Monday, December 22, 2008


I quickly made these Christmas cards using my scraps and off cuts that I have stored in a box. I was having trouble putting the lid on so decided to make a few extra cards tonight!!!! (LOL).
By the way just in case i don't get to post before Christmas, have a fantastic Holiday break and new year with your family and friends and also thank you for all your kind comments and following in the past two months.
p.s I also took a photo of my latest Christmas purchase and have it hanging on my kitchen window at the moment admiring it before i hang it on my front door (LOL)

Saturday, December 20, 2008


On the twelfth day of Christmas I .................. didn't finish this box with twelve Christmas cards in it on time!!!!!! I had this idea that i would send a card out every day till Christmas but I have only just tonight finished this project and what, its more like four days till Christmas? (LOL) I saw this cute little box that I have totally cased (I don't normally like doing that) but i couldn't resist, click here even though it meant making my own template box and cards/ envelopes,
but i really like how it turned out apart from the fact its hard taking decent photos at night!!!!
This box holds fifteen christmas cards five each of blue, white and craft in between the dividers with the envelopes being stored at the back of the box.
Wouldn't this make a cool birthday present with a whole lot of pre-made cards inside?
Anyway i must be going to bed i promised myself an early night,

Thursday, December 18, 2008


By the way my middle son Lachlan has been a little disappointed that he hasn't seen a photo of himself on my blog yet, so I took one of him this morning while I was getting him ready for his kindy fancy dress party!!!

I thought that I would post this cool little purse that holds three 3x3 cards and envelopes in,
I made it a little while ago and these are the sorts of projects/classes that i would like to do next year!!!!
I really want to start a stamp club in the beginning of February, so if you are interested in learning how to make really cool 3-d projects alongside other like minded people then drop me an e-mail and I would love to give you more details.
And don't you just love the snow on my blog!!!!!!! okay i know it doesn't snow here apart from up the mountain but it makes me feel like it is!!!!! OHHH to be able to have a white Christmas !!!!
Anyway enough dreaming i must get myself to bed,

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Wow!!!! Another kwerner  challenge, not sure where last week went and i am sure this week is going to go as fast.
I absolutely love the colours this week and decided to do the same layout as i have used before using the two Stampin up square punches.
I have used Bashing blue as we don't have Baja Breeze in New Zealand yet!!! and it goes with So Saffron beautifully!!!
Really enjoyed making this card thanks for stopping by, wow!!!!! go check out the other awesome cards by clicking on kwerner.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Wanted to post these cute little chocolate box's that i have just manage to finish tonight, I had wanted to wrap up some cool chocolate bars that fit inside but just didn't have the time, I do really need a early night!!!!
But these little box's would be sweet little teacher gifts, or as a decoration for the table on Christmas day.
If you click Here it will take you to the tutorial on how to make them.
Thank you all for visiting my site (lol)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Wow!!! A KWERENER Challenge already and so many colours!!!! I really wanted to use every one of them but Sage Shadow got left behind (not sure how that happened l0l). Anyway  i had a lovely afternoon with Tracey stamping, Its fun doing the challenge together seeing what different ideas are created , mind you we didn't achieve as much as we had hoped in 2 hours but lots of fun anyway. ( Click on photos to see the cool froth on top of cup)
Enjoy the rest of your day,

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


My little nephew Tyler is getting dedicated on sunday and I brought him this cute little knitted teddy bear.
My mum and dad are traveling to Sydney this afternoon to spend the weekend with him and my sister so i had to make this card really quickly so it could all travel with them.
I tried to use coordinating colours on the card so that it would match the teddy,
Must go.


Another Kwerner challenge this week!!! When i got the coordinating card stock out i wasn't sure how i was going to fit the Certainly Celery in, so I decided to use it as one of my main colours to really challenge myself.
 We got our Christmas tree last night and it was to late to decorate it so Noah and I are waiting in anticipation for the boys to come home from kindy and school so we can decorate it!!! 
I borrowed the solemn stillness stamp set from a friend and thought why not decorate this Christmas tree with buttons, (since we can't our real tree). Unfortunately our Stampin Up Catalogue doesn't have the coordinating buttons to match the colours in this challenge but I managed to find some in my stash that do.
I only added a tiny bit of Pumpkin Pie by stamping the word Be Merry and sewing a few matching beads, you can't tell in the photo that well, but all the buttons are different and also the star on top of the Christmas tree is a button too (lol).
Also a big thank you to all of the people who have left comments on previous challenges I am really going to make sure I have time to view all the other entries and leave comments.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


What a lovely night I had last night!!! My host wanted a red and white christmas themed workshop, so I showed the ladies how to make some lovely cards and tags,
We decorated the tables with some acetate box's and candles with red ribbon tied around them.(looked amazing)
Also we had strawberries covered in chocolate YUMMY!!! to go with our red and white theme
A great night to be had by all!!!
So here are some photos i quickly took before i left.
If you would like to host a party at your house drop me an e-mail, Also Stampin Up have some really good Christmas specials at the moment on stamps ,ribbon etc so send me an e-mail so i can keep you updated,


I had a fantastic day on Sunday, I got together with two friends Tracey and Jan.
We had ourselves our own little stamping room and spent the whole day whipping up some christmas cards, it was a flippin hot day but we had a fan which made it a little better.
I really have enjoyed using Ruby Red i often go straight for Real Red when making Christmas cards.
In the new mini is some beautiful Ruby Red designer paper which i centered all my Christmas cards around,
These are a few of the Christmas cards I made.
If you want a better view click on the photo,

Saturday, November 29, 2008


Can you believe that it will be December in a few more days OMG!!! So I thought I better get myself a little organised and upload the latest December projects for the blog.
For my first class I will teach this little book and matching pen, isn't it the cutest! It is called a brag book where you can put photos in the pockets of your kids, friends, parents or even pets (They may resemble the same lol) I haven't decorated mine yet but will post some photos when I do.
The cost for this class is $25 dollars and includes everything for the above project, including a take home packet of designer paper Bali Breeze, it is my favourite out of the new mini (RRP $13.95) so if you are keen give me a ring or send me an email for the date, time etc and to book your place spaces are filling up fast!!!
Catch you later,

Thursday, November 27, 2008


I had a really great time with the girls on tuesday night making the cute suitcase type box and 3 christmas cards ( scroll down to november classes to look at the project )
We did a lot of laughing and no one went home till 11.40 we finished the stamping around 9.40 and talked for the rest of the time :)
I made these cool packs up to keep all the pre-cut card, ribbon, instructions etc i got the idea from here but sort of changed it around to suit me (click on the photo for a better look) they looked really cool on the table and with the acetate box's right beside them.
I will be doing some more xmas themed classes in december so if you are keen send me an e-mail,
have a corker of a day,

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


I was really excited when i saw these colours very simple but can look really effective!
I used the Merry Merry stamp set for the background stamped on DSP paper and the little snowflake that comes in that set.
I also got out my cuttle bug for the word JOY using thick core card so that it would really stand out.
I really enjoyed making this card really basic but is easy to make a heap of them for xmas,
Well better go and get tea organised,

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Well i am truly over that chest/flu infection and back to the life of blogging LOL.
Tonight i am having a xmas class at my house and i have made these cute little acetate box's to go on the table next to their class packs which i will post later today!!!
I have used Always Artichoke ribbon to tie up the box, and with my scallop punch made the tag's that hang from the box, such a cool present idea for xmas!!!!
I still haven't finished preparing for tonight urrgggggh which means i have to do stamping during the day and guess who else wants to help me!!!!!(Noah) he's just informed me that he is my stamping girl!!! Hm mm better keep that from Sean (HA,HA)
will post later today when finished

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


I a'm feeling really sick today :( bad chest infection and i have lost my voice much to the delight of my children and husband, but it hasn't stopped me from doing this challenge, (LOL) now if i had broken my arm or fingers well that would be a different story.
I really love the stamp set Embrace life i stamped the main flower on DSP So saffron Le Jardin!!!
And the photo inspired me to sew beads on the flower and buttons (Stampin up really need to have coordinating beads for people like me :)
Anyway i must be getting back to bed,

Monday, November 17, 2008


I made this sweet little box the other night, next week i am teaching some Christmas themed classes and i wanted to make some door prizes to give out on the night, this is going to have a stamp inside and some lollies :) i so enjoyed making the top and aren't these felt flowers just the cutest i am definitely going to be ordering some more of these lol.
Also the ribbon used is in the new mini nice and wide for box's, scrap booking and altered projects this colour is rose red,
Enjoy your night the movie" bucket list "is about to start i better go!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008


I borrowed this stamp set from Tracey and i have had it far too long!!! I thought i better make something before i give it back.
A couple of weeks ago i went to a $3 card day that was held at the talented Megan Finers, one of the cards we made used this stamp set and this cool background using the two square punches, i really wanted to make this card again so
i have just changed the colors, paper tolled out the butterfly and flower and added a little ribbon and hodge podge.
I really enjoy going to these card days, you dont have to think ( sometimes i find that hard lol) about making the cards all the hard work is done, you can try out stamps you dont have, and make as much mess without cleaning up within reason of course!!!
This stamp set is called Garden whimsy and i will be putting it on my wish list for sure, and did you notice the cool DSP paper !!
( also thank you to all the kind people who have been leaving lovely messages on my blog it really makes my day)
Anyway its a lovely day i must get outside,

Friday, November 14, 2008


Can you believe my card made the top 20 in the kwerener challenge i can hardly believe it!!!! VERY VERY exciting!!!
If you click HERE you will see the top twenty that were chosen,
Well i have just come inside from cleaning up outside and pottering in the garden,by tomorrow i should have finished some card projects i have been working on!!!
Have a great night,

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Man does the week go fast!!! Another challenge and i adore the colours, The photo of the bedroom with all those lovely flowers all over the bedspread inspired me to use the stamp set"Friendly Flowers" this is in the new mini which will be out in December.
I white embossed the biggest flower in the set white it looks a bit like lace, and then continued to layer the rest of the flower with the other flower stamp sets, adding a old olive felt flower and brad in the middle.
Its a real simple card but i enjoyed making it, Must get outside its a lovely day!!
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