27 August 2009

These are my latest Christmas Card set. there are five cards in total, and each one is absolutely gorgeous! So funky and festive.

26 August 2009

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Wow, I started this blog on November 17th 2007!

25 August 2009

Black And Pink

I love black and hot pink together!

This card has a simple 5x5 black base. I couldn't find my Spellbinders so I cut the scallop circle out by hand from pink alligator effect paper. A 3" circle punched from the same shade of pink paper as the background and has a glittered pink card lace design glued on.

This one I'm still not sure about. I started by punching out a circle of pink card and used my black ink and the reverse of the pink lace cardstock (I haven't checked, but I hope the front will be ink free so I can still use it on some card). The pink and black dotted paper (which reminds me of some ribbon I once had), the dots are from my latest embossing folder. I 'colored' the dots in with black pen. Once again, the scalloped circle is cut by hand, with a bit of doodling too.

Today, I have made about three sets of Christmas cards, and still have lots of great creative ideas to get done tomorrow.

18 August 2009

NZ Themed Cards

On Saturday we went to a free class to make these three NZ themed cards. It was only 90 mins long, but so fun!

This was the first card. The folds are slightly different than from a normal tent fold card. The circle holding the paua shell koru (the swirly shape) is on a piece of circle chipboard, and acts as holding the card closed. The 'Thinking of You' shape is matted on a piece of green card and a piece of the black card.

The koru (swirly shape) is the left over from the card above. There are seven layers on this card. Black card, teal double sided card, fern patterned paper, flax patterned paper, a chipboard square, shiny metalic blue paper (which is also the envelope) and a paua shell koru shape.

I cut the fern patterned paper the wrong size on this. I cut it square instead of rectangle. But it worked out fine, because the dark teal card covers the rest of the card, with two pieces of ribbon. The simple decorations are circle flax paper and three small paua shell pieces.

I will be back later to edit this post. Can't think of anything interesting to write right now.
Not sure if I should list these cards in my shop or hoard, I mean keep them for myself...

17 August 2009

Pay It Forward And An Award

Diane (from 1CardCreator) gave me this award titled "Circle Of Friends". Thank you.

I went to Diane's 1CardCreator's blog to get this award and saw another post. I can get something for free! It'll be nice to get something in the post other than air....

This is how it works.

The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me, especially for you. This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

1- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make but I hope you will.

2- What I create will be just for you.

3-They say I have a year to get it to you. But I promise it will NOT take that long.

4- You have no clue what it's going to be. It’s a surprise to both of us at this point.

The catch? You must repost this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog.

So the first five people who post, and are willing to pass it along, will get a handmade gift in the mail from me. When you get it, make sure you post a pic on your blog!

I hope you'll play along and pay it forward with me!

13 August 2009

Challenge Entry SSSC30


So, this card is for a challenge via the sweetest thing blog. Since the sketch was posted I've been trying to come up with a design that I like. And I just got this one done. I was going to use a stamped flower, but I really wanted to use some ribbon! and I didn't have any ribbon that matches any patterned paper.
This is the second time that I've used this silver fern ribbon. For some reason I really want to do a Kiwi card. (Silver Fern and sheep...) The stamped sheep are a set of two from Rubbabubbdoo. This is the bottom one.
What color are sheep? I wasn't sure if I should color the sheep or not, so I left them. Still need to practice my coloring skills.

What I've Done Today... So Far

My brother took these photographs before he left for the traveling around the world thing, so they are the most recent ones I have of my dad and the house/garden I grew up in.

I printed these out and they've been sitting on my desk for about a week. I knew what feeling I wanted to get with this layout but I wasn't sure just how to get it.

The feeling I wanted was of a warm sunny garden... a little vintage... I'm still not sure how to describe it.

I used one stamp over, hand cut some flowers from a sheet of American Craft paper and added some hidden journalling. Once everything was done, the hardest thing was coming up with a title.

I knew which alphabet letters I wanted to use, and as soon i pulled out the letters for "dad" I knew to use "garden". And hand write "and his".

I think the one thing I will always remember about my Dad is that he was always in the garden. Or buying some new pots/seeds/peat.... anyway I really like this layout.

This morning I actually got round to organizing my cards. It was nice and sunny, so I took all the boxes in front of the big lounge window and tried to come up with some organized order. All cards are in groups in big plastic baggies.

And now, instead of a draw in a plastic storage unit and two shoe boxes, these cards now fit in a draw of my plastic storage unit and the supplies and tags (which can easily get lost) are in a shoe box.

To make space for all the cards I will be making, I think I need to clear out my scraps draw.

I've been busy busy busy today.... what have you done?

10 August 2009

I'm trying to get my newsletter ready to be sent out. I only have 2 people signed up so far. The sign up box is up there ----> I think that is the most reliable one. I tried another provider but it seems more difficult to get all done.
Still celebrating my stores First Birthday!

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5 August 2009

Possibly Christmas Cards

I made these cards a few weeks ago and I still don't know if they need anything on the front or if I should leave them as they are....

It's a set of eight 4x4 cards.

Any advice or thoughts?

4 August 2009


I purchased this collage sheet from piddix. I love all these collage sheets and it is so difficult to just pick a few and not to buy the whole lot!

I had to go to the dentist today, so that took an hour out of my craft time. I made sure to get a couple wonderful Christmas card sets made.

I would love to get everyone in the world sending handmade Christmas cards this year. Do you think that would ever actually happen?

And this is Flipper the Cuttlebug, or Flip for short. Another great new toy.

It cuts out shapes and embosses papers, thin metal, ribbon and a bunch of other stuff. My mom and I are going to a class at our LSS in a couple weeks to learn all the things you can do with this.

Those are photographs that my brother took of my dads house/garden. I love how overgrown the whole place is. (I haven't seen it in maybe five years, and things still look pretty much the same).

With the craft goodies, that arrived today, came this mini clear heart album. I am still trying to decide what photographs to use on it....

Tomorrow you should be able to see those Christmas Card sets, and more listed at PnkGeeni, where we are still celebrating the First Birthday with a B1G1Free offer.

2 August 2009

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday PnkGeeni!

To celebrate this milestone I am having a WHOLE month of sales and special offers. Until the 16th there is a B1G1Free sale and after that some other great offer.

I hope that you are able to come and visit.

1 August 2009

1st Birthday

PnkGeeni is almost a whole year old!
It just seems so weird that my store is almost a year old....

Details of a celebration to come...