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


I have another card from my recent play with the In The Country stamp set that is available as one of the Sale-A-Bration choices with your orders over $90 AUD.

I coloured this with the Watercolour Pencils like the last one I shared. If you missed that card just head back a couple of posts.

I wanted to go for a different layout with this card and diecut the image with a large circle from the Stylish Shapes Dies. And also cut the piece of DSP with the curved die from the Around The Bend Dies.

I will share another card with this set so watch out for that soon.

Do you need some of these new products? I would love to serve you.

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

OR contact me directly and I would love to help you.

Happy Crafting,


Catalogues, Personal Ramblings, Stampin' Up!


Everyone loves this BOGO Sale Day and it is on again for all my retired stamps, paper, Punches and Big Shot items. And I have lots!!

WHAT IS BOGO? Buy One Get One Free! 

For the total you spend on my retired products you choose the equivalent value for FREE of brand new products from the 2018 Catalogue. (NB: shipping and handling not included). Recent retired catalogue items are listed at close to catalogue price.  Past years items have been reduced.

This is just some of the stamps I have.


Drop in any time to my studio in East Corrimal, Wollongong (address given on request).

Saturday 7th July 2pm-4pm
Sunday 8th July 2pm-3pm.

Cash only. Bring a shopping bag for your new loved items.


If you have stamps or other craft items you want to clear out (and you are local) then add them to my sale. (*These are not included in the BOGO). Drop them to me before the event, add your prices to them. Any unsold items are returned to you after with the cash for sold items.

I look forward to seeing you then. Help me clean these out because they need to go.


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I shared a card with the Peaceful Reflection set the other day.  It was a nice, soft look with heat embossing. (Head back a couple of posts if you missed it).  For this card today we are going for a different feel.  We are going funky. 🙂

Are they butterflies or flowers?? You be the judge.  Pretty funky though do you think?? Can you see that with this set?

Colours are Rich Razzleberry and Flirty Flamingo with some Lemon Lime Twist.  The Lemon Lime Twist card was embossed with the Petal Pair Embossing Folder.  The sentiment is from Color Me Happy stamp set which is now retired.  I had made this card before the retirement list was out.

I made another card similar which I will show you tomorrow.


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Can you tell I am a little excited?  I can’t wait to share this catalogue with you.  It is beautiful, gorgeous, amazing, fun! I am loving it!  So have you checked it out yet??

If you haven’t yet, you can now view it Online -> HERE.  And look and shop to your little heart’s content. ❤

I will bring you more exciting products and projects shortly but I couldn’t wait to share it with you first.

Just a quick little video to show you some special-ness though.  Check below. (If you get this update via email then head to the blog post directly by clicking the title above so you can see the video).

To order:

Order Online at the above link.  HERE it is again though. Australian residents only. Please use the Host Code this week: FRS6ZZ6G


Order directly by emailing me.

Happy Shopping,





A few weeks back now I had a big Brusho Weekend on the blog here.  You might remember it.  If not then head back some posts and you will see lots of fun projects with these great Brusho Crystals. Recently I made up some mini Thank You cards for people who bought the Brusho Crystals over the weekend.  I thought it was time I showed you some of them.

Gotta love those Party Pandas.  I will miss these little fellows.

The base card measures 10.5cm x 15cm (approximately 4 1/8″ x 6 1/8″).  They are scored half way on the long side.  The card piece  that I created the background with was slightly smaller and I used Shimmery White for this.

To create the background I sprinkled over some Prussian Blue Brusho Crystals and then used the Spritzer with water and sprayed lightly over the card.  You can watch the Crystals change before your eyes.  It’s quite magical to watch.  The more water you add the more “dilute” or “whispery” it becomes.  Each card piece you do will end up different.  Just amazing really!

I let the card pieces dry and then stamped the little Panda in Memento Black and coloured the envelope he has with the Stampin’  Blends.  The heart was coloured with the Stampin’  Write Markers.  Just a simple sentiment is all that is required I think.  That was stamped on a small piece of Daffodil Delight and snipped down to size.  The sentiment and Panda were raised up with Dimensionals on the coloured card piece which had been adhered to the White card base.

Thanks for looking.


PS: Not much time left to get your Party Panda set or other Sale-A-Bration choice Free with your qualifying order.  Don’t leave it too late.

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Yesterday’s post I mentioned that when I first get a stamp set I check out Pinterest.  Is that your first port of call too??

What I have found with the Waterfront set is that inspiration is all around you.  (Well, it is with most creativity isn’t it?)  But with the Waterfront set you start to see the landscapes differently.  On this card I was inspired by a photo on our computer log in screen.

For this card I simply stamped to get a feel for how they can work together to create a landscape.

Do you think it looks like the setting sun over the mountains?  Hope so anyway.

The sentiment is from Confetti Celebration and I wrapped some Linen Thread around the stamped piece.  The card base is Garden Green.

Thanks for watching.  We start to get a little more artistic with this set tomorrow so be sure to check in.


***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

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Welcome to my Waterfront Week.  I am showing you projects with this great, versatile set all week.

You will find in the set there are a mountain shape, a circle (for sun), trees, a little hut and then there are a few squiggly shapes.  It’s only up to your imagination what  you do with them.

When I first start with a stamp set I have a look around Pinterest for ideas.  It’s always good to CASE a card first to get a feel for the set (ie.  CASE = Copy and Share Everything).  Stampers are good sharers. 🙂

The first card I created with this set was simply stamping the images.

This card was CASED from Helen Read in the UK. You can find her original card -> HERE.

This is a simple scene with the mountains, trees and the lake.  The sentiments are really lovely in this set too.  I finished it off with some Linen Thread.

Another idea I saw from on Pinterest by Su Mohr. You can see it HERE. was stamping a line of trees in greens.  I took that idea and created this next card.

The colours I used for the trees are Garden Green, Emerald Envy, Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz.  I stamped the “ground” in Crumb Cake.  Under the white card I added a strip of Copper Foil before adhering it to the paper from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack.  I think this paper has been feeling a little bit neglected lately.

Sentiment is from Eastern Beauty set and stamped in Soft Suede.  The white card was cut from the Smallest Framelit in the Layering Squares set then adhered to a square cut in Copper Foil using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I don’t know why I bother putting these Framelits away really.  I used them all the time.

More with this set tomorrow so stop on by.


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Catalogues, Personal Ramblings, Stampin' Up!


OK, help me out here.  I NEED SOME STUFF GONE!! I still have so many stamps, Punches, Big Shot Dies and Folders and different “bits” to go.  Go and check out to see if you want to grab something.

NB:  Available for Australian residents only sorry.  Prices don’t include shipping.

Special to the end of the month,  Spend minimum $90 and receive an extra 10% off.

Check the lists.  I haven’t included photos at this stage.  If you are unsure, Google search the name or you can ask me to send an individual photo to you.

For Retired Stamps – CLICK -> HERE.

For Retired Products – CLICK -> HERE.

Email me at

Happy Shopping, 🙂


cards, Christmas, Classes, Stampin' Up!


I have had a couple of great classes yesterday and today.  Lots of fun and chatter and creating.  We have a good time at class.  If you are local you will just have to come sometime.

These are the cards we made.  Creating an Eclipse Christmas card with Carols of Christmas, a sweet one with Brightly Lit and a fun Half-Fold card with Merry Patterns. Everyone loved them. 🙂

I don’t often show the “how-to” of my class cards on my blog but I wanted to show you this one.   I have seen a few Half Fold cards on Pinterest lately and wanted to try this card AND as we only have a couple of weeks left for the Merry Patterns I thought it would be good to give this an ink.

So for you to make your own here are the details.  Of course, you could substitute any stamps and paper.


1. Whether you are using the Metric or imperial measurements it doesn’t matter the idea is the same.  Take your standard base card (for this one I used Old Olive) and score at the half way mark on the long side.  (For metric the base card is 14.8cm x 21cm.  Score on the long side at 10.5).

2. On your score line cut down half way.  Then cut across on the front of the card base from where you finished your cut on the score line to the edge of the card.

3. The piece that you have cut off becomes your card mat for the front image.  Cut a piece of Whisper White just slightly smaller than the card mat. (For metric that measures 10.1cm x 7cm).

4. Cut a piece of Whisper White for the inside of your card just slightly smaller than the inside card base.

5. Stamp and Decorate your card as you like. The Designer Series Paper for this card is from the Merry Little Christmas pack.

I hope this makes sense.  Please ask if you are unsure.


PS. Only 2 weeks left to get your Merry Patterns set with qualifying parties/orders of a minimum of $450.  Be sure to book your event soon or place your order so you can grab your set.

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Look at these cards for Card Class this week?  

Here are the details.  Of course if you can’t make it because of a clash with times OR you are too far away then Grab the CLASS TO GO!

Friday Oct 13th 10am or Saturday Oct 14th 2pm. Christmas Card class.  

Create 3  special Christmas cards. (1 of each card).  $20   

BYO: Scissors and adhesives.  

Please RSVP:  Thursday 12th. 

Can’t make it?? Why not grab the CLASS TO GO.  Cost: $20 

Does not include stamped images.  You can substitute the stamps or order them separately.