Saturday, August 29, 2009

Upsy Daisy Card Class & 'Class in a Box'

Create a set of 8 co-ordinating cards using the Upsy Daisy Stamp set and Urban Garden Designer Series Paper. The class is based on the cards in a recent publication which you can view in the previous post.

Upsy Daisy Card Class

Date and Time:
Thursday 17 September 7:30pm
Friday 18 September 7:30pm
Saturday 19 September 7:30pm

Cost: $70

What you get:
  • Upsy Daisy stamp set — if you already have this you can substitute for something else of the same value, but please remember to bring Upsy Daisy on the night!
  • All materials cut and prepared, ready to assemble.
  • Envelopes
  • The use of my inks and other equipment — you will need to provide your own adhesive.
  • Step by Step Instructions for all 8 cards, including dimensions, so you can recreate at home.
  • Supper and Door Prizes

Registration and payment are due by Tuesday 8 September. Payment can be made by cash or direct deposit. Email me for more details

Class in a Box

If you don't live in the Canberra area and can't come to the class above, I am offering my 'Class in a Box' to other residents of Australia.

A box of goodies will arrive on your doorstep so you can get straight into creating your set of cards. You will have left over supplies to create more than the 8 cards.

Cost: $112

What you get:

The following items straight from Stampin' Up:
  • Upsy Daisy Stamp Set (value $33.95)
  • Whisper White cardstock - 40 sheets (value $13.50)
  • Baja Breeze Ink pad (value $11.95)
  • Not Quite Navy Ink pad (value $11.95)
  • Basic Grey Ink Pad (value $11.95)
  • Kiwi Kiss ink Pad (value $11.95)
  • Urban Garden Designer Series Paper (value $16.95)
  • Greeting Cards and C6 Envelopes, pack of 20 (value $11.50)
The following items from me:
  • Step by Step Instructions for 8 Cards, (value $20)
  • 2 sheets each of Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Basic Grey and Kiwi Kiss cardstock (value $3.50)
  • 2 metres each Kiwi Kiss satin and Basic Grey Taffetta ribbon (value $6.30)
  • 10 brads (value $2)
Free Shipping (value $6)

Total value $150 you save $38

Payment can be made by cash, credit card, or direct deposit.

To order your 'Class in a Box' or for more information, please contact me

Friday, August 28, 2009

I've been published!

I am so excited that I just have to share it with the world!

It has been a few months in the process and now here it is. The cards were created using my favourite stamp set, Upsy Daisy, and DSP Urban Garden. They can be found on page 50 of the Vol 15 No 4 edition of the Australian Cardmaking Stamping & Papercraft magazine. I think they've done a great job of photographing the cards and I'm really happy with the result.

I am holding a class next month based on these cards, and will post more about this in the next day or so.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Keesh's Sketch Challenge #12

Recently I stumbled across these couple of blogs, Clean and Simple Stamping and Simplicity. I love some of the creations and have been so inspired. Sometimes simple can be so effective. I was challenged by the fact that some of the cards were created using one layer of card stock and only inks.

When I saw Keesh's Sketch challenge, I thought I might try the "simple" approach and use only the card itself and ink.

There was quite a bit of use of the old Stamp-a-ma-jig for this!
I pulled out my oval template (from way back in those University days LOL) and lightly penciled an oval where I wanted it. Then I stamped the image from the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set so that it followed that oval. The same thing was done with each word from the greeting in the Pocket Silhouettes stamp set. Then using a marker I drew in the missing parts of the oval shape. I have just scored two lines in the card to achieve the stripe in the background.

I hope you feel inspired to try something simple, and if you haven't visited those blogs mentioned above, make sure you check them out!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

SoShelli Creative Challenge

This is my entry for Shelli Gardner's creative challenge. I had so many thoughts of what could be done that the challenge for me was chosing 'one'.

Ever since I did the sunset sky for one of Makeesha's Challenges, I have been wanting to try out the "stormy" look. For those who don't know, I am an artist (when I'm not being a mum or a Stampin' Up demonstrator!) and I paint and draw landscapes. One of my very favourite subjects for an artwork is a dark stormy sky. I love them. I love the awesomeness and power that they portray. To me it is a glimpse of the awesomeness of God, and his creation is always an inspiration to me. So I guess it is fitting that at some point I would bring this into the world of stamping!

I have used Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Mellow Moss and Always Artichoke inks. The card stock is Very Vanilla and Always Artichoke. The edges have been distressed to add some texture. I tied a knot in a thin piece of card stock to create the little bow. The hill in the background has been achieved by applying the ink pad directly to the card stock and then sponging a little.

Thanks for stopping by — I hope your weekend has been a good one!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

First Day of Craft Fair

Here we are on the first day of the Canberra Craft Fair. Ann (my upline), myself and Chantal. We also had the help of Ann's friend Linda — thanks Linda :)

We have made it through the first day, although we are all a little tired.
The Craft Circle was booked out in the first 20 minutes of the Fair opening!! So if you want to take part, make sure you're down there early to book your place. Chantal is on tomorrow, then I will be doing Saturday morning and Ann again Sunday.
I will also be doing a workshop on some marker techniques tomorrow (this is a free class). Ann ran one today that was great, and will be doing one on Sat and Sun as well. Hope I can do as good a job! :)

I should be getting some sleep now before another big day, so just a quick post tonight.

Have a great weekend :)