Naughty cat card – for fathers day


Naughty cat card

My cats, even though they are now 14 and 15 years old, can be little rascals. When I saw this stamp from rubbadubbadoo it really reminded me of when the cats “get the rips” and run about the place with their claws out.

I think my Dad will get a kick out of this card for father’s day!! 🙂

I used distress ink + inktense pencils to color the cat and curtains. Entering the Simon Says Stamp masculine / father’s day challenge.


Distress paints & letters


Distress paints & letters

I am loving playing around with my distress paints. My grand plan for my distress paint background didn’t quite work as planned … but waste not want not … the left over background made some wonderful die cut letters … and another clean and simple thank you card (for blokes) was born, yay! 🙂 Additionally, I got to use my new stars and hearts die from simon says stamp … wonderful addition to cover up a smudge mark.

Entering into the simon says stamp masculine card challenge.

Colorful grid birthday card


Colorful grid birthday card

One of my favorite crafters is Lisa, her blog can be found here: She used this grid die a few months back, and I loved what she did with it … mine just arrived, so I “copied” her idea for my first card with it. It was a little fiddly but pretty relaxing, and I have now added another birthday card to my collection.

A masculine birthday card for the A blog named hero challenge and the CAS on Sunday challenge.

Update: wow – how cool!! 🙂 I was one of the top 3 in the CAS on Sunday masculine challenge. Wahoo!! 🙂


Retro circles


Retro circles

I am quite low on birthday cards, so thought I would stock up over the long weekend here in NZ. I just brought this new memory box die and so thought it was time to test it out. I decided to go with a bit of a retro color scheme.

I managed to loose this stamp (hero arts) just after using it. I think my very cute rascally dog may have had something to do with its disappearance.

I thought this card fits the Addicted to CAS challenge of “Circles”.

Hedgie takes flight


Hedgie takes flight

Today, I spent an afternoon crafting with friends. The hostess, Shirley, was teaching us how to make an easel card. She has an amazing craft room, and some wonderful stamps … so I borrowed this Penny Black Hedgie stamp and created this “sepia” toned card for a friends 30th birthday this evening.

This card seems to fit the CASology challenge this week of “furry”. The card is not quite as CAS as it could be, but the front of the card is CASish 🙂