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Showing posts from April, 2011

Just Arrived In Store

I've just received a huge order of Marianne's Creatables dies and the new Designables, which are just gooorgeous!! In amongst the Creatables are the new rolled flowers in both plain and scalloped type circles. These die cut the rolled flowers that we have made in class a few times now. In the packet you get two flowers and two leaves...not bad for $17.50 hey! There is also a big range of flower making dies, the other silhouette lady, some beautiful doilies and butterflies and ribbon borders.
In the Designables I've got 3 designs. These both emboss and cut at the same time. The pale pink part embosses and the white parts are cut out. Don't they look beautiful and at only $25.45 they won't break the bank!!

Also in stock now are some beautiful papers from Melissa Frances, Girls' Paperie and Pink Paislee. Beautiful designs for vintage cards. These are all priced under $1.50 each.

Also just arrived is the Kaisercraft Chanteuse range. Another lovely range of papers i…

Week 12 - Card 2 - Diamond Fence

Another one of my new Martha Stewart punches and what unique way of using it. I found this in a magazine and thought what a brilliant idea! It's so pretty  and so easy to do too.  Just line it up in the middle on each side of the french vanilla Bazzill cs and you are left with the four squares in the corners.

The 3D is a new one from Reddy and isn't it just adorable!! There are 4 different designs on the sheet and each come with a backing sheet that we will be using next week.

A Carl daisy punch was used to add a flower to each corner and a pearl in the centre of each one for some bling.

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Week 12 - Card 1 - Tattered Floral

By Jenelle
Jenelle has again designed a great card for us this week. We had great fun playing with Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die to make this gorgeous flower. The paper was first inked with Brilliance Pearlescent Beige ink, then embossed with an embossing folder from Provo Craft. Walnut Stain distress ink was then applied over the top to accent the embossing. The layers are held together with a brad and then scrunched up into the centre. Doesn't it look fantastic??

The actual card was made with white cs and brown Bazzill Basics cs. The design paper is from My Mind's Eye and Jenelle added faux stitching around the edges. A Spellbinders large scalloped circle in vellum was layered underneath a Marianne's Creatables doily in white linen paper.

A double bow was added across the bottom in white satin edged organza. The punch used here was a Stampin' Up design.

Week 11 - Card 2 - Kings and Queens

I received a bunch of new 3D's in last week and among them was this King and Queen sheet from Le Suh that I thought would go perfectly with this DP from Echo Park. I layered it onto black Bazzill cs and then layered some Noel from Teresa Collins onto more black Bazzill cs. I've used black soot distress ink around the edges of the two designer papers and Vintage Photo distress ink around the 3D. I added a tag on the right side with a sentiment from Just Rite Stamps "Mini Everything Tag Set" and the gold accent is from Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Motifs.

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Week 11 - Card 1 - Parisian Motif Silhouette

Finally the new Spellbinders have arrived and we can all have a play. For this weeks class card I used the Parisian Motif die. While the DP (Kaisercrafts Waltz) was in the die I inked lightly around the edge with Black Soot distress ink. In the centre I used Marianne Designs Creatables Elegant Lady die on black Bazzill Basics CS. The background paper is from Prima's new range Melody and it's called Potting Shed. I just love this DP!

The bow is from Becca Feeken and it's called a double tailed bow. As soon as I saw Becca make this bow I just had to try it. We found it a bit fiddly with the satin ribbon but the card really called for it (and I couldn't find any black organza in the 2.5cm size).I threaded the bow through the Parisian Motif design and around the back of the card front.

The card front was then layered onto grey card and I added some pearls to give the card a bit of bling.

Week 10 - Card 2 - Sentimental Blossoms

I just got some brand new Martha Stewart punches that I just had to play with. Unfortunately you can't see most of the punch on this card but it just worked so well on this design. It's one of the new deep edge punches called Large Double Arches.  I saw this design online somewhere (sorry can't remember where) and thought it would look fantastic with the new punches.

For this card I've used white CS and we used a couple of different sections from the English Rose Charlotte DP. 

We also used different DP's for the background. This particular one is Frieda. The new Kaisercraft blossoms match so well with the design papers and add dimension to the card. I also added some small paper flowers from Green Tara and some punched leaves.

Week 10 - Card 1 - Black & White Nostalgia

This card was designed by Jenelle and designed to show the ladies in class something they had not done before. It's always fun to learn new techniques and we try to offer a wide range of different card making techniques. This one had two new techniques in it for many of the ladies. Firstly we used and embossing folder from Provo Craft and a template that Jenelle had made from chipboard. It enabled us to emboss the card front while leaving the middle section blank (unebossed). We then used Labels 13 from Spellbinders to create a frame. Next was the stamping and embossing...something many of the girls had never tried before. The stamp used was from Inkadinkadoo and its called Nostalgia. We simply stamped it with pigment ink and embossed it with super fine black embossing powder from Stamp It.
The flourish is from Quickutz and the flowers were edged with a black Copic marker.


Week 9

Card 1 - Embossed Embroidery
It has been quite some time since we did any embroidery cards in class so I thought it was about time to change that. In fact it had been quite a while since a lot of us had done any embroidery and it was quite a challenge...we were all a bit rusty I think.  The 3D is from Card Deco and comes in a variety of colours on the sheet.

The embroidery was quite detailed and time consuming but a beautiful design.

Underneath the 3D of flowers is an embossed section. This was done using a Marianne Designs  open passe-partout template and the Cuttlebug.

I finished it off with a single bow and a tag using a Starform sticker for the greeting.

Card 2 - Brick Wall by Jenelle
Jenelled designed this card for class and it's another beauty. The card is all Bazzill Basics in Brown and French Vanilla. The image was stamped, cut and inked and then pieced together to form the brick wall design.

String was wrapped around the top layer and tied with a small tag attached.

A very simp…

Week 8

Goth Girl/Boy
Unlike the first card this week, this one was a little bit tricky. I used black Bazzill CS and a Die-namics border die called Faux Crochet down the right side. The DP is from Echo Park and is called Black Damask. This is layered onto Bazzill "Pansy" CS. The ruffled ribbon was the tricky part of the card and we had some fun doing that!! The 3D is from Matori and is called Gothic, it features both a boy and a girl on the sheet.

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Week 7

Card 1
Well actually it wasn't a card we made this week it was a little handbag gift box. Very simple and easy to make with just one sheet of Bazzill Basics 12" x 12" card and some designer paper. One of my ladies (customers) had asked to make a handbag and one had asked to do a particular type of insert for a bag, so I combined the two. I did however give my ladies two options, a simple quick and easy one or the more involved and time consuming one. I was really surprised that most chose the second option but we did have a lot of fun putting them together. For this first one we used My Mind's Eye paper with glitter on one side in gorgeous browns and pinks.
On the front we used some Spellbinders classic scalloped circles and classic standard circles to act as a clip to tuck the flap behind. The sentiment is a Just Rite stamp.

Some ribbon for a handle and inside is a little pocket for a gift card.

This is the second version where we added some pop up flowers. All the flo…