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Monday 28 October 2013

Recycling 101: Update {AVON} Shampoo/Conditioner Bottles

Soooooo long weekend here in New Zealand {Labour Weekend}, so I decided to tidy up my beauty supplies.
I recently posted about up-cycling my empty {Avon} Shampoo and Conditioner bottles, for a step by step Tutorial, please see Post here.
I did the same here, but cut the bottles shorter in order to store my Glimmerstick Eyeliners/Glimmerstick Browliners and MakeUp Brushes.
I also re-purposed a glass cake stand that my Mom-In-Law gave me (she is moving and I am “care-taking” some of her special possessions!).

It has lifted all my MakeUp supplies off of the bathroom cabinet top, and being glass, makes everything look all the so more oh so chic!

Wednesday 23 October 2013

A Fancy Fold Card With A Halloween Twist

♥ this Halloween card, that can also be adapted to any theme.
I used the Black Embossing Powder to really make my stamping stand out.
Did you notice the {dangling in the centre of card} flattened Beer Bottle Top/Soda Pop Top? ... Just run it through your Big Shot/Cuttlebug (in other words squash it!)and you can add pictures to the insert.
On this occasion I have used my Crop-A-Dile to create a hole and threaded some ribbon through and tied it off on the card.
In the past I have made Earrings, Necklaces and Key Rings using Bottle Tops - ♥ em!
Did you see the Ghost? This is made using the Owl Builder Punch, but upside down and adding some googly eyes!
And the head of the Tombstone is made with the end of one of the Labels Collection Framelits - so cute, and this technique can also be used for making a Tag too. 

The Bat is made by using the "Elegant Butterfly" Punch {picture 1) and then re-punching to clip the lower wings off!
You can make a smaller Bat by using the "Bitty Butterfly" Punch {picture 2}.
I found this xtra cute idea on Pinterest and I have case'd this idea and Tutorial from Kimberly Morris, image source and Blog details can be found here


Stamp Sets: “Paisley Prints” (R) and “Got Treats” (R)
Punches: Decorative Label, Elegant Butterfly, Owl Builder
Framelits: Labels Collection Framelits
Embossing Powder: Black

Special Tools: Beer Bottle Caps/Soda Pop Tops, Big Shot, Crop-A-Dile, Designer Series Paper “Frightful Sight” (R), Dimensionals, Heat Tool, Googly Eyes, Organdy Ribbon – Calypso Coral. 

Tuesday 22 October 2013

Get 25 percent off 25 stamp sets from 22-28 October

Hi Dolls,

SWell, I taught a Class this evening for Women Connecting, and I came home feeling buzzed!!!
So I have decided to take the plunge and start doing Classes here from home.
I will be running 2 Classes a week to start with, on a Thursday 1pm-3pm and 7pm - 9pm.
Cost will be just $10, and Classes will start this Thursday 24th October!!!
Please spread the word, and rsvp's are essential by Wednesday night.

OMG ... "Get 25 percent off 25 stamp sets from 22-28 October", the stamp list has just been released just now (at 4am!!!)!!!!

Please click here to view the 25 stamp sets at 25% off.
There are some gorgeous stamp sets on sale, and I am delighted that the Christmas Star Single has also been included on the list.
Please contact me asap if you wish to place an order.

My other amaze-balls deal is the new Thinlits Card Dies {$67.95} which I am in love with!!!
AND the Envelope Punch Board {$38.95}, which I am taking pre-orders for.

If you have the time, please stop by my  new Stampin' Up! website and my Pinterest page  ...
♥ Kathe Oldham ♥  aka “The JorjaRose Files”

Thanks so much and "Craft On!".

Best wishes,

Thursday 17 October 2013

Christmas Angel Dress Up Framelit Lip Balm Holder

A gorgeous Dress Up Framelit Lip Balm Holder with a twist!
Jen suggested adding some Angel wings and wah-lah we now have a Christmas Angel!
The wings are made of Vellum, that has been embossed in “Iridescent Ice”, and then I used the “Beautiful Butterflies Bigz” Die to cut the wings.
I added a t ouch of Dazzling Diamonds to the edges of the wings to give it that xtra sp*rkle.
They are then layered with cardstock underneath, and then cut in half and slipt apart by 1cm, as they needed to be a tad wider.
Packaged between the 2 Dress Up Framelits is a cardboard gift box containing an (Avon) Lip Balm.
The Dresses are then cinched in the middle by 3 strands of Organdy Ribbon, with a cute little bow.

For a step by step Tutorial, please watch this clip by France Martin aka Fenchie …

A gorgeous wee inexpensive handmade pressie to have on hand!

Dies/Framelits: “Dress Up” Framelits, “Beautiful Butterflies Bigz” Die
Embossing Folder: “Vine Street” SAB
Embossing Powder: Iridescent Ice
Special Tools/Xtras: 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, “Festival Of Prints” Designer Series Paper Stack (R), Heat Tool, Vellum

Christmas Double Slider Card

I am in love with this Christmas Double Slider Card, and so are my kids smiley
Who knew re-purposing a supermarket shopping bag could turn a beautiful card into an amaze-balls card indecision !!!
Jacque from Stamp Happy taught this at a class I attended yesterday, which she case’d from a card designed by Barbara Bicknell and Vanessa Baker.
You can visit SplitCoast Stampers for a step by step Tutorial here.

Stamp Sets: “Joy To The World”, single stamp “Christmas Star”, “Gorgeous Grunge”
Punches:  “Merry Minis” Punch Pack (for the Star), Scallop Circle 7/8”, Artisan Label
Ink Pads/Inks: “Coastal Cabana”, “Island Indigo”
Embossing Powder: White

Special Tools/Xtras: 2-Way Glue Pen, Bakers Twine “Island Indigo”, Candy Dots “Island Indigo”, Dazzling Diamonds, Glimmer Paper Silver, Heat Tool, Super Market Plastic Bag, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, “Winter Frost” Designer Series Paper Stack

Floral Sympathy Card W/ DIY Washi Tape

A friends husband recently passed away, and I wanted to make M an xtra special Sympathy Card, made from the heart.
I chose the word “Celebrate” and wrote with it …
“Celebrate the life you have shared with J, and look back on those memories with fondness.”
As often when someone passes, everyone is thinking about their passing, and not on what they have contributed to in this world.
I made some Washi Tape by stamping with “Coastal Cabana” on the “Very Vintage” Wheel Stamp, and rolling it onto white tissue paper, and then adhering double sided tape to the reverse of the tissue paper.
This Washi Tape can also be torn (rather than cut), and looks like the real McCoy!
This is an awesome way to make your Washi Tape match back with your project perfectly, as you are using the ink pad that you may also be using throughout your craft project.

Stamp Sets: “Wildflower Meadow”, “Mixed Bunch”, “Flower Shop”, “Petite Pairs”, “Feeling Sentimental” (R) and “Very Vintage” Wheel
Punches: “Blossom”, “Pansy” and “Bird Builder”
Framelits/Dies/Embossing Folders: “Wildflower Meadow”
Ink Pads/Inks: “Costal Cabana”, “Baked Brown Sugar”
Embossing Powder: Iridescent Ice
Special Tools: Big Shot, Buttons and Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds and Simply Pressed Clay, Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals, Heat Tool, Sponges (for sponging!), 2-Way Glue Pen

Saturday 5 October 2013

Facebook Competition for "Number One Shoes"

Just entered my latest competition for "Number One Shoes" on Facebook.
Post a photo about what Spring means to me ...

“Spring means to my family, me getting into even more mischief; life’s a blast when you’re a kitten!!!
+ maybe I need to get my owner a new pair of Sandals from Number One Shoes?!!!”

Fingers and toes x’ed for another win!!!

Tuesday 1 October 2013

Happy Birthday Sweet Natalia

I made this birthday card for my two year old niece Natalia.
She is a very special little lady, being the youngest of 3 kiddies and the only girl in the family – she is like a kindred spirit, as I have 3 brothers!
I used the Rock “n” Roll technique on the flower form the Mixed Bunch stamp set.
I stamped and punched 3 flowers from the Mixed Bunch stamp set (Blossom punch), 1 from the Flower Shop stamp set (Pansy punch), and punched 1 from the Boho Blossoms punch.   Then Braded all of the flowers together.
For xtra dimension, I added Dazzling Diamonds to the petals.
I also stamped with the Rock “n” Roll technique on the inside of the card with the Mixed Bunch stamp.
Note the sweet little jacket on the Dress – this is made by using the Dress Up Framelit with the caped sleeves, and then cutting the cardstock through the waistline (just below the bust-line) and down the middle to create the xtra cute little jacket.   I used the off cuts to create the little belt and cute little flower on the belt.
Inside the card, I used the Lattice Die and the Beautiful Wings Embosslits to make the butterflies bounce/fly off the page.

Stamp Sets: “Mixed Bunch”, “Flower Shop” and “Happiest Birthday Wishes” (Hostess Set R)
Punches: “Blossom”, “Pansy”. “Boho Blossoms” and “Decorative Label”
Framelits/Dies: “Lattice”, “Dress Up”, “Beautiful Wings Embosslits”
Ink Pads/Inks: “Baja Breeze” “Costal Cabana”, “Not Quite Navy”

Special Tools: Big Shot, Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals, Stick On Notes, Sponges (for sponging!), 2-Way Glue Pen
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