Where has she been?

No where really, just taking some thinking, sorting, weekend away and general malaise time plus I think I have won the Guinness Book of Records for procrastination several times over. OK now put up your hands if you are a procrastinator as well! I know I’m not alone.

Some of you have been waiting for the Crafty Creations class cards so here are some. More next post.

In no special order some images from August and September.  One of the class favorites was the Christmas Note Pad and matching pen using the Be Merry DSP, from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue. I know we have the Holiday Catalogue – Creativity Delivered – out now but don’t forget some of the lovelies in the annual one as well.

Next month is an opportunity to receive for FREE a pack of DSP when you order 3 pkts or more. To get you started  there is an example of use with the Fresh Forals Paper stack and the Label Me Pretty Stamp.

 

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Now before time is out and child minding arrives  I will go. It is the school holidays and Nanna is in demand.

Come back to see the rest of them. Soon

Cheers Naomi.

PS You can also see them at the Caloundra Community Facebook Page.

 

Crafty creations November 25th

Let it Snow …. Elsewhere!   Here in Australia the seasonal Christmas cards depicting Snow don’t suit our climate so here at Crafty’s we made one with a difference. Hope you like it.

We stamped the sun from Day at the Beach  in Daffodil Delight then sponged over in Peekaboo Peach. We  sponged the sky in Soft Sky, the water with Pool Party, and the sand in Tip Top Taupe then added highlights in Crumb Cake with the dots in the Swirly Bird Stamp Set. The grass was from In the Meadow  and stamped in  Lost Lagoon, now retired.

Of course the sail boat is from Swirly Birds as well, in Real Red and Crumb Cake. Inside we continued using the Day at the Beach with words from Endless Wishes retired also.

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Several of our ladies were away this week and Betty has moved further up the Queensland Coast to a retirement village. We wish her all the best in her new home but she will be missed.

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Till next Crafty’s Cheers Naomi.

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Crafty Creations September 16th

These lovely people are the reason  I am not posting very often lots of of happy  time with them like all day yesterday at Aussie Zoo. Very glad they are here to live!!

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Friday, seems ages ago now, but we  were really preparing for the Christmas” Spirit”. These delightful tags were made using the Here’s to Cheers Stamp Set and the Cheerful Frames dies, Basic Black card stock and Gold Embossing powder. 

Other items used are below the images.

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As the tags say Cheers till next time. Naomi

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Crafty Creations September 9th

Wow where has the time gone too. Mmmm probably with 4 grandchildren arriving here to live.

Child minding tripled now. Been to the beach, shopping for thongs, swim in the pool, lunch eggs and bacon and then strawberries and ice cream and that’s just today!!  I loved every minute of it though. Witnessing their enthusiasm and excitement at new places and anticipation of  adventures yet to come is a real boost to the emotions. A very happy day.

Not to say that creating is not my happy place, as it is. Making cards that are enthusiastically replicated by my Crafty Creations ladies is always a delight as well as a challenge to second guess what they would like this time. There are so many ways to use the marvelous products from Stampin’ Up! often it is hard to choose. Like today. Will I make the bottle tags, or shall we use the new masks with the delightful Fruit Stand stamps or perhaps some punch art with the Foxy Friends.?

So here are the replicated cards for last Friday. The original was spotted on  Pinterest by Irma who also kindly lent us the stamp set, now retired. We sponged the card  in Night of Navy or Dapper Denim then heat embossed the star and the sentiment with White Embossing powder. We did use the Misit to repeatedly stamp the Shepherds to get a solid enough image. Then used the appropriate coloured marker to dot out any remaining white sections.   The card front was finished with a diamante on the star.

Off to sort out this weeks card.  Cheers Naomi

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Crafty Creations 2nd September

Hope you all had a good weekend, especially those who had some special Father’s Day time. We had a swim with the grandchildren then a lovely evening sitting around the Fire Pit at daughters. Nice to see a fire burning, there’s something mesmerising about the flames and the sparks and coals for me. Familiar in Tasmania but rare here in sunny Queensland. 

Time to show you the great Magic cards we made at Crafty Creations last Friday. Have to say that as this was quiet an advanced technique it took a while before the magic happened.

crafty Creations SeptemberMagic jar openWe used the Jar of Love Stamp set and the tiny fish bubbles are from the Swirly Birds Stamp Set.  Happy Birthday Greeting came from the Crazy About You stamp set. We used some retired Perfectly Artistic DSP . One thing Ialways encourage is for each participant to make their own artistic choices and this time they all chose to use the opposite side of the DSP to my chosen side. We even have some little bees as well as flies. !   Viva la Difference!

You can see them easier here.

Thanks for stopping bye.

Naomi Connolly

 

 

 

Crafty Creations August 26th

Here I am,  back again. We had a fantastic time in Melbourne. Head over here to see what my grandson Finley Coll got up to with the Tigers (Richmond) footy club. He was a little champ we are all so proud of him. With many thanks to the Channel 7 Sunrise team and the Richmond footy Club.

Tuesday I had my first Workshop, we did have fun (didn’t we ladies). More on that in a future post. So I needed a quick effective card for today and came up with this.

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Today we used the Wet Ones Technique together with the Lovely as a Tree stamp set. The Card Stock was Soft Suede, Peekaboo Peach and Whisper White. The technique is quiet simple really.

Just drop a few dots of reinkers randomly on to a double folded  layer of Wet Ones (baby wipes). This provides a multi coloured stamp pad. Randomly stamp the large oak leaf over the Whisper White CS. Then fill in any smaller gaps with the small leaf. Stamp 3 more leaves and fussy cut out. We also used this technique to tie and cut the ribbon. Thanks Vicki for the link.

Behind the leaves is some retired vellum.

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Crafty Creations August 12

Well this is a first. Trying to create this of on my tiny phone. Beloved computer off at the computer doctors. So sad! Been giving me grief for a while now so  fingers crossed it’s s not terminal!!

At Crafty Creations we created this Christmas Card. I must confess that we used retired products mostly and a Merry Christmas die that found it’s way into my stash from a friend. The background dots came from the Swirly Birds with silver embossed stars from Made with Love.    The ladies were kept busy snip, snip, snipping the trees and presents before popping up with Stamping Up Dimensional then highlighting with Wink of Stella and Diamenties.  The tree was from retired DSP Home for Christmas, you may still have some in your stash?

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OK I stalled here as couldn’t watermark the images from class so now we are back on the computer I will finish this blog off. Wasn’t terminal just a clean up for the computer.

It was interesting to see the different aspects that each participant added to make their card their own. We had Embossed dots and yellow stars, highlighted holly and diamante , more parcels, different tree star and highlighted stars on the top. Can you spot all the differences?

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Crafty Creations Christmas Tree

No class this week as I am preparing for an open house and flying to Melbourne with my grandson Finley Coll and family courtesy of Sunrise.

All very exciting.

Till next post Naomi

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crafty Creations Rubber Bands

Hi Crafters,

Just as well we had an easy but effective card on Friday. There was a good roll up with one lady passing bye and two along for the entertainment. That’s the group, always a joke or two or a comment or three to keep the gloomy days away. Certainly crafting is one way to dispel the “dreary me”, getting out with others and taking life with all it’s knocks with a grin.

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The background for the card was created by placing rubber bands, of varying width, around a block or handle. Once all stamps were rubber and mounted on wooden blocks, now we have acrylic, rubber and photopolymer all of which can be mounted on separate ‘blocks’.

. The flower is from Gift of Love and is one of the stamps you can purchase when you host a workshop.

To create the effect, mask off the left and right hand sides of your card front and leave a third of the card exposed in the middle. Stamp randomly in this space.

Rubber band tThe stamp set is a two step stamp but we chose to colour ours in with a variety of methods and a happy selection  of colours. This was popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals and two little butterflys from the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set

Stamp a greeting, add a bow and card all done.

Bye for now.

Take Care.

Crafty Creations July

Apologies to all those who tuned in on Friday to see what the girls from Crafty Creations have been up too.I had been having a busy weekend and lots of unexplained computer issues. Not only that but phone wouldn’t let me send my pictures either!!. All sorted now after changing passwords etc etc.

Last week we were a small class but a happy one. One thing about retired ladies they do manage to go away a fair bit -which is something we all want to do on retiring- but it does make for fluctuating classes. A feast or a famine!

They accepted the challenge of their double curtain fold with gusto along with trepidation. But once they got the cut correct and the folds happening the whole thing fell into place.

I think the versatility of this fold is great. A fantastic way to use up your DSP  – Check here for more ideas on using DSP  I had a fun time making all the card  examples for the group, but I think this one is my favorite.

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 It uses the Swirly Birds Bundle and retired DSP  and the Thoughtful Banners bundle. banners.

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 Hopefully all is going well now and I will log in later this week with another Swirly Bird variation. One you won’t have seen on Pinterest.!
Bye Naomi

Crafty Creations 22nd July

We have Rachel Zmolik to thank for this weeks card. She made several cards using the new Shooting Star and Sliding Star Framelit Dies , then as happens with Pinterest  Gail discovered it and requested we make one. Always happy to oblige.

We changed it a bit, adding the sun from the Swirly Birds Stamp Set, a couple of birds, a greeting and an coloured tree.

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Sheltering Tree and Swirly Birds

We used some buttons behind each of the wheels so they were hidden well but still allowed the bike to move along the curve. Because they all used different inks the cards have a unique individual look. The two cards on the left have their card fronts mounted on green backgrounds – a happy mistake that turned out well when the stamping was started on the wrong piece of card stock!  My little birds on the top card are there to cover an extra dob of ink that crept into the wrong place! I love that about card making. Mistakes are easily rectified and sometimes add more to the card as does the sun on the top left hand card and the sponged background. It look great.

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Thanks for stopping bye. More next Friday.