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!!!