December 21, 2012

Clearance rack No.2!!!!

Here is the 2nd list starting today. Remember these sell fast so email me asap!!!!!! No minimum spend. Normal P&H applies.
                                   Click HERE  to see this week's list!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Happy Stamping,

December 18, 2012

Only 1 week till Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Merry Christmas everyone!!! We are here already with only 1 more week till the big day. I hope you all have a lovely time with your families but more importantly safe and healthy times.
So for my last card in this Christmas countdown, another old layout, an embellishment idea from last year................... but a card I just love for it's simplicity.

The bauble is so easy as it's that magical combo of a stamp with matching punch. I just stamped/punched out 3 baubles and then it's just a matter of folding them in halves and gluing them so they become 3D.

Make sure you keep checking back each week for the  CLEARANCE SALE items. They are selling FAST. See post below for the details.
Happy Stamping,

December 14, 2012

NEWSFLASH!!! Clearance sale!

Ok. lets have some fun. I know you are all FLAT OUT, but a sale is a sale. And this is great. Old products brought back, huge discounts, all while stocks last. Some GREAT XMAS themed items.
Each week a new set of items. So check back over the next four weeks.
First under image below. Runs from TODAY till 20th Dec. Two pages of items.

                                   Click here to see the sale list!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Stamping,

December 11, 2012

2 weeks till Christmas!!!

Today I thought I'd share some bits and pieces. I have been making up a pile of tags with my left over cs scraps. After making lots of cards there are always those strips and scraps left in a pile. I hate wasting anything so now I have a bunch of tags instead. Here is a selection.

Sorry ths photo is on side................couldn't work out how to rotate it!!!!!!!!!!!!
Next, you have probably seen these lolly tubes all around blogland. They are a great alternative to candy canes and you can fill them with heaps of things. We chose jellybeans. My son had a lot of fun stamping all the initials on the tops and punching them out.
Hope you have been enjoying my countdown. Only 1 week to go.
Also get ready.............................Sale-a-bration is just around the corner!!!! After Christmas it won't be long till the best promotion of the year is here again and this time it's HUGE!!! Lots more freebies to choose from. You will not want to miss it. Start having a think about your $100 orders now.
Happy Stamping,

December 4, 2012

3 weeks to go!!!!!!!!!!!!

My Big Shot has been feeling neglected so I've given it centre stage today. I've used the Paper Doily Sizzlit die, Apothecary Accents Framelits, and the textured impressions embossing folder, Argyle. I love how one tool can do so many things and voila, I have another card made!

Happy Stamping,

November 27, 2012

Oh my, only 4 weeks to go!!!

Time for some shimmer and shine!!! Starting to feel like decorating the house and that always makes me think of tinsel. So I've pulled out the Glimmer paper as seen in Holiday Catty pg 18. For this card I've also used the adorable Watercolor Winter stamp set on pg 14. Love the 2 step stamping technique for foolproof artwork.

You may notice that I have actually put my greeting on the inside of the card and punched the same shape out of the front piece. This is a nifty technique as it decorates the front and inside of your card in the one go!
Happy Stamping,

November 20, 2012

Only 5 weeks to go!!

Where is the time going????
This week, a scary reminder that the 25th Dec isn't far away. There are a couple of things I love about this card, and one of them is that many of the features are things I have done before. Why recreate the wheel? The layout, the colours, the DS papers, the circle greeting, bakers twine etc.... The point being, WHY NOT?? If it works why change it?

The one stand out feature of this card is the stitching, well faux stitching!!! I have again used the paper piercing templates to do my outline of holes. then I have just drawn in the lines using a uni-ball Signo Gel Pen. It's a quick and easy way to create a very realistic look.
Happy Stamping,

November 13, 2012

6 weeks to go, time to start wrapping!!

Yes, for this week of my countdown I thought I'd take a break from cards and decorate a gift bag and matching card. I give a lot of small gifts out at this time of year for simply saying thanks to the many people who help me through the year. There are also all those teacher gifts etc...
You can get plain white gift bags in lots of places these days, I buy mine in bulk lots.
For this project I used the very cute stamp set Owl Occasions from the Holiday Mini catty and DS papers from Be of Good Cheer. Quick and easy but it definately brightens up a gift.

Happy Stamping,

November 6, 2012

7 weeks till Christmas!

Now it's starting to get serious! We are in November already, the shops are already busy and crowded. So, for this week's card I have tried something a little different, a "shaped card".
I have used the Labels Collection Framelits and my Big Shot to full advantage. The DS papers are from Be of good cheer and I've used some bakers twine in matching Lucky Limeade. I'm really happy with the result

The other feature I will also point out is my new FAVOURITE tool, the paper piercing guides. There are two sets available at the moment, 1 in main catty, 1 in Holiday Mini. The pre marked guide for piercing dots makes embellishing your projects SO EASY. I have used it here around one of my framelit layers and the straight line down the side. Love the added look it gives the card.
GREAT NEWS see below where you can get a paper piercing pack for FREE!!!!!
Happy Stamping,

November 4, 2012

November Promotions.

A quick post with links to the current items on offer this month. The first is a free paper piercing pack when you make a qualifying purchase.

Click HERE to see the flyer on the left at full size for all the details.

If you love ink now is the time to have a stamping party at your house or have a catalogue party and gather some orders together. Why?? You can get a whole set of 10 ink pads when your order totals $650 or more!!! Obviously that's on top of all your normal hostess gifts. Whoo hoo!
Click HERE for all the details.

Happy Stamping,

October 30, 2012

8 weeks to go!

Sometimes simple is sensible.............these cards are great for mass production. You can churn quite a few of these out in a short space of time.
Just change the colours for variety and choose matching coloured markers to your DS papers for each card. You could even change the greetings on some for variation too. I love the size and detail on these ornaments from Merry & Type, they fill a card nicely and require little else.

Happy Stamping,

October 23, 2012

9 Weeks to go!!!!!!!!!!

For this week's installment of my Xmas countdown, I have featured the DS Papers Be Of Good Cheer. The hardest part was choosing which patterns to use in my 5 strips of paper, they are all gorgeous in this set!  The colour combo is Gumball Green & Cherry Cobbler, with vanilla as the neutral.

The other main features are the decorative edge using the dotted scallop ribbon border punch; the greeting is from Perfect Punches which is cut out with matching scallop circle punch.  Also, it's hard to tell in the photo but the ornaments are actually embossed with Cherry Cobbler embossing powder for that extra bit of shine!
Happy Stamping,

October 16, 2012

10 weeks to go!!!!

Time for a little "vintage". I absolutely love how this card turned out. I think it is mainly because I really had no plan at the start except for wanting a vintage look and a collage approach.
I wont list all the stamps I've used (you can see why), but the steps I took were:
* created collage of words/greetings all over background using versa mark ink.
* sponged edges with crumb cake ink.
* stamped images from Delicate doilies in colour. Stamped larger images again on DS paper and hand cut out for middle flowers.
* added brads and ribbon.
* cut out labels using Apothecary Accents Framelits die using big shot & Modern Label punch.
Happy Stamping,

October 9, 2012

11 weeks till Christmas!!

OK, for the 2nd week of my countdown I've added some bling!!
There are a few features of this card I'd like to point out:
* the silver tree is created by embossing in silver
* the striped panel behind it is patterned DS from the In Color Paper stack which has been sprayed with Smooch Spritz (silver foil).
* the "bling" is Rhinestone basic jewels.
Hope you like it!!
Happy Stamping,

October 2, 2012

12 Weeks till Christmas (Oh my)

Ok, scary thought I know. But it is what it is, so why not embrace it?

The first project I have to show you was inspired by the lovely work of Claire Daly. I was drawn to the colours and DS papers and went from there. I have used my favourite (now retired) "Dasher" stamp. The "Merry Christmas" is from the very useful Hostess set Mixed Medley. It's great that so many of our stamps have either a coordinating punch or die to match. Anything that saves time is a winner with me. Both Mixed medley and the Festival of Prints DS paper stack, are available in the current holiday mini catty. 
Why not put your Christmas projects supplies list together now and take advantage of our October Promotion. See details below.

Happy Stamping,

October 1, 2012

October promotion!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes October already, I know.............. it's crazy how fast the year is going.
Who wants FREE RIBBON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The new In Colors for 2012-2014 are gorgeous and for every $60 order you place in October, you can get your hands on a spool of ribbon in one of the colours. Can't decide which colour???? For $120 you get two. A $300 order not only gets all 5 spools of ribbon but also qualifies for hostess gifts! Have fun choosing, and get your orders to me before the end of the month.
You can find the ribbons in the new catty on page 172. They are the Stitched satin ribbons that normally cost $15.95 each!!!!
I'll be back tomorrow with the start of my 12 weeks till Christmas countdown. (arrrrgggghhhh!)
Happy Stamping,

September 1, 2012

New Annual Catalogue!!!!!

Hi all, Happy New Catalogue Day!!!!!!! Today is the launch of the brand NEW Stampin' Up Annual Catty. If you haven't already got your copy from me, we better catch up soon!!!! What's better than 1 new catty, well 2 of course!!!! Today is also the start of our HOLIDAY MINI CATTY!!!!!!!!!! You can click on the links for both catalogues in my right hand side bar.
So much to drool over, enjoy and you can start placing orders from today.
Scroll down to see some of the new papers in my cards below.
Happy Stamping,

August 23, 2012

Another Father's Day Card & Sneak Peak at New Products!

Firstly a quick card a whipped up for Father's Day. Kept this one really simply because lets face it, men don't really worry about how fancy the card is do they?????

Now for some NEW DS Paper!!!! I fell in love with this paper instantly. Love purple and yellow together! It's called Floral District and will be available from Sept 1st.

Happy Stamping,

August 18, 2012

Fathers Day not far away!

Hi all, so much going on at the moment my head is spinning. It's retirement month for our 11/12 catalogue and there are lots of my favourite stamp sets going. Make sure you have a look at your wish lists and snap up your favourites before they are gone forever.
New products are just around the corner which is very exciting. As a demonstrator I get to preorder goodies and I eagerly awaited the post last week. I'm working on some new projects to show you soon.
Meanwhile, Father's Day isn't far away. So I was inspired to make some male cards. I revisited a layout and colour scheme I've used for mens cards before.

I have loved this DS paper, Well Worn for men's cards, but like ALL the DS papers, they retire each year for a whole new bunch.
Email me asap if you would like this paper or ANY retiring products. See my links in the post below

Happy Stamping,

August 4, 2012

Retiring List

Hi everyone.  Life is so hectic at the moment, stamping has taken a bit of a backseat. BUT I needed to get on here to let you all know that August is the last month for our current annual catty,  which also means this month is when we have the last chance to get any of the products that are retiring.
So,   click on the link below to see the Retiring Stamps list, and the Retiring Accessories list. As always these SELL OUT FAST.  Pls note, some products like stamp pads are "retiring" , but this means in their current shape/format etc. These items will still be in the new catty but just in new packaging etc.

Retiring Stamps List pdf

Retiring Accessories List pdf

Email me your orders asap and all orders will recieve a FREE copy of the new annual catty and the new Holiday Mini catty with their order!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Stamping,