Monday, August 29, 2011


Sorry all I had set this up to prepost on Saturday, I don't know why it didn't?
We had a great weekend even though I have had hick ups with my travel, I will fill you in tomorrow when I get home.
I'm staying with Bron Heslop this weekend in Auckland.
Here's what I have made for her 2 boys.
 I have made some puzzles for them using Choo Choo and Animal Stories Stamp Sets, both of these sets are retiring.
 Jamies is 6, he is 6 weeks older than our Samuel, Ollie is 4.
 I put them into cellophane bags and made Top Note toppers for them.
Samuel wanted to come with me to Auckland so he could play with James and Ollie, I have promised him that I will take him to Auckland some other time.
Thanks Bron for everything you did for me.
Your boys are gorgeous.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

On my Way...

....Today I start of on my travels north, for the first leg of the journey I'm staying with Mum and Dad in Christchurch.
Tomorrow afternoon I fly to Auckland, I'm staying with the lovely Bron, so looking forward to be meeting you and your family.
Saturday is the Stampin' Up Day Out.
I have my project all prepped and ready to go.
This is a sneak peek and yes I have made it blurry, sorry girls I know I'm a tease, But that life LOL.
I just need to finish my packing now, there's a chicken in the slow cooker for tea tonight and a large container of macaroni cheese and plenty in the freezer to feed the family, I will be back home on Monday.
If I get time later today I will do a post for Saturday, but I'm not promising so If it doesn't happen.
You'll have a great weekend I am I will back on Tuesday with lots to show you.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


I finished my swaps last night, I will show you later.
Today I had a tidy up in my craftroom, here's the photos to prove it.
 I even cleaned my tables with Stazon Cleaner, yes you heard right its fantastic for getting rip of sticky messes.
When I was cleaning I came across this card that I hadn't blogged.
I made this card at a recent workshop, the colours are not me but the ladies loved it.
Tomorrow I have to do my final prep for the weekend.
Have a great day.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

This is your Life....

...Mrs Dillon.
 Mrs Dillon was Darian and Savannah's Principal at Bradford School Dunedin.
About 2 ago weeks there was a comment on my blog to email Mrs Mitchel-Bain (D & S's new entrant teacher).
When Mrs MB replied she told us that Mrs D was leaving Bradford School and they were doing a farewell for her with a this is your life component to it and wondered if Darian or Savannah would like to be involved.
They jumped at the opportunity to get to Dunedin to catch up with old friends.
It was originally planned for last Tuesday, but it was postsponded because of the snow, the kids were very disappointed, but Friday was arranged for the night..
So on Friday D and S had the day off school, we travelled down after dropping Samuel of at school (he stayed at his friend's Ashley in Temuka and had a birthday party to go yesterday).
We had a great night and a good time catching up with old friends.
Thanks Mrs D for all the input into all our life's, you will be sorely missed at Bradford.
We wish all best for your move to Christchurch and for your new job at Merrin School, they are getting a wonderful principal.
Thanks Mrs MB for contacting us, and we wish you all the best as you try to fill Mrs D's shoes or should I say boots. You will make a great principal.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Quick Birthday Card

Samuel has a birthday party to go on Saturday, his friend Daniel turned 6 on Tuesday.
So here is the CAS (clean and simple).
I have used Petite Pennant Builder Punch, it's fab.
Here's the inner.
Only one week away to The Big Day Out in Auckland.
I have been making my swaps, I have 64 swaps in various stages of completion.
But I did make my name badge today. 
I will show you these after the event.
I off to Dunedin tomorrow with Darian and Savannah.
So have a great weekend all.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Messy or Tidy

Well I'm a messy, I wish I could be more tidy not a neat feat but somewhere in between would be great.
Heres 2 photos of my tables in my craftroom today, I'm getting to the stage where I will need to tidy before I do anything else, I now can't find things.
Sorry for my absence, I have been very busy crafting, I can't share it with you yet (if I did I would have to shoot you LOL) sorry.
I have been asked to demo in Auckland at the Big Day Out it's now only 2 weeks away, I so excited looking forward to meetiong my follower SU demos whose blogs I follow and CA members.
Emma has sent me some supplies out of the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalogue, I was so excited when the courier man arrived it was like Christmas.
So I have been working on my projects and I have still got to get my swaps made.
I will try to get back here soon, but don't hold it against if it's a while.
Have a great weekend all, hope get a chance to put to ink to a stamp.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Cascade Card

Monday Night at CA, the Lovely Julia Leece taught to made Cascade Cards.
 I needed to make a baby girl card so I chose Lap of Luxury DSP (all DSP is retiring).
It is very girly, and it's definely not me but I do like it.
I have used Beautiful Wings Embosslit and Beautiful Butterflies Die, the Stamp is from Ocassional Quotes Level 3 Hostess Set.
 I have of course added a bit of bling using the Basic Rhinestones.
Don't forget to check the Retiring List Here.
Stocking is selling out, contact today to order yours.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

CraftyHelen has been crafting again.

I'm back.
Our house is back to normal.
We helped shift Jan and Kodi on the weekend in a nice wee house, so Savannah can have her bedroom back and the van can sleep in the garage again.
I got some crafting done yesterday and today YEAH.
With me not crafting for so long I haven't done any challenges lately, there are two challenge site I love so I have combined them for this card.
I have used the Sketch from Try Stampin' On Tuesday #26.
 And the Colour Challenge from Just Add Ink # 78.
Here is what I came up with.
 The card sort of evolved as I went on, the colours didn't smoke my tyres, but I really pleased with the end result.
I brayered the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.
 I made the vase using Contempo Christmas Stamp and matching Punch, I love it.
 I have used Petal Pizzazz and Tiny Tags Stamp Sets.
Petal Pizzazz is on the retiring list, It's a great set, contact me to order yours because after 31st August you will no longer be able to get it.
Here's the inside, I used Apple Blossom level 2 Hostess Set.
It not to late to ring and book a workshop so you earn this before the end of the month because it will be retiring also.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Say Goodbye

Today Stampin' Up  have given us the retiring list
It’s time to say goodbye! 
Hundreds of products from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue are retiring, and now is the time for you to get them before they’re gone.
You can view the list HERE, it will be updated every morning 10am NZST.
Only stocks last so email me or ring me today to place your order.
I am taking preorders for the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalogue, $12 (RRP $15.95) plus postage if required or book a workshop in September and get one for free.