Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Last one…

for now anyway :-)

This card did not go to plan at all – it all looks very different in my head but I think it turned out ok in the end – thanks for all your suggestions Keryn.


Monday, 25 May 2009

Birthday Daisy

I love how versatile this stamp set is – 3 different greetings for any occasion you could think of and flowers that look as good stamped in one colour as they do in several.


Sunday, 24 May 2009

and another one….


Here is another Upsy Daisy card, coloured with markers – but here I’ve used some DP and a piece of ribbon.

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Another One

Here is another Upsy Daisy card – no kidding – get used to it :-)


I coloured the flowers with markers – this meant I could get green stems and orange and red flowers. I think this would have looked better with some paper piercing – but my gear was downstairs in the cold and I was upstairs in the warm ….but another time.


Friday, 22 May 2009

I LOVE Upsy Daisy

Yeah I know my favourites change as soon as I get a new stamp set but the one of the minute is Upsy – quick and easy or a bit more complicated – it meets many criteria for a stamp set :-) I sat down and had a play straight away and here are a few cards …. I know many of them are essentially the same but you might get some new ideas ….


Thursday, 21 May 2009

Keryn’s Colour Challenge 20

Here are my two entries for Keryn’s colour challenge for this week – using my new Upsy Daisy stamp set – you guessed it – I love it and there will be a few more cards to show over the next few days – you know me – feast or famine!



Keep warm everyone!

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Happy Birthday Kelly

imageOk, I know it is a little skewiff (tilt your head a little to the left) but here is the card I created for the lovely Kelly (Head over to her blog and give her come birthday wishes)

I tried a new technique – faux tearing – DH said “I just don’t know why you didn’t just tear it – I don’t get the whole faux thing” – don’t worry darling – you are so not the target demographic :-)

I even decorated the inside and the envelope to match – going way out there with this one :-)

I hope you are having a great day Kelly – I hope the girls spoil you rotten :-)

12 on the 12th (well 13th)

Once again I missed the 12th – why do they fly by so fast? And once again there are not 12 shots – well there were but some were blurry and some just of another angle – here is a snapshot of life in our household ….

Washing, piano, lunchbox, flowers,  the moon was still out when we walked to school, the Venus Flytrap is flowering with this beautiful flower and the groceries ….








Wednesday, 13 May 2009


You may remember a few weeks ago I showed pictures of the triptych I created for a swap … well I received this lovely one in return, created by the very talented Glenda.



Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Thank You for Sally


Sally provided some goodies for our goodie bags and so I created a card for her to say thanks – the green is Stampin Ups! new Kiwi Kiss colour.

Sometimes it doesn’t pay to judge these things too quickly. I had decided that I wouldn’t go for the new In Colours (the ones that change every year) but to stick to the tried and true – and there are so many of them that I didn’t need any more … well I won a cardstock pack of the new In Colour Range and now I am hooked – and trying not to be.

I am hoping I can get away with just using the card and patterned papers with the inks I have … only time will tell :-)

Monday, 11 May 2009

Card Folio

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Here is Kelly’s Make-n-take that she recreated on the fly – based on instructions she had seen online – they look a bit like these ones here – not too sure if they are but worth a look anyway.

We used a 12x12 sheet of card and patterned paper, scored and folded, holes punched in the sides and then threaded with ribbon to tie the whole package together.

Of course you could fancy up the cover like Kelly did!

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Happy Mother’s Day Card


This is the Mother’s Day card design for this year – I don’t usually make them all the same but I had the luxury of time this year …. The flowers pull out to reveal the message.

They are based on the Flower Pot Pocket card here.

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Hinged Card


I had wanted to try a hinged card for a while, having seen them EVERYWHERE online. It is a good first attempt but needs some work next time – darker image, more overlap at the hinge …. but I do like the concept – check out Dawn’s instructions if you want to have a go yourself.

Friday, 8 May 2009

Handbag Card


Vicky used a card she had received for her birthday to create these make and takes for us – the best advise – stick the ribbon handles on first – just ask Keryn :-)

Thursday, 7 May 2009


I just read a quote that sums my life up to a tee at the moment …

Inspiration is Everywhere... Finding time? Now that is a problem!”


OH well, back to it I guess ….

Peek-a-boo window


Here is a card that has been ‘in progress’ for the longest time but I finished it over the weekend – yeah! You can’t tell in the photo but the circle is glittery and you can see something through the window. I stuck a piece of tape behind the patterned paper with the sticky side out – this gave the glitter something to stick to.

To make the scalloped frame, first punch the inside circle the size you want, with plenty of room around it. Then, using the scallop circle punch, centre the circle inside the punch (use the punch upside down to be able to do this properly) and then punch, giving you this little frame.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Cute Owl

image This cute guy was my make-n-take from the weekend. The little box is from here and the owl is everywhere at the moment. We used lots of Stampin Up! punches – the round tab, scallop circle, 3/4” circle, 1/2” circle, 1 1/2” circle and 5 petal punch for his beak.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

My productive weekend


These are all the things I made on my weekend away with the girls + a crimped envelope card I made and gave to Keryn for her birthday.

The 5 flower pot cards are for Mother’s Day for my Mum and Mother-in-law and all the grandmother’s. They were lots of fun to make and I found the pattern here.

The Handbag card(bottom left), card folio (bottom right) and Owl box (centre Back) are the make and takes that Vicky, Kelly and I put on for Keryn – I’m sure you’ll agree they look fantastic! I’ll show you more of them …keep watching.

Monday, 4 May 2009

Waikanae Convention

The girls and I headed away for our annual craft retreat. We wanted to acknowledge that our dear friend Keryn had passed up the opportunity to go to the Stampin Up Convention to be with us – and that she had had a successful year with her business (and it’s her birthday too) so the rest of us conspired to create our own convention complete with goodie bags and make-N-takes – the works!


Here is Keryn with her Goodie Bag – stamped with her favourite stamp set – she was almost speechless!


These are the goodies I made to add to the bags … but there was heaps more, an album from Kelly, pencil case from Vicky and a challenge pack from Sally (who wasn’t even there!) and then flowers from Jackie who shared part of the weekend with us too.

This is proof that we were productive – this is the table when everyone had gone to bed on Saturday night – we are not the tidiest of crafters.


…and here is the shop …I mean the communal supplies … well some of them. On the floor are also crates and boxes full of papers, cardstock and you name it we had it there!!!! Every supply under one roof!


And these are all the projects we managed to get done over the weekend – this is the most productive we have ever been – normally we are a little more relaxed and much less focused.


And here is one tired girl when we were all ready to go home – sums it up really!


Happy Birthday Keryn!


I am sure the others will cover the event on their blogs too and if you check back I’ll show some close ups of my work over the next week or so. Go to Keryn and Kelly’s blog to find out more about the weekend.