October Holidays – Craft Classes

September 26, 2012

Oh my word! I can’t believe how naughty I have been.
No new ‘Posts’ since forever :(

However – I can prove that I have been VERY busy.

In the meantime,
check out the timetable for classes this October School Holidays . . .

clink the link . . .


So what else has been happening at the Purple Paper House?


I have been making a number of wedding items,
plus kits for the shop
these beauties for the

Perth Royal Show District Display.

The Whole Collection

Closeup of Microbead detail
on one of the flower balls

My own Design Invention
– fringing on the inside of the flower

Ribbons looped in the
centres of the flowers

I am teaching this class on
Monday 1st October
(a Public Holiday here in W.A.)
and on
Tuesday 9th October


July Holidays – A draft

June 26, 2012

Hi Peeps

This is a DRAFT (probably have changes)
of my July Holidays craft class timetable.

Monday 9th – Clay Bird Houses
Tuesday 10th – Paper Flower Ball
Wednesday 11th – Picture Frames
Thursday 12th – Scrapbooking Layout
Friday 13th – Bunting for the Bedroom

Monday 16th – SMASH Album/Journal
Tuesday 17th – Mega Card Making
Wednesday 18th – Crepe Paper Curtains
Thursday 19th – Vintage Owl Tags
Friday 20th – Quilling

Completed version should be up by tomorrow night.
With photos!

A Little Bit More Love for Mothers’ Day

May 10, 2012

Hi y’all.

A week ago, I made some bibs ‘n bobs for Beside The Seaside,
including the front window display. (I will get a photo tomorrow.)
Pinky Swear!

Purple Flowers

One of the projects I made were these cute (and simple) vase stands
using gorgeous paper flowers from Green Tara.
I didn’t take photos for a proper tutorial,
but below is the directions to how I made them.

Pink Flowers

You’re always welcome to ring Jane 9752 3888 – and buy them,
but otherwise have fun making them.

  1. Cut a piece of thick chipboard at least four times the area of the vase that you have chosen
  2. Paint the whole piece of chipboard in a base colour (use something complimentary to your flowers) – the darker the better, and at least three coats
  3. When the paint is dry, place the vase in the centre of the chipboard
  4. Randomly glue your flowers around the vase, using white craft glue or hot glue gun
  5. Voila!

Another Day – Another Twenty Cards!

April 24, 2012

I was asked to make some more cards for a customer
(who I made 30 for yesterday).

Today she needed a dozen to finish of the list.
It was much a easier task,
as I was allowed to double up on some of the designs.


12 Cards . . . pronto!

Then while I was in the mood,
I made a quick five cards for Jane to sell
at Beside The Seaside here in Busselton.

My favourite?
The top right hand butterfly – it has a partial stamp on it in chocolate ink. It looks carefree IRL.

All these cards have been made from Collections Elements chipboard shapes that have been painted. Some have then been dry embossed & then wet embossed for effect. The other technique used is stamping onto the painted surface.

The cards are all large 140 x 140mm.

Five cards for BTS

And because I had more time I made some mini-bunting and a large bunting sign for BTS’s Mothers’ Day display.

Here’s the sign
(I forgot to photograph the mini-bunting before taking it to Jane).

Each letter is on c.s. that measures 110 x 210mm. It will hang in the window at BTS

There’s more to follow in the coming days.

Tell me what you think of the yellow and pink colour scheme.
It’s a first for me and I really like it.
Very soft and ‘charming’.

I’ve missed you so much

February 22, 2012

oh my god I have missed my blog so much. After a week of frustrating internet dramas and then losing my computer for another week, I feel as though I have been through a technological exorcism.

I missed my online addiction !!!!!!

And there is so much to share with you . . .
1. Collage craft on Sat 10th March
2. Renovation SALE on Thurs 1st Mar – Sat 3 Mar
3. Renovations
4. New computer
5. Three white dogs (instead of dark grey)
6. Teen sewing classes begin
7. New paper Suppliers/Lines
8. Revamped ‘Invitations’ section

I’ll post this, and then start blogging, proper!

Me (human bean) + Max (left) + Horatio (right) + Jack (bottom)

Where have I been?

January 23, 2012

For the past week I have been flat out getting ready for the Old Broadwater Farm Wedding Expo.

I’ve thrown some quick photos up @ PerfectDIYwedding blog. Go check it out :)

Pia woz here

Today’s Sign

January 20, 2012

I had to remind all my peeps. If you’re in the South West at ALL this weekend, come and say hello @ the OBF Wedding Showcase. I’d love to give you hug, wave or slap on the patootie (your choice).

FYI – There is a licensed bar . . . if you need an incentive :)

My sidewalk blackboard for today and tomorrow :)

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