Sunday, February 20, 2011

More pics to share

My inspiration for this came from Mary Campbell but the idea of putting the pearl into the middle of the jumbo eyelet was mine.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

I'm on a roll now

It was my flatmate, Vicki's birthday last week so I made this card inspired by my good friend and fellow demonstrator, Julia Leece and instead of a cat, I made a penguin bookmark as Vicki loves Penguins. The punch art was CASEd from Nanette VerHagen through this web site.

It was also my nephew in law, Karl's birthday a few days ago. It's always a challenge for me to make masculine cards but I found this punch art idea and used it to make this card. The punch art designer was Annette Mac (but sorry can't for the life of me find a blog for her now)

Can you see I have used the "Square lattice" impression folder form the Summer Mini with tin foil for the background? I also ran the clothes through to look like cloth but in hindsight maybe a bit much texture? I handwrote the sentiment using the "versa marker" (pg 143 of the main cat) and embossed with silver embossing powder.


Last Friday night, I taught another lovely group of teenage girls for a 14th birthday party. We made this luminaria (lantern) in which we placed a battery powered tealight (for safety). It's a bit difficult to get the best picture of the light glowing through but hopefully you get the idea.

When I showed my Stamp Club members, they all wanted to make one so that class is on Thursday 24th (sorry all full) but will definately put on another class if there is enough demand $15. Register your interest    here.
Remember , you can always opt for a kitset  (includes LED tealight) if you can't make the class. Same price as the class (plus postage unlesss you pick up).

Notice I have used the owl stamp from one of the FREE Sale-a-bration sets along with the Owl Punch.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ooops, almost forgot

Almost forgot to show you my Stamp Camp swap.
This little basket was made with the "Top Note" die and the Big Shot  as well as the new ""square lattice" embossing folder. Inside is a small Cadbury Chocolate bar.
Email me if you would like to book a class to learn how to make these.

Stamp Camp

Well Stamp Camp was amazing. A lot of fun. For those of you who don't know, it was held in Rotorua from Fri 4 to Sunday 6 Feb for demonstrators in the "Creative Inkers" team under Jacque Pederson. We stayed at Keswick Christian camp and slept on bunks but we had the whole site to ourselves so plenty of bottom bunks to go around. We had our food cooked for us but had small chores (such as table setting, dishing out food crinsing dishes and mopping out the dining room) to do each day but nothing too arduous.

We had several delicious projects taught to us by some very talented demonstrators (Jacque Pedersen, Rachael Knight, Paula Dobson, Vicky-Lee Mueller and Delys Cram). Our theme was the Summer mini catalogue and Sale-a-bration reward stamp sets

There were about 30+ demos attending and this is the table Sue and I sat at with Rebecca, Debbie and Sally. I was taking the photo but don't know where Sue was when I took this.

Some of the lovely projects we were taught...

This lovely gable box (that I filled with miniature toiletries and then dropped, munting the corner... forgive me Paula!) and matching little going away card taught by Paula Dobson

This gorgeous card taught by Jacque Pedersen. We used "Presto Patterns" card stock with Cherry Cobbler ink sponged over to reveal the pattern (in this case script) . The stamp was from "Easter Bossoms". Both the stamp set and Presto papers are available until 31 March in the Summer mini catalogue.

All the contents.
This amazing stationery set was taught by Rachael Knight.

Two other fabulous projects were taught but I have not yet completed them but you can check them out at vicky-Lee Mueller and Delys Cram

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Stamp Camp

I can't believe I have been home from Stamp Camp for almost a week! It was really great, lots of fun and so good to catch up with some friends I only get to see at these occasions and to meet lots of new people who will very likely become good friends also.I had meant to blog it some days ago but...you know how life gets in the way?. It's just that now that I am job sharing in my teacher role, I have to plan and prepare the lessons for the week and it's taking me some time to get back into the swing of things. Also birthdays, bereavements, and celebrations call for my card making expertise and well... that's what I like to do.
Anyway...I promise, I will post some pikkies and some more info very soon but got a few things on today.