Thursday, October 6, 2011

Come and Have Some Fun!

Whilst I've been very lucky to not have had my family directly effected by cancer, I have friends who have.  So rather than participate in an event as I have in previous years, this year I'm hosting my own.  So if you're not busy the afternoon of October 23rd, then please come along and take part in my Papercraft & Pamper event. 

If you'd like to come along and make 3 cards and an 3D item, then contact me to book your spot.

There is a cost of $30 to come and play, but that will cover entry and a $10 donation to the Cancer Council.  I will also have lucky door prizes, a raffle, refreshments and Clare, a consultant with the Body Shop will show you some of her lovely products that you can sample for a spot of pampering.

I'd love you to join int he fun, but if you can't make it, here's the link to my Girls Night In page, where you can make a donation, should you want to.
Here's a close up of what we'll make, so please consider coming and joining in the fun and raising money for a really great cause!  Hope to see you there!



Happy Birthday Katie & Annalise

Friends of our had their girl's birthday recently.  They had a party for them and here are the cards I made them.

Firstly Annalise, she has hit double figures. Happy 10th Birthday Annalise!

And Katie's card.  Happy 5th Birthday Katie!


Card Recipe for Annalise's Card
Card Stock: Elegant Eggplant: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Punches: Scallop Circles, Lace Trim Border, 1" Circle
Other: Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Die, Rhinestones, Dazzling Diamonds,Two-Way Glue Pen, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals

Card Recipe for Katie's Card
Stamp Sets:  
Card Stock: Daffodil Delight, Mellon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink: Certainly Celery, Lucky Limeade
Other: Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Die, Dazzling Diamonds, Pearls, Two-Way Glue Pen, Snail Adhesive, Icecream Parlour Buttons and Ribbon (retired)

Happy Birthday Ava

My social butterfly Emily, had another birthday party to attend for another of her school friends.

Ava had a disco party so her card was all shiny, though you can't really see it all that well in the photo :(  Because I had no ink to match the Brushed Copper card, I had to get a little creative with the ink, mixing some Real Red re-inker and Shimmer Paint.  I used the left over to colour the ribbon, so it matches.

Happy 6th birthday Ava.

Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Baroque Motif
Card Stock: Brushed Copper, Whisper White
Other: Scallop Circle Punches, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Die, Real Red Re-inker, Simmer Paint, Taffeta Ribbon, Glass Glitter, Glue Dots, Snail Adhesive, Two-Way Glue Pen

Friday, September 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Kasia

One of the great things about your kids starting school, is the new friends you make.  One of them is celebrating her birthday today. Happy Birthday Kasia! This is the card I made for her. 

Once I inked up the stamp,  I sponged on some White Shimmer Paint. for a little shine.  Here's a close up.


Card Recipe
Stamp Sets: Medallion, Under the Big Top
Ink: Concord Crush
Card Stock: Concord Crush, Whisper White
Other: Whisper White Satin Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, White Shimmer Paint, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals

Monday, September 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Ella

Yesterday Emily had another party to attend, this time it was for Ella, another of Em's best friends.  Here is Ella's card.

Here's a close up of the glittery bear.  She's so cute!

Happy 6th Birthday Ella!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Under the Big Top, Delicate Doilies, Woodgrain
Card Stock: White Glossy, Wisteria Wonder, Regal Rose
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Regal Rose, Black StayzOn, Wisteria Wonder Marker, Regal Rose Marker
Other: Scallop Circle Punches, Dazzling Diamonds, Two-Way Glue Pen, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Die, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals

Happy Birthday Isabella

One of Emily's best friends had her birthday last Monday, and this is the card I made for her.

Happy 6th Birthday Isabella!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Baroque Motif
Card Stock: Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Lucky Limeade
Other: Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Boho Blossoms Punch, Timeless Type Jnr Alphabet Dies, Neutral Brads, Pretty in Pink Ribbon (retired) Dazzling Diamonds, White Shimmer Paint (spritzed), Snail Adhesive, Two-way Glue Pen Dimensionals

Friday, September 16, 2011

NSW Regional Seminar

Every year, Stampin' Up! hold a regional seminar - a training seminar open to all SU! demonstrators.  This year I attended.  It was my first SU! event.  My day started at 6am when bright as a button I sprang out of bed (at lease 1/2 an hour earlier than any other day...).  Leaving home just after 7, I headed of for my drive into Darling Harbour.  Now I don't drive into the city very often at all, and when I have, it's not usually by myself.  I was very proud of my self that I didn't get lost and didn't even use my sat nav!There were 10 of us Creative Stampers there, and the most talented Belinda Hennessy was one of the presenters.  Amongst all the presentations and give-a-ways (yes free stuff), we are able to swap cards we've made with other demonstrators. 

These are my swaps.  They were inspired by the Clean & Simple sketch challenge I recently took part in.

The swaps I made. There were 4 of each colour combo

Here are some photo's of the day.
The gorgeous Anita Lovell, winning her Lucky Door prize
Our gifts for attending - Under the Big Top stamp set and some Stampin' Glass Glitter
Most of the Swaps for the day

The Swaps I came home with
Belinda during her presentation
A great way to showcase SU!'s DSP's


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Clean & Simple FTL156

About time I took part in another challenge.  This is my effort for the Clean and Simple Fall to Layout Challenge.  I can't seem to get Christmas cards out of my mind...

A simple design, just the way I like it...


Card Recipe
Stamp Sets: Snow Swirled, Christmas Greetings
Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Vera Mark
Other: Silver Embossing Powder, Rhinestones, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals

Happy Birthday Mailee

Another of Emily's school friends celebrated her birthday last week.  Mailee had a Disco party and Em was exhausted by the end of it.  Here's the card I made her.

I wanted to something different to the usual pink colour scheme, so I went with yellow and silver.


Card Recipe
Stamp Sets: Delicate Doilies, Delightful Decorations, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Card Stock: Whisper White, Brushed Silver, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Versa Mark
Other: Silver and Clear Embossing Powders, Dazzling Diamonds, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Die, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Ever Thought About Joining?

Well, there is no better time than this September.

You can become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for just $169.  The Mini Starter Kit has over $310 worth of products for this bargain price.  Here is what's included;

If you want more, then you can purchase the full Starter Kit for 20% off, usually $289, valued at over $610.  With both these kits, you can also purchase the optional Stampin' Memories Add-On kit.  Both of these can be viewed on the last page of the catalogue.

Contact me today if you have any questions about joining.  It's so much fun!



THE NEW 2011-2012 IDEA BOOK AND CATALOGUE!  Ohh la, la.....  It's so pretty!
Now seriously, get yourself a cuppa, no make that a thermos, as you will not want to move -whilst you looking at this little beauty. 

If you haven't already get the new catalogue from me, then simply click on the link on the right of the screen and peruse to your hearts content.  You can print off a wish list (or 2,3 maybe 4.;) or you can use a note book to write down all the lovely new products you'd like. 

Once you get past the beautiful cover you'll notice some new things straight away.
  • New Hostess Rewards Plan
  • New In-Colours
  • New Stamp Sets
  • New Designer Series Papers
  • New Ribbons
  • New Brads & Buttons
  • New Sizzix Dies & Embossing Folders
  • New Storage Options
The New Hostess Rewards Plan will allow you to have a greater selection of stamp sets to chose from as your reward for hosing a qualifying workshop.  Plus, as an added bonus, if you workshop totals exceed $600, you will be able to purchase ANYTHING IN THE CATALOGUE FOR 1/2 PRICE!  Yes anything!  That means you could potentially pickup the Big Shot for less than $70!  If your workshop sales exceed $800,the you get 2, half price items!

WOW!  How do you follow that up....  How about 5 beautiful new In-Colours.  Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade and Island Indigo.  Don't they just sound nice?

Anyway, enough rambling from me (I could go on for days...), have a look for yourself.  If you'd like a copy to hold close to your heart, then let me know and you can have one for $10 ($15 if posted).

Happy reading

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Last Day!

Today is the last day you can order from the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogue.  So don't miss out on items on your wish list.
I hope none of these were, as they have already sold out!
115922    Just Cricket
116414    Simply Said
119948    Soft Suede 12"x12" Card Stock
107065    On Board Art Journal
103301    Sanding Blocks
Come back tomorrow to check out the new 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue - it's really pretty!


Monday, August 29, 2011

Only 2 More Days....

Only 2 more days that you can order from the current 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogue.
Have you checked out the retiring list lately? 


Contact me today with your order.


Friday, August 26, 2011

Hurry Hurry!

With only 6 days to go before you can order from the lovely new 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalogue, you first will need to ensure you have everything you need from the current 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogue.  These are more items that are no longer available.
Stamp Sets
115774    Christ is Born
116406    Scribble This
116885    Sence of Time

12"x12" Card Stock
119972    Baja Breeze
119936    Perfect Plumb
119933    Not Quite Navy
119922    Basic Black


Saturday, August 20, 2011

More Sold Out Items

Don't delay, there going fast....
119953    Wild Wasabi 12"x12" Card Stock
119946    Sahara Sand 12"x12" Card Stock
106559    Brushed Metallic A4 Card Stock
119862    Designer Label Punch

There's only 11 more days you can order from the current catalogue, SO HURRY UP!!!!


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sold Out Update

More items have now sold out.  These are no longer available.
Stamp Sets
115772    Cheers to you
115808    Friends 24-7
116362    Garden Whimsy
116887    Choo Choo
121456    Afterthoughts

12"x12" Card Stock
119942    Rich Razzelberry
119687    Marina Mist
119932    Night of Navy
119926    Chocolate Chip
119929    Crumb Cake
119951    Very Vanilla

Don't think too long on what you'd like from the retiring list, you might miss out.  Contact me today to place you order.


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Here's Juliusz's Card

As promised, here's the card I made for Juliusz's birthday.


Card Recipe
Card Stock: Bashful Blue
Other: Celebrations DSP, Old Olive Satin Ribbon, 1" & 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals

Happy Birthday Gregory!

Our gorgeous nephew Gregory turned 3 today.  He is the most gentle, well behaved little boy I know,you can't help fall in love with him. 

We'll be seeing him at his party tomorrow and this is the card I made for him.

It's also a sneak peak at two new things from the new catalogue.  So do you what they are?



Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Happiest Birthday Wishes
Card Stock: Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: Island Indigo, Baja Breeze
Other: Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sold Out!

Remember, don't delay if you want products on the retiring list.  I did, and I missed out.  these items are already SOLD OUT!
112356    Sanded (wood)
115812    Full Calendar (wood)
119973    Bashful Blue 12"x12" Card Stock
119691    Early Espresso 12"x12" Card Stock
108431    Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets
105319    Metallic Eyelets
111325    Pewter Jumbo Eyelets
119872    Spiral Punch - BUGGER I wanted this....
119863    1 3/8" x 5/8" Oval Punch
119878    Photo Corners Punch
119875    Star Punch

So don't be like me and miss out.  Contact me today with your order, before it's too late!


With Sympathy

No one likes sympathy cards.  Last week, my brother in law's father passed away.  The funeral is this week, and this is the card I have made.


Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Baroque Motif, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card Stock: Basic Black, Marina Mist, Gloss White
Ink: Versa Mark, Marina Mist
Other: Clear Embossing Powder, Heat gun, Word Window and Modern Label punches, Basic Black and Marina Mist Taffeta Ribbon, Snail Adhesive,Dimensionals

Time to say 'Goodbye'

Well, with August comes the list of products and supplies that will be retiring from the current 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogue, making room for all the new little lovelies in the new 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalogue.

This list has some awesome bargains.  Some products at 25% and 40% off.  So grab a cuppa click the link to the right and let me know if you'd like to order anything.  Stocks are limited, and items are only available until 31st August 2011, OR until they run out.  SO DON'T DELAY!!


The Three Sisters

What on earth posses someone to willingly go to Katoomba in the middle of winter? Well Christmas in July of course.  We stayed at The Carrington hotel and enjoyed their Yulefest celebration.  If you love old buildings with authentic creaky floors, stair cases and an old fashioned lift - with the sliding gate door, this place is for you.  It had so much character.
We couldn't book into our room until 2pm so we left home early on Saturday morning and took the girls to see The Three Sisters. No surprisingly they weren't really interested, other than the walk we took on one of the trails. 

They did however, like Scenic World, riding the Skyway and Cableway and don't forget the Railway.  The girls loved running along the Walkway and squeezing between the trees in the board walk. 

Here's some of my favourite pics of the weekend.
The Three Sisters
Zoe & Emily at the look out
Emily squeezing between the trees - because you just do in fur!

Zoe in her squeezing between the trees tiara!
Point 2 is the reason for this photo.

My family.  Emily, Zoe and Robert ready on the Railway

Happy Birthday Michael!

Just as you thought all the family birthdays for July were done, along comes another one.  This time, it's my brother in law, Michael.
You may have seen this card before, it's one that we have made at one of my classes. I just love it, so I had to give it to him.



Card Recipe
Click here for details

Happy Birthday Juliusz!

Emily had another class mates birthday party to attend.  Something different this time, Juliusz had a bowling party.  Em had a blast.  Spiderman also showed up.
I forgot to take a photo of the card I made.  I have asked Juliusz's mum to take a photo of it, so when get I, I'll add it here!



Happy Birthday Noor!

Zoe's daycare friend Noor had his 3rd birthday this month and had a party.  It's so cute to watch a bunch of 3 year-olds play and chat amongst themselves.  they have their own little social life.
Here's the card I made for him.


Card Recipe
Card Stock: Pacific Point, Bashful Blue
Other: Random DSP, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Die, Pacific Point Satin Ribbon, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals

Happy Birthday Jaziah!

Zoe's first party for one of her daycare friends was adorable. Two little princesses running around McDonalds, blabbering in their secret little kiddy language.  They seem to know what they say...
Here's the card I made for her.


Card Recipe
Card Stock: Mellon Mambo,White Gloss Card
Other: Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Big Shot, 1 3/4" & 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punches, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Die, Basic Pearls, Mellon Mambo Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals

Happy Birthday Janette!

Yes, another family birthday in July...  This time it's my sister in law, Janette.  Thankfully I saw her just after her birthday, because the flower is popped up on dimensionals and it would have got a little squished in the mail.



Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Whimsical Words (retired)
Card Stock: Concord Crush, Whisper White, Blushing Bride
Ink: Concord Crush
Other: Petals-a-plenty Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Basic Pearls, Flower Punch, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals

Happy Birthday Joanna!

A few days before our holiday get together, it was my up-line Joanna's birthday.  Never one to miss an opportunity to give a gift, here's the card and gift bag I made for her.

The gift bag was one I saw on YouTube and was made by Michelle Deslandes. It's so easy to make and really turned heads.


Card Recipe
Stamps: Cute by The Inch, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card Stock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Marina Mist
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Stamp-a-majig, Decorative Label Punch, Dimensionals,Snail Adhesive

Holiday Get Together

The last school holidays saw some of the Creative Stampers get together for what has become a regular event.  We all bring a "card in a box", and whilst the kids are playing happily, we are playing too.
Here's my card

Card Recipe
Stamps: Medallion, Seasons of Joy
Card Stock: Basic Gray, Whisper White,Cherry Cobbler (textured)
Ink: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Other: White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Basic Pearls, Snail Adhesive,Dimensionals

These lovely cards were what I got to make.

Created by Joanna Wassens
Created by Jayne Mercer


Created by Rachel Capps

Created by Anita Lovell
Created by Rachel Jackson