Sunday, 13 November 2011

An afternoon on Brisbane Waters

Yesterday Mark and I went to his work -Industrea Mining Technology - christmas party. It was a lunch time cruise on Brisbane Waters. Mark and I have lived on the Central Coast for 23 years and we have never been on Brisbane Waters before. We cruised by East Gosford, Point Frederick, Green Point across the bay to Koolewong, Woy Woy, Booker Bay under the Rip Bridge and down to Ettalong and Ocean Beach where we turned around and retraced pretty much the same track. It was a lovely relaxing afternoon after a very stressful week. My Dad finally got a diagnosis after all the tests and scans he's had done. He has Stage 3A Lymphoma. The week ahead involves more tests, bone marrow biopsy, CT scans and a Heart Scan then back to the Oncologist to review all results and start Chemotherapy early next week. At 82 next week it's hard to see him going through such a tough time looking so frail from all the weight he has lost. I'm not looking for a miracle, it's just a difficult time.

Butterfly Card

A beautiful card that Olivia received for her birthday from one of my lovely stamping ladies.
Margaret used "Beautiful Wings" embosslits, Well Scripted stampset (retired), retired DSP, Confetti Cream and Riding Hood Red cardstock. A beautiful card which I think I will just have to copy!

Large Desk Organisers


My sister, Narelle, was up from Canberra for a couple of weeks recently and she brought with her some Kaiser Craft projects for us to do. We both used the SU DSPaper - "Paisley Petals" to cover our desk organisers, they only took 3 sheets of DSP (hard to believe), it took a bit of planning but we were so pleased with how they turned out. Of course mine is the blue tones (I'm such a "blue" person!) They looked quite different even though they were covered with the same "Paisley Petals" DSP. I will upload another photo of when it's in place on my craft desk, so excited as the back pocket will hold my paper cutter.

12 Weeks of Christmas - Week 7


This card is our 7th week of Christmas card. One my guests at last week's extravaganza had found a similar card on the internet and had a b/w photocopy of it, as she wanted to buy the products to recreate it. This is what I came up with from the b/w copy.

Products used:-
Stamp sets: Lovely as a Tree, Short & Sweet
Cardstock: Confetti White, Night of Navy
Inks: Whisper White craft ink.
Accessories: Glue pen, Dazzling diamonds, word window punch, modern label punch.

To obtain the snowflakes I used a glue pen and dotted it over the card and then dusted with Dazzling Diamonds. Be careful when using the Whisper White Craft Ink as it is quite wet and will smudge easily, so stamp your images and set aside for 5-10 minutes to dry before completing the construction of your card.
If you'd like any SU products to recreate this card, please contact me and I will place your order for you.


Friday, 11 November 2011

Christmas Extravaganza Day

Our Christmas Extravaganza day was a huge success last Sunday.
My sister, Narelle came up from Canberra and we enjoyed running the extravaganza from my home.


I also had Livy as a helper on the day. She loves to help with my stamping classes, making tea and coffees, helping instruct if needed. On Sunday she was chief photographer.
Narelle and I ready for our Extravaganza Day.
I also had my other downline, Jan helping guests on the day.
It was a great day, with lots of fun and laughter and everybody enjoyed themselves and took home their cards and projects that they'd made.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

12 Weeks of Christmas - Week 6

This weeks card is actually one my sister made for our Christmas Extravaganza day. She's used one of the new Christmas stamp sets in the catalogue, "Merry & Type", a bit of sparkle is always good on a chrissy card.
Products used were:
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Confetti White.
Inks: Cherry Cobbler
Stamp Set: Merry & Type
Accessories: 2 way glue pen, dazzling diamonds, rhinestones, decorative label punch, 1/2" cherry cobbler scallop dotty ribbon.

If you'd like to recreate this card and need some extra products, email me and I can have your order shipped directly to your door.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

November Christmas Stamp-a-Stack


November Christmas Stamp-a-Stack.
Friday 18th November 7.30pm to 10pm. Cost $20 (cash)
Saturday 19th November 2.30pm to 5pm. Cost $20 (cash)

At S-A-S you make 8 cards with envelopes, 4 of each design.
The cards are simple in style and design so that you can construct and complete them in the time frame of the class.
Above are the 2 designs we will be making in November.
I'm offering 2 different time slots to accommodate everyone.
Limit of 8 per class and bookings are essential so enough kits can be prepared
Please send me an email at denisemaccabe@gmail.com if you'd like to come along.

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