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 .😀😀😀

Sunday, 17 July 2016


Nice quick class  today with the ladies going home to finish the layout because they did not bring photos with them .
Stamps used were  Penned and Painted , Gorgeous Grunge , Timeless Textures and Awesomely Artistic . The flowers and leaves  were embossed in the gorgeous new copper powder onto Dapper Denim , Sweet Sugarplum and Chocolate Chip card stock , then snipped out using paper snips . Sunshine Wishes die was used to cut the heart and the word , love .  A few  random splashes and sploshes as well as grid lines completed this simple but lovely layout .

Sunday, 10 July 2016

July Technique Card Class

Yesterday was the perfect day to craft - rained all day ! I had 8 lovely ladies join me to create three cards . The first card created was a screen fold card . I used Artsitically Asian - love that set - for an oriental look . This card comes together quite easily and quickly , just score and fold , punch the legs , stamp your panels and you're done . Watermelon Wonder and black archival ink is used here and some of the ladies used Bermuda Bay which was beautiful . I was asked what the Asian writing meant and I had no idea so have since asked my stamping sisters and the uppermost writing ( in the catalogue ) means friendship , the lower one means faith , trust , respect , worship . So there you go ladies now you know !

Then next card was cased from Dawn Griffiths here

I love the way this card turned out . I used Wink Of Stella for the moon and the Woodgrain or the new Seaside TEF worked well for this card . It is quite simple , but really effective and I tried it in pink also and was really pleased with the result . The stamp set used was In The Meadow , inks Early Espresso and Soft Sky with either the white gel pen or chalk marker for the accents. Another new item on this card is the Classic Label punch . Thank you Gayle for requesting more male cards - that was my motivation for creating this card !

Last , but not least was a very simple  but oh so elegant card created using the Floral Phrases set . Perfect for those times when you are asked to create a special card and they want it yesterday ! Looks as if you've spent hours - sshhhh if only they knew how easy it was ! Everyone used a different in colour so there was no waiting on inks to go around the table .
Here you go 

My next class is my beginners class which will be held on  Tuesday July 19 th @ 7.30 pm and repeated again on Thursday 21 st July @ 1.30 pm . Contact me if you'd like to join in everyone is most welcome .😀😀😀

Friday, 1 July 2016


I have been having a very busy time ! Last week I hosted two new beginner' s card classes and demonstrated at a workshop held in my home as well . 
I had six new beginners attend classes and I'm hoping they will all be back next month ! Next month's beginners classes are to be held on Tuesday , 19 th July @ 7.30 pm and Thursday. 21 st July @ 1.30 pm . If you'd like to join the fun contact me to choose the time spot that suits best .😀
These are the cards created in last week's classes . My newbies did a fantastic job and all of the cards created were just gorgeous .