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Monday, November 15, 2010

What A Deal!

Have you ever thought about becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and joining my team??? Well, now is the time if you have. Check out this awesome deal. It's only available for two weeks so contact me today!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Fancy Pants for Christmas

I am finally getting round to posting details for my much anticipated 'Fancy Pants' Christmas cards class. No more $2 bulk produced creations. All that sparkles and glitters and shines is now taking centre stage!
This class was originally going to be three cards but at the eleventh hour I was shown the wreath card and just had to include it. It is so beautiful!!
So, the four card you'll be making are:
Dasher in silver embossing with organza ribbon and shimmer paint snowflakes. In classic navy and silver with a hint of my favourite Baja Breeze. Add a few rhinestones to the antlers and wow, a card that will shine on any mantle piece. I have my upline Carol to thank for the inspiration for this card. For our monthly team swap she came up with something similar. Thanks Carol!

Not to be outdone is the second card. Very different from the first but still gorgeous. I love the texture on this card. The fabric, the lace, the vintage brad and even the crumpled paper and stitching.

Number three is the late addition. Can you see why I just "had to" include it?! It is made using the French Foliage stamp set in the newest mini and I think it is it's simplicity that is so striking. Whatever is is, I just love it! This idea was inspired by an idea I saw on the Stampin' Up! Demo site. Just one of the perks of being a demonstrator!

Lucky last is a card I made at a team retreat a few months ago. I have had it sitting on my display area and one of my ladies spied it and then the rest saw it and so here it is LOL. (If I don't want my ladies to see a creation I have to hide it. It's like hiding Christmas presents from children!).
The figures are made entirely from punches. Pretty cool huh.
It gets better though, you open the card and looks what greets you...
Too cute!!
So there you have it. Interested in attending the class?
Details are below:

DATES: Wednesday 8th & Thursday 9th December, from 7 - 9.30pm.
COST: $22

For more details feel free to email me at

They Did Their Homework!!

I had a class last night and guess what? Some of the ladies that attended my water colouring class must have read my previous post... they brought in the cards they had made!
Of course I asked for the cards (I got some rather nervous looks) so I could photograph them and post them here. I just love the 'Fa La La La La' added to the bottom card especially with the musical note coming out of the birds mouth. Very cute! Placing a Christmas Critter in a circle and having them on an angle is neat too. I am going to have to remember that layout for future classes.

Can you tell one of my ladies recently got a Big Shot machine? The Top Note die used in the two cards above, would have to be my favourite of all the Sizzix dies. I thought it was so smart how the positive and the negative parts were used for these cards. And the snowman... oh my he is cute!
Well ladies, you made my day by bringing in your creations.
You should be really pleased with your results, they are awesome!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I'll Be Checking Your Homework!

Over the weekend I held my water colouring class for beginners and it was lots of fun. The class was probably the quietest it has ever been but then they were all hard and work. At the end of the class I gave the girls some stamped images to take home to practise. I told them that it was their homework and that I expected to see some results brought back to me (harsh I know!).
Not to be outdone I thought I had better do something with the images I had water coloured during the class.
Here's what I came up with:
I gave each attendee the tree and bird image seen here and a cat image from the same stamp set. I had already started the raccoon so instead of the cat I used him. Critter cute don't you think?

Another image used in the class was the beautiful Poinsettia from the 'Bells & Boughs' stamp set. The class included a card that used the image the ladies coloured in, but I had a spare one so this is what I did with it:
So ladies, next time you're in, bring me your samples. If you're happy for me to post them on here I will, otherwise I can just admire them on my own :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Hot Chocolate Anyone?

Aren't these just the cutest mugs you have seen?! and yes they are made of paper!
As soon as I saw the idea on Val's blog (thanks Val for sharing!) I just had to make some for my upcoming craft fairs. I decided on a mug for hot chocolate and a mug for coffee.
Each mug comes with a sachet for the drink, some marshmallows and a stirring stick (a candy cane or peppermint stick).
So what's your favourite... coffee or chocolate?!

'Just A Note Gift' class gift card Holder

Boy that was quite a handful to type as a title!
As promised, here is a photo of the matching gift card holder you'll be making as part of the 'Just A Note' tin class. I deliberately didn't make it Christmassy so it would match.
To insert the card for this holder you just pull the ribbon tab and the inner section pulls up and you slide the card in. Very clever!
So if you haven't already signed up for one of the classes, you'd better now!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Counting Down To Christmas In Style

Look at what I have to post today!!!
I recently saw this on Julie Davison's blog (thank you Julie!) and just had to make one of my own.
It's an Advent Calendar made out of a mini muffin tin. How cool (and cute) is that?!
Each cover is magnetised so you can cover the treats with ease.
Here's a sneaky peek of one filled...
One of the great things about this Advent Calendar is that after each December you can pack it away and re-use it the following year. Recycling at it's best!

I have had a couple of people ask about the possibility of having a class for this. If you are interested let me know. If enough people are interested I will run a class in time for December.