Tuesday, 22 December 2009


I have spent a lot of time in the Kitchen lately which I totally love, doing preserving and jams however, Millie has just had enough of me being in "her Space" so she parked up on a shopping and refused to move out of the way

I have hand inked the circle circus stamp set and punched out 1 1/4 inch tiles to blend with the tiles in the lino the base papers are kraft and designer series bella bleu 12x12 paper. I have also stamped in riding hood red in with the defining alphabet

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Sariah says pleaseeeee

The journal ling says " Sariah learnt a new trick today and it only took 5 mins, she is so clever and she loves to show off. First she balances a stone on her nose then she flicks her head and catches the stone . in her mouth of course

This page has been created on riding hood red designer series paper(what else for a little wolf) and kiwi kiss, I have used the tag and small tag punch and the crop a dile . ribbons used is riding hood red.
Model the very beautiful Sariah of StoneyRidge

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

It all in the wrapping

Well that's the first of the Christmas Hampers sorted and I will so miss this riding hood red stripped ribbon from the spring mini, it so goes with everything and how quickly a bit of ribbon takes a nice to a WOW. like on these gift card holders and chocolate box yum I wish I was getting it lol

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Oh what a night

Hi there everyone just a short note to say that I haven't dropped off the face of the earth. I have been working extra for a bit more Christmas $$$$ and have been flat out hand making all my Christmas gifts this year that includes paper crafting, fabric and food as I hope to send food hampers this year .

However what I did want to show you is the absolute joy and often surprising nights you can have in a small semi rural hospital. this was taken on my cell phone

this wee blue penguin we rescued from our car park and away from a menacing cat in the middle of the night... he was an Acute admission and very cheeky we rang the local vet who came to his rescue

Also the next morning on the way home I couldn't get my car out of the car park as I had to wait as a mother duck and her 3 babies where deciding which side of the road to walk on as the chatted to each other and wandered along the middle of the road. lol not to be hurried obviously but boy where those babies cute

Friday, 6 November 2009

Travel Journal

I cased this project t a while back form on of the Aussie /demos sites through the link NZSU Sorry I have searched this afternoon trying to find it but alas no luck must be tired from my FABULOUS trip to Wellington and yukky night duty last night but anyway her is my take on a little travel journal.
P.s I never use this stamp set enough and when I do it is so pretty " a rose is a rose: especially with the yummy ski slope designer series paper

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Bird on a Branch Christmas Flavour

Some like Christmas filled with bows and baubles while others like it elegant and easy ,either way you cannot go wrong with this beautiful stamp set "Bird on a Branch" and my favourite Christmas colours Riding hood red and garden green.

Thursday, 29 October 2009

window card

Trying to get some of my teenage friends minds away from the release of New Moon very shortly ( I cant wait either lol) we thought we would focus on Christmas and the NZSU.
Challenge of using the square punches as window the girl and cat are behind the night of Navy card stock the snowmen in front we made this Christmas flavoured card complete with plenty of bling bling bling from Dazzling diamonds. Had to photograph it in the shade it was so razzle dazzle

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

enbrace Life 1 -2-3

for all three cards I have used the embrace life stamp set, the difference being colour The ribbon accents are crimped paper and I have used a variety of punches I adore my stampin up punches
Card one colours bordering blue and basic grey card stock with a touch of baja breeze inkpads used baja breeze and basic grey

Card 2 ballet blue, very vanilla and whisper white card stock, bella bleu desigener series paper with chocolate chip ink pad
Card 3 Tangerine Tango , Kiwi Kiss and whisper white card stock, crimped tangerine tango .
Ink pads /tangerine Tango Kiwi Kiss and /regal /rose

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Christmas trends

I was thrilled when I saw " A wish for Peace" stamp set in this years main catalogue as I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. First of all I stamped in night of navy ink onto the beautiful glossy paper to give a real depth of colour to the image then with my two way glue pen I placed riverlets of glue for my dusting of dazzling diamonds super sparkle glitter to cling to a quick shake and a winter wonderland is created.

The peace dove is mounted on night of navy cardstock and I have used some of my fabulous collection of heavy duty stampin up punches, here I have used small, large and scallop ovals which make life super easy, I have also used our new eyelet punch. I felt the ballet blue card stock offered a smooth transition from the dark night of the navy to the brilliance of the whisper white card stock

Christmas greetings where provided by the very versatile cute and curly stamp set that comes with the punch bundle "curly label. Finally from the current mini catalogue is the beautiful riding hood red and cream striped wide ribbon.

Its great to have a table full of product goodies and use it all together the way that stampin up products go so effortlessley together, Please feel free to contact me if you which to purchase any of these fab products or you need to refresh or renew your current supply,

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Kaikoura page Road trip

Just a few of my favourite things are on this page, travelling love it especially on a Train My Dad spent most of his working Career on the Railways from Shunter, Guard and Manager in Dunedin. Great times where often had by Sandra mum and I as we would get up in the middle of the night (it felt) and catch the train to my Nana and Grandads in Nelson. This Part of the trip was always memorable due to all the Tunnels that the train would go through.

Another Favourite is the TV show Logan and Brown more about that on other postings later , but the Often use Sea food in there show I really enjoyed the show covering this area and We also stopped at the infamous Nin's Bin for a couple of crays to go with fresh bread and butter with a pinch of salt......Devine

And Devine would also desribe the beautiful extremes of Land scape from the wind scuffed snow topped mountains to the ruggered black rocked coast

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Road trip Wellington

James and I packed in sooo much in our couple of Days in Wellington I totally loved it and the weather was great thanks Sharlene your prayers where answered for us. All that walking deserved some food and we stopped at a place just a brisk walk from Te Papa called Wagamama which now has several branches around the North Island the bowl of steam soya beans was actually very moreish once I got into them as was the rest of the Asian fusion food we also had, Seafood Menrui, Edamame and Kara age please dont ask we what they mean it was a numbers game for me ie number 45, 104 and 108 LOL

For this page I have used paper from Bella Bleu and thanks a Latte stamp set headed the journalling block

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

excellant all rounder

Craig( first in line) is the last of our boys to finish high school and he has gone out with a roar: he has achieved high standards in both academic and sporting fields and we are sooo proud of him, and will miss him very much when he goes to Uni next year in Dunedin.

this page is created using a selection of riding hood red designer series paper supported by going grey cardstock
spiral punch 1 3/4 circle and 1 1/4 circle punch photo corner punch, curly label punch,word window punch, 1 1/4 square punch and nursery letters wheel and the beautiful riding hood red speciality ribbon in the current mini catty

Monday, 5 October 2009

three quick cards

these are a few of the quick cards a group of us made for world card making day on Saturday one form the new mini catty using the best friend set on using a wheel in this case funky Forest standard wheel and from this years main catalogue, a rose is a rose stamp set

Sunday, 20 September 2009

riding hood red on red on red

this was a fun super quick card using the ever popular friendly words wheel inked in riding hood red on whisper white card stock, layered on riding hood red designer series paper , layered on riding hood red card stock, The ribbon is from the current mini catty the super wide striped Grosgrain Ribbon in you guessed it riding hood red candy stripe the button accent is layered cardstock punched with two circle punched and edged with dazzling diamonds glitter


Tuesday, 8 September 2009

formal in bella bleu

Don't they look great all though they are totally modern Teens The formal was held in the historic part of Oamaru (you can google it) there for I opted for the more Victorian style paper's of Bella Bleu designer series paper to help carry through this theme.

For embellishment I have used Grey taffeta ribbon knotted (to match the neckline of Alex's dress and the knot of Craigs tie chip board stars are from the on board essentials pack and inked up in stampin up encore silver ink pad

edgings where created using scallop edge and eyelet boarder punches and a silver brad to hold the silver cord at the top of the page

Friday, 4 September 2009

Trains and Dads

Yes this is my effort for this years Fathers Day Card and Dad has given me Permission to post it Early. I have Used the choo choo set from the current mini as Dad worked on the Railway for as long as I have known until he retired you can really see on this photo but on each carriage is one letter of DAD stamped with Defining Alphabet and embellished with chocolate super Nova glitter (I love that glitter) On this card I have also used a set called riveting which is currently retired ...... but you never know if you go to a make and take day with you stampin up Demo she also might have this set for you to play with. And of course my most loved paper at the moment
Parisian breeze speciality Designer series paper I just cant get enough of it I love it soooo much

So any way to all the dads out there Happy Fathers DAy but ESPECIALLY to my Dad Love you and Happy Fathers DAy

Thursday, 27 August 2009

I love my car

what this is about is written on the page but basically I brought myself some lovely black cherry trees and how my wee sports car you can take the roof off which allowed me to pop in the tree cant do that in my husbands commodore lol

Items used Chocolate chip textured cardstock 12x12, kiwi kiss cardstock, funky forest standard wheel, old olive, close to cocoa and regal rose inkpads, small tag and tag punch double rectangle punch, super nova glitter

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

biker boy

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

two Great girls in bella Rose

About time I posted some of my road trip Photo's and this is the first when I was in Auckland Senz just happened to be on yeah and it gave me the chance to catch up with some of the girls in the team.

Rachael Knight and Karen Rodgers have been great friends over the past few years and we never seem the have enough time to really chat chat chat but It was still great to see them in the flesh again p.s congratulations to Rachael who has just returned from the stampin up incentive trip in Noosa well done

P.s both these fab ladies have blogs Karen and Rachael so you can catch up on some of there beautiful projects

Sunday, 23 August 2009

parisian breeze hearts and butterflies

I adore this parisian breeze cover weight paper from the current mini catalogue and have already brought 4 packets to use as I LOVE IT top that up with the stampin up heart (3) punch and the butterfly from the great friend set(current mini) and its a winner with me

Thursday, 20 August 2009

gardners journal/good morning sunshine papers

I created this little project kit for storing my seed packets and documenting information about my different gardens and seed mixes to help me remember next year which was the most effective and productive

I have used the good morning sunshine designer series papers and the from the kitchen of stamp set journal ling block the initial idea for this project was in issue 2 of the innovation magazine.

I have put journaling blocks on the front of the pocket sleves which will hold the seed packets and other bits of info like photos I will take over this years growing season

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Sisters and Husbands 12 x12 page

For this page I have created with my sister Sandra and our Husbands James and Paul I have used
the circle circus stamp set
Great Friend stamp set
Bella Bleu designer series paper
Rose Red ink pad
So Saffron Ink pad
Going grey Ink Pad
circle punches 1" 1 1/4" and 1 3/4"

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