All is Calm

It’s been a hectic few weeks here with lots happening with classes, markets and also work keeping me busy. Anyway hopefully things will settle down now just in time for the madness of Christmas 🙂

It was class today for my regular group and a small group this month so I got out the Blendabilities! Everyone loved how easy they were to use and the wonderful effect of blending the different shades together.

Here are the projects we made

Projects Confetti Design Class 23 November 2014


Some Christmas along with a birthday card and a thinking of you card, with only 3 people the class finished earlier than usual and everyone was happy to have an extra hour or so in their weekend. The cards were cased as follows, Blended Bloom card Paula Dobson, Traveler card Lisa Curcio, Star Helen at H2Designs, Tag my own design and Gift Card Holder Julie Davidson.

I hope you enjoy these projects. My next class is a Stamp-a-Stack on 7 December. It works like this…we will make 4 different designs of Christmas Cards and we will make 3 of each design. This class will cost $25 and as well as a fun afternoon you go home with 12 handmade Christmas Cards to give to family and friends! Click here to register.

Spring Fever

Wow, it seems that everything starts happening at once, life is livening up with spring around the corner. The Greenwoods Corner Market is starting again next weekend and I’ve just finished The Tea Party Fete today in Grey Lynn. It was a wonderful market with lots of enthusiastic children playing while the parents sipped tea, ate cake and looked around the stalls. At the Greenwoods Market there is a Decorate Your Bike event where there will be tips on safe cycling, prizes and fun while the market is on and the shops are open, so heaps to see and do on Saturday 6th. Remember too that it’s Fathers Day on Sunday 7th so stop by my stall and pick up a card.

Not only markets but the calendar is suddenly full of events and meetings to plan for other coming events. The next craft class at my place in Onehunga is Sunday 21st September starting at 1pm. If you would like to attend please let me know via email by Wednesday 17th September. The card shown here is one that we will be making at this class, it was cased from Paula Dobson. I’m still creating the rest of the projects but they’re sure to be great fun.

I’d love to know if you prefer to know what we’ll be making in class or is it a nice surprise on the day? Please comment so I know which you prefer.

Card making classes every month in Onehunga. Exciting, creative designs for you to copy and enjoy. Relax and unwind in this friendly group. More details at

Million & One Stampin’ Up!® Confetti Design Kinda Eclectic In Colours

Choose Happiness

I chose happiness yesterday by spending time with my good friend Sarajane. We made this card together, cased from Julie Davidson.

Choose happiness,card class Onehunga pistachio pudding calypso coral early espresso

Using the Choose Happiness stamp set we embossed the Pistachio Pudding card stock with Beautifully Baroque embossing folder and used Gold Bakers Twine to make it our own. Then we went for lunch at Gasket in Ellerslie. It was so lovely to spend a few hours out of the busy week just doing the things we love and it’s always better to share with a good friend.


My Crafting Time

I went to a monthly craft group yesterday and had a wonderful time creating some beautiful cards and a cute album (we will make the album in our class this Sunday). You will see some of these also in upcoming classes, here’s a look at some of the creations. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them.

Made using Traveler and Work of Art Stamp Sets

Made using Traveler and Work of Art Stamp Sets

Made our own background using Forever Florals Stamp Set

Made our own background using Forever Florals Stamp Set

Choose happiness baked brown sugar stampin glittervenetian trim

Made using Choose Happiness Stamp Set


Cute little notebook

My Project 30-001

I made this cute notebook from Crumb Cake card, some old designer series paper and a notebook that I cut down. The notebook I cut down was made from recycled milk cartons and has that printed on every 2nd page for this small notebook I got 2 pages from every recycled one, how’s that for up-cycling!

It was really easy to make once I decided on the size I wanted, I got the idea from Ashley Connelly from The Creative Space but I made mine smaller than the size in her tutorial. The only tricky part for me was getting my crop-a-dile to reach the eyelet on the front, I had to bend the page to get it in the right position. So next time I will adjust the size again so the crop-a-dile can reach. I’m quite pleased how this turned out and I might make some more as gifts for my customers. So handy to have in your purse and so cute who can resist?