Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Class in December 2019

Hi There Creators,
Wowsers we're onto December Classes! Which are all a week later so the first classes are Thursday 12 December 10.30am and 7.30pm in Laanecoorie then Saturday 14th, 10am in Maryborough, we're going to have a spot of Christmassy lunch together so if you're coming bring a little something to share.  With Christmas just around the corner, what better to create than Christmas Cards?

Card #1: how cute is this stamp set?  #Elfie it colours in so beautifully with the Stampin' Blends (alcohol markers), I've teamed it up with the limited time Christmas Time is Here, specialty designer series paper, gotta be quick to get this DSP!
Moving onto card #2: these Stitched Stars dies are fabulous! And it's paired with my favourite set from this holiday catalogue - Itty Bitty Christmas.
Card #4 is one I've been wanting to make for ages since I saw the Dog builder punch, and the Sprig punch: Reindogs! lol teamed up with the matching stamp set Happy Tails, and I thought it went really well with this saying from Itty Bitty Christmas.
Ok and onto the last class card for the year! I just had to use the Snowfall accents puff paint. Oh and the die set that goes with my favourite stamp set (and Yea! they bundle up with a 10% discount!) Itty Bitty Christmas Bundle (guess where the stamp comes from lol) then I've also used the Gleaming Ornament Punches, Shimmery Crystal Effects and the Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper.

And that's it!  I really hope you can come and join us, but if not - I hope these have inspired you to create in your space 😊
God Bless love
Heather xox

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Inspiring Iris #simplestampin

Hi there Creators,
Well just recently there was a Stampin' Up! sale and this stamp set Inspiring Iris was on the list, I've admired it for a long time, so I finally bit the bullet and bought it!
Oh my goodness it's gorgeous!!
I thought it was perfect for #simplestampin' because all you need is paper and ink and you have really pretty simple cards, so here goes.....
here's the stamp set itself I teamed it up with the Very Vanilla Notecards and envelopes (nice and easy!)
And this is how the cards came out...

the bottom one is probably my favorite, followed by the carnation, and in fact out of all the stamps there's only 2 stamps I didn't use on the front of the cards!  not bad going eh? so I used the long pattern on the back of the cards and the only one that didn't get used is the tiny 5 dot flower one (yea go me!  lol)

So let me know what you think, which card is your favorite out of these? and what would you do differently?

Happy Creating
God Bless love
Heather xox

Friday, 25 October 2019

Cards for classes in November

Hi there Creators,
Oooh it's almost Christmas and for November we're up to 3 Christmas cards 😀

So card #1: I've had my eye on these gorgeous penguins since the beginning of the catalogue and have finally purchased them! They're called "Playful Penguins", I've also used the fabulous Frosted Frames dies, and also some of Shimmery Crystal effects with the new Ice Stampin' Glitter, I wasn't going to get it, but then I saw someone else's and it's rather cool!  the glitter has a consistency of granulated sugar.

moving onto the 2nd Christmas card....GOLD it's so Christmassy!  I've got the Gold foil cardstock, the new Golden Glitz ink pad........  And I've used the So Many Stars Stamps and the Stitched Stars dies (which are really amazing)  and fabulously the 2 come as So Many Stars bundle yea for 10% off!  
last Christmas card..... this one uses up some Christmas paper scraps, gotta love that?!  I've also used some of the brand new Gold Shimmer Ribbon and Gold Glitter Dots both of these only available while stocks last from 1st November, and my favourite Christmas saying stamp set: Itty Bitty Christmas
And the last card for November, I'm trying to use some of my stamps I haven't used in a while so this one uses Beautiful You and Birthday backgrounds, oh and Handwritten!  Also some vellum, heat embossing, and not forgetting the beautiful Scalloped Lace Trim.
Phew you made it through the 4 cards!  Class dates are Saturday 2nd November 10am in Maryborough, and Thursday 7th at 10.30am and 7.30pm in Laanecoorie, I hope you can make it, do let me know if you're planning to come.
If you can't make it I hope these have inspired you to create!
God Bless love
Heather xox

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

And now for something completely different...

Hi Creators,
No it's not Monty Python lol, but I thought I'd show you something that I'd been planning to create for a while, then necessity got the best of me!

So my family seem to get through quite a few soft drink cans, and it's always seemed a bit of a waste for them all go to off to the recycling bin, and whilst I was trolling through Pinterest I discovered a few things that you can do with them, hence we started washing and saving them up.

So how do you take this:
and turn it into this?
What happened was that one of my husbands friends came over for the weekend and all of a sudden my recliner chair was commandeered lol (which I didn't begrudge) however I do like to put my feet up, so having been saving up the cans I figured I might have enough to have a go at the footstool.

Out with the hot glue gun, I'm sorry I don't have any photos of the in between stages, however this is how it goes....
  • Collect enough cans
  • hot glue them together
  • hot glue ribbon/strapping round them to keep them together
  • then glue a second layer of cans to the top of the first layer, strap them too I found it best to add the glue to the bottom of the individual cans then kind of drizzle it into the gaps.
  • add strapping round to tie together both layers
  • Add a layer of foam round the side, and one on top
  • create a cover for it!
  • Voila all done :)
these are the photos I did remember to take!

And that folks is what I got up to this last weekend (because you've got to have a craft project on the go and every so often actually finish it! lol)
I hope this inspires you to look at your recycling in a fresh new way lol
God Bless love

Monday, 30 September 2019

October Class Cards

Hi there Creators,
Wow October already tomorrow!  As I usually do I'm working my way up to having 4 Christmas cards in the selection by December, so we did 1 last month, this month we're up to 2 😊
The classes for October are this coming Saturday 5th in Maryborough at 10am, then Thursday 10th at 10.30am in Laanecoorie and 7.30pm in Laanecoorie. (Please note there is NO Wednesday class this month).

Ok so onto the cards.....  First up I wanted to use some of the gorgeous new Designer Series Papers, this one is the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP, and the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set I fell in love with everything on page 31, and conveniently enough Stampin' Up! have put it all together in the Christmas Gleaming suite - Yay!
 The other Christmas card for the month is this one, again using Designer Series Paper, this time you get a choice either Night before Christmas or Feels like Frost, have to admit I'm loving the Designer Series Papers available at the moment!  I've also used the fabulous Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp set, it has such a great selection of Christmas sayings!
Moving on to non-christmassy cards.....
I think this Memorable Mosaic Stamp set is quite fascinating, I've teamed it up with my sponge brayers (conveniently you get 2 of them) and Rooted in Nature (for the large saying)
then the last card for the month is this one using a stamp set I haven't used for a while, Painted Harvest, it's such a pretty flower when it's built up (and it makes it really easy to line up if you add it to the Stamparatus)  Also introducing the Heirloom Embossing folder which I haven't used in class before, and the saying comes from the Woven Heirlooms stamp set
So there we go, that is our line up for October!  I hope if you can't make it to class that these cards inspire you to create in your own space. 
If you happen to live near Wedderburn and are keen to do these cards, let me know as I am doing a private class over that way mid-month.
God Bless love
Heather xox

Friday, 23 August 2019

Cards for September classes

Hi there Creators,
Well from September I start adding a Christmas card into the mix (September 1, Oct 2, Nov 3 and of course Dec all 4 of them!) It's my sneaky way of making sure that you all have a few Christmas cards made :)
The new Holiday Catalogue goes live on 4th September and my classes conveniently start on 4th! Wednesday at 10.30am in Laanecoorie, then Thursday 5th at 7.30pm in Laanecoorie and Saturday 7th at 10am in Maryborough. If you haven't got a copy of the new Holiday Catalogue let me know and I'll get one to you!

Anyway on to the cards!...... this first card uses new products, really cute stamp set called "Elfie" and this fabulous Real Red Ruched Ribbon.

Card #2 uses uses my new favourite Stamp Set "Beauty and Joy" it's one of the DistINKtive sets - just amazing the detail! and one of my new favourite Ink pads, Oh my goodness the Metallic Ink pads are back this one is Golden Glitz (but there's also Silvery Shimmer and Celestial Copper) Oh and I've used one of the new "Basic Pattern" masks too in the background.

Card #3 again uses new but mixed with old  New is the "Stitched Stars dies", that I thought went really well with these words from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, and one of the new "Star designer Elements" which are really nice metal copper stars.
Last card uses a set that I keep meaning to use more often! lol and I really felt like I needed some summer time, and to feel warm!.....  So this one uses the Waterfront Stamp set, the Everyday label punch and the Tailored Tag Punch.  I feel much more summery when I look at it lol :)

And that is my line up for September!  I look forward to seeing whoever can make it, do let me know if you plan to come to one of the Laanecoorie classes as spaces are limited at it!  I think most of you know now that the price of the class had to increase to $20 for the 4 cards and envelopes (with instructions) at the beginning of June.

Happy Creating, I hope I've inspired you to create, even if you can't make it to class, and remember if you want to order, and you're not part of my Craft@Home group do use this hostess code which will go till near the end of September: GNHTRZ7G and you'll be in the running to gain the hostess benefits - however if you're order is over $250 don't use the hostess code as you'll qualify for the free hostess benefits for yourself!

God Bless love
Heather xox

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

How to create longer punched shapes

Hi Creators!

I made a video the other day, which I managed to YouTube and Facebook, but didn't quite manage to get to the blog post too, so here we go!

I thought I'd share how to make your punched shapes longer (and shorter) than the punch itself, and if you're anything like me, sometimes it's easier to read and have photos than it is to watch the video, but I'll pop a link at the end for the video too!

Here goes.....
take the punch you want to elongate, and measure the widest part of the punch
Cut a strip of card to this size in this case it's 38mm.
thread it into the side of the punch and out of the middle of the punch and punch one end of it
Next stamp the image you want on it, see how this doesn't fit into the punch?
So then thread the punched end out of the middle of the punch, line it up and punch again
Voila.... Longer punched shape with the pretty edges :)
You can do this with a variety of punches, as shown below
to make the shape smaller do the same thing, but just don't pull the shape through the middle of the punch.  Easy Peasy!  let me know how you get on with it

And now for the video link.....
Happy Creating
God Bless love
Heather xox