Tuesday, 30 December 2008

my Favourite tree

Inspired by Kristine Werner: We often have three trees up at Christmas , this page of my tree means alot to me as each year I am either given or buy 1 new decoration I date it and place it on the tree some of the decorations on this tree are from 1987 when I first started collection, some also have friends names on them from whence they came.

Monday, 29 December 2008

Lachlan scrap page 12x12

Stampin up Christmas paper holiday harmony, and petals and paisley,
stamp sets, life definitions, genuine article, summer by the sea,
mellow moss ribbon

Sunday, 28 December 2008

For the regular followers of my blog you may remeber the bet I had with my friend Karen in Canada when she was over for a visit. We both took photos of Karitane and where to do a scrap page. mine is a few pages back but here is Karens lovely page she has tried to use product she remebered in the New Zealand stampin-up Catty , test yourself and see if you can find it LOL thanks Karen its neat

Saturday, 27 December 2008

Karen Mc Nair

My Girlfriend Karen (Otago Girl) has been a stampin up Demo in Canada for quite some time and she has always sent me beautiful cards especially at Christmas , She is one of the reasons I too have become a demo as I already knew how much fun it would be Karen just couldn't help her self this year and sent me two beautiful cards , Karens work is always very exact and beautiful . I adore the city of David card she has made with gold embossing and vellum it is also gold embossed on the inside and lightly coloured.
The embossed circle card is very cool and I know a lot of you ladies already have that embossing folder lol

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Merry Christmas

About Jesus by John

In the beginning the Word already existed,
The Word was with God,
and the Word was God

He existed in the beginning with god.
God created everything through him,
and nothing was created except through him

The Word gave life to everything that was created,
and his life brought light to everyone,
The light that shines in the darkness,
and the darkness can never extinguish it

John 1: 1-6

Monday, 22 December 2008

Happy birthday to Me

That's right on Sunday yesterday it was my birthday yikes I know its close to Christmas but I have always been in a bit of a rush and was really ment to be born in March...... Not a lot of technology in those days either

Anyway I just want to share with you some of the beautiful cards that can be made using Stampin up Materials

Each of these cards have been made by the Neat Girls in My Team of Stampin up Demo's and they do spectacular work I have placed my watermark on their work so it cant be up lifted and used for other purposes ,but under each card I will place the name and where possible there blog address so you can view more if you wish
In order that they fell out of the Letter box I present to you.............

The fabulous Pauline McArdle of Napier desperately awaiting you starting a blog Pauline

The Talented Karen Rodgers of West Auckland http://www.karenstampz.blogspot.com/ check her other blog out while you are there

The Gifted Rachael Knight of East Auckland http://www.knightstamper.blogspot.com/ love what she can do

The Awesome Jacquelyn Pedersen A powerhouse of Ideas in the Auckland North Shore http://www.stamphappynz.blogspot.com/

Sunday, 21 December 2008

6x8 scrapbook pages

background stamp from spring solitude hostess set almost amethyst stampin write marker pen bashfull blue ink pad and bashful blue and orchard opulence card stock bling provided by kaiser

Friday, 19 December 2008

Kiwi Christmas

The Cherries are in Yay not just on this card, but on the stalls on the street I love Kiwi (New Zealand) Christmas time because it is our SUMMER TIME that means cherries and crayfish ,strawberries and pineapple, avocado and salads bowls of fresh fruit salad with lovely green kiwi fruit and Pavlova Divine so although the traditional Christmas may suit the Northern hemisphere Climes And we do get to have that yummy food to I love our special best of both worlds Christmas here so yes cherries are in

Sunday, 14 December 2008

my house in the middle of the street

Sometimes things get a little bit nuts at home..... We live in the middle of town but that doesn't mean there is not room for out much love animals ok we don't have the nicest house on the street but big sister chook thought is was time to come inside the baby chicks her mother had just hatched even if the pesky cat and dog where in there...... what a busy kitchen lol

Friday, 12 December 2008

Cj scrap page

Crichton came up to go out for coffee and of coarse that ment photo ha ha he's getting used to it As I said to him from week to week he just get more gorgous well so I think anyway and mums can do that stampin up deisgner series spring break paper

Monday, 8 December 2008

christmas card

Well the bling of this card has really had a fun time with my camera so sorry about the focus you can find this card and the tutorial . by Beate Johns . I like the wishing you love stamp for this as christmas is about love the love god had for us that he sent his only son Jesus Christ to save us all from ourselves and god is love

Thursday, 4 December 2008

colour challenge #33

I"M sorry but I really did not like this weeks colour challenge by http://www.kwernerdesign.com/blog/index.html I dont paritcularly like any of these colours let alone together ok maybe the chocalate chip then I had the drama of it being at night so the flash on the camera has made it a bit tired but I think in American time it is nearly up so I better get this one submitted before bed time

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

ginger blossom paper

This 12 x 12 scrapbook page has the base paper from the ginger blossom Designer series paper in the new current summer mini catalogue. It is teamed with ruby red inked letters and groovy guava photo surround the bird and branch is form the spring solitude hostess set love that set if you wish to find out how to get your hands on this very versitle stamp set or beautiful papers send me an email

stampin-fun@homtail.com and I will be glad to help you out

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

The Kiss Scrap Page

Here's another photo of Mathew and Cathy I have stamped the background with the Hostess set so many sayings Blue Bayou is the backgound paper with soft sky and brocade background

Tagged by Sharon

OK enough already .... I dont tend to respond to being tagged but since I have been hammered with them lately , LOL I will do this one although I will not be able to pass it on to that many people as not many of my friends have blogs and those who do have been tagged already

You have to link back to the person that tagged you. Done.You have to share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself.

So the link for this Tag was Sharon one of my team stampin up girls http://lemon-delicious.blogspot.com/ check her out

1. I hate to have crumbs on my biscuits if they are present I have to brush them before I can eat them

2.I like to buy things in threes.. yup that can get expensive

3.If i travel somewhere I have to come home a different way than the way I went can get tricky and add to petrol bill

4.I cant stand it if someone "flicks" through my magazine before I do...my friends have learnt this the hard way...I dont know that sulk is a very nice word

5.I dont like following anyone elses foot steps down the beach where I often stay I have to wait till the tide has washed them away

6. I am totally obsessed with a excellant cup of coffee my friends dont think its rude when I bring my own coffee and plunger to there house when I visit

7. I"m definately getting worse as I get older.

I cant think of anyone to tagg who sharon hasnt already so you can just have put up with my little bit LOL me

Sunday, 30 November 2008

gift card holders not just for christmas

This is and exceptionally busy time for my family as quite a few of us have birthdays and wedding anniversaries in the months December January, and then of coarse there is the lords birthday. I have a wee (meaning little in NZ) collection of gift holders that are very cute indeed and they are not christmas flavoured on site where I saw these was http://thequeensscene.blogspot.com/2008/11/gift-card-holder.html. so feel free to follow the link and see what you come up with

daily challenge

Love petals and paiseys designer series paper it goes with so much and I love ribbon shame you cant get this one in these colours this years .....see previous post

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Mother and Daughter Daily challenge

This is a lovely photo of Cathy and her Mum Sue on the Big day I think they both looked beautiful I have used the flirty ribbon collection from stampin up (new colours this year) and some of the grey organza which is very elegant I think .
I also had great fun using the new scallop punch doing all the edges

Friday, 28 November 2008

daily challenge

This is just a very quick double page done for a friend who loves plain and simple outlaw paper is awesome for making plain and simple look good

Thursday, 27 November 2008

# 32 Colour challenge and Daily challenge

Here is my colour challenge submission for Kristine Werner this week love that red and silver
the colours for this week are Red, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, and a Metallic (silver for me)
follow the link to see all the other lovely submissions http://www.kwernerdesign.com/blog/

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

daily challenge

These wee swing cards are cute but if you want to see some lovely ones check out karens http://www.karenstampz.blogspot.com

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Catherine Bell beautiful daily challenge

I have been blessed with two fantastic Sister in Laws, Here I have finally done a page of Cathy on her wedding day in 2005 she needs little embellishment as she is perfect both on the day and whenever we are lucky enough to get together

I love this retired paper it was in last years summer mini however there is the same style in different colours in this years spring fling pac the butterflies are from the priceless set and embossed in white with vellum overlays stamped in pink. The Happy is from the life definitions set. the pearls are from the pretties kit and the pink diamantes store brought

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