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Workshop Make and Takes

Last weekend a fab group of women made this card as a make and take at one of my workshops.  This was one of two creations that we all made.  This little card is inspired by a creation from our monthly demonstrator newsletter and I just had to CASE it.  

Supplies
Stamp Set:
Just Believe
nk:  Basic Gray, So Saffron, Basic Gray and Baja Breeze Markers
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Grey, So Saffron, Baja Breeze Patterns DSP 
Fabulous Flourishes: Antique Brads, Rhinestones, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Crystal Effects, Baja Breeze Ribbon
Tools: Paper Cutter, Square Punch (for the banner), Mat Pack and Paper Piercing Tool, Paper Snips
Sticky Bits: Snail

Don’t you just love how a few bits and bobs come together to make something special.  I didn’t have the stamps used in the original but that’s what is so great about this little design – you can use so many different items and colours to change it up.  Don’t have the ribbon?  Why not use pleated paper?  Don’t have the brad?  A button would be a great alternative.  No glitter?  Well…you can not use it at all…but really…I think you might need to buy some because glitter is pretty special. There’s nothing like glitter to bring back those primary school memories.  I used the stamp set, Just Believe, especially for one of my face-book followers.  I hope she likes it. 

If you would like to host a workshop, there’s still time to earn Sale-a-Bration freebies (ends 31 March).  It’s a great way to get a group of friends together, enjoy some craft and earn some great hostess benefits.  Click on the workshop tab above for more deets or email me today to find out more:  tania_willis@bigpond.com or call 0401173203.

Happy stamping!

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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