Tuesday, December 20, 2011


As Christmas creeps up upon us it is time for another challenge over at Let's Craft & Create.

Our challenge this time is "ANYTHING GOES"

This challenge is going to run for 3 weeks instead of the normal 2 weeks to take us over the Christmas & New Year period.

For this challenge I have made a simple card and a wee pouch to hold some hair clips and ties.

For the card I have used a Cuttlebug embossing folder and a Spellbinder Blossom Die.  The ribbon is from Ribbon Girl and the bling is from my stash.  The image I have used is one from the Forever Friends cd rom.

For the pouch I have used the same materials but on a smaller scale and have also used a Sizzix embossing folder.

I also made the hair clips and hair ties.

We look forward to you coming on over and visiting us and please do enter our challenge.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and New Year.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


This fortnights challenge over at Let's Craft & Create is named ROUND AND ROUND.
(Use a circle or circles on design).

I have made two cards for this challenge.

I made this card for a relatives birthday.  The image and paper I purchased from The Paper Shelter and I made the circular sentiment on my computer.

For my second card I have made this Christmas countdown easel advent card.  I purchased the digital kit from The Printable Craft Shop.  I thought this card would be perfect for my parents as they have a dairy farm on the West Coast of the South Island in New Zealand.

Please come on over and check out our blog and please feel free to enter.  Everyone is welcome and who knows you may just win a wee prize. 

See you there.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


This fortnights challenge over at Lets Craft & Create is "Trim The Tree".

For this challenge I have made a quilted bauble.  Even though there was alot of cutting, ironing and pinning I had alot of fun making this.  If you would like to have a go at making one of these check this tutorial out at http://crafterwithoutacat.blogspot.com/2009/08/ornament-tutorial.html.  This is not the only tutorial I looked at.  There are many other tutorials out there and many variations.

Please come on over and check out our blog and join in the fun.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Another fortnight has come around quickly (and I still have not made a start on my Christmas cards).  Maybe this week.

This fortnight challenge over at Let's Craft & Create is Reuse, Renew, Recycle.

For this challenge I wanted to make something a little different so I decided to reuse a pre-decimal New Zealand stamp and make it into a necklace.

Sorry for the poor quality of the necklace photo but the light was not good.

I am looking forward to you coming over and joining in on the challenge.  See you there.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Can you believe it is 61 days to Christmas.  Not sure where the days are going and speaking of that it is time to get creating for our next challenge over at Let's Craft & Create.  This fortnights challenge is Anniversary.

For this challenge I have made a Wedding Anniversary card using a combination of cuttlebug and sizzix embossing folders and dies.  I have added a bit of colour to the heart using chalk.  I finished it off with a scalloped edge some ribbon from Ribbon Girl and flower, pearls and pin from my stash.

Please come on over at check out the other design teams creations and join in our challenge.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Challenge #30 over at Let's Craft & Create this fortnight is titled "One For The Kids".

For my entry I have made a card using a digital image and paper (blue) from The Paper Shelter. I have added glossy accents to the number 5 to make it stand out.  To embellish I have used some twine to make a lasoo and the stars are stacking star dies from Dies To Die For.  Words have been computer generated.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Felt - Challenge #29

Not sure where the weeks are going at the moment.  Can't believe we are onto the next challenge already.  This fortnight over at Let's Craft & Create the challenge is FELT.

I have made a thankyou card and I also made a pair of hair clips.  All the flowers on these two projects were made using a scallop border.

Please come on over and check out our blog or better still, join in the fun.  We would love to see the creations you come up with.

Thursday, September 15, 2011


This week's challenge over at Less Is More is a one layer card challenge entitled Seeing Double.
This is my first time entrying this challenge so for my entry I have made a card using graphics from the Forever Friends Collector's Edition CD Rom.  The butterflies being the seeing double of this card.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


The fortnightly challenge over at Let's Craft and Create is HOW CHARMING.

For this challenge I have made some wine glass charms so you will never lose your wine glass again.

These have been made by covering buttons and then attaching them to charm rings.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Over at Let's Craft & Create we are celebrating our 1st birthday. YaY.

For this challenge you get a choice of any of the previous 26 challenges to enter your fabulous work. 
Click on the link above to see full list of our past challenges.

I decided to pick challenge #07 (Anything Goes).

I have made this Serviette Canvas Art.  Using a combination of a canvas, paint, serviette and glue you can make these lovely canvases.  These are alot of fun to make.

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Here are a few photos of the snow I have taken over the past few days.  We were snowed in and had no power or phone for a over a day and a half.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


This is my first challenge as a team member with Let's Craft & Create.  This fortnightly challenge is Teddy Bears Picnic.  Please take some time and come on over and visit us and enter.  You even maybe the lucky person to win the gorgeous prize on offer.

I love teddy bears and I love making them.  I have made this bear called Poser (you can find the pattern here.

Poser can be put into many different positions hence why he is called Poser.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


I have been invited to be a member of the Design Team for Let's Craft & Create.

I am very honoured and excited to be asked to be part of their team.  So a big thankyou to Mandy and Eileen.

Please come on over and check out our blog and take part in our fortnightly challenges.

Sunday, August 7, 2011


Today I would like to share with you a card I made for the lady who looks after number 2 son at Home Base Daycare once a week for me.  He will be leaving her in a couple of weeks to head to school so I have made this card for her.

The background papers and flower image are all digi's from  Pink Petticoat.  The ticket I have tea dyed a piece of card and then printed a digi ticket from Cuddly Buddly.  Ribbon and lace are from The Ribbon Girl.  The rose, pearls and butterfly are from my stash.
To finish the card off I have made a charm chain using some glass beads from Craft Runner.

I got this idea of using the combination of the background paper and image from a sample card from Pink Petticoat. (Thankyou) 

I will be entering this card into the fortnightly challenge running at the moment at Let's Craft & Create- Challenge # 25 GO DIGI.

Sunday, July 24, 2011


I am always on the look out for fun and interesting things to make.  Today I have made bottle cap fairy magnets.  The images I purchased from madebyjanet at Esty. 
Don't they just look soooooo cute.

Then I thought how could I present them to someone as a gift so I made this tag to put them on.  The papers I have used are from Beatrix Jennings.  I even brought out my sewing machine to add a little extra detail. Ribbon and lace from The Ribbon Girl,
(I tea dyed the ribbon and crinkled it myself)
butterfly die from Dienamics and pearls and flowers from my strash.

I am entering these into Let's Craft & Create Challenge #24 - Fairy Tales


Sunday, July 17, 2011

EAT CAKE!!! (Second Entry)

Hi Everyone

This doesn't happen very often but I have managed to make a card to also enter into Challenge #23 over at Let's Craft and Create. (EAT CAKE)

A very simple little card made using digi papers from Cuddly Buddly www.cuddlybuddly.com.
I have 3d foam mounted the greeting and added some rhinestones.

Simple but nice I think.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Hi Everyone

Today I would like to share with you a delightful wee cupcake and gift box I made.  The wrapper is made with a piece of cardstock and embossed with a Crafts-Too folder.  The cupcake itself will not leave you feeling guilty about the calories as it is made using a washcloth and a pair of baby socks.

To add a finishing touch I decided to make a wee gift box using a paper from the Grace Taylor Vintage Collection and decorated it with some ribbon, cork butterfly, paper rose, tag and a gorgeous wee teddy bear charm.

I am so pleased with the way it has all come together.

I will be entering this into the fortnightly challenges over at Let"s Craft & Create - Challenge #23 - EAT CAKE.


Thursday, June 23, 2011


Hello to all, sorry I have not posted for a while.  Some days I just don't know where my time goes.  My three boys kept me busy.

Anyway I did have some time up my sleeve today and I have made this tag.  The gorgeous papers I have used are from  Beatriz Jennings downloads from her Esty Shop.  The butterfly I have used a C.C Design die and finished it off with a paper rose. The ribbon is from Ribbon Girl and the lace and pearls are from my stash.

I am entering this tag into challenge # 22 over at Let's Craft and Create.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


A friend of mine asked me to make a card and gift for a baby boy and girl.  This is what I came up with.

The cards have been made using digi images from Pink Petticoat http://www.pinkpetticoat.co.uk/ 
(A awesome sight you must check out).

I have coloured the faces using copics and for the parms I have used the techinque of paper piecing. To embellish I added some flat back pearlsand rinestones, ribbon, glitter and some tiny button stars.

The gifts are a pair of socks and a flannel made up to look like a cupcake. To finish them off I have placed them in a clear acetate cupcake box, added some wood wool, ribbon and label.