Enjoy and Celebrate

New goodies to play with this week meant I was itching to scrapbook! Another LO for my sons 21st Album done, Yes!IMG_8092

This is using the new Corrugated Paper (138317) which comes in Kraft and White (2 of each), Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper (138187), White perfect accents (138416), Expressions Natural Elements (138395), 3/4 inch circle punch (119873), Banner triple punch (138292), Updated Essentials Paper piercing mat (138371), Mini treat bag Thinlets (enjoy-137547),  Little Numbers Thinlets (138278), Tags and Labels Thinlets (138282), PL Paper Clip Thinlets (138284), White bakers twine (124262), WW Thick a4 Cardstock (140490), Tangerine Tango ink pad and marker. Stamp sets: PL Happy times (138738) and Cottage Greetings (139962)

The strips of corrugated card is achieved by peeling off some of the layer from the base corrugated card (underneath the paper).

I haven’t journalled as of yet but will get my trusty typewriter out and type on the notepad banner.

I’m excited about this Acid free and lignin free corrugated 12 x12 paper and cant wait to show you what else Ive been doing with this paper!

Hope you have a lovely and crafty weekend!

Farmers Market DSP

Well you know I’m all about the paper girl right?

My must haves for a new catalogue has to include at least 3 packs of Designer Series Paper in my first order. This Farmers Market Paper made it into my first order and I can see I’ll be using this paper lots!

Heres a 5×4 inch card I made in between farm work yesterday.

IMG_8083Having just moved Dairy farm, my new house is a really old farm house and so I patchworked the paper to give you that feel. The stamp sets I used are Serene Silhouettes and Teeny Tiny Sentiments. I made the window using thin chipboard, Sahara sand cardstock and the Square Framelits. The Sahara Sand Lace finished it off nicely I thought!

The next few months are going to be hectic because we are into our calving season and I rear the calves ~ 520 of them! Twice a day feeding and I am their mummy. I do enjoy this time but it is hardwork. Don’t worry though as I always have to have my crafting fix every day..even if its to sit in my craft room and sketch out a layout or card.

I’m still in the process of unpacking and my stamps in my DVD towers still have gladwrap/clingwrap around them (so they didn’t come out in the move). Those two bins are full of mini albums! Will have to think of a way to display those! (any ideas welcome)IMG_2060

While unpacking, I discovered that I do not need to buy any cardstock or adhesives for some time! Hahaha!  #Imahoarderofcraftsupplies

Have a great week! Think of me getting sucked, slurped, chewed and bunted by my lovely babies!

Bohemian Thanks!

That sounds a bit risque doesnt it? But our new Bohemian Designer Series Paper is all of that and just gorgeous!

I have cased this card..something I rarely do but this style of card is just so neat and has the added wow with a vellum pocket.  The cased card is from a Grand Vacation swap in Utah 2013 from Daniela Gundlach.

Heres my version using the lovely and decadent Bohemian DSP, in color embellishments, Delightful Dijon Dotted Lace Trim (page 159 Annual Catalogue -AC), Linen thread,1 3/4 Inch circle punch, All of the colours matching this DSP (stampin write markers and ink pads) and White stazon.

IMG_8072-001 IMG_8073-001 IMG_8075-001 IMG_8076-001IMG_8077-001The stamp sets I used were Flowering Flourishes (page 20 AC), Petite Pairs (page 99 AC) and Sassy Salutations (page 99 AC)

Have a great weekend!

MKxPLSU June Blog Hop

Ive been a bit AWOL lately as have moved house, farm and business 6 days ago and I’m exhausted! We had the worst ever move as everything went wrong (wont bore you with the details) but the great thing is that I have a craft room to unpack. Will show pics when done.

This months Design Team with Memory Keeping x PLSU (a facebook group) theme is to use Moments Like This collection! This collection is new in our SU new Catalogue and I have to say these colours are just beautiful together and my kind of colours.

Here’s what I came up with. Another page for our sons 21st album.IMG_8068-001

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My favourite things from this kit are the gold stickers (actually all of the stickers!), the chipboard (I’m a chipboard junkie lol) and the cute little wee cards (shown bottom left). I’m so pleased Ive got this kit and will use it heaps in my PL crafting this year!

So check out the other Design Team Members who have been crafting with The Moments Like These Kit!

Claire Daly

Julie Kettlewell

Elizabeth Richards Peterson

Constance Wirtz

Kate Denyer

Janet Morrow Wakeland

Tip Top Taupe and Mint Macaroon

Ive halted my packing of my scraproom today as I have had to make a sympathy card for a family friend.

It was a chance to play with two of the new In Colors as well as use a stamp set I bought it the last Occasions catalogue but hadn’t managed to ink it up yet!

So, I’m so glad that this photopolymer stamp set is going through to the new catalogue then aye? Its only because its been hiding down the back of my large bookcase….

Here’s my simple card.

IMG_8062-001 IMG_8064-001 IMG_8065-001Ive also used Petite Pairs stamp set for the inside and used a die from the mini treatbag thinlets too ..Both of these stamp sets are very versatile!

The matting is our new envelope paper in the new In Colors too ..yummo!

Righto..off I head to my scrapbooking room to continue to pack.

Have a great week!

Ooh la la new goodies to play with!

So my Pre order came this morning ..I didn’t think to take a photo of the contents ..I just dived in and started creating!

I decided I’m allowed a day off packing and cleaning right?

So while oohing and aahing over a new PL kit, I got out the yummy 6×6 pad called Cherry on Top DSP stack and my mini treat die and got to work on these for my day job workmates! (I finish work in 8 days)

IMG_8058-001I also used the new in colour Blossom accents. This Mini treat die is supposed to be half the width, but I cut it down to 4 cm width so I could get two out of the one die cut.

Ive filled it with those Lifesaver type lollies (but these were from the local Lions club as a fundraiser).. so even better!

These and all of the new gorgeous products can be ordered from me (or your local demonstrator), from the 2nd of June 2015!

Righto..Off I go to make something with the scraps!

Creative Inkers Retiring Products Blog Hop


Two posts in one day!

As part of the Creative Inkers Team, we are doing a blog hop on our fave retiring products in a showcase!

I decided to showcase these Envelope Gift Card enclosures. These are now 40% off on the retired list and are $7.17NZD for a pack of 10. 136662G  So I thought Id make this into a cute wee mini album for our Daughter. She misses her cat while away at university!IMG_2005-003 IMG_2006-003 IMG_2007-003So how I did this was ..

1. Score 1/2 cm on all four sides. (On the inside of the previously scored lines). I actually just used my paper trimmer to do this but you could use your scoreboard.

2. Cut out the corners

3. Cut a strip of paper (I used Lullaby 133695) 8 cm wide. Score at every 8cms

4. Ink edges with black pen or ink pad.

5. Adhere the last scored panel (which wont be 8x8cm) to the bottom of the gift card enclosure.

6. My mats were 7cm square Lullaby DSP and the cover I used 7cm square Whisper White and 6.5cm square Lullaby DSP. I also cut mats for the underside of the enclosure card (not seen here) and that was 8.8cm square WW and 8.5cm square Lullaby DSP.

7. My photos were 6.5 cm squares except the front cover which was 6cm square.

8. The stamp set I used was And Many More (134276). Leftover cardstock and paper was used for stamping and punching. The label bracket punch was for the front enclosure.

Check out what I also did with these Gift Card Enclosures at Christmas time ..IMG_7178-001

So there you go, hope you enjoyed my wee mini album and please check out my other team mates on this blog hop below.

image_2275The lovely Alicia Yap is the next blog to hop to ..have fun hopping around.

1. Lisa Bullock
2. Sally Robertson
3. Kathryn Tyrrell

4: Delys- You are here!
5. Alicia Yap
6. Jackie Noble
7. Ria Kaire
8. Kathe Oldham