Friday, May 27, 2011

Blog Candy

I'm sorry for absence from here this week, if you would like a note from my Mother I will get her to leave a comment for you.
I have been under the weather this week, there was 4 days were I didn't get dressed, even to take Samuel school I just put my coat over top of my PJs, I slept and watched DVDs.
I'm now feeling a lot better now, which is just as well because I'm off to Christchurch tomorrow morning (Fri) I have a workshop in Hornby and on Saturday our Team is having a Team Mini Convention Day.
So I have been working on swaps, which I will show you next week.
When I started feeling better, I felt like sewing so I have made myself a new skirt and some gorgeous Tool Caddies.
Now one of my many addictions is Fabric, yes I admit I'm a fabric alcoholic.
I can't walk pass a remnant box with out a rummage through it.
My friend Deirde before Christmas was having a sort out and gave me boxes on boxes of fabric and bits and pieces. All my Christmases had come a once.
I sorted through it, put most of it in my fabric cupboard and I still had a box that I didn't want or thought would be too small to use, it was luckly still in our garage.
This was a tutorial from the last round of Ustamp with Dawn and Friends, Big Shot Brilliance.
Tanya Bell designed this project, thanks Tanya for your inspiration.
I loved this round,even thro it was a bit frustrating at times when a lot off the projects used dies we don't have here in NZ.
But boy do I have some fantastic projects up my sleeve or should I say Hard Drive, to do when we get them.
This is using the Scallop Square Bigz Clear Die from the Summer Mini which is a carry over product.
Contact me to order yours.
This week I have been a Stampin' Up Demonstrator for 2 years now.
Who would like some blog Candy?
To Celebrate I will give one lucky reader one of these Tool Caddies.
Leave a comment before Monday 30th May 6pm, telling me
What your favourite Stampin' Up Product is?
Mine would have to be the Big Shot and all the accessories.
Please leave your email address so I can contact you.
I will back on Tuesday to annouce the winner.

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Here's a butterfly easel card that I cased from Bronwyn Eastley.
I entered it in the 'Unconvention Colour Challenge' that Gardenia set.
She asked us to use Monochromatic Creation.
 I know straight away that I would do one of these beauties.
I chose to use Greens, it is one of my favourite colours.
I used Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla Card Stock, Wild Wasabi Ink, Antique Brad, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die and Strength and Hope Stamp Set.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Puff 'n' Snuff....

...Blast from the past.
One of the challenges at Unconvention was a Punch Art Challenge.
Now you probably know I don't do a lot of Punch Art, it doesn't normally smoke my tyres as a rule.
 I had been blurfing (blog surfing) as you do, and I came across Tami White's Dragon Punch Art card.
I had saved in my CASE file, so when we were asked to do a punch art card I knew what to do straight away.
Here's my 'Puff 'n' Snuff' card.
Can you remember that TV Show, I loved it but I was scared of Witchy Poo and would sit with hands over my eyes and peek through my fingers LOL.
I think he is just gorgeous.
He has been embossed with the Square Lattice Embossing folder, you have to love it, it's so versatile.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Jeanne's Pressie

Here's Jeanne's Pressie as promised.
 Last Thursday one of the Unconvention Challenges was to make this Peek-a-Boo Box.
It is a very tiny box, I loved making it.
 My next Dilemma was what can I give here that would fit inside it.
 I have used Faux Linen Technique again, I'm enjoying this at the moment.
 The butterfly on top of the box I have embossed using nail filing dust from Not Quite Navy mixed with Clear Embossing Powder on Glossy Cardstock. I was very pleased with the results.
 Here's the inside of the box, I have stamped the butterfly in Early Espresso.
Back to my dilemma.
I decided to make a Cameo Brooch, I used a Level 1 Hostess Set 'Silhouette Sentiments'.
I made this gift them made her card which you can view HERE.
Jeanne was thrilled to receive her gift and card.
 I went over to check out what this weeks challenge over at Try Stampin' on Tuesdays and found out that I was one of the top 3 picks.
To view my card Click here.
Two out of the three cards were from New Zealand, Sharna sent her winning entry to me, aren't I the lucky one, go to my last post to view.
Go check out this week's Sketch.
During May Stampin' Up! are giving you a Weekly Deal on some of our exclusive products, this week is 30% off Square Rhinestone Brads and two of our fabulous Ribbons . There are no limits and no minimum purchase required.                                                        
Item       Page     Description                                     Regular Price       Sale Price

119750    137    Daffodil delight 5/8"(1.6cm) Satin Ribbon         $20.50    $13.50
119963    137    Certainly Celery 3/8"  (1cm) Taffeta Ribbon     $16.50    $11.55
109112    139    Square Fire Rhinestone Brads                          $23.95    $16.77
109113    139    Square Ice Rhinestone Brads                           $23.95    $16.77

Contact me if you would like to purchase any of these great deals.
Remember shipping costs are not included in these prices.

Try Stampin' on Tuesdays

I had gone into my craftroom and partly tidied it and got distracted as we do in craftrooms.
I have finally finish my Mother's Day Card and Mini Albums for both our Mums (my last post tells you why).
To view the albums in my post  here.
For the card I have used I have used Try Stampin' On Tuesday, Try Stampin' #14 Sketch.
 I have used this for my cards to match the albums, but I turned it on it's side.
 I have used 'Love Notes' DSP, I love this DSP.
Riding Hood Red, Basic Black and Very Vanilla Cardstock.
 I have also used my latest Big Shot Die and Multipurpose Adhesive sheets to make the back ribbon.
It's a great die and I know I will use it lots and the multipurpose adhesive sheet will come in very handy.
 I have used 'Just Believe', 'Teeny Tiny Sentiments" and 'Well Scripted' (retired Summer Mini) Stamp Sets.
Go and check out 'Try Stampin' on Tuesdays' they have some fantastic sketches.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


This morning as I went out to hang washing on the line, Samuel found a parcel on the doorstep.
The parcel was from Sharna Russell, I have got to know Sharna through this round of Ustamp with Dawn and Friends.
This stunning card was inside, she has used one of my favorite DSPs the colours are so beautiful.
The Stamp Set used is 'Bliss' retired SAB set, she has used Emboss Resist Technique.
I love what she has done with the Word Window Punch and the ribbon.
 This wee note pad was also inside.
It's very elegant.
Thanks Sharna, I'm looking forward to meeting you in August.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Jeanne's 70th Birthday

My friend Jeanne celebrated her 70th just over a week ago.
It coincided with the flood in my craft room so as a result here card and pressie were a bit late.
Last week a lot of Demos attended convention in Melbourne Australia, I was unable to attend.
So instead I attended Unconvention at ESAD (Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators) and online community for demos from NZ/Aust.
It was great fun about every 2 hours for 3 days there were challenges, scavenger hunts, recipe swap and lots of chats etc.
 Lots a fun had by all.
Thursday there was Sketch Challenge.