Sunday, December 23, 2012

Chocolate reindeer

Santa's Little Helpers have been at it again and have been making Chocolate reindeers from marshmallows, pretzels and jaffas.  Cute huh?

Pretty tricky for the elves to make since its been so hot and so the chocolate didn't set.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas trees, chocolate style

My Christmas elf and I have been making Christmas brownie trees.  Very easy and oh so cute!  Pretty tasty too.

1. Cut brownie into triangles.
2. Squiggle green icing on.
3. Add red M&Ms.
4. Break off candy cand and insert into base of tree.
5. Eat!

Saturday, December 15, 2012


A birthday card for a friend turning 50. 

I rolled up small pieces of square paper into cylinders with a piece of twine in the middle to look like candles.  Of course I had to make 50 of them!

I burnt the edge of some paper and placed the candles underneath it. 

On the inside of the card it said 'Quick, blow out your candles!'

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Gone fishing

I made a fishing vest for a friend of mine keen on fishing.  I used Cricut cartridge 'Everyday Paper Dolls' to create the vest.  I added pockets and made some fishing type embellishments eg. fly, nylon line and hooks.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Happy Birthday Mum!

Happy birthday to my Mum this week.  I made her a chicken card (random I know...) that I had seen on Pinterest. 

Happy Birthday old Chook!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Handbag card

I've been making handbag cards for girlfriends.  What do you think?

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Merry Christmas

This month at Better Scrapbooking you have to create a Christmas layout.  Here's my Christmas from 2011.

Monday, November 26, 2012


A layout using Cosmo Cricket papers.  We visited the Manawatu wind turbines - aren't they wonderful?

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Square grid layout

A simple layout using a grid format and uses 7 photos.  A great way to use up scraps of paper too!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy birthday!!!!

Happy birthday to Sue (and me!) today.  Found this idea for a card on Pinterest.  Thought it would appeal to her.  Here's my take on it;

Front of card

Back of card

Inside card

Monday, November 19, 2012

Pink babies

Here are some of my latest baby cards.  All pink for girls!

Inside of card

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Cards to hold Gift cards

I found this cute shirt card for holding gift cards (or money) on Pinterest.  Here's my version;

Card with gift card in pocket

I decided to make a feminine version too;

Pocket can be used to hold gift card or money

Monday, November 12, 2012

Spotlight Sunday

Check out Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Spotlight Sunday.  The feature this week is ME!

Fantabulous Cricut

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Train card for birthday boy

Happy Birthday to Colter!  I figured you can't go wrong with a vehicle of some description for a 3 year-old boy. 

Here's my tri-fold card using Cricut cartridges "My Community" for the train and "Celebrations" for the sentiment.

Back of card

Friday, November 9, 2012

Using up the stash

Here's another layout with matching cards to use up my stash.  Getting lots of cards made too!

Card 1
Inside of card 1
Card 2

Inside of card 2
Card 3
Inside of card 3

Card 4
Inside of card 4

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

New resolve

I had a deep delve into my paper stash and was horrified.  Despite the appearance of vast volumes of paper, I actually have very little I like/will use and lots of scraps that aren't enough to make another layout. 

So I have made a new resolution.... I will do a layout and then with the scraps , I will make cards from it straight away (if there is not enough to save for another layout).

I'm feeling quite good about this new outlook - to rid my stash of scraps and then I'll have to buy more paper, right???

Here's my first attempt at the scrap stash de-clutter.....

Layout - Nature

Card 1

Inside of card 1

Card 2

Inside of card 2

Card 3

Inside of card 3

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Pony party

A friend asked me to make her some pony invitations for her daughters 5th birthday. 

I used Cricut cartridge 'Create a Critter' and modified the horse (I really just chopped its legs off!!!).  I mounted it on a stick (like one of those 'ride-a-pony' toys), and added a ribbon bridle.

17 ponies!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Scrappin' Saturday feature

My chicken card got featured on Scrappin' Saturday at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge.  Check it out!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Down on the farm

A Z-fold card using Cricut cartridge 'Country Life' for the chickens.  Check out Fantabulous Cricut Challenge for more farm yard animals.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Wedding card

I found this awesome and wonderfully easy-to-make wedding card on Pinterest.  I changed it a little (to make it even easier), from the original and next one I'm going to use buttons on the jacket.

Cute or what?

Inside of card

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Cat in the Hat card

A Cat in the Hat card for a 4 year-old girl. Thanks to Vic for the clever hat idea!

Inside of card

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A rattle that rattles

I made a baby girl card using Cricut cartridge 'Baby Steps'.  I thought it was fairly plain and a bit boring despite using the Cuttlebug folders.  So I decided to place a shaker box behind the rattle full of beads.  So this rattle actually rattles as you move and open the card.  Very easy to do!

Check out other 'Pink' creations at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge