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Vintage Ladies 3d Card


Well, it has been too long since we did a blog post – not good enough I say.  We have been creating some wonderful things and I think I should just get my act together and put them up here for you all to see.  After all – “Creativity is contagious…. pass it on!”.  We have just finished our Vintage Ladies 3d Card – we have been putting it together to do as a workshop at Craft Haven and I am extremely happy with the finished product so thought it would be great to share it here.

Card Front photo



This is one of Bronwyns LO, a photo taken when she was in the South Island, over 2 years ago.   Kraft is such a great go to Cardstock for a background colour, add some stamping with a Tim Holtz Bitty Grunge stamp and it  looks fantastic, (one of my favorite stamp sets).   Of course washi tape is a great “go to” to add to any LO and  put that with some embossed stamping and twine  and this LO looks wonderful.  The lettering is a Sizzix die – Once upon a time.

Little Girls


I had been so busy getting our shop Craft Haven up and running that I hadn’t had much time for scrapbooking – but now things are getting into a routine I have gott’n back into it – Yay!!!  This LO is one of my latest – I used the Echo Park – Little Girl Collection Kit, a LYB Doily (love these), my favorite stamps, Stamper Anonymous – Tim Holtz, Spring Sprung  and the EK Success Triple Butterfly punch (all of which are in store at the moment).  I love a clean and simple LO and this is perfect.

Bubble blowing at the Foreshore.



This LO is of my wonderful sister (in-law), Bron, caught in a candid moment.  I used the Simply Scrappin’ Ticket and Tags kit, along with the Mixed Bunch stamp set, matching punch and I (heart) Hearts stamps set.  I embossed the stamped images in white which adds some great texture to the LO.

Shhh – Sleeping.


I’ve just got the laptop back from the repair shop – so finally I can post to the blog again.  This LO has lots of white space, which I love.  I have used the Color Spritzer Tool to splatter the background – another of my favorite things to do.  Just Add Cake and Cheerful Treat DSP compliment the colors in the photo.  The photo is closely cropped – usually I would re-print the photo to make it 6×4, but decided to make a feature of the small size.  The Tasteful Trim die does a great job of cutting the rickrack and the Petite Pennants Builder punch makes perfect pennants every time.  Finished off with handwriting for part of the title and some bitty buttons.



This LO is of my son Dwight, he went to a workshop on Special Effect Makeup for Film and television and came home with his arm made up to look like a burn.  Of course a mother has to scrap this event.   I used the Circle Circus stamp set, and the DSP Frightful Sight.  I love the Cherry Cobbler embossing powder and used it for the title.

Big Day Out – Layout 2.


Here is another of the layouts I presented in Henderson.  I get alot of my inspiration from page maps and google images – but can’t remember where this one came from.  Rolled ribbon roses are an absolute favourite at the moment and the new lace ribbon punch.  I love Crumb Cake cardstock (Kraft) and find I must push myself not to use this all the time for my background.


What a beautiful couple