Tuesday, December 23, 2008


This is a pull out scrapbook I have been working on, I just finished off the inside pages. They are fun to make and you can always make them big or small. If you would like to make one here are the instructions. All I have to do now is find some photos to put inside. Well just a quick post today I have to get ready for work. Hope everyone has a great Christmas.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

2009 calenders

Wow Its almost the end of the year. So a great time to make next years calenders. I made these calenders for the make and take at my stamp club. Everyone loved them so I thought I'd make some for the teachers gifts this year. Just need to make my self one now.lol. I love the afternoon tea DSP out of the current mini. And yes I used live your dreams out of the mini too.( surprise, surprise.) If you want to make the stand at the back all you need is a piece of card 11" by 2" then score at 3 1/2" , 7", 8", 9" and 10" fold and tape like in the picture. happy stamping.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Wow two posts in one day, that doesn't happen very often.(lol.) Time for another kwerner challenge. I love the colours this week but here in little New Zealand we don't have baja breeze so I used bashful blue instead. This set friendly flowers is in the current mini and I hadn't used it yet so here was my chance. As you can see quite a simple card, a bit of stamping, a bit of cutting and a bit of punching some dimensionals, a rhinestone brad and a wee bit of ribbon an it was done. Pity the flower fusion flowers weren't the right colour I could have used one in the middle.

stamp club goodies

My stamp club and I decided to do Christmas card for each other. So I decided to do make some cards and matching boxes filled with favorites chocolates (yum). As a thank you to my ladies for being part of my club.

I have really enjoyed having a stamp club, I love thinking and looking around for ideas. It gives me an excuse to do something that I love.( any excuse to stamp works for me. lol) If any of you would like to join a stamp club in the new year email me for more info old.mcd@nettel.net.nz . I am hoping to set up another group. Its always as fun night with others that enjoy stamping as much as I do.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Well I finally got this card done. yeh. I went to my friends(Amy) yesterday, hoping to get the kwener challenge done but couldn't get anything to look right so I had another go today. I love the challenge, but I must admit I didn't find this one easy. I left out sage shadow and only used a little of bordering blue on the butterfly. As you can see from the picture I paper tolled out the top of the flower and the wee butterfly. and added some chunky glitter on the middle of the flower. A bit of ribbon and its all done. Heartfelt thanks is a great set and the two step stamping makes it look really effective. Thanks for checking out my entry. Have a look at the other great cards in the kwerner challenge.

Sunday, December 7, 2008


I made this set a few weeks ago, and was going to run a class but I have been too busy. I might take a class on this later in January so send me a email if you think you might be interested. As you can see I have used my favorite set out of the mini live your dream. As I've said before I love that with stampin up all the inks, papers, ribbon, card match perfectly. The box finishes off the set nicely, you don't even have to wrap it to give it as a gift. Hope you are all having a great weekend.

Friday, December 5, 2008

another christmas decoration

Tis the season. This is another decoration that I've made. they look great hanging on the tree. I added some dazzling diamonds to the centre of the snowflake. Just a quick post today I better go pick up my children.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Time for another challenge, man this week has gone quick. This is my entry for the kwerner
challenge #33 (but if your me #2) I have really enjoyed making this card, when I first looked at the colours I didn't know if they were my cup of tea, I looked at the colours then looked at my stamps. I used live your dreams out of the current mini, and it just sort of came together( love it when that happens) lol. I paper tolled out the flower heads and then added some of the crystal iris chunky sprinkles glitter (also in the new current mini). Thought I'd use some DSP this time for a change. The pumpkin pie one is out of the bali breeze pack and the certainly celery one is out of the wintergreen pack. Can't wait for the next challenge it gives me an excuse to have a stamp. Thanks to everyone that left me a comment last challenge, it was great to read them all.

Monday, December 1, 2008


I had a great day yesterday, Amy, Jan and I spent the day stamping. We went to Jans at 10am and left at 5.30(every stampers dream.lol). It was great, these are a few of the cards that I made(thought it was time to make a dent in the Christmas cards I need to make this year). Love this set season of joy. Its a pity that the mini had finished now, how ever its one of my favorite sets and one I will always use. Just click on any of the images to get a closer look.

I did these three the same just changed the colours a little. I have a few more that I haven't quite finished yet. Now I'm looking forward to Christmas because I'm a little more organised.

Friday, November 28, 2008


Yeh. It's almost December, and time to decorate the tree. Christmas has always been one of my favorite times of the year. It's been a busy year this year and the time has gone almost to fast. So I thought it was about time to make some new decorations. I just finished making these tonight, love this DSP wintergreen. I will make a few more of these to put in my salon to go with the silver tinsel I have already have. I just need to get some dashing DSP to make some for my tree. Well time for bed its getting late.(so much for my early night I set out to have.)lol.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Yeh, there is a first time for everything, I finally got time to do one of the kwerner challengers. I have been wanting to take part for awhile but always ran out of time. I love the colours that that Kristina has picked this week they go great together. We don't have riding hood red so I've used real red. I used season of joy stamp set out of the spring mini. Its hard to see from the photo but I added dazzling diamonds to the star on the Christmas tree, the little flower on the tree, and the snowflakes in the background. I only added a little bit of very vanilla, a bit of ribbon and some brads finish it off nicely. If you want a closer look click on the photo it will make it bigger. If you want to check out the other entries for this challenge here is the link to Kristina's bolg.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Lovely as a tree

I went to Megans(my upline) for our monthly meeting last Thursday. We usually do a make and take. Judy was doing this months. We started off by stamping the bird out of natural beauty in black then we embossed it with versa mark and clear embossing powder. We could then stamp around it. I picked as lovely as a tree thinking it could be a Christmas card. Mine always turns out different to every body else's. I have a habit of changing mine around. Just can't help myself.lol. To finish it off I used my 2-way glue pen and added some dazzling diamonds to the trees and a little on the ground.

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Just a quick post tonight, its been a long week for me. I just finished making these cute little bags for two special girls. I've put a cadbury favorite in each one. They don't really fit very well, they are a bit small. I will get something else at the supermarket tomorrow. If you would like to have a go at making these here is a great video tutorial.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Today I have my monthly upline meeting at Megans place. This month we had to make a bag, this is what I came up with. Its only little, I will use it to put a couple of stamps in at my next stamp club for the door prise. Its been a very busy week for me this week this week , that's what happens when you have a week away. I was hoping to do the kwerner challenge this week, I'll have a go later to see if I can come up with something. You never know I might post twice in one day.lol.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

file box cards

I went up to my craft room today and I thought yeh what new set out of the mini shall I use. I picked Eastern Blooms. As I started having a play around I remembered that I hadn't made any cards to go in my little file box, So I ended up doing three so they fit in nicely. The cards are only 3"by 3 3/4". It's such a cute little set, I just have to make some envelopes. Another gift ready for Christmas. The DSP is out of fall flowers set and the card I used is old olive, really rust and whisper white. Eastern blooms flower stamped in white craft ink and the saying at the bottom out of short and sweet stamped in really rust ink. I used dimensionals to paper toll out the flowers. And to finish it off old olive ribbon.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Sending Happy Thoughts

These simply sent kits are great, I am so glad I brought one. Its been great to get a bit of stamping done while I've been away. These cards I have enjoyed making love the stamps and love the colours. I've only used the kit, but I've added different ribbon and brads and used my mat pack. If you click on the picture it will give you a close up look. I'm on my way home tomorrow, can't wait to see my family and I can't wait to use my new stamps from the new mini, they are all mounted and ready to to be used. So give me till Sunday and I will do a new post.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


It feels ages since i posted. I'm down in Christchurch looking after my dad after his surgery and I thought I'd take a simply sent kit with me, I picked sending happy thoughts and brought some old olive and pumpkin pie ribbon, extra card and some old olive brads. I got to have a wee play while dad was resting I started by making a card the same as in the catalogue but with a few extra layers.I paper tolled the top of the flower and added a knot to the ribbon. Sorry the photo isn't the best. Then off down the road to a friends to use their internet.(thanks Simon). I have a few other different cards to post using this kit but have made them all different. So check back soon.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Double pocket bag

I had all my stamp club girls over last night and this is what we made. It was great getting together stamping and watching the fireworks out the window( I live near the park). Sorry I took the link off for the tutorial. The link wouldn't work.


Thursday, November 6, 2008


Just a quick post tonight, I just finished making this little file box. I ran out of time to finish the cards to go inside but I will try to get them done in the weekend. It been a very exciting day today. The lovely courier came today with a wee box full of things from the new summer mini. All the demonstrators get to do a pre order on the all the new things in the new mini. And I wasted no time in putting in my order.lol. I would have had my cards finished if I didn't have all my new stamps to polyurethane. I can't wait to use them!!!!!!.

Monday, November 3, 2008

One of a kind

Not the best picture sorry, bad lighting at night. Anyway this is a card I made today for a friend of mine. As you can see I used one of a kind(out of the spring mini). And I used very vanilla and creamy caramel card stock, some outlaw DSP and a little bit of theater ribbon out of the ribbon originals also a few brads. Just to be different instead of an envelope I made a little box. Hope she likes it.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

3 little cards

Finally finished the cards to fit in my origami box. yeh another project finished. Love this stamp set One of a kind (its in the mini that finishes this month). Stamped it in purely pomegranate ink.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Brocade Card Set

As soon as I saw this box I new I had to make one. I saw this idea on Makeesha Bly's blog. It didn't take long to whip this up. Very easy but very effective, as you can see I used brocade backgrounds DSP,chocolate chip textured card and river rock double stitched ribbon on the box. Baroque motifs(yes again I just cant help myself), and all card to match the brocade paper for the cards. Might even put a wee treat inside when I give this away.


Blog Widget by LinkWithin