Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas, Regionals and Elements of Style......

Thank-you to all the lovely ladies who came along and made Christmas cards with me! We had a really fun night! Hopefully by now you have all enjoyed your special little take home treat!

The Saturday following our Christmas Card night I flew to Sydney for Stampin' Up! Regional Training. A whole day of stamping and generally being creative with other ladies - it was fantastic. I am really looking forward to telling you all about it in person, but here are some photos I've taken of some of the projects we made.

With these two projects I had some fun with watercolouring.

And this is my first ever scrapbook page! I love this butterfly. It's made using the Big Shot die-cutting machine. So pretty.

And last but not least - this is what I've been working on today! This little beauty uses the Elements of Style set and some Newsprint DSP (my new favourites!). I've also given it a "Smooch Spritz". Hard to see in the photo, you'll have to see it in person to appreciate the sparkle! 

I've really enjoyed making this one - who wants to make one with me??

Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack

Drum roll please........

Here at long last is the second of the Christmas cards we'll be making on Thursday night.

There are still a few places available so here are the details:
7.30pm, Liz's house in Wagga, Thursday 18th November
We'll make 10 cards, 5 each of 2 designs and eat supper. Cost for the evening is $20.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Amy's Card

I love it when friends come over to play! This morning Amy and I had some fun. We drank tea and Amy made this beautiful card for her sister-in-law.

I love the Love Letter DSP and Riding Hood Red is my favourite red! I think I might have to CASE this card Amy!

Monday, November 8, 2010

'Peace on Earth' Card

Here's the first of my promised Christmas cards. This card is a variation on one by Beth Stewart.

We'll be making this card (and another yet to come!) at my

Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack
Thursday night 18th November, 7.30pm
We'll make 10 cards (5 each of 2 designs). Cost for evening is $20.
If you'd like to find out some more details or RSVP - I'd love to hear from you!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

'Forever in my heart' Card

Some friends of ours are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary today, so I have made them this card.

I have had a play with some of my new Frost White Shimmer Paint on the background and can you spot the Antique brad I used? I love them!! I also love this blue - Marina Mist, lovely!

Anyone want to make this card in a workshop?

Friday, November 5, 2010

A Card for Megan's Brother

My friend Megan's brother is turning 18 tomorrow so tonight she came over and made him a birthday card!

Isn't it fabulous? What a clever lady!

Christmas cards are coming soon.........

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Mum's Birthday Card

Thanks for a great night last Thursday ladies! I had such a fun time!

Plans for a Christmas card night are well under way and I'll have some photos to share very soon.

In the meantime I have two things to share with you.

My Mum and my Grandmother have arrived to stay with us for a few days. Tomorrow is my Mum's 60th birthday and this is the card I've made for her.

I apologise for the photography - I've had to be a bit sneaky! We will have lots of fun doing things with the grandkids tomorrow and cooking a special cake and dinner. It was my Mum who first introduced me to Stampin' Up! and there is a lovely present waiting for her too.....

The other thing I wanted to share with you today was the We Stamp for Lara community. You can read all about Lara's story on Beth's blog:

This month the Community is fundraising to provide a specialised chair for Lara. For a $25 donation, you can subscribe to the forum for access to 30 daily tutorials on various stamping techniques by Stampin' Up! demonstrators. I've had a look at the first few and they are fabulous! You can click on the widget to the right of the page if you'd like to join too.

If you've made it all the way to the bottom of this post you might like to put the next workshop date in your diary now!

Christmas Card Stamp-a-stack
18th November, 7.30pm
Contact me to RSVP or if you'd like any more details.