Sunday, 27 January 2008

Another Love card

Didn't get round to uploading that other picture from yesterday that I said I would so am adding it here now before the server gets too busy.

I really like this triptych Valentine card that I made yesterday.

Saturday, 26 January 2008

I'm in the mood for Romance

It is getting round to that special day again and everybody in the stamping world is getting into the mood by making special Valentine cards and atcs.

I thought I would showe you some cards and atcs that I have made today.

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

My new stamp has arrived

And this is what I did with it. The cardstock is Bazill Basics cardstock not sure on the colours though. Papers were from my stash again unknown companies here. I used my Colorbox Fluid Ink Chalk in a purple colour, a fine nibbed black pen for the writing of the quote around the outside and the stamp is Stamp It stamp is called Japanes Blossoms 3459F.

It already has become my favourite of stamps as well.

Sunday, 20 January 2008

My crafty weekend

Back again with another update on the weekend which is coming to an end for me here now.

Was busy catching up on some January swaps which I did over the weekend. I have made two and four atcs plus two tags all for swaps. Will take photos of the tags and upload them here tomorrow but am including the others with this post now.

Waiting for new goodies to come

Well here I am back for a bit of a natter as I am waiting for my new Stamp it stamp Japanese Blossom to arrive, hopefully it will arrive tomorrow. Can't wait for it to come now as its another what I call "arty" kind of stamp for me to use but I saw a card design in the Stamping and Papercraft magazines that I got at New Year that I wanted to try so decided to order it.
Haven't felt like doing cards today as I am having a bit of trouble regulating my Diabetes today. I might get something done later on though all going well.

Thursday, 17 January 2008

Managed some more cards made today

Well in spite of the 32 degree heat that we had here today I did manage to get back into the craft room and did some more tidying up and re-arranging in there. Went down to The Warehouse this morning and brought some small square cubes to put my A5 sized cardstock into and also some storage containers for my cards so just about completed in there now.

This afternoon I got two cards made the blue one in the photos is for a friend's 50th birthday next week and the green stripped one is for a swap weekly themed one.........yes you guessed it the theme is "stripes".

Hope to get back into the craft room again this evening although it is my favourite night on television as there is Coronation Street on and then McLeods Daughters which i enjoy watching as well so we will see what happens.

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Canvas time

Back again. Have had a reasonable kind of day today. Started re organizing my craft room and went out to the Warehouse department store here and brought two book cases to use in the craft room. Murray has already put one together and is going to do the other one for me this evening.

I have been quite ruthless this time and throwing out stuff that hasn't been used in years.

Here is the picture of the latest canvas that I have finished. I am sending it to a stamping friend for her birthday.

Monday, 14 January 2008

My tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary

I wanted to do a little tribute in memory of Sir Edmund Hillary our very famousic iconic New Zealander who died on Friday 11 january 2008 aged 88 years.

To me Sir Ed has always been my idol. I look up in awe of what he achieved not only in being the first man to climb Mount Everest but also for the work he did for the people of Nepal as well. We all looked up to Sir Ed and he will always be fondly remembered by all New Zealanders.

Rest in Peace Sir Ed.

1 Card and 1 Atc I made yesterday

Well in spite of the heat yesterday I managed to get a couple of cards made. Both are for swaps on my various groups that I am on. The shoe card I did is for the theme of the week card called These boots were made for walking. It even turned out as I envisaged it too.

This atc that I made is for the colour purple swap that I am. Ok now you can take a look.

Saturday, 12 January 2008

Cards I made today

Thought it was time to get crafting again so managed in the heat and everything to make two more cards for swaps that I am in for January. The first card is A for Angel and the second is for B for Bear. What do you think then??

Friday, 11 January 2008

Pay it forward Challenge

Pay It Forward Challenge
The Altered Diva invited everyone to take part in this Pay It Forward challenge. I too think this is a great idea and am willing to play! I will send a handmade gift/thingy/ something to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this ‘Pay It Forward’ exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be, and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! And truthfully, it will most probably be later rather than sooner! The only thing you have to do in return is ‘Pay It Forward’ by making the same promise on your blog with a link back to me. So basically, if you comment, I’ll send you something crafty that I’ll make! Once you sign up, copy and paste the above paragraph on your blog, and three other lucky people will be recipients of your handmade work.You must post this on your blog to be eligible.

Meetin my new family and our day trip January 8 2008

Seeing as I haven't updated this blog in a couple of days I thought I would share some photos of my extended family and the day trip we did on Tuesday 8th of January.

Some of the scenic photos are of our world famous Mount Hutt which is our local ski field. We didn't go right up to the top of the road this time only as far as the Toll gate but even from there the view was fantastic.

the family photo I am uploading is Peter on the left his mother Jill in the middle and Murray on the right.

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

My first altered canvas

well back again today with my first altered canvas that I finally completed. I am more than happy with the way it turned out too even though I had to call on the help of some scrapping friends for inspiration.

Sunday, 6 January 2008

forgot to mention the new goodies

Forgot to mention about the new goodies that I got on my shopping day on Friday and a mail order that arrived as well just before we left. My wonderful Adirondack dabbers arrived and I really like the colours that I got, I know that there is Wild Plum and Raspberry and I think the third one was Sherbet. The raspberry one goes with the new Raspberry inkpad that I brought in Christchurch on Friday. Really would like the Wild Plum inkpad now but will have to wait as it appears to have been popular in the lead up to Christmas. I brought a good sized container full of those wonderful flowers not the Prima ones but the Bazzill itty bitty blossoms they are called. I tend to being these kinds of flowers heaps on my cards at the present time. I also picked up 3 cheapie stamps 2 from Spotlight one from The Warehous, and there were some mini slide mounts, bazzill cardstock in green tones with co ordinating striped DaisyD designer paper and then I got a large box of envelopes from Warehouse Stationery which will keep me going for a very long time also got printing A5 paper from there too as its much cheaper than what we pay here. Oh and I did pick up two single lots of different sized coils for the Bind it all.The only thing that annoyed me about the whole day was the fact that the very cardmaking shop I wanted to go to was still closed for the holidays and they open again tomorrow. I think this means that I will have to make another trip up therein the next couple of weeks as I badly need to stock up on cardstock and the other goodie bits they have at that shop plus maybe another Adirondack inkpad or two as the ones that are out now are fabulous colours aren't they.

Creating time and new goodies to play with

Didn't get to post on here yesterday spent way too much time trying to add stuff to the revamped blog and still haven't mastered it yet. Hopefully will get this done today if I can.

I didn't do any creating till last evening when it was much cooler but only finished a card for a themed weekly swap called Come fly with Me. Will show this after it is scanned.

This card that I have just added was made for a Follow that Layout swap on one of my lists http:// that I belong to. I really like doing these kinds of themes as it is good to see what others do with the same layout and it is amazing to see the different combinations that come through

Friday, 4 January 2008

Revamp e Stamping Blog

Well the revamped blog hopefully is up and running now. I like this time of the year for being nice and relaxed and getting stuff like this done.

We had been talking about this on the Card_R_Us group that I am on so decided tonight to see if this could be done. Still not blogger literate I have to admit but will take advice from my other blogger friends like Fiona and Libby so that is a good thing I think.!!!!!

I am going to try and add a sample of the card sketch card that I made yesterday. Was more than happy with it I must admit.

Have some more cards to add but will do that tomorrow.

See ya soon then.

Revamped blog new card samples

Hi there well decided to revamp the blog and get it back running today.Had a day shopping in Christchurch but the only downer to otherwise a good day was that my favourite card making shop Cardmakers wasn't open so that was a huge disappointmnet for me but still managed to spend $'s.
Got my new Adirondack dabb ers from wEndy today and have already tried them out. the Wild Plum I used to pain all over a small canvas that I am going to alter. I love the colurs that I have brought from Wendy and will be ordering more that is for sure.
The Cards_R_Us group that I belong to have been very chatty whilst away today but the girls have been doing more cards and that is sure great to see.
Well its time to download a picture now of a card that i have made over the last day so will do that and call it a day.
Hopefully will be back to update and upload again tomorrow.