Friday, July 23, 2010

CHA Summer 2010 - Sneak Peeks

lookee at these....
i want/need these now!!! -  but i will have to be patient as we have to wait until early September to get these in Australia.

NEW from Spellbinders and available for pre-order is the Lacey Circles Nestabilities die!
You receive five different sizes of this Circle nestabilities die with a lacey scalloped edge.

1. 1 5/8"
2. 1 7/8"
3. 2 5/8"
4. 3 3/8"
5. 4 1/4"

you can click on the link above to see all the new Spellbinder releases

more cha sneak peeks

here are some more CHA summer releases that i am loving the look of.... i wonder how long before we find them on the shelves her in Australia???

Tim Holtz ....well what can i say he is the king of grunge...

Bo Bunny's new Olivia collection.... so loving this colour combo

don't forget to click on the links for both Tim Holtz and Bo Bunny for more sneak peeks

*happy creating *

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

a little something to share

Yesterday I took a class with my good friend Trish {you will have to go to her website to see what we made in class, I will however tell you I love what I made} Trish does the most wonderful classes  you always leave creating something classy, Trish also always gives great little surprise gifts that she has made to each class participant and this time we recieved a little post it note keyring beautifully packaged. I was so inspired by our gift that I came home and created my own, so here is my version of Trish's gift.

materials used
 shipping tag, scrap patterned paper, nail head, silk flower, flower centre is made from muslin sprayed with maya mist, satin ribbon, paper doiley, 3" scallop circle punch,  scrap bazzil cardstock, stampin' up stamp and stampin' pp scallop punch, circle punch, hinged ring, crop-a-dile, expresso ink pad, kiwi kiss stampin' up ink pad, sm post it note pad.

CHA Summer 2010 - Sneak Peeks

well with CHA starting next week there are some sneak peeks from the manufacturers starting to show on the web ....

i have to say i love the new releases at this time of the year as they always have my two favourite celebrations..
Halloween and Christmas

so here are some of  the new product releases i am excited about so far

Graphic 45  - Hallowe'en in Wonderland

Pink Paislee - Hocus Pocus

Maya Road - where to start - they have so many gorgeous new products i can't pick a favourite - Maya Road is my favourite company for products atm... i just cannot get enough Maya Road products ☺

don't forget to click on the links to see more new products and gorgeous samples from these fabulous companies ☺

*happy creating *

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Trick or Trick Banner

Yesterday I attended Scrap for a Cure a marathon crop fundraiser for Ovarian Cancer. What a fabulous day it was. Michelle Moore the organiser of the event did an outstanding job, such a professionally run event. Which was obvious from the moment you saw the promotional flyer advertising the event, right up to all the promotional signage and especially once you entered the venue.

I didn't create much but i had a great time chatting and shopping two of the things i do best ☺

Here is a look at what i created yesterday - I was there for 9 hours and this is all that i made ...

here is a look at my hands this morning ... after much washing they are still black ☺

all Papers and Halloween Embellishments are Making Memories
Chipboard Triangle Banner and Letters are Maya Road
I coloured the chipboard and doilies with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist colours Raven & Jack O'Lantern
other products used
Tulle, Muslin, Seam Binding Ribbon, Jute String, Bakers Twine, Buttons Paper Doilies, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Spider Web, Mini Safety Pins, 7gypsies Stickers, Kaisercraft Pearls

* bring on halloween *

Sunday, July 11, 2010

ACP Claytons Retreat Class Sneak Peek

I am teaching a class at A Creative Place's Christmas in July Claytons Retreat and here is a sneak peek for you all

We will be creating six Christmas Cards and a matching box to pop them in, making the perfect gift for your non crafty friends, or just a great head start on your Christmas cardmaking. I just love the cute Karen Foster patterned papers that we will be using ☺

If you are interested in booking into my class please contact the ladies in store at A Creative Place or pop into the store. Or for more details on all the classes being offered click here

Friday, July 9, 2010

more creating

here is another layout from our cruise photos

this time i have used Bo Bunny A Gift of Love Pattern Papers and for the flowers i used my new Martha Stewart fringe scissors, which i just love,  i cut a strip of patterned paper, rolled it up and then for one flower i rolled each "petal" to make a curled flower and for the other flower i left the "petals" straight matching the patterned paper.
ETA - Check Carole Jansen's blog for a tutiorial on making these flowers

here are some other flowers i have made ...
the sm lilac flower is made using the fringing scissors this time cutting wide satin ribbon and then i held the ribbon over a flame which gives a curled look.
for the dk Purple flower uses wide satin ribbon this time cutting approx 1 cm apart and then holding over a flame - see here for Rhonna's tutorial
lastly i made this one using my lg scallops nestabilities and tissue paper, i just folded a sheet of tissue paper up to a small square and then ran it through the cuttlebug with the die, then popped a brad in the middle to hold all the pieces together and then starting from the top scrunched each piece, then i sprayed it with gold maya mist for a slight sparkle ☺ I saw this on a blog but cannot remember which one sorry.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Seam Binding Ribbon

I have listed some of the Seam Binding Ribbon on eBay so if you too would like some of this gorgeous ribbon, it is wrinkled to give a vintage look, but if you do not want a vintage look you just need to iron it flat. (i have seam binding ribbon on my layouts & cards in previous posts)

click here for eBay listings

I have it available in 5mts of a single colour or 1mt of ea of the 12 colours

If the link doesn't work my eBay seller name is country_blessings

Friday, July 2, 2010

more cruise layouts

here are some more cruise layouts again using Basic Grey Cappella Collection, i am thinking that i will use this collection for all my photos from the cruise... or at least until i run out ☺

Taylah's 10th birthday

all of the above photos were taken NYE on the ship - don't you love Taylah's fringe in the last layout ... she took to it with a pair a nail scissors while we were off the ship at Da Nang, she stayed on board as she didn't like Vietnam, too many people grabbing her ☺