I love paper crafting, it keeps me sane(ish) and I love to be busy, so holding down a full(ish) time job and coming up with classes and kits keeps me on my toes. So this is what has kept me busy since my last post....enjoy!
Quick & easy Christmas cards using Kaisercraft dies
Playing With Dolls - Aidan & Billy
Technique Tags - using Liquid Pearls & Nuvo crystal drops as paint, resist and drops
November Page Pack Kit - Cocoa Vanilla 'Tis the Season
Cards made with November Pages to die for kit - Prima Rossibelle
Double page layout made with November Pages to die for kit -
Page made with November Pages to die for kit - Prima Rossibelle
It seems like I say this all the time...so maybe this is just the way I blog from now on - when I can, with no expectations of being consistent as I have so many other commitments. I still want to share what I have been up to though (recent classes and kits)...
My continuing absence from blog land is due in a large part to working full time again at my local scrapbook store, teaching classes and making kits. I've been busy crafting, just not posting. Here are some of the cards/tags and art journal:
I love playing with new products and the Finnabair Rust Effects paints by Prima are certainly fun. I have used then in an upcoming technique class at Catchy Crafts - Metal Magic, showing different faux metal techniques but also had a lot of fun with this rusty old ute as a birthday card.
and here is a sneak peek at all 3 colours of the rust paste used in the class:
I was lucky enough to teach a class at my local craft store the other day (Catchy Crafts) using the 2016 release of Julie Nutting Dolls. I was happy with the way the tags turned out and the ladies all enjoyed the class....I think we will be doing more Playing with Dolls in the months to come:
Working in a craft shop again, while having less time to create does give me loads of inspiration. I am surrounded by extremely talented people and that just makes me itch to get crafty.
Because I now work on the day that Terri teaches the Art Journal class that I was enjoying so much has meant that I don't get to the Art Journal as much as I would like....but yet am super inspired. I did this today on my day off. It is inspired totally by her last class, but with a tweak, because as you know I like to do my own thing:
She very graciously loaned me some of the stamps used in the class so I could get the same look, and I do love the Dyan Reaveley stamps, so may have to invest in a set or two myself.
My motto these days seems to be "long time no blog", but hopefully the content will more than make up for it. I make no secret of my love for the Julie Nutting Doll stamps and have made these cuties to display at my LSS where I am back working (Yay!). I haven't got my hands on the 2016 release yet, but stay tuned for when I do.