Monday, June 22, 2009

Midsummer MegaScrap 2009 - What a great day!

Well, our second Midsummer MegaScrap comes to an end and we'd just like to say thanks to everyone for making this year's event another brilliant day. To everyone who took part in the classes, shopped, chatted, helped out, made food and baked cakes for the picnic, we hope you enjoyed your day and came away inspired!

Group Photo 2

Huge thanks must go to the lovely Celine Navarro for sharing her talents with us and teaching two amazing classes, packed with techniques and tips. Enjoy the rest of your trip to Dublin Celine and a safe trip home back to France!

Celine and ElisaCeline with Elaine and Annamarie

It was a great day, kicking off at 10am with Celine's first class, through to lunch (an amazing "picnic" packed with goodies brought along by the MegaScrappers), then Celine's second class and finally the prize draw!


We've uploaded pics from the day to the Gallery here so you can take a look at some of the MegaScrap highlights. We were totally blown away by the amazing canvasses and layouts created on the day, you are such a talented lot!

Here's a sample of the finished works of art created by the MegaScrappers:

Adriennes CanvasCocos Layout

Lizs LayoutJoannes Canvas

Annes CanvasPams Canvas

Looking forward to seeing you all at our Workshops over the Summer months!

Monday, June 08, 2009

KIT GIVEAWAY! - "Thank You Teacher" Cards

I was browsing in Marks & Spencer last week and what did I spy only the cutest pack of wrapping paper for the bargain price of only €1.00.  It's printed all over with "Thank You" in a really cool schoolkid-like style so I thought it would make a really nice (and cheap!) backing paper for some Thank You Teacher cards which I was planning on making!  Now, I normally buy stuff and then never get around to making anything with it, but this time the paper was just so yummy I couldn't wait to match it with some cardstock and start playing!

Thank You Teacher Cards

The "Thank You's" are printed in a variety of bold colours but the ones that stood out for me were the green, red and orange so I chose cardstock to match those particular colours.  I used some 135mm x 135mm blank white cards, cut the cardstock to 135mm x 135mm, cut the backing paper to 130mm x 130mm and then stuck one on top of the other.

The red is Bazzill Red Devil, the green is ColorCore Kelly Green and the orange is Bazzill Orange:

Thank You Teacher RedThank You Teacher GreenThank You Teacher Orange

I used some Cuttlebug hearts and tags dies to cut out the embellishments and then printed the teacher and student name on some white cardstock.  The hearts are inked with white ink (on the red and green cards) and with light blue (on the orange card) and then given a highlight with a Ranger Inkssentials Opaque White Pen.  Finally with a felt tip black pen, draw some double parallel lines around the card, freehand (don't use a ruler - freehand adds to the effect!) and you're done!

The good news is, we have two kits to give away to some lucky winners.  HOW TO WIN:  Simply become a follower of the blog, post a comment below and we'll pick two random winners from the entries.  In the kit you'll get white card blanks and envelopes, enough pre-cut cardstock, backing papers and ready cut embellies to make three cards, plus you'll also get a fabby Ranger Inkssentials Opaque White Pen.

Best of luck!