Sunday, October 25, 2009

Oamaru Crop

Back with a few photos to share with you!

We had an amazing day in Oamaru with the ladies, making flowers and sharing ideas and information.

Here are a few of the pictures

Here are a couple of the lovely ladies making the flowers that was the make n take, they are fun and addictive!

Dallas traveled from Palmerston to join us - Dallas you are a dag and loads of fun!
But also these are two pages that Dallas has done using Glimmer mist and they were stunning, just had to share:

Here is the page of the day winner's pages - congratulations to Nadine (again she is talent on legs this girl!)

Well I think that is about it for now, hope you are all enjoying the long weekend and have had lots of R&R and craft of course.

Catch you soon!



Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Just call us the next Tim Holtz??

I love Tim Holtz distress inks to colour in stamping images, using to distress pages and all sorts!
I also love Tim Holtz handles for using with the inks it just makes using on your pages SO much easier, so because I have nearly all 24 inks and I was blog hopping (as you do) I saw a scrap room that had handles for all the major colours in the distress inks and away on a tangent i went - surely I could have that - as with the add for Mitre 10 - Come on mate it's easy!!
So after talking Jo and Jo's hubby - Sean (and also my work mate) into showing us girls how to turn the handles we spent all weekend making them.
Saturday saw me turning handles from Rimu - wow that was so much fun - time consuming fun i might add.
Then on Sunday Jo rang to skite that she had made 10 handles in 3 hours, so off I went to Sean's garage to make some to but there was no way I could make it work on Sunday it was like a jigsaw puzzle that I could not put together so that left Jo doing all the wood turning and I was head glue them together and oil up the wood.
Here are a few photos:

A very patient Sean on the side!

They are all different and very unique!

Here is Bo and I putting on the velcro and the pad, note that Bo got the dowel handles cause we gave up at that stage lol.

And mostly done!
Where are the photos of Jo? Well she was always behind the camera so I might have to add one later with her holding the finished product and using them perhaps?

Anyway it was a fast way to kill a whole weekend and Bo, Jo and I got 15 handles each - not quite the 24 we were aiming for but hey it was a good start!

Some of the handles that we used in the make and take on Saturday at the crop!

Back later with some photos of the Oamaru crop at the weekend - man that was fun what an awesome friendly bunch of ladies and it was so much fun so thanks so much for that and I will post in the next couple of days with some photos!

Catch you soon


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Page!

As promised here is the layout! This one only took about hour and a half from the start to the finish it was very quick - I did get lots of interruptions but it was still very quick.

I used the new vines from Prima, Prima flourishes,Prima Lettering, and the papers are from my minds eye.

Righto off to sort out some more layouts - can you believe I now have a drawer with a label called "unfinished layouts" where did they all come from?

Catch you soon!


Monday, October 12, 2009

A Card and a Promise!

Hi all

Well I created a card at the weekend for my very good friend Christine's Grandma's 90th birthday. I was really happy about it as I started copying but in the end it didn't look anything like the one I started out with and I had fun distressing the music note in the background and making the flowers! Yes these little flowers are SO very addictive and SO quick and much fun to make!

Here is the card

and the inside with a swarovski crystal (is that spelt right?) for the inside of the little flower - at 90 you deserve nothing but the best lol

Now a promise he he - I will be back before Wednesday with a LAYOUT!!

Yes about time I got back and did some seriouse scrapbooking - will still be making cards cause they are addictive and you have to use up your scrapping scraps now don't you!

But seriously watch this space the papers are all picked and the layout sorted just got to get "a handle" on it (serious pun intended there will post about that later to - Jo and I - oh ok and Sean have been making handles all weekend feel like that Mitre 10 add "oh Mate it's easy come on Sean give us a hand - Mate your jokin!!!!!!)

LOL with that I will leave you to it and see you in a couple of days with a layout!



Sunday, October 4, 2009

World Card Making Day

Hi all!

Hope you are having a great weekend, so much for our weather to be horriable I think it went right around us - lucky I guess except I was geared up for a yuck day and had a day in the scrap room planned.

Bronwyn came over and we played making flowers - this is SO addictive we found about 4 good tutorials and decided to have a play making them, this is the result

So this is the card I made with the other flowers:

A side view:

and not very exciting but the inside view (see I used my new Martha Stewart punch so now it was totally worth buying!)

I was talking to Nic Howard about glimmer misting the flowers , I have a few colours of glimmer mist now, but darn not one with just glimmer and not really any colours which is what i NEED, the flowers have all been made with white paper/card and using the distress inks that we use to colour the images we have sponged the flowers so now we will always have flowers to match the card or layout that we are creating but "we need something else" and I think that is a bit of glimmer so I will get the right colour in stock soon so we can all have a play with it. I did the red and pink one with glimmer mist and they look awesome - now I have a new love Glimmer mist!

I will try to find the links to the tutorials on the flowers and post that later as they are wonderful and very easy! Any flower punch will work with the technique really.
Michele Roo's is the talented lady that makes these flowers so if you don't want to have a go or don't have the right bits then follow this link to her blog where she will sell them to you, and yes I brought some and she shipped very fast to New Zealand, they are super cute colours and I hope to use the one's that I brought very soon.
I did make a six petal flower up on the klic n kut for the roses (and boy was I chuffed when I figured out how to do it, the Klic N Kut is something that really needs lots more of my attention as what can be done with it is AMAZING!)

Well I have rambled enough now, back off to my room to make more flowers, did I tell you that it is addictive apparently Bronwyn has 100 flowers and NO card make yet - aye Bo!
Oh and looking forward to seeing Beck's 5 cards that she was going to make for National card day.

Take care see you soon!