Saturday, 30 July 2011

Almost there...

Tomorrow, July 31st 2011, is the very last day to order from our Autumn-Winter mini catalogue... if you still need anything please email me before 9pm Sunday 31st July at I can have your order delivered to your door, anywhere in Australia for a small postage charge. Click here to see the catalogue. And dont forget that there is the "gift with Purchase" offer this month too. (Spend $100 and get a free pack of buttons AND a roll of matching ribbon - check my previous posts to see what you can do with them)

As for today's card... I loaded it up with Mini stuff! Well now's the time to do it right? To be honest... its a little too much for me - I prefer simpler cards, but here it is anyway. What do you think?? Too much?

Dont forget to check back here on Monday... our 2011 Retiring List will be out!

Monday, 25 July 2011

Last days to order from our Autumn-Winter mini!

So here we are... its the last week of July.... I cant believe how fast this year is flying by! The 31st July is the last day to order from our Autumn-Winter mini catalogue. Of course we wont know which stamp sets are going into the new Idea Book and Catalogue due out on the 1st September until it's release, but there are some items we can be sure of... patterned paper is one of the items that always is retired in each mini. Other items we will have to wait and see.

There will also be the retired list coming out on August 1st, and I will be sure to post it here so that you can see what is going out. It's all very exciting! I cant wait to get my hands on that new big catalogue and all those lovely items coming in!

This is also the last week for you to grab our lovely "Ice Cream Parlour pack" of buttons and ribbon - I've posted another card I made with it here for you. This is one I made whilst visiting my friend Vanessa - thanks Ness for letting me use your "Sew Suite" set... that's one I don't have :-) This set provides a great way to show your buttons off, so I was keen to make the most of that.

A button and Ribbon pack is your gift with your order of $100 or more. To order just email me at and if you wish to view our catalogues click here. I can have your orders sent to anywhere in Australia for a small postage fee.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

What? Christmas already??

Well yes... and no. Its not really of course (thank goodness for that! Im not ready!) but I am now going into Christmas mode with my Stamp-a-Stacks from now until the end of the year. These are always popular... in fact my next Evening one is already booked out on the 2nd August... but if there is enough interest in it, I will run a second evening one in August. There is also a day class that is filling fast on the 17th August. Cost is $15 and you will make 6 cards (3 each of 2 different designs).

So I thought I would show you one of them. One of my customers asked me to use the Delightful Decorations set, so here you go. Such a great and easy set for Christmas, and the fact that it has its own punch really helps!

Enjoy xx

Monday, 18 July 2011

Distressed Again

This time I wanted to show you a card I made a while back using my "Distressing Essentials kit"... I love this card because I have a real thing for Red and Black... they make such a striking combination. I covered the chipboard heart with patterned paper (the "Jolly Holiday" DSP rrp $16.95), and then sanded it back and added some charcoal distress ink. I then crumpled the Cherry Cobbler Cardstock behind the heart and curled up one corner. The houndstooth design paper behind the heart is from the "Love Letter" DSP pack (rrp $16.95) - which is one of my three favourite packs from the current catalogue. Dont forget that the patterned paper packs will be retiring at the end of August so get yours now... and of course if you make an order that is $100 or more you will also receive the gorgeous "Ice Cream parlour" set of buttons and ribbons as your gift with purchase... but only until the end of July 2011.
Finally on this card, I added one of our Rich Regals buttons (also in Cherry Cobbler)... dont you love how easy it is to co-ordinate all your colours with the SU range??
Dont forget I have my evening bleaching class running on Tuesday night, but its almost full! Email me at if you wish to place an order, or if you could would like to book in for any classes. You can view the class schedule by checking down the right hand side bar of my blog.
Enjoy the card! xx

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Revisiting an Old Technique...

I wanted to show you one of the cards we are making at next Tuesday Night's technique class... this month's technique is "Bleaching". Some of you may remember I ran a bleaching class a couple of years ago, but I have had a number of people ask me if I will run it again... so by popular demand.... ta da!! If you cant make next Tuesday night's class, don't despair! I am also running this one as a day program on the 27th July. You will make three projects to reallly All materials at my classes are supplied and light refreshments are provided. Just come along and enjoy.

So who would have thought you could make something so beautiful with household bleach?? And really, let's be serious, would you rather use bleach to produce lovely artwork, or to clean the toilet? Do you need thinking time? The great thing about bleach is that its something we all have in our homes why not use it in your papercraft? The card you see above is CASEd (copied) from one we were shown at our recent Convention by the talented Kirsty Brown. I just changed the colours and layout slightly, but otherwise I cant take any credit for it. My team member Cate Milton also did this card as a project at her recent team training. It's a great technique!

I still have a couple of spaces available on Tuesday night... check over on the right hand side bar for more class details. Cost for technique classes is $15.

(I had to show you a pic of the bow close up... how nicely does this ribbon tie???)

Monday, 11 July 2011

More cute and Simple....

Yet another card I have thrown together with not a lot of effort (this is one that I made whilst visiting my friend Vanessa Webb... thank you Ness for the inspiration!).... and using this month's promotion special again too. The ribbon and buttons on this card are this month's special... whenever you place a $100 order in July you will automatically receive a 13.7m roll of this white grosgrain ribbon decorated with cute flowers, and a pack of matching buttons. (rrp $31.95) I have been really enjoying using these and for those of you attending workshops this month we will be using them at those workshops of course.
To place an order simply email me at

Thursday, 7 July 2011

July Promotion! Free stuff for you!

I so love "Gift with Purchase" promotions... Dont you???? I have now made a few cards with these lovely buttons and ribbons and will be showing them to you over the next few days! The one you see here is one I made recently whilst visiting my lovely friend Vanessa... this card is simple but cute! I think these buttons and ribbon work best with simple cards.

From 1-31 July, get a FREE exclusive bundle of ribbon and buttons when you spend $100 on your choice of Stampin' Up! products. That's a $31.95 value, but free for you!

Bundle includes:

* White 1/4" (.63 cm) grosgrain ribbon with repeating flower designs. Approximately 13.7m.
* 48 flower buttons. Sixteen each in 3 colours (Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Pacific Point). Approximately 1/2" (1.27 cm) in size.

That's it! Free adorable accessories with a minimum purchase.

How cool is that? To order you dont need to attend a workshop or do anything else special... just place your order with me by emailing me at Of course for those of you with workshops booked... you will get to take advantage of this at your workshops! So here's to a great July, and cant wait to see what you come up with these gorgeous buttons and ribbon!

In the meantime I am updating my class schedule right now.. so check out my classes for the second half of July and into August. Just email me at to reserve your spot.