Tuesday, 23 June 2009

past the shortest day

I made this card with the lovely
dark colours of always artichoke, going grey and black to represent the darkness of the shortest day, and spring forward from that a beautiful whisper white bloom from the embrace life stamp set. the designer series paper is from urban oasis

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Coaster Mini Album

This may appear to look like a 6x6 or bigger page but this album is constructed out of 3.5 x 3.5 inch coasters therefore there was not much room for embellishing but I managed to squeeze a little bit in the designer series papers used to cover the coasters is from the windsor knot collection and the stripped ribbons are the new in colour baja breeze

stamps sets used through out album level 3 hostess set hand drawn bundle and life definitions plus defining alphabet

Friday, 19 June 2009

Timaru EXCITING news

Hi everyone well I have to share the news and I am totally thrilled........ One of the newest members of my team Lives and creates in Timaru. Her name is Debbie McRobie and I just love what she has done here Not all of her supplies have arrived alas but look what she has done with the lovely Stampin up sweet nothings simply scrappin set and a dusting of Kiwi crush ink I just love it and now I am going to have to add that to my own wish list LOL

Debbie is starting to create here own blog so I look forward to her being on line to see what else she is up to0. So for now just contract me and I will transfer you to her re bookings for workshops or other events she is having until the blog is up and running

Thursday, 18 June 2009

frosty mornings sunny days

Ok so I know this isn't stamping but the days have been so between snow flurries that I had to get outside and enjoy it. Another driving reason is I have new neighbours who even before they moved in cut down all the trees along the fence line YIKES no privacy at all so it was time to get into the yard and do some sorting

there are actually two trees in the photo above and they are six months apart in age awesome a grow quick screen that will be pretty to with sweet pea shaped flowers 6ft in a year growth wonder if that hurts??

I have these photos in the wrong order this is actually the end result of my new no dig gardens James knocked a few boxes together for me while I went out and sourced the raw materials
Lucerne hay, pea straw, chook poo and mushroom compost sound good to me
the boxes have been made the size of our path cuts down on the weeds there is the very ugly fence boo hoo but not for long

A little bit of town and country piles of straw and hay and organic materials.... doesn't that sound nice all complete with a very happy hole digging dog. Sariah didn't did holes at home until i grubbed out some old bushes oh no a nasty new habit. This is the biggest bin it is twice the size of the others.
I am planning to plant chamomile and thyme lawn as the grass has goon missing due to chooks pecking it away and a nosey pooch who likes to run up and down to the front wall and check out who is in the street. and also then she will have pizza smelling feet ...... pretty cool lol

ooops soory posted the same picture twice and it is hard to get rid of it

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

winter post.

Wow what a stormy old night last night snow and black ice in Dunedin and snow on the ground only for a short time at my place anyway thought it was time to bring out the "winter Post stamp set and give it a little run over the night of navy card stock ans scatter with a dusting of white embossing powder sound enticing well it is lol

The roads have been closed all day and James couldnt get down to pick up Hamish form university after his exams today good luck with your exams Hamish will see you soon

Saturday, 13 June 2009

bold brights lots of circles

this was a fast and fun card that I made for a winter swap: it is using an assorted bold brights pack of paper and the stamp set Circle Circus along with round scallop and assorted circle punches all products stampin up except for the button accessories

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

scrapbook page good morning sunshine

Opps what a bad blogger the days have just flown from my last posting.. Any way I thought it was time for a scrapbook page and I had great fun with the Designer Series paper good morning sunshine and my circle punches the chipboard leaves are from the on board so tweet collection Ribbon 1" double stiched Grosgrain in Chocolate Chip

As you can see from this close up I have punched circles out of one of the sheets of paper from this lovely set and punched out multiple sized circles with my circle punches. I then flipped the circles over and pasted some of them back into there original places but with the flip side image that is the white paper with yellow flower I have then lain this on another co ordinated sheet with choc chip back ground and yellow and blue flowers.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Baby Season

I never know what to call it when several of your friends are all expecting babies at the same time so I am going to call it baby season. I have started to make my cards . This one I did see when surfing the net sorry that I don't remember the site but I do love it so thank you. I have made the front cover the shape of a B for baby or it could be the lucky mums tummy, the front of the card has a circle cut out and the pram is set on the inside of the card so you look through. I did conform and use a selection of soft subtle papers and ribbons and pens those being certainly celery and apricot appeal
Stamp sets used in this card are Priceless, God's Blessings and fun and fast notes

I adore the verses in the God's Blessings stamp set the are so beautiful.
And below is one of my expectant mothers gifts it is a Nappy cake surrounded by snuggle rugs and a lovely soft towel in side are several doz nappies baby bottles and baby bits and pieces you can see really pretty ones on you tube mine looks a bit fat and wobbly but never mind I am sure the mums will be pleased : )

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