Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Project Life by Stampin' Up!

Christmas isn't far around the corner and you'll be taking lots of photos of special times over the break, whether you stay at home or take a trip. 

Here's a great video by Stampin' Up! all about Project Life and how you can preserve those memories so easily.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Frozen Fever has hit

You may have seen a couple of weeks ago I posted my daughter's birthday invitations and I said I would post more Frozen Fever crafts, so here they are:

The first thing I made were outfits for the Girls to wear on the day.  Conveniently the birthday girl has blond hair and her sister has brown hair so Elsa and Anna they were. 

We wondered who we could dress as Olaf and then I figured it would be easy enough for me to make myself a t-shirt so I did:

Next up were some necklaces using Stampin' Up! soda caps (as they are called in America.  They're now retired product but I got hold of some).  I printed Frozen Fever images and die cut them with 2.5cm (1") circle dies. I glued the images into the caps and then covered them with crystal effects to make them glossy.  Hubby drilled some holes in the rims of the bottle caps and I added a jump ring and ribbon.

I put the necklaces inside the kids favour bags which I got the idea for from here.  I ended up making mine slightly different and drawing Olaf's whole face on the front.  It was super easy to do with our gift bag punch board and white envelope paper.  I found some mini wands from Kmart too to go in them too which was perfect.

Unfortunately I didn't get a photo with all of the bags together. 

We played pass the parcel (or parcel the parcel as my daughter always calls it) and we had a craft activity for the kids to do.  This was a huge hit - they loved making their Sock Puppet Olaf's.  These ones were made with rice however we made ours with toy stuffing.  I made the feet with circles of white felt which I stuffed and pre-sewed onto the socks and I pre-sewed on the buttons. 

I also used our Tags & Labels framelits to make small tags for the kids to tie around the necks of their Olaf's so there was no confusion over who's was who's when they were done.  Here are the kids working hard on them. 


Just as we finished up making our sock puppets the 'frozen treat' arrived.  We'd booked a Superwhip van as a surprise which was a big hit with little kids and big kids alike

Lastly it was time for cake and pressies.  Hubby's Mum helped me to make an Olaf cake which was chosen by the birthday girl herself from here.  Being a Frozen Fever party we chose to have sunflowers on our cake instead of snowflakes and once we'd made it we decided we liked it better as the yellow complemented the blue so nicely.

We had a wonderful day and were really pleased with how it all went.  I hope you've enjoyed reading about all the things that went towards making it the fun and enjoyable day it was.

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Brick Wall Graffiti

Here is a grungy card I made for our nephew's birthday.  To me it looks like graffiti on a wall and whilst I don't like graffiti normally, in this case I think its a great idea for a masculine card when we have this awesome brick wall folder.

I've used Gorgeous Grunge and Sassy Salutations here for my card but Tracie whom the idea came from has used Perpetual Birthday calendar and You Little Furball as well for her card.

I'm not sure if you can tell, but I've cut the 6 from the wall and I have the card base behind showing through rather than having the positive from the die cut stuck on. 

On the inside I simply stamped "have a great day" using Endless Birthday Wishes.

Here is another version I made of the same card - this time I used Blackberry Bliss as my main colour and I teamed it with the dog from Hey Girl instead of the number. 

Cardstock: Old Olive, Whisper White
Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Sassy Salutations
Ink: Old Olive, Lost Lagoon, Crumb Cake
Other: Brick Wall Embossing folder, Little Numbers dies,

Monday, 12 October 2015

Yesterday I taught an event at the Snells Beach Life Church as part of their Love Week.  Each child made one full size thank you card and then a gift of three smaller notecards packaged up in a cellophane bag with a ribbon.

Here we are all set up and waiting for some eager little people to join us:

One standard size card
plus these smaller notecards.  They made 2 each of the Christmas ones which uses the Festival of Trees stamp set and Tree punch and 1 each of the Thank You one. 
Our triple banner punch made it very easy for them to punch the 3 different sized banners we've used on these two cards. 


One young boy of about 6 started off by saying he wasn't very good and by the end he was glowing because he'd done it by himself.  They all enjoyed themselves and did really well with their cards.  8 lucky people will be thrilled to receive the gifts they made for them with love and care.
If you know a group who would like to do something similar then let me know.  This group had an awesome time.