Tuesday, December 15, 2009


My secret sister is......Janice Klass. Janice has really spoilt me this year with some wonderful cards, gifts and scrapbook pages. Janice you are very talented!
Look how amazing little buttons can be.

This scrapbook page has heaps of dimension.

I just love this card. The flowers are stamped on tissue. Janice I love the way your have coloured the flowers.
I received this box of goodies. I'm so lucky!! It was so exciting opening it.

Such beautiful Christmas cards. I'm defiantly going to have a go at this.
These trees are so sweet.
I love the way Janice puts dimension into her cards, something I always struggle with.
A yummy box of chocolates. (empty now).
Stamping on to cellophane bags adds style.
Decorate a shopping list. This one has a magnet on the back to stick on the fridge.
A special page layout for our dog (and child).
I love soap. This is a great idea for a gift.

Thank you so much Janice!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Congratulations Vanessa and Aaron.

We had a great time at Vanessa and Aaron's wedding. Although the weather was to be very wet the clouds parted and the rain stopped just in time.
Sophie was a stunning bridesmaid.
Here comes the bride. Doesn't she look beautiful.

Mr and Mrs Hunter

The three of us having a great time.

The boys get down with a little air guitar.

Rob and I at nights end.

Here's the card I made.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Our first Stampin Up stamps!

Chantell and I decided to do a card swap using the very first SU stamp set have owned. I was given Canine Capers (now retired) as a gift.

Having a dog running around the house I often get muddy paw prints on the floor (not to mention cat paws). So I thought I would put muddy prints on a trendy trees card with the cheeky culprit peeking around the corner. Hope you like it.

I mixed up a few ideas from chantell to make this birthday card.

Chantell stamped on one sheet of card then cut it up to make several cards. Don't they look awesome!

Thanks Chantell!!


Wet weather during the school holidays can be such a bore but it's the perfect weather for card making! We had a wonderful time with another kids class.

Here they are with their first finished card.

The kids all put their personality into their frogs. Each with a yummy chocolate inside.

They looked so good you just wanted to lick one!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Last months card swap with my sister had to use stamps out of the Mini catalog. With so many lovely stamp sets it was hard to chose which ones to use.

Here are Chantell's cards.
This one is using the Great friend set and the Scallop oval punch. She has used heaps of glitter to make it sparkle. (I love glitter!)

The Just Beachy is a fun set. The background is done with the Lazy Days jumbo wheel, a great combination! Thanks Chantell

My cards
I used soft summer for my cards. This pretty set is a two step stampin set. To make the grit I first drew the grid in very light pencil with my ruler, then stamped my image. I then used a fine black pen to draw in the grid lines around the image free hand. Then colour! Very easy and very effective.
I really enjoyed using the In Colours for this card. It's great to see how one stamp can be rotated to make this pretty design.

Monday, September 7, 2009


We had a midwinter christmas get together at work, so I made an envelope with a chocolate in for everyone. We had a great night too.


Recently our dog Ayla went to play with her doggie friend Astro at his house. Maybe she wanted to get inside the house or followed the cat who knows but when I picked her up she had the cat door stuck on her head! As it took two of us to get it off I had to take her home to get Rob to help remove it.

Thank goodness we got it off without having to cut it. Then we humbly went back and return it to it's rightful place, the house.

Friday, August 21, 2009


My sister Chantell an SU demonstrator in Australia started a secret sister with New Zealand demonstrators. It's so exciting getting card swaps. This is what my secret sister has sent me, aren't they beautiful.

This is made with an envelope, it opens up with a pocket inside.

I just love butterflies, and I love this Good Friend set.


Thursday, August 20, 2009


Rob and I have just spent a week in Tongariro National Park skiing on Mt Ruapehu.

This is sitting on the Whakapapa ski field looking over to Mt Ngauruhoe. You can see the cloud we're above. It was very beautiful. We could also see the mountain on the west coast Mt Egmont.
Here I am celebrating getting down the hill without falling over. I'm not a very good skier in poor visibility which unfortunately most of the time during our holiday. This day was quite nice. By the end of most days I hurt everywhere and the stairs up to our room seemed 10 times higher. Thank goodness for the hot spa!
Rob's a great skier, he went up to some of the scary slopes for a little bit of fun.

Our last day was just awesome. We managed to get to some new snow up the top of the mountain.

Saturday, August 8, 2009


The Good Friends stamp set is very versatile. We enjoyed making two different cards in this class.

I always love to add a little glitter.

I'm a Stampin' Up demonstrator!

I'm very excited to be a new Stampin' Up Demonstrator. I'm now giving classes once a fortnight and all are welcome. For more details on classes, workshops and SU products contact me at nadinep@xtra.co.nz. Lets get together and have fun doing what we love!

Friday, August 7, 2009


My sister Chantell turned 40 this year. While she was in New Zealand we organized a party for her.

This is the card I made her.

The party wasn't a total surprise but she didn't know quite what was going to happen. We had a lovely lunch with friends and family.

Anne, Asher and Chantell

About to start launch.

Roy and Isabel Chantell's old neighbors.

Kim and Chantell

Rob and Kim's husband Sean.
Sarah my niece with her little friends.
Me Anne and Taylor