Monday, July 27, 2015

Cards using Darkroom Door Viva La Flora Paper Collection

As promised a couple of weeks ago, here are the cards created using the Darkroom Door Viva La Flora Paper Collection

Lots of photos following:

I love the elegance of these black and white photo chips and filmstrips.  The cards are so easy to make using these Darkroom Door products.

There are still some different paper collections that I need to try out, so stay tuned!  My box of cards is becoming quite full, and it is great to be able to just grab one when required.

Do you keep a supply of cards on hand?  Shop bought or Handmade?


Sunday, July 26, 2015

Elf Workshop Update

Last Saturday I had a workshop with 6 lovely ladies in Narrandera.  They were making Cat 'n Cart Crafts Christmas Elf.  This is a cute pattern, and the finished project is a nice addition to your Christmas d├ęcor.  The following photo shows the finished elves from Rachel & Sharyn

Stages  - they look a little like alien beings here .....

The six finished elves - the girls did such a good job, great variety of colour and personality in each of the elves. 

It was a really fun day, and I am pleased to say they have requested another workshop next month.  They want to make the Gingerbread Men from the class in Leeton ... more kits to make. 

Keep warm

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Christmas In July workshop

I had my first "Christmas In July" workshop today.  It was great fun, with some lovely ladies.

Here are a few photos of the finished gingerbreads, they all did such a good job.

Not too messy?

I was too busy working to take more photos, but everyone was happy with their finished gingers and we finished on time, bonus.

Now to prepare kits for the next workshop, on Saturday, my Christmas Elf

Busy times

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Cards using Darkroom Door Wilderness Paper Collections

I am a huge fan of Darkroom Door stamps and Paper Collections.  They have a great range which includes photochips, photobooth, filmstrips and wordstrips.

The following cards were created using the Wilderness Paper Collection.  (Available in store)

Great cards for any occasion.  The brayered look on embossed background gives the card a vintage look (I think)

Playing with the Viva La Flora Paper Collection next

Until then

Monday, July 13, 2015

A Simple Card

I had posted on my facebook page that this pack of buttons called "Flowers for Hope" would be great to use for card-makers or scrap-bookers.

Well they are - a sweet and simple little card

How easy it is give a handmade card these days.

Update:  I have just fixed the comment problem to allow anyone to make a comment (after moderation). My settings had somehow reverted back to needing a specific account before you could leave a comment.  My apologies to my followers that had tried to leave a comment.

Take care

Friday, July 10, 2015

Missing Blogger Found

Have you seen the news?  Missing Blogger Found - Alive and Well   (That's Me)

I know I have been busy however I cannot believe that it has been over a month since I last posted. A lot has been happening, however unfortunately not as much craft as I would like.

My on-line store has had a face lift, going from 10 year old country colours and layout to a nice fresh modern look.  Check it out  Cat 'n Cart Crafts.  Still a couple of little teething problems, especially with the fonts I had previously used to describe the products.  To change all these is a extremely slow process as there are over 5,000 products in store ..... I am probably a fifth of the way through ....

I have set up a page for Cat 'n Cart Crafts in Facebook, which is another learning curve I am undertaking.  I would really LOVE for you to visit and like my page.  I will work out how to include the facebook like icon on the blog (soon).  I think I need a teenager to assist me in the social media aspect of advertising.

Anyway, down to craft.  I am teaching a "Christmas In July" workshop at Two Friends in Leeton NSW next Wednesday 15th July.  A lot of preparation has gone into this event, samples, kits, instructions etc.   It is going to be a fun event and the little felt gingerbread men are so cute.  I have made them before, so to use them for a workshop will be great

This is the sample I have made for the workshop -

Quick, easy and sweet, I hope the workshop participants like them, wish me luck.

Lots of new stamps have arrived in store, from Darkroom Door, so of course I have to try them out, he he.  Stayed tuned, and hopefully it will not be another 5 weeks before my next post.

Stay warm