Tuesday, April 27, 2010

April Workshop

Peter and I arrived home last night from Broome after spending the long weekend relaxing. We actually went up for our nieces wedding. We had a really nice time and the first time I have spent so many hours by and in the pool at the resort. The wedding and reception was perfect. The bride looked gorgeous as they do and the new husband was very moved the whole way through.

The weekend before was our April Workshop where we made three Mothers Day/feminine cards. It was a workshop full of techniques. We did the faux leather card. (I got the idea from Jan White I think from one of our swaps. This is where you use masking tape and tear it into small pieces and place on cardstock, leaving no spaces. You then go over the cardstock with a Stamp Pad of your choice of colour. I have used Elegant Eggplant. Once you have done that then you will need to go over it with Clear Embossing Powder. There is no need to use Versamark as the embossing powder will adhere to the masking tape once heated with the Heat Gun. I used Pocket Silhouettes as my choice of stamp using a marker to colour (Elegant Eggplant, Green Galore) and then went over the buds with Crystal Effects.

I also made a masculine card prior to the workshop using a new stamp set from the Mini Catalogue, Autumn Days and then went over the pine cones with Crystal Effects. I may use this one as my Convention Swap. Not sure yet.

The idea for the other card came from Lee Ann Greff, a very talented lady. It is called Josephs Coat Inside Out. I have used the new Medallion stamp from the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue. First of all you will need to stamp using Black Staz On the En Francais stamp onto white cardstock. (Unfortunately I have not got that particular stamp so had to use another one). Then using your dauber, colour sections all over with Barely Banana, Tempting Turquoise and Rose Red in that order, leaving no white spaces. Stamp the Medallion using Versamark and then use Clear Embossing Powder and Heat gun. Using your brayer in a patchwork type system go over sections with Rose Red and Tempting Turquoise. This will bring out the Medallion clearer.

Convention is less than a month away. It only seems like yesterday that I was at the Canberra Convention and that was 12 months ago. I thoroughly enjoyed the last Convention and am looking forward to this one. We may get some sneak peaks from the new Catalogue which is due to be released in September. We already know that we are having a Colour Renovation. At first I was a bit sad to see some of the colours that we will be saying goodbye to but after watching Shelli's video (Colour Renovation) I felt better as the new colours are gorgeous. I think we are going to be in for a lot of surprises this September.

In the meantime we still have our beautiful current catalouge and the fantastic Autumn-Winter Mini Catalouge. I just love this new mini. If you have not had a chance to see the new mini then why dont you email me jenchi10@yahoo.com.au and I will send you a copy. Then you can be just as excited as I am about it.
Anyway I must go to bed as it is almost midnight and I have work tomorrow. Tomorrow night we are going out to celebrate my God-daughters 18th birthday. Katie is such a lovely fun loving young lady and I am so proud of her.

Bye for now and thanks for popping in. :)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue

Hello everyone! I am so excited! This mini catalogue is the best one I have seen. We have the Big Shot, dies, new colours, papers, stamp pads, stamp sets etc etc etc. Please click on the image on the right hand side to see what is in store for you. The new colours, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo and Soft Suede are just fabulous and the Stamp Pads, Ink Refills, Cardstock and Ribbon are all a part of the new colour scheme in the mini. The new Clear-mount rubber stamps are also available along with the lovely grooved blocks to pop them onto. This mini runs from 1 April to 31 August which is great as there are so many products available. Please email me if you have any queries or would like to order. Enjoy and thanks for popping by!