Wednesday, 8 December 2010

House of Breakthrough Oamaru

I thought I would share photos of some of The Beautiful Women at my Church, We had a "Tall Poppies" night (we encourage you to grow in who you are, not cut you down) which allows us ( The House of Breakthrough Oamaru) to pamper women in our community with words of encouragement, and special pamper stations such as hand and neck massage, nail painting etc along with a special photo shoot " the gift you are" and what a gift these women are in my life I love them to bits

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

flutterby butterflies

I just adore using the stampin up super nova glitter's the a fab colours in super fine size which adhere to intricate detail such as these butterfly wings great fun

Thursday, 17 June 2010

another creative inkers swap

Heather Stewart has created some lovely soft shading on this stunning card in the shape of the stampin up exclusive top note die, the stampin up top note die is the only one to have the lovely decorative markings just inside the cut edge, contact your creative inkers stampin up demo to find out exactly what I am talking about or myself

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Creative Inkers team

Michelle Cave from the Creative Inkers team has very Kindly sent this beautiful Card that is to be sent to a Lovely Demo in Canterbury and in Queensland, who at convention unfortuately missed the oportunity to share swaps. Over the next few days the plan is to show you some more of the contributions from other team members

Saturday, 5 June 2010

better keep it secret

Just had a wee think about finalizing my senz project on my blog this weekend and thought oppps that probably isn't fair to the ladies who have booked the class so please dont be upset .... there are a couple of places left and then you can be first to see it as well just click on the senz link in the previous post and your on your way.

I am off to bed as it was a long night at work last night but I plan to have a pretty post very soon

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Senz papercraft expo 2010

I know I cant post the actual picture of my project until friday but I can tell you it is using the very lovely Vintage Vogue stamp set (8stamps in all), heres the link to see the classes Senz

along with beautiful papers in orchid opulence, old olive and rich razzleberry.


If You like the blue colours posted on the senz website I am sure I can be flexable lol. Anyway that is just a taste now you will have to wait till after Friday to see the project in all its beautiful glory

Thanks for Dropping bye see you soon

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Shannon West

There where many shining stars at convention and I would like to introduce you to my first one Shannon West. Shannon is a Training event facilitator for Stampin up I adored Shannon for several reasons , she loves bling, wears great clothes uses the circle scissors with pizazz, has been to dream for when i turn 50 and has talent by the bucket loads and did I mention her lovely American accent and sense of humour. I am thrilled to be up skilled with this great peice of equipment shame I am still in Sydney but wait till Monday I will have it out and circle scissoring in a flurry.

Monday, 24 May 2010

Friends in High Places

Ok so here are a few personel Photos of friends in the "Creative Inkers" Team the night before Convention in Sydney started. From right to left is Karen Rogers, Judy Beeston, Sally Williams, Me, Rachael Knight, Debbie Lamb and last but not least Donna

Famous Roomies Rachael Knight and if you Look on the Cover of the next" Up to Scap " Pauline McArdle and little ole me

And my very Talented "Demo of the Year and my very lovely up line and Dear friend Jacqui Pederson

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

60 pages in two days, One wedding Album

Well we did it and I can bearly believe it 60 12x12 scrap book pages in 2 days so pleased that we did. Anyway its off to convention in sydney in the morning.... will keep you posted

Saturday, 15 May 2010


Well I have finally had a moment to create a 12x12 scrapbook page this afternoon and I loved it.
I finished night duty this morning, and now I have two weeks leave yahhhhho . I am off to Sydney next week for the Stampin up Convention Exciting +++ as I am sharing an apartment with two of the most Awesome Stampin up Demos in New Zealand Rachael Knight of Auckland and Pauline Mc Ardle of Napier she is on the design team for up to scrap so it will be chat chat chat I cant wait.

Then I also get the chance to get my hands on this wee chap again and his big brother Lachlan yum yum yum they are both such snuggly wee chaps

I have just finished making my 100 swaps and am swapped out then I have a couple of girlfriends coming over on Monday and Tuesday to do approximately a 40 page 12x12 wedding Album Yikes. I so hope to sleep on the plane over as it may very well be the only chance I get this fortnight LOL

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

House of Breakthrough Oamaru

There is a fantastic reasons why I haven't posted for a Bit

The Launch of our new church House of Breakthrough has finally Happened and it is fantastic
Pastors Damien and Jacinda Goodsir and there fabulous team opened this weekend in the Oamaru Opera house. I cant tell you how good it was as it was such a huge God Moment.

Pastor's Norm and Jess McLeod along with Maori Cultural Group Waka Toa made the whole weekend AMAZING thank you house of Breakthrough Gisborne for sharing them with us

The work up to the launch was challenging at times but the weekend was exhilarating to say the least. Praise God for everyone involved and the purpose of this Church, and for those yet to come, and for the Lords infinate wisdom, power and joy amen

Monday, 19 April 2010

Hubby' treat

James had been away on saturday and it provided me with the opportunity to be in the kitchen for the whole afternoon, which I love I finished off my quince Paste and made croissant dough.

I have never made croissants before but I a pleased with the way may first batch came out Iwe had them for breakie before church with lovely homemade raspberry jam, oh sometimes it is true there is much pleasure in simple things

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Black, Silver and White

Here is my contribution towards our team swap which we had last week. It is a wedding invitation and uses the extra large two step punch, which folds away nice and flatly on a shelf, i also am a firm advocate for embossing which I have done here with clear embossing powder.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

wedding expo continues

Well out of the 200 engaged ladies I spoke to only two had any Idea what colours they wanted. I know one lady wanted chocolate chip with taken with teal (thats the stampin up names for it) and the other lady was green , I must admit my black silver and white table caused a lot of interest including the silver roses I made but cant find the photo of (thank you Janine )

Ladies if I don't get back to you over the next week just txt my on 0211672574 and I will get back to you cheers. ps Karen still raves about the great day we had so thanks

Monday, 5 April 2010

wedding expo invite

This colourful invitation was made using this years in colour tangerine tango and pink pirouette and the brand new April release All a flutter single stamp. Of course my fav heart punch(heart to heart) three hearts for the price of one AWESOME

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Dunedin bridal expo continues

Here is a little assortment of wedding favours that have been put together with a wedding flavour. If you want any information on how to create any of these yummy Ideas feel free to contact me as per previous post or if you are one of the many brides I spoke to and you have my business card just txt me and I will call you back
this stand was adjacent to mine and I just loved looking at it, I had a /Victorian high tea at my weeding and the cups and plates looked beautiful like these. this is from and the lady who runs it is delightful .... enjoy and more tomorrow

Monday, 29 March 2010

grand wedding expo in dunedin

WOW what a day ...... Ijust love weddings and if i wasn't a nurse i would love to be a WEDDING PLANNER.

My first photo must include my international guest artist and friend of many many years Karen McNair who was a stampin up demonstrator in Canada and added skills and design techniques to the day...... thanks Karen cant wait till next time

Any way over the next week I am going to post a collection of photos from the collection I presented at the show and a few extras so please feel free to leave a comment or get in touch with me 03) 4341253. 0211672574 if you wish to get futher information regarding workshops and orders
A broard view of the colour wedding display

More tomorrow..

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Dunedin /wedding Expo

Exactly that : a band that encloses a Wedding mini album created specifically for the Wedding Expo in Dunedin this Sunday 28th March come and say hello it will be great to see you there, and you can see many of the other items created just for the expo to make your wedding just how you want it.........INDIVIDUAL

see you there

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

a blessed life

My Husband James and I where so blessed by the lord, this weekend I am nearly bursting from the Joy of it all, Church in the morning was the most powerful thing I have yet to experience with a total praise and worship service that totally moved me to a level that I have never been in before thank you lord and the family of the House of Breakthrough, amazing amazing.

We had planned to have a room at a bed in breakfast prior to attending an appointment in Queenstown the following day, Well can I just say I was delighted to find that not only did we get a room in a beautiful house but we had the whole house to ourselves complete with lake frontage olive groves vineyards and an awe inspiring collection to New Zealand art works.

James and My life have turned totally around in the past 2 months and we could not have made the changes in our lives that we have made or had the experiences that we have had in the past 8 weeks( and yet to come) with out Jesus Christ being in our lives. thank you Jesus amen

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

stampalicious lots of stamps

What a time was had this Afternoon I grabbed a pile of my very beautiful stampin up stamps and created this canvas based on the one demonstrated by the very fabulous and talented Nic Howard that I saw on Debbie McRobies website.
I just loved the way it all came together. I will list the stamp sets I played with today

Priceless, baroque motifs,friends 24/7, all a flutter (next mini) Wheels jumbo Nursery letters, friendly words, Inks close to cocoa, creamy caramel, really rust, craft white, stazon black'

extra yummy bits, white embossing powder, dazzliling diamonds super sparkly glitter added to a ink and clue mix to add extra varooom, and a now deleted flower punch that reminds me I must get the current one lol

Sunday, 7 March 2010

heaps of fun projects

Now to give you the reason why i haven't posted for awhile..... I have been all over the country attending fantastic classes . 1st in Auckland with my delightful team leader Jacqui Pederson pictured above (Jacqui) then again with Jacqui and the fabulous team of girls in the Canterbury region. Wow what a great day thanks girls, Lisa, June and Lorraine totally talented

Therefor I am jam packed with ideas and projects to get EVEN MORE out of our stampin up materials with a selection of masculine and feminine gifts, so give me a call and I will book you into one of my classes or send you out a class planner

see you soon

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