Monday, July 27, 2009

Its a wrap !

Finally here to catch you all up on the Fiskars Xmas in July Crop day we had here this weekend just gone.

Wow... what a day it was... heaps of great company and long silences where everyone had their head down scrapping up a storm.

The morning started off a little chilly... after I had set up the room with all the yummy cupcakes and cookies for morning tea I got the heater working to warm things up for every one's arrival. By 10am everyone was unpacked and raring to go with a warm cuppa in hand. We all chatted for a bit about the mountain loads of products we all purchased at the Fiskars Garage Sale a few weeks ago. The many comments were how great the bargains were and hoping that it happens here gain.

So when I finally reined in the girls from all their gas bagging we got started on the Off The Page project. The girls were so eager to make this after having seen the sneak and teasing them with what we were doing at the last crop we got straight into it. You could have heard a pin drop several times when the girls were busy cutting out the puzzle pieces.
Here's what we did....
OTP - Altered A4 Puzzle

Products and Tools used:
Heidi Grace Paper Range - Winnefred
Heidi Grace Clear Stamps - Winnefred and We are Family
Heidi Grace Acrylic Alphas
Fiskars Anvil Guillotine
Fiskars Fingertip Craft Knife
Fiskars Stamp Blocks

So after lunch once everyone was refuelled and refreshed from a hot lunch. We started started on our Christmas cards. I kept the girls challenged for sure with dry and heat embossing, stamping, punching, painting and sanding galore. Some of the girls said they didn't know if I could challenge them much more than what I already do during a day, but some of the cards certainly go them thinking for sure. I don't think there wasn't a tool in the house that we didn't use !

I am pleased to say that almost all of my Christmas cards are made for this year... so much easier when you do them in July and don't stick to the idea that you only have to use Christmas papers !Why not give them a try...
So here they are...
Cards - Xmas themed

Products and Tools used-
Heidi Grace Paper Ranges - Marina Drive, Bouquet and Wildflowers
Heidi Grace Clear Stamps - Christmas
Cloud 9 Clear Stamps - Christmas Is...
Heidi Grace Squeeze Punches - Round and Round, Scallop Circle, Tag
Fiskars Stamp Press & Stamp Blocks
Fiskars Anvil Guillotine
Fiskars Trimmer
Fiskars Fingertip tweezers
Fiskars Fingertip knife
Fiskars Microtip Scissors
Fiskars Border Punch - Threaded Water

So everyone ended up leaving with their Christmas goodies, ideas for things to make, shopping lists for new tools to buy. They were also eager to find out what we are making at the next crop and make bookings ! Will get the details out to you soon ladies .. once I finish off the crop that is booked for August... which is also fully booked already. Stay posted for sneak peeks to come for that soon!

So.. I will leave you with some more photos of the fun day had by all..

Thanks again to everyone at Fiskars and the wonder Trea and Lyn for once again helping to make this crop a huge success... super huge hugs to you both. Thanks also to Fiskars for their continued support here in Adelaide. It is much appreciated for sure.

Cheers M x

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