Friday, October 30, 2009

Mini Note Purse

I made this purse a couple of weeks ago, it was just waiting for the velcro dots which I didn't have any. I remembered the velcro dots yesterday when I was at the supermarket, so I finally got it completed. I first saw this purse on a  NZSU site, I can't find it now so if it was was yours thanks for sharing it. Here is the original tutorial Mini Note Purse Template - Toni Sacrison . I have made it using Walk in the Park DSP, Certainly Celery Ribbon and Clear Rhinestone Brad. It can hold 16 3" square cards and envelopes. I haven't had time to make the cards to go inside as of yet.
If you would like to know more about these product or would like me to come and make this purse with you and your friends email or ring 03 6862891.

Life has been busy busy!!!

I have been very busy. Darian and Savannah had last Friday and this Tuesday off school, and Paul was able to get the days off also. So we had five wonderful days in Dunedin, Catching up with friends. It was Christmas when we last made a flying visit. We used to live in Dunedin ( have only been in Timaru 2 years ), the kids have been been nagging us for awhile for to go down there. I finished the wedding dress I was making for Julie on Tuesday (I took the dress with me to do the hand sewing off the lace flowers), and I have managed to make a new top and alter a skirt that was already in my wardrobe for the wedding on Saturday. I will post some photos of the wedding next week.

Today Samuel was at Montessori all day. So I went to the gym, I did my vibe training then I got on the bike and did 20 minutes rolling hills approx 8 kilometres. I love going to the gym, just lately I haven't had time to get on the bike, it felt good to get back on the bike today. Then I spend the day tidying Samuel's bedroom and sorting out his clothes.

Tonight I finally got some card making done, I made 4 cards. A wedding card, Sympathy card (will show you them next week) and 2 window card. Jacque Pedersen has a tutorial on her blog for window cards. NZSU have a challenge to make a card using window technique.
They are both Birthday Cards.
First one is made using Pacific Point and Basic Black card stock and the hedgehog out off the Fun and Fast Notes stamp set.
The second one is made using Kiwi Kiss and Creamy Caramel card stock and the cakes out off the same stamp set.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Decoration in a box

Yesterday I made this beautiful decoration and box. I first saw this a couple of months on Scor-pal, the links didn't work for the decoration, so I emailed the author and she sent me the links for her blog.
Thank you Katie Renz. This link is for the decoration.

So at long last I have managed to get around to completing then and I am very pleased with the results.
I made it in Ski Slope DSP.
The box was fun to make. I made it in Ski Slope DSP and Whisper White Card Stock.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Ready Steady Go

I have got my craft room all ready for classes.

There is still places available for next weeks classes.

Class #2 Punch Class
You will make 2 Cards and a decoration.
Tuesday October 20th  7.30 pm
And Thursday October 22th 10 am
Cost $10 includes all materials.

Email me or ring me 03 6862891

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


I have not had much time lately for crafting. We have had 2 weeks off school holidays, I love the holidays relaxing with the kids and no routines to follow. I have also been sewing, I'm in the middle of making a wedding dress for a friend who is getting married on Saturday 31st October.
I have also been getting my craft room ready for classes, it is now ready. My first class was meant to be tonight but I didn't have any takers, so I spend the night finishing a few half finished items.

This card is one of the items I have just finished. It is a wiper card. I made it for a workshop in August but wasn't happy with the wiper. So I have  now fixed it,
As this is a Thank you card what could be better.
Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks, Oval All.
Stock Card: Ruby Red, Very Vanilla.
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Versamark.
Punches: Scallop Oval, Large Oval.

Here is a Christmas Wiper Card the needed finishing.
Stamps: Tree Trimmings.
Stock Card: Ruby Red, Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla.
Ink: Old Olive, Real Red, Versamark.
Punches: Eyelet Border.
Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge # 43 (MTSC43)

A friend showed me how to make this Christmas Tree, It is very simple.
Cut 1 of each 3" square, 2 1/2" square, 2" Square and 1 1/2" square.
The fold is a Waterbomb Variation Teabag Fold, then you insert them into each to form a tree.
Thanks Fern.

Stamps: Best Yet (Hostess Level 1).
Stock Card: Chocolate chip, Old Olive, Whisper White.
DSP: Ski Slope.
Extras: Mat Pack.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Hostess Gift

Last week I had a fantastic workshop. The hostess got an amazing amount of money to spend plus her hostess stamp sets. She chose some beautiful stamp sets.

I have decided that I will start wrapping the hostess gifts. I make my wrapping paper using the packing paper that comes in with our orders, I used perfectly Pretty Stampin' around wheel in Bravo Burgundy ink. Then I wrapped it in ribbon and made a ribbon bow. I am very pleased with the results.

If you would like to recieve a lovely gift like this one,
contact me and we can talk about how you can get a great gift like this.
email me or ring 03 6862891

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Crazy 4 Challenges

My Son Darian had a birthday party to go to yesterday, So I had to make a quick birthday card.
When I was surfing the net the other night came across Crazy 4 Challenges site, so I made this card for the challenge. I used Circle Circus Stampset, another favourite of mine. Darian was pleased with the card that I made for Harrison birthday.

Supplies List
Stampsets: Circle Circus, Birthday Wish (Spring Mini).
Card Stock: Pacific Point, Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White.
Ink: Brilliant Blue, Old Olive.
Ribbon: Certainly Celery 5/8" Poly-Twill.