Friday, 28 December 2012

Festive Friday 50#

Oh my goodness, I just realised I forgot to upload my Festive Friday Challenge card. And it's our last one forever... sniff, sniff.

I've had an absolute ball being on the DT and it has really pushed me out of my creative comfort zone sometimes, but this weeks one is a great one to end on.

We have a colour challenge for this week and it was perfect for Christmas...

Super simple, green, red and black. Now I do hate traditional Christmas colours with a passion, but lime Green gives me a little break lol.

So my card is something that can be mass produced pretty quickly and the layout could be changed for any occasion too. I actually really like how it turned out and the DSP isn't even Christmas paper. It comes from the Summer Smooches patterned paper.

Well that's it for Christmas Cards for another year, but I have so much to share with you over the next few weeks. I have some great SNEAK PEEKS of the new, up coming Seasonal Catalogue and don't forget Sale-A-Bration starts in  25 Days!!!

Happy NEW YEAR and have fun,


Ink - Basic Black and Lucky Limeade
Stamps - Easy Events
Cardstock - Lucky Limeade and Whisper White
DSP - Summer Smoothes
Other - Fancy Fan EF, Scallop circle and Circle Punch, Lucky Limeade Ruffle Ribbon and Rhinestones.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Christmas isn't Christmas without the Glimmer!!

So how many of you are in love with Stampin' Up's Glimmer Paper?? I know I can't get enough of it!!

Just a quick one today, as I have so much Christmas readiness to do it's just shocking!!

Today's card was going to go out to all my lovely scrapping friends, until I noticed one, huge, 3D flaw in my plan. Yes, I had used a rosette which means that card will be to big for the usual size envelop and Australia Post aren't too keen on sending lumpy cards in the mail.

So I'm sharing this one with all of you instead...


It's only a mini 4" x 4" card but has lots going on with it. In fact it came together rather quickly and i was so pleased with how well it worked.

And I love the rosette and label punch combination. And of course the silver Glimmer paper really ties it all together. You could almost pop it off and where it as a badge!!

Have Fun,


Ink - Early Espresso
Cardtsock - Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and Early Espresso
Stamps - Petite Pairs
DSP - Be of Good Cheer
Other - Simply Scored, Early Espresso Bakers Twine, Silver Glimmer Paper, Fancy Fan EF, Faceted Button, Scallop Border Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Large Oval Punch and Scallop Oval punch.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Not wine but Appletiser!!

Today I'm back on the Christmas wagon and have a great gift tag to share with you all.

 This was super quick and easy to make and the best part is, I made it with scraps of DSP and cardstock!

They can be used for some many different things too. The main idea would be for bottles of wine or spirits, but they would be perfect for hand wash and body baths bottles too. But because I was making these as my Preschool Teachers gifts I didn't know if wine would be appropriate, so I gave them all a bottle of Appletiser or Grapetiser instead lol.

Have Fun,


Ink - Cherry Cobbler
Stamps - Tags til Christmas
Cardstock - Early Espresso, Whisper White and Old Olive
DSP - Jolly Holly (R)
Other - Circle punch, Scallop Circle punch, Scallop Border Punch, Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon (R), Glimmer Paper, Early Espresso Bakers Twine, Fancy Fan EF and Jingle Bells.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Butterfly and Owls

Wow, I have to admit I'm pretty much over making Christmas cards. I know we still have 9 days to go until the big day but it seems like I have been making Christmas cards, tags and ribbons for months... well I think I probably have actually lol!

So today we have a slight change of pace. I have been "Pinsurfing" this week and found the most amazingly beautiful card. The creator of this masterpiece, Erica Cerwin, is so super talented. In fact I repinned heaps of cards from her gorgeous blog Pink Buckaroo. You must pop over and take a look, but allow for a few hours as there is so much to look through!!

Anyway, the first card I made was a complete CASE of Erica's. I just loved the easy of this card and it's made entirely of punches... gotta LOVE that!!

Are you wondering how I made those gorgeous little tags in the middle of the butterfly? Well, then you have just found my first Sale-A-Bration Sneak Peek!!

Don't know what Sale-A-Bration is ??

It is the largest Stampin' Up! promotion period of the year where you get free stamp sets and accessories!

Every year from mid-January until the end of March, Stampin' Up! gives you the opportunity to earn fantastic, limited-edition stamp sets and accessories.

I will give you more information a little bit near the time, but just keep 22nd January saved in your diaries!!

Anyway, the tags that I have used for this card is a sneak peek look at one of the FREE stamp sets you can choose during Sale-A-Bration. Aren't they super cute!! There are eight stamps in this set, all as gorgeous as these two.

Oh and the Sneak Peek doesn't stop there... Are you wondering, "How did she 'cut' them out?" "Could there be a matching punch???" The answer would be a huge big YES!!!!

So after I made the card in Blue I of course wanted to try some other colour and ideas. So here is a gorgeous pink version...

Both these cards have homes waiting for them. This pink one is going to my cousins little girl who has a birthday over the New Year. Little Emma is turning 3 and she's such a girly girl, she will LOVE this card!!

I then wanted to try something for my friends son who is turn 12. Ok I know what your thinking, how do you adapt a pink Butterfly card for a 12 year old boy... The Owl punch of course!!!

OMG, how gorgeous is that!! And still super easy and all made out of punches. I just hope he's as pleased with it as I am lol.

Well that's enough from me today. I do still have a few more Christmas cards to share with you over this week, so check back in for some more inspiration.

Have Fun,

Ingredients - Blue Butterfly Card

Ink - Pool Party, Marina Mist, Island Indigo and Night of Navy
 Cardstock - Whisper White, Pool Party, Marina Mist, Island Indigo and Night of Navy
Stamps - Papillon Potpourri and Pretty Petites (SAB)
Other - 1" Circle punch, 1 1/4" Square Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Petite Curly Label Punch (SAB), Vintage Faceted Buttons and Whisper White Bakers Twine.

Pink Butterfly Card

Ink - Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose and Melon Mambo
Cardstock - Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose and Melon Mambo

Rainbow Owls

Cardstock - Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Old Olive, Pacific Point and Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White and Early Espresso.
DSP - Designer Series Paper Stack Brights.
Other - Owl Punch

Friday, 7 December 2012

Festive Friday #48

Woo hoo it's Friday and with only a few weeks until Christmas, it's the perfect time for a new Festive Friday Challenge!!

This week it's a Punch Art Challenge.

Ok, well I'll be honest, I've never really done any punch art. I think My little Owl Monsters where as close to punch art as I have ever got. So this might not be technically Punch Art, but I did use my punch to create it, so that counts... right?!?

Ive seen lots of these Santa Suit cards but it was the super talented, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Teneale Williams that inspired mine. Love you Teneale ;-)

Very simple, very quick but such an awesome Christmas card. And lets face it, when we have so many to make and so little time, something easy is the way to go.

So why not pop on over and take look at what the rest of the amazing Design Team have made and have a go yourself!!

Have Fun,


Ink - Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso,
Stamps - All Holiday (R)
Cardstock - Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Whisper White and Champagne Glimmer.
Other - Strip Embossing Folder,1/2 Circle punch and 1 1/4 Square Punch.

Monday, 3 December 2012

The Super Trimmer is available today!!

Woo Hoo the new Stampin Up trimmer has finally made it across the Pacific!!

Now I can't give you a personal review, as I'm still waiting on mine to arrive :-( BUT, I have heard nothing but praise for this awesome little trimmer and I just can't wait to get my hands on it.

Here is a little video from Stampin Up, explaining some of the amazing features that can be found on the trimmer and as soon as mine arrives I'll be giving you a full review, with photos!!

But if you can't wait and have decided that you need yours NOW, then drop my an email and I'll get the order placed ASAP... For only $49.95 (plus postage) it would make a perfect Christmas present for yourself, I know mine did !!

Have Fun,

Monday, 26 November 2012

Tags til Christmas

I'm still being a super busy beaver at the moment, getting ready for my upcoming Christmas market, but I wanted to share these gorgeous Gift Tag bags I've whipped up.

I made these using the brilliant 'Tags Til Christmas' stamp set. This stamp set is perfect, as far as I'm concerned. Any stamp that has a matching punch is amazing and this whole set matches one punch or another... BRILLIANT!!

So with a bit of ink, cardstock and a punch and your done. Cute, easy, cheap Christmas Tags!! And who could go wrong when teaming the tags with some super sparkly Glimmer paper. They are going to look gorgeous under the Christmas tree with all the fairy lights sparkling.

Right better get on, have more bows to share with you in the next few days!!

Have Fun,


Ink- Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy and Early Espresso
Stamps - Tags Til Christmas and Snow Swirled
Cardstock - Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Silver and Champagne Glimmer Paper.
Other - Decorative Label Punch, 1 3/4 Circle punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Top Note Die and Bakers Twine.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Joy to the world

Have you fallen in love with Stampin' Ups Shaker frames yet? No, well you better get with it Buddy. They are AWESOME!!!

I used them a few months ago to make these gorgeous Shaker Ornament cards and I thought it was high time to use them again.

This time I used the Ornament punch to make the letter "O" to form the words, Joy and Hope. I then punched 1 1/4 circle punch to make a hole, which i then added the shaker frame to and filled with glitter. Pop a window sheet over the top and Voila, Shaker Ornament!!

Oh and of course I had to add some bakers twine and jingle bells... it's not Christmas without glitter and jingle bells, if you ask me !!

Quick and beautiful, the perfect Christmas Card.

Have Fun,


Cardstock - Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso and Champagne Glimmer
DSP - Holly Jolly (R)
Other - Shaker Frames, Glass Glitter, Window Sheets, 1 1/4 Circle Punch, Ornament Punch, Lucky Limeade Organza Ribbon (SAB '12), Bakers Twine, Timeless Type Alphabet Die (R), Green Glitter and Jingle Bells.

Friday, 23 November 2012

Candle Easel Card

I was visiting some of my favorite websites the other night, when I came across the most amazing card on Dawn's Stamping Thoughts. I L.O.V.E Dawns site. She is so awesome and Super Duper Talented too.

Anyway, this card is a different take on the Easel card and a peek-a-boo card. Plus she puts a tealight in it too. Honestly it's so beautiful at night!!

So I knew I had to make this card for my gorgeous bestie Amy. She makes and sells her own candles and I knew this would be perfect as her Christmas Card this year... I hope your not peeking Amy lol!!

This is them open and standing up. The next photos are of the cards closed and laying flat. They are still the same size as a normal card and fit in an aveage sized envelop.

Mine are little different to Dawns as I had none of the goodies Dawn used (note to self, need more Stampin Up supplies!!) But you can pretty much use anything as long as the cut out, for the peek-a-boo part, isn't bigger then the fold on the Easel part.

But I know you all want to see what they look like at night, right??

Just remember to use a battery operated tealights and not a real one. I'm sure I don't have to tell you that Cardstock and candles DON'T like each other!!!

And even the inside is pretty...

Anyway, the link to Dawn's site will take you direct to her video tutorial, with full details... I'm good to you, right!!

Have Fun,


Ink - Early Espresso Versamark
Stamps - Polar Party and Memorable Moments
Cardstock - Baja Breeze, Whisper White and Early Espresso
DSP - Floral District
Other - Vellum, Early Espresso Embossing Powder, Label Collection Framelits, Oval punch, Scallop Oval punch, Jingle Bells, Rhinestones and Bakers Twine.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Festive Friday #44

Woo hoo, it's Friday which means time for another Festive Friday Challenge! This week we had a photo of a jar peppermints for inspiration and as I'm still making goodies for my Christmas markets, I really couldn't go past the little candy cane reindeers. They are soo cute, that my kids ask me to make them every year.

This year I jazzed them up with some gorgeous little jingle bells, that tingle when moved. I also had a play around with the new Stampin Up dazzle markers. Can you believe you can use them in the exact same where as the other markers, which means you can ink up stamps and stamp with them. This is what I did to make my little metallic "Merry Christmas" tag.

Super cute, super easy and super cheap to make. Perfect for their little friends at school.

Thanks for popping in and if you feel like checking out the latest challenge then jump over and have a go, I know the girls would love to see what you have come up with!!

Have fun,




Cardstock - whisper white

Other - Gold Dazzle Maker, Googly Eyes, pipe cleaners and candy cane.


Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Bows, Bows and more Bows

 So, while I have been making cards for my upcoming markets, I have also been thinking about other goodies I could make to sell. I have seen these gorgeous handmade bows online and I thought I would have a go at making one. I actually took one apart to get an idea on measurements and how it all "works"!!

I started with a 6" x 12" piece of DSP and I cut out the following pieces:-

8x 1" by 6"
4x 1" by 5"
1x 1" by 4"

Below I've put the pieces back together, to give you an idea on how to cut them all out without wasting your paper.

Next, just wrap each piece around until they look like this, in the photo below. The 1"x4" just loops back around on it's self.

Then just stick each group of four together to make and "X" or cross shape (some of mine are a little wonky lol). These are then layered on top of each other from biggest to smallest. I used double sided tape to keep everything together, but I guess brads or even staples would work too.

Last of all add the loop in the middle and Voila, you have a beautiful, handmade, custom bow!!

They are actually really quick and easy to make once you've done the first and I now have a lovely, colourful pile of them sitting in a box, all ready to sell!!

Have Fun,


DSP - Twitterpated

Gotta Love Stampin' Up

Not only is a new month but we have two, yes, TWO, Stampin' Up promotions this month... feels like Christmas already!!

First up  is the Bundle Special. 

 And if that isn't exciting enough we also have the Ink-redible promotion !!

From 1 November through 16 December, host a minimum $650 Stampin' Up! party and get a FREE collection of ink pads*-a $79.95 value-in addition to our other fantastic benefits!

Choose from Brights, Subtles, or Regals.  Plus, the free ink is in addition to the regular hostess benefits!

So, if you want any more information on any of these great specials, then click on the contact page and get in touch!!

Have Fun,

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Christmas card class

So i have started getting ready for my upcoming Christmas card class, which is on  17th Nov. My girls will be able to make 6 cards for $20 and I thought I would just show a sample of what two of these cards will be... Sshhs it's Top Secret, for your eyes only!!

The first one is a CASE from the gorgeous Sue Madex. My card is pretty much exact except for how I got mine so Glittery. Sue used Heat and Stick Powder and Dazzling Diamonds. I used a Versarmark pad and Iridescent Ice, then heated it with the gun. I think it gives the exact same effect and it's so gorgeous and sparkly!!

 So after such a huge hit with the Iridescent Ice technique, I thought I would make another card but using one of the other stamps from the Lovely As A Tree stamp set. This set has been around forever and it's such a beautiful set. A must have in everyones collection

This time I double stamped the group of trees, to give the snowy, foggy effect (which reminds me of an English winter scene). I used the Iridescent Ice technique again and added some gorgeous bakers twine (which I LOVE) and couldn't help adding a few jingle bells, just for fun!!

This photo shows you the sparkle a little bit better, but still doesn't do it any justice...

So Christmasy isn't it... if that's even a word lol. I can't wait to share the other cards, that we will make in class, with you all but you might have to wait until afterwards, as I don't want to spoil the surprise for my class girls!

Have fun,


Ink - Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso
Stamps - Lovely as a Tree and Snow Swirled
Cardstock - Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White and Very Vanilla
Other - Bakers Twine, Iridescent Ice, Versmark Pad, Heat Gun and Jingle Bells.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Cheeky monster owls

I saw this gorgeous card on Pinterest the other day by Kathy Gennari. And she had made these gorgeous little monsters with the owl punch. Now I expect we have all seen how super versatile the owl punch can be but this was the first time I've seen these little critters.

So anyway, my Besties little girl had her 1st birthday party coming up and I thought I would give the owl monsters a try and maybe make them girlie...

I think that's as girlie as a "Monster" can get lol. The DSP is Summer Smooches, which is such a gorgeous pack full of bright, bold colours and patterns. And the little bit of silver Glimmer paper just ties it all together... Who said glimmer paper was JUST for Christmas :-)

Have Fun,


Ink - Rich Razzleberry
Stamps - Memorable Moments
Cardstock - Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Regal Rose and Melon Mambo
DSP - Summer Smooches
Other - Owl Punch and Silver Glimmer Paper.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

For little monsters, 3 and under

So I shared with you all, my Halloween treats for my eldest and now it's time to show you the little goodies I made for my two youngest who, being 1 and 2, had to be baby friendly and contain no nuts or eggs.

So i popped to my local Coles, and found this huge bag of jelly bears for under $5.00, which made about 30 of these little cuties. Of course not including all the ones I might have eaten on the way... It seems I'm partial to the white ones!!!


I would have loved to have added wobbly eyes to all of them, but was worried they might be a choking hazard, so only added them to my left overs, which I'll actually give away on Halloween to any trickle treaters that might come by.

In fact they were so easy to make, that you could easierly adapt them for birthdays, baby showers or even as wedding favours. I might whip up a few more to sell at my upcoming Christmas Market. I could see the cute little penguins from Polar Party being the ideal size... Just need to get some more bears lol.

Have Fun,




Cardstock - Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White

Ink - Early Espresso and Lucky Limeade

Stamps - Googly Ghouls.

Other - Googly eyes, 1" circle punch, 1 1/4" scallop circle punch and Label Collection framelits.


Friday, 26 October 2012

Festive Friday #42

Woo hoo, it's Friday, which means its time for another festive Friday challenge. This week was a really super hard one. I'm all for non festive colours but I really couldn't get my head around these four.



See what I mean!! Anyway the girls on the design team with me did an amazing job. The cards are awesome. I decided to whip up a Christmas candle for my design. It actually come out much nicer then expected.



So why don't you guys pop on over and take a look at what the rest of the design team have come up with and maybe have a go yourself!


Have fun,





Ink - elegant eggplant, summer star fruit and gumball green.

Stamps - ornament keepsakes

Other - rhinestones and lucky limeade SAB ribbon (retired)


Thursday, 25 October 2012

Spring Cleaning...

So you may have noticed it's a little different around here. I have been spring cleaning my stamp room (photos to follow) and thought I should freshen up my blog too. Do you like it?!?

I have been told that yellow and grey are this years hot colours, oh and it also matches the US Stampin Up convention bags... so it must be true lol.

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Have Fun,

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Dynamic Duo - honourable mention

 I've been so busy with getting all my Christmas goodies organised for my upcoming market stall, that I haven't had much time to blog, but while surfing my usual haunts I noticed my card was Honorable Mention over on Dynamic Duo's, the other week!!

This is the card I entered just in case you missed it.

It's actually one of my cards that i have lined up for my Christmas Card Class. The photo really doesn't do it much justice.

Anyway, big thank you to the girls and I hope to join in with their next challenge soon!!

Have Fun,

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Trickle treat, smelly feet...

... Give me something sweet to eat!!
I just loved that song when I was little... Or not so little lol! I'm a huge fan of Halloween. I love the dressing up, the parties, all the decoration and of course the lollies.
But it's not such a big deal here in Australia and sometimes I miss all the fun, especially as my children are still too little to go trickle treating.
So this year I thought I would make some cute Halloween treats for the kids to take to preschool and share with all of their little friends.
Super cute aren't they!!! I've made 11 so far and have another 10 to go. It a lot of work for what I'm guessing will only last five seconds when the five year olds get them. But my daughter is so excited about giving them out, it's worth the effort.
Next, I'm making something a little different for my sons class... They are two, so will need to be more robust with no googlie eyes. Something with jelly bears I think... My favourites!
Have fun,
Ink - Early Espresso
Cardstock - Cajun Craze, White White, Elegant Eggplant, Early Espresso and Old Olive
DSP - Howlstooth and Scaringbone.
Stamps - Googly Ghouls and Delightful Dozen
Other - Googly eyes, simply scored, scallop border punch and skinny cello bags.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

September Thank you Cards

I was just making my Customer Thank you cards October when I realised you hadn't seen my September ones.

 I saw this gorgeous card while spending hours on Pinterest... come on, we all know that we could waste an entire day on that wondrous site lol, and knew I had to case straight away. The original is from the super talented LeAnne Greff from Flowerbug's Inkspot. LeAnne made her's using the new Butterfly Punch, but alas, that is still on my wishlist (along with a lot of other stuff!!) So I used the Beautiful Butterflies Embosslit.

These are two of the different colours I made, but I also did some in Poppy Parade and Blushing Bride... using spare cardstock up :-)


It's such a a beautiful, crisp design and takes next to no time to make, but is just striking to look at. In fact I've noticed the design being CASED by a lot of card markers, so it must be pretty special!!

Ok, off to finish my October cards. I'll hopefully get them up for you this week :-)

Have Fun,


Ink - Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso
Stamps - Flowering Flourishes and Just Believe
Cardstock - Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Whisper White
Other - Lucky Limeade and Bashful Blue Paper Stack, Beautiful Butterfly Embosslit and Rhinestones

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

It's Spool Time!!

Stampin Up have done it again. Yet another AWESOME promotion!!

For every $60 order (not including postage) you can get a spool of 3/8" (1cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon in the new 2012/2014 colours for FREE. Yep, that's a saving of $15.95. How cool is that...

And if that wasn't enough, you can order as many as you like. So a $300 order, not only entitles you to Hostess benefits but 5 free spools of ribbon!!!

I know, it's exciting isn't it.

So, hurry up and place your Stampin' Up order with me today and get you hands on some lovely new ribbon... oh and did I mention it's FREE!!!

Have Fun,

Monday, 1 October 2012

Dynamic Duo's #22

So it's been while since I took part in the Dynamic Duos Challenge. It's one of my all time fave blog challenges. The only reason why I haven't taken part lately is that I'm always late getting my entry in. No surprise there lol.

Anyway... this weeks challenge is Mix and Match week. This is where the DT choose one of the colours and then we get to choose the other. Oh and Neutrals are allowed.

So my card was inspired by Beth Beards card on her blog, My Little Craft Blog. You will also see this gorgeous card cased again in my October Thank you cards.

Anyway, I kept the layout the same, but changed up the colour and theme. I really think Cherry Cobbler will be my Christmas colour this year. I've used it so much already. I think it's the matching Bakers Twine that sells it too me.

I adore the Champagne Glimmer paper, especially with Cherry Cobbler. Oh and I recently learnt how to make a double bow too. Thanks again to the beautiful Beth Beard. Here is a link to her tutorial. She makes it so easy to understand!

Oh and don't forget to pop back tomorrow and find out about Stampin' Ups newest promotion... It's Awesome!!

Have fun,


Ink - Cherry Cobbler
Stamps - Tags til Christmas
Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler and Champagne Glimmer Paper
Other - Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon (R), Bakers Twine, Decorative Label Punch, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder and Neutral Buttons.