What a fabulous weekend. Saturday was spent in Hamilton at Paperzone, teaching 2 different classes. A gorgeous mini album based around Bo-Bunny's gorgeous Garden Journal range. The album itself is divine!!! Then we decorated it.
We also did a new 'Twice the fun" class. This brand new class was created using Marion Smith's "Motley" collection and I have to say I've been LOVING her products recently. If you get a chance to get some, do take a look. They are simply divine and the papers are a very good quality.
I'm also teaching this one in Aussie, so will leave you with another sneak peek...
I'm loving the lattice from Scrapmatts! Divine!!!
On Sunday I also taught for a group of my friends. We normally create cards and this month they had requested masculine themed cards. Thankfully Prima have a great range of papers that can be used for the male in your life so I grabbed some out and designed the following cards....
Adoring the cogs/gears chipboard from Scrapmatts! Perfect for the boy crafting you do!
I kept asking Andy as I was designing, 'what do you think'. I know that we men and women like different things, and he kept telling me to 'keep it simple', so that's what I did.
But just because it's 'simple', doesn't mean you get away with not learning. There are a ton of different techniques throughout the class and little ideas that give you another way to do things, adding to your repertoire.
We used quite a few different punches and dies, all were cut and put into the kits (except the border punches - they were done in class).
I just adore dimension in my work. Thus am constantly adding foam tape. It's a great way to add 'movement' into your crafting and if you don't like it, you don't have to. And you still get the same look.
Adding a pocket to your card is a great way to add in a gift card. It can go on the front, in the middle, wherever you can think of.
I have just a couple of these kits left over. I'm going to see if I can find anymore papers to make up a few more, but in the meantime have put the couple I do have on my website, at THIS link, if you'd like to buy one.
They are only $40 and you get to make 6 masculine themed cards!
And talking about cards, did you hear my news? I recently won Runner Up in Australian Simply Cards, Cardmaker of the year competition. I entered this in December, and to be honest, had almost forgotten about it, so to get the email saying I'd been chosen as a runner up was pretty special. Here's a wee look at my cards (top row).
In my cards I used some beautiful Prima products, chipboard from Scrapmatts and a cool little clock from Tanya Leigh Designs (who will be at SENZ!).
Well that's about it for now. Quite a bit I know. Grin. Til next time.... I hope you have a wonderful day.