29 October 2010

Stampin' Up! Punch Art Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the inaugural South Pacific punch art blog hop!!!
We are a bunch of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from Australia and New Zealand who love our paper punches. We have come together to showcase a selection of the punches you can purchase from Stampin' Up!  We know we will inspire you and encourage you to use those punches in new and beautiful ways. 

Please leave a comment and let us know what you think to go in the draw to win some yummy scrummy punch art blog candy (offer not available to su demos).


I've chosen the X-Large Tag punch to show you a few different ways to use it.  The obvious is to use it as a tag.  Stampin' Up! have some great stamps that fit nicely in the tag punch.  I've used the hostess gift 'Silhouette Sentiments' stamp set to create some cute little gift tags.
You can also use the tag to put a sentiment on a card.  Here I've stamped the tag with the Happy Birthday stamp from the 'Afterthoughts' stamp set which is also a level 1 hostess gift.  The tag is topped off with a twine bow.









Here I've made a couple of cards using the tag punch a different way.  On the left, the punch is turned upside down making a cute flower pot.  The daisy is made using the 'Blossom Party' die in the Bigshot.  On the right card I have used it as a border.  I punched a hole in each tag and tied a ribbon between them.

 One last way is as a cupcake topper.  The 'designer series paper pattern stack' has been used to punch these out.  Then just add a sentiment for the occassion!


Now head on over to Melissa's blog and check out her amazing creations.  Don't forget to leave your comments for a chance to win BLOG CANDY!!!


Happy hopping!

24 October 2010

A WEEK OF FIRSTS

Well this has been a busy week.  My first market and my first card class.
Last Saturday I packed up all my cards and went to The Handmade Show - a boutique market for crafters.  I met some lovely stallholders and even bought a couple of goodies myself.  What a great day it was!



Everybody has their own craft style and on Friday night ten ladies got together and stamped up a stack of cards.  Given that Christmas is just around the corner that was the theme for the night.   With my samples in the middle of the tables, the ladies were able to copy them and put their own flair onto their cards.  There was lots of fun, food and laughs - an enjoyable night for everyone.



Have a great week!

07 October 2010

11 weeks until Christmas - Time to make cards!


Wow its not long until we start decorating the tree, buying the pressies and working out how we're gonna catch up with everyone in the space of 2 weeks.  I may not be able to help you with these but I can make sure you have cards to give your friends and family.
I'm holding a Christmas Card Class where you get to make your own cards using the Stampin' Up! "Season of Joy" stamp set.

Date:  Friday 22nd October
Time: 7.30 - 10.30pm
What you get: We will be making 8 cards in total, 2 of each design.
Cost: $25 includes cards, envelopes and supper
RSVP & payment due:  Wednesday 13th October.
Location: This class will be held in Mooroolbark and I will provide the address upon rsvp.

Call me asap to book your spot in the class 0407 273 700 or email me at ladybugsanddaisychains@gmail.com 


       

05 October 2010

Welcome Spring!

Well wasn't Saturday the most beautiful spring day!  I had the pleasure of making the decorations for a champagne breakfast birthday party held on Saturday.  We were served an array of croissants, pancakes & fruit skewers with a marshmallow dip...YUM!  A variety of juice and sparkling wine were sipped upon as the guests mingled in the sunshine.  The bunting decorated the entrance onto the balcony and was matched with bright coloured balloons around the room. Such a great morning.

Here's a sneek peek at some of the cards I've been working on....


 Thanks for stopping by,