Thursday, 15 September 2016

September Beginner's Classes

I based this class on a tutorial by Patty Bennet . Thank you so much Patty for the inspiration !
I decided to save time I'd die cut a selection for my ladies to choose from and gave them the option of copying my designs or coming up with their own . 
I created a cute little box based on a design I'd used a while ago which I think may have been one of Patty's also !  I found it easy to modify to fit these cut tittle note cards and it was simply put together with only one whoopsy ! Wonder who that was !
As mentioned note cards were used and also Serene Scenery DSP . The note cards are available for purchase and are only $10 .50 and you receive 20 cards plus envelopes .
These are my cards 

These are the cards my clever ladies designed . First we have Vicki 






I'm so proud of my beginners!  Their cards are awesome !

September Classes

Galaxy slider card ! 
Well it was time to get down and messy on Sunday to create this first card . I'd like to give credit to Alisa Tilsner for the video tutorial I followed to design my card . You can find Alisa on Pinterest or Facebook . 

The next card was one I'd seen on the internet  a while ago and I cannot recall who designed it . I created my own background using the mountains from In the Meadow and the dinosaur tracks form the No Bones About It set . The sentiment was created using Labeler Alphabet stamp set . Early Espresso and ink and card stock was also used along with Very Vanilla .

The Santa thinlit die was used to creat this gorgeous card and there are many versions on Pinterest so I have no idea whose brilliant idea this was ! So cute .

September Scrapbooking Class

Some simple pages this month . Interesting for me to discover my ladies didn't know how to cut their matts ! Good to know , so now they do know how ummm hopefully !

These pages used Touches of Texture , Timeless Texture stamp sets , Sunshine Wishes and Cupcake Cutouts framelits , Sweet Sugar Plum , Early Espresso and Kraft Cardstock.
My grandaughter , Aaliyah , always loved the cakes I produced for her birthday . Some happy memories here !

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Make themed / Father's Day Class

What a fun filled day of classes today. . Three male themed cards were created amongst a lot of laughter, jokes and fun ! I wonder if Betty will come to the next class hey Coral ! Lol !
 The first card was a Z fold card totally cased from Dawn Griffiths here
This is such a great card and really quite easily put together . It was my first attempt at a Z fold  card and everyone loved how it turned out . The stamp set used was One Wild Ride .
I hope my ladies are well rested and ready for Scrap booking tomorrow afternoon ! What a busy week it's been ! 😀

Next was a nautical themed card using Seaside  Shore and this card was cased from Patty Bennet here
I love how Patty showed how to stamp right onto the DSP and create a gorgeous card ! So fun and so clever !
For the last card I wanted my ladies to colour using blender pens because we've yet to do that in class . The boots from the set called Country Livin ' were stamped in Basic Gray ink and coloured with blender pens and Crumb Cake re inkers . Layering circle dies were used to cut out the boots and the matt for the boots .

Thoughtful Branches for my beginners . 😀

My beginners were up for a challenge this week ! I wanted to showcase the Thoughtful Branches bundle because it is only available until the end if this month . I wanted my ladies to see how awesome it is ! It was their first try with the Big Shot and they used it to dry emboss and die cut and created some fantastic cards . They did , however , mention they were exhausted and would require a Nanna nap afterwards !
In all seriousness they all coped extremely well and were asking what date our next class will be . It was decided it'd be on the 13 th and 15 th of September , due to the school holidays . If you would like to attend one of my classes just let me know so I can prepare a kit for you . For my regular classes ladies , I forgot to mention , if you bring a friend new to me  you will get your next class free - you must let me know so that I have enough kits ready though .
 These are the cards we created amongst  a lot of fun and laughter .

For my homework later that evening , even though totally exhausted , I created this card that I had already demonstrated the sponging on by sponging the bottom section in Dapper Denim ink and stamping the bridge image from a set I had yet to use , Wherever You Go . I was stoked with the result and loooovee this card ! We used the new sponge brayers for thus technique ! Fun !

Sunday, 7 August 2016


Wow ! What a great day stamping today ! Eight ladies joined me to create three cards using the Thoughful Branches bundle . They loved it so much and almost all attendees purchased this great bundle which is only available for purchase until 31 st August . Contact me to learn more  . 
The first card created uses Rich Razzleberry  , Crumb Cake , Wild Wasabi , Whisper White and Sweet Sugar Plum cardstock , S. Sugar Plum , Rich Razzleberry and White Craft ink . The Crumb Cake piece was embossed using the Brick Wall TEF and then a White craft ink pad was dragged across it to give a rendered effect . The retired emboss resist type DSP was coloured with a sponge roller and S. S Plum ink . The flower was given a Wink Of Stella to give it a nice finish .

We also created a cute apple tree using Real Red and Old Olive this time . To save time I punched out the apples with the Tree Bulider punch - there is a die in the set but the punch  was just that bit quicker .Doesn't it look gorgeous ?  Such a versatile set !

 Lastly we did a little sponging and only die cut some leaves . I saw a similar card somewhere but I'm unable to find it now to give credit so if it was yours give me a shout out and I'll certainly give credit because I didn't change much at all it was so lovely.  Thankyou 😀😀😀
We used the Petal Burst TEF which is fast becoming a favourite of mine . Then the trees were simply stamped in Basic Black Archival and sponged using Dapper Denim and Emerald Envy . Some silver glimmer leaves , retired Pool Party glimmer ribbon and some silver thread finished this card off beautifully .

I'll be running a male themed class on Saturday 20 th August and have had such a great response I will be having a morning and an afternoon class that day . Contact me if you're keen to get those Father's Day or guys birthday cards sorted ! Beginners most welcome .
Everyone was delighted to also be taking home a Holiday Catalogue .  Contact me to get yours now . This catalogue goes live on 1 st September .
Here I am reading mine which arrived on Friday ! Lol !

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Beginner's Class

I've enjoyed having seven lovely ladies in two beginner's classes this week . Everyone loved the cards created ! Stampin ' Up make it really easy so anyone can do it ! Today's ladies enjoyed the freedom to stamp the card however they chose and they all looked beautiful .
This was the first time they' d seen and tried heat embossing and all were in awe of it . I also showed how they could dry emboss with the Bigshot and cut a detailed die to show them what I was talking about .
These are the cards we created today .

The greeting on the centre card was heat embossed using silver powder and then the remainder of this card was stamped using the set called Awsomely Artistic and Marina Mist and Mint Macaron inks . Some Mint Macaron ribbon gave this card a nice finishing touch .
Then it was time to introduce these ladies to some water colouring casing a card straight out of the catalogue ! Dapper Denim and Crushed Curry were the colours used with the Wetlands stamp set . Everyone coped extremely well with the watercolouring and the cards all looked great .
The last card was created using Touches Of Texture stamp set , Early Espresso , Cajun Craze, Dapper Denim and Delightful Dijon . It came together really easily and again the ladies liked to do something a little different . It was great to see the creativeness come through with those who had said they were not creative! 
If you'd like to join in the fun , just let me know . My next round of beginner' classes will be onTuesday   16 th August @ 7.30 pm and Thursday 18 th August @1.30 pm .😀😀😀