Friday, 29 July 2011

Anything but square!

Here is my last card as Guest Designer for Tickled Pink Stamps. I have enjoyed my short stint among the talented ladies at Tickled Pink...thanks for having me Kellie and DT!!
I do hope some of my clever readers will join in with the latest Challenge, which is...

Anything but a square

My images are both digital stamps from the   Lil Little  set of stamps, check them out HERE

                                               This sentiment is also from Tickled Pink Stamps

My card base consists of three circles layered and sewn together, then I simply scored the circle at the 3/4 mark, and decorated. Pretty simple this time around.

Hope your weeks going well.
Happy creating to you all

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Winters here

Winter is here for sure. We have snow all around us, but not in Duntroon it's self, which is amazing...and, if you ask me just plain lucky!

On Thursday last week Andrew come for a walk with me, he hasn't been since as he is still cold from Thursdays excursion! I took the camera I won from The Scrapbook Awards competition last month with me and had a play with it along the way.

Check out my 'snaps'...

I love to view the end of a winter's day from the top of this hill. The view is awesome. 

Andrew only stopped in the sunny spots! One of the many down sides of being a Tetraplegic is that ones circulation does not work as it should and 'cold' is an issue.


I just had to photograph this gate before heading for home. may be able to tell that I pretty much walked home alone...Andrews only thought was to get back home  to the fire...


I'm pretty sure that this week it will just be Tui (my dog) and I out walking alone again.

Today Camden and Abby, who were home for the Fire Brigade AGM and dinner last night were to head back to Dunedin today, but the Motorway closed about mid-day, so instead they headed to Kakanui (to Abby's house) for the night. Maybe tomorrow they might get back to Dunedin, but its not looking like a sure bet yet as I believe the snow is still falling.

Hope all of you in the South, and the North are warm and cosy tonight.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Spots and Stripes

Spots and Stripes is the theme for this weeks challenge at theTickled Pink Challenge Blog
I have used the  recently released Lil Little Lad Frankie on my card. How cool is he!!

 The sentiment on the card front is also from Tickled Pink Stamps, it is part of a set of Digital Sentiments designed by the talented Cheri, especially to go with the Lil Little series of image stamps.You can find them here.

 Here is a close-up look at my spots and stripes.

 Thanks for looking and I do hope you will join in the fun at Tickled Pink Stamps, the prize this week is one rubber, or two digital stamps of your choice from Tickled Pink . Remember you must use a Tickled Pink Image, or Sentiment on your card, Wilfred is a free bee, so head on over and 'pick him up' today!

Happy creating Everyone

Monday, 18 July 2011

Cute as a Butterfly - template

Hi there, just a quick post with a template for the inside of the card (below).

The red lines are the ones you cut and the dotted lines you just fold, some are Valley, and some are Mountain folds (as marked).

The front of this card is made separately, and attached along the line shown in blue.

Make the front of your card 21 cm (portrait) and 14 cm - or there-abouts (landscape).

Friday, 15 July 2011

Cute as a butterfly

Here is my latest card for Tickled Pink Stamps.

 This weeks challenge is to make your card 'cute', which is not hard to do because you need to use a Tickled Pink Stamp on your card, and these stamps are all super cute!

 Your card must also have a butterfly some where on it. I used a strip of 'projector transparency' to make my butterfly 'pop out'.

 The image I have used is called Lil Little Lolita Ivy, and you can buy her here in digi form if you are super quick. Lolita Ivy is also available in 'rubber'

 This is what my card looks like on the inside'

Check out the Challenge Blog for inspiration and prizes HERE
And find the latest and loveliest Stamps HERE

Sure hope you get a chance to join in with the challenge this week.

Adele - Lovesong (album version)

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Happy mail

Look at the lovely surprise I found in my mail box yesterday.....

I have this super talented friend who knitted this gorgeous scarf just for me. It's super cozy and could not have arrived at a better time, as just a couple of days ago we awoke to snow on the nearby hills.
Thanks so much Kristi, your an angel!

Monday, 11 July 2011

Have a little faith

Today it feels like winter has arrived, at long last! For the first time I dug my coat out of the wardrobe to go for my walk. The wind was coming straight from the snow covered mountains that I can see from my window!

Thought I'd share this quote with you that I found on face book.... I've copied it and stuck it on my wall...just so I remember to keep it in mind!

Sometimes you have to stop
worrying, wondering and doubting.
Have faith that things will work out, maybe
not how you hoped, or planned, but just how it's mean to be.

Hope everyone had a wonderful, and safe weekend. Time I was getting to bed, because I see, on my clock, that Monday is already here.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

The Killers - Human


Ouch! My baby got in the way of Abby's space yesterday!! It was a case of having his head in the wrong place at the wrong time!! Poor Abby must have gotten quite a shock when her space landed in Camden's head! Camden does not look too perturbed about the 'clout' he received. This photo was taken before Abby took him to the hospital.

 Here's Camden today, not laughing quite so much!

 Aimee headed back to Dunedin this morning, bright and early because she wanted to get organised before the big night ahead...Rio (I think that's what she called it) Week, kicks off tonight, so basically her coming week will be one of partying and not much else!

This afternoon it rained...I'd almost forgotten what  rain looked like, its been ages since we have had any of the 'wet stuff' here. I love to listen to the rain on the roof, so took advantage of it and headed upstairs to my craft room to catch up on my mountain load of craft work.

Camden and Andrew headed off to the garage to do 'boy stuff'. So my day has been a quiet one. Not that I'm complaining!

Hope YOUR day has been a good one.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Lil Little Lolita

Check out the latest new stamp at Tickled Pink.
This month I get to be a Guest Designer again, lucky me!

 Because I always tend to make cards I thought I'd go for a change and use this lovely stamp on a little bag.

 The challenge element this week is to use a doily on your creation

 When the little bag is opened it looks like this....

 If you want to have a go at making one yourself then you can find instructions at Inkido Blog by clicking here.

Thanks for looking and remember to stop by Tickled Pink Stamps for inspiration and lots of yummy stamps!

Monday, 4 July 2011

Not much news at our house. In the weekend Cody and Hannah took Andrew off to watch the "Mud Plug". Aimee was at work and Camden was off hunting with his team in The Hunt for Hell competition, which the boys managed to win. I spent my time alone doing house work, it took me pretty much most of the day. What an exciting life I lead!!

 Today Andrew had to go to the dentist to have a nasty cracked tooth fixed, so the trip to town took care of the best part of the day.
Tomorrow at lunch time we have our young mechanics group eager to get the four wheeler motor bike going and after that it is back to town to get Andrews toe nails trimmed.

I have been working into the small hours to try and get my Tickled Pink Stamps, and my Paper Chase work done, progress is slow. I do tend to get side tracked by my computer,I really should turn it off!

Check out this funny old photo of me and these two gorgeous puppy's  (lady and Roy)

 I had a little bit of a play in photo shop , fixed up a few scratches and played around with the colour, and for an old photo it has come up okay. Might have to scrap this one, if nothing else it will give my children a giggle!

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Dont be stuck!

...stuck for Ideas that is? Hop on over and check out the Paper Chase Blog, its back and we have the new Elite team lined up to bring you plenty of inspiration and tips to make your page's shine.
This month was almost at its end when I drew up the roster, so thought I'd best do the decent thing and get the first challenge under way.

My page is all about one little person who was a little bit stuck....

 This little guy is my nephew,after riding on the Go-cart he found himself a little bit trapped in his helmet.

 Check out how I made my 'wing' embellishment over at Paper can find it by clicking HERE

And check out the latest challenge and the Bo- Bunny prize. See you at Paper Chase.

Friday, 1 July 2011

Be Enchanted by Tickled Pink stamps!

A few days ago I received an email from the lovely Kellie just reminding me that I was a guest designer at Tickled Pink stamps for the month of July...and wouldn't you know it...I'd totally forgotten.

Anyway, I pushed panic to one side, along with the large pile of work I was wading my way through at the time, and got straight to work.

 The Challenge this week at Tickled Pink Stamps is to use flowers on your project, along with a Tickled Pink image. I love flowers, so luckily I did not have too much bother coming up with this design...

Hope some of you will take up the Tickled challenge.
Did I mention that there are stamps to be won?? Check here for details

My Favorite Musuc

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My Scrapping

Here is my finished latest painting

Here is my finished latest painting
This one is a hit with all the males who have seen it. I must say that I did not really enjoy painting a truck and it will be a one off for sure! Uncle David is now the owner of this one. Next project on thepainting scene is going to be a fisherman- for my Uncle Graeme who is wanting me to paint him something. Really need to get onto this one!

Finished at last- I think

Finished at last- I think
At last I think I have pretty much finished this painting for my uncle. Do hope he likes it.

My waterlillies

My waterlillies
one of my recent paintings

Naked Lady

Naked Lady
One of my last years paintings

Aimee and Bob

Aimee and Bob
A painting I did a while back for my daughter

Click on our house to see a little of where we live.

Thank you

Just want to say thankyou to those of you who have been kind enough to take the time to leave a comment or sign my guest book. Always get a buzz out of knowing people have been here for a wee look! THANK YOU!!

Check out my talented nephew Tony...he's the cool dude singing!