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JAI 211 Sketch Challenge

This week we have a sketch from Paula. Here’s the sketch

JAI sketch Paula-001and here is what I came up with. I was determined to use my new rolls of gold Watercolour  Wonder washi tape for this card …it actually reminds me of the test pattern on TV as I grew up 24 hr TV in those days (showing my age here lol). Anyone else remember that? IMG_6643-002

Here’s the details of this card; Stamps I used were Woodgrain, Teeny Tiny sentiments (which you cant see because of the light but I have stamped on the little soft suede pennant with the gold encore ink) and the Just for you is part of the Hip Hip Hooray card kit. Ive punched 4 petite petal punches of Venetian Romance DSP (leftover scrap from my bottom panel) and one of the gold vellum. I then added a silver brad and wet and scrunched them all up. That lace tape is still a favourite of mine..I don’t know how many rolls of it Ive used over this Annual Catalogue year, but its probably in the vicinity of 40 rolls! IMG_6646-001

I saw someone (let me know if that was you) while blog surfing recently who did the wrapped twine thing..which I thought was lovely so that got a go on this card too.  My twine is the silver one as I keep on ordering the silver one but really, really want the gold one! I think the silver still works and tied in with the silver brad anyway.

I kept the inside pretty plain but still had some washi and twine going on there to tie it all in.IMG_6644-001

So I do hope you can play along with us at Just Add Ink..check out what the other members of the Design Team have come up with here.

Have a lovely Easter Weekend and be safe on the roads if you are travelling.


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Woohoo for scrapbooking days!

Lucky me has had a couple of days off work so Ive been creating up a storm.

Just finished this LO using The High Tide DSP. Great for a masculine LO I thought.IMG_6661-002

I know..youve already seen these photos before ..I often use photos over and over again..especially when you have a camera shy teen like my DS!

Closeups below. I used a few stamp sets in this one: Clockworks, Perfect Pennants, Hardwood, Hip Notes and Memorable Moments.


Its the first time I have opened my packet of silver foil sheets and they come up gorgeous when embossed! Off to open my gold one now!

Other supplies Ive used: Smoky slate coredination , WW cardstock, Pacific Point ink, marker and ribbon, stazon black, Wooden embelishments, silver brads, white bakers twine, Arrows texturedEmbossing Folder, basic metal buttons, silver ribbon.


Hope you manage to get some crafting in this week..or is that the plan for Easter?


Wow ..New Likes!

IMG_6637-001Last week I shared my Business Facebook page to my friends and over the past week I gained over 80 new likes to my page!  So to celebrate,  I shared that Id be posting out 5 cards and chocolate to 5 of my new likers (hmm is that a real word?)  from last week. The week ends today so like my page to grab the chance to get some chocolate and a card from me! Here’s one of the cards Ive made to send off to a lucky recipient!  I used the gorgeous Venetian Romance DSP for this card which I just adore.. I didn’t think I would but, when I got my hands on it, I went nuts over it for about 3 months ..and then didn’t use it again until now..

lol, that’s what happens  when you have an abundance of new stuff to play with!IMG_6638-002 I finished it off in the inside using my off cut from the Starburst framelit from the front of my card. Now I’m off to taste test some chocolate! All diets start next week after Easter! Hehehe.



JAI 210 Just Add Easter!

Easter is just next week so this week with Just Add Ink,  our challenge is to get you all ready for Easter!

Here’s what I came up with ..

IMG_6634-001These are an Origami bunny using this tutorial here. I immediately thought fun is that and could easily whipped up by young and old alike!

For my bunnies I used the Retro Fresh DSP which I cut at 6×6. I have also used the 3/4 circle punch(nose and bunny tail) , wide oval punch, white bakers twine, sharpie marker (eyes and mouth), soft suede ink and a sponge.The Stamp set Ive used is Delightful Dozen.

My family were ecstatic to find that the little mini eggs I purchased for these DID NOT FIT! ..and my poor, poor family, had to eat all of the cadbury mini eggs instead!  So off I went to the supermarket again and I bought some cadbury milk chocolate mini bars/treats to fit..what a score for them!

Here is the back of the bunny.

I’m handing these out next week to some of my regular customers at work!

IMG_6633-001So I hope you come along and play with us this week!

Have a lovely and creative weekend.


Hip Hip Hooray Mini Album!

I’m sure there are others who have come up with this idea but I thought the Hip Hip Hooray kit as pictured stampin-up-hhip-hip-hooray-kit-1..would make a fab mini album! I had a couple of hours to spare on Saturday so this mini album took me 2 hours from woah to go!

Something, I probably couldn’t achieve if I made everything from scratch. This envelope album is quick to do and whats better is that I’m giving you a free tutorial to make it…read on!

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All of the supplies I used were in this card kit (which retails for $38.95 in NZ…you can order one from me today!) You could possibly get 3 mini albums out of this kit. I used a few extra things in the decorating eg brads and tools.

Heres a collage of the insides.

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Want to make this? You can download the PDF of this tutorial  here:

Hip Hooray Designer Card Kit Mini Album by Delys is 2.44MB as its full of photos.

Any Questions about it or to order your Hip Hip Hooray kit, Email me here.

Have a lovely week!


Just Add Layers!

Its my challenge this week and as you know I love layers so that’s it ..Just Add Layers …that’s more than two!

Here’s mine! I have 6 layers on this card!


I hadn’t had By the Tide stamp set out for some time so I embossed the coral with Smoky Slate and stamped over the fish with Stazon onto water colour paper and coloured with my aquabrush. The DSP is High Tide DSP (occasions catalogue).  I was pretty chuffed to discover that if I turned the Scallops Textured Embossing Folder over then it looked like waves!  Lightbulb moment lol.

Lots of framelits used on this card…Banner, Starburst, on Film and word bubble …love em!


So hope you can come and play with us this week at Just Add Ink..check out what the other Design Team have done here

Have a lovely weekend wherever you are..



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Weekly Deals Start Today!

demoheader_weeklydeals_demo_4_2_2014-4_9_2014_SP_UKWoohoo, Stampin’ Up! have brought these weekly deals into our market!

Great for all of us!!!

How it works is that on Wednesdays. SU will release the weekly deals for the week. You have until the following Tuesday evening to order. Here is this weeks deals

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However to save on postage for you I will be doing weekly (Tuesday night) orders and just charge the normal 5% shipping. Get your order in by 7pm please (I’m a dairy farmer and need my beauty sleep lol). You need to email me to place your order. stampin-up-hhip-hip-hooray-kit-1

Every order over $25 with me during April and May (NZ only) will go into win this ..(one each Month). If you are on facebook,  then like my page during April and May for an extra entry into the draw!

Any questions? Don’t hesitate to email me.


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Youre a whole lot of wonderful!

209Ive been itching to ink this stamp set up since I got it last month ..but I haven’t had the time until now to ink it up!

You know, I actually wasn’t going to buy this stamp set, but its just ‘terrible’, as Ive just been seeing so many lovely cards with this stamp set ..and I just had to have!   Hehehe! IMG_6574

I teamed this stamp set up with Watercolour Wonder DSP, watercolour paper and The Brights Paper Stack. The starburst framelit dies made an appearance yet again ..I think this is my most used framelits at the moment and constantly out on my messy but well used crafting table. Inside, the stamp set I used was Hip Notes..I like the fonts on this set and have been using it for cards and my scrapbooking Layouts. IMG_6575

I haven’t been scrapbooking lately but am starting to go into withdrawals so plan on scrapping this weekend…yaya!

Have a lovely week!



JAI 208 Colour Challenge

Short post today as running late for work…oops!

This week at Just Add Ink, we have a bright and colourful combo courtesy of Trish!




Heres what I came up with using the Pacific Point paper stack, Around Array and Starburst sayings stamp sets. The border under the central panel was using the On film framelit die. I just added my Pacific Point bow over the join. Love to use things how you wouldnt normally use them!


IMG_6550-001So hope you can play along with us this week at Just Add Ink …check out what the other Design Team members have done here


Twisty Treat Bags

On Saturday, Our Daughter was involved in the Waikato/ Bay of Plenty Regional Hip Hop Competition and Im happy to say they got second and will be off to Nationals in May! Woohoo!

They are a crew of seven and the dance school she belongs to had a junior crew there too (eight) so I made 16 of these twisty treat bags using the Saleabration Twisty Treat Kit for them to snack on, on the way home…(one for the teacher)

They were a hit!


I added a few extra things to these …the ‘awesome’ stamp is out of my new stamp set Ive just got called ‘Cool Kid’ (Occasions Catalogue). The arrow is out of the ‘Peachy Keen’ stamp set and the UR was just handwritten (text speak like lol). I also added some white bakers twine and lace tape to the tags of which I used the scallop tag topper punch on, corner rounded and sponged with Island Indigo ink..easy peasy to do and took me 2 hours from go to woah! I love this little kit and have a couple in my stash to pull out for these sorts of occasions.

Guess how much I spent on the lollies though?

Ooops..went a bit overboard lol!

Dont forget that Saleabration ends at the end of this month so get your qualifying order of $110 into me before then!

Have a lovely week …tell me how much I spent and if your guess is correct, Ill send you one of these and card!



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