Monday, 28 February 2011

Easter Cards

Last month I 'won' a challenge on one of my mailing lists - my Easter card was chosen and everyone else had to send their cards to me - here are two that I have received. The bunny is made from punches with a fluffy tail and the little girl is gorgeously coloured.

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Christchurch Earthquake

Sorry for the lack of posts this week - I have been dealing with the tragedy unfolding in Christchurch which is where I grew up and where my family and friends live.

Thankfully everyone is alright - but there are still a couple of friends I haven't heard from. Our families have headed away from the city for a few days to get a bit of a break but they are seriously over it now.

My Christchurch is no longer - icons of the city are no more, The Cathedral, Shag Rock, and many many others.

If you want to DO something - donate money, do some baking - as Miss M and I have been doing today for The Great Sunday Bake Off or make some cards and donate them to Christchurch Victim Support.

Victim Support are a group affiliated with the NZ police force and are trained in dealing everyday with adversity, helping and supporting people in need.
We thought they would appreciate some cards that they could write in and to take to victims of this devastating quake.
If you would like to do the same then you can send a home made card (blank inside with envelope if possible) to -

Victim Support
PO Box 2109
New Zealand

Monday, 21 February 2011

Happy 4th Birthday Miss N

One of my neices has her birthday the day after the C Man - this year she turned 4 - she was born quite prematurely and in the begining it was touch and go but she is a vry determined little girl and she has a very strong spirit.

Here is the card I made for her.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Happy Birthday C Man

Here is the card I made for the C Man - the robots have googly eyes. I like this set but I need to use it more ...

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Gnomeo and Juliet Cupcakes

I baked chocolate cupcakes with chocolate chips - to represent dirt, iced with green grass and then printed characters from here. They were lots of fun to make and a real hit - everyone got to choose a character they liked.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

10th Birthday Invites

The C Man has turned 10 - where has the time gone!!!! He decided he wanted to take some friends to the movie Gnomeo and Juliet. It was really fun and we had a great time. These are the invites I made based on one of the lead characters - Gnomeo of course!

Monday, 14 February 2011

Happy Valentines Day Geek Man

Here is my Valentines Day Card for my husband - it kind of follows a theme with our Anniversary card see here. I have used Dimensional Magic on the heart so it has a lovely glossy shine, the leaves are from the Bird Punch and the owl from the Owl Punch. I also decorated the inside - but I forgot to take a photo of it - darn.

This is based on a card I saw online somewhere - but I can't remember where now- sorry if it's yours - let me know and I'll give you credit :-)

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Black and White Card

Here is the Black and White card I made for a swap for January - using my favourite stamp set of the moment - Elements of Style.

Black and White is quite a cool combination to use every now and then - must use it more often.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Easter Buckle Card

Two of the craft lists I belong to had challenges in January - to make a buckle card and to make an Easter card. Here is the card I created - combining both challenges into one card because I was a bit pushed for time (as often happens around here).

the funniest thing... I 'won' both challenges - on one list I am the guest artist of the month and grace the sites home page and on the other list everyone who entered the competition has to send their card to me. Just shows you have to be in to win :-)

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

ATCs - Resolutions

These are the ATCs I received in the January swap - the theme was New Year Resolutions - everyone had such different resolutions - I just hope we can all keep them now.

My resolution is to use up the stash of stuff I have - much of it has been there for a long time - I am working on using up the 'special' papers and ribbons and rub ons and embellishments that I have accumulated over the years and have saved for a special occasion.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

ATC Calendar 2

This is the ATC calendar that I received in return - it's so cool - and here are some that I especially like. The leaves on the cover are foiled, the bees and flowers use crayon resist and the beach is just such a lovely scene.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

ATC Calendar

I created this ATC calendar to send off to my partner in this swap. I tried to use up as much stuff from my stash as I could.

These are my favourite cards from the set...

Friday, 4 February 2011

ATCs - Bling

I had to make three ATCs with the theme of Bling. My resolution for the year is to use up my stash of stuff (well some of it any way :-). These girls were made using images and gems from my stash.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Seamstress in the making

Miss M decided she wanted to try patchwork - and that today was the day. Luckily I have some fabric downstairs which she went through and chose some pieces, pressed them all, cut them to size, stitched them together and created a bag - she was so proud of herself!!! I might have to put a lock on my studio door!

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Blue and Green Card

Here is another swap card ... the theme for this one is "Blue and Green"