Month: September 2013

Signs of Spring

Cherry blossoms_0011.jpg, a photo by Patricia Manhire on Flickr. Spring is definitely in the air when the cherry blossoms come out and I was thrilled that this this photo come out well. I am very busy at the moment with moving into our Make… Continue Reading “Signs of Spring”

Nautical Themed Cards for the Men (or women) In Your Lives

Welcome back Well the America’s Cup is finally finished and unfortunately New Zealand did not win but congratulations to Oracle for pulling off an amazing win. As promised in my last post here are some nautical themed cards that I have just completed.  My… Continue Reading “Nautical Themed Cards for the Men (or women) In Your Lives”

Chantilly Meets You Are My Happy Stamp set

Hello again I had such a good response to the post on the folded card I thought I would try another type of architectural card.  I was inspired by a lovely card by Julie Butler (a friend who is a Stampin’Up Demonstrator, but we… Continue Reading “Chantilly Meets You Are My Happy Stamp set”

Exciting News!

Hello there Today I am really excited to announce that I have won a challenge through  The challenge was for any papercraft project which included die cut flowers.  I had a couple of cards that I had done and emailed them off thinking… Continue Reading “Exciting News!”

Close to My Heart “You Are My Happy” Trifold Cards

Hello everyone and another special welcome to my new followers. I was looking at Pinterest yesterday and came across instructions for a trifold card.  I have never really done these cards before, preferring to just do standard cards as they are so quick and… Continue Reading “Close to My Heart “You Are My Happy” Trifold Cards”

Make Shift is all Go

Hi everyone I am so excited to announce, after several months of hard work, we have finally managed to get a lease signed on a shop in Lower Hutt and Make Shift is now a real shop!.  We open the beginning of next month… Continue Reading “Make Shift is all Go”

Die Cutting Using Toilet Tissue

Hello everyone. A warm welcome to all my new followers of my blog.  I hope that I can inspire you to go and create your own masterpieces.  I also enjoy looking at your amazing blogs in return.  I love that we can share and… Continue Reading “Die Cutting Using Toilet Tissue”

National Stamping Month with Close to My Heart

Hello there. This month is National Stamping Month and of course Close to My Heart has to have a fabulous deal.  Spend just $75 on any Close to My Heart products and for just $20 you can get the Pinwheel Stamp of the Month… Continue Reading “National Stamping Month with Close to My Heart”

Welcome to Close To My Heart (01) – YouTube

Welcome to Close To My Heart (01) – YouTube. What a special welcome to the Close to My Heart family we are receiving. Happy Crafting Patricia

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