Saturday, April 26, 2014

First Tuesday craft class - April

This class was a couple of weeks ago and I forgot to post the card we made, whoops! We meet every first Tuesday at Pelican's Nautical Treasures cafe, a beautiful place with magnificent bay views, you can contact me if you'd like to come. Its quite a simple design, but I like the way the card closes with a ribbon, using the Scallop tag Topper punch.
card for tuesday craft class april
I folded the 297mm x 105mm card in half, and then removed a 2" section from the front which was punched at both ends in the scallop tag topper punch.

ladies showing the cards from class, april
Then I cut this piece in half and used each section to close the card. Thanks to all my lovely ladies for attending, I hope you enjoyed making this.
Product used: Soho Subway DSP, Pistachio Pudding and Very Vanilla card stock, Creative Elements and Perfect Pennants stamp sets, Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding ink/Stampin' Write markers,

Friday, April 25, 2014

Charity card-making event for Phillipine orphanages

The Paper Angels team of Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrators recently held an all-day charity card making event at Carina Leagues club. We raised money for Quota International and their programme to help the orphanages in the Phillipines. It was a busy day, everyone that came made 20 cards, four each of five designs. Here are three of my favourites:
three charity cards

Products used: Gingham Garden Designer Washi tape; Curly Label, Extra-large oval and Pansy punches; Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Midnight Muse inks; Papillon Potpourri, Flower Shop, Perfect Pennants, Blooming with Kindness, Itty Bitty Banners stamp sets.
Some of the ladies from my table won raffle prizes too! Stampin' Up! generously donated a box of products for us to raffle at the event, I am so lucky to work for such a great company!
Here are the lucky winners:
winner at charity event 1

winner at charity event 2

winner at charity event 3
Thanks to everyone for making the day so enjoyable, and thanks to my bestie for helping come and set up my table x

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Christmas card club for April

We had a lot of fun this month making our two sets of cards in readiness for Christmas (you can never have enough cards!)
Sylvia and Judi show us the two designs:
two ladies showing the two designs
The two sets we used were kindly lent by the two lovely ladies in the photo, who wished to use them in a different way; how many times have we made things and then become bored by the stamps and not been able to see beyond the first ideas we had?
two different designs for april's christmas card club
Card stock: real red, Old Olive, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Crushed Curry, whisper white
Embossing folders:Needlepoint border, Northern Flurry (retired)
Die: Oval Accent Bigz Clear, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL
Stamp sets: Snow Much Fun (retired),
Inks: Stazon black, Real Red, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, (Stampin' Write Markers) In Colour Stampin' Write Marker collection 2013-15,
Ribbon: Pumpkin Pie Chevron ribbon

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Easter cards at Moreton Shores RSL retirement village

Last week I had the pleasure of the company of some of the residents at Moreton Shores Returned Services League (RSL) retirement village to make some Easter cards and a chocolate gift pouch. There were a few who came to watch too, and had fun seeing how they were made. They are a group with a wide range of abilities, including mobility and vision issues, and it's always challenging to create a project that they can all make themselves, but this one was a big success. They made the Easter chicks on the cards using punches and the Top Note die, in Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango card.

four ladies showing their hand-made easter cards
three ladies showing their cards
residents showing their cards
more residents having fun making cards
happy lady at RSL showing her card

The chocolate pouch uses the scallop tag topper punch and is embossed with the recent Decorative Dots embossing folder that was available during Sale-a-bration. I used the Mosaic punch folded in half to make the beak. The kids at school also made this for easter, and they had a ball!
an easter chick pouch holding a chocolate

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

First Tuesday craft class at Pelicans cafe

I had a fun time today at Pelican's Nautical Treasures  making a card using the Perfect Pennants stamp set with these lovely ladies. Its a beautiful place to be creative because its so peaceful and overlooks the marina, not to mention the scrumptious menu! This $5 class is run on the first Tuesday of the month.
I used DSP from the Soho Subway pack, and Early Espresso, Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe inks. I also used the Tag Topper Punch ($39.95) as a device for fastening the card together. You can buy this and any other Stampin' Up! products at my web page