Saturday, January 14, 2012

Having Fun With Punches

Miss Lisa is away holidaying in the caravan and has her scrapping travel kit with her.

What better place to be playing with her projects for our Wanderlust Workshop on
19 February 2012 and it is so exciting that registrations are filling fast.

Lizzie has been playing with her punches and what better place to start than with her collection of butterfly punches. 

For such a long time we have been inspired by the famous butterfly collage that Ali Edwards did all those years ago... click here to have a look at Ali's beautiful work.

And then we stumbled on the fabulous rendition that the gorgeous Lollychops did.... check this out here (this scrapbooker is one of our all time favourites)...

With so many gorgeous punches on the market we often find ourselves on the look out for new ones to add to our ever growing stash.  Such versatile tools and we never leave for a crop without our favourites in our totes - butterflies for Lizzie, borders for Lisa... and who could forget our favourite StampinUp ones - birds, owls and banners (just to name a few)!!

We had been talking for ages about how much you can do with punches and, how great it would be to have a Workshop all about punches... so from the 'drawing board to the Workshop floor'  ... we are very excited about our March Workshop -  Papers, Punches and Photos! 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Workshops Kickoff for 2012

Put the dates in the diary!!!

Better still ... put the dates in the diary and register for our first two Workshops for 2012!!!

  • 19 February 2012 - Wanderlust Workshop (Registrations Open 12/01/2012)
  • 18 March 2012  - Papers, Punches and Photos (Registrations Open 12/01/2012)
  • 20 May 2012 - Mists and Masks
  • 22 July 2012 -  Cluster Clever
  • 19 August 2012 - Mixed Media Layouts
  • 16 September 2012 - The Hybrid Approach Revisited
  • 14 October 2012 - Paint, Paper, Paste and Plaster
  • 2 December 2012 - Christmas Party

We are so excited to announce that registrations for our first two Workshops for 2012 are open.  Check out what we have planned for February and March Workshops by checking out our Workshop Tab above.

Our March Workshop is all about Wanderlust... a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore!

This workshop will see us using maps as backgrounds, ways to use that ephemera we collect on our travels, using postcards for when we didn't quite get that perfect shot of that special place.

Don't worry if you haven't done a lot of travel recently... bring out the old photos, scrap that day at the local gardens or beachside suburb you recently explored. We will be working on several layouts and a very nice off-the-page project for you to take away with you on the day.

Our March Workshop - Papers, Punches and Photos will have you playing with lots of different products and punched shapes. 
We want to revisit how versatile these tools can be and what fabulous interest they can add to a page as a background, an embellishment or even as a great way to create a decore item for your home. 
We aim to have you racing back to your stash of punches and using them all over again!
If like us you have always used them, our aim is get you looking at them with fresh eyes to add new dimension to your projects.

We are busy finalising our workshop samples and starting to put the kits all in order.  We look forward to returning soon with lots of 'sneeky peeks'.

Lizzie and Lisa