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Nativity Glass Blocks November 23, 2012

Filed under: 3D projects,Christmas,Gift Ideas,Items for Sale,Markets,Specials — aliessa @ 10:46 am

I’m so excited to introduce 3 beautiful glass blocks that I will have for sale at the Ruffled Bazaar Christmas Festival Markets.

Nativity Silhouette Glass Blocks!

These beautiful Nativity Blocks measure 190 x190 x 80.

Each block is lit by battery operated fairy lights, ideal for decorating your book shelves this Christmas!

You can purchase the blocks individually for $30 each or as a set of 3 for $75.

Here are some individual piccies…

The Holy Family

The Wise Men

and the Shepherds.

If you are interested in purchasing one of these gorgeous blocks, feel free to email me at or come along to the markets next Saturday (1st Dec) at the Mount Gravatt Show grounds 3-8pm. (Yes I’m giving it a huge plug tonight!)

Hope to see you there 🙂

Happy Crafting



Ruffled Bazaar Markets

Hello everyone! I just wanted to share with you details of the upcoming Ruffled Bazaar Markets – which I will be at as a a boutique!! (Happy dance)

I will have all my tiles, glass blocks and wood blocks/signs on display and for sale. I will also b running a card making activity! You can choose from 4 different cards (2 are $5, 2 are $3)

Little penguin – $5/kit

Rudolph – $3/kit

Snow Swirled Christmas Tree – $3/kit

Pretty Poinsettia Look-a-like – $5/kit

So, if you are looking for a great place to shop for your Christmas gifts, come along to the Mount Gravatt Show grounds on Saturday 1 December from 3-8pm. There will be over 70 boutiques, activities and fun for the whole family, AND Santa will be stopping by!

Super excited to see you there!

Happy Crafting



November Card Class November 5, 2012

Filed under: 3D projects,Christmas,Classes,Gift Ideas,Items for Sale — aliessa @ 4:36 am

Hello all! No cards this month – but we will be making some gorgeous Christmas Count down blocks!!

Papers for covering the blocks will be different, but there will be a number to choose from on the night.

Cost is $12 for 1 set


$20 for 2

Thrusday 15th November, 7.30pm

Please let me know upon RSVP if you would like to make 1 or 2 sets, by Friday 9th November

Looking forward to a fun night!

Happy Crafting




July Card Class – Little parcels of Love July 14, 2012

Hello everyone! I hope that this post finds you in good health and happy spirits.

This month’s class is focused on pretty packaging, that makes the recipient feel your love with all the time and effort you have put into their gift.

We’ll be making one of each of the following

First up is this cute little basket.

Can you see some delicious home baked goodies in here? Or maybe some soothing bath products? The possibilites will keep coming to you!

Next is this pint-sized luch pail. Isn’t it just darling?

I must add in here that both the basket and lunch pail ideas came from Nichole’s blog. Unfortunately the templates she used are no longer available for purchase, so I have created my own! I was quite pleased with the outcome 🙂

And last is a whimsical mini album.

A look at the inside.

Undo those pretty green bows to reveal the accordian fold pages just waiting for your personal touch!

This too was inspired by the talented Nichole.

Class will be held on Thursday 26th July at my home, 7.30pm

Cost is $20.

If you would like to come along please email me by Tuesday 24th July (

Thanks for stopping in today, have a great week!

Happy Crafting



Are you sick of seeing vinyl signs yet?? January 15, 2012

I know, there’s been a lot lately – but they make great presents! So here are a couple more I made for family for Christmas…



This families are forever sign was made for my Nana.


 Another version of families are forever. The family surname is behind in a lighter vinyl.


And finally, this one was made for my parents. Growing up my mum would tell us she wanted to name our home “Gunnadoo”, because we were always gunna do something. I thought I’d make her this sentimental sign. It’s hanging in the hallway above the photos of each of the children in my family (with husbands where applicable – hopefully we’ll add some wives in the next couple of years!) that we gave to mum and dad this year for Christmas.

 Anyway, that is all for today. Only 1 more week before the kiddies head back to school. Our 3rd child starts prep this year – I hope it all goes smoothly and the only tears are mine!

Thanks for stopping in

Happy Crafting



Come What May… January 2, 2012

Filed under: 3D projects,Christmas,Cricut,Gift Ideas,Sure Cuts A Lot 2,vinyl — aliessa @ 5:31 am

Just another quick post. One of the ladies I Visit teach for church mentioned that she really liked the quote from Joseph B Wirthlin “Come what may and love it”. So for Christmas I made her this sign…

I really like the quote too. It’s a good reminder to be happy with life and all that I have been blessed with.

Happy Crafting!





The final piece December 21, 2011

I wanted to pop in and show you the last item we made at the December card class.

How cute is this?? I waited and waited for my top note die to arrive in the post. Somehow the parcel was lost and I had to have it re-ordered. Two weeks after my original order both orders turned up in the same delivery!

To make the bag I started with an 8″ x 6″ rectangle of chocolate chip cardstock. I scored 3″ in from each end on the long side and 1 1/2″ in from each edge on the short side. Then cut and fold it up to make a box.

Next I die cut 2 chip board top notes and 4 whisper white top notes. On 2 of the WW top notes I stamped snowflakes from SU Snow Swirled and PTI Post marks. I stamped the largest snowflake in Cherry Cobbler, the next size in Pear Pizzazz, the smallest from Snow swirled inDaffodil Delight and then the snow flake from PTI Post marks in Tempting Turquoise. I LOVE these colours all together – it makes it look like a beautiful designer paper!

Next I cut 2 9″ lengths of ribbon for the handles and made my front and back sandwiches. I adhered one plain white top note to a chip board top note, with the ribbon poisitioned and secured between them, then repeated this with the other pieces. Then I adhered the “designer” white top note to the front. I set these aside to dry while I made my little reindeer, then used strong double sided tape to fix them to the front and back of the box.

To make the reindeer I used my cricut to cut a 2″ oval and a 1″ circle from choc chip cardstock. These make the head and snout. I punched 2 white 1/2″ circles and stamped them with a black circle to make the eyes, and a red 1/2″ cricle for the rudolph nose. The ears are the tail of SU bird punch and the antlers are the SU Swirls and Scribbles die (this was something else I was waiting for in the order that went missing), cut from crumb cake cardstock.

I’ve adhered it all together with snail adhesive. Then for the finishing touches I used a white gel pen to add a little “shine” to each eye and his nose. I’ve also used my basic black marker to draw a line down from his nose on the snout – it just made him look finished.

Before I popped him on the front with foam adhesive I quickly cut a strip of Cherry Cobbler cardstock, layered on a whisper white banner that I stamped with the greeting from Snow Swirled in Cherry Cobbler. Aaah, this makes me happy.

The card class was great fun! Everyone has a few extra tags and cards to give away this Christmas and this cute little bag to pop some yummy treats in for someone special! (Although, from what was said, I’m not sure too many will be given away – he’s so cute we all want to keep him for ourselves!!)

Thanks for stopping in today,

Happy Crafting!



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