Friday, December 18, 2009

Secret Santa

Well hello to you all.Are we just loving this time of year with the Christmas cheer and giving.
A couple of weeks ago my Stampin' Up! team and I were invited to attend a lovely Christmas dinner at lovely Sue's and it was a terrific time had by all.
We participated in Secret Santa and I was Secret Santa for Sarah. This is what I came up with.

I made a Christmas Cracker, a Puffy Box which I got the instructions from  a chocolate bar box and a swap card all from the "I wish" Simply Scrappin Kit. They were fun to make and the items that were handmade from everybody were amazing.
Here are some more pic's to see more in detail.

My swap card and the stamp used was from Hello Again which is in our Summer Mini Catalogue.

I filled this Puffy Box with clear buttons as this was on the secret santa wish list.

I placed two small punches in this one, as I thought this would be a neat way to disguise them.

This has a yummy bar of Lindt chocolate inside it.Great for a rainy day like today.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my creations and it gives you some inspiration to your Christmas wrapping.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

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Stampin' Up! Australia is having an Inventory Clearance Sale!

Some stamp sets are 50% off...but only while stocks last. There's also Designer Series Paper, glitter, ribbon and embellishments too! Entire alphabet stamp sets for $38.98! There are bargains to be had!

You can check out the list HERE.

Email me if you would like to place an order!
Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Snow Flakes are a coming

I was invited to a friends church group to do this years craft morning and chose to make Christmas cards
and a project for a great gift idea. We made a triangle box which is so simple. Book a class or workshop and you to can learn how to make one.

From our Spring Mini Catalogue I used the ever so popular Ski Slope DSP and the colour scheme was Whisper White, Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze.Snow Swirled stamp set is used on the Snow flake and on the main part of the box.Just used the crop a dile to punch holes each side to slide your ribbon through.

I just love the Christmas tree in this set and can't help myself by decorating it with glitter.Christmas isn't complete without a bit of bling.
I hope you like them and it was a fun morning. Thanks to all the ladies who came and look forward to seeing
you all next year.


Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas Card Workshop

Hi there readers. A couple of weeks ago, I had done a workshop for a lady I met from a previous workshop. She wanted a Christmas card theme, so I went with our Ski slope DSP and Snow Swirled stamp set and it really has been the most used stamp set to date.
We made 4 cards in total and this is the first one.

Stamp Sets: Snow Swirled and Warm Words
Ink: Old Olive
Paper: Real Red, Baja Breeze, Whisper White and Ski Slope
Other:Dazzling Diamonds,Baja Breeze Ribbon, Scalloped Edge Punch,1/2"Circle Punch, Oval punch and Scalloped Oval Punch.
Used dauber with Old Olive ink around tree and Be Merry.

Then for our second card I wanted to try to use a stamp set that wasn't for Christmas and could be disguised for that theme.The stamp set we used is called Pocket Silhouette and we placed glitter over the leaves to make it that bit special.

Stamp Set:Pocket Silhouette and Snow Swirled
Ink: Real Red,Choc Chip and Baja Breeze
Paper:Ski Slope DSP, Real Red,Baja Breeze & Whisper White
Other:Choc Chip Taffata Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, Scalloped Circle Punch.
I had place Whisper White cardstock and stamped the same stamp image inside
but this time in Baja Breeze.

Now for the third card.
This time I went for Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip which is a personal favorite of mine for this Christmas.

You'll notice that there is a running pattern with all these cards and that is I managed to put ribbon on every single one. Just a fluke, wasn't pre-thought.
Stamp Sets:Snow Swirled & Short & Sweet
Ink:Choc Chip an Versa Mark using the snow flake stamp.
Paper:Baja Breeze,Choc Chip, Whisper White and Ski Slope DSP
Other: Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

And for the last card I went for mainly the blue and used the co odinating DSP which look
like Winter to me.

Stamp Sets: Snow Swirled & Short & Sweet
Ink: Choc Chip and Baja Breeze
Paper: Baja Breeze,Choc Chip,Whisper White cardstock and Ski Slope DSP.
Other:Choc Chip Taffata Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds and Circle Punches (not SU).
I told you I like this colour combination.
I hope you enjoyed looking through what we made and a big thank you to Kate for hosting the workshop all the way out in Glenmore Park and hope to see you next year.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Cherish Love Heart Pouch

This was made for my daughter friends who will be moving away at the end of this year and she wanted
to give her something to remember her by.
I went for something from our new Summer Mini for inspiration and this is what I came up with.
The templete for this can be on the Stampin' Up!'s website. It is so easy to make and a lot of fun.
The stamp set I used is called Hello Again and the Retro Remix wheel.I rolled the wheel just using Versa Mark, so that it shows up well on the red.

Stamp Sets:Hello Again & Retro Remix wheel
Inks: Versa Mark, Old Olive,Tangerine Tango, Real Red
Cardstock: Real Red, Pink Pirouette, Tangerine Tango and Whisper White
Other: 3/4" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (in Summer Mini)

As you can see I added a photo of my daughters to go inside and threw in a few sweets just for good measure. I was quite happy with the result.
Thanks for looking.

Secret Santa for Marelle

Well it was organised through my team to play a little surprise for our upline Marelle to see if she
could guess who her Secret Santa was, so we thought we would make it interesting and all be her Secret Santa. It was fun to keep her guessing and I decided to do a punched out Christmas Pudding and combined it with Chipboard lettering saying "PUD".

Stamps: Snow Swirled
Ink: Choc Chip
Cardstock: Real Red, Choc Chip, Old Olive and Whisper White.
DSP:Ski Slope
Other: Scalloped Edge punch, Large Oval punch,small circle punch and circle punch.Chipboard lettering.

Well it was a hard job for her to guess and we all had a go to do the same at our Christmas party and it wasn't easy. It was a great success.
Hope you enjoyed looking.


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Flutter Butterfly

Hello to you all.
Well Christmas is fast approaching us and I'm sure all of you are extremely busy like I am trying to get
organised for this Festive season. Before you know it, it will all be over.
As you can see I have posted the new Summer Mini for you all to droll over (or is that just me). Anyway, to give you an idea what is in there, I used the lovely Butterfly Prints stamp set and the beauty of this set is that you can also purchase the fantastic butterfly punch.So for $56.90 for the two you are getting a great deal.

What I used from the the mini catalogue is the stamp set Butterfly Prints and matching punch.
Then I used SU's DSP from Simply Scrappin called Petal Party.This card is for a girls birthday party and the colours are lovely and bright.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Here It Is.....

Yes that's right Stampin' Up! has launched their lastest new Summer Mini Catalogue as from today and will run through until the 31st March, 2010.

If you wish to have your own copy please email me or otherwise click on the side bar of the new mini to view online.
Thanks all for stopping by.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #26

This fortnights challenge is this A sketch made just for our challenge by the gorgeous Shell Barnard.

Kellie is giving away a $10 gift voucher to spend in her lovely store.


Your card MUST have a Magnolia stamp to join in. Doesn’t have to be a Tilda or Edwin, it can be a butterfly, background, table, animal etc, as long as it’s made by Magnolia.

Follow the challenge above.

Post your card on your blog and LINK back to her challenge blog.

Link your DIRECT post to Mr Linky before mid-day Saturday before next challenge to be in for judgment.

This is my version.

Alot of what I used are from Stampin Up and practised using Stampin Up Pastels for a customer who bought them from someone else and didn't know how to used them.
The flowers and gems are from Kaiser.
The colours used are Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze and Whisper White.
Thanks for looking and please leave any comments.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Happy Birthday To You

Hi everyone, well I'm back on the computer after a long recovery after my stint in hospital. It's a slow process and I have good and bad days.(More good than bad.) So I thought I would post a card that I had made for my daughters friends birthday.

The stamp I used was Crazy for Cupcake and who isn't when you come to think of it.
Stamp Set: Crazy for Cupcakes and Warm Words
Cardstock:Pretty in Pink and Whisper White
DSP:Walk in the Park
Ink:Stazon Black
Pens:Tombow-723,813 (Not SU),SU Marker-Budk Blossom & Creamy Caramel.
Other:Dazzling Diamonds,Dimensionals,So Saffron Ribbon Bundle and Scallop Oval Punch.
I hope you enjoy seeing this card and may give you inspiration to make you own.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Marelle's Look Mum No Stamp Challenge

Here is my version of Marelle's challenge using Summer Love Rub On's from the mini catalogue.
I enjoyed making this card, as it was so easy to do and no mess.

The colours used are Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Cameo Coral and Basic Grey.
DSP is A Walk in the Park.
Thanks for looking


Seasons Greetings

Christmas is fast approaching us and whilst having visitors I made a couple of cards for them
to take back to the U.K. The Christmas card classes I went to at my upline Marelle's house came in handy, as I sent them back with my daughter ready to be posted to family over there.
Here are a couple of examples for you to see.If anyone wishes to have a workshop to get some Christmas
cards done for their friends or family just drop me a line @ I will be available mid November thru till mid December.

I had some inspiration from Kirsty Browns blog for this card, I just love this new Christmas ribbon from the new mini catalogue which you still have until 30th of November if you wish to purchase some for yourself. In the catalogue you will also find the lovely Designer paper range Ski Slope which I also used for this card.

The next example is still using papers from the same Ski Slope range and going for a more vibrant look. The stamp set used is Snow Swirled. I do like using Real Red which ties in well.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Thank you

I made this Thank You card for an upcoming Workshop host.
I made this straight away as I'm going into hospital next week and wanted to ensure I try to catch up with everything b4 being laid up in bed.
I used the new Walk in the Park DSP from the mini catalogue as my inspiration.Dazzling diamonds are used on a couple of the flowers to give it that sparkle, unfortunately it doesn't show that well in the photo.
Stamps: Petal Pizzazz and Oval All
Ink: Basic Grey and Whisper White
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Grey and Pink Pirouette
DSP: Walk in the Park
Other: Pink Pirouette ribbon, Dazzling diamonds,dimensionals,scalloped oval punch and snail.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Birthday wishes

Hi all, well what a strange day today waking up to a red sand storm. Not anything I've
experienced before. Cars are all covered and pathways. I'm glad no windows were left open.
Well moving on from that, I thought would post a Birthday card I sent to my sister in law. I think I used the nappy fold from to make this card and it was very easy. I used the Simply Scrappin' Kit "Sweet Nothings" for the papers too.

Stamps were: For A Friend - Birthday Wishes and Embrace Life
Textured Cardstock: Pink Pirouette,Riding Hood Red,Chocolate Chip
DSP: Sweet Nothings
Scallop Punch
Riding Hood Red ribbon, Pewter hardware and Creamy Caramel marker pen.
Dusk pink pearls-not SU
I think that gives you the idea of what was used for me to make this card and it was a hit.


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Blogging on the backburner.

Sorry bloggers for being absent for quite awhile, but visitors are among us and life has been very busy entertaining them whilst they are here.
Not much in the way of cards being done, so hopefully after they have been and gone I can get back into the swing of things.
I will be off air after my op in the middle of October, and will try to catch up when I can.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Magnolia Down Under Challenge No:21

Here is my version of the challenge.

I did go bold and bright this time. Not usually me, but I thought I would go outside the square.
The patterened paper is from Glitz, Tombow Pink and Yellow pens. Cameo Pink ink from SU, so is the stamp FOR YOU. I coordinated the flowers, ribbons and brads with the same pink and yellow theme.
To join in with the challenge make sure you have a look at Magnolia Down Under
Thanks for looking.

September Ribbon Promotion

Gift with Purchase Promotion

Dates: 1- 30 September 2009
Promotion Details:

During September, you can earn a FREE ribbon bundle two different ways:
Purchasing $100 worth of Stampin' Up! products.
Hosting a $600 workshop.

Ribbon bundle (item 114618) includes
Certainly Celery 5/8" (1.59 cm) poly-twill ribbon (9.144 metres)
So Saffron 5/8" (1.59 cm) grosgrain ribbon (9.144 metres)

Things to Remember:
Customer, demonstrator, and workshop order types qualify for this promotion.
Limit of one bundle for every qualifying order:
Customers and hostesses will receive one free ribbon bundle once they reach the qualifying amount.
Orders over the qualifying amount will not receive multiple bundles.

Order deadlines:
Phone: Wednesday, 30 September 2009; 5:20 PM (AEST)
OEX: Monday, 30 September 2009; 11:50 PM (AEST)
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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Roses are Blue

Hi everyone.Forgive me, but it has been awhile. My husband and I went away to Melbourne for the weekend last week and it has taken quite awhile to get back into the swing of things since then. We went without children, which is so rare and I haven't been to Melbourne since I was a kid.( All those many years ago.)
Now the card I made here was a thank you card for a Workshop not so long ago and I thought the colours used on a rose were very different.
See what you think.

The stamps used are A Rose is A Rose and Best Yet.Cardstock used was Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White. I also used the scalloped oval punch with the large oval punch that comes from the new Mini Catalogue.
Thanks for looking.
From Michelle

Monday, August 10, 2009

Bold & Beautiful Workshop

Well it was a great afternoon spent with a bunch of ladies over at Wetherill Park
making some lovely cards using the lovely Baroque Mofits stamp set and Great Friend from the new Mini Catalogue.

Here are the examples of what we had a go at.
The colours used out of the Bold Brights range , as this is the colour range my hostess Wendy chose were Tempting Turquoise, Real Red and Kiwi Kiss from the In Colour range.

Everyone really seemed to enjoy themselves making their cards.
A big thank you goes out to Wendy for sharing the experiences with others in her home and for being a great Hostess with the Mostess.

Stamps: Baroque Motifs and Great Friend
Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Kiwi Kiss
Paper: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Kiwi Kiss
Other: Scalloped edge punch,Red Red Ribbon, Dimensionals, snail

Thanks for looking and any comments are appreciated.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Magnolia Down Under Challenge No:19

Winter is Here

Well I'm excited to enter into my very first challenge and I chose to use my first Tilda stamp. So I wanted to play along in the Magnolia Down Under Challenges.
I know my card has more of a Christmas feel to it, but in most places that is when it's the coldest time of year.

Some of the items used on the card are from SU and the DS paper is from Cloud 9. I added snowflakes to add that Winter feeling.

Please let me know out there what you all thought and have a great day.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Best Wishes

I love to give away my cards to friends and relatives and this one went all the way to the U.K.
I had the chance to use the new stamp set from the new Spring Mini Catalogue called Oval All which is $29.95. It's made to go with the new Scalloped Oval Punch which you'll see in the Mini Catalogue also. You can have a look online just by clicking on the sidebar or email me if you wish to have your own copy.
I can't forget to mention the ever so popular A rose is a rose stamp set. It comes up great in any colour and here it was used in Ruby Red and Pretty in Pink.
Stamps:A Rose is A Rose, Oval All
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss,Ruby Red, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink:Kiwi Kiss, Ruby Red, Pretty in Pink
Other:Scalloped Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scalloped Edge Punch, Pearl

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Flower in a Pot Card

I thought I would have a go at something I've never done before and went onto to see what I could make for my neighbours girl for her 9th Birthday and this what I came up with.
I think this is great fun for a young girl and normally you would pay heaven and earth for something like this in the shops.

Following the tutorial was very easy and just made it to be colourful and fun.


Stamps:Petal Pizzazz and Great Friend

Cardstock:Basic black,Whisper White

DSP: So Saffron

Ink: Ruby Red, Pumkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise,Kiwi Kiss & Metalic Lilac (my own)


Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sneak Peak

Hi everyone.I thought I'd better get into the swing of things and start writing again.
I made this card for an up and coming Hostess who will be having her Workshop in August and thought I could give her a sneak peak at the new items that's coming in the new mini catalogue. I just adore the Great Friend Stamp Set, which I will be using in her Workshop,but in a different way, which I'll be showing you all later.
Here is an idea of the things I used.

Stamps: Great Friends & Oval All
Ink:Baja Breeze
Papers: Baja Breeze, Basic Grey and Whisper White
DSP: Urban Garden
Other: Scalloped Edge Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch and Large Oval Punch, Dimensionals.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Petal Pizzazz Workshop

Well what a busy few weeks it has been.
Christmas in July, which was a lovely evening and spoilt with Cheryl's little box of goodies.

A workshop for me and on the weekend it was my first workshop on my own and my kind neighbour was my first victim.
It went well even though I had limited tools and now I'm eager to do more.
I just wanted to show you the 6 cards we made with the Petal Pizzazz and One of a Kind stamp set.

Settle Petal

I went with colours from the Earth Elements range such as Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red and More Mustard.

Stamps used: Petal Pizzazz and Best Yet
Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red, More Mustard and Versa Mark
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie and Ruby Red
Other: Earth Elements Brads, Scalloped edge punch and Dimensionals

Your One of a Kind

You can see we were busy with this set also.
This was fun to use by everyone and it was great that it has the punch as well.
I loved how the colours turned out.

Stamps: One of a Kind
Inks: Not Quite Navy,Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip and Versa Mark
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy and White Whisper
Other: Earth Elements brads, Chocolate ribbon, Glue pen and Dazzling Diamonds glitter

Friday, June 26, 2009

Male Card

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This week it was my husbands 46th birthday and for him I had made this birthday card.
Not all with Stampin' Up! items but mostly. Even though there are a couple of flowers on this card I think you can get a way with it on a male's card.
I scrunched and ripped the DSP to give that old look worn look. No not like you my dear.


Stamp: For a Friend
Card:Baja Breeze & Kiwi Kiss
DSP: Urban Oasis
Other: Black Flowers, Black ribbon with white dots, Kaiser Black rhinestones

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Cheep Cheep

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I love these 2 bright colours together. To me it makes the card clean and fresh. I used the Embrace Life stamp set as the background and Petal Pizzazz for the flowers.

Stamps: Embrace Life and Petal Pizzazz
Card:Pacific Point & Summer Sun
DSP: Good Morning Sunshine
Ink: Whisper White and Baja BreezeOther: Pacific Point Grosgrain Striped Ribbon, Scollop Circle Punch, Dimensionals.

Newly Weds

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I kept changing my mind with this page as I was going to use DSP from the Sweet Nothings scrapbooking kit, but instead I wanted to use the lovely A Rose Is A Rose stamp set for the background. It gave me the opportunity to practise with it and see how it would come out.
I added coloured glitter for a bit of sparkle and some embellishments from the kit. I didn't want to colour the chipboard letters, so as you can see I just left them plain.

The couple getting married are my sister and brother in law. We were living on the Sunshine Coast, QLD at the time. They borrowed my children for flower girls and page boy. They looked so gorgeous, it doesn't seemed real that they belong to me.

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Roses are Pink

This is such a pretty card for any female.

This card is the first Stampin' Up! card I've made without going to any class or having a workshop.
With this card I used the 2 stamp technique and used the darker colour as the base with the lighter on top. I added some sparkle to the roses (it may not show so well on the photo). The papers came from the Sweet Nothings Scrapbooking Kit.

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Stamp: A Rose Is A Rose
Ink: Chocolate Chip & Whisper White
Card: Textured Riding Hood Red & plain Pink Pirouette
DSP: sweet Nothings Kit
Other: Chocolate Taffeta Ribbon, Sweet Nothings Stickers, Hodgepodge Hardware