Blushing Pistachio!

I cant wait till the end of the month when both Sale-A-Bration and the new Occasions “Mini” catalogue start! Im just waiting for my Pre Order to arrive now, its a little bit exciting.

Anyway here is the other card I wanted to share and as you may have gathered from the title the main colours are Pistachio Pudding and Blushing Bride.

DSCF3991 (481x640)Supplies: Teeny Tiny Sentiments and Pennant Parade Stamp sets; Pennant builder punch, Needlepoint Borders embossing folder. Gumball Green, Pistachio Pudding and Early Espresso Ink pads.


Christmas sparkle

Im just home for the day so thought I would share a couple of Christmas cards with you over the next couple of days.

This one really sparkles with Silver Glitter card and Dazzling Details!

DSCF3990 (485x640)Supplies: Simply Stars, Pennant Parade,  Sweet Essentials and the retired sets French Foliage & Scentsational Season Stamp Sets.  Coastal Cabana and Whisper White cardstock, Pool Party and Smoky Slate ink pads

Cards - Babies and Kids, Cards Fancy Folds, Punch Art

Every Little Bit Punch Art Teddy

Finally I have enough time and sanity to share some work with you all! Thank you for being patient : ) You might remember this card that I shared some weeks ago.

P1010385 (480x640)When I posted it I hadnt finished the inside of it but I have now so here is what I did…..

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You might recognize my pop up insert which you can find instructions for here. I used the same wee duck and teddy stamps from Every Little Bit to decorate the insert and created a wee punch art teddy based on the ELB teddy, His head isn’t quite as wide but I’m good with that.

P1010419 (558x640) Punches used: Owl Builder  #118074,  Word Window #119857,  1/2″ Circle # 119869,  1″ Circle #119868


Cards - Babies and Kids, Cards - General

CAS Baby

I find CAS such a challenge but Ive given it another go with the help of yet more challenges! Inkspirational and Clean and Simple.

P1010385 (480x640)Not really your traditional baby colours but I think they work Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder, Crumb Cake and Whisper White. The stamps I used came from: Every Little Bit,My Friend, Pennant Parade and Teeny Tiny Sentiments. I just love those new style piercing templates, they make it so easy to do frames and stitching !

I havent done the inside yet but Im planning to do something with POP!

Photo FTL232


Big Shot, Cards - Babies and Kids, Cards - Birthday, Cards - General, Punch Art

Space…. the final frontier – Just Add Ink!

I had to do a boys card for Friday so the Seize the Birthday Boy sketch challenge seemed the obvious inspiration also the Just Add Ink Colour Combo of Midnight Muse, So Saffron and Whisper White seemed to fit what I needed too. So here is what I did please ignore the bright green backing paper it was either that or my messy desk!

P1010366 (464x640) Here is a close up of the wee space manP1010365 (473x640)

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P.S Guess who made the Top 5 in the last Inkspirational challenge with this card !

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Top 5


Funky Teen Page

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My daughter has a style all her own and I always worry when I do pages for her that it wont meet her tastes but she thought this one was ok. Good Ok i think. She is my go to girl to see if a card or project hits the right note!

I went real clean and simple for this one I had very little paper that would go well with the theme and photos so just ended up making my own using the Starburst Stampin’ Around Wheel and some sponged 1 3/4” circles in Lucky Limeade, Poppy Parade and Concord Crush. i broke out the Pennants again but did theme in Basic Black and Whisper White.  I used the Labels Framelits Dies to shape one edge of the journaling box and Title mat. Clean and Simple

Artist Trading Cards, Christmas, Punch Art

Merry ATC


In November it was my turn to set the teams ATC swap Theme, Christmas seemed the obvious theme but I suggested we give it a Kiwi twist.

My inspiration came from some Christmas lights that The Warehouse was advertising. I loved the “kiwifruit” tree and created my own using a circle punch, sponges and the flower image from Baroque Motifs. Add the star from Every Little Bit and the pot from Pennant Parade.


My Little Kiwi in his cute little stockings (from Every Little Bit) and Christmas hat. The bird shape is from the Two Step Bird repunched to “round his rear” the beak is the tail of the bird punch. Cute huh! Thought they might look good on a card like this but never got that far


Tomorrow …..the rest of the ATC swaps

Cards - Birthday, Cards - General, Christmas

Make’N’Take Cuties

Which one would you do? I had a  great afternoon today at the local Health and Wellbeing Expo here in Leeston. As well as a display of creative goodies I offered a Make’N’Take.  People had the option of a Christmas version or a Birthday version of these 3 X 4 inch cuties.

I love the versatility of the Pennant Parade Stamp Set, you can make Christmas Trees, ice cream cones, patchwork designs, star points even boat sails!! And of course you can’t go past the Create a Cupcake Set for a fun Birthday card.

Dont forget to book your space for my next class, you can check out my class schedule on the Classes and Events tab.

Cards - General, Cards Fancy Folds, Promotions

So Much to Tell you

Today is the last day of the current Idea book and Catalogue Which means TOMORROW you can start ordering from the NEW 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalogue. I have just taken delivery of a new stock of these so if you havent got your copy yet Email me! or give me a ring  if you would like one.

You should be able to download the new catalogue online tomorrow too, go to my Website and look under the Products tab for the catalogue link.

I’m still taking bookings for my CLASS this  Sunday 4th September 1-4. I am trying a new venue, The Leeston Bowling Club on High Street, so check out what we are making with this sneak peek. The class is $20 and we will be using some of the NEW products available. Email me! or give me a ring to book your spot.

All my classes and events till the end of the year are listed on the classes page now so mark them in your diary!