Gift Boxes & Jingle Bells

It’s the last day of the working week and here in New Zealand it also means the end of school for Term 3.  Even more exciting is that Daylight Saving starts this weekend so we spring forward an hour – that means summer & bbq’s & time spent outside is on it’s way!

Today I wanted to share our great White Gift Boxes from the Holiday Catalogue.  These small boxes with plastic sleeves are the perfect size for any small gift!  They are food safe so great to pop some baking into, and the acetate sleeves make them a breeze to decorate & the recipient doesn’t have to destroy your crafting to get into the box!

Here’s one way you could decorate your boxes using the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper, Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon, and our cute little Jingle Bells!
 The ’25’ comes from the Merriest Wishes Stamp Set and has been layered onto a Metallic Foil Doily.

Stamps: Merriest Wishes
Cardstock: Whisper White, Candy Cane Lane DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Other: White Gift Box, Metallic Doily, Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon, Big Shot, Layering Circles Framelit Dies, Real Red Metallic Thread, Mini Jingle Bell,



Colour Your World September Hop!

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Phew – a whole month has flown by again!  Is it just me or are the months getting faster?  It’s time for another Colour Your World Blog Hop where you get to hop around the world and be inspired by our great colour combo! You may have come from the wonderful Sophie Prestrelle in France or you might be just starting the hop here – either way you can use the list at the end of this post to navigate around all 7 blogs!


I love this month’s inspiration piece but I can’t decide whether it’s the colour scheme or the look of those delicious macarons that’s so inviting! I know the colour scheme doesn’t immediately shout Christmas, but that’s the groove I took from it:


I immediately thought of this little candy cane house so ran with it as my main image and the rest of the card was just layering colours.  I added a little Dazzling Diamonds to the snow on the house for a little winter shimmer.


That’s it from me this month!  I can’t wait for you to see everyone else’s great projects too, so get hopping over to the lovely Sam Hammond!

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Alison Solven – Canada
Alisa Tilsner – Australia
Patsy Waggoner -USA
Sophie Prestrelle – France
Sharlene Meyer- New Zealand  <<<—– You Are Here
Sam Hammond – UK
Barbara Meyer – Austria


Star of Light in Copper

Happy Monday!  Hope you all had a fantastic weekend – it was lovely to spend time with some of you at my Online Catalogue Premiere on Friday night!  If you missed it, you can view everything here.

This is one of the cards I shared during the event featuring the Star of Light Bundle and the gorgeous Copper Foil Paper!
I went for a less traditional colour scheme of Island Indigo & Pool Party, but the touches of copper add a wonderful festive feel!


Stamps: Christmas Pines
Cardstock: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Copper Foil Paper
Ink: Island Indigo, Island Indigo Stampin’ Write Marker
Other: Big Shot, Starlight Thinlit Dies, Confetti Stars Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch


Tin of Tags Class – Saturday 29 October
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Merriest Wishes Wall

Happy Monday!  How is it the weekends disappear so quickly!  I saw a meme over the weekend that said there are only 15 weeks until Christmas – what!!??! Didn’t we just have Christmas like a month ago? Needless to say that today’s project is another Christmas card, this time featuring the Merriest Wishes Bundle.

These great images are designed to be tags for gifts, but they are also great to use on cards – thanks to my fellow demo Jackie Noble for the inspiration for this one! I love the intricate details on the diecuts, and how all the images layer for lots of variety and versatility!

I hope you are enjoying all the Christmas inspiration – don;t forget that if you would like to get hands-on with all these great holiday products, I can bring the fun to you with an in-home stamping party or private class.  There are lots of options available, or I can tailor something just for you! Email me to discuss details!

Stamps: Merriest Wishes
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White, Gold Foil Paper
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Other: Big Shot, Merry Tags Framelits Dies, Gold Metallic Thread, Brick TIEF



Kids Cards sneak



Santa’s Here!

It’s Friday – YAY!!  What do you all have lined up for the weekend?  It is dance concert time for my girls so most of this week and tomorrow will be taken up with that including several hours of dressing room assistance for me!  My girls really love taking part in the shows so it makes all the running around worth it! Some more Christmas cuteness to share today, inspired by my good friend Paula Dobson, and featuring the Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle again.   Cookie Cutter_Santa_Magpiecreates

The cute wee Santa is just coloured using my Stampin’ Write Markers – nice and easy!  The rest of the card is pretty self explanatory but how lovely is that Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper?

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This close-up proves that your colouring doesn’t have to be perfect to be effective – so long as you have enjoyed doing it and you think it looks ok, then it’s good enough!

Stamps: Cookie Cutter Christmas, Oh What Fun
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Warmth & Cheer DSP
Ink: Emerald Envy, Basic Black Archival, Real Red, Basic Black, Delightful Dijon & Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Markers
Other: Big Shot, Layering Circles Framelit Dies, Gold Metallic Thread


Kids Cards sneak
Great Kids Cards Class – Saturday 24 September, 1.30pm. $25.  BOOK NOW!