Making Paper Poppies

      25 April 2015 marks the centenary of the World War One ANZAC troops (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) landing on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, at what is now known as ANZAC Cove. ¬†Churchill had the idea to attack the Gallipoli Peninsula and a naval attack ensued, but after several battleships […]

Paper Craft: Notebook Covers

  I design and craft original covers for all my notebooks. I have been doing this for years and have amassed quite a collection. The following photos are of the covers I made for the notebook I use to scribble down what Mum does in the kitchen (I was a bit slack with the previous […]

Celebrating Spring-time with Cake

    Spring has sprung! As it is officially the first day of Spring, I wanted to share a photo of a beautiful floral cake that celebrates the arrival of spring. The pretty cake I am referring to features on the cover of the September issue of Taste New Zealand Magazine. Unfortunately…… due to copyright […]

Paper Craft: Flower Chain Bookmarks

      Equipment used to make the flower chain bookmarks:   Equipment: Fiskars flower punch (approx. 2 ¬Ĺ cm diameter – almost 1 inch) Glue (that dries clear) White/silver ribbon Round hole punch (for making flower centre). I used a Crop-A-Dile (with pink handles in the photo)* Diamantes (that are smaller than the round […]

Paper Craft: Green and Blue Daisy Chain

  These are fun to make, even if they are fiddly to put together, but once made, these flower strings do look effective.   The arrangement I did for the flowers was: two blue, two green, two blue etc, and I did exactly the same on the other side, so the string of flowers looks […]