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Sneak Peek Owls

I’m finally getting my crafty mojo back after a very stressful and busy time in my household. I found some time today to hideaway and finish off some sewing projects for a few people and make a little project for my craft space.

I found these little sweeties in a magazine some time ago and I’ve been busting to make my own version in one of the fabulous new Stampin Up Designer Series papers. It won’t be long before you can get your hands on this gorgeous paper – 6 more sleeps to go!

Stampin’ Up! Supplies
Ink: soft suede, midnight muse ink refill (available from September 1)
Card: whisper white, sahara sand, daffodil delight, tangerine tango, lucky limeade, rose red, floral district (available from September 1)
Fabulous Flourishes: neutrals and brights designer buttons, bakers twine
Extras: shimmer paint (mixed with midnight muse ink refill and isocol for background), sponge, dauber
Tools: paper cutter, 3.2cm circle punch, paper snips
Non Stampin Up: canvases

Happy stamping and see you next time for more sneak peeks.

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Twitterpated Fabric Creations

Woo Hoo!  I’m now on holidays for FOUR WHOLE WEEKS!  (Apologies to my colleagues who might drop in to my blog).  Now it’s not that I don’t like my day job, it’s more that I desperately needed a holiday and I’ve been looking forward to some extra craft time for the next couple of weeks before heading ‘home’ to visit my family during the school holidays.   

I had such a relaxing day today and whipped up a few items using fabric.  Yep…I’m back on the fabric train.  I soooo love that Stampin’ Up! now have fabric.  For me, it’s the best of both worlds and the new Twitterpated pack from the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue is simply gorgeous.  Colour co-ordinated flowers, stripes and dots are always a perfect combination. 

For some time now, I haven’t wanted to sew and I’ve been mucking about making things that haven’t needed me to get out my machine.  Today, however, was different.  Maybe it’s because I now have time to relax and enjoy the process.  This morning, I was writing an email to a fellow demonstrator via our Oz Stampin’ Up! Forum.  She was asking for some help with sewing so I thought I’d send a few tips to help get her going.  My last piece of advice to her was to ‘take your time and enjoy what you are doing’.   As I was wrote the email, I realised how much I missed it and inspired to finally open that little pack of Twitterpated Fabric that I purchased a few weeks ago.  So…here is what I made.

It’s a sweet little business card holder for a great friend and I can’t wait to give it to her.  This little creation was so easy and so cute,  I decided to make one for myself as well.

A Tutorial can be found here.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
Fabric: Twitterpated – two contrasting pieces, 5 ½” x 4 ½”   and 2 pieces, 2 ½” x 4 ½”
Designer Button:  Subtles:  Pretty in Pink
Non Stampin’ Up!: 1 piece of fusible batting, 5 ½“ x 4 ½“, Hair elastic, Thread.

Happy crafting.

Water Colouring

My new year’s resolution was to participate in at least one blog challenge a week in the hope of ensuring that no matter how busy my working week is I would be sure to get some crafting time every week. Well…it’s only the first month of 2012 and I have already missed a week. Not too worry…this week I’ve decided to enter several challenges to make up for it. I love challenges because they help me to create, particularly on those days when I’m stumped and don’t know where to start. Lately, I’m finding sketch challenges the best because they allow me to team up my own colours, stamps and paper whilst giving me a starting point.

This week, I am going to use each challenge to show you some simple techniques to make the most of your stash. My last two challenge entries, showcased fussy cutting, used to create dimension and depth to my projects. Today’s technique is water colouring and I’ve entered this card in the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge 225. All you need to get started is an ink pad and a blender pen.

And here is the sketch

Card Recipe
Stamps:
Easy Events, Tiny Tags Card: Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Very Vanilla
Paper: Pocketful of Posies Designer Series Paper Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Black Staz-on
Tools: Jewelry Tag Punch, Dotted Ribbon Border Punch, Paper Snips, Paper Cutter, Blender Pen, Paper-Piercing Tool
Finishing Touches: Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon, In Colours Designer Printer Brads White Bakers Twine
Sticky Bits: Snail, Dimensionals

During Sale-A-Bration, every order over $30 will receive my Easy Events, Berry Blossom stamp by mail instructions, which includes a blender pen tutorial, FREE. Interested? Contact me today at: tania_willis@bigpond.com.

Don’t forget…from now until 31 March every order over $100 receives your choice of an exclusive Sale-A-Bration gift. Click on the Sale-A-Bration catalogue to check out your gift options.

Check back in a few days for my next technique share. I’m super excited as it’s something that I have never tried before and I’m heading off to my craft room now to get started.

See you again soon.

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