Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday's Felt Faves!

I mentioned to my daughter that I was about to look on Felt for this weeks favourites, and she begged me to let her choose, so here they are, as chosen by one very nearly almost 14 year old who, if I say so myself, appears to have very good taste! ;)
This week my Fantail pick is from Black Swan and also featured this week are Leila loves handmade, chillichill, Craft Me Up,  Woodcreation, Maisie-Moo Felt Creations, and Avey. Click on each image for a closer look, and don't forget to check out the rest of these talented artists creations while you are there! 

Monday, April 26, 2010

Michele ( Bright Star Kids Agent - Michele Riddle)  has chosen her 4 cards, so I'm busy customising them ready to get them printed and sent off across the Tasman to Australia!
Click on any of these images to see them larger on my Facebook page. To order any of my designs please either contact me direct, or order through My Felt Store :)

The first one Michele has chosen is This one, which I'm adding "Happy Mothers Day Grandma" to, such a great idea of hers, I think I'm going to do the same with this one for my mum from my kids!! :)

Micheles second choice is Pohutukawa, as a card, to which I'm adding ' Happy Birthday Great Grandma'

The third one is going to be Derelict House, with the text 'Happy Birthday Nanna'

And her final card choice is  'Dream' with 'Happy Birthday Grandpa' on it.
Thanks so much for your choices Michele, I can't wait to get these finished for you!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

YAY! 100!

Thank you everyone who has become a fan on my Facebook page!
I let choose a number between 1 and 100...would you believe it, the first time round that number corresponded to my sister in my fans list!! Ok, maybe that wouldn't look quite right!! SO I did it once more and the winner of a set of 4 personalized  cards is... Michele Riddle !
So BIG CONRATULATIONS to Michelle, I'm looking forward to seeing which cards she chooses!


I'm at 99 'likers' on Facebook, and so as promised, as soon as ONE more appears I will be giving away a little something...! I've had a few suggestions, several saying they would love some cards, one for my Auckland image on a block, and a couple for the scrapbooking things, so I'll count them up soon and announce the prize and its winner! To find the winner I will get to choose a number between 1 and 100, that number person on my fan list will be the winner!

It's a beautiful day here today, the sky is blue, the sun's out and there is just that little bit of a chill in the air that lets you know Autumn is on its way. I'm about to make pancakes for breakfast, (hoping that the smell drifting up the stairs will be enough to wake the family!) then we are going to head out to the local park for a walk and a game of Petanque!
Have a wonderful Sunday in your house!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Almost giveaway time?!

When I hit 100 fans on My Facebook page I'm going to do a little giveaway, so I'm trying to decide what it should be!  I have a few new and exciting ideas in the pipeline, so it could be the first hot off the press of those 'items' (hints coming soon!) or it could be a print or cards...

  overlays for scrapbooking,

                                       or Title cards
a discount voucher...the list goes on, but help me out here will you, what would YOU like to get if you are the lucky winning fan??  (ooops Liker's now isnt it?!)
I'm just 8 'likers' away, so we'd better be quick in deciding! :)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Mothers Day Cards!

 Beautiful Floral Bouquet and "Owl Family" Mothers Day cards are done!
Printed on beautiful quality 300gsm semi gloss card, with a blank white insert inside. Each comes with an envelope all safely protected in a sealed cellophane pocket.
$4.50 NZ each, with free postage in NZ. Order through this Blog, my Facebook page or soon in my Felt shop. :)
I collected them from the printers today, then spent the afternoon chopping, folding, adding inserts and packaging them up all ready to go.
I'm really pleased with how they came out.  The little owls were such fun to make, I could almost see their characters and personalities emerging as I worked on them!  There are 3 cute and mischievous baby owls who sit on a branch next to Mummy Owl. The cheekiest one is hiding a surprise for her Mummy behind her back!
The beautiful pink floral card developed from the photographs I took of a gorgeous bouquet a friend gave me for my birthday. Now transformed into an adorable design with delicate swirls and trims for your Mother!

Friday's Felt Faves!

This week for my Felt Showcase I searched the word "Flower" and came up with these awesome products, then for my Fantail choice this week I found some adorable earrings by muzroom!
Click the links to get a closer look at these talented crafters goodies!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


No matter how awesome a holiday is (and this one was Amazingly awesome!) no matter how much you just wish it could go on and on forever (believe me, if it was up to my daughter we would be living there now!) there really is nothing like getting home and having that first night sleeping in your own bed!

We had a fantastic time in Brisbane, my daughter and her best friend got to catch up - for catch up read talk and giggle non stop for 12 days! I got to spend time with my friend and have my first taste of Aussie life.

Our first experience was a picnic breakfast on Surfers Paradise beach.
Tough, but someone has to do it!   

                                                                    We visited Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, where we fed kangaroos, goggled at snakes in tanks, and saw our first and only spider (sorry about the blurry photo, camera shake due to full zoom as I wouldn't get any closer!)

and of course see all the adorable koalas!

Wandering around the city we came across lots of examples of old and new architecture side by side. Modern sky scrapers towering behind historical old buildings. 
                                                                                               The girls had fun at Movie World and Wet 'n' Wild, and we hit the shops in Brisbane.
I swear I was hyperventilating as we drew into the carpark at Ikea!! On our last night my room was full of bags, one suitcase that had been full to start with, plus about twice the amount again to get back in it! I was about to go out to buy a new suitcase when the people we were staying with pulled out a big holdall they said we could use! (Thanks A!)
The friends we stayed with have a beautiful home, and are very clever at finding great bargains when it comes to furniture, and revamping them to look amazing, like the fabulous French style wardrobe that cost them $10!! It looks identical to any you could pay hundreds for. I came home very inspired to do a spot of decorating! Of course my 39" high Eiffel Tower wall art from Typo may have something to do with that as well..! It came in a tube, which I carried the entire way home, as hand luggage, along with my huge holdall bag, laptop and handbag. Was it my imagination that the customs officer raised his eyebrows, smiled and let out a big "I give up!" sigh as I went through?!