Saturday, July 28, 2012

Back in the teaching chair again

My first workshop down at Live 4 Scrapbooking (L4S) at Penrith went well tonight - I taught 15 Pretty Cards using the Kaisercraft Lakehouse range with 7 lovely ladies who worked so hard to get 15 cards done.  Unfortunately that is too many so half the ladies stayed back to finish them and I emailed the pics over to the others.  They all had a great afternoon though and can't wait for the next one so that's always a good sign.  I'm happy with that.

Here's the workshop:

My next one is using another paperpad selection from Kaiser - Magnolia Grove - that one will be 10 cards in a bag and i think we may give that one a 3 hr time

More to come, stay tuned, have some more workshops planned....

Kylie xx

Another 30 year ols - gosh i'm feeling old...

2nd girlfriend to turn 30 this year - Tania.  Being 34 and the second oldest of our little group of "Desperate Houswives", 30 seems so long, i'll say that again when i turn 50 and it will make more sense.  On the other hand hanging out with a bunch of 30 year olds (and 28 and 29) makes me feel a little younger at times and let me tell you I am normally the last woman standing at the end of a big night...experience and age pays off for once! haha.

Here's Tania's card from all of us "old Chicks"

Stamping Bella Stamp - Everyday Princess
DCC Paper Pads - BIG W
Pearls - stash
Rub on - stash
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder
Walnut Stain Distress Ink
EK Success punches.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

busy little bee this past week.

What a FULL ON week! I am (in a way) so glad it's over.  Haylee turned 6 on Thursday and we had a craft/cupcake party for her on Saturday.  Here are some pics of the crafty things....

This is her birthday card I made for her.  Nothing flashy, i was kind all crafted out by then...

The food table

The cupcakes ready for the party girls to decorate and the ewok biscuits that were supposed to be bees but just didn't turn I didn't say I was good at food!

The lolly bags

The cake pops

The craft table

The girls' water bottles

The cupcake boxes

The birthday girl, Haylee. xx
Great party, the girls had a ball, Hay received gorgeous gifts, loved every one.  She was exhausted by the end of the day and so was I.  Can't wait to do it again.

Kylie xx

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Footy's on so I'm crafting...

State of Origin doesn't interest me as much as it used to so when it's on, as well as any other game of footy for that matter, I sneak off to my craft room...
Tonight I finished up a card I was making for Haylee's friends birthday.  Jasmine who turns 6 and celebrating her party this weekend...
 The Greeting Farm's Creeper Crew - Thursday.
Inside - using My Favourite Things Die-namics - By The Letter.s Outside using Bling Bling pink rhinestones, Distress inks, The Twinery Twine, Tim Holtz Adage Tickets, Spellbinders Die, patterned paper from The Sweet Glitter Stack and cardstock from The Jewel Coloured Cardstock Stack and of course my fave toys, my copics.

And one more - a "just playing" card, not going to anyone in particular...using Kaszazz Magnolia stamp, Copic Markers, Kaisercraft rub on, Spellbinders die cut, Kaisercraft Rhinestones, Kaszazz butterfly punch, ice stickles, cardstock, Kaszazz Oatmeal Cardstock, vellum and Clearsnap Smooch.

Hope you like...
Kylie C xx

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

First layout in how long?

a while....couldn't tell you exactly how long but thought I would start it off with a kit I bought quite a while ago from Fred the Needle - a Gillian Lester design - love your work Gill!  Got a tad frustrated at trying to make the frame go around all the flowers but eventually got it to sit still long enough to whack some tape on it before it moved again. Another round of frustration to get the pleated paper to stick to the chipboard dress makers stand - and then the ribbon over the top - tried my 12.30am finish and ta da!!!!  Thinking I might put this one in one of my scrapbook frames ....only challenge now is to convince Peter to put them on the wall instead of the football jerseys...a mighty task in itself! 

Scrapping some old pics of Brock tonight so will post when I finish.


Monday, June 4, 2012

Haylee is turning 6

Haylee is having a 6th birthday party (if she lives to see 6 anyway - the way she's going at the moment that's debateable) with 7 of her girlfriends.  They are going to be making a door haanger and I am thinking about maybe doing a cakepop decorating thing as well or marshmallows - not sure yet. Anyway she handed out her invo's this morning and here they are last night all finished....

I used Purple glittery bazzill, blue bazzill and white cardstock.  I used some flowers I had picked up at a craft show, sewed them together with a Kaszazz button using DMC cotton and some brads from an old Creative Impressions embellishment pack.  I used a Tiddly Inks digi and coloured them in with copics..


Sunday, June 3, 2012

It's time to get into gear

Just posting the last 2 scrap projects I did has made me realise that it has far too long between drinks...meeting Gill a few weeks ago has spurred me on to pull my finger out and get crafting alot more than i normally do - which lately has been just for an occasion where I need a card.  I now have a lovely craft room with all my worldly craft possessions in one place - it's about time I use it. 

These are the last two layouts I created...

As you can see I need to do some updated scrapping, with Haylee almost 6 and Brock 8 it's time to get the photo box out and some photos printed. 

I might first styart with this years school photos - they came out so nice this year. 

I'm off before I get distracted and lose my time - or the kids take it away like they have done all morning.....

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Updating some current work.

This card I made for my friend Tracy for her son's 13th birthday.  He is a mad soccer fanatic and is a really good player too.  The soccer boy sticker i have had in my stash for years - picked it up at one of my very first stitches and craft shows.  Kaisercraft black letter stickers, Tim Holtz kraft coloured Wish tag, The Twinery black and white twine, a 13 in black glittery Thickers and come coloured droplets complete the card. She was stoked with it so I was happy :o)

I was pleased with the outcome of this card - I cardlifted the idea from Verve stamps and used my Verve set to recreate it for my girlfriends mum's birthday.  Red and Black Bazzill, some Kaisercraft rhinestones, Kaszazz buttons, white cardstock and ribbon, Linen cardstock paper pack.

Meanwhile, this weekend I am working on Haylee's 6th birthday invitations.  She's having a craft party (who would have thought!lol) with 7 friends where plans are to make door hangers or something like that.  She has chosen a purple, blue and white theme.  I will post pics up when i finish the invos.

Keep happy xx

Friday, April 6, 2012

Recent doings...

Well it's been a while since I posted and I have a few things to put on.  The kids have had a few birthday parties so a few cards were I forgot to take a pic of as I was finishing it running out the door but the other one I did finish and took a pic of. I had a 30th birthday party invo order to make up and I just finished those tonight - the outside anyway, the insides I have to print at work.  And a friends wedding card to go with her pressie that all us "desperate housewives" put in for. We weren't invited to the wedding but we went to the Hens night and thought it might be nice to get her a gift - a gorgeous glittery photo frame and a stunning vase - either of which I would have been thrilled to receive and she was.  In return we each received a table centrepiece from her wedding - the floral arrangements shaped in rings, lovely and unexpected surprise.
So this is the wedding card, loving white at the moment - nothing like a crisp white simple wedding card.  The butterfly stamp is a Verve Stamp and the Congrats is a Kaszazz one. 

This is obviously Connor's birthday card - a friend of Brock's using a Greeting Farm Stamp - Skater Ian and my new letters from The Stamp Spot - Dynamics By the Letters - absolutely LOVE these little beauties, so easy and effective to use.

these are the 30th invo's - we sat down and went through about 100 designs for her to choose from, showed her all my stuff - which just confused her - and luckily she wanted them nice and simple, nothing fancy and no colouring in - which i am thankful for or they would have taken forever to do.

They are embossed with opalescent embossing powder to give them a shimmer on the already shimmery purple bazzill and the lovely girls down at Scrapbooking Superstore in Penrith cut the 30's out on their Pazzle machine for me.  They look alot prettier in real llife - naturally!

That's all for me, hoping to make up a few more cards over the Easter long weekend - lets see how that

Friday, March 9, 2012

New CC Designs Stamps

With my Nan's birthday being the inspiration for making this card I decided to test out my new CC Designs stamps I ordered from Bizzy Becs.  They are just the cutest!  I used a paper pad, my copics, some flowers from a random pack i bought, a Tim Holtz ticket and some Kaszazz bling circles.  I also used some new white glitter I picked up at a cheap shop the other day.  I like it, it has alot of texture.

Hope you like it too....

Monday, February 20, 2012

A special card for a special 3 year old.

A Nellie Snellen stamp and my copics - what better way to start a card?! This was for a friend's daughter who just turned 3 - and couldn't give 2 hoots about the card when she received a pink billy cart as a pressie but we make cards because we enjoy it right ?!  RIGHT! I love giving them as much as I love making them. 

As per my style lately I love the big paper pads I buy from BIG W - the colours are gorgeous and the paper is nice and firm and easy to work with. 

I had loads of fun with this one
I powder embossed which I actually haven't done in years and I used my new CC Designs butterfly dies as well - which I bought a while ago but had never used them - story of my life lately..... I think the sentiment is an Amy R one. 

Thats's all for now, K xx

Thursday, January 5, 2012

and i'm back...with a little less mojo....but still back!

After quite a few weeks of organising and trying to get the house in order and liveable, I have finally found time to clean up the craft room enough to be able to craft.... It still needs a proper desk and alot more of a tidy to be able to access the things I use most but it's ok for now. 

So here are a few cards I made up last night.  I seem to have lost my mojo a bit so they aren't the greatest but it's a start so it's only up from here....

I bought a magazine a few weeks ago which had a pad of Lily of the Valley images to colour so this gorgeous little bunny is from that. 
I used my copics, some Kaisercraft papers, Glossy Accents, Thickers letters, Ranger liquid pearls and a Spellbinders Nestie.  I think I might enter these into a challenge along the way to get back into the swing of things.

The next one is a TGF stamp. I coloured this one a while ago with copics, added it to a fawn bazzill, used some flowers from my stash, some papers from an old collection I think I bought from Sam's Warehouse - one of my original purchases from about 4 years ago...see you still use your old stuff! Used a Nestie and a cuttlebug die for the shapes and a stamp from the Fairie Garden. 

That's all from me today.  I have a big scheduled clean on Sunday before I go back to my daytime job on Monday so I will take some pictures when I am done and show you the completed house.  Till then, keep crafting.....

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Hello and welcome to my work in progress....I am a mum of two very outgoing children who keep me on my feet all day. A wife to a man who works hard for our family and doesn't like my craft at all (lol) and a dedicated yet part time Admin Assistant for a charity organisation. I have a love for motorbike riding as well as craft and love to shop - who doesn't right?! Back onto craft - craft in general has been a BIG part of my life for so many years I couldn't possibly tell you when it all first started. Around 2008 I fell in love with Papercrafting, of all forms, off the page, scrapbooking and card making and stamping (my fave). Going from just fun to running my own party plan business with Kaszazz and then back to "just for fun". I hope you enjoy the journey with me as I experiment with techniques, colours and product and learn with me also as I inevitably make mistakes and disasters....all in good fun. Enjoy!!