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.

The Stamp Fairy brought some friends!!!!

This year we had not one, not two but three Stamp Fairies!!!!  I was very spoilt and kept coming back to my desk and finding that I had been "Fairied"!!!!  Is that a word????  Oh well it is now!

I was SO spoilt and blown away by these wonderful gifts.  I was supposed to come home with empty boxes but I came home with this huge stack of marvellous creations.  Thanks very very much Stamp Fairies!!!!

This is an amazing "High Tea" set with its own mini milk, sugar and oreo biscuits and even the tray was hand made - spoilt or what???

What a great booty of gifts these are.  The candle has a photo from last years camp of my minions (they know who they are) and me which is a great memento.

Some gorgeous little boxes that all had lovely treats in them.
What a booty I collected.  I kept leaving my desk just so I could come back and be surprised and I can't believe how sneaky the other fairies were.

But wait theres more.................................

Just in case there wasn't enough to keep everyone busy with the scheduled classes, there were some "Shoe Box" projects to keep you busy.  Along with these there were also 2 competitions to enter but sadly the evasive Stamp Fairy was a little shy and didn't show up to take photos of these but there were some very gorgeous, clever and creative entries!  So much talent in one room!!!!

Just loving the new Fries Box Big Shot Die and these would be great for Christmas Day table favours.
A baby card, Christmas card and little chocolate bar cover

Stamp Camp Fairy Gifts

Every year at Stamp Camp, there seems to be a little Stamp Fairy that visits regularly over the weekend whenever we aren't looking.  I have tried to catch this little fairy as I would like to bring her home to hopefully put to use but she has been too evasive so far.

Take a look at the goodies she left everyone over the weekend!

There was a shower scrubber to help everyone scrub up after a weekend packed with crafting, a note book, some bling as everyone needs a little bling, chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate as when can you ever have too much and a little blackboard for a name tag.

Stamp Camp 2014

Last weekend I had the pleasure of spending a whole weekend away with 26 wonderfully creative ladies at Kurrajong at the 3rd Addicted Stampers Stamp Camp.  We started on Friday night and crafted away the whole weekend!  Even though I didn't get any of my UFO's that I took along finished, or even touched for that matter, I had so much fun.  If you didn't come along this year, there is always next year.

I have to apologise for the picture quality but I had to make do with an old camera and poor photography skills.  Now you can see why I'm not a photographer.

Take a look at what we did over the weekend.

This wine bottle cover comes with some chocolates also in the little box on the front.  A great little gift to give when going to a dinner party.  Sorry the champagne wasn't part of it!

A little black handbag with 4 matching cards.

A little Christmas Clutch bag to use as a gift bag.

A little box with 12 Christmas gift tags.  A great gift or a cute box to sit on your desk ready to go for all your Christmas gifts.
A special card for that special person.  Definitely not a mass production card but can be adapted for any occasion.

A set of little gift boxes within a box.  A great gift or just to have ready for those special little gifts.

Sorry for this really bad photo.  My daughter has the good camera at the snow. A decorated CD case with 4 matching cards. 

A little box made from the Envelope Liner Die with 4 matching gift tags

Hope you can join us next year!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Going, Going, Gone!

As expected items on the Retirement Lists are selling out.  So far these are the items that have gone for good.  Hopefully you haven't missed out on anything that you really wanted!  If you haven't seen the Retirement Lists as yet, please see my post below for the links.  Happy Shopping!

  • Blast Off (Clear)
  • Delightful Dozen (Clear)
  • En Fran├žais (Wood)
  • Fabulous Florets (Wood)
  • Fine Feathers (Clear)
  • Fine Feathers (Wood)
  • Five-Way Flower (Wood)
  • Perfectly Penned (Clear)
  • Simply Stars (Clear)
  • Zoo Review (Clear)
  • Basic 3/8″ Glimmer Brads
  • Melon Mambo Embossing Powder
  • Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter
  • Card Stock A4 Gumball Green
  • Cardstock A4 Midnight Muse
  • Card Stock A4 In Color 2012-2014
  • Card Stock A4 Classic Stampin’ Pads In Color Kit 2012-2014
  • Primrose Petals  Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
  • Raspberry Ripple  Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
  • Basic Black Standard Stampin’ Around Cartridge
  • Baby Tees Stampin’ Around Jumbo Wheel
  • Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die
  • Lattice Bigz Die
  • Little Leaves Sizzlits Die
  • Small Heart Punch
  • Full Heart Punch
  • Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
  • 3/16" Corner Punch

Monday, June 2, 2014

Out They Go

It is that time of the year again and the Retirement Lists have been released.  There are many items on the lists that have been reduced by up to 40% so you may be able to grab a bargain.

You can either go to my Online Store here or email me your orders.  You can also check out the individual lists here:

Retiring Stamps List
Retiring Accessories List

Happy bargain hunting but don't take too long if there is something that you MUST have as they are only available until sold out!!!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Class Project Updates

I am frantically ticking off things on my to do list before my husband and I take off for our European holiday later today!  We are going to France, Italy, Greece and Turkey and will be away for a month!!  So excited and I just can't wait to get on the plane but I wanted to very quickly update you with some photos of recent class projects.  I won't put any details in but you can always contact me for ingredients if you need them and I will get back to you when I come home.
Au Revoir!!!!


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

It's the last week of the sale and there are some great bargains in this lot:

The Deals (23 - 29 April)

 Item Description Retail Price Sale Price
 130034 Stampin' Write Markers New Colour Kit $49.95 $37.46
 132152Christmas Ornament Punch $27.95 $20.96
 130938 2013-15 In Color Boutique Details $15.95 $11.96
 126926 Modern Medley Designer Series Paper $18.95 $14.21
 130138 I Am Me Designer Series Paper $18.95 $14.21
 121812 Fun Flowers Bigz L Die $55.95 $41.96
 130861Afternoon Daydream Digital Kit (digital download) $10.95 $6.57

Monday, April 21, 2014

Retiring In Colours

No the Retiring List hasn't been released yet but it isn't that far off,  I know every year that people are disappointed that the In Colour products retire and they miss out!  If there are any colours in the 2012-2014 range that you love, make sure that you get in early (now would be great) and order your ink refills, ribbons, markers, etc before the list is released and the frenzy begins.

All of the Designer Series Paper Packs will retire also so if you want to stock up on any of those, it pays to get in early. 

I will post the full Retiring List as soon as it is available in June but from past experience these products go in days and sometimes hours,

Take Care!


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Yeahhhhh!!!! Here are the next lot of bargains! Each Wednesday in April, there will be a new set of deals on a selection of fantastic products. Be sure to check back each week to see what's on sale.
 Here are this week's deals:

The Deals (16-22 April)

 Item Description Retail Price Sale Price
 127885 Champagne Glimmer Paper $8.95 $6.71
 120995 Silver Glass Stampin' Glitter $6.95 $5.21
 129717 Timber Standard Stampin' Around Wheel $10.95 $8.21
 130814 This and that Epic Day Designer Series Paper $18.95 $14.21
 127554 Naturals Designer Buttons $8.95 $6.71
 126882 Merry Minis Punch Pack $29.95 $22.46
 127211 Floral District Photobook Template (digital download) $19.50 $11.70

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mini Treat Holder

So many of you joined me to create this quick and easy Mini Treat Holder and I promised that I would post the measurements so that you can easily recreate it for your own occassions. 

Card Stock 8 ¼  x 2 inches
Designer Series Paper  1 ½ x 6 inches
Score Card stock strip at 3 ¾ inches from each end.  Punch each end using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.

Score the DSP at 5, 7, 12 and 14 centimetres
 Put tape on the small end of the DSP and stick together to make a band.  Put some tape on the front and back of the card stock strip about an inch up from each score line.  Hold the card stock in place and slip the DSP band over base and stick in place.

I used Tangarine Tango cardstock.  The DSP is from the Venetian Romance Pack.  The stamps and flower punch are from the Petitie Petals Bundle.

I would love to see photo's of your adaptation of this so please feel free to email me a photo

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Updating My Blog

I have been looking over my Blog and it is getting a little tired looking, a bit like it's Author at the moment.  I have updated some of the postings but will have to give this poor neglected part of my ramblings some much needed love and attention.

As I mentioned earlier, I have a stand at the Penrith Paper Crafts Festival from April 4th - 6th so that has consumed me for the past 2 weeks so hopefully once that is over my poor old Blog can feel loved again.

If there is anything you would like to see or hear about, let me know and I will try and include it on the site.

Hope you can visit me at Stand 28 at the Show!!!

Weekly Deals Through Out April

How exciting!  Stampin' Up! are offering bargains every week in April! Each Wednesday there will be a new deals on a selection of fantastic products. Make sure you check in each week to see what's on sale.
 This week deals are: 

The Deals (2-8 April)

 Item Description Retail Price Sale Price
 125577 Large Pearl Basic Jewels $8.95 $6.71
 126847 Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon $15.95 $11.96
 126845 Raspberry Ripple 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon $15.95 $11.96
 126846 Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon $15.95 $11.96
 123224 Wild Wasabi Stampin' Emboss Powder $8.50 $6.38
 118764 Vintage Trinkets $9.95 $7.46
 129872 Mom, I Love You Digital Ensemble (digital download) $10.95 $6.57

The details:
  • Weekly Deals will go live every Wednesday in April (2, 9, 16, 23 April) at 9am.
  • Make sure to place your order prior to the week's deals ending (each Tuesday, 11:59pm)
  • Orders can be placed with me via email or phone.
  • You can order as many as you want of the weekly deal products - but the deals are only good for that week, so don't wait to order!
  • Each week's deals will be a surprise - that's part of the fun! - and will not be announced prior to 9am on Wednesday. You can expect 6-12 new deals each week, including one digital download.
Get in early and stock up on any goodies you can't do without!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Penrith Paper Crafts Festival

I am so excited - it is only 5 days until the Penrith Paper Crafts Festival. The show starts on Friday 4th until Sunday the 6th, April between 10am and 4.30pm.  It is at the Exhibition Centre next to Penrith Panthers on Mulgoa Road, Penrith.

Hopefully you can come along, enjoy a day out checking out all the latest trends.  Make sure that you come and visit me on Stand 28 and take part in a Make & Take.

I have been busy putting together some new display items for you, including some scrapbooking layouts!  For those of you who know me that is quite a shock as I can't remember the last time I did a full size scrapbooking page.  It was a challenge that I found daunting but enjoyable.

Hope to see you out there!!!!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Spiral Flower Die

I just love the new Spiral Flower Die.  It makes the most beautiful roses that wrapped tightly look like a rose bud and loosened make a lovely rose or double it up and you have a beautiful huge rose.
The second card uses the Banner Blast set from the Sale-A-Bration Freebies and was designed for the males in our lives.The third card put us back in touch with our feminine side with some bling.
As with my earlier posts, I am happy to let you know more detail on any of the projects but now that I have caught up with my postings I will be able to include more info in my posts.

Thanks for dropping by!

Mr & Mrs

Wedding cards are another occasion I never seem to have ready to go so at least I now have one.  This one uses Shimmer White and Silver cardstock, the Mr & Mrs and Flowering Flourishes stamps.
The second card also used the Flowering Flourishes stamps and was kept very simple in Shimmer White and black.  A bit of bling makes it look really classy and with different words would make a great anniversary or engagement card.
The third card was a bit of bright and cheery colour using Calypso Coral and Summer Starfruit.

Tag Top Punch Card

Male cards always seem difficult to do - or for me anyway, so the first two cards were designed for males.  The first card uses products from the "Celebrate Everyday" mini catalogue that has heaps of goodies in it.  The second card isn't the actual card that we made in class but the same techniques were used for this one.  I actually gave away my sample before I had taken a photo!  We embossed the Coaster Board, which I had never used before, but love and then brayered the ink over it.
The third card uses the new Scalloped Tag Topper punch to create a closure with a difference.  It is so easy to do but looks great and the Watercolour Wonder DSP from the mini catalogue are just gorgeous.

Card In A Box

The first project has been called a card in a box.  It actually collapses and will fit into a standard sized envelope and creates a bit of WOW.  We used the gorgeous Venetian Romance papers.  The second card uses the Positively Chevron background stamp sponged in 3 shades of blues.  The third card makes a great wedding or engagement card using Hello, Doily and Shimmer White card stock.  If you would like any further details, please let me know.

A Crumb Cake Overload

This was our first class back for the year and as you can see, I was in a Crumb Cake kind of mood.  We made a little desk calendar, a birthday card and the clear pillow box was for Valentines chocolates.  The pillow boxes are from K Mart as sadly our pillow box die has retired.  The patterned paper is from the SAB Sweet Sorbet collection. 
If you would like any information on any of the products used, please email me.

More Neglected Than I Thought

I am so shocked to learn that I haven't posted since August last year!!!!!!  Everything got to be too difficult last year so certain things got pushed aside and my poor old blog site was one of the casualties.  I haven't even looked at it so was extremely shocked to see how long it had been today.
I am going to try and make an effort to update each weeks class photo's even if I don't put a full description of what I have used or how it was done and if you want any further details, please don't hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to provide more info.

I also love to hear your comments but I have had to turn on comment approval due to spammers leaving all sorts of weird comments.  So please feel free to leave any feedback.

If anyone is still out there subscribed to my updates, there are a few coming!