Thursday, January 20, 2011


My first ever Stickpins and I had no idea what I was getting into. Had fun with these and so easy to get addicted to making them. I have some I made with a Halloween theme somewhere, I'll post them when they turn up or when I find them...whatever happens first eh? ;D

Orange and pink theme ATC's. They were all bagged and ready to post when I took this pic that's why they look shiny when they're not. Sorry about that.
and some extra's.... I normally cut my ATC's from 12x12 sheets so that I end up with 12 cards when I've only ever needed 9 and sometimes less. If I have enough in my stash to complete all 12 I make them all up. Sometimes they'll be a little bit different and sometimes not. But they're cool to have for swapping one on one.
And one more.... the theme was birds. I need to take a pic of the ATC's I received back and share them with you, they are so sweet!
Catch U L8r
PS: Can someone please tell me why my pics turn out so small when I post them here?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Swap fun.

I was involved in a few swaps during 2010 with the ladies at Crafting PassioNZ. These were for a tag swap that had to include a vintage lady. These gorgeous pink women are silk prints from Peggy who trades as kalikokottage on TradeMe. I had to ween myself from her silk prints but I still keep an eye out for her goodie bags. They truly are goodie!

Lot's of inking, glimmermist, a stamped image, beads, laces and dry embossing. It felt pretty good using some of the older things from my stash like the MM gold photo turns which are ruddy ancient!

...the tags I received back. I'm so sorry I cannot remember who made which except that the centre tag was made by Paula Lynne and the tag with lovely beaded fringe was created by Lynne Samkin

While I like them all this one is probably my favourite....check out all the 'holes'. Love that!

During 2010 I was in quite a few swaps, more swaps at one time than I've ever done before; here with Shar and the girls at Crafting PassioNZ and my friends from waay back at the Crop Room based in the USA. It is where I first learnt what Scrapbooking was, whoa....going back to 2001! Love those ladies!

Catch U L8r!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

You're nothing but a pack of cards.

I was lucky enough to 'hear' some chatter on Facebook about some leftover kits available from Rachel Tucker and Trina McClune's Creative Wonderland held in Wellington in 2010. Anything with these ladies names attached to them...I'm so keen! I was aiming for a layout but I wasn't fussed so when Rachel suggested the Album, need I say more. I'm delighted with it! The instructions were so clear and easy to follow and the kit was overflowing with product - although I did add some wee bits from my stash.

Already sewn together when the kit arrived scrunched into my mailbox; the front with a verse already stamped on the tag and the reason why I chose to use scrap fairy paper - can you read it? Don't get me wrong, I adored everything included in the kit I just didn't want to cut into the pretty 8x8 papers when I had so many scraps to choose from. Yeah, that included the paper doiley that was meant to go behind the tag. I couldn't bring myself to use it so some crochet lace did the job instead. Thanks for that Shar!

Probably my favourite. Can I say it looks whimsy? I love the layering and the use of the muslin and string. I added a prima flower...couldn't help myself! :D
Another page that arrived stitched together. The ribbon was creased and I KNOW a quick swipe with the iron would've fixed it but I was too lazy to get it out, find a plug in another room and flick a switch. I also could of gently rubbed it over a hot light bulb but I don't have a desk light and using the ceiling light was bordering on riccidoodlelious! So I tipped a jar of coordinating ribbons onto the table and went thru it, nope nothing. I grabbed an already made bow - no good! Some lace - no good! Turned to another draw and dumped the fibres on the floor - no good! Would a chipboard bow work? Nope!! Just goes to show, you don't mess around with a kit by a-la-Rachel and Trina. Lol. Yup, I plugged in the iron! Loved the number 6 on the wee card, my birthday!

I'll be sharing more with you over the next few weeks from some swaps I was in last year.

Catch U L8r

Another year

I'm off to a good start already having completed some simple 6x6 pages for SCKC. A camp for underprivileged kiddo's, these pages are made into books of 20 or so, one for each child. Possibly the only childhood photographs these children will have. It's great to be involved.