Friday, 7 August 2020

Bugaboo Friday Freebie - Guest Designer

It is so easy to pick up the Friday Freebie from Bugaboo

I am enjoying very much being a Bugaboo Guest Designer - the images are great to play with!

Today's card started with a white card blank matted with pink.

I then added a paper from a Kaisercraft Full Bloom 6.5" Paper Pad.

I had printed the ice cream images, coloured them with Copics and then cut them out.

The sentiment was from Imagine That Digistamps in 2016.

Another cute card...

Happy Crafting!

Color Dare Challenge #406

This is another make for the

Do pop over to the Color Dare Challenge and take a look at my teamies' makes!

This is today's colour scheme:

I have used tones of all the colours in the swatch, using paints and inks and pens.

The journal page was made as part of a journal workshop with Sharon Everett
at The Forget Me Not Kraft Kabin

Although the paint I used through this Jofy stencil from PaperArtsy was a peachy colour it turned a totally different colour on the turquoise paint.

 The other stencil I used was a Tracy Scott one, also from PaperArtsy.

I used inks in green, brown and dark blue to make all the circles and then used Posca pens for the doodling.

Happy Crafting!

Happy Smile Week!


I love receiving the Friday Freebie from Oddball Art Stamps
These are available when you subscribe to the Creepy Cute Chronicles!

You get more if you become a PREMIUM member!

Oddball Art Stamps

Watch your email for this week's image - CCC117 Happy Smile Week!

I have used the Premium set, which includes digi papers, to make this card.
I started with a white rectangular card blank matted with pink. I then added strips of three of the digi papers featuring smiling skulls.
I then added the sentiment, skull and bats, all printed and cut out.
I coloured the bats with Copics. 
(I have wanted to add this bat gif for ages - now it is making me slightly dizzy but it is making me smile...)
I added clear Wink of Stella to all the eyes - not sure you can see the effect in the photos.

I was following the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches #566 and I will link my card there...

Happy Crafting!!

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Wednesday, 5 August 2020

WOYWW 582 - What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday?


It's Wednesday and I am showing you my desk again...linking this post to the Stamping Ground.

Here's my desk picture for WOYWW 583!

What can you spot?

A few Copics that I just filled up.
A couple of Posca pens that I had been using to put finishing touches to my journal. 
My yoga mat because I just was doing an online yoga class
Last week's UFO finished...

Once again I have turned to my little cross-stitch bag for my next UFO... my Dad made that rug in the background...

As you may know Melbourne is now in Stage 4 restrictions having declared a state of disaster because of the Coronavirus.

Just think, this time last year we were in Fiji celebrating our middle son's wedding!


Anyway... I have continued to make masks for us and members of the family.

My favourite style at the moment is the one on the right, based on this You Tube video but using hair ties instead of elastic...

but I have also tried this gaiter style:

My husband has been keeping busy finding jobs to do... 
One of the things he did was take apart a broken washing machine to see what bits he could salvage. I am sure this will come in useful:


My husband and I spent the last 5 years and in particular 2019 preparing to move back to Melbourne. We lived here before, from 1998 to 2004 and our three sons never left when we moved on to Hong Kong. Our daughter returned 18 months ago.  We were so excited to be living once more in the same country as our kids and their families.

 However it was quite a wrench to leave my Mum and Dad behind, especially as I had provided more and more support for them, along with the help of my brother and sister.

Imagine my sadness when I heard that my Dad had passed away in the early hours of yesterday morning. He had been admitted to hospital at the end of June with a high temperature and fatigue - he was subsequently tested positive for Covid-19. Although he recovered from the virus he was left much weakened and his health had deteriorated. He was moved into a nursing home for palliative care.  Mum and my brother and sister had managed to visit him there for occasional 10 minutes at a time and he was comfortable. However in the last few days he became less so and he slipped away in his sleep...

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Bugaboo Tuesday New Releases

So pleased to have the chance to be a Guest Designer for Bugaboo...
I was so pleased to be sent the new releases - today's are gorgeous - a set of Lily Ladybug digis!

I chose just one of them and and made this simple little card. I printed the image, coloured it with Copics and cut it out. I then added it to a square white card blank with some layers of coloured and patterned card.

Happy Crafting!