Monday, 27 December 2010

Egyptian cat box-Finished

Here's the before and after pictures.

I made this for my sister

She adores cats and is into Egyptian stuff,

Sadly she lost her cat a few months ago,but

has since got a new little friend from the

same breeder and he looks just like Pierre.

So i made this special box for his resting place.

I will be putting a tutorial up over at Birds Of A Feather

if you would like to see what i used.

I also entered it at I did it creations

Sunday, 19 December 2010

I need your HELP

I have entered a competition for a romantic holiday
in Ireland, the 15 couples with the most votes go in the
draw,so please give us a vote,e-mail your friends and family
to,every vote counts and it takes just a moment.
We really would appreciate it.Thanks
Carol and Richard
VOTE for us here xxxxxx
you can e-mail this link to friends

Friday, 17 December 2010

Southern girls,challenge 8 VINTAGE

Yes were up to challenge 8 already,My example is
above,the challenge this fortnight is vintage.
check out what the Dt girls have done,theres
lots of wonderful ideas to see HERE
I have also entered this at Berry patch

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Inkido Blog Candy

Check it out on Inkidos Blog Here

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Challenge 3 is up

Here's my take on the challenge at Birds of a Feather
I had so much fun doing this Christmas card,I'm
making more tonight

Here is the inside,i used Tim Holt'z stamps and
and cut them out,the blank one at the bottom
is where i will place who its to.

Monday, 22 November 2010

November freebi

November is my Birth month so i like to have a
give away.This lot has a mini album,rubons,stamps,
artistian,brads,bling,felt vine,alphas,tapes,flowers and more.
If this little lot looks good to you and you would like
to go in the draw,all you have to do is become a follower
of birds of a feather and take part in challenge 3 (coming soon)
I am actually still adding to this stash,so there will be some
surprises in it for you.Sonia and I started birds of a feather as
a place to try out new things and have fun and we would love to
see you there :)

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Colour challenge

I love browns and greens,This weeks challenge
at southern girls is to use your favourite colour,
I also used a fabulous digital stamp from one of
our sponsors "Make it crafty" just gorgeous.
Arnt the mushrooms so cool,i am a paper and
glue kinda girl but these images can be used in
scrap booking so easily to add that little something

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Challenge 2 Birds of a Feather

Here's my example of using a couple of punches
Why don't you have a go,you can join us here for
a little challenge,we would love to see what you
do with your punches

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Challenge NO 2 is up

Challenge 2 is up over at Birds Of A Feather, Im sure this will get you thinking lol so come and join Sonia and i for some fun

Saturday, 6 November 2010

lost a hand!!!

I'm feeling a little lost.My son went on a 4 day fishing trip and wonted to us my camera,
I feel like iv lost a hand lol,i keep thinking il take a pick and then remember i cant.So nothing to show you for now but i have been playing with my new punches and Tim Holtz die,so maybe when i get my camera back i can share some picks.

There is a new challenge up at southern girls so go check it out,the DT girls have some fabulous examples up,and its a fun challenge

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Punch crazy

Here is my latest purchase
This is such a cool punch,theres just
so many things you can do with this,
My mind is buzzing with ideas
One of the things i love most about scrap booking
is the wonderful people you meet,online
and in real life
In the past i haven't been impressed with punches
at all until i saw one used on a layout by
Lynne,after hunting around for one
the same and coming up empty,i contacted her to
ask where she found hers.She offered to get one for
me and send it up to me,how fantastic is that.So id
like to thank her for opening my eyes to all the
wonderful new punches that are available now.
Check out for fabulous work here
PS: i have since acquired 5 punches and have
a couple on order lol

Monday, 1 November 2010

Birds of a Feather

After some thought Sonia and I have decided to start up a joint blog.Just a place to hang out,share and have fun,we have called it "Birds of a feather craft together" lol We would love you to come and check it out HERE

Happy Halloween

I got a pixt from my niece is Aus tonight,its just
so cute i had to share it with you lol
Also check back tomorrow..... I have something
exciting to share,until then
my lips are sealed lol

Sunday, 24 October 2010

80 Years young

Happy Birthday to my lovely mum
who turned 80 on the 24-10-10
she got a little teary eyed here.It was
a big day for her,we had uncles,aunts
and great grand children
There were lots of photos to reminisce over and
lots more taken,these are just a couple of snap shots
I have loads more on my cannon as it takes a much
better photo.We had 4 generations at lunch and
mum just LOVED it
She had a fantastic day,this is my hubby
and sons with me and mum,she thinks
my hubby is the best
Mum,Keri (checking out the menu)
Tiffany (granddaughter) and
David (grandson)

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Glitter it up!

Challenge 4 at southern girls is to add glitter,
I made this gift for a Birthday,this glitter doesn't
really show that well
I stamped and inked a tag

This is the flip side
Mine looks a little dull next to all the
other DT examples.See them all

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Calling Doctor Scrap

Check out this beauty!! isn't it just FABULOUS
It looks like a doctors bag
Its made of leather and opens out

I had my eye on this bag for ages,but it was
Way out of my price range,when our local
scrapbook shop closed this was what i brought
when they had there sale.
Only problem is i love it so much i don't wont
to use it lol.It will be great when i head of to
scrap at Jodi's new shop here in Auckland
Scrapaholics wooohooo

Skin Art

My son come home to show me his skin ART lol
well that's what they call it now
He loves Dragons,he also has a small one
between his shoulder blades.Its also addictive
Iv been told,us scrapbookers HAVE to have a STASH,
Once you get a tattoo its common to get another,
thankfully he has them placed so if he needs to
he can cover them.Just thought id shear
this with you,looks rather painful to me lol

Friday, 8 October 2010

Challenge #3 - 4 Layers of Patterned Paper

Here's an example of Southern Girls
Challenge #3 Using 4 layers
We are looking for a
Guest Designer for
challenge #5 on the 4th November
All you need to do if you would like to enter is
Upload your challenge.. and leave a comment
in the comment section letting us know your interested.
Easy as that.Look forward to seeing your
As only 2 lovely ladies took up my
challenge last week,i would like
to send you both some goodies
could you send your delivery address please
and thanks so much for playing along
Have a fabulous Friday

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Goodies give away

I did this layout using a sketch from " the little shop of sketches " Iv been lacking enthusiasm since the scrapbook shop that i used to go to closed,i think i am missing
all my scrappy friends and the inspiration that i got from them when i went up every Thursdays ..... SO i decided to buy a few new things lol yes that really does help the mojo, and went searching for a challenge,i don't usually use sketches but they defiantly help get you going when your craftiness deserts you. I also joined the DT for southern girls challenges, which is brand spanking new.

Any way i have a challenge for all you scrapbookers and of the page ers lol is that a word!! Over at southern girls we have had lots of fabulous card makers but not that many scrappers/ to even up things a little i am going to give away a pack of scrumptious goodies to one lucky person . All you have to do is put a layout or of the page item in southern girls challenge ( using jewelry) Just post here that you have entered
and check back to see who's won. Come lol

Thursday, 23 September 2010

southern girls week 2 * Jewelery *

Use a piece of jewelery,any thing,might

be from the $2 shop,or something you

don't wear,or even a special piece.

Its that easy

There were some great layouts and amazing

of the page/altered creations as well as lots

of cards last week.So let lose and get creative

I have used a small bird pendent (top right of lo)

SO its sort of anything gos,with a piece of jewelry lol

Sunday, 12 September 2010

My scrapping place

Well its taking me ages to sort out my room
but here's where i have got to so far
I have sorted this lot papers,flowers,
embellishments and boxed up all my Christmas bits
together and all my masks and templates together.
Some of these iv been looking for since we moved lol

I now have a nice clear space for the cuttle bug and
an area to paint and let things dry..yay

Still have to sort out things like stamps etc so they
are easy to find and access.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

CHALLENGE NO 1 is ..ON.......

Just a short post to remind you crafty girls that tomorrow (9th sept) the very first challenge gos up at southern girls challenge,there will be a new one every fortnight so you get plenty of time..........AND i have been told the prize pack is fabulous,so come and join us,anything gos,cards/of the page/scrapbooing,what ever you fancy lo well nearly everything!!!! I have seen the fab work this weeks Design team girls have done and it totally rocks....just click HERE

Sunday, 5 September 2010

No scraping this weekend

Well it was a long busy week and i was looking forward to the weekend,i haven't finished sorting yet and its back to work tomorrow.Don't you hate it when things
go awall.Oh well onward we go.
Just thought id let you know i probably wont get anything up on my blog this week,
But il be back and all sorted i hope lol.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010


This is my take on Ronda Pallazzari style,
I didn't leave my self much time to do this one
and it decided to rain for 2 days lol .
This is my mum and her sister,Friday night
shopping in queen street in Auckland.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

spring clean!!! yea im early lol

I know its not spring yep BUT!!
My scrap area is in dire need of a good sort out
and tidy up,the flowers above were all
mixed up together,now look how pretty they
look and so easy for me to find.
Hmm this is some of my inks!!
Did i ever mention i LOVE ink lol.
These little baby's are next on the list
Now this mess is what i call my treasure draw
Not sure how much is treasure and how much
is junk lol.I'm a wee bit of a collector........
you know "i might use that on a layout ONE DAY"
I should be doing a layout as i have one due on Tuesday,yikks!!
So best i get back to my mess.I will update along the way,
maybe i will inspire you to have a sort to,or you might like
to leave me some tips lol.Right next is Inks and Buttons..........

Saturday, 28 August 2010

I Made the team woohoo

There a new challenge site called Southern Girls Challenge blog,I'm excited to tell you i am now a member of there very first D.T whipppyyyyyyyy lol, any one that knows me,knows i LOVE a good challenge,and so will all of you when you see the fabulous sponsors they have!!! The first challenge starts on September the 9th .They have a team of very talented girls from all around the world.I will be adding there blogs to my side bar shortly,so in the meantime you can do a little blog hoping and see all there fab work

Stunning photos

There is only one good thing about starting work
at 6am,and that's sights like this.I have a large
bay window in the kitchen,and when i got up to make
my coffee on Wednesday,this is the view i had,my
whole kitchen had this amazing pink tinge to it
And this photo was taken with livys camera,which
is WAY better than mine,i love how the water droplets
have been captured.I would really love a decent camera
Maybe Santa might bring me one if I'm very very very
good lol,it makes such a difference.Anyway just thought
id shear these with you.Thanks for visiting,please do leave
a comment so i can come visit you.TYFL

Thursday, 26 August 2010

10 minutes old

This is part of the album I'm doing for my niece,Kale turns 1
in October so i wont to have from birth to his first birthday
all finished for her,well the first birthday part i will give to
her to add once hes had his birthday lol.I have journaled
this in her words,the rest of the album i have left for her to
journal .

Wednesday, 25 August 2010


Yes the Lun av shop is closing, I have been apart of scrapbooking by design/scrapbook studio since November 2006,its been my home away from home,pretty sad about it going,the first thing i do when i get home is make a coffee,sit down and check my e-mails and there it was in black and white.I have made some wonderful friends and meet some very clever people at the shop.I will miss my Thursday night visits for sure.
Just wont to say thanks for all the fun girls.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Vintage layout

My layout is featured on Inspire ME HERE
How cool is that lol,This is my oldest sister
When she was 5 mths old

Thursday, 19 August 2010

frilly and inky lay outs

Heres a couple of layouts i did last week
one girly and one boy

Thursday, 12 August 2010

new challenge site..woohoo

There is a new challenge site starting up,its called
"southern girls challenge" I have put my self forward
to be part of there DT,i love to inspire people,so i
will have to wait and see if they requre my style.
check it out HERE

Im not great at doing these cutesi clean layouts,but i thought this one
come out not to bad,its my take on Stacy Michauds style.It was a wet
day so didnt get a good shot .

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Some things old, some things new! August comp.

Just an update to let you all know that there is $50 worth of scraping products up for grabs this month over at scrapbooking by design.This is a great challenge as you get to use up some of your old stash lol. You can join in the fun and a chance to win HERE

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

I Have a challenge for you

Now this style i enjoy,lots of ink ,this layout
was done in the style of ..Zarah Peterson,i loved her
use of splattering ink to,lots of FUN
Below is my take on
Elizabeth Kartcher......I found is hard not to dirty
up my layout lol her style is very clean,lots of nice
clean lines,although i do like the nice fresh look i created
The challenge for August...... is to create an ATC folder to hold your cards,atc swaps
are heaps of fun and iv collected a few now,i love receiving my swaps back,its so
amazing to see all the cool ideas up close,i use my cards for inspiration when
i wont to do something a little different,or use a new technique.I am giving away
3 packs of goodies to decorate your cover with,so come join in the fun HERE