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I'm Hooked!

After two lessons with Andrea, some inspiration from Amanda , another pattern from Patrice , a few You Tube Videos and a bit of blog surfing, this is what I've managed to do so far! Yes, I'm hooked but don't worry, I'm still addicted to paper craft. Some of these little flowers may appear on some cards in the not too distant future. Some Crocheted Flowers from Various Mixes of Wool, Cotton, Cashmere and Bamboo My Earlier Attempts If you're into crochet and want to pass on any of your favourite patterns/blog sites to a novice like myself, please feel free!! ;) Any input would be greatly appreciated!! I'm attempting a water bottle carrier at the moment ... the first attempt looked like a beanie so I started again and it's now looking more like what it's meant to be! Update: 6th December 2010 I have just 'moved' all non-related Stampin' Up! crafty bits 'n' pieces to my new (other) blog. You can find it at - http://bron

Just Add Ink - Sketch Challenge #45

There's a Sketch Challenge on this week at Just Add Ink . Why don't you head on over and check out the awesome samples from the other DT Members and get inspired to play along. Hand Knit Tag Holder Sketch Challenge #45 Hand Knit Tags My Hand Knitted Cupcake Pin Cushion The pattern for this cute little project is from an Express Publication called, Knitting and Crochet (No. 1). Knitting was my first 'craft love'. My paternal grandmother taught me how to knit at the age of 4 and then my mum guided me through the knitting obsession for many more years. I still like to sit and knit the odd project or two and have just recently learnt to crochet. More on that topic in another post as this one is meant to be about Paper Craft!!!! Another Inside Shot This Tag Holder was made for my wonderful mum who celebrated her birthday this week. XX The Tutorial for this Project can be found at the latest UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! Get a Jump on Your Jing

Christmas Workshop

Last night I took a workshop for a lovely bunch of enthusiastic ladies. The Hostess wanted a Christmas theme so I took the opportunity to promote the Welcome Christmas Bundle that is on offer in SU's latest Dressing Up Christmas Promotion . Here's some samples from the evening. The Hostess Gift - a Box in a Bag full of Yummy Christmas Chocolates It's been a couple of years since I've made one of these gift bags. They're so easy to make. You can find the tutorial in the Resources Section on Splitcoast Stampers . I used the Christmas Cocoa Specialty DSP that I was able to purchase in the Welcome Christmas Bundle and also received the featured ribbon for FREE. I love this DSP as there are two single sided flocked designs as well as the double sided patterns. The poinsettia is made from the 5-Petal Flower Punch and was a great idea I picked up from Kathy Tanner at Stamping Still . Thanks for the inspiration, Kathy. It was a quick little dem

Just Add Christmas

Welcome Christmas Snow Globe This week's challenge at Just Add Ink is to JUST ADD CHRISTMAS . When I spotted these Snow Globes while I was out shopping with my mum (in Spotlight), I completely changed my plans about my submission and went with this! I know we don't have sleds and snow at Christmas time in Australia but a lot of our traditions come from the North and I love the traditional style Christmas decorations and cards. Reverse Side For this side of the Snow Globe, I scrunched up some plastic wrap and used it to apply some Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint to the background (on Whisper White Card Stock ), then stamped the silhouette image from Welcome Christmas with Black Staz-On . The Holly Wreath stamp from the set was then stamped on in sections across the top using Old Olive Ink and lastly the berries were coloured in with a Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker . It was very difficult to shake up the globe and then quickly get a decent photo for ea

Phew! - The Last of My JAI DT Swaps

Early Expresso and Soft Suede Old Olive and Certainly Celery More Mustard and So Saffron Always Artichoke and River Rock Baja Breeze and Not Quite Navy It has taken a while but I have finally finished the Scallop Circle Easel Cards that I made for the Just Add Ink Design Team Swap! Yay! Yay! Yay! Now I'm off to work on my submission for this week's challenge.

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge

Coffee Kiki Inkspirations Challenges has a new home and a bigger Design Team so I just HAD to find the time to join in and have a go at their latest Sketch Challenge . Inkspirations Sketch # 47 The 'flower' image seemed to be the real focal point and finally I had a project 'worthy' enough to place one of the gorgeous crocheted flowers that Patrice had made for me. I have been looking at all the lovely crocheted flowers that Patrice and my other friend, Andrea, have made. It's been so hard to take them out of my little dish which sits on my stamping desk and use them, unless of course they're for a really special project! Patrice's Crocheted Flower Well, I'm going to be totally 'self-indulgent' and keep this little calendar for my work desk next year. I'm sure the children in my Prep/1 class will want to make one of their very own (Now ... there's the first craft activity sorted out for Term 1, 2011). It's an Eas