Saturday, 30 August 2008

Engagement card & NZSU challenge

I made thie light bright card for my cousin Gary"s and his soon to be wife Andrea for there engagement congratulations both of you
I also fits for this months NZSU challenge of embossing
The butterflies are from the sweets shapes stamp set and the are embossed with clear embossing powder over tempting turquoise ink then cut out the embossed flowers wheel at the bottom of the page is forever flowers and the stamp of together is from the life definition stamp set altogether I think it is a light and pretty card

Thursday, 28 August 2008

3 birthday wishes

This is actually a Birthday card ,that I made for a great girl in my team of stampin up demonstrators. I made it this way as I just didnt know what to wish her the most !!! SO I made three pretty tags using the priceless and life definition stamp sets and wished her luck, prefection and more wishes

I used regal rose, elegant eggplant and so saffron ink pads , whisper white, ballet blue and sage shadow card stock with spring fling designer paper the birthday wishes is from a hostess set called for a friend.

I'm glad it got there on time Rachael and may all your birthday wishes come true.

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

hello new friend

I love the chocolate chip satin ribbon from the new mini and the way stampin up colours go so nicely together her we have a medley of ballet blue,elegant eggplant and regal rose

Monday, 25 August 2008

Fathers Day

Brought this stamp set before I became a demo and although its what I call naughty card (not NZ stampin up product) I really liked it as all the men In my family are hunters and this card really suits my dad, who is currently overseas with mum and therefore I hope It is safe to post this without him seeing it before fathers day.

ps it would be really nice to get this set in the next catalogue

Saturday, 23 August 2008

before stampin up

This is an oldie but this is what I used to do before stampin up came to New Zealand and before I could get my hands on the cutie stamps I just had to draw it and scraplift the ideas sorry I dont know where the paper came form but the child is all mine lol

Thursday, 21 August 2008

colour challenge

Thought I would have a go at the colour challenge like so many others at challenge this one consists of using basic grey , basic black and whisper white( i used white embossing powder) and any other colour but sublte I used a touch of regal rose 1 1/4 circle punch and some gingham ribbonstamp sets big pieces and sweet shapes

turning the corner to spring

Although I took this shot a week ago I still want to post it as I love the delicate first signs of spring.
If you click on the pic it should enlarge.
Heres a thought.!!
does anyone have any thoughts on some colour options stampin up of course for a scrap page!

Monday, 18 August 2008

Fishy wheel

I love the crisp clear lines of this stampin round wheel and the colour combination of blue bayou and soft sky the spot lite did you pic it has turned the fish in the opposite direction to the fish on the wheel and has come form the very cool co-ordinating set of fishy friends

Friday, 15 August 2008


This 6x6 page is created using Pixie pink cardstock base with petals and paisleys designer paper.
Liliy pad wheel is rolled onto whisper white and coloured with regal rose and wild wasabi inkpads.
stamps sets used are unfrogetable and rough edges mini alphabets.

The Ribbon is one of last years Mini catalogue ribbons no longer available from the flirty series however stampin up puts out other beautful ribbon collections each year in the full Ideas and catalogue as well as there Mini Thanks to Karen one of my team members for assisting with some inspiration

Monday, 11 August 2008

Apple Cider anyone

I am just mad about the designer range of papers in the New Mini Catalogue contact me if you dont have one yet.

Apple cider would have to be my favourite as soon as I saw it it was a flash back to the 70's for me I love the colours and the shapes on the paper and it is soooo versitile as you can see it has toned in nicely with the summer by the see set, This card was insired by Jacque and created by Gwen

Louis and Helen also contributed with there lovely uptakes of this theme

Sunday, 10 August 2008

folded mini album

I just love Mini albums
whipped up a quick mini album for Hamish's 19th birthday we had a great day out Indian for lunch and then to Dunedin's Speights Ale House for the Evening meal it is made with a series of 3 6x6 pages foled together to fold down to 2x2 inches when tied with a ribbon. I have used Stampin up Outlaw series of Designer Paper I find fold up mini albums great for multiple photos and can be cheaply popped in the post to send to loved ones

if you want to know more or join a workshop cantact me anytime

Thursday, 7 August 2008

apple cider

Yikes its me

Scrap page
Stamps sets : spring solitude
Ink pads: blue bayou, really rust, creamy caramel, chocolate chip
Card stock : River rock (in colour) Ruby Red (earth elements ) Apple cider( spring mini catalogue)
Punches: Corner rounder to do scallops , 1 ¼ 1 3/8 circle,
Accessories: Old olive eyelets(earth elements) signo white gel pen

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

tart and tangy twins

Just love this tart and tangy stamp set especially

when they are turned into scratch and sniff cards

kids just love it the traffic light card below would look equally as good with matching coloured apples to the circle surround also a scratch and sniff card

Card stock: basic grey, whisper white,only orange,gable green, real red,yo yo yellow

Ink pads, Gable green, only orange, real red

accessories:1 1/4 and 1 3/8 circle punch, scallop punch, corner rounder, pumpkin pie ribbon, bone scorer:

A few good laughs

forever flowers

I had a few photos of my girls which were out of focus but I didnt want to waste them. On this scrapbook 6x6 page I used my stampn up 1 3/8 square punch to punch out the three similar photos and 16 squares of whisper white which i evenly placed on top of my basic black cardstock then I layered the photos with best bits on top with foam tape in between to give some dimension and to distract for the photo mixing
O also used one of my favourite standard wheels forever flowers which I inked up with basic black ink.
It sounds a bit of work but its not to bad and when you tip the page u can see the undulatons.

Sunday, 3 August 2008

A Break in the weather

Our poor little country has been so severley battered by the weather over the past week it was fantastic for the rain to cease and the wind to stop. Thick coastal mist hung around us on saturday and I had booked a date with my husband to go for a drive inland and this is what is on our back door.

We drove up to Mount Cook (Aoraki)but it was shrouded in cloud it wasn't until evening set in and we stood on the shores of Lake Pukaki that the cloud dispursed as if torn aside and exposed the magnitude of this beautiful mountain reflected in still evening glacial waters of the lake

That is me in teeny tiny oh I wish I was smaller standing with my
toes in the waters of the lake. This Mountain Range is part
of the Southern Alps.

So to all the Girls in my team in the North Island I hope that you
too are having a break in the weather

wild about you star chart

I know that I have three teenage boys to care about
but I do love the shows with the nanny who sits kids in
the Naughty Corner until they decide to behave immmm
I wonder how that would have worked in my house one of the boys used to love being alone and staring at the wall it allowed his imagination to go wild perhaps he would have done better
with a cool star chart like this one in primary bold bright colours

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