Sunday 29 June 2008

Bugs & Kisses

Quick post to say hi.
Been at Market day today, now home trying to thaw out. Here is a card I did a couple nights ago. Not my normal colors, but looks ok.

Friday 27 June 2008

Fishy Friends

Brrrrr, it just started hailing here. Lucky for me the PC is next to the fireplace. Unlucky for me I have some orders to unpack and cards to make in my cold room!

Dont you just love the SB layout?? This was taken November 2006 at my brothers wedding in Fiji.

Wednesday 25 June 2008

Feastive Favorites

With a Christmas class fast approaching I thought I would get into the swing of things and start stamping cards for it.. here is a sneak peak of 2 card designs I have made for the class. Want to know more ??? email me for info.

And of course... another SB layout I wanted to share.

Monday 23 June 2008

Scribble This

Card - Quick post, here is another card I did yesterday while it was crappy and raining. Card is Rose Red, Choc Chip and Very Van.

Scrapbook page - This beautiful photo was taken last July on Cam's 8th birthday

Time to fly, tea and hungry kids are waiting

Sunday 22 June 2008

Fun & Fast Notes

Well for those of you who don't live in Taranaki.. it was a crappy cold day here... perfect for stamping. Bee's in the background singing "It's raining it's pouring the old man is snoring" Cam is reading a kids mag, Rich is attending to the fire and watching sports YAWN!!! Everyone warm and snuggly (except me in my stamp room, but hey at least I have one!!)

So this is some of the cards I created today. First I have always wanted to attempt 3x3" cards with a little box to keep them in... perfect gift for some lucky person. I used Fun and Fast Notes, with colors, Barely Banana, Rose Red and Certain Celery. Really pleased with the little box I made to match the cards.

Second picture is a sneak in.. A Bella stamped card. I just wanted to use up those hoarded left over papers I have lying around.
Hope you all had a great weekend.

Saturday 21 June 2008

Class clipboards

We had clipboard class last night, so I thought I would share what a talented bunch of ladies I have coming to classes, (considering I just sat there and watched and gossiped!!!). Oh life's tough some days!!! LOL.

Thursday 19 June 2008

Fishy Friends

Hi all quick post today, first card is of course using Fishy Friends... if you have kids that like to stamp with you... then this is the set to get!! My girls love it.

Second card is a bella stamped card. Gotta hate those cards that just sneak into a SU only site!! This one I sent away to across the ditch.

Had an afternoon with lovely Waverley WI today, they had a great time making cards. Tomorrow morning is dedicated to running around and helping Dad who is feeling the ill effects from his 3rd lot of chemo and then clipboard class in afternoon... with experienced ladies which means I get to ignore them and stamp to my hearts content with good company!!

Wednesday 18 June 2008

Peaceful Wishes

Hello, it feels like ages since I blogged. I was home from work yesterday looking after Cameron who was a bit under the weather, so after a morning of baking I had the afternoon to play... here is one of the cards I made.

And below is my non SU scrapbook page that I have sneaked in!!! (Getting good at that!!!!) This was Bailee's last day at kindy last year. For all those SU lovers out there... yes I am building my supply of 12x12 papers, and doing some pages with them... watch this space!

I have tomorrow off work, (seems like I am never there!!!! I am trying to use up all my annual leave).
My plans????, buying custard squares and coffees for me and Dad to eat and drink while I visit him (he had his third lot of Chemo today), then I am off to Waverley to meet a bunch of ladies to show them cards and make a few. Cant wait!
Have a great week.

Saturday 14 June 2008

Outlaw DS Paper / Paperpesto sketch Challenge

I can't take the credit for this accordian album, it was done by my talented cousin Marise (who should have her own blog!!!), and who by the way has joined my very talented Stampin' Up! team of ladies. (Well that's when her paper work goes through!!)....

Anyway, this is my attempt to keep SU fans happy while I sneak another non SU project in.. I have partaken in a sketch challenge over at paperpesto, man I am loving doing scrapbooking!!! Although SU workshops rock too!!! A big HI to the ladies myself and Marise met today at Ki Iwi / Wanganui. You guys were great.

Must fly, unpack from a busy workshop, and have some me stamp time!!! Hopefully I will get some cards done!

Friday 13 June 2008

Bugs & Kisses

Well I know this card is not my normal style and flare, and I am ashamed to admit that I had to hunt for a card that I haven't posted... Life just gets so darn busy.
I have been busy cutting card for a workshop out of town and any spare time I am scrapbooking. Why are you not seeing this scrapbooking?? because it's not SU. Once I get decent photos of my work I will sneak the odd one here and there on this blog...

Anyway... exciting news... I have met a wonderful lady in town who is going to lend me her husband (at a price... which I will probably have to take out a small loan LOL) and they are going to design me a craft bench that will have cubby holes to hold cardstock etc... and he is going to build it for me... Yah... cant wait. I will post in the future when it is finished.... if you are reading this Maria... no pressure... my readers are kind!!!

New Zealand readers.... Who knew Toni was going to die in Shorty Street??? I havent watched it for a few weeks and had to fight the tears last night when she died!!!!... must fly... its on in 5 mins!

Wednesday 11 June 2008

Bundle of Joy

Here is an extremely easy card... of about 5 mins to make!!! using Bundle of Joy.

The other card is for a wonderful friend who is preggy. It is using a Bella stamp, But card stock and background are all SU.

Monday 9 June 2008

Bugs & Kisses

I ended up in A&E a couple weekends ago and after being high as a kite on Codine to get rid of back and chest pains.. I created this card shortly afterwards!! Not bad I think.

The cats... well they love to jump up and watch what I am stamping, so I decided that if I bought a little bed for on top of my table, then they could take turns... ummm I guess they thought differently!! Needless to say I have now bought one that fits both in when stretched out!!

Must dash, we are off to tea with the girls to celebrate our 10th wedding ann.

Sunday 8 June 2008

Chip board box

Now that I have nice shelving in my room I am trying to get slightly more organized by getting boxes etc to put bits and bobs in.
Here is a wooden box (out of Spotlight), covered in SU Designer paper and also using SU chipboard... and as the name suggests ... I am storing all my chipboard from Stampin' Up! in it. Next is a non SU card, although the background is stamped with Baroque Mofits.
Well it was a wonderful sunny winter day here in Hawera today... my hands have got thorn cuts from pruning the roses... so I am off to have a nice hot shower then into my stamp room to have a play.

Have a great week.

Friday 6 June 2008


Here is one of the cards I am doing in class over the weekend. Sage Shadow, Really Rust and Choc. Chip have too be my all time favorite colours together. And I have to admit, it is so much nicer stamping in a room that isn't in constant chaos!!!

I was tagged by LeAnne . This tag had some different questions--fun things to reveal about yourself! So here goes:

  1. What were you doing ten years ago: I was in Fiji with 3 days to go waiting for the 9th June to roll around for my big day... my our wedding.
  2. Five things on today's "to-do" list:
    1. Go to post office to send a little something to two lucky ladies over in the states (done)
    2. Place an order with SU (done)
    3. Update Blog (doing now)
    4. Make a cuppa tea and look at mag (Going to do soon)
    5. Set out class packs for weekend (might leave for first thing tomorrow)
  3. Snacks I enjoy: Arnotts Shapes Vintage cheddar
  4. Things I would do if I was a millionaire: Leave work and do SU full time, buy a farmlet and some horses for myself and girls... pity hubby is allergic to them!!!
  5. Places I have lived: Hawera, New Plymouth, Te Rapa, Cambridge.

Now I am tagging: Lou, Joani, Laura.. Stop by their blogs to see what they come up with!

Tuesday 3 June 2008

Fun & Fast Notes

Just a quick card to show you. And have many more to post that I have been stamping, but will be away for the next few days at a conference for work, so you will have to wait until then ;-).

Have a great week (what's left of it).