Monday, April 22, 2013

Papertrader's Blog Hop Winner

Thank you so much for all the lovely comments from such wonderful people who have visited my blog over the weekend of the blog hop. It was fun to visit others in the group.
Here is the winner of my giveaway........
As you can see I used to generate the list.

There were 18 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
  1. Donna M
  2. Jo M
  3. Michelle
  4. Denise T
  5. Fairyrocks
  6. Beckie H
  7. Stampgran
  8. Bevlea R
  9. Marion
  10. Cathy C
  11. Amanda E
  12. Patti McC
  13. Redjanfern
  14. Joy
  15. paintedlady
  16. Gill
  17. Cathee
  18. Barbara de L
Timestamp: 2013-04-22 06:21:21 UTC

I will be in contact for your address shortly Donna. I hope you like the piece in the flesh when it arrives at your house.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

More work to share with you

Paperarts, has some year long swaps running. One of them is Francophilia, whereby we make a 22cm x10cm page in various themes for Francophilia.
Here is my first three months efforts.
1: Fashion
2: Napolean
3: Revolution.

Its a fun swap and I love doing them.
we also have a swap for Tiles that can be put on a canvas or some other substrate at the end of the year. It will be quite large as we do 10 tiles per month in a set size. The backgrounds have to be done using Collections papers. Otherwise we can use any ephemera at all.
So far we have done Jan, Feb and March. These are my ones.

See you again soon.

Friday, April 19, 2013


I am so excited to participate the First Paper Traders Blog Hop. I hope it will be a way for you to get to know me and a few of the other group members better, see our art, and get a chance to win some nice prizes that are being offered along the way.  Maybe you'll even be inspired by what you see and want to join the group.

The Blog Hop will be open the entire weekend of April 19-21, 2013.  Be sure to start at the Paper Traders Art Blog here and follow the blog hop list of participating members below:

  1. Marion Bockelmann
  2. cathee s
  3. Gigi Lorenc
  4. Heather R
  5. Beckie Holso
  6. Amanda Evans
  7. Donna B Miller
  8. Cathy Calamas
  9. Sam Bonney
  10. Connie Holso
  11. Glenda Laing  you are here  and welcome.....
  12. Pam Colosimo

Each member will share a little bit about herself and offer either a handmade art piece or other quality prize that will be randomly awarded to blog readers who leave a warm, fuzzy comment.  Just comment below and provide a way for me to contact you and I will pick a randomly drawn name from those who leave a comment.  One entry per person, please.

Here is mine: Titled "Kookaburra"  probably will add a little bit of ephemera in the giveaway too :-)
Have fun on your journey and I hope you'll come back to visit me soon!

A little about me.... I am a Kiwi (New Zealander) who has been living in Australia for 7 years. We love it over here and probably will never go back to NZ :-)
I got into paperarts through becoming a Creative Memories Consultant and that led to me opening my own scrapbook shoppe in Wanganui where I was fast-tracked into learning stamping etc very fast. I saw a picture in a magazine of some stunning work done by Aussie Joy Bathie and I was hooked into Mixed media and ATCs. Never looked back since. Its been a learning curve with painting and that started with doing a course with Joy just after I moved over here, then my friend Bevlea ran some art retreats and I had the pleasure of meeting and doing classes with DJ Pettit (waving at ya Marion) twice even,  the painting and journals are still a learning curve. Over the years I have done many crafts from making children's clothes, knitting, macrame, basket weaving and the list goes on. I think about the only craft I never attempted was tatting, too fiddly for me. But!! Paperarts is now my passion for craft. I love it and seeing what others do and learning from them.
So thank you to all that have blogs etc out there that share their work and techniques...

Book for a Lady in NZ

I am posting a few pics here, but not a lot as it will giveaway who the book is for.
Its done for a swap in NZStampers yahoo group as a mystery book. EAch person had to choose 5 words that they wanted interpreted. This one turned into a journal. I'm wishing I could keep it for myself, but I can make another one.
When the recipient has it I will post more pics so the theme can be then be revealed. Sorry the clean up is not good. I will fix it over the weekend
Front cover

Some of the pages

                                                              One of the pages in a signature
Two pages in the signature.

I sure hope that ???? likes it. So until she lets me know it has landed on NZ soil I will just leave you with these few pages.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Spam received via blog details.

Now, I am guessing this is a new form of trying to get your details. etc 
I looked up the address and would have loved to live at that address LOL........................
Glenda and Geoff hi!
My name is Lihi and I am Garry Stock’s personal assistant.
Last December Garry sent you a Christmas Card that has returned to us for “No longer at this address”.
I have been trying for quite some time now to find you and today I came across your blog, Glenda (which is lovely, by the way).
You may remember Blanche, who was Garry’s assistant back in Australia. According to the address book she was keeping your address was: 10 Norwood St, Sandringham.
We would love to get your new contact details, if possible.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Best regards,

Lihi Eilat
Assistant to Garry Stock
Ramat Raziel, Israel

so please be careful about what you put on your blogs and facebook.... We do not know these people at all.