Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Stencilled Burlap Ribbon

Or "Hessian".. as we call it here in Australia. I have a Stencilling/Masks class today and this is one of the projects we are making.  Stencilling is such a simple but effective way to create interest on your projects, and to be honest I wonder that we don't use it more often. We do have stencils available from Stampin'Up (called Decorative Masks) but you can also make your own (like the stencil I used on this card - it was actually my Grand Vacation swap card this year, and I cut the Hexagon Hive framelit shape with my Big Shot and used it for my background).

Here's a close up of today's card for you… enjoy and I'll be back soon…

Monday, 1 September 2014

All is Calm and a Festival of Trees

On very rare occasions it is mentioned to me that i use perhaps a little too much blue in my cards. Its true…. blue is my favourite colour, in almost any shade… and I never tire of it. But today I purposely decided to try green instead… and this one is my favourite shade of green too… Pear Pizzaz! I've used the "All is Calm" DSP from our latest Holiday catalogue.. it comes in beautiful shades of green AND blue.. and I teamed it with some silver embossed vellum and some silver glimmer paper.  The trees are from the "Festival of Trees" stamp set, and I stamped one in Pear Pizzaz, and the other is silver embossed. The stars on the background are from our latest Stars embossing folder.. i love them!

Just a note.. if you like the Festival of Trees set, there is a matching punch for that! And better yet.. if you buy both as a BUNDLE… you save 15% off the total price! Hooray!

I've listed all the products below, (including the bundle price)  and if you want to purchase them you can click on them OR visit the Online Store.  Items are mailed directly to your door, anywhere in Australia, for a low postage cost.

Here's the full card…

Enjoy the card.. I'll be back with more real soon :-)

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Bravo to some amazing ladies….

I had already popped this onto my Facebook Business page, but one of my customers told me that she had tried to pin it onto Pinterest.. and unfortunately its not possible to pin directly from Facebook to Pinterest :-( So the solution is to put it on my blog as well!  These are the congratulations cards I made for some promotions in my team of demonstrators. Its a real achievement when people promote up the ladder, and I like to let them know how amazing they are every time they take another step up.  So these cards have been sent out to all those girls who promoted recently.

The cards themselves were easy to make. The base card stock is Pool Party and the card fronts are on Whisper White card stock. I simply embossed the sentiment (from our Photopolymer set called "Bravo") in Gold, and then used an aqua painter with Coastal Cabana ink to wash over the top.  (I also did some with Calypso Coral which looked great)  I added some gold sequins from our Gold sequin trim, and tied a little Gold bakers twine at the top.   But these were super quick and easy to create. (Even easier because I had a friend helping me whilst we chatted… BEST way to create!)  I've listed all the items below to make it easy for you should you wish to purchase any of these products to make your own cards.

Oh! And today is the LAST DAY to take advantage of the Big Shot specials which have been amazing this month!  You can find them by clicking HERE to access the Online Store and then choose "Big Shot Bundles" for some great deals on both Big Shots AND framelit and stamp bundles. :-) Enjoy!

Friday, 29 August 2014

Gone Star Crazy

Are you over the stars yet? I know, I've been playing with them for weeks now… but they are so awesome!  Today I made a Tent Window card with my Star Framelits, and added some embossing with the Bright and Beautiful Stamp set to add a bit of sparkle. It turned out kinda cute don't you think?

Here is the same card from the side so you can see how the card goes together:

Right now there is a Framelit and stamp set bundle with these products… but its only available until the 31st August so be quick! In fact there are 5 different bundles available until the end of August, so if you'd like to see them and order them.. just click HERE to view the online store and then choose the "Big Shot and Bundles" category. If you already have a Big shot you will love the 15% off the bundles. If you want a Big Shot, then this is the time to get one! Buy a Big Shot and get any of the bundles for FREE!

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Simple Washi tape card and the "Festival of Trees"

Keeping it simple today… I wanted to show you something new from our brand NEW Holiday catalogue that was released today!  I love these colours!  This is a super quick card made with the All is Calm DSP, the Festival of Trees stamp set (and matching punch) and I added a little heat embossing and some splatters from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  Cute huh?  Here is the full card for you below…

To order any of these items visit the Online Store by clicking HERE!

It's here - our gorgeous Holiday Catalogue for 2014!

Full of Sparkly, Glittery products to get creative this Christmas season!  It's full of beautiful ideas!  To see it click HERE.

Or visit the Online Store by clicking HERE.  You can have products delivered directly to you anywhere in Australia for a small postage charge.  Or you can contact me by email by clicking HERE

Have fun and enjoy the read! 

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Star Shaker Card

Today is little gift card made with our Star Framelits and matching Bright and Beautiful stamp set.  It was actually a little difficult to photograph… all that shiny silver foil reflects the bright pink iPhone (which is what I photograph all my projects with) a little too well.  But by putting the card on an angle I was able to minimise the reflection. If you look VERY closely you might still be able to see a hint of pink….

We have only a couple of days left to take advantage of the Big Shot bundles this month. Until the 31st August you can purchase selected bundles of stamps and matching framelits at 15% off. But what is probably more special is that these bundles are only bundles this month… which means normally you would have to purchase them separately. So if you own a Bigshot and would like to get yourself some great bargains, this is the time to do it! You can see the specials HERE, or go directly to the ONLINE STORE and choose them there and have them sent directly to you, anywhere in Australia.

You might notice a bit of a sneak peek in this card too… see all those lovely star-shaped confetti that is inside the window? They are made with an exciting new Star border punch that is coming out in our brand new Holiday catalogue that will be launched TOMORROW!!!  So check back here tomorrow and I will make sure there is a link posted for you to click on to see it.. or if you want your own please click HERE to email me and have one sent to you for free.   There's also a star embossing folder.. and I think I'll have to get that out too so that I can emboss the foil on a card like this one and make it even better.

I've also updated my class schedule over on the right hand side of this blog, so check out whats coming up!

Here's a closer pic of the card…

Monday, 25 August 2014

New Holiday Catalogue is almost here!

So come to my launch! I have lots of gorgeous new products to show you!  There will be lots to play with too… I've been busy creating lots of wonderful new things, and I know you are going to love them. At the moment I have only set one date for a launch and that date is Sunday 14th September at 2pm, here on the Central Coast. If you'd like to come and play, you can book your spot by clicking HERE.  Numbers are limited, so don't take too long to decide…

You'll go home with 3 completed projects and a host of new ideas. The cost for the afternoon is $15, and as always there will be bonuses for ordering and prizes to be won.

Todays photo is one of the cutest little boxes we have had in our catalogues.. the Curvy Keepsake box. Its a Bigshot die, and so so cute!  This one has been made from some of our new speciality DSP from the new catalogue.

Don't forget if you can't make it, but would still like to order you are welcome to order through the Online Store. Or if you would like a catalogue mailed to you, please click HERE to let me know.

Have a great day!

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Interested in Project Life? Come and see what its all about….

I have two Project Life classes running this week.. if you are curious about Project Life then please feel free to come along and have a play.  Or maybe you've tried it before, but want some more tips and ideas on how to make it work for you?  Either way this is a great class to show you some tips and tricks.

You'll go home with several completed pages and a head full of inspiration :-)

Class dates:

Tuesday 26th August @ 7.30pm


Wednesday 27th August @ 11am

Cost is $25 and includes all materials and refreshments. You just need to bring 12-20 photos with you to work on.

Let me know if you'd like to come along by clicking HERE.

Hope to see you soon!

Friday, 22 August 2014

Short and Sweet! 1 Week Special to join Stampin'Up!

Here it is.. Stampin'Up's "Short and Sweet" promotion.  If you've EVER thought about becoming a Demonstrator with Stampin'Up then now is a GREAT time to do it! We have our Holiday catalogue about to be released, and coming up to Christmas and then Sale-A-Bration is always a very exciting time of the year.  And to make it even sweeter Stampin'Up is offering new demonstrators who sign up and purchase their Demonstrator kit for $169 will receive $255 (AUD) of products of their choice in that kit.

There are so many benefits and perks of being a demonstrator that Im not going to list them all here right now. But if any of that sounds interesting to you, then please contact me by clicking HERE and I will organise more info to quickly come to you.  You can also watch a video and read more about it by clicking the "Join Now" link on this page. Don't worry.. you don't actually commit yourself to anything by clicking on it.. not until you actually use your credit card and fill out the online form. But there is some great info there for you to view.

Its a great promotion so have a think and let me know!  I am grateful for Stampin'Up in my life every single day… and I'd love to share that with you too :-)