Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Christmas decorating #1

Christmas Village DIY with Vellum

Ok I told Amanda a number of years ago that vellum would make a come back ... she was skeptical ;-)

It became a running joke between us and whenever I saw just a hint of vellum I made sure I pointed it out to her ;-)

However it does indeed seemed to have done the unbelieveable and is in quite a number of the popular scrapbooking ranges :-)

I saw this project over at the Cosmo Cricket blog and loved it so head over to see more and find the details at Cosmo Cricket :-)

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Iron on transfer step by step instructions.

1.    Cut around design leaving a small, even white border.

2.    set up iron and ironing board. Iron should be on hot setting. No steam. Ironing board should have a hard surface on top. I use a wooden chopping board covered with a towel.

3.    Iron creases out of apron so there is a flat surface to adhere the design to.

4.    Tear a very small rip in the side of the transfer. Don’t worry the front design will not tear – only the backing paper. Remove the backing paper.

5.    Position on front of apron ensuring it is evenly placed and appears exactly as you would like it to. Cover with baking paper and iron in even pressure over the design. Do not hold iron in one spot – keep it moving. After about 30 seconds you should see that the design has now stuck to the apron.

6.    Carefully remove baking paper. If an area appears as if it is not stuck to the apron repeat step 5.

Thanks Gina – they look awesome!!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

2014 registration day...

Hello one and all,

You may have heard that we are full swing into preparing for our e2c 2014 retreat. Our new logo is above and we have had some fantastic, positive feedback. Thank you to those fabulously supportive comments. Next year will be all about black and white stripes and soft minty green! 

As usual escape2create retreat will take place at North Shields, South Australia on March 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th. Yes we have an extra day due to the Monday being a public holiday!

The cost of the retreat is $280 and includes all meals, accommodation, goodie bags and a massive prize table raffle. There will be a variety of scrap shops open and we will offer classes from 4 amazingly inspiring and well known Australian scrappers. These ladies will be revealed soon. Classes and kits will be at an extra cost.

Registrations to attend will take place very soon! Please mark SUNDAY 3RD NOVEMBER in your diaries. Email registrations - no texts or phone calls - will be accepted on this date from 2pm. The email address to contact is john.treloar@bigpond.com 

Please include your name and contact details (including email, mobile and postal address)  in your email. You may submit 1 proxy registration if needed for someone else who cannot register that day themselves. Please ensure your proxy registration is aware that you will be submitting their name and that they are not able to register for themselves. 

For those unfamiliar with e2c registrations :

  • we have 80 available seats (due to venue restrictions on space)
  • no seats (apart from teachers, shops and ourselves) are reserved. 
  • it is strictly a 'first in, first served' basis. This is dependant on the time your email is received at above email address. No attendee is 'handpicked' over another. We pride ourselves on a very fair system.
  • those 80 seats are taken up quickly. Waiting 5 minutes may mean you miss out!!
  • We normally have a long waiting list of those who did not register in time. Last year we were able to work through our waiting list due to last minute cancellations. The message is : if you don't get in originally - don't despair!
  • After our registration list is complete you will receive a reply email stating : yes - your registration was successful  OR  no - sorry you missed out on registration but are on the waiting list.
  • Full payment must be made by December 1st 2013 (details will be given in the successful registration email)
  • There is a strict no refund policy after 30th January 2014.

We have our fingers crossed for everyone and hope to hear from you on November the 3rd.

Meredith and Amanda
e2c retreats.

Friday, November 1, 2013

our fourth and final e2c 2014 teacher is….

Celeste Vermeend!

Check out Celeste's blog to see her beautiful style.

Welcome to the e2c team Celeste!