Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tip of the week

Remember to store your stampin' write markers horizontally so that neither end dries up:)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

A Friend Asked Me About..

Great Ideas for Crystal Effects…
· Use it on stamped images to make glass, water, even eyeballs – realistic.
· Glue on beads with it
· Adhere microbeads with it
· Sprinkle glitter on it
· Use it to make faux icicles
· Paint with it -add drops of ink from an ink refill to it. Paint onto acetate
· Use it to make dew drops on flower petals
· Create water puddles or raindrops
· Repair household items with it

Monday, July 6, 2009


If you missed me on Close Up a couple of weeks ago, go to http://www.scarsaway.com and click on Close up:)


If you are anything like me, you struggle when it comes to making masculine cards. Whenever I have a block. I google something like stampin Up boy cards (for instance) and it's amazing what ideas you can from other stampers. This card I made for a teenage boy called James (Hence the swinging J). I adapted an idea I got from Beate Johns
I used taken with teal and chocolate chip card with a little bit of DSP (designer paper) from Urban Garden (pg 132) and vintage brads (pg 149). The star was made with the smaller star (no 21 pg 152) punched out of the large star (no 20 pg 152)


A very good friend of mine recently moved to Dunedin. Yeah I know... but she likes the cold. Brrr
Anyway I used the Neighbourhood roller (pg 63) and coloured it in using watercolour pencils (pg 127) on watercolour paper (pg 130). Wrapped around basic grey taffeta ribbon (pg 151) and ahdhered it to Old Olive card. Then I stamped images representing my friend and her dog from All in the Family (pg 63)

Friday, June 26, 2009

Quick catch up

Hi everyone and a special "hi" to all my new "viewers".
DUNKLEYS craft show was a real buzz. I really enjoyed talking and crafting with new and seasoned paper crafters. It was such a joy working with my Stampin' Up! colleagues; Jacque, Yvonne, Rachael and Patrice. Thank you all for your support and company over this weekend :)

I am starting to catch up and ring/email those of you who wanted to be contacted with more information so sorry for the delay but it will happen!

This time has been a bit whirlwind and surreal as I was asked on the Friday night (19th) to go on TV One's "Close Up" on Monday (22nd) so I had to whisk off from Dunkleys on Saturday to go and have "treatment" (which I had sketchy details of) on my burn scars on my face. Then I went into the plastic surgeon's rooms on Monday for the follow up. Certainly the revolutionary treatment (based on an ancient Chinese method) showed promise and I have decided to continue with the the treatments sometime soon (when I have the time and money).

I have lots of photos, upcoming classes and things to tell you all so WATCH THIS SPACE as they say. Hope to update Monday.


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Coaster gift box

Another idea for the coaster box (see below) .
KITSET - I have made this up as a kitset for those of you who would like to make it but can't make the class tonight. Cost $12 includes; postage, comprehensive instructions, ribbon, coasters, designer paper, brads and metal tag (similar to that shown but not necessarily exactly the same). All you need is adhesive, hole punch and stamp for words and or picture. Email me mailto:hettee@ihug.co.nz to buy the kitset with your preference for colour. Designer paper available; blue, green, teal, orange, rose red, multi (stripes, circles, patterns). Ribbon colours; white, brown, green, purple, red). Brad colours; blue, green, pink, yellow, black, silver.

Friday, May 8, 2009


Just finished this birthday card for my niece, Claire. The card was inspired by one I found on http://linmeiyap.blogspot.com/ I used the new in colour Pacific Point cardstock and ink with the "Cheers to You" stamp set pg 54 and the "Curly Label Punch Bundle" punch pg 153 (This punch and stamp set are clearly becoming a favourite with me hehe).
The background was versamarked with the orange/lemon from "Tart & Tangy" ( pg 104), then coated in clear embossing powder and heat set.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mother's Day

Sadly, my mother is no longer with us but I made this Mother's Day card for my "other Mother". My 96 year old friend, Mrs Bonifant, who came to visit me in hospital after I had my burn accident and continued to visit me on my many visits to hospital over the years when my parents could not be there (2 and half hours drive from my home).

I used the new "Curly Label Punch Bundle" pg 153.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Birthday girl

My great neice (makes me sound old) turned 11 at the weekend. Paige's favourite colours are pink and purple. I used lovely lilac, pretty in pink and rose red with pink brads.

Thanks to http://rachelcapps.wordpress.com for idea

Card for Deirdre

Thanks to http://ttrishmyers.blogspot.com for this idea

I made this card recently for a very good friend, Deirdre. Love the "Groovy Guava" cardstock and ribbon but unfortunately this colour has now been retired. I'm sure the card idea would look lovely in many other softer shades. Would love it if we had the "Big Shot" die cutter (as they have in USA) to die cut the "top note" (white bit) but I had to cut it and the flowers out by hand.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Today's Effort!

Just finished designing and making this card commissioned for a lady turning 100! I used rose red and regal rose cardstock, daisy, pearls and hatpin from pretties kit and rose red ink with boho backgrounds stamp. Think she'll like it?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wedding Card

This is a card I madefor my neighbours who got married recently. The cardstock is bashful blue, elegant eggplant and whisper white. The flower and half-pearls are from the "pretties kit". The tab was made with the round tab punch. The swirls were made using the roller stamp so swirly with bashful blue ink and the words were from the stamp set, fast and fun notes.

Bottle Tag

I made this bottle tag to go with the card.