The Contented Crafter’s Gift Shop

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Please feel free to browse at your leisure and be assured I appreciate your interest and your support.

This little store offers the occasional original mixed media painting and carries a supply of affordable prints of my original mixed media paintings.

You may also find my Light Catchers and other creations from time to time.  Of course, I also create to order – I welcome enquiries, just drop me a line to open a discussion.  There is a ‘contact me’ form at the bottom of this page.


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Message me for orders, discussions or purchases, please use the ‘Contact Me’ form at the bottom of this page.

International Orders:  Payment is made through Paypal; you will be sent an invoice when your order is ready for shipping.

NZ customers have the option of Paypal or Internet Banking.  Use the ‘Contact Me’ form at the bottom of this page to open a discussion or place an order.  You will be invoiced when your order is ready to be sent.

Prices,  Shipping & Insurance

All prices are in New Zealand dollars.  [A currency converter may be found throughout the store.]  There is always a shipping cost to consider.  Postal rates are rising world wide and I try to make this part of the transaction as easy as possible for you.   Combining orders is absolutely possible.  Contact me, the form is at the bottom of this page.

Insurance is entirely your option and costs $NZ15   It is your responsibility to request insurance be included in your invoice.

Uninsured Packages: Although I have never yet had a painting go astray in the international mail, in case one ever does I have to state that uninsured goods are sent at your own risk.


Unfortunately I cannot offer refunds on returned works as copyright protection cannot be guaranteed.   Please choose carefully before buying.  I am happy to assist wherever I can as I want you to be happy with your purchase.


Digital Art Work

Digital copies of my art work are being prepared for you to purchase and download for your personal use.  A single charge is made and you can print as many copies as you wish.  Art work can be framed or cut to size and used for card making, collaging or other decorative paper crafting. Have fun with them.

It is requested and appreciated if you give me credit for the art work especially if you decide to sell on the downloaded material in any way.

Art work available digitally is uploaded below.  After placing your order via the ‘Contact Me’ form at the bottom of this page you will be sent an invoice via Paypal.  Within 24 hours of receipt of your payment your purchased document will be emailed to you at the email address you supply via Paypal.

Digital Inky Doodles

Carnaby Street $NZ15
Summer Garden  $NZ15.00

Evening Garden $NZ15.00

Cosmic Time $NZ15.00


We Are All Made of Stardust

(C) Stardust

Prints available at $NZ20 each + shipping


Inky Doodle Note-Cards

These unusual and vibrant blank cards are perfect for writing short letters to friends any time or using as special occasion cards  They are  professional prints of original artwork on 160gsm white card with paper insert

There are four note-cards in each set.  The cards can be used in book form or top hinged, entirely your choice.  Each card has a blank three-leaved writing insert.  

There are two options available:

Any four card pack and envelopes, this includes a ‘Combination’ pack, which contains one card from each collection.

Any four card pack, no envelopes – this saves costs on shipping, see below.  This also includes the ‘Combination’ pack which contains one card from each collection.  

Carnaby Street

Carnaby Street

Summer Garden

Summer Garden

Cosmic Time

Cosmic Time

Evening Garden

Evening Garden

*Also available is the COMBINATION, which is made up of one card from each collection.

1 x Note-Card Set with no envelopes inc shipping anywhere $NZ20.00

1 X Note-Card Set with envelopes inc shipping  = $NZ32.00

Use the ‘Contact Me’ form at the bottom of this page to make your order.

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Original Mixed Media Paintings

The Smallest Things  $NZ75.00

Insurance – optional $NZ15.00

International Shipping $NZ16.00

Domestic Shipping $6.50

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Mixed media acrylic on A4 300gsm watercolour paper.  Requires framing.

[NB All examples are water marked]

Small Things (C)

The Little Beacon  $NZ50.00

Insurance – optional $NZ15.00

International Shipping $NZ16.00

Domestic Shipping $6.50


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Mixed Media Acrylic on A4 300gsm water colour paper.  Requires framing.  (NB:This painting is based on an art lesson given by Tamara Laporte  January 2015)

BeaconofLight (C)

Wild Sea Woman  $NZ75.00

Insurance – optional $NZ15.00

International Shipping $NZ16.00

Domestic Shipping $6.50


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Mixed Media Acrylic on A4 300gsm water colour paper.  Requires framing

Sea Woman (C)


 Magical Light-Catchers

Photos are examples only

Light Catchers are usually created especially for the recipients.  They are made with semi-precious gemstones, a variety of decorative beads, crystals and charms.  Catchers are 45 – 75 cm long and have one, two or three strands – each ending with an AAA crystal ball or pear. Up to ten charms are added especially for the recipient.  Sometimes I make one just for the fun of it and this may find its way into the shop for sale as is.

I take commissions for light catchers, just message me to open a discussion.  Points to consider when ordering are the colour or colours you want and a little about the person the catcher is intended for.  Lifestyle, interests, hobbies, temperament, health issues, challenges etc.are all points that can be considered when weaving the magic of each light catcher.

Incredibly difficult to capture in a photograph!  Follow these links to find out more

My post on creating a light-catcher

Alys’ post on receiving a light-catcher

Pricing of Light Catchers

Depending on length, number of strands, types of gemstones and beads and amount of crystal balls

Light-Catchers $NZ30.00 – $NZ125.00

+ *Shipping + $NZ15.00 optional insurance anywhere in the world  

*Shipping:  It is possible to combine items for shipping, I do my best to save you as much money here as possible.  Estimates below are for untracked.

      NZ $NZ6.50;  Australia $NZ15.00;  

International Shipping $NZ25

Please ask for a quote if tracking your order is preferred


Any queries at all, please feel free to contact me using the form below

  Contact Me


Thank you for visiting today, I love that you did!


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