Monday, 27 July 2009


Hey Everyone ... I've been busy making and creating for my Mysterious Christmas in July workshops ... of which there ended up being four! Well they are all finished now so I thought I would share with you what the girls got to make in the workshops ... here they are!

Aren't they just too cute ... I know I'm biased ...but the girls did love them! It's hard to give them a name but I like to think of them as either Card Candy, Embellishments, Christmas Tags or Christmas Seals! There were twelve of them in all and we managed to make them all and decorate a Chinese Take Out box (picture to follow) as well ... all in just three hours.

Mind you after four workshops, I had everything down to a fine art in the end .. we had a wonderful production line happening. There are so many bits and so much product that I am just going to tell you that we used HEAPS of punches, HEAPS of card and lots of ink pads. Stamp sets used were Punch Pals, Curly Labels and Spotlight on Christmas.

You will notice some new ribbon and a new punch if you look hard ... they are being released in the brand new mini which will be available from August 1st ... which is not too far away. Contact me if you would like a copy of the new mini.


Wednesday, 8 July 2009


I've been busy making cards for all the ladies in my Stamp Club and I've whipped up about 9 of these cards and am yet to make two more!

This month's technique was Faux Silk but I also included a little bit of Faux Seersucker on the card as well. I wanted this month's card to have the Shabby Chic look. I'm happy with the way it turned out as were all the ladies that came along to the Technique Club day.

Colours used were Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral, Old Olive and Whisper White cardstock. Ink colours were Cameo Coral,Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Creamy Caramel. I used the Eyelet Border, Five Petal, 1/2 " Circle and Scallop Circle Punches and the swirl and leaves are Sizzix dies.

I used the Crimper to create the Faux Seersucker effect and the ribbon is 5/8" Striped Grosgrain in Pink Pirouette sponged with Creamy Caramel ink. You can also see that I've used the Jumbo Eyelets and the Build A brads. Last but not least here are the stamp sets ... En Francais, Frames with a Flourish, Weathered, Polka Dot, Best Yet, Eastern Blooms and Baroque Motifs.