Monday, November 30, 2009

New class for Wednesday 2nd Dec at 10am

Boy was that one hot weekend! I hope you all survived, and have enjoyed the cooler weather today. I know I have.
Now onto Wednesday's class - In this class you will be creating cards that are a little bit different from the norm, as well as an easy bag in a box.

This card has a bead shaker box that won't take any time at all create.

And this is the easy bag in a box. So simple to make!

And this card has a jaffa wreath. And yes you can get the jaffas out to eat.
I am also going to include another card (that is not a xmas card) that is a case from the new summer mini which starts Dec 1. But you will have to trust me on this as I don't have one to show you yet.
Because this will be the last Wednesday class for the year, I hoping we have some time to have a christmas drink and some nibbles. All welcome. Class cost is $20 and includes all materials and tools, and a copy of the new summer mini (and the drinks of course). Please email me to reserve your spot.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Combining the old and the new

With December fast approaching, the current spring mini finishes in less than a week, and a new summer mini will be available. I thought for these cards I would use a few favourite products from each of them. The first card uses Parisian Breeze specialty paper, and if you are thinking its a bit expensive, its because it is not like other paper at all. It's so much thicker than usual cardstock which means its perfect for making the actual card base from or its great for boxes and 3D items. I also used one of my favourite stamp sets Gallery (Boy I'm going to miss this set) and a beautiful Corduroy Button. The matching satin ribbon is currently on the christmas extravaganza list, so its a great time to stock up on this. And the two items from the new mini - the crochet flower and the greeting rub on. I have a feeling you may see a lot of these!

I just had to use the beautiful oval scallop punch and matching stamps set for this one. These have both had an extensive work out from me - just love them.
If you would like to order any items from the mini you only have until Monday the 30th of November.
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Handmade gifts class - Wed 18th Nov and Sat 5th Dec

It's that time of year when I rack my brain for ideas for small gifts to give to friends, teachers and family.
I have decided on a notepad set and wineglass charms in a folder. If you would like to make these and lets face it, it beats shopping, why not come along on any of the days listed above to complete yours. I will be using various coloured papers, so you don't neccasarily have to use those I have shown here.

This is the notepad set, it uses a brand new butterfly set and matching punch!

It includes a lined notepad, that can easily be replaced, a 2010 calendar and small unlined notepad. It would be great beside the phone.

And this is the wineglass charm folder. We will be using the fantastic build a brads, which really give some great dimension.

And these are the charms inside. I will have a variety of these for you to choose from and they will be included in the class fee.
The class will be offered on Wednesday the 18th Nov at 10am and Saturday the 5th Dec. (Sorry about the date change, Nov is just sooo busy for me)
The class cost is $20 and includes all materials and tools and a light morning tea. All welcome, but please email me to reserve your spot.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Forest Friends Cards

I made these Christmas cards with the tree stamp from Forest Friends - the set with the owl, deer and rabbit stamps from the current mini catalogue. I stamped the tree with silver ink for a bit of elegance and added some bling. The sentiments are new rubons from the summer mini starting 1 Dec.

I think this one is my favourite. It also uses the swirl from Season of Joy, stamped a few times. The card colours are basic grey, pale plum, whisper white and silver. Love those rubons!

I used the retired purely pomegranite for this card base, and lots of dazzling diamonds for some shine.

This card has alot more layers to it, but was still easy and quick to make. You have to love that when making christmas cards! The stamp set Forest Friends is sadly only available till the end of November.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Snowglobe card

This is another card we made at the fundraiser, however it was made without the glitter addition. I think it looks fantastic with it, and its easy with heat and stick powder and some dazzling diamonds - so worth the effort. This card uses the stamp set Snow Swirled... its really get a work out around here this year!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I now have a website

Yes thats right, I now have a website you can go to check specials, events, and even join stampin up from. I'm still working at getting projects uploaded, and it may take me a while during this very busy season, but I'll get there eventually.
My website address is http//

Oh and Stampin' Up have changed the current special - with every $85 you spend from the gift guide you can choose either the scallop square punch OR the boho blossom punch valued at $30.95 for FREE.

Brushed metallics

I love anything with a bit of shine, so it goes without saying that I love the Stampin' Up brushed metallic cardstock. I used the gold cardstock in the card above, along with the stamp sets, Great Friend, All Scallops, and Haiku designer paper and Tangerine Ribbon and a tiny bit of pumkin pie cardstock for warmth.

For this card I used the copper cardstock. I love, love this colour, and think it needs very little to look great, so I just used a piece of chipboard On Board So Tweet for embellishment with gemstone brads and the stamp from Its your Birthday. For the chipboard I covered it in Staz On ink then coated the piece with Crystal Effects to give it the glossy finish. If you are going to try this, make sure you allow lots of time for chipboard to dry, preferably overnight, so you don't damage it with your finger prints. I say this with experience on my side, as my impatience has ruined many a piece over the years!
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