Monday, September 14, 2009

Aromatique Essentials

Please check out this new exciting  Website

Aromatherapy is the use of pure plant extracts to promote a sense of well being for the body, mind and soul. Our aim is to revive the knowledge of the medicinal and energetic use of aromatic plants and essential oils, a truly holistic professional art and science.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Pink Elephant Challenge #9

The Pink Elephant Challenge #9
The Recipe is: Use Stamps, Embossing and Punches

Here is my card
It is a swing card -- The puple top part of the card pivots on the brad to reveal a message.

Happy Easter :-)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Pink Elephant Challenge - New Blog

Check out this new blog "The Pink Elephant Challenge"

The Challenge runs for a week beginning Mondays and closes on Saturdays at 9pm EST!!
Winning entry will be announced on Sunday Evenings.
Pink, Black and White-- is the theme for this weeks challenge finishing tomorrow night-
Here is my Entry.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Cyber Fyber Gallery Exhibition

On January 8th, The Cyber Fyber Gallery Exhibition opened in Columbia, South Carolina. Susan Lenz, a very talented fiber artist,had been working on this massive project or over a year. Thank you so much Susan, your hard work is appreciated. Here's a link to her blog, just click on it
There are links on her blog to where you can view the fiber art submitted, and get other information on this fantastic show.

This fabric/fiber postcard #188 is the one I traded for this show.
I swapped with Susan for one of her beautiful fabric postcards. Many beautiful postcards were submitted, so you should take a look and feast on the eye candy and huge variety of fabric/fiber art.
Here's the link to where you can view all of the postcards traded.I think it will excite you!

This is the ATC that I traded for the show #32 -- here is the link for the ATCs

I'm totally amazed and pleased at the variety of postcards and ATC submitted, it was totally awesome. I just wished that I could have gone to the show, and see it in person.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Once upon a time

Wow -- Looking back at my last post - it is ssooo long ago . I was away for 2 1/2 months arriving back the week before Christmas. I spent just over 2 months in Australia, 5 days in Melbourne, then 10 days in Wentworth Falls with my lovely sister Dianne and then 6 weeks in Laguna, Hunter Valley with another lovely sister Julie( I have so much to write and show from my holiday that I will leave for another post)
While I was away I had another grandson born on the 26th November --

Brian, Wendy with Sean

Wendy and Sean

Brian and Sean

After returning from Australia,I brought my grandson Mackye back from Auckland to stay with me and after 2 days, he developed Chicken pox - so needless to say that week was spent running around and looking after him.
Here is is February already and I have hardly any time to myself let alone go and see my new grandson Sean. I am really hanging out to meet my new grandson.
My sister came to stay for 10 days at the beginning of January and then I went up to Auckland the last week of January for Mackye's 5th Birthday-- for his birthday Mackye got a new Black kitten that he named "Slinky Malinky"-- and once again I brought him back from Auckland and have had him staying here for a week with me.

Mackye at the Thames Swimming pool

He went home on Monday and started school on Thursday 5th February-- He was ssooo excited -- Here is Mackye all ready for his first day at school
Mackye and his Mum

Here is a little article about his first day at school

PS, to this story--Slinky Malinky also went AWOL for the day and night on the Thursday but after searching the neighbourhood and knocking on doors, the kitten was found and is now back home with Mackye -- needless to say they are both staying put for a few days at home !!

Friday, September 26, 2008

A new Cuttlebug Yahoo Group

A few months back Wendy P and I decided that we needed a NZ cuttlebug group as these little green bugs had become addictive to use for embossing and die-cutting on Cards, ATCs etc.
Here is the Link

Have you been caught by the "bug" yet ?
If you own a cuttlebug or are thinking of buying one and live in New Zealand then this is the group for you !
Our members will share tips and techniques and show their cards made with the cuttlebug embossing folders and dies.
All chat papercraft related is also welcome including stamping, scrapbooking, card making, etc.
We will also be having monthlyswaps of die cuts, embossed cardstock/paper and completed greeting cards using the cuttlebug folders & dies.
We would love you to join us !!!
Here are some samples of the swaps that we have done :-)
Bookmarks by Sally W
Card by Wendy P
Card by Wendy P
ATC by Carol D
ATC by Carol D

Red/Purple ATC swap

The top 3 ATCs are extra that had made and left over from a swap one of the groups that I belong to.

The bottom set of 4 are the ATCs that i received from my partners.

I really enjoyed making these ATCs as i love this colour scheme-- it is so vibrant!!!

And of course they are the colours of the "Red Hat Society" of which i am the Queen on my local Branch