Saturday, 28 February 2009

Gesso Resist Technique Card

Came across this technique during the week on the split coast stampers site
and thought it would be fun to give it a go.

It's best to prepare the gessoed pages ahead of time so they have time to airdry thoroughly. I used a page out of an old National Geographic magazine.

Was a lot of fun and definitely a technique I will try again in the future.

Wednesday, 25 February 2009



During the OWOH event, I made lots of new online friends and have been blessed by exchanging ATCs with some of them, which I am sharing with you now.
The first ones are from Trisha and are more gorgeous in person than the scan shows. Trish has a blog called and I am sure she would love you to go visit !

the next ATC's are from Kelly who does amazing ATCs too. Her blog is at Hope you will go take a look !

and lastly but definitely not least - a gorgeous card and two ATC's from Tessah. Can't believe these are her first try at ATC's ! One of Tessha's blog's is

I love receiving mail containing people's art !!

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

The Pink Elephant Challenge #3

The challenge this week over at The Pink Elephant Challenge blog is a sketch challenge.

Another great, fun challenge !!

Here's mine

Saturday, 21 February 2009

The Pink Elephant Challenge #2

Another fun theme over at The Pink Elephant Challenge Blog this week


Here's my entry - what fun I had using Kindy Glitz and rhinestones.
And my cuttlebug for the background and the butterflies.

Friday, 13 February 2009


This has been so much fun and I have made lots of new friends along the way.
Drum roll please - the winners of my ATCs drawn using are

#57 Leaonna
#121 Anji Gallanos
#41 Anne
#178 Ann Moore
#80 Vanessa
#212 Barbara
#136 Tami Roth
#72 SindeeLooooo

I have emailed all the winners. If I don't hear back from them within 3 days, I will redraw another winner.

Tuesday, 10 February 2009


Couple of cards made today. The dragonfly one is an image challenge and the "laugh out loud" card is for a card swap - theme being using a favourite piece of paper.
Can you see a colour theme linking them both (grins)? Purple being my favourite colour tends to feature a lot in my cardmaking.
Maybe I should challenge myself to use some colours i don't usually use.

The Pink Elephant Challenge #1

There's a new blog in blogland called The Pink Elephant Challenge

The Challenges will begin on Mondays and Close Saturdays at 9pm EST!!Winning card will be announced on Sunday Evenings.

This weeks challenge is a colour one - using Pink, Black and White.

And this is my entry - had a a lot of fun putting this together using my cuttlebug and stamps.

Can't wait for next weeks challenge !!

Friday, 6 February 2009


Waitangi Day is a significant day in the history of New Zealand. It is a public holiday held each year on 6 February to celebrate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand's founding document, on that date in 1840.
And on a lovely sunny Waitangi Day, what better way to spend this day than working on some upcoming swaps in my craft room.

This is a decorated cd for an upcoming swap on the CuttlebugInspiration group which I co-run. And below a challenge card - the theme being "love."
For a swap on another group I have done 3 ATCs today - the theme being "with one stamp" and also a handmade notebook, which was also fun to make.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

It's A Wonderful World

No art to share today - I am in the middle of re-organising my craft room - you know how it is - re-organising means it looks heaps messier before it looks better. And then not being able to find anything once its tidy (smiles).

But sharing a couple of photos I took a couple of days ago, instead.
The first photo shows our two cows Blackeye and Fifi in a "tender" moment.
The second photo is taken early one morning from the lounge window - a wild rabbit just happened to be having a rest right outside the window.

On reflecting on my feelings when looking at these photos, it made me think - yes it is a wonderful world.

Till next time, when hopefully I will have my craft room organised and some artwork to share - take care and enjoy your part of this wonderful world too !!