Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Enjoy your time with family and friends. Thank you for all your support during the year and we look forward to a great 2011.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Injune Challenge reveal...

Unfortunately I was unable to attend this day in Injune as we had to do some much needed cattle work with the small window of dry weather that we had. I am very pleased that this challenge is all revealed now. I am again amazed at the creativity of all participants. Thanks Sue for organising the challenge and letting us all be creative.

This is what my challenge started out as.

I wanted to cover the top with buttons that matched the colours in the yellow material. Alan from Acies suggested that I use a resin. I put this off for a long time as I was not sure how to do this exactly. (The intruction sheet that came with the resin was very long. I not a fan of reading instuctions.)

I made a variety of cards to go in the tin.

In my challenge pack I was given double sided green cardstock and maroon shimmer paper plus the two materials the yellow stripy one which I put around the tin and the blue material which I used on the inside of my tin. ( This was my least favourite item in the Challenge Pack and only used it because I had to.)

Below you can see both the green and the maroon that I had to use.

For some pictures from the day please head over here

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Kids Workshop 15th December

The group of children should be proud, between them all they made
84 Christmas Cards.
Most of these were originals as each had some personality from the maker of the card thown in. (I got a few ideas from the kids too as a bonus) I would like to thank two people who helped me out on the day Rachel and Debra. I really don't think that I could have done it without you both helping along the way.

Some of the group made this design using the punched flowers, some used circles, some used Christmas trees. Have a go at home with a punch that you have and put it into a tree shape and there is a very quick and easy Christmas Card.

This is one of the handmade Christmas cards. I think that this design was a favourite for quite a few in the group.

This was the group of crafty card makers doing a rather elegant pose with their favourite card from the day.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

This Saturday... the Injune Challenge reveal date and Christmas Party. I am looking forward to seeing all the other creations from the challenge packs. I found it very difficult to work with these coulour in the material range as these are not "my" colours. Let me leave it at that for now. But check back in soon to see when all is revealed.
I am off now for a Kids Christmas Card Workshop. They should churn out a few cards between them all. Will post some photos from the workshop today later.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Birthday time...

Just wanted to show you the cake that I made for K's birthday.

It must have been pretty good because there is not a crumb left.....

Handy hint...

......don't push those punches to the back of the cupboard.....Yes you have had them for ages.....Yes you may be a little sick of the same old same old.....try this.... it is a handy idea....all that you need is a gel pen.....add some lines/doodles around the edges of the punches and this gives the punch a nifty lift...try spots too.....then add them to your next project....