Sunday, September 28, 2008

Kids class Wednesday 1st Oct - 10.30am

As its school holidays in NSW, I thought I would have a class for the kids in your life. We will make the three projects pictured. The handbag that holds a Kit Kat. You'll have a choice of colour for this one.

This cute cookie monster card. (This card was designed by Clare, I love it.)

And these flower lollipops. (Designed by my upline Jayne Mercer)
Any of these would be great little gifts to hand out at the end of the year, and the best thing is that they are inexpensive to make, you've got to love that!
The class starts at 10.30am and goes to 12 - 12.30pm. The cost is $15 and all materials and tools are provided. If you have a child that you think would love to come along please let me know. I do have only a few spots left.
Parents are welcome to stay during the class and enjoy a cuppa or leave if you like.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

A Few xmas cards

A few xmas cards using the 'Holiday Harmony' paper and 'Season of Joy' stamp set - both from the current mini catalogue. I have also used always artichoke and real red cardstock and 'Lovely Letters' and 'Frames with Flourish' stamp sets. I'm determined to be prepared this year!!!!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

I have had so much fun playing with the 'A Beautiful Thing' stamp set -you'll find this set in the mini on page 7. This set was genorously loaned to me by Michelle Halling (a fellow SU demo), and as you can see by my samples I have made good use of it.
I have a mother and daughter birthday party to attend tomorrow, so I made this little gift set using colours from the invite.

This is card for my niece, using my very favourite scallop punch and the 'Lovely Letters' alphabet set. I also used bits and pieces from my ever expanding craft collection. I'm learning to use the stuff, not just hoard it!

And a close up of the card in the picture above. The greeting is from 'A perfect Day' rub-ons. Most people don't realise, but these rub-ons include a black and a white page in the packs. The background is stamped with 'Polka Dot' - a great way to make your own economical paper.
I'll be back soon with some xmas card samples!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Shoes, shoes and more shoes - class 20th September

I'm really enjoying making these shoes, so thought I would show you some in a few different colours. I think they will make simple, but elegant gifts for a few friends. I think I can now make one in less than half an hour!
If you would like to make one of these and the box and bag in the previous post, I still have some vacancies for the class on Saturday 20th September. Email me to reserve spot.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Bags, tags and boxes class Wed 17th and Sat 20th

I am very excited about this coming class. It includes simple ideas to present your gifts in an attractive fashion. This shoe is surprisingly simple to construct, but will definitely be a talking point at any party. The pattern was designed by a US Stampin' Up demonstrator (Ellen Hutson). In the class I will have a few colour choices for you, so you don't have to use the black as shown above. I love this shoe, and will be making it for all my sisters!

We will also be making this bag-a-lope, named so because it is constructed from an envelope. It includes a technique called bleaching. We will be painting and stamping with the bleach to create this unique effect.

This last little box was shown to us at training last week, and is so simple and quick to make. It uses no glue and there is no cutting once you have your basic rectangle. It's also a great size for a small gift.
In the class I'll have card for you to stamp lots of tags, using the 'Tags for All' stamp set from the mini catalogue (with a few techniques thrown in as well) for all your xmas presents.
For this class you will need to bring your trimmer and scoring blade if you have one. All other materials are supplied - even the chocolates!
Wednesday 17th class is at 10am and Saturday 20th class is at 10.30am. I would love to see you all here.

Monday, September 1, 2008

I'm so fortunate!

It was my birthday last week and I was very lucky to have received these two beautiful handmade cards that I thought I would share with you.
The first is from my upline (the women who recruited me in Stampin' Up) Joanna Wassens. She did a beautiful job using the gorgeous Carte Postal stamp set and the matching wheel (free this month with purchase of the stamp set, see specials). She used pale plum, perfect plum and very vanilla cardstock, don't they look fabulous together. Thanks Joanna. By joining Stampin' Up I have been blessed with a whole new group of friends with an obession like my own. You should hear us when we get together, its always fun.

This stunning card was made by a very lovely lady, who has been attending my classes since the beginning, and has become a wonderful friend. Margaret used her new Cuttlebug machine and embossing dies to create a card rich in texture and colour. She embellished the flowers with glitter, but my poor photography skills fail to show this. Thank you to Margaret and all the Thursday ladies who signed it. I have been very fortunate to meet you all and share in your papercraft world. I always enjoy your company.