Friday, May 29, 2015

Thinking of You

Another simple card using this cool background technique - the reds and yellows are very warming and hopefully warm the person receiving it. I will bring you some more samples after the long weekend - drive safe everyone!


Thursday, May 28, 2015

You're My Anchor

Here is another version of the background technique I'll be sharing next month - love the blues and how they work together. The line of circles down the right side are actually cut out using one of the MANY dies in the mini treat bag die.

Below are this weeks WEEKLY DEALS - available ONLY till 2 June!!


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

scribblin' and spritzin'!!!

I had a BALL making these cards - it's a fab technique the involves ''scribblin' & spritzin'' !!! It has lots of uses, from cards to scrapbooking and Project Life, it's a great way to make something very bespoke!  I'm going to be teaching this technique (along with another project) in June at my classes - only two classes in June - they are Friday 5th @ 12.30pm and Friday 12th @ 7pm. Both classes are at my house and only $15. Bookings are essential!  Below are some other colour combonations that I made. I will be sharing some more cards using these over the next few days. 

Don't forget that this is the LAST week for items in the current 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue and the 2015 Occasion Catalogue. MANY of these items have NOT gone thru to the new catalogue - MANY are heavily reduced so contact me ASAP to secure your items!

Happy Stampin'!!


Friday, May 22, 2015


Here are the fab deals for this week - awesome all of them! Let me know by 5pm Sunday with what you want to grab. 

Monday, May 18, 2015

New Catalogue Sneak Peek

I just thought I'd do a bit of a tease, all this product is from the NEW upcoming catalogue launching 2 June! The lace is sooooooo sweet, the colours delightful and the embellishments cute as!!! 
Just a reminder that we have NO class this week, come to my open FREE craft day on Saturday - from 9.30am. Come for an hour or come for the whole day - work on your own projects (and lunch) and have free and full use of my toys and tools. Just let me know you're coming so I have enough seats and morning/avo teas :) email me on


Friday, May 15, 2015

Ink Pad Tricks and Deals

here's a sneeky peeky at one of the new In-Colours that's coming in with the new catalogue on June 2! But want I really wanted to show you was what to do with those 'extra' foreign language stickers you get on the back of the stamp pads. I peel off the English one and put at the bottom edge like you should, then I put the one that most looks like the English version at the top end and then a tip I learnt at our convention was to cut up one and put it in the 'finger holes' on our stamp pads. That way you can see at a glance from the top what colour you have, cause some times you might have a few colours and the the inked pad look very similar. Cool and easy idea eh!

 I am going to do a SPECIAL deal with ink pads - BUY FOUR and pick a fifth for free! You MUST order BEFORE 31 May 2015. The ink pads ARE going up on June 2 so this way you save even more money! I would suggest you order reinkers at the same time too- always good to have them handy and there are HEAPS of things you can do with reinkers other than just 'reinking' lol!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

FORE!!! Gold card!

This weekend is my brother's birthday and so I needed a card quick as - so after a quick Google image search I came across a cute card that used the pun 'fore you' so I ran with it. I used the Christmas tree punch for the flag and stamped his age (cause he's older than me and I let him know that as often as I can hee hee!) using the Project Life Day to Day stamp set. The letters are of cause the Alpha thinlets dies - just LOVE these and use them ALL THE TIME!! The golf ball is the 1/2" circle punch which I also used to punch the hole in the grass - I also punched a hole in some Soft Suede card stock and placed that underneath the grass 'hole' to create the oval look to give it the right dimension. It was so easy it was almost embarrassing! lol 
Don't forget Saturday week (23 May from 9.30am) I have an open craft day to come and work on your own projects and have full use of my toys and tools. It's free, just BYO lunch, I'll provide morning/afternoon tea. Just let me know if you can make it :)


Monday, May 11, 2015

We Had a Special Visitor at Class on Friday

my furry little man decided he wanted in on the fun at class on Friday. His name is Jerry The Cat and he, like most fur babies, is such a character! Years ago he would of run for the hills if there were people about but now his so laid back and just loves company! Also his 'second' mum was at class - she comes and stays at our place to look after him when we're away and both her and her mum shower him with LOTS of love.

Just look at that beautiful face, you just want to smother him with kisses and cuddles! 


Saturday, May 9, 2015

Lots Happening plus a splash of Black and White!

Don't you just LOVE the Sweet Treat Bag die - I made the above two items using it and there are MANY more possibilities! The word 'enjoy' is just one of the many dies within the set. I used the  Back to Black Double Sided Designer Series Paper #133700 

YES there is SO much happening ahead - here is a list!

20 May - Wednesday 12.30pm - 2.30pm last Wednesday craft class $15 (includes afternoon tea)
23 May -  Saturday 9.30am - 5pm Open craft day - FREE - come and use my toys and tools on your own projects
31 May - Sunday -Last day of Retirement List - get your orders in ASAP as lots of items have already sold out!
5 June - Friday 12.30pm - 2.30pm  craft class $15 (includes afternoon tea)
12 June - Friday 7.00pm -  craft class $15 (includes supper)

19 June - Friday - NO CLASS, come to the new catalogue launch on Sunday instead
21 June - Sunday 1pm - New Catalogue Launch party - come, see and play with the new products from our annual catalogue - FREE
3 July - Friday 12.30pm - 2.30pm  craft class $15 (includes afternoon tea)

The most important thing is the end of the current catalogues (both the Annual and Occasions) on 3 June. So take a look at the Retirement List HERE and order what you need before they're gone forever - many products have already sold out!
ALSO there are some price increases coming into the new catalogue - mainly to ink pads and A4 card parks so if you have got some colours you'd like order them before the end of the month! Don't panic though as some prices are going down too! Any product that you order I will check the new catalogue and give you the lowest price!!! If you'd like to get your hands on the new catalogue as soon as it's launched on 2 June contact me, they're $5 (cheap eh!) and I'll take that off your first order over $50 (expires 21 June 8pm). 

Lastly - I've been thinking about taking a SCRAPBOOKING class once a month - I have been doing scrapbooking for over 15 years and have completed MANY albums but never taught a class! SO to get things started I thought a Project Life page - it's a great way to get started into scrapbooking, and great for cardmakers to get into producing great pages by using the great pocket system. You can personalise them to your photo which can be added after class if needed. The class would be only $15 and cover all supplies need (bar YOUR photos! hee hee) so I was looking for interest in what day/time people would like. Please contact me before 10 June with you interest - thanks.


Thursday, May 7, 2015

May 6-12 Weekly Deals

Here this weeks Weekly Deals - lots and lots of yummy scrummy products!! grab now while you can - either contact me via email - (or phone/text if you have my number) or shop directly at My Shop - follow the link on the top left of this post. 
Got some cute projects to share tomorrow - so be sure to visit again!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Sweet Treat Bag Die Birthday Card

It was my mothers birthday last week while I was away at Stampin' Up! convention so I took her out for lunch yesterday and this is the card I made for her. Someone had a sample like this card at convention and I just LOVED the idea of making a card using this die. It is probably one of my favourite dies as there are SO many things it makes and a great assortment of dies within the set. 
It's made with Rich Razzleberry card - just love this colour!! We will be making a version of this card at my class this FRIDAY - 12.30pm-2.30pm and 7.00pm - 9.30pm - contact me if you'd like to come $15 - there will be another project too and afternoon tea/supper will be provided