Monday, November 30, 2009

Brisbane Regionals 2009

What a great day it was! Thanks to Liz for driving to South Bank, from where we walked to the Hilton Hotel in Brisbane for a day of training and inspiration. Aaron Scott was MC for the day, leading us through the presentations and 'workshop wows'; he even showed us some of his early work as a grafitti artist(!) before sharing a card idea with us. Somehow Leonie ended up with the finished project which I'm sure she had him autograph to sell on eBay!

Thanks also to Rachael who stepped in at the last minute as my guest - I hope you enjoyed your day and not just my poor attempt at belly dancing... and no I don't have photos!

Kate had a great time swapping cards with other demos, I was very slack and ran out of time to create anything. In fact I think people will be lucky to get Christmas cards this year the rate I'm going!

Me and Aaron, I'm sure he felt something of a celebrity being asked for a photo, but I'm not proud to ask! Shame about the EXIT sign above his head.

Liz was surprised with a bouquet of flowers, created by none other than Ursula. We all appreciate how much effort she puts in to supporting and organising us all, and creating lovely projects for us to make at our meetings, and for all the charity work helping the Mater Mothers.

Me, Liz, Anna and Kate.
When the day was over we went to Ahmet's turkish restaurant at South Bank, boy was it a hot night, we had been frozen in the air con at the hotel, so it was a big shock walking back through the city. I would like to say what a fantastic day I had, made even better by sharing it with friends.

Paper Angels meeting

Before November's Paper Angels get together, we were challenged to create a project using punch art, well that was great as we had just made some of those bottle tags at craft class, so I entered those and also a little card using the new Sweet Treat Cups from the Summer mini catalogue. This was inspired by Julia Bettencourt, and it uses the scallop oval punch for the leaves and elements from the I Wish Simply Scrappin' kit. I won second prize which was lovely as I won a Bright Delights Rub-ons pack (and now I don't feel jealous of the winner of the combo pack who will be announced at the end of this month!). This is one of the many reasons I love being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, especially as a member of the Paper Angels team, as we get to meet regularly and share ideas and provide support for one another. If you would like information on becoming a member of this fabulous team, please contact me.

November stamp club

At stamp club this month guests were invited to create swaps for the group, and we also judged them in a competition. The winning entry was by Justine for her Santa face card, using only punches to create the effect. Well done Justine, who won a mini stamp and ribbon samples. Thanks to everyone who took part, we had great evening making other projects, and sharing ideas and stamps with each other. If you would like to come to stamp club in the new year, it is held the last Saturday of the month from 7.30 pm until I kick you out (!) and costs $5. Booking essential.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Host a workshop to win!

During the months of October, November and December if you hold a workshop you can go in to the drawer for this great combo kit, put together by my friend and colleague Leonie. You will receive the Bright Delights rub-ons pack, 12 sheets of co-ordinating card stock and matching ribbon (exact ribbon subject to stock available)
I still have a couple of dates available in December, so if you want to be in it to win it so to speak, drop me a line now!

Helga's 60th birthday

I made this card for Mike's friend's 60th birthday. I made a card twice the normal size to be able to make all the elements fit nicely, and also because of such a special age. I used Baja Breeze and the co-ordinating patterns DSP, along with the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set and Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss and Basic Grey inks. The greeting is from Wonderful Favourites. Happy birthday Helga!

been a while...

Sorry it's been such a long while since the last post, but I have been surprisingly busy (not that I'm complaining about booking increases!)
At the 1st and 3rd Tuesday craft class on the 3rd November we made this beautiful gift set of card and post-it note holder. I used Regal Rose card matched with the Raspberry Tart DSP, and made a window of punched circles to view the ribbon at the back. I hadn't really used this DSP before, but I love the colour combination of Regal Rose, Rose Red and Kiwi Kiss. Try using these colours in your next project and see how lovely they look.