Yes I think my mojo has returned!

I’m in the mood for trying out new techniques and I really wanted to case this card so this is my version of  the one Debbie Martin made – yeah I know, practically identical.  However I have some ideas of my own for using this embedded embossing technique so keep watching this space.

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The above card was for my grandson Sam’s 17th birthday – another grandson growing up too rapidly!  He really liked it and as this is his final year of college and is having to plan his future I thought the sentiment on the inside of the card was very appropriate.  Also please excuse some of my photography – can’t seem to display my cards properly in my photos and they always look distorted.  Are there any good photographers out there who can give me some pointers?

The second card is for a lifetime friend of mine who has always been supportive to me despite having not only her own health problems, but two major tragedies in her life that would completely destroy most people.


Apart from the flower on the second card (used for expediency) all products used are Stampin’ Up! (of course).

Think I am gradually getting my mojo back so hopefully will be creating some more this week and of course next Saturday is the Auckland SU Regionals – bring it on!!

My birthday yet again!

Life doesn’t slow down as you get older – it just starts spinning out of control!  Yes, can’t believe that another year has sped by.  This year I spent it at the beach so still haven’t caught up with my family who apparently have got pressies and cards to still give me (well they’d better!!) but wanted to share these lovely cards I received:

I also received a lot of lovely messages by email, text and on Facebook.  Thanks so much everyone for your good wishes.

Had a lovely day with lunch in Whitianga and then back to Cooks Beach for dinner at the local restaurant & bar.  Went to bed feeling spoilt!

Holiday Bliss

Well we had an absolutely wonderful week at the beach with our very good friends Anne & Pete.  Have posted some photos on my Facebook page but just in case you are one of the few (hee hee!!) who doesn’t do FB then here they are for you to look at – isn’t it a gorgeous place – we were right on the beach, just had to walk across the lawn and then, bliss!

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All the views are taken from the house we were staying in.  Do you like my empty G&T glass?  Also that’s our dog Rosie soaking up the sun and the view.

Oh well, back to reality now.  And this was just so close to the truth as the day after we came home that terrible earthquake struck Christchurch so have been rather tearful watching it all on the news.

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you who have lost family, friends and homes and also to the rest of you who must have nerves frayed close to breaking point.  There is a spare room here with two beds if any of you need a break from the horror and continuing aftershocks.  I believe Air New Zealand are offering cheap fares to Auckland.

Think Pink

Seem to have a thing about pink lately but it is such a lovely soft and feminine colour and suits these two card admirably.  I couldn’t resist getting this lovely Easter Blossoms stamp set (left) although I haven’t strictly made this as an Easter card.

The card on the right is from the Growing Green stamp set in the 2010-11 Stampin’ Up! catalogue.  Just love this set also and I made this card to give to my good friend and fellow stamper, Debbie last week when I joined her at a winery for her birthday drink.  Hope you enjoyed your day Debbie.

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Ow(l) – another birthday

Finally purchased the cute little owl punch despite my determination to wait a while longer – as usual with stamping supplies, greed, envy and my weak will overcame my commonsense!

Well, I did have a good excuse didn’t I otherwise what sort of card was I going to be able to make for my grandson’s upcoming 11th birthday if I didn’t buy an owl punch.  I know, I’m very logical lol!

Without further ado and excuses, here is his card and even though his birthday isn’t until the 20th know he won’t be bothering to look at Nan’s blog.


Jacque’s Bleaching class

I should have posted this days ago but still seem to be only running at 50% and this humid, clammy heat doesn’t help one bit.

We made these two gorgeous cards a couple of weeks ago at a class held by my up-upline Jacque’s home.  If you haven’t tried the bleaching technique then you must try it – it’s fun!

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Check out Jacque’s site here.

Thanks for popping in to catch up on what is happening in my life. I enjoy sharing my love of stamping and cardmaking and invite you to have a look at the projects I have made. You are welcome to take my ideas and use them in your own creations.
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