Saturday, 30 January 2010

The Color Dare #53 challenge

I made this card for this week's colour challenge over at which is #53 these
Were the colors that Riley has chosen for this week
And this is my take on those colors again using mainly my Coredinations range that I really like to use.
The bird stamp is from Montarga Stamps and the lace edge punch is a Stampin Up punch that I really like
To use. Enjoy my take for this challenge.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

The Pink Elephant challenge #51

Hi there I have managed to join in for this challenge over at the
The theme this week was Polka dots, bows and pink. This is what I have created. The scalloped circle is from my
Nesties circles set and I ran it through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss dots folder. Hope you like what I have done.

PalsPaperArts challenge #26 Anything but a card

Hi there this is my take on the challenge over at This week we had to do anything but a card so I did this canvas montarge with photos from Christmas and new Year's Day that I had taken. I decorated it with these flowers and I am never sure where they have come from but love them all the same and of course the light green pearls are from Kaisercraft. I reckon their pearls and rhinestones are the best.
And here is my canvas. Hope you like what I have done this time

Friday, 22 January 2010

Color Dare challenge #52

Hi there here is my color challenge #52 for the Color Dare challenge this week
Over at This week I used some of my Coredinations
Cardstock that matched the colors that are required for this week's challenge and used
This design that I did through a card making class that I went to last year. I am enjoying
Doing the challenges for this group that is for sure. Here is my take on the color
Challenge. Enjoy.

Monday, 18 January 2010

Color Dare #51 color challenge

I made this card for a colour challenge over at this link
I used this kind of garden green card from Coredinations along with the melon cardstock
Also from Coredinations. The lemon is from an unknown source. The rhinestons are
From Kaiser craft and the stamp is an unmounted on from Grant Archival.
I had fun doing this challenge and hope to take part in the future doing more
At The Color Dare blog .Here is my card

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Palspaperarts challenge #25

This is my take on the challenge over at
For their PPA challenge #25 which was based as a colour inspiration using the colours
Of red, white, pink and brown.
This is the card that I made for that challenge

Friday, 15 January 2010

Stand Up card

I made this Stand up card yesterday January 14th and I really

Like this template just can't remember where it came from though.
I made it using 8.5 x 11 inch cardstock in this vanilla colour, stripped
Green Kaiser designer paper, Kaiser green rhinestones and the green
Butterfly from my Ezi Cut butterfly die set.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Paper laced flower card

I went to my first card making class Monday 11th January 2010, we basically had our old Friday afternoon group

Back. We made this card using a paper lacing technique. We put the designer strip of paper through the Ezi

Cut die and embossing machine to punch out the flowers. We then used a rectangle template to cut the window

Out and from this the punched out flowers of different sizes were stuck together over the window part using

PVA glue. The flower centres were from diamantes that Liz had in the shop. It only took us an hour to make

From scratch and so we then just talked and got the next lot of classes organised for what we wanted to

And organised that we would get together at Liz's craft shop on a Friday to do our own thing. It would

Include a session of show and tell as well.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Mainly blue bookmark

I made this Mainly Blue bookmark for a Cuttlebug swap that I am on.

I am very happy with the end result as well. I used my Ezi Cut die

Cutting and embossing machine to cut out the bookmark and then

Ran it through the Cuttlebug using my trusty Swiss dots folder.

I used this blue and gold ribbon brought from The Warehouse

And the stones are from Kaiser craft I think.

Friday, 8 January 2010

First Christmas card for 2010

Hi all I have managed to make my first Christmas card for 2010 this week. Thank goodness for our trusty Cuttlebugs and folders

As I used the Lace Christmas Tree fold for this card and matted it onto navy blue cardstock and used some blue and gold

Ribbon that I had on hand plus some Kaiser blue rhinestons. I reckon it looks pretty good too considering.

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Male themed card made using the Cuttlebug folder Divine Swirls

I made this male themed fisherman card today using my new set of male clear cling stamps I brought last month.

I used my trusty "bug" and Divine Swirls folder to do the background on.


Saturday, 2 January 2010

Another blog makeover

Hi its me again decided that I didn't like the beach blogskin so have changed it yet again to this one of Roses and linen. Very feminine but I also think very me as well.
Hoping to be more into blogging this year. So far so good.

Friday, 1 January 2010

Card made New year's Day 2010 and Awa Awa reserve pics

Forgot to add these pics to today's post so doing it separately.


Happy New year

First card and blog mini make over for 2010-01-01 Well today is the 1st January 2010. Where did this last decade go to huh.

Murray and I went for a mini bush walk this afternoon up at Awa Awa Rata Reserve about 15 minutes west of methven and just up from the

Mt Hutt ski field. Had a lovely walk and we didn't get all the way up the track that I wanted to go to either. Not quite there fitness wise so

I guess this means I need to work harder at the gym from now on. I am going back tomorrow (Saturday) and will try to go most days from

Now on as well.

I made my first card for 2010 today as well. Its for an anything Goes swap that I take part in on one of my groups. Enjoy these photos of both our bush walk

And my New Year's card from today and of course HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL MY INTERNET FRIENDS