Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Open Home

Hi everyone
It's a shame you couldn't all make it to this but thought you might like to see the project we made.
These 'Lolly Legs" were adapted from an idea from a fellow demonstrator and friend, Julia Leece . Cheers for letting me use your idea Julia:)

I collected donations towards "canteen" (helping young people with cancer) . We collected $54.20. Thanks to all those who contributed:)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Decorated tin competition winner

These are the entries in my decorate a tin competition for Stamp Club members. I'm sure you'll agree with me that the standard was very high. I love every one of them and my impartial judge found it very difficult to pick an ultimate winner.
And the winner is.... Marie. Congratulations Marie. I will get your prize to you this week:)
All those who entered will receive a small consolation prize:)

Kelly Knowles

Christine Abercrombie

Marie Edwards

Carol Whitmore

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Christmas cards

Thought you might like to see some of the Christmas cardsI have made recently.
This one CASED from a card made by Karen Rodgers who in turn CASED it from Heather Summers
This one inspired by Beverley Polen

Spinner cards

This is a card I made for my cousin's Grandson who recently turned 6. He lives in England and is a football enthusiast. I am pleased to report that the card made it safely to England (in a bubble pack envelope) and the ball spun as it should:)

Here are some images of the Spinner cards we made at a recent card class.

The Christmas One is inspired by Marelle Taylor

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Diorama cards

Had a class a couple of months back making diorama cards. Our lovely and talented leader Jacque Pedersen taught this technique at our Regional Training a while back.
I had forgotten to post pics so here's what we did.

Using the 2 step bird punchp146

using "Season of Joy" p20 and "Holiday Lineup" p30

Friday, October 15, 2010

Marie and Challenge

Just had to show you all these pics of cards and altered tin that my friend and Stamp Club member, Marie has done. I was blown away with the result. Simply stunning. She acknowledges Ann Craig for the idea.

I issued a challenge recently but this is a reminder... Decorate your own tin with Stampin' Up! products and submit by November 4 to be in to win a prize.

Guess where the driver is? Hee hee

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Punches with icing???

Check this out Kristine McNickle (one of my fellow demonstrators), has a customer who uses Stampin' Up punches to make edible icing masterpieces. Who would have thought it?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I'm Back

Hiya everyone.
Well I'm back from my very exciting travels of Northern Europe . More about that later... but just wanted to let you know that I am open for business again and will update this site very soon, (hopefully tomorrow)with classes for the month as well as images of  cards etc made from the new product:).


Monday, August 9, 2010

Sponging technique

Here are a couple of cards I made recently using the sponging technique taught by Paula Dobson.
Marie and Christine you will recognise these.
This one was inspired by Judy Beetson who made a similar styled card which was framed with a Top Note.

Father's Day

With Father's day just around the corner, I thought I'd dig out some masculine cards that you may take inspiration from for Father's Day:)

I just cut pieces by hand for this, sponged the edges of the pieces and used matching brads as collar studs and white gel pen to make faux stitching for pocket. I think the striped DSP is just right for this project. Windsor Knot Pg 135 of current catalogue is perfect.

Totally Tools pg 57 current catalogue was used here along with DSP.

This was a swap I received from convention by Jenny Humphries (Palmerston North). She has used DSP from ther Chocolate Chip range pg 135. Jenny has punched the holes at the bottom right but equally you could push through Vintage Brads pg 149.

Another convention swap, by Pauline Aynsley, Nelson.
Don't you just love the Spiral Punch? pg 152. The stamp set Greetings Eight pg57 and cute & curly pg 153

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

Bead Making Class

More pics from another recent class where we made beads from DSP and put them onto cards.
Inspired by Michelle Cox, Queensland

Adapted from idea by Kristine McNickle

Sunday, July 18, 2010

My Tin Decorating class

Here are some pics from a recent class where we learned how to alter a tin and make several cards to go inside. The decorated tin makes a great gift with or without the added cards:)

Not my design. Several people have posted this pattern on the Internet.

Original design concept by Hannah Plews ( my downline) adapted by ueme.

My design. Distressed edges and sponging add to "vintage' look.

Original design taken from class by Jacque Pedersen. Adapted to new Cottage Wall DSP
Quilt pattern not  my original idea but many people have posted instructions for this on the internet.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Jacque's Team Training Day

Hope you have all had look at the July Special offers as they are a great deal. (Just click on "Current Specials" on the left side of my blog to view).

Anyway I have been real busy lately with 2 , day-long training sessions, convention and lots of classes so thought it about time I posted some samples;

We learned some amazing techniques including "sponging" with the fantastic Paula Dobson . "applause please".

I passed this technique on to customers who came to my sponging class.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Scissor charms

In order to keep tabs on my snips at convention, I made myself (and 2 fellow demos in my team) a scissor charm with my initial ( of course, the other's had the initials of those I gave them to, other wise that would be awkward. he he:) )
I used Stampin' Up! Hodge Podge hardware and I attached a bead I made from Stampin' Up! designer paper. (More on these later as I will do a class including these).

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Baby shower

A baby shower gift for a friend. The boxed set was originally packed around fabric. I pulled that out, and replaced with tissue that I had rolled using "So Swirly" jumbo roller and matched the ink with card. I also made a small "brag book" (To the left of the pic) for my friend to insert photos and mementoes once the baby is born.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

My Convention Swaps

This was my main design for convention swaps.

I made 70 of these!

I aslo made 30 native bird cards for my fellow conventioners

My Stationery set class

Some examples of the things we made at this class. The original design was by Jackie Topia but I designed the box to accommodate the Stampin' Up envelopes. The cards, tags etc were designed by me.

New Zealand Native Birds

Inspired by Lynn Pratt , who has designed some gorgeous American Native birds using the fabulous 2 step bird punch (available in the Autumn-winter mini catalogue), I decide to go ahead and design some New Zealand native birds. And I taught 3 of these.

My Tui

My Yellowhammer

My Fantail

My Sparrow

If you would like to attend a design class to make these cards, please email me:)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

My blogging award

Awarded to me by fellow demonstrator, Debbie Airey:) For my silk scarves.
Thanks Debbie

10 things about me;

1. I am passionate about coffee & coffee making
2. I hope to get into roasting my own beans sometime
3. I once worked as a chambermaid in London's Sherlock Holmes Hotel
4. I was born in England
5. I own and adore a beautiful persian cat called "Florence"
6. I often have 3 to 4 books I am reading at any time
7. I love patchwork and quilting but haven't had a lot of time for that since I took up Stampin' Up!
8. I do Pilates and love it
9. I own a "Build a Bear" that I made in Disneyland in 2008
10. I was once married to a musician

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Silk Scarves

We have had two very successful scarf stamping classes and another coming up (13 May 7pm. 2 places available due to rescheduling). If you would like to request a further class, please email me. If you would like to purchase scarves to stamp and/or dye yourself, I am selling them for $8 (plus postage). If you would like to purchase a stamped and gift boxed scarf, I am selling those for $22 (plus postage). Please email me for purchases.

Some of the scarves and gift boxes made at my recent scarf stamping class