Monday, 11 April 2016

Village evening

Last night I went to a Ladies Meeting to speak about card crafting and show some of the things that can be made. What a wonderful group of ladies, and such fun. A big thank you to Hilda and Shirley for inviting me the Village, and I do hope that you all had as much fun as I did.

I am in the process of unpacking everything now and getting ready for classes this week. I have put a pic up of the little Elephant treat boxes that we did this morning and will be doing tomorrow and Saturday. 

blessings - 

Mr & Mrs Elephant - April class 2016

In our April classes we are making treat boxes, these to lovely boxes were made by two different ladies - however when we put them together to take a photo they looked so cute as a "couple". I decided to call the photo Mr & Mrs. Such fun to see how different each one turns out.

We will be making animal boxes at Wednesday, and Saturdays classes so hopefully I will get some more photos to display what the ladies make. 

Well done ladies!!

Friday, 8 April 2016

opps with a swan card

hi all, it has been a busy week for me and this morning was going to be the only morning that I could have a 'sleep in' until 7am - normally I am up at 4.30am. What happened!!! the little kitten found a way of getting into the main house and from 4am this morning she ran up and down the hall way swooping into my bedroom to jump on the bed, bounce up and down and run out again, only to repeat this performance every 10 minutes until at 5.30am when I decided I had had enough and go up!! Tried to put her outside and locked cat-door but she has found some way of getting in. Will have to stay up and watch and find out how she is doing it. 
Anyway, getting all ready for classes next week, have classes on Tue 12th through to Sat 16th.

I spent some time making a lovely swan card and was really pleased with how it turned out. Lesson learned though - I left it on my craft table - table got bumped - I was not in the room - card fell over - I had not closed an inkpad - card fell on corner of inkpad - card soaked up lots of orange ink. ahhhhh result: beautiful cream card with white swans and a large orange blob across one side and the back!! Lesson: make sure that inkpads are closed once finished with. I have taken a pic and tried to get it so that you cannot see the 'blog' so that you can see the lovely swans.
 
I am pleased with how it turned out (without the blob) so have made another one and will probably make some more making sure that they stay well away from inkpads.
I have put off getting an Cricut Explore, as I did not think that I would use it very much. Well one arrived and oh my have I used it HEAPS. In saying that I still use my E2 lots and sometimes have been know to have both of them going at the same time!! 

I have also been dashing between showers to try and get washing dry as our dryer died several weeks ago and I was determine not to buy another one - well that went out the window when we almost ran out of clothes!! so yesterday thanks to Harvey Norman's sale I bought a new one and it has been in action since. Have young Zak with me today so we are off to Uncle Bills to get some sticker books for him to do.
will try and keep up to date with my blog from now one and would love to have some feed back and followers. 

Sunday, 20 March 2016

my blog 20.03.16

Thought it was time that I kept my blog a bit more up-to-date. I love being busy with my card classes and really enjoy the creations that come from the lovely ladies that come along. It never fails to amaze me how a number of people can be given exactly the same packs and come up with so many different creations - it is wonderful.
My days generally start around 4am so this is short as I need some sleep and still have a few things to do before going to bed.
I will try and keep this blog a little more up to date in the weeks to come. 
blessings to you and thank you for reading /  following my blog.

Easter house

 Easter house from Cre8ive Cuts. so easy to do and holds lots of eggs.
spent a lovely time making it with a friend.

NZ Dies - Tui - Kiwi cards



 love NZ cards. the Kiwi card is made with the kiwi and fern dies from Scrapn Diez,
The Tui cards are made with the Tui die from the NZ Die collection, and the Kia Ora from the NZ stamp colection.  The ferns on the Tui card are stamped with the fern from the CTMH New Zealand stamp. All are excellent to use.
We have embossed the blue background card with the NZ embossing folders using the Koro folder on some and the New Zealand maps on another.
These make lovely cards for sending overseas.

Photo card

A photo box card we made in class. We used stamped, coloured images for our first attempts - now that they know how it all goes together it is a good way of giving a photo and card in one. I have done one with one of my great-grandsons in it and I just love it. will do this again soon.