Thursday, August 27, 2009


We're coming to the end of the Colour Me Happy month on the Fiskars blog. We're onto the colour orange now and there's just one (or two actually) colours to go. Here are some orange veges all cut up and ready to roast. There's carrots, orange kumara and butternut. YUM!!

And a yummy orange Flickr mosaic for you.

And some orange wood.Looking forward to putting all the coloured wood photos I've collected into a mosaic too.

TFL lianne

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Summery yellow

It's all yellow on the Fiskars blog at the moment so I had to post my fav yellow photo as seen in my blog banner above, taken last Xmas.
And a cool yellow wood pic from Flickr.

LO I've just done just because

And a LO I've just done using my green photos for the Colour Me Happy challenge.

Oh and my green photo TFL lianne

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Getting a bit behind

Oohh I'm getting behind on the Colour posts. First I forgot to post my Flickr fav, I'm kinda going for a wood theme here, and blue mosaic

And now we're onto GREEN, check out the Fiskars blog for LO's and photos.

And thanks Penny for the link to the Flickr Commons. Fantastic.

And Penny asked about the NZ Numbers calendar we were doing awhile back. Actually I have been thinking about that because we just need one number. All we need is number 27, so if you are reading this and still want to participate, lets all look for # 27 and get this calendar finished.

I have put a tutorial on the SSDT blog for the metal flowers on my ATC if anyone is interested.

Back soon with my green photo.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Purple and Blue

Better late than never - a purple jellybean for the Colour Me Purple challenge, LOL. Last one in the packet too.

And my blue photo for the Colour Me Blue challenge (last day today). One of my blue glass bottles on my kitchen windowsill.

Really want this book and love her blog.
Really want to make a skinny scarf like these. Love her blog too.
And one day I want to make some of these, just as colourful.
And here's my latest ATC for the ATC Dares. I'm going to put a tutorial for the metal flowers on the SSDT blog.
And how divine are the new Websters Pages line. My favourite is the Postcards from Paris range, and we have them in the shop already. Iris Babao Uy does the most amazing work with them.
Back soon

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Colour Me Purple

Oops nearly missed the Colour Me Purple days on the Fiskars blog, last day today. I haven't found anything purple to photograph yet, hope to find something by the end of the day, but here's some cool photos from Flickr.

A gorgeous Purple mosaic

and this photo I love

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Colour Me Pink

PINK is the colour of the moment on the Fiskars blog. Check out all the Pinkness on there. I couldn't resist taking a photo of this pink tulle, the way it was all bundled up so full of yummy pink texture.

And of course I did a PINK search on Flickr and look what I found
and this And I love this PINK mosaic and this one

TFL lianne

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Aprons and Birdcages

I mentioned in a previous post that Rachel and Kate inspired me to make this apron for SENZ, and here is the photo I promised Rach of us at SENZ together in our aprons. Hehe, cute aye!!

The little things I've been playing with, these Twiddleybitz birdcages, so cute, and a little needle felted mumma and baby bird inside.
Back soon with some Colour Me Happy and the new colour PINK.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Colour Me RED

To make you SMILE, I hope.
I did this last year for a photoless challenge, just thought I'd share it again since it has lots of REDNESS in it.

We are having a Colour Me Happy month on the Fiskars blog for August. Find the details here. RED is the colour of the moment. Here are some sweet red hearts for you.And I love to look on Flickr for colour inspiration. I love love love this photo. Here is a cool mosaic of lots of yummy RED goodness.

We'd love you to join in the fun, look around you for cool colour shots.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Oh so sick

I was sick, so sick. But we got through it. I soldiered on with Codral for the whole weekend, I would have been a mess without it. I hardly had a voice, my head was throbbing, my throat was burning, but we did it. Poor Nickie was the same. Now I'm off the Codral, don't like taking anything other than Panadol usually but just had to for the weekend, and I'm letting this revolting flu work it's way out itself.
It was my nieces 21st on Friday night too and I felt so sick going up the Skytower. But what an amazing restaurant. The food was stunning and the view incredible, even though it was a bit cloudy. Love how you go right round in just under an hour I think it is. Just wished I'd felt better to appreciate it more.
So great to see people at SENZ, sorry if I wasn't very talkative and poor Yolande was so happy to see me and I felt like total crap at the very minute she came over, I was just ready to take my next Codral fix. Catch up soon I hope Yo.

So here's the fabric LO I taught at SENZ :)
And the Home CanvasBack soon with more projects I've been working on.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

SENZ this weekend

We are super busy getting ready for SENZ this weekend. I am teaching 2 classes, one is full and the other about 3/4 full, should be fun fun fun.
Here's a sneak of them:I have also been busy making samples of some of the yummy product we will have there including the Heidi Swapp Invisibles which I've used in this LO. They are the coolest thing, I've rubbed different coloured chalks over the background to give this dreamy effect. And I love the Prima vines, how cool are they. This photo is crap sorry, sooo much better IRL.The adorable Websters Pages Sweet As Cherry Pie range - if you are doing my HOME Canvas class you will get a nice surprise. And one of my favourite Collections range things - the owl, he is so cool when he's made up.
And I am pretty proud of myself for making this apron. Last year at SENZ Rachel and Kate wore cute as handmade aprons and I was determined to make one this year, so I spent the day on Saturday making this. I found a simple half apron pattern on the net and then just added bits to it including a pocket (clever me) and kept adding and adding and I still have a few more things I want to add too. I'm so proud of me, hehe.
My lovely work friend Nickie is now blogging, check her out here

Hopefully be back with more soon.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Finally we have Broadband

Yes finally Broadband has come to Port Waikato, so I may be able to get on here more often. It is so much quicker than before, SOOOO MUCH QUICKER.

I am on facebook now too, I'd love to add you if you are on there. Check me out.

Some stuff to share:
Firstly a project I did for Mothers Day for Fiskars. I love the quote, so so true. It is hanging in my scraproom at the mo.
We've been playing at work with all these cool shadow boxes and altered projects using products from Twiddleybitz, Collections and 2Crafty. So much fun. The photo in this shadow box is of my Dad and his sister. How cute, I think they are off to school. I was so pleased with how the photo came out after playing around in Photoshop to get it that colour.
And this is another project using the back of a canvas and some little houses from Collections, so much fun to put together. Can you find the 3 birds?
Now that I have Broadband I hope to share more often, but then thats what I said before, LOL.

Sonya and Carol are holding a Winter Warmer competition on the Scrapbook Studio forum if you are interested. It's not too late to join in. They have great prizes too.

And the latest ATC Dare is up - Your Favourite Quote. Here are my contributions. The first one is my favourite quote at the moment (Emily Falconbridge inspired). And then i just had to turn this cute little 2Crafty house into an ATC too, with a great quote.

So sad that Michael Jackson died and he had such a sad life really. A great performer. Loved his music.

TFL lianne

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Catch up - Big Time

Well I have lots to tell really. It's been a month.

Firstly, NZ Dares is finishing up after the next dare. Pretty sad really, but just not enough interest anymore and too many other things going on. Vicky has posted the last dare and it is a good one, so would be really great if lots of people took part. Love to see some of our old darees from way back. :)
Fiskars is doing a photo a day thing on the blog. I've done pretty well with mine, only missed a few days. Here's my fav photo of mine so far.
Also, I'm running the monthly challenge this month on the blog. Check it out. There's a great Fiskars prize going. It's all about Circles and Stitching - create something a bit different with your circles. Here are a couple of LO's I did for it.
Lots of exciting things happening on the Fiskars blog at the moment and coming up.

Check out the monthly sketch challenge on the Scrapbook Studio forum. Here's my LO for it.and here's the sketch, compliments of Basic Grey. ATC's for the latest ATC Dare - houses.

TFL lianne

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St Patricks Day for yesterday

Yes I went a bit silly yesterday. I stopped at our local dairy on the way home from work and asked our lovely dairy owner if she would do me a mix of green lollies and she said yes of course. How kind of her. She said I was an interesting Mum - I didn't tell her it was just for me and Rob, LOL. I bought lemonade and added green food colour, which I also added to the mashed potatoes and the green cupcakes I made. Talk about green food colouring overload. Probably really bad for you but I had fun anyway.

Numbers, numbers.
This is going very well. All we need now is # 23, 27 & 29. Go check them out here, what a cool bunch of numbers to choose from. And thanks to Ruth (Roo) for adding a heap of numbers recently, to the pool.

This months Qtea kit is so cute, full of yummy doggie, nature goodies. Here is a LO using it.And I love making these little canvas pictures with fabric. Some of the fabric and trims here are from this months and past Qtea kits.
Here is a LO I did for Scrapbook Studio using some new Making Memories papers - Animal Crackers. OMGosh it is so cute. I love the star die cut paper and the animals and letters are cut from another paper. I have been dying to find a use for the little Piggy Tales pigs tales and I found it - check out the close up. I'm going to use one on a card too. All these are in store at Scrapbook Studio and the Bazzill dotted swiss cardstock too - oohh yeah so yummy.

Our latest ATC swap has a 'Sea' theme. Here's a peak at my cards.



Monday, March 09, 2009


For NZ Dares latest colour dare.
For Qtea kits using the yummy Feb 'Hearty Gelati' kit.
Cards using the Petite Cafe memo sheets from the Qtea Feb kit which have these cut fold up characters on them.