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It’s all happening now with the 2023 Mini Catalogue going Live. Have you checked it out yet??

I mentioned I was involved with the Global Catalogue Launch Party with Demonstrators from around the world. It’s such an exciting time to share with you.

Let me show you the the card I made.

For my project I shared a card with the Around the Bend Bundle and the gorgeous Fancy Flora Designer Series Paper.

I love the detail in these curvy dies. It creates such a cool edge. And there are some other great curvy dies as well.

Here is the inside of the card. Don’t forget that.

Want to catch the YouTube video to follow along? Check it out below.

If you haven’t joined in with the Global Launch Party you can still catch the replays.

Head to the Facebook group -> HERE.

There are lots of presentations. So many to inspire you so I hope you follow along.

Happy Crafting,


In Australia? I would love to serve you with your crafting supplies.

Head to my store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: RCWF4TJP

OR contact me directly by email or phone and I can help you with ordering.

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Join us for a fun afternoon of Summer crafting with lots of new products. If you can’t meet together with us then you can grab the Summer Craftastic Goodie Box by Mail.

We will create some great cards, chat and there will be giveaways.
As well as receiving a Goodie Bag of crafty supplies to make your projects.

Create 4 projects plus there is the option of a Class Add-on. (see below)

Saturday 18th February 1.30pm-4.30pm
                 (Also option of Friday 17th February 10am-1pm)

WHERE: East Corrimal

COST: $50 Early Bird Registration by 31st January
             $55 until 10th February

Payment on Registration. Contact me by email or phone to reply and to arrange payment.


Goodie Bag will include craft supplies for all the card materials and also:

– Roll of Balmy Blue Ribbon
– Pack of Flat Adhesives Pearls
– 1/3 pack of Textured Shimmery Paper.


Can’t make it?

Grab the Goodie box and materials to create your projects at home.  Substitute the stamps used with what you have at home. (need a seaside set like By The Bay and a flower set)

Cost as above plus postage to send out $9.75.


Receive the Two Tone Stamps and Dies and materials to create 3 projects.  Cost: $104
Create them on the day or take them home to complete later. 

Class Add-on can be added to the Class Box in the Mail.

I look forward to seeing you for a fun time of crafting.


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It’s been another busy year of crafting here. Thanks for following me along.

I thought I would take a few minutes and share my favourite projects from the past year. So come on a little journey with me. And click on the heading of the project to take you back to the original post and read more about them. Even catch the video of many of them.

Friendly Hello Fun Fold

I loved this gorgeous Friendly Hello Paper available for Sale-A-Bration in January. And this is great fold to show both sides of the gorgeous paper. (Must try that again).

Driving By Slider Card

This was a great stamp set to create a Slider card. But you can try this with any of your stamps. What about that Sunshine and Rainbows paper. So bright and Happy. 🙂

Waves of Inspiration (Moon Effect)

I have loved creating with the Waves of Inspiration stamp set and I was so excited when I discovered how to create the moon effect with the stamps.

Half Fold Let’s Set Sail

Let’s face it – Male cards are hard to make aren’t they?? We had a great Masculine Cards Class earlier in the year. The Let’s Set Sail stamps and punch were fun to use.

Wild and Sweet Watercolouring

The Wild and Sweet Stamp set was one of my top picks from the new catalogue in May. I don’t do a lot of colouring but I loved colouring this cute Koala. I shared some tips colouring this image in the video for this card.

Tunnel Cards with Hues of Happiness

The Hues of Happiness was another of my top picks from the catalogue. I think many people also loved this suite. The Tunnel cards I created with this has been very popular.

Winter Crafternoon with Cup of Tea Bundle

The most popular event this year with the Winter Crafternoon. It was such a fun time crafting together followed by a Devonshire Tea. Watch out for more events in the new year.

A Pocket Card with Cup of Tea Bundle

Christmas Lights Diagonal Fold

Another very popular Fun Fold from this year was the Diagonal Fold Card with the Christmas Lights Bundle. Lots of people have shared their versions with me which has been so great.

Hello Hippest Hippos Half Fold Easel Card

Is there a theme here with Fun Folds that are my favourite projects for the year. I do love a Fun Fold card. This one was the Half Fold Easel Card with the Hippest Hippos Stamp set for Sale-A-Bration.

Adventurous Journey for the adventurer

Another great stamp set for the Male cards or the adventurer is the Adventurous Journey stamp set. We had a great class with this stamp set.

Merriest Moments Candle for the 12 Days of Christmas series

It was great to be part of a collaboration to share you some fantastic Christmas projects. I kicked the 12 days series off with my project, A candle with the Merriest Moments stamps and dies. You just have to go back to that post and start the 12 Days of Christmas to check out all the projects.

I hope you have enjoyed looking back at these projects. I can’t wait to share more with you in the coming year.

To lots of creating in 2022. Come and join in with me and follow along.


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Christmas is getting closer and I’m sure you are getting frantic. Well I am anyway. Still haven’t finished the Christmas shopping – and as for cards …

Anyway, if you are in a rush but you need a speedy little treat bag for someone then I have one to share with you today. These are just the size for some chocolates or jewellery or even a Gift Card.

I shared the Snowflake Vellum bags I created for my class attendees on my Facebook last week. And everyone loved them. I thought I would put together a video to show you just how easy they are to make so you can whip up some yourself.

These are the Snowflake Vellum Treat Bags if you missed them on Facebook and Instagram.

Now here is the little bag created with the Storybook Gnomes Designer Series Paper.

The Gift Tag is one we created in class at our Tags and More class last week. I just thought it would work well with this paper. It uses the Merriest Moments Stamp set and the dies. Unfortunately the stamp set is now sold out.

These bags were inspired by ones I saw on my lovely friends Sam’s blog on Pootles. I couldn’t find the original when I went back to them. I did change these a little. But if you haven’t checked out Pootles yet you really should. Sam has some quick, easy gift bags and treat holders to create. You can find Pootles -> HERE.

You can catch the video here or now on Youtube.

Do you want to make your own?

Here are the measurements for you.


Designer Series Paper – 19cm x 13.5cm     7 ½” x 5 ¼”

Score on the long side at 6cm, 9cm, 15cm, 18cm

                                        2 3/8”, 3 ½”, 5 7/8” and 7”

Score on the short side at 10.5cm     4 1/8”

I hope you like these little bags. Believe me when I say they are really quick to create.

If you need any supplies and you are in Australia head over to my store. I would love to help you out.

Head to my Online store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: 4T4CRRTK

Or contact me directly.

Thank You for your order.

Happy Stamping,


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Our Christmas is (usually) hot and sunny. We will see what this year turns out to be considering the weather lately …

Today’s card is one for our Aussie Christmas. Or for those in a warm, sunny climate at this time of year.

We are forgetting the snowmen and snowflakes and going for all things beachy.

The Stamps used were Christmas Lights, Waves of Inspiration and Friends are Like Seashells. The sentiment is from Inspired Thoughts. The paper is the Celebrate Everything Paper Pack.

This card was inspired by one I saw searching online but now I can’t remember who sorry.

What do you think?

Hope your week goes awesome. And you get those Christmas preparations done. I need to hit the shops tomorrow to finish (or get close…)


It might be getting late to get your Christmas deliveries in but you can still order.

Still lots reduced from the Last Chance List and the Clearance Rack.

You can shop in my store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: 4T4CRRTK or contact me directly.


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My local Wollongong crafters. Our last Christmas class in on this week.

It’s a Christmas Tags and More Class.

Create 6 tags (2 each of 3 designs) plus a Treat Box.

Here is a sneak.

It’s all happening in my studio in East Corrimal

WHEN: Thursday 8th 7pm


Friday 9th 10am.

COST: $25

Please RSVP by Thursday morning.

I look forward to seeing you there.


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This card brought back fun memories. When I was young I spent a lot of time on the beach creating sandmen. Big mounds of sand and I collected seaweed for their hair and decorated them with shells and stuck sticks for arms. So much fun.

A few weeks ago for our “Summery” Christmas class we created this card with the Snowman Magic Bundle. It was such fun to create it.

The background is using the Oceanfront Stamp Set. The paper is the Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper.

Isn’t it fun?? 🙂

I’m thinking though with the way the weather has been here we will be needing to make snowmen at Christmas time. Crazy weather!

Let me help you with your creating supplies? If you are in Australia you can stop by my store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: JCBE3B2U

Or contact me directly. I would love to help you out.

Happy Crafting,


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On Saturday I was at the local Doll, Bear and Craft Show. While there was a lot of doll and bear lovers I spoke to a number of crafty people. It’s always great chatting with others.

I had a card for everyone to make if they wished to join me. I thought I would share the card with you. This one is using the Cottage Wreath Stamps and Dies.

I love with the wreath stamp you get those colour variations. There was a version with Garden Green colour too. On that one we stamped the leaf on the background of the card. Also some flipped the paper over and had the lovely red print for the Garden Green base card. That looked really great too.

This Cottage Wreath Stamp Set is suitable for different occasions whether it’s Christmas, Halloween, Thanks. The Country Wreaths Dies have varying wreath dies which look great layered together.

Would you like this bundle in your collection?

If you are in Australia you can pop on by my store -> HERE. Please use the Host code 3WVA7CQE when you order.

OR you can contact me directly.

Happy Stamping,


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Today’s card I’m sharing with you is one from our class 2 weeks ago. All the cards were “tree” cards.

This one was using the Trees For Sale Stamp set. While there were some cards using the dies that were available at the time this one shows how nice it can be with just the stamped images.

The sentiment piece is cut with the Picture This Dies. I think we forget to use the diecut pieces on their own.

The trees were stamped in Garden Green with Pear Pizzazz and Pool Party with Shaded Spruce.

Here’s a tip: scribble small lines under the trees for “shadow” lines. That helps ground the trees.

The Trees For Sale stamp set is available in this current Mini Catalogue.

Need this in your stash and you are in Australia? I would love to serve you. You can order through my store -> HERE. (see the stamp set there). Please use the Host Code: 3WVA7CQE Or contact me directly.

Have a great day,


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This week we have started our Christmas cards in classes. I wanted to share this one with you.

With the Lights Aglow Specialty paper and Trimming the Tree stamp set it makes for a gorgeous Christmas Card. It has just that bit of Gold to make it elegant don’t you think?

The diecut for the sentiment actually comes from the Tree Trimmings Dies. These are available for only this month as a bonus with the Perfect Partners Promotion. They have some great sentiment dies and tree dies and little ornaments. I will share more with the stamps and dies shortly.

You can see them below.

Check them more out in my store though -> HERE.

The Trimming the Tree stamp set is one from the Annual Catalogue. It’s a great one I think.

If you want to grab the Trimming the Tree set and also grab the Tree Trimming Dies now while you can you can jump on over to my store just above. (Grab them as a bundle to save 10%).

If shopping online please use the Host Code: 6PPKEPZJ

Or you can contact me directly and I can help put the order in for you.

Happy Crafting,