A Surprise in the Post.

October 30, 2008
Yesterday I got a wonderful surprise in the post. Alison sent me this beautiful CD folder.

Inside were some Dora the Explorer DVD’s that Ali’s girls Charlotte & Hunter have given to Sarah.
I am so chuffed to have received such a beautiful keepsake. Sarah was very happy too. In her words “I so lucky”! Thank you Ali.

Candle Making…… this one’s for you Nadine.

October 30, 2008

I KNEW the girls were buzzing after the Stamping on Candles / Gift Making Class. But look at this!!

This is Michelle. She LOVED it sooooooo much, she’s going to have a stall at the local Midland Farmers Market in November & December. So on Sundays…..that’s where we will be.

Team Stamping Day

October 30, 2008

While I was in Box making mode, I made some little Choccy boxes to give the girls in my Team on Team Stamping Day, which was last Saturday.

It was great to get together with them to stamp the afternoon away.
To kick the day off Tracey did a demo for us – showing us many different ways to use Crystal Effects. And I will definitely be having a go at them. It was great.
We had 3 projects to make – one of which I had put together for everyone – based on a card that I had done last year with Jacque. It is a Jacobs Ladder Card (or Hidden Message Card).
Ali Smith provided us with this Crabby Christmas Card, using an embossing and bleaching technique.

Jazz made us up this Scrap booking page. I came home and found this funny photo of Sarah to put on it – because I thought it went well with the sentiment.

Christmas Gift Class.

October 30, 2008

All the Classes I’ve done so far have been Cards and with Christmas coming I thought it was time to introduce my ladies to some 3D Off the Page Projects.

First up we made some Chocolate Trays. We used Always Artichoke & Purely Pomegranate Card and the Holiday Harmony DSP from the current Mini. They came out great. Bit of a treat for everyone to take home.
For a bit of fun we then stamped on Candles. I think this amazed the ladies and they loved it. Here are a few samples of what we did.

Kim & Nadine Challenges.

October 28, 2008

While I’m chatting about Challenges I thought I’d post some pics of what I made for the Challenges I’ve just finished with my sister Nadine & my friend Kim. Both were colour Challenges.

Nadine’s was – Real Red, Bashful Blue, Handsome Hunter & Night of Navy

Kim’s was – Groovy Guava, So Saffron, Handsome Hunter & Ballet Blue

Yay for Me!

October 28, 2008
I was so excited a week or so ago when a card I’d made for a Makeesha Byl Challenge was chosen as a winner.

The Challenge was to “Get Stampless” and create a card with NO stamping on it. It took a bit of messing round but this is what I came up with.

I’ve been thinking about making these flowers with my Scallop Circle punch for a while. They are really easy and quite effective. The chip board and eyelets add a bit more dimension while the DSP give it colour.

Makeesha said……”I love Chantell’s use of punches, chipboard, ribbon, and glitter and not to mention eyelets as well”.

Christmas Stamp-a-stack.

October 15, 2008
Christmas is only 10 weeks away.

It’s time to get ready for Christmas – so I decided to do a Stamp-a-stack. My Sunday ladies asked if we could do it instead of our normal card class – so we did.

These are the cards that we made. Most of them have been CASED from various people (Thank you to all of you).

I’m running this Stamp-a-stack again on Wed 29th Oct for anyone else wanting to get some Christmas Cards together.