cards, Classes, Stampin' Up!


All this coming week I have some fun projects for you using the Waterfront stamp set.  I have been playing with this set this past week and there is more to this set than you might think. I hope you will join me this week as I share projects and tips to create with this set.  I can’t wait to share them with you.

It all culminates next weekend with my WATERFRONT WOW! class in the studio for my local peeps where we will be creating some special projects in class.

So be sure to stop on by this blog.  If you haven’t subscribed already be sure to click in the tab in the right hand column so you don’t miss out.


For my Local people.  Here are the details for the WATERFRONT WOW! Class.  Be sure to book early as places are limited on this one.

WHEN: Friday 9th March at 10am OR Saturday 10th March at 2pm.

WHERE: In my studio in East Corrimal (Wollongong).

COST:  $20  BYO: Scissors and adhesives.  $5 extra to use my adhesives.

Here is a sneak of the projects we will be making.


***Order the Waterfront stamp set this week either online or directly to me and receive 4 x A4 sheets of Shimmery White cardstock PLUS a tutorial for an exclusive project.  

You can order online in my store -> HERE.  Please use the Host Code this week: SBZEJCNH

Thanks so much




3D projects, cards, Catalogues, Classes


Last weekend I had my Catalogue Kick Off for the year.  It was so great to get back stamping with my lovely class ladies.  We do have fun.  This is our “therapy”.  I am sure you can relate to that.

We looked at a lot of the new products in the Occasions Catalogue and the excitement of Sale-A-Bration.  Of course we did do some stamping surprisingly. 😉

I thought I would share you some of the fun.  If you are on my Facebook page you might have seen the video I shared.  I am not able to share it here but you can check it out -> HERE if you like.  Just scroll down a bit and you will come across the video.  By the way, Have you LIKED my page yet.  You can keep updated there on some of the excitement.

One of the Make and Takes we did was using the Charming Cafe Bundle.  I shared some tips with using this bundle on a post or 2 back.   You can head back there to check it out.

I kept the card fairly simple for the class.  The images were stamped in Memento Black and coloured with the Watercolor Pencils.  They weren’t watercoloured so it was OK just to use the Memento.   The paper is from the free Bubbles and Fizz Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration.  Just a tip:  Adhere your piece of DSP to the card base BEFORE you cut the window with the Framelit.  Much easier. 😉

The sentiment is from the Thoughtful Banners set.  I love the gorgeous Whisper White Organza ribbon. So soft and beautiful.  It ties so easily too.  You need to get yourself some of that.

The other project we made was using the new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes. You can find these on page 19 in the Occasions catalogue.

I have used the Bubbles and Fizz DSP on these and of course added a cute hedgehog from the Hedgehugs set.

These little cards don’t take long to decorate and they are great for that little note to someone or a good size for a Gift Card. Don’t forget to stamp the matching envelope when you make these.

I made up little gift packs too to thank everyone for coming.  They were a mix of the Bubbles and Fizz paper and the Petal Passion paper.  I added some diecuts from the Celebrate You Thinlits.  The sentiment on the front is from Epic Celebrations.

Of course there is the Lucky Door Prize.  I made up little gift boxes using the Silver Gable Boxes and decorated them with the Bubbles and Fizz paper.  I had some of the new Glitter and Clear Epoxy Shapes, an ink spot and some ribbon.

I will share some samples over the next few posts too so stop by again.


Catalogues, Product Share, Stampin' Up!


With a new catalogue there is always gorgeous new paper and ribbon, and this Occasions Catalogue is no exception.  Just beautiful!!

I have put together a little Taster of a Ribbon and Paper Share that you can join in with.  It’s a great way to get some of that gorgeousness without buying a whole roll or a whole pack.

Here are the details.



  • Berry Burst Metallic Edge Ribbon  (1cm) p13              2.2m   $3.20
  • Whisper White Organza Ribbon  (6.4mm)   p23         2.2m   $2.60
  • Lemon Lime Twist Mini Striped Ribbon (1cm) p 29   2.2m   $3.70

TOTAL                                                                                    $9.50




  • Includes ribbon share (A) above                                                   $9.50
  • + Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon  (1cm) p43        2.2m          $3.70

TOTAL                                                                                        $13.20

Add the extra Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon in Option B.



  • Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper  p13       12 each of 6”x6”
  • Petal Passion Designer Series Paper  p23                     12 each of 6”x6”
  • Myths and Magic Glimmer Paper  p37                              6 each of 6”x6”

(Iridescent, Light Green, Turquoise – 2 of each)

TOTAL               30 @ 6”x6” squares          $17.35


Aren’t they all gorgeous?? 

If you want to take part in a share, drop me a comment or email me ASAP.  Prices don’t include postage on to you.  Australian Residents Only.   

Pick both Ribbon and Paper share and receive a bonus gift.         


cards, Catalogues, Tutorials, Videos


Have you seen the Charming Cafe Bundle in the Occasions Catalogue?  I was quite taken with this bundle as I saw great new options when making your cards like the Tri-fold card it shows. So this bundle was one of the first on my order.  I haven’t seen much done with this Bundle around so I thought I would share a few tips with using it.

This is the Bundle shown in the catalogue on page 25. It has the really sweet Charming Cafe stamp set and the Cafe Builder Framelits.

For the first card I made with this bundle I CASED this card which is in the Catalogue.

I will be honest it didn’t go as smooth as I thought, but that’s just me …  😉  Here is my card.

The front view



It all came together well in the end.

I have a video below to show you some tips that I discovered using it.  I apologise in advance.  I am new at the video business but hopefully it helps.  I will outline the tips below too.

(NB: If you receive this blog update by email and the video is not showing please head to the blog post directly and view it there.



– Adhere your designer Series Paper BEFORE you cut the front window.  Much easier. 🙂

– Use the smaller rounded shape for the front window so you have something to adhere the flowery circle on.

– After you cut your front window.  Fold the card and sit the next Framelit inside to get the correct position to look through the front.  Open your card before you cut it.

– To stamp your sentiment or the inside image close up the centre fold so you can position the stamp THROUGH the window. 🙂

Since I put together this video I discovered Stampin’  Up! have a video on these but I think I can share a few “user errors”.



All is not lost though with my “mistakes.  Here are a few of the other cards that I salvaged.  I cut off the centre flap and made standard fold cards with them. Note: All the images were coloured with the Watercolor Pencils. It’s hard to tell but I coloured some of the flowers and the Topiary bush with the Clear Wink of Stella pen.  I have used the gorgeous Whisper White Organza ribbon too.


I cut the large Circle shape from the front which wouldn’t work trying to adhere the diecut flower circle on it. So I added one flower strand to the top and stamped the chairs and sentiment inside.

You would have thought I learnt the first time not to cut the large circle shape. No! So I stamped the awning image on a piece of Whisper White and adhered that to the inside of the front flap on the card.  I stamped the window a second time and cut just the awning and raised it up.

Look! I cut the smaller circle shape in the front.  DOH! It was on the side.  It doesn’t matter too much as I cut the flower strands and raised them up off the card.  I kept it simple and stamped the Topiary for the front and I added one to the inside of the card too.

So I hope you find these tips helpful.  I do love this bundle.  We are using it at my Catalogue Launch this weekend so I will show you the card next week.

You can buy the Bundle in store now -> HERE.  It is available in Wood mount ($88AUS) or Clear Mount ($75.50AUS)

Have a great weekend,



cards, Catalogues, Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up!


It is an exciting time on the Stampin’ Up! Calendar! The 2018 Occasions Catalogue starts today along with Sale-A-Bration.  So many wonderful, gorgeous new products.  I am still having trouble deciding on what some of my favourite products are but I will share a few with you.

In no particular order:

– Petal Passion Suite: This is an absolutely gorgeous suite.  (It might even be my Number 1!).

The Designer Series Paper is gorgeous.  It might be all black and white prints but it is all very striking – and you can colour it with sponges and ink or with the markers if you get bored with that.

The Stamp set and dies are beautiful.  Really.  I think a must have! Whether it’s the whole suite or pick out the stamps and dies bundle or the paper.

– Beautiful Day set.  Ok maybe this is Number #2.  I LOVE THIS! I can’t wait to play with it.  It has a striking butterfly stamp and flower stamp. Plus, you can team it with the new Brusho Crystal Colour powders for some fun colouring effects.


– Charming Cafe Bundle.  The stamps and dies work together to make some fun cards.  They work great to make Tri-fold cards.  I have been playing with this bundle lately so I will show you them soon.

– Cake Soiree  So many Options with this bundle for weddings or birthdays.  I love the intricate dies.

– Birthday Wit. What a fun set this is.


– Berry Burst Metallic Edge ribbon

– Whisper White Organza Ribbon.  So soft and easy to tie bows with.

You can now view the catalogues online – and order!!! 

Remember, It’s Sale-A-Bration time too so you can pick something Free for every $90 order. I will tell you more about that tomorrow.  For now go and see the Catalogues.

For the Occasions Catalogue Head to my store -> HERE.

For Sale-A-Bration Head to my store -> HERE.

Ordering Online?? Please use the Host Code: 3CH4MBHU       Thank you kindly. 🙂

Happy Shopping,


Catalogues, Stampin' Up!, Videos


Some important final updates I need to share with you.  So please take a moment so you know what is happening.


If you want to reserve your Stamparatus – the YOU-BEAUT stamp positioning tool from Stampin’ Up then do it now.  After the 31st you won’t be able to get one until the new 2018 Catalogue in June.

Head -> HERE to reserve it.  You will need a valid credit card but the amount won’t be debited until the Stamparatus are shipped in early March. NB: The link is to my store, if you don’t already have an account there yet you will need to first.

If you are still not sure about the Stamparatus then check my slideshow I posted on Youtube the other day.  See it -> HERE.



With the end of the 2017 Holiday Catalogue many items won’t be returning and some are reduced.  You will want to check this out and you might just grab a bargain.  Head -> HERE. While you are there check the Clearance Rack for more crazy reductions.  

When  you order, Please use the HOST CODE: MFJY7AKX

or contact me directly to order.



I am starting to send out the Occasions Catalogue.  Contact me to order your own catalogues.

I hope you are all caught up now but don’t delay on these.  Time is running out.


cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!


I showed last post one of the cards I have recently made with the new Hedgehugs set.  By the way did you check out the video from that post?  I would love to know your thoughts on it.

The Hedgehugs set is very cute and I can’t wait for you to see it.  This card I am sharing today was the first card I made with the set.  I kept the card simple, but isn’t the new Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper gorgeous??

Here is the card for you.

I raised up the cute Hedgehog with dimensionals.

Check out all the new products coming.  I am loving that Berry Burst Metallic Edge ribbon too.

Have you got your new Occasions Catalogue yet? 

I am in the process of sending them out now.  If you are in Australia and would like your free copy then drop me a comment OR Head -> HERE to fill out the request form.

Thanks for visiting today,


cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!, Techniques, Tutorials, Videos


I have been playing with new products the last few days.  I am loving this new set Hedgehugs coming out in the new Occasions Catalogue on January 3rd.  I think you will love it too.

I have recently got the Stamparatus and have used that to stamp this so all the images are evenly spaced.

Today I put together a video showing how to use the Stamparatus for this.  It’s a different type of video.  I spent the last 2 days to put together one and it just wasn’t happening.  What do you think of this format.  Would you like to see more of this type or would you like the traditional type of videos?  Do let me know.  The video is below. (Please note: If you are receiving this post by email subscription the video might not show up so head directly to the blog post by clicking on the post title above).

If you missed the card size for the Whisper White on the video here are the measurements again.

Metric       14.8cm x 7cm.

Imperial   5 1/2″ x 2 3/4″.

Hope that is helpful.

Other details on the card:

Paper:  Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper, Old Olive card base.

Ink: Berry Burst, Old Olive, Marina Mist.

Other: Whisper White Organza Ribbon.



While we are talking Stamparatus, you only have a few days left until the end of the month to reserve your Stamparatus.  This will be shipped out early March.  After that you won’t be able to order one until the new catalogue in June 2018.

To reserve your Stamparatus: Head -> HERE. Scroll part way down the page and click on the box on the right hand side of the page under Stamparatus.

The Stamparatus is $85 plus shipping.  You won’t need to pay until it ships in early March.  You will need add your credit card details when you reserve it though.  If you have any further questions, please drop me a comment or email me.