Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas Card

I have had so much fun this Christmas working through various fold cards on my "Fancy Folds & Motion Paper Craft CD. This was one of my favourites...

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Window Pop-Out Card

I do a just one swap through Technique Junkies each month and this is the card I made for it. It comes from the Fancy Folds & motion card DVD, I am loving working through the various cards on this DVD. When you open it up the window is exposed and the inside stands out to display the holly image.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Box

My latest toy is my Ultimate Pro and I made this Christmas Box yesterday to put goodies in for someone special...

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Birthday Card

This card evolved as so many of my cards do... I used white cardstock and stamped with black the lacy background, I used my new spellbinders die to cut out card for butterfly to sit on, added brads & a sentiment and sent off to my sister-in-law, her birthday is on Monday...

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Tri Fold Birthday Card

This card is a lot of fun to make! I used alcohol inks, my cuttlebug folders and my spellbinders dies and this is the finished effect.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Technique Junkies Tri-fold Christmas Card

I have had so much fun so far with my Christmas Cards, I decided this year to make motion or fold cards. This one was featured in the August/September 2009 Newsletter, easy and quick to make...

Saturday, October 9, 2010


I have had so much fun making this mask, it started out white and I painted with Lumiere Indigo, gold glitter, blue glitter, stick on flowers and plumes bought from Spotlight and the silver clip and beads of a necklace bought at the two dollar shop. Every year we have a staff photo taken for our Christmas card and of course this was ideal for me, making a mask.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Wedding Card

I love weddings and we are off to one in Christchurch. I had a bit of difficulty with making a card, couldn't decide how to colour the image. I decided after several attempts on alcohol inks and then highlighted some of the images with copic pens, pleased with the final result.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Cuttlebug BG

Have just completed another card with a cuttlebug BG, another Impression Obsession Stamp and look, how exciting have used my new punch again. This Card is on its way to USA for a member of Technique Junkies to encourage her during a difficult time. Do hope she likes it!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Waterlily Card

Finally I have located a slot punch and this is the first card made with it. I made a couple of these cards cutting with a scalpel but was never happy with the tidiness of the slot, look how neat this one is. Stamp by Impression Obsession, coloured by copics and I used two different cuttlebug folders on the BG which was coloured by Kaleidacolor Carribean Sea.

Sunday, September 5, 2010


I had a bereavement card to make for a cousin who lost her husband recently. The BG I coloured with Kaleidacolor Riveria then cuttlebugged with two different folders and covered the middle with a cuttlebug cut out. The image made by Impression Obsession was coloured with copics and the sentiment in silver, a sticker. I used a few mini beads on the flowers and the plumes, and put a small heart under the sentiment.

Monday, August 30, 2010

BDay Card

This card was done with a brayered BG, coloured with one of my kaleidacolor stamp pads and put through my cuttlebug. The coffee cup was coloured with copic pens and amazing glaze gives it the shiny glossy look, a bit of glitter gives it zing. The sentiment was a happy birthday sticker and I cut the scalloped edge with my spellbinder die. Happy Birthday Howard!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Embossed Melted Crayon

Wanted to see if you could emboss on top of melted crayon (TJ technique) and it worked perfectly, like the effect it has produced!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Two New Posts

New Technique Junkie's technique using melted crowns, I just love the rich colourings it gives. My daughter-in-law's birthday on Friday so I made it especially for her. Will be using this technique again soon...

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Antique Wallpaper

Love this look, it is a Technique Junkie BG and you can check it out by following the button to that site. The stamp was in a box of discarded rubber stamps given to me, I so love her beauty!

Friday, June 4, 2010

70th Birthday Card

We are off to a 70th birthday party tonight so have just finished this card... coloured with copics, covered cardboard 70 with gold embossing powder, added a dragonfly and three black studs (not too evenly).

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Swing Card

My first attempt at making a swing card. The edge of the card is cuttlebugged, the BG a paper I loved and bought, sentiment on the back, so much fun to make.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Autumn Swap

This swap was for two A5 Autumn themed pieces of artwork. I used glossy card, stamped with versamark leaves, brayered in Kaleidacolor Creole Spice and then over stamped with the same stamppad and clear embossing powder.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Cuttlebug Dragonfly

LaVerne from the Technique Junkies group I belong to send me a beautiful card for my birthday and this is her return RAK. I coloured the background with one of my Kaleidacolor stamp pads and then put through my cuttlebug.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Ashley's 7th Birthday

I decided for Ashley's card to do a tri-fold card and used a classy paper that I bought recently, the inside is done with the Birthday Cuttlebug and then inside the sentiment page, Ashley was absolutely thrilled with it and the present we gave her.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

What an excellent birthday and I received this beautiful cards from Elli and Roz of NZ Stampers. Elli, love the way you have stitched the image with embroidery cottons and Roz, your frame and butterfly image are beautiful. Thank you for making my birthday a really special one, D

Monday, April 26, 2010

60 years young

What a great birthday, I have been so spoilt with flowers, a party and lots of presents. I certainly don't feel like 60, where did all those years go, Love D

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Thank you LaVerne

LaVerne, an American TJ sent me this exquisite card, it is just so beautiful and I love the colours! She has used one of the TJ techniques Re-Inker Splash and the textures on the splashed bit feel crusty in parts, which adds to it's charm. The digi image was downloaded from Squigglefly, must look up and see what is available.Thank you so much LaVerne. Hey, just as a little side note, Praise God, I am going to be 60 tomorrow!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

April's ATC

This week has flown by and tomorrow I am off to Brisbane for work leaving at 6.15am in the morning, I have to be at the airport at 4.15am so an early start for me. The theme for this month was children, I am a bit lacking in this area for stamps so used this one and coloured with my water colour crayons, they faded with the scan so had to boost the colour with help from the iphoto software. Next month's theme is black and white.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Good Friday

Today is Good Friday, the day we commemorate Jesus dying on the cross to save all mankind. We are off to Nelson for our son's 40th birthday tomorrow, travelling down on the Bluebridge ferry. The day has dawned with no wind so the Cook Strait between the North and South Island will be calm. I made this card to give him and coloured the image with my copic markers. Really looking forward to spending Easter with our son and family, quite a while since we have been to the South Island. Happy Easter everyone!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Another Copic's Card

I am improving all the time with my copics, love the way you can achieve light and shadow in your artwork. I stamped the BG card with versamark and my BG stamp and then applied clear embossing powder. The black hearts are to give it a lift.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Copic Markers

This week has been an adventure discovering how to use my copic markers more effectively with the help of my TJ friend Ann Clack, she has given me so many good tips and a website which has clear instructions and tutorials. This is the card I made this morning to send to her as a big thank you, she is the greatest, as is Melanie who I have purchased the markers through. So good to have the help of stamping friends.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Double Bugging

Double Bugging - a technique junkie technique - I decided to use yellow after seeing cards posted in yellow and really liking them. The pear is a stamp I used to have and it perished so much to my delight saw it on trademe and was able to purchase again. I stamped it with my kaleidacolor stamp pad in browns and then covered with metallic copper embossing powder which gives the pear a nice sheen.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

RAK for Muriel

This technique is out of one of my favourite books, used powdered pigments and alcohol inks. The book is well worth having "Texture Effects for Rubber Stamping" by Nancy Curry, I am sending this card to Australia in the morning.

RAK for my friend Robyn

Made this card for my friend Robyn in Robina, Qld, we have been friends for a long time. The technique is a TJ one and it was easy to make and look cheery. The cup and saucer and the coffee pot are both Montargo stamps, I used them as I wanted Robyn to know that I would love to pop in and have a cuppa.

Monday, March 15, 2010


Wasn't completely happy with this card, couldn't see the sentiment so unmounted and remounted and used Black Detail Embossing powder. Happy now!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

RAK for Germaina

I so like slicing up cards and making them to look like window frames. I made this BG a long time ago and was searching through a drawer for something else and decided to use it, it truly was a forgotten treasure. The images are all embossed with metallic bronze embossing powder (Judi-Kins) except for the little rabbits which I stamped in detail black and the Best Wishes which I cover with Fantasy Torquoise.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Travel ATC's

This month's theme is travel and once again I have used distress inks because they are easy to work with and I like the finished effect. The travel stamp is by Judi-Kins, I used metallic copper embossing powder, a travel add on done with my label maker and it was all finished.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Ben's BDAy Card

I did a card for Ben and then at the last moment decided to do a new one. My new brayer is great and I used Kaleidacolor fresh greens and then cuttlebugged and then ran over it with the stamp pad to give greater lift to the raised bubbles. Murray gave me the pukeko stamp - a New Zealand swamp hen, several years ago, but I had never used it, the swirls in the BG make for a ferny look. I added Amazing Glaze after colouring and a Happy Birthday to finish it off.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Watercolour Crayons

This card started with the use of all the pink crayons in my watercolour set and I masked each section to pick up the definition between each colour. When dry I stamped the image with a light stamp pad and then with the darker to give a shadow effect. I used the scor-pal to give more interest, applied a ribbon and the spell binder scallop & happy birthday circle. The hardest part was finding cardboard to look good with the colour of the background. :)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Brayer Card

So thrilled with my new brayer... my old one was getting past it and wasn't transferring as well as it used to. I used gloss card, my favourite leaf stamp and stamped the image with versamark ink. I brayered on top with kaleidacolor bouquet stamp pad, a ribbon to highlight, tied in a knot and then on cream card stamped the image again and added the sentiment on top. Voila, a quick and pretty card...

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Red & White ATC Swap

This is the theme for the ATC Swap through NZ Stampers for this month, I have signed up to do a 6-4-5 swap each month through 2010. Well, we all have days when our artwork looks great and we decide to add that little extra and just like that it doesn't work. Today was one of those days, I reached this point and decided to add glitter and it looked awful so had to redo these but I decided that it didn't matter and this time no glitter. I am really pleased with the final look, distress inks in fired brick and worn lipstick - love these inks so easy to work with.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tapestry Technique

I love this technique by technique Junkies, it is a sure success card. I masked the BG and used my Kaleidacolor stamppad to do the background. I am hunting out old techniques at the moment to use, oldies but goodies.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Art from the past

Thought I would add some art from past days as I am busy at present and haven't had a chance to create. Summer has finally come and I am making the most of it, all the bedding has been washed, the doors are all open and I am in shorts and t-shirt, how I love long hot days!