Saturday, 23 August 2014

Short and Sweet Promotion - Time to join my team is NOW!!!

 What an awesome new promotion out today. But you gotta be quick to grab this little bargain.

If you have ever thought about becoming a Stampin' Up! Demo, if you would like to join my SU family, The Closet Crafters, then this is the time and promotion for you.

New recruits between 22-29 August, will receive extra Starter Kit product! That's right, you'll receive $255 worth of product in your Starter Kit, for just $ 169. Talk about a sweet deal!

Contact me today to learn how you can get in on this great deal, but hurry, it's only here for a short time.

Have a great weekend,

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue Count Down - Day 5

Afternoon guys, I hope your weekend is a little warmer and drier then mine. After a few hours in the pool (my day job as a swim teacher) and with all the rain we've had today so far, I'm feeling a little bit soggy, thats for sure.

Anyway, lets get on with todays card! Today I'm sharing a card using the gorgeous Endless Wishes stamp set.

Now this was originally a one off photopolymer stamp set that Stampin' Up! offered over in America last year. Well is went sooo well, that it sold out within a few weeks. Some of the sets were even seen being sold second hand online for about $90 !!!!

It really is a cute set and I love it teamed with the All is Calm DSP and the cute little snowflake sequins.

I also used my Coastal Cabana Blendabilities to colour in the rhinestones to match the Coastal Cabana ink used for some of the snowflakes.

If you would like to get your very own hard copy of the Holiday catalogue, then please drop me an email and I'll get one out to you ASAP!!

Stay dry and have a wonderful Saturday,


Stamps: Endless Wishes
Ink: Silver, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party and Versamark
Cardstock: Coastal Cabana and Whisper White
DSP: All is Calm
Other: Silver Embossing Powder, Coastal Cabana Twine, Rhinestones, Silver Sequins, Circle and Scallop Circle Punch, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and Coastal Cabana Blendabilities.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue Count Down - Day 6

Yeah, we are one step closer to Holiday Catalogue Day!! I've decided it should so be a public holiday, so we can have a full day to drool over all the yummy goodness lol

Anyway, today's card was one that I made while taking the kids to a local indoor play centre. I was being a good mummy and letting the kidlits have a fun morning running around, while I took a little bag of supplies and got me colouring on. Now if you are one of my Instagram followers or a "Liker" on Facebook then, you would have seen the card that I finished and gave to the waitress as a Thank You. Oh and if your not a Liker or follower, then jump on board as you are missing out big time!!

So, today's card is using the new Christmas stamp called 'Partridge and Pear' and a lot of colouring with the Blendabilities - Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Daffodil Delight.

Gosh this set is super cute. It has this gorgeous Pear Tree image but also a sentiment for the outside and inside of the card!! I love sets that complete a card, but I actually didn't use those sentiments on this one. They were a little big so I grabbed the sentiment from 'White Christmas' instead and it fits perfectly.

I also teamed up the Gold Foil cardstock with the very glittery red Glimmer paper. This card is really gorgeous in real life, very shimmery!!

See you tomorrow for more sneaks.
Have Fun,


Stamps: Partridge and Pear, White Christmas.
Ink: Black Memento.
Cardstock: Gold Foil, Red Glimmer, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla
Other: Gold Bakers Twine, Blendabilities,

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue Count Down - Day 7

Wow, can you believe we have a world Stampin' Up! first happening next Thursday (28th Aug)!! The new Holiday Catalogue is available to you to order from, at the same time as the rest of the world!!!

That's right, everyone gets to order from the catty at the same time... well actually us Aussies and New Zealanders actually get to order first due to our time zones... hee hee just a little sneaky right!

So to warm you up to this A.M.A.Z.I.N.G new catalogue, I will be showing you some Sneak Peeks every day this week as a kind of count down to the BIG day.

Todays little beauty is a CASE card from a gorgeous Demo called Louise Sharp. After seeing Louise's card, this card idea instantly popped into my head, oh and it uses lots of goodies from the "All is Calm" range, as well as one of our awesome new, photopolymer, stamp sets "White Christmas"

So much new stuff being used here!! I really just couldn't pace myself. The DSP is called "All is Calm" and the colours are really gorgeous. The snowflakes/sequins are stunning and perfect for my snowy scene. And the ribbon is in one of our new in-colours, Lost Lagoon. It's really lovely to use and perfect for tying bows.

You can see the stamp set "White Christmas" a little better in this photo. The set is soooo cute and I can't wait to show you some of the other stamps in it. It's also a photo polymer set, so being able to see straight through the stamp, took the guess work out of lining up the "Merry Christmas" banner.

Pop back tomorrow, to see another creation from this amazing Holiday Catalogue and if you would like to get your own hard copy of the Holiday Catalogue and you don't already have a Stampin' Up Demo, then pm me today !! (Australia only I'm afraid)

Have Fun,


Stamps: White Christmas
Ink: Memento Black
Cardstock: Lost Lagoon, Silver foil and Whisper White
DSP: All is Calm
Other: Circle Framelit dies, Window Sheets, Shaker Frames, 'All is Calm' sequins and Lost Lagoon Ribbon.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Weekly Deal Wednesday

 Ok so I know it's Thursday, but I'm only a little late with this weeks deals, but they are awesome and very much worth waiting for!!

As always, head on over to my store to get all the details, oh and while your there why not check out our Clearance List, there are some awesome specials at the moment espcially if you are thinking about Christmas cards already!!

Have Fun,

Saturday, 21 June 2014

ESAD Blog Hop - Retirement List

Hi guys, thanks for joining me in yet another awesome ESAD blog hop!! Today the girls and I have made cards that showcase some of our favourite and sadly missed retiring items!! I hope you enjoyed the delights that Claire had to share over on her blog. She's one awesome chick!!

The card that I have to show today was made using the soon to be retired Oh, Hello stamp set and our Designer frames embossing folder:

Cute hey. Maybe it's just me, but don't you hate it when you have a stamp set retire that you really feel you never used enough!! That's exactly how I feel about the Oh, Hello set.

Well that's it for me for today. Time for you guys to hop on over to visit Narelle, who's going to have something spectacular to share!!

Have Fun,


Stamps: Oh Hello, Express Yourself and Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake and Gumball Green
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Calypso Coral
Other: Seam Binding ribbon, Designer Frames Embossing Folder and Crisp Cantaloupe Ruffled Ribbon.

1.  Narelle Hoggard

2.  Emily Campbell

3.  Kelli Gordon

4.  Kelly Kent

5.  Andrea Buckland

6.  Kathryn Ruddick

7.  Sally Williams

8.  Keryn Campbell

9.  Yvonne Walker

10.  Richelle Fletcher

11.  Teresa Leggo

12.  Clare Mcilhatton

13.  Chloe Evans

“What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and is a facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and
blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD
Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas & friendship and we're always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I'll contact you with information on how to join our group.”

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Blended Blossom and Blendabilities

So since getting back from the Stampin' Up South Pacific Convention, or Inspire, Create, Share as it's now called, I have been brimming with new ideas, inspiration and so much craftyness there just hasn't been enough hours in the day!!

One of the freebies we brought back with us (and we brought back heaps of goodies!!) was a new stamp set called Blended Blossom and we were given a pack of the new blendabilites to use with it. The colour we got was Calypso Coral.

Ok so I'm going to state right here that colouring just isn't my thing. Honestly, even as a child I was a terrible colouring in'er... umm not sure if it's a word but lets go with it.

My first go with our new Blendabilities and I couldn't believe how easy it was to make the flower look 3D. I used the darker shade pen on all the parts of the flower that I thought would be dark or in the shade in real life. Then I edged some of those areas with the middle tone and finally "blended" everything with the lightest shade. So here it is:

Not bad for a first time. Now as much as I enjoyed colouring this flower, I'm still not convinced that this will be my "thing", BUT, and that's a big but. With our Blendabilities you can colour pretty much anything. Pearls, Rhinestones, Washi Tape, ribbon honestly the list goes on. Thats how I got my matching rhinestones on my card.

Now I guess you are wondering when YOU can get your hands on these little babies. Well at the moment we are hoping they will be ready for when the new Annual Catalogue goes live on 1st July, but it's a case of wait and see for the moment. Fingers crossed everything is ready in time.

Hope you get some craft on this long weekend, I know I plan too ;-)

Have Fun,

Stamps: Blended Blossom, Express Yourself
Ink: Pink Piroutte, Early Espresso
Cardstock: Pistacio Pudding, Pink Piroutte and Whisper White
Other: Little leaves Sizzlits, Calypso Coral Blendabilities, Rhinestones, Chevron Ribbon and Natural Trim Ribbon.