Thursday, 14 February 2013

Anniversary card

Greetings, a dear friend of mine and her husband celebrate their wedding anniversary this Saturday and I have made them a very simple and clean card.

The background paper is from the My Minds Eye Dolled  up paper collection. It looks like teal coloured wooden floor boards and I really liked the look of this paper. Cut out  the circle from a Couture Creations doily die. The paper is double sided and the flag shaped sentiment is the other side of the paper. Some folds and a pink brad complete the sentiment tag. The stamp set is from Grace Taylor Wedding and it says "Love is the beauty of the soul". Added a pink and blue heart  with a piece of Bakers twine and pink rhinestone. White stitching complete the card. I have elevated the teal back ground paper to give it more dimension.

I hope that you enjoyed looking at my creation and that it has possible inspired someone today

Thank you for looking and please come back soon


Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day!! Hope all your days are filled with love and affection from all your loved ones!! My husband believes that Valentines day is just a money making racket so its not regarded as a special day in my household. However, my son asked me to make a card for his girlfriend Jasmine. So this got me all inspired and ended up doing one for his girlfriend and then one for my son and husband as well. Now I know its not normal for a Mom to be giving her son a valentines card but I figured he his my son and I do love him to bits so its just a reminder to him that I love him dearly and always will!!!

The first one is for Jasmine,

My family are all cat people and its no surprise that Jono's girlfriend is one to. She has recently got a kitten of her own so I figured that the cat theme with Valentines day would be puurfect!! 

Its an accordian card with a twist and the twist is the hidden tag pocket in the back step of the card. 

This card is the one for my son and its a mini size card - 3" x 6"  - just sending a little reminder!!

This bee is a SVG file that I found a while back and I have been dying to use it so with Valentines day coming I figured it would be perfect. If you are interested in getting this file then go to . The background paper is from Prima Sun Kiss Collection paper pad which I got at a class held by Scotties Crafts at SENZ in Hamilton 2012. A border punch with red lace and white ribbon complete the card.

I hope that I have inspired somebody today with my creations and thank you for looking at my blog


Thursday, 7 February 2013

Home made "Clip it up"

Greetings all, I am so excited to share with you today another one of my favorite tools and storage made by my wonderful husband. Now I must admit that the idea was not mine originally - I found it on Youtube and I changed it slightly to suit me.

If you are interested in making your own then look at the link below:

Firstly, I could not find a lamp shade that was the same size on the bottom as the top but found this one at the Opshop for $3. I stripped all the material and glue off the metal base and my husband sanded it down to get the last bit of glue off and then re-sprayed it white for me. The base is a piece of wood painted black and the center is a piece of threaded rode which is attached with washers and nuts to make it able to spin. Look at the video for assemble of the pieces.

This is what it looks like with the stickers and bits and bobs  hanging on it.

I had to come up with a design of my own for the clips to hang the stickers ect from. The original "Clip it up" is not available as yet in New Zealand - only Australia and all the places that I could find it online where sold out on the clips. Besides it would be very costly to purchase enough and have it posted so I came up with a similar design and was able to find the parts on Ebay.

I bought a packet of 100 ID badge clips for around $6 - free postage and then used small book rings to get them attached to the clip it up. I could not use the ID badge clips on their own as the clip was hanging to the front and not to the side but the book rings sorted out that problem. So all in all I have spent around $25 to complete the entire project. I then found a medium size metal bowl at our $2 store yesterday which I want my husband to attach to the top of the "Clip it up" for even more storage.

I am so wrapped with the end result and as you can see there is still heaps of space on the bottom of  the "Clip it up" for more storage so I will not outgrow this project soon.

Hope you enjoyed making a turn and liked what you saw. Please feel free to leave comments or ask questions and I will help where ever possible.

See ya


Monday, 4 February 2013

Little Princess

Good day everyone, I have been away for a couple of days as my husband has been on holiday. We spent athe time with some really good friends in Palmerston North. Not only was it really good to get away but I also managed to get in a couple of hours of shopping and raided the bargain bins at Spotlight. Came home with quite a few good bargains and while putting these all away I realized that I had missed out on another friends daughters birthday that was the past weekend. So I made her a card and this is what I came up with:

The dress card is cut from white linen card stock and layered with two different pink card stock. The bottom layer is embossed with Cuttlebug Japanese scale embossing folder and the top layer is done with the Cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder. There is a piece of white lace as a frill between the two pink layers and the bow is champagne silk ribbon. I used pearls and star to make a necklace and the Birthday wishes sentiment is a sticker from the Paper chic Christina Re collection adhered to a cream Spellbinders label die cut embellished with two pink stars. A white flower and plastic pink button and white string complete the card.

Hope you like and will come and visit again soon