Saturday, October 31, 2009

Stampin Up Image

I made this birthday card for my lovely daughter-in-law Jamie, it uses the stampin up set "Inspired by Nature". The butterfly in the corner was using a cardboard shape and covering with opals and stamped into.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Winner Take All

I belong to NZ Stampers and they are running a Winner Take All project at the moment, this is my card entry. How this works, we add a scan of a card we have made and then a winner is drawn and they receive all those cards by mail...

Saturday, October 24, 2009


Isn't spring a great time of the year... our clematis is covered with flowers this year, perhaps all the winter rain agreed with it.

Friday, October 23, 2009


I got all enthusiastic and made some ATC's for a swap and then realised the theme was in the small print and had to repeat, but I did so like this one...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Coffee & Cake

Another Impression Obsession image which I paired up with a Montarga cupcake, the BG is on gloss card and has been cuttlebugged.

Auckland, New Zealand

This photo of Auckland was taken from the harbour bridge which connects the North Shore with Auckland. What a great weekend we had in Auckland, the weather was good, the 60th birthday party was a great affair and Murray and I caught up with our lovely niece from Dubai. Auckland is a very large city, my sister is one side and Murray's brother the other side on the North Shore so without a car, as we flew up, not able to see everyone we would have liked to have seen, next time.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Quick Card needed

We are off to Auckland for my husband's youngest brother's 60th birthday and I realised that his older brother needed one also so mad rush to make. I used distress inks, and then coloured over the top with tombows. He lives by the sea and is a keen yachtie so quite appropriate.

Distress Ink No 2

Another distress ink card, I so like this look...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Flower Swap

This flower swap really was a problem for me, I seem to get an absolute block when I have to create 6 cards the same. I started four different cards and even this one I am unsure about. The BG is done with opalite stamp pads and then cuttlebugged, I coloured the flowers and put microbeads over the centres (wish I hadn't) but they are being sent today as swap closes on the 21st October.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Distress Inks

At first I found distress inks a challenge but did a class at SENZ (Stamping Expo New Zealand) and now I love them, I stamped on white cardboard with my newsprint stamp then masked and covered with two different distress inks and then overstamped with the flower and diamond stamp. The letters are covered with opals (thick embossing powder) and then stamped into with the newsprint stamp.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Another Impression Obsession Image

I often find a male card difficult to do but these beautiful images make male cards easy. The BG was created on gloss card with a Kaleidacolor stamp pad... and I cuttlebugged the original layer...

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Birthday Card for Ben

My nephew has muscular atrophy and he was turning 13 so I wanted him to feel extra special, so this idea came to me about stopping the press to anounce his birthday. My sister is the most incredible mum, she not only is a carer for Ben, but she works full-time and has many other activities she is involved in. I ripped up bits from a magazine and then looked through for the happy birthday items on the top.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Impression Obsession Image

My good friend Shirley put me on to Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps and I love this image, the background is done with opalites on black card, I gave it to one of our cousins on her 70th birthday.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Bingo Blast

What a fun card to make, I so enjoyed blasting my daubers to create the background and then embossing a swirl to give it a lift...

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Alcohol Inks with Cuttlebug Embossing

This is a recent card I made, I used two Alcohol Inks (Denim was one, sorry can't remember the other ) and a silver fixative on gloss card. Alcohol Inks dry very quickly so was able to emboss with my cuttlebug immediately, I had already coloured in my stamped image and with a ribbon and sentiment to set it off, a quickly assembled card.

Saturday, October 3, 2009


My third granddaughter laying on her I Spy Quilt when I was making it. I am now making one for her sister Katherine, hope to have it completed by Christmas 2009.

My Sister-in-law's birthday card

I have finally purchased a spellbinders pendant die set and this is the first card I made, the background is embossed with a cuttlebug folder.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Alcohol Inks with collage stamping

A different style of Alcohol Inks with collage stamping on top.