Sunday, 21 June 2009



It’s somewhat comforting to be able to fall back to old favourties – always as faithful as ever – Yeah Baroque Motifs!

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Back to old friends

imageAnd here is another old favourite – Baroque Motifs. Sorry for the slightly wonky picture – just tilt your head slightly :-)

Friday, 19 June 2009

No More Upsy Daisy


OK I admit all that Upsy Daisy was a bit much …. so last night I challenged myself not to use it and here is one card I came up with using an old favourite – embrace life.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Keryn’s colour Challenge #22


Last week, Keryn’s colour challenge was Elegant Eggplant, Lovely Lilac and Old Olive – this is what I managed to do with it. I am not happy with the smudge on the greeting – but sometimes you get that – and next time I’d do foliage with the flowers I think.

It’s Wednesday again so check out Keryn’s blog for this weeks colours.

Happy Birthday Ruth


Yesterday was Ruth’s (my Mother-in-law) birthday but I didn’t get a chance to post this cos I was working. I hope you had a great day – despite having to work and that you get to celebrate really soon!

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

One Last one for now…


As this is being posted to my blog I am at work, have been for a week or so and have a week to go. I am an early childhood teacher and at the moment I am filling my time with relieving where ever I am needed. This is a two week stint – normally it’s just a day or two at a time. Luckily I scheduled all these posts cos I’ll be way too tired after work to get through all the regular stuff let alone get close to the computer to post!

Now this card, using Upsy Daisy (of course!) I stamped onto a piece of card I found in my stash. This piece of card was brayered at the first ever crafty kids workshop I attended 12 years ago!- now that takes me back! That’s one old piece of card – I might have to give brayering another go though – it looks pretty good!

Monday, 8 June 2009

Glitter and Glitz


Here are two ATCs for a May Swap – yes I know a little behind (but thanks to the magic of scheduling I have already posted these ones too – I hope!)

The theme was ‘Glitter and Glitz’ – the one on the left was made with Jac paper, lace and glitter – leave me a comment if you want to know more and the one on the right is using some gorgeous adhesive felt lace and some bling.

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Little Pieces of Paper


One of my swaps for May was make a card using up little pieces of paper – as you can see it is now June and the card is still here – well hopefully not – by the magic of ‘scheduling’ I have hopefully already sent this card off to it’s new destination by now!

This is a mosaic card that Val showed us how to make at one of the craft groups I attend – but it needed something more – the butterfly is stuck onto acetate and so in real life looks to be flying off the card – the scanner didn’t do it justice.

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Just Jessica

imageKelly and I had one of our Community Craft nights last week and the theme was “cards for kids” . We borrowed Keryn’s Stamp and tried some paper piecing with it. We also tried glittered numeral cards and everyone came away with some lovely cards for the kids in their lives.

Friday, 5 June 2009

Based on a sketch …


Here’s another one based on the sketches Sally gave us – and using one of the images she supplied in our little pack of goodies. I hope Keryn, Kelly and Vicky have had a go at creating something with Sally’s goodies – we are getting together this week for show and tell.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Creating In May


I know you are thinking – surely not another one!!!!

This card is based on another of the sketches Sally supplied for our weekend away -thanks Sally!

I totalled up the amount of creating I did in May – I managed 27 cards, 20 ATCs, 4 CJ pages and two tags to go with them and one canvas for my Nana’s 80th birthday which is coming up later this month! Whew it makes me tired just looking at the list …. but you know the scary thing – I don’t even know how accurate I was with my recording - so there may have been MORE!

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

A Little Birdie

imageI was playing around downstairs and came up with this little number for a swap with the theme of “Birds” It is based on one of the sketches that Sally included in the pack of goodies she gave for our Waikanae Convention Weekend

Tuesday, 2 June 2009



Here is the “Make-and-Take” from a recent Stampin Up! party I was invited to – long story …I ended up being invited to two one the same night and then at the last minute remembered I was taking transport for the Cubs outing – ooops!!! anyway I was lucky enough to receive a make and take anyway – lovely isn’t it – using some of the new range of designer papers in the Stampin Up! range.

Monday, 1 June 2009

Honest Scrap Award

This is the second award that Libby has awarded me this month – thanks Libby – go check out Libby’s blog.


There are a few requirements to accepting the Honest Scrap Award and they are as follows:

1) I must thank the person who gave me this award and list their blog and link. (see above)

2) I must list 10 honest things about myself.

1. I have a lovely husband and two beautiful children whom I adore.

2. I’d love a job where I can work around my children – and get paid really well for it!

3. I love crafting and making cards!

4. I really enjoy going to the gym – now I just need to watch what I eat so that all the hard work pays off.

5. I am currently sitting inside wearing 6 layers + hat+scarf and want to wear gloves but it’s to hard to type wearing gloves – don’t ask me how I know :-) It is freezing here right now!

6. I only learnt to drive when I was 27 years old.

7. I’m not very good at thinking of these things :-)

8. I am a GirlGuiding leader and have been since my 18th birthday. I really love it and get as much from it as I give.

9. I can say the alphabet backwards

10. I am ambidextrous – I taught myself to write with my left hand one day when I was bored.

3) I must put a copy of the Honest Scrap Award on my blog.

4) I must select at least 7 other worthy blogs and list their links.





How sad is that I don’t know 7 more people who blog – come on friends get a blog – if you want this award consider yourself awarded!


And thanks to Libby for the other award she also gave me!