Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Bag Yourself a Bargain

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Stampin' Up has just released a Clearance Rack.
 Go bag yourself a bargain for Christmas pressies or for yourself.
The great Clearance Rack Blitz is on and you can save up to 80% off selected Retired Stampin' Up! product!
Visit my Online Store HERE and see and order all the great products on sale!  It will be delivered straight to your door!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Framed Christmas Collage

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On Wednesday evening we had our 1st Kiwi Stampers Christmas Team Meeting.
We had lots of fun, there were pressies from Rebecca for all of us.
Thanks Rebecca and a yummy supper.
The Secret Santa's were amazing, which sadly I didn't partake off. 
The swaps we made were 2 1/2" squares CLICK HERE for more details.
Here is what I did with some of my swaps.
I decided to made a 4" square in the middle instead of another 4 squares, which shows more of the back ground Card Stock more.
Which means I have another 9 more swaps, so I will made 3 more and I will made another collage.
The frames are from Typo.
 I had a bit of a dilemma when I was choosing my back ground card stock.
I didn't have any Old Olive or Cherry Cobbler 12" card stock.
So I had some Chocolate Chip Core'dinations cardstock, which designed to run through the Big Shot with an embossing folder then you sand it.
That wouldn't work for as I wanted the sheet to stay whole, so I started thinking about bark rubbing (like we did as kids with crayon and paper against a tree).
So I put the 'Modern Mosaic' Embossing Folder open on the table and placed the Core'dinations C/S over it and used my standing block, I moved it 6 times and the photo above is the end result.
I don't know if this is a new idea or not, I don't think I have seen it before.
Just shows that if we think outside of the square and work with what we have, you can come up with a sultution.
Have and great weekend, I hope you all get a chance of getting inky fingers.
I have to work today (I had better get ready to go) but hope to get into my craftroom tomorrow.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Team Swap

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Last night we had our team meeting, it was so nice going as a local.
This was our guide lines for our swaps.
1.      Please use current Stampin’ Up! Product as much as you can, try to avoid non SU stuff
2.      Christmas Theme
3.      Pieces are 2 ½ inches square (3 inches if you cut before embossing thru the BigShot as they shrink)
4.      Colours – Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Whisper White, Choc Chip, Crumb Cake, Champange/Gold sparkle (you don’t have to use all of them, but we did want to co-ordinate)
Here's my swap.
I left my swaps at work so I have to post them to all the ladies today.
I have bought a 12" frame from Typo to make a beautiful Christmas Collage.
The problem will be choosing which one to use.
 Here's all the swaps.
Thanks Patty for letting me use your photo.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Thanks Louise

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Savannah stayed with Louise a lady from church so she could finish her school year.
Here's the thank you card I made her.
I used Primrose Petals and Very Vanilla.
I embossed the Primrose Petal Core'dinations card with Modern Mosaic EF, then I sanded it.
 I used Chalk Talk Stamp Set and matching Framelits, which is a bundle in the Catalogue you can save 15% if you buy it as a bundle.
I like to add an element of the outer to the inside, I stamped the Mosaic Madness on the inner.
I stamped Lots of Thanks Stamp Set them used the 1 1/4" Circle Punch and mounted it with Dimensionals.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Thanks to Uys

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Today I traveled to Timaru to pick up Darian and Savannah.
Darian has stayed at the Uys a family from church.
He was made one of the family.
Here's the card I made them.
 Most of the family are swimmers.
I saw a cards on Facebook on Saturday that Jo Weedon made, I knew that I had to case it for the Uys.
So this my take on it.
The colour combo is Island Indigo, Soft Sky and Whisper White.
The DSP is from Venetian Romance.
The Stamp is from Lots of Thanks.
The waves were cut with Tasteful trim Bigz Die, the swimmer was 1" Circle Punch and Word Window Punch the body was cut using my trimmer.
The Ribbon is retired SAB Ribbon.
I loved making this card.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

We Are Settled In Our New Home, Tomorrow I Go Get The Big kids

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Samuel and I moved from Timaru on the last day of the third term (27th Sept).
We went to my Mum and Dad's for two weeks, leaving Darian (DS) and Savannah (DD) in Timaru with friends to finish their school year.
Paul, Samuel and I moved into our new home in Parklands 5 weeks ago.
We are settling in nicely, still boxes to unpack but slowly and surely we are getting through them.
We have found a great local church and are making new friends.
Samuel has settled into his new school, making lots of friends.
He has been to one birthday party and has another invite on the fridge.
We are loving been near family and had lots of BBQs.
We are enjoying been near the beach.
I have finally got my craftroom sorted enough to get some cards and swaps made that needed doing (it was left to last sadly).
 It still needs some tweeting, and if you know where my sanding bits for my Core'dinations Card Stock are please let me know LOL.
It will turn up.
Tomorrow after I have got Samuel of to school, I'm heading for Timaru.
To pick up the big kids.
Tomorrow Darian has a level 2 Maths exam and Savannah has a level 1 Science exam.
Savannah has Drama exam on the 26th November which I will take her back to do.
Savannah has been very homesick, it will be good to be a complete family again.
I will be back to show you the things I have made later in the week.
That was a bit of a teaser for you.
See you later in the week.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tag It Christmas

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Here's another Christmas card that the girls made at the Craft Creators Craft Day.
 The stamp is from the 'Tag It' Stamp Set.
Stampin' Up are donating $3.50 to Ronald McDonald House Charity, when you purchase this set.
I used a sketch that I Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla.
Have a great day!

Friday, August 23, 2013

So Kind of You

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 The So Kind of You Card was another well liked card on Saturday at the Craft Day.
 I cased it from Sandi MacIver a demo in the states.
I changed the flower, which is from 'Blooming with Kindness' Stamp Set.
I also used 'Gorgeous Grunge' and 'Sweet Essentials' Stamp Sets.
The colour combo is Coastal Cabana, Wisteria Wonder, Basic Black and Whisper White.
The embossing folder is 'Beautifully Baroque'.
We have had a beautiful spring day here today (still is winter), I hope it stays like this for the weekend.
Enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Piano Card.

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Here's another card from Saturday Craft Creators Craft Day.
The ladies enjoyed this card.
 I'm not musical at all, I tell people the only instrument I play is the Fool and I am good that that.
I cased it from a pin on Pinterest.
Carol L made the original card, the ladies told me that the keys are correct.
The keys are made using the Word Window Punch.
The colours are Melon Mambo, Basic Black and Whisper white.
The ribbon is retired from the last catty.
The sentiment is embossed with White Embossing Powder.
To finish we added a butterfly and bling.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Pleasant Poppies Sympathy Card

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This was a very popular card on Saturday.
 The colour combo is Crisp Cantalope, Pistachio Pudding and Very Vanilla.
We stamped En Francis with Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Ink, then we ran it through the Big Shot with the Designer Frame Oval Embossing Folder.
We stamped the poppies with Stazons Black Ink, then we coloured them with Blender Pens.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Craft Creator Craft Day

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On Saturday Craft Creators held their annual Craft Day.
(I told you briefly on Sunday about it)
I have had the privilege of been the card tutor at Craft Creators for the last 18 months.
I have come to know the ladies very well and love them dearly.
I have had to give this up at the end of last term, with our move to Christchurch happening.
I have left the ladies in the very capable hands of the talented Alison Hydes.
I was invited back for Saturday fo the  Craft Day.
I made 6 cards for the ladies to made.
   They loved them, I will blog bout them in the next few days (Betsy's Blossoms Christmas Card see HERE).
 This the lovely Karen Tarbottom, she is the leader of Craft Creators.
 These ladies are making the Betsy's Blossoms Christmas Card.
 These Ladies are making the Piano Card.
These ladies are making Pleasant Poppies Sympathy Card.
 Here the ladies are trying their hands at Mosaics.
 Here they are making Felted Cupcakes.
Here are the knitters and crocheters.
In the afternoon some of the ladies made Christmas Picture Frames, sorry I forgot to get photos of this.
The talented Sonia Cullen was the tutor for them.
It was a great day.

On the house front, we are under offer again.
If this works out as planned we will be in Christchurch at the end of this term (27th September).
It is a cash offer, they need a LIM and builders report (coming through Saturday), so in 10 - 15 day hopefully we will be sold.
So the house hunting in Christchurch starts.

I will try to get back tomorrow to detail another of the cards from Saturday.
Have a great day today.

Sunday, August 18, 2013


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Hi, I know it's been awhile since you have seen me blogging. Our life has been in turmoil, and we are in limbo. Paul (DH) from last December has been working 3 weeks out of 4 in Christchurch and coming home on weekends.He was on contract to Chubb, in March they starting to talk about how he would be good on their team (no job offer). We didn't give it much thought at that time, A month later Paul was offered a job. At first I was apposed to it, even though all our family is in chch.
After much prayer we decided that it would be the right move for us as a family. So  The big decrapping of our house began and 3 weeks later we had the house on the market. Paul started working for Cubb a month later. Our plans were that the house would sell and Savannah (DD), Samuel (youngest son) and me would join him in the July holidays, Darian (DS) was going to board with friends for the rest of the year to finish his school year. 
But our plans were not in line with God's plans.
We have had 2 good offers on the house but have both fallen thought due to finance, so we are still here in Timaru. I am just waiting in God's peace and waiting for his timing and it will all work out for his purpose.
I found this on facebook the other day it spoke to us.
Disappointment are just God's way of saying,
I've got something better.
So be patient,
have faith and live your life.
As I am typing this our agent is coming over soon with an offer, we will see if it is meant to be then all well and good, so I hope their will be good news soon.
I don't like living like this but it is only for a short season and we will be a proper family again soon.
So with all this going on blogging was not a priority.

Yesterday I was crafting in Geraldine at the Craft  Creators Craft Day, I had 6 cards for the ladies to choose from.
Its Betsy's Blossoms Christmas Card.
The colours are Gumball Green and Raspberry Ripple.
This proved a very popular card with the ladies.
It is cased from a pin on pinterest. 
I will be back tomorrow with another card from yesterday.
Hope you have enjoyed your weekend.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

In Bed Crocheting

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For the last week I have not been very well, so no papercrafting has been done.
I spent Easter weekend in bed with a crochet hook and wool while watching movies.
 I created 2 flower brooches, and 2 hats and there is a third one in process.
 This hat I crocheted last year but it needed a flower to brighten it up.
Here's the Rose Brooch that I crocheted for it.
The wool is a Merino Blend, the colours are ab fab, island indigo, elegant eggplant, more mustard, melon mambo, Always Artichoke to name a few. 
Isn't it funny how I see colours through Stampin' Up eyes. 
Do you do this also?
 Here's a hat I have crocheted for Dad.
 Here's the second flower brooch I made, I made them into brooches so they can be interchangeable.
The cream wool is left over from the hat I crocheted last year.
This is a very large flower, I love it.
 The hat is real red, I have worn it a lot since finishing it the other day.
Here's my blogging assistant this morning, Ambrosia.
Hope you all enjoyed your Easter break.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Bunny Wiggles Through

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Yesterday when I posted Easter Cards, I said I had an idea for my Bunny to make it into a birthday card.
Here it is.
The bunny is jump into his rabbit hole.
 On inside he is coming out of his rabbit hole.
 Supplies List
Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Sentiments and Bring on the Cake.
Card Stock: Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo, Marina Mist, Basic Black and Whisper White.
Ink: Melon Mambo, Marina Mist, VersaMark and Basic Black Marker.
Punches: 1 3/4" and 1 3/8" Circle, Large and Small Oval, Cupcake Builder, Boho Blossom and Small Heart.
Extras: Big Shot, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Circles #2 Originals Die, Dazzling Diamonds, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Dimensionals and Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
Hope you have all had a great weekend.
Have a fantastic week.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Easter Cards @ Craft Creators

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Yesterday we did Easter Cards at Craft Creators.
I did a fun bunny card and a card with a cross, because without the cross we wouldn't have Easter.
Here's the Easter Cross Card.
Andrea Buckland is the designer of this card and you can find the tutorial HERE.
 I have made these before as a Baptism Card, the are so versatile, some of the ladies yesterday made it a Sympathy Card.
Supplies List
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments and Flowering Flourishes.
Card Stock: Primrose Petals and Whisper White.
Ink: Primrose Petals.
Punches: Scallop Trim Border and Corner, Modern Label and Word Window.
Extras: Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals and Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
The next card was a fun card using punches.
I found this cute card on Chris Galbraith blog HERE.
Lucky Limeade, Basic Black, Melon Mambo and Whisper White Colour Combo.
The ladies loved him.
I embossed his tail with a mixture of Dazzling Diamonds and clear Embossing Powder.
Supplies List
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments.
Card Stock: Lucky Limeade, Basic Black, Melon Mambo and Whisper White.
Ink: Melon Mambo and VersaMark.
Punches: 1 3/4" Circle, Large and Small Oval, Boho Blossom, Cupcake Builder and Word Window.
Extras: Big Shot, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Circles #2 Originals Die, Clear Embossing Powder, Dazzling Diamonds, Stampin' Dimensionals and Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
Samuel has a birthday party to go to tomorrow, so I have idea to abdapt this for a birthday card.
So what this space!

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Craft Creator

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Craft Creator met for the first time last Friday.
I was good to be back and catch up with you all.
Here are the cards we created.
 This is the first card we did, I featured Button Buddies Stamp Set and Teeny Tiny Sentiments.
Colour Combo is Rich Razzleberry and Island Indigo.
The DSP is Sycamore Street (SAB).
 The buttons are Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons.
This the second card we made.
It is a Diamond Fold Card, you can find the Tutorial HERE
Colour Combo is Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango and Sycamore Street DSP.
The snail is from Button Buddies, #1 is from Ciao, Baby(mini) Stamp Sets.
The Ribbon and Button is from SAB.
 Craft Creators is on Fridays mornings (school terms) in Geraldine.
If you are in South Canterbury, we would love to see you.
Craft Creators
10 Cox Street (St Andrews Church Hall)
Fridays 9.30 - 12.00
Cost $7 ($2 for morning tea $5 for 2 cards).
Tomorrow we are doing Easter Cards.
Have a great day.