Friday, December 31, 2010

Awaded from the Lovely Lynda

Hi everyone, hope you have all had a great Christmas.
We had a AB Fab Christmas with family in Christchurch.
Here are a collection of photos taken on Savannah's new camera that she got for Christmas, she has some terrific photos.
When I got home and cleared my emails, I have an email from the Lovely Lynda with a Blog Award for me.
I have gotten to know Lynda through the chat room, We Stamp For Lara back in November, Lynda is a great friend and encourager and we have been emailing and following each others blogs since.
Go check out her blog HERE.
Thanks Lynda you are sweetie.
Now here are the conditions....

# thank and link the person(s) who gave it to me (done)
# share 8 things about myself (brace yourself folks)
# pass it on to 8 others (see bottom of this post)
# let them know about the award (check)

8 things about me...that you may not already know....
1. I'm an import into Timaru, only been in Timaru for 3 years and I'm loving it.

2. I love the Caroline Bay Carnival (celebrating its 100th birthday this year).

3. We camped at Temuka Holiday Park (tent) for several year from the late 70s to early 80s.

4. We tried to get to the West Coast to see Anna on Tuesday, only got as far as Arthur's Pass due to a bridge wash out, so we headed back to Lake Lyndon, Porters Pass, Canterbury and had a picnic in the rain.

5. I love walking in the rain on the beach.

6. I love watching Sound of Music and yes I sing along to all the songs.

7. I'm a Fabric Alcoholic, my friend Deidre has just giving me all her fabric I in 7th heaven.

8. Savannah and I are planning on doing some sewing these holidays.

Drum Roll Please....

Bron Heslop
Paula Dobson
Alison Hydes
Delys Cram
Lisa Bullock
Debbie McRobbie
Julia Leece
Tia Routledge

Enjoy tonight's Celebrations, and please if you are drinking don't DRIVE.
Looking forward to sharing with you in 2011.
Bring it on.
Have a Happy and Safe New Year.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy Mail

Yesterday in the mail I had 2 homecade Christmas Cards and a great wallet.
 The first cards is from Jo. I love it Jo, I will be making some of these cards.
 The next card and wallet have been made by Alison my Upline.
 Isn't this wallet great, I will be making some of these too.
Alison has put packet of tissues inside.
Thanks Guys.

We are traveling to Christchurch tomorrow, to spend Christmas with Family.
I don't know when I will get back here again, so I will wish you all travelling mercies and
Wish you all a Blessed Christmas and a great New Year.

Monday, December 20, 2010

My Christmas Tag

I have finish making my Christmas Tags today.
 These trees are very simple to make, I got the idea from Debbie McRobbie go check her blog.
She had made a large tree on a card.
I used 1 3/4" punch and punched a half circle, then you make 3 folds easy peasy.
I have used scraps of the 'Jolly Holiday' DSP.

Sunday, December 19, 2010


 Copy And Share Everything.
Here is a card I cased from Bev Watt, go check her blog she is a demo in Aussie.
 This was a Make 'n' Take at a recent workshop, I the ladies had a choice of making it a Christmas or Birthday Card.
With this card I added Shimmer paint directly to the stamp.
We used Marina Mist, it is one of the brand new colours in the 2010 - 2011 Idea Book and Catalogue, it is stunning teamed with Whisper White.
To finish the cards we popped a Pearl in the centre of the flowers.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Ideas Running Around in my Head

Last night, I should say early this morning I blogged about the Christmas Tree Online Tutorial at Crafters Anonymous.
After finishing my Christmas tree, I had a idea running around in my head.
Yes I did sleep, after all it was 12.30am.
As soon as I got home from drop kids at school, I set to work and here is what I made.
 As you can see the idea was an Angel.
I have used Whisper White Card Stock, scalloped the edge and added Dazzling Diamonds.
Sorry but the photo doesn't do it much Justice.

Online Class @ Crafters Anonymous

This will be a quick post as it already past midnight.
Last night at Crafter Anonymous we had another online tutorial.
We these beautiful Christmas Trees.
Thanks Tia for teaching us this tree.
I will most definitely be doing more, and I have got another idea running around in my head.
So watch this space.

Monday, December 13, 2010

2nd Installment

Hi all.
Here are the rest of the swaps as promised.
This was our make 'n' take.
Here's Carolyn's swap she has made this gift tag holder, she used the new 6cm X large Scallop Punch to form the band around her holder.
 Here's Cheryl's swap, she has used the butterfly from 'Priceless' stamp set then she the butterfly punch.
 Here's Lisa's swap, she has used the Big Shot Milk Carton Die.
 Here's Manda's she has made a simple card using Elegant Lines Embossing Folder and Shimmer Paint.
 Here's Sadie's swap, I love the clean and simple lines on it.
Here's another that I don't know who made it, its very beautiful using 'Avairy' set.
Girls leave a comment to tell if you made these last 2 cards so I can edit this for you.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

November Team Swaps

Here's the Team Swaps as promised.
We were asked to use products from the Summer Mini Catalogue or if we didn't have our preorders we were asked to do something new out of the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogue.
 This is Rachel's she has used the 'Aviary' Stamp Set.
 Here's Sharyn's she has used Itty Bitty Bits Stamps, Punches and Buttons.
 Here's Manda's she has also used the Itty Bitty Bits Stamps, Punches and Buttons.
 Here's Jennie's she has used 'Boho Blossom' Punch to make this reef and teamed it with 'Jolly Holiday' DSP
 Here's Angela's she has used Punches to make her flower with the delicous 'Sweet and Sour' Specialty DSP.
 Here's Alison's she has used Build a Wheel, 'Birthday', 'Candle Crazy' and 'Bees and Blossoms'.
Here's Jenny's she has also used the Build a Wheel, 'Birthday', 'Candle Crazy' and 'So Many Stars'.
Here's Trina's she has used 'Dasher' Stamp, I think this very clever the Jaffas are Rudolfs Spares.
I will come back tomorrow with the rest of the swaps.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Better Late Than Never

 On the 24th November was our First Kiwi Stampers Team Meeting.
As per normal we did swaps, we needed to make 17 swaps.
I finished mine this Friday, ( yes ladies I put them in the post on yesterday) hopefully you will recieve them on Monday or Tuesday.
I had them almost finished but my Sentiment Journey Stamp Set (Summer Mini) hadn't arrived when I left for Christchurch were the meeting was. Paul phoned to say it had arrived that afternoon, I had left in the morning but even if I had waited I would have had time to complete them.
So now the long wait is over, I hope the ladies think the wait was worth it.
This is my swap.
I cased this from Michelle Zindorf go check out her blog it is a must visit blog, she does the most beautiful brayer work and she has over 300 tutorials.
When I first saw this on Michelle's blog, I loved the plane with the flourish and I thought of Air New Zealand and the Koru on the tail of there planes.
I have made a complete card as we have friends packing up and moving over the ditch to Aussie and I thought it would be a great card to give to them as they continue on there lifes journey.
This is the inside of the card, the stamp I have used is from 'Word Play' Stamp Set.
It is a fabulous Set, I fell in love with in the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogue.
I thought both stamp sets would be good sets for card making and scrapbooking.
So what do you think are these great sets?
 Supplies List 
Stamps: Sentimental Jounrney and Word Play.
Card Stock: Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango and Whisper White.
Ink: Early Espresso, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Piont, Night of Navy and VersaMark.
Extra: Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Mat Pack, Paper Piecing Tool, Early Espresso 1/4" Grosgain Ribbon and Pearls.
I will show you the team swap another day soon.

Deck The Halls

Christmas isn't coming fast enough for Samuel my 5 year old, he has been been asking when is coming for quite some time now and wanting the tree up.
We had told him my birthday was first, and we don't put up the tree until after then.
So last night we put up the tree.
Paul put the lights on the tree, then Savannah and Samuel got into the spirit of it, put the decorations on.
I remember the fun of decorating the tree as child
 Our tree has lots of decorations, we don't stick to a particular colour scheme.
Santa puts a new decoration in the kids stocking every year and there are all the homemade decorations that have been made at Kindy and School over the years, so there is a far bit of reminising.
Here is the finished tree, Samuel is giving it the thumbs up.
After we finished decorationing it, we went for a drive to look at the Christmas Lights.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Top Picks JAI#46

I have just been and had at JAI Top Picks, and to my surprize I was one of them.
Go and check out the other Top Picks.
Today is Bron Heslops Birthday and it was her was her birthday card and present that won this Top Pick.
Happy Birthday Bron.
Have a great day.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Birthday Cards

Yesterday was my Birthday, I'm now 21 with 22 year experience.
Thanks for all the Birthday wishes emails.
 I had a great day, Jeanne and Brian came over for Dinner.
We had Roast Chicken and veges, Savannah (daughter) made my birthday cake, it was an Ice Cream Cake and it was very delicious.
Here are some of the cards I received.
This Card was made by Jeanne.
Jeanne makes very beautiful cards in fact they are stunning.
She puts hours of work into them, look at the beautiful stitching details.
The next card was made by Mum, she has used Happy Moments (retired SAB 2010) stamp.
She has stamped the parcel onto DSP and she used 1 of my favourite colours combos Tangerine Tango and Old Olive.
 The next card has been made by my sister Heather.
She has used punches and she has sponged using the stencil from were she has punched the flower
 Then she added some bling and glitter.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Just Add Critters

This week challenge #46 at Just Add Ink is just add.... 
I needed to make a Birthday and a gift.
So I decided to used the Aviary Stamp Set from the Summer Mini Catalogue.
This is a great stamp set, 9 stamps in the set, 4 bird cages, 4 birds, 1 of these is an Owl and a stand available in wood and clear mount.
I have braided the ribbon, I found a braided reef on Andrea Lowcock Blog she has a link to the You Tube Video. I had to have a go at it straight away, click here to view video.
I decided to not make it into a reef, so I weaved the ends back through the ribbon to finish it.
 For the gift I have made a Mini Magazine Box with Note Cards.
This was one of the We Stamp for Lara Tutorials designed by Madonna Dunn, go visit here blog here.
 This is so cute. I have used Rose Red, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White Card Stock.
 I have used Island Oasis DSP also from Summer Mini.
It has a real topical feel to it, the colours are stunning, Tempting Turquise, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Rose Red and Old Olive. I love the stripes in this DSP.
In the tutorial the note cards were 2" square cards, I changed mine to 3" square cards.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Online Class @ Crafters Anonymous

There was a online class on Tuesday.
Deb Speijers was our wonderful tutorial for the night.
Here is the Star Decorations that she taught us.
Here is the decorations closed, the large one is made using 4" square and the small a using 2" square of DSP.
This is the large star.
This is the small star.
These are very easy to make, 3 simple folds and some glue.
I have used Lap of Luxury DSP.
I made some of these for my hostess and door prize at last nights workshop.
If you would like an invite to Crafters Anonymous so you can join in with the fun, email for an invitation.