Category: Art

Pink Sunrise Lilies

Kia Ora and Welcome Back Today I am featuring something a little different from my usual cards.  I have been inspired by John Lockwood and his amazing creations.  Please visit his website here for the instructions on how to make this hexagonal frame here:… Continue Reading “Pink Sunrise Lilies”

Signs of Spring

Cherry blossoms_0011.jpg, a photo by Patricia Manhire on Flickr. Spring is definitely in the air when the cherry blossoms come out and I was thrilled that this this photo come out well. I am very busy at the moment with moving into our Make… Continue Reading “Signs of Spring”

Chantilly Meets You Are My Happy Stamp set

Hello again I had such a good response to the post on the folded card I thought I would try another type of architectural card.  I was inspired by a lovely card by Julie Butler (a friend who is a Stampin’Up Demonstrator, but we… Continue Reading “Chantilly Meets You Are My Happy Stamp set”

Exciting News!

Hello there Today I am really excited to announce that I have won a challenge through  The challenge was for any papercraft project which included die cut flowers.  I had a couple of cards that I had done and emailed them off thinking… Continue Reading “Exciting News!”

The Final Countdown to Close to My Heart New Zealand

Hello I would like to welcome all my new followers to my blog and I hope that you enjoy coming on my creative journey with me.  I would also like to thank those who take the time to read my posts and also leave… Continue Reading “The Final Countdown to Close to My Heart New Zealand”

Black and White Photo Challenge :Texture

Welcome I have been inspired to join this Black and White Photo Challenge by my friend, Amanda from Unique So Chic.  She has been doing the most amazing things with her photos and photoshop so I thought it was time for me to give… Continue Reading “Black and White Photo Challenge :Texture”

Rugby Father’s Day Cards for Make Shift

Hello Wow, we are getting so close with Make Shift opening for the public.  It has been a lot of hard work, but it is going to be so worth it.  I would like to thank my fellow Collective Members who have been amazing… Continue Reading “Rugby Father’s Day Cards for Make Shift”

Golden delight

Golden delight, a photo by Patricia Manhire on Flickr. I have been saddened to hear off all the incidents around the world – Spain, Italy, Switzerland and Florida. My thoughts go out to everyone that is affected by these tragedies. I hope this photo… Continue Reading “Golden delight”

Spring ray of sunshine

Spring ray of sunshine, a photo by Patricia Manhire on Flickr. We have had the most amazing weather over the last few days and the daffodils are starting to come out in the garden which is lovely. It is so heartening to see the… Continue Reading “Spring ray of sunshine”

Tears of Spring

Tears of Spring, a photo by Patricia Manhire on Flickr. Welcome We have had a torrid time of it lately with severe storms and just recently an earthquake on Sunday night. Fortunately, we have been very lucky but it has been a wake up… Continue Reading “Tears of Spring”

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