cards, Challenges, Stampin' Up!


I have new products …That’s always exciting! 🙂

To warm up to them I looked up a sketch to play along with. The Inspire.Create.Challenge #095 email arrived in my inbox so thought I would have a go. So I made 2 cards with it.

This is the sketch. You can find the details on their blog -> HERE.

These are the cards I created. Both used the upcoming Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper which you will be able to order from August 3rd. It’s such cute paper!

That cat doesn’t look too impressed but then how many cats would be impressed with deer antlers on it’s head. 🙂

The sentiment and santa hat is from the stamp set Sweet Little Stockings. The santa hat was coloured with the Stampin’ Blends.

This card below I flipped the sketch. The sentiment and the leaf diecut is from the Tidings and Trimmings Bundle which is available now in the Annual catalogue. The shiny ribbon is the Gold Shimmer Ribbon which will be in the Mini Catalogue.

Simple cards but then what more do you need with this sketch. Let the paper make a statement.

Speaking of the new Mini Catalogue.

If you are in Australia and would love a paper copy sent to you then let me know in a comment or email. They are heading out in the mail now.

Have a great week,


Catalogues, Stampin' Up!


The new Mini Catalogue starts August 3rd and IT IS GORGEOUS!!  I have been playing with some of the new toys in the last few days and I will share them with you very soon.

There are lots of shiny, sparkly products coming and beautiful papers!


Email me at or drop me a comment here.

Or drop me a Text on 0439 844574 and say YES A CATALOGUE PLEASE.

I have been sending them out so one will be in the mail very soon. (Australian residents only sorry).


Check out the video of me unboxing JUST SOME of the gorgeous new products.  Lots of shiny, sparkly products coming. I will say another order is required now. 🙂

Have a great day,


cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!


Last post I shared a SIMPLE style with the Artistically Inked stamp set. Just stamps, ink and paper.

Today I am sharing AVID style with the bundle. AVID is more layering, diecuts, embellishments. I have 2 different versions. I would love to know what is your favourite.

The white card is embossed with the Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder. On the second card I had stamped the “swoosh” stamp on the white card before embossing. I wasn’t sure how I felt about that. I used the Paper Lattice on the card mat as a background.

The sentiment for the 2nd card is from the Art Gallery set and diecut with the Floral Gallery Dies.

The Artistically Inked Bundle is in my store and you can see some other gorgeous samples with it.

See it -> HERE. If you are shopping Please use the Host Code: VMWWGAAU

Or Contact me directly.

Have a great day,


cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!


I have recently been playing with the Artistically Inked stamp set.

For this first one I just kept it Simple. Stamps, Ink and Paper. I love how this stamp set makes you feel an “artist”. The images give a watercolour look so you don’t even have to add water.

Come back and check the AVID versions very soon.

The Artistically Inked stamp set is part of the Expressions In Ink Suite. Such gorgeous products these ones. Check them out Online -> HERE.

If ordering online please use the Host Code: VMWWGAAU Or contact me directly on 0439 844574 or email

Happy Saturday. I hope there is some stamping in the mix for you.


Catalogues, Classes, Online events, Stampin' Up!


My BOGO Sales have been very popular every year.  Why is that?

Well everyone loves Free products right??

With a BOGO you get the same value Free of new products with the total of my retired products you choose.  

It’s all happening this weekend 16th-18th July. It doesn’t matter where you are in Australia you can join in.  Check the details.

I have LOTS to sell off.


In brief – 

Choose your retired products. (they are priced to near catalogue price). Pay for the total. (By Bank Transfer preferably or Paypal).

Choose the same value of New Products. Get them Free! (not including shipping and handling).

There is an additional cost for the items to be posted to you.

If you don’t have a current catalogue you can check my Online store -> HERE to choose your “free” products.


It’s all happening through my Private Facebook group.

You need to ask to join the group. Then check all the details there.

Head to the Facebook group -> HERE.

Happy Shopping,


cards, Stampin' Up!


The Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper has been very popular I think. It is so pretty. Flowers on one side and Gingham and other patterns on the other. What’s not to love!

Of course this paper works lovely with the Pansy Patch Stamp Set and Pansy Dies but why not use it on it’s own.

For this card I used the “paper tole” on the pansies. From the pansy print I cut several out and snipped off sections. I think the Pansy Dies will cut these too which is cool and if you don’t like cutting.

After cutting them all layer them together and raise up the smaller parts with Dimensionals to give dimension.

I used some of the Fresh Freesia Gingham print in the Pansy Petals DSP pack for the card. The sentiment is from the Tasteful Touches stamp set.

Why not try it yourself.

If you need this paper this is one of the packs at 15% off this month which is a bonus!

Check it out in my store now -> HERE. You can shop in store there (Australian residents only). Please use the Host Code – VMWWGAAU

Or contact me directly on 0439 844574

Have a great day,


cards, Challenges, Stampin' Up!


I had a little play yesterday just because. 🙂

I pulled out the Party Puffin stamp set and created a card for the Freshly Made Sketches #493 challenge this week. It’s been a while since I have played.

This is the sketch to play along with.

Here is my card.

I coloured the puffins with the Stampin’ Blends. They were a lot of fun to colour.

The background piece is using the Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Designer Acetate.

Why not join in with the sketch yourself. Even if you don’t add it to the challenge it’s a great sketch to have a go at.

Head to the Freshly Made Sketches blog -> HERE.

If you need any of your stamping supplies and you are in Australia then I would love to assist you if you don’t have a demonstrator yourself. Drop me an email at or phone 0439 844574.

You can stop by my store -> HERE.

Have a great day,


Stampin' Up!


Sunday Suites. I have a very gorgeous suite to share with you today. Well it is actually elegant – Elegantly Said Suite.

Let’s see it.

Here is the complete Elegantly Said Suite Collection.

The Simply Elegant Suite Collection includes –
* Elegantly Said Stamp Set
* Simply Elegant Specialty Designer Series Paper
* Simply Elegant Trim
* Elegant Tag Punch

The Elegantly Said Bundle has the lovely stamp set with sentiments for those special occasions and the Elegant Tag Punch has such a unique style.

But what about this gorgeous Simple Elegant Specialty Designer Series Paper. The designs have copper, gold and silver foiling. This will make such “elegant” projects for any special occasion.

Here are some gorgeous creations created by Stampin’ Up! artists.

… and another one.

In Australia? Any of these gorgeous products are available in my store. Grab them now.

Shop ->HERE. If ordering online please use the Host Code – VMWWGAAU

Or contact me directly and I can help you with your order. Phone me on 0439 844574 or email me at

Happy Sunday,


cards, Personal Ramblings


I can finally share this card now. This was a very special wedding card to make for my son and his new wife who recently were married.

It’s a simple card but that’s my style. 🙂 But the shine on it was beautiful. Sadly you can’t quite capture that in a photo.

I used the Pearlescent Specialty Paper to diecut the flower using the Artistic Dies. Sadly this paper is not available now. It gives such a beautiful shimmer. I hope you can see that in the photo below.

Cinnamon Cider was used for the card mat as that was a close match to the Bridesmaids dresses. The sentiment from Last a Lifetime (retired) was Heat Embossed with Copper Embossing Powder.

For the inside I used a piece of the Pearlescent Specialty Paper to add some shine. I used the Saddle Brown Stazon to stamp the sentiment and flower as it was a shiny surface.

How cool though! The flower from the Last A Lifetime stamp set matched so well with the diecut flower from the Artistic Dies.

I have to share a photo of the happy couple right. 🙂 We haven’t got the professional photos yet. This is just one of my happy snaps. There was just so much happiness and smiles on the day.

Below is Josh and Claire and my daughter Carlie who was one of the bridesmaids with her boyfriend James.

Ok. Now I have indulged you I will be back with more inspiration soon.

Have a great day,


Stampin' Up!, Techniques


Wednesday’s WOW! #125 – Why not stamp with your clear blocks.

You might have tried this. I have to say I used to do this a while back to create some cool backgrounds but I forgot about it. I was reminded of this from Stampin’ Up! recently.

Use any size block. Try different ones even on the same card.

These project were created by Stampin’ Up! They have used the same stamp set (The Biggest Wish) in other languages too on these card.

Simply tap your block lightly on the inkpad and press on to your card. It will be patchy but that’s part of the fun effect.

If you want a multi coloured effect, ink up part of the block in one colour and the other part in another colour. Or ink it up all in one colour and sponge the edges or other areas on the block. You can lightly spritz the block with water too to give another different effect. Be sure to stamp this on Shimmery White card or Watercolor card if you are using the water.

Have fun with it.

Have a great day,