Saturday, July 31, 2010


Happy weekend everyone!

I have been missing in action - I wish the action part of it was true but I have actually been off sick and then trying to catch up.
I had glands that were up and went to the doctors and was given antibiotic's they were not sure what had caused this but the next day I discovered that my wisdom tooth was rotton (gross i know) so by 10.30am I was at the dentist getting it pulled out - not the nicest I can tell you!  It took nearly 40 min and came out and in bits, all I can say is that I have STRONG teeth it did not want to come out.
So anyway after all of that the infection got a bit worse and I spent most of last weekend in bed and took the start of the week very quietly. All good now though :-)

Rachel H one of the ladies that I have gotten to yack with a bit via e-mail  while she was purchasing our
Whiff of Joy stamps was kind enough to send me some cards that she has made with the stamps - it is always really nice to see what others do with them - so thanks so much Rachel for sharing your wonderful work with us:

and this is the one that Rachel sent me with a note in it - it is lovely to so I will share this one also:

Stunning Rachel!  Thanks so much for sharing :-)

I would love to share something that I have done with you but I don't actually have anything finished lol.
Nearly but not quite!  I have been loading up the latest Dusty Attic order on our web site - unfortunatly a few were missed from our order but we do hope to have them in stock soon - the new ones are up for pre order though if you don't want to miss out!
Also we have pre ordered all the new Fairy Flora paper from Prima these are stunning take a look:

Plus LOADS of others so if you would like any just send me an e-mail letting me know what you would like and we can do our best to order enough in!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Kindest regards


Sunday, July 18, 2010

End of the Holidays!

Well it is an end of my holiday (a week is never long enough) and the end of the kids school holidays!  Tomorrow brings us back to routine, routine I like but holidays I like better :-)
On Friday my cousie came and helped chop our tree down here he is in action:

Lucky it was him up there and NOT me!  He had all the safety gear on and it only took him one and a half hours to get this down.  Then it took us another two days to get all chopped up and the usless bits all taken and gotten rid of. Now the hard bit - to get rid of the stump!
So after all of that i felt it only right that I could play in the scrap room and after burning my arm on my heat gun (who would be so dumb - seriously I have had it for 15 years and only now do I be dumb!) this is what I came up with and Beck's will be happy it is a "Rachel original" (can't ya tell!)

I had lots of fun playing with embossing powders, I used Gold, Copper and Red to try to get the Autumn colours replicated - not quite what I was expecting but happy with it all the same.

And I have ordered LOADS of the new Dusty Attic chipboard and it will be here in time for Raincliff so you lucky ladies will be one of the first to get your hands on it!

Righto thats it for me - might head off to bed for an early night - can't sleep in tomorrow DARN it - doesn't work just get in the way of playing?

Have a great week everyone!


Friday, July 16, 2010

Magnolia Stamps

Finally - it seems that everything is getting held up these days - I must learn to be more patient (note to self!)

But the shipment of Magnolia Rubber Stamps has finally landed at my door.  These are from a Sweeden manufacture and they are already mounted on Ezi Mount so they are ready to go!  - this is what was in it:

            Devil Tilda $ 22.90 (this is a favourite of mine)
                                   Dragonfly Tilda $ 24.00
                              Mini Tilda (and she is MINI) $23.00
                                                       Princess Tilda $24.75
                                            Simsalabim Tilda $ 24.75
                                    Sitting Wedding Tilda $ 22.90
                                  Tilda as Butterfly $ 24.00
                               Tilda Ballet Princess $22.90
                                Tilda With Wedding Gifts $ 24.70
                                 Wilma with Rose $ 23.00

Now I am off to my scraproom to have a play!
Hope those that have been or are going to SENZ are having a great time!

Happy Weekend


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Challenge Complete!

Hi all!

Well I was set a challenge for this week to complete a card - I have been meaning to make a couple (well 3 were on my to do list) when i was talking to Tracy and she challenged me to finish one before the week was through!
So with a couple of days spare here is not ONE but TWO cards - did ya hear that TWO - I know can't beleive it myself!  Now to be fair they are "card lifts" and I know one is from a tutorial off the spellbinders blog and I am sorry I can't remember where I saw the other one but anyway here they are:

Now this one was made with the tutorial from the spellbinders blog and i was a little heavy handed on the distress ink actually it looks yuck here but it is not that bad in real life and I reckon in black and white or red and black it would look stunning!

This one was done with the Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix dies - LOVE these so versatile great for cards and scrapbook pages.  I have used Prima flowers and McGill leaves punch and Tim Holtz Stickles.

And I know this has NOTHING to do with card making or scrapbooking, but I went into our bedroom and Abby was being silly with Basil putting her hair all over him, but I couldn't resist taking this photo:
LOL he was as impressed as he looks!
Yay one more day at work then a week on holiday with the kids and hubby - can't wait!

Have a great weekend everyone!


Sunday, July 4, 2010

Punches & Special offer's!

Happy Sunday to you all!

This weekend saw us in Oamaru for the crop and I was having such a good time I forgot to take photos!
Thanks to all the girls that came and made it a great day, it was SO nice to catch up with you all again :-)

Just to let you know that as well as the HUGE range of Martha Stewart Punch's that we have in stock we also have a great range of EK sucess  punch's like these for only $30.00 each!

Also we have a special on for this month - Scor Pal boards for $80.00!!!!!!!! Yes that's right $80.00!*

* Please only bank deposit's/Cash for this one - sorry no visa payments. 

And for those local ladies (of course for those that are not - feel free to e-mail me to see what we have in stock) - ONE WEEK only 20% off ALL PRIMA FLOWERS IN STOCK*

 Well think that is about it for me.  I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend.

Take care and have a great week.