Monday, November 29, 2010

November Christmas Card Class

Our bathroom has finally finished , such a relief. I will put up some pictures in the next few days.

Now I have time to start blogging again and start enjoying the Christmas season.

I have just finished a very busy week of classes to try and catch up after the bathroom break.

This is a picture of the two cards we made. The red colour is Cherry Cobbler, it is such a rich red, great for Christmas.

We also made the Cherry Cobbler card in Pear Pizazz which made a less traditional card. Here is a picture

I will be back with more Christmas ideas soon..........

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Stamping Afternoon for Breast Cancer

Thanks to everyone that came to the Stamping Afternoon for Breast Cancer yesterday and generously donated to the Cancer Council.

We raised $800 !!  a great effort.

Thanks to everyone who brought cakes and biscuits. They were really yummy.
Thanks also to Stampin' Up! who donated some wonderful prizes. Everyone went home with a parcel of goodies.
Here are pictures taken yesterday.

Thanks everyone for making it such a fun afternoon.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Congratulations Terese !

Thanks everyone who sent an entry into the September Christmas Card Challenge.
Terese's name was drawn yesterday and will receive a stamp set. All other entries will receive a pack of 6x6 patterned paper.

These are pictures of the lovely entries. I really liked them all and am very glad I didn't have to choose a winner !
Terese's Card
Sue's Card
visit for more of Sue's lovely cards.

Sol's Card
Annette's Card

Watch out for next months challenge !

Friday, September 3, 2010

New Designer Paper

I just love this new patterned paper called Newsprint. 
It is so flexible and can be used for just about all occasions. 
I have used the Crazy about Cupcakes stamp set and the new Scallop Trim border punch.
The new trim border is so elegant.

Will be back with more new designs soon.


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New 2010-2011 Catalogue

It's here ! the long awaited new 2010-2011 Stampin' Up! Ideas Book and Catalogue.

Click here to see all the new stamp sets, the fantastic new colour families, new punches, new big shot supplies and plenty more !

If you would like a copy I have them for sale for $12.95 or if you come to one of my classes only $10.

More details about my upcoming classes here.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Inklings Training Afternoon

A few weeks ago we had our second quarterly team training. It was lots of fun and as always we swapped cards.

I chose the Tote-ally Tess stamp set and dressed her in evening wear. She normally wears a pants suit but you can dress any way you like.

I ended up making about 20. Each one was unique with different colour hair and background paper.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Inklings Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to The INKlings’ Team’s Christmas in July blog hop.

You may have arrived here from Amy's Blog or just be visiting my blog, whichever way once you’ve checked out my creations you can continue the hop through the link at the end of this post to the next team member.

How quick is this year going! Have you started to think about your Christmas cards and projects yet? The INKlings team has and we thought that this month was the perfect time to host a Christmas in July blog hop. You'll find lots of great ideas provided by 17 team members’ fantastic blogs.

Want to win some Blog Candy? Simply leave a comment on each blog and then email Christie Wallace and let her know you’ve done so and you’ll be in the running for a fantastic prize of 17 handmade cards plus other goodies.
Sorry Blog Candy prize not available to SU! demonstrators but you're more than welcome to leave us a comment!



I have been having a lot of fun over the last month playing with the Stampin' Up ! Sweet Treat Cups. As well as holding sweets they also make great Snow Dome Cards.

The first card I made was this one using the raindeer from the Winter Post stamp set. He is just the right size for the sweet treat cup.

To keep the glitter inside the sweet treat cup I sealed it with a piece of acetate. The hole in the patterned paper was made using the 1 3/4 inch circle punch which fits the sweet treat cup perfectly. This is the finished card.

  • Cardstock - Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Baja Breeze Designer Paper
  • Ink - Chocolate Chip
  • Stamp Sets - Winter Post, Best Yet
  • Accessories - Gold brads, Chocolate Chip Ribbon

Just to be a bit more adventurous I tried putting water in the Sweet Treat Cup to make it look like a real snow dome. This worked really well but I don't think I would risk putting it through the mail !

This picture shows that there really is water in there ! Just one tip, don't let any water drip onto the adhesive around the Sweet Treat Cup.


  • Cardstock - Whisper White, Glossy White, Riding Hood Red dsp
  • Ink - Riding Hood red
  • Stamp Sets - Holiday Lineup, Short and Sweet
  • Accessories - Gold brads, Riding Hood Red Stripe Ribbon

Well that’s all from me. Next stop on the INKlings’ Team Blog Hop is Michelle's blog . Have fun and don't forget to leave a comment on each blog to win some great Blog Candy.

Christmas in July Blogs
1. Christie
2. Dani H
3. Carol
4. Michelle D
5. Jayne
6. Kylie
7. Kari http://
8. Dani F -
9. Beth -
10. Nicky A
11. clare
12. Amy
13. Fiona B.
14 . Michelle Frost-Stevenson
15. Fiona Poirier
16. Divya Rao -
17 Rachel Jackson

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Christmas Blog Hop on Thursday

The Inklings First Blog Hop was so much fun we decided to hold another one with Christmas as the theme.

So if you would like to see lots of ideas for Christmas visit me here on Thursday 8th July at 7.30pm and follow the links !

If you enter a comment on each participating blog you will go in a draw to win the cards displayed in the blog hop.

Look forward to seeing you on Thursday.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Last Deal of the Week

These circle Ice Rhinestone brads are reduced from $19.95 to $11.97 !! (approx. 80 in a box).
This week Stampin' Up! are selling selected Rhinestone Brads and selected ribbon at a fantastic price. See the table below for details.

This roll of Bashful Blue ribbon is only $10.97 and this roll of Certainly Celery 5/8' Grosgrain ribbon is only $8.97. Both would be great for Christmas cards.
Remember only available until next Tuesday.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Cyberstamp Challenge 3

The last challenge is a colour challenge. Make a card using Pretty in Pink, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White and Kraft.

I love the website Clean and Simple and made this card using one of the layouts I found there.

Cyberstamp Challenge 2

The second challenge is to make a Side Step Pop Up card.

This is my version made using black card and Kiwi Kiss green designer paper.I'm really going to miss this green when it's retired in September. Its such a lovely bright green.
This pictures shows the blackcurls of paper attached to each flower.

Cyberstamp Challenge 1

Its my turn to host the Inklings Cyberstamp tonight. Its always a bit nerve racking when there are so many good stampers in the Inklings team.

Anyway, here goes.............. this is my first challenge, make a 4" x 4" card with a matching envelope made from designer paper. This is the layout for the small card.

and this is my attempt.

The envelope is made from a piece of 6" square designer paper. The white square should be a little larger than the 4" a 4" card. You need to cut a notch where the point of the white square doesn't quite touch the edge. Fold along the black lines to form the envelope. Hopefully it will become clear when you make it.

Soft Subtles Challenge Winner

Sorry a bit late but I the winner of the May Soft Subtles Challenge was Kim. Her name was drawn out of the hat by my husband who is really getting the hang of it ! Kim will win a stamp pad of her choice.

These are the three lovely entries

Annette's Card

Kim's Card

Jo's card .

Don't forget many soft subtle colours will retire at the end of August so stock up while they last.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Deal of the Week # 3

This week Stampin' UP! are offering a great deal on these stamp sets some are 50% off !!

Remember this price is only available until Tuesday 22nd June.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Last Day for Patterned Paper Deal 2

This is a cute little sour cream container made from Raspberry Tart paper. As you can tell by my last few posts I love this paper and its on special !

Raspberry Tart paper is only $11.02 but you must order today as this special finishes at 11.50pm tonight !

Last day of Deal 2

Sweet Slumber Paper

I used Sweet Slumber Paper for the background of this card. This paper is the same thickness as card stock so it great for making cards and boxes. There are many other colours and patterns in the Sweet Slumber selection of card see page 133 of the current catalogue for the full rage.

This paper is $14.92 but you must order today.

This is the last day of the patterned paper promotion !

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Pink Flamingo Paper

I love the bright colours in this pack of patterned paper.

The butterflies in the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set are so pretty and the butterfly punch just brings them to life .

Pink Flamingo Paper is $11.02 until next Tuesday.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Jolly Chef

Raspberry Tart paper again !! I must admit this is my favourite paper and appears in a lot of my cards.

The stamp set is Voila ! and another favourite. He can be made in all sorts of colours and looks very masculine in darker colours.

Raspberry Tart paper is $11.02 until next Tuesday.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Cute Little bags

You may remember these bags that I made about a year ago for a class. They are a great way to use patterned paper.

The blue and yellow bag is made from Tea Party paper, only $10.17 until next Tuesday .
The pink bag is made from Raspberry Tart paper which is only $11.02 until next Tuesday.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Haiku Paper Envelopes

Stampin' Up! patterned paper makes great envelopes. I have used the scalloped envelop die to make envelopes with the Haiku paper, so quick and easy.

The stamp set i have used is a Level 1 Hostess Set, Organic Grace.I just stamped straight onto glossy white card stock.

Don't forget Haiku patterned paper is only $10.17 until next Tuesday !

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Raspberry Tart Paper

The deal this week is a discount on patterned paper.

This card is made using the Raspberry Tart patterned paper which until next Tuesday you can buy for $11.02 instead of $16.95.

This is a table showing all the paper on special this week.

Don't forget orders have to be in by Tuesday night.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Deals of the Week
Throughout the month of June, Stampin’ Up! is bringing you a new deal every week! With the Deals of the Week, you’ll get up to 50 percent off a selection of products from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue!
Be sure to check my web site each Wednesday in June to see what new deals are up for grabs that week, then contact me to place your order!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Pop Up Cards

I am having a lovely time at the moment exploring the world of pop ups. This design of card and others are being demonstrated in my pop up class at the moment. Contact me if you would like to attend a class.

That's my naughty dog Ellie in the background digging up the garden !

Its a lovely rainy weekend in Sydney so hoping to get lots of stamping done. Might even get a couple more posts written !

Monday, May 24, 2010

Stampin' Up! Convention 2010

I have just returned from the Stampin' Up! Annual Convention which was fantastic. This year it was held in Sydney which was an added attraction as it is my home town.
Conventions always start with exchanging swap cards which is a great way to meet people. The picture above shows my swap cards. Click here to see a better picture in a past post.
You could give one of your swaps to Stampin' Up! and they put them on boards for everyone to see. This is one of the boards. The standard of the cards was amazing.

More pictures to come in the next post.