Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Classes will resume in January and I'll be posting details of the new catalogue which is available 3rd January, plus Sale-a-bration is just around the corner, so keep watching. 

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Christmas Mugs

My Girls made personalised mugs for their teachers as Christmas Gifts this year.  I loved how they turned out and their teachers liked them too.

I made the tags to go on the wrapping and included a Christmas notepad to go in the parcel, along with chocolate of course. 

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas.  Enjoy your break, however you spend it.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

I've been busy, plus sneak peek

I've been busy lately making a few projects and generally partaking in the Christmas rush.  Here are some of the projects I've been working on, which include some sneak peeks of exciting new products coming in January.

This is my Christmas countdown wheel.  The tabs on the sides enable you to turn the wheels inside to change the number of days counting down to Christmas. 

You can see here how the numbers can change as you turn the wheel (this photo was taken before my order arrived and didn't have the word 'celebrate' on it.

Next is a notepad that I taught to my group of seniors at Senior Moments.  They wanted to do something different from a Christmas card so we came up with the idea of covered notepads.  

They all enjoyed making this project and a few of them commented how useful they would be to pop into their handbags.

And here are some table gifts that I made recently as well. The tic tacs that I put in the tubes matched my Designer Series Paper and Berry Burst cardstock absolutely perfectly.   

Finally, I branched out and did a scrapbook page of our two (adorable in our eyes) kittens.  Although, they're not really kittens any more at just turned one year old.  They constantly keep us on our toes and provide amusement for us every day.

I used a few different techniques for these pages including tabs as embellishments, stamping directly on the photos, punch art and fussy cutting.  I brought it all together by using the same chosen colour for both sides (Island Indigo) which I chose to match the blanket that Patch is lying on in the photo on the first page.

Baby Card 
Cardstock: Whisper White, Soft Sky
Stamps: Sweet Little Something
Ink: Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Pool Party
Other: Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder, Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon, Basic Pearls, 

Christmas Card
Cardstock: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Naturally Eclectic DSP
Stamps: Foxy Friends, Timeless Textures, Holly Berry Happiness, Tabs for Everything, Sheet Music
Ink: Garden Green, Sahara Sand, Crushed Curry 
Other: Metallic Sequins, Holly Embossing Folder, Triple Banner Punch,  

Birthday Card
Cardstock: Tranquil Tide, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Stamps: Bird Banter, Awesomely Artisic, Colorful Seasons, Fabulous Flamingo
Ink: Tranquil Tide, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Memento Tuxedo Black, Soft Suede
Other: Stampin' Write Markers (assorted colours), Sponge, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

Christmas Wheel
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White (regular & thick), Garden Green, backing cardstock from DSP packets
Paper: Merry Little Christmas DSP, Gold Glimmer Paper, 
Stamps: Number of Years, Sheet Music, Holly Berry Happiness
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Punches: Circle Tab, Everyday Label, Holly Berry Builder
Other: Window Sheet (hidden from picture), Cherry Cobbler ¼" Double-Stitched Ribbon, Brad/Paper Binder

Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Whisper White
Stamps: Labels to Love, Carols of Christmas
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Punches/Dies: Card Front Builder Dies, Everyday Label
Other: Holly Embossing Folder

Treat Tube Holder
Cardstock: Berry Burst, Whisper White, Naturally Eclectic DSP
Dies: Stitched Shapes (round & square), Rose Garden Thinlits Dies, 
Punch: 3/4" Circle punch, 
Other: Treat Tube

Scrapbook Pages
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Island Indigo
Stamps: Pretty Kitty, Sharing Sweet Thoughts, Tabs for Everything, Thoughtful Banners, Flirty Flamingo, Bunch of Banners,
Dies/Punches: Fox Builder Punch, Circle Tab Punch, Stitched Shapes Dies,
Memories and More Pocket Page

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Galaxy Birthday

A lot of my close family birthdays are in November, along with many others - 14 birthdays in fact, so I'm a bit behind in sharing the cards I made with you.

This was a card I made for my Husband for his birthday.  This technique is one that requires you to put it aside and leave for several hours (8 at the minimum), but I think it was worth it. 

The technique was discovered by accident by a demonstrator in Australia. She had been using the shaving cream technique for a class and forgotten to clean it up afterwards.  When she went back to her craft room she discovered it had gone all sparkly.  Deciding to put a piece of cardstock in it to see what happened, she discovered this cool galaxy effect.

I did use a few retired star sequins but they were the absolute perfect thing I needed when I got a bit stuck as to how to finish the card off.  And they were the perfect colour too.

Cardstock:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Silver Foil
Stamps: Picture Perfect Birthday
Ink: Island Indigo
Other: Sequins (retired), Reinkers - Island Indigo & Pool Party, Shaving Cream