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I held my Catalogue Launch over the weekend in 2 sessions. Lots of fun had by all I think. It was good to all get together again.

Before we started I filmed a video. I have it below so you can see it all ready to go.

One of the projects we made was using the Sending Smiles Bundle. Lots of bright, fun colours with this card.

Don’t you like the Parakeet Party and the Tahitian Tide together? Some people did the Parakeet Party with Orchid Oasis. That looked great too.

The card was inspired by one I saw -> HERE.

Have you checked out the catalogue yet?

In Australia? It can all be viewed online -> HERE.

OR check my Online Store -> HERE.

If you need some of this gorgeousness yourself you can shop there directly. Please use the Host Code CMDF9NBR or contact me directly.

I will be back with some other photos from my launch and the other project we made so be sure to stop by.

Have a great day,


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I have been playing with the Let’s Set Sail stamps and punch recently. Today we had fun using these in class. I thought I would share with you one of the cards which was quite popular.

It’s a simple card really and just cutting off the front of the card at half way.

Let's Set Sail Half Fold card

This is the inside.

I am loving the circle diecut using the Beautiful Shapes Dies. Do you notice the squiggle embossed line around the edge? It gives your images a fun effect. It layers well with one of the Layering Circles Dies too.

I love that the Waves of the Ocean Designer Series Paper co-ordinates so well with the stamps and dies too.

The paper is running out very soon. Be sure to grab it.

In Australia? You can stop by my store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: 4SEB3FCV. Or you can contact me directly.

Don’t miss out on the Last Chance items from the retiring Annual Catalogue. There are only days left.

Have a great weekend,


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The Let’s Set Sail is a great bundle for those “male” cards. If you are local come along to class Or grab the Class By Mail.


Local people can attend the Face-to-Face Let’s Set Sail Class in the studio.

Here is a sneak of what we will be making. 

WHEN: Friday April 29th at 10am or 7pm.

COST: $25 for 3 cards or Free Class with order over $35.

BYO: Scissors and adhesives

In the studio in East Corrimal

Please RSVP by Wednesday 27th.

Book early to reserve your seat by dropping me a Reply email. 


Wherever you are in Australia you can join in the Let’s Set Sail Class By Mail.  

Create 4 fun cards that might just work for those hard to make “manly” cards.

Includes Card Kits for 4 different cards. Check out the sneak peek of one of them. (You can see some other’s above.

Option 1
Receive the Let’s Set Sail Stamp Set
Cost: $34 with the card kits.

Option 2
Receive the Stamp Set and the Sailboat Builder Punch with the card kits.
Cost: $60

To create these cards you will need a Black ink like Memento Ink.  Also Night of Navy Pacific Point, Calypso Coral and Poppy Parade Class ink.  Or your own ink of a Navy Blue, light Blue, orange and red or similar. 

Cost includes Stampin’ Up! Shipping and Handling.

Pick up if local or $9.55 Postage to send to you.

Register by Friday April 29th by replying to this email. I will contact you with payment details.

Let me know ASAP.


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I shared this card briefly in a recent video of 5 Ways with the Waves of Inspiration. (You can check that video -> HERE if you missed it. And really there were more than 5 Ways…)

I wanted to create a separate video on this card to show how I did the background but particularly the moon effect. You will be surprised.

Here is the card.

You can check out the video below.

(If you receive this blog update by email the video may not show so head to the blog post directly to view it).

There is not much time left to grab the Waves of the Ocean Designer Series Paper so be sure you don’t miss out on it.

See the Waves of the Ocean Collection in my store -> HERE.

In Australia? You can order there directly. Please use the Host Code: 4SEB3FCV

Or Contact me and I can help you out.

I hope you get to try this out.

Happy Stamping,


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I recently sent out the New Horizons Class by Mail packs. I thought I would share a little sneak of one of the cards that was in the set.

Really, the New Horizons paper does all the work. Isn’t it just gorgeous??

You can still join in the Class By Mail if you missed it. Head back a few posts to catch the details but you need to be quick.

Waves of the Ocean Class By Mail is coming out soon. Don’t miss out on that one.

Have a happy day,


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Sharing a card from my last class with you. Everyone loved it and I thought you might like it too.

This is a Side Stepper Fold card. We used the Hello Ladybug stamps and punch. I always love seeing yellow ladybugs. We used the Heart and Home Designer Series Paper with it.

I have made several of these in the past. I shared the template and instructions way back and dug up the post to share it with you again.

See how to create your own Side Stepper card -> HERE. It was some time ago so I do apologise for the quality of the template. The instructions in that post are for metric but check at the top of the post there is a link for imperial measurements.

Have fun creating one.

There is still some time for Sale-A-Bration. Don’t miss out on picking up your free gift with your orders over $90 or $180.

Head over to my store now -> HERE. If you need some help please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Have a great day,


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Join in the New Horizons Class By Mail.

Create the cards in your own time at home. 

Receive all the materials for 4 gorgeous simple cards (including 1 Fun Fold).

INCLUDES: Materials for the 4 cards.  Use your own Stamps and inkpads or choose to purchase the ones used.

(Ink used is Bumblebee and Pale Papaya. Also, Memento Black).

COST:  Choose your option.

1. $18 (plus postage of $3.30)

Includes: Card kits for 4 cards plus ½ pack of the New Horizons Paper plus 1/3 pack of Pebbles Enamel Shapes

2. $61.06 (plus $9.55 for postage)

Includes all of Option 1 Plus On The Horizon Stamp set.

3. $110.40 (plus $9.55 for postage)

Includes all of Option 1 Plus On The Horizon Bundle (stamp set and Horizon Dies.

REGISTER: Please register and pay by the RSVP date.  Payment by Bank Deposit or cash if local.

RSVP: Friday 25th February.  Class Kits will be sent out early March.

Email me on or drop me a text on 0439 844574.

I look forward to sharing these projects with you.


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January Class By Mail is here.

Create 6 simple cards using the gorgeous silhouette style stamp set Amazing Silhouettes. You can create the cards in your own time in the comfort of your own home.


Amazing Silhouettes Stamp set, 1/3 Pack of Iridescent Rhinestone Gems and card kits to create 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs). Also includes PDF tutorial.

COST: $50
Optional add-on $40 for the Amazing Thanks Dies (these are not used on the projects but they are a bundle and you can use them on later projects).

*Price also includes shipping but there may be an additional postage cost when including the dies.

Use your own sentiment stamps and ink. (I have used Memento Black, Misty Moonlight, Fresh Freesia and Pale Papaya or you can use similar colours).

Order and Pay by Sun. 16th January. Email me at to join in. (Australian residents only).

Kits will be mailed out by the end of the month.

I can’t wait to share these projects with you.


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Today I’m sharing a bonus project for our last Christmas class held this weekend.

We created this Joy Christmas Star. It could be a tree decoration or a gift tag. I used the Stitched Stars Dies. The star was inspired by Sara Douglass. You can see her version -> HERE.

It looks so lovely hanging on the tree.

I hope you all are getting your Christmas gifts and wrapping sorted. It’s crazy that it is less than a week.

Have a great day,


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This card was one of the projects from my recently Heartfelt Christmas Online Class. I don’t often share these projects with you but thought I would show you this one today. I’m not going to share the measurements for them though. That’s a special part of taking the class. 🙂

This is a Flap Fold Style card. By the way isn’t the Painted Christmas paper just gorgeous??

Check the inside.

The tree is diecut with the Majestic Mountain Dies.

Watch out for more Online classes next year. I hope you will be able to join in with them then.

Have a great week,


Need any supplies and you are in Australia? You can contact me directly or head to my store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: QTRE2MKS