Monday, August 30, 2010

Chick chick chick

My Danish hen embroidery and Happy Hen have a friend coming to reside......all the way from the States! In the form of a tea cozy... I was the lucky winner in a giveaway (as part of the Tarisota Style Studio I'm doing). How cool is it.... made by the famous GIGI Kennedy. Yahhhhhh....

Friday, August 27, 2010

Tissue Flowers

Wow, almost a week since my last post. That's not to say I haven't been crafting...just can't share yet.

Here's something I can share though. A card for a special friend. Excuse the wonky pic.

Last night I got out my cuttlebug, cut a bunch of circles out of tissue paper, and experimented with scrunching, glimmer misting and inking them. FUN! The pictured flower has distress ink around the edges, then regular stamp pad ink, then glimmer mist. The final step is a touch of tombo glue in the centre of each and layering them. I have seen these done a bit lately, but the most recent inspiration was a post over at the Scrapbook Outlet blog.

Saturday, August 21, 2010


New layout for Scrap Box NZ.

Loving the new BG 'Oliver' range. Yummy!

More details over at Scrap Box NZ.

Tamar's big giveaway!

If you want a chance to be in to win some amazing prizes leave a comment here

There is a TARISOTA Paper Treasures Collection, a Style Studio entry and a copy of 'Apples for Jam' to give away. Be quick tho- I think today's the last day.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Scrap Box Challenges

Want to win $20 of scrapping supplies?

Every fortnight Scrap Box NZ has a new challenge. This one is 'Dad' themed... Check it out. You have to be in to win! Just complete the assignment (this time a layout and a card), take a picture of your finished project and email it to Fiona.

Go on, give it a just never know.
(New Zealand residents only please).

Sunday, August 15, 2010

First Kite

New layout for Scrap Box NZ- more details over there

Friday, August 13, 2010


Now this wee book has been gifted I can share!
The base album was made at a workshop by Jacqueline Pedersen

The papers are Stampin-Up, with a variety of embellies from my stash.

Photos are by Steve Hussey.

Inspiration have a free journallng workshop happening at the mo- well worth checking out is full of delicously beautiful creations- pretty and pink if that's what floats your boat. Beautiful projects, with wonderful prose to match

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A little 'Jiilibean' love

'Jillibean Soup' that is. These papers suit my bubbalicous to a tee. There is some hidden journalling in behind the photos. I deliberated about the title for quite a while but somehow "Dear James" just seemed to fit. Simple.

Friday, August 6, 2010


New layout featured over at

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


I can share this layout now, as it's up on

I enjoy using pink when I can- not always an option with two boys LOL.
The photo is by the wonderful Steve Hussey.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Kim Archer at Home Take 2

Here's my second Gigi Kennedy layout, from the online workshop I've been doing. Missed the last step of inking and sewing around the edges- might do that some time! Initially wasn't sure about the squares but am stoked with the end result. Used up some 7 Gypsies scraps from my stash too.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Craft talk

In the mood for some craft talk. Most people are probably not awake at this time on a Sunday morning so thought I would blog it.
  • Looking forward to playing with Basic Grey's Oliver and Olivia. Scrap Box NZ will be loading these soon. YUMMY!
  • Organising a workshop for a few weeks time. Using a stunning black and white paper range- Upsy Daisy Designs 'Unwritten'- what a lovely name eh? Again Scrap Box NZ have this. Making a mini matchbook album for a work team building day.
  • Still have lots of Jillibean Soup papers sitting there just waiting to be used.
  • Couldn't find any Baker's Twine locally, so have ordered some from an Etsy seller in the U.S. Only cost $10 (NZ) for 100 yrds, 4 colours, incl postage. Leave a comment/ email me if you would like the details.
  • Toying with the idea of enrolling for Tarisota's month long style studio....
  • Nearly finished 'Week in my Life' (it's been a while!). I find if I am working in one paper range that I need breaks quite frequently in order to enjoy it.

Bye for now..............