And then this happened …

So, last weekend we had the misfortune of being in the path of a tornado.  It was a crazy 60 seconds that left a trail of destruction.

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It was a close call for my craft supplies – they were on the other side of this window…

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We’re still cleaning up broken glass (I’m thinking of a new technique involving glass shards…) and sorting through the mess.

Despite the chaos I have many things to be thankful for.  No one was hurt.  Things are broken – but things can be fixed.  My craft wall survived the impact.

But, apart from the safety of my family, the thing I am most grateful for is the help I received to clean up.

So, after the dust had settled, it was time to make some thank you cards.  Here’s what I came up with for some very special people whose kindness & generosity was amazing.

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Thank you!  I really, truly don’t know what I would have done without your help.  Kelly & the windswept little misses x

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Nothing “Subtle” About This Card Class!

If you’re interested in card making and local to Bunbury, have you considered attenting a card class?

You can find the class schedule here.

This is what the ladies who attended last night made:

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Subtles aren’t my usual go to colour collection, but I really love this soft & pretty combination.


We started with a bang – a peek-a-boo butterfly shaker card inspired by a card I found during my class research

{you can see the original by Melissa Bove here}

Most of the ladies had never made a shaker card and they all commented how easy it was.  You can find the basic instructions for a shaker card here.

Before the reveal
Before the reveal…
Boo!
Boo!
The shake!
The shake!

The next project was a tutorial in using the Gift Bag Punch Board.  Once you know how, you’ll never look back, but there is a knack to the steps!

We jazzed it up with the Banner Triple Punch & gorgeous Pool Party DSP (Subtles Paper Stack).

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And the final project for the night was a birthday cake card using the Build A Birthday stamp set.

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I was so proud of the wonderful creations the ladies made tonight.  It was a delightful way to spend the evening.

If you’d like to attend a card class, I’d love to have you.  It’s a little cosy, a little messy and a lot fun!  Kelly x

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The DSP in 2015 is {FABULOUS}!

Yes, I’m a paper addict, but you have to agree with me, the DSP in the new catalogue is truly divine.

From the bold striking colours in Bohemian to the gorgeous patterns in English Garden to the funky animal prints in Go Wild – there’s something for every card you’ll need to make this year (even a Christmas one!).

Of course, it’s a big outlay to buy every DSP.  So, I’m offering a paper share.  You can own a 6×6 piece of every DSP for just $50 (excluses Typeset).  Or the main collection for $38 or the colour collection for $12.50.

paper shareMy DSP share is open to anyone in Australia and ends today.  If you ticked the ‘yes please’ box at my catalogue launch, you should have received an email from me with payment details.  Only shares that have been paid for by the end of today will be ordered.

Not signed up yet?  Please contact me to join the share.

To make today’s card, I’ve used the Inkspired Team Sketch by Teneale Williams:

Together with a new DSP – Timeless Elegance:

 

To create this ‘thinking of you’ card:

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I’m a big fan of DSP as a whole card background.  The colour combination is Tip Top Tape, Pink Pirouette & Elegant Eggplant.  Timeless & elegant indeed.  Kelly x

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I Have An Enemy ….

I have an enemy… one that I am sure many of you are familiar with … {TIME}.

My brain is scheming & dreaming for a good portion of the time I’m awake.  I’m thinking up activities I’d like to do with the kids, of things I’d like to make at the craft table, of phone calls I’d like to have with friends, time spent with loved ones … If I did half the things I imagined, I’d have very happy kids, friends and family!  But alas, with a very busy life and oh-so-much to fit in, time is my enemy.

I struggle to fit in the basics of life and then have to cram the extras on top.  But it’s so important to shift things around and make the extras happen because they are the icing.  And we all know the icing is the best part!

This birthday set for a friend has been rolling around my creative imagination for the past 2 weeks, but its taken me this long to make it a reality.  I’m truly in love with the Watercolor Wings bundle.  The different layers of the butterfly are magical and if you haven’t already noticed, the previous Butterflies Thinlits set coordinates with the new stamp set & framelits.  It’s all so wonderful!

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The source of my layout & colour inspiration this week was JAI 266 for their colour combo:

And Freshly Made Sketches 190 for the layout:

Not a colour combo I’d normally use.  And I can’t say ovals are a big feature in my cardmaking either.  So, as always, challenges provide a great platform for the creative soul.

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You’ll notice a few retired products in the mix until I’m restocked with new catalogue products.  The wait for “big brown boxes” to arrive is excruciating!

I’m enjoying having my Gift Bag Punch Board to play with.  I think I’m going to have to apologise to my curvy keepsake die soon as it’s gathering dust while I fall in love with my new punch board.

Too many favourite products!!!  Blessing or curse?  If I had more {TIME} I’d like to find out!  Kelly x
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