Monday, 17 October 2016

Rodney Christmas Extravaganza

We hosted our first Rodney Extravaganza on Saturday in Warkworth.  It was a great day and everyone enjoyed themselves.  Several are keen for a repeat performance which is awesome. 

Here are three of the projects that were made?  The first one is mine - a star topped box with Christmas Mice parading around the base.

It included a Christmas Fruitcake to go inside and a tag which read "Have Yourself a Yummy Little Christmas". 

Thanks to Angela Palmer for her instructions on making the box, which she adapted from a tutorial by Tracy May.

Second is a project that was taught by Bernice Collins.  She made a triple tier Wreath which was gold embossed.  It looked gorgeous and she very cleverly gold embossed the Christmas Trinkets from the Holiday Catalogue to match.

Next we have the project that Mary Pringle taught.  She made the cute little house box from the catalogue and turned it into a Christmas Gingerbread type house. 

She also made a matching card to show how you can use just part of the die cut and keep it flat for use on a card.  Aren't they cute?

Clare Ellison made three New Zealand themed Christmas cards.  They were amazing but I don't have a photo of them as yet. 

Did you join us on the day?  Which was your favourite project?

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Happy 6th Birthday

This week was my youngest daughter's 6th birthday.  I have no idea where that time went! 

When I came across this card on Pinterest I thought it was very cute.  I don't have a blushing bride inkpad so I tried Flirty Flamingo instead, but didn't like it and ended up going with a stamped off Sweet Sugarplum instead.  The colour has dried paler than I would like on the card but it's come up okay for the cat on the bag. 

I love the sheet of Designer Series paper it uses which comes from one of the mini stacks called Playful Palette.  I have to sincerely thank Paula Reid, another demonstrator on our team who kindly posted me a sheet so I could make this card, as I didn't have the stack and didn't have enough time to order any in time to make the card.  It adds so much to the final result and makes it look great. 

Cardstock: Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White
DSP: Playful Palette
Stamps: Foxy Friends, Number of Years, Designer Tin of cards
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum, Old Olive, Real Red, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Emerald Envy  
Other: Gift Bag Punch Board, Fox Builder Punch,