Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Cards for kids class

Hi everyone, hope your week is wonderful.

I had alot of fun preparing for this weeks class. Kids cards are so bright and fun, and quick to make too. Gotta love that! I thought I would start with a simple little baby card. I have used blue ribbon here, but pink would work equally well, if you know a little female angel is on the way.

"I dig you" is such a cool stamp set for boys, and I love the dirtday saying.

This little robot, is a card I saw in Better and Homes and Gardens by Lisa Storms over a year ago and just fell in love with. Actually, it was why I purchased the magazine. You can make either the girl or boy version in the class.

Did you notice the chocolate belly. My kids thought this was the best!

Now, onto kids that a little bit older....Angry birds are all over the place, and almost every boy, big or small, seems to love them. These cards are easy and quick to make, but pack a punch with colour. My kids were really excited to see these, although my oldest son was upset I didn't make piggy. Maybe tonight.

I think this would be a good card for my husband...looks a bit like him.

And last, but not least a little bag for some goodies for the girls. You can make this in any colour you like. I know my nieces always love to carry around a handbag, and wouldn't it be nice with a cute little gift inside. Maybe some jewellery or some decorated pencils.

I am offering this class on Saturday the 19th and Wednesday the 23rd at 10am. Class cost is $25 and includes the 6 projects with all materials and tools, and a cuppa thrown in for good measure. If you would like to attend, please email me asap so i can prepare a kit for you.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

A note to say thanks

It's always nice to say thanks to someone who has done something for you, so I made this simple little note with with a decorated envelope for a class a few weeks back. I am going to try very hard to send out more thank you's this year. Hopefully it will put a few smiles on peoples faces.
Paper used is the beautiful attic boutique from the mini. Love!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Catalogue CASES class

There are so many beautiful samples in the catalogue, and I always, always plan to make them, but, somehow just never get around to it. Sound familiar? So this time I did it. I made four of my favourites for this class. The first is a simple card for a man. I love that tie, and I love the colours SU used.

This has always been my all time favourite. I love the many layers and textures they have achieved with varying materials.

I have changed the colours on this card, but kept the design basically the same. Just wanted to pretty it up a bit.

And lastly, a classic card I have always admired.
If you would like to attend this class on Saturday at 10am please let me know asap so I can prepare a kit. I am also happy to have a class this Wednesday the 16th should there be enough interest.


Its the 10th of May, and I am only getting around to tell you about this months special. How slack of me. It's a good one. Purchase any three packs of $18.95 packs of paper and get one free!

Celebrating Mum

Another simple card we made at the last class. The background was created using the simply scored tool. The inner white flower was cut from felt to add some texture.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Catch Up

Firstly I would just like to apologise for my absence lately.
The house renovations are coming along nicely, but with so much going on, I don't have a lot of time for crafting. That coupled with the day I went for my morning walk, and came home to find my whole crafting space a disaster zone. You see, my husband decided to paint my space and very quickly dumped all my stuff in the middle of the lounge room. Wow, was I surprised when I came home to find all my precious supplies treated so badly. And boy did it take along time to sort them out and find a home for them all. I am still getting there!
But, saying all that, the inside of the house is nearly finished. Nearly, So hopefully I can get back to normal posting soon.

Here is a card we made at my last class. Its uses the faux tile technique. Very easy to do with the simply scored tool. Just score some lines in two directions to get squares and then stamp an image on top. Then gently press a versamark pad over the image and emboss with clear embossing powder to make it lovely and shiny. We used the scented embossing powder in the class so not only do they have a beautiful and glossy finish but smell great too.