Wednesday, July 27, 2011

butterfly bookmark

Here's another project from my kid classes. Uses mostly retired product, but looks so good!

On a related note: how is it kids can look at my version (it's green and brown and nicely colour-cooirdinated thank you very much!!) and then look through my retired DSP stash for a colour combo of their own and think "hmm.. purple (rich razzleberry from the cottage wall paper), red (real red cardstock for the middle butterfly) and orange (only orange patterns pack) - with a celery ribbon (the only option!!) and ...... a blue button (non-SU!) - yeah that'll look AWESOME!!!" It hurt my eyes, hence no photo, but you know what?? She was SO proud of it, so who am I to judge?? :)

Monday, July 25, 2011

This is the other donation I made to Handmade for Christchurch

It is a double sided pendant - made with a washer.

Yep - a typical hardware store washer.

It's covered with Designer Series paper, and then covered in crystal effects. Leave to dry for a good 48 hours, then stick it on a string.

Ta da :)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Flower brooches

Because of my HUGE absence, I'm still catching up on showing some of last years projects. This is a funky brooch made using fabric and the Flower Folds XL die for the Big Shot. The colurs turned out quite fitting really, as I ended up donating this to "Handmade for Christchurch" which is a group of crafty chickies who decided to use their gifts to raise mney for the earthquake fund. They raised over $16000. Amazing huh? Check out the facebook page if you are interested.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

What a hoot!

How cute is this little fella?? This is another project copied from Bronwyn Eastley.
I know I copy a lot - but that's part of the beauty of Stampin' Up! It has such amazingly generous demos who share their ideas and expertise - and I am just not creative enough to think of these things on my own!
This is made using really thin cork sheets (yes, our punches cut cork!) and is made into a magnet - I now have quite a few stuck to my fridge!

Strength and Hope Class

As part of our Making a Difference program, Stampin’ Up! is proud to partner with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® in the Strength & Hope Campaign.

Throughout the 2011 Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue sales period, Stampin’ Up! will donate $2 from the sale of each Strength & Hope set to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

Even though this set is in the Autumn Mini which finishes on 31st July, I have a class coming up on Saturday August 6th at 2pm. It's such a gorgeous set, and this was the only time I could fit it in.
We will be making this card set. This is an idea from the last round of UStamp. It is almost exactly the same as the instructions except for the ribbon, as I didn't have the satin - so I changed it a bit.
I still have a few spots left so if you are interested in attending, please contact me on 06 357 8970
And if you LOVE the set, and want to do your bit for the Breast Cancer Research foundation, then order this set today!

Friday, July 22, 2011

A Year of Cards

Get frustrated at the cost of store bought cards?
Want to make your own but don't really want the outlay of all the "stuff" you need?
Then this is the class for you.

Come along and make 38 cards - 12 different designs for use throughout the year.
There is a variety of sentiments and occasions. Birthdays, thank yous, kids, babies, male and female - all are covered.
For just $50 you will have a stack of cards to tide you over for every possible eventuality.
Bookings are essential so please contact me to reseve your place.
Payment required in advance. No payment, no place.

Vintage vogue class

These are the cards we made at the Vintage Vogue class I held earlier this month.
I CASE'd most of these cards a LONG time ago - and I'm sorry but I can't remember who they were from. (If I know I'll state it)

This card uses Sahara Sand as a base - with Bravo Burgundy. So elegant. Love the two score lines - they just add a little something.

This was a swap from Convention 2010 - vintage and all the sponging and antiquing isn;t really my thing, but I love this colour combo.

So simple but so effective I think

Not a card, but a piece of art in a simple IKEA frame - am going to paint the frame white, but for now, it looks ok :)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

finally back in the swing!

It's been a long time.. hopefully there are still some people out there that check my blog!! If not - well I'll have to rustle up some viewers!!
It's school holidays, and I've got kids classes on. I have two themes going - "butterflies" and "punch art". The kids I've had so far are REALLY creative, and have done an awesome job! I forgot to get pics, but have more classes next week, so will try and remember.
Here's a peek at one of the projects we are making in the buttefly class.

This is a keyring made from felt put through the Big Shot with the Beautiful butterflies die. Yep - the Big Shot cuts felt. It cuts cork and soft drink cans too - but more on that later!

I blatantly stole this idea from Bronwyn Eastley - an incredibly talented Aussie demo - along with a few other ideas too! But those I'll post another day!