Saturday, 15 December 2007
Sunday, 25 November 2007
This will be starting next weekend so if you are into all things Chrismassy - or haven't finished your Christmas cards yet - or like me haven't had a chance to start them yet ! - then go and have a look - you might be inspired - all she asks is that you make a link to her site on your blog or to a group or somewhere before you download pictures - it's a small price to pay :-)
Support this very clever lady.
PS It helps when I include her link!!!!!
Sunday, 18 November 2007
........No, I left the tags hanging out of my new pants that I bought yesterday! .......
When I put them on I was planning to get someone to cut the tags out for me but I totally forgot! Anyway, when my error was pointed out to me I very cleverly said that I was just leaving them there so everyone could see what size I am down to - I don't think I've been this size since High School!!!!
I am hoping to get a chance to create and blog lots next week - but don't hold your breath :-)
Sunday, 14 October 2007
Here are some of the cards I made - using mostly Stampin Up products.
Friday, 12 October 2007
I have just started work after 7 years off with my kids and while it is not full time it still has me leaving the house with two kids at 8am which has never been an easy thing in our household. Oh well we all survived the first week and I am finding that I do quite like the work - still.
So I am hoping to get heaps of cards and christmas cards and atcs made this weekend and I am hoping to get some good nights sleep and a lie in too not to mention great friends and hopefully lovely weather for a walk along the beach.
Better go pack ...
Wednesday, 3 October 2007
Anyway here is the cake - I got the pattern from the internet - where else? Based loosely on the dragon from Jane and the Dragon a popular TV show around here just now.
Thursday, 27 September 2007
I got tagged again by Kelly - she can't have many friends cos she always tags me - either that or just not many friends with blogs - that must be it :-)
Here’s how it works:
1. Players must list one fact, word, or tidbit that is somehow relevant to their life for each letter of their first or middle name.
2. When you are tagged you need to write your own post containing your first or middle name game facts, word, or tidbit.
3. Don’t forget to leave a comment telling them that they have been tagged, and to read your blog.
4. If I’ve tagged YOU (see below), please join in on the fun!
Don't have my full drivers licence - have only been driving for 6 years.
Only girl in my family.
Never smoked a cigarette in my life - never tried drugs either - no angel though - went through a stage of drinking like a fish - ahhh those were the days!
Nearly lost 10kg in the past 3 months by eating healthily and exercising at the gym.
About to start working again - part time and temporarily as a kindergarten teacher.
And so I tag anyone that has yet to be tagged - consider yourself “tagged”!
Sunday, 16 September 2007
Ok so it doesn't sound so grand but it my first one (unless you count the 12km City to Surf, I ran as a kid with my Dad - I must have been much fitter back then!)
My time was about 90 minutes which I think is pretty good and I can still walk so no major injuries.
I think I would even consider doing it again sometime.......
If you want to see my results - check me out here - scroll down to the 10km walk.
Thursday, 6 September 2007
Anyway, the reason for my blog is to show off the cards I have made at Stampin Up workshops in the last month. I quite like Stampin Up - I have seen demos of a few cards, layouts, a gift box and then had the chance to play with two cards of my own - now that is one way to sell product!
Anyway enough rambling - here are the cards. If you are interested in any Stampin Up stuff, check out their website or contact me and I'll let you know when I am having a party.
Wednesday, 8 August 2007
Nothing to add today though either - not much time to create lately..... Bummer
Friday, 20 July 2007
Sunday, 15 July 2007
Anyway this weeks dare was to visit the bottom of your sewing basket and create a card with what you find ... I had lots of cool ideas but no time cos it was the holidays to really play around with them. So anyway I found this cool piece of fabric and created this card ....
To check this out and see more great cards made with sewing paraphenalia (Wow that is a BIG word for today) go over to Daring Cardmakers.
Thursday, 12 July 2007
This time we'd like you to find your inspiration in the 1960s."
Wednesday, 4 July 2007
This card is for a Just Bex Challenge (there are heaps of them over there at the moment - I am having real issues uploading my images to the forum though so I am feeling a bit bummed)
Challenge 11 is make a tag or card using up your scraps - these bits and pieces were all left over after my craft session last night - even the ink and stamp were from earlier projects - IYKWIM
These ATCs are for a swap at Just Bex and these are a set of "Pot Luck" cards.
And these ones are a set called "Happy Holidays" although I am feeling in my heart that it is too early for Christmas yet but in my head I know I had better start making those cards soon!
Monday, 2 July 2007
Ok - here is a card using Beads for the Daring Card Makers Dare for this week. It also meets the requirements for the Just Bex Challenge 8 - using punched flowers in a card or layout. Woohoo!!
This card is for the Just Bex Challenge 2 - a card with blooms.
And this one is from Just Bex - challenge 7 - Something to Wear.
And finally these are two Winter themed ATCs - so appropriate here at the moment - well the winter if not the snow.
Saturday, 30 June 2007
Here are some of the collaborative ATCs I have been involved with this month - each person added one piece of the card and then sent it on, round robin style till it got home again. I was in 3 groups and here are my lovely works of art that arrived home.
I have also been involved in an "Anything but Paper" ATC swap - had to get my thinking cap on for that one - here are the cards I received from my partner. They are made from some sort of plastic, fun foam and cork.
Sunday, 17 June 2007
Mum and Dad had a great trip here and I saw them safely to the plane - so I might have some time to catch up a bit on stuff tomorrow - hopefully :-)
Wednesday, 13 June 2007
First is for the Celestial challenge over at Daring Card Makers. In case you don't recognise him, he is a Little Green Man from the Toy Story movies which are well loved around here.
And the second is for the Father's Day Challenge at Just Bex - the card was not to use the words Dad or Father. The verse inside the card reads "I sleep naked and it aint a pretty picture."
I will be even quieter than usual for the next few days as my parents are coming to visit - yeah - but I will have very little time to be at teh computer - I doubt you'll even miss me :-)
Wednesday, 6 June 2007
- I ran out of time to hang out my washing before I left the house this morning!
- I went to the Dr for my regular update of my prescription - she said "While you are here jump up and have a sm*@r" (Just in case there are minors reading or medical terms make you squeemish)
- And then she said "I am a bit worried about your blood pressure - you really should loose some weight you know - come back in a month and we'll see how much you've lost!!!"
- I was invited to a celebratory movie showing but it is on at a time when I will have two preschoolers with me so I can't really go.
- I found a note from school that was meant to be returned YESTERDAY that Mr 6 had forgotten to give me.
Tomorrow has got to be a better day!!!!
Tuesday, 5 June 2007
Wednesday, 30 May 2007
Here are three ATCs I whipped up last night - yeah right - I agonised over them actually but anyway - they are about to wing their way over to the US to my swap partner. The themes were Orange, Two and Children. (sorry they are not straight - just tilt your head slightly to the right and they'll look a little better :-)
The next ones I am working on are ATCs using no paper!!!! - there is sure to be some more agonising going on that's for sure!
I am full of a snotty cold that is slowly heading down to my chest so hopefully I'll feel lots more like creating soon.
Friday, 18 May 2007
I am trying to get fit and healthy and making this card was the closest I've come to eating chocolate for a few days (yes only a few days but you have to start somewhere). Anyway this was based on a card I saw in a magazine - I can't give it credit cos I can't find it now anywhere - and this is my take on it.
Here is the card I have made for my youngest brother who is having his birthday later this month - once again based on a card from a mag that is lurking somewhere in the black hole I call my "Studio" - I drew the tee-shirt free hand based on the pattern in the magazine - I am quite impressed with my efforts as sometimes things do not turn out quite as one had intended them to.
And finally a card for a swap I am in - it needed to have eyelets on it somewhere - this one turned out better than I had hoped too - all in all a very productive night!
Thursday, 17 May 2007
Anywawy here is a card I made for the Daring Cardmakers Dare this week - Food - a subject obviously dear to my heart.
This card looks better in real life - and not even that good but it is done. The colours in this one are not true to life and are a bit garrish here - not a good look.
I have a great idea for a card but not sure if I'll get a chance to create it let alone blog about it - it involves chocolate - even better.
Card uses Birthday wishes clear stamps - and a piece of ribbon - the colours are so bad in this picture - oh well
Friday, 4 May 2007
Last night I made Mother's Day cards but I can't show you in case my MIL is reading (Hi Ruth!) I also finished a few other cards for the mamoth run of birthdays I have for May - some are already late - sorry!
Kerryn, if you are reading this "Happy Birthday!" - the card is in the mail - well nearly:-) I hope you are having a lovely day today despite my tardiness. I have just seen that you have tagged me too but I will have to think about it and get back to you all.
Here are a few sites to check out if you are looking for inspiration. Di Hickman's blog has sketch ideas for scrapbooking, cards and soon ATC's too. Check it out on Monday and you might see some of my creations. Lisa Vollrath has another countdown about to start - this time for Mother's Day. Check it out here.
Oh well those are my pearls of wisdom for today - get creating!
Friday, 13 April 2007
There are just not enough hours in the day to create and blog about it - sorry. Anyway I have managed to play recently and now have 2 seconds to blog so here goes.....
Here is a card I have created for a challenge on NZStampers - to create something on the theme of "Mushrooms". Thank goodness I could find a serviette with a mushroom on it! The stamped message says "blowing wishes your way" - it didn't stamp too clearly over the modpodge used to sel the serviette.
Here are 2 ATC (Atrist Trading Cards) I have created on the theme of Autumn which we are definately in here in NZ (I am sitting at the computer wearing a beanie to try to stay warm)
One uses a magazine picture and stamping while the other has an Autumny background paper overstamped with the oak leaf and the word Autumn added.
This card I have created using some goodies sent to me by my swap partner. She sent the stamped image, purple ribbon and the button. (She actually sent 2 buttons but I lost one between the letterbox and my craft room :-(
I added the purple card, flower and butterfly bead. I now send it back to her.
Oh well thanks for looking - my 2 seconds are well and truely up, Miss M is calling out that she is starving and it is time to get the veges on for tea.
Saturday, 31 March 2007
Well it's not quite live yet but will be on April first and will run until Easter - don't think "Cool, I'll check that out in the holidays" as it will be ong gone and you will have missed out.
You need to check in everyday and save the images and goodies that you like.
Check out Lisa's other sites too, Go Make Something, Just Print Something and Lisa Vollrath.com
Monday, 26 March 2007
Anyway here are a couple of cards that I have managed to get together recently.
This is the card I made a few weeks ago for Mum and did not like and said I'd take apart - well I did - and this is what I came up with instead.
I am much happier with this one but it is still not much like the plan I had in my head - oh well.
And this card is for a friend's son's 4th birthday this week. The image is a serviette - still my favourite way to make cards.
Wednesday, 7 March 2007
Anyway here goes
1. Find the nearest book:
I had a dig around on the computer desk and found one that my husband has borrowed from his Dad.
2. Name the book & the author:
Made In Japan - Akio Morita
It is the story of the Sony company.
3.Turn to page 123.
Yep I've got page 123.
4. Go to the 5th sentence on the page & copy out the next three sentences onto your blog.
"My travel agent had booked the hotel and I didn't know anything about how to go about changing it. The maitre d'hotel assigned me to a corner table in dining room, which suited me fine at the time; I didn't have to talk to anybody, just observe.
I went to the Vienna Philharmonic and there I met the great von Karajan, who was already a famous conductor, of course, and he asked me, "What do you do, Mr Morita? "
5. Tag 3 more people.
The only people who I know read my blog - at least skim read it - are Keryn who tagged me and Kelly whom she also tagged and Gillian who tagged Keryn (Did you get all that? or have I just confused you?). So if you stumble upon this and have not been tagged before (or not for a while) please consider yourself tagged.
Friday, 2 March 2007
Last weeks DCM dare was "20/20" - use 20 things on a card - here I stitched 20 little flower sequins onto black card with a black bead centre, layered it onto orange to make it stand out a bit and then onto white card with a sentiment.
The little extra this week was to use a monogram on a card - this one looks totally different in my head - heaps better - but I was adament that I would get a dare done on time today so here it is anyway. I am going to take it apart and do something to it later to make it better. It is Mum's birthday in a couple of weeks so this card is for her (obviously I hear you say) - well the new and improved one will be.
And then I had a wee play for some ATC's I need to design this month - one for St Patricks Day and an Easter one. These backgrounds are chalks used with some stencils and now I have to work on what I am going to add. The chick is pretty cute don't you think? even if he is a bit hard to see - chalks don't show up too well in the scan.
Monday, 26 February 2007
Last weeks DCM Little extra was "Oh Boy" - to create a card for a male and here is my effort.
I just LOVE this card!!!!
They make cute congratulations cards, would also be good for baby shower invites or 1st birthdays.
I am sure they could be adapted a wee bit to make a similar design for girls too - add some lace and pink of course!
Friday, 23 February 2007
Perhaps the mice that stole the mouse traps took the foil as a reminder of their visit - I just don't know.
I had a big mouse problem in my craft room last winter and I set several traps and managed to catch 17 mice but then one day one trap was missing - I have searched high and low, under furniture, behind things and I just can't find it anywhere - and it wasn't just a small, slim model either - a bit like myself - so I bought a new trap to replace the missing one and low and behold that one was taken too.
So somewhere there are two lonely mouse traps and some strong mice having a giggle at my expense.
Wednesday, 21 February 2007
And here is another Paisley effort - the words went missing in action between downstairs (where I had been creating but the background was still wet) and upstairs (where I thought I could have the bits to join together once the background had dried and I could then scan it).
Anyway, I just found the word on the floor downstairs and I thought I had better finish it now or it would never get done.
The background is a serviette, crinkled and glued onto the card.