Friday, October 24, 2014

Walden Sneaks

The Mood Board for the November Studio Calico kits is so golden and warm - definitely reflecting the ongoing Autumnal theme in Walden for this month.

But heee heee.... of course I'm not in an Autumn mood because Spring is here in Australia. The warm weather has hit and I'm desperately raiding my wardrobe to find some loose clothes that I can get away with with my expanding belly! So I'm taking up the challenge once again to turn my Main Kit into easy breezy Springy/Summery layouts.

I first started with a grey, green and navy combination which worked well with some pool photos. And did you notice there's a grey version of those ridiculously awesome rubber alphas that were so popular in the Camelot kits from a few months back? Love them! Especially love that they're so tacky I could place them on my layout, decide to move them about a hundred times - and every single time they peeled up without ripping my paper and are still strongly adherent where I finally settled!

For my second Main Kit Only layout I added in some orange to the green and blue mix, which certainly warmed it up and gave it a tropical feel. I got a little dimensional here with some folded paper and a swipe of paint. It'll all make sense when you see the full reveal. Or at least I hope so!

Experimenting with one of the digital versions of a stamp from Baker Bridge (Add On 3) I couldn't decide at first whether to cut it out or sketch it with my Silhouette Sketch Pens. Both versions looked pretty cool. The unofficial poll on my Instagram told me to cut it out. Good decision ladies!

Next up I got my usual girly fix by working with some pinks from Concord (Add On 1) and went a little bit cluster-happy with a myriad of embellishments! This kit has also got the Amy Tangerine embroidery stencil and kit which is a whole bunch of awesome and I've used it for the title on this page. I'm about to share some different sneaks on the Studio Calico Message boards if you want to check it out there.

My fifth and last layout (so far!) is the Christmas one! Yay for Christmas crafting! It's my favourite kind!! And I do love the good ol' pink and aqua, lime and red combination for Christmas.  You are all going to need to make room in the budget for Pine Hill this month ;-)

Speaking of Christmas crafting, there's still time to sign up for Send Joy which is the Christmas Card making class running throughout November. It's all about making those cards in bulk easily and stress-free. No better time to get on and get started I'm thinking. We all know how difficult it becomes once you start leaving it all to December.

And with the myriad of new Christmas supplies that have hit the shop there's been more than one item make it's way into my shopping basket over the last few days in preparation for bundling!

Oh and one last thing....
The latest subscription offer ends in a couple of days. Just thought you might not want to pass up the opportunity to get a free grab bag?! Hee hee!

Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

And the winner is....

Just popping in real quick to share the winner of the Flashy Cards Fast giveaway.
We've combined the entries from both my blog, and the Papercut Labs blog and then let choose the lucky winner.

Congratulations to .......

Can you email me your postal address so I can get your card kit in the mail as soon as possible?

And because I couldn't leave you without offering one more sneak peek of what you can expect in the class, here's a Flashy Card I made real fast for the week of Congratulations - because that seems quite fitting right now!

Did I mention that's how the class is going to run? Each week will be focused on a specific 'occasion' so there will be a week of Birthdays, a week of Thanks, a week of Sorry, a week of Baby and a week of Congratulations. In each week there will be 5 different cards with lots of different ideas and techniques, so you'll find plenty of inspiration to build up your stash for when the occasion arises.

Registration is still open. You can find out all the details right here. 


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Flashy Cards Fast Supply List

I'm getting all geared up for my Flashy Card Fast class to start in November. The finishing touches on all the tutorials are being made, and the last videos are being edited. I've got a pizza box now brimming with new cards that I've made and I am going to be sooooo prepared for any occasion that comes my way!

I was just asked on my Instagram account whether I was going to post a supply list before class started, you know... for those of you who like to be prepared beforehand. Hey I get that! You're looking at one Type A organised crafter here!

But it was my intention going into this to show you 25 card tutorials rather than 25 cards. What I mean by that is that my focus is on teaching you different techniques that you can then interpret and adjust to fit whatever supplies you've got on hand, and in whatever style suits you best.  And in fact, the last card of every week is specifically going to focus on using up your scraps so that you can clear out those long-hoarded supply draws.

So apart from the basic cardmaking supplies which you probably won't be able to get away without (see below for examples of what I mean) there really isn't anything super special that you'll need to go out and buy. 

Basic Supplies

However, since it's true that I'm going to show you 25 different techniques it's also possibly true that I'll be using supplies that are new to you - especially when it comes to the Mixed Media techniques that I seem to incorporate into quite a few of them. In each case you will be able to substitute something else in it's place, but just in case you want to follow along exactly as I'm doing then here's some of the things I'll be using.

Mixed Media Supplies:

And then there are just a couple of specific supplies that I used on more than one occasion (like the stamp set out of the Studio Calico Poet Society Card Kit) that you might want to check out. I consider these good investments into card making because apart from this class I have used these over and over again!

Specific Supplies:

Flashy Card Fast is on sale with an EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT only until tomorrow night ... then it goes back up to its regular price. You can find all the registration details here.

Likewise, the chance to score yourself a MAJOR GIVEAWAY which happens to include that Poet Society Stamp Set as well as lots of other goodies, also ends tomorrow night. You can enter here on my blog, or here on the Papercut Labs blog. Or both for two chances to win!!



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