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Cheerful Critters Latch Card

I revisited this awesome retired set, Cheerful Critters, to make this card for my nieces birthday recently. The tutorial I used for this Latch Card was from Splitcoaststampers, you can find it here.

P1050154The gorgeous birthday candles paper is from the Cherry on Top DSP Stack ( # 138443 page 144 $17.00). I water coloured all the cutesy animals with Stampin’ Write Markers which I scribbled on an acrylic block and picking up the colour with an Aquapainter. The words on the front are from Crazy about You and inside is a gorgeous one from the  Cottage Greetings set.

We are counting down now to September 1st when the new Holiday catalogue goes live.  My supply of these has just arrived so if you would like to get your hands on one of these then leave me a comment or flick me an email at


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Freestanding Building Blocks Card

I was asked to make a special card for a wee man turning to 3 so I thought and thought and came up with something almost as special as he is.

P1040641 This doesn’t quite fit into a standard envelope but that didn’t matter too much. The blocks fold up so the card can go flat. I added a background just pick up the colours a bit and add some interest.  P1040642

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KIDSFEST Holiday Classes – Leeston, Rolleston, Darfield

Kidsfest happens every July School Holidays here in Canterbury with lots of activities for kids to do, both free and paying. This year I am doing 2 different classes so take a look if you are local and contact me to book. email me at or phone (03) 3244 495

Stamp for Fun – Project Life Free-standing Flip Album

$40 Per child – Caregiver Optional – Ages: 10 to 13 – Prepayment required Leeston Library 12.45- 3.45
 Create a free-standing flip album using ‘Project Life Photo Pocket Pages’ and decorative pocket inserts in an afternoon.

Kit includes stand pieces, variety pack 6″x8″ Pocket Pages (12) and pocket inserts which you will be able to put your own finishing touches on. Bringing photos is optional, we can just leave spaces to drop them in later.
Bring your own scissors.


Stamp for Fun – Make Your Own Stamp

$15 Per child  – Caregiver Optional – Ages: 5 to 13 – Prepayment required
 Make your own wood mounted mosaic style stamp to take home and create two projects with it at the event (kit provided). Bring a simple picture or design no bigger than 5x5cm to base your design on and scissors. We will make a wood mounted rubber stamp and make a card and box.
 Monday 6 July From: 10:00 am – 11:45 am Venue: Darfield Library
Thursday 9 July From: 10:00 am – 11:45 am Venue: Rolleston Community Centre
Friday 10 July From: 10:30 am – 12:15 pm Venue: Leeston Library
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Teddy Bear Wishes


How cute is this chap! The great thing is he was super easy to create and I got to use my new Bow Builder Punch. I based my card on one by Joni Andaya. She had a girly version too so I might have to try that one day soon too. The eyes are 1/2″ circles (I think?? or maybe it was the small circle from that triple pack of punches we had) The nose is the large oval which I double punched to shorten up the length. It is higlighted with some tiny double punched 1/2″ white circles. The muzzle was one of the Oval Framelit dies which trimmed shorter athe bottom “point” to round it out.

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Kidsfest Stationery Case

Kidsfest happens every July School holidays here in Canterbury It is sponsored largely by  TV2, The Press, MORE FM, Canterbury Community Trust, Singapore Airlines and co-ordinated by the Christchurch City Council on behalf of the KidsFest Charitable Trust  You can find the Kidsfest page here I have run Kidsfest classes for the last three years and as I said yesterday have already run one in Leeston and one in Darfield leaving only next Wednesdays class in Rolleston which still has a few spaces left if you are interested.

Here is the project we are doing. This one is my daughters one and being left handed she customized it so it would open HER way!

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And inside there is a pad, pen, 2 book markers, calendar and 2 note cards in their wee pockets. I do love that Every little Bit Stamp set and I cant part with it even if it has retired. Its fabulous for doing kids classes!!! I got lucky with those calendars as I found a printable one that ran from July 2013 – Sept 2014  and like the pad they can be taken out and replaced when they are used up. These make great wee travel kits as I found out on the way home from class with my daughter and niece who both had their cases open on their knees scribbling away. You could even add a pack of coloured pencils  and a puzzle book or bigger drawing padP1020007 (640x513)


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Birthday toot with Thomas cards

Thomas the tank Engine is always a favorite with little boys and two of my wee friends are no different!  I paper pieced and punched two of the same little Thomas’ and then added them to different fancy fold cards.

The first one is an easel style card and sits up against the tracks to hold the easel in place. I didn’t have a stone type image for the gravel under the tracks so I used the rubber on the end of a  pencil. Worked pretty well huh! I hand cut the grass border too.

Number two was a side double step card with Thomas on the front step and the train house  on the back one. Thought it looked a bit bare on the side so I added the stop go lights and then a strip of Attic Boutique paper across the base. Both cards use the Birthday sentiment from Petite Pairs which is a great set as it covers lots of occasions AND has a matching sentiment for inside the card. Check it out on page 105 of the Idea Book and Catalogue.



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In the Spotlight!

Thats me! I got such a surprise when I visited Scrappin’ Patch today and found that I have been made “July Patch Artist” so I will be in the Spotlight this month. How exciting!
Yesterday I took Miss Ali to a Pirate Birthday party for here wee friend. She looked so cute complete with scar!
ali pirate websize
Of course I also needed a card to give the wee fella and I had seen one I wanted to CASE that was just perfect.
monster card outside
And inside Ali did her own writing with a bit of help from me.
monster card inside
Im off to create now as Im feeling really pumped by the Patch news and by the awesome job I did on yesterdays card. So many thing I want to try so little time!
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