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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Pretty Gift Bag

Here's my second entry over at Just Add Ink using the soon to be available Sale A Bration set Fresh Vintage. I coloured the stamps using markers and then popped through the Big Shot using the Embossing frames.

Isn't it pretty?

Colour Combo: Whisper White, Old Olive and Wisteria Wonder.
Punches and Dies: (All SU) Fancy Favour, Jewelery tag, Decorative Label, Postage Stamp Beautiful Wings.
Stamps: All SU, Fresh Vintage, Tiny Tags.
Extras: vanilla Shimmer Smooch, Basic Jewels.

Happy Christmas to you all.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Black and White

Over at Crafters Anonymous tonight our guest teacher Sharna Russell has taught us how to make this cool pop up card. I've decorated mine in black and white with the hostess set Simply Soft. I love this set :)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Red and green Christmas

I've been making good inroads into my Christmas card making today, this one, i thought I'd also enter into the Paper players challenge. This week they are challenging us to use red and Green on our Christmas cards and keep it simple, this is about as simple as I get :-)
Check out the DT's pretty work Here

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Dee's Class at CA

Last night Dee showed us how to make a pretty flower. I didn't quite have all the right kit- but think the flower's turned out real pretty anyway.
I popped mine onto a notepad, a prety little stocking filler for someone ;-)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Big Day Out Page

Here's a 12 x 12 scrapbook page I've created for my Crafters Anonymous group- 12 months of scrapbooking. This is my August Page- there really was no way I couldn't scrap the photos of my new CA friends :-)
I'm going through a phase in my scrapbooking of less is more. I hope you like it. I've used the new pretty speciality paper -Flirtatious.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Pretty Christmas Box

On monday's online class at Crafters Anonymous Tia taught us how to make this box with this cool woven lid. I made mine into a Chrismas pressie box :-) I love how it's turned out.
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Have a great day

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Picture Frame- Home Decor Challenge

The new challenge over at Craft Room Challenge is Home Decor- there's so much you could make :-) and the DT have come up with some gorgeous inspiration for you again this week, so make sure you check it out.
I wanted to do a picture frame- decorate the outside etc- but then I saw that my Friend Julia Leece had designed this really cool picture frame from scratch- the whole thing is made from Cardstock!! How clever is that? She very kindly let me make the frame for this challenge, and it's just lovely. Check out her blog Here to see her other stunning designs and to buy the tutorial.

I've used Chocolate Chip cardstock and smooched with Gold Glow to give a luxury feel, then I've decorated with Paper flowers and a fabric Butterfly.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Father's day Cards

These cute little cards and box were made by my kids for their dad- he loved them :-) and we had a lovely family day with another family.
My kids love this new Circus stamp set Big Top in the new catalogue.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Big Day Out Swap

Well I'll be having a great time by the time you read this post :-) at a Stampin' Up! fun day.
The first photo is my swap card, I hope they like it! and I can't wait to see what swaps I get back, so excited to be meeting everyone in real life rather than just online x

The second 2 photos are a specail vintage set I've made my lovely upline Paula Dobson because she's driven me up to Auckland and her folks are putting me up and she's lovely- waving at you Paula xx

No doubt over the next week I'll be sharing some of the cool stuff we got up too.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Just Add... Something

This week is my last week as a guest Designer at Just Add Ink and Jo has come up with a great challenge- To use something from your stash that you've has for ages but not used... Now like most paper crafters I was spoiled for choice!!! But I've had this pretty paper for nearly a year in my stash, and the little snowflake brass charm I've probably had in my stash about 8 years!!! Just waiting for some snow. Well as you know we had snow, so perfect opportunity to finally create a snowy Scrapbook page.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Masking Challenge

Wow- your White on White entries last week were all so pretty.
Our next Craft Room Challenge is here and Esther has chosen a technique challenge-Masking- I use this technique a lot, but for this card, I've just done simple masking to create the hills, and to mask the hills when I used a big Pine tree Stamp to create the little pine trees on the hill.
I have to confess that after our polar Antartica weather last week- with snow in our neighbourhood like that not seen for 70 years- I've been inspired to start my snowy christmas cards :-)

Here's some photos of the snow at our house last week, soooo pretty.

You can just see the roof of my studio- looking all snowy.

And I love how the trees look covered in snow- here's a corner of the garden.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Just Add Ink #81- Colour Challenge

Bron has chosen this really pretty Colour Combo for this challenge- my card also has a slight Indian feel which I just love :-) I've clear embossed onto Very Vanilla, then sponged and over stamped. This new Stamp set Delightful Dollies is really versatile and pretty.

Sneek Peek- Delighful Dollies
Clearly for You. French Foliage, Oval all.
Organic Grace (retired)
Other: Smooch and basic pearls.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Just Add Ink- #80

This week Bron has come up with this cool sketch, I've gone all Oriental for my take. I can't wait to see what you all come up with, check out the other gorgeous DT work,here

Thursday, August 11, 2011

some Cool Stuff

I've been remiss in not sharing with you some of the great projects we've been making over at Crafters Anoymous over the last few weeks, so here we go.

This was my monday class, we made this cute book Box.

Julia Leece showed us how to make this lovely pretty Zig Zag carrd last week.

And Narelle Hoggard showed us how to make a rose from the owl punch.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

White on White

Wow, we are already up to challenge number 6 at Craft Room challenge Nikki has chosen the theme- White on White and the DT have made some gorgeous creations make sure you check them out and join in the fun.

For my card I've added texture with an Embossing Folder, disressing and stamping the main image with glitter- I think this is a perfect wedding card for that specail couple.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Nice and Simple

I've been playing around with all sorts of things this morning- most of which I can't share with you yet! But I can share this card which I've kept nice and simple- but have based it on the sketch over at Stamping 411 this week.

I did find the sketch a little bit tricky, and I really wanted to keep the card more simple than my usual style :-) which I think I managed.
As always I love to know what you think, wishing you all a fab week.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Just Add Tearing, Distressing...

I'm thrilled this month to be a Guest Designer at Just Add Ink the ladies are there are a talented bunch. For my first challenge of the month it's Just Add Tearing, Distressing. Which is right up my street. I've created this Bon Voyage card for a dear friend and work colleague who as we speak is now enjoying the European Summer!
I hope you can join us for this weeks challenge at Just Add Ink.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Happiness is....

I'm joining in the fun at The Paper Players again this week- there's a sketch from Nance. This is what I've come up with.
Have a great week everyone, and remember that happiness is often to be found in the simple pleasures of Life, like the scent of a rose.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Winter Wonderland

We woke to some snow this morning on local hills- which is a first in the 10 years we've been here in New Zealand- Which means my kids had never seen snow, so we went up the valley to Tunnel Gully to see the snow :-)

Inspired by the really wintery weather I've made this card for the Paper Players CAS Sketch Challenge.
I didn't keep it very simple I'm afraid- I love my glitter and ribbon too much.
I've brayerd and sponged the scene, using masking and the tree from the Lovely as a Tree set (SU). Then I've added some Iridescent white powder and dazzling Diamonds and some green Stickles.
The photo's not the best- light is at a premium, beacuse of the wintery weather. Stay warm.