Friday, October 30, 2009

Xmas card class on Wed 4th and Sat 7th

I've just finished preparing for next weeks class, where I have created five very different Christmas cards so you can choose which four you would like to make. (Sorry to those that hate making decisions.) I have used alot of different tools and materials in this one, so it will be a great overview for you. The first card uses masks and heat and stick powder. I did this one so those of you who are unsure of how to add the glitter to your fundraiser cards will have no problem.

The second uses some chalks and an interesting way of adding ribbon to your projects.

This card uses some sponging to add colour to a stamp. Very easy!

This card uses some shadow stamping, but is still really quick and easy to make.

And lastly a quick card using some punches, eyelets and a crop-a-dile.

The cost of this class is $20 and includes all materials and tools, but I ask that you email me to reserve your spot. The class is offered on Wednesday the 4th at 10am and Saturday the 7th at 10.30am. All welcome.

More cards from the fundraiser.

Here are a few more cards the ladies got to make who attended the Girls Night In fundraiser on Saturday. You might recognise this one from a card I made a few months ago.

This card uses the beautiful Oval All Stamp set and co ordinating scalloped oval punch available in the mini at the moment. Sadly neither of these will be available after November 30.

This simple card uses Fifth Avenue Floral. I love using this stamp set. It always stamps so beautifully.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Some cards from the 'Girls Night In' fundraiser

Last Saturday night a few Stampin' Up! demonstrators and myself hosted a 'Girls Night In' fundraiser and we are pleased to announce that we manged to raise $2,035 from the event. This amount does not include the sale of the pens and badges, which would amount to another few hundred, as it was a very empty box of product at the end of the night. So thankyou to all who attended and helped to make the night lots of fun as well as raise money for this worthwhile cause.

Now here a few of the things the girls got to make. Seven cards and two tags were made by all. Some were very simple, while others included a few extra steps, but with all of them we included some ideas of how you could dress up the cards at home if you desired.

These tags were quick and simple, using the Winter Post stamp set, but you could use them in lots of ways. I made mine into xmas cards with a silver backing, clear embossed with Polka Dot and added some flowers, pearls and lots of glitter.

Oh, and I had to use one of the silver hodgep0dge frames, just love these!

Another card we made was this Inspired By Nature one using chalks and versa mark.

This card is easily dressed up with some glitter, a greeting and a flower.

I love the Circle Circus stamp set and this card uses it as a flower motif.

And it can easily be dressed up with a little bling.

(This is actually the card my mum made on the night.)
Thank you to everyone who came and helped to make the day a great success. I enjoyed seeing so many friendly faces, and was quite overwhelmed by the kind and caring nature of you all.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Isn't this the cutest!

This card was designed and made by Belinda Henessy for her son. I just fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. And I know alot of you did too when you saw it on Saturday. She has used the Wild About You stamp set, and drew the ark herself. Belinda does not have a blog, but she definitely should with talent like this. Thanks Belinda for letting me show it off.

I'm still chasing samples of the cards we made on Saturday, but as soon as I find them will put them here for you.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Sorry its been so quiet here this week, but I have been sooo busy preparing for the fundraiser on Saturday. But I will be back on Sunday with pics of all the exciting cards we are making on the night. I look forward to seeing you lots on the night.

Monday, October 12, 2009

All about bags class - Sat 17th Oct and Wed 21st Oct

I love bags of all kinds, so in this weeks class we will be making two of them. They will be great to give with a small gift inside, and best of all they are really easy to make and don't require much in the way of special tools - except my beloved crop-a-dile, of course.
The first bag is a back pack. I will have papers from the Parisian Breeze and Sweet Slumber Specialty packs, so you will get to choose your own colour scheme for this one. We will also make the small card which fits neatly in the front pocket.

The second bag is more of a handbag and features the faux crocodile technique. We will also make the small card and matching envelope which again fits neatly inside the bag. This is really easy to make, yet I think most women would be impressed to receive this for a christmas or birthday gift.
The class is offered this Saturday the 17th of October at 10.30am or Wednesday the 21st at 10am. Class cost is $20 and includes all materials and morning tea. Please bring along a trimmer with scoring blade for this class if you have one, to help things move along alittle. Email me to reserve your spot for either of the classes, as places are limited. All welcome.

Friday, October 9, 2009

A Special Blessing

I was recently asked to make a baptism card for a beautiful little girl and this is the card I came up with. I used pink pirouette cardstock and the stamp set Special Blessing, the computer for the words, a matching felt flower from the Accents and Elements pack and a few bits and pieces I have had laying around for months. I figure if I slowly use the stuff on my desk I won't have to put it away!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

A Stamping get together

Yesterday our team of Stampin' Up demonstrators got together to make a few Christmas cards. Its always a great day, but I must admit I really enjoyed the day. I always bring my kids along and they play with the other kids, and they had such a great day, it makes me feel that much better about spending a day doing something I love without feeling guilty that I am neglecting them. Anyway, I'll get on to the cards...

The first card was designed by Belinda. I love the colour combo she used, Pink pirouette, riding red, kraft and white. It uses the stamp set Christmas Classics. I have looked longingly at this set for ages, so it was lovely to get my hands on it. Belinda does some beautiful work, and if you are coming along to our 'Girls Night In' on the 24th be sure to check it out. Especially her Noah's Arc card - trully a work of art!

This card was designed by Rachel and again uses a stamp set I love, Holiday Lineup. I also love the colour combo she used, not traditional xmas colours at all, but I thnk they look great. I also got to use the riding hood red striped ribbon from the mini...gorgeous. I can't wait to see Rachels work at the night in, she does lots of watercolouring and has a lovely eye for design.

This is Jo's card. It uses a non xmas set, Cirle Circus to create a great card. You have to love it when a stamp set does double duty. I love purples, - so pretty.

This card was designed by Michelle (not me, another one). She used Holly Jolly Christmas, for a traditonal themed card. That stocking is so cute.

This card was designed by the talented Maureen. She used ridng hood red, vanilla and gold. These are just the most beautiful rich colours together. Her card was definitely the hardest with the most steps, but well worth it. The stamp set we used here was Snow Swirled.

And last but not least was a card designed by Sharon using Snow Swirled once again. A simple but very elegant card you could make lots of easily in an afternoon.
There were a few more cards made on the day, but I'll save those for another post, as you are probably asleep by now.
Thanks for stopping by.