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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Wednesday morning card class

Only a Wednesday class again this week as I have visitors arriving that I haven't seen for ages. So guess what I'll be doing all Friday night!!

Hopefully the Friday after will be back to normal. So if you want to attend a class this week it will have to be Wednesday morning. Please let me know if you would like to attend, as I will need to prepare the kits.


When: 
Wednesday 20th June10am
Cost: $10
Where: Zena's Craft Studio in Wellington Point (email me for the address)

Please RSVP if you wish to attend, so that I can prepare all the kits.
Please bring your ‘basic kit’ to each class. This includes a paper trimmer, tape runner, double sided foam tape, multipurpose liquid adhesive and scissors.

* If you are a beginner and do not have a kit, there will be kits available for sale.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Card class Wednesday

Only a Wednesday class this week as I have the pleasure of attending my grandsons orchestral concert on Friday evening, so unfortunately no Friday evening class.

However I'm sure we will have fun on Wednesday morning if you would like to attend.



When: 
Wednesday 13th June10am
Cost: $10
Where: Zena's Craft Studio in Wellington Point (email me for the address)

Please RSVP if you wish to attend, so that I can prepare all the kits.
Please bring your ‘basic kit’ to each class. This includes a paper trimmer, tape runner, double sided foam tape, multipurpose liquid adhesive and scissors.

* If you are a beginner and do not have a kit, there will be kits available for sale.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

The cards we made - love em!

Another week gone by in a snap, I don't know about you but this year seems to be flying by. It won't be long before everyone is planning Christmas in July.

This weeks cards we used left overs from a couple of classes back, I love it when you can make more than one card out of an embellishment.

This one the "friend" has been cut out of the frame. Such a simple card don't you think? The images are from the retired Lovely Inside and Out stamp set


This Wild Wasabi card is using the left over snippet of last weeks embellishment. The background is also using the retired Lovely Inside and Out stamp set.


Everyone loved this card, it was so soft and delicate. It was suggested that it would make a lovely baby card.


The Soft Sky piece above  was the left over from our Daisy card a few classes back.


Thursday, June 7, 2018

Calligraphy Essentials by Stampin' Up!

What do you think of these lovely cards. They are part of a kit and I thought you might like to watch the video from Stampin' Up! as they show you how to use the practice sheets.



This video shows how to do modern script calligraphy while creating a selection of hand-lettered cards. It takes me back to my school days and copy books. I used to love doing copy books, did you?

The kit, makes 16 cards, 4 each of 4 designs, the folded card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm)

 Kit includes:
* 16 printed card bases and 16 printed envelopes
* 8 sheets of laser-cut labels
* 13 calligraphy practice sheets
* 50 adhesive-backed sequins.



If you want to continue on the Calligraphy road then I would highly recommend purchasing the Calligraphy Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp Set.

Calligraphy Essentials Clear Mount Stamp

The Project Kit

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Last Weeks class

I just got reminded that I did not post last weeks cards that we created in our Wednesday and Friday classes. Sorry for those that have been hanging out for them. I got a little distracted with family things and I must say exciting things. We have been planning a trip to Canada and dates have now been set, yay!!

So here are the cards that I neglected to show you. The first one we embossed and then used an Aqua painter to colour a few of the raised petals. the Swirly embellishment was trimmed and we will use it on another card.



Stamping as a background on the base card makes a very easy background don't you think?


I know this is a very old stamp set, but I still love it and felt it deserved to be played with.


I don't think I showed the cards we made for the previous class either, oops. Here they are.




Wednesday Morning and Friday evening classes

It's time for another class or two. I am excited about the cards we will be making on Wednesday and also Friday. Last week we made the usual 3 cards and the card below used  swirly embellishment. It needed to be trimmed,  so to show what you can do with the trimmed bit , I have created a simple but pretty card for this upcoming class.


Would you like to come along on Wednesday or Friday and make these 3 cards?



When: 
Wednesday 5th June 10am
Friday 7th June 7pm
Cost: $10
Where: Zena's Craft Studio in Wellington Point (email me for the address)

Please RSVP if you wish to attend, so that I can prepare all the kits.
Please bring your ‘basic kit’ to each class. This includes a paper trimmer, tape runner, double sided foam tape, multipurpose liquid adhesive and scissors.

* If you are a beginner and do not have a kit, there will be kits available for sale.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

It's here, it's here!!!

Yes it's here, winter is finally here. It is sooooo cold!! Actually I'm not kidding about winter being here, BUT it is not winter that I am excited about. Our new Catalogue is HERE!! 



Sorry if I'm a little excited but it is so full of lovely, scrumptious products. How on earth am I going to decide what I need first? For those that have been waiting to order the fantastic Stamparatus, well now you can. In case you need a reminder on how it works, take a look at these videos.

  1. Stamparatus Technique Series: Video #1 Precision Placement
  2. Stamparatus Technique Series: Video #2 Aligning with Red Rubber Stamps
  3. Stamparatus Technique Series: Video #3 Creating Patterns with the Hinge-Step Technique
  4. Stamparatus Technique Series: Video #4 Stamping on Pre-Die Cut Pieces



Friday, June 1, 2018

Stop-Motion Video

Check out this cute stop-motion video that Stampin' Up! has asked us to share with you, there are some great ideas here that should get your creative juices flowing!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

ARE YOU IN?

The next stop on our colour caravan is the 2018–20 In Colors! They are Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick and Pineapple Punch, these colours are a bouquet of hues that lend well to any project.

With so many new colours in our collections, it might be a little overwhelming to become familiar with each one. I have downloaded the colour coach resources that Stampin' Up! give to us and will be punching some swatches of the cardstock colours out as a quick guide to all the colours.

2018–20 In Colors zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator





Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Wednesday morning class

Only 2 days left till Winter and also 2 days left before the new catalogue comes out. I'm very excited, I will be putting my thinking cap on to come up with some projects with the new products.

However till then we will be having fun on Wednesday morning and Friday evening making 3 lovely cards.

Wednesday and Friday card class zena kennedy stampin up demonstrator



When: 
Wednesday 30th May 10am
Friday 1st June 7pm
Cost: $10
Where: Zena's Craft Studio in Wellington Point (email me for the address)

Please RSVP if you wish to attend, so that I can prepare all the kits.
Please bring your ‘basic kit’ to each class. This includes a paper trimmer, tape runner, double sided foam tape, multipurpose liquid adhesive and scissors.

* If you are a beginner and do not have a kit, there will be kits available for sale.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Wednesday morning class

Sorry Friday evening ladies, there is only a Wednesday morning class this week. This is one of the cards we will be making.


When: 
Wednesday 23rd May 10am
Cost: $10
Where: Zena's Craft Studio in Wellington Point (email me for the address)

Please RSVP if you wish to attend, so that I can prepare all the kits.
Please bring your ‘basic kit’ to each class. This includes a paper trimmer, tape runner, double sided foam tape, multipurpose liquid adhesive and scissors.

* If you are a beginner and do not have a kit, there will be kits available for sale.

More than just scraps

What do you do with your card scraps? That is what I was asked and get asked quite often. It is amazing what can be done with card and beautiful paper scraps.

Male cards with scraps - zena kennedy stampin up demonstrator


Love the  scraps - zena kennedy stampin up demonstrator


DSP scraps - zena kennedy stampin up demonstrator

What to do with scraps - zena kennedy stampin up demonstrator

Then look what we can do with our coloured card strips.


 Some of the ladies decided to use all the neutrals. I really love what they have done with them.




Then colours that make a statement. So many different colour combinations, the ladies enjoyed the class and went home inspired and ready to use up some of their scraps



Monday, May 21, 2018

The last few classes

 Life has been a bit hectic lately and even though the regular card classes have been going on I have not had time to show any of our creations. So hopefully today you can see what we have been up to and I should now be back on track to post each week on our classes.

We did one on borders. Sometimes a border can be created just using a mask and sponging around the edge.
Techniques class- borders this on is masking

Techniques class-masking for borders

 Then of course is the Mitred border that everyone thinks is so hard when really it is easy peasy.


Techniques class- borders how to mitre

A border can also be placed just on one side. Love this Harvest stamp set, it creates quite a lovely side border.

Techniques class- borders thank you

Techniques class- borders happy birthday

Friday, May 18, 2018

Mini Embroidery Hoops from an Artisans perspective

My friend is a quilter and she uses Embroidery Hoops to create her wonderful quilts. Little did I realise that I would be seeing an Embroidery Hoop on a card and looking very classy.

One of my card class ladies had just purchased a set for one of her friends who is into scrapbooking. I have asked her to send me a photo of her creations when she has finished. In the meantime I have found one of our Artisans Kim McGilliss from Canada has come up with a fabulous card with lots of layers and using a Mini Embroidery Hoop.

Kim McGillis design admired by Zenas craft studio

Another inspiring Artisan

Language is no barrier when it comes to creativity. Jessica Winter is another of our Stampin' Up! Artisans and I love what she has done with one of my go to stamp sets, that is thankfully not retiring.


Jessica is a demonstrator from a small village of Leonstein, Austria and she has created just the perfect card using the Sweet Cake Soiree bundle. What do you think of this gorgeous creation, I love it.
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