Stampin' Up!



The Online Extravaganza has started today with a ONE DAY SALE BLITZ. There is 20-35% off select items for just today.  

Here they are for you:

  • The Metallic Enamel Shapes Bundle (Metallics, Subtles, Brights, Regals and 2016-2018 In Color)                35% off = $48.91
  • Ombre Inkpads Bundle        (Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral, Emeral Envy, Basic Black)           30% off = $55.13
  • Embellished Ornaments and Delicate Ornament bundle  

                   * (Wood) 20% off = $78.40

                   * (Clear) 20% off = 67.20

  • Gift Bag Punch Board     30% off = $22.40
  • Gift Bag Punch Board    30% off = $22.40



OR EMAIL/MESSAGE your order.  (Before 8pm).

Extravaganza will continue for the rest of the week with huge discounts ending with another ONE DAY BLITZ next Monday the 28th.  Check out the whole list in a previous post HERE.


Every order over $20 this week will enter the draw to win the cute set ‘COZY CHRISTMAS’.


Off you go shopping now. You might have to buy yourself a Christmas present 😉


3D projects, cards, Christmas


A couple of weekends ago we had another fun stamping weekend.  These are great opportunities to get lots of stamping done PLUS lots of laughs!!! I thought I would show you some of the projects I made. I think these will be over a couple of posts so be prepared. 🙂 I realised that I hadn’t shown you all the projects from the last one so I might have to get back to that later.  For now, here is some of my creativity from the weekend.

One of my main goals for the weekend was to make some projects to sell at a few upcoming vendor fairs I am doing.  I started off making some bottle tags. These are great for the Christmas period as Wine is a popular gift to give.  Why not hang a tag off your wine gift!


These ones are using the ‘Wondrous Wreath’ stamp set and Framelits.


These ones I have used the ‘Cozy Christmas’ stamp set and the gorgeous ‘Home for Christmas’ paper.

These took a while but they were fun to make.  I found a few different versions and tutorials for these when I went looking.  It all depends on how you want to decorate them or whether you want them longer to fold up the card to make a pocket to tuck a treat in as well.  For mine the card measures 20cm x 6.5cm (8″ x 2 1/2″).  Score your card at 6.5 cm (2 1/2″).  I punched out the circle using the 1 3/8″ circle punch.

I have to say these were the only projects I got made for the Vendor Fairs.  I got a little distracted with some other fun stamping projects. 🙂

After making these tags I had lots of circles punched out.  What is one to do??? Not waste them now!  I used a lot of them on a card.  I had some idea in my head but wasn’t sure how it would turn out. Check it out though.


I laid the circles out on a piece of Whisper White for the card mat.  When I was happy with the arrangement I glued them down and then ran the piece through the Big Shot with the Stars Embossing Folder.  Then I used markers on the greeting from ‘Cozy Christmas’ and cut it out using the ‘Tags and Labels’ Framelits and layered this onto a Gold Foil tag.  I wrapped around some Gold ribbon and then layered it all on to an Old Olive card mat and then a Real Red card base.

Next post I will show you some more Christmas projects I made.

Stop by again soon,


Catalogues, Christmas, Classes, Stampin' Up!


If you are a Wollongong local come along to my Holiday Catalogue Open House.  You can see and play with lots of products from the Holiday Catalogue.  It’s time to get started on those Christmas cards if you haven’t already done so. Come and see what is new.  Here are the details.


WHEN:  Saturday 19th September at 2pm.
Stop by for a short time or stay the whole time.  

COST: $10 which includes 2 Make and Takes (Check them out below),

Giveaways, Lucky Door Prize, Yummy Afternoon Tea and …

pick up the Holiday Catalogue if you haven’t already received one.

PLEASE RSVP by Thursday 17th.  Book early as places are limited and booking up already.

See you there. 🙂

Blog Hops, cards, Catalogues, Christmas, Stampin' Up!


ESAD Blog Hop Header Holiday 2015

Thanks for joining us today for another ESAD Blog Hop.  This time we are focusing on some of the awesome products in the new Holiday Catalogue.  You might have just come from Kelly’s Blog or you might be starting here. Either way you can take the Hop around in a circle.

There is so much to love in this catalogue so it was hard to choose but I decided on picking the first stamp set that made my wish list.  (Maybe because that was near the front – I don’t know.  It is all so good!).

Firstly, I need to tell you about what ESAD is about.

ESAD Info Holiday 2015

OK.  Now I am looking at the ‘Home For Christmas’ product suite on  page 8-9 of the catalogue.  I love the vintage feel of these products.  Sorry lots of photos but I think you will rather quickly look at photos than lots of information when you are hurrying on your hop. 🙂


I have used the markers to colour the sentiments from the ‘Cozy Christmas’ stamp set.  The sweet deers are from the ‘Home for Christmas’ Designer Series Paper that I have fussy cut out.  So cute! The beautiful poinsettia paper is from the same ‘Home For Christmas’ pack.  You don’t need much more to this.  I have added some Gold Cord and Gold Doily.  Here is a close-up of the cards.



So I had to then make a bag using the Curvy Keepsake Framelits to make a cute set.




I hope you like these.  Thanks for stopping by. Now get hopping to the next stop on the Blog Hop. You will now go to Libby’s blog HERE.

If you get lost then here are all the blogs to join in.

1. Libby Dyson

2. Paula Reid

3. Keryn Campbell

4. Carly Middleton

5. Rachael Lewsley

6. Narelle Fasulo

7. Emily Campbell

8. Emma Palonek

9. Jo Weedon

10. Rebecca Scurr

11. Andrea Buckland

12. Rochelle Blok

13. Kathryn Ruddick

14. Monique Fielder

15. Bernie Collins

16. Liv Ingle

17. Sally Williams

18. Ria Kaire

19. Delys Cram

20. Jessica Williams

21. Lou Kitzelman

22. Barbara Williams

23. Kelly Kent

24. Jenny Hayward

cards, Christmas


As demonstrators we could order from the Holiday Catalogue weeks ago.  When I received my preoder I didn’t know what to play with first.  Do I stamp or punch or do I cut??? Such a dilemma. After I had a little play I made up a card using the Home For Christmas product suite.  This was one of the first cards I made.  I will be honest I am not completely happy with it.  Not sure why but maybe you can help me out there.  I shared it on my Facebook page a few weeks ago and realised I hadn’t shared it here. So for your viewing pleasure – or not! here is the card. 🙂


I loosely based the layout of the card on Freshly Made Sketches #142

FMS Final 142-001

I do love the new Curvy Corner Trio Punch I have used here.  I used markers for the greeting and punched it out using the Decorative Label Punch. A little sparkle with the Silver Glimmer Paper and Rhinestones and finished off with some Real Red Pom Pom Trim and Silver Ribbon.

I am showcasing this suite in the ESAD Blog Hop TOMORROW (Sunday) so head back here at 6.30pm AEST.  We are all focusing on the great products in the Holiday Catalogue.  I do hope you can join us.