Sunday, 31 August 2008

All in the family

Here is a card Marie another SU demo has made. She hasn't got a blog so I will happily put hers on mine.. although it was a few weeks ago that I was waiting for the photo!! It looks fantastic in real life.
I had a great day today at Waverley Market. Got rid of heaps of cards.. although I always have heaps to replace them!!
I am now off to cut more cardstock for classes.
Have a great week.

Saturday, 30 August 2008

Bodacious Bouquet

This card I did a few weeks ago I did for a good friend. I caught up with her in between hospital visits and handed it to her... she gave me stick about not writing anything inside!!! sorry Viv!!

I have managed to update September class list (to the right). So flick me an email if you haven't already.

Thursday, 28 August 2008

Bronc Buster

Oh I wish I had a laptop in my craft room... when I blog hop and see a layout I like, I tend to scribble it in my idea book and eventually get around to doing it. This is the result of my scribble.!!

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Hugs and Kisses!!

As I put this on I have a 5 yr old draped over me from behind singing a song called hugs and kisses... never heard of it but nice to be loved!! even if they are sloppy kisses on my cheek!
Yes I know its not a Stampin' Up! card, but I have a group of ladies who take over my house who are dog mad and run the local dog obedience club which challenged me to do more dog cards!
I do have a great card to share with you using SU stamps... you just have to wait until tomorrow!!!

Sunday, 24 August 2008

3"x3" Note card box

Here's my version, (you can see Marise's below) Everything used on my project is in the Spring Mini. I had such fun doing this box and the three cards that go inside that I will be doing this in a class next month, they would make awesome gifts.
Have a great week.

3"x3" Note card box

Had a relaxing day today with Marise and Viv.
Viv started her triple explosion box and myself and Marise decided to give the 3"x3" Note card box a go. This is her version using DS paper Berry Bliss and various SU stamps and new hodgepodge out of Spring mini.. Super cute.
My version is in the above post.

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Polka Dots & Paisley

Hi all, I have fantastic news.. walked into ICU and dad had his life support out... apart from his kidneys not working now and aging 30 years,,, he has stunned doctors and nurses by slowly recovering! (miracle?? or just plain stubbornness!! either way I am grateful.) He is not out of the woods yet.. but on the way!

Now onto the cards. First one is for the color throwdown challenge. I found it quite nice sitting down and reflecting on the past two weeks while creating.
Second is a bella I threw together awhile ago using up scraps while at work.

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Ahoy Matey

Quick post today, a card I sent to Lou's boy, Angus. Apparently his very first lolly pop.
Not much stamping happening at the moment... will see what the weekend brings and if things improve.. I may get in the mood!!

Hope everyone is well.

Friday, 15 August 2008


Yes I know I have been MIA. I have been living a double life at the moment and it doesn't involve stamping. By day I have been sitting with my dad who is in ICU - critical. And by night I am trying hold it together for my kids. Things arent good and I feel like I need all my energy's focused on him. I will have the occasional card to post but not nearly as often as normal.
I think this card is a nice one to say thank you to all those wonderful people out there who have rung and emailed me. Unfortunatley my classes are on hold at the moment, but I will return to them once life turns to normal again.

Sunday, 10 August 2008


Hey all... This is one of the Spring mini cards we will be doing mid month.

Bad night last night.. went to cousins.. on the way home Cameron managed to vomit all over back seat and even reached the radio in front!! YUK,, I was gaging and poor Bailee was sitting in front seat holding her nose and gaging.. would have been funny if wasnt my car!!!! and every time dance exams come up (next thursday) Cam is sick!!!

On a brighter note.. click over to welcome my latest downline Chloe Danz from Wanganui. So for the Wanganui ladies out there that came to the workshop in Kai Iwi.. book a workshop with her... she'll be fantastic.

Saturday, 9 August 2008

Colour Throwdown

Wow, on to week 5 already for Colour Throw Down Challenge. What fun it's been. This week I have used Scribble This, Baroque Mofits and occasional greetings.

The second card I did for the same challenge is using a Bella stamp. This card is winging its way to demo in NP, whom I have been told has a real show fetish!!!

Paper Pesto

Here is the latest challenge at Paper Pesto.. join in and give it a go... it's fun and inspiring. Plus you get to use all those goodies that you have stored up for a rainy day!!

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Tart & Tangy

I wanted to give a friend of mine a little something to say thanks for being a wonderful friend, She loves jam, So I am giving her a jar of homemade crabapple jelly.

On another note.. it's 6.30am and I waiting to go to work, I saw Michelle over at card grotto has some blog candy.. go check her out, she has awesome cards.

Must fly and earn a dollar!

Wednesday, 6 August 2008


Thought I would share this chipboard book with you all. I did it awhile ago, but I am running out of things to show you!! LOL. I need to get back in my stamp room.! It's basically of the girls year by year.
And of course I haven't sneaked in a Bella for a while .. so hence the last photo!

Monday, 4 August 2008

Bloomin' with Beauty

Quickly want to share another card before getting tea on. Pretty simple, but a lot of cutting which some the class ladies love...(not)!!!

Sunday, 3 August 2008


Another card for my spring mini class. Is the photos any better Lou??? She kindly told me on the phone last night that my camera was taking sucky photos again!!! Just as well she is such a great friend! LOL


HI, well here is the mosaic I have been commissioned to do. In this photo it has not been grouted yet and the local tile layer is doing that for me to get a professional finish since it is going next to the front door on a brand new house. I am happy to say that this puppy will pay for my new desk top/card storage in my craft room.

Saturday, 2 August 2008

True Friend

This weeks Colour Throwdown was Certain Celery, Almost Amethyst and Basic Black. I have used the stamp set out of the new Mini Catty.

I will be offering a class soon which has 6 cards all made from the stamp sets in the new Mini. If you are local and want to know when and where, email me and I will send out a newsletter.

Friday, 1 August 2008

Bloomin' with Beauty

I know, I have been MIA for the week. I just cant stand looking at my pink screen. If I didn't have this card in front of me I honestly couldn't tell you what colours I used!
Hopefully will go shopping this weekend!
Anyway, onto the card, I knew I wanted this set the moment I seen it in the new Mini. I have another card that I will share with you all tomorrow that uses the same set.