Friday, 28 August 2009

Forest Friends cards made today

Well have been playing with my new forest friends Stampin up set from the mini catalogue that I got earlier this week from my local Stampin Up dealer. I made these two cards this afternoon whilst I was playing. I can see loads of different ways to use this set for sure. Hope you like my cards.

The TPE challenge #29

This is the sketch that we had to do for over at My take is slightly different and I have used one of new Forest friends stamp set from Stampin Up that I have just brought. Love this set and can see lots of uses coming up with it for sure.

Hope you like my take for this week.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

The Pink elephant challenge #28

Here is my version for the TPE challenge #28 over at for their theme of Summer.

I had to make an Accordion stair step card for another swap on one of my Yahoo groups so have combined the two in one go this time.

Hope you like my take on this week's theme. I am more than happy with it and will be making more cards in this style for Christmas and for birthdays as well.

Monday, 17 August 2009

More cards made from this weekend

I had a good weekend of respite work this one just gone. My lady slept most of the time. She said all she wanted to do was sleep so that meant I had time on my hands to do cards. I finished up by making 9 over the two days including about 3 Christmas cards. Here they for you to see.

Fab's Big Christmas card Challenge week #32

I decided to take part in my friend Fab's Big Christmas Card challenge #32 which was to make a Christmas cardc using any sketch from anywhere.The one I did was from a card class sketch with my friend Elsa at her shop a couple of weeks ago. is where you find his challenges as well.

Friday, 14 August 2009

Made some cards today

Well I have had a nice afternoon in my craft room this afternoon and managed to make 3 cards one of these being another Christmas card in which I used the Cuttlebug Christmas tree folder and trimmed it with blue rhinestones and some blue Christmas ribbon.

I had also made a Wedding Anniversary card for a friend as well. I used one of the Cuttlebug flower border folders shaded it with Red Versacolour Ink and used some paper flowers from Kaisercrafts. I did this card using the gatefold style.

The third card I made is for one of my August swaps that I am on. It is using vellum so I rolled this through the Bug using my new Victorian Cuttlebug embossing folder which seems to work pretty well with vellum as I have found. I also used Kaisercraft blue flowers for this too and some nice blue patterned ribbon that I brought from my local scrapbook store.

Hope you like what I have done.

The Pink Elephant challenge #27

Here is my colour challenge of Brown,turquoise and a neutral colour over at the for this week.

I used my new Victorian Cuttlebug embossing folder which I am finding is a very versatile folder to use. I also used the Spellbinders Butterfly set and some pink cosgrain ribbon that I got from my local Spotlight store a while ago.

I hope that you like my take on the challenge this week. Its been a while since I have done one for The Pink Elephant.

Monday, 10 August 2009

Cards I made over the weekend

Hi just a quick posting here before leaving for my eye surgery.

Here is a couple of more cards that I made over the weekend. One is for a textured Paper swap and the other is for a Cute card swap on two of the Yahoo groups that I belong to. Hope you like what I have done. I am happy with the end result.

Sunday, 9 August 2009

One day out from eye surgery

Well I only have today to go before I go and have the left eye cataract removed tomorrow (Monday 10th August) up in Christchurch. It will certainly be great to have it all over with that is for sure as i do have a few things happening this coming week mainly respite care which doesn't involve anything that will affect my eye and I have decided that on Wednesday I will go back to light duties at the school and Murray will help me for the rest of the week I hope.

My respite work yesterday went well and boy the day just flew along.

The weather we have been having over here has been great but I do wonder about having a long hot dry Summer and possibly drought this year as we haven't had rain for about a month now.

I went along to my monthly Cuttlebug class last Tuesday morning at Elsa's. It was good to see so many new ladies there too. We made 5 cards for the morning and I liked all of what we did this time.

will show you some of those cards now

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Circle of Friends Blog award

My good internet friend Libby has awarded me with this Circle of Friends blog award. You can see her blog here at

What we are to do now is give this award to at least 5 other bloggers whom we consider internet friends

sorry have only been able to do 2 never mind though

Monday, 3 August 2009

Blogging again at last

Well after nearly two months of not being able to get near my blogger I have been able to give it a face lift today by changing my background and changing the music list once more. I thought that I would add some of my favourite Michael Jackson music seeing as he is no longer with us. The two songs I chose are my all time favourites of Michael's music. I also added two songs from one of my favourite New Zealand music groups Crowded House. Hope you enjoy this short selection at this time.

Life has certainly been rather hectic especially with my respite care work, Tai Chi classes and acupuncture that I have been going to or doing on a regualr basis.

I now have my left eye cataract surgery rescheduled for the 10th August which is in one week's time so hopefully as I sit writing this at 2.15pm in the afternoon that this time next week I will be in theatre getting the left eye done and as Steve my Tai chi instructor tells me I will be a "bionic woman"!!!!!.

I have been doing cards as usual mainly over the weekends that I am doing the care work as I have time to fill in as my lady sleeps a lot.

Last week I purchased from my friend Cheryl of Stamping Fun Limited 4 of the newest Cuttlebug folders. When I first saw these folders on the net I was not all that impressed as I think that a lot of people had been but then I decided that I would get the Victorian and Moroccan screen folders , really liked them so decided to get another couple of them this time The Owl flourish folder and the Flourish frame folder. and out of the four that I have purchased so far I really like the Victorian anf Flourish frames the best.

I will add some photos of the cards that I have made using the flourish frame .

Hope that you like what I have done.