Christmas Holiday Classes – Are Back!

December 25, 2013

I have had a LOT of requests
to run classes these School Holidays.

After a year away from this particular spotlight,
I was unsure if I could still do it.

And then I realised
– I missed it.

Badly!

So here is the timetable
& photos
to help you visualise what each class is about.

Christmas Holidays 2014 – Craft Class Timetable

NB
The timetable is mainly for CHILDREN,
however,
I am eager to cater for adults at any other given timeslot
including the weekends or evenings
when a tipple or two would be socially acceptable!!!!

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Flower Heart Canvas . Friday 28th December Thursday 16th January

Flower Heart Canvas
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Friday 28th December
Thursday 16th January

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Origami Paper Flower Ball . Tuesday 31st January Friday 17th january

Origami Paper Flower Ball
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Tuesday 31st January
Friday 17th January

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Cute Bird Houses . Friday 3rd January

Cute Bird Houses
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Friday 3rd January

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Decorate your own Crockery . Tuesday 7th January Wednesday 22nd January

Decorate your own Crockery
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Tuesday 7th January
Wednesday 22nd January

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Swirl Flower Garland (or Topiary) . Wednesday 15th January Tuesday 28th January

Swirl Flower Garland (or Topiary)
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Wednesday 15th January
Tuesday 28th January

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I will upload photos of the other classes as soon as I can.

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Merry Christmas, y’all.
Luvs ya’s :)

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More DIY Valentines’ Ideas – Yippee! – Plus a True Story About St Valentine

February 8, 2013

Would you like more DIY Valentines’ Day ideas?

Sure!

Here at the Purple Paper House
we don’t actually celebrate Valentines’ Day.

however

we do LOVE the
true nature
of the day.

Valentines’ Day is a commemoration of
a priest in Ancient Rome
– yep he was called Valentine –
who ignored a decree from the Caesar
that soldiers were not allowed to be married.

The belief was,
that married Centurions
would not concentrate in battle
as they would be dreaming of their wives back home.

True stuff!

So, common soldiers were banned from getting married.

Now Valentine,
a true romantic,
thought that this was poppy-cock.
So he ignored the law
and married soldiers and their lovely ladies
in secret.

He obviously got busted,
was executed
and was eventually Sainted for his troubles.

So . . . . . . . .

. . . . what is the moral of my musings?

Well, Valentines’ Day is  actually a celebration of
married couples.

So I hope to inspire all those married couples to celebrate their
decision to become married
and their
commitment to each other.

Happy Valentines’ Day

Click on images to go to tutorials :)

Blooming Hearts - Literally!

Blooming Hearts – Literally!

Valentines' Day Breakfast

Valentines’ Day Breakfast

Heart-Shaped Boiled Egg

Heart-Shaped Boiled Egg

Red Wine Pops

Red Wine Pops

So what was your favourite DIY this Valentines’?

Let me know and even leave a link in the comments.
I’d love to hear from you ;)

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Valentines DIY Ideas . . . & I’m Back!

February 7, 2013

Sorry for being MIA for so long.

Having your Mum stay with you for 6 weeks,
makes a gal put priorities elsewhere.

I hope you understand ;)

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Valentines DIY Ideas

With Valentines Day a week away, I thought I would link up some lovely Blog ideas that I have collected.

They are all new ideas, however if you want to see some from last year
here and here they are :)

Please also check out my DIY Valentine board
(it’s brand new)
on Pinterest.

Love to you all.
xoxox

Click on the photos to see the tutorials ;)

Wall Hanging that converts to Home Decor

Wall Hanging that converts to Home Decor

Red Velvet CheesecakeOMG!

Red Velvet Cheesecake
OMG!

Hanging Hearts

Hanging Hearts

Pavlova Hearts

Pavlova Hearts

Fringed Heart

Fringed Heart

I am hoping to put up a tutorial myself in the coming days.

Check back in a day or so :)


Get SMASHed

January 4, 2013

I do love getting SMASHed . . .

I have recently spent some “me” time
which entails some serious
mucking around and getting dirty!

SO much fun!

Check out the following photos of my latest SMASH efforts.

xoxox

On the following page I:

used a Tag from a swap, a picture from the Net, a piece of Foil that has been dry embossed and then altered with Alcohol Inks and then Fussy Cut

Page 3

Page 3

On the following page I:

have made this gorgeous winged heart,
by Die Cutting and Dry Embossing some card,
and Colour Blending the edges of the heart and wings.

Page 10

Page 10

On the following page I:

have simply Stuck in some paraphernalia from a quiz night

Pages 19 & 20

Pages 19 & 20

On the following page I:

stuck in a dried maple leaf, and attached a Green Tara floral sprig,
and then Added a piece of dainty lace

Page 25

Page 25

On the following page I:

made a Tag using a Stamp & T!m’s Blending Tool and Distress Ink Pads,
and on the Butterfly I have inked with Distress Inks
and then added a layer of Rock Candy, which I then Heat Set

Page 29

Page 29

On the following page I:

Hand Written one word, then Adhered a Tag made using
the Blend & Flick method from T!m,
and I have also Stamped an image and the year,
finishing with a Rubon on the top RH corner
and a small Bookplate with a handwritten Title.

Pages 43 - 44

Pages 43 – 44

On the following page I:

attached a a postcard I collected years ago and just could not throw out.
It now resides quite happily in my SMASH,
along with some handwritten journalling,
a Paper Heart and some plastic Tabs.

Page 50

Page 50

On the following page I:

created my “Oh Come On” page.
It’s where I grumble in code about different issues
I have adhered a small plastic bag,
fussy Cut a Border from some scrapbooking paper,
I have then Stuck down a Hand Cut cupey, a multi-layered Paper Flower,
a small Crocheted Doiley, a mini Skirt Pin and an Image of a Butterfly.

Page 62

Page 62

 This BAG is the key to my continued SMASHing.

I collect all manner of odds and ends and through them in this bag.
Whenever I want to SMASH, all I do is open my SMASH bag
and start
cutting, glueing and journalling!

SMASH Bag

SMASH Bag

So how do you SMASH?


The Craftiness Doesn’t Stop,

December 26, 2012

just because it’s Christmas.

The past 24 hours I have been completing Sally’s Christmas present.
She’s coming for dinner tomorrow night, so cross your fingers for me.

A photo tomorrow :)


Fleur Amour Canvas

December 21, 2012

I am teaching this class on
Monday, 24th December
and
Thursday, 10th January.

I have taught it twice before and have sold one of my canvases as well.

I find it such a beautiful, graceful and calming experience.
Painting the background is so therapeutic, and
making all the flowers is an explosion of colour.

Man.
I love what I do!

Fleur Amour Canvas

Fleur Amour Canvas


Valentine’s Hearts

January 31, 2012

One of my favourite blogs is the Graphics Fairy. You can download so many cool and wicked altered graphics.

Here is the latest graphic I have ‘pinched’. Feel free to use it how you like.

For more ideas check out Karen’s blog here.

I am using mine for bunting. I’ll put up a picture tomorrow :)
{But here’s a sneak peek}


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