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A Surprise in the Post.

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.
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Team Stamping Day

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.

Card Classes

Christmas Gift Class.

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.

Challenges

Yay for Me!

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”.
Card Classes

Christmas Stamp-a-stack.

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.
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World Card Making Day

Yesterday (Saturday 4th October) was World Card Making Day.
So I held a “Drop in and Make a Card” Day at my place.
This is what we made – in a range of colours.

It was great to share my love of stamping and introduce some ladies to stamping for the first time. Everyone went home with handmade cards and free gifts.


This is the Display board that I put together. It includes cards that I have done and some that I have received in swaps too.

Card Classes

Card Class Update…

I realise I have not posted any of our Card Class projects lately…so here is an update.

Class from end of August…..
Using the Wintergreen DS Papers and colours we created a Father’s Day Card. We folded a strip of paper which added dimension to the card. The colours are Soft Sky, Always Artichoke & Certainly Celery.

At the time, I was working on putting together some cards for a Christmas Card swap with some fellow Aussie demonstrators – so we made these too. Punching out the circles and making them pop off the page was very effective. The Wild Wasabi and Real Red are great for Christmas Colours.

First Class in September….
The next class involved using a selection of products from the current Spring Mini Catalogue.

Firstly a Christmas Card using the Season of Joy stamp set. You may have seen that this is the card I did for the SU Regional swaps.

Our second card used the Blooms Die Cuts with some Brads and Buttons. These make quick and easy cards and projects.