Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Teaching in Brisbane early Febuary

Hi Everyone
I'm very excited to be invited to teach at Workshop Wonders Sunday February 7th.
Before and after the event, I will be teaching at 4 Scrapbooking Stores in Queensland. I have listed the stores below along with their details. I have also put a sneak peek in for each class, Some of the stores have limited seats so you will need to book in early. Please contact the stores directly to secure your space. It will be a busy 5 days as I will be teaching 10 classes, all different projects. Some stores are hosting 3 classes in a day and some 2 classes. I will be doing 2 different card classes, 3 different off the page projects, 5 different layouts and even a mixed media canvas. It's going to be amazing and I am really looking forward to teaching in Brisbane early February it as I will not be at the Brisbane Scrapbooking and Papercraft expo in June this year due to another commitment.

Thursday 4th February

The Stampers Hut

 Store Address:  4/146 Cotlew St, Ashmore QLD 4214
Phone: (07) 5539 5188
Double Male Layout
I don't often do double layouts in a class, but this one really is quite perfect as a single but even better as a double. Learn how to piece a layout together. You will be using a few mixed media techniques in this class as well. Learn how to emboss chipboard, paint metals, and more.

Mon Amour Cards
I love making Cards and these circle front easel cards are really something special. Once you know the trick to making them - there are so many possibilities. I have a set of two beautiful Easel cards for this class. Using Graphic 45 papers from the Mon Amour collection, these cards will be perfect for a very special engagement or wedding.
Lazy Summer Days
Off the page projects are great fun to make. I designed the chipboard billboard used in this class a few years ago, and I still love the concept. Billboards can be used to display or celebrate many different events. I have done ones for Wedding, Babies, Christmas, Females and Males. This one is to celebrate Lazy Summer Days of which, here in Australia, we have lots of. So join me using lots of different bits and pieces to make a lovely keepsake ready for a perfect summer photo.

Friday 5th February

TJ's Scrappin with Style

Store Address: 10 Mayes Ave, Logan Central QLD 4114
Phone: :(07) 3290 1201
Facebook Page here.

Pictures of You.
I have 4 girls and only one son. But for some reason I really love doing male pages. Girls are always easy, just add lots of bling, flowers and ribbons. But boys- well they are harder.  Male layouts lend themselves to using mixed media products so you will be making your own elements for your layout using different mixed media products and chipboard on your layout. Learn how to combine traditional scrapbooking techniques like making a frame around a page and mixed media elements.
Little things Big Memories
I love this photo of my two girls and I really wanted a special page to show it off.  Learn how to construct a layout and use lots of different mixed media products on a traditional scrapbooking page. Lots of different techniques to learn in this class. You will be using, micro beads, glitter, wire, silks glazes, embossing powder gel mediums, metals, chipboard and more.

Saturday 6th February

A Place to Create

Store Address: 24/1147 S Pine Rd, Arana Hills QLD 4054
Phone: (07) 3851 2200
Facebook Page here.

Male Mixed Media Canvas
I really do love making mixed media projects. I don't often get a chance to have a real play, so when I was asked for a mixed media canvas for a male, I was delighted. It's a great way to learn lots of techniques. This class you will be using, masks, texture paste, distress sprays and paints, embossing powder, mica flakes, silk glazes, chipboard and much much more. Be prepared to get dirty in this class, so come prepared.
 Victorian Tags
I love making tags, they are more substantial than a card and can be tied to a present or just hung. They are great fun to make and the two I have to share with you, have a real vintage feel to them. You will be using lots of gorgeous vintage style bits and pieces to decorate your tags.  If you enjoy card making then try tag making.
Feminine Mixed Media Tags
Sneak peak coming soon...

Sunday 7th February

Workshop Wonders

Facebook Page here.
Where: 29 Chardean St, Acacia Ridge QLD 4110
Love Cherish Blessed Adore
I love using mixed media elements on my scrapbooking layouts. In this class you will use, micro beads, silk glazes, mica powders and gel mediums. You will need to bring 2 large photos that can be cut. The page would also work so well as a layout to show how one person has grown. You can use each arch for a photo of the same person at different stages of their life.


Tuesday 9th February

Daisy Chain Scrapbooks

Facebook Page here.
Store Address: 7 Daniel St, Nambour QLD 4560
Phone:(07) 5441 6797

Steam Punk Cards:
This set of three cards is just amazing, so many little bits and pieces to look at. Learn how to create a set of specialty folded cards perfect for male and females. One I have shown you how to make the card foundation - you will be able to make this card again and again for any occasion or theme.
A beautiful layout using Graphic 45’s “World’s Fair” collection. Lots of bright colours, some Imaginarium Designs Chipboard, a touch of glitter and more. This layout is mainly focused on creating effects with paper and would be suitable for most occasions.

Friday, January 01, 2016

Mon Amour Cards

Hello Everyone
Graphic 45 are sharing some cards I made using their lovely "Mon Amour" collection.
I decided to share them here too.

As soon as I saw my bundle of Mon Amour paper I knew I wanted to make lots of projects using this collection.
The first project I used it for was my Graphic 45 cards. I have a group of Ladies who join me each month for my card class and I like to challenge them.  I decided to make two circle easel cards. 

Circle Easel Cards are quite simple to make. All you do is make a regular easel card, but cut a circle for the front of your card rather than a square. I chose some lovely lace for the edge of my circle just to neaten up the edge.

There are so many wonderful images in this collection and one of the great things about cards is the fact that you can fussy cut lots of bits and pieces and layer them on your card.

I cut lots of roses and leaves from Dearest Darling, along with images from My Beloved. It was just a case of working out how everything would fit on my card and filling any bits in with more roses and leaves. I just added some chipboard from Imaginarium Designs and metals from Seriously Scrapbooking to finish my cards.

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