Friday, October 16, 2015

Home for Christmas

Christmas is just over a couple of months away. It's really scary how it creeps up on you.

Stampin' Up's! Holiday catalogue is just full of wonderful products to get your creative juices flowing.

I am holding my first Stamp a Stack in over a year on the 27th October 2015 from 7.30pm. Come along and make 12 cards for $30 or $25 if you use your own adhesive. Envelopes and all embellishments are included. Below are three of the cards we will be making - you will actually get to make 6 of this style.

Contact me via email at to book your spot.

Hoping to be back later this week with a CASE of the catalogue post.

Thanks for looking


Sunday, October 5, 2014

It's Kinda Eclectic!

Hi everyone,

Happy World Card Making Day for yesterday. I didn't get around to blogging yesterday, but I did manage to spend about an hour in my craft room and ended up making another Christmas card, but I will save that one for later. Instead I will share with you some cards I whipped up this morning. DD10 has yet another Birthday Party to go to today so I thought would keep adding to my stock of cards ready to go. This time I pulled out Kinda Eclectic. Now I love this stamp set, but sadly don't really know what to do with it. All my inspiration has come from the web and if I have CASED one of your cards please let me know. I do like to give credit where credit is due.

The first card is a CASE of one from Connie Babbert  (just click on her name and it will take you to her card).

I loved the colours that Connie used and decided I would have to use them too. Island Indigo, Hello Honey and Tangelo Twist really work well together.

The next card I made is the one that DD10 decided to use today.

I think she just likes Melon Mambo. I have also used Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi and Daffodil Delight. Please excuse the retired ribbon.

This is the last of the cards.
Once again I have used Marina Mist, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight.

See below for the extra items used.

Kinda Eclectic Clear Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Blooming with Kindness


Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
Lost Lagoon 3/8" Silky Taffeta Ribbon

Thanks for looking.

'Til next time.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Cheerful Christmas meets The Paper Players Challenge

Hi everyone,

I thought today I would have a go at one of the many challenge blogs that I have subscribed to, yet never get around to doing.

The Paper Players is a great challenge blog and they change it up weekly. Sometimes it is a sketch or a colour challenge. I really recommend you checking them out if you haven't done so. Just click on their name at the beginning of this paragraph and you will go straight there.

This week it is a sketch challenge. Below is the sketch.

This is what I came up with.

I used Cheerful Christmas and Endless Wishes for the sentiment. I'm sorry about the colour but obviously the lighting wasn't that great when I took the photo. The colours I have used are Real Red, Garden Green and Soft Sky. 

I made another card the same, but used Island Indigo, Smokey Slate and Soft Sky. The colours look particularly bad. The sentiment is from Good Greetings, which you can get for free if you have a qualifying order.

Below is an image of the items used.

Cheerful Christmas Clear-mount Stamp Set
CHEERFUL CHRISTMAS CLEAR-MOUNT STAMP SET price $30.95 or $42.95 in Wood mount
Endless Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set
Filigree Frame Textured Impressions Embossing Folders

Thanks for looking

'Til next time


Stamp, Stock and Save from 1st October to 6th October 2014

Hi everyone,

Just a quick one to let you know about the current special. To help celebrate World Cardmaking Day (4th October), Stampin' Up! are offering you the chance to save on selected paper, stamps, inks, envelopes and adhesive.

Just click on the picture to check out the PDF, so you can read the information.

Don't forget you can place an order directly in my online shop if you are so inclined. 

(just click on the above button).

Thanks for looking.

'Til next time,


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Age Awareness

Hi everyone,

Don't freak out! Yes two posts in two days! Don't get used to it though! I have to say I have been enjoying spending some time crafting because I can. Whilst I do enjoy making the hundreds of mothers day and fathers day cards that I do for school, by the time I finish them I am completely over it all.

The set that I used today is one that I just had to have, but then I didn't really know what to do with it. It has all these cute sayings such as "I remembered your birthday" and "thanks Facebook!", so this set has a lot of potential. I just stuck to a basic layout for all four cards, so it could be used quite easily for a Stamp a Stack.

I stuck with the colours from the Moonlight DSP paper stack - which is such a bargain at just $11.95 for 48 sheets of 11.4cm X 16.5cm DSP. The colours are Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Sahara Sand, Basic Grey and Whisper White.

Whilst I had the stamp set out I thought I would have a play with just girly colours and this is what I came up with.

As Age Awareness is a photopolymer set, it was wonderful not having to worry about using the Stamp-a-ma-jig to ensure that  my images were stamped correctly. Colours used are Coastal Cabana, Pink Pirouette, Strawberry Slush and Melon Mambo. The little pearls have been coloured in using Coastal Cabana Blendabilities.

Below is a list of items used, which are all available from my On Line store which is open 24 hours. Just click on the button in the top right hand corner to go directly to my shop.

Age Awareness Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Deco Labels Framelits Die

Moonlight Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Blackberry Bliss 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon by Stampin' Up!

Lost Lagoon 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon by Stampin' Up!

Pearl Basic Jewels Embellishments
Stampin' Blendabilities™ Markers Coastal Cabana Assortment

Thanks for looking.

'Til next time,


Monday, September 29, 2014

Blended Bloom

Hi everyone,

I have finally plucked up the courage to have a play with the Stampin' Blendabilities. Oh my goodness they are a lot of fun! As a kid I loved colouring in using texta's, pencils and the like, but I was never confident with blending. I'm still not, but I'm glad I finally had a go with the Blendabilities.

Naturally I had to use Blended Bloom which is just perfect to use with the Blendabilities. I started off making a birthday card for one of DD10 many friends who are having birthdays in the coming couple of months.

I also made a tag to go on the present bag. This one is Rich Razzleberry.

Then I had to go and have a play with the other colours that I have purchased and as I am always short of birthday cards I decided to make a few more.

The remaining colours are Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana and Pumpkin Pie. I am thinking that I will have to order the remaining colours.

Thanks for looking.

'Til next time,


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Such a long time since posting

I can't believe I haven't posted since the 1st December last year.

I have been somewhat busy doing other things, but never fear I still love my papercraft and I am still very much in love with Stampin' Up!. I just haven't had a lot of time to devote to keeping my blog up to date.

As far as paper crafting is concerned I have mainly been working on the 800 or so Mothers Day cards (that were for May), and the 800 Fathers Day cards required for September. I am happy to say I am half way through the Fathers Day cards and I know what I want to do for the next 400. I decided this year to stick to 8 designs and make 100 of each. For those of you who mass produce understand how tedious this can be - but also it can be relatively relaxing once you have done all the stamping and cutting. You do get into a zone.

I haven't really got anything new to show you in the way of card designs. I am sad to say that whilst I have purchased some new product from the new catalogue I haven't actually used it. I hope to rectify that once the kids go back to school next week. Any way, here is a set of cards I made earlier this year. Nothing exciting but effective using emboss resist.

Hope to be back much more frequently. I am also looking at trying to resume some classes - especially my Christmas Stamp A Stacks so fingers crossed.

Thanks for looking


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Wow is it December already?

Well hello there!

Surprise, surprise I am still here. Yes I am still a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Yes I am still creating, but I seem to be more mass producing things than little one offs etc. My role as Parents Group Convener at my girls school has taken up a lot of my time this year. Don't get me wrong I love it! I thoroughly enjoy organising Mothers Day and Fathers Day stalls, Disco's, Election BBQ's, helping out in Canteen and I am currently working on our annual Pantomime that we put on for our infants. So much fun!!! If you stay tuned you may see some photo's popping up later this week with regard to Panto.

Anyway, it is the 1st December and in my house that means my Christmas Tree must go up no matter what! This year I decided to hand make all my decorations. I started in August/September and I am happy to say that apart from the angel that sits on top I have done it! So without further ado here are my Snow Flurry and Ornament Keepsakes decorations.

I have completely fallen in love with the Winter Frost Specialty DSP and the colours in it so have used those colours for my decorations this year.

I'm hoping to get a picture to show you of my whole tree but I will have to wait as the sun is not cooperating!

Thanks for looking.

'Til next time,


Saturday, August 3, 2013

Label Love - finally some time for my blog!

Hi everyone,

Please don't faint but yes I am here with a couple of cards to show you. I took a little time out from making Fathers Day cards for school to make a couple of cards for my BIL and his wife, as we are going out tonight to celebrate their birthdays.

I bought Label Love when I was able to pre-order from this current catalogue but I am very sorry to say that I have only just mounted this cool stamp set.  I used the same stamp for both cards but as you can see the results rather different.

For my BIL's card I have used Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Old Olive and a touch of Chocolate Chip cardstock. The image was stamped in Chocolate Chip. I cut around the stamped image and then used the co-ordinating Artisan Label punch to punch out a piece of Chocolate Chip to mat it on. The Cajun Craze mat behind the stamped image is from the Chalk Talk Framelits. A rather simple but effective card I think.

This card uses Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo and Whisper White cardstock. The strips of DSP is from Gingham Garden - I don't currently own any washi tape so this is the next best option. The image was stamped in Melon Mambo and again cut around and then layered on a Daffodil Delight Mat. I used the 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch as a mat for the whole image. I added a little Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon and a flower punched out using the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and bit of bling.

I have to say it was nice to step away from the Fathers Day cards for a little while. I only have about 140 to go so nearly there.

Thanks for looking.

'Til next time,


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

EASD New Annual Catalogue Blog Hop

Hi everyone,

It is that time of the year when "us Demo's" get all very excited at the thought of brand new rubber!!! Yep the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue is launched today. My wish list is very long and I will need to pace myself.

It is time for ESAD to bring you another blog hop. If you have never heard of ESAD I am sure you are wondering what ESAD stands for. It stands for Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators and is an on-line group for Australian and New Zealand Demonstrators.

We love what we do and love to share with our customers, friends and wonderful blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD community through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas and friendship and we are always here to support each other.

So, if you are are a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in either Australia or New Zealand and would like to know more, please leave me a comment with your email address and I will contact you with information on how to join our wonderful group.

Now onto the fun stuff. As demonstrators we are lucky enough to purchase a few sneak peak  items from the catalogue before it goes on sale to everyone else. This blog hop is to show you these items. There are 25 of us on all so feel free to go and grab a cuppa before embarking on the hop. Please leave comments where you can. It is always nice to know that someone has actually appreciated what you have done.

You may have arrived here from the very talented Michelle. If not and you are starting from here don't worry you can click on the links on each of the posts and "hop" your way around all 25 of us. Most of us have also provided a full list of participants at the end of our posts just incase you get lost.

Now onto my items. I have to admit that unfortunately I ran out of time and mojo and only have a couple of things to show you.

My first two cards are using the set Mosaic Madness and it's co-ordinating punch (Mosaic Punch) and textured impressions embossing folder (Modern Mosaic). Don't you just love items that work so well together? For these cards I have used the set as an idea for Christmas Cards. You will notice that they are the same design but have different looks.

I have used Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green and Very Vanilla for my colours. The sentiment is from Delightful Dozen.

My second set of cards are using a new Hostess set Simply Sketched. This set comes with three images and three sentiments. I have used reverse masking for two of the cards and with the oval that was cut out of my masking sheet I have made a third card - not point in wasting anything is there?
I'll show you a close up of all three cards as the larger one doesn't show off the new in-colors very well.

The colours used for this card are Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Whisper White.

The colours used for this one are Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding and Whisper White.

The colours used for this last card are Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana and Whisper White.

Don't you just love names of the new colours - not to mention the actual colours.

Anyway that is enough from me. Now it is time for you to "hop" over to another fabulous Michelle.


Here is a list of all participating just incase you get lost.
1. Michelle Grech
2. Juliette Chapman
3. Michelle Halling
4. Keryn Campbell
5. Kylie Clemmence
6. Sharlene Meyer
7. Anne Wills
8. Gail Kirby
9. Rochelle Blok
10. Andrea Buckland
11. Delys Cram
12. Chloe Evans
13. Monique Fielder
14. Christie Kunkel
15. Jenny Humphreys
16. Tayna Bell
17. Marsha Hulland
18. Richelle Fletcher
19. Libby Dyson
20. Anna Mathieson
21. Corina Beyer
22. Emily Campbell
23. Narelle Hoggard
24. Amity Knight
25. Angie Jones

Thanks so much for looking.

'Til next time,


Best of 25 Years Stamp Sets - Best of Butterflies

Hi everyone,

I really have left my blog alone for far too long. Apart from not posting any projects that I have made (which are now too late as they all involve old and retired product), I haven't been updating it with the current specials that we have. To celebrate Stampin' Up's! 25th Anniversary they are releasing a set of stamps each month showing the best of certain stamps. This month it is the Best of Butterflies.

These stamps are available only in Clear Mount and are $25.95  for the set. A good bargain if you ask me. They will be available until April next year or until sold out whichever comes first.

Here is the link to last months - Best of Flowers.

Thanks for looking.


It's here! It's here! It's here!

Hi everyone,

Long time no hear! Well I am here to shout from the treetops that the new Stampin' Up! Catalogue is here today! Yipee!!!! I love, just love this new catalogue and I need to find paid employment to pay for my habit - or maybe I should just get back into running my classes - what do you think?

Anyway without further ado is the link to the catalogue online. Note I have also placed this in my sidebar.

click here to open.

Not only that but we have a promotion as well!!! We have a promotion on three of our greeting sets where you can save 25% off the standard price.

Sale Price Retail Price Description                                                Item
$31.46      $41.95           Sassy Salutations Wood-Mount Stamp Set  132070
$25.46      $33.95           Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set   126707
$26.21      $34.95           Sweet Essentials Wood-Mount Stamp Set   132085
$20.96      $27.95           Sweet Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp Set    126457
$37.46      $49.95           Petite Pairs Wood-Mount Stamp Set           128706
$29.96      $39.95           Petite Pairs Clear-Mount Stamp Set             122497

Now don't forget if you would like to order anything at all from the new catalogue you can go to my online shop here.

I will be back a little later with a couple of items for the ESAD New Catalogue Blog Hop.


Friday, May 31, 2013

Retirement Lists

Well, all good things must come to an end and this time of year that means only one thing. Yep the Stampin' Up! Retirement lists are up. Some items are heavily discounted and all are only available whilst stocks last. So get in quick. You can order directly from my Stampin' Up Store, or contact me via email or phone to place your order. The quickest and easiest way to order and to avoid disappointment is to order direct from my store.

You can check out the retiring stamp sets here.

The accessories list is here.

I will endeavor to keep you updated with the items that have already sold out.

Thanks for looking,


Sunday, January 27, 2013

It's time to Hop!!!!

Hi everyone,

Welcome to ESAD's 2013 SAB Blog Hop!!!

Before we start I can hear you asking yourself "What is ESAD?"

Well ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and it is an online group for just Australian and New Zealand Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.

We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends and wonderful blog visitors, but we share what we love for what we do with other demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know how and cyberstamps, and we are always there to help and support each other when it is needed.

So if you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator from either Australia or New Zealand , then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.

You may have arrived at my blog from the talented Narelle, but if you are starting here don't worry you will be able to hop all the way around just by clicking on the links that are provided on each blog post. I will also pop a full list of blogs, with links, that are participating today so if you get lost you can always use that to find your way around.

Now I suggest you go and get yourself a cuppa as there are 25 of us participating today. Please don't forget to leave comments. We love getting comments.

So without further ado here are my projects for you today.

I started off by thinking I wanted to use the gorgeous Sycamore Street DSP. What better way to showcase it than altering either a note book or a Diary? I managed to pick up a day to a page A5 diary for $5 and here I have a gorgeous diary for the year.

So then I remembered I had a heap of small tab calenders that I hadn't used so, I then made a desktop calender to match. The stamp set is the co-ordinating stamp set  Madison Avenue. No your eyes are not deceiving you I have used Summer Starfruit to stamp the images.
The cool thing about this calendar is that it can go flat for posting.

I still had a strip or two of the one sheet of DSP left so what else to do? Make a post-it note holder. I don't know about you but I go through a lot of post-it notes. I have made heaps of these post-it note holders but never one for me!!! Yes they are made with my own dimensions and if you would like a copy of my PDF to make one, just contact me and I will be happy to email to you for free. Please note that the dimensions are metric only.

So when all is done and you put them together you have a lovely desk set.

Materials Used:
Stamp Set: Madison Avenue (SAB 2013)
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit,  Whisper White, Sycamore Street DSP (SAB 2013)
Ink: Summer Starfruit, Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeade
Other: Scallop Trip Border Punch, Typeset Alphabet Bigz, 3/8" Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon
Rich Razzleberry Glimmer Brad (Brights collection), Circle Punch from Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

I then decided I should make some cards, so I decided to use the Madison Avenue Stamp set that co-ordinates with the Sycamore Street DSP. You will also notice the Vine Street Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Once again all co-ordinating. Don't you just love Stampin' Up! for that?

Materials Used:
Stamp Sets: Madison Avenue (SAB 2013), Curly Cute, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party, Whisper White, 
Sycamore Street DSP (SAB 2013)
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeade
Other: Dotted Scallop Border Ribbon Punch, Vine Street Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Smallest Die from Floral Frames Framelits, Flower Punch from Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, 3/8" Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon, 1/4" Rich Razzleberry Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

I also got the set Feeling Sentimental, so I decided to make some cards using that set.

I just love the images in this set and I feel that they will be good for masculine cards. Having lived in the UK I remember telephone boxes looking like the one in the top card. Rather than just using the sentiment that came in the set I decided to use some that seemed more appropriate so I used Word Play.

Materials Used:
Stamp Sets: Feeling Sentimental, Word Play,
Paper: Crumb Cake, Riding Hood Red, Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy
Other: Linen Thread, Extra Large Oval Punch

Now it is time for you to hop off to check out what goodies the clever Rebecca has for you.

Thank you for looking.

'Til next time


As promised the list of all blogs participating today.

1. Chloe Evans ( )
2. Emily Campbell (
3. Rochelle Blok (
4. Jenny Humphreys (
5. Andrea Buckland (
6. Ann Gerlach (
7. jenny Hayward (
8. Anna Mathieson (
9. Bron Heslop (
10. Debbie Spijers (
11. Pauline Bennetts (
12. Kristina Collett (
13. Nikki Sadler (
14. Jane Norrish (
15. Christie Kunkel (
16. Monique Fielder (
17. Elisabeth Stewart (
18. Tayna Bell (
19. Gail Kriby (
20. Michelle Grech (
21. Narelle Fasulo (
22. Juliette Chapman ( That's me!!!
23. Rebecca Scurr (
24. Keryn Campbell (
25. Narelle Hoggard (


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