Apologies for the lateness of this Craft Retreat post – my website has been down for a bit over a week but is back on deck now.
What a wonderful weekend getaway we had. We were so very fortunate to enjoy it given the current COVID-19 circumstances.
I arrived early to set up the room with the help of Theresa, Donna and Jan 😘
At this retreat, we were fundraising for Bornhoffen PCYC to buy flyscreens for the windows of the hall.
This will benefit us greatly in the warmer months when moths and mosquitos are plentiful.
We had some wonderful displays…
We also celebrated Toni’s birthday with a lovely fresh cake!
Here’s our wonderful groups of crafters who had a great time with good fun being had by all!
Here’s just some of the MANY projects that were created over the weekend. Some ladies were very productive!
A huge THANKYOU to all you who came and extra thanks to all those who helped out in various ways. I really appreciate you. 😘
Looking forward to our next retreat 12-15 November. Let me know if you want to join us!
We had to postpone classes due to snap lock down the other week but were so lucky to hold them a week later.
Here’s a few pics of the cards we made.
Thanks ladies for coming and allowing me to share your photos. 😊
If you want to come to my classes, please contact me.
I’m excited to share that I designed all of the cards for this class that we had last month. We used the Butterfly Brillance bundle and the Very Versailles stamp set.
I used Pool Party and Crumb Cake on this card. I love the two colours together.
Combining the Crumb Cake colour, sponging and distressing makes it easy to create a vintage look. I used the Very Versailles stamp for the subtle background as well as a butterfly.
The die cut butterflies were also sponged to age them and the card was finished off with a few pearls on the greeting and some linen thread.
I love the combination of Blushing Bride with Night Of Navy! Don’t you think it goes so well together?
I used a few layers to give a bit of depth to this simple card. The card base is Basic White, the second layer is Night of Navy and the background white layer was stamped in Blushing Bride.
I used an ‘E’ size Stampin’ Up! Acrylic block for the subtle rectangle background then stamped the beautiful foliage from the Very Versailles stamp set.
The butterfly was die cut using the Brilliant Wings Dies and embellished with gold thread and gold faceted gems.
The greeting was stamped using the Art Gallery stamp and it fit perfectly into the Treasured Tags Pick a punch.
Fancy Fold Card
This is a super simple but amazingly effective fancy fold card.
I used Mint Macaron as the base and stamped the Butterfly Brilliance stamp on the front. The inside strip was decorated with the limited-edition Butterfly Bijou DSP which sold out super quickly!
The centre flap has the Very Versailles background under the Brilliant Wings Die cut butterfly which is finished off with some Basic Pearls.
Splash of Colour Card
I used Magenta Madness as the bold base card and stamped in in matching ink once again using the Very Versailles stamp for the background. We added a strip embossed with the Painted Texture 3D folder.
The different colours on the butterflies were created by sponging different sections in different colours and stamping on the Basic White using the Stamparatus. We then die cut the images and used dimensionals to pop them up.
The biggest butterfly has a small die cut for extra texture and it’s finished off with Wink Of Stella for some subtle sparkle.
If you would like to join us for classes, we’ll be using the Artistically Inked Suite in July.
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I recently had my 50th Birthday and as part of the celebration, I gave my customers the chance to win some great prizes by giving them one envelope with every $50 they spent.
There were 50 envelopes each containing a random prize ranging from dimensionals to a full size Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine.
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List of winners
# Name Prize 1 Belinda S Cherry Cobbler bakers twine 2 Lynda B Dimensionals 3 Helen V Silver faceted gems 4 Wendy L Foam adhesive strips 5 Wendy L Tropical Oasis note cards 6 Belinda S Peaceful Poppies embellishments 7 Helen V WW small note cards and envelopes pack 8 Danielle H Peaceful Poppies embellishments 9 Wendy L Silver foiled note cards and envelopes 10 Helen V Tassles 11 Robyn C Silver Gold doilies 12 Nancy B Sunshine Paper Pumpkin kit 13 Wendy L Pressed Petal journal 14 Ann K Peaceful Poppies sequins 15 Toni W Safari DSP 16 Sheryl L Stamp ‘n’ Cut and Emboss Machine 17 Helen V Honeycomb embellishments 18 Sophia Dimensionals 19 Wendy L Mini Note card pack 20 Helen V Blue Gems 21 Lynda B Scalloped Note card pack 22 Bree H Mini Note card pack 23 Sandy A Pearl Basic jewels 24 – – 25 Penny 4 card and envelope pack 26 Belinda S Black rhinestones 27 Wendy L Happiness Blooms enamel dots 28 Kylie-Jean M Washi tape 29 Wendy L Tropical Oasis note cards 30 Toni W Stitched felt embellishments 31 Wendy L Delicate white doilies 32 – – 33 Toni W Tropical Oasis note cards 34 Toni W Pressed Petal journal 35 Wendy L Mini Note card pack 36 Belinda S Beaded pearls 37 Sue S Mini dimensionals 38 – – 39 – – 40 Wendy L Gold faceted gems 41 Dawn Copper shimmer paint 42 – – 43 Dawn Stamp cleaning pad 44 – – 45 – – 46 – – 47 – – 48 Wendy L Stitched felt embellishments 49 Belinda S Heat and stick powder 50 Wendy L Mini glue dots
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In the spirit of World Diversity Day – Stampin’ Up! would like to celebrate what makes us unique through what brings us together: creativity!
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I’m having my 50th Birthday in May and to celebrate I am offering YOU an envelope giveaway!
Here’s how it works:
I have 50 various prizes in 50 envelopes with the biggest prize being a brand new Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine worth $209!
Every $50 (excluding shipping) spent with me on Stampin’ Up! Products in my shop, will earn you 1 envelope as well as 1 entry into my $30 gift voucher draw.
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If you’re shopping online, please use Host Code RTMM4NWZ and contact me to choose your envelope numbered from 1-50.
It’s a game of chance… the offer ends once all envelopes are chosen and I would appreciate if you can collect your prizes or pay for postage of them.
Good luck and happy stamping,