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Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Mother's Day Crafternoon

One of the goals I set for myself since attending Onstage is to start holding regular classes and workshop. Last Saturday was my very first class, just in time for Mother's Day in Australia. So naturally, the theme for my first class was a Mother's Day Crafternoon. 

Given that it was my debut attempt, I did not expect much. I was glad to see some of my good friends coming along to show support, appreciate the effort. We made two cards using the products from the new catalogue that I was fortunate to obtain from attending Onstage Local in Sydney. This was a real treat for some as they had not yet held the new annual catalogue products in their hands prior to my Crafternoon. I created two cards for the make and take, and also got a chance to have a play with the new in-colour ink pads and cardstock. In the yellow envelope, everyone received a little information pack, which contained: my business card, door prize registration form, a wish list, new in-colour bookmark, paper and marker chart, and the in-colour combination chart. Bookmarks and charts are great way to get people thinking about the new colours, how they might use them in their next projects.

The first make and take was a simple card made with the new Daisy Delight suite of products, which includes this gorgeous designer series paper. I think it's primarily that paper that makes this card, I am definitely going to get more of this DSP as I have already used most of mine up.
This is a super easy card, perfect for beginners or your casual crafters. The only complicated part about it is fussy cutting out the little leaves, which is not absolutely necessary, it works with or without. I went with just because I like to make more work for myself. I stamped the Daisy in Crushed Curry and used the same colour of the ribbon. For a special touch, I added the lace doily to give it a more of a feminine vibe. I think my mother would be very pleased to receive this from me on Mother's day. What do you think?

The second make and take was inspired by my earlier blog post titled "Oh So Eclectic". I have used the same technique to achieve the same stain glass look. I have used Berry Burst to colour in the flower and Lemon Lime Twist to colour in the bud and stem. The two colours complements each other just famously. I have intentionally left it simple as I wanted nothing to distract our eyes form the beautifully coloured vibrant flowers. 

I have enjoyed creating these projects, but I have enjoyed sharing it with my friends even more. Mother's Day Crafternoon was good fun, and a great learning opportunity for me. I am excited about this part of my crafting journey, looking forward to the next Crafternoon.

I am an independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator with a wealth of experience in crafting in various forms. I am very grateful for your visit today, and I hope that you've enjoyed looking through my projects. Hope you can stop by again really soon.


  1. Both are THOROUGHLY gorgeous Irene good luck with more crafternoons too. 💛