Tuesday, October 7, 2008

October Card Swap

I have been part of a card swap group for most of the year. There is usually between 5 and 7 of us in the group. We must send details of what products are used to make the cards along with our names (so credit is given where credit is due!). It is an interesting bunch of people in the swap. The host (the one who gives us the details for the month), is actually a Stampin' Up Demonstrator (Hi Kari). The others include my very dear friend (who I cannot live without) - Hi Brig (needless to say she is also my best customer LOL), Alison, also a Stampin Up Demonstrator who lives in Melbourne, Melissa (who is part of my team) - Hi Mel, Kerryn (who is my upline, not sure if she reads this But Hi Kerryn and Felicity (who is a good customer) Hi Felicity. Some of us have not been making cards for very long, and others have been doing it for what seems like a life time. These are the two cards I have made for this month, SO, girls do not look if you want it to be a suprise!
The first was a sketch challenge. A Christmas card on a5, using any color other than traditional red, white and green. All product for this card is Kaszazz (except the ribbon). The stamped images are exclusive to Kaszazz - Lucy stamps once again. The second was a card anything other than A5, as long as it fits into a DL or C6 envelope and it must have a piece of patterned paper on it. I had some little tags, I purchased a while ago and thought I would use them. The patterned paper is from DCWV Once upon a time Range. The stamped image and strip of paper is Desert Haze from Kaszazz's Castaway A5 range. The stamped image is exclusive to Kaszazz from the Lucy range. It is the decorative square from the Ebony and Ivory set of Stamps.

Christmas Card Workshop

These two cards were made really quickly as part of a workshop that I will be holding at the request of a community centre, (on the 5th November). Seriously, the 5 cards we will be making in total were put together really quickly as examples for the centre. A bit twicking has been done to make these cards more to my liking. As, the centre, is not normally a place for craft classes to be done, it was asked that really simple techniques be used and quick to make cards be done. I hope it all comes together ok on the day. All the inks, card and stamps I will using for the Class are available through Kaszazz. The stamps are exclusive to Kaszazz (Lucy Stamps).


These are some bows I have made out of Kaszazz paper. They are extremely simple and do not take much time at all to put together. Double sided paper works best for this project. For more information please contact me. I have used some Enchanted Rouge Fleur (the red and blue paper), Gelati, Dotty Words (spotty and words) and Flourish Terracotta/Stipes. Other than a 6 x 12 piece of paper you will require some brads, magic mount and a silent setter. What a great way to dress up your presents. Owww, might have to go and make 1 in Christmas paper.....