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.

This last week at my workshops we have been making Christmas bag-in-a-boxes, which are really easy to make, but make a wow statement. While wandering around the web (as you do), I came across some other designs for a bag-in-a-box. Here is one I totally copied from Patti Lee...

Creating an opening in your card so you can see a stamped image on the inside of your card is a great way to add dimension to your creations. Here are two very similar cards that use this technique. The first is using stamps from Season of Joy to create a little Christmas card that would be really great to add to a gift. The scallop on the inside of the card is the same as the ones we made at the October workshop for the Christmas voucher card. The second card is practically the same, but uses stamps from Priceless.