- There's not much that's better than getting up and wandering into the craft-room in your PJs, then creating a card for someone special before you've even had breakfast. I have an almost endless supply of shiny things to help my creativity and will happily share with you. If you are just stopping by to see what I've created then I hope my little corner of the interweb interests you and inspires you to find your inner junkie.
Sunday, 4 December 2016
Friday, 18 November 2016
Tuesday, 15 November 2016
This year I have gone traditional for my overseas family and friends with the cards I have previously blogged and these cute creations...
I remembered I had a stamp set with a Kiwi and fern so adapted that first design to this...
Saturday, 22 October 2016
Just had a busy busy time with my day job. As the money from this supports my inner junkie I figure I should do a good job, despite it infringing on my craft time more often than I should let it. I love my job, almost as much as crafting, so I often don't realise it's taken up too much time until it's too late.
I am really thankful for those of you that continue to visit despite my erratic behaviour. I have just ordered the 2017 CTMH journal pages. I wish SU would do a yearly journal but alas they have their amazing ideas focused in other directions. The plan (pardon the pun) is to schedule time each week to blog for you. I've had episodes of good bogging but I never seem to be able to maintain the momentum. So.... I am currently finding information, videos and snippets of yum to put together draft posts when I have time. I figure I can intersperse these with my updates and creations so you get something from me more regularly.
A trip to Auckland this week meant not much time in the craftroom. MrsH and I got in there yestersday and tried out some background stamping using the Work of Art and Playful Backgrounds sets. Our focus was on masculine cards which we seem to struggle with a little - I will add a pic later.
Today I had the sun to keep me smiley but did manage and hour in the den of instickquity playing with my new dies and the newly aquired MISTI.
I have to thank my amazing friend J for putting me onto the fact that these have landed in NZ. Not cheap but worth every single cent. I can tell you it's earned it's keep in just a few days.
Anyway. Here's one of the happenings and I will be back with more.
Until next time...
Saturday, 1 October 2016
As well as these cards, we made some gift tags using the retired Chalk Talk framelits and the new Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle. I don't own the set but one of the ladies does so I stamped some reindeer to use later.
Saturday, 24 September 2016
This week, however, I had a few mornings where I was working in the office at home and had plenty of time to play before I needed to clock in.
When the new Holiday Catalogue came out I was drawn to the Starlight Thinlet Dies. These were another winner in my book as they didn't shout Christmas as much as winter and the holiday season, fairy dust and magic and our very own Southern Cross. I had never intended to buy the Star of Light stamp set as the wording is quite religious and not my cup of tea at all. However, after having a play at a recent SU! gathering of like-minded crazy craft ladies, I decided to purchase the bundle and boy am I glad I did.
I will post some more over the next few days as I have plenty of time to get into the Den of Inkstickquity and create. For now though, I am going outside to enjoy some of this amazing Spring sunshine.
Until next time...
Friday, 16 September 2016
Sunday, 4 September 2016
Hello lovely friends
I am so excited to be part of the ESAD 2016 Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop.
I just hope I have put all the right bits in all the right places so you can HOP around and see all of the amazing creations on view.
As some of you know, we don't celebrate Christmas in our house so I was thrilled when I saw the new Holiday Catalgoue had a selection of sets that could be used for Solstice cards.
My instant favourite was the Pretty Pines Thinlet Dies and I couldn't wait to get my hands on them.
I stamped using the banner from the Time of Year hostess set and the Labeler Alphabet then cut with the Bunch of Banners Framelits. The letters in the Labeler Alphabet set are the perfect size for using with the banner bundle and punch and, being photopolymer, means you can manipulate them to fit just about any shape. You also get more than one of each letter which makes is super easy to make up names and other words.
I am really rather pleased with my creation and hope that you can take some inspiration from this and the other wonderful entries in our Blog Hop. Just click on the arrow below to navigate your way around.
Until next time...