December 20, 2011

Christmas cards No.7

A little "vintage". I was blog surfing and came across a card on the amazing site of Danielle Daws and was immediately inspired. I loved the idea of using the negative image of a punched out shape. So I grabbed for my ornament punch and started creating. I added sponging around all the edges for definition and added the scrolls stamping over the corners, before adhering the pieces to the card base. You could do this in so many other colour combinations.

Hope you like it!
Happy Stamping,

Christmas cards No.6

OK a couple more! All the same colours/papers I have been using this year, just a few variations. Sometimes when creating a lot of cards at once you feel the need to make them all different, however if they're all going to be given to a variety of people, why reinvent the wheel?? I've had a lot of fun this year because I have given myself a break and kept it simple! Using left over pieces from one card to create another is OK!!!!
My favourite part of the blue card above is the 3D ornament and the strips of textured white cardstock (left over from cards in No.2 post). Note also the stamped background of baubles with versa mark ink and the words "very merry". Hope your Xmas is very merry too!
Happy Stamping,

December 18, 2011

Christmas Cards No.4 and No.5

Hi again. Many cards in this post and maybe all I'll get done.......... once I get going though it's hard to stop! So here I have used up scrap strips of DS paper to create my own patchwork DS paper look which I've then put through the Big Shot with the Top Note die. Quick but effective. To finish off, a simple greeting and voila!

Now here I decided to get creative WITHOUT ANY STAMPING. The "letters to Santa" DS paper has such lovely designs which lend themselves to beautiful 12x12 scrapbooking pages. BUT they are also perfect when cut out and layered to make gorgeous quick "last minute" cards. The only addition was a ribbon on the ones on the left, otherwise it's all DS paper with the coordinating cardstock card bases. I love the "Blushing bride" pink cards. Not a colour usually used in Xmas cards, but as that is one of the colours in this paper range it works beautifully.

DON'T FORGET the December Frenzy sale!!!!! The "Every Moment" stamp set (pg 72) has already sold out and has returned to it's full retail price. Get in quick and don't miss out. I am taking orders all through the Christmas period. Sale ends Dec 31st.
Happy Stamping,

December 16, 2011

Christmas Cards No.3

Getting into the spirit now! But time running out fast! Lucky none of my cards have to be posted overseas! The DS papers featured here are from the gorgeous set in our Idea Book & Catalogue called "Letters to Santa". I love the colour combo including marina mist and riding hood red. I've also used the ornament punch again which I've only just added to my collection. It's getting a work out! But again, get a production line going and I now have 6 more cards ready. Yeah.

Happy Stamping,

December 13, 2011

Christmas cards! No. 2

This time I had to use one of my favourite colours, Baja Breeze and of course the Big Shot! The white cardstock has been put through the Big shot with the Square Lattice texture folder and the letters have also been cut out using this amazing tool! Other notable features here are the eyelet border and ornament punches. Anything that makes card making quick and simple is a winner with me!!!! Back soon with some more creations.

Happy Stamping,

December 11, 2011

Christmas cards!

I have finally made a start! I always aim to make at least 6 cards with each basic layout. With a production line technique it only takes a few extra minutes to make multiple cards which is what we all need at this time of year!!!!

So here, all I have done is used two different DS papers and different images/greetings, but essentially the cards are identical. By doing one "portrait" and one "landscape" you end up with a nice variety. While these particular cards are very simple, they still look great. If you look closely you will see the images have been multi coloured with markers.

Happy Stamping,

December 3, 2011

December is here!!!!!!!!!

What a crazy time of year. It's sale time and we have a BRAND NEW mini catalogue. I have ordered a pile of cattys and my regular customers on my mail list will all be getting one soon.

Make sure you check out the sale flyer. Just click on the image in the right side bar. Also check out the catty, it's so beautiful. Then email me asap so you don't miss out on these great specials.
I HAVE NOT started xmas cards yet, but have been working on teacher gifts. I like to try and give something useful so have gone with a standard gift of mine, a notebook. To make them a bit more special I have put each teacher's first initial on them. These are covered chipboard letters which have then been coated with crystal effects.

Happy Stamping,

November 5, 2011

New Promotion

Hi everyone! Time for our November promotion! For all the fans of the BIG SHOT this is one not to miss! Save 10% on select dies and if you don't already have the Big Shot, why not take advantage of the special bundle on offer this month.

See the flyer on the right hand bar for all the details.

Stay tuned for some Christmas projects very soon. In the meantime,

Happy Stamping,

September 1, 2011


It's HERE!!!! Yes, our brand new catalogue went live today and you can now place orders. If you want to view this catty online you can download a copy from my link on the side bar. You can also get a copy of the supplies list which is really handy.

As if this wasn't exciting enough here is even better news! You can join Stampin' Up this month only in two different ways:
1. Buy a "MINI STARTER KIT" only available till Sept 30th for only $169.00 and enjoy all the normal demonstrator benefits. Great option for hobby demonstrators like myself!!
2. Buy the normal Starter Kit at 20% off!!!!
Something else worth mentioning: You no longer need an ABN to join. So joining has never been easier or cheaper!!!!

Send me an email if you'd like a copy of the new catty for yourself. I am happy to answer ANY questions about joining. No obligation.
Happy Stamping,

August 25, 2011

Fathers day card

Sorry for the washed out photo. Lighting was bad when I took it, but you get the basic idea. Colours are baja breeze, chocolate chip and crumb cake. This card was cased from another blogger out there but I can't remember the creator. Stamps used are the sanded background, tree from thoughts and prayers and pocket silhouettes. Then it was just a few punches and the letters cut out with the big shot. Hope this gives you some inspiration for creating your own "dad" cards.
DON'T FORGET next week sees the end of the current Idea Book and Catalogue. The retiring list is out and some products are reduced but many are sold out already. Make sure you have a look if you haven't already before they are gone.
Ready for a new catty?? I have a box here ready to distribute. Email me and arrange to get your hands on the brand new catalogue now!!
Happy Stamping,

August 5, 2011

Time to say goodbye to the 10/11 Idea Book and Catalogue

Yes, we only have the month of August to purchase any of the retiring products from our 10/11 Idea book and catalogue. When you click on the link on my right hand side bar you will see the 6 pages of retiring products which include stamps, tools and accessories, papers and kits. Some items only have limited stock and some are 25% off, and some are a crazy 40% off !!!!!!
Make sure you have a look and email me asap so you don't miss out.

I'll be back soon with some new cards including ones for Father's Day
Happy Stamping,

July 13, 2011


You can tell it's holidays and that I'm recovering from an operation, that's about the only time I scrapbook, but I'm actually hooked at the moment. I love how this page turned out and thought I'd share it even though I'm sorry to say the SU products used here are now retired. I used the jumbo outline alphabet stamp set for my title and the bike stamp along the bottom is also a SU stamp. I love the freedom of using stamping on my pages, especially for titles, rather than relying on stickers or chipboard etc. You always run out of the letters you need. With stamps you never run out. If you do scrapbooking, I highly recommend investing in a variety of ABC stamp sets in different sizes/fonts.

Notice how I stamped the first letter of each word first on a colour cardstock and cut them out. This shows how you can use your stamps in a variety of ways. You could use patterned paper for even more colour. Most importantly for a task like this is the Stamp-a-ma-jig!!! Another "must have" scrapbooking tool.

Till next time,
Happy Stamping,

July 10, 2011

A little bit fancy.

Sorry for the washed out photo, but I wanted you to see the shine on the butterflies. This was created by embossing with black embossing powder. The card base is in Riding Hood Red with the "Love letter" DS papers. Other touches include sponging around all edges, tearing and an antique brad. Together these elements create a stylish card that's just "a little bit fancy"! Hope you like it.

Happy Stamping,

July 3, 2011

Stampin' Pastels

I dusted off my pastels this week and made a collection of cards and tags using the same basic image. For these projects I used the pastels with my blender pen, picking the colours that coordinated with the cardstocks used. This was a great opportunity to go through my scrap pieces of cardstock and make use of some of those left over bits and pieces from other projects. On the card below I also used the Big Shot with the top note die and "lots of tags" set. With this card I also cut the flowers out and raised them on stampin dimensionals for added interest. Simple but pretty.

Happy Stamping,

July 1, 2011

Love letters and buttons

Hi stampers. Yes you are seeing correctly-I have made some new cards. Now these cards were super easy but I love the way they turned out. Sometimes the less you think the better!! I just grabbed a few basic items (Love Letter DS Paper; coordinating cardstock; Big Shot and dies) and went from there. I have used the Top Note die, ovals and the new Embosslits "Sweet Buttons" from our Autumn/Winter mini. Remember this mini finishes July 31st. The greeting is from "Perfect Punches" stamp set which is one of those all round sets with birthday, Christmas, thanks, congratulations etc... Handy to have.

O.K, NEW PROMOTION launched today. When you spend $100 you will receive a free set of ribbon and buttons!! These items are gorgeous. See the flyer on my side bar for all the details.
Happy Stamping,

June 28, 2011

I am still here...........

Hi everyone,
Not sure if anybody will even be reading this as I have been absent for so long, and I can't remember when I last put a card on here. It's been one of those times in my life where you just have to take a step back for a while. After moving house and all that goes with that, I then went through some health issues resulting in a hospital stay and hysterectomy. The positive side of all this is I'm now at home 24/7 for a while and have lots of time to indulge in some papercrafting!

So, I'll get off this computer and get my creative mojo started again. Back soon,
Happy Stamping,

May 25, 2011

Last Deal of the Week

How quickly did May flash by? This is the last week of our "Deals of the Week" promotion.
This week it is wheels and rub ons.
Pg 62 Right on Track wheel WAS $11.95 NOW $8.37
Pg 68 Retro Remix wheel WAS $11.95 NOW $8.37
Pg 134 Vintage type Rub Ons WERE $15.95 NOW $11.17
Pg 134 Playdate Rub Ons WERE $16.95 NOW $11.87

We also have the NEW promotion that started this week where you can earn an extra $70 worth of free products when you have a party sales total of $450 or more. The $450 is inclusive of postage and handling so actual products ordered only needs to be around $428 to qualify. For this amount you will receive your free level 1 hostess gift plus $110 worth in free product of your choice. How great is that. Why not have a catalogue party and get a few orders from your friends.

If you are one of the first 4 people to contact me with an order of $100 or more while this promotion is on (continues through till end June) you can share in this great offer. I will split the benefits between the 4 people with 3 getting $35 in free product and 1 getting the hostess set. Sound good??? Just drop me a line with your order.

I KNOW IT"S BEEN AGES since I have posted cards on here and I am so sorry. I do have good intentions but I'm not getting anything much done! Will try harder............
Happy Stamping,

May 18, 2011

New Deal of the week!!

It's another Wednesday and time for a new deal!!!!
This week Stampin Up have listed ribbons and embellishments. Always great to stock up on those!
Daffodil Delight 5/8" (1.6cm) Satin Ribbon Was $16.95 NOW $11.87
Certainly Celery 3/8" (1cm) Taffeta ribbon Was $12.95 NOW $9.07
Square fire Rhinestone Brads Were $19.95 NOW $13.97
Square Ice Rhinestone Brads Were $19.95 NOW $13.97

So as with each week this month, if you are interested in any of these offers, email me asap so you don't miss out. Many of you took advantage of the pastels when they were reduced last week!
Happy Stamping,

May 11, 2011

Deals Of The Week!!!!

Hi all, I've been missing in action for a while I know-moving house and very annoying internet hassles.......but now I'm back.
So this is week 2 of the deals. My regular blog readers who are on my email list should have already seen this via email. If you would like to join my regular email list, please let me know.
OK so this week:
Pg 142 Stampin Pastels New Color Kit (19 colours) Was $28.50 NOW $22.50
Pg 151 "Thanks" Embosslits Die Was $21.95 NOW $17.56
Pg 151 "Sweetest Stem" Embosslits Die Was $21.95 NOW $17.56
Pg 155 Pennant Bigz XL Die Was $74.95 NOW $59.96

If you like to add colour with our beautiful Stampin pastels, and have our original kit, this is a great opportunity to update your kit with the new colours added this year. It comes in it's own sturdy case, colour guide insert, applicators etc....
Email me asap if you'd like to order any of the above items. They are only available till Tuesday 17th May.

I'll be back soon with some new samples to show you from that gorgeous new mini catty of ours.
Happy Stamping,

April 1, 2011

Autumn Winter Mini is HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good Morning Stampers!!!!!! Well it's an exciting day. I love to see the launch of a brand new catty. Our Autumn/Winter Mini is wonderful. You can click on the image in my side bar and see this beautiful collection of new products online. I especially love the buttons and sewing themed products. Very Cute!!!!! If you would like your own copy, let me know and I'll pop one in the post for you. Happy Stamping,

March 26, 2011

Bliss and Butterflies!

I think this might have to be my favourite Sale-a-bration set, but I love them all so it's a hard choice! I've teamed it up here with some other current favourites- Big Shot dies -Top Note; Lot's of tags; and Beautiful Wings. These tools make card making so fast and decorative.

Only a few days left to Sale-a-brate. Get in quick if you too would like this stamp set for free.
Happy Stamping,

March 7, 2011

Don't Forget!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just a quick reminder that this is the last month of Sale-a-bration AND the last month of our Summer Mini catalogue. So if you had your heart set on any of the products in the mini catalogue you better act fast because this could be your last chance to purchase. Why not get a $100 order together and get a free set of stamps while you're at it!!!! The sale-a-bration stamp sets are never released again.
Hope your start to Autumn has been fabulous, and on a personal note if you live local to Corrimal NSW, hope to see you this Friday at the Corrimal Primary School Fete (4 to 8pm). I'll be there with my Stampin' Up stand. Drop by and say hi.
Happy Stamping,

February 24, 2011

Which colours are best???

So which do you like the best. I demonstrated this card at a party last weekend (hi Lianne), and I love how simply changing colours can make a card look different. I love them both. The softer, pastel colours of the first give a charming feel, where the boldness of the black, red and cream create a whole different look. So what's your pick?

I think I need to add a black pearl for the birds eye! I loved using my antique brads and "love letter" DS papers on this one.
Happy Stamping,