Monday, 30 March 2009

stampin up take on things

I quickly whipped up a page from Saturday with Stampin up products this time the paper flowers have been re coloured with re inkers and water or rolled with a brayer on a stamp pad or punched out of cardstock also used are stampin up eyelets, brads and mat pac set to give the impression of stitching and the cutter kit to do all that distressing'.

I used Bali breeze designer series paper as it is the brightest paper I have and I kinda like it now that I have given it a go

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Nic Howard scrapbooking Guru

Yesterday I had great delight with meeting and attending a scrapbooking day with Author Scrapbook Guru Nic Howard It was a fun day and a great opportunity to chat with Nic and to meet up with a lot of Old and New Friends

Thanks so much Nic
Here is the Page that we did on the day and I just cant wait to turn it around, upside down in into a stampin up page and I know just the papers to do it in......... watch this space

Also in attendance where two other Stampin up Demonstrators for down here in the lower South Island they are the Fabulous Anna Sutherland from Down in Invercargill wow you are sooooo lucky to have her down there

And you Gore Girls dont miss out either as Lone ( pronounced Lorna) Christie is in town

I have had the busiest Sunday as both these Ladies called in to my place in Oamaru on the way back to the Deeper south and we Ended up spending the whole day talking Stampin up and sharing heaps of new tips so Along with the teaching from Nic Howard we are all totally to speak LOL

Saturday, 28 March 2009

colour challenge #47

So pleased that Kristina's colour challenge this week has allowed me to a classic farewell to the summer by the sea stamp set nothing frilly or fancy just the beauty of this set

Sunday, 22 March 2009

what can I say ????

A picture paints a thousand words you have to watch those back seat drivers

Saturday, 21 March 2009

colour challenge 46

check out the rest of the entries they are awesome at Kristina's blog
I must say that pink is one of my favourinte colours but I had a real brain freeze at 2am when I made this with all the pink and red and black and blue yikes

Friday, 20 March 2009


Just had a bit of a play with different card stock and layers of designer series paper the stamp set is rough alphabet which I just love to bits but is sadly retired this month
sorry for the angle of the photo i was standing on the table
layout inspriation from pencillines

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Craig 12x12

I really love using the stampin around wheels this on is called Nursery letters jumbo wheel which is great for any age school page as well as the baroque Border standard wheel which I am pretty sure will both be in the new Catalogue out the 1st of April.

stamps sets also used are live your dream (verse) and best friend alphabet upper and lower case sadly this set has been retired but I am looking forward to what stampin up will be replacing it with .

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Fantails and Fungi 12x12 page

I Love walking through the bush to give Sariah (the dog) a good run and there is nothing nicer than being followed by a couple of cheeky fantails they are so hard to catch in a photo as the flit from place to place there where several different types of Fungi as well but this on came out the best I have only used papers from the spring showers pack to show how versitile stampin up designer series papers are in range and compatability

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Thank You

I just want to say I quick but large thank you to the girls and guys I met at the Expo, today you may recognise my stand more than you would a photo of me , thank you for checking out my blog and I will catch up with you again soon

Monday, 9 March 2009

Sariah of stoneyridge scrap page

Oh those who know her think she is a princess and so does she but she doesn't think much of the crown..... goodness knows what Millie the cat is thinking but it doesn't look good

p.s. she will sit like that for ages if you happen to have a biscuit in your hand

Sunday, 8 March 2009

brocade background 12x12

Millie(cat) and Hudini (budgie) are often found hanging out together Hudini is also known to clean Millies claws which he does chattering all the time. I would like to be able to say that millie would never have him for lunch..... but I am not sure that the friendship is that strong

For this posting I have used stampin up designer series paper Brocade Backgrounds with supporting role played by chocolate chip and a little apple cider also a designer paper

Saturday, 7 March 2009

colour challenge 44

Another week has flown by and another Kristina colour challenge love these colours all the time

Thursday, 5 March 2009

12 x 12 friend

This delighful young lady is my hairdresser and we have great fun together on this day we both brought in our wig collection and had a neat time hamming it up with all the different wigs this one in particular suited her I thought
I have used stampin up current in papers which are soon to be retired and a variey of stamps sets for the semi random stamping

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

ahoy matey

This was a great wee set with matching wheel which is currently on the retiring list this year

Sunday, 1 March 2009


Oh how I love this great stamp set unfrogettable how cute is that and it is one of the sets that is retiring this month if you are one of the ladies who regularly attend my workshops you have already recieved an email in you email relating to what is retiring so please have a look and dont miss out on what will no longer be available this is just one of the sets

if you are not on my mailing list contact me on and I will help you to get it

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