All the Classes I've done so far have been Cards and with Christmas coming I thought it was time to introduce my ladies to some 3D Off the Page Projects.
First up we made some Chocolate Trays. We used Always Artichoke & Purely Pomegranate Card and the Holiday Harmony DSP from the current Mini. They came out great. Bit of a treat for everyone to take home.
For a bit of fun we then stamped on Candles. I think this amazed the ladies and they loved it. Here are a few samples of what we did.
I was so excited a week or so ago when a card I'd made for a Makeesha Byl Challenge was chosen as a winner.
The Challenge was to "Get Stampless" and create a card with NO stamping on it. It took a bit of messing round but this is what I came up with.
I've been thinking about making these flowers with my Scallop Circle punch for a while. They are really easy and quite effective. The chip board and eyelets add a bit more dimension while the DSP give it colour.
Makeesha said......"I love Chantell’s use of punches, chipboard, ribbon, and glitter and not to mention eyelets as well".
We went to Wednesday morning Play Group. Sarah's friend Alyssa came over to play after lunch. Then to top it off we had a quick visit to Aunty Shiree and a quick visit to Nana & Pop. Sarah could just not keep her eyes open. She lay down on her little Red couch to watch a bit of TV and very soon was fast asleep. Cute!!
Today Sarah and I did the Kalamunda Walk the ZigZag.
Originally the ZigZag was a Rail route but is now a public road. It ZigZags down Gooseberry Hill in Kalamunda (which is about a 5-10 min drive from our place).
Once a year they close the road to hold the community walk. All the way along there are bands, buskers, story tellers, community groups and information kiosks. It's a great family and community outing. There is also some wonderful views of Perth from up there.View of Perth City from about 1/2 way down.
We parked at the bottom and took the free bus to the top - where a (Bag) Pipe band was playing. We started to walk down. Sarah spent alot of time looking for our shadows. As we Zig Zagged - our shadow's were behind us, then in front, then behind, then in front again.
At the First Zig stop there were Camel rides and Info about Wild Flowers, Flora, Fauna and the Local environment.
The 2ndZig - We saw Snakes, Parrots, Echidna's and other Wild life. Sarah was not keen to touch the snakes.....nor was I!
At the 3rd Zig they had a Circus Challenge tent where you could try out a Hoola hoop, Juggling or Spinning a plate on a stick. They also had a Bush Fire Awareness tent there and a Fire Truck. They were letting the kids squirt the fire hose everywhere.
The last Zig was where we found the Sausage Sizzle and a Swing band entertaining the eaters.
Once we got to the bottom we got on another bus that took us back to our car.
Yesterday (Saturday 4th October) was World Card Making Day. So I held a "Drop in and Make a Card" Day at my place. This is what we made - in a range of colours. It was great to share my love of stamping and introduce some ladies to stamping for the first time. Everyone went home with handmade cards and free gifts.
This is the Display board that I put together. It includes cards that I have done and some that I have received in swaps too.
It was "Pet Day" at Day Care on Friday - all the children took photo's of themselves along with their pets. I sent along these pic's of Sarah.
Sarah & Puke (Our cat in NZ, now lives with Nadine. Although was Nadines cat to start with anyway). Sarah & Tess. Dad's little dog. (Sadly she's no longer with us I'm afraid). Sarah & Ayla. Nadine & Rob's child. Left to right - Honey, Sarah & Buddy. Carol & Norm's dogs.
As you can see, Sarah loves animals and they love her. I think she would like a dog of her own. But that won't be happening! Looking at this pic of Sarah with Dad's dog Tess - I can't believe how much Sarah has grown and changed since this was taken. Poor Tess - Sarah walked (dragged) her round everywhere by the lead all day.
when we arrived at Day Care all the children were huddled round something outside - and they were squealing and jumping around. As we got closer we found they were looking at Hermit Crabs. One of carer's at Day Care keeps pet Hermit Crabs as pets. I'd never seen anything like them before - so I took my camera back in the afternoon to take a few pic's.
Apparently they can be brought at any of the local pet stores. They can be kept in a tank or a box but must have a salt water bath once a month to stay moist. They eat special "Crab Pellets" but also eat a selection of fruit and veges and even sometimes a bit of Honey and Peanut Butter!
They are about the size of an egg I spoze - like smaller than a tennis ball but bigger than a ping pong ball. Funny aye??
We are NZ'ers living in Perth.
I've created this Blog as my Visual Scrapbook.....so that my Family & Friends that live far far away can see what we are up to.
I'm a Working Mum, with a full time job in a Share Registry.
I've been into Card making and stamping for about 20 years and really enjoying creating lots of projects to share with others. I'm an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. You can see my Stamping Creations on my Ink Everywhere Blog (link is below).