Sunday, October 23, 2011

Patchwork Bag using the Big Shot

I bought the fabric ages ago, (before Stampin' Up! started selling fabric).  I have been meaning to attempt one of these bags since then.  So during the last school holidays I finally got around to it.

I used the scalloped Square die and the Big Shot to cut out all the pieces.  You can cut through eight layers of material at a time! I cut out the coordinating fabrics and the same number of squares in a lime green fabric, that is on the inside of the bag.  I also cut out squares of wadding to go in between the two squares.  I cut them by hand slightly smaller so that the wadding wouldn't show when the squares were joined together.   I made a 'sandwich of the lime, wadding + coloured fabric and stitched each of these together with an X through the middle, then joined them all together to form the bag.

 I made  this felt flower as the fastner.

Even though it isn't really my style, I was quite please with the final result.

Back to cards.  Here is a couple of photos of the Stamp a Stack cards from last week.  Another marathon night,  I never learn do I!  I really am determind to make the next lot of Stamp a Stack cards more simple.

These bottom cards were made using the 'one sheet wonder' technique. We used the Delicate Doilies stamp set and the colours are Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade and Island Indigo.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Simply Stockings Promotion

Check out this fabulous offer from Stampin' Up! for the month of October: Just in time to get started on your Christmas cards.

For a closer look at the punch and the stamp set go here

Dates: 1–31 October
Promotion Details:
Purchase the Stitched Stocking Stamp Set and Stocking Tag Punch early--before the debut of the

2011 Summer Mini Catalogue.
Host a $450 workshop, and receive the Stitched Stocking Stamp Set and Stocking Tag Punch for free.
Things to Remember:
 There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this offer.
  • There are no limits on the quantity that can be purchased.
  • Order deadlines:
    • Monday, 31 October 2011; 5:20 PM (AEST)
Hostess Promotion
  • Limit of one stamp set and one punch for every qualifying workshop. Workshops over the
    qualifying amount will not receive multiple sets or punches.
  • Hostess may choose either the wood-mount or clear-mount set. Clear blocks are not included
    in the clear-mount set.
Contact me if you would like any further details on this offer, or to place an order.


    Saturday, October 1, 2011

    Fashion Parade pictures (proud Mum).

    This is nothing to do with card making, papercraft or anything like that, but I just wanted to share with you. We were in Perth last weekend to attend a couple of fashion parades. One was designs by students from the Central Insitute of Technology, and the other was part of the Perth Fashion Festival. It was the Students Runway, featuring outfits designed by some of the top fashion design students in the state. 
    This is the outfit our daughter designed and made for the Perth Fashion Festival,  Student Runway. She made the head dress too!

    The outfits below were what she made for the student parade.

    Congratulations Ash, your designs are all so gorgeous, just like you!! 

    Thank you everyone for looking, and indulging a very proud Mum.


    October Technique Class, plus more

    This is what we are making at the October Technique class.  Everyone's colours may vary, but this is the design.  The girls at stamp club made them on Thursday night and loved them.  Hope you like them too.  We are using the new In Colours, and here I used Calypso Coral, Island Indigo and Pool Party.

    Below are the cards we made at the last Stamp a Stack. We did five general cards and five Christmas cards.

    On these cards we used lots of different Stampin' Up! punches, including the new triple layer Blossom Bouquet punch on the black card.  Did you recognise the owl punch there on the tulip card?

    I'll be back later with details of a fabulous special from Stampin' Up! for the month of October.