Monday, January 23, 2012


This year I am happy to announce a New Class to our timetable in store at Creations in Paper.

I'm still working out a few minor details but this class is going to be more of a Copic Marker Techniques Class.

Now that most of you have started building your Copic Marker Collection, we want to teach you about getting the most out of your Copic Markers with learning new tips and techniques to keep you interested!

In some classes we may just spend the time colouring in images and other times we may actaully make cards, so the pricing for the type of Class will reflect this.

You will be required to bring along your own Copic Markers for these classes and please remember that this is not a Copic Beginner Class.

Although this Class is suitable for all levels, it is preferred that you have already been using Copic Markers.

If there is anything in particular you would like to learn about with your Copic, be sure to let me know!

Saturday 28th January | Saturday 11th February from 12 - 3 | $20.00

Wednesday 22nd February from 12.30 - 3.30 | $20.00

This month we will be making 2 cards.
They are quite simple in design but we will be focusing on Colouring Skin tones and Hair.

They are themed around Valentine's Day but certainly not limited for this occasion.

These cards are on display in store now if you want to see more detail.

The papers are from My Mind's Eye "Love Me" Collection and the Stamps are from Gor Juss and Pure Innocence.

You will receive this class in Kit Form, so everything is included in the cost.

Bookings are Essential and Copic Markers are required.

Each person is required to supply their own Basic Tool Kit which should include: 12" Paper Trimmer, Scissors, glue/double sided tape, faom tape/dots, Ruler, pencil, eraser, etc.

For Bookings please call Creations in Paper on 5479 6686


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Project Life 2012

My Project Life 2012 finally arrived!

I had been waiting paitently for it but when it didn't arrive just after Christmas I emailed them asking if they could give me an update but then only to find out that it hadn't even been shipped yet and that my order must have been misplaced as orders either side had already been shipped and received! Anyway, I got an email to say it would be shipped straight away and anyway, it arrived here last week..finally!

For my 2012 Project Life I decided to just order the Core Kit, Page Protectors and a pack of the 12x12 Pattern Paper in the Clementine Collection.
Although I loved the album from last years kit, I found that because I added extra sections to it and sometimes more photos than just a weeks worth, it is quite full and kind of overflowing and to spread it out I would have had to get another album the same and I didn't want to do that. So with that in mind, I have decided to just used 2 black albums that I had at the shop and this way I can spread out the year over the 2 albums if needed.

I ordered a pack of 60 Mixed Page Protectors so instead of having the same layout through out the whole album like last year, it will mix it up and keep it interesting(hopefully)I have already gone and sorted out the layout in my album (but I can always change it) As there were 60 page protectors, 6 designs - 10 of each, I have spread them out throught the entire album and have gone and added my core element cards, etc

This is my title page that I have kind of started but obviously I still need to add photos! (I'm already 3 weeks behind!)

Like last year's Project Life I have decided to go with the weekly set up which I must admit at the time thought it was going to be hard to try and take photos nearly every day, but as I look back at my 2011 Project Life Album (sure some weeks are busier than others and I have a few gaps here and there) but it made me more aware of taking photos and for most of us these days we always have access to a camera, weather it is your iphone, mobile, camera, etc.

So while I had been waiting for my order to arrive I had a bit of a clean up in my craft room and went on the hunt for suitable items that I thought I could use in this years Project Life Album (mostly flat items such as embellishments, rub ons, stickers, etc) I'm sure that if you went looking through your stash you could certainly find stuff to use without having to go and buy more...but there are a few new items I purchased late last year with Project Life in mind.

I have been following Becky's Blog and reading all the updates and seeing all the different styles that people are doing this year. Also this year there is a Creative Design team so you can go and see what wach of them are doing with their Project Life Albums to keep you motivated.

So, I am organised to start Project Life 2012... I can now start adding my photos (just have to get them printed) and journalling. I have a diary that I have already starting jotting down daily events so I don't forget events and happenings.

Thanks...Jules x

Girls with Attitude...

During the week I finally got around to making some cards. The images I used on these are from Kenny K downloads ( the 3 I have used are Brooklyn Babe, All That and Troublemaker. There are heaps of images to choose from, go and check them out. These are Digi Images but I have seen that you can now get some of them in rubber.

I have always been a fan of these images, I love the attutide of these girls and they are so suited to teenage girls (they certainly remind me of a few that I know!) but if you're looking for something different they certainly have that too!

As usual they are all coloured with Copic Markers (I coloured these ages ago but never made them into cards)on XPress It Copic Cardstock.

The design and style on all 3 cards below are really simple. I used a assortment of pattern papers from my stash of 6x6 paper pads that is growing all the time as there are so many beautiful papers around and I love the 6x6 size which is so handy and in perfect poportion for making cards and the fact that you get the whole range and it all matches.

Clearly I am a fan of "dot paper" but again I think this is because of the 6x6 paper pads and the size they are in these.
Sometimes I wish the 12x12 papers would be made with the images the size that they are on a 6x6 (sometimes you want more then the 2 pages and not want to have to buy another pad)

Anyway, below are my 3 cards that I made, simple designs, but nice and bright!

Thanks...Jules x

Monday, January 02, 2012

last birthday card for 2011...

This was my final card that I made for 2011...

I made this birthday card for a good friend (Wendy) who's birthday was on the 23rd of December. We all went out for dinner the celebrate and a final catch up before Christmas!

You may remember from one of my previous posts, I recently learnt how to make the Twisted Easel Cards (Sharon taught this in December Advanced Class)and I love them, very simple to make but so effective, so while on a roll...

Back to the details of the card:
Cardstock: XPress It Copic Cardstock, Couture Cardstock
Pattern Papers: My Mind's Eye - Lost and Found Two Collection
Stamps: new stamps from the latest Magnolia Stamp Club and Lily of the Valley
Colour Medium: Copic Markers
Inks: Memento Black, Close to Cocoa
Embellishments: Assorted flowers from Magnolia and Wild Orchid Crafts, pearls (coloured with Copics to match) Assorted Nestabilities and sewing

thanks for stopping by...Jules x


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