Showing posts from July, 2011

Christmas card class

Well yesterday afternoon I ran my Christmas card class for July. I kept them simple so the ladies could duplicate them easily enough with their own products at home. They use stamps from Kaisercraft Merry Christmas set and The Stamps of Life Holly4christmas set. There is one small greeting from a Fundamentals Christmas greeting set also. Of course the Fiskars scalloped edge border punch made an appearance as well as the apron lace border punch in the card below. Some heat embossing and dimensional pearls helped to put the finishing touches on this one.
The Die Cuts with a View paper range that is still in our stores here made a great background for this card. I love to use a more non-traditional paper range on my Christmas cards to give a break from the red and green and the black and silver really makes the little red and green I have used pop out.
I even introduced the ladies to some Smooch which none of them was familiar with. I have the snickerdoodle colour which comes up gold loo…

The butterfly garden

I missed the Cybercrop at Home and Scrapped on the weekend as my weekend was so busy and I kind of forgot about it. I did however finish a challenge today, albeit a little late for the CC. Karen gave us a challenge to find some butterfly clip art and use it on a layout which she also gave us a double page sketch for. I had these great papers - free with Australian Scrapbook Ideas magazine current edition which I thought were rather cute and looked like they would work for the layout so I had a lovely time playing. For the month of July, Heather challenged us to make a minimum of four cards with no particular greeting on them..... they could be ready for adding a greeting later or simply a "for you" card which could be used for any occasion.
Some Basic Grey - Lime Rickey scraps for a funky and bright card.
A masculine design using scraps from the technique challenge for the month which is the art layout from my previous post.
Scraps from my Stars in my Eyes layout below which I…

Just a few new layouts.

Over and Home and Scrapped a number of weeks ago, Heather put up a challenge to take a photo of the season and scrap it. I had these gorgeous photos of Belgium in autumn which I immediately thought of so decided to use those instead but it had taken me a few weeks to do it. Next is a layout - just because....... not for any challenge..... can you believe that? More photos of Ingeborg and I in Paris.
Then off to the Netherlands to Valkenberg and the Town Cave. Ingeborg took me here for an afternoon tour. A little train ride through this huge cave with the most amazing artwork on the walls.

The other weekend I went to a Fiskars workshop with the lovely Michelle Wallace and we created three layouts on the day. I had a lovely time and enjoyed the company of the other ladies there. As usual I loved the layouts we created with lots of stamping - so much fun.

That's all for today..... Gotta finish watching the end of Got To Dance UK now...... Who will the winner be?