Saturday, December 19, 2009

Stampin' Up! Sale

Stampin' Up ! are having a sale until the 24th January. The stamp set i have used in this card, Happy Christmas Mate, is only $28.46 plus postage and handling. There are many more stamp sets on sale and a few accessories.

Click here for the complete list.

As usual you can email me with your order.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Easy Christmas Shopping

I am selling gift vouchers up until Christmas. Email me and let me know how much you would like it to be for and i will put it in a folder, shown above, and deliver it before Christmas.

I also gift wrap Christmas orders placed before the 11th December and deliver them in time for Christmas.

Give family and friends your wish list and I will do the rest. Great for people who are allergic to shopping !!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

New Summer Catalogue !!

Click on the picture to look inside.

Check out page 12. There is the most beautiful butterfly stamp and matching punch. The punch also goes with the 'Flight of the Butterfly' stamp set from the main catalogue.

I will be showing examples of cards to make from the new catalogue in the coming days and weeks !

Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Ellie !

Its my beautiful dogs second birthday today !! I can't believe two years have flown by.

In two years she has managed to chew two lounge chairs, two set of curtains, an electric razor, important documents , dig trenchs in the garden, chew at least 5 stamps, eat many birthday cards, sheets of A4 paper (usually when i only have one sheet left and i need it for a class ) etc etc
Hopefully now she is two she will be more sensible !

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sydney Regionals Tomorrow

I am off to the 2009 Stampin' Up! Sydney Regional Convention tomorrow. Can't wait, only one more sleep ! One very hot sleep as the temperature in Sydney is still 30c at 12.30 am !
I have just finished my swaps for tomorrow, nothing like the last minute.
I have used a new stamp set from the upcoming Summer Catalogue called For Everything. It has a wide variety of stamps for all occasions. You will be seeing a lot more of it in future posts.
Better go and pack my bag as i have to be up by 6.30 am!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

18th Birthday Card

This is a picture of the Birthday card I made for my son's girlfriend 18th Birthday. It was a joint creation, he chose the colours and the stamp. The layout came from my team member Ariane.

The Jumbo grommet comes from the New Summer Mini which is due to be released in December. I just love using it, it makes a card look so special.

Other supplies i have used.

Riding Hood Red card stock

Riding Hood Red Ribbon

Fun & Fast Notes

Walk in the Park Patterned Paper (only available until 30th November)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A bit fishy !!

Sorry about the title ! I had so much fun making this card for my sister in-law using the stamp set Just Beachy. It has so many different stamps in it.

This stamp set and all the sets from the Spring mini are only available until the 30th November.

So don't miss out !

Contact me here to make an order.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

November Christmas Cards

These are the cards I will be teaching in my November classes . I just love Rose Red and love making Christmas cards with it. It makes a change from Real Red.
Class times are as follows
Monday 9th November 10.00am
Wednesday 25th November 7.30pm
Please contact me if you would like to come and i can give you more details.

New Web Site

I now have another website which is created by Stampin' Up! It shows all my classes, lots of information about Stampin' Up! and most importantly all the current specials !

I am learning how to use it so please excuse any mistakes etc but hopefully it won't take long before it's running smoothly.
I will still be updating this blog with projects etc so please keep visiting !

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Thanks for a fun afternoon

Thanks to everyone that came to Ariane and my Girls Afternoon In. We had lots of fun I hope you did too.
There was lots of laughter and many projects completed. This is one of the tables, sorry to everyone that was sitting on the other table but the photos didn't come out very well.

Ariane made these cup cakes which were yummy.

There were lots of prizes donated by Stampin' Up!.

We raised over $600 !!

Thanks again everyone for being so generous.

Thanks also to Ariane who made us all beautiful pendants .

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Girls Afternoon In

Come and join Ariane and I for an afternoon of craft making and help raise funds for Breast Cancer. Jayne Mercer has set a challenge to raise $1000.00 for Breast Cancer.
Many demonstrators are holding events all over Sydney and to help us do this Jayne has designed these beautiful cards and a gift box for us to make.

Ariane and I have been planning all week, we are up to our eyes in pink stuff !! These are the details of our event.

When : Saturday 24th October
Time : 2pm
Cost : There is no cost we just ask you to make a donation to the Cancer Council. You can do this by donating on-line here or when you come to the afternoon.

and of course wear something pink !

You will learn how to make the cards and box,shown in the picture above , plus Ariane has designed a beautiful notebook to make. Everyone who comes will receive a goodies bag , see Ariane's blog for a sneak preview, and there will be lucky door prizes, games , food etc.
Stampin' Up ! have very kindly donated a box full of goodies to help us raise money for Breast Cancer.

If you are thinking of coming please email me at

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Christmas is Coming !!

Can't believe its only a couple of months until Christmas ! Where has the year gone.

I will be holding Christmas card classes until Christmas so you can have all your cards ready for Christmas.

This is one of the cards you can learn how to make in my October class. Monday 19th October and Wednesday 21st October.

Email me if you would be interested in attending.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

New Mini Catalogue

The car and sun in this card comes from the Just Beachy stamp set which is in the new mini catalogue. There are lots of other lovely stamp sets, paper and accessories.
The new catalogue comes out on the 1st August. Contact me if you would like a copy or come to my launch on Wednesday 5th August.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Raspberry Tart

The third challenge was to use a layout from I used my favourite patterned paper called raspberry tart, such beautiful colours. The background card is Kiwi Kiss.
This is a great way to use up all your scraps of patterned paper in a quick and easy way.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Singing Bird

The second challenge from our Cyberstamp was to make a card with four different colours, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Black and Very Vanilla.

I have been dying to make a card using the cute bird from the Good Friends stamp set. So this was my attempt. It maybe could have had a little more added to it but it was 11.00 pm and simple seemed good !

I will post the third challenge tomorrow.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Cyberstamp Russian Doll

Last night we had our monthly cyber stamp and this month it was hosted by Ryn.
The first challenge was a Russian Doll. I took a more traditional design but there were other more modern versions which were lovely.

The colours used in this card were Bravo Burgandy, Black and Very Vanilla.

We had two other challenges which i will show you in the next couple of days.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Backpack Class

Last Wednesday these cute little back packs were made by 6 very talented and extremely patient ladies in my class last week. The straps on the back required a lot of dexterity but everyone managed really well. Well done Terese, Deb, Emma, Katie, Kerrie and Bev.
The pattern for this backpack came from Split coast stampers. Backpack link.

The evening finished with a much easier Mini Handbag . It was too late to take photos but the handbags looked very much like this. (pattern from the Stampin' Up! demonstrator website)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Lazy Sunday Morning

I'm having a lovely lazy Sunday morning and enjoying surfing the net. As i'm enjoying reading everyone else's blog I thought to be fair I should update mine.

Anyway here is another one of my many cat cards. This one was fun to make as all that cats have black glittery collars ! They are coloured in using ink pads and blender pens.

Hope you all have a lovey lazy Sunday.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Girly Cards

This card matches the bag i made in the previous post. Not really like me to make girly cards but i really enjoyed it.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Cats, cats, cats and more cats

I made this for a friends birthday using the cat from Window Dressing, a level 3 hostess set.
I loved using this stamp set so much that i have made many cards (too many) . I will post them over the next few days.
The cats were made from the Urban Oasis designer paper. The colours are kiwi kiss, kraft, baja breeze and basic grey.

Tiny Little Handbags

This Stampin' Up! tiny handbag was so fun to make. I used designer paper which all co-ordinated which made is so easy.
Infact i got carried away and ended up making two !!

The pink one co-ordinates with the card in my previous post.

Contact me at if you would like to learn how to make the bags.

Build a Brad

I have been dying to use my Build-A-Brads and when i found this layout on Clean and Simple Stamping I had to have a go.

I used the Raspberry Tart Designer Series paper, Kiwi Kiss ribbon and of course Build-A-Brads.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

I received my first blog award today that was very kindly given to me by Sue. Sue has a lovely blog and updates every day, puts me to shame.

The award comes with the following rules which may take a while !

The rules for this award are...
*comment on this blog
*cut and paste the award logo and use it on your own blog
*nominate 5 to 10 blogs you feel show great attitude and gratitude
*link to your nominees within your blog post
*comment on their blogs to let them know they received the award
*link back to the person who gave you the award to show your appreciation

I have nominated the following blogs which i love, in no particular order.

Ariane, Lin Mei, Alana, Beth, Jayne

Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Last of Summer

I have been making a lot of Autumn cards lately but have decided that I miss the bright colours of summer. This card is sort of a mixture of Autumn and Summer I guess.

I used the Eastern Blooms stamp set and Real Red, Baja Breeze, Choc Chip and Pumpkin Pie inks. The flowers didn't take long to cut out and were finished with white chunky glitter in the middle.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Autumn Leaves

Last weekend I went on a Bike riding day to Victoria where the Autumn leaves were just beautiful. The bike trail was on an old rail way line between Beechworth and Bright. As you can imagine being on a railway line it was pretty flat, just my style. I will have to admit I only did the part between Mytleford and Bright, about 30 kms. The men did the whole way, over 100 kms ! I wouldn't have been able to sit down for a month afterwards.

Anyway all the beautiful leaves inspired me to make this card. It was based on a card we made at the recent convention in Canberra using the Trendy Trees stamp set.

This is a picture of Bright in Victoria which is famous for its Autumn leaves.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Kraft Paper and Taffeta Ribbon

We made this card in my May class using an embossing technique. The card is made from Kraft paper and the Kraft Taffeta ribbon matches perfectly ! I have sample packs of Taffeta ribbon for sale this month for $15. This includes 1 metre each of nine colours.
I used Good Friends stamp set which has this lovely Dandelion type flower and a very cute bird.
More cards soon.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers Day !!

Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers out there !
I hope you are having a wonderful day and are being spoilt rotten. I have had a lovely bunch of flowers and a cooked breakfast made for me by my son, very spoilt.
My mother passed away nearly a year ago so it also is a sad day. However i do have a lovely mother in-law , Gwen. Today we are all going to her house for a BBQ. Not sure if it will be an 'Outdoor-indoor BBQ ' as Mrs Bucket would put it (from Keeping Up Appearances) as its been pouring down with rain this morning. Although the sun is out at the moment, you never know the weather might improve.
I made this card for Gwen using two in colours, Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss.
The stamp sets i used were Wonderful Favourites and Bloomin' with Beauty.
Have a wonderful day.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Scrapbook page for Shelli

As a gift for Shelli Gardner, the CEO of Stampin' Up!, to give her at the convention in Canberra my team gave a scrapbook about what Stampin' Up! means to us. Team members made a page each outlining what Stampin' Up! means to them. For me the best thing is definitely all the new friends I have made, both fellow demonstrators and customers.
This flower was made from cut outs from the Die Cut set, so quick and easy.

This picture didn't come out too well, definitely looks better in real life. The All in the Family Stamp set is just great for making people cards, so flexible.
Hopefully i will post more scrapbooking pages soon. Something i put off but love it when i get going.
Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Back from Convention !!!

Just got back from the Convention in Canberra. It was a fun two days packed with ideas and inspiration for lots of new classes and workshops. Its always a great time to catch up with lots of friends and make lots of new friends as well.

I was very lucky to share an apartment with three other demonstrators that I hadn't met before, and spend time with my new downline, Ariane. We had so much fun. This is us dressed up in all our finery for the Awards and Recognition Banquet. Clockwise from left to right Ariane, Mandy, Alana, me and Kerryl.
I will try and post more about the convention in the following days.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Off to Convention !!

my swaps 2009

My bags are packed, my swaps finished so I'm ready to go !!
I will tell you all about it next week.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

ATC Swaps

Each month my group of demonstrators swap ATCs (Artist Trading Cards). This month we had to make them using markers to ink the stamp. I used Upsy Daisy Stamp Set (no surprises there as every card i make this month uses this stamp set !). The colours used were Rose Red and Cameo Coral.

Only two days until I go to Canberra for the big Stampin' Up! National Conference WOO HOO !!
It's my first one. I can't wait to stamp for two days with lots of lovely demonstrators (could be biased). Anyway, I will post all about when i get back.