Monday, May 30, 2011

CA Australias Biggest Morning Tea

Wow I have never crafted so long and I was exhausted at the end of the day but here is what I did. Firstly thanks must go to Tia from Crafters Anonymous for all the work she put into this event and the money they raised for Cancer research. And a Big thanks to all the ladies who were teachers on the day.

First of course we made a cup of tea! This cute little cup sits upright (so the tea doesn't spill) and I used a lovely little stamp to decorate the paper so my cup has a pretty design. The little chick comes from one of my cricut cartridges Create a Critter. The happiness stamp is from SU but the sentiment the chick is saying is hand written.

Next we made a folder that you could put tea, coffee or sugar bags in and give as a gift. I decided I had just bought some fairy stickers so made mine with the fairy theme. As you can see I coloured the stamp on the outside and didn't quite have enough time to finish colouring the inside.

This is the cracked glass effect and I would have had a better effect if I had used white cardstock and a dark ink on my stamp. I think I probably needed more embossing as well but I can see a great use for this on my haunted house.

Our next challence was to make a daffodil. (Supporting Cancer of course) and we made the daffodil above. Our next thing was a colour challenge so I made 2 more daffs and added them to a pot and made an easel card. The colours for the challenge were yellow blue and white. The white on the card has a yellow look but I'm not sure if this was from the reflection of the daffs or the lighting in the room as the other colours are pretty true.

Lastly there was the sketch challenge and this is the first time I have ever done a sketch never mind a sketch challenge so here is what I came up with.

I did have a great day and it was well worth while for a good cause.

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Craft Tools Workshop

Sanzi the NZ importers of many of the craft machines put on a tools workshop in Auckland where people could book and spend 2 days playing with these carfting tools.
The had the Cricut expression and the gypsy and we made the lovely thank you banner and the cup card and the pillow box in the 2 hours we spent at the cricut table.

We then went to the table with the Spellbinders Grand caliber and used the Grand Calibur machine and the grand dies and at this table we made the lovely scrap book page with the grad label die and the flowers. I did fall in love with the flowers and came home with several of the dies for flowers.

Next we spent some time on the Cricut Imagine and the yudu card maker which was again very interesting. We came home with a decorated box and a bird screen printed on material but currently I cannot find what I have done with these so when I find them will put up the pics. I already have an Imagine so it was not new to me but I did learn some new tips and came home with the yudu card screen printer.

The 2nd day we went to the big shot and Tim Holtz Vagabond table and did more pillow boxes but although the Tim Holtz Vagabond is an awesome machine it is a lot of money when I already have both the Big Shot and the Cuttlebug, so I stuck with buying dies rather than another machine.

The last table was the cuttlebug table and here I did learn a new technique. The tag is made by putting leaves through the cuttlebug with material and then inking the material with distress inks and stamping the bird image again with distress inks. We also mage the tag that I put on the bag I put in an earlier post from one of the new cuttlebug folders which embosses and cuts and we inked this folder as well.

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More decorated bags

This was yet again another Monday night class from Crafters Anonymous to make the bags, 2 diffeent bags here. Again I decorated with flowers and butterflys. The top bag is a tag made from one of the new cuttlebug cut and emboss folders at a tool workshop I went to. The bottlecap is squashed and used with a little flower made by winding the paper similar to quilling.

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Decorated Pizza Box

This is a small Pizza Boz which I decorated with flowers and butterflys. The butterflys are dies cuts from one of my many dies, as are the flowers. I think the flowers are from the Tim Holtz die tattered flowers which I have put together and scrunched.

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Autumn ATC swaps + 2 extra for Summer

New techniques are always great to learn and I loved this one when I came across it again. I inked the embossing folders and with the Butterfly one (for the 2 extra summer ones that were wanted, inked the folder with the marker pens from StampinUp. With the Autumn ATC I wonder if it looks more like winter but when I looked at our trees they were so bare. I used the whole stamp pad on the folder and then used the mini stamp pads to colour the tree.
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Cupcake Clamshell box

This was the cupcake clam shell box I taught at the Tauranga Extravaganza. I was neat and the double cupcakes back to back on a toothpick held the box together. I also gave everyone a cupcake to go into their boxes. This box used the cupcake roll-a-wheel and used heat and stick to glue on the glitter on the top. It also used the sweet treat cup on the side.

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Birthday card

Going back over things I have made. I think was a challenge one from CA.
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Monday, May 2, 2011

Star box and Star card

I had a group of people come and we made star boxes. To go with the box I designed a card in the shape of a star as well. I love the way these turn out and they are such a great gift.

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