Friday, 24 June 2016

Bendi Card (Believe)

am working on some lovely bendi cards: here is the first one:

june 2016 (2nd newsletter)


JUNE 2016   (2nd one)

This is the 2nd newsletter for June – I did say I would get one out last Sunday, but hey, a week late is not too bad!! After all I did do a newsletter earlier in June.

Have been very busy this last week with working and I think I am suffering from withdrawals from not being out here in the craft room!! One more week of full on work and then I can get back into it again.

I do hope that those of you who went to the Feilding Craft Fair enjoyed it, unfortunately I was unable to make it this year – my wallet was quite thankfull!! 
A big thank you to Warehouse Stationery Palmerston North who put on an Art and Craft night, they do a great job and had a number of items being demonstrated with some make-n-take tables too. The staff are great and I am sure that everyone that went had a lovely time.  Great for shopping for those bits and pieces that you need, and also for those things that you were not sure how to use, like the different kinds of ‘boards’. Great to have them demonstrated before you purchase. I saw a number of young people very proud of their painting/stencilling make-n-takes.  Well done Warehouse Stationery.

We have had our June classes, and once again I have been in awe at your creations!!

 here are some of the heart cards.

And oh what fun we had making the tunnel cards – well done everyone

Since my last newsletter I have been busy as a bee……

Well I know that our household is a busy one even with just 3 or sometimes 4 of us, however I got to this point in the newsletter last night when I had to go off to work for a couple of hours. Got home to find no-one home ??? strange. Then, to cut a long story short, husband arrived to say we need to go to hospital. Our daughter was in her car and had a bit of a debate with the bank on the side of the road!!! Daughter ok but will be black and blue in the coming days – car not so well off. All good in the end, cars can be replaced.
So you see, I never quite know what is going to happen here.

Now to continue with the newsletter for a few minutes before I head out to Massey…..

Cricut news:  yes it looks very promising. Flo has been chatting on skype to Cricut and it is looking good. Flo is working with Three Little Whimzee to get the Cricut into New Zealand so if you are interested in one please do let me know or contact Flo. If you are in the Bay of Plenty area do pop into Three Little Whimzee shop (in Tauranga) and have a chat to them and see the lovely items in their new shop.
Tuition: For those of you who are in the Manawatu area Flo will be here at the end of July so if you want to check out the Cricut or have some tuition please let me know.

Porirua: The Wellington Paper Arts is on in Porirua 20th and 21st August so pop those dates in your diary. It is a great day (or 2) out.

 Our Craftroom Update:  yeh finally the new chairs have arrived.  They came in a VERY large box and once I had managed to get the chairs out of it the little kitten thought that it was just a wonderful tunnel to run and play in!! Anyway the chairs do look nice, and hopefully those of you who come to class will find them nice and comfortable.

OK, so now another week has gone by….
Who won the April/May bi-monthly prize???


Mark your calendars for:

Tue 12th         10.30am
Wed 13th       6.45pm
Thur 14th       1.30pm and again at 6.45pm
Sat 16th          10.30am and again at 1.30pm

Don’t forget – if you are interested in the Cricut or if you have one and want to learn more about it or about the online programs give me a call.

Take care of yourself, be kind to one-another,  and remember that ‘family’ extends beyond blood relatives.

Blessings to you
Madge        (check it out!!)

what next

Well I have had a busy couple of weeks working, so now I want to get onto a couple of files that I want to cut so am off to the Cricut machine now to see which one I will cut next...... such excitement!!!!

cot card and flower card

Have made this cot card for a friend who has a baby due soon, plus the flower card for the 'older sister'. Made from SVG cuts. I am quite pleased with them and a big thanks to two friends who came and chatted and helped for the afternoon. It is good to have someone to chat to and run things past and to make suggestions when crafting.

 yes that is my thumb on the left hand side while I take the pic - sorry ha ha.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

8th June 2016

I am still trying to sort a way of storing my inkpads so I can see them clearly - got some ideas that I am working on so will see how I go. All ready and looking forward to class tonight. 
Seem to have a few things on the go at the moment so it is good to be busy, especially with our cold mornings, though they do seem to bring pleasant days. Am hoping to get some more cutting done on the cricut over the next couple of days - trouble is people in this house seem to think that they need to eat!!! so have to stop and do meals ha ha.
I love the fact that Flo was able to spend 10 days crafting!!! Looking forward to having her here again in July even if it only for a few days. 
Looking forward to class tonight so must fly now, be back with pics from the class.

Tool Card, Classic Car Card

It's been a busy week however I have managed to get a couple of things done as well as getting prepared for classes this week. I am really looking forward to this weeks classes as we are doing some lovely cards, which I will put up after the classes. In the mean time here is a couple that I have done,  The Classic Car is from the CTMH Artfully Sent cartridge, I have not added any embelishments to it yet - it is straight from the cartridge.  The tool card I saw done and cannot remember where, I have changed it a little but the idea was great, so to whoever it was I thank you for the idea. The tools are cut from creative cuts svg and the Happy Birthday from Cricut shapes and fonts.

happy birthday toools card

classic car

        not a great pic of the 
        car card - will have to 
        get better at taking                   photos