Sunday, October 31, 2010

Blue merry banner

Here's the blue version of the banner I constructed last night. Remember if you would like to attend on either Wed or Sat please let me know whch colour you would like to make your banner in.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Banner class on Wed 3rd and Sat 6th Nov.

 I have a lot of people a little dubious about this weeks class. After all "banner" does not really describe very well, the vision I had in my head. But, I have finally prepared the sample for you, and hope you like it. This little banner is constructed in covered chipboard, so its very tough, and most of the elements decorating it, are also chipboard. After all, its something that would only be out for a month and then would be packed away for another year. I am also hoping to prepare a blue/cream sample tonight, so if your decorating style differs from the traditional, you can opt for that version.

The big shot is used extensively in this class to create the elements and give lots of lovely texture. Its just amazing what this machine can do. I also have a great little trick for colouring pearls!

This class is offered on Wednesday the 3rd November at 10am and Saturday 6th November at 10.30am. The cost is $25 and includes all materials and morning tea. If you could bring along a pair of scissors sharp enough to cut the ribbon and lace that would be helpful.

If you would like to make a larger banner at home with the words 'christmas' on it to add to the 'merry', I will be preparing kits for this at an additional cost of $8 by request. The add on kits will include, paper, pre cut chipboard, ribbon, lace, flowers, buttons and pearls but will not include inks (old olive, real red and soft suede have been used), adhesive, glimmer spray, tools and stamps. You are welcome to glitter the letters in class if you wish.

The whole banner is coated in glimmer spray (made from the new champagne Ink) which you can just see on this pic.

On a more personal little boy was off sick two weeks ago and was very sick with a very high fever for days, but finally recovered enough for me to send him back to school last week. On his first day back, he arrived home and sat on the lounge and was asleep within seconds. I just had to take a photo.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Variations on a fundraiser card

I really enjoyed making this quick flowers I used on the card I designed for the fundraiser, so I kept playing and made these cards that had a few more steps to them.

The colours used were River Rock, Pretty in Pink and Daffodil Yellow.

Monday, October 25, 2010

'Girls Night In' Success

We held our annual Girls Night In fundraiser on Saturday, so I thought I would share a few photos from the day. We had a terrific day, and managed a huge $1,325.00 from the exercise. So a massive thankyou to all those that made this possible.
The pic above shows the lucky door prize tickets everyone received as they walked in. I had a few questions about the sticks I used and they were from Ikea (my favourite storage store). Can not remember how much they were, but they were very inexpensive. As I had to make 60 of these, they were designed to be quick and easy to whip up, and were something a little different from a boring old raffle ticket. Now we couldn't have that, could we?

Now onto the cards we all made on the day. This card was super simple and only took minutes to assemble. I just added some glitter to mine when I got home. Have I told you I looooove glitter!

A quick christmas one using the delightful decorations stamp and matching punch. This is one of the bundles this month which includes a free roll of ribbon. Once again I added some glitter when I got home with some thin double sided tape. Are you surprised?

This card was actually a case from the lovely Jayne Mercer. I just loved the use of the border punch down the side and the petal a plenty embossing folder strip.

Another christmas one using lots of punching and my new favourite colour, cherry cobler.

Everyone got to make one of these easy pouches in varied colours. I love the look of them all together. Wouldn't they look great on a dinner table together....

This easy card I think was my favourite of the day. I just love the A to Z stamp in the background. Its so understated but just adds the right amount of detail and interest to what could very easily be a very boring card. I played around with this card and came up with some variations on it, which I'll post shortly.

And this is all of us at the end of a tiring day, after packing up in the rain, hair frizzy, but really happy that the day worked out so well. You know, Friday night I was convinced I was never going to do this again, but come Sunday, I have already started planning the next one.

Congratulations to all those that took home baskets full of prizes - and I think that was most of you.
I hope you all had a splendid time. And a special thanks to those that could not make it on the day but donated anyway. Lets hope the Cancer Council uses the money in a way that can benefit us all.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Christmas Special

Yeh!!! After months and months of computer problems, I have finally managed to get it into normal working order again ($219 later of course), so once again I can start posting on a more regular basis, without the pain an extremely slow computer can inflict.

This card, which I must admit is rather like a card I posted last month uses the beautiful Welcome Christmas stamp set.
You can purchase this set till the end of Nov along with the stunning Christmas Cocoa specialty papers and receive a free roll of ribbon from the selected four Stampin' Up! have on offer. I will receive my order soon, and then will make up some samples for you. There are also three other bundles included in the free ribbon offer, so check out the special on the Stampin Up website. Its always nice to receive something for free, and free ribbon is always a winner on my list.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Gift class - Sat 16th and Wed 20th Oct

The next class is all about gifts. The first project is this cute little milk carton perfect for small presents.

And then we have this magnetic post it note holder.

Calendars are always great for gifts and this one is in acylic holder so will last the year out in great condition. The design is based totally on a card designed by my lovely friend Rachel Jackson.

And for the largest project of the class we have a decorated box of candles. Its an inexpensive gift to make, but I'm sure it will be well received by a friend.

I thought that sentiment stamp went so well with the candle theme.
The class is offered on Sat 16th at 10.30am and Wed 20th at 10am. Cost is $25 and includes all materials and tools for the completed gifts.
Email me if you would like to attend to reserve your spot.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Girls Night In Stampin' Fundraiser - 23rd October 10-30am to 1.30pm
To find out more about this event please click the Special Events heading at the top of the blog.
Everyone welcome - a great way to try paper crafting if you have never attempted it before.
Cost : $25 All materials, tools and morning tea supplied. 
Lots and lots of prizes to win. You'll be impressed!

Some tangerine.

Are you surprised? I don't use orange very much at all.
This one using Always Elegant again. Quick and simple.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Always Elegant

Sometimes I just love clean simple cards that are quick to make, yet elegant all the same.
For this card I used the new stamp set Always Elegant and the beautiful new in colour Concord Crush for the cardstock and designer paper. The only other colour is the returning River Rock.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Cherry Cobbler

I'm totally in love with the new colour Cherry Cobler. But I have to admit this affair did not start till I held a piece of cardstock in my hands, the catalogue does not do the colour justice as all. It's such a vibrant deep shade of red, its going to perfect for christmas! Here I teamed it with some Old Olive and Very Vanilla and some of the beautiful Champagne shimmer ink.
Stamps used were Just Believe and A to Z.