Sunday, 30 September 2012

Girls Day Out - More displays of beautiful things!

 
Mel Board Photography supported our Silent Auction at the Girls Day Out last weekend.
 
 
Mel treated us to her display to gaze at all day...such beautiful works of art.
 
Check out Mel's website: www.melboardphotography.com/
 
 
Here is another display table we had...an assortment of current products and samples.
 
 
Check out this LAMP!!
 
I asked a friend of mine to create a lamp (her specialty craft) using the Stampin' Up! fabrics.
 
Does this show off our fabrics, or what?! :)
 
If you too would like a custom made lamp, let me know and I'll pass your details to Liz the Creator of this gorgeous Lampshade.
 
 
Anna :)

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Girls Day Out: Creative Showcase projects

 
This year we added a new element to our Girls Day Out day -
a chance for the women attending to showcase their own talents and creations, and be in the draw for prizes.
 
So it was called 'Creative Showcase' ! :)
 
 
As we were fundraising during the day for the Breast Cancer Institute of Australia, we chose the theme of the Creative Showcase to appropriately be 'Pink' :)
 
We had approximately 30 entries to the Showcase, and some had more than one project entered.
 
The projects ranged from cards, scrap pages, decorated boxes, framed art and Christmas decorations.
 
I haven't shown any scrap pages as I didn't ask the girls first permission to publish their photos (privacy)...but they were all fantastic.
 
Enjoy the next photos of some of the projects on show (I think I must have missed a few!!):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks for looking!
 
Anna :)

Friday, 28 September 2012

Girls Day Out : Projects!!

 
I am back with a handful of photos of the actual hands-on projects all the women made at the Girls Day Out.
 
Just teasing you now and showing you the stamping table...
 
 
and the stamps....
 
 
And the Big Shot table :) ...
 
 
And the Simply Scored and Misc Tools table! :)

 
Project 1:  Notecards & Envelopes in a 2 Pocket wallet
(Wallet original design of Tamara's)
 
These used the new stamp set Betsy's Blossoms & Betsy's Blooms in all the 5 new In Colours.
 
 
Project 2: Big Shot - Petite Purse & Petite Pocket with notecard
 
(this example is Midnight Muse)
 
 
A few in a row.
 
 
 
Project 3Scrap Page
 
 
Lots of elements on this page!!
 
Sponging,
Spritzing,
Sanding the new Core'dinations Cardstock, Tulle,
Lattice Die,
Elegant Butterfly Punch...
 
 
Project 3: Card option
(those who aren't keen scrappers made 2 6x6 cards - they turned out great!)
 
 
You like?
 
 
I still have all our Creative Showcase entries to show off to you too...so keep posted!
 
 
Thanks for dropping by :)
 
 
Anna :)

 

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Girls Day Out pics! Centrepieces & Favours

 
This is now the 3rd year in a row when I with a few of my local team of demonstrators, have put on a big 'all day' craft event.
 
We call it the 'Girls Day Out'
 
 
It is such a fun day.
 
We chose to use the fabuloso new In Colours for our colour scheme this year.
 
 
And got to play with a lot of NEW toys!!
 
 
Pick what's a new product here!
hint: it's not the mini milk bottle :)
 
Another centrepiece
 
 
Individual table favours
(before pic - they were loaded with chocolates & lollies for the day)
 
 
more of the favours
 
 
Bit of a closer close-up :)
 
I have heaps of pictures to share of the day  - displays, projects we made, and the fantastic projects the women brought for our new table 'Creative Showcase'.
 
Come back tomorrow for the next installment :)
 
 
Anna :)

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Lego Blocks card

 
One of our children's friends had a birthday recently.
I made this Lego card to match the gift contents.
What little boy doesn't like Lego??
(or big boy?!)
 
 
I have used a few retired items here (Big Shot letters, poppy parade cardstock & Confetti White cardstock.)
 
Other colours: Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green (such a cool name!), Pacific Point, Early Espresso.
 
 
Sorry for sporadic postings...am working on projects for a big event this weekend...
 
Will come and do 'show and tell' next week for you!!
 
Anna :)
 
 

Saturday, 15 September 2012

The Artful Stampers Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop!!



Hope that you've all been enjoying the gorgeousness of the Annual Catalogue. The Holiday Catalogue also went live on the 1st of September, but we thought we'd give you a couple of weeks to get into it before we bombarded you with the beautiful things the Holiday Catty brings!!!

So another Artful Stampers Hop ~ this time to celebrate the Holiday Catalogue Launch!! 

You may have hopped here from Christina’s Blog

I’m stop #5 on the Hop and I’m glad you're here sharing in the fun!!

 
Petite Pocket Pair

 
For this project I've used the Petite Pocket Die, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder,
Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations cardstock (p6 HC),
Sanding Block (p6 HC),
Scalloped Tulle Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler & Early Espresso (p4 HC),
Rhinestones, new Elegant Butterfly Punch,
Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (p12 HC), &
a Designer Ribbon Slide (p31 HC).


 
Tulle Rolled Rosette Card

 
This card uses the new Jumbo Sticky Rounds (p31 HC),
Crumb Cake Scalloped Tulle Ribbon (p4 HC),
teamed with White Bakers Twine, Linen Thread,
Large Pearls,
Paper Doily Sizzlits Die,
Fancy Fan Embossing Folder
in colours Naturals White, Crumb Cake & Whisper White.



Now click on the link to Alison for the next stop on our Hop. I am sure you will find lots of wonderful ideas on Alison's blog to inspire you. And in case you get lost or there are broken links just pop back here for the full list of stampers taking part in this hop.

Don't forget to leave comment love as you trip along the hop from blog to blog. We like to know what you think about the things we've been doing!!
  • Alisa Tilsner - www.alisatilsner.com 
  • Madonna - www.madonnadunn.com.au
  • Melissa - http://beedevinedesigns.blogspot.com.au/
  • Christina Barnes - www.dotdotstamping.com -
  • Anna - http://mylittlecreativenook.blogspot.com.au/  (YOU ARE HERE!! :) )
  • Alison Barclay - http://gothdovedesigns.blogspot.com.au/ 
  • Nicole Derendorf - www.nicolederendorf.com -
  • Kay Koufalakis - http://kaykoufalakis.wordpress.com -
  • Stamping With Karlie - www.stampingwithkarlie.blogspot.com -
  • Tina Hewett - www.tinascreativestudio.com -
  • Michelle Bartholomaeus - www.inspiredexpressions.com.au
  • Kathryn Carr - http://kathrynshandmadecards.blogspot.com.au/ -