Friday, April 30, 2010

Echoes of Kindness

I am trying to use Raspberry Tart designer paper more often, because it was a really popular one after seeing the results in my blog candy. I LOVE the Echoes of Kindness stamp set. I pulled it out once, and fell in love with it. I have used it lots, just keep your eye out for more! I made this card before purchasing the watercolour paper. It took a while using Whipser White cardstock, but watercolour paper would be ideal for the blending. The elegant idea using the pearl and the big brad were inspired by Teneale Williams. I have used this idea on a card HERE.
Both of the stamp sets that I have used can be earned for free! Contact me to find out how!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Echoes of Kindness, Sweet Little Sentiments
Card/Paper: Regal Rose, Old Olive, Whisper White, Raspberry Tart DSP
Ink: Regal Rose, Rose Red, Black Staz on
Accessories: Scallop Oval punch, Large Oval punch, Mat Pack, Blender Pens, White taffeta ribbon, Pretties Kit, Flower Brad assortment


Chocolate You Can't Eat....

So sorry about the lack of posting, I've been a busy beaver! This card is quite a fun one. A faux candy bar- perfect for someone on a diet! I'm amazed about how realistic it really looks! It is a bit fiddly to make, but these fab instructions from Dawn Griffith really help!Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Heartfelt Thanks
Card/Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Washington Apple designer papers
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Crimper, tin foil

Yay!! The weekend! Have a good one,


Friday, April 23, 2010

A Bunch of Tulips

Just a quick post tonight as I really need to get on with dinner...
I made these cute tulips with the XL Bird punch. I love this this punch- so versatile! This is PERFECT for Mother's Day! I've also used the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, with the Big Shot.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Heard form the Heart
Card/Paper: Lovely Lilac, Orchard Opulence, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Orchard Opulence
Accessories: XL Bird punch, Scallop Edge punch, Hemp Twine, Perfect Polka Dots textured impressions embossing folders, Big Shot

Email me at to order your supplies before Mother's Day!


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Mentos Pillow Box

Isn't it hard to believe that a whole packet of Berry Mentos fit in this cute pillow box? It looks really effective using acetate for your pillow box, so you can see all the goodies inside! I love it how all the colours match beautifully together.
What a lovely wedding favour!
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Cottage Garden
Card/Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Orchard Opulence
Accessories: Small Tag punch, Large Tag punch, 5/8" Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, Linen Thread, Acetate, Old Olive marker, 1/16" hand- held circle punch, Pillow Box die, Big Shot


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Tea Party & Butterflies

It's school time again, so that means I'm back to work! I had a really lovely, relaxing holiday.
Now to the card, I LOVE the Tea Party designer paper! It's a must-have! I made this card when the Summer mini was current and before I purchased the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set. You can make this card with only Flight of the Butterfly, but I've used Butterfly Prints, Priceless and Thank You Kindly.
I had seen a card similar to this one, and I remade it, but I can't remember who it was.
The weather is starting to get colder, and when I look at this card, it reminds me of spring :-)

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Butterfly Prints, Priceless, Thank You Kindly
Card/Paper: Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Whisper White, Tea Party DSP
Ink: Almost Amethyst, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Basic Gray
Accessories: Mat Pack, 5/8" Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon, Hemp Twine


Friday, April 16, 2010

Mini Catalogue Launch

Hi everyone,
Today was my mini catalogue launch! I had 12 attendees and we all had a fun filled afternoon filled with: sharing ideas, seeing what's new and making a small project (oh, and of course chatting and eating, Sarah and I made a delicious chocolate cake!)

Now, unfortunately I can't share with you the project yet, because I created it a couple of days ago and last week, Ian took the camera on a business trip. Never mind, I can show it to you in a week or so.

But I can show you a couple of the name places that Sarah made for the table. She's used the NEW bird punch with the Top Note from the Big Shot (and the cute new colours!)

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: none
Card/Paper: Kraft, Soft Suede, Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry or Melon Mambo
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories: XL Bird punch, Word Window punch, Very Vintage wheel, Chocolate Chip marker, Top Not die, Big Shot


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Hot Chocolate Purse

I held a workshop last Tuesday, we made these cute purses using designer paper and the Top Note from the Big Shot. It was really successful- everyone enjoyed themselves and had a great afternoon. We put in a matching hot chocolate sachet, using Dotto (repositional adhesive). This would be a lovely little gift to tell someone you care about them. You could also cut a cellophane bag and slip in a gift card.
I got the instructions from Dawn Griffith, found HERE.Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Cottage Garden
Card/Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Whisper White, Cottage Wall DSP
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, 1 1/4" Circle punch, Top Note die, Big Shot, Dazzling Diamonds, White taffeta ribbon, White 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Velcro


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Candle Box

I bought the instructions from Jenny Moore to make a candle box. I am using La' Reve long burning candles and they are a different size, so I adjusted the box to fit them. We will be making these at my candle box class on the 24th of April (see side column) with this matching card.
Here I've used the NEW Vintage Vogue stamp set (a real fav) and the NEW colour- Rich Razzleberry.
The photos don't do the box justice, you'll just have to see it in real life.
I am really
pleased with the way it turned out- I hope you like it :)
Here is the front of the box:

Here is the top:

Here is one of the 4 candles:

And here is the matching card:
Supplies Used
Stamp Sets: Vintage Vogue
Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Cottage Wall designer paper
Ink: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Orchard Opulence
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry polka dot ribbon, Old Olive 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Clear Rhinestone brads, Scallop Circle punch, Acetate, 4 tea light candles

Leave a comment and let me know what you think!


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Just Add Ink #12

The Just Add Ink challenge this week is this wonderful sketch:
Here is my entry:
I love the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set and especially with this fab colour combo: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Gray and Whisper White- you just can't go wrong!
I've used the mat pack a lot on this card, it makes a really nice framed look. I used the largest brad from the Flower designer brad assortment and stuck a half backed white pearl from the Pretties Kit on top of it using a mini glue dot- I borrowed this fab idea from the very talented Teneale Williams.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue Floral
Card/Paper: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Grey, Whisper White
Ink: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Gray
Accessories: Scallop Edge punch, Flower Brad assortment, Pretties Kit, Mat Pack, Basic Gray taffetta ribbon, blender pen

I hope you like it, let me know what you think!

Blog Candy Winner!

Thank you to all of you who spent the time, commenting for the blog candy, it is very appreciated.
Now I will announce the winner...

Congratulations to...
#7- that would be Stephanie! ( (Bron and Karen kindly offered to not be in the draw)

I will send the set out to you, Stephanie :)

Raspberry Tart was definitely a favorite!

Friday, April 9, 2010


Today is my blog's 1st birthday. To celebrate, I'm offering some blog candy!! All you need to do is, leave a comment saying what your fav pack of designer paper is, and on Monday, I will have a random draw for the winner of the Happy Moments stamp set! (retired SAB set)
Close off: Monday morning.
This is only open to people in NZ

Good Luck!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Razzlebery & Vintage Vogue

I LOVE this card!! I saw it on someone else's blog, sorry, I can't remember who, but thank you!
I like the effect of the 3D flowers. I stamped and cut out 4 Vintage Vogue flowers using the Rich Razzleberry ink and layered them on top of each other using a rhinestone brad.
I've used the Big Shot twice for this card. The dotty backround using the Perfect Polka Dots textured Impressions folder, and the leaves from the Little Leaves die.
And who dosen't like Vintage Vogue?! It is such a fabulous set and you are probably going to get sick of me using it all the time!!Supplies Used
Stamp Sets: Vintage Vogue
Card/Paper: Orchard Opulence, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Whisper White, Cottage Wall designer paper
Ink: Old Olive, Orchard Opulence
Accessories: Rhinestone brad, Pretties Kit, Circle Scissors, Little Leaves die, Perfect Polka Dots folder, Big Shot


Monday, April 5, 2010

April's Thank You Notes

Hi everyone, I hope you enjoyed the Easter break.
These are April's thank you notes that Sarah made! I put one in with each order. Sarah used the NEW Cottage Garden stamp set. She's used a dark colour for the outline and then the lighter shade for the inside. It's called 2 step stampin'.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Cottage Garden
Card/Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Apricot Appeal, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds

Hope you like them!


Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter Bag

Hope you all had a great Easter! Isn't this lovely?! It is a paper bag, all embellished up. The colours are perfect for Easter. Love them! I've used the Tea Party designer paper and the Good Egg stamp set. This is so cute and rather straight forward to make!

Just finished our annual treasure hunt. We've done it every Easter since the kids were toddlers. Now Daniel is 15 and Sarah is 12! The kids still really enjoy it.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: A Good Egg
Card/Paper: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Almost Amethyst, Tea Party DSP
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Almost Amethyst, Basic Black
Accessories: Word Window punch, Large Oval punch, Pretty in Pink striped grosgrain ribbon, paper bag

May you remember the true meaning of Easter and what Jesus did for us because he loves us so much

Off to the movies with Mum,


Cute Easter Baskets

Happy Easter everyone!
These are so easy to make! I taught these cute little Easter baskets to a group of lady's last week. It was heaps of fun and I'm sure they enjoyed it :)
I made these 3 baskets for Sarah's friends at church. I got my instructions from Dawn Griffith.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: A Good Egg
Card/Paper: Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Almost Amethyst, So Saffron, Staz-on Jet Black
Accessories: Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Pumpkin Pie marker, Blender pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Corner Rounder punch, White Gel pen

Sorry about the bad photo- the lighting isn't great this morning and I'm in a wee bit of a hurry!
Come back soon, as I will hopefully do another post this afternoon,


Friday, April 2, 2010

Patchwork Cards

I LOVE these patchwork cards!Sarah made them using the Big Shot Top Note die.
Just stick all your 1 1/4" squares of designer paper on card, run through the Big Shot using the Top Note die and add "stitches" using a black marker. Very fun and easy!!
These are the papers that Sarah chose: Raspberry Tart, Urban Garden and Tea Party. The words are from the Three Little Words stamp set.

What one is your favourite? Mine is the Urban Garden one.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Three Little Words
Card/Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Raspberry Tart DSP, Urban Garden DSP, Tea Party DSP
Ink: Rose Red, Not Quite Navy, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Large Oval punch, Word Window punch, 1 1/4" Square punch, Black Stampin' Write Marker, Big Shot, Top Note die


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Sympathy Gift

Yesterday, our elderly neighbour passed away suddenly. It was a big shock and tragedy for her family who live with her.
This morning I whipped up a batch of chocolate muffins, I needed a quick card, this one was a CASE from Jo, who has such a inspiring blog HERE. She liked gardening, so I also gave them these peace lily's.
I hope this little gift will ease the sadness of the loss of their beloved mum, mum in-law and grandma.

Supplies Used for the card:
Stamp Sets: Vintage Vogue, Sincere Salutations
Card/Paper: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink: Orchard Opulance, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Accessories: Clear Rinestone brads, Scallop Edge punch

Cherish the time with your loved ones,