Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Mother's day

Easter has now gone and i hope you had a wonderful time with your family and friends?
We had a nice relaxing weekend and didn't indulge in too many Easter eggs.
For us at the bottom of the world our next long weekend is coming up as we observe ANZAC day this coming Friday. It's a time to remember those brave souls who fought for our country and tragically lost their lives. Mother's Day is not far behind that and as it's also the theme of the current Cheery Lynn Challenge so i thought i would enter in a card i made recently.

I have used a few dies on this one....
Sweet Williams Strip, Olive Branches, Rose Leaf Strip, Wheat Heads, Tiny Fanciful Flourish....This one's so cute! The background die is a Spellbinders die.
And a close up...

The fading light has dulled the colours a bit but you get the idea. :-)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Coming Soon!

The new release dies from amazing US company Cheery Lynn Designs will be available online late this month after a slight delay from our NZ supplier.

Perfect for card makers, these dies cut cleanly and easily in most table top die cutting systems.
We will be posting images of some of these lovely new dies so keep checking back!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Pretty In Purple

This week's challenge over at the Cheery Lynn Challenge Blog is "Pretty in purple" and as i quite like purple i'm entering a card i created while huddled away in my craft room on Saturday night.

Lots of Cheery Lynn dies on this one including Chicken Wire, I used gold mirror card over a black background for a dramatic effect. The flowers are made using the Sweet Williams Strip die and Build a flower embellishments for the spindly centers. The foliage is cut from the Rose Leaf Strip and Wheat Heads. I have accented the clusters with cogs from the Gears die.....This is one of my favourites.
Add a sentiment accented with gold card and voila......Another card done and dusted!

Pop over and check out this week's entries on the challenge blog and get some ideas on how to use these amazing dies at the same time....Go on i know you want to ;-)


After receiving a congrats message from a very dear friend yesterday that had me very confused as i didn't know what she was talking about, i popped over to the Cheery Lynn Challenge Blog to find out that my layout was chosen by the company owner BJ as one of two winners this week!

That was a lovely surprise....Thanks BJ!
I LOVE their dies, they are just brilliant!
If you haven't checked out the challenges yet you can view them at

I've already finished this week's entry and will pop it in when i get home after the morning school run.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Another Colour

Hi again,
Just sharing a pack of the same cards made especially for a very dear friend who just happens to love pink and green.

Right, i'd better go and pack my stuff for craft group tonight!

Toodles :-)


Cards for miles! Well maybe a slight over exaggeration but that's what it feels like.
For the last few days i have been working on finishing sets of cards, all the same design but in various different colours.

This set of six cards were made in the following colours and each features a different sentiment.

These sets are put together as gifts but i also made some so i have a stash of cards ready for when i need them. All together i have made 56 of these cards....phew, that's a lot!
 Sometimes it's nice to make something that is more on the simple side that can be recreated en masse and i'm sure i'll find a use for them all.

Have a great day :-)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The 2014 Purge

Yep, I am slowly.....very slowly making my way through my craft room re-organising and de-stashing!
Shocking i know, but i have a very small room and way too much craft stuff and before you even think about asking how much do i have?

I managed to fill a wheelie bin last week full of unused old embellishments and a very much trimmed down magazine stash.....Seriously, the amount of mags in my room was disturbing and going back to the first up 2 scrap and scrapbook creations editions!...... Now consigned to mag heaven :-)

Sunday saw a de-stash of these....

My drawers now have so much more room and i'm feeling so much better for working my way through my stash, attacking my wardrobe is a whole other matter though and i might have to build up to attacking that monster!
Baby steps, one day at a time :-)

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