Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Snowflake Soiree Christmas Tag

Lately I have been making a few Christmas tags.. in fact the one here is from a tag class that I ran last week. I loooove these colours together - Pool Party, Island Indigo and white (the blues are both from the 2012-14 Incolor range).  I hear-embossed the snowflakes in white embossing powder before sponging the colours over the top. Simple, but sooo effective.  :-)

Today is actually the very last day to get a free spool of Stitched Satin ribbon with every $60 of product ordered.  For more details of this promo click HERE.  Or to place an order with me you can phone it through to me on my mobile, or alternatively, click HERE to email me. You just need the orders with me before 10pm tonight, 31st October, 2012.

I am today preparing for the next few days in Penrith at the Penrith Papercraft Show.  If you find yourself with any free time from Friday 2nd November to Sunday 4th November, please come and see us at the show.  There will be lots to check out, and we are also offering the chance to make a card with us as well.  I hope to see you there. :-)

Monday, 29 October 2012

Open Invitation to join me at Darling Harbour on the 10th November 2012

Heartfelt Stamping Day - Come as my guest and be treated to a day of fun and stamping. :-)

When?  10 NOVEMBER 2012
Cost? $120

Come and experience our Heartfelt Stampin’ Event 2012. This year the
Stampin’ Up! ‘Heartfelt’ theme celebrates the holiday catalogue, so be
prepared for lots of exciting, Christmas-focused things to see and do. Our
event will offer ideas and inspiration, product and technique tips and a
chance to have fun with your friends!


Experience hands-on learning and a chance to see and try Stampin’ Up!
products—including some of our latest releases. Have a go at various
techniques and see project displays created by our talented demonstrators.

Add your project to the Share Boards to display your creative ideas and
gain recognition for your talent. Get inspiration and ideas from all of the
share projects on display.

Spend as much or as little time as you want to create your Make & Takes—
whenever you like! Clockworks Stamp set included with registration
(valued at $41.95 wood-mount / $33.95 clear-mount) from the new
annual catalogue!

Be wowed by a variety of demonstrator presentations throughout the day.

Available anytime from 12:00–2:00 PM.

For further information, just email me by clicking HERE.  Or click HERE to view this invitation in a prettier format :-) You need to register soon to be part of this event!

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Another Christmas Pocket...

You might remember the Christmas pocket I made last month in Cherry Cobbler and Vanilla (with Champagne glimmer paper).  Here is it again... but this time in my favourite colours of the moment :-)

Below is the tag inside.... Cute huh?

Enjoy xx

Friday, 19 October 2012

12 Days of Christmas - Tags

I dont mean to scare you but next week it will be only 2 months to Christmas... and so next week I have my monthly project class and we are going to be making Christmas Tags. 12 of them in fact. So if you are coming to class next week, come along ready to get stuck into some fast work and make your Christmas tags to dress up your pressies this Christmas. Some of the tags are so ornate that that they could double as Christmas Decorations... like the one at the top in the photo above. 

I've just shown two of the tags here to give you an idea of the kind of thing we will be making. There will in fact be 6 different designs and you'll be making 2 of each one.

The class will run on Tuesday evening the 23rd October at 7.30pm, and also at 11am on the 24th.  The cost to attend is $25, and this includes all your materials and light refreshments.  So I do hope you can join me... and if you would like to reserve your spot just email me by clicking HERE.  At the moment I do have a few spots left in each class.



Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Beautiful Season Watercoloured

For those coming along to my Watercolouring Class here is another of the projects you will be making.  And since Christmas isnt all that far away, I thought I would make one of the 3 projects a Christmas card. It's an easy one... but how nice do those colours look together?? The stamp set is "Beautiful Season", and the main image makes a great image for watercolouring, as shown here.

My class this evening is now full. And tomorrow's class has only one spot, so I am really happy with the attendance levels :-)   Thanks to all those who are coming, and dont panic if you cant be here... there are other classes coming up!  Next week's project class still has plenty of spots.  We will be making Christmas tags at that one... I'll pop a photo up for you over the next day or two.

The weather is finally feeling more like Summer than Spring.. today is actually on the hot side. 34 degrees today (that's Celsius for my overseas readers) which is lovely, and I am sure there is plenty more where that came from :-)  I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful weather whatever you are doing.. and will be back with more creations for you soon :-)

Monday, 15 October 2012

Watercolour Classes this week

I thought you might like a "Sneak Peak" of one our projects for this week's Watercolouring Class.  Stampin'Up released this gorgeous new stamp "Pleasant Poppies" in our recent new catalogue, and I have been looking for the perfect chance to use them. Well here it is!  I love the way the poppies come alive with their petals watercoloured. And there is something very therapeutic about Watercolouring... its very calming :-)  Something we all need more of in our busy lives!

At the time of writing I still have a few spots left in my evening class (Tuesday 16th October at 7.30pm), and just one in the day class (Wednesday 17th October at 11am). I dont overfill Watercolouring classes as it requires some time to watercolour effectively.  So I have capped the classes at 6 for this one.

If you would like to join us, please email me by clicking HERE. The cost is $20, and you will make 3 projects, and learn how to turn your inks into beautiful Watercolours. I am really looking forward to working with you.

Here is this project again, but close up so that you can see the Watercolouring better. Enjoy :-)

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Postage Due with Markers

This time I am showing off another card using markers... but this time I used the "Direct to Rubber" technique. This is how you get gorgeous multicoloured images.  Stampin'Up's new stamp set "Postage Due" is great to use in this way.

The ink colours I used were Soft Suede, Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive and Early Espresso.  I used used the Elegant Butterfly and Postage punches to punch out the two shapes. A really quick and easy card that could be used for all kinds of occasions.

Dont forget that next week I am running my Watercolouring Technique class and right now there are still a few spots left in both the Tuesday evening and Wednesday daytime class. Just EMAIL ME if you would like to come along.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Bordering on Romance with Markers

Today I just wanted to show you a quick little notecard I made in the holidays.  I was staying at my friend Vanessa's house and so I got to play with some of her stamps... ones that I dont have :-)  "Bordering on Romance" is a set in our new Catalogue that was previously in our Autumn/Winter Mini, and I thought it would be good to use with our markers.  I had been wanting to try out our Stampin'Write Markers on Crumb Cake cardstock as I had seen on some other blogs... it looks quite striking, but is easy to achieve.

You will need to choose a line-drawing image such as the one here. Stamp it in pigment ink (I used Versamark) on to your cardstock, and then heat emboss with White Embossing powder. I then coloured it with our Markers, starting with the lighter colours first and then bringing in the darker colours. This card took only minutes to make, but the end result is very effective dont you think?

For more ideas or information please email me by clicking HERE.  I also run classes teaching various techniques so if you would like to attend Papercraft or cardmaking classes on the Central Coast (Australia) please contact me. This month I have a watercolouring technique class and there are still available spots at this point. Or I can come to you and show you how to make beautiful things at your place. :-)  Stampin'Up have lots of beautiful products to make your projects come alive!

Thursday, 4 October 2012

School Holiday Crafting

It's the second week of the Spring School holidays here and this past Monday we had what our family affectionately calls a "Pyjama Day". Really its just an excuse to not change out of your pyjamas all day, but that's our right to do every now and again don't you think? 

I had headed into the craft room to work on something, and my kids were wanting to see what I was up to. In the end we all sat down and worked on gingerbread houses that we made out of the Mini Milk Carton die. I didnt have a specific purpose in mind... we were just creating for something fun to do... but I did think that they would make pretty cute Christmas decorations. You could even put lollies or something in them if you chose.

We used "Soft Suede" as our gingerbread colour, Miss 9 came up with the idea of using the smallest brights buttons as flowers and strips of green for her flower stems. We used the Delicate Doilies sizzlits as the roof.. Mr 6 had the job of pushing out the little bits of paper from the holes: (a job he quite liked)

They were pretty pleased with their efforts and it kept them busy for a good block of time on Monday morning.  I hope everyone else is having a good school holiday break... dont forget that classes begin again next week! I have actually now filled the Tuesday Evening Stamp-A-Stack, but the Wednesday 11am class still has a few spots.  The watercolouring classes the following week is filling quickly too. Please email me by clicking HERE.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Working with the new Natural Compositions Specialty Paper

There are times when I love the subtle and natural look to my cards, and this is one of those times. This one is super-simple... but I've used a couple of cute ideas here to make it a bit special. I used Stampin'Up's brand new Natural Compositions Specialty paper as my background, and coloured it a little with my Aquapainters and some Old Olive ink. The ribbon is the Very Vanilla Seam binding ribbon... I love the way you can rumple it. I sprayed a length of ribbon with a little water, scrunched it up and let it dry. So easy. There's a close up of this if you scroll down.

I have to say that this new Natural Compositions paper is one of my absolute favourite new things in the catty. Click here to see another card I made with it.

It's school holidays right now, so this week there are no classes, but we are back to normal next week with Christmas Stamp-A-Stacks on the 9th (7.30pm) and 10th (11am) here on the Central Coast. Please email me by clicking HERE if you would like to attend. The evening program currently only has a couple of spots left.  The cost is $15, and you'll make 6 Christmas cards (3 each of 2 different designs).

For more class details click over on to the right hand sidebar on this blog, and then email me for further information, or to reserve a spot.

Enjoy our gorgeous weather!

Monday, 1 October 2012

It's Spool Time - our awesome October Special :-)

Welcome to October, and Stampin'Up's fabulous promotion for the month. Spend $60 on Stampin'Up products and receive a roll of FREE Stitched satin ribbon in your choice of our new In-colors. (valued at rrp $15.95 plus P&H).  This is for EVERY $60 you spend, so if you could earn more than one roll. An order of $300 or more would score you all 5 colour rolls of this gorgeous ribbon.  For more details click HERE.

To contact me to place your order, click HERE