Sunday, December 4, 2011

Last Lessons for 2011

Lots to choose from in this lesson.
Nautical Expedition Suite

Beyond the Garden Suite

Simply Adorned Jewellery

Floral Double Pillow Boxes

Button Bracelets

Emerging Colour Technique

How can you resist!!!
Lesson dates: Dec 6, 7, 11, 13, 14

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Have You Gone Sketchy Yet?

I have played with this week's Pals Paper Arts and the Inkspiration Colour Challenge
You also get to see a sneak peek of the new stamp set The Open Sea. I think it will become a favourite.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

A Very Dazzling Lesson 47

Quite a while ago many of us bought Heat and Stick Powder. I had actually forgotten all about it but my recent trip to Stampin' Up Regionals in Brisbane has brought it all back to me. Even though we don't have a white Christmas we can still enjoy the beauty of it. The Lovely as a Tree stamp set has been used with Baja Breeze and Not Quite Navy. I hope you can see the glitter.

Most of you know that I love nail polish. Recently I found these cute Natio Minis so I designed a little box. I have also gone a bit crazy with the shimmer paint. The boxes perfectly match the colour of the nail polishes. Don't you just love Stampin' Up colours!!!

I was really pleased to see that Pretty Postage was to become available in the Summer Mini Catalogue. It coordinates with the 1 inch and Postage Stamp Punches. The Mini is available in December so let me know if you'd like your own copy. Here are 2 sample cards.

I have had quite a few requests to make the large Mini Milk Carton Boxes. I had made a sample quite a while ago and when I was making new samples for this lesson I made a mistake and made an in between size. I thought it looked pretty cute as well.

Lesson dates are November 22, 23, 27, 29 and 30.

I just had to add photos of Jemima and Ruby which were taken on Friday night. We celebrated Jemima's 6th birthday. Happy Birthday Jemima.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

A Christmas Set in Lesson 46

Continuing with our Christmas preparation we will be making a chocolate bag/box that will fit three Aldi Chocolates, six scalloped tags and new style wine tag (thanks again Mary Fish). All of these were made with the Big Shot and the Two Tag Die. I like tools that have multiple uses and this die fits the bill.

A favourite stamp set for quite a few of you is the Four Frames set and I've been making even more cute flowers this week. What do you think?

I have unearthed an old favourite. I taught many children how to make Origami Boxes so now it's your turn. We will also be making six note cards to fit inside.

Lesson dates are Nov 8, 9, 13, 15, 16.

Brisbane Regionals

Many thanks to Marilyn Coverdale for being my navigator and partner in stampin' yesterday at the Brisbane Stampin' Up Regional Conference. We had a great day.
I made 40 swaps.
This card was part of a lesson we did recently using Vellum.

The Star Cards

I called these "Simply Adorned Gallery". Each pack contained 4 mini artworks to fit into the new pendants which will be available in December.
Here is a close up.

I received lots of swaps from other talented demonstrators and visitors. They will be on display during our November lessons. Thanks again to the Stampin' Up team and all who participated.

October Challenge Winners

Congratulations to all of the players. Cathy Dunn won the stamp set and Wendy Green won a paper pack.

      Wendy Green

Eleanor Sorenson and Margaret Twohill
Beverly Pettyfor, Laura Dunn, Cathy Dunn
Sarah Dunn

Judy Wagner, Wendy Green, Nance Lowden

Monday, October 24, 2011

Another Challenge Card

I should have been working on my swaps for the Stampin' Up Regionals but I had to try another Challenge.
Inkspirations Colour Challenge 92 and Paper Pals Arts 116 included a sketch and a colour challenge.
I quite like the combination of Cherry Cobbler and Not Quite Navy but the faux silk technique I tred made the Cherry Cobbler a bit pink.
I used another hostess set called Faith in Nature.

I wasn't sure about the end result but housework Monday is calling so here it is.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Happiest Birthday Wishes Lesson 45

It's time to make those birthday cards that you need even though you're probably concentrating on Christmas. The set "Happiest Birthday Wishes" is a hostess set with 11 stamps. You can get this set for $0. Contact me if you are interested.

Back to Christmas. Here are some peeks of  Stitched Stocking cards inspired by Ruthsstampingcorner.

Delys Cram posted these instructions for the Star Card I did the maths and made a  smaller version as well.

Finally the Backpack, with Splitcoaster instructions or try mine made with Big Shot Dies.
Dates for Lesson 45 are October 23, 25, 26 and November 1 and 2.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Just Add Ink 89 and Inkspirations 91 Challenge

I have been wanting to get involved in more challenges but sadly time has been against me. I noticed that a lot of people combined the challenges so I thought I'd give it a go.
I used Basic Black, Basic Grey, Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie cardstock. The stamp sets, Funky Four and Happiest Birthday Wishes, were embossed with Black Embossing Powder. Lots of circle punches were used as well as the scallop circle from the Perfect Pennants Bigz Die. I sponged all pieces with Basic Grey ink and finished it off with Black Satin Ribbon.
Here are the links to the challenge sites. Have a look, leave a comment and play along if you like.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Letters to Santa Lesson 44

In part 1 of Lesson 44 I have used the Letters to Santa DSP. There are 5 different cards, a Petal Cone and 2 Mini Boxes.
Here is a card and Petal Cone peek.

In part 2 the stamp set Flower Fest was used to make 5 cards.
Here is a peek.
Lesson dates for Lesson 44 are Oct 11, 12, 16, 18 and 19.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

September Challenge

Congratulations to all players.
The winners were Laura Dunn and Wendy Green.
Judy Hawkins

Wendy Green

Nancy Lowden

Sarah, Laura, Cathy and Laura Dunn

Judy Hawkins, Wendy Green, Eleanor Sorenson

Beverly Pettyfor, Nancy Lowden