Monday, July 29, 2013


this is the second scrapbooking page I made the other day. I was looking at photos and had these two photos in my hand and couldn't believe how similar my husband and my son looked at the same age of 4. My son has always been compared to my side of the family cause he looks so simular to my brothers as a toddler and even now but these photos shows how similar he is to his father! Everything on this page is Stampin' Up! with the main colours being Midnight Muse, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White. 


Thursday, July 25, 2013

ROCK CHIC scrapbook page

I had a lovely day yesterday crafting with some friends, I decided it was time to do some scrapbooking. This is my daughter when she was still at primary school - year 6 I think - and she was going to a punk party. It was fun making her long hair into a mohawk! lol This is all current Stampin' Up! products. I did have fun doing the wreath of stamps - I actually used a stamping gear which is a new toy I picked up at a craft show (not a product I sell). The colours don't show so well on the photos but they are Strawberry Slush, Elegant Eggplant and Real Red.

I love adding the little things to scrap pages like the little safety pins on the R and the I!


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

a few more BUTTERFLIES!

here are two more quick cards using the emboss resist technique on patterned paper (aka DSP). Sorry for the lack of posting - I've been flat tack doing bits away from my computer. Hopefully we will be back to normal routine soon :)


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

the flight of the butterly

I found a card on Pinterest (oh I love that site!!) that I liked and decided I would 'case' it. The original card can be seen HERE by Robin Merriman. If you go thru to her blog there is even a video on how to make it. I LOVED the colours and just changed the ribbon treatment. I decided that I would have a go at doing emboss resist on other patterned papers to see how they would turn out. Below is a sample of them.

I think I like the 'music' one the best! I actually taught these cards today at my at home class and the girls made a variety of different ones, all looking great! 

Don't forget I have the GARAGE SALE items list and updated on the second tab at the top of this blog. These are ALL the retired products I have for sale. Let me know if you would like something :)

Monday, July 15, 2013

give your brayer a bangin'!

One of the presentations at the Stampin' Up! convention was by the talented Paula Dobson. She showed how to make an interesting look using the brayer by 'banging' in. See below the pictures of Paula's demo and the amazing card she showcased! So when I got home I just HAD to have a go. I use Strawberry Slush, Basic Black and of cause the Silver Glitter Card!! I stamped the "smile" in White Stazone onto acetate. My sample is NOTHING as amazing as Paula's great card - isn't hers AMAZEBALLS!!!! hee hee I just LOVE that word! hehe


Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Hello - I have been busy today putting together a list of all the things I have that aren't current anymore. So here is the list - I can ONLY SELL TO PEOPLE IN NEW ZEALAND! That is a Stampin' Up! rule which I'm happy to abide to :)

contact me via my email -
Please also note that it is first in first serve. 


Description Style  Sale Price NZD 
A Word for You Clear $19
A Little Treat Clear $13
Artistic Etchings Clear $16
Aviary Clear $21
Baby Bundle Wood $30
Be Happy Wood $20
Big Bold Birthday Wood $25
Bloomin' Marvelous Wood $20
Bordering on Romance Clear $24
Broadsheet Alphabet Wood $46
Build a Blossom Clear $22
Button Buddies Clear $25
Button, Button Clear $22
Charming Clear $20
Christmas Deer Clear $14
Clearly for You Clear $23
Circle Circus Wood $32
Confetti Clear $15
Collage Curios Wood $22  SOLD        
Cottage Garden Clear $16
Cross My Heart Clear $20
Curly Cute Wood $21
Dapper Dad Wood $20
Daring Adventure Clear $18
Delightful Decorations Wood $23
Distressed Dots Wood $19 SOLD
Elementary Elegance Clear $18
Family Phrases Wood $20
Feeling Sentimental Wood $25
Fine Flourish Wood $13
For Everything Wood $27
French Filogree Background Wood $20
Fresh Vintage Wood $20
Fresh Vintage Wood $15
Gossamer Lace Wood $11
Got Treats Clear $21
Greetings Eight Wood $30
Growing Green Clear $19
Hoppy Easter Wood $8
Itty Bitty Bits Wood $13
Just Believe Clear $28
Just Thinking Wood $13
Kindness Matters Clear $10
Language of Friendship Wood $17
Linen Background Wood $20
Little Additions Wood $39
Lovely Letters Alphabet Wood $46 SOLD
Madison Avenue Wood $20
Madison Avenue Wood $20
Make a Monster Clear $21
Morning Cup Clear $17
Mouthwatering Clear $18
My Little Valentine Clear $8
Nature Walk Clear $22
Netting Wood $49
Notes & Details Clear $22
Occasionally Wood $35
Oh, Whale! Clear $20 SOLD
Parlor Prints Wood $19
Paisley Petals Wood $25
Patterned Occasions Wood $20
Patterned Occasions Wood $20
Perfect Punches Wood $20
Perfect Words Clear $15
Pretty Petites Wood $20
Pretty Petites Wood $20
Pretty Postage Wood $10
Priority Mail Clear $24
Punch Pals Wood $34
Quint-Essential Flower Wood $10
Rain or Shine Clear $18 mounted but not used
Razzle Dazzle Wood $20
Rue Des Fleurs Clear $22
Silver Setting Wood $11
Snow Much Fun Clear $23
Snow Swirled Wood $26
Solid Stripes Wood $12
Stylin' Snowfolk Wood $33
Stacks of Wishes Clear $20
Sunny Fun Clear $20
Sweet Cake Clear $18

Sweet Summer Wood $20
Tag Alongs Wood $20
Tagtastic Wood $20
Take a Spin Clear $26
Tiny Tags Wood $24
Tool Shed Wood $19
Trendy Trees Wood $19
Two by Two Wood $10
Under The Big Top Wood $30
Up, Up & Away Clear $23
Vintage Verses Wood $20
Watercolour Winter Clear $22
Winter Post Wood $30
Wishes Your Way Clear $15
Wonderfully Worn Background Wood $20
World's Greatest Wood $12
You Are Loved Clear $27

Baroque Boarders stained $5
Celebration $8
Cheerful Christmas $8
Cheers $8
Egg Hunt $8
Fabulous Follate $8
Fast Flowers stained $5
Funky Forrest $8
Gym Shoe $8
Love Blossoms $8
Solitude $8
Spring Floral $8
Super Sports $8
Take a Sip stained $5
Vine & Blossoms $8
Dotted Lines $10
Etruscan Elegance $10
Friends $10
It's Beautiful $10
In Stitches $10
Jolly Jingles $10
Petite Pairs $10
Spot On $10
Stars $10
Summer $10
Bigz Alphabet Simple Letters $99 (4 dies)
Bigz Candy Wrapper $36 SOLD
Bigz Dresden Designs $36
Bigz Elegant Bird $23
Bigz Holiday Stocking $36
Bigz Petal Cone $34
Bigz Petite Pocket $43
Bigz Scallop Envelope $23
Bigz Two Tags $23
Final Press $8
Lace Brocade $8
Vintage Wallpaper $8
Blossom Petals Punch $20
Petal Embossing Punch $20
Mitten Builder Punch NEW $15SOLD
Tiny Tag Punch $10 SOLD
FABRIC - unopened packets
Floral District $10
Spice Cake $10
Timeless Portrait $10
Twitterpated $10
PACKETS - unopened packets
Boutique Boxes Designer Kit $9
Early Espresso 12"x12" 6 textured/6 smooth $10
Pop-Up Posies Designer kits $14
RIBBON - unopened packets
Blushing Bride Satin Pleated 1cm  $7
Ice Cream Parlour Ribbon & Button Pack $7
Marina Mist Striped Organdy 1cm $10
Melon Mambo Striped Grosgrain 3.2cm $8
Melon Mambo Striped Organdy 1cm $10
Old Olive Striped Organdy 1cm $10
Pear Pizzazz Satin Pleated 1cm $7
Perfect Plum 1cm Taffeta $8
Riding Hood Red Satin Pleated 1cm $7
Sycamore St Ribbon & Button Pack $15
Basic Silver Buttons $10
River Rock Old Style stamp pad - used $5
Sented Embossing Powder-Melon $6
Sented Embossing Powder-Melon $6
Sahara Sand Old Style stamp pad - used $6
Soft Suede Old Style stamp pad - used $5
Marker Pens - New
Always Artichoke $3
Certainly Celery $3
Pretty in Pink $3
Regal Rose $3
A4 Cardstock - NEW in packet
Baja Breeze $10 SOLD
Bashful Blue $10
Bravo Burgundy $10
Certainly Celery $10
Lucky Limeade $10
More Mustard $10
Not Quite Navy $10
Riding Hood Red $10
All In One Colour Packs - each pack contains- card, stamp pad, marker pen & reinker.
Price shows amount of card in pack
Baja Breeze $10 SOLD
Bashful Blue $8
Bravo Burgundy $15
Certainly Celery $15
Lucky Limade $10
More Mustard $15
Not Quite Navy $15
Poppy Parade -includes some DSP & Ribbon  $30
Pretty in Pink $15
Regal Rose $10
Riding Hood Red $15
River Rock $15 SOLD


Tuesday, July 9, 2013


this is another project made using new products. The DSP is from Modern Melody and the stamp of the trophy is from the Ronald McDonald House Charity stamp set - Tag It. This would of been a great card to give our daughter when she got the top school prize at the end of last year. 
Yesterday we popped in yesterday to the school so we just HAD to have a looksy at the board where they put everyone's names. 

So cool to see her name up there!


Monday, July 8, 2013

Happy Sweet 16!

today my youngest baby turned 16 - I am still in shock! lol Where does the years go???? 
So I decided to make a card for her with all her favourite loves/interest. It took over a dozen stamp sets - sorry not going to list them all! lol Some of the images are a bit hard to see but they include- Dr Who, Harry Potter, shoes, cakes, church, bible, books, music, guitar, trophies, movies & drama, boyfriend (heart), learner plates and car and of cause a crown of rock! I did have to make up the cross and the books/bible. All the others are make using stamps :)

I stamped the "happy birthday" onto acetate with stazon so it 'overlapped' the images. On the inside of the card I use this cool stamp.

really enjoyed putting it together and she loved it :)


Friday, July 5, 2013

Support for Ronald McDonald House Charities

Stampin' Up! have been a long time supporter of charities and one in particular they are very active with. Ronald McDonald House Charities run the very important houses that support families who children are patients at hospital. They help with doing practical fun crafting session but also with raising funds for the houses. This year Stampin' Up! have released a stamp set where $NZ3.50 from every stamp set sold goes to the charity. The Get Well Soon stamp is from the stamp set called - Tag It! on page 45 of the new catalgoue.

I created the bandaid by using the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder but using the image upside down - creating little 'dots'. I coloured the stamp with Stampin' Markers and cut out the brackets to create some interest. The background was stamped with Groovy Grunge stamps set. :) 

Contact me to place your order for this stamp set to support such a GREAT charity! The stamp set coordinates with the Chalk Talk Framelits Dies too!!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Soho Ticket Box

Last month I made this for my sister in-law's birthday. The frame is a 'box' style and I talked my husband into drilling a slot on the top so she can pop movie and concert stubs into it. Over time it creates a 'work of art' as the stubs pile up. 
I had seen the idea on Pinterest (so LOVE that site!) and I knew the new Soho Subway DSP was PERFECT for it. I made a matching card too - using the This and That date stamp to put the date of her birthday on the card.

Here is the top of the frame showing the slot for slipping the ticket stubs in.


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Bright and Banner!!

One of the new colours that have come into the colour families is Crushed Curry. I do like a good yellow and this is a doozy!! I have used the new rotary cutter on the edge of the Crushed Curry mat -I used the small scallop blade. I do love the rotary cutter - really good for doing LOTS of cutting and with the option of adding decorative blade makes it two tools in one! The blades are SO easy to switch too, better than any other rotary cutter I have used. The banners are made from the new DSP Gingham Garden and the sentiment is from Hello Lovely stamp set. I matched the Crushed Curry with Island Indigo. 
Have you looked thru the new catalogue? I have a link to the online version on the top right side bar. Enjoy!!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


 YES - today the new catalogue goes live - YAHOOOOOO you can now get access to all the AMAZING new products. Contact me to receive your own copy all or you can view it online HERE

ALSO - for the rest of July we have 25% off some of our greetings sets so contact me to add these to your order TODAY!!

On Sunday I held my new Catalogue launch party - it was a fun day with lots to inspire the crafters. 

here is one of the cards I showed that using the LOVELY new Design Series Paper (DSP) called Modern Melody - I LOVE black and white - or Basic Black and Very Vanilla to be exact!. I promise I will be doing daily posts with new product projects from now on. :)