Jun 14, 2017

Just Add Ink #363

Hi Everyone,

Whilst looking through and sorting out some of my old stamps, I came across a much loved favourite set "Fifth Avenue Floral" and it provided the inspiration for the Just Add Ink #363 challenge.

It's a clean and simple card but I'm pretty happy with how quickly it came together as we've been a house of sickies with colds this last week!

Thanks for looking,

Jun 2, 2017

YAY! - The 2017-18 Idea Book and Catalogue is now available!!!

Hi Everyone,

Yesterday, whilst my family and I were travelling home from our holiday in Phuket and Singapore, Stampin' Up! released the new 2017-18 Idea Book and Catalogue!! And get ready to be inspired! There's loads of new products, 5 new In Colors, new embellishments and a whole new line of scrapbooking called Memories and More

The new catalogue looks like this and if you click on the image, you can download or view a copy! If you would like an actual paper copy, please let me know.

On the Stampin' Up! youtube channel, there's some videos showcasing some of the new products - http://www.youtube.com/stampinup

My card making class is on next Friday night too! Book Friday 9th June @ 7.30pm into  your diary if you haven't already and we'll be making cards using some of the new stamps! RSVP is essential via email (stampingwithrichelle@iinet.net.au) or phone 0407 262 452. My address will be provided on rsvp, but I live in Canning Vale, WA for anyone wondering ;)

Thanks for looking,

May 31, 2017

Kelly's Stamping Friends Blog Hop - Celebrating 5 years (Wed Group)

Hi Everyone,

Today I'm taking part in Kelly's Stamping Friends Blog Hop as she's proudly celebrating her 5th stampaversary with Stampin' Up! Big congrats by the way Kelly!! If you are following the hop, you will have come from Sylvia's blog, if you are just starting here, then welcome!

We were asked to share things that make us happy.... Now I can't exactly show you every card I make but heres a copule of recent cards where I was just crafting for me and that made me very happy! 

The cards I've made feature some of the colour your own paper from Sale-abration this year and the new Ribbon of Courage stamp set.

I've sat at my eldest daughters' gymnastic class and coloured each of these whilst I was waiting. A relaxing and constructiive use of my time and it fits the blog hop theme of "happy"! :)

Please continue the hop and visit Chloe's blog.....

May 28, 2017

ESAD 2017/18 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek Blog Hop

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the ESAD 2017/18 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek Blog Hop! I love the anticipation and excitement surrounding the release of a new annual catalogue and I'm pleased to be 1 of 25 demonstrators taking you on a sneak peek tour today! I hope you have enjoyed the hop so far if you are already hopping on from Cathy's blog, however if you are just startingthe hop, you are in for a treat!!!

I decided to share 2 cards made with the Ribbon of Courage stamp set, but funnily enough, I'm not actually using the ribbon stamp!

As you can see, I've focused on the heart and one of the sentiments - I thought they make nice "thinking of you" cards but could also work well as a sympathy card or just about any occasion.

Now Patty Bennett is the co-designer of this stamp set! She is a US demonstrator who reached the Million Dollar Sales and as a reward, she was able to visit Stampin' Up! Head Office and design a stamp! How amazing is that! She has a story  behind her inspiration of course.

Here's our little ESAD blurb, and please email me if you'd like to know more.

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Please continue the hop to Maree's blog to see some more sneak peeks!

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Thanks for looking,

Edit: you can find a full list of the participants here

May 26, 2017

May Class - a last farewell to some retiring products!

Hi Everyone, 

My class this month focussed on a whole host of retiring products.... One of the saddest departures is the Owl Punch! I'm going to miss this punch and the myriad of creatures you can create with it!

Well just a short post from me today, I'll be back with 2 blog hops before the end of the month!

Thanks for looking,

May 20, 2017

Just Add Ink #360

Hi Everyone,

It's been a long long time since I have created anything for a challenge, and when I looked for my last entry for a Just Add Ink challenge, it was way back in 2013!

Anyway, we don't need to step back in time, instead lets look at Just Add Ink's Challenge #360:

The sketch:
My creation:

The Fairy Celebration Stamp Set has finally found it's way into my collection and this was the first card I made with it! I have stamped some extra images onto Whisper White cardstock and hope to colour them in the next few days...

Apr 27, 2017

The Clearance Rack update

Clearance Rack

Hi Everyone,

This week the clearance rack has been updated!

You can view the entire clearance here but here's some of my top choices:

Please send me a message or email by 1st May if you would like to pre-order a copy of the 2017-18 Idea Book & Catalogue and have it sent directly to you.
The new catalogue is released on 1st June

Thanks for visiting,