Sunday, December 2, 2007
Have I mentioned how much I love Paper Tole? I know it is time consuming and fiddly, but I just love the end results!! These cards have been made with some 3D papers I found on ebay. I took them with me when we went down to Busselton for a three day break in September. It rained the whole time we were there, but we still had fun. I finally put them on cards a few weeks back. The two bottom ones are my favourites, there are another two also that are the opposite (puppy on burgandy/green stripe & bear on green). Again I have used patterened papers from HOTP - which have been hiding in my cupboard for a year (or two!!) The Yellow & Red card also features a greeting from Stampin Up! All Year Cheer.
I made these cards a while ago after a visit to a 'not so local' craft store!! (Collins Craft and School Supplies) They had some beautiful cards on display that they had made using these shimmery flower papers. So I bought up what supplies I needed and came home to recreate them. I am really pleased with how they all turned out! The last card "Thanks" also uses my Cuttlebug, Cricut AND the Ribbon Weave Punches that I "Had to Have" last year!! They also use Rubons and various flowers and embellishments from my collection.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Materials Used for Fairy Cards Bazzill Cardstock - Ivy, Pear, Juneberry, Cameo. Patterned Paper - from HOTP Cardmakers Creative Packs Earth's Pallette & Pretty. Stampin Up Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware.
And here are the pics of the cards that I cased from Angie!! Thankyou Angie for the inspiration I got from your gorgeous cards!!
Anyway, I had better toddle!! I hope you enjoy these cards. I must go and start organising kids school stuff!! Swimming lessons start tomorrow!!
I have heaps of other cards to load and show!! I found a stack the other day that I hadn't scanned yet!! and I thought I hadn't been very productive!! LOL
Till next time
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Hi there Everyone!! well my WCMD event was a success!! It was really the first 'workshop' type event that I have done since becoming a Stampin Up! Demonstrator. I had 7 ladies attend plus me! and a few kids, the older ones made cards too (and very nice ones I might add!) We all had a ball. I put the 4 Simply Sent Kits on the table and said "Go for it!" I had already made up 20 samples (5 for each kit) for them to use as a guide. In all there were about 55 cards made. I gave them all a small incentive stamp each to take home with their cards, and all orders received a raffle ticket for every $20 spent!! The raffle was a collection of Cardmaking Supplies. If sales reached $300 I said that I would also raffle off the Hostess stamp set. Well, I was absolutely blown away when sales reached a staggering $1200!!!! Pretty good for a first workshop hey!!??
The two ladies in the first picture, Angie and Tracey, are my craft ladies! We have been making cards together one day a week for the last 2 - 3 years. Our craft meetings started off with me showing them how to do Tea Bag Folding, and our craft days and friendships grew from there!! Now I don't know where I would be without them!! They are now nearly as addicted to Stampin Up! as me!!
The second picture, Debbie, is a friend I met in Year 7 (not so many years ago - ha ha) who has been cardmaking for a while, we don't catch up as often as I would like so it was lovely to have her come down and join in the Fun!! I think she may have caught the Stampin Up! bug too!!
Finally Brenda!! she thought that she would be the one that just sat there and chatted to everyone, well, she ended up making four cards and had a ball! She was so pleased with what she made and it felt so lovely to have given her that feeling of accomplishment!! Now she can't wait for her order to come in so she can continue to 'play'!!
So all in all it was a fun and very successful day!! I am now thinking about what I can do bigger and better to celebrate WCMD 2008!!
Well it's late. Must toddle off. Will try to have cards to load soon.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
This is my first attempt at Blogging! I am hoping to get some of my Handmade Cards on here in the near future so you can all see what I am up too! I use a variety of papercraft mediums, my favourites being Stamping (now that I have joined the Stampin Up! family) and Cricut and Cuttlebug!! I Love my Cricut!!! Check back soon.