Did you message me for a free copy of the new catalogues?

Mine arrived today, I’ve packaged up the ones requested tonight and they are ready for the mail! There’s still time, if you’d like one let me know and I will send them out to you or you can pop by and collect them!!

I also received my preorder of goodies, {one of the many thing I love about being a demo!!} I can not wait to have 5 minutes to crack them open and put ink to paper!!

Stand by for some new product sneak peaks!!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!

Purple Christmas!

December 8th, 2016

One of my ladies loves a bit of purple {you know who you are lol} so I always try and make some cards using our gorgeous purples {If I’m honest I’m a bit partial to purple as well!}

I know not everyone likes snowflakes for Christmas in Australia but they are just so pretty I can’t help myself!

What’s your take are you anti snowflakes or not fussed?

Today I am going to embark on some Christmas shopping and it terrifies me, I have no idea what to buy and the kids just want really expensive items!

Wish me luck.

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Don’t forget to use this months hostess code if you are placing an online order

 

A little bit of Santa

December 6th, 2016

I’m still playing with my Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and I loves it!!

This time I used the little Santa…..how cute is he?

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I’m not usually one to colour but this Santa was pretty easy, I just used my stamp pad and blender pen {it looks better in real life}. Have you finished your Christmas cards? I’ve got quiet a collection made this year, I’m even planning on sending some out!

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Don’t forget to use the hostess code if visit my online shop!

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A new Christmas set

December 5th, 2016

I’ve been eyeing this set off since the Holiday catalogue was released, it’s just so cute!

I finally relented and purchased it the other day and it arrived on Saturday!! Isn’t it so cute!!

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There are so many cute cards you can make with this, I’m a little stuck on the Crumb cake, early espresso, and real red at the moment as you can see by my recent posts! So sticking with that theme here is my first card I made with this stamp set!

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I think the little reindeer is just adorable! What do you think?

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If you are placing an order don’t forget to use this months hostess code

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Check out the specials below, this is letting you know which sets will retire at the end of the Holiday Catalogue….which finishes on the 3rd of January!! But don’t wait till January to make your purchases as a lot of these specials are only available while stocks last!!

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I’m so sad to see some of these sets go, they are such great sets for Christmas!

I’ve created a hostess code for this month so jump online and place your order {click on the image to be taken to my online shop}…remember to enter the hostess code and you will be sent a parcel of goodies at the beginning of January!

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Not sure I am getting any better at designing things in Picmonkey but I’m having fun trying lol!

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Have I mentioned I love being a demonstrator with Stampin’ Up!? Not only is it the most flexible job in the world but as a lover of all things paper and craft I get to see and buy all the new goodies first!! Seriously what could be better then that!

If that interests you jump over here and have a read or e-mail me with any questions you may have and I will help you out!

So what sparked this out pouring of love you ask? Well there is a new occasions catalogue and sale-a-bration just around the corner…..I’ve already got some of the loveliness that is inside and can’t wait to crack it open and play with it {I’ve been to busy playing with Christmas to really play with anything else lately}

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So if you’d like to preorder your catalogue now send me an e-mail and I’ll get one in the post to you as soon as I get them in my hot little hands! There is some gorgeous stuff inside these pages!!

Thanks for stopping by it’s great to see you all again!

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Razzleberry Christmas!

November 30th, 2016

It’s been hectic this week, the kids are on holidays already….me unfortunately I’m not so lucky and still have 3 days left, yay!!

So for todays card I’m using the Embellished Ornaments stamp set and dies! I just adore this set and have used it over and over again!!

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Have you got these sets yet? It’s in the Online Extravaganza at 20% at the moment, today is the last day to purchase so if you are wanting it today’s the day. Don’t forget to add the hostess code to the end of the order, I’ll send you some goodies early next month just for using the code! I find using the precision plate helps when cutting out the intricate baubles, it makes it much easier for poking out all the excess paper!

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I’ve used Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White and silver!! Once again the photo doesn’t seem to do the card justice, IRL it really is lovely:-)

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Happy hump day all, enjoy your day

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Some more Christmas inspiration

November 29th, 2016

I don’t know about you but with Christmas just around the corner everytime I venture into my craft room I have Christmas cards on my mind! I have this big stash of new stamp sets and paper to play with and they have remained uninked and uncut so far due to the impending Chistmas season!!

Last night we had our monthly stamp a stack and you guessed it, it was a Christmas theme! I had 5 cards out for my lovely ladies to choose from and thought I’d pop in and share one! {I have already shared some earlier}

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I had a lot of non traditional colours out last night, lots of blues and purples so thought I better through in a traditional red and green card! But decided to use non traditional stamps and thinlits. I love the swirl I used here out of the Swirly Scribble thinlits set! And the bird it out of the matching Swirly Bird stamp set!

We are doing the last Christmas card stamp a stack next Monday 5th of December at 7.30pm, if you’d like to come along and join the fun shoot me an e-mail and book yourself in. I’d love to see you!

Have a wonderful day

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Did you know it’s only 4 weeks till Christmas? It really hit home this weekend with our first Christmas party.

Are your Christmas cards ready to go, or are you like me and madly scrambling to get some more made? Tonight’s Stamp a Stack is all Christmas cards so if you’d like to come along there is still spots available!

Here is one of tonight’s cards that will be on the table to make!

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I’ve used Island Indigo, Pool Party and Bronze on this card, the photo doesn’t seem to do it justice {my bad photographic skills I think} but in real life it’s gorgeous!!

If you haven’t noticed I love the Star of Light Stamp set that is available in the mini catalogue it is just gorgeous.

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So many options for Christmas I love it!!

Have a great Monday all! Hope to see you tonight, if your not booked in and you’d like to come along shoot me an e-mail.

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Another 24 hours flash sale!

November 26th, 2016

Have you been looking at the specials that Stampin’ Up! have had going this week with the Online Extravaganza? They have been pretty awesome haven’t they?

Thought I’d jump on quickly and let you know Monday the 28th is the last of the 24 hour sales for this special and they are pretty awesome! I just adore my magnetic plate and use it all the time! If you haven’t got one now is the time to snap up a bargain!!

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If you do jump online and order one don’t forget to use this months hostess code!!

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Have a great day

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Boys Birthday…..

November 25th, 2016

I find masculine cards difficult, and tween boys even harder. They aren’t little kids anymore but they aren’t men either. So when the boy the child said he had a birthday to attend a while back chills went down my spine lol! Ok so I’m being a little dramatic but it does strike fear into me sometimes!!

I hadn’t long made this card for a party the girl child was attending

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Yes I’m using the Paisleys and Poisies stamp set, I do really like it! Anyway I thought I’d use the layout and make something similar for a 12 year old boy!

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This is what I came up with! I really love the colour combination and have used it a few times since!

It’s Bermuda Bay, Basic Black and Whisper white. What’s your favourite masculine colour combination?

I plan to do some crafting over the weekend so stay tuned I’ll share what I get done.

Hope you are all having a good Friday night.

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Something a little different!

November 24th, 2016

I thought I’d pop in super quick and show you a card I made the other day for a dear friend who lost her Grandmother just recently. I couldn’t be there to support her but wanted to let her and her family know that I was thinking of them and they were in my prayers. So I popped this card in the post for her.

There have been some demonstrators within Stampin’ Up! who have been trying to bring the humble birthday card back, you may have seen the hashtag #imbringingbirthdaysback, the gorgeous Shannon West started it earlier this year and she has sent over 1000 birthday cards this year worldwide. It’s taken me a while but I am taking a leaf out of her book and am attempting to send more handmade cards! Next year I might even try to send friends birthday cards….not thinking I’d get to 1000 though!

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This card uses the gorgeous Detailed Floral Thinlits and a phrase out of Sheltering Tree. I used Night of Navy and whisper white. I think it turned out ok, what do you reckon?

Righto I’ll see you tomorrow.

Night night XX

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Pop Up Twist Card

November 23rd, 2016

Here’s another card we did at Monday night’s technique class. Yes your not going mad you’ve seen the front before……..

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But check out the inside {it was much easier then I thought it was going to be} my ladies thought it was awesome, the perfect card for those special friends and family who fully appreciate a hand made card!

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How fabulous is that? It twists down to fold up nice and neatly! Just like this!

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You could add it to the inside of any card, one of my ladies is going to use this style card for a friend that has just had a baby! I can’t wait to see how it turns out!

If you’d like to have a go yourself this is the tutorial that I liked best after watching a few, there seems to be a few different ways of making them.

Watch the video and you’ll get a good idea of how to do it my little tips are

I used a normal size card base and it fits fine {I had actually already made the card for this particular card}

for the inside panel it’s 10″ x 3.5″ folded in half and then in half again. {I like doing this where I can rather then scoring}

and the actual twist mechanism is 8″ x 3.5″ scored at 1 3/4″ down the long side and then mark 2 1/4″ and 5 3/4″ along both long sides.

I’d love to see what you come up with:-)

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Tin of tags stamp set!

November 22nd, 2016

Have you managed to work out all the specials going on a the moment? There is seriously so many awesome discounts available. I know some of you have snapped up a bargain!

I have been playing with the awesome Tin of Tags set lately and I love it!!

Look at all these awesome sayings, the great thing is that they are on special as well!!

 

These are the two cards I have made recently using the set, on this card I have used Marina Mist, Smoky Slate and Whisper White. The saying is currently my favourite Christmas Sentiment!

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This is one of the cards we made last night in our techniques class and I love how it turned out. We did the embossing resist technique using a sponger roller to apply the Bermuda Bay ink.

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Both also feature the stitched shaped framelits which as you can see I am very very partial to lol!!!

Next Monday (28th November) is my next Christmas Card stamp a stack if you are still needing to get your Christmas cards done come along and make 9 with us…..it’s 3 of 3 different designs and I can almost guarantee there will be at least one using the Tin of Tags stamp set!

If you want to get a set of your own jump on over to my online store and order yourself a set, it’s currently $27.75!

Don’t forget to use the hostess code when you place your order online!

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24 Hour Flash sale now on!!

November 21st, 2016

I’ve decided Monday just rolls around to fast, I had all these plans for the weekend and think I only got about a third of them done. Does anyone else feel that?

Thought I’d pop in super quick and remind you about the awesome specials we have going this week today especially is the 24 hour flash sale. Don’t forget to check out yesterday’s post to see what else is available this week! There are some great specials going!

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I’ve got technique class on tonight and we are making a pop up twist card…..I’ll do a show and tell tomorrow on the blog but it’s pretty cool if I do say so myself!!

If you are placing an online order today don’t forget to use this months’ hostess code!

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Have a great Monday all

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