Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Must see blogs!

Check out these beautiful and extreamly talented ladies. They are the new Elite Team for

If you click on their names you will be transported into Paper Craft heavens!!

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Chill'in over a bit of scrapp'in

Don't fall over with shock...but, here I am with a blog post, goodness me the year to date has been packed full of 'stuff', some good stuff and some stuff that has had me struggling to stay afloat some days! Such is life I guess.  Life on the scrapping front is slow for me, but I could not help but be inspired by our February sketch challenge over at NZ Paper Chase. Thanks Donna O'Leary for the inspiration.

 Donna's Challenge was to create texture on your page using embossing powder, or similar. This is what I  did..
I took one stencil...

 One swipe of Impasto Paste....
Which I applied to my stencil

Simply and carefully I lifted my stencil and was left with lovely raised leaf outlines on my page.

 I cut a simple mask from scrap paper and sprayed my leaves with glimmer mist.

 I loved Donna's stitches, so added some to my page.

 And, I went a little over the top with the Impasto Paste and added a few swirls and a couple of butterfly's.

 This flag idea is Donna's again, so I 'borrowed' that as well (Thanks Donna)
I have a top and bottom layer to my flags, both have been stitched together and because this made the flags reasonably firm I decided to roll the points up slightly to create a little more texture.

And take a look'ie here at Donna's page, beautiful isn't it! Check out this girls blog HERE

Sunday, 12 February 2012

NZ Paper Chase

Check out our latest challenge over at NZ Paper Chase, this sketch was brought to us by the talented Donna O'Leary, All of the details for this months challenge can be found over on Donna's blog.

Check out Donna's way awesome scrapping skills...

Below is the sketch, hope some of you will give this a go!

Our prize's this month include a Dry embossing stencil by Martha Stewart and

this Prima Buttefly 2 pack

Steph from NZ Paper Chase released the names of the 2012 Elite Design Team. I'd like to send a huge welcome and an even bigger 'well done' to these ladies...

Angela Knight
Donna O'Leary
Lynne Harwood
Maggie Armstrong

I'm looking forward to getting to know you all better over the year ahead, and I just know you are going to 'wow' us all with your talents!

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Im back!

Goodness me this year is racing away from me, I just cannot keep up!
So far this year I have completed my first NZ paper Chase magazine brief for 2012
I have been to the Duntroon pub three times this year so far...and given the fact that I never set foot in the place last year, and maybe even the year before that I do feel as though I'm pushing myself out of my comfort zone!

Today I have enjoyed the company of friends and sipped wines (perhaps one too many) at the lake edge.
All in all life is good, and we only get a short time to enjoy it, so I'm planing on squeezing alot more into this year

 Here are a couple of snaps taken today... Claires 20th Birthday celebrations

Life doesn't get much better than this!

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!