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January Card Class January 2, 2012

I hope you have all enjoyed a relaxing and peaceful week. Our family have loved Christmas and New Years – family, food, friends, food, fun, and oh did I mention food?? 😉 It was so lovely to enjoy a Sunday Christmas. We attend church each week, but having Christmas day on a church day made it so special.

 So, the next card class will be held on Thursday January 19, 7.30pm at my house (address given on RSVP), $20 to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs)

Here are the cards we’ll be making

Card 1 – The design for this card is a CASE from the Stampin’ Up! Catalogue and Ideas book, with a twist

Card 2

Card 3 – something for the boys 🙂

and card 4.

Looking forward to an exciting and happy year, and wishing all of you the same 🙂

Happy Crafting!



Christmas Card Class November 14, 2011

Oh life, why do you fly by?? Can you believe it is Christmas again already? We put up our tree and decorations yesterday! We usually wait until the first week in December, but last year the holiday season was gone before we knew it, so when the question was asked last week, we decided now was a great time to get festive!

Since my last post we moved house. Not very far from where we have lived for the last 4 years, but a little closer to school for the kids (now we can walk when we feel like it!), and the house is bigger! We are no longer squashed in. The older 2 kids have their own rooms, I have a craft room (oh yay, oh yay, oh yay!), and all the stuff that used to be squeezed into cupboards and under beds and just be cluttering up the living area has a place under the house! We’re all loving the new place and I’m so glad we moved!

Anyway, onto the meat of the post – Christmas Card class. It’s been so long since I’ve held a card class, I’d almost forgotten how to get ready 😉

Here are the cards we’ll be making:

Although you can’t see it in the photo, this last card is all shimmery! It looks so pretty IRL.

Details of the class:

Make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs) for $20.

Thursday 17 November, 7.30pm at my place (in the craft room!)

Thanks for stopping in, happy crafting to you all!



A couple of bags April 1, 2010



Just a couple of weeks ago a friend was blessed with a new addition to their family. This cute bag I first saw the design for at Adelisa Designs, made by Lisa (It has originally come from Makeesha Byl). When I saw Lisa’s I thought “What a great (and inexpensive) idea!) And you can coordinate the bag with a matching card! Yay! So I chose some pretty pink paper, whipped up the box, added a couple of baby items and a matching card. You can just see my card envelope poking out the top, but I didn’t think to photograph it before sealing the envelope! Oh well.  The Sentiment on the bag is from DJ inkers clipart.

The second bag, funnily enough, is going to the same family for another daughter who is having a birthday. This time I remembered to photograph the card too!

Nice and basic, but cutesy too. In the bag I collected a bunch of craft supplies suitable for a 3 year old girl and voila, one present ready to go! (It helped that most of the craft supplies I had on hand!)



Easter Gifts

Whew! We’re almost there already!! I can’t believe it. This year for Easter our family decided to minimise our spending (like at Christmas), and focus more on the Saviour, so I had a lot less shopping to do! Yay! However, I still made some gifts for the kids teachers.

First up, this gorgeous little bunny idea came from Marelle. How cute is he?? 

I especially love his “fluffy” white tail! It is just 4 scallop cirles held together with a brad and scrunched up. (I’m sure this idea came from Amy in the form of a paper flower – just a little adaption!)

And his face is made from circle punches (1 3/4″, 1″ & 1/2″), the ears I cut using my cricut. I’ve given the face a little depth by inking the edges of the large cirlce and the cheeks. And I’ve popped up his cheeks with a couple of foamies.  I finished him off with a little bow tie and tag (also from my cricut), and filled up his belly with eggs and peanut mms! Yum!


The second gift I made for teachers is Nichole Heady’s really cute bird box!! I first saw this over at Amy’s blog. If you want to have a go yourself click on Nichole’s link.

So, I’ve copied Amy’s idea of leaving one side open (but held closed with a hemp twine bow). So as not to destroy the gorgeous little creation when extracting the yummy goodies inside!

I really enjoyed making both projects, I think because the outcome was so rewarding!



Party Hearty! March 3, 2010

Ok, I LOVE the Party Hearty stamp set. I think it is so versatile. But a couple of weeks ago while contemplating making some birthday cards I had major brain blockage. So instead of getting myself in a tizz I googled this set and was directed to one of my favourtie sites to visit  – Marelle Taylor. So I have totally cased this card from her. To see her original click here.

For mine, I have used a base of pumpkin pie (who would have thought I would love orange quite as much as I do?). I’ve coupled this with Washingto Apple DSP, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze & Whisper White cardstock. Inks are also RHR, Baja Breeze and add to that More mustard. I was really pleased with the final product – thanks Marelle!


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