I have been playing around making quite a few large circles for some projects coming up at this year's Royal Melbourne Show......so thought I'd share this video with you all.
The Fiskars Circle Cutter has been in stores for a few years now....and is ranged in SPOTLIGHT STORES! It's a really fun tool to use if you are wanting to create some fun circles!! Hope you enjoy it......let me know what you think. It's a fabulous tool for kids to use on their school projects!
** Don't forget I have a RAK/GIVEAWAY over at http://fiskarscraft.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/06/a-holliday-rak.html so feel free to join in with all the fun......winner shall be announced on this Blog late SUNDAY evening!!
I finally got some photos printed and amongst them were photos from Christmas 2010.
I gathered my supplies....
Bella Pearl stickers
Fiskars Stamp press
Fiskars Ultra shape express
Fiskars Cutting mat
Fiskars Fingertip craft knife
Fiskars Soft touch scissors
And yes you see a very old pack of Fiskars Christmas raindots in there
I also used Bella Wedding paper - gold swirl print for the background.... Well why not? Gold afterall is a great colour for Christmas!
Thats right my daughter and I went on a Santa Mall Crawl last Christmas. Heaps of fun visiting different malls and different Santas. I hope to do another Santa Mall Crawl this year too. ;) It fills in the time during the school holidays leading up to Christmas day.
Instead of fighting with the paper to get the photos in the right place I ended up working with the paper to enhance the photos and the paper itself to make a magical Christmas layout.
Thanks for looking....
The month of Christmas organising has come to an end.
I hope that you have all enjoyed the little tips, instructions and what not that I have shared with you this month.
I hope that you find some inspiration in them for Christmas planning this year.
I thought I would finish the month on a traditional.
Here is my favourite Christmas poem of all time.
THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
by Clement Clarke Moore
or Henry Livingston
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night"
Hi all went shopping in Warehouse Stationery Papanui, Christchurch, NZ today and lookie at what I saw.... (photos taken with my phone sorry for the blur).
yes that is Lever Punches for $17.95 to $12.95
Fiskars Everywhere starter kit for $37.95 and cartridges for $32.95
Nice to see the range of Fiskars all displayed nicely and together. Good one WS Papanui!
True to form......Milo is still involved in Pip's Quilting Journey....seems that she doesn't want to miss a thing.......LOL!
Phillipa Godinho (Pip)from Fiskars HO here in Port Melbourne has sent through these latest pics....here's what she had to say.....
After having Windows 7 installed and finally working out where all of my pictures were (!!) I can now update you on my latest project, a quilt for my niece Rebecca, who lives in Wellington NZ and is moving to a new house in late July.
Like me, Becks is a “girlie girl”, and loves pink!! I loved selecting the fabrics for this quilt, following a design by Jenny Kingwell of Amitie Textiles in Bentleigh. It’s called Bricks and Mortar.
As usual, my quality controller, Milo, has been overseeing the project! I have been able to put a Fiskars Supersized Circle Template to good use here, marking the circles that I am hand quilting over the entire surface of the quilt. I have a nice beige pearlized thread to use, which matches the “mortar” polka dot pattern which holds all of the “bricks” together. My hand quilting is getting better and I fully expect that I’ll be able to get this one finished in time for the house warming!
Below is a cross stitch that my daughter Julia is doing for Becky, to match the pinks of my quilt. Julia went to the Craft and Quilt Show at Darling Harbour last week and sent through some pics which were very interesting (some of the exhibition quilts plus the fabulous display of Fiskars paper craft tools at the Fantasia stand); she is moving back to Melbourne in September, and is looking forward to going to the next craft show as a mother and daughter outing!!
WOWIE......don't you just love these gorgeous projects that both Pip and Julia have created..!!
What gorgeous handmade and personal gifts!!! I bet Pip is looking forward to having her daughter move back to Melbourne.....and how nice to be able to share the love of crafting together!
Looking forward to seeing those finished circles.....sounds intriguing PIP and a great way to use those Super sized Fiskars Circle Templates.....
Has anyone else been sewing/quilting lately? If so....we'd love to see what you have been up to...just send through some pics to:
....and we'll share with our readers.....we love seeing what crafters do with the Fiskars Tools!!
The Craft and Quilt Fair heads to Melbourne next month....so I'm sure Pip shall be attending to gain even further inspiration and ideas.....Shows are great for this.
One last share with you some instructions for a cute embroidery hoop that I made with my crop class here last year.
Such a cute little thing to create for the person that has everything. Also a great way to use up those paper scraps.
TFL, Michelle x
So what's coming up in the next few months on here....
Just giving you all the heads up on a few exciting things coming up on our Fiskars Craft Blog in the next few months.....we don't want you to miss out on anything. Are you enjoying all the Christmas Preparation Ideas that Michelle has been sharing this month? Some great ideas huh.......and there are still more to come.....right through until the end of JUNE.
JULY - CARD A DAY( cards created by the Fiskars Craft Team,CARD SKETCH each Wednesday by Lyn,Debbie's Friday Sketches continue
There are some fabulous cards coming up by the TEAM! Oooh that starts this coming Friday!!
AUGUST - Guest Author - Tara Capewell -Debbie's Friday Sketches continue
Tara shall be sharing some fun sewing projects...you won't want to miss these...Tara has been working behind the scenes on some fun clothes for her daughter Poppy!
SEPTEMBER - Guest Authors - Robyn Wilkinson / Debbie Guihot
This dynamic crafting duo have plenty of fun in store during September....think Sewing/Quilting...think Photography.....mmmmmmmm wonder what they are going to be sharing with us all.....
OCTOBER - Guest Author - Tracy Maloney Fiskateer # 6773
Tracy is already planning some fun project shares to share with everyone!
NOVEMBER - Guest Author - this could be YOU!! If you would like to be our Guest Author for the month of November....just send through an expression of interest email to :
Make sure you put November Guest Author in the subject line!
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I'm counting down the days now until my holidays.......2 weeks and 1 day until we fly out of Australia and head overseas........so darn excited!!! Don't worry the Fiskars Team shall keep you all inspired in my absence......LOL!
Another fun idea for Christmas or even for Birthdays is to create your own Gift Card Holder.
Makes giving the Card a little more personal and fun.....todays' projects were sent through by Tracy Maloney Fiskateer #6773 from Chelsea in Victoria.
Here's what Tracy had to say.................
Here are the Christmas gift card holders that I made using my embossing stylus, Circle squeeze punches and Threading Waters border punch. They are surprisingly easy to make.
Just take a sheet of cardstock or heavy paper (double-sided looks nicer if you have it) and cut into strips. The larger holders are 4 ½” x 9 ¾”, scored at 3 ¼ “ and 6 ½” with the end section trimmed to suit how you are going to decorate – I left extra length for when I punched the angled side with the border punch. The smaller holders are 4” x 9 3/8” and scored at 3 1/8 “.
Both sizes easily fit store gift cards. I confess that I used the larger size to suit the Threading Waters border punch, as I like to have full scallops at each end. The straps holding them closed is just a strip ¾” wide and long enough to overlap to join together. Take some adhesive or brads to join and secure the embellishments to the straps. Hope you get to enjoy making them as much as I have.
Seeing we are sharing some Christmas project ideas here this month I thought I'd share this one with you all.
Here's a quick an easy Christmas project that you might like to try this Christmas.
It's made from just one piece of 12" x 4" cardstock with a little red paper for embellishing.
Fiskars Tools used:
* Fiskars Corner Lever Braket Punch
* Fiskars Lace Border Punch
* Fiskars Sure Cut Trimmer -used cutting and scoring blade
* Fiskars Compact Stamp Press
I made these last Christmas and also for my Christmas in July last year....and I placed a little surprise under each one for the guests!!
You could also make these for Birthdays,Wedding or any special ocassion really...why not give it a try!