Wednesday, August 31, 2011

lucky draw winner!

and the winner is.....
you have won an etsy print of your choice,
thanks for following!
I will do it all again next month!
xx

new assemblage for etsy

i had a sudden desire to make a collection of assemblages, this is created by photographing a collection of vintage plates, flowers and a sweet paper cut girl,
its available now on etsy

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

etsy resin brooches



i don't know what it is about camellias but they are just GORGEOUS, i love this one, every flower has a different combination of pink and white, it's a pity, they only last a day in a vase, oh well, i'll just have to spend more time in the garden!
the work in progress you see is a collection i am working on for my etsy shop, it is for resin brooches, i've been experimenting with the process and have finally worked it out , so going to plan they'll be out at the beginning of next week.

Sunday, August 28, 2011


i don't know, what is it about spring, i've had this sudden desire to clean!
the sun is shining, my son's have gone for a bike ride along the coast, apparently there's a dead whale on the beach, sounds a bit gruesome, just what young boys find fascinating!


thank you so much cindy at http://www.etsy.com/shop/NeatoKeen
for the cute little girly egg cups, now my single guy has two new friends!

Friday, August 26, 2011

luck draw

only a few days to go till my luck draw,
if you are a follower you may win a print of your choice,
i'll make the draw at the end of this month,
I think I'll do it all over again next month too so good luck!

i've got an exciting new product which i'll be selling on etsy at the end of next week too,
i'll post about it on monday so watch this space
happy weekend!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

tea towel design


it's always a little bit of a challenge when I am asked to create work with a limited amount of colours.
because this is going to be printed on a teatowel I have created it in my usual way (cut paper) and then I've simply flattened it in photoshop,
I quite like the way it looks even crisper, I'll let you know when they are available for sale!
the textured version will be for sale as a print on etsy.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

BLOESEM FEATURE



THANK YOU SO MUCH IRENE AT BLOESEM!
for featuring my home in your Let's get Personal Tour,
 it was loads of fun taking the shots !


http://bloesem.blogs.com/bloesem/2011/08/lets-get-personal-in-new-zealand-with-ellen-giggenbach.html#more

Sunday, August 21, 2011

its sunny! yipee!




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last week i had a brainwave to make cubes that make up words, i'm not sure these are quite right, when i have a moment i will re think them.
i just have to show you these native birds enjoying our bird feeder, we counted 25 at once today, 
i think word has gone around that we are the place to be during these cold days. there's nothing like a big blob of fat to keep them energized! 

Friday, August 19, 2011



i was hunting through my mountain of images and stumbled on these.
before i ventured back into paper cut art i made an income hand making all sorts of different items, from sassy dollies to french lady beaded jewellery and groovy necklaces.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

i received a nice email last night from 
inviting me to join www.etsylush.com
i have submitted my etsy print "lady in red dress" because it's one of my faves,
thanks !

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

lucky draw

BIG NEWS!
i have been so very grateful to you all for your support during the last year,
to say a BIG THANK YOU
i will be randomly choosing one of my followers on the first of september and sending them a gift of one of my etsy prints.
if it is you, i will email you and you can pick you favourite!
all you need to be is an ellen giggenbach follower!



it is snowing!!!!!
we never, i mean never have snow here in wellington,
it has been magic, what an amazing sight, it has even snowed in auckland which is sub tropical!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

and here they are on etsy!

Friday, August 12, 2011


i'll be adding these craft kits, 2 love birds, 3 houses in my etsy shop over the next few days, i hope you like them!

Thursday, August 11, 2011



the camellias are in full bloom, they line our streets bringing a gorgeous flash of colour during our winter months.
yes, i admit i've played with a couple, i've always wondered what a blue one would look like!
what a challenge! no birds, or flowers just shapes and colours!


every wednesday i meet up with my german friends gudrun and silva to go walking in days bay. we have been so lucky, it's been an incredibly kind winter, we have been blessed with so many sunny still days.

Monday, August 8, 2011


during the next few days i will be adding a couple of exciting new editions to my etsy shop.
they are paper craft kits for you to cut and assemble.
there are a set of 3 cute little houses, these aren't just for kids either, i have them above my fire place, it's hard to tell that they are made of card , they look so solid.
the other set is a couple of adorable love birds, again, they are easy to cut and make, i will post pictures soon!

eye candy


just a little bit of eye candy to start the week, i found the groovy thermos during my weekly junk shop hunt, it still works! the sweet bowl makes me chuckle, fancy deciding to add random polka dots, that's why i love the 50's!

Friday, August 5, 2011

I am determined to make my etsy shop a success,
your suggestions and feedback are very much appreciated,
thanks!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011






OPEN FOR BUSINESS!
MY ALL NEW ETSY SHOP NOW OPEN 
NEW WORK COMING ALL WEEK!

Monday, August 1, 2011

at last!
my revamped etsy shop is finished!
i have created a new collection and will be selling them as prints for US $22 each
i'll be adding a new piece to my shop daily so keep looking! a link to it will be on the left side of my blog from tomorrow.
thanks for looking!