Instead of another layout I have made a little photo stands out of stationery clips (can't remember the correct name?? bulldog clips??? not sure!) using the leftover bits and pieces from tomorrows class at Jamiks in Tully. I remember seeing this idea quite some time ago, but just can't remember where, either bloghopping or reading a mag.
Amazing to think that the flower is made from a piece of paper that started the size of a small dinner plate!!
We are making 2 little books to do with as you wish. One staying within the confines of the little Kaiser book blanks and the other going outside of the confines.
We will be punching and inking and altering our little flowers, of course using the faboulous Fiskars tools, which i will bring with me. you can see a few in the top right hand corner, and just looking at them while i type, i realise i have left out a few more important ones, border punches, zig-zag scissors and twist and flip corner punch. Mmmm think i had better write a list so i don't forget!!
Thanks to American FiskarsLead Ambassador Rebecca Peck I will also have one of those cute little Fiskars scissor pins that you can see in the bottom right hand corner for each class participant. Rebecca very kindly sent a little package over to the Aussie Ambassadors with all sorts of goodies inside.
We would love to see you, so if you are down that way and looking for a crafty Saturday, give Karyn a ring at Jamiks on 07 4068 0808 or email her firstname.lastname@example.org to book your possie :0)
I have had this canvas sitting around for ages, i picked it up for a measley 3 bucks cause it had a big rip in the top left hand corner, that was soon covered up with layering of old music scores (is that what you call it?) and paint. My father would probably be horrified but i do it all with my fingers, i like using them better than a brush, LOL!!
This tree is one of the new Fiskars shapecutter templates and fast becoming a favourite, its the same one i used on the layout of Miss Paris the cat. (in the post below)
Now i'm starting to get into the christmassy spirit!!
Over on the ANZ Fiskars blog this month the challenge is to create to a menu, you can find all the details by CLICKING HERE. Basically you choose from the menu, email Lianne your choice and she will email you back with a set of guidlines for you to create with. Good fun and great being told what to do!!
So this is my post from over at Fiskars:-
Well Liannes menu turned out to be a bit more in this household, everybody got involved!!
The day i decided to make my menu, our daughter was home sick. My menu involved buttons and when i got the jar out, Maddison decided she would sort them into colours and make a few pictures along the way. It kept her occupied for a good couple of hours, and my buttons are now colour coded into 10 different packets!!
This is what she made....
Okay so my menu was:-
To make a card
brown, orange and green colour combination
2 patterned papers
plain cardstock optional extra
This is what I came up with
I made this shortly after i got home from the Craft and Quilt Fair and i was hanging out to play with my new little cutter
I love this new toy!! It was great for cutting my fabric grass, and my wavy line on my middle orangey piece of PP. I used my circle squeeze punches for my flower bases and attached my button layers with glossy accents. My "beauty" embellishement was hand drawn and hand cut with my Fiskars micro tip scissors, great for all the little inbetween fidly bits.
Now i was feeling a little more creative the next day and decided that i didn't want to give my card away, that i would make it into a little frame. So sticking to my rustic colours i gave instructions to Chris to look for a piece of old timber to make a frame for my card, he was on his way to the dump with hubby, i was sure they could find a piece of recycled timber.
Sure enough they did and Chris made a rustic, not too precise with the measurements frame, first time he's used a mitre box, i think he did very well. This is going to live above the toilet in our bathroom which is white and terracotta!! (Not sure about the "beauty" in the toilet, but hey, the colours match LOL!! ;0)
Thats it from me, thanks for stopping by today, plllleeeennnty of inspiration floating around here so why not get in on the act and shoot Lianne an email and get a menu of your own to play with!!
Like the other Demonstrators and Ambassadors i too will be out and about TONIGHT IN CAIRNS SPOTLIGHT. I will have all my tools with me and i am madly working on some frames and cards to inspire you in a festive way!!
I have been giving the squeeze punches a workout to make funky little chrissy trees, wanna peak?....
No, not traditional colours in our house this year ;0)
I will have my LATEST FAVOURITE TOOL - the fingertip control rotary cutter (hope i got that name correct!!) If you haven't tried out this little baby you don't know what you're missing. Works fantastically on paper and fabric, so we will give it a whirl tonight, cut some fabric, do a little stamping and see what we can make ;0)
Border punches, squeeze punches, ultra shape express, stamp blocks and stamps, trimmers, eyelet setters, all there for you to have a play.
Almost forgot..... if a shapeboss embossing system has been on your wishlist, i hear they are going out the door TONIGHT BETWEEN 6 AND 9 FOR HALF PRICE, so grab yourself a bargain.
Might see you there? Hope so ;0)
PS. If funky chrissy trees are your thing and you would like the instructions to make these, let me know in the comments and i will see what i can do about uploading some instructions over the next week or so,they are quick and would make great "production line" chrissy cards;0)
Believe it or not i took NO photos!! Working all day on the Fiskars stand didn't leave much time to take any pics (not complaining mind you :0) Half an hour for lunch, in which you have to eat, wee AND look at everything the show has to offer, goes VERY quickly!!
I was amazed at hour many Cairns girls i saw down there, maybe one day we will have some sort of craft show up our way, maybe...
This lovely lady and her delightful family generously put up with me for the week, for which i was very grateful :0) Brisbane was a bit of an eyeopener for me, although originally from Sydney, i have lived up in FNQ for 21 years and realised more than ever that i really have adapted to the slower way of life up here. Not that there is anything wrong with life down there, just alot faster and busier, cars and buses like i have never seen before, LOL!!
So back on Monday ready for a relaxing week to finish some magazine work, deadlines looming (next week)was quickly thrown out the window with some unexpected work at the kids school. The admin lady has taken ill so i am filling in, all good... just not planned.
A little tiny sneak at what i am working on, will share when i can:0)
Some published work this month in Australian Cardmaking Stamping and Papercraft Magazine Volume 15 No 6.
and a closeup
Sorry its sideways and i can't budge it!!
and if you would like to win the current issue of this mag go Here and leave a comment to go into the RAK draw :0)
Okay bed is calling, lots of blogs to catch up on... soon as i get a minute....soon ;0)
Finally i have finished and look forward to sharing a class with you this Saturday down at Jamiks Studio in Tully.
A set of 3 mini canvases that you can have as a freestanding frame on your table or with a bit of ribbon added you can make it into a piece of art to hang on your wall - the choice is yours.:0) You could even use them as front covers to a set of 3 mini albums!!
Included is a simple little concertina album under a flap that has 4 little photos measuring approx 3.5cms x 5cms as well as one on the middle canvas. I got these printed at Office Works in Cairns - DON'T PANIC if you haven't got photos of this size, you can simply add them later if you do want to get them printed or you can crop some down to a similar size.
We will be doing a wee bit of stamping, cutting, doodling the odd border, making our own flower embelishments and adding dimension with uppey tape. As we are using double sided papers, you may wish to mix them up to suit yourself, plenty of room for creative individuality if you wish in this class. (is that a word, lol!!?)I have updated the what to bring to class page, You can check it out here.