Monday, December 31, 2012

12 for 2012

As we say Au Revior to 2012 and Bonjour to Bon chance 2013, I think it's always great to say thanks and look back at what you've achieved. No different for my blog, so here's 12 of my personal favourite creations.

looking back over the 12 months of creating I'm pretty proud to see how I'm getting more confident with my own style :-)
here's a great 2013!  for us all.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas Page

All this hot weather has been inspiring me to create in really bright colours- here's my latest digital scrapbook page created using My Memories version 4. I love those colours!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Vintage Milliner Miss

I hope you've all had a lovely christmas, for me it was great to grab a craft time today and create something non- Christmas and completely for fun- I reached for the Rogue Redhead Designs Milliner Misses stamp set. I love this set it's so elegant and vintage.

I'm entering this card over at Simon Says Stamp Challenge- Anything Goes.

Wishing you a Very Happy Holidays.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Indian Christmas

Happy Christmas, it's been an absolutely stunning Christmas in New Zealand, here are some photos of my decor and crackers, my theme this year was India.
This is a photo heavy post ;)

Here's wishing you all a Happy Christmas.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Gecko Galz Winner!

It's already Christmas Eve here in Nz, in fact its the evening already, so not long at all now until Santa brings his gifts!

Thank you to all of you that entered my giveaway, as with all these giveaways there can only be one winner :-( and so.....

The winner of the $25 Gecko Galz Gift Voucher  is Terry, my hubby picked her name out of the hat- Congratulations Terry- Have fun spending :-)

I want to wish you all a very happy Christmas and a Peaceful and Safe New Year or Lucky 13, as I'm calling 2013.

Here's a Christmas Ornament made with a Gecko Galz winter image.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Parisian Winter

I'm sure you know the feeling of getting an idea for a card, and just having to run to your craft desk to create it? Well that's how it was for me and this card. I've taken some artistic licence and popped the Effiel Tower in a park edged by trees- and of course a snowy day.

Stamps used are from Stampin' Up! and Kaisercraft.
All Cardstock is Stampin' Up!

Dies used from Spellbinders and Tim Holtz.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Just Add Ink- Christmas Cards

Craft A Scene- A Winter scene

Wishing you all a fab week in the lead up to Christmas.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tag You're It!

It was lovely to see all your French creations at Craft Room Challenge, how quickly the next challenge comes around. The lovely Hazel has chosen Tags, so lets see those tags. The DT have come up with a lovely selection of tags.
Our Sponsor is Flonz Stamps.

For my tag, I've gone all romantic and vintage, I've used tissue tape, some collage images and a Gibson Girl stamp from Flonz.

As Christmas is coming :-) This challenge will run for a month, so heaps of time to get your entry in.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Gecko Galz $25 Voucher up for Grabs

That's right I have a $25 Gecko Galz Voucher that Leanne has kindly donated to give to one of you- my special followers.
But first I'd like to show you my latest gift tags made using some of the gorgeous Gecko Galz Christmas images.

So now to how to win that generous Gecko Galz $25 voucher.

Please just leave me a comment telling me, which Gecko Galz products are on your wish list- what would be the first thing you'd buy with the voucher? would it be a Christmas collage sheet? or a Digital Paper Pack?
Let me know, and if you're a follower, then let me know that too, and I'll pop 2 entries in for you.

I'll draw the winner on Christmas Eve New Zealand time.

Finally, some of the other Gecko Galz DT also have vouchers so make sure you visit my teamies- scroll down the side bar for the full list :-)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Relish Reading

This is another of my all time favourite Rogue Redhead designs stamp. It's from the Relish reading set. I've used the background stamp and the girl to create this notebook.

These altered notepads make great little stocking fillers.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ooh La La

Wow!! you did us proud with all your entries in our Diecut and Punch Challenge! So many amazing creations.

This next Craft Room challenge has been chosen by me :-) I've asked the team to go all Francais avec moi. My school French is fairly limited :-) I currently have a French Colleague at work so my School French has been getting a little work out, and that's partly why I chose a French Theme. I think most of us love that effortless elegant chic French look.

We're sponsored by Stamp Addicts who have such a lovely range of stamps.

I've done a scrapbook 12 x 12 page for my French theme piece.

Make sure you pop over and see the rest of the amazing DT Creations, they are all Ooh La La :-)


I'm entering this layout into Simon Says Stamp and Show where they want to see our heart.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Gecko Galz freebie and Cyber sale

I have another freebie to share with you today, to celebrate the Cyber sale at Gecko Galz.

Isn't she the cutest?

Now Leanne, has really got in the sale mood- Buy one get one free!! $1 collage sheets as well as bonus freebies when you spend over $50!! Or if you buy a $25 gift card, you get a free $5 for yourself!

When you pop over and get your bargains don't forget to say I sent ya ;-)

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Gecko Galz Cyber sale Coming Up!

Leanne the Gecko Galz owner is having a Cyber sale on monday- this is what she's offering:

We would like to invite all of you to come and check out all our huge Cyber Monday deals. 
On Monday November 26th hop over to the Gecko Galz Website and check out all the savings during our Cyber Monday Rockin Deals. It includes the Buy One Get One sale buy any regular price product from our shop and get a second of equal or lesser value FREE! Also we will have a collection of digital collage sets that will be only $1 a set, this is our first ever $1 sale. And if that were not enough if you spend $50 or more you will get an exclusive gift set of a digital paper pack, digital stamp set, and a beautiful collage set. And our last amazing goody if you purchase a $25 or more gift certificate you get a FREE $5 gift certificate for yourself! It is going to be a great Cyber Monday with us and we have other fun goings on all day!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

O Come Let us Adore Him

I've steadily working on my Christmas craft list, here's one of the Christmas cards I've made this weekend. I've embossed the image with black and a little glitter and then sponged the sky. 
I love the sentiments from this Stampin' Up! Set as it reminds me of singing carols in church when I was at school :-)

I'm entering this over at Just Add Ink where their theme Music.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Some Like it Hot!

With Christmas only 5 weeks away! EEk!! I've made  a start on my stocking fillers. Here's a notepad I've made using one of the latest sheets from the Bombshell Collage sheets by Gecko Galz.

I covered the scallop circle chipboard with fabric and then added Marilyn and then some prettiness, love how it's turned out. Made it hard to wrap- this one's off to the UK for a family member :-)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Christmas Gift Tags

I don't know about for you, but for me time's speeding by and I needed some Christmas Gift Tags quick. This is what I came up with: 6 tags using 2 sets from Rogue Redhead Designs, Snow Hugs and Candy Kisses.

these were made using Candy Kisses

and these using Snow Hugs.

I'm entering these tags over at Unruly Paper Arts Reader Quest where they want to see Gift Tags :-)

And over at The stamp Man, where the November Challenge is to Emboss it, I've heat embossed all the images, on the tags and 2 of the tags also have a heat embossed background.

Enjoy the rest of your week.