Friday, September 30, 2011

Christmas class - Wednesday 5th and Saturday 8th October

It's October already and christmas is looming closer than ever, so it's definitely time to start planning the big day. I have a few ideas in this class to make yours extra special.
My kids just love this little candy cane mouse. He is easy to make and best of all very cost effective.

This card features a new stamp set (Stitched stockings) and co ordinating punch (Stocking tag punch) available this month. I have had mine for a week and its already had a huge work out. Its a great size and very easy to work.

I am planning to make these tree boxes for the table on christmas day. I can image one on every can make either the traditional green/red/gold tree or the more modern pink/green/silver one in the class. The choice is yours. They fit a packet of M&M's in them perfectly.

Every year I like to make some gift vouchers, and this years one is super easy with the new bookmark die. And the lovely doily on the front comes from the pennant die.

And lastly a singing reindeer card for a bit of fun. This card was inspired from one made by Jackie Topa. Lots of punches make this easy, its only the sponging that will take any time.
This class will be on Wednesday the 5th at 10am and Saturday the 8th at 10.30am. Class cost is $25 and includes all materials and tools.
If you would like to attend please email me so I can prepare a kit for you.
All welcome.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pink Parlor Prints

A quick card using some new supplies. Stamps, Parlor Prints, Elizabeth, Petite Pairs and Melon Mambo embossing powder.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Card class date change

I have just realised this is a public holiday weekend, so have decided to change the date of the Saturday class to the following one. Therefore the next classes will be Wednesday the 5th and Saturday the 8th of October.
We will be making two cards, a gift card holder, a candy cane mouse and christmas tree gift box. I will have some samples up for you tomorrow to view. Have a lovely long weekend all.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

A few cards and last week for joining special

I have been so slack lately with my blog. Time just seems to slip away from me with all the things I need to fit into a day. But, since its school holidays and I don't have quite as much running around to do, I thought I would take some time to show some of the cards I have been making in the last month. All pretty simple and things you could easily case if you are stuck for ideas of your own.

It doesn't get much simpler than this. But with that beautiful font and pretty doily paper, I think you don't need much.

A great card for any young man. Simple and very bright.

I cased these next cards from the catalogue. Such a great source of inspiration. They are all made using the button buddies stamp set. I just love that little piggy.

Don't forget there is only one week left of the joining special. You can either purchase a mini kit at $169 or get 20% off the normal kit. The inside back cover of the catalogue has a picture of a few of the items you get, but remember you can customise your kit to include the stamps sets and ink colours you like. There has never been a better time to join than now. It has never been offered at such a great price.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Introducing Pool Party and Island Indigo

Don't those names sound cool together? And both are just lovely colours. This is a simple little box I made with them with the Box No2 die. Also uses the new lace ribbon punch.

I still have room on Wednesday for my christmas card class if any one is interested. Just email me, so I can make a kit up for you.
And don't forget about the terrific joining special this month. You can get the normal kit at 20% discount OR you can get a smaller kit for just $169. Both are fantastic value as you get sooooo many lovely supplies in them, and they can be both fully customised to suit your style and need. And if you join this week, ( before September 25) there is an added bonus, but you will have to contact me to find out about that.
Cheers for now.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Christmas Cards Class

It's that time again. Time to start planning your christmas cards. If you would like some ideas, why not come along to this weeks class where I have some easy quick cards, and a more detailed one for those special people.

This card uses the new stamp set Merry & Type, and the beautiful new seam binding ribbon to create a traditional coloured xmas card. Some multi coloured stamping and layering, as well as lots of sponging, give this card interest. This card was inspired by one made by Betsy Veldman.

Notice that glitter. Its the new glass glitter that actually tarnishes in time for a lovely soft vintage look. I can see myself using this loads!

Okay, now I've shown you the harder card, here are the quick simple ones. First up, one featuring the new in colour, pool party. I love this colour, especially teamed up with some cherry cobbler ribbon. It was my first time using the triple layer doily punch too. All I can say is - wow. You have to try it!

Notice that frayed ribbon....just one of the little tricks I was shown at Regionals last week. A fantastic, full on day of tricks, techniques and ideas. Oh the things I have to show you...

Now back to our cards, I thought a matching gift card would be perfect, incorporating a hand made tassell. I used to love making these when I was a child, and making them as an adult is just as much fun. I have made this flat without embellishments so the recipient could use it afterwards as a book mark.

I have always wanted to make a button card in the classes, but its hard, and not to mention expensive to use too many buttons at once, but... with these handmade paper buttons its sooo easy and cheap. I am completely smitten with that lovely greeting from Contempo Christmas. How I wish I could write like that.

Notice that beautiful new paper, Mocha Morning Specialty. It has gold metallic ink on it. Yum! There is some sparkle on this card with some glitter, but its completely disappeared in the photo.

And last but not least, a very modern card, where I have incorporated another cute trick I learnt at Regionals, embossing satin ribbon. This card was inspired by one I saw made by Stampin Up.
I am holding this class on Saturday 17th at 10.30am and Wednesday 21st at 10am if you would like to attend. Class cost is $25 and is all inclusive. All welcome, but please email me if you would like to attend so I can prepare at kit for you.
Thanks for stopping by.

I just love the new Pennant Parade stamp set and its matching punch. Makes these little flags so quick and easy to make. They would be just perfect at a kids party.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Introducing Wisteria Wonder

Let me introduce you to one of the newest colours available, Wisteria Wonder. Its a beautiful purple colour with a hint of grey in it, making a very sophisticated shade. Perfect for ladies. I am so happy to have another purple, we needed it.

Now this card will be very familiar to many of you. It's just one of the projects we completed at my launch last Saturday. It was a simple card that didnt take long to make, but l think many of you liked. It not only uses the beautiful new colour, but the most gorgeous stamp set, Delicate Doilies and its matching papers. most favourite ribbon, seam binding. It is so thin, with a slight sheen and is so lovely to work with. I love the fact that it will still fit into an envelope without bulk, making it perfect to post.
If you would like to try this ribbon without purchasing a whole roll, I am making up packs of 1m of 7 colours for $9.90 with postage additional if required. This way you can see for yourself just how nice this ribbon is without breaking the bank.

It also used a new embossing folder too. Did you notice the embossing folders went down in price?

Now this card was one I designed for my wonderful group of downlines to make at a recent training. It uses a lovely new stamp set called Field Flowers. This stamp does look a little weird in the catalogue as it is designed for the stamps to be layered on top of each other creating a build up of different colours. Very clever and the results are stunning. I can see this set coming out alot.