Sunday, September 30, 2012

Free ribbon promo

Yes, that's right. The lovely new in colour ribbon, normally available for $15.95 a roll is completely free with every $60 order. Place an order of $120 and receive 2 free rolls, etc, etc. This ribbon is soft to touch and ties bows beautifully.
Here's something I made with it.

It's a simple card using the holiday stocking die and embellished with a big bow in the gumball green stitched ribbon.

This is it open, ready to write in.
Thanks for stopping by today. If you are in Australia, enjoy the public holiday.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Xmas gifts class

There is no prize for guessing where I cased this. Yep, the holiday catalogue front cover. I just changed it slightly to make it achievable in the class. These are lots of fun to make, you'll want to make dozens.

This calendar uses the new Desktop Display Calendar Case. One of these will be included in the class, so you'll go home with a completed gift, for someone special, or maybe just yourself!
I will be holding this class on Saturday 29th September and Wednesday 10th October. If you would like to attend, please email me so I can prepare a kit. Class cost is $20 and is all inclusive.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Introducing the Holiday Stocking Die

I was really surprised to see just how large these stockings are. Pleasantly surprised that is. The die just makes these incredibly easy to make and I think they are really cute. I have used Be of Good Cheer DSP here and my favourite seam binding.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Christmas mix class, Saturday 22nd and Wednesday 26th

This class is continuing with the christmas theme. It will be here before you know it...and I’m determined to be prepared!

The first card is called a telescopic card. It usually uses circles (it makes more sense with a name like that), but I wanted to try something different, and tried squares. I’m using my new stamp set called No Peeking.

And this is it when opened up. My kids loved this one. I love that its a bit different from the norm, but still easy to construct.

I love using razzlebury for xmas cards. I think its such an elegant colour, and combined with that beautiful ornament..yum!

Next up is a simple card using ribbon for colour and texture. The sentiment is from a new stamp set called Many Merry Messages. I just adore it. I was really lacking in great christmas words, and this fills the gap perfectly.

And lastly a candy wrapper box for a small present. My son looked at this sample and told me he didn't like it. I thought he might not have liked the colours, but when I asked him, he said he didn't like the fact that you couldnt open it till christmas. Kids!
This class is on Saturday the 22nd at 10am and Wednesday the 26th at 10.30am. Cost is $20 and is all inclusive. Email me if you would like to attend, so I can prepare a kit for you.


Yep, this is a recycled box. It is actually a box that the watercolour crayons from Stampin' Up! come in. I just added some DSP and a handmade flower, and I don't think anyone would ever know. The new doily die added just the finishing touch I was looking for.

Inside I shredded the brown packing paper my orders come with. If you ever need any, just ask!
I have just finished the class samples, but as its late (12.30am) I will endeavour to post them tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Introducing Paper Doily Sizzlits

Have you noticed this new die on page 191 of the Annual Catalogue? It creates these amazingly intricate paper shapes, that are so versatile. I love them. I have teamed it up on this card with another amazing shape, cut from the Apothecary Accents Framelits. I think this shape will got alot of use from me.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Faux crocodile purse

Are you sick of purses yet?
This is the one we made at a recent class. It is embellished with a faux crocodile flap and includes little feet on the bottom. A girls got to protect the bottom of her bag you know. This one was a partial case from Lynda. You must go and check out her creations. She really puts some time and effort into her beautiful bags.

Friday, September 14, 2012

For the girls

I can just see these at a little girls birthday party filled with some sweets. And the best thing is, they don't cost much to make. Just half an A4 sheet of paper and some gem stones. Easy peasy!

A few more....

I always love a die when it proves to very versatile, and the petite purse die is definitely that. Here I have made one sophisticated black bag, and another that would make a fabulous wedding favour.

I have used Stampin" Up's white shimmer paper which gives a soft beautiful finish. Can't you just see these on a bridal table?

This bag is actually a case from the talented Patty Bennett, a US demo. It has a diagonal score pattern on it, which is not really visible in the photograph.

This bag is constructed with cardboard covered in fabric, and then cut with the die. I have a bit of an obsession with fabric at the moment. I just love the feel of it, in a use that is not always expected.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Introducing the new Petite Purse Die

I have a confession to make. I love handbags. Absolutely love them. It doesn't matter how many I have, I can always have more. So when I first saw this petite purse die a few months ago on an american blog, I just had to have it, and have been waiting impatiently ever since. The best thing about it is, just how easy it is to make these little beauties. Just two small strips of adhesive to assemble the bag and then two more to attach the handle, which makes it perfect to make in bulk for christmas, birthday parties, baby showers or just beautiful little gifts. I thought today I would start with showing you some christmas ones.
A typical santa bag, well nearly!

This one reminds me of Dorothy's slippers in the Wizard of OZ.

A nice elegant one using 'Be of Good Cheer' DSP on the flap.

Thanks for dropping by today. I will be back tomorrow with a few more purses. Here's a quick look at them all.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Introducing the new 'Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags'

Wow, that was one long heading. But,that's the name of the new tags available in the mini. They are so cute, and so easy to use as they come pre cut in that beautiful shape, already printed (page 12 and only $6.95 for 25). I just added the greeting and mounted it on a piece of Festival Prints Designer Series Paper Stack. Have you noticed that yet? Its on page 20 in the new mini ($11.95) and contains 40 sheets of card size printed paper. One side has a traditional red/green theme, and the other a blue/red or brown theme.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Some very quick cards, with the help of the new co ordinating stamps and dies.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Christmas mini class

It's September and that means new catalogue time!!!!!! So excited to share these two new publications with you. They are both stunning with loads of inspiration and beautiful new product. If you attend the class this week, I will be happy to give you the new mini (and the new catalogue if you didn't attend the last class).
So onto the cards for this week. New glitter paper and a fab snowflake die, plus new in colour and DSP make up this card. Easy and quick, but lots to entice.

Then we have a classic card using some new framelits and stamp set, and some new ribbon too.

This card you will recognise from the mini if you have it. Some new cardstock and beautiful tulle ribbon. I have to say I was sceptical about this at first, but once I got my hands on it, it was definitely love.

And to finish off a simple cards with lots of layering. And yes the tree is cut out with a new framelit, so easy. I think you will love the new stamp set with matching framelits!
I am offering this class on Saturday the 8th and Wednesday the 12th. Class cost is $20 and includes all materials, morning tea and a new mini catalogue. Please email me to reserve a spot for you.