Prima Projects

Among all the busyness of the past few weeks, I’ve had the chance to make some projects using beautiful Prima products. (Warning: there are lots of photos in this post!) In one of my op-shop checks I found this cute little glass butter dish complete with a cloche, I fell in love with it, but…

Inspiration Wednesday

This year I have signed up for Donna Downey’s Inspiration Wednesday Online Workshop. I had purchased an Inspiration Journal when I did classes with Donna in Timaru, and I hadn’t used it – this was the perfect opportunity. I created a second signature, and my book was ready. The first week was a lovely introductory…

New Year, New Goals

Happy New Year! I hope you’ve had a great break and feel refreshed for the new year. Rather than making Resolutions each year, I like to make goals for the year and document them in a mini book.  This year I made a pretty pink book.   I started out with papers from My Minds…

Last four Christmas Tags for 2014

  Here are the last four tags from my 12 Tags of Christmas inspired by Tim Holtz 2011 12 Tags of Christmas, I finished the off on Christmas Eve – it was great to spend a hot afternoon, in my cool studio!   Tag number 9 uses a faux enamel technique with Distress Ink and heat embossing,…

12 Tags of Christmas – Tags 1 and 2

As promised, here are the first two tags from Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas 2011 that I’m doing over December this year.   I love Tag number 1, all the gorgeous greenery and the pinecones with the glitter above! I reduced the wintery look a bit with a swirl embossing folder rather than snowflakes, and…

12 Tags of 2014 – September to November

    I’m not very good at doing the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 tag in the right month, but at least I get them done! This weekend I caught up with the September, October and November tag.   It was nice to spend an afternoon playing in my studio, trying out new techniques…

Christmas Cards Imagine If… Style

Welcome back to another Imagine If… Blog Hop – today the sleigh-makers from last week are making Christmas cards, and the layout-makers of last week have become sleigh-makers.  If you want to start at the beginning you can go to the Imagine If…Blog, and if you’ve come from Ngaere’s Gothic Sleigh then you’re in the…

A Birthday Puzzle

  Recently my oldest nephew turned 7, and I had promised him a ‘very special card’ for his Birthday.  He loves trains, always has, and so I thought this chipboard train would be perfect. I found in my stash, a wooden puzzle I had already prepped with gesso, and that was the perfect base of…

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014: June to August

I spent a happy few hours this afternoon catching up on my Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 – I was a couple of months behind! I started out with the June Tag, I love the colours on this tag.  I was able to follow mostly what Tim did on his tag – using the…