Mother’s Day 2011

Had a lovely day.  Started off with a nice chatty phone call from my youngest daughter Kim who unfortunately had out of town visitors and couldn’t come up to Auckland.  However, I did go to my daughter Nicky’s where her lovely husband Paul made a yummy lunch for us.

They also gave me some iTune vouchers and a CD I wanted of Hayley Westenra’s new album, Paradiso.  This was accompanied by a lovely bunch of flowers and a gorgeous card that Nicky had made.  If only she wasn’t always so busy I would have her signed up as a demonstrator by now.  Anyway here’s the card and just look at the cute crocheted flower – which she made herself.  Thanks for a lovely day.

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Hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day too.

Big 70 Birthday Card

Made this card for my husband’s cousin Bob.  We were unable to attend his party due to other commitments but hope he had an enjoyable time.


I really struggle with male cards.  Also for some reason I am not getting all the colours correctly photographed, i.e. the coloured squares the 7 and 0 are on are DSP in the same colouring as the green band but in the photo they look more like grey.  Oh well, gives you a good idea all the same.

Easter catch-up

I know I am a little bit behind with this post but just wanted to show you this little Easter basket I made as my swap for our team meeting.

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Below is a card and a basket of easter eggs I took into the Oncology department to thank all the nurses and doctors for their care and kindnesses to me over the past (believe it or not!!) nearly 8 years that I have been fighting cancer.

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We went down and spent a couple of days over Easter with my youngest daughter Kim, her hubby Murray and our grandson Michael (was graced with a fleeting -very fleeting- visit from Matthew the other grandson).  Nice to catch up.

A bad, bad, bad blogger!!!

No excuses (unless you insist) so will try and make up for lost time.  What have you been doing you might ask?  Well, have done a bit of creating but have mainly been getting cards ready for my new project “Cards for Cancer”.

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Here is the basket ready to take into Auckland Hospital’s Oncology department (day care centre).  These cards are free to patients who are undergoing treatment for cancer and hopefully will give them some pleasure looking through them and picking out one each visit to give to either family, friends or a caregiver for their birthday or as a thank you for all their help.  I have already received some cards for the cause from Heather (thanks so much) and have offers from other demonstrators in both New Zealand and Australia for further contributions of Cards for Cancer.  I know I have asked everyone at a most awkward time – this Thursday the annual Australia/NZ Convention for Stampin’ Up! starts in Melbourne.  I’m not going, boo hoo!  Hopefully once they get home and back into action, there will be more arriving in my mailbox.

Will keep you all posted as to how this project is going and whether it was well received by the recipients.  If you have any spare cards you have made and would like to donate to a good cause, please email me and I will send my mailing address.  These would be gratefully received as I think I am going to be hard-pressed to keep up with the demand.

Will have more posts to put up this week to make up for lost time.

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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