Tuesday, 15 July 2014

As always seems to be the case now I never get to update my blog, it is pretty much dormant.  Currently I am juggling three jobs, single mum to three plus all the pets and renovating and extending a home with my partner so for the foreseeable future I am pretty much busy!

Having said that my craft studio is almost complete, it has a small kitchenette and a bathroom so I can hold classes here without affecting the whole family. I had a bit of a wallpaper nightmare but if you squint and hold your head sideways and try hard not to focus I think I can get away with it!!

I have a wish list (one of many) of furniture I would like so I can store things away neatly and have a really amazingly organised space but finances dictate otherwise.

I have had a break from running classes for the last couple of months, the boys' hockey, futsal, soccer, AFL etc has been taking so much of my time I haven't been able to run them and I needed to cut myself some slack.  However, the new catalogue is out and I am starting to feel a little more inspired so at some point I will get something up and running.

So for those of you keen to see the new catalogue and you are local to me then contact me and I will let you have one.  For those further afield or impatient then you can see it below!

Sunday, 8 June 2014

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Sunday, 1 September 2013

Holiday Catalogue out now!

First day of Spring (and it is a hot one!), Father's Day and the new Holiday Catalogue, today is certainly a day to celebrate!

Take some time to have a browse through online and if you would like a 'real' copy, ket me know by emailing me and I will send one out to you!

Enjoy and don't forget to order as this September I will offer free postage to any order over $100!

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Current Specials and Promotions

Single Markers (Valid Until 31 October 2013)


Buy 3 Get 1 Free (Valid Until 31 August 2013)

Holiday Catalogue

Well it is almost time for the new Holiday Catalogue to enter the stage, 1 September is the day to look out for, watch this space as you'll be able to see it here then!!  As usual it is filled with must have stamps and accessories and we welcome back some products we haven't seen for some time, such as the Gold and Silver metallic ink pads - yummy!

What is even more amazing is that some of the best bits'n'bobs from last years catalogues are still being carried over.

You can see them HERE

So have a browse through it and remember if you would like to order you can order directly with me or online ONLINE SHOPPING

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Unbelievable eh?  Yet more cards.  These first two cards are based on cards I have seen on the internet.  This first one was by Penny Ginnery and the second one I don't know who it was but thank you for the inspiration any way :)

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, Bring on the Cake
Inks: Midnight Muse
Card: Midnight Muse, Whisper White
Accessories: Paper Doily Sizzlits L

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, Bring on the Cake
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake
 Card: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Soft Sky,
Accessories: Stripes Embossing folder, Big Shot, Ovals Collection Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals.

These  next two are all my own design, I really like the fist one, not sure on the second one.  I was playing with inking up one of the paper doilies to be the colour I wanted and thought I may as well try and use it as a stencil too.It came out OK-ish so I had a go making a card using it!

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Wildflower Meadow
Inks: Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sky, Island Indigo
Card: Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sky,
Accessories: Basic Jewels, Modern Masaic Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Scallop Punch Border Punch, Wildflower Meadow Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Serene Silhouettes
Inks: Melon Mambo
Card: Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Accessories: White Teal Lace Paper Doilies, 2 1/2" & 1 3/4" Circle Punches,
Stampin' Dimensionals.

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Believe it or not, today I have actually managed to create something!  I was playing with one of the new stamp sets in the current IB&C, Mosaic Madness along with the coordinating embossing folder and punch!

This first one is trying to feel summary as today is cold and cloudy!  I have used two new colours and one of our old In Colors which has now become one of our regulars.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Mosaic Madness

Inks: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana

Card: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Whisper White

Accessories: Basic Jewels, Modern Masaic Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Mosaic Punch,
Stampin' Dimensionals.

The second card is a Christmas card using the same stamp set and punch.  Once a month I host a Christmas Club here at my home but with the new catalogue I have found that all the Christmas sets I had have been retired so I cannot use them for classes.  What it means is I have to be creative and work with what I ahve got until our seasonal catalogue comes out.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Mosaic Madness, Sassy Salutations

Inks: Brown Sugar, Raspberry Ripple, Old Olive

Card: Very Vanilla, Brown Sugar, Raspberry Ripple

Accessories: Basic Pearls, Mosaic & Decorative Label Punch, Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta, Soft Suede 3/8" Taffeta and Raspberry Ripple 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbons. Stampin' Dimensionals.

Friday, 12 July 2013

Hello all!

This month saw the launch of the new Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue.  As always I am late in getting this out but guess what...life is actually more stable now.  I have moved house and although renovations are far from being complete I now have a craft room again and occasionally time to come and play!  After three years + of relative unrest dare I say, there is light at the end of the tunnel :-)

Exciting news is, you can now order online from my business website and have your goodies posted directly to your home anywhere in Australia. Of course I will always be available to answer any questions offer advice and liaise should there be any issues arising either by phone or email.

Spend a bit of time having a look through this new book, you ill see we have had a Colour renovation, we have lost some old favourites but revisited some old favourites and some brand new colours!  We have some fun new products, one of my most favourite is the Simply Pressed Clay which you can leave white or colour with our pens or reinkers to perfectly coordinate with all our other products!

Happy crafting!!!

Thursday, 13 September 2012

As always...somewhat late!

Well there is major excitement, our new catalogues have been launched!

We have a brand new Idea Book & Catalogue absolutely brimming with lots of new products as well as many of our favourite old ones.  This catalogue will be current until the middle of next year and then we become in-line with the US, so all of you that enviously look at the US catalogue an wish we stocked it, well before too long we will and right now we pretty much have most of it!

 We also launched the new Holiday Catalogue, this will be with us for 6 months and is exactly the same as the one in the US.  It covers Christmas, Hanukkah, Halloween, Thanksgiving, & Valentines day, so all in all thre are stacks ands tacks of yummy products. 

Of course we have said goodbye to five or our In Colors but we have 5 new ones in their place and like is often the case it takes time to start using them but when you do you can;t help but fall in love!

If you are local and would like to pick up a New Catalogue pack the mail me and let me know (just $10!)

I have been busy trying to update my display board with cards made from current SU! stamp sets etc.  Time has been short so I have CASED a few cards.  I will post these before too long and give credit where credit is due!!

Happy Stamping :-)

Sunday, 15 July 2012

I don't very often get to make girly cards so if there is even an inkling of an opprtunity I am there and I have to say this one is a bit of a strech...lol!

It's my ex-husbands partners daughter's 10th birthday today so I made her a card/present.  I don't have a lot to do with her but the boys obviously do and  of course our paths do cross at times so I thought it would be quite a nice gesture.

This is a card based on one I saw at a Stampin' Up! event made by another demonstrator.  I think it may even have been Bronwen Eastley many moons ago. Anyway, I saw it once and it has stayed in my head so I had a go today.  I didn't have a small pack of new coloured pencils, only a big pack so I had to 'up-size' the card to accommodate.

The idea is the from of the card is a mini colouring book and the inside contains coloured pencils to use to colour in the image - genius!!

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Pony Party

Inks: Black Stazon

Card: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White

Accessories: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizazz, Bashful Blue & Pumpkin Pie Markers, Corner Large & small star punces, triple heart punch, giant neutral brads, designer label punch,  3/4" and 1/2" circle punches