Cute Little Box!

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I have a super cool little project to share with you all. While at retreat Kirri {one of our fellow demos}, showed us a cute little box and shared the template and instructions with us all. Isn’t she the sweetest! Here’s my version -

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I used the super cute Sale-A-Bration DSP Everyday Enchantment. Thank you Michelle, you were super kind to give me some. I am thinking an Easter project for this box would look fabulous. What do you think?

I still have a few more creations to share so come back soon

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An Inkspiration Christmas!

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This week for Inkspiration we are doing a Christmas showcase. The ones I am showing are projects I taught in my very last workshop for the year. I had a great time and the girls enjoyed themselves too! I got the ideas for these little beauties in several different places. Delys Cram for the Jelly Bean Elf, Julia Leece for the cute santa owl and I have seen heaps of different candy cane mice, but not sure whose first I saw. Thank you ladies for the wonderful inspiration.

Aren’t they just the cutest?! I am going to make more Elf legs for the kids at Christmas and hang them in the Christmas tree, but I will be putting red and green M&M’s in those. Maybe even some of those mice! LOL!

Don’t forget to go to the Inkspiration Challenge Blog to check out the rest of the DT creations and link us to your Christmas creation!

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Framed Flowers

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There are so many cute samples in this years catalogue that I want to CASE. Here is one

So very quick, simple and cheap plus a great pre-teen girls room decor piece. I know because my 10 yo daughter keeps asking for it! LOL!

This was made with a variety of punches and scraps of CS. After assembling all the flowers I gave it a light spray of the Vanilla Smooch Spritz. LURVE this stuff and I think I need to order another bottle or two.

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Another Easter Workshop!

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I couldn’t help it….I had to make some cute Easter goodies. My kids love these sort of designs. I do too!

Aren’t they adorable?! I of course took some closer shots for you all!

This one reminds me of one of my old Easter boxes I made last year. I put a 50g bunny and solid minis inside with some shredded paper. So very easy and just a teeny bit cute!

Of course I had to use the Mini Milk Carton too. It is simply adorable and reminds me of the Cadbury Cartons. Another very simple creation. I used the teeny bunny in the Nursery Suite SDSP to put on the box amongst the hand cut grass. A couple of the punched flowers from the Itty Bitty punch set and you have a cute little garden scene.

This one is just too cute! Can anyone have enough cuteness in their life? I got the idea for this creation from Theresa Anne Rafter She has some beautiful creations for Easter on her blog. Check them out!

Well that’s all I have to show you today!

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Easter Blossom Silk!

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I have workshops this week and I decided I would teach my class the Faux Silk technique and combine it with an Easter theme. I’m not an Easter card maker and sender, but I do love creating gift boxes for the chocolatey goodness. This time though I made a matching card for the box.

The box design is very similar to the one on page 8 of the Summer mini catalogue but with a few of my own touches added to it.

The card and some closeups of the box’s finer details

Oohh I am liking these closeups!! I might have to do that more often! LOL! The brown paper is the packing from SU deliveries. I just passed it through a shredder. The eggs are Cadbury Mini Eggs and resemble Smarties, M&M’s and the like, they are crisp shell with chocolate inside…..MMMmmmmm…YUMMY!!! I made this project with these eggs in mind. I bought them last year and just loved them. I made this project before I bought them and was hoping that they would make a comeback this year so I could use them specifically for this project. I used colours Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride and Perfect Plum.

Well I best get packing for my workshop!

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Starry, Starry Christmas!

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I had a fabulous evening yesterday creating some super cute Christmas Gift Boxes. Everyone (meaning the Inkspirations Crew), has been inspiring me to use other than traditional Christmas colours of late…..have you seen their work?? Simply stunning. So I thought that’s what I would do last night. I thought what would be one colour that is not usually associated with Christmas……..Purple was the answer. Rich Razzleberry in fact. I know it goes well with Pear Pizzazz so I used the colour coach, checked out both colours and on the Pear Pizzazz chip I found the combo Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry and Tempting Turquoise……perfect!

The template is a Lauren Meader creation (LOVE her templates) So I bet you’re dying to see it!!……well are you?…….okay, okay, here it is

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Of course I had to use the shimmer paint…..no Christmas bauble should be without it!! LOL! This time after I stamped the image I used a paint brush and painted the shimmer on. Super easy!! You should all have a go if you haven’t yet!

Well I have workshops to organise so I best be off!

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Christmas in the Country……here I come!!

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Well tomorrow night is the start of the big craft show that happens here in Gatton every year! It an awesome event and I am so excited! Can you tell?! LOL! I did want to pop on here and show you something I made for the event and it would have to be my favourite piece!

What do you think?

Isn’t that candle scrumptious looking?

Unfortunately I cannot hang round and chat! I have heaps more to do before tomorrow!

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Inkspiration Colour Challenge #46

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Well you are all probably wondering what happened to me last night and why I didn’t post on time! All I can say is that I had my creation created early for once, I edited all the photos, typed my post up and then I scheduled it to post at six last night……..but when I checked this morning the post had completely disappeared and I don’t think it published at all! Ggrrrrr!!

But it’s all good! I have something super cute to show!

I love these boots, and I have been making heaps of these the past week…plus an array of other super cute things. This would be why I have been missing in blog land. I hope to get back to regular tuning soon!

I love to put bags of red licorice or scented soaps inside for quick easy gift ideas. On Father’s Day you can do the sock in masculine colours and fit a couple of pairs of mens socks inside or hankies….what ever takes your fancy!

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the DT

Cindy

Renee

Makeesha

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Tea Box!

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I am currently getting busy creating for an upcoming Craft show. It’s the Christmas in the Country Craft Fair that is held annually and is the biggest fundraiser my children’s school. It is a fabulous event and if you live close by come check it out on the 5th and 6th of November.

This is a super cute box and measures 4″ high and 3 1/2″ wide. I played with some brand new goodies too! Fleurettes 2 and the Beautiful Wings Embosslit. I made up a solution of water and Riding Hood Red Ink in a container and soaked the crocheted flower in it. I waited 24 hrs to let it dry and adhered to the box with Tombo Mono Multi Glue. I am just realising how good this glue is after I have just run out of Sticky Strip! LOL!

I am also working on a different coloured one with a tea bag slot in the front. I will show you when I get it finished!

I just have to show you all some photos I took of Darcy yesterday. We are experiencing a lot of rain at the moment and our driveway has become a slushy mud pie…….and my son loves it!! Every day he has gone out there and played in the mud on his bike and this is just a taste of what he looks like when he charges back inside……

EEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!! I cannot stand MUD!! The funny thing was when he got off his bike he was walling around stiff-legged, LOL! All that water and dirt must have been mighty uncomfortable!

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What a Day!!!!

Well…….I’m beat! I have just got home and I am hoping for a HUGE sleep in in the morning. But I had the most fantastic day today! Today was Brisbane Regionals and you will never believe it but a week ago I was asked to participate by jumping on stage and do a Workshop WOW!!! Of course I said yes…..how often are you asked to do something like this? During the weekend I was starting to realise, though, that I would be in front of over 200 of my peers……AND what was I going to WOW these people with???? LOL!

Well to cut a long story short I decided to go with paper flowers and I have some fabulous photos to show you. They are from today and also of my WOW samples

First up I did some catching up with friends….I missed getting a photo of my upline Madonna. She ended up behind my camera today taking lots of photos…..Thank you Mads!!

This is Donna Griffith! This lovely lady showed some very cool techniques and also gave us all our own “I {heart} STAMPS” badge just like the one she is wearing. It was super cute and she told us that her and her husband made them all especially for us. How sweet is that?

My name in the bright lights…..well sort of!

My look of concentration! LOL

My samples on screen!

The cameraman, Barry, was simply awesome! He did the most fantastic closeups!

Look at all those people looking at me!! I was nearly hyperventilating!! LOL!

Not sure about that look! LOL!

Having a little laugh with Amanda up the back.

Then Aaron’s turn! LOL!

All the presenters for the day! From left Sophie Zadeh (from SU), Ursula James, myself, Sharon Turnbul, Rebecca Ross and Liz Collette. I hope I have spelt all their names correctly! I think we all had a great time.

Now for my samples

This was the Rose bud flower project. This is the one Stampin’ Up! decided to keep so I took a quick photo there before I handed it over!

I then showcased my scallop circle layer, carnation like, flower. I think this project is my favourite. I then showed two more samples using this flower.

So what do you think?? I know I had an absolute blast…..even if I was extremely nervous!! LOL!

Well I am off to bed! I have had a BIG week and I am super tired…..

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