Tuesday, November 20, 2012

HAPPY 2013!

While I have many favourite stamp sets, Fabulous Florets is the pick at the moment. I have been making 2013 Easel calendars for my final craft fair at Wesley Centre, Upper Hutt, on the 1 December. I have been attending this fair for three years. Will miss seeing my "regulars"!  Hope you will pop along to say goodbye - I am off to Wanganui in 2013!

 These Easel Calendars are so quick to put together and I am really hoping they will be a hit.  Now I just need to work on a couple more designs.  

Thursday, November 15, 2012


I had inspiration for this card come to me during the night - yes, I craft in my sleep too!  But I normally forget all the magnificent creations I come up with by morning, lol

This one was nice and simple, but I knew it would be really effective too.  I love the graduation of colour I managed to achieve as well.  I have a heap of the Confetti White cardstock (which is now retired) to use up, but it makes for a great card base!

To do this card, I simply choose the border stamp from Summer Silhouettes and used my Stampin' Write Markers to ink up the individual rows on the image.  Of course you also need my most used and loved tool - the Stamp-a-ma-jig, to ensure perfect placement of your stamp.  Hope you like!

Thursday, November 8, 2012


Do you know, I have the Stampin' Up! Watercolour Pencils and have only used them perhaps twice!  So I dug them out the other day and came up with this card:

I used them only as pencils - no water added!  It has been a long time since I coloured with pencils and I am a wee bit rusty, but just had to share this way of colouring.

Instead of stamping the image in Black, I stamped in River Rock to get a light line image.  I then went ahead and coloured the image as I normally would.  I LOVE the 3 dimensional look of colouring this way!  I think perhaps next time, I will use Sahara Sand, as River Rock is just a wee bit too yellow for my liking.

I am so glad I dusted off these wonderful, versatile pencils.  I forgot just how much I love good old fashion colouring in!  I also love, that with just a little water added, I can turn this into a watercolour picture instead - amazing!

I made this card for friends whose wee baby daughter is due to make an appearance any day.  I wanted cute and girlie, but not necessarily baby images,  I love the delicate balance to this card.  What do you think?

Sunday, November 4, 2012


It's been a while since I entered a challenge, so I thought I would give the Pals Paper Arts challenge a go this time.  After prepping three classes, I needed a bit of a change from the repetitive measuring and cutting!

It was the colour combination of this challenge which caught my attention.  I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  I have a whole heap of Calendars for 2013 to use up and I have been making some for my upcoming Craft Fairs.  This design is not what I have already been working on though, but rather, one I wanted to see down on cardstock!

I really like Easel cards and haven't done one for a while, so I thought I would make it into an Easel Calendar instead!  I think I will be making a few more of these!

Friday, November 2, 2012


I have been sitting on a big secret for a couple of months, that I can finally share with you now - I have been published in Papercraft Inspirations Magazine Issue 106 which you can view online HERE!! 

My "Believe" Card has been included in a double page spread called "Beautiful Blogs" and I am absolutely delighted to have been asked to submit a card!

Watch out for the December issue, which we should have in-store here in New Zealand in about 6 weeks or you can purchase the Digital issue straight from Papercraft Inspirations.

You can view my original post of the "Believe" card right HERE.