Thursday 25 April 2024

Fab 4 Tour of Australia 2024

 Hello Dear patient reader

I have neglected this corner of cyber space, but thought I would drop by with some close up details of the classes I am teaching from 1 August - 1 September across Australia with The Scrapbooker's Confetti Box.  

In no particular order...

First up is the half day class: Steampunk egg... here are its "mug shots" from different angles...

Victoria - Strathmore Bowling Club - Strathmore Thursday 15 August 9am - 1pm 

New South Wales - Thursday - Salvation Army Hall Belmont Nth Thursday 22 August 9am - 1pm BOOK HERE

Queensland - Geebung RSL - Geebung Thursday 29 August 9am - 1pm 

This 17cm tall display piece is full of wonderful techniques including how to get a stamped image on a curved surface! Belinda is supplying the vintage German dictionary paper to use as a base that she sourced in the Berlin vintage market. This piece will be a talking point on display in your home.

Steamer Trunk with 8 Storage Boxes

Victoria - Strathmore Bowling Club - Strathmore Saturday 15 August 9am - 6pm 

New South Wales - Fri, Sat & Sun Swansea Community Centre Saturday 22 August 9am - 6pm 

Queensland - Geebung RSL - Geebung Saturday 22 August 9am - 6pm 

Being a steampunk at heart, Belinda could not resist designing a beautiful Steamer Trunk based on vintage ones that used to have shaped boxes in the lid. There are 8 boxes inside the trunk that can be used to organise anything you like including large moulded items. The boxes are numbered using beautiful number plates that Belinda photographed in a flour mill museum in Tomar, Portugal. She has also designed all the papers with the beautiful hinges already printed on the paper to make putting the boxes together easy and pretty at the same time. There are also printed instructions to follow.
Here you can see that the boxes are quite accomodating and you can store some large resin pieces in here or whatever takes your fancy!

I based these curved boxes on the ones that were originally in the steamer trunks for toiletries.

Lady Vagabond Mini Album Half Day Class

Victoria - Strathmore Bowling Club - Strathmore Thursday 15 August 2pm - 6pm 

New South Wales - Thursday - Salvation Army Hall Belmont Nth Thursday 22 August 2pm - 6pm BOOK HERE

Queensland - Geebung RSL - Geebung Thursday 22 August 2pm - 6pm

You will make this album from scratch and use the papers that Belinda has designed especially for this project using the photo windows from her Granny’s original album. There is lots of space in this album for photos, tickets and other items and you can arrange things to suit yourself. 4 full sheets of extra paper are supplied for you to matt your photos.

Folio for storing tiny little things

Victoria - Strathmore Bowling Club - Strathmore Friday 16 August 2pm - 6pm 

New South Wales - Fri, Sat & Sun Swansea Community Centre Friday 23 August 2pm - 6pm

Queensland - Geebung RSL - Geebung Friday 30 August 2pm - 6pm 

You will make this folio from scratch using the papers that Belinda designed specifically to make your life easier to put it all together. She has pre cropped all the shapes so you just have to cut, fold and stick it all together… no cutting and measuring involved in the decorating! You will however need to score and stick the base together which is easy to do by following her clear printed instructions supplied.

Creative Station Suitcase stack for storage

Victoria - Strathmore Bowling Club - Strathmore Friday 16 August 9am - 1pm 

New South Wales - Fri, Sat & Sun Swansea Community Centre Friday 23 August 9am - 1pm 

Queensland - Geebung RSL - Geebung Friday 30 August 9am - 1pm 

Storage is an issue in most crafters space and this one will be both practical and pretty! The base is made from MDF and is a great item to store all your things for your favourite hobby. This could be metal embellishments, washi tape or paper ephemera and die cuts. It is totally up to you.

Belinda has designed the papers herself and you will learn how to mix paints to match the colour scheme.
This is an example of the kind of things I had in mind to store in my Creative Station when I was designing it.

Full Day Typewriter class with File storage inside.

Victoria - Strathmore Bowling Club - Strathmore Sunday 18 August 9am - 6pm 

New South Wales - Sunday Lake Room, Swansea Community Centre Sunday 25 August 9am - 6pm BOOK HERE

Queensland - Geebung RSL - Geebung Sunday 1 September 9am - 6pm 

Typewriters are one of Belinda’s favourite things and so she decided to make a pretty, but practical piece to display in your craft room or home. The file storage inside the typewriter can be taken on crops or just stood on your desk to work from. It can house anything from vintage book pages, ephemera, photographs to die cuts. The papers are designed by Belinda specifically for this project and includes images taken from the vintage typewriting lesson book that her mother used in college, back in the 60s!
These are the file folders that slip out of the box inside the typewriter.

Saturday 25 November 2023

New Funky Fossil Designs By Me!

 Hello dear Readers

Sorry for the "radio silence" over the past 3 months... but I have been concentrating on running my webste and making video classes to load every Friday, plus traveling a lot.

Included in those travels, was a visit to the UK back in September when I was invited by Sarah from Funky Fossil to join her on the TV channel Create and Craft to launch my latest designs. Of course I jumped at the opportunity and loved the whole experience.

These are the new Characters in the Steampunk menagerie line up.  The Clockwork Woodland crew and the Fabulous Feathers crew.  I had fun playing with the old and new characters to see what new looks could be created as you can see below:

I always love a vintage vibe and made the woodland crew into a cepia photo look!
For this mini canvas I used the new Marvelous Machinery die to make my own foam stamp and then I also die cut some foam to raise the middle paper piece.  This die shape matches the mask stencil fro the April release.  I used that in the backgroun over the woodgrain paper.

Here you can see the raised foam center piece.

In this release there are pipe alphabet and numbers.  I have made sure that you can write words like Happy, Chrismas, Merry etc with enough letters for the word to put on your block.  To create the Happy Birthday above, I have used 2 stamp sets as there is only one H per set.  I also die cut the foam to make my own stamp to use for the drop shaddow in the card below.

I used the number stamp as a background stamp for this tag.
This is another way to use the alphabet with only one set to stamp in one go.
New to this release is the set of Wow embossing powders called Timeless.  they are really fantastic.

This art journal page was created using the copper mine for the word Steampunk on the die cut letters.

Here I am getting ready for the shows.  I took some fun outfits to present in. 

Above you can see me with Yiannis  and below with my good friend Sam who was my host and taxi driver for the week-end... as well as my boss lady Sarah.
No trip to the studios is complete without the obligatory photo in the famous giant chairs...
Red and Blue...
I was lucky to meet Leonie too
We were in Studio 1

The design team made such awesome samples.  
I really value their time and effort to make and send these to Sarah.

This was my view across the room as they were doing their show.  The little bots are the TV cameras!

Matching necklaces...
It is like moving house... so much stuff to take with for 2 shows...
Boss lady Sarah in her obligatory chair photo...