Friday, 18 January 2019


Hello to anyone out there who still checks out my blog. Can't say I blame you for not checking in too much these day, my posts are few and far between. 

I thought I would share a card that I have just finished creating for a special person, using the Tropical Chic stamp set and dies. 

I love the colours in this card. Shades of teal and turquoise, greens and greys with a little touch of silver gilding flakes which sadly are not from Stampin' Up!

The card is a construction card called a box card and you can find the instructions HERE at Sally Stampers. The beauty of this card is that it folds flat to put in an envelope and then pops up for easy display. It's not hard to make because if I can make it anyone can. Give it a go!

Happy stamping to you all.


Friday, 23 November 2018


Good Morning

It's a little windy here in Brisbane today and the temperature has dropped this morning making for a very pleasant day. Before I have my morning coffee, I wanted to share a Christmas card I have made using the Frosted Floral Suite.

This pretty card is now winging it's way to my Aunt who lives in England and whom we are going to visit next year in May ... so excited!

Now it is not your normal Christmas card but I love the colours. I have used the First Frost Stamp set and the Frosted Bouquet Framelit Dies which lend themselves to any occasion as well as Christmas. The Frosted Floral Suite can be found on page 4 of the current Holiday mini. Colours used were Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Mellow Moss and a retired colour called Cool Carribean ... sorry!  All products are Stampin' Up!

Happy Stampin'


Wednesday, 11 July 2018


It's a gorgeous winter's day here in Brisbane and it's perfect weather for me and a perfect day to share a card with you all out there in cyber world.

This was the very first set that I bought from the new catalogue. I love flowers and images such as these are perfect for many occasions. I stamped the background words in Smoky Slate using the Handwritten background stamp. All other images are from the Varies Vases set found on page 45 of the catalogue. The Stitched Circle is Smokey Slate card embossed with the new Subtle embossing folder, my second purchase from the new catalogue. You can see some new Rose Metallic Thread and gorgeous sequins also retired.

Hello and a happy day to you..


Wednesday, 4 July 2018


Hello Everyone

My littlest granddaughter turned 1 last week and I had fun making this little card for her.

Maggie is such a cutie and is just starting to walk which means lots more trouble for Granny on a Monday.

The colours I used to stamp the Baby Bear (stamp set) Card are Coastal Cabana and Pretty in Pink (retired).  Card colours are Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Pretty in Pink (retired) Gold and Sparkle Glimmer Paper. Embossing folder and Candle Die are non Stampin' Up products!

Happy Stampin' my friends


Sunday, 25 February 2018


Good afternoon friends

Just a quick post to share a couple of cards that I have made this weekend.

One is for my Grandson James who turns 2 today and I have made a Side Step cute punch art card using Stampin' Up! punches to create farm animals. His birthday present happens to be a set of farm animals and a barn so the card is matchy matchy :). All products are Stampin' Up! apart from the googley eyes, the number 2 and the enamel dots.

The other card is for a friend who turns 50 on Wednesday. I used the very versatile Colorful Seasons stamp set and the matching Seasonal Framelits to make Deborah's card. I also did a little watercolouring for the background to give it a soft look. Most products are Stampin' Up! apart from the sequins and the cord.

I will be putting in an order this Wednesday for any of you who would like to take advantage of the Sale-a-bration special. There is only one month left to get your freebies and time is ticking away. If you are contemplating ordering something let me know by the 28th so that I can include you in this order.

Enjoy your Sunday evening and Happy Stampin'!


Saturday, 17 February 2018


Good Afternoon everyone

Hope you are enjoying your weekend and that you find time to play a little.

I am just keeping you updated with some Stampin' Up! news. On the 16th SU added a few extra freebies to the Sale-a-bration goodies already on offer. I love the Eclectic Expressions stamp set as there are some nice background images in there. You will also see some lovely new Designer Series Paper and if you have an extra big wish list the Blossoming Basket Bundle could be right up your alley. You can see a copy of the new HERE

I would like to share a card that I created for my friend Belinda using the new Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set from the Occasions Mini and the co-ordinating 6 x 6 Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper. You will notice on the card that I have used some contraband with the streamers being created using a Reverse Confetti die called Garland. Unfortunately one of the items related to the Picture Perfect Party Suite which is now unavailable is the Picture Perfect Paper Ribbon. I'm a little sad about this as they would have made great streamers.  

If you would like to place an order you know what you have to do ... just send me an email.

Happy Stampin'


Friday, 17 November 2017


Nothing like a brand spankin' new tool to play with!

It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it! Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement
  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas

  • Retail Price–$85.00 AUD/$99.00 NZD

 Watch a video of the Stamparatus right now.

17–30 November 2017Approx. 1 February 2018
6–30 December 2017Approx. 19 March 2018
16–30 January 2018Approx. 15 April 2018

Unfortunately the first Reservation Window is sold out and apparently sold out in an hour! If you want one of these little babies, the next window opens on December 6th, so let me know asap and I will do my very best to reserve one for you.

Happy Stampin


Monday, 14 August 2017


Good Morning to you all

Well I am home from my trip to Japan and I had the most relaxing holiday that I think I have ever embarked upon. I think the difference was that I shared my holiday with a girlfriend instead of husbands and kids (which I haven't done in a while anyways as they are all adults now). For 11 days we just chilled, toured, slept, ate, drank and never lifted a finger. Only trouble was that I came home with a really bad cold that has taken me three weeks to get over.  


The Annual Holiday catalogue will be released on September 1st and as usual it is chock full of gorgeous Christmas and Halloween products. I have had the opportunity to have a little play with some new Designer Series Paper along with a couple of other products to give you a sneak peek.

I have the catalogs here already so if you would like to email me and arrange to pick up your copy please let me know. Also I am happy to drop to you if I am in your area at any stage.

I do hope everyone is feeling happy, healthy and creative!

Happy Stampin'


Friday, 23 June 2017


Hello Lovelies

Can you believe we are almost half way through 2017 ... which means it's only 6 months till Christmas this Sunday. Excitement is building in our house at the moment as we await the birth of our fourth grandchild who was due last Sunday. We have no idea what sex the baby is so it will be a wonderful surprise as to the sex and the name. I already have my baby card made but can't do any shopping just yet until the surprise is revealed <3

Some of you have already placed your first orders from the new catalogue and I hope that you have had lots of fun playing all your new products. I made a few purchases as well and here is a card I created using the Bike Ride stamp set and co-ordinating Build a Bike Framelits. I do hope you can all see the image.

This is the Thank You card that was received by everyone who placed an order with me last month. All images used are current product  apart from the greeting which is from the retired Six Sided Sampler stamp set. Bike Ride Bundle (cost $73.75) can be found on page 20 of the catalogue with a better view of the Framelits on page 213. It does contain quite a few images but it was great fun to create with.

I'm off to Japan with a girlfriend on the 11th July for an 8 night cruise around the north island of Hokkaido and I will be placing an order next Friday, June 30th so let me know by 12 noon on that date if you need anything before I leave.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend and I'm sure it will be with the weather being  just gorgeous at the moment :)

Happy Stampin'


Thursday, 1 June 2017


Today marks the first day of June, the first day of winter here in Australia and the first day of the brand new Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 catalogue. Like any new catalogue there is so much to see and quite often you miss lots of items the first time around as I have found when I pick it up and flick through the pages.

I have put together a list of my favourite must have products to start with and I thought I might share it with you. 

Page      20           Bike Ride
Page      70           Happiest of Days
Page      184         Lemon Lime Twist Ink Pad and matching Cardstock
Page      184         Berry Burst Ink Pad and matching Cardstock
Page      187         Colour Theory Designer Series Paper Stack
Page      187         Colour Theory Cardstock Pack
Page      196         Glitter Enamel Dots (Matches the above Designer Series Papers)
Page      211         3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Ruffled
Page      211         3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder  - Pinewood Planks
Page      213         Happy Birthday Thinlits

Of course there are quite a lot more on my list but we have a whole year ahead in which to shop products from this year's beautiful catalogue and of course these are only some of my favourites and I'm guessing yours may be way different to mine! 

If you haven't a copy of the new catalogue, please contact me to obtain one or click on the link to the right to view it online.

Anything you would like to order, just send me an email.

Happy Stampin'