Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sheltering Trees

Since revamping my crafting space I am finding it much easier to create in. I just need to remind myself to put everything back once I have finished creating a card rather than walking out of the room and closing the door!

The room itself has tons of natural light and I have moved my desk so it is front of the window and wow what a difference to how quicky I can create now. I find myself popping up there for half an hour every couple of nights and its a great stress relief after a busy day at the office. 

The room now doubles as a guest room and its a ten minute job to move the trundler bed in and make it up for guests. Its also one of the coolest rooms in the house which in this current heat is a blessing. I have slso added in a stereo that doubles as a DVD player and a small 14" TV so really its my little spot of paradise.

It was 31 degres here yesterday so what better place to hide from the heat. I chose the set Sheltering Trees which I am having quite a bit if fun with and made 6 cards (2 of each style) to put in my stash of emergency cards. I used several different greeting stamps and ink combinations.

Again they were super quick to create once I had the images on the blocks and all the ink pads out that I required






Saturday, January 24, 2015

From todays class


Today I hàd a lovely bunch of ladies in to create and share ideas with. We were focusing on the new butterfly thinlits and stamp set that co-ordinates with the smallest die.

The craftroom has been overhauled, tidied, purged of a large amount of accumulated treasures over the holiday break so it was nice to be able to sit back with friends and create.

The temperature in Wanganui was around 28 + degrees and perfect for crafting as it was too hot to go fishing or scratch around in the garden. 

Colours used on this card are
Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake and Chocolate chip. Super quick and easy to make when you have all the stanps set up on blocks and they all LOVED the photo polymer stamps. 

Its not the first time they have used them but they are definitley seeing the benefits of using them - no stamp a ma jig, cost savings and only the initial outlay for blocks. Perfect if you travel away to craft as you can just remove the stamps from the case and reduce the amount you need to cart and carry in your car. Gotta love that idea as we all tend to pack for a month rather than a weekend.

I am defintiley a PP (photo polymer) girl long term now!


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Quick and easy...

After a mammoth job redesigning the craftroom I realised that I hadn't made the three cards I needed to make this weekend. There was a hello for a friend to let her know I was thinking of her and that I missed with her,
a farewell card for a male


and a thank you card for a lovely handmade gift my grandson received in the post




With only about 30 minutes to make them these are the three I came up with. Hopefully I have a bit more time during the week to create in my newly designed space


Saturday, January 10, 2015

Butterfly thinlit card in less than 10 minutes

Got 10 minutes, if so that is enough time to make this card with the new butterfly thinlits die. Super simple with minimal supplies required.
It also helped that I have a heap of card bases and toppers and inserts precut. This means that when I am short on time I can quickly pop in and create a card.