Saturday, January 28, 2012

Absolutely Purr-fect

I had to share with you all what Savannah was given yesterday from a friend of mine. This was a croxley writing pad and it has been decorated and personlised for Savannah, along with the envelopes to match. It will be great to go to the mailbox and see immediately that I have a letter from Savannah.
Savannah added the cat sticker as she loves cats
Each of the pages has been stamped to match the envelopes. What an awesome gift. Many many thanks Lynn.

Now for my efforts for Saturday, I have become quite interested again in punch art. Its been about 5 years since I did any but the fundraiser I did for VSA included punch art.
I have made this card for Savannah and will post it to her when we return to Wanganui so that hopefully it is the first thing she receives in the mail.
All I can say is its a purr-fect card for Savannah. This was made using several punchs and my Big shot.

Till next time, happy crafting

Sunday, January 22, 2012

VSA Fundraiser day 2

Wow what can I say, but day 2 was amazing and soooo much fun. We have raised around $770 for VSA (final tally still to be confirmed as I am waiting on a couple of orders to come in) and a huge thanks to all who came to support this fundraiser. Both Aaron, myself and VSA really appreciate your support.
There are several people that I need to say a big thank you to:
  • Lynn for helping on the 2 days and providing her big shot machine
  • Savannah for her wonderful poster that she created on the computer for the for sale table.
  • Aaron for going to Papua New Guinea ( I would never have come up with the fundraiser without you)
  • Steve for putting up with me being in the craft room at night for the last couple of weeks working on projects
  • Coll who came all the way from Auckland to support the fundraiser, still can't get my head around the fact you came that far to come
  • Robyn for organising the church hall for me, opening up for us and locking up when we left
  • My customers who well and truly supported this fundraiser in a huge way. I really do appreciate your support and was so warmed by all your wonderful comments over the 2 days.
Some of the ladies punch out the pieces for their Easter rabbit card

Some were busy and some were smiling for the camera :-)
Mums the word about looking at the catalogue Linda ;-)

Till next time happy crafting everyone

Saturday, January 21, 2012

VSA fundraiser day one

I spent the afternoon with a wonderful group of ladies who came along to do some crafting and support VSA (Volunteer Service Abroad). It was a fun afternoon and I hope everyone had a great day. Many many thanks to those who came along and crafted, purchased cards, punch art and placed orders with me. It was a pleasure to meet those I had not met before and to spend some time with those that I hadn't caught up with over the Xmas break.

Some of the cards for sale with all proceeds going to VSA
Jo and Coll deep in concentration. Special thanks to coll who travelled from Auckland to Wanganui for the weekend to join us.
Jenna deep in concentration working on her punch art piece for her candy wrapper dies. Each person made a Xmas themed candy wrapper and an easter themed candy wrapper.

We had lots of punch art for sale as well

Day 2 tomorrow, too tired to prep tonight so up early tomorrow.
Till then happy crafting everyone

Monday, January 2, 2012

Fundraiser for Volunteer Service Abroad

Hi everyone

I am organising a fundraiser for VSA (Volunteer Service Abroad). As some of you will be aware my eldest son Aaron is leaving for Papua New Guinea in early Feb and needs to raise money for VSA prior to his travel, so given that I only seem to know about crafty things I thought I would run a 2 day fundraiser.

The date have been set as Sunday 22nd and Monday 23rd Jan (Wellington Anniversary weekend) from 1 to 4pm each day

I will be offering 3 projects each day for $15 a head (or if you book for both days it will only be $25) and will have a table of items for sale (ready made cards for $2.50 and lots of craft items at greatly reduced prices). Some of the projects will be 3D (boxes, bags) projects and some will be cards. All proceeds from the day will be donated to VSA.

For my Stampin Up customers Salebration starts the next day so all orders that have been paid for by the 23rd Jan I will donate the 5% shipping to VSA

All orders placed on the day will be elegible for the free salebration items. Just a reminder that you get 1 free salebration item for every $120 excl shipping.

If you have not crafted before now is the perfect time to give it a go. Each of the projects will be simple to put together and it will all be explained step by step.
Bookings are essential. So if you would love to come along and have a couple of fun afternoons out and support VSA then email me at

Happy crafting