Saturday, 28 March 2009


I have been inspired by the 29 Gifts Challenge web site
as well as others who have taken up the challenge to also participate in this.
It looks like we will be moving house within the next month, so I have started decluttering and sorting through my mountains of craft stuffs !! There are a lot of craft supplies that I know in my heart I will not get to use even if I live to be 100 !! so its time to gift them to other like minded crafts people who I know will appreciate them.
This how it will work -
Make a comment on this post on my blog .
You will also need to email me your name and addy to
with 29 GIFTS in subject line.
THIS IS OPEN TO EVERYONE WORLDWIDE - but due to postage costs - those living outside of New Zealand will get smaller and flatter envelopes full of craft supplies than those living within NZ
Each day from 5 April I will randomly pick one comment from this blog post and mail out an envelope of craft goodies to that person.
All I ask in return is an email or comment on my blog when you receive it.
My craft interests are varied so the supplies are varied too !!

I hope you will all think this is a fun thing to participate in too !
So what are you waiting for - leave a comment and email me with your address details NOW !!!
smiles W

Saturday, 21 March 2009


The Pink Elephant's Easter blog hop is on this weekend -

Be sure to come join in the fun - lots of giveaways and tutorials happening.

This is my entry for the spring mini challenge

The Pink Elephant Challenge #6

Another fun challenge this week over on the Pink Elephant Challenge blog - the theme is buttons !

Thursday, 12 March 2009

The Pink Elephant Challenge #5

This weeks challenge over at the Pink Elephant Challenge Blog is


The card I made today for the challenge is for a good friend of mine who loves frogs and is unwell at the moment.

SOME NEW ATC'S and more ...

Made these atcs a couple of days ago to send as raks.

Also I am in a couple of circle journal page swaps which are so much fun as everyones theme is so different. These pages are for a "ladies theme"

Hoping to find some time soon to get back into doing some scrapbooking again - still have so many photos we took on our vacation to the USA in 2007 that I want to do scrapbook pages for.

Weather is getting noticably cooler in the evenings which I guess signals summer is almost done. At least, as someone rightly pointed out, with us going to the USA on vacation in June, we will be able too have 2 summers

Sunday, 8 March 2009


What a lovely peaceful way to spend a Sunday morning with a walk along the beach.
I took these photos this morning at Wenderholm Beach, about 5 mins drive from where we live.
Then we went down to Orewa Beach and had lunch at Mcdonalds. This is a view of the beach from the look out above. Orewa is about a 15 minute drive from where we live.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009


Decided yesterday (and no it wasn't a hard decision !!) to have a day mostly of making art and let the housework wait for another day.

Had a few swaps to get done
- including pages for a circle journal swap
- a quote page

- fall themed card
- shaped card

- birthday card for a friend's daughter

The Pink Elephant Challenge #4

The challenge this week over at The Pink Elephant Challenge blog is

Ribbons and Die Cuts

I had a lot of fun this morning making this card using my spellbinder sets and swiss dots embossing folder in my cuttlebug. The flower is from a set I brought over at Fred She Said Digital Designs.