Archive of ‘Cards’ category

Our recent launch day!

The new Stampin’ Up! catalogue has been released and we had an awesome day with a bunch of lovely ladies to welcome some fabulous new products into our crafty lives.

As always Food Fx Catering were there to nourish us with their phenomenal treats.

I was responsible for four of the cards we made, they were a collection of ideas I had copied from others and my own designs….

And then these were Steph’s

Thank you so much to all those who joined us, we couldn’t have a business without you.  If you missed out then I hope you can join us next time (hopefully we will be able to hold them more often as the hall are in the process of installing air conditioning!)

 

Too much fudge is never enough…

One of my daughter’s friends was just about to celebrate a milestone birthday.  Sally is allergic to cocoa butter and so can not have a lot of the chocolate that is available in the shops.  We have worked out the cooking chocolate that we can use in my fudge recipe that you can find here.  I worked out a gift that I could make for her with some special touches from my daughter.

We started with this split ring…

And then I made a series of numbered tags, one for each year, each tag had a punch on the back with sweet sentiments about their friendship.

As you can see they are a collection of different themes and ideas, current and retired products.

This cute little cat was made with the Fox Builder Punch.

Once all the tags were made I added them to 18 bags of fudge…

The idea is that once the fudge is all gone the tags can be threaded onto the split ring as a book of love.

Here’s the card that Tegan had to go along with the gift…

And yes…Sally loved it.

 

 

Save the date!

You can contact me for more information.  It’s always a lovely day, hope to see you there!

Catch up classes!

You may have missed some of my classes this year, this is your chance to make some cards of your choice!

You can choose four of the cards from this collage and make 2 of each OR you can come along at a reduced fee and work on your own projects.

 

You can find more information and RSVP here on my events page.

Valentine’s Day…with a twist!

Do you ever have trouble finding exactly the right sentiment for a card?  Stampin’ Up! are brilliant at covering all the beautiful moments but sometimes showing that you’re cranky can be a struggle.

Do you remember that Janet Jackson song “What have you done for me lately?”  My friends and I have often commented that a card like this could be handy at times 🙂 This video will have you reaching for your largest shoulder pads in no time!

We did have a fabulous stamp that I’ve used on this card, it is a rotary style so you can make up your own words.  In it’s place you could use any of our alphabet sets.  Scroll to the bottom of this post for a supply list.

This card features a background technique that I will be showcasing this Friday at my classes.  Check back here after that to see how you can recreate this look on your own cards.  It is not too late to book into the classes.

The card above was a lot of fun to make but it is not at all how I feel about my Valentine.  For his card I have cased Cindy Schuster with some very minor changes.  The stamp is from “Suite Sentiments”.


I wanted to make a card for each of the kids and so I followed the basic design above and simply changed the background colour (and then stamped the “kid” with the “Back to Basics Alphabet” and matching ink).  I changed the washi tape to a gorgeous sparkly one that we had at our previous Sale-a-bration.


Product List

Alphabet Rotary Stamp

Alphabet Rotary Stamp
[133769]
$26.00


 

Let’s taco ’bout how awesome you are!

I appreciate all the support I get from all of you and this year I want to make more of a consistent effort to show it.

This is where I have started….

This is such a cute set from our current Sale-a-bration catalogue.  The new watercolour pencils make colouring in a very easy experience too.

To help me to design this card I started with this sketch…

I would also like to follow more sketch challenges this year, this is where you’ll find the Viva La Verve sketches.

Product List

Blender Pens

$17.00


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