Monday, September 21, 2009

Close to My Heart

I'm helping to organise a fundraising night of Craft in October for SIDS and Kids.  It's going to be a fun night of crafting with heaps of fun things to do, check out the details by clicking on the pictures below.  This fundraiser is close to my heart as 5 years ago my first born beautiful baby girl (Amelia-Belle Josiah Crowther "Millie") was stillborn.  I received a lovely memory book published by SIDS and Kids which is a precious keepsake for us.

Stillbirth is still quite common, in our group of 7 Stampin Up demonstrators 2 of us have had a still born. You can read the poem I wrote in the days after Millie's birth/death along with Jacinda's story below (click on the picture for a larger view).

SIDS and Kids isn't just about stillbirth, SIDS and Kids is dedicated to saving the lives of babies and children during pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood and to supporting bereaved families.  A cause well worth supporting!  Bookings are essential and places are limited so get in early and email me at or call 0403 528 522 to secure your spot.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I wish I could photograph sparkles!!

Whilst cleaning up the Craft Room for Craft Connect tomorrow I just happened to get a little side tracked and got creating.  My favourites were these three little Christmas cards that are so much better in real life - makes me wish I spent more time learning how to take great pictures!!  I guess it doesn't help that its after 10pm with flouro lighting!!  Anyway, I love this colour combo, Real Red, Old Olive and Basic Black.  And it goes without saying that I really LOVE the sparkles!!  What do you think?

Monday, September 14, 2009

Masculine Wisdom & Butterfly Fun

We made these cards a couple of weeks ago at a workshop (hello girls!).

I didn't really like the Sense of Time set when I first saw it but now I can't imagine not having it.  I love how easy it is to whip up a masculine card with it.  I'm also busting to do a scrapbook page with it too.
Great Friend is definately still at the top of my favourites - it's such a pretty butterfly and I'm a butterfly loving girl!!  I'm also loving these fun spring colours.

I still have places for Saturday nights Christmas Stamp A Stack!  We will be using the Tree Trimmings set from the mini catalogue.

Saturday 19th September, 7.30pm
Create 6 Christmas cards - 3 each of 2 designs
$15 (all materials supplied)

Pre bookings required for all classes by emailing me at or calling 0403528522. There are limited places so book it in now!!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The sun is shining, the birds are singing.....

Spring has well and truely arrived.  How gorgeous the days have been, bright and sunny!  I have been away at the C3 Church National Conference and am feeling very alive and excited!!  But it's the Spring in the air that inspired these cards.  Notice the new ribbon?  Best of all it was free!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


A free gift from Stampin' Up!

From 1-30 September, get a FREE bundle* of ribbon when you

Spend $100 on any Stampin' Up! products (not including postage and handling).


Host a workshop during September which has $600 or more in sales.

That's it! Free ribbon with a minimal purchase or workshop!

*The Bundle includes 9.1 metres each Certainly Celery 5/8” poly-twill ribbon and So Saffron 5/8” grosgrain ribbon. (The Poly-twill is an exclusive new product not currently in our catalogues!)

If you would like to place an order or book a workshop you can email me at or phone 0403 528 522.