and i am just in by the skin of my teeth!!
Hasn't it been a great challenge - thanks Lianne for pushing us all outside our comfort zone, fantastic to see so many inspiring entries in also from you guys :0) Don't forget you still have till midnight tonight to get your entries in.
So my meal was:
81/2 x 11 layout
pink, orange, aqua
4 patterend papers
As ambassadors, we are all really excited with the new templates Fiskars have released, available at wholesalers now. The "Woodland" template has the tree, the bird and the clouds that you can see in the layout. (As well as a whole heap of other shapes) For the little birds wings, i just used the bits of the tree that i cut off the lefthand edge of the layout, doubled them up - perfect, didn't even have to cut to size ;0).
The journalling semicircle is actually one of the flaps that have been cut off the envelope template, another newbie that you will see get a workout on here over the next couple of months!!
The circle scallop and little may flowers squeeze punches have made quick work out of producing lots of flower embellishments while the trustee old circle squeeze punch guides us up to what Miss Paris is thinking!! ;0)
Thats it from me, i know the other guys are working on projects using the new products, i will have 2 more projects coming using the tree in a totally different way also, so be sure to drop by daily to see whats happening.
oops edited to say: the border on the right hand side is another newbie!! Its the corner/border punch "Framed in Love" PRETTY!!!
My Menu was
Using red, black & white colours
Cardboard and Paint
2 different patterned papers.
Plain cardstock is an optional extra.
The paint may be a little hard to see, I used white puff paint for the centres of the flowers, and the black and white patterned papers tend to be a little grey in the photo.
I used my Fiskars:- Shapecutter for the oval Small star punch for the stars and 12" Rotary paper trimmer
Thankyou I enjoyed this meal very much
Here's what Robyn had to say......
HI Lianne here is my meal ...... I had to create a card
Using green, blue & yellow colours
Stitching & buttons
only 1 patterned paper
Plain cardstock is an optional extra.
I sorta stuck to the meal and created this ........I used my Fiskars 12' Trimmer to cut my cardstock, punched a border using my Fiskars Apron Lace border punch...added a Cloud 9 Woodstone sentiment sticker (these have been in my stash for a long time) and I came up with this thank you Lianne and Fiskars for the inspiration to create this card.
I am loving what everyone is creating this month using the menu
regards Robyn W
November is almost over and I am one of the last to show the meal that I ordered from Lianne
So I ordered - Garlic Bread, Baked Lemon fish, tossed salad & Cheesecake to finish
And got my order back - 12 x 12 LO, using red, black & white colours, fabric & buttons, 4 different patterned papers, plain cardstock optional extra....and this is what I came up with....
Loved playing with the new punch that Fiskars had sent me last week - Lace & Lattice combo border punch (apparently available to Wholesalers now!!!).... Here's a close up shot....
Lovely little size and fantastic that I can go around corners....will be seeing this punch appear on plenty more layouts in the future as I love scallops of any kind and this is a mini one and so cute!!!! Love Love Love it...
Thanks for looking....
Well it's that time of the year when we start thinking about Christmas and if you are like me you start thinking about getting your Christmas Cards out as soon as you can. Sometimes life gets in the way though and although we have good intentions to create some "Handmade Cards" we may put off making them until the last minute.........so to help inspire some creativity this year with your cards.......we are going to be sharing A Card A Day all the month of December.
As well as Christmas Cards.......the Ambassadors and Demonstrators shall be also sharing Other Occasion Cards to help inspire you to create some of your own. I've had a sneak peek at what the girls have done already behind the scenes here.......and they are amazing!!
So make sure you pop back in each day .....starts Tuesday December 1st........there shall also be some other Christmas Projects being shared.......
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Designer: Kelly Purkey
Being someone that travels quite a bit, I always appreciate gifts that help me packing a lot easier. My roomate works for an airline and flies quite frequently so I created this little pouch with toiletries as a gift... but would love to keep it for myself! Including travel sized shampoo, conditioner, sunscreen, and toothpaste, I know she'll appreciate just being able to throw this gift into her suitcase. I also sewed a little pocket to hold onto any other essentials she may need to pack. Use your Fiskars tools to help create this gift for someone who is always on the go!
Instructions (Print version)
1. Use Fiskars acrylic ruler and Fiskars Fabric Rotary Cutter to cut two 6x14 pieces of fabric and one 6x14 piece of cotton interface. Press the fabric. Use Fiskars Pinking Fabric Shears to cut 1.5x14 and stitch onto front piece of fabric.
2. Lay Fiskars Brackets and Journals Shape Template onto fabric and trace label using a pencil. Cut out using Fiskars No. 8 Scissors. Lay Fiskars Heart Shape Template onto fabric and trace 1" heart using a pencil. Cut out with Fiskars No. 8 Scissors and applique onto fabric label. Applique label onto the front piece of fabric so that it is centered on the right side when the fabric is folded in half.
3. For the long pocket, use Fiskars Fabric Rotary Cutter to cut one 4.5x9 strip of fabric and press. Pin onto inside piece of fabric with the pattern side up. Add ribbon with fabric glue along the top of the pocket.
4. For the small pocket, cut one piece of fabric 4x6 for the pocket and one piece 3x6 for the flap. Trim the edge of the 3x6 with Fiskars Pinking Fabric Scissors and fold the left corners in to create a flap. Stitch the corners under then stitch the flap to the inside piece of fabric with the patterned side down. Pin the pocket onto the inside piece of fabric with the patterned side up.
5. Set the pieces down in this order: cotton interface, front piece of fabric with the patterned side up, inside piece of fabric with the patterned side down. Stitch together, leaving enough of a hole at the edge to pull the pouch right side out. Glue hole together using fabric glue. Measure the size of the toiletries bottles and stitch seams to create pockets for them. Add velcro.
01-005266 - Fiskars Brackets and Journaling Shape Template - http://www.fiskarscrafts.com/tools/t_shapetemplate-bracketsandjournal.aspx
48557097 - Fiskars Hearts Shape Template: http://www.fiskarscrafts.com/tools/t_shapetemplate-tool-hearts-1-wvicto.aspx
12-87317097 - Fiskars Acrylic Ruler: http://www.fiskarscrafts.com/tools/t_125-x-125-acrylic-ruler.aspx
95217097 - Fiskars 45mm Rotary Cutter: http://www.fiskarscrafts.com/tools/t_45mm-rotary-cutter.aspx
12-83727097 - Fiskars Cutting Mat: http://www.fiskarscrafts.com/tools/t_24x36mat.aspx
94457097 - Fiskars Fabric Pinking Shears: http://www.fiskarscrafts.com/tools/t_pinking-shears.aspx
34527097 - Fiskars No. 8 Scissors: http://www.fiskarscrafts.com/tools/t_no-8-straight-scissors.aspx
other: Amy Butler Fabric , American Crafts Ribbon, Velcro, Thread
I decided to create a different Christmas Wreath for our Front Door this year......and went to a more elegant design....after I was inspired by what Rhonda (Spotlight Bairnsdale) was doing on the recent VIP Spotlight Night that I attended.....so thanks Rhonda for the inspiration.....
I purchased all the materials in Spotlight:
1) foam ring
2) bridal white ribbons 1" and 2" and 1/4"
3) red butterlies
4) holly embellishments
5) poinsettia sprig
The only tool I needed to use were my Fiskars Microtip Scissors to cut the ribbon! I also used some of the Martha Stewart liquid Adhesive...also from Spotlight!
Here's a close up....
and the BOW.....