Tuesday 30 December 2008

Nasty Virus

Yep I havent posted for a while.... trying to get over xmas and along comes a nasty virus that has knocked Bee for a 6!!! High temps, throwing up, sore throat and headache. This picture is her xmas day at 4pm (should have known something was up)... and has gone downhill since.... been to doctors (yeah... just my idea of fun lining up for a 2-3 hour wait.. ) and are now just starting to get her right again in time for new years.
As I type this she has her head over the toilet.. so best I go and do the mummy thing!!! Just wanted you all to know that I am still here!!

Monday 22 December 2008

Baby Bag and tissue

I had an hour free last night so decided to make this cute gift bag for my friend Jamie who is expecting her baby mid Jan.
Will most likely be my last post of the year... so you all have a great Christmas with your family and friends, will see you on the other side!!
Oh and a big "hi" to Nic who has told me she is addicted to my blog!!! (If only she knew how to leave a comment!!)

Sunday 21 December 2008

Push bike pub crawl and some quickies

Here are two more containers I wanted to get out of my room. I have a few more and are going to do them up and put them aside for any unsuspecting visitors over Christmas.

Oh and for you nz who are reading this.. the push bike pub crawl in little old Hawera was the funniest thing.. the girls (well Bailee anyway!!) was rolling on the floor laughing watching all the guys dressed up in tutus, tights and anything else you can think off!!! You should come join the fun next year, I have the prime position where we can watch!!!

Friday 19 December 2008

NZSU challenge

This Warehouse tin has been bugging me for a while now just begging me to cover it.... and along comes good old NZSU with a challenge... perfect for kicking my but into action. I used Yummy and Polka Dot Punches out of Sale a Bration

Oh and please visit my other site... I have a question and would love to see peoples responses...

Saturday 13 December 2008

Love Owl-Ways

Well it's 7:30 in the morning and what better time to update my blog? I have a busy weekend again with dance concerts, birthdays, Christmas treats to make. So this is more than likely the only post that will be happening this weekend. Hopefully might get some me time tonight!!

Have a great weekend

Thursday 11 December 2008


Had some left overs.. (when don't I) so wanted to make these up instead of them going into a box for the kids to muck around with.
Thought I would share a great find.....I have just recently discovered a great scrapbooker. Trace does fantastic layouts.. pop over and say hi..... dont be shy.

Wednesday 10 December 2008

Embrace Life

I love this set out of the summer mini, even the ds paper is out of the mini.... anyway must dash, washing to get in... boring!!! housework to do, even more boring!!!!

Tuesday 9 December 2008

Bugs and Kisses OSW

It's a gloomy afternoon here, I have just finished work and have no real energy to do anything.. Lucky for me I had this ready to post... It is a class I plan on doing next year... yep, next year will come around soon enough!!!

Friday 5 December 2008

Colour Throwdown 22

knocked up this card last night with a little help from Bee, putting in all those eyelets fro me... yes it would have been faster for me to do it, but it was easier than letting her loose in my craftroom!! Another busy weekend.... where does the time fly?? Once again I have done another card using CTD colours on my other blog.

Thursday 4 December 2008

Bag in a box

Havent been around lately to do any stamping/scrapping. So this will have to do. I finally got around to trying one of these babies after seeing it on all the other NZSU blogs (hi ladies)!! Its from paper out of the new mini that you can now order from as of the 1st of this month... so get those Chrissy orders in to your local demo so you can have something crafty for under your tree!!! (If you have a great demo, she might even wrap it for you!!)

I have been busy working on classes for next year, making 4 (yes 4) xmas cakes, being taxi driver to Cam for her dancing (which is 3 times next week) and also not forgetting Bailee who is playing touch rugby (well if thats what you call it!!) at least she is now tagging the opposite team instead of her own team. LOL!!!

Friday 28 November 2008

Colour Throwdown 21

Had fun again with this challenge. Love those Earth Elements that SU have. I have also done another card using non SU product. You can check it out here on my other blog.
No crafting tomorrow, I have a bridesmaid fitting and shopping for Christmas to do. How slack am I??? I havent bought one pressie yet!!

Wednesday 26 November 2008

Purse Box???

Not sure what you would call this. Found it on SCS today and decided to give it a go. I am so in love with the summer mini paper, all three DS Paper would have to be my fav so far from SU

Monday 24 November 2008


Sorry Nic, she swore me to never show these photos, but I guess she will be so busy with Flynn that she will never see this post!! The flower on the new DS Paper out of the mini just screamed to me to be cut out... easy, simple, and fast layout!

Sunday 23 November 2008

Colour Throwdown 20

Wow can you beleive that the lovely ladies at Colour Throwdown have been going for 20 weeks so far!!??
I was going to use one of my flowery Bella stamps for this one but decided to ink up this stamp for the first time. Loved these earthy colours.

Friday 21 November 2008

Carosel Notes Scrapbook Purse

How neat is this??? A little purse made from new DS paper from mini catty and also the Carosel Notes.....and to top it off.. when you open it up its a mini scrapbook.

Welcome Flynn

Exciting news yesterday.. I am an aunty. My brother Stefan and Nic had their first baby yesterday. Flynn. Pity they dont live closer. Would love to have a cuddle.

Tuesday 18 November 2008

Colour throwdown challenge

Well, anyone who knows me and my cards can tell you that these aren't my colours!!! My first attempt was with A Happy Heart from the new Summer Mini. Yuk.... too plain. Sooo... take two.. For Father, (sigh), thats better. The reflection on the boot is from cyrstal effects.

Sunday 16 November 2008

Time out

Well I have just had 3 wonderful days at the beach, no kids, no hubby, a very good friend, junk food, all around silence.. apart from the ocean just down the cliff right outside the decking (and here are the views to proof it!!!

I didnt realise how much I needed to get away until I was there. Sadly, I didnt have my new mini stamps, paper, punches to play with but managed to do 20 layouts, a wall hanging from a kit and a chipboard book for my mother... I promise I will play around with my new SU stuff which arrived while I was away GRRRR! and show you some great cards...... in the meantime, flick over to my other blog and see the first of my creations from my trip away.

Saturday 8 November 2008

Blog candy winner

Had party, had screaming 6 yr olds running around, I'm knackered,, Just used random org.. here is the winner

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2008-11-08 06:03:02 UTC

Diane, you are the lucky winner !!!

Friday 7 November 2008

Blog candy

Just a reminder that Bee's Bday is tomorrow... what does that mean????? that if you haven't put a comment on the Blog Candy post you aren't in to win the goodies...
Just a quick card to show.. not something that I like, but have been busy with organising classes, bday parties etc..... Cant wait until I get new goodies out of new mini and start creating with yummy new paper and stamps.

Tuesday 4 November 2008

Horsing Around

Here is a project that I did a while back, I had and still have a love for horses. The first picture is of the first horse I used to exercise "prince", second one is of my brother and prince.
Third pic is my when I used to be a trackwork rider in racing stables in Te Rapa, with"Blue" (getting ready to load up for NP races). Forth is of me and Marise (she used to be horse mad,,, now she is poodle mad!!), then the last two are of me girls on ponies from last year... (must run in the family!!) Funny thing is that my Hubby is allergic to horses!!! Buggar.
Project is done of mainly SU product.

Sunday 2 November 2008


Needed to upload this photo. Just trying different photo editing programs at the moment to see what is better... any one got a favourite they use???

Saturday 1 November 2008

A gift for???? Class

Hey guys, its the weekend.... yeah!!
Thought I would post the class I am doing next weekend. Perfect for .. teacher, babysitter, neighbour, workmate, friend... and the list goes on. What do you get in it???
Bar chocolate
Jar of jaffas
Mug with chocolate drinks in it
and a styly decorated bag.

If you think you would enjoy this class then flick me a email, I have only a few places left.

And onto other news. As I have started to get other interests that are non SU.. I have started another blog Crafty Seasons to host any page layouts, 3D items and any other crafty things.. so go check it out!!!!

Anyway.. have great weekend, the girls have got a friend each, so I will be at peace in my craft room.!!!