Sunday, 23 November 2014

"Hello December" Christmas cards

So I finally bit the bullet....and admitted my love of all things paper. And as a consequence, I have signed up to be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator...which I am not so secretly excited about ;)

I have been going to classes held by other Stampin' Up! demonstrators for a few years now, and have been buying and having so much fun with their products that I thought that I may as well come out of the paper closet!

And since Stampin' Up! have joined in partnership with Becky Higgins from Project Life to bring easy memory keeping / scrapbooking to the Stampin' Up product line I was SOLD.

That brings me to these cards....which will be the first ever class I will hold (yep, I'm a bit nervous)

They are made using the Hello December Project Life Card Collection. And priced at only $12.95 for 70 cards!!!! A bargain in my eyes.

So they have very little stamping, so this is suited to the absolute beginner. You need absolutely NO experience to come along and make these cards, only the willingness to have some fun, a cuppa and a chat with some other ladies.

 We will be making all four cards that you see at the back of the pic, and two of each of the smaller ones you see at the that makes a total of 12 cards.

The class will be held in my home studio in Baulkham Hills, Sydney (I will send you the address when you book in) on Monday 1st December and Tuesday 2nd December, 7pm for a 7.30 start.
(When you email me, please let me know which evening you would prefer to come)

The class is $25 which includes the Hello December Project Life Card Collection ($12.95 value), and everything else you see here, plus the envelopes.

If you are interested in coming along, please send me an email
and I will put your name on the list

looking forward to seeing you there!

xx Manda

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Good to the Last Bite

Happy Halloween!

I made these little treat holders a couple of days ago for my kids to give out to their friends at our school movie night, which is being held outdoors in the schools grassed area on Halloween night.

They were super simple to make. I just stamped on Tangerine Tango cardstock, using the Merry Everything stamp set (which is available in the Stampin Up Holiday Catalogue)
I thought that this little vampire was too cute, and my kids think so too!
And then punched out the tag using the Note Tag Punch....too easy!!

I will let you in on a little know when you place an order with Stampin Up! and they send you a whole load of brown paper as filler?
Well...this is what I made the little treat bags out of.
A little bit of snail adhesive....a punch or two...a bit of twine and you are ready to roll.....but don't forget to add a little treat or two!

Hope your Halloween is fun...with a little bit of spooky thrown in for good measure.

xx Manda

Monday, 8 September 2014

Weekend round-up 1

Well there we go, another weekend has passed us by, and what a miserably wet weekend it was!

Hubby organised a skip to be delivered first thing on Saturday morning..and first thing it was...around 7am I think. For those of you that are early risers, that seems reasonable, right? But here in this little cottage, we aren't fans of the 'early to bed, early to rise' theory.

So, the kids had stayed over at my parents house the night before. As they, the grandparents that is...felt like they hadn't seen the kids 'for ages'. So we packed their over night bags, along with the obligatory cuddly toys and the odd bit of Lego and dolly, and headed to Nanny and Nonnos for dinner.
And really let's face it, no one quite cooks like your mum, don't you agree?

Then as Saturday rolled around, the kids and grandparents went on a little adventure to the Australian Museum. Hubby worked hard filling the skip bin, and I pottered about the house, tidying and getting as much of the dreaded washing done as I possibly could in all this wet weather we have been having here in Sydney.

The kids returned home late Saturday afternoon and normal transmission was resumed.

Dinner...showers...bed time (for the kids)...and a well earned glass of red for hubby and I.
So all was right in the world.

Sunday morning...Father's Day here in Australia...and I had already prepped the kids to remind them that daddy isn't an 'up and at 'em' kind of guy, and that being his special day, he would probably appreciate a sleep in. So some time after 8am the kids rolled into our room and hugs and present and card giving ensued.

Don't you just love the cards the kids make? Their drawings they always add are always my favourite.

And as usual, I made one for hubby too.

So how do you celebrate Father's Day?