Wednesday, November 9, 2011

still crafting away

just a quick lil' update to let you all know I'm still working on the kits :D
cannot wait til the release!! oh the joy. its been a long time coming!

Saturday, October 29, 2011


a lil' peek..those canvas are my first I did of the kids waaaay back in the day.  They still mean so much to me.  They were my first attempt :)

Love my cuttlebuggie..Jorjy adores it too.  Its usually on her craft table :) All 6 year old's should have their own desk in the craft studio mama! yes, they should babygirl!

Love my glimmermists and labels :)

just some pics of my craft studio...a mish mash at the moment..just spilled everything out and having no worries about mess :)
Don't you just love that...i do too.

P.S i'm making some Christmas kits! it'll be the first time..but there's always a first time right?  Featuring Vintage Christmas items :)

Baby got back

Hi, my name is Niella.


I neglected my blog.

I need severe management skills.

And. Well.

Need to back to the addiction of blogging.

Wow, its been several months since I blogged. Can I even get back into it?

Can I? Of course I can. So, here I am:)

I took some pics of inspo today..first is a bird's eyeview of my 12" x 12" paper organiser w/ wheels and a cool tray on top to keep things all nice and tidy..oh, yes, i still love Seafoam and all its family members of Aqua, Turquoise etc. Melts me everytime.

To the right, there is some RK&P goodness going on there...these will be ready for the big release date which will be as soon as. Labels, pretty patterned papers, paperbags, doilies, paper straws oh, so sweet. So be sure to keep an eye out :)

And some more kits :) these will be featuring my fave colours Seafoam, blues and red and maybe Kraft. Oh how I adore Kraft.  Love the bicycle post it note too :)

This kit Sweet Pea has washi tape, red labels, index cards, library cards and glassine bags to name a few..i'm in love with this kit.

Stay tuned. Lots of releases and lil' kits and pieces coming your way :)

P.S thanks for coming to visit (after all this time)!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011



i've been busy!


to tide you all over (for

i've got some good news!!

all random kits and pieces kits from One to Twenty Seven are HALF PRICE!!

no, im not kidding!! HALF PRICE!!

some kits are sold out please please check the left hand side of the RK+P webbie just to make sure...

and as always

email any questions or/and your orders thru to nielladesigns

this sale is to make way for the ultra papergoodness that is coming thru by the start of July!

so soooo sorry for the delay in the below know how life comes up with curveballs sometimes lol

i will endeavour to keep the RK+P webbie updated as soon as possible, so avoid disappointment feel free to place your orders :)


please note there are special conditions to this limited offer...please refer to the rk+p webbie

x nie

PLEASE NOTE ALL OLD STOCK HAS NOW BEEN SOLD! Thanks to all of our lovely customers:)

Friday, April 29, 2011

HOT new stock coming this week to RK+P!

vintage goodness, boxed kits, papergoodness!

these will go fast.


Friday, February 18, 2011

man down


my phone comes home today :-)

you see
it was not working

it was apparently the battery as it just kept rebooting itself lol.

happy its had its medicine.

so I can now have more pretty + fresh pics to share.

Monday, February 14, 2011

colour random

How are you!
I'm been looking through some old pics and i love the colour in these:-) My canvas featuring Asian candy packaging and my felt flower brooches xx.
You see,
I'm going thru a faze at the mo where I'm making neutral tones accents, so seeing
this colour is a nice change.
I'm still
big on my colour palette - but you know how it is when you're going through
and obsession.
neutral tonage it is.

Happy Valentines Day! I work for a Tertiary provider and we have four different
branches, so whenever I responded or emailed follow collegues today, I'd end it
with Happy Valentines Day :-)


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

random kits + pieces


we've had such an awesome welcome back and orders
are going amazingly! thank you :-)

it feels so grand to be back into the swing of things, and so many
ideas are exploding in the craft studio!

With the kids back to school tomorrow, the house will be back to
quiet time after 9pm! j o y lol.

more time to get crafty.

yuss sir.

so far my new year resolution is going great! you see, i promised myself i would dedicate more of my time to crafting! and. i. have.

so proud :-)

happy february.

Monday, January 31, 2011

new papergoodness

everynight for the last month, I've been spending at least 2 hours
in the craft studio (heehee, love saying that...more like made over
garage) and i've just been playing around with my sprays, punches,
papers and bits and pieces and making new pretties for rk+p :-)

nothing inspires more,

than to whip out my scraps of goodness and going thru all
the sweet lil' pieces.

than to sit at my desk and look around at the shelves and
organised (and disorganised) things and bottles and piles of

than to look at my rolls of paper and felt swatches all in a row.

to make some lil' things, but nothing in particular.

well, you get my drift. lol.

which brings me to another project...

RK+P is back into the swing of things...pop on over and we hope you smile*

Sunday, January 30, 2011

vintage love*

how spesh to spot these original Soda Stream bottles!
how even better that the whole box of 6 bottles, that came in
the original red and white box for only 50c! yep, for the lot!

i love op stores.

i love looking thru the goodness.

you always find treasures.

and don't the bottles look even more funkier with paper straws! so sweet.


we have Paper Straws for you! they'll be in RK+P tomorrow.

so. exciting.

see you tomorrow **

and check out these vintage 30 year old wallpaper rolls.

this is papergoodness.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

new stock coming :)

The house is messy...I'm in the middle of threading my new
sewing machine and connecting the wi-fi printer...but i just had to
stop and smell the roses and upload some things I've been
feverishly working over the weekend! Nothing else has been
done! I've just been (with lil' miss next to me on her desk)
crafting all weekend :-) its been the house
is looking dangerous lol. gotta love these times.

These sweet kraft boxes come filled with an assortment of goodness for you to use
in your everyday projects..or for your collection of vintage inspired sweetness.
Baker's Twine, glitter, crepe paper, buttons etc.

They'll be new bundles of Vintage Papers, handmade accents, packages of
sweetness and so much more.
They'll be an update soon! Thanks so much for being wonderfully
All coming to Random Kits and Pieces soon!!
Feel free to keep those emails coming :-)
Nie and Bee

Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Year, New Creations

Wow! Ten years later much?


I've been so busy with work and family life, that my crafting has taken a serious backseat! Poor papergoodness!

2010 has been fabulous otherwise! New house, work is great, family is growing and for Christmas Santa brought us an amazing new computer! I've needed one for ages...totally love all 22" of it (well, the screen I mean heehee).

Time to get back into crafting (I have promised and scheduled this in for the New Year) yusss sireee:)

We are converting our internal garage into my craft oasis...RK+P will be updated, papergoodness will be pumping and blogging will be more frequent!

I can't wait! Most of my craft goodness is still boxed up...I love digging thru it all and being totally happy:)

Hope everyone has had a fabulous 2010 - I can't believe how fast it flown by!

Merry Christmas and a wondrous New Year everyone! from me to you xox.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

baby no more:(

our sweet, happy-go-lucky, funny + adorable lil' lady is 5 next month! Can't believe it...seriously where did time go? Annnnd, I haven't even blogged for the longest time ever!!!
soooo, am gonna make it up to you all.
what are you looking forward to this year? randomly I'll pick an answer to receive a HappyMail parcel, care of RK+P.
This is opened up to internationals too.
J O Y!
P.S Trace - please email me:):)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

its the little things

that count.
like this pile of paper goods.
i'm obsessed over paper.
so, my friend.
whats your one (or two) little thing/s?

Monday, February 1, 2010

let's go to the movies

just returned back from the movies! (its an Auckland Anniversary Holiday day) and Astro boy was today's pick from miss Jorjy:)
its pretty cool..boring slightly but that is probably because on Friday David + I had just seen one of the coolest movies ever. ever.
but astro/toby is really cute himself. and this movie has sooo many morals its so heartening:) seriously.


what I'm still waiting to see is looks so fantastic. loves. none of the kids wanted to see it when it came to their pick over the holidays, and can't see it being chosen for a fri nite date night... lol. and none of my friends are dying to see i'll just have to wait for the dvd. sigh.




the movie of all movies, was a w e s o m e! you experience Avatar 3D, not watch it. it is one of the most greatest things ever. titantically amazing.


3D is far better than the "plain" version I've heard. and it must be true, because the graphics are one in million, actually one in a billion. billion dollars that is:):)


thank you mr. cameron. you are brillant.

another fave movie is Storm Warriors. its subtitled, but if you are an action buff like'll be blown away. i see a best foreign movie award coming on. it's artistically magic.
what movie/s has been a fave of yours? love to hear!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

thursday prettiness.

sweet lil' knitted fox. so cute.

paperbags. joy.

my sisters current obession. bunting.

can never beat a kawaii cupcake cupliner. loves.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

thinking thinking...

'bout my composition photography fun.
>packaging twine
>kawaii tape
>vintage leaves
>seafoam twist ties (loves)
>wooden pinch (peg)
>vintage button
>Crate Paper diecut
annd, more goodness on randomkits and pieces:)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

more paperbag packaging kits coming:)

This is so Paperbag Packaging:)Esp. kraft!
Keep an eye out..there is more RK+P coming this weekend!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

extra curricular + world sweet world

One of the pretty things I got from my sis this Christmas was the darling copy of extra curricular! It is mega inspiring and filled to the brim of amazing handmade/crafty artists in New Zealand:)
The cover is so sweet, so I had to share. It also features me + Bee's Kraftbomb friend Heleen:) Another fabulous read is World Sweet World (of course, New Zealand made) which is just the neatest publication you ever did venue across. Both printed on 100% repurposed materials they feature artists that love to craft as much as you and me:) And I'm all for handmade goodness! I know you are too:)
If you haven't already, source your bookstore today! Chuckle.


Goodness from random kits + pieces:) La Dee Dah.



These are n e w:) Loves.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy Creative Year 2010

Happy N E W year!! Its 2010!
The last decade has flown by. I remember when the world over was going on about the Y2K Yep, so lonnng ago now.
Anyways, the Christmas holidays have been so blissful:) Lots of fun laid back family activties and food. Glorious food. Mmm. BBQs are such a NZ tradition at Christmas (and summer). As are the beach visits, sticky faces and movie watching. And the sales.
And of course, one (outta a hundred) of the best bits....having time to make things.

simple stitching.


and some much needed scrapbooking.
and some updates:)
Enjoy your holidays! And sleep in.

Monday, December 7, 2009

sweetness comes this way

Awww. Someone doesn't want to part with this adorable fabric:)

Fairy Tales quilting fabric...sweetness. Coming soon to RK&P.

These Whimsy Packs featuring Swiss Dot or Candy Stripped quilting fabric, tiny hearts Paper Bags, Martha Stewart deco c/stock tags, vintage Polka Dot ribbon and a mini Vintage Leaf. Coming soon to RK&P.

oh. and. before. i. forget.
here are just some of the things coming up!
> mini tinsy winsy jars of glitter dust
> woodgrain contact paper
>vintage itsy kits
>packs of paper bags
and more

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I promise.
I promise!

I will be trying, trying to keep up with the blogging world:)

I miss you all so much!

I have been so busy with my job...I know, such a silly excuse:(


I have still been buying lots of goodness and bits + pieces to share with you and to put into RK&P:)



I will make it up to you.


Luffs, Nie.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

a lil' cut here...a lil' stitch there....

and a lil' bit of lovin' to finish these projects off. Ahhhh, it's been sooo supa long since I've been crafty! its been so hard finding time to be at one with my creative side lol.
some sweet and stitched speech bubbles.
a lil' plague for my cork board of bits n pieces.



annnnd...some thick ATCs for my "random" collection.

thanks for popping in! Some more fun is happenin' over a The Creative Type very soon! Pop in and leave a message:):)
oh, annnnd an update at randomkitsandpieces! hooray.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

let the sun shine in

You'd think working for a telecommunications company means I should be communicating more with my blog right? Right! Forgive me - tumbleweeds have been passing through! Lol...I have some new papergoodness projects to share, but since we spent the whole day outdoors (it was sooo beautiful- bright + cloudless) I didn't get time to snap some projects by the time we got home! D'oh. So these will have to do:) Just some that I had in Picasa already.
This one was for the Hero Arts blog. Used my fave alpha stamps!



And this one was for the fabulous Lara!


Oh joy...Christmas is coming! Sweet joy.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

for you.

oh, how i miss crafting.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Not mine...but hers!

This sweet owlie tin that is! Auntie Bee + Uncle Marc brought this gorgeous tin case for Miss J the 2nd, several weeks ago for her 4th birthday. It is just so darling...they filled it with sweetness too! Oh, its so joyful. Jorjy carries it around with her everywhere! I would too...if only she'd let me have a hold! Giggles!


I quickly stuck some photos of it whilst she was busy playing.