Sunday, March 21, 2010

Paper crafting FUN!!!

I had originally thought to title this post ‘Afternoon Delight’… until my brain realised that my mother would probably really growl at me LOL

Yesterday afternoon I met up with Tricia and we attended a Stampin Up afternoon which consisted of 5 mini classes… so it was SUPER BUSY!!

Hats off to the organisers who did a FANTASTIC job! It was great to see Jacqueline again as well as Emma who is not only a Stampin Up demonstrator but also an award winning Body Art Artist!! We were really impressed with the quality of the classes and how much attention to detail each class had :)

Our first class was making this cute little backpack… the whole thing stands 4 inches high:

Back pack
The second class was making a very cool treat box… complete with a foiled Easter egg… although I suspect that it won’t last too much longer :)



Treat box



Our third class was done using stamps and cutting techniques to create a lovely card for a ‘Good Friend’… great ideas in this one!

Stamp and cut card

Then it was time for afternoon tea which included lots of yummy homebaking... thanks ladies :)


Our fourth class involved making gorgeous little note cards that fitted perfectly inside the wee backpacks we had already made:


And our final class was a stampers dream filled with LOADS of techniques!! A gorgeous ‘reflection card’:

Reflection card

Tricia and I had a brilliant time and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves :)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I’ve been published!!

It’s been really exciting around here lately and  I have finally achieved one of the goals on my ‘Before 40 Bucket List’!

If you have a copy of the latest Up2Scrap (February/April issue), turn to page 31 and you’ll find my very first published project!!

IMG_1This is a tin I made in September last year and decided that I’d try to get it published.  Luckily there were so many other things happening which meant that I forgot to blog this project… and just as well because I got an email in December asking if it was still unpublished!

It’s been a pretty exciting journey to see it in print… and my actual tin arrived back late last week all safe and sound :)

Thanks to everyone who has emailed, phoned, and sent texts… you girls are the greatest!!

Love Shell xxx