Monday, October 25, 2010

Just Add Ink 40...

Shock horror I know, two posts in one weekend.  I only wish we had long weekends more often. With colours as pretty as these who could resist playing along.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Christmas Elf...

It's felt like ages since I've had the chance to get my fingers all inky.  Most of my stamping gear is packed away in storage in preparation of our move next month.  The good thing is we are only moving across town.

I have been wanting to make one of these cute little elves ever since I came across a tutorial by Sophia Landry late last year.  The tutorial is in two parts. You can check it out by clicking on the links below;

Anyway, It's along weekend here in New Zealand and the sun is shinning so I'm off outside to kick a ball round with the kids.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Let it Snow....

I would have to say that this weekend has been like no other.  It's the first time I've seen snow in Invercargill, well snow that's settled that is. Luckily we escaped with no damage to our property, however it's a different story for some of our local businesses with roofs collapsing under the pressure of the snow.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Today is the Official Launch...

Of the 'Helping Hudson, A Wheely Great Cause' fundraiser.

I've attached a link below to the official 'Helping Hudson' blog page where you will be able to browse the various tabs, read the story behind this awesome cause, and of course purchase tutorials to help raise the funds required to purchase this wee guy a mobility walker.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Helping Hudson, A Wheelie Great Cause...

I received an email a week ago from Genna Gifford asking me if I would write a tutorial in support of raising money for the Helping Hudson fund.

Helping Hudson , A wheelie Great Cause is fundraiser for fellow demonstrator Tina Gillespie from Adelaide, Australia and her 2 year old son, Hudson. Hudson has been diagnosed with multiple disabilities and is in desperate need of a wheelchair/walker to help him learn to move around. 

The event will run from August 1 through to August 22, during which time there will be tutorial bundles available for purchase. Each bundle will contain 10 tutorials and will be available for $10 AUS - all of which will go into the Helping Hudson fund.

Below is an example of the bundles/ themes

1. Christmas
2. Kids' Birthdays (incl. invitations, gifts, party favours, etc.)
3. Scrapbooking
4. Punch Art
5. Bags & Boxes
6. Projects for Men and Boys

There will also be some really great competitions and challenges running during this time so keep an eye out for these also.

Details on how to purchase these bundles will be available in the next day or two.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

For Him...

The one thing I really struggle with is making masculine cards, so when I came across this idea by Paperbabe I knew I had to give it a go. Although I didn't have a tutorial to work from, Kim had posted lots of photo's at different angles making this little project very easy to recreate.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

My Favourite Things...

Baja breeze cardstock, ribbon and buttons, these are a few of my favourite things. This little gift box would have to be one of the quickest projects I've made in a while. In fact I think it probably took longer to watch the video tutorial by Angie Kennnedy Juda, than making the box itself. And the great thing about this style of box is it folds flat for storage.

By the way, do you recognise the sentiment stamp? I'll let you in on a little secret, it's actually from the jumbo roller wheel 'Friendly Words'. Teneale Williams posted a great tutorial a while back on how to take the rubber off your roller wheels and convert them into clear mount stamps. It is such a great idea and I would have to say that my wheel has had more use this way than it ever did as a roller wheel.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Just Add Ink...

It's new and it's exciting. The Design Team consists of Australian and New Zealand Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who love to share what they love and inspire others to create.

Every Friday a new challenge will be set and you have until the following Wednesday to link your creation using Mr Linky on the Just Add Ink Blog.

This weeks challenge was to use the following colours. For my entry I decided to create a Joy Fold Card.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Better Late Than Never...

Okay I know Christmas has been and gone, but I really wanted to show you the 'Poop Boxes' I made our family and friends for Christmas.

The box itself is very simple in design. Debbie Airey had them featured on her blog just prior to Christmas, along with some very easy to follow instructions on how to make them. You can check her blog post out here. I used a 4 x 8" piece of card stock to get a slightly larger finished box. I then stamped it using the snow flake from the 'Winter Post' set.

I then decorated the boxes with punch art. The reindeer is a case from Heather Summer's while the snowman I created myself.
His body was constructed using the 3 large circle punches from Stampin' Up! and then sponged with basic gray to give a little definition. His arms were created by stamping both the right and left arms form the 'All in the Family' Set on a piece of whisper white. His hat; the round tab punch. Lastly two eye's were punched from a scrap of black card stock using a 1/4" circle punch. A slither of groovy guava for his nose and to finish him off a few dots to create a mouth.

The boxes were then filled with snowman poop (marshmallows) and reindeer poop (chocolate coated peanuts). All in all I made 4 snowmen and 48 reindeer, so needless to say I was rather pleased when they were all finished.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A Fond Farewell...

At the end of the year one of Connor's morning kindy teachers finished up. As a big thank you to her for all she did with the children during the year I made a thank you card and with a matching 6" x 6" album. The album was filled with photo's from throughout the year of both the children and the teachers.

To package the album I made a box slightly larger than the ablum and added a clear lid using acetate.