Card kits include everything you require to make at least 6 cards with little or no cutting. All your papers and cards are cut, embossed, punched and scored so you can make your cards with little or no effort. Instructions with colour photos included with your kits.

Scrapbook Kits include everything you require to make your double page with colour photos, with full instructions to make a page.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wow what a month August has been. I have been away for two workshop weekends. One I did some teaching at and the other for fun. Also my mother-in-law had her 80th birthday party with over 70 guests. Recently two scrapbook shops have closed in our area which is sad for both the customers and the retailers. I cherish all my loyal customers and really appreciated you all, because without you all we wouldn't have our shop. A big thanks to all.

The countdown is happening. It's only four weeks until I'm a grandmother again.

ATC Camp Swap

We have to make 40 ATCs for our weekend camp, this is the one I made. I used my alcohol inks and stamped the flower with timber brown stazon. Then I sponged with timber brown on bottom and butterscotch dye ink over the rest of the background. I just loved the result and I called this ATC Summer Fires. Hope you like it, Karenxx

Camp Challenge 21-23 Aug 09

This weekend we were presented with a bag of items, they were two chipboard coasters, one bottle top, one button, one packet of postie notes. You had to use three items from your bag. I used the two chipboard coasters (counted as one piece), bottle top and button. These challanges really get your creative juices going. This is the piece I created from my bag. I hope your like it. Karenxx

Workshop 21-23 Aug 09 Marlene Lynne-Trueman

Another wonderful workshop on my weekend away. Marlene was kind enough to share some of her collage sheets with us and we created this stage piece. I really enjoyed this workshop as well, thanks Marlene

Workshop 21-23 Aug 09 Vanessa Henry

What a fantastic workshop, right up my alley. I just loved it as collaging is one of my favourite things I like to create. We are presented with a bag of goodies and a sample to go by. It was amazing that 40 women can create 40 different pieces. There was not one which was the same as the sample or each other. Thanks Vanessa for a wonderful workshop.

Monthly Stamp Group Aug 09

When we met this month for our stamp group we continued to experiment with paint dabbers. Once we made our backgrounds we then stamped on them. We also used our negative stencils and stamped on them as well. We then sprayed the sponges of the paint dabber and made our splat background. We had so much fun, the afternoon went so quickly it was time to pack up before we realised it. Here are some of the backgrounds I created.

Paint Dabbers Backgrounds

I created these three backgrounds using Adirondack Acrylic Pain Dabbers and stencils. The first one I just pounced the sponge onto the page. The second and third backgrounds I removed paint from container and used my stencil I made on by Cricut die cutting machine. I sponged the whole card using one colour then I used my negative stencil over the top and sponged a darker colour, then I used the postivie stencil and sponged over a darker colour again. I really enjoyed experiment with these backgrounds

Workshop 1-2 Aug 09 Stitched Heart

This workshop was taught by the multi talented lady Marlene Lynne-Trueman. We stamped and stitched our pieces to create this beautiful card. Thanks Marlene

Workshop 1-2 Aug 09Collage Canvas

I created this canvas piece while on stamping weekend also. This was also a great class. Thanks

More Workshop Cards 1-2 August 09

These are two make and takes cards we created on the weekend also.

Workshop Weekend 1-2 Aug 09

I recently attended a Stamping weekend in August with Women in Rubber. We created a variety of cards on the weekend. Thanks Michelle for teaching us these group of cards. The camp was attended by 30 women and there were a number of teachers available to us including myself. We had a fantastic weekend and came home exhausted. We created beautiful pieces of work. The following classes were taught by Michelle from Michells Cards thanks for a great class.

Stamping and Shading with Dye Inks

This week we played with dye inks in our class. We stamped and shaded using circle masks. The owl is coloured in with Prismacolor pens. I just love using these pens they come in a great range of colours and do the same job as the copic pens at half the price. I've been so impressed with them we now have the entire colour range available in the shop.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Standing Accordian Cards

These are the latest cards we have made in the shop. It is a accordian card standing up instead of folding sidewards. You can use any shape and at any angle. Hope you like them. Karenxx

Monday, August 10, 2009

William Eating

A recent photo of William enjoying his food. He just loves eating.

Hidden Message Card

This is a card with a hidden message. The first picture is the card closed and the second picture is the card fully opened. I just loved the colours and paper together I hope you enjoy. Karenxx