Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Pollycraft Monday Challenge

Yep, I know it's Wednesday today.... just been a bit busy with class projects, doing design work, work, and life in general.
For Pollycraft this week we had to choose 2 outta the 5 S's...SNOWFLAKES, SPARKLE, SPOTS, STRIPES and SWIRLS. I choose, sparkle, stripes and a dash of swirl!!!!

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

and the waiting is over...... and some exciting news

All right, here it is...
I made this tag holder for a couple of the SU demos who hold classes in Hawera on a monthly bases. This is class 1 of 4 that will be held in November... yep that's called thinking ahead!!!
It did take me however three times to get the measurements right!
I'm off now to wollow in my new Prima that has just arrived from Crafty Tart. AAAHHHHH.

Onto my neat news.... I have been asked to Guest Design for Ildi Co Digi stamps. Remeber the cute bear stamp a few posts ago??? well thats one of their images.

Monday, 28 September 2009

Challenge card and sneak peak....

Firstly I wanted to show my card that was a combo from Sketch Saturday and also Allsorts Challenge.

Secondly, I have been teasing the girls telling them I have been working on a secret project for our Christmas class!!! Here is a sneak peak at it..... wanna see more??? come back tomorrow... such a tease!!!!

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Tissue box central!!!!

Class last night was great fun, we started at 4 and finished up at 8.30.
Once again I pushed the limits by adding extra people to list class list, thanks to Denise's friend who was coming up from Wellington... we had just enough tissue boxes... yep that's right... no big ones left anywhere... lucky they came into a Spotlight store down in windy Wellington on the Friday before the class..... phew!
The top two have been created by Tash, and bottom one from Michelle.... I also have a beautiful Prima page to show you (when I get a photo of it!!) If you want to take a gander at more of the projects from last night.. pop over to Viv's.

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Blog Candy!!!!!!!!!!

Hey everyone, its the weekend yiphee!!!! First I want to share with you all my Magnolia card for Grey, Pink and optional black challenge over at Just Magnolia. Toooo cute!!!

Second... Doodle Palace are having a great BLOG CANDY giveaway... all you have to do is jump over and visit, read the rules.. easy as 1, 2, 3!!! Who doesn't want to win these yummy Christmas themed goodies!! Go on of you go..

Friday, 25 September 2009


Sounds about right... it was freezing here yesterday and today isn't much better! At Allsorts challenge this week is as the title suggests.

I have 2 extra girls tonight... should be interesting to see if anyone in the house gets a decent nights sleep!... then tomorrow we have our big class of Prima Paintables and tissue boxes... busy busy busy!

Thursday, 24 September 2009

6 brads, 2 flowers and 3 patterned papers

....and that folks is the recipe for Whiff of Joy challenge this week. I am trying desperately to tidy my hovel I call a stamp room... but it just isn't happening!!!!, On a plus side I have done pantry, and made the Afghans.... so all good. Viv and Marise have been around for cuppa and Viv let me stamp some of her new Christmas Magnas... yiphee!!!

Merry Christmas

Yep another digi image for Christmas from Doodle Palace. Go check out their range of digi stamps, remember you can adjust the size of the stamps to suit your projects...
As for me today... a few posts ago I said I needed to clean the pantry.... still not done, so onto it today, plus finishing off a few other crap jobs. Then having lunch with my mum.... then going to start on the first page of my new cook book... Afghans yum yum.
Oh then if I have time....stamping!!!!
Have a great day.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Viv's sketch challenge

Over at Doodle Palace, Viv has set a sketch challenge for us to have a go at... don't be shy... give it a go and be in the chance to win two free digi images, and also get to be a Guest Designer,,,,, whophee.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Just Magnolia

Here's another card I did on Saturday... I was on such a roll that they got made thick and fast.
I don't very often do Just Magnolia challenges.. not sure why as it is such a neat challenge site.

Monday, 21 September 2009

Monday blues!!!!

Monday's are the pits for work... always busy and always planning for the week ahead... and there are always, always, surprises along the way!!! I am ready for a hot shower and bed.... but not before I share this card with you.... it's for Saturday Challenge..."something girly".
Lets hope tomorrow is a better day!!

What??? No Patterned paper????

What on earth was Get Sketchy thinking off when they set this challenge!!!! My beloved paper just sat there while I struggled along without using it!!! While I'm not terribly impressed with the whole thing, the card actually turned out OK!!!

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Ildi Co's Creative challenge

I must say... even though I still love my rubber, I am starting to become a big fan of digi images. I somehow got onto this new challenge site via SNR Card Universe. I decided to use their free digi and join in Ildi Co's challenge. Go over and check them out.

Back to work tomorrow... sigh.... have alot more cards to show you so... will upload another one tomorrow. Until then... have a great Monday!!!

Vintage sweety

I did a massive amount of cards yesterday... made up for the dry spell I've been having lately. This one I did for Allsorts Challenge.. was going to put on last night but I see this morning I missed the deadline! Oh well that's what happens when you are in a different time zone!
It's a sunny could spring day outside today... I have a kitchen pantry that has my name on it that desperately needs cleaning....

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Prima flowers

I just can't seem to get enough of the new Prima (or any!!! when I think about it) flowers. It is a rare day that I dont have a flower on my card!.
This beauty flower matches in perfectly with my sassafras lass paper.
I followed sketch design from Delightful Sketches.

Not a very nice day here today... so maybe get a few cards done... or I could tidy my craft room!!!! Nah!!!
have a great weekend

Friday, 18 September 2009

3 & 1/2 months to go!!!

Ohhh isnt that title scary!!! sure you all wanted to know Christmas is only just around the corner.
This cute new release elf image is from Doodle Palace. Keep an eye out for more Christmas images coming up from them!

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Orange & Green challenge

Here is the card I set for this weeks challenge over at Doodle Palace.
My challenge was to do a card in orange and green. Pop over and give it a go, who knows, you might be drawn to win 2 free digi images from Doodle Palace range.

Saturday, 12 September 2009


While Denise abandoned us to go to a craft fair in Hamilton this weekend, myself, Viv and Sally are having our own shopping spree in NP today (in which I should be getting ready as I have to pick the girlies up in 10 mins). I thought I would leave you all this card which I did up last night. The sketch is from Delightful Sketches.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Doodle Palace - new image release

Dee and Robin over at Doodle Palace sent these cute images (among others) to have a play with. Isn't this fire pup sooo cute!!!! They have a great selection of digi images, including these which are their new releases

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Pretty girls card

Believe it or not, this is a pretty bright card for me.... it's just that the photo was taken outside as the sun was going down. Bad time for photo taking!!!
This card is for A Spoon Full of Sugar. What a great sketch the ladies had for us this week.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Kaiser Card

Chilly cold dark morning here at 6am.... getting the kids up ready to drop off before I head to work. Here is a card to share with you all that I did for Crafting Life's Pieces, in which Chelsea has set her first sketch challenge for all to join in. Go check her out, she does amazing work.

Monday, 7 September 2009

Male card

Tea's cooking, Cam is at dance lessons... oh and she got Very Highly Commended for her dance exam a few weeks ago.
So I thought I would sneak on here and post this card I made for Allsorts Challenge. "Male Cards"

Ah ho... Bee's just walked in!!! Every since she went to Denise's and used her copics, she want to use mine...grrrrrr Thanks Denise!!!!

Sunday, 6 September 2009


Another beautiful sunny (but chilly) day here in the Naki. Time for a quick card, then taking the kids outta here so hubby can sleep in peace after night shift. Denise gave me a few images yesterday to play with, here is her new Miss Anyas.. isnt she cute! Of course I made this card for Anyone For Anya challenge

Saturday, 5 September 2009

15 min card

Woophee... I am child free!! Cameron has gone to her friends house till 3pm. I dropped Bee of at Denise's to play with Neeky. I am supposed to do "things" around the house on this bright sunny day. But thought I would have some fun first with the Get Sketchy girls.
It only took 15 mins... so still have time to pull some weeds before I head out again.

Friday, 4 September 2009

Yahoo its Friday

After an extremly busy day today at work I am glad to come home to the fire going and the thought of relaxing, stamping, baking with the kids, is just what the doctor ordered!! Having a quiet weekend, maybe catch up with Viv, then meander around to Denise's to see what yummy new stamps she has bought lately .... ahhhh what a great way to spend the weekend.
Anyhoo.. enough dreaming... onto the card... A Spoon Full of Sugar has called for "distressing", something I do with ease it seems.!!!