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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Fruit Salad - Yummy, Yummy!

One of the wonderful things about Spring and Summer is the gorgeous array of fresh fruit that becomes available. This was the inspiration for my upcoming card class. I saw this idea here and just had to case it! I love the clean, simple lines and the bright colours. The fruit pop's (with a little help from a dimensional or two) off the card front and brings back memories of going fruit picking as a child (... one for the basket and two for me!). I used Crystal effects on each piece of fruit also, just to give it that glossy, delicious look!
Don't they look good enough to eat?!

Cost of class is $12, so if you'd like to make your own 'Fruit Salad', card style, then contact me to reserve your seat. You'll make four cards and this cute holder to store them in. Isn't that sweet?!

Friday, May 14, 2010

A Gift to Give or Keep!

This weeks upcoming class uses the gorgeous stamp set 'Always'. It's an all purpose stamp set that can be used for many different occasions. Here, I have embossed the bird and the heart images to make them the focal point so they stand out. Embossing also gave me a darker shade of the lovely Sage Shadow to work with. I wanted to create something timeless so I went for SU!'s Nouveau Chic' Designer Series Paper.
So, I hear you ask, "what is it we'll be making?" It's a card and an altered DVD tin, but it's not just any tin. You open it up to reveal a mini photo album!! How cool is that?!
As soon as I saw this idea on Split Coast Stampers I knew I had to make one. I am always looking for different ways to package things and thought this tin was a wonderfully unique way to give photos to someone you love. The tin is slim yet sturdy enough to be posted making it ideal to send.
So what are you waiting for? Register now to reserve your seat. Cost is $20. (All supplies are included except for adhesive).

I've picked you a Bunch of Roses

Ok, I may not literally have picked a bunch of roses as I don't have any in our garden, but I think this card looks like a posy of roses I'd love to give.
This beautiful stamped image is from the 'Elements of Style' stamp set in the new Summer Mini catalogue. I have water coloured (my third water coloured card) and added some shimmer paint to give it a bit of a shine.
I have used several shades of pink to colour the roses (starting with Pink Pirouette, Pretty In Pink, Rose Red, Regal Rose and a hint of Rich Razzleberry) to try and create a more natural look. I've also "aged" the edges of the cardstock with good ol' Creamy Caramel ink. I love the look it gives and it's so easy to do. This is one colour I will miss when SU! retires some of their range in July. Here's a close up:

Water colouring is certainly labour intensive but the results are so worth it. The depth of colour you can achieve is stunning and when I water colour I feel like a bit of an artist. An artist that is colouring in between the lines, but an artist nonetheless!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

'Christmas creations' Class

You asked for it, so here it is ... an all day stamping extravaganza to help you get organised and ready for Christmas!
I'll show you how to create 12 beautiful handcrafted cards that are sure to please. You'll also create a gorgeous gift box to package half of them in to.

WHEN: Saturday 29th May, 10am – 4pm

WHERE: Down town, Fredericton

COST: $35 (Includes lunch. If you have any specific dietary requirements please let me know).

** Please Note: Payment is required at time of registration to secure your seat. Due to the pre-ordering of class supplies, class fees are non-refundable. If for some reason you can not attend, your supplies will be available to pick up at a later time (Thanks for understanding).

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING: You will need to bring your own adhesive to use. I recommend quality products so that your cards don't come unstuck!

If you don't have any, let me know, so I can order one for you and have it ready and waiting at the class. Snail adhesive is $12.12 and Tombow Glue is $6.84. (These prices include shipping and tax costs).

**Registrations close 12th May**

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

For such a Little Card, it's Big on the Details!

This weeks PPA challenge is all about blue. Light blue, dark blue, midnight blue, all kinds of blue. It's also the first colour that springs to mind for me when I think of boys (blue and dirt colours but that's a whole different topic!) so with a boys birthday card to make, this challenge was perfect.
I have a friend back in NZ with a gorgeous boy who's turning five this month. I minded him for a short while and it always amazed me at his attention to detail. He would notice the smallest (often overlooked) things! So when I thought about making his birthday card, I wanted to put as much detail (and as much blue) as possible on it.
So here we go William, this card's winging it's way to you ... brads,embossing, dimensionals, water colouring, piercing, and shading - all just for you. And one more thing, "Happy School Days!".