Sunday, November 1, 2009

More Rose is a Rose

So I am still alive, I just have been working on something that's taking up alot of my time and trying to get stuff done when you have a sinus infection whilst trying to take no time off, means things are taking longer then planned.... But heres one of the cards I made this week, its the photo doesn't really do it justice, I went alittle cooky with the dimensionals as well which unfortunately you can't really tell in this pic ...

Anyway, thanks for stopping by!

I used of course Rose is a Rose, Bella Rose DSP, the big french script stamp which the name currently escapes me, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss card stock and inks... Oh and Choco Chip ribbon, love that stuff!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

A Rose is a Rose card one

Here's the first card that goes in the Card Keeper made last weekend.... I sooooo adore the classyness of this stamp set!

And again, sorry for the suckyness of the photo! Am trying to get my camera fixed! You can't really see from this pic but I have used dimensionals on the main rose and it really pops in person...

I used the Rose is a Rose stamp set, PP Card stock, Riding hood red ink and DSP, Bella Rose, LOVE LOVE LOVE that paper!!!!

I am also getting alot of requests for the purse I showed on my blog in August and but I failed to link where I got the instructions from! So here's the link...

I adjusted the length of the cardstock to fit the DSP, but you can change it up however you like!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Bella Rose A Rose is a Rose Card Keeper

A couple of months ago I had fun designing my card keeper as seen here and and I was trying to think of something really glam I could do with A Rose is a Rose stamp set and this is what I came up with.... I haven't yet done the cards, I have been kicked out of the lounge so you'll have to wait until next time to see what goes inside!

I used Bella Rose DSP, Riding Hood Red Cardstock and the pink in colour that the name and the spelling of it escapes me, Chocolate Chip 5/8 ribbon and a brad from the Build a brads and also chocolate chip jumbo brads....

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

I'm in love...... with Bella Rose DSP!

In August I started technique classes, and I was like, what should I put my instructions in so I ordered an Art Journal from Stampin up, wacked on some Bella Rose DSP and this is the result... Yum Yum!

I made this AGES ago, I just haven't gotten around to posting it, oops my bad!

I also used Riding Hood Red Cardstock and Kiwi Kiss Cardstock and ink....

I used the Calender Alphabet and Numbers stamp set, I love that font!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Have you ever?

I was at a workshop last week and I thought I'd share with you this "blonde thing" I did. Thought everyone deserves a giggle on a saturday morning!

I was being a good little beaver and cleaning up my mess as I went, well I couldn't figure out why my Jumbo Wheel stamp wasn't cleaning and even though "what the ...." then was like hang on.... TAKE THE CARTRIDGE OUT BLONDIE!!!!!!!

I'll be back later to show you the card we did!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Westamp Notebook

Yesterday I had a really nice afternoon over at St Clair Park with some lovely ladies, one even came from Invercargill for the day and she didn't even roll her "R's" hehehehe...

Anyway, as a little hostess thank you on Friday night I put together this cool little notebook. I LOVE the Walk in the Park DSP and Great Friends stampset, and I even got out my Kiwi Kiss Satin,

I'll be back later to show off the card all the ladies got to do!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Chocolate Chip Purse

I had soooooooooooooo much fun making this, I found the instructions on Splitcoast AGES ago, and part made it, then I "lost" it.... and I found it on the weekend and was determined to finish it.

I used Chocolate Chip DSP and cardstock, jumbo eyelets, vintage brads, the round label punch and the clear rinestones from the pretties kit, oh and the choco chip ribbon, although that has retired, I just had to use it!

Hope you like, thanks for stopping by! Oh and sorry for the BAD photo!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Cute little 3x3 Card Wallet

A few weeks ago the lovely Tracey Old shared with me her instructions to make her cute little Wallet she designed. See here.....

Today I was thinking about how I have never done ANYTHING with 3x3 note cards.... So a tweak her and a tweak here and waaaa-la its now a 3x3 Card wallet....

I used Raspberry Tart DSP again, starting to reaaaaaaaaaaaallly grow on me, Kiwi Kiss, Cameo coral and Rose Red.... yum yum...

Thanks for stopping by!!! And yeah I stuck up a peice of Kiwi Kiss cardstock to hide the mess of my desk!!!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Inkspirations Challenge #11

Check me out! Two challenges in ONE night, was going to Mojo as well, but I am a nana and need my beauty sleep...

This is the sketch
And this is the card I came up with!

I'm loving this Raspberry Tart DSP... This time around I got out my watercolour paper and had a TEENY TINY play with the Aqua Painter.... Cough cough... watercolouring scares me!

Anyho, this is the flower from Friends 24-7 and I used Real Red, Kiwi Kiss and Cameo Coral ink and cardstock.... oh and the sentiment from Great Friend FROM THE NEW MINI!

Right all this Raspberry Tartness has gone to my head I think I need to take myself to bed...

Sweet Sunday Sketch 29

This is what Karen over at tasked us... Check out all the others who entered here

Here's mine!Now I used Real Red ink, Cameo Coral and Real Read cardstock Rasberry Tart DSP, love that name.... and a button out of the NEW MINI! Oh and of course the stamp was from Friends 24-7 and the sentiment stamp from Great Friend out of the NEW MINI!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Instructions are in!

Sorry it's taken so long, I just had to figure out how to use paypal thingy on my blog!!!!! So, you've all seen blog cool Fold-out Wallet, now wanna make your own?

I did my instructions before I got my mini, so you're kit comes can come two ways either Friends 24/7 - Bella Bleu or Great Friends - Walk in the Park... Cost for the kit is $20 and only available to NZ residents!!!!
Just flick me an email @ with FWCK in the subjust line and I'll forward the details... payment is due by August 12th so supplies can be ordered.

Now if you just want the instructions, you can buy my PDF for just $7.50 It's designed around Friends 24/7 but by the end of the week I will ha
ve a bonus extra of the Walk in the Park dimensions... Demo's are feel free to use this in your classes. The only limitation is you can not give the actual instructions away (including to other demonstrators) and you can not use it in any internet or email based classes. But feel free to show off on your blogs!

I'll be able to email out PDF's within 24 hours, normally quicker!!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

August's Technique Class

Another month has been and gone and August sees the start of my Technique Classes...

Come along and try 3 different techniques every month and make a card from each, you get to take away the cards and instructions to build your own little technique book!!! What's even better each technique will be on a different colour of SU card stock so not only will you build your techniques up, you'll get to see the cardstock colours in real life.....

This month's techniques are Sponged Sky, Retiform Grid and Faux Paper Latern.

Technique class is on Wednesday the 19th from 7pm... Flick me an email for more details:

Can't make the date? Get a few friends together and I will bring the techniques to you!

Enjoy your Sunday... Boo hoo no Grey's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PS: Details on my kits and pdf's for my cool wallet will be tomorrow!!!!!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Introducing... and a sneak peak!

Ok, so here's another tease on my cool little card holder thingy I made... Well it's not going to be called a cool little card holder thingy, but the Fold-out Wallet Card Keeper... What a mouth full...

It uses the new set from the upcoming mini Great Friend and Also Walk in the Park DSP!!!! Love, love, love that paper!

After playing with this today I decided to tweak what I was going to offer, so you'll have to wait till the 1st.

But don't worry, I'll have Dunedin Classes, Kits and even just a pdf if the people want!!!!

Have a great Sunday!

P.S Sooooooooooooo sorry for the blah photos!!!!! Stupid camera is broken!!!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Check me out! - Next months Project

So this has been whats been keeping me AWAKE ALL WEEK! I'm all about making pretty cards, but also having pretty storage for those pretty cards...
This is just a quick post to just show it off, and also because I need your help... I NEED A NAME!!! Well I don't, I have many... Your suggestions will be gratefully welcomed, and if I decide to go with one someone suggests I'll put a little somethin somethin for you in the post!

As always this class is available as a sit down class here in Dunedin, or as kit for those out of towners, and just as a head's up, when I have a name sorted out I have a little product bundle to offer everyone too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Stampin' Up Thief

I thought it was about time to re-introduce the once little Asha. A lovely little kitten who is now 6 months old who is truely deserving of her nickname, which can't be said on the blog, but its a two worded nickname first word starts with L the second with a B, I'm sure you can fill in the dots...

Anyway, for quite some time my partner has been telling me he has seen her carrying off my RE-INKERS and my WHEEL STAMPS, and I thought surely not... but yes it is true... I busted her in my little craft cupboard that holds all my little stuff yesterday! And I wake up to find my RIBBON all over the floor, cards destroyed and yesterday I spent the night chasing her around the house coz she had my SPONGES in her mouth...

But who can punish such a cute kitty?

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sweet Sunday #24

Well I'm still on my roll, so here goes another challenge, I used Rose red, Pretty in Pink, Rose red DSP from last year and ALWAYS!!!!!! Yes, it's still one of my fav's and I havent used it in... FOREVER!!! Also threw in some En Francois' and Sanded stamps to boot...

Once again, stupid photo, I hope the postman comes with my CAMERA SOON!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

My first CASE, Fifth Ave Floral Tri-fold

I saw this card on Splitcoast AGES ago, and was like I love it, I must make it. SO, I did. Applogises to the talented lady who did the orginal, but I can't remember where on splitcoast I found it... The photo blows too, thats what happens when you take photos with your phone! But hey, my camera should be arriving in my last box of stuff from Wellington soon! Yay! Anyway, I used Urban O DSP, Going Grey c/s, Watercolour paper Baja Breeze and Kiwi Kiss re-inkers and Stazon Black and dimensionals and crimper... AND this is only like the third time I have watercoloured so I have to say I'm very proud....

If anyone out there know's how to get over the effects of Pleurisy let me know coz its like 7 weeks of feeling blah and I'm soooooooo totally over it!

Right now it's 1117pm and I'm off to bed, Nite nite!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sweet Sunday #23

Now don't all die of shock, Shelley has been a busy girl this weekend! So it seems I appear to be on a roll with challenges this week, so the latest Card is for this weeks Sweet Sunday! I used Sweet Stems stamp set and Tea Party paper with the inks that co ordinate with it! Aren't I a clever girl, all this while watching Grey's!

Check out the other entries here

Now off to watch more Grey's!

Trendy Trees and Stationery Compendium Classes

My classes are this Thursday and Saturday and I still have places left, so if you live in Dunedin and want to come along, email me on or gimme a call on 453 1004...

Enjoy your Sunday!

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #9 Take 2!!!

Man, am I on a roll or what!

My first card I'll give my mum I think! She's having surgery on tuesday so I think she'll apreciate it...

Now the next one, my work mate Susan is having her birthday on Tuesday so I thought I'd give it to her... These are my colours and I love the funky level 1 stamp set!

I used Certainly Celery, Royal Rose and Rich Regal, and White ribbon and the vintage brads and the jumbo eyelets... oh and en' francis block stamp, love it~


Saturday, June 20, 2009

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge # 9

This is the sketch... and this is what I came up with!

So this is my first go at a Inkspirations Sketch Challenge and I'm sooooo not a rooster girl, but I just had to give it a go and think "outside" what I'm used to. I'm very happy with how it turned out!

Recipe: Sahara Sand c/s and ink, Basic grey c/s and ink, Certainly Celery c/s and ink, Sanded block stamp and Rustic Rooster level 2 hostess set. I also used vintage brands, Jumbo Pewter Eyelets and Hemp twine.. Oh and I also got my crimper out! Me love crimper!!!!

Do you like how it turned out?

Check out the other entries here

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Snow day!

So, I'm not at work today... No buses, and we had a few dramas this morning... And the news says don't go outside... So that means Snow day for me! and does that mean time for crafting? Yes it does!!! Here's the view from my house, and some of the kitten that is not so small anymore... My other cat Max is AWOL, he has never seen snow before so hopefully he is somewhere warm!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Urban Oasis Stationery Comendium

Check this little puppy out! This is my take on the Stationary Compendium, Kim Richards did a kit for us demo's awhile back and I just changed it up a bit... a couple of cm's bigger here and there and instead of a wee calender I made room for C6 Stampin' Up! Envelopes. Now if you're in Dunedin, and you are going "Wow I gota make me one of those!"
Contact me for the details...

This is my new favourite colours scheme, Black Urban Oasis DSP and Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon, YUM YUM!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Trendy trees Wallet....

This is for my "stamp set Spotlight" class for the month of June
Come to a class and you get to make this cute little card wallet and some cards to go in it... If you pre-order or purchase "Trendy Trees" I'll give you a discount off the class price.

For more details about the Trendy Tree Spotlight class or any other classes email me on

If my class timetable doesn't suit you, don't worry... I can come to you!

I found the instructions on an american site and had to "re-do" it so it would hold nz size C6 envelopes... anyone who knows me knows I have to change it because what good is a card holder if you can't fit stampin' up size envelopes in it!

These aren't my normal colours but I'm really happy with how it came out!

Recipe: Windsor Knot DSP, Old Olive C/s and ink, So Saffron Cardstock, Sage Shadow Cardstock and I also used my newest favouritest tools, the Eyelit Edge punch and crimper

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Before I give my little rant on my card, I'd first like to give a small rant... about SNOW.
Snow, pretty from a distance, not so pretty when you run out of fire wood and have moved from the Sunny, and Tropical Bay of Islands to Dunedin, down in the deep south and am still getting used to the COLD! Even the farmers I have been speaking with for my job were like, its too early for this (DOT DOT DOT) Anyway, while I wasn't walking around outside when it was snowing and depending on who you talk to it may have just been a heavy frost.... I still frooze my behind off... But then when I get into the air conditioned bus and I actually see the snow on the hills, I was like Wowwwwwwwwwwww Snow everyone who got on the bus would have been like who is this freak girl. End rant.

So anyone who comes visiting on my blog can pretty much guess 'Always' is my favourite... This card is only of the cards I had on display at the fundraiser I went to a week or so ago...

I just Not Quite Navy ink and c/s and Baja Breeze ink and paper and the linen thread and the Jumbo eyelits.... and deminsionals, not that you can tell from the photo though!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Bird on a branch take 2!

So this is the second lovely project I had on my stand at the fundraiser using the new Bird on a branch.... I tell you I really wasn't feeling this stamp set, but turns out it is super lovely! This project idea comes from Julie over at Paper Pleasing, and its a lovely idea, not only to fill with cards but anything, 'chocolate' was one of the most popular suggestions from friday night!

I used Vanilla and Not quite Navy c/s, the new Bella blue DSP, half round pearls from my pretties kit and Very Vanilla ribbon, oh and some brads out of the vintage pack... This project also uses the word window punch!

Now don't forget ladies from Dunedin, I am available to do workshops in your home, and I now have a table so can now do classes from my home! Contact me if you would like to know more!!

Back from Outer Space and Bird on a branch take 1

Yes, I am alive... I have just been AWOL for awhile, first with illness, then with adjusting to new job, then preparation for the local kindy fundraiser to which I had a stand. Hi Ladies!!!!!!

Take 1 is one of my favourite techniques I have done in awhile, I have always wanted to try it but it wasn't until the lovely Diane Bell-Robertson demo'd it at Reginals I thought yes I must go try that, so the very next day, out came Bird on a branch and this is what the result was!

I used Rose red, Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze inks and I really like how it turned out.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sweet Sunday!!!

This is my first attempt at a Sweet Sunday sketch! But I'm happy with how it turned out, except my ribbon is a tad not straight!!!! I was on a mission to finish this card quick so I could hurry off to watch Greys!!!! Oh and Im overseeing Rice Pudding!!!!
And check it out!! I was first to post it to the site too!! Thats gota be a first!!

It uses the brand new Echo's of Kindess level 2 hostess set from the new catalogue and the retiring Brocade Basics DSP and Old Olive ribbon and ink....

Head over to to see more entries!!

Its a really shocking photo which I'm totally sorry for!!! Bad light, in hurry... missing Greys!!!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


I found this idea on Stevie's blog while blog hopping. I think it is a fantastic way to share our art!
The first 5 people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice! For you. Could be a card I really am pleased with, an altered object or something else all together! My choice! This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
2. What I create will be made with you in mind so you won't get something I already made unless I think it suits you to a T.
3. It'll be done sometime this year (I will want to get it done in the next month or so).
4. You have no clue what it's going to be.
5. The catch? Oh, the catch is you must offer this blog candy on your blog!

Re-post this on your blog, offer something you make - your choice - to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog (then come here and post).
Add my name to the #1 slot on your card- I am your first participant.

When you create your give away, you will become the first participant on the new list for the people who participate with you.

The first 5 people to do so and leave a comment here telling me they did (I will go to your blog to check that you have this posted) win a handmade gift by me. Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it!

SO ...................who will be the first 5 people????

1. Stevie
2. Cheri
3. Shell
4. Kelly

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Always Milk Carton with Carrier

(Had to edit my first post, realised I had called it a milk bottle carrier and not a milk carton!)

Check this out! I had so much fun making this, that I think I'll have to make some more! The orginal idea came from Becky @ Inking Idaho...

I used the Always stamp set with Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Pretty In Pink and Very Vanilla...

I've had a mish of a weekend, but all the unpacking is done and I finally have my desk and my craft stuff set up! I might even post some photos while its TIDY!!!!!
I'm in this weird kinda limbo right now... WANT THE NEW CATALOGUE!!! GIMME GIMME!!!
April 1st can not come too soon!!!!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Mojo Monday #77

Well my first week of work was awesome, once we got past the whole two Shelley's on the phones, both spelt differently and the fact theres a Sally Stewart as well... Can we cope? Within the first day Oh, yes I was just speaking with you! - no you werent! hahahaha...

Mojo Monday #77, better late then never!!!!

I used Rose Red DSP, and Rose Red and Regal Rose and Whisper White Cardstock, and I used a stamp from my almost favourite set of all time "Always" I really hope its in the new Catalogue!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The new addition to the family

This little cutie pie is Asha, we picked her up today! so cute, her and max, well, give it time!!!
On top of getting a 9 week kitten all my stuff from wellington arrived this morning, so i am busy busy!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

CD Holder

So I'm creating like a mad woman at the moment and I'm using up all my DSP's to make room for the new ones coming out on April 1st.

This CD holder uses In Colour Purely Pomergrante Textured cardstock, Purely Pomergrante Satin ribbon (gone) and Holiday Harmony DSP (gone)...

The CD holders are easy peesy to make, decorating is the hard part! What to choose, what to choose!

I can't tie bows very well, so i faked it! hehe...

I'm going to give this as a gift for my mum when she comes down in April, the CD's going to have loads of photos of her favourite child, hehe, jokes!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

My 1st Kwerner Challenge and Mojo Monday in one!!!

I have been wanting to do a Kwerner Colour challenge for awhile but am always lacking in the right colours, until now! and I thought why not combine it with the Mojo Monday 74# challenge! So thats what I did and this is the result!

I even tried watercolouring, just dont look TOOO close!

Recipe: Embrace Life stamp set, colours Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip!

Oh and White Organsa ribbon!

Fall Flowers File Box!

When I was surfing spiltcoast as I do if found this idea - I just had to try it and I like it I like it alot!, Me also things it would make an excellent storage idea for adhesives and stuff!

I've decided to do this as a class next month, once the new DSP's are out! Give me an email if you're in the Dunedin area, or ask me about the Class by Mail options!!!!!