Saturday, 22 November 2014

The Countdown Begins

2014 will be remembered (by me) as the fastest year yet! I cannot believe how quickly we are approaching Christmas. In New Zealand a number of firms close down for the holidays, and we all hope for a lovely sunny day. We often barbecue and every year watch children in the streets with their new bikes. On my wish list this year is art supplies, art classes and chocolate! I will admit the list grows ......

As we approach the cut off for International shipping for Christmas delivery I will be shutting the Etsy store and not reopening till 2015. To celebrate the holidays I am offering FREE shipping anywhere with all purchases over $50 in the next four days. The code is FREESHIP2014

There are still a few books left! I have started a few projects for next year, but have been distracted with messy paint play. I have some projects that will be hopefully be fully developed for the New Year.

Thanks for visiting
xx Michelle

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

The Winners are announced!

So many lovely comments that made my day to read! Many Thanks to all who entered.

The YouTube winners are named on this video

The Blog Winner of the Napkin pack is

Wendy of the blog Layers of Memory

Wendy please email me your address so I can get your napkins on their way.

Thanks for visiting
xx Michelle

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Celebrate Good Times, come on!

After a crazy few weeks the Giveaway is now live on YouTube. The giveaway is to celebrate reaching a milestone on YouTube and opening my Etsy store, 

If you are a subscriber don't forget to pop over and leave a comment to enter.

I am getting in the spirit of Christmas giving early and would love to give away a pack of assorted napkins these are great for collage, art journalling, scrapbooking, card making  - you name it ... you can do it! I have a selection of these packs which will be loaded in my Etsy store in the next couple of days, but one will be given away to one of you lovely people. Leave a comment below on this post and I will do a random draw in a weeks time.

Thanks for visiting
xx Michelle 

Monday, 15 September 2014

This may explain where I have been!

Hello everyone

I have been very neglectful of my blog but this may explain what I have been doing lately!

I have finally opened my etsy store - you can visit here

I will be posting videos sharing flips of my Journals tomorrow and keep an eye out for the celebratory giveaway .... coming soon!!!

Thanks for visiting and I hope to be back again soon

xx Michelle

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Paris Dream Journal Winner is announced!!

Yes, the winner has been announced!

Check out the video here for the name.

I drew the number 213 on and the lucky winner is .... on YouTube!!

Thank you all for the lovely comments, this was a lot of fun and I am thinking about what I will make for the next giveaway.

xx Michelle 

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Paris Dream Mini Album/Journal is looking for a new home!!

I am finally ready to share this project that I have been working on. The lovely Jennifer Bishop of Dreamzetc invited me to join her as a guest designer. She sent me a lovely parcel full of her beautiful paper designs and other goodies and this is the result.

If you would like to visit Jennifer's Etsy shop HERE and see all of the digital designs, please tell her I sent you!
Digital Kit "Paris Rose" - Kit 2, Great for Scrapbooking, Journals, Card Making and Mixed Media Projects

I used an upcycled ring binder as the base, so it will be easy to add extra pages and photos. The base was covered with old book pages, tissue and lots of lovely distress inks, stains and paint. The Distress paint in Antiqued Bronze and Tarnished Brass are my favourites on this - they give a lovely rich sheen.  

For the embellishments I used old game pieces and paper from Dreamzetc with glossy accents to adhere and coat the top.

Inside there are lots of tucks and pockets and rich and luscious pages for your photos and stories of your trip to Paris (whether real or planned!)

I have a video flip through here, if you would like to look.

I would love to share this with one of my lovely subscribers and if you would like to enter the draw leave a comment below. No anonymous comments please. 
If you would like an extra secret entry, pop over HERE to Pinterest and follow me and then pop back and leave another comment to let me know. 
I will also be including followers who leave a comment on my instagram HERE and also on Facebook HERE

Good Luck and 
Thanks for visiting 
xx Michelle

Sunday, 16 February 2014

The Days of Summer fly by

The days of summer here are flying by. While tales of snow and flood reach us down here in New Zealand, we have days of hot summer sun interspersed with grey days with rain tossed in to keep everything green. 

In the weeks since I last visited I have

 from South Seas Film school

went on a road trip at Christmas and missed all the holiday traffic!!

Had a blast in Auckland.

Spent Christmas with family at a farmstay cottage here. We had no internet access and I will admit I did switch off completely. We relaxed, read books, played games and watched movies.

I learned how to make these paper dresses and shared them on my favorite addiction at the moment .... Instagram. I am here

Worked in my vintage collage journal.

Got very messy with some faux metal techniques for some new books I am making.

and finally .... decided this was the year that I will get over my phobia about being in front of the camera instead of behind it.

Hello this is me - I hope you are having a fabulous 2014.

Thanks for visiting 
xx Michelle