Social Stamping has gone on the road! Reinvigorated after an amazing OnStage event, Nanna Papercraft and I decided to try something new (to us) to share our love of stamping and support the local cafe.
For the month of December, we are offering Social Stamping sessions at the Taste of Dalyellup cafe making Christmas cards. These sessions are different in style from the classes I’ve run from home. The cards are somewhere between a beginner & casual crafter level making it perfect for any level of experience. Crafters get to create one or two cards plus enjoy a hot drink. All materials are supplied with samples to copy, but there’s no limits on the creativity!
I’m excited about getting more items from the new catalogue and sharing new projects with you, but while I wait for my “Big Brown Box” to traverse the country, which can take a couple of weeks (more if there’s a train derailment!), I will share some cards with you that I have made using items that have carried over.
This card was made at the request of a friend of mine to go with a Ned Kelly poster she had bought as a birthday present. I had a lot of fun ‘antiquing’ my Stampin Up! supplies to create a weathered look. The Ned Kelly image is courtesy of Google, printed on Smoky Slate cardstock. Handcrafted male cards can be a little on the tricky side, but this one came up a treat! Kelly x
Today 4 of my lovely regular customers joined me so I could share the new catalogue with them. Lots of oo-ing & ah-ing and we all want so much more from the new catalogue than our budgets allow!!! We made a bookmark, card & tag using the new Stampin’ Up! products. Here’s our morning:
Many thanks to my Mum for help with the prep & babysitting, the ESAD girls who sent me cards to put on display & the staff at Withers library for a great venue!
The winner of the door prize (drawn by Alexa) was:
My apologies for the infrequent posts of late. Things have been C-R-A-Z-Y!!! But I’m hoping to get back on track with regular posts & projects very soon, starting with one of the things that’s been keeping me busy. Do you remember the Punch Art Thermomix card I made?
Well, it got such rave reviews, I’ve made a picture tutorial so you can make your own. If you’re not crafty, but would like a Thermomix card, please contact me to place an order. Kelly x
At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.
Anzac Day is an important part of Australian history & modern day culture. It’s wonderful opportunity to reflect on the freedoms we are afforded and the country we are lucky enough to live in – and the role the ANZACs played in this. It’s also a time to thank the troops that still serve. They see and do things many of us couldn’t even imagine and their bravery and courage makes them amazing people. My thoughts are with their families, who spend days, months & years supporting their service to Australia.
Combat Cards is an initiative that collects handmade cards and send them in bulk to troops posted overseas. The troops use the cards to write back to home – allowing them to join in the celebration of birthdays and other occasions with a beautiful handmade card. Or just to say “miss you” or “thinking of you”. The cards you see in this blog post will be on their way to the troops soon. I used my favourite colours from the Brights collection – I just can’t get enough of them! Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight & Rich Razzleberry. The elements stamped on each card are from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and the sentiment is from Yippee-Skippee! I just love the sentiment “you can never have too much happy!” – so versatile to any happy occasion.
If you have some cards you’d like to contribute, please get in touch with your local branch of Combat Cards. There are collection points Australia wide, or you can post to one of the branches.
Today my Mum joins the wonderful club of Thermomix owners. I’ve been a proud owner for almost two years now (after many years of nagging hubby!) and I L-O-V-E my “Super Kitchen Machine”. Mum has been waiting patiently for the new addition to her kitchen (would it be too much to say ‘family’? hehe) and today is the day she signs on the dotted line. And then taps her foot impatiently while she waits for delivery.
I thought the occasion called for a custom card, so with punches at the ready, I designed her a Thermomix punch art card. It was one of my more challenging punch art creations, but I love the finished look. And doesn’t the big red bow sparkle? I made this using my Envelope Punch Board – such a versatile tool!
Are any of my blog visitors Stampin’ Up! and Thermomix addicts? I think it says something about our appreciation for quality. I’ve included one of my favourite recipes at the bottom of this post (given to me by mother-in-law, who provided me with my first ‘taste’ of Thermomix goodness). The other place you must visit if you’re a Thermomix owner is Quirky Cooking. Must run – my Thermomix demo starts soon and we’re making pizza, sorbet, dip, chicken veloute and custard. Mmmmmmm. Kelly x
Thermomix Broccoli Salad
1 head of broccoli, cut into small florets and blanched in boiling water for 3-4 minutes
3T sliced chives (plain or garlic)
1 small red onion, cut into quarters
3T grated parmesan
1/3 cup Craisins
1/4 – 1/3 cup good quality mayo
pine nuts to garnish
Place the broccoli, chives and onion into the bowl and chop on speed 4 until it reaches desired texture – this will only take a couple of seconds. Be careful not to over process or it will turn mushy.
Add parmesan, craisins and mayo. Mix on speed 2/reverse until all ingredients are mixed through.
Place into serving bowl and top with pine nuts. Yum – enjoy!!!