Friday, December 17, 2010

Glittery, Sparkly, Lovely Dasher

This is my favourite.  I love the background, the glitter, the ribbon, the colour and the Dasher, lol.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Finally....a Christmas card!!

We made this quite some time ago at a stamp a stack.  I really love this stamp, it's just lovely :)  I'll post the other card from the stamp a stack tomorrow.

Stamps:  Dasher, Loads of Love
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzaz, Early Espresso
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

December Frenzy - We spoke, they listened!!

Stampin Up have updated their position in regards to the December Frenzy - "You spoke and we listened! Effective immediately, we are returning the Pumpkin Pie, Bravo Burgundy, and Night of Navy Stampin' Write Markers to their December Frenzy sale price.".

Great news if there is anything on the list you would like.  You have until December 29th to get your order in.  Click here to check out whats on offer.

Monday, December 13, 2010

A Different Kind of So Swirly

I like to make Christmas Cakes to give as gifts to family and friends who love fruit cake as much as we do!!  But as usual I'm flat out (I just love to do far too many things, think it won't take that long and think that I have much more time than I really do have) so I need a quick (everything must be quick to fit inbetween Matilda's feeds, lol) so I thought I'd decorate with the So Swirly Stampin' Up! wheel.  Doesn't it look great????

Don't worry I've never inked this particular wheel up before.  Any other fruit cake lovers out there???

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Joy at Christmas

Finally I'm posting some of my creations, lol.  I need a bunch of quick little thank you/Christmas gifts and came up with these cute little jelly bean bags with toppers.  Aren't they cute????

Stamp Set:  Perfect Punches
Ink:  Real Red and Pear Pazzaz
Punches:  Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" Circle

Saturday, December 11, 2010

December Frenzy Items Running Low!!!!

OK so I've been a bit tied up with a gorgeous little distraction but I should let you know a few things.
Yep Stampin' Up! are having a fantastic sale with up to 50% off selected items.  Click here to find out which ones!!  What you may not know is that Stampin' Up! have announced that due to the December Frenzy being so popular several of the marker colours have almost sold out (Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie and Bravo Burgundy) and others are running low. To prevent back orders these markers will return to their normal prices from 11:50pm (Sydney time) on the 12th December (Sunday).  Other items are also running low. Once they have sold out they too will revert back to their normal prices.

So if there is anything you want get in now before it's too late, lol.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Santa Hat Photos

My friend Liz Walker from is opening her studio for Santa Hat Photos.  See that lovely model on the flyers that's my Evie, isn't she gorgeous!  So if you're anywhere near the Central Coast I highly recommend coming along and getting some great photos for Christmas.  Liz will also have personalised Christmas Cards and other photo products available for you on the day.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

While I was away.....

Stampin' Up bought out their latest promotion, Dress Up Christmas Promotion, and it's a good one.  Purchase a gift-giving bundle adn receive one FREE exclusive spool of ribbon or host a $550 workshop and receive one FREE exclusive spool of ribbon!!  Offer available from 16th October -30 November or while stocks last.

Choose from these bundles:

Click here to see the Christmas Cocoa Specialty DSP - it's gorgeous with 2 sheets of flocked paper!!!

Choose from these ribbons:
Call me on 0403 528 522 or email me to place an order.

My Most Wonderful Creation!!!

Well maybe not completely my creation but I did have something to do with it, lol.

Welcome Matilda Jean, born 15/10/10 weighing 4180gms and 53cm long.

My beautiful friend Liz took these gorgeous photos for us.  I highly recommend her if you are wanting photos of any kind.  Check out her website here.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Retired Items Sale and Christmas Stamp A Stack

Late notice I know but I am going ahead with my Retired Items Sale and Christmas Stamp A Stack this Wednesday 13th October at 10am (children welcome to run around and play) and at 7.30pm (for a child free night)!!!

We will be making 6 cards 3 each of 2 designs which include bling and ribbon!!!  Only $15, includes supper.  Or you can just drop in to have a look at what I've got for sale from my retired stamps and accessories.

Email me or phone me on 0403 528 522 to book in!!

I don't have a sneak peak but I do have this for a little Christmas inspiration. 

Paper:  Love Letter DSP, Pear Pazzaz, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red
Ink:  Frost White Shimmer Paint, Basic Black Stamp n Write Marker.
Big Shot:  Scalloped Heart of Hearts
Punches:  Star Extra-Large, Spiral Border, Round Tab Extra-Large
Ribbon: Early Espresso 1 1/4 Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ribbon, Button and Brads Shares!!

Only 2 weeks until baby is born so I thought I'd try and squeeze a few things in before hand, lol.

The first is a Ribbon, Button and Brad Share.  You can join in as many or as few as you like!!

ALL the ribbons this year are GORGEOUS!!!  I have an awesome ribbon sampler so you can now see, touch and feel all the ribbons before you buy!!!

1st Share:
In Colour 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon (5 colours approx 2.28 mtrs of each colour) for just $14.15
2nd Share:
1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (11 colours approx 1.52 mtrs of each colour) for just $36.60
3rd Share:
5/8" Satin Ribbon (13 colours approx 2.28mtrs of each colour) for just $36.75
4th Share:
1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (13 colours approx 1.52 mtrs of each colour) for just $25.90

BUY ALL FOUR SHARES for just $110

Regardless of how many you buy you won't have to pay any postage!!!!!

Here are the Button, Brad and Library Clip Shares

1/4 Pk - Designer Buttons Brights $4.24
1/4 Pk - Designer Buttons Subtles $4.24
1/4 Pk - Designer Buttons Regals $4.24
1/4 Pk - Designer Buttons Neutrals $4.24

1/4 Pk - Brads Metallic $3.24
1/4 Pk - Brads Brights $3.24
1/4 Pk - Brads Subtles $3.24
1/4 Pk - Brads Regals $3.24
1/4 Pk - Brads Neutrals $3.24

1/4 Pk - Antique Brads $2.81

1/4 Pk - Mini Library Clips $6.24

Regardless of how many you buy you won't have to pay any postage!!!!
All orders need to be in by Sunday 10th October to make sure I have enough time to get them back to you before the baby arrives!!!
Please note orders will only go ahead if there are enough people in each share - I'll keep you informed.
Email me with your orders or questions

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Faux Suede Fancy Flower

I just love the Fancy Flower Punch, I love scrunching it, it's so relaxing!!  I also loved making this Faux Suede flower.  I just scrunched and rolled and scrunched some more until all the fibres in the cardstock were worn out then carefully seperated the cardstock into two pieces.  Here's a close up.
Doesn't it look great????

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Another Baby Card

Yep, still loving this wheel!!!  Really should make a girly card I reckon!!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Swap Card

This was the very first card I made with new Catalogue goodies!!  I participated in a swap with a bunch of lovely demonstrators who I met on a Stampin Up Demonstrator Forum (one of the benefits of being a demo!!).  I made 11 of these which took alot longer than I thought it would but I received mine and another 10 cards back giving me HEAPS of inspiration!!

Here they are before assembly!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Catalogue Launch Photos

I know my launch was AGES ago but this is the first chance I've had to share some piccies!!!  I had such a great night and trust that everyone that came did too!!

Here are some of the things we made:
Top Note box (with only a small hiccup - I cut EVERYONE's box a bit too small, lol, but as I always say there are no mistakes in stampin just creative fixes, LOL).  I love the new Newspaper Print DSP and the Large Fancy Flower punch!!
We didn't actually make these cards but I made a few to fit inside the boxes as an example of use!!!
Then we made this cute little card using the new Vintage wallpaper folder in the Big Shot.  We brayered direct to the folder with soft suede - isn't this a great effect!!
Finally we made this cute baby card using the most awesome Baby Tee's wheel. 
I have a bunch more samples to show you and will try to get them up soon but with baby arriving in 3 weeks we'll have to see how we go!!!

On that note I am more than happy to book in a workshop before the 15th October!!  First in best dressed!!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New Catalogue, New Colour Kits, Recruitment Special!!!!!

The new catalogue is finally here and it's better than ever!!!  Click on the picture in the side bar to have a look through!!

With the new colours come New Colour Kits.  Yep you can buy new colour products at fantastic prices!!  Check it out!!
And if you have been thinking about joining up as a Demonstrator wait no more.  If you sign up this month you'll not only get your new and improved starter kit for just $289 (valued at $515) you'll also get an In Colour Kit which includes Cardstock, Ink and Markers for FREE (valued at $84.90)!!!!

So much to take in!!  I can't wait for the launch on Saturday night.  I'll be back with some sneak peaks soon :)

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Stampin' Up! are offering some LAST MINUTE, Last Chance Specials!!!  UP to 50% off selected stamp sets, punches, DSP, Cardstock and MORE!!!  Check out the table below (click to enlarge) and let me know what you'd like to order.  Only available while stocks last (at this price they won't last long!!)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Helping Hudson Technique Challenge

This week at Helping Hudson the technique challenge was Rock N Roll

They have a stack of great tutorials at bargain prices too!!!

Helping Hudson Challenges

I thought I'd enter some of the challenges over at the Helping Hudson site. 

Both of my cards are using the colour challenge.  I really wasn't sure about these colours together but once I got started I decided I really like them, alothoguh I did swap Pretty in Pink for Pink Pirouette as I am yet to get Pretty in Pink.
The first one is a sketch challenge, here is the sketch:
Here is my interpretation:

Don't forget to go check out the blog and help raise some money for Hudson to get his new wheels!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Helping Hudson a Wheely Great Cause

Hi everyone just wanted to let you know about a great fundraising cause.  Hudson is a little boy who needs $5000 to buy a Kid Walker to help keep him mobile.  You can read his story here.

Many of you would know that our daughter Evie uses a Wheelchair and Kaye Walker and brace to help her get around.  We have been really blessed to have various sources of funding avenues that have provided us with all her requirements with very minimal charge to us.  I can imagine how frustrating it would be to know that equipment is out there that could vastly improve the quality of life for your child and not have immediate access to it.

So go check out the blog at  They have some great tutorial packs you can buy along with weekly challenges and daily prizes. 

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Mini Scrapbook Kits

We had so much fun on Friday night making these albums designed by Andrea Walford using the Sweet Nothings Simply Scrappin Kits.

The last chance list is in and the I Wish Simply Scrappin Kit is reduced.  So if you were at the class you can order a fully cut and scored kit with the extra card stock and ribbon that is required.  All you need to do is follow the instructions (that will be emailed on Wednesday) add some sticky strip, adhesive and photos and you're done.

If you would like an I Wish Mini Scrap Kit it will be $22, if you would like a kit made up from any other Simply Scrappin Kit it will be $27.  If you would like to cut and score your own kit it will be $15 for the I Wish Kit or $20 for any other kit (includes 1/2 simply scrappin kit, extra card stock and ribbon).

If you didn't make the class you can purchase the kit and tutorial for $30 then you are welcome to any of the special offers listed above.  I will be finalising orders on Wednesday as I don't want anyone to miss out due to stock being sold out.  So email me today :)

Oh, I hope this makes sense, lol.

Please note:  The instructions are for cutting, scoring and assemling the basic album then exact info to put it all together using the I Wish Simply Scrappin Kit but they are easily adaptable to any Simply Scrappin Kit :)

Don't forget to check out the Last Chance List - Items are already SOLD OUT!!!!  If there is anything you want get in quick to avoid disappointment.  Some items are 50% off!!!


With the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue just around the corner, it's time to bid a fond farewell to several of our favourite stamps and accessories in order to make room for exciting new products. Items on the retired list--now called the Last Chance List--are only available while supplies last. Once they're gone, they're gone!

Plus, in a rare promotion, select retiring products are up to 50 percent off! Don't miss this last chance to get them.