Sunday, July 31, 2011

My NEW art and craft classes!!

Connecting with Creativity

I have had a passion to teach art and craft to all ages for a long time. I often make things to give away and I’m told ‘Ooh I wish I could make that’ or ‘Can you make me one’… I started thinking about teaching other ladies to make some really lovely cards and gifts.

I find art and craft relaxing and I love that it is only one of a few hobbies where you can make handmade items and give them away to your family and friends.

So ‘Shazza’s Limited Edition’ Classes was formed.

Why Limited Edition you say?…..

Spots are limited for each class so once a class is filled, I may not have that exact class again, as products and embellishments are changing all the time.

So, a similar class may be offered in the future but no two are ever exactly the same.

I also wanted to have classes that are affordable to all, as most classes charged at shops are priced outrageously. J

So, come on an amazing artistic journey in all sorts of creative mediums. You’ll discover a whole new world of creativity.

About our classes
* Class sizes are indicated in each description.
* Students are accepted on a first-paid basis.  Due to purchasing supplies for students kits in time for class, there are no exceptions to this policy.
* Some classes have all supplies included. Other classes will include a supply list of items you'll need to bring to each class.
* Please make me aware of any allergies you might have.
* Tea, coffee, biscuits/cake, etc… are provided during class.
Cancellation Policy
*   If you cancel class due to health/weather etc….. All monies will be transferred to the next available class. If that particular class is not offered again, then monies are to be used for another class/s of equal value.

‘Making Spirits Bright’
-        wall hanging

Christmas wouldn’t be possible without Santa’s little helpers – three smiling elves that are more than happy to help out by hanging your stockings, putting up your tree and laying your presents out under it.

Hand stitched panel using running stitch, satin stitch and French knots. Wall hanging is machine sewn. 

Class # 1: Tuesday 7th June 7pm – 9pm (6 spots available)
(3 weeks to embroider)
And Tuesday 28th June 7pm -10pm - for sewing together and finishing off


Class # 2: Tuesday 7th July 7pm – 9pm (6 spots available)
(3 weeks to embroider)
And Tuesday 28th July 7pm -10pm - for sewing together and finishing off

Class # 3: Tuesday 23rd August 7pm-8:30pm (6 spots available)
(3 weeks to embroider)
And Tuesday 13th  September  7pm -10pm - for sewing together and finishing off

Where: 12 Parkside View
South Morang

Cost of Class $40

Includes full kit with instructions for making this elf wall hanging. Colors may vary.

‘Hi’ Easel Card

Class:#1 Thursday 9th June 7pm – 8:30 pm  

(6 spots available)


Class: # 2 Thursday 26th July 7pm – 8:30 pm  

(6 spots available)
Where: 12 Parkside View
South Morang

Cost of Class $20

Includes full kit with instructions for making the Easel part of the card. 

Ritzy Rita is a gorgeous, cuddly doll with stuffed pigtails that will bring a smile to your face. Made from calico, felt and printed cotton fabric.

Class: Tuesday 14th June 7pm – 9:30 pm  

(6 spots available)

Where: 12 Parkside View
South Morang

Cost of Class $20

Includes full kit with instructions for making two Ritzy Rita dolls
Bride and Groom Skeleton Plushie

Bride is 91/2'' (24cm) tall and groom is 13'' (32cm) tall
Class: Thursday June 16th  7pm - 9pm

(8 spots available)


Thursday August 4th  7pm - 9pm

(8 spots available)

Where: 12 Parkside View
South Morang

Cost of Class $30

This is a great class for adults and kids to take together as an adult/child team to help each other and work together.

Includes full kit with instructions to make both the Bride and Groom Skeleton Plushie.
Note - Fibre fill (for stuffing) not included.
Beach Day
Scrapbooking Page

Scrapbooking is a popular past-time that goes back for many generations and is quickly becoming the #1 hobby in Australia. You'll create a great beach scrapbook page with unique handmade embellishments.

I'll teach you how to layer colors, make and add fun embellishments, as well as how to journal on your scrapbooks to capture your memories.

A color photo of the sample is included in the kit

Class: Tuesday 21st June  7pm - 9pm


Thursday 21st July 7pm - 9pm

6 spots available in total

Where: 12 Parkside View
South Morang

Cost of Class $20
Includes full kit. 

coming next..........
Spring Garden Pot

Family Canvas
Percy Penguin Christmas Door Stop


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

True Blood Tribune

Here is my entry for Jami's theme challenge at Soul Scrappers. You can get to Soul Scrappers from here

Jami's theme - Making News!!!

Your challenge is to create any page dealing with new story you would like to scrap about!

The Journaling says.....
Strange celebrity news is the theme of the week it seems! The latest news from the cast of True Blood comes from the fabulously naughty mouth of Ms. Anna Paquin who plays the beloved waitress telepath Sookie Stackhouse in the True Blood HBO series.
Word on the street was that Anna Paquin had informed fans that the sex scenes between herself and her real-life partner (Stephen Moyer) who plays her undead partner Bill Compton on this series were the real deal.
Now we knew that the stars were committed to their character portrayal…but let’s just put it this way…if all of the sex scenes in True Blood are the real deal then these actors would all be bonafide porn stars!
So are Anna and Stephen getting it on during filming? And what does Ms. Paquin plan on doing for her other supernatural love scenes? Will she and Alex sacrifice fidelity for art’s sake?
TRUTH ALERT: Anna and Stephen have had their words twisted a bit by members of the media who want to sell, sell, sell, their crappy magazines. What the stars really said is simply that shooting sex scenes felt natural to them as they are very close (engaged) in real life.
So that ends that rumor! The True Blood cast are not having sex with each other on film. They are also not really vampires and telepaths. Shoot! The guy who plays Jason Stackhouse isn’t even a dumb redneck!
Come on ya’ll! You know that Sookie Stackhouse is a good little Southern Gal who would never let someone film her in her unmentionables! Ya’ll should be ashamed! What would Gran think??!
Next Issue - Battle of the Fang


Girls just want to have fun

Hey Ladies!

This is my inspirational piece for my Song/Lyric challenge at Soul Scappers this month. You can get to Soul Scrappers from here.

Now!! let me introduce you to

Cyndi Lauper

Cynthia Ann Stephanie "Cyndi" Lauper (born June 22, 1953) is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She achieved success in the mid-1980s with the release of the album She's So Unusual and became the first female singer to have four top-five singles released from one album. Lauper has released 11 albums and over 40 singles, and as of 2008 had sold more than 30 million records worldwide.

Here are the Lyrics to.........

You must use a word....OR a couple of words...OR a sentence OR even the song title on your page. This is a free scrap so any theme goes :)

(Robert Hazard)
I come home in the morning light
My mother says when you gonna live your life right
Oh mother dear we're not the fortunate ones
And girls they want to have fun
Oh girls just want to have fun
The phone rings in the middle of the night
My father yells what you gonna do with your life
Oh daddy dear you know you're still number one
But girls they want to have fun
Oh girls just want to have
That's all they really want
Some fun
When the working day is done
Girls - they want to have fun
Oh girls just want to have fun
Some boys take a beautiful girl
And hide her away from the rest of the world
I want to be the one to walk in the sun
Oh girls they want to have fun
Oh girls just want to have
That's all they really want
Some fun
When the working day is done
Girls - they want to have fun
Oh Girls just want to have fun,
They want to have fun,
They want to have fun......

Would love to join in! You have until the 2nd August to upload your entry to the Gallery!


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Feathered Friend

Here is my entry for Debi's 'Negative Space' challenge at Soul Scrappers. You can get to Soul Scrappers from here. If you want to have a go at the challenge you have until the 31st July, we would love to see some new ladies play along.

Feathered Friend

and a close up!

Journaling says.....Megan with one of  her feathered friends!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

All About Jenna

Hi Ladies!
This is an entry from my daughter Jenna for the FS2S challenge for July. I asked her if she would like to submit an entry as we only had two entries at that time. Jenna has probably only scrapped a few pages ever, so I think she did a great job for being a relative newbie to scrapbooking. She doesn't have a blog so I am showcasing it here for her :)

All About Jenna

The words read - Friendly, Sexy (lol), Funny and Lazy
I love how she put 'Lazy' in the bottom heart (so True!!) hehehe

I'm sure she would love to get some nice comments :)


Sunday, July 17, 2011

July 8th Inspiration.......The Voice

Here is another Scraplift that I did for the challenge at Dixie Pieces this month.

this one is a scraplift of Erica Hettwer's page.......

And here is my scraplift.....

The Voice

This is Australias greatest singing sensation!! 'John Farnham' he still packs huge concert arenas, he is the consummate entertainer.

LOOK!! Who was featured on the Dixie Pieces July Mid-Month Newsletter!!


 Sorry, this is not fitting into the blog....but you can still see my scrap lift layout :)



July Mid-Month Newsletter

Have you ordered your July Kit yet? Tropical Paradise is still up for grabs in the Dixie Pieces store, but don't wait --- there are only a few left! There are lots of great samples in the Design Team Gallery - be sure to visit and leave our girls some love!


The July challenges are underway and you will find a new design team layout posted everyday for you to scraplift! Every design you complete before the end of the month will earn you an entry into the monthly drawing for a $15.00 store gift certificate! I love this layout scraplifted by Shazza of one of Lynne's creations!


When using the white alpha's in the 'Tropical paradise' kit on a light to medium background, outline them using a fine tipped, darker journalling pen to make them 'pop' right off the page!!


Step 1-cut a strip of the striped paper from Echo Park and use your favorite border punch along the edge.
Step 2-score the strip every half inch or so. I used the pattern of the border punch as my guide.
Step 3-accordian fold on the score lines.
Step 4-bend into a rainbow shape and adhere to card.
It's that time of year again and we are headed to Chicago for the summer trade show! The Craft & Hobby Association Trade Show is where we do all of our shopping for the next six months of fabulous Dixie Pieces Kits! Can't wait to see all the new products and create some amazing kits for you! Happy July!


Technique challenge at Soul Scrappers

Here is my entry for Gwens Technique challenge at Soul Scrappers. You can get to Soul Scrappers from here.

This Months Technique challenge
is to use fabric on your page(s). 

NOT just ribbon, but a strip of fabric, several die cuts, cover your cardstock back with fabric, create a fabric book. Just do Something MORE than add a fabric flower or one strip of fabric please!   (sorry ribbon won't count as your fabric)

I did two pages, one each for Kimba and Astro

I just loved this challenge!!

I wanted to use fabric in a different way, so I thought of making a character out of fabric.....

I cut out a cat shape from a swirly beige/brown fabric and fused a cat face to the front using blanket stitch and used a brown pigment pen for the face details.

This is Kimba our Snow Bengal looking at his family portraits .... lol

The journaling says....Kimba's fathers name is Bengadale Jungle Spots' and Kimba's mothers anme is Sandikin Nadira. Being dainty and delicate himself, kimba is very much like his mother. Also, as part of Kimba's 'snowy' heritage includes some siamese hybrids. Kimba has inherited their love of talking and will chat and meow reminders all day!


I just loved this challenge!!

I wanted to use fabric in a different way, so I thought of making a character out of fabric.....

I cut out a cat shape from a grey scrap of fabric and fused a cat face to the front using blanket stitch and used a brown pigment pen for the face details.

This is Astro our British Blue looking at his family portraits on the wall.... lol

The journaling says....Astro's fathers name is 'Sunsilk Astro' and his mothers name is 'Hayley'. Astro has his fathers robust body, but has maintained the daintier facial features of his mum - making him a strong and handsome fellow :)


So many little time!!

Here is my entry for Debs digital challenge at Soul Scrappers. you can get to Soul Scrappers from here


1.  Must be about one person, or one animal only

2.  Make it quirky..however you see that as.  Lighthearted & fun. Not a serious page...a happy, or silly one.

Here is my traditional entry....

.I had to join in as I really loved the sketch.

I swapped the photo sizes around!

This is me trying to find my prince at work.......after kissing a few frogs I gave up, the boss was giving me strange I had lost the plot!!! lol hehehehe
Silly Shazza!!!


Theme challenge at Soul Scrappers

This is my entry for Deb Horsts  Theme challenge at Soul Scrappers. You can get to Soul Scrappers from here. You had to do a page that shows enjoyment of the outdoors.

Happy Campers

The photos are from 1989, my mum and dad took my son Adam away camping to their favourite fishing spot 'The Mitta Mitta'. My brother Craig and his squeeze Linda came along too.

The tent idea came from the 'One Sunny day' Front porch kit...a double layout from  from Tracy Pounds.

I made the tent by using a Maya Road canvas triangle banner. I carefully cut open the seam at the top of the banner to create a pocket. Next, I cut a slit straight up the centre, rolled the edges back to create tent flaps. I used some tacky glue to hold the tent flaps down. I then used distress ink 'Vintage photo' to edge and smudge the tent so it looked weathered. I popped some yellow spotty pp inside and added a trimmed photo of my mum and my son Adam at the front of the tent showing off their catch of the day!

I coloured the alpha letters in light brown and then used some mesh to cover the letters and applied distress ink 'vintage photo' to add a textured look!

Oh I aslo edged the sun and rays in the same ink.........

A close up of the tent


FS2S July

Julys inspiration will come from the movie poster 'All about Eve'

(As suggested by DT member Karen Williams)

For an extra 6 bonus points :)

1) Use 4 x colorful Arrows = 1 pt
2) Use  Hearts = 2 pts
3) Use 1/2 or 1/4 of a face from a photo = 3 pts
Six prizes this month at FS2S.
We would love to see you join in :)

You can get to FS2S from here

ARTastic July

  July's inspiration will come from the painting 

'Octoroon Girl' by Archibald Motley

Octoroon Girl by Archibald Motley
(as suggested by Robin Jenkins)
Diva Demand for an extra 6 bonus points try and
work the following into your layout.

1. A Color or Black and White pic of yourself =  1pt
2. Shades of Red and Maroon colors (Monochramatic) = 2pts
3. Include a hat or gloves somewhere on the layout = 3pts
Seven prizes this month at ARTastic.
We would love to see you join in :)

You can get to ARTastic from here

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Front Porch Kits

Hey Ladies!!

Do you like Scrappy Kits? Do you like Scrappy Kits that are full to the brim and great value?

If your answer is .........Yes!!

Then your in for some great news.........

These are the best kits on the planet!!!

How do I know?.....

Cause I have brought the last two months kits and just love them!!!

Why do I love them.?......

This Kit club is like no other.....there are no strings attached, so no contracts. Yippee!!!

I find these kits always unique with some unusual product and embellies that you just dont find in other kits.

Here is the 'One sunny Day' kit
Look at all that scrappy goodness!!!

The kit also comes with a cd-rom that shows you step by step how to put together some great projects. How good is that!!! They dont even mind if you copy some of their projects! Woohoo!!! It also cames with instructions on the cd-rom how to Build a flower. How cool is that!!!

Here are two projects I have made using the kit.
They are my own creations.

'My cherished friend Sam'

Look!!! I even had a go at the Box Pleat Paper border (Shown on the Front Porch Kit site)
And there's my build a flower on the left :) is a 'Family' Canvas I put together


P.S I hope 'Lolly' (DT member at 'The Little Blue House') gets to view this page cause she's going to love all the 'TEAL!!

I won!! I won!!

Woohoo!! I won the Soul Scrap Quest # 8 at Soul Scrappers
hosted by DT member Karen Findlay

What a hoot this challenge was and what Great FREE STUFF (Yes, you heard me right!!) FREE STUFF to play with. Here is my entry....



Here is my entry for Karens 'Fantastic' Nautical challenge.

Sorry this is the best photo out of about 30 I took, its very hard to shut out the glare from the bottle!!!!

I chose to interpret the challenge by using a plastic lemonade/soda bottle and adding all my elements into the bottle. I got the idea from the SSQ#8 advert with the bottle on the beach. The pic is Jarred (my son) and I, when I went to visit him on Hamilton Island where he was working in 2008. The photo is taken down at the Marina with all the fancy million dollar yachts and boats.....

What I did with this challenge......

I used the quote...
I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by, And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking, And a gray mist on the sea's face, and a gray dawn breaking.
~John Masefield
I chose this quote as it mentioned tall ships, stars and wheels ( the cogs) It is located at the top of the bottle.

The element from my personal stash were the sea shells.

Tag with ship - I cut this from the tag and used the twine as rigging on the ship.
2 stamped images - The world ( I added to the wood cut out and placed in the bottom of the bottle with North, South, East and West indicators) ....the Anchor (I cut out and stuck the twine over the rope image)
The star is stuck near the bottle neck.
Twine(Rigging and rope as mentioned)
Sprockets - one is added to the journaling tag the other is under the anchor.
Brad is used to attach the journaling tag.
Woodcut out has world map stuck to it in the bottom of the bottle.
Dsp's - one has been used to form waves around the tall ship the other was used to cover the glueing of the bottle back together , around the outside bottom and around the neck and also as a cirlce on the top of the cork (hard to see)

Enjoyed this challenge Karen but must admit there were a few 'swears' as I tried to put this plastic bottle back together...thank heavens for Helmar 450 glue ( the only glue I use and its quick dry!!!)


The next Soul Scrap quest will be uploaded shortly, so if you would like to have a go and love receiving FREE STUFF....just pop on over to Soul Scrappers and sign up :)