Friday, November 29, 2013

Mojo Monday 321 - Round or Square?

Just wanted to share a card I created for the latest Mojo Monday Challenge - no 321.  It's always round or square week the last week of the month with the Mojo Team and of course I had no difficulty in choosing to go round.  Just love making round cards as I think I may have said a few times already.

So here is the sketch from the inspirational Julee Tilman

And here is the card I created

The base of the card was created with a Spellbinders Grand Nestablity Scallop Circle die and I used some cream Bazzil cardstock.
The rest of the card was created using one of my favourite Christmas 6x6 paper pads - MME Be Merry.
For the central strips I decided to use fishtail banners and then I toped this off with a wreath to add the circular element.
The wreath was created using MFT stamps Winter Wreath Die-namics die which I cut twice out of two shades of taupe cardstock.  I then topped it with a bow, buttons and leaves.  The leaves were made by dissecting a punched Marth Stewart Glacial Snowflake.  The tips of the snowflake were the perfect size to team up with the miniature buttons.
The greeting was cut using the MFT Stamps Notched Tag die-namics die (one of my favs) and the Merry Christmas greeting was a sticker.
All the pieces were inked using Tim Holtz Tea Die distress ink - my all time go to fav product to tie project pieces together.

I had so much fun playing along with the sketch challenge.  Thanks to the Mojo DT for their inspirations and to all the other cardies who play along too.  Thanks also to you for stopping by!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Cards Classes at Scrappy Hollow

This week was my last week of cards classes for 2013 at Scrappy Hollow.  I have so enjoyed teaching classes this year and continuing on the many friendships with the ladies and loved welcoming some new ladies to the group as well.  Thank you to everyone who has supported my crafting pursuits this year - I am so thankful for your support and just LOVE teaching you all.

For my last class we make a mystery project that is only revealed on the night of the class and generally we make something other than a card.  This year we made a layered Christmas decoration and matching gift bag.  Here is what we made:

And here are some close ups of the different sections of the decoration and bag.

This project was so much fun to design and I hope everyone enjoyed the class as much as I did.
As a little thank you from me I also made everyone a decorated bag with a handmade button card inside.  This is how they came out - I was really happy with the design and had heaps of fun die cutting and piecing all the elements together.

I am lucky enough to be returning to Scrappy Hollow in 2014 to run more card making classes (YIPEEEEE!!!!!) and I am so looking forward to heading our creative talents in a different direction.  Each class will focus on an inspirational element and then also cover some new techniques or elements that we have not used in previous classes.  I am even putting down my edge distressor and ink for many of the classes which those of you who know my work is a HUGE challenge for me but I am hoping the ladies will enjoy the "new" Leanne style cards.  Knowing me though some inking and distressing will sneak in from time to time just to feed my passionate addiction to all things shabby but chic.

So my February Class is inspired by love as February is the month of love with Valentine's Day on the 14th.  In the class you will also learn how to:

· Use MFT inset dies and peek a boo dies to create  card backgrounds
· Create a shaker card using MFT insta frame die
· Make hand stitched embellishments with MFT layered heart die
· Use pearls, sequins and punched confetti to add scattered accents on cards
· Create dainty paper bows
· Create a wrapped twine wreath to highlight embellishments
· Different ways to mount card onto the card base

And here is a snippet of what we will create ( the samples are on display at Scrappy Hollow too).

With classes and Design Team assignments over for the year I hope to have a little time to play along with some of my favourite card challenge blogs so hopwfully I'll be back blogging again soon with some new card creations.

Thank for stopping by!



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