Thursday, January 29, 2009

Nic Howard - Class Info

Ok So here goes:

Saturday the 28th of March 2009 -

Come and join us and Nic for two fantastic classes, each class is $58.For those that choose to do both classes you are more than welcome to come and crop for the day (9am to 9pm) at NO extra charge.

Layout class - 11.30am

What could be more fun that layers upon layers of fabulous product in a layout that is covered in detail. Join Nic Howard as she takes you behind the scenes in what will be an introduction to her 3 most favorite things, layering, dimension and the little things that make a layout special.Nic makes this class special with the creation of a card with the leftovers - as well as sketches to extend the layout to a double, should the need be. She leaves no stone unturned - it's sure to be fun!

and the sneak peaks..........................

Card buffet - 2.30pm

Join Nic Howard in her most popular class - The fabulous Card Buffet! The card buffet has had amazing reviews all over New Zealand- but at Embellish It we are adding nic's latest secret ingredient - a sweet twist. It is nearly Easter time, after all. Not Easter cards - but plenty of sweet treats! Nothing goes more hand in hand than scrapbooking, card making and chocolate! Join Nic Howard as she puts on her apron and presents this delectable delight - 2 hours of creating as many cards as you can possibly get done with gorgeous papers, lace, flowers, Glimmer Mist and the 'buffet of Prima goodness'...all laid out complete with crystals, leaves, buttons, ribbon, bling and flowers in every colour you can cr-EAT-e with! It's certainly different from your average class, it's a little bit of everything - from making sweet treats to good old scrapbooking fun... it's fast paced, fun and sure to inspire! We'll complete 6 cards in class but you'll leave with plenty of technique and product inspiration to keep on creating for hours.

Sneak Peaks................

Now just so you know Bronwyn said to let you all know that we have done Nic's Card Buffet class (that's why we wanted to bring it to you - it is so much fun and packed with idea's) and although she says "fast paced" this is the ONLY class Bronwyn completed in a class time frame! So don't let that put you off.This is a great class that gives you heaps of techniques that you can use on a scrapbooking page and to use up your scraps on making beautiful cards - that are getting SO expensive to buy - save your money and make your own from your scraps!If you book in for both classes you are welcome to scrap the rest of the day away until 9pm so you will have plenty of time to finish anything you may have started or get heaps more projects done!
Note that the crop will have tea, coffee and cold drink provided, please bring your own food.
Looking forward to a very "fun filled" day!
Any queries or questions please feel free to e-mail me on
Thanks heaps


Sunday, January 25, 2009

Where have i been?

Hi all

I can't believe (well actually I can) that I have not posted for a couple of weeks.

We went away to Wanaka for a week with a quick stop by at the lakes, we had a great family holiday staying with my wonderful cousin Michelle and her (goodness don't tell him I said this) but wonderful and funny husband Paul. They made us so welcome, she had NO idea how happy I would have been to Stay FOREVER!

They took us out on the lake for a day and the kids both got up on the wake board, Paul decided to clear his sinus out with a spectacular face plant he he sorry Paul it was funny!

We went to Queenstown for the day and went up the gondola and did the luge. Warning to other parents - don't tell your kids that one fell off YEARS ago BEFORE you take them up this is the result:

She did calm down after I told her I was joking and her calling me a RETARD!
We also walked up Mt Iron - who's idea was that anyway? We were walking/crawling up and this guy passed us RUNNING and get this it was his second trip around it was so hot, mad I tell ya! But I stopped and took this picture of the view looking up lake Wanaka:

It was a great week, thanks so much to Paul and Michelle for putting up with us (I know it was hard work for Paul he he). Do you think you could make farmers out of us?

So then when I get home there is a parcel with HEAPS of new Distress Inks and Sparkling H20's in there and I was so controlled, I even waited a day before I started playing lol. This is a card I have made using the distress inks - they are my MOST favourite way to colour in images, the ole tombows have been resigned to the drawer this just saves so much time!

Now i also found Claudia's Blog (well I have been watching it for some time) pop on over and have a look, she is giving away some blog candy - these are stamps that fit inside the nestabilities as frames, so cute!

Also check Martine's blog - more eye candy and she will ship to international, look at the prize - YUM!

Well that's a long enough post for me - did I redeem myself?

Raincliff has its minimum number met - thank you so much to everyone but there are still plenty of spaces so if you thinking of coming - go on do it! Treat yourself and come for a weekend of fun, relaxation and Scrappin/card making/doing what ever you want!

Nic Howards classes are filling up fast - thanks so much this is great to see, won't admit to feeling a little scared on this one, quite a big punt to bring Nic to little Ole Timaru, but thanks also to the support of our local ladies and the support from Christchurch, Palmerston, & Dunedin oops and Oamaru (I just think of you ladies as local!) we are going well, still spaces but don't miss out. See our web site for details, sneak peaks coming soon!

Have a great week, talk to you soon!


Friday, January 9, 2009

Cards, Cards, Cards

Hi all

Hope you are enjoying the hot weather - I shouldn't moan but BOY is it TO hot! I just don't know what to do with myself in this heat!

I thought I would share some cards that I have made, Bronwyn and I discovered through Bev's Blog that with the Tim Holt's Distress Inks you can use these to colour in your images. So off I went to purchase a water brush and some water paper (just to see what the difference was) and this is what I came up with:
The following two were done with Tombow pens but I much rather the distress inks they are quicker and easier to blend (personal preference). The water colour paper and brush definatly made the process much easier as well and now we are waiting to hopefully hear back from Bev on what Twinkling H20's to purchase so we can have a play with those too! (not that I even know what they are - but watch this space!)

But man oh man how hard is it to get a decent photo! Beck might need your assistance these were about the 20th time I had tried!
Anyway just thought I would share that, I haven't left scrapin just spending a little time back at my grass roots as such he he.
If anyone out there is keen to do a card image swapp - was just thinking we could stamp 10-20 images that we have of our own and do a swap with others, please let me know. I have Penny Black, Stamp It, Hero Arts and others that I would love to swap with someone that has Whiff of Joy or Magnolia stamps (these are not available in New Zealand) but any one any where would be awesome! Send me an E-mail and we can get a swap going with how ever many reply!
Thanks for popping by.
Have a great weekend!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy New Year!

I hope you all have had an amazing new year and didn't suffer from to many sore heads!

Bronwyn and I have been surfing a few blogs and have fell in love with some stamps they are just so cute but this lady Rachel (she is awesome and with a name like that lol....) has some of the images done as cards already, she is doing an amazing Blog Candy "giveaway" and she will ship it to anywhere so head on over and have a look at her amazing cards - this lady is pure inspiration - leave her a comment and you just never know!

The Sugar Nellie and the Magnolia stamps are just so cute (we couldn't resist and have ordered some in for ourselfs but please let me know if you are interested as I am thinking I might bring some in to sell also). Can't wait for them to arrive so we can start to have a bit of a play.

Here is a card that I made for Jamie who turned 13 yesterday (where has that time gone?) He got Guitar Hero the rock band for his birthday so we spent most of yesterday bashing out tunes on that (I am so glad that the neighbour is half deaf cause he would be by now anyway!)

And it is no where near as good as Nic's but here is my take of her class that is available over at tarisota - I so wanted the proper papers (I am such a scraplifter- sorry Beck that said I am unless there is treats as a reward lol!) but had to make do! We purchased the class and then had to use our own papers as tarisota has sold out of that kit - but you can still sign up and do the class like we did.

Well I thats it from me - so from us here at Embellish It we wish you and your family a VERY Happy and scrappy new Year!