Sunday, December 30, 2007


Is just around the corner. What an exciting time of year. Just when you thought you could party no more, Stampin' Up! go and offer the best promotion EVER!!

This is one of the gorgeous sets called 'Birthday Whimsy'
I can't wait to have a play with this hopefully this evening!!
From the 1st January- 29th February 2008, you can earn FREE stamp sets from our exclusive Sale-a-Bration catalogue when you place a $100 order, host a workshop or by Joining my team as a Demonstrator. Once this promotion ends these stamp sets will never be available again. All the details are in the brochure, which also has some gorgeous new samples showcased as well!

If you would like your own copy please email me and I will put one in the post for you this week!

While I'm on the subject of specials, Stampin' Up! in conjunction with Australian Scrapbooking Creations magazine are offering the chance to purchase the Starter Kit at a further 10% off the already amazing value. This offer is only available till the 12th January so you need to be quick but this also means you will be entitled to Sale-A-Bration benefits as well and receive a free stamp set of your choice from the main catalogue. This means a massive saving of about $375 off the kits value.

Please don't hesitate to contact me for an obligation free info pack (I will express post) and I will answer any questions you may have about Stampin' Up!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Last piece of Christmas...

This is the last thing I wanted to show you for Christmas. If you were at the Penrith Paper Crafts Festival in November you may have seen me demonstrating these cute little gift cards.

( some of you lucky few may have received one from me then as well!).

They were super quick to make using a technique called 'Reverse Masking'.
All i did was create a circle mask using my round tab punch and then using 'pastels' and sponge daubers, coloured inside the clear area. Then with mask in place I stamped my 'hung up on the holidays' stamps, lift the mask and voila! A bit of 'dazzling diamonds' to finish and they're done. The best bit is I only used the one colour for the whole thing! Even the cardstock! This one is 'Ballet Blue'

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas...

Hope you all have a wonderful, safe and Merry Christmas from my family to yours!!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Double pocket tote...

I made this adorable little double pocket tote bag using the Holiday Thyme paper which is sadly no longer available. It was a super quick project that would be a great gift with some small note cards or treats stuffed into the pockets.

It also uses the star from 'on board accents' chipboard and the 'celebrate' from the stamp set 'Lexicon of love', Gold cord, Twill tape and gold Brads.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

December Madness Offer...

Still need to get a few gifts for loved ones or even yourself in time for Christmas??

  • Place and order with me no later than 6pm 15Th December and you will I will throw in postage and handling costs on me! That's right ... free!

  • Place an order worth $100 or more and receive a free Classic ink pad of your choice on me as well!!
    Place $200 and get two etc...

This offer is only available until Thursday, 15Th December.

Don't forget this is also the last chance to acquire the beautiful Holiday Thyme Double-sided Papers @ $14.95 they're a bargain!!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Hail, Hail...

Here are the photos as promised. These were taken about half an hour after the main storm passed and had already begun to melt.

I hope everyone has stayed safe and sound. Thank God for insurance!!

A bit of Scrapbooking...

So I'm not usually a scrapbooker but love to give it a go now and then. These are two 6x6 layouts I've been working on this morning and I must say I'm quite happy with how they turned out. The first one simply uses the ingredients from the Simply Scrappin Kits- All the trimmings. and the second is another using my new stamp set- Time well spent.

This second page uses a LOT of pink but it figure that's OK because my daughter is a very girly- girl. And she just looks adorable in pink.

As I type this a Hail storm has just hit Sydney. Will post the photos later. Bigger than I've ever seen and my first ever brand new car has just copped it big time!!!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Challenges Galore...

This is a card I made for a colour challenge that Madonna hosted for the team I'm a part of 'The Elite Stampers'.
Using "Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Rose Red, Orchid Opulence, Very Vanilla or Blush Blossom up to you"
I wanted to change the fold of the card and use my spiral punch finally! I also used the tag punch to do both ends of my 'Friends' Tag.

click on the picture for a larger view

Ive also used:

Time well spent (2008 hostess set)

watercolour wonder crayons and aqua painter

buttons (rich regals)

hemp twine

and glue dots- mini and pop-up

wide very vanilla grosgrain ribbon

All items are Stampin' Up! and are available through me simply by contacting me here.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Time well spent...

Remember during the promotion for the stamp set 'All in the Family', I mentioned what an amazing company Stampin' Up!® is?? Well, today they proved it once again. As a thank you to us as demonstrators we all received this stamp set for free from Shelli, the founder of Stampin' Up! (Can you tell I'm excited, it only arrived this morning and has already had a workout!)

If you would like more information about the benefits of being a part of this awsome family then please contact me for an obligation free info pack.

P.S. On the quiet, this set will be featured in next years catty as a hostess set!

This card uses:

Regal Rose, Apricot Appeal and Certainly Celery cardstock

Waterclour Paper

Water colour Wonder Crayons in Rich Regals and Aquapainter

Rich Regals Brads

'Time well spent' and 'Much Appreciated' stamp sets

Wide Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon ( summer mini) and the white gel pen.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

New Summer Mini...

Is now online!! This year's Summer mini catalogue is jam packed with beautiful new stamps and accessories. Did I mention how gorgeous the papers are?? They are beautiful so I bought them all!! LOL

If not not satisfied just looking online, Drop me an e-mail or contact me so I can pop one in the post for you.

There's still time to buy your Christmas gifts for loved ones or if you would like to spoil yourself, there is something for everyone!!

Just a reminder that the Holiday Thyme papers are only available until the 15th December!!!

This latest picture is using the new 'Enchante' papers which I am totally in love with. These papers also co-ordinate beautifully with the 'Carte Postale', 'leaves a la Carte' wheel, and 'French Flair' Background stamps!

Accordion book in a box just ready to be embellished!!!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

All in the Family...

We are almost at the end of a few specials for the Month, so this is your last chance to get them.
The Spring Mini Catalogue is coming to an end on the 30th (tomorrow), if there was anything that you wanted, you had best be quick.
All in the Family disappears until April. Don't forget this is the fundraiser for Dave Abbott’s family. So far over 4000 sets have been sold worldwide. All proceeds are going direct to Dave’s family.
The Holiday Thyme papers are still available but only until the 15th of December. These have been my saving grace for beautiful quick Chrissy cards and I dare say I will have to stock up on some more before they are gone for good!!

Speaking of Christmas papers and All in the family...

Here is my latest card combining the two. I wanted the hands to be holding the greeting but since there is only the three of us, we could only hold 'merry'.

I've used:

All in the Family stamp set ( limited release)

Holiday Thyme double sided papers ( limited release)

whimsical lower alphabet

corner rounder

Slit punch

Large oval punch

rich regal buttons and gold cord

all of which are available from Stampin' Up!® and available for purchase through me.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Gorgeous Paper Bows...

Who would have thought a few strips of paper could make something so cute. These paper bows were the result of a recent tutorial on one of my fav sites, splitcoaststampers. You can view the tute here. I'll never buy another ribbon bow again! These are so easy and fun!
I've used some of Stampin' Up!® double sided designer series papers for these, 'Loves me' a sneak peak of the new Summer Mini and the 'Holiday Thyme' which is only available until December 15 so don't miss out!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

A New Little Someone...

One of our best friends, Allison,Peter and their daughter Erica have just announced the safe arrival of a second daughter named Renee! ( Erica and my daughter are the best of friends already!)

This gave me the perfect excuse to play with some of the new products from the ( Not yet released) Summer Mini Catty! So a sneak peak if you like!

I've used:
A new Little someone stamp set
Watercolour paper
stazon ink
Pretty in pink/chocolate chip cardstock
'Loves me' Designer series D/S paper
'Flirty' Ribbon Originals
and pop up glue dots.

I've also used 'sweet heart' from the set, Bundle of Joy which retires at the end of november!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

New Swap cards...

I love swaps!!! These just arrived in my letterbox from a swap I participated in with my upline Cass. These are a great way to get new cards and ideas and see stamps you may not have or seen!

Monday, November 12, 2007

a Short Absence...

I'm sorry for the delay in posting pictures about the recent papercrafts festival. Unfortunately a family member has recently passed away and it has left us a little shaken. Please come and check in again and I hope you will all understand.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Penrith Papercrafts Festival...

Starts TODAY!! Come and say Hi to myself and some of the girls from our team! We'll be there for the whole three days with great make and takes as well as some awesome demonstrations running every hour as well. There is also the chance to win some amazing lucky door prizes throughout the show so be sure to get an entry in.

Here’s the details:
Penrith Papercrafts Festival November 2nd, 3rd & 4th 2007 Penrith Panthers Mulgoa Rd, Penrith
The show will be open from 10:00am each day and will close at 5:00pm on Friday and Saturday and at 4:00pm on Sunday.
Entry is $10 for adults and children under 12 years of age can enter the show for free.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Just in Thyme...

Some of you know that I have a complete paper fetish, hoards and hoards of the stuff stashed in various cupboards and boxes ready for that perfect project! But i fall in love with it and then don't want to chop it up!!

Well, Stampin' Up! has given me another reason to get more! Check out these gorgeous new double-sided Designer series papers which are now available until 15th December. They would perfectly co-oridinate with so many projects one just won't be enough! These papers are great value at $14.95 ($16.95 value plus postage), for Twelve sheets, 2 each of six designs.

Contact me today to find out more!

All in the Family...

Some of you or may not know that the General Manager of Stampin' Up!® Australia, David Abbott, recently passed away from a rare blood disease. It was a sad time as many of the Elite team knew him personally not to mention the fact that he leaves behind a Wife and three young children.

To honor Dave , Stampin' Up! will be releasing the stamp set 'All in the Family' for November only and all proceeds from the sale will be used to set up a fund to help the family. You can view the colour flyer here or contact me to find out about my special offer for this set!

"To Love what we do and share what we love,
as we help others enjoy creativity
and worthwhile accomplishments...
In this we make a difference!"
Stampin' Up! Statement of the Heart

Monday, October 29, 2007

A new technique to try...

After seeing these girls try this here and here I thought I would have a go and what an amazingly quick and effective technique! Bear in mind I attempted these at 10 pm on Friday night so the colouring is probably not as it could be!

Let me know what you think?

The sets I've used are:

Scribble this, Heartspeak and

A new Little Someone.
All of which are available through me simply by contacting me Here.

As Promised..

some new photos! These are the gorgeously simple cards we made for the christmas stamp-a-stack on saturday. The girls did such an amzing job and It was such alot of fun!

To find out more please contact me Here or leave a comment.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Having withdrawls already...

Well It's almost been a whole week without a post and I must admit I have been really busy! I hope you will forgive me! Tomorrow I will have some photos of the cards we made at a Christmas stamp-a-stack on Saturday. And for those of you coming on the 9Th November, Don't look because you'll be making them too! It was an amazing afternoon with some really lovely girls. I hope they had as much fun as I did!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Tonight's Hostess Gift...

This is a hostess gift I made for a workshop tonight. It's a gorgeous little tote bag that looks so adorable when filled with cards or treats.

I hope you like it Maryse!

I've used: Scribble wheel, black catridge, and Stampin' write markers to colour

Sage Shadow and Lavender Lace cardstock and sticky strip to adhere.

Please contact me Here if you would like to purchase any of these products!

Just adding, I like to do something different for each of my hostess' who hold a workshop so you never know what I may do next!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

A new card to show...

I spent the evening last night having a play with a stamp set I haven't used yet and found this layout from Beate's blog that I just had to try. (you need to scroll down to 'simple birthday') I've kept mine simple but still like to result. You can't see but I've also used the paper piercing tool to pierce holes to line both top and bottom of the regal rose strip.

I've used: Mellow moss, so saffron and regal rose cardstock
Touch of nature and Warm words stamp sets
corner rounder punch, Ivory Organdy ribbon,
Paper piercing tool ( from crafters' tool kit) and
Watercolour wonder crayons and aquapainter and lastly
Crystal effects ove the flower head to make it shine.

If you would like any more information about the products I've used please contact me here or leave a comment!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Stalk that Postie Girls...

For the girls who posted a comment for my Christmas Embellishment Blog Candy, look out. Here is what you will be getting! ( plus a sponge dauber, it rolled off before I took the photo then my camera battery died!)

I hope you enjoy and make sure to tell everyone to get in early next time so they too can enjoy some free stuff.
For more information about any of the products you see her please contact me here or leave a comment on this blog.

All products from Stampin' Up!®:
Assorted A5 cardstock, 6 x6 Designer series paper sample, Tag candy, Hodgepodge hardware sample, sponge dauber, Burgundy grosgrain, gold cord, small stamp and technique booklet!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Christmas embellishment blog candy..

You never know what you may find in there but the first five peole who post me a comment on here, will!! Those who receive my newsletter are the first to know what's happening so make sure to subscribe today!

Jayne you are lucky #1

Sorry girls this only available if you aren't already part of our Stampin' UP!® family and you must be in Australia or the postage will kill me! LOL!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Little boxes, Little boxes...

One of the benefits of being a demonstrator with Stampin' Up!® is the amazing support from both the company and your team and uplines. One of my uplines Jayne hosted a cyberstamp this week and this is the result of challenge 1.
These gorgeous Boxes were so easy to make and alot of fun too! I must admit though I am Paper addicted and tend to not use these gorgeous papers often as they are so pretty I hate to cut them. Must learn to be more ruthless because I love the end result!

I've used Petals and Paisleys Designer series double-sided paper ( try saying that fast!), More mustard cardstock, certainley celery ribbon, 'hello' from Tagger's dozen and my tag punch to co-ordinate. Let me know what you think!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Ever wish your man was more creative? Want to see a 'real' man make a greeting card? Check out this link (Thanks for finding it Alisa!) and get ready for a good laugh!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Spring Is In The Air Promotion...

Who doesn't love free stuff at the start of the new season?? Well any time really?? This month's promotion sure won't disappoint! Simply purchase the 'Looks like Spring' stamp set and co-ordinating Punch 'Spring bouquet flower' and receive the (again co-ordinating!) Spring Showers OR Spring Flowers designer series double-sided paper FREE!! That's a saving of $16.95.

You can View them Here or contact me to see them for yourself!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

My postie must really love coming to my place. Something new all the time! My most recent delivery was some cards from a Christmas card swap from within the team I am a part of 'The Elite Stampers'.
They are from Top: L-R,
Lisa,Madonna, and yours truely
Wendy,Janet, and Holly.
Thanks girls, some really great ideas there.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

World Card Making Day...

...Is right around the corner. On Staurday 6th October. What a great excuse (I mean chance) to get creative and make something for someone special. Or just to get started on those christmas cards we always leave till last minute!

To celebrate Stampin' Up! ® are offering a huge 20% off their Simply Sent Kits. These can be viewed Here on page 19 &20 of the online catty and are available between 4-8th October at the discounted price! These would make an ideal gift for someone as well. And contain everything you need to get started in cardmaking. Or just treat yourself.

I will also be hosting a cardmaking morning on the 6th October for those in Sydney. Cost will be $15 and will cover all materials for the morning, lucky door prizes and some yummy morning tea as well! You can contact me here as booking are essential.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Woo Hoo!!

Ok so I'm here. Well Almost! Now what?? Well my guess is to take things slowly while I work out how to navigate around a blog. My hope is to share with you what has been happening within my crafty little world and hopefully share a few ideas and things I've learnt along the way!