Friday, May 30, 2014

Saying Good-Bye

Yes - it's THAT time again when we say good bye to some of our Stampin' Up! stamp sets and accessories. The list is available as a PDF and so it's a bit large to list individually on this blog but click on the link below to go to the PDF. If you don't have Abode installed in your computer it is a free safe software product that's available online. 

So it is a first come first serve promotion and there is only so many available so best not to wait too long before ordering items off your Wish (NEED!! lol) List! hee hee. Contact me directly on or you can order directly online in my store (along with any current products, clearance rack and weekly specials!) HERE

Thanks for stopping by - here's a project I did using the new Photopolymer stamps that are only available till tomorrow - so add those to your order TODAY!


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

the fun is about to start......

Aloha Stampers!
I say 'Aloha' as it's not long now till my husband and I are off for a lovely trip to Hawaii! So I wanted to keep you up to date on what's happening over the next month or so.

Current Promotions:
- Join for Just $95 - that's right just $95 to join the wonderful Stampin' Up! family. There are too many benefits for me to full this email with but if you'd like more info please contact me ASAP - this offer expires on 30 June. You can sign up with me in person or online HERE
- Weekly Deals - here are this weeks weekly deals:

I will be putting in an order in on Friday 30th if there is something you would like to order - our current occasional catalogue and main annual catalogue expire at the end of June so some items will not be available after that day. Don't forget the Clearance Rack too!!
- Retiring List - this annual list will come out on Friday, I will endeavor to email the link to it first thing Friday morning and I'll post it on my Facebook page - and on my blog HERE Many things will sell out QUICK so please contact me directly ASAP or you can order directly yourself online at my online store HERE
I am holding a special afternoon on Sunday 29th June at 1.30pm to launch the new catalogue. It will be a FREE event with lots to see of the new products and of cause the brand new catalogue! I got to look at it yesterday and it's BEAUTIFUL!!! The catalogue doesn't actually go live till the 1st July so you will get your hands on one before then!! cool eh!!

Catalogues are $10 but I will take that off any orders over $50 on the day. I do need to have RSVPs to this event by 27th June. I am away in Hawaii from 7th - 18th June. I probably won't have connection to my emails but you're welcome to RSVP during this time and I'll reply when I get back.
I know there's a lot to go thru but it's just such an exciting time at the moment with Stampin' Up! - wouldn't you like to be part of it all!!!

chat soon ..... ALOOOOOO HA!!


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Happy Birthday Yellow Bear!!

Yesterday was my good friend Paula from Yellowbear blog - HERE so this the card and pressie I made for her - to match her blog! hee hee. The 'yellow bear' is a book (or kindle or tablet) bean bag. I've been making a few of them lately! hee hee BUT I knew I HAD to make one for her that looked like a yellow bear!!

I really like these stepper cards, I know the photo is a bit blurry, sorry about that! lol The bear is punch art - I love this fella! hee hee 
So HAPPY BIRTHDAY Paula for yesterday! xx

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Always Thinking of You!

The other Saturday I had a card making afternoon with some friends which is ALWAYS a great way to spend the day! One of the girls was making a cool card with coloured flowers on a black background and I really loved the look of it. I've kept to the same idea although the stamps, colours, layout etc is different - but thanks Dionne for the cool idea!! 


Sunday, May 18, 2014

A Golfers Birthday!

Friday was my eldest brother's birthday and this is the card I made for him. Yes he is a GOLF nut and so it was a fairly easy subject to choose for him. It was a very easy card actually! lol I used three different greens for the grass and our fab Fringe Scissors! Some easy embossing and it was done! 
so Happy Birthday Dudley! 

Friday, May 16, 2014

Golden Congratulation

Here is a fun easy card made with washi tape and brushed gold card. Of cause I managed to squeeze some gold sequins on it too! lol The card base is the brush gold then there are some strips of washi tape and some thin slivers of the gold card. The white card on front has the banner cut out using the framelits and I added a white heat embossed 'congratulation' just to finish it off. 
Hope you have a fab weekend :) 

Thursday, May 15, 2014


another fun GOLDEN card - I used our gold card for the banner, and glued some sequins on. The vellum (same as yesterdays but spots this time instead of stripes) and a good ol' fashioned paper doily. A simple card but has some 'wow' impact especially with the Basic Black chevron embossed back ground card. 


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Glittering in Gold

I finally had a play with our new gold vellum and other gold embellishments. This card has a 'peep' hole in it so you can see the imagine on the inside of the card. I used gold embossing powder on the stamp inside. I've also used our gold sequins to along with the gold washi tape. The washi tape is BRILLIANT for holding or adhering vellum which is often hard to do without it showing. 
Thanks for visiting my blog today :)  


Monday, May 12, 2014

Into the Woods....

This cute as stamp set "Into The Woods" from Stampin' Up! is just so CUTE!!! I did a quick search on Pinterest and came across a card by Katie Melhus and I just had to do one simular. I stamped directly onto coloured card -Pumpkin Pie for the fox and Gumball Green for the trees, and coloured them in using lighter coloured markers - my fox with Crisp Cantalope and the trees with Pistachio Pudding - and it just gives it some depth. The fox was highled on the face, ears and tale with our white chalk pen. The clouds were the outline from the thought bubble from Just Stayin'  and just coloured in with Coastal Cabana. 
I always say I'm not very good at kids cards so this is about as good as it gets! lol So thanks Katie for sharing your idea!!


Thursday, May 8, 2014

Sandpipers on the Waters Edge

 I enjoyed playing with this the stamp set Wetlands! It's so easy to create a mini work of art. This is the second card we made yesterday at my class. I made two the same with different sentiments. The background is made with the help of our watercolour paper which is heavy duty to enable it to take liquid. We wet the front of the card with plain water then added colour using our Aqua painter direct from a drop of reinker - we used Pool Party and Crumb Cake. I love how easy it is and how different each one is!
 This is another c ard using the same stamp set - Wetlands - but this time I sponged the background. The 'you made my day' card was made using the same method as the first two  - this was the card I made at our last team training with my upline Jacque. It was fun to use 4 different Washi Tapes as well as the Grunge stamp set. 
Thanks for visiting my blog :) 


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Seaside Birthday

this is one of the cards we made today at my class at home. We used the thought bubble out of the Just Sayin' Framelit's set - just cut in half. Of cause the seagull is the bird punch - just sponged and markers (Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie) for facial features. The 'piles' are hand cut after stamping the "Hardwood" stamp and rounded with the 1" circle punch. The sea is the woodgrain embossing folder. I saw the idea on Pinterest (STILL in love with that site! lol) but there was no link to where it came from - if it was your idea then please let me know. I did add the clouds and the sentiment flag on mast and used the stamps rather than embossing folder to change it up but still the idea was BRILLIANT so THANK YOU!


Sunday, May 4, 2014

My Crafting Space

I have spent the last two days sorting out my craftroom - something us crafters seem to do (well NEED to) once or twice a year! lol so before it gets 'messy' again I thought I'd share my space with you. Above photo is where most of my Stampin' Up! tools and toys are. You can see the stamps, punches, inks etc. The baskets right at the top of the cabinet is cards etc ready for selling. Plus my racks for markets. In the cupboards are my Stampin' Up! cardstock etc - well away from sunlight. 

This is my Big Shot section - the cabinet used to be a stereo rack! lol

This is my 'sewing' corner. Underneath the desk is boxes FULL of fabric - whoops! lol And more under the sheet by the window - that's the stuff I'm working with now. 

This is the table I use for teaching. The drawers at the back hold papers, tools etc.

These two photos show inside the cupboard behind the curtain. Lots more tools, and supplies - retired product and storage containers etc. 

This is an overall view of the room. I like to look up when crafting and seeing nice things on display in my shelves. Some are personal stuff some are current samples. Thanks for stopping by and visiting my craft room. 


Friday, May 2, 2014

Happy 75th Birthday Mum!!

Yesterday was my mother's birthday - told you I had a busy week! lol This is the card I made for her. I stamped the Poppy image in Calypso Coral directly on to the DSP then coloured in with marker pens, firstly with Crisp Cantilope then highlighting in Calypso Coral. I used Certainly Celery for the steams and that was the colour of the card base too. The DSP I used was Venetian Romance. Don't forget that we have less than 2 months to run on the current catalogue so if you have your eye on something - esp. something like DSP you better order quick before it runs out!!!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Photopolymer Stamps are NOW available!! SO COOL!!

oh wow - Photopolymer Stamps now available thru Stampin' Up! These are not the crappy acrylic stamps that you might of used before, these are good quality stamps with fab stamping images! We have two first release stamp sets available for this month. If you order both sets you will be given access to an exclusive online class. Contact me TODAY!!!