15 December 2007

Market day

Well it was the annual Christmas market day at my work this week which kept me very busy last week & away from my PC & blogging or should that be blathering? No comments required to that rhetorical question!

I made heaps of Christmas candles which solved a few pressie dilemmas for some of my workmates.

This is one of my favourite cards & always get a big wow. Using maple leaf punches (large & small); leaves are punched out of metal shim & then embossed to have veins & passed through a naked flame - lovely reds, silvers & purple colours are created. The background is just sponged with metallic brilliance inks using a template punched out of acetate with the large leaf punch - various background stamps were used as well. The leaves are then glued to copper embossed mesh, leave over night and VIOLA!

Tile Coaster Class

WOW - yes this was a real WOW class, Jacque's BEAUTIFUL effort using Carte Postale can be seen via this link: http://stamphappynz.blogspot.com/2007/12/my-offering.html

But as Carte Postale is on my wish list from the Summer Mini Catalogue, thought I'd try out the lovely flowers found in Easy Elegance (also in the Summer Mini Catalogue) stamped on top of the French Script background stamp. Guess who wants Easy Elegance now? I'm assuming this will be a very popular class to run in 2008! and am stocking up on marble tiles & have sourced some coloured Stazon ink.

December Demo Training

It's amazing or very scary how quickly this event comes around as we hurtle full speed ahead for Christmas. Our mission this time was to make/buy a small gift for $10. So of course being the pop can queen I filled one of mine up with lots of different chocolates & sealed it tight.

Janine was the lucky recipient & she commented it was amazing how many chocolates could go in one jar!

I felt is was appropriate to give Jacque a Christmas Card - what a dilemma as I couldn't copy something we'd done in class! As you may realise I love my reindeers from Sleigh Full of Toys & I cased this card straight from Splitcoast stampers - so a big thank you to stjogirl

Colours used were Old Olive, Real Red, Creamy Caramel & Certainly Celery.