Wednesday, June 3, 2015

It's Finally Here!
The new 2015-2016 Catalogue is finally here!  I have placed my first order and although I had every intention of showing restraint, some things just kept jumping onto my list and it grew and grew and grew.  I can't wait for it to arrive now so I can start playing with all my new goodies. 
If you would like to get your hands on a copy so you can check out all the amazing new products, either come along to a class or contact me and I can arrange to have one posted out to you.
You can also see it online here, so make a cuppa and sit back and relax and get inspired.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Retirement List

Well it is that time of the year again already!  The Retirement List was released today so it is time to say goodbye to some of my favourites.  The good news is that this means there are only 6 weeks until our new Catalogue is released!

 So, get yourself comfy with a cuppa and a marker and check out what is disappearing. Many items are heavily discounted and all are only available while stocks last. Pistachio Pudding ink refill has sold out already!

 The best way to make sure you don't miss out is to place your order in my Online Store. Of course you can still ring or email me to place an order. If you do go to my online store, please leave your details so that I can at least thank you personally and also check that everything has gone ok with your order once it has been shipped.

I think the easiest way to view what's retiring is in the Online Store (make sure you check out the Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack while you're there!)

You can also view the Retiring  List HERE

Some items are discounted by 50% ...but you'd better get in quick!

Please Note: our Current Annual Catalogue ends on June 2, NOT June 30 as stated on the Catalogue. The New Annual Catalogue will be online on June 2.  This is so that our catalogue goes live at the same time world wide.

Happy shopping and I hope that you don't miss out on any of your favourite bargains!


Sunday, March 22, 2015

More Term 1 Classes

The Lotus Blossom set was my very first "must have" from the Sale-A-Bration promotion.  It is so pretty and looks great in heaps of colours.  This card was done with Strawberry Slush and Crumb Cake.  It is such a shame this is in the SAB promo as that means it will disappear forever at the end of March.

Yet another 'male' card for the stash.  This card used the Balloon Framelits and Celebrate Today bundle.  The Star background was created using the Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks.

Term 1 Class Projects

We made this cute little Mini Treat Bag as a Valentines Gift for our lovely hubbies.  It did until just a minute ago have a chocolate in it but I couldn't resist.  The Mini Treat Bag is a die in the Occasions Catalogue that can be used for so many different occasions.  With some Typeset DSP and Cherry Cobbler Glimmer Paper and a hint of love with the Happy Heart Embossing Folder to finish off, I hope all the hubbies enjoyed their little treats - that is if they weren't eaten on the way home??

One of my favourite goodies in the Occasions Catalogue is the Butterflies Thinlits Dies.  I do hope these go through to the next Catalogue. This card incorporates the Butterfly Basics stamps that co-ordinate with the dies and a little Gorgeous Grunge.  The butterflies are cut from Pink Pirouette and Vellum.  We added an Antique Brad and some twine and a very quick but pretty card.

I am not sure what this technique is called but it looks a little like the good old fashioned tie dying.  We used Watercolour paper and Ink Refills.  The Mosaic Madness images have been done with White Embossing Powder and the sentiment is from Hey You stamp set.   I love how the colours have blended and the best part of this technique is that you get a different look every time.

Classes Term 1

Another set of cards made this term:

Sadly we all need a Sympathy card every now and again and they aren't something you want to
have to make when you actually need it.  To create this effect we used the Window Frame dies to cut a window from a template the same size as the card front.  The image is from the World of Dreams stamp set and the words are from A Dozen Thoughts.  Basic Black, Crumb Cake and Shimmer White inks and cardstock.

We have done a few "male" orientated cards so far this term as I don't know about you but I have a shortage in my stash. This was a very quick and easy card using Balloon Bash from the Occasions Catalogue with Cherry Cobbler and Night of Navy.

This pretty little Note Card Holder was created using one of the Gift Card Enclosures.  We added some Tea Lace Doilies some White Jute Ribbon and a vellum rose using the Spiral Flower Die.

Term 1 Class Projects

Well my poor neglected blog is finally getting some attention.  I wish I could clone myself and have an assistant to pick up the slack of things that I just don't get to do.  Oh well, back to reality.

I have several posts coming up with the projects we have done this term. So here we go.

This card uses the Big Day Stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration freebies promotion that ends at the end of March!  The colours are Soft Suede and Lost Lagoon.

The Sheltering Tree stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue has been very popular.  It is so versatile and looks great is heaps of different colour combo's.  This version was tailored towards the males in our lives.

The colours have changed a little in this photo.  I used Gorgeous Grunge and Six Sided Sampler along with the Itty Bitty Accents and Hexagon punches.  The colours are Crumb cake , Bermuda Bay and Soft Sky.  A bit of bling and done.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas Everyone

I would like to thank everyone that has checked into my very neglected Blog site this year for taking time out to visit my site.  I have had a wonderful year sharing my love of crafting with you all and look forward to another year together.

May you all have a very Merry Christmas and a safe and healthy New Year.  Hopefully you get to spend time with family and friends and can relax and enjoy the festive season.

Take care of yourself and your loved ones and I hope to see or hear from you all in 2015!

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 5, 2014

More Bargains

While you are looking at the December bargains take a look at this weeks weekly deals for some extra goodies.
Once again you can either call or email me or order directly from my online store.
Weekly Deals by Stampin' Up!

December Bargains

Everyone loves a bargain and these are just in time to be a great stocking filler!  Be quick as I am sure that they will sell out fast.  You can email or ring me or go to my online store and place an order directly. 

Happy shopping!!!!

Friday, September 5, 2014

OOOPs I forgot a Stamp Fairy Gift

I forgot to add a gift in.  I was given this wonderful book which is one of my favourite stories and I can't wait to read it again.