Friday, October 28, 2011

Gift class - Wed the 2nd and Sat the 5th of Nov

Hello everyone and thankyou for dropping by to look at this weeks class. I wanted to concentrate this week on small gifts, that are super easy and quick to make. Perfect for this time of year when time is tight.

I just love the saying on this bag. I can think of lots of family and friends this would be perfect for, but if its not quite right for you I do have an alternate. The bag contains a few chocolates (included), but you could easily substitute this with any small gift.

Calendars always come in handy and you will love just how quickly this comes together. I can literally make a dozen of these in no time at all. They are also light so would make a great postal gift for friends.

This little tea light holder is again easy to make but would look lovely on the table at xmas, or packaged in a lovely box would make a great gift. I am including the battery operated candle with this, so it will be great to go straight away. You are welcome to change the colour of the ribbon to suit your taste. Red, green or blue would all work well. Surprisingly this was the project both my kids liked the best this time. I thought it would have been the candy cane holder!

And this is the candy cane holder, a little bit inspired by a card in the catalogue.

And lastly a homemade notepad made with cheap office paper and recycled denim, perfect for any girl. I will have other color options if green is not your thing. I was able to construct this really quickly after thinking about it for days! Some projects are like that, then you think why didn't I just think of this in the first place.

If you would like to come along and make these 5 gifts please email me so I can prepare a kit for you. Class cost is $25 and includes everything you need to make these completed gifts. I will be holding this class on Wednesday 2nd Nov at 10am and Saturday 5th Nov at 10.30am.

Now must run as I have a wedding to go to.....

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Stitched Stockings

The santa stocking punch and stamp set is not just for christmas - this old fashioned horse can be made with it too. The ears are bits of the sole of the sock, and I used lined thread for the mane. The eye is made with one of the new mini brads. They are so cute to use, I just keep forgetting about them though!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Xmas class - Wed 19th and Sat 22nd

This weeks classes are all about Christmas yet again. I figure I can cut down greatly on your stress load if you already have lots of your gifts and cards ready before December when everything get crazy busy.
The first card is made really simple with the use of die cuts, but is rich in colour with the beautiful patterned gold paper and beautiful satin ribbon. Note the bow, I'll show you how to make this simply by cheating just a little.

Another gold card, with lots of little bits of detail for interest and lots of subtle shimmer.

Tags always come in handy to dress up a gift, so I thought I would include some in this class.

These tree tags are really fun to make with some simple folding. I'll have various papers out so you can choose your colour on the day.

It is no secret I love my mini milk carton die, and justly so because it is so versatile. And to prove this once again, I'll show you another simple project with it, to make a lovely gift box.

And my very favourite card, is this diamond fold card that involves no complicated measuring (I promise) and it is quick to whip up, but folds neatly to fit in an ordinary size envelope.
I am holding this class on Wednesday the 19th at 10am and Saturday the 22nd at 10.30am. Class cost is $25 and inclusive of all materials and tools.
If you would like to attend please RSVP so I can prepare a kit for you. All welcome.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Another simple card

Just popping in with another quick card, this time using the new stamp set 'Summer Solstice' (only $26.95 for clear mount). The images have lots of lovely detail, so look equally good coloured or in simple black. The greeting is from 'For My Family' The layout for this card came from the catalogue. Any guesses which page?

Monday, October 10, 2011

A quick post

I don't have a lot of time today, but thought I would drop in quickly and show some simple cards.
I am so enjoying using wisteria wonder.

And a quick xmas one.