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