Saturday, 21 March 2009


how are you? Sorry been a bit slack with this blog of mine but you see nice weather means I get the changing furniture and wanting to decorate bug, so I have been dressing up my conservatory and finally finished dressing the downstairs cloakroom( it takes me forever to decide on the pretty bits). Still a few things left to do but I will take some photos when finished( I know you'd like seeing them only cos I know I would hee hee). I want to share with you what we did at our last class, but before I show you the lovely projects we did I wanted to show you something special that one of my class attendees has made for little ol' me. This is a criss cross card made by Molly.Molly attends my monthly classes along with her mummy, my friend Fiona. Can you believe that Molly is only 12 year old? she is one of my younger class attendees and she does a fabulous job with all the projects (heck her stamping is even better than her mummy's LOL, I know Fiona would agree as we often have a laugh about it). Honestly this little girl is talented with a capital T and I just know she will be a crafter for the rest of her life as she is just brilliant, I mean check out that bow, see what I mean? you ve got it when you can tie bows like that!!!. Molly loves spending time on my blog and after a crafting session with one her friends( they both tried the criss cross card with great results) she came round with this little beauty for me. Gosh I cannot tell you how nice receiving this card felt and how it brought a lump to my throat reading the little message she wrote for me. Thank you so much Molly you are a little star and a very clever girlie. Hugs M xx
And this is what we did in our class, a origami lidded box and a matching card using the fabulous A Rose is a Rose stamp set.

The ladies loved both projects and it was great to see so many perfectly executed examples, I get all the perfectionist in my classes, honestly they fret over the littlest of imperfections, they re so not like me hahaha. We used Old Olive, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard as the colour combo, we had a variety of sentiments and we made a focus of the sentiment on the card by using a hardware frame.The scalloped frame and the rounded mat on the front of the box have been cut using my Expression and we punched holes in the corners using the Cropo dile, now I cannot remember the last time I used my big bug but Blimey I will enlist his help again it was fab preparing for this class, v. speedy woohoo!! The corners of the lid were done with the scalloped edge punch. Next class is on the 4 of April and we are starting a series of techniques based classes, on the 4Th we will decorate a lidded tin to house all the technique cards collected during the technique based classes so that you can refer back to when needed. Get in touch if you would like to attend or if you need more info. Hope you will have a great weekend and to all those yummy mummy's out there, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY for tomorrow, I hope you will get spoiled rotten and get some rest. Lots of hugs M xxx
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  1. Wow - what a fabulous workshop project! Just gorrrrjus!

  2. Beautiful card! The colors are wonderful! That little box is great. Tell Molly she made a beautiful card!

  3. They are sooo pretty. This is one set that I love the look of but I'm not sure whether to get it or not, i.e. is it me? I guess I need to umm and arr a bit more!

  4. Hi Monica,
    Just added you to my blog as a fellow Splitcoast Sister! I already come by quite often, but you will be on my weekly visit list now!

    Lovely box, I do like the strong colours you choose...and Molly's card is very sweet.

  5. Hey Monica!

    Love your blog and your beautiful projects! Great work! I am from the SCS SU Bloggers Group!


  6. Molly is a stamper in the making. She did a great job.

    Your projects are just beautiful. I'm sure it was a fab workshop.

    BTW, I'm from SCS bloggers group.

  7. Ohheee these are ultra gorgeous, I must try that box, lurve boxes...

  8. Fabby card and box - love the colours. Your projects are always so yummy!

  9. ooh - love it! thanks for showing both the box and the card. like to see coordinated projects sets such as these.


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