This week has been a very busy one. We have been at the Christian Venues Association National Conference at CYC Phillip Island Adventure Resort. It has been a phenomenal week of sharing, being well fed, catching up with friends near and far and meeting new friends in the Christian Camping industry, which my husband and I have a heart for.
I had the opportunity to run two workshops which gave some attendees a chance to craft with me. In one of my classes I had kids and adults. So I needed to create a class for both which can be difficult. I decided to go for some colouring for the kids and some stamping for the adults.
My husband and I support this ministry in various ways as Ministry of Tech. We like to have some fun at the National Conference. And we like to find fun ways to get everyone to interact and this year was no exception. We organised a giant game of scrabble for all the delegates. Many people didn’t play, but those that did were very competitive. At the end of the allotted time there were 100 plays and over 100 words.
Our eldest flew down by herself on the Monday after we arrived. So we just had our youngest with us and we had a bit of fun when we were setting up the AV gear.
Last month I was asked to be the entertainment for an 11 year olds birthday party. She chose to make a unicorn canvas that I had on my facebook page. The original idea was from another demonstrator in the UK I believe. I love the canvas though and can’t bare to part with my original one.
There were 8 girls and 2 boys. The boys didn’t want to do unicorns so I had to come up with something for them to make that was quick and in a sport theme. I don’t have boys so it was a little harder for me to come up with something but was able to borrow some soccer dies from a friend. I then looked at a local popular soccer team and copied their uniforms.
There was so much talent from the girls and all of the girls added their own style to their canvas. I just love how all of them are so different. If you look closely you can see in the background that they have added texture paste with different stencils.
If you’re interested in having me for your child’s next birthday party, get in contact and we can make it happen. I am happy to travel outside of Sydney but there will be an additional charge to cover travel expenses.
School has just resumed this week for term 4 and the last term of Primary school for my oldest daughter.
During the holidays though I held a couple of classes for children. The kids love my classes and I love seeing the kids being creative. In my first class the kids made 3 cards and decorated a box.
The box originally held stock for my husbands install work but I was able to cover it and be able to add it to my class. I covered it in Designer Paper and then I sealed it with some Mod Podge. The kids were then able to cut out their letters and stick them on using dimensionals. The offset the letters slightly to give a shadow effect. My youngest daughter helped each of the girls with their letters. It was great to have the extra helping hand.
I was so very happy with the result.
The cards were fairly simple and we used the Wishing You Well Stamp set from the holiday catalogue. I used Gold thread to add some extra interest to each of the cards. These card are from the catalogue so I just copied the design and had a class ready to go. The catalogues are a great source of inspiration.
I hold classes most school holidays so if you think your child would be interested and you live in Sydney Australia then contact me or like my Facebook page and I can let you know when my next classes will be on.
And if you’d like to purchase any of the products that I used in the class then click on any of the items below to be taken directly to my online shop.
For my Day 5 project I made up a jar with “Reindeer Noses” inside which are Malteasers and Jaffas. Its a cute little project that anyone would love. A great gift for kids too though maybe a bit too much chocolate.
I’ve used the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper, Green Sprigs, Mini Ornaments & Black Shimmer Ribbon and purchased the glass jar from Kmart.
I’ve listed all the products used at the bottom of this post.
Over the last 6 weeks I have held a craft course for kids. I have had 4 girls attending ranging from year 1 through to year 6. The girls have all enjoyed the course and have learnt a few techniques and some theory on papercrafts. The course was over 7 weeks during the school term. We have 1 more week to go.
They have been able to make a Scrapbook Album with 12 double sided pages, 8 Christmas cards & in the final week they will make two Christmas rosette ornaments.
This was the first time that I have conducted a craft course. I have held card classes for kids but never a course that they would build projects throughout the time. I can honestly say that I have really enjoyed the time with the girls as well. It has been lovely getting to know them and seeing their faces light up when they have created a project and that they are pleased with.
This is a photo of my first class. I had a tray for each of the kids ready to go but kept them from the table till they were ready for each item.
Here are all the projects that they have made over the 7 weeks.
In the first class we talked about Colours including Primary, Secondary and Tertiary colours. They created their own colour wheel.
I challenged each of the girls to stamp their name using the colours that we had just spoken about and then challenged them to stamp a butterfly using the colours of their name. This was created by one of the younger students. She did very well.
This was created by one of the girls in Year 6 who has had a lot more stamping experience. She loved these colours.
Stampin’ Up! trainer Brandi and her daughter Lily Jane, share some tips and tricks for the Birthday Bright Project Kit–a brand-new kit in the 2017 occasions (spring/summer) catalogue. Visit stampinup.com to order yours today or contact me.