Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December Frenzy

Who's in need of a BARGAIN! Then let me direct you to the December Frenzy flyer to the right. It's got some great bargains listed. More to grab for Christmas gifts! Some items are up to 50% off

Let me know if you'd like anything from this promotion, the Summer Mini catalogue or the
2010/2011 Idea Book & Catalogue!


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Summer Mini Catalogue

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - well weather aside!

The start of December means the start of a new SUMMER MINI CATALOGUE! It has lots of beautiful stamp sets, awesome punches, stunning DSP's and a few, new, little lovelies.

If you'd like your own copy, let me know and I'll pop one in the post to you. Can't wait that long, well just click the link over to the right and you can check it out on-line.

Of course you can also contact me to place an order from the new Summer Mini Catalogue or the 2010/2011 Idea Book & Catalogue.


Inkspirations Colour Challenge #50

Challenges are a great way to take you out of your comfort zone, so I thought I'd have a go at this weeks Inkspirations challenge. I would never have thought to use these colours together. All though it's quite simple, I am however pleased with the result.

Here's the colours and my card with a sneak peak of a single stamp available in the Summer Mini Catalogue.

Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Baby Steps
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pear Pizzaz, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise
Other: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, sticky Strip, Dimensionals, Pearls



Just Add Ink # 45

I tackled another challenge today. The clean and simple sketch from the Just Add Ink team. Here is my card and the sketch.

If you don't recognise the stamp set used on my card - a bit of a sneak peek for you - as of tomorrow, December 1st, you can buy it from the Summer Mini Catalogue.

Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Love Defined
Card Stock: River Rock, Whisper White, Real Red
Ink: River Rock, Blushing Bride
Other: Real Red Marker, River Rock Marker, Sticky Strip


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Just Add Ink #43

Just add Christmas is this weeks challenge over at Just Add Ink.

Here's my creation.

Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Seasons of Joy
Inks: Old Olive
Card Stock: Whisper White, Old Olive, Real Red
Other: Sticky Strip, Dimensionals, Real Red Satin Ribbon


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Birthdays!!

Happy 4th Birthday MichaelaAnother of Emily's friends from Cheerleading had a birthday recently. Michaela turned 4. So I punched away and created another cheerleader punch art card.

Happy 4th Birthday Zach We headed off to the Wiggley Play Centre last week for Zach's party. Emily had a great time, so I'm sure all the other kids did too!

Card Recipe

Card Stock: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight

Other: 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, sticky strip, 2-way glue pen, dimensional, Whisper White Satin Ribbon.



Christmas Stamp-a-stack

Do you like? These are the cards we'll be making at my Christmas Stamp-a-stack on Friday the 19th November. The class will be held at my place, starting at 7:30pm. Price is $30 per person - for that you'll make 10 cards (5 of each design above). If you're interested, email me to reserve you spot!


Monday, October 25, 2010

Girls Night In Cyberstamp Challenge

Whilst recovering from a fantastic Saturday, yesterday I took the opportunity to participate in an online challenge hosted by Jayne Mercer. Jayne hosted a Girls Night In event at here home as well as an online challenge for those who wanted to join in, but couldn't make it in person.

She had 3 challenges.

Challenge #1 - Make it PINK!
Create a card, scrapbook page or 3D item using the colour PINK and a neutral colour!
Here's mine. Not quite what I had pictured, but it sure packs a punch!
Card recipe
Card Stock: Basic Black, Melon Mambo
Stamp Set: Medallion
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, pearls, sticky strip, dimensionals

Challenge #2 - A sketch challenge
Using the pram card from page 56 of the Idea Book & Catalogue as your sketch, create your card, but remember, PINK is the colour of the day!
Here's my effort.
Card recipe
Card Stock: Pink Pirouette, Mellon Mambo, Regal Rose
Stamp Sets: Silhouette Sentiments
Ink: Mellon Mambo, Versa Mark
Other: Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Curly Label punch, pearls, dimensionals, sticky strip
Challenge #3 - Case & Create
Take your pick from a card in the Idea Book & Catalogue and create a PINK card based on it.
I chose a card from page 50.
Card recipe
Card Stock: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Mellon Mambo, Pink Pirouette
Stamp Sets: Eastern Blooms, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Ink: Blushing Bride, Mellon Mambo, Basic Black
Punches: 1' circle, 1 1/4' circle, Heart to Heart
Other:Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Sticky Strip, Matt Pack, dimenstionals
You can check out Jayne's creations here, and all the other creations here.


Girls Night In

WELL... What a great day Saturday was for the Girls Night In event I co-hosted, along with Michelle, Sara, Angela, Sue & Naomi. Our Stamp'n'Fun event raised $1,325.50 for the Cancer Council. If you were able to join us, thanks SO much. If you were one of the lucky ladies who won one (or more in some cases) prizes on our raffle and luck door draw, congrats to you! We all had a blast and sure hope you did to. Though next year I suggest we splash out and hire a masseuse as our feet were killing us by the end of the day and a 'Sven' would have come in very handy :)

Can you believe we were so busy we didn't get a chance to take pictures. So if you came and did take pictures, we'd love to see them.


Wednesday, October 20, 2010


I've taken part in a few sketch challenges, but get too busy and don't seem to get them posted in time. This week, it's different. I have taken part in the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. Here's my effort, compared to the sketch. Why not head over and have a look at the other fabulous creations.

Given that nearly every card at this time of the year is Halloween or Christmas, I thought I'd try to seer clear of these, so I made a male card - or a beer drinkers card....

Card Recipe
Card Stock: Sahara Sand, Peach Parfait, Basic Black, Whisper White
Stamp Sets: Cheers to You , Choo Choo
Inks: StazOn Black, Peach Parfait, Sahara Sand
Other: Sticky Strip, Crystal Effects, Aqua Painter, Blender Pen, Dimensionals, InColour DSP Patterns Stack


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Dress Up Christmas

What a promotion. Have you started your Christmas cards yet? If not, get a load of this. From now until the 30th November, Stampin' Up! have some extra special gifts for you. FREE ribbon when you purchase one of their Christmas Gift Giving Bundles, or get two ribbon bundles when you host a workshop with sales of $550 or more. There's no limit to how many you can get, but stocks are limited.

The Christmas Gift Giving Bundles are;

and the FREE ribbons are;

Even if you have started your Christmas cards, these would make a great addition to your Christmas supplies - I know I'll be purchasing some....

So now is a great time to hist a workshop or a stamp-a-stack and get some FREE ribbon on top of your usual hostess rewards. Email me at or call me on 0419 00 22 52 for a booking or to answer any questions you may have.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Do you sometimes need a break from running the kids around from one sporting activity to another on a Saturday? Do you often feel like you should do more for charity, but never get round to it? Do you like card making and/or scrapbooking? Do you want to see what all the fuss is about with card making and/or scrapbooking?

If you answered YES to any of these, then please come an join me at a GIRLS NIGHT IN event.

It's being held at Vardy's Road Public School, Kings Langley on the 23rd October. It starts at 10:30am and will go for about 4 hours. Cost is $25 per person, and bookings are essential, so email me if you'd like to reserve a seat, or a few if you'd like to bring a friend or two.

If getting a break from the hectic Saturday run-a-round isn't a good enough reason to come, then how about some of these... Cost includes all materials to make 6 projects, over 40 (yes 40) prizes for luck door prizes and raffles, donated by Stampin' Up!, DeBortolli Wines and local businesses, and a $10 donation to the Cancer Council. To keep up your energy up, we'll even have tea, coffee and snacks. We'll also have cards for sale, stamp sets for sale and 10% of all sale proceeds will also be donated to the Cancer Council.

We'd love you to come an join in the fun, so If you'd like to come along, please email me to book your place! Hope to see you there!


Friday, October 1, 2010

Floral Friday # 3

This card is a Thank You card to my friend Rachel. Rachel was kind enough to lend me a few stamp sets to play with and the Pillow Box Die for my launch. So when I returned them to her, this card was included. Big THANKS to you Rachel!

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets: Eastern Blooms, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card Stock: Concord Crush, Whisper White, Rose Red, Pear Pizzaz
Inks: Concord Crush, Pear Pizzaz
Punches: Word Window, Boho Blossoms, Large Oval
Other: Rose Red Marker, Sticky Strip, Glue Dots, Dimensionals


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Catalogue Launch

At my launch on the weekend, we made these two cards and a long pillow box.

As a thank you to the ladies who attended, they each got to take home a little thank you gift of a photo holder and a fridge magnet (this was what was left. Note to self, take a photo before not after)

I hope you all had as much fun as I did. Sure looks like Zoe had a good time too....
Card Recipe
Stamp Sets: Friends Never Fade, Dasher, Seasons of Joy
Card Stock: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip Whisper White, Real Red
Inks: Pear Pizzaz, Real Red
Other: Greenhouse Gala DSP, Pillow Box Die, Sticky Strip, Anywhere Glue Stick


Friday, September 10, 2010

More Happy Birthdays

Happy Birthday Emma
Emily does Cheerleading and her friend Emma turned 4 last week, so as soon as I saw the tutorial for this Cheerleader on YouTube by the creative CraftinCarolinas, there was no question this was the card Emma was getting. Isn't it great! Not bad for my first Punch Art attempt.

Card Recipe
Card Stock: Real Red, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
Punches: 1 3/8" Circle, 1" Circle, Word Window, Large Tag, Scallop Circle, Non SU 'E'
Other: Sticky Strip, Glue Dots, Real Red Marker, Basic Black Marker

Happy Birthday Joan
Our lovely neighbour Joan had her birthday in August and this is the card and pressie she got from us.

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets: Fun & Fast Notes, Whimsical Words (retired)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Mellon Mambo, Basic Black, Summer Sun (retired)
Inks: Basic Black, Real Red, Mellon Mambo, Soft Suede, Versa Mark, Summer Sun (retired)
Other: Sticky Strip, Embossing Buddy, Black Embossing Powder, Dimensionals, Blender Pen, Mellon Mambo Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (retired)



Triple Treat Tuesday #1

Here are three variations of the same card, showing different results you can achieve depending on your level of ability and availability of products.

Card 1 shows a clean and simple card. Card 2 has some paper piercing, glitter and ribbon added. Card 3 has clear embossing, punches, a brad and more ribbon added.

I really like this idea. I have seen a few of them around and thought I could do that. So each month I'll create 3 cards just like I have here. Who knows, it may inspire you to add something extra to your cards.

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets: Dasher, Seasons of Joy
Card Stock: Real Red, Whisper White
Inks: Real Red, Versa Mark
Punches: Wide Oval, Large Oval
Other: Sticky Strip, Dazzling Diamonds, Mat Pack, Dimensionals, Brad, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Real Red Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (retired)


Floral Friday #2

I love it when I can purchase a stamp set and DSP that coordinate perfectly, as well as the card stock and inks. Thanks to the Friends Never Fade stamp set and Greenhouse Gala DSP, there will be a few cards created with both of these little lovelies.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Friends Never Fade
Card Stock: Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Pear Pizzazz
Other: Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Greenhouse Gala DSP


New Catalogue Goodies

Well, what a wonderful day yesterday was. After waiting a torturous week, my order of goodies from the new catalogue arrived - and I wasn't disappointed!

Just look at all the lovely card stock! I ordered a pack of each of the colour families and the new In Colours as well as the Classic Stamp pads in the In Colours. I figured I'd work out witch ones I loved then I'll order the packs and inks.

I also ordered some dies for the Big Shot - Flower Fusion and Timeless Type Alphabet, the new Colour Coach, stamp sets - both clear and block mounted, punches, Dazzling Diamonds and the DSP paper Pack in In Colours.

Check back later to see some of the cards I create with my new toys.


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Time to Update Your Colours

If you're anything like me, when you heard about Stampin' Up! changing their colour families, your first thought was "Great! Now I have to buy products in the colour families, and I'm going to end up with 2 of some things!" Well, NO you don't. Because this was a huge change, Stampin' Up have made it easier to get your hands on all the new colours but introducing kits of all the new colours, in the Stampin' Write Markers, Watercolour Wonder Crayons, Stampin' Pastels A4 Card Stock and Classic Stampin' Pads and the new In Colour range.

Check out the flyer (to the right) and let me know if I can assist you with any product or order queries.


Want FREE In Colours?

For the month of September you can get Classic Stampin' Pads, Stampin' Write Markers and Card Stock in the 5 new In Colours, FREE when you join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator.

The Demonstrator Starter Kit contains over $415 worth of products and supplies. So with the added bonus of the In Colour pack, your getting over $500 of Stampin' Up! products and supplies for only $289.

I'd love to tell you about all the benefits of becoming a demonstrator, so just let me know if your interested.


FINALLY It's Here!!!

FINALLY!! The day has arrived, that we can all enjoy the new 2010-2011 Idea Book an Catalogue.

I have been lucky enough to have had mine for a month now and it's a regular read as I'm sitting in bed at night. The wish list keeps getting longer and longer. Trying to work out what I need and really need and really, really need is tough!

So grab yourself a cuppa and have a look through. You can click on the picture of the catalogue (just to the right here) to view it on line, or you can contact me and I can send you one ($15 incl postage).

Be sure to check back later as I have lovely creations to share with you.


Saturday, August 21, 2010


Well, July and August are busy times for us. Amongst family birthdays we have many friends' birthdays as well. So, I thought I'd show you a few of the cards I have made for them.
My gorgeous nephew Gregory turned 2 earlier this month. In true 'boy' fashion, this card is blue. I'm really going to miss the small star punch when it retires at the end of the month... .

Card recipe
Stamps: Birthday Whimsy (retired)
Card Stock: Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Inks: Brilliant Blue
Punches: Star, Large Star
Other: Sticky Strip, Dimensionals, Rock Star Card Elements Kit


These next cards are for two of Emily's friends - sisters Sophie (turning 5) and Sarah (turning 4). I have used a simple and effective layout and a few non SU! products (naughty me!)

Card Recipe
Stamps: Birthday Whimsy (retired), Beyond the Basics (retired), Non SU! Numbers
Card Stock: Melon Mambo, Orchid Opulence
Inks: Melon Mambo, Orchid Opulence
Other: Sticky Strip, Dimensionals, Melon Mambo Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Non SU! Purple Stripped Ribbon

I think everyone will like their cards. Don't you?


Friday, August 20, 2010

Floral Friday #1

OK, so I'm not a real florally person when it comes to stamps, so I'm setting myself a challenge to create a floral card each Friday. Here's my first effort. What do you think?

A very smart layout that I'm sure I'll be using more and more (thanks Alissa). The band of flowers is the large flower from the Easter Blooms set and I have used the 'Rock & Roll' technique. I love this technique. As you can see, it's really effective.

Card recipe

Stamps: Easter Blooms, Best Yet

Card Stock: Orchid Opulence, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White

Inks: Orchid Opulence, Pink Pirouette

Other: Stick Strip, Dimensionals



Sunday, August 15, 2010

2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue

Being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I got the opportunity to get a copy of the new 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue before it's release on September 1st. Might I just say, it's wonderful!!! My wish list is over 3 A4 pages long...

Would you like a copy of your own to devour? Though you wont be able to order anything from it for a week or so, you'll have the perfect opportunity to write your own wish list, ready to order come September 1st. Just me know and I'll keep one aside for you. You can purchase one and pick it up from me for $10, I can post it to you for $15, or if you would like one for FREE, simply get some friends together and hold a workshop and see first hand some creations made from the new products.

Let me know, as I'm expecting my shipment of catalogues to arrive this week - can't hardly wait!


Last Chance List Ending Soon

The end of August will see the end of the Stampin' Up! 2009/2010 Ideal Book & Catalogue. Along with it, we'll see the end of many stamps and colours we have loved over the years. If you are wanting to order anything from the current catalogue, don't be shy, just let me know. Don't forget to check out the Last Chance List as some items have sold out and many are running low. There are some great savings too.

Let me know if I can assist you with any purchases either on this list or from the catalogue.



Sunday, August 1, 2010

Last Chance!

Well, hope your credit card bill has been paid, because you'll be wanting a clean slate once you see the long list of retiring products on this years "Last Chance List ". Why is it so long? It's not because nearly all the stamps are retiring, there are to reasons. One, with the colour renovation, existing card stock, inks, re-inkers, markers are going and coordinating ribbons and brads etc. too. Two, because the punches are listed also. This is because they are to be reconfigured to the new style.

With some of the products listed, being 25% and 50% off, stock will go really quickly so, grab a cuppa and have a peruse of the "Last Chance List" and don't be shy to contact me with your list of goodies you'd like to order...he he he. Products are on sale until the end of August, unless sold out before - so be quick!

As soon as I can (know how!) I'll put up links to the "Last Change List" and current Stampin' Up! catalogues. If you receive my monthly newsletter, you can check them out as the links are on there

Check back later...


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Bunch of Petals

These cards started out as a one card project. With a bit more colour and other petals, this is what I ended up with. Using the curly label punch as a tag is a great effect, don't you think? The centre of the flower is punched out with the 1" circle and mounted with a dimensional.
Card recipe
SU Stamps: Pick a petal, Short & Sweet, Starring You, Fun & Fast Notes
SU Card Stock: Soft Suede, So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Pacific Point, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Certainly Celery, Rich Razzleberry, Mellon Mambo, Pink Pirouette
SU Punches: 1" Circle, Curly Label
Other: Dimensionals, Sticky Strip

Welcome to Cyberspace!!

Hello to you all and thanks for visiting my brand new blog. I hope to give regular updates, but that will depend on how often I get to create! Please come back and visit.