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'


Sunday, 23 April 2017


It's that time of year when the new Stampin' Up! Catalogue is almost due for release ... yay! This also means that the Retirement List has been released to make way for new goodies. I'm always sad to see some items retire and this year is no different. 

Botanical Blooms has really been a favourite of mine and it's so versatile and I'm truly sad to see that it is on the Retirement List. It will remain as part of my stash mainly because of the matching Framelits which include some gorgeous floral dies that I could not bear to part with.

This birthday card has been made for a very special friend using her favourite colour Baja Breeze which retired a year or so ago. The ink colours on this card are Baja Breeze, So Saffron and Smoky Slate. Stamp sets include Botanical Blooms and Labeler Alphabet which luckily has not retired. I have to confess though, that this is the first time that I have used this alphabet set and it was simple to use so I will be sure that I use it more often. Accessories include White Perfect Accents, Rhinestone Basic Jewels and Black Metallic Thread. 

With the release of the new catalogue due on June 1st, it's time to pre-order your copy now. Please email me to reserve your copy now at a cost of $5.00 per copy and don't forget to check out the Retirement List to make sure you don't miss out on something that you will regret not owning. In the meantime ...

Happy Stampin'


Sunday, 12 February 2017


In the gorgeous new 2017 Occasions Catalogue there is a stamp set to suit every occasion ... hence that would be why it is called 'Occasions' lol.

I absolutely love the Urban Underground suite of papers it is quite grungy and the colours are wonderful, perfect for masculine cards and pages. So today I sat down and created this card using both the papers and the new photopolymer Balloon Adventures stamp set.

It's quite a simple card as you can see. I used the Balloon Bouquet Punch to punch out the balloons from the designer series paper and the banner was fussy cut. Colours are Basic Black, Delightful Dijon and Very Vanilla. The sequins and black cord are from my stash.

Don't forget that you will have the opportunity to choose a free product from the 
Sale-a-bration Mini for every $90.00 you spend and did you know there will be three brand new SAB products available from 21st February through until 31st March. Watch this space :).

Cheers and Happy Stampin'


Tuesday, 1 November 2016


Just a quick email to let you know about the Stampin' Up! November promotion .. a new release framelits set and discounts on some gorgeous stamp sets. Plus for the month of November I am offering you free freight on your order.

Not only are stitches a classic trend, they illustrate the quality, precision, and extra care taken when creating a piece. Giving a stitched gift shows just how much you value that relationship. Starting on 1 November, Stitched Shapes Framelits are available ahead of their official release in the 2017-2018 annual catalogue! With Stitched Shapes Framelits you can make thoughtful paper stitches in seconds, turning any project into one that is stitched from the heart. And during the month of November, coordinating stamp sets are 25% off! But don’t worry…Stitched Shapes Framelits will still be available for purchase after 30 November.

Stitched from the Heart

If you cannot see the images below properly, please click on the following link which will take you to the Stampin' Up! Promotions Page. 
Baby Bear Photopolymer Stamp Set

Price$45.00 $33.75
Blooms & Wishes Photopolymer Stamps

Price$37.00 $27.75
Christmas Pines Photopolymer Stamp Set

Price$61.00 $45.75
Greetings from Santa Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Price$33.00 $24.75
Greetings from Santa Wood-Mount Stamp Set

Price$47.00 $35.25
Hang Your Stocking Photopolymer Stamp Set

Price$37.00 $27.75
Merry Mice Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Price$30.00 $22.50
Merry Mice Wood-Mount Stamp Set

Price$40.00 $30.00
Oh, What Fun Photopolymer Stamp Set

Price$37.00 $27.75
Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

Suite Seasons Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Price$35.00 $26.25
Suite Seasons Wood-Mount Stamp Set

Price$49.00 $36.75
Tin of Tags Photopolymer Stamp Set

Price$37.00 $27.75

If you would like to order any of the above items, please let me know by lunchtime on Thursday November 3rd.

Happy Stampin'


Tuesday, 25 October 2016


I just looked at my calendar and today my grandson James is 8 months old and he is a happy little man. I spend every Thursday looking after him and it's a delight I have to say. But today October 25th, also marks 8 weeks till Christmas and it is time to get a start on your Christmas cards if you haven't done so already.

So I thought I would share one of my Christmas creations with you, using the Embellished Ornaments stamp set and the Delicate Ornaments Thinlits. All products on the card are by Stampin' Up! apart from the little frame that showcases the greeting.

It's a little hard to see here but the red and green ornaments have been stamped in Versamark and embossed with Real Red and Emerald Envy Glitter. The white ornament was die cut using Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. The gold background card was embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and the card is trimmed with Gold Sating and White Organza ribbon.

I head off to New Zealand on November 12th for a wedding in Queenstown. I am looking forward to visiting the South Island but not too sure about the weather as I have a feeling it is going to be quite cool!  I will be away for two weeks so if you want to order supplies for your Christmas creations or any other creations, please have your orders to me by Tuesday November 1st so that I can get them to you before I leave.

Happy Stamping


Thursday, 13 October 2016


My long time crafty friend, Kerrie Gurney and I share the same birthday month so this morning I thought I would share the cards that we made for each other this year. 

Here is the card I received from Kerrie; she knows pink is my favourite colour, so pretty much every year there is some pink on my card. I love everything about my card this year; the little touch of pearls, the gorgeous paper and the pretty flowers. I particularly love the layout and how balanced it is ... Librans love balance :) 

... and here is the card that I made for Kerrie. I know she is a lover of all things shabby chic so I went out of my comfort zone and created this card for her with a little help from a sketch found on Pinterest. I did use some Stampin' Up! product  on my card; Sahara Sand card was used for the base card, Always Artichoke for the leaves, Champagne Glimmer Paper for the tiny butterflies and Shimmery White card was used for the Doily die cut border and the spotted embossed section.

You can see more of Kerrie's stunning creations by clicking over to her blog

Thank you Mrs G ... same time next year!!!

Happy Stamping everyone.