Monday, 3 December 2012

Christmas Craft Class - Scentsational Season

Last Saturday, I went to my friend and downline Kylie's Christmas Card Class. She's got a lovely house, with a conservatory that's perfect for holding classes at home. There was 9 of us altogether, and I went as a guest (although I was on tea and coffee duty!). We made four cards, and I'll be sharing these in the next three posts.

The first two cards we made was with the Scentsational Season stamp sets and Framelits dies, and the Festival Of Prints DSP. The card blanks were Cherry Cobbler and Lucky Limeade, with Very Vanilla. I chose to use the tree stamp and the ginger bread man stamp for the cards. It was nice seeing all the other designs that the other ladies made in the class. The star on the tree and the hearts on the ginger bread men (punched from the Owl punch) were made using the red Glimmer paper.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Customer Workshop


I thought I'd share the projects I made at a customer workshop last month.  Ama kindly held a workshop at her home, and invited a few friends and family along for an evening of crafting.  There was a few non crafters, but they enjoyed it still, and did a great job at the make and take card, which is shown below.  We used the Scentscational Season stamp set and matching Holiday Collection Framelits dies, and Curly Cute was used for the Seasons Greetings sentiment.  Ama has a few pieces of the Emma Bridgewater pottery, so this card was perfect with the stars.

I also showed Ama and her guests how easy it was to make a little gift holder, using the Labels Collection Framelits dies.  I used the Be of Good Cheer papers on this gift.  As a thankyou for hosting the workshop, I gave this to Ama, and inside it contained lots of ribbons and buttons for her to use on her own cards and projects. 

I also showed them how easy it was to make an envelope using the Simply Scored Board, and a sheet of Designer Paper Series.  They really do look good, and they are so much nicer than a plain envelope.

Ama is a great baker, and she always puts on a good spread!  Her cakes were delicious.

We all had a nice evening, and Ama received some great benefits for hosting the workshop.  She earned £40 of free products, and chose some lovely items.  If you'd like to host a workshop, please let me know.  I have a few spaces available before Christmas, it could be a great opportunity to get some gifts if you have crafty friends, or to buy products to make Christmas cards, it's not too late still!  Don't forget the fantastic offer is still on for the free set of ink pads, available when workshop sales reach £325.  That's in addition to the £50 you'd have to spend on products from the Catalogues, and a half price item. 

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Advent Calendar

I can't believe it's December already! Where has the time gone? I hope you all opened your advent calendars this morning, and got something nice.  I thought I'd share with you the advent calendar I have made.  I got the idea after I had shown a few friends the treat boxes from the Buns and Roses workshop, as a few people said they'd make a good calendar.  I made 24 treat boxes, using the Be Of Good Cheer papers, and used the Memorable Moments stamp set for the numbers.  It's a great stamp set, it's got all the numbers, and can be used for birthdays or anniversaries.   I can see this set will get a lot of use.  I punched out the numbers with the Large Oval Punch and the Scallop Oval Punch, and used Gumball Green and Cherry Cobbler card stock.  Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon was used to tie the boxes at the top.  I then hung them at random on my favourite Christmas decoration I own, a wire tree that I bought a few years ago. I normally use it to display my cards, but this year I'll have to find somewhere else to put them.

There weren't quite enough hearts to place the boxes over, so I decorated some clothes pegs to make some extra hooks.

My sister was over on Sunday afternoon, and she saw my project and wanted to make one too.  She used the Festival of Prints papers to make hers from.  I'll share a picture when she has it all set up and displayed.  She said she was going to come to my house and fill mine up, so I wonder what will be in my boxes each day!