to raise my image higher, the sentiment came from my "Super Cool Set" thank you so much for looking today biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Monday, 20 July 2015

I am back...

Good morning everyone I am so sorry I have been absent for a while, we got a new addition to the household and I have been trying to get him in a routine, I got him to go with Brina since Lula left in February she has been so down in herself now eating not wanting to play or go out and the vet said she was depressed, we had long talks and decided that as she had never been alone before maybe she needed a playmate, so we went ahead and got her one and she is now eating and playing and walking and she is more like herself again, she is mothering him so all is good, but I had forgotten just how much hard work a puppy is and I have been working so hard with the toileting that I have not had much time to craft, but we are in a routine now and all is good and I can play again, but I do have to be careful as he steals things and runs of with them, he is so comical, so here is a photo of Harry...

I am today sharing a white card that I made a few weeks ago...

I used "Heart Lattice" embossing folder, I did the sentiment n the laptop and cut it out using "Opulent Ovals" I added some flowers using "Pretty Peonies" and some ribbon and white pearls, I also added a tag but left if simple, thank you for looking today biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Singing Marci

God morning today I am sharing a card featuring "Singing Marci" I have not made a full on card for some time so found this a little bit of a struggle, but i made it for my daughter to give to her friend...

I coloured her with Copics and used my fave papers from "Nitwits Always & Forever" I added a "Heart Doily Border" at each side of the image and some "Flat Pearls" and a selection of "Flowers" and of course some sparkle, thank you for looking today biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Tuesday, 14 July 2015


Good morning, today I am sharing another card using lots of different bit, I got these stamps about 2 years ago and found them when I was sorting out last week so of course I had to have a play....

I made the background with "Tombow" markers I scribbled on my paper and sprayed with water and let it run, I took a honeycomb stencil and popped it over the top and sprayed with water again and pressed some kitchen towel on it to create a pattern, once this had dried I stamped my "Flutters" on and coloured them using Tombow markers, I added some blue gelato around each one and some white highlights with pen and acrylic pain, I then added some "Tiny Script" using a gold gelato and some with a white ink pad, then the girls had this label maker so I borrowed it to create my sentiment, thank you so much for looking today biggest of hugs love Pops x x x 

I do not have a video so I used my mobile, I had to wait for each bit to dry as I do not have a heat gun, pics was taken on my mobile so quality is not good, hope you get the drift though and this helps you, hugs Pops x x x

The glaze it to seal it all in that way no amount of splashing will ruin it, a lesson I learned :0)

Monday, 13 July 2015

A Sunset inspired card

Good morning today I am sharing a card I have made which was inspired by a gorgeous redish pink sunset....

I am so wanting do do something different and I got an art journal but it is not waterproof and I don't have any acrylic paint, I have looked in to getting a few bits but it is so confusing as to what mediums you need, I get dizzy just reading and it will cost me  a fortune just to get the basics so I have put that on hold for a while and decided to just play with what makes me happy (until my boat comes in ) so I am using a JOFY stamp that I got a while ago from "Country View Crafts" this one is not in stock at the moment, and I am using my loved "Tombow" markers a white pen and a white acrylic pen too and I just had fun....

I started by scribbling on a bit of watercolour card, I used pink, yellow and a touch of green, I sprayed it with water and tipped it up so they all ran in to one, once that I had dried I stamped my stamps on to it, and then used my markers to colour the image, I added white pen highlights and shook my acrylic pen hoping to get bigger highlights but it leaked everywhere, so happy accident, I then stamped the text and went around it with white pen that I smudged with my finger, I backed in on to yellow card and used 3d pads to make it stand a bit higher, I used just 4 of the markers, green 133, blue 452, Yellow 025 and lastly Pink 725, I got really messy but I had heaps of fun :0) thank you for looking today biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Bubble Talk

Good morning today I am sharing another elephant card with you this one is also Wplus 9 and is called "Bubble Talk" such a cute little set that mixed so well with yesterdays set....

I used a small card I think 4 nd 1/2 square I love these smaller ones I think I got them in a pack a long time ago but have not been able to find them since, I added a white layer and ran a cutter bee along the edges, I stamped out my elephant, bow and bubble and coloured with Copic markers, I used the matching dies to cut them out and added 3d pads, I took a little scrap paper and popped that across the bottom added my elephant and a friend sent me some enamel dots and a tiny bit of white pen for her cheek, thank you for looking today biggest of hugs love Pops x x x x

Saturday, 11 July 2015


Good morning I would like to say I am late because I slept in but no up early with Shaleise at 5am but just been pottering about all morning at slow pace, Teej left college yesterday but is going back to do another year in September so things will be slow here for the next 7 weeks while I enjoy every moment with him, today I am sharing a card as part of my hospital cards, this is from Wplus9 and is called "Unforgettable" and one of my all time favourite sets, I just love there cute stamps....

I stamped my Elephant and coloured with Copics, then the same for the balloon and the little bow, I used the matching dies to cut them out, I layered up some white card and added some scrap paper to it, I added 3d pads to my Elephant and balloon and stuck them on then added some pink stars and some blades of grass, I added the sentiment at the top as people in hospital have birthdays too, thank you so much for looking today biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Friday, 10 July 2015

Teddy Bear

Good morning, today I am sharing a simple card with one of Elisabeth Bell stamps....

I coloured her with Copics and then cut her out, I added a bit of scrap paper and stamped an old Elzybell sentiment (Oh how I miss her shop) I punched a couple of hearts and then added 3d pads to her to make her stand out a little, I added some white highlights with a white pen and some stardust, thank you for looking have a fabulous Friday hugs Pops x

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

The Paper Shelter challenge

Good morning today it is Team A's turn to host the new challenge and that challenge is "Holiday Time"...

As always Veronica & Pedro and giving away a $30 voucher to spend in store...

I have used "Where we going?" and she has been coloured with markers, some white pen and chalk highlights, I have used up my scraps added some pearls and some twine and a "Sweet Little Sentiment" I do hope that you can join in with us this week, thank you for looking hugs Pops x x x

Tuesday, 7 July 2015


Good morning today I am sharing a card with you using a Stamping bella uptown girl called "Paisley has a Prezzie" and some scraps of paper....

I added some peach coloured card and used up some scraps of paper, I added a little twine and some dots, I stamped my image and coloured her with copics I added a little glitter and then cut her out, I added some 3d pads to make her pop up a little and I tucked in the sentiment, I just love these sweethearts have you seen the new release drooling, yesterday I decided I would have a messy play to...

This is my first proper play, I need something else to do, I love making cards but it can get a bit I don't want to say boring, but I want to expand my creativity, so I had a play, I am not brave enough to write my own words or draw my own bits just yet, and I cannot afford all the paints etc so I just used my Inktense pencils for the background and some white ink, and I coloured the image Tiddly Inks "Wryn Mom and Me" with copics and then added some inktense colours to them, I so need to get better and get to a class, but despite getting super messy I had so much fun :0) I am hoping with time I improve and maybe try with paints and other stuff but for now I am keeping it simple, thank you for looking today biggest of hugs love Pops x x x 

Monday, 6 July 2015

Going large..

Good morning I hope you all had a fabulous weekend, I spent it chilling with the whole family and then a gorgeous thunder storm on Sunday so I slept like a log last night first time in weeks I was able to breathe, today I am sharing a larger card this is a 8x8 one....

I used a craftwork card 8x8 blank and layered it up with Linen card stock, I took another sheet and ran it through a A4 "Heart Lattice" folder that I also layered, I then die cut a "Labels 47" and printed out my sentiment, I cut that out and layered that to my label, I added 2 die cut hearts and added a heart gem on each one a gorgeous butterfly with some small gems, and then I die cut some "Pretty Peonies" and layered then with a pearl brad and lastly I added some die cut "Maidenhair Fern" all in the same white linen card, thank you so much for looking today, have a gorgeous Monday hugs Pops x

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Pinwheel Monster

Good morning today I am sharing a freebie that I got with the newsletter for "2cute Ink" this is so sweet and not at all scary....

I have coloured him with "Twin Touch Markers" and gone for super bright, I love orange and yellows they always cheer me up, I printed and coloured and then cut him out, I added a few white highlights with a chalk pencil and some glossy accents to his glasses, I added some sparkly orange card then layered it with white, I used up these scarp of paper and added some "Fish Tails" and a "Simon Says Be sentiment" and then I used 3d pads to make him stand forwards, thank you for looking today I hope you have a fabulous Saturday big hugs Pops x x x

Friday, 3 July 2015

A new day..

Good morning it's Friday my favourite day of the week, chillaxing :0) I have been trying to learn the Instagram thingy I am so not good with tecky things Sammie set it up for me and I am trying to work it out, not doing to good but I am sure I will get there, yesterday I have a good play with distress inks and this gorgeous little "W9 A New Day" stamp as you know I love birds, I just played made a mess but loved playing and that's what I love about crafting... 

I stamped my stamp on to some water coloured paper and coloured with "Distress Inks" I then decided to have a play with the background, I used distress inks with my fingers and stenciled over the top of circle and used "Simon Says White Ink" with different sized things, (pens, cotton bud, my finger), I made a huge mess :0) but I loved making this, I finally added white oen to the bird, and backed him on to some 3d pads and green card and stuck him to my card, thank you so much for looking today biggest of hugs lobe Pops x x x x

Challenge: Simon says "Dotty"

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Cheeky Monkey

Good morning I am so struggling with this heat if I didn't have hayfever I would be ok but I can hardly breath and feel wiped out I am so longing for Autumn when its cooler and I can finally breathe, anyway enough of my moaning, today I am sharing another Little Miss Muffet image with you this time "Cheeky Monkey"...

I printed out my little guy and coloured him with a mix of Pro/Tria/Flex markers and added a few white highlight with a chalk pencil, I cut him out and added some 3d pads, I added some gray card to my card using 3d pads then I added some white card that I had stenciled over with some stars using memento sky blue, I popped my little guy on and added a Speech Bubble, mine came with a sentiment "Say What?" I also cut out a Speech Bubble in grey and slightly stuck it on wonky :0) thank you so much for looking today biggest of hugs love Pops x x x