Sunday, November 14, 2010

Stationery Compendium Class

I have been busy with classes this week, a did a Stationery Compendium for a group of ladies and also had my Scrap-booking Class at the Hall down the road...

It's a BAD photo but these are what the ladies made!  They loved the Urban Oasis paper so I ordered an extra pack before it retired...

Have a great week everyone!!!

Rich Razzleberry Mail

I kept it on the down-low but it was my birthday last week...  

The last birthday of my 20's so I was in a bit of a blue...  

Anyway I open my mailbox on friday and found this beauty!!!  Thanks Amanda!!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Scrapbooking on a Saturday... posted on my blog on a Sunday!

Everyone who visits my blog knows I have a thing for Kristina Werner and this page was inspired by one of her layouts...  I have had this page down for awhile but in all my slackness haven't posted it...  I have dark navy curtains and the photo isn't the greatest but its using Not Quite Navy cardstock and Blueberry Crisp DSP...  I even got my heat gun out to out to emboss with Razzle Dazzle on the butterfly diecut.

And yes... the blonde with short hair is me!!!!

Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Silent Bob Strikes again... AND a new project class

I can't believe its been almost 2 months since I last blogged!!!  I suppose a hand smack is coming my way!!!  Life just got in the way, I have had Dunkleys,  Hi to all the lovely ladies I met!  I've had a virus, bad crappy immune system, personal family stuff and as of Labour weekend I now have no wisdom teeth...  Does that now mean I'm truely a dumb blonde if I have lost my wisdom????

Some how in all that I have still been doing my classes, all be it I got a bit behind and one or two hand to be put off a week, but my regulars are lovely and didn't mind when I had to postphone one or two!!

Last month saw my first Open Scrapbooking Crop at the local hall and I have another in ten days!!!  If you would like my November newsletter with the details gimme an email

This month I also have Two Stamp Classes and a cool new Project Class using the lovely new stamp set -  Just Believe, its a cool Easel Cardbox with 4 cards...

Check out my SU website for all my class details!!!  I'm updating that after tea!!!

Anyway I'm glad to be back and happy Sunday!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Will you be in Dunedin between the 17-19th of September?

If you're answer is YES!  Come visit me...  I'll be a stall holder at  the Dunkleys Great New Zealand Craft Show...

I'll have loads of Ideas to show off... so if you're in the area pop in and say HI! 

I have also just updated my class schedule...  click on the pretty pic to the right and see what I have installed...

The catalogue is now live and I can take orders from the 2010-2011Catalogue...  

If you'd ever thought about becoming a demonstrator whether its to make some extra money or get amazing products cheaper, September is the time...  Any new recruits get an In Colour Bundle worth of $100...

For more information gimme a call 453 1004 or email

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Watercoloured Fifth Avenue Foral

So the lovely Tracy and Louise are launching their own Down Under Challenge site  and they are calling for design team members so I thought I'd enter...

The challenge was to use things you love...  Well I loooooveeeeeeeeee watercolouring the Rose from Fifth Avenue Floral and I love Rich Razzleberry, my fav colour of all time...  love Cottage Wall DSP, Love little leaves diecut and Tiny Tags, again stamped with Rich Razzleberry...  And there's even the Sanded Die stampset, stamped in... you guessed it RICH RAZZLEBERRY!

Oh yes.... The colour of my card base is Kraft...  I LOVE KRAFT! (or should I be saying Crumb Cake!)

Monday, August 9, 2010

A Rose is a Rose Stamp Class

So this months Stamp Class is using the retiring Rose is a Rose stamp set and we're learning to do a Criss Cross Card, Slider Card and a Card using Colour Blocking...  

I have one space left at each class due to cancellations, so it's not too late to book, first class is this wednesday, the 11th and then next wednesday the 18th is the other... 

Email me on or phone 453 1004.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

His and Hers

So, same card, just different colours and sentiment stamp...  I'm addicted to using Kraft with Rich Razzleberry....

These are simple cards, but I think effective...  I'm trying that "clean and simple" look whilst channeling my Kristina Werner wannabe style... hahaha...

So, what's your fav?  The Urban manly colour one, or the Rich Razzleberry Cottage Wall one?

And, yes... I LOVE MY WHITE GEL PEN...

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Last chance list is in...

I have added a wee linky to the sidebar of my blog.

If you would like to order from this list, email me today as things go pretty quickly...

Email me today

That said, the new catalogue is just around the corner, yay!  Someone is super excited, if you would like to pre order your catalogue, flick me an email :)

Saturday, July 31, 2010

My SU! Website....

So this week I got with the 'IT' programme so to speak and finally organised my SU! Demo Website,
this website is great, it keeps you up to date with current specials and also where I list my monthly class schedule...  You can also sign up to be a demo on it too!  Today's the last day to take advantage of the 20% kit discount making it a bargin at $299...  Go own hit the "join now" you know you want to!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

ESAD Christmas in July Blog Hop...

I hope you’re ready for the ESAD Christmas in July Blog Hop!

Welcome everyone who has just popped over from Claire's Blog

Today I'm sharing some more of my scrapbooking pages, haven't done any in like a month, and I love scrapbooking Christmas :)  Anyone who know's me, know's I'm a little 'Christmas mad'  I've already started singing christmas carols at work! 

Now, here's a few different shots of my page, I was in a bit of a rush to post and I couldn't figure out how to crop with the new software my manfriend put on the pc!!!  And I haven't decided but maybe I will add some faux stitching down the sides!!!

And, and another shot just so you can see my journalling...  I have some more photo's and I think I may make this a two page spread :)

What is ESAD?
ESAD stands for Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators and it is an online group just for Australian and New Zealand demonstrators for Stampin’ Up!

We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors but we share our love for what we do with each other as Demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know how and cyberstamps and we are always there to help and support each other when its needed.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.

Thanks everyone for visiting my blog, I hope you have fun during the blog hop and now you can 'hop on over' to Linda's blog

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Just Add Embossing... again

This is my attempt of a 'manly' card, using one of my fav sets,  Pocket Silouhettes and AGAIN with the Tiny Tags... never giving that set up!  I even got out my curly label punch for the first time in, well I think forever!

I think the technique I used was Emboss Resist????

Anyways, thanks for stopping by!

Oh and don't forget to check out the other challenge cards here:

Monday, July 19, 2010

Just Add Embossing

So this is my challenge card for "Just add Embossing"  It's using for the Bride and Tiny Tags, which I'm totally addicted to...  Not that you can really tell, but in this photo all the stamping has been embossed with White Embossing Powder, the photo doesn't do it justice, it looks wicked in real life, but the I'm biased.

Go check out the other challenges: 

I was back to work today, and I asked my team leader if she understood my message I left for her last week...  I got a "Nope, sounded like some drunk and I figured whoever didn't show up the message was from them!"

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Medallian Cottage Garden

So this is a card I made after not getting out of bed for the last two days,  Still feel blah but can't lie about in bed for ever, so I hope you like what I have done...

It's the first time I have got out Tiny Tags and the Medallian stamp and I'm happy with how it turned out...  Got my old gel pen out too, will have to order a replacement this week!!!

Back to the couch I go:)  Enjoy your weekend everyone!!!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Keeping it Simple...

I've been asked to do some Thank You cards, and I was just experimenting abit...  This card is a CASE of something I saw on the web awhile ago but I forget where!!! I used a different stamp set and different colours then they did, but I love the way it turned out!!!  "Clean and Simple" cards aren't something I'm good at and am pleased with how it turned out!!!

I love Fifth Avenue Floral and don't think I have ever used it in a way that wasn't involving Watercolouring!!!!

Now I'm off to prep for wednesday class on "Vellum"  I have been putting it off all week!!!  

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Two step bird punch

I love this card, love blue, love Bella Bleu DSP, love kraft ribbon, love Not Quite Navy cardstock....  Love twine.....

Man I ramble...
I hope you like this card too!!!  Must be passed my bedtime I think...  Night night :)


Monday, July 5, 2010

July Newsletter...

Evening everyone!!!  It's a very Antarctic day down here in Dunedin and I have finished my July Newsletter... 

If you're in the Dunedin area and would like to receive my newsletter and find out when I'm doing my classes give me an email on and say please add me to your newsletter list!!! 

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #30…..

So I haven't done an Inkspiration challenge in awhile, and I looooove the colours this week, so without further ado, here it is!!!

I have used my two favourite stamp sets, Rose is a Rose and Always, I realised I hadn't ink'd up Always in over a year!!!!  I'll never ever part with this stamp set!!!!

This is the challenge at Keesha issued.....

Click here to check out the other entries!!!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Take Two...

So I really felt my previous layout was abit half finished so here's take 2!!!!

 I added a strip of DSP to the top and bottom, some faux stitching and a button and twine bow... and I think it looks much better!!!!

And onto something a little different... Two weeks ago I gave up Gluten and Dairy products due to cronic sinus allergies...  Within three days I started to feel better...  

Well today I did my first Gluten free/Dairy free baking...  Yum Yum Brownies, and here's the proof!!!!

Stewart Men... Four Generations

So here's the male page of the four generations... it looks cool IRL however, after seeing the pic I think it looks unfinished so I may have to bling it up a bit...

In this picture in order from left to right is my lil nephew Cooper, my Grandad- Bruce, my brother Andrew and my Dad.  I think I may have to do some faux stitching just to finish it off though...

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Just Add Ink Number 23-

So, I seem to be forming a habit...  Using the Just Add Ink challenges to build my scrapbook up!!!  This photo is very special to me so I wanted to do do something pretty...  

I don't think there's many families out there that has 4 generations in one picture... This photo contains.... ME!!!  (I'm the baby!!!)  My mum, her mum- my Nanny and her mum - known to me as Nanny Stepho...  

This is the first page that I have done that I have scrapbooked my Nann, and I was surprised how hard it was... Both of them died when I was around 4, so I didn't know them that much..  But from what I've heard from heard they were both lovely ladies, just check out their smiles...

So this what four generations of women from my mums side of my family looks like and later tonight I plan to scrapbook a photo that has four generations of blokes from my dad's side!!!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Well I think its funny...

It's a balmy 7 degrees here in Dunedin this morning, and part of my morning routine is to eat breakfast when I'm surfing the net...  My partner was having his morning coffee and chatting to me just before he left to work when we heard this strange noise...  Instantly we thought... "CAT" where are they and what are they up to!!!  I swung around in my chair to find Asha the black cat sitting beside my BIG SHOT, batting the handle around and around...  Man that cat really likes her craft supplies, when we moved house I found her stash of my daubers and sponges!!!

Don't ever get a black cat people... they are CRAZY!!!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

100 Posts - PDF Sale

So this weekend I made 100 posts, so decided to make all my PDF's $5...

Hit the "Add to Cart" buttons on the right!

All instructions should be received within 24 hours, and if not email

Happy Stamping!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Just Add Ink Challenge 22

So here's my latest scrapbook page... Yes, I know don't all die of shock...  You've only ever seen two scrapbooking pages on my blog and yes, that has happened in the last two weeks...  Can't help it...   I'm on a roll...

Anyway, this is my submission for Just Add Ink challenge 22, which was White, Rich Razzleberry, Kiwi Kiwi and Tempting Turqouise...  I don't have all that much 12 by 12 paper so I put it on Black cardstock and think it looks rather striking...

Hope you like it, and thanks for stopping by...

Thursday, June 17, 2010

More lovely Zindorf.......

Some of you may remember my challenge card for an old Inkspiration Challenge:

Well I had so much fun doing it I made a full frontal collage!!!! 

 Hope you like it!!!!!

It uses: All a Flutter, Rustic Rooster, Baroque Motifs and Always

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Just Add Stitching - Just Add Ink #20

So here's my challenge piece for Just Add Stitching... and Yes!!!  It's a scrapbooking page... something never seen on my blog but you will be seeing more of it!!!

Here's the full page... I love the Damask image from Friends 24/7 and Chocolate Chip... and check it out... there's even a Teneale bow!!!!  Anyway, I'm off to scrapbook some more!!  Thanks for stopping by and go check out the rest of the entries here:

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Inkspiration Challenge #25- Grungy brayering

I have never used soooo many different  stamps in such a small space!!!  But it was soooo fun... I think I'm addicted to this brayering stuff...  I have completed my swaps which I showed you last week and I wanted to do some more brayering....  I also have another card thats more like a brayered collage to show you later...  And yes I even got out my white gel pen!!!  I haven't used that puppy in awhile...

Thanks for stopping by and go check out the other entries here:

Mmm... I have a roast chicken cooking!!!  Man more house smells great right now... and finally the rain has stopped... hopefully the little concrete lake out the back drys up soon!!!

Tri-shutter album, blast from the past!

Here's a Tri shutter album I did for a Christmas class LAST YEAR... don't know why but it never made it onto the blog!  So here it is...

So this week you'll get to see something I never thought I would do again...  Scrapbooking SU style...  It's been 4 years since I last scrapbooked and I think I miss it...  So watch this space!


Sunday, May 23, 2010

Inspired by Zindorf...

So a few of us not going to Convention decided to do a swap...  This is mine...  It looks better in real life... I'm super happy with the way it's turned out...  Its only the third time I have gotten my brayer out and I'm addicted and want to do more!!!

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Top Note Purse


Greetings everyone!  Happy Sunday!  Another weekend over and I did get some time to play with my BIG SHOT!

Here I have made a Top Note Purse, following the instructions from the lovely Julie over at Paper Pleasing...  The tutorial can be found here:

The DSP I have used is Chocolate Chip... Love it...

Enjoy your week everyone!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tuesday morning crazyness

My very first order that has had to have been shipped in two boxes arrived at 715am this morning...  It contains my BIG SHOT!!!!!!! wohoooooooooooooooooooo....

Right now I'm wishing I didn't work for a living and could stay at home and play, and in the meantime the two four legged family members think the paper that comes in the boxes is great fun...  I just witnessed Asha skating across the lounge...

Ahhhh... stay at home and play with the Big shot, or go to work... 

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Cottage Garden Stamp Class sneak peak

May's Stamp Class is using the Cottage Garden stamp set and Cottage Wall DSP...  This month you will make three different styles of cards....

For those in Dunedin my class on the 19th of May is fully booked so I have opened up another night, being the 26th.  Phone 453 1004 or email to book.

For those out of the Dunedin area my instructions will be available after the class.
Happy Sunday everyone!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Just Add Vintage Challenge 14

So, I loovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvve Vintage, but loving and doing is another thing. It's not something I have done alot of but I want to change that... I love the new sets from Stampin Up called Vintage Vogue and Medallion.

I also use the leaves from the two step bird punch and the Top Note Die...

The instructions for the cool flower can be found here:

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Manhattan Flower Card Folio Class by Mail and PDF Tutorial

This month Class by Mail is using the lovely Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder and Candy Lane Designer Series Paper.  It's a card folio that hold 6 cards and 6 envelopes.  The instructions cover the assembly of the card folio and card ideas.

This is available to you in two options...  

Option 1:  Is the pre-cut kit with printed out instructions.  This is available to you for $25.  This option is only open to NZ residents.

Option 2:  The pdf instructions.  Available to you for $10.  Instructions will be available from the 26th of April.  

As with my other instructions, SU demonstrators are able to use/print my instructions for their customers for use in their own classes.  However not as a Class by Mail option... 

Payment can be through PAY-pal, just hit the button on the right or email me: and I will provide you with my bank account details.  

All instructions will be emailed out within 24 hours.

If you have any questions please email

Friday, April 23, 2010


On Wednesday night I had my Bird on a Branch Stamp Class using the Designer Series Paper Candy Lane. 

After some thought I have decided to make my instructions available for purchase.  So after every Stamp Class I will make my instructions available for out of towners and other demonstrators. 

For only $7.50 you will get the instructions for three projects.  This month you will receive the instructions for The Easel Card, Gate Fold Card and Treat Bag - All using the Bird on a Branch stamp set, however you can use whatever you have at hand.  

If you are a Stampin' Up! demo you can even use it for your classes.   All I ask is you only print it for your class participants not other demonstrators and don't use it for any Class by Mail kits.

Payment can be through PAY-pal, just hit the button on the right or email me: and I will provide you with my bank account details.  

All instructions will be emailed out within 24 hours.

If you have any questions please email

Come back tomorrow because I have even MORE to share....

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Another sneaky peak!!!!

Two sneaky peaks in a row... but this time you can do it if you if you're not in Dunedin... What to know more?????  Well you're going to have to wait until Friday....  From the sneak peak photo, you can tell its in Candy Lane DSP and Uses the Manhatten flower... YUM YUM!!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Bird on a Branch Stamp Class sneak peak

This months stamp class is using the lovely Bird on a Branch Stamp set and Candy Lane DSP...

The class this Wednesday is fully booked but give me an email or call and we can arrange another time.

If you are in the Dunedin area and would like to receive my newsletter with my upcoming classes and kits email

Monday, April 5, 2010

Take a picture, it will last longer!

So yesterday I tidied my craft room... as I had purchased another shelf with cupboard... It didn't take nearly as long as I thought... But I wonder how long it will last???
As you can tell my ribbons are just one big mess!! I love my craft room... one wall is wardrobe space... so if I cleaned out the other half I could fit two more of these shelves in...

And look! You can see the table!!!!

Saturday, April 3, 2010


Some products from the Spring and Summer mini aren't visible in the Autumn Catalogue but you can still order them!!

They are....
The Scallop Oval and Butterfly punches, Jumbo Brads Neutral Selection 5/16" and 5/8", Stazon White and the Stazon cleaner

Contact me today if you would like to order!!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Fifth Avenue Floral

This is one of the cards I sold at the Go Otago Show on the weekend...

It's also one of the techniques at my April Technique class, the technique used on the card is called Floating Watercolouring, during my April Technique Class you will do a card similar to this using this technique and two other cards, one using Faux Stitching and the other Masking...

Technique Class runs from my home in Mornington on the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 7pm. Email me @ for more details!

Go Otago!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So this is our stand from the weekend... We had cards and 3d items to sell and were also showing off our classes we have for April... Now when I say "we" I'm talking about myself and my lovely downline Megan... her blog can be seen here:

Now for something OTHER then cards... Cool little tag sets using the Cottage Garden stamp set and a Vintage Vogue stamp set...

Both ideas are from the lovely Andrea over at

The dimensions for the tag set can be found here:

And the magnetic book marks where a part of Andrea's 2009 12 weeks of Christmas...

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Project Tuesday on a Saturday...

Before this week I had never heard of this blog and thanks to my blog surfing I found it... I took some time out this afternoon to have a go...

You can see the other entries here:

I have been creating like mad for the Go Otago show tomorrow... and guess what it has just started raining, fingers crossed its a nice day tomorro!

Anyway.... Back to the Tri Shutter Pocket Album...
I just had to get out the Rich Razzelberry and Vintage Vogue set.... I really like making DSP with the Wheel stamp that goes with Vintage Vogue!

Here's what it looks like open....

I'll have lots to post this week, I have done like ummmm... MILLIONS of cards in like 2 days!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Vintage Vogue meets Rich Razzelberry! YUM YUM!

So I finally got to play with my stuff on the weekend... Check me out! I love vintage vogue and I looooooooooooove this colour combo! I even made a wee bag topper....

If you are in Dunedin stop by and say hi at the Go Otago Showday in Mosgiel on Sunday.... Oh and ONE MORE FULL DAY OFF WORK UNTIL MY HOLIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Missing Mojo, Missing Stamp-a-mag-jig

It seemed during the moving house I lost my Stamp-a-mag-jig. I have been trying to work on something for the last week that I needed it for, but could not find it. Without it my Mojo was gone, I didn't want to work on anything else, I couldn't until my poor Stamp-a-mag-jig was found. I tore my new craft space apart over and over again... Until yesterday afternoon I found it. And it was in a place where, well I would never have thought to look and I really don't understand WHY I would have put it there. Anyway it's back and with it my Mojo so I'll be posting again soon... Darn this thing called work. It does ALWAYS get it the WAY!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Just Add Ink #4 and some moving ramblings..

Yesterday my buddy and downline Megan came over for an afternoon of cardmaking and gossiping.... I spent the first I dunno, half hour to an hour playing with ribbon trying to make ribbon roses... Almost six hours later we had made 5 cards between us... The new craft room was hampering our mojo...

We were determined to do some challenges, Just add Ink being the first... So here's my attempt...

Excuse the crappy photo but my desk is still not cleaned up from yesterday, but it's tidier then it was!!!!!

Oh yes and I have successfully moved, now when I say successfully I mean no broken bones... I have hurt my back but I knew that was going to happen and at least the swelling in my fingers has gone down from not wearing gloves when I use bleach... But at least my craft room is unpacked... almost!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch #55

Well it's been awhile since I have done a Sweet Sunday Sketch... So here's my first go of the year...
Heres the sketch...

And here's my go... Gota Love Friends 24/7 and gota love my gel pen... oh and dimensionals yet again!

I would link back to the other cards on Sweet Sunday but I still don't know how to fix my linking prob!!!

Anyways, Sweet Sunday everyone!!!!

Spring Cleaning

I haven't cleaned up my crafty space in like 2 weekends now and I kinda had to after yesterday...


And AFTER>>>>

Wohhooooo, when we move I get my OWN ROOM... Not just a corner of the lounge! YAY!