I have finally gotten around to posting these lovely stamped candles made by the ladies that came to the November workshop on the Wednesday night.

I made this never-ending card for my Father-in-law's birthday, which we celebrated last night. He is a hands-on-fix-it-type person so appreciated the mechanics of the card. I adapted the instructions found on Dawn's website to create this card.

This card I totally copied from the Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft magazine (vol 14, no 12). I had just got the Baroque Motifs stamp set and wanted to test-drive it!

When I was playing around with the Window Frame Technique, I thought it would make a good mat for framing photos in a frame. This is what I came up with:

This cute Christmas card was a demonstrator swap that I got from Jacqui a couple of weeks ago.

The little Whittaker's chocolate boxes that I made for those who attended the Hamilton Extravaganza on the weekend were inspired by this card.

Yesterday we had the Hamilton Extravaganza. We got close to 100 stampers on the day and everyone who attended had a great time. How our extravaganzas work is, five pairs of demonstrators prepared and taught a project, moving from table to table so at the end of the day everyone who attended took home five lovely creations. I was fortunate to be paired up with Rachael, a very creative demonstrator from Auckland. She came up with this lovely box, which is what we demonstrated on the day.

I found a punch art bluebird on Rochelle Gould's website, which I though was adorable. It uses a large circle punch that we don't have in our Australia/New Zealand catalogue. so I decided to have a go making it using the punches I have available. I started off making one bird for the front of a notepad I was covering. When I decided to add the "friendship" stamp to the bottom of the cover I thought that one little bird looked lonely, so gave him a friend! I have had so many comments about this that I thought I had better post a picture.