Roses for Mother’s Day

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and today I would like to share another Mother’s Day card that I have made with Heartfelt Creations Classic Roses and some Spellbinders dies.

I was inspired by Sabrina from Aspiring to Creativity for the lacy background but of course I had to add some Classic Roses.  I was really happy with how it turned out with all the texture and the combination of gold and ivory which makes the flowers and leaves to pop.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu



Merry Christmas

Kia Ora Koutou Meri Kirihimete

I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2019.  There are going to be some major changes for me and I will be able to stretch and challenge myself on my artistic journey.  I am really looking forward to be able to spend more time on my art.

For my last post before Christmas I have a Christmas card I have made for a dear friend who has had a very challenging year and I hope that next year will be a much better year for her.

I have used Becca Feeken’s Grand Arch dies along with Heartfelt Creations flowers and images.  They make a perfect combination.

Once again I wish you all the best for the holiday season and I hope that you get some crafty time for yourself.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu


A Country Cottage Card

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and today I have a lovely all occasion card that is positively smothered in lilacs.  I think this collection must be my all time favourite and I can’t get enough of the soft hues and the gorgeous papers.  The flowers are so easy to make.  Here I have used a Becca Feeken die – the Grand Cabinet  die and the cottage fitted inside this die so perfectly.  I have die cut three of the dies to add dimension.  I love adding the little birds from the Woodsy Wonderland collection as well.  They add life to the card.

I hope that I have inspired you to do something different with the lilacs.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu


Milestone Birthday

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and thank you for taking the time to read my blog.  Today I have another custom card I have made for a 40th Birthday using Arianna Blooms.  The brief was for maroon and pink so I did Arianna Blooms in Plum ink and the Wildwood Florals in pink and the customer was very happy.

Materials used:

Heartfelt Creations – Arianna Blooms stamp and die set, Wildwood Florals stamp and die set, Rainboots and Blossoms stamp and die set, Leafy Accents stamp and die set with coordinating mold,

Spellbinders – Floral Ovals, Basic Ovals, Filigree Numbers, Fancy Lattice

Crafter’s Companion – Rambling Rose 3D embossing folder

Creative Expressions Gold mirror cardstock

Crystal Clear, Frosting Powder, Heart of Gold Prills, Bling from the bargain shop

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu


Pretty in Pink Flowering Dogwood

Kia Ora and Welcome Back

Today I have a quick post showing a card I have just completed for a custom order.  I have just received the new Becca Feeken range of Spellbinders dies and I just had to have a play with the Victoriana Crest and it is just gorgeous!  It paired beautifully with the Flowering Dogwood paper and flowers from Heartfelt Creations of course!

I also took a photo of the difference Rajni Chawla’s Frosting Powder and Crystal Clear makes to the finish of a card.

Materials Used:

Cardstock – Bazzill White, Heartfelt Creations white (for the flowers), Stampin Up Wild Wasabi

Paper – Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood

Stamps – Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood, Small Classic Petunia

Dies – Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood, Everyday Heroes, Spellbinders Victorian Numbers,

Inks – Pearlescent Coral, Memento Bamboo Leaves, New Sprout

Rajni Chawla’s Frosting Powder

Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear

Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive

Glue Gloss

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Simply White

Prills – Lettuce Entertain You


Cut a base card at 12 x 7″ and score and crease at 6″ at the long side for a base card of 6″ x 7″.  Cut a piece of the patterned paper from the Flowering Dogwood paper collection at 6″ x 7″ and adhere to the front of the card.

Cut the base die from the Spellbinders Victoriana Crest in white cardstock.  Adhere to the base card.  Cut the patterned piece out of white cardstock and adhere to the base of the frame die.  Cut the centre oval out of white cardstock and adhere to the base frame and then cut the plain pink patterned paper out of the same die to adhere on the base.  Die cut 3 of the lacy insert and adhere together and then adhere to the pink patterned paper on the frame.  Add Simply White Nuvo drops to the centre of the flowers and on the frame as desired.

Die cut the numbers from the Victorian Numbers die set on white cardstock and adhere to the centre of the frame as shown.  Add Nuvo drops to the sides of the numbers.

To make the flowers stamp the largest and second largest flowers from the Flowering Dogwood stamp set in Pearlescent Coral.  Sponge the centres with New Sprout and die cut the flowers using the coordinating die.  Sponge the edges of the flowers with the Pearlescent Coral and shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Adhere the petals together as shown.  Using the Glue Gloss add Rajni Chawla’s Frosting Powder to the petals and heat for a frosted finish.  Die cut the stamens from the green cardstock and roll up and adhere to the centre of the larger flowers.  Using Dries Clear glue adhere the prills to the centres of the stamens and the smaller flowers.  Adhere to the card as shown.

To make the leaves stamp the leaves from the Flowering Dogwood stamp set in Bamboo Leaves.  Sponge the leaves in New Sprout and then die cut using the coordinating die.  Shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit.  Sponge the leaves with the Glue Gloss and sprinkle the Crystal Clear and allow to dry before adhering to the card as shown.

Stamp the sentiment from the Small Classic Petunia stamp set in Pearlescent Coral on white cardstock and die cut the shape from the Everyday Heroes die.  Adhere to the card on the lower right as shown.

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Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu