Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas tags - embossed plain and simple

A lady at work asked if I could make her some embossed Chistmas tags based on some assorted tags I had in my cardbox at work.... Here are the very quick and simple embossed tags.....
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Birthday and farewell card - something different

I have been so busy lately you may have noticed I have not been bloggin or creating for a whie now.. we have had lovely sunny days and I managed to put up my swimming pool, a lovely 24 degree on saturday (the first swim).. then spring cleaning and sorting out things to sell from the clean out... and finally putting up all of my Christmas decorations!

Here are a couple of cards, one for a friend at work, having a birthday today.. She has a Wii console like me and the Wiifit plus, and this card is made based on the stepping game/exercise...

Secondly a farwell card for one of the hairdressing tutors at work who is leaving to spend more time with her new salon....
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Scrapbook page - A4 Lake

After a lovely walk through Pukekura park early evening, I felt inspired to make a scrapbook page tonight.
This is a photo I took at Lake Mangamahoe last year. I used a Becky Fleck Page Map from my new book which has certainly helped with my layout...The layout is A4 and the first time I have tried an A4 layout.
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Christmas cards - delightful decoration and holiday hedgehogs

And finally for tonight, some Christmas cards.. have been too busy for crafts lately and the sun has been shining!
The spray for the ornament is from my new trademe bargin, holiday hedgehogs...

Next a couple of holiday hedgehog cards, of course I love the iceskating one as I am a skater.... and just think the snowman one is ever so funny!

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Just beachy - bargin

This is a recent trademe bargin, another SU retired set, just beachy. I thought it would be great for scrapbooking and also for mens cards. My brother recently went on a fishing charter in the Coromandel and caught about 15 fish, one of which was the biggest catch of the day, a 10kg snapper! Cool! Shame he didn't courier it down to me! At least he sent photos, it was even too big for his sink! Anyway this stampset will come in very handy for cards for him too...
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Organic grace

I recently bought this set from a very talented SU demonstrator, and good friend. Sharlene has been fantastic in supporting me and my hobbie, and is always happy to sell me more product! Thanks Sharlene, I love this set even though I only really wanted it for the fern!Posted by Picasa

A card for a friend

Here is a card I made for my friend Rel who sent me a wonderful card recently to showcase her new toy, a cricut! Check out her blog on my bloglist to see the card she made while you are there check out her lastest scrapbooking pages, they are very nice.
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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Stampin 411 - sketch challeng 174 and 175

Another two sketch cards made tonight but also too late to enter....

I have to say I really do not like the newspaper type DSP and really just want to use it up fast!

As for the owl card, this is for a lady at work who is having a birthday and LOVEs pink and fancy dress!

mojo 162 a bit late!

Here is my mojo from a week ago, unfortunately too late to enter but at least I got around to trying the sketch!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


After finishing my study towards my Diploma in Business Administration earlier this year, I found out that graduation is in Feburary 2011 in Rotorua. Unfortunately I won't be going as it is also my brothers wedding in February in Tauranga.

So as a little momento of my achievement I purchased this delightful Russ Graduation bear from Waiariki Institute of Technology (which arrived today), complete with their name and logo. The bear is just delightful and it's great that they get these made for graduates to buy, such a cute 'must have' to mark the occassion!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Photography - a few weekends out and about

Some photo's from a few of my recent outings to enjoy the sunshine filled weekends, this is the reason I have been crafting much lately.....