Thursday, 4 December 2008

Paper Christmas Decorations and Macleay Island Craft Fair

How are beautiful are these lovely paper Christmas Decorations made by Leonie Conyers. Leonie is an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and member of our Paper Angels Group. Leonie recently worked very hard to make a beautiful display at her first craft fair on Macleay Island, which is where she lives. Leonie made the decorations using the Scallop Circle Punch and beads from the Pretties Kit.

Leonie and I sourced these fabulous battery operated 30cm fibre optic trees, which are easily decorated with paper circles, folded in half and sandwiched together. This is a great way to make use of your leftover scrapbooking paper. if you are interested in getting one of these trees (not including decorations, ribbon and batteries), please email me on The trees are $5 each.

Here is a photo of Leonie's table, which was packed full of great ideas; including Candy Cane Holders, Chocolate Pockets, Christmas Cards, Christmas Decorations, kits and lots more.

Chocolate Candy Canes

Sometimes it's just nice to be different! Not satisfied with the red and white candy canes, I just had to go searching for some alternatives. This was just so much harder than I thought. I ended up raiding two different Coles Supermarkets to get only 4 packets of Chocolate Candy Canes, which were hidden amongst mountains of other colours! Reading this, you are probably glad that you were not with me at the time for fear of embarassment of knowing someone prepared to go to such extremes! However, there are some understanding souls, such as my friend Ursula who has kindly tracked me down some black & white canes that I am looking forward to packaging. The pictured canes have been presented in holders made with the Holiday Harmony Paper teamed with Chocolate Chip and Purely Pomegranate cardstock. The 'posting' hole was made with the Word window Punch.

Cleveland Christmas Card Workshop

Our Cleveland Christmas Card Workshop was held on November the 9th and so sorry that it has taken so long to put these pictures up. One of the reasons for this, was that I was very silly and picked up one of my workshop bags without bending my knees! As soon as I did it, I knew I was in trouble and by the end of the Cleveland Workshop I was literally hobbling out of the RSL. It has been a hugely successful series of events, with money still coming in for our charity. Above is my table.

Kathy's Table

Kate's table

Jen's table

Felicity's table

Our Prize Winners

Studying the Card Competition

Leonie's table

Robyn and Loren's table