As most of you are probaly aware, I do a volunteer class at Caloundra Community Centre each Friday arvo.  It is a fun class with a lovely lot of ladies.  We are steadily growing with the averge class being about 10.

We are now in our new centre & I must say it is so lovely having all the mod cons & new area to work in.  Sitting on top of a hill & not far from the beach, there is always a lovely breeze. 

Inside Card…

My card today is one we created a couple of weeks ago in Crafty Creations – Volunteer Class.  I love Rosettes and the ladies often ask if they can do more of them.  As it turns out, there is usually 1 or 2 of them that either missed the previously classes on Rosettes or have only just started with us.  It also gives the ladies who have Glue Guns a chance to bring them along & play.

Ther is only one stamp used to create this card & that is the greeting.  In saying that, it could easily be altered to include stamps, including the centre of the Rosette.

I wanted to show the class that you don’t have to have a lot of stamps to create a lovely card.  I love the way I’ve used the Pearls & created an “apron”, so to speak.  The spiral of Pearls was a last minute idea, but actually help finish the card a little more.

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Until next time, Happy Stampin’ 


Rosette # 1

I took this card from the “Impressions” Magazine we get each month if you are a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  It is packed with heaps of fun ideas to use.

Rosette # 2

I actually CASEd everything on the card, although from memory, I don’t think it had Pearls, as I added these afterwards.  It was such a stricking card and along with the colours & stamp set, thought it perfect to teach Rosettes at one of my Sunday Classes too.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Faux Wood…

Envelope & Inside…

I love how easy this card come together.  The technique is fantastic & very easy to complete.  Makes for a great male card – we all have trouble with creating them sometimes.

This will be one of the cards we are going to create in our next technique class – details below – “Faux Wood“…..

I’ve used colours that are not normally used in the everyday wood you see around the place, as I wanted to try someting different & to see if I could create a completely different look.  To lift the colours a little, I decided to add a little bit of Real Red.  I’m glad I did, as it brough the whole card alive, including the background.

I want the card to be for a male, but instead of for the traditional stamps, eg cars, trees, etc, I thought “why not a Rosette?”  Who says these can’t be for the males?  I’m really happy with the final result, but would love to hear what you think.

Venue    Caloundra Community Centre
               78 Buderim Street, Currimundi
Cost        $15.00
Time       1.00pm – 4.00pm
BYO       Tool Kit & Adhesives
Date        Sunday,  7 October

Close Up of Faux Wood & Rosette…
Don’t forget to check back in a couple of days time & I will show you the 2nd card we will be crating using the same technique.
Until then, Happy Stampin’