Aug 31, 2011


Hi Everyone,

Today is your last day to place an order from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue.

Remember the retiring list means after today, you can no longer order these items!!!

Please email me with your order today (please note I will need credit card details to place the order)

And as a special offer, if you place an order today, postage is just $5 direct to your door!!!

Thanks for looking,

Aug 30, 2011

Baby Cards

Hi Everyone,

I'm going through all my stock this week working out what to take and what I should still make ready for the big Spring Fair in Byford next Sunday, and I came across these cards I made a couple of weeks ago...

Ok, back to the crafting desk for me today... My girls are playing beautifully together this morning (touch wood), and whilst it's 9.15 on a Tuesday, I really don't care that they are still in their pj's! :)

Thanks for looking,

Aug 26, 2011

Where did that week go?

Hi Everyone,

Somewhere in the last 3 weeks, I lost a week... Who knows where it went? I only know that all this week the dates I've been thinking in my head are not what the calendar says!

Anyhoo, it's gone and I guess its pretty safe to assume it's not coming back... ever..... what a bummer!

Last weekend I had a few of these chocolate sliders on my market stall and remembered to take a picture of 4 of them.. One has non-Stampin' Up! paper on it but don't tell anyone mmmk ;)
But all the cardstock is from Stampin' Up!

The latest retiring list can also be found here, and some items have sold out! If you would like to order anything, please place your order as soon as possible as these items are only available whilst stocks last or until 31st August.

Well, I'm off to tidy the craft room before what I hope will be a big weekend of crafting! 

Thanks for looking,

Aug 21, 2011

Father's Day Sale

Hi Everyone,

Father's Day is 2 weeks today here in Australia!!

I'm having a sale over on my facebook page if you are in need of a father's day card.... More will be added in coming days :)

If you would like to place an order for a handmade card or gift, please email me.

Thanks for looking,

Aug 20, 2011

More critters!

Hi Everyone,

Do you remember this post with all the critters the other day.... Well here's some more of the cards I've designed from all those critters I made...

Quick and simple but oh so cute! I love butterflies!! :)

I'm off to the Byford Markets with these cards this arvo... Make sure you pop by between 3-7pm and say hello if you're there :)

Thanks for looking,

Aug 17, 2011

Hoohoo! Lots of owls today!!

Hi Everyone,

Yesterday I decided I'd better make some cards with the critters, owls and butterflies I've been making lately.

So here's a sample of some of the clean and simple owl cards I made yesterday:

Ooops didn't realise I was holding the camera so crooked  for this shot!
Be back tomorrow with some more critter cards :)

Thanks for looking,

Aug 16, 2011

August Class

Hi Everyone,

Here's some of the cards we made at the August Class last week....

Card #1 - Version 1
Card #1 - Version 2

Card #2 - Version 1

Card #2 - Version 2

Card #2 - Version 3

Card #3 - Version 1&2

Card #3 - Version 3 and the 4th version is what I took to the Stamp Camp last Saturday

Lots more cards to show you, I've been busy this arvo making some new cards for The Glades Art & Fresh Produce Markets this Saturday (from 3pm at the Serpentine Jarrahdale Rec Centre, Byford)

Thanks for looking,

Aug 10, 2011

Backpacks for Aussie Kids

Hi Everyone,

Last week I made this gift set for the Backpacks for Aussie Kids upcoming auction...

If you haven't heard of them, this is their blurb from their auction facebook page:

Backpacks 4 Aussie Kids is a Charity set up to make backpacks filled with essential items for kids that are moved into emergency foster care. The majority of these kids are taken from their homes with nothing, but the clothes on their backs. Often situations call for kids to be taken immediately and moved into foster care homes with no basics or anything they can call their own, not even a toothbrush. The aim of BP4AK is to give the children something that is solely theirs, which can go with them where ever they go. Just a small bag filled with belongings for children can let them know someone is thinking of them, offer a sense of a belonging and put a smile on their faces whilst their lives seem completely out of their control.

The Auction starts on 22nd August at 10am (SA Time) & last bid by 28th August 9pm (SA Time). 
If you are able to donate to this auction check out:


I've done a few guest posts on their blog about cooking and crafting with the kids and I just think it's a great cause to support... Kids need to have something to call their own! And it's also a great help to those people that open their homes to foster kids.

Thanks for looking,

Aug 7, 2011

Ahhhh my mojo is making a big comeback!

Hi Everyone,

I'm falling in ♥ with the Elements of Style Stamp Set I borrowed from my downline Courtney... Here's a card I have made with this main image:

The colours I've used are soft suede, blushing bride, pretty in pink, pear pizzazz and peach parfait.

A big thank you to everyone who has been taking part in the blog hop, and all your lovely comments! If you missed the post yesterday, please click here... You'll be taken on a circuit to about 25 Stampin' Up! Demonstrators blogs to see some of the retiring products in action.

The full retiring list can be viewed online here - Please note the pewter & antique brass jumbo eyelets, metallic eyelets, star punch and spiral punches have already sold out.

If you would like to order any Stampin' Up! items, please email me or call 0407 262 452. Host a workshop, and you could earn these items for FREE!

Thanks for looking,

Aug 6, 2011

Retiring Products Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,

Today is the ESAD Retiring Products Blog Hop.... A journey of 25 Stampin' Up! Demo's and what they've done with some of this year's retiring products. If you are just starting here there's links to follow round the blog hop, otherwise if you are already on the journey, you will have come from Keryn's blog.

What is ESAD?
ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and it is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin Up demonstrators.
We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors, but we share our love for what we do with each other as demonstrators.  We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know-how, and cyberstamps, and we are always there to help and support each other when it is needed.
So if you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.

Now get ready for it, I've used the "Always" Stamp Set and the co-ordinating "Always in Bloom" Wheel for my gift pack of cards. And the big surprise for me is using 2 colours I don't normally - Soft Suede and Sahara Sand!! I challenged myself to do use these 2 colours which are out of my bright and cheery colour comfort zone! I like the way they've turned out though :)

Coloured my heart with my Old Olive & Chocolate Chip Markers

Extra details added by using my paper piercing tool and mat pack

Added background detail by stamping Soft Suede leaves randomly onto the Soft Suede Card

This clean and simple layout really shows off my 'homemade paper'. 

Combining the Soft Suede stamping and inking my stamp with my markers

All the vanilla card with the Old Olive "Always in Bloom" pattern (ie all the vanilla card with the green ink) has been done on less than 1 A4 sheet of card - handy way to get just the right colour 'scrapbooking paper' for your next creation. A great tip is to have the ink cartridge in your wheel handle - it provides a continuous supply of ink onto your wheel!

Materials Used:
Card stock: Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand
Stamps: Always, Always in Bloom Wheel, On your Birthday
Punches: Scallop Border, 1 1/4" circle, 1 3/8" Circle, Scallop Oval, Large Oval
Ribbon: Very Vanilla Grosgrain, Soft Suede Polka Dot (retired)
Paper Piercing Tool
Mat Pack - template for aligning your dots!

The next stop on your journey is Sharlene Meyer.... Have fun hopping round!!!

Thanks for looking,

Aug 4, 2011

Lost my mojo last week, here's the proof...

Hi Everyone,

Last week I came to the conclusion that my card making and crafting mojo had gone somewhere warm for the winter! See what I mean:

This card took me so long to do! I just didn't know where to go with it.... Ahh well, it happens....

Then late one night over the wkend, I was determined to create something with a bit of a wow factor..... And break into my brand new roll of "Chantilly Crochet Trim".... So out came a blank notebook and this is what I made just before midnight hit on Sat night....

A5 sized blank notebook - a bit bigger than most of the notebooks I  decorate 

Oh and the other reason for the lack of blogging apart from the lack of my mojo... last week we ran out of decent speed internet usage - we have discovered the cause though - the ipad updates chew up A LOT of our download allowance! How rude of this modern thing-a-me-bob!! :P

Thanks for looking,

Aug 3, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #128

Hi All,

In the quest to regain some card making mojo this last week, I found the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge and made up this little card with the soon to be retiring "Lots of Bots" Stamp Set.

I don't think I've taken part in this challenge site before so it was nice to try something different and I'm happy with my card.... 

Thanks for looking,

Retiring Stamp Sets and Accessories NOW ONLINE - Only available until 31st August. Email your order to or phone 0407 262 452.

Aug 1, 2011

It's time to say byebye!!!

Hi Everyone,

Don't panic! I'm not leaving Stampin' Up!, that would be like losing a part of my body!! No, what I'm referring to is the Retiring Products List.

During August, you have the last chance to order hundreds of Stampin' Up! Products before they are gone for good - there's even some that are discounted!!!

You can view the retired list here.

If you would like to place an order please ph 0407 262 452 or email me. If you have a huge wishlist, have you thought about becoming a demonstrator and receiving a discount on every order you place!!?

And the super exciting news is the new 2011-2011 Idea Book is marvellous! I've been checking it out online this morning!! LOTS of new goodies!!! You can pre-order your copy of the new book by emailing me.

Thanks for looking,