New Make & Take Projects

I am loving the New Kaszazz Catalogue…I’m also loving all the new Workshops and Projects for the FREE Make & Takes that have been created by some of the very talented Consultants across Australia.

Today I’m planning on featuring the New Make & Take Projects with you. These are the FREE Projects we do at Markets, Festivals, Events and for our own Open Houses. These are a great way for people to come along and discover they CAN craft. 🙂

Which is your favourite? Which one/s leap out at you for your attention?

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I’m asking as I’ve got no idea just yet as to a fave…they’re all just too cute and adorable and too perfect to pick one. Ahhh, First World Problem. 🙂

Till Tomorrow!! xxx

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The Week that Was

Wow, Friday already! Where on earth did this week go? Actually, where did July go? I’m sure I didn’t sleep through a few days on end anywhere in there…would’ve loved to, but pretty confident I didn’t.

How was your week? Did you tick everything off your To Do List that you’d planned, or did Life throw you a curveball along the way?

I planned on having a lot more done this week, I just can’t seem to figure out what happened to throw that all in the air. Oh well, onward and upward. 🙂 No use crying over spilt milk….do cry over spilt Glossy Accents! Not that I’ve spilt any…or cried over it yet.

I have managed to make up some more Samples this week, setting aside all the Cards at least for the Online Market I’m hosting on Wednesday night (Aussie Time) and arranged a revolving door Event for friends to join in making Christmas Cards for our Troops to send home to their loved ones this Festive Season. So I’ve managed to pop a few ticks on that To Do List…I just can’t seem to shake the feeling it just doesn’t feel enough.

Hope you enjoy the slides of this week’s creations and misadventures…actually not too sure on adding the misadventures only as I’m not sure any of the photos survived. 😉

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Have an awesome Weekend full of smiles and peace. Happy Crafting!!

Till Next Time!! xx

 

Here’s to being back on your feet…

I love quirky Cards, and when it comes to Get Well Soon ones, the quirkier the better. Not that I have anything against the flowers and ribbons everyone seems to give, or the ‘Naughty Dr/Nurse’ humour that sells by the truckloads. They’re all pretty awesome, but I love something that’s a little more personal, individual and quirky.

And when I saw today’s Card Inspiration on Pinterest (again…lol) I knew I had to make one using Kaszazz products. I needed to “Kaszazzify” it! 😀 And considering yesterday I was playing around with my Jungle Friends Turtle Stamp and my AIAMs, unintentionally or subconsciously, I was setting myself up for today.

I’ve used SB Essentials Keylime for the ‘grass’ (p. 188 in the online catalogue) and trimmed down to my 1cm score line so I had a) a cutting to point and b) somewhere to adhere my 6mm Super Tape to. I then used my Bone Scorer to add some curl to some of the blades. I’ve also used our Magic Mount to the back of the fussy cut Turtle so he had some dimension and height to him over the blades of grass.

My background (which I’ve been sitting on for nearly a month!) was created using our Clouds & Waves Stencil with Manganese Blue & Aquamarine Archival Ink Pads with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink Pad ink blended to create some interest.

All in all, this Card fits the bill….quirky, fun and bright. For a Get Well Soon Card, I think this ticks all the boxes. If you’d like to make this Card yourself, or purchase any of the products I’ve used, please drop me a line. Would love to hear from you.

Till Next Time!! xx

30 Workshops in 6 weeks

I like a challenge as much as the next person….sometimes. Other times I’ve really gotta wonder what my Big Ideas have really gotten me into. This morning, I’m a mixture of both….excitement and “Oh My Goodness WHAT ON EARTH AM I DOING?!?!?!?

I’ve set the date to go into the Markets to peddle my wares so to speak..which is FANTASTIC!! Now to work out the finer details, like Public Liability Insurance (sorted), Co Consultants to help out on the Stall (sorted), Products to sell (sorting….lol) and Displays…..no brackets for this one; so not sorted!

I went through all the current Kaszazz Workshops last night to work out which ones I have supplies here for already that I can do up as Samples for future Classes. Turns out there’s 30 from over 400. Little drop, big ocean…but we all start somewhere. Actually considering up until the last few months, I’ve never really been focused on Workshops, just what I like and what works for upcoming Classes, I’m quite surprised with my own progress.

So now I have about 6 weeks to come up with as many Samples from the 30 Workshops that I possibly can. Actually, I’ll work out today how many I’ve already done up which will make my life a fraction easier. Just a fraction mind. 😉

On top of the Samples for my upcoming Father’s Day Online Party, Cards & Boxes to sell at aforementioned Market, personal Family & Friends Birthday Cards….The Man’s party invites. Ahhh, no rest for the wicked right. 😉

So today it starts….am about to sit down and work out which ones I can get cracking on today. The sooner the 30 are done up, the sooner I can focus on everything else including finding my halo and sanity somewhere along the way.

Fingers crossed.

Till Next Time!! xx

 

Weekly Play Time Wrapped Up

Despite the chill in the air, it’s been a rather productive week around here. I’ve managed to throw a few ideas together, try some new Techniques (successfully I think) and made up some Samples for upcoming Classes and Markets.

Today’ll see me finishing off updating a Retired Workshop for Father’s Day before getting ready to celebrate a Cousin’s Birthday….but not too much celebrating, do have to vote tomorrow after all. 🙂

Whatever the weekend has in store for you I hope it fun, crafty and with the people you love.

Till Next Week!! xx

K.I.S.S. in action

I’ve been catching up on my YouTube viewing list over the weekend, and fall in love with a number of simple, quick yet effective Cards that I wanted to attempt myself at home in my Play Time Area. Problem is I sometimes forget to stick to K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Silly)

So taking my notes and keeping my laptop handy to refer to, I braved the chilly temps (oh ok, I succumbed and popped the smaller heater on to take the chill out of the air…I’ll admit it!) and got stuck into a few simple, quick Cards in next to no time. A few were finished before the kettle had a chance to boil, so super dooper quick!

Credit where it’s certainly more than due…most of these are certainly inspired by a very talented lady, Sam from Pootles Papercraft. I’m in awe of the ideas this lady comes up with, and I love watching her tutorials on boxes and gift wrapping ideas.Check out her YouTube Channel if you haven’t already stopped by.

 

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Anyhoo, back to my K.I.S.S. Principle in action. These two Cards feature a soon to be retiring Stamp Adorable Friends (4380KJ) in Manganese Blue Archival Ink and Worn Lipstick Distress Ink Pads. I won’t go into the Technique used too much right now, I’ll save that for next week’s Techie Tuesday me thinks. Unless you twist my rubber arm to share it sooner. I’ll just say, it was a way of using Archival Inks to Heat Emboss that I had no clue of till the recent viewing marathon!

 

I then matted both images on Kaszazz SB Essentials Cardstock; Marine (1077) & Peony (1042) before mounting on our Pre Cut SB Card Basic Pack (9127) . These are brilliant for a quick and easy Go To Card Base I must add. I go through quite a few of them each month, which is way I buy the 100 pack every time.

I’m thinking these would be great for New Baby Congratulations Cards, Baby Shower Invites, 1st Birthday Party Invites or Cards or Naming/Christening Day Invites…what do you think?

I’m certainly going to be making a few more of these up in other colours as well. I’ve got a few scraps of the gorgeous Butter (1059) and Cricket (1082) SB Essentials I could use for matting. Hmmm, might do those up today come to think of it. 🙂

Till Next Time!! xx