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With a new catalogue starting soon we say Farewell to the 2020-2022 Incolors.

I’m sad to see some of these go. I have used Misty Moonlight a lot! I have to say when they first started I didn’t really like Bumblebee that much. BUT … as it turned out I have used that colour a lot too. It’s been great for Sunflowers and flower centres and lots more.

So let’s say farewell. I have pulled out a few of my cards from the last 2 years.

Now if you love these colours and want card, ink, ink refills, embellishments you need to grab them NOW. Don’t leave it because I can tell you they will be gone very quickly.

In Australia? You can shop in my store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code – 9JUM9XCP

Or you can contact me directly.

Have a great day,


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Another card with the Friendly Hello Stamps and Paper. This card I CASED myself. Well, a card I made back in 2020 as the Make and Take we made at Onstage with the Dragonfly Garden Bundle. You can see that card -> HERE.

Here is the Friendly Hello card.

To colour the flowers on this one I used the Blending Brushes and circled inked in the centre lightening the colour moving out to the edges.

The Friendly Hello Bundle (stamps and paper) are available as a Free choice for Sale-A-Bration with qualifying orders over $180 AUD.

Check out my store to make your list and you can shop there or Contact me directly.

Head to my store -> HERE. If ordering online please use the Host Code: NR7MK2VR

Have a great week,


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What more do you need really when you make a card? Some pretty paper and a sentiment.

The paper from the Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper with lots of fluttering dragonflies makes for a very quick card. I added some strips of the striped paper behind it for added contrast. Just use strips too. Don’t use a whole piece of the paper behind it as it is wasted.

I added some loops of the Midnight Muse Twine behind the sentiment with a small punched Bumblebee dragonfly.

The Dandy Garden paper is retiring and leaving VERY SOON. It is reduced too. 🙂

Grab it in my store now -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: R3RKJZNW

Or contact me directly on 0439 844574

Happy Stamping,


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We are saying farewell to this cool Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper. I have used it a lot! It’s a bit sad to see it go. But the great thing for you if you haven’t already got it is that it is now reduced!!

Let’s take a look at some of the cards I have made with this paper over the last few months. Some I have shared with you before.

Some of these cards were created during our Stampin’ Up! Onstage Online Event in November. You might have seen some versions of them around already.

The Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper is great reduced. Now down to $12. It’s a 6″x6″ pack of 48 sheets. AND some of the dragonflies you can punch with the Dragonfly Punch.

The Dragonfly Garden Bundle is continuing in the Annual Catalogue. So you won’t miss out on this.

Don’t miss the Ladybug Trinkets though. They are flying away. Now reduced to $10.40 for a pack of 20.

See all the Dragonfly Garden products in my store now -> HERE before they get up and fly away. You don’t want to miss them.

In Australia? You can order them in my store there. Please use the Host Code: R3RKJZNW

Or contact me directly on 0439 844574

Happy stamping,


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I love the Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper but I will say some of the prints are quite “strong” can I say. What do you do when you have such a strong paper? You can use small strips which is what I do often or with this print with the Dandelions I used it as a background.

This was one of the cards we made in a recent Dragonfly class.

The white card was cut with one of the Stitched Rectangles Dies and the daisies stamped on the card. You can add a touch of colour on them too if you like. Some did in the class.

The dragonfly was stamped on white card and the “solid” stamp was stamped in Calypso Coral to add some colour. Before you add this piece and the Designer Series Paper piece to the white card base tie some Mossy Meadow trim around the paper.

If you are in the Wollongong area come and join in my classes. They are on each fortnight. But I always have the option by mail too. So no matter where you are in Australia you can take part.

Hope your weekend has some creating in it.


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Another card with the Dragonfly Garden Bundle. I made this a little while ago so thought it was time to share it with you. This time though I stamped the daisies on the card and added some little butterflies buzzing around.

I just added a mini dragonfly on it for some interest. How cool that you can punch 2 different sizes of dragonflies.

I added a strip of the Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper along with some Misty Moonlight Baker’s Twine. The sentiment was punched with the Banners Pick A Punch.

It’s great with this stamp set with the variety of stamps to create some different looks with it.

In Australia and need your stamping supplies? Head to my store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: 4WESFNXP

Or Contact me on 0439 844574

Have a great week,


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It will be a mix of dragonflies and butterflies this week. Some of these dragonflies cards I created months ago but now just getting to show you.

This card with the Dragonfly Garden Stamps and Punches was made as part of the Stampin’ Up! Virtual OnTour event back in November. You have probably seen versions of it in your blog travels.

This card uses strips of the Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper. It’s a fun layout I think. I really want to try this again. (…adds it to my ever-growing list of cards to do!)

It’s so easy with the Dragonfly Punch in this bundle to just stamp and punch out these dragonflies.

In Australia? You can find these Dragonflies in my store -> HERE.

Or you can contact me directly on 0439 844574.

Will it be dragonflies or butterflies next post?? Be sure to come and check it out.

Have a great week,


Stampin' Up!, Techniques, Tutorials, Videos


Have you seen the new Stampin’ Up! Blending Brushes?? I have had mine for a couple of weeks but have just pulled them out this week. I have been having so much fun with them. How soft and delicate are the bristles!! They are lovely.

On yesterday’s Facebook Live I used the brushes on the card and shared some tips in using them.

The edited video is now on Youtube. I will add it below too. If you are receiving this blog post via email it might not show up so head to my blog or you can go to Youtube directly.

I will be sharing some more cards with the Blending Brushes very soon so watch out for them.

A couple of tips with using them though. You will want to treat them differently than the sponges or the Daubers.

  • When picking up the ink from the inkpad you will want to “rub gently” not dab like you might with the sponges.
  • Dab off a little on scrap paper first. I do this with the sponges anyway.
  • When applying ink to your card move in a circular motion with light pressure.
  • Hold the brush down towards the brush head.
  • If you are sponging the whole card start off the edge of the card and work lightly in.

I hope these tips help. I will put together a video soon sharing some cool ways of using the brushes.

Here is the card from the video. I have used the Dragonfly Garden on the card.

On the Dragonfly I stamped the “solid” wing stamp on the wing outline in Blushing Bride and then coloured just the tip of the wings with the Soft Seafoam Stampin’ Write Marker or you can use the Stampin’ Blends.

The Blending Brushes are available in my store now -> HERE. for $21 AUD

Thanks for visiting today,


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Back with Sunday Suites and especially checking out all the gorgeous new suites in the Mini Catalogue. Today let’s look at the Dandy Garden Suite Collection. There is so much to see in this suite.

The Dandy Garden Suite Collection includes:
* Garden Wishes Cling Stamp Set
* Dragonfly Garden Cling Stamp Set
* Dandy Wishes Dies
* Dragonflies Punch
* Dandy Laser-Cut Paper
* Dandy Garden Memories & More Card Pack
* Dandy Garden Memories & More Cards & Envelopes
* Ladybug Trinkets
* Mossy Meadow 3/16″ (4.8 mm) Braided Linen Trim
* Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper.

With butterflies, dragonflies, ladybugs, foliage, and lots more “nature”. You will really have a lot to play with.

There are 2 bundles available in the suite. The Dragonfly Garden which has a stamp set and punch. And the Garden Wishes Bundle which has a stamp set and dies. Both very gorgeous and also work together well. I think the Garden Wishes bundle would work really well with the Dandelions 3D Embossing Folder available in the Annual Catalogue.

The Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper has some cool Daisy prints. I have to say when I first saw them I noticed how dark and heavy they seemed. They make great background prints or you can also use them just on their own. If you find them heavy the trick is to use smaller pieces on your projects.

The colours in the paper are – Blackberry Bliss, Bumble Bee, Calypso Coral, Misty Moonlight, Mossy Meadow.

How cute are the Ladybug Trinkets??

Something not to be missed in this suite is the Dandy Laser Cut Paper. This paper has laser-cut images of dragonflies and leaves and dandelions. It is so fine and detailed. These will add that “elegant” touch to your projects. You get 2 sheets. Each sheet: 9″ x 10″ (22.9 x 25.4 cm). You can see the dandelions in the card just above.

I have been using this suite a lot lately. Mostly getting ready for my Online retreat coming up in a couple of weeks. (Registration ends on Wed 27th Jan). Check back a few posts to check the details.

I will share projects I have made soon as but let me show you some of the great projects by Stampin’ Up! Artists.

In Australia? You can grab any of the Dandy Garden Suite products in my store HERE. Don’t forget the Host Code:

Or contact me directly on 0439844574.

If you join my Crafty Escape the Dragonfly Garden Bundle is included. Plus you will receive kits for 3 different projects. Be sure to check the past post.

Thanks for visiting me today. Have a great Sunday,


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Come and join the fun in my first ever “Crafty Escape”.  Yes! a time for you to craft and chat away. 

WHEN: Saturday 13th Feb 2021 10.30am-3pm (Online via Facebook).

For this time it will only be available to Australian residents.

Games, Chatting and crafting will be run via a Private Facebook group.  Join for as often as you want through the day.  The link for the group will be sent out the day before the event.

Access to the videos and projects will be available for one month after the date so you can catch up if you can’t make it for any or all of the time.


You will make 4 projects throughout the day.  I will provide all the card materials (not including the stamps/punch) and provide instructions/videos to create the projects. You can create them throughout the day or at a later date if you can’t join in at the time.  There will also be some other fun surprises. 

COST: $95 (+ additional $20 to post the “Crafty Escape” Goody Box to you. Locals can arrange pickup). I can ship anywhere in Australia.


Dragonfly Garden Bundle (stamps and punch), Card kits (card, Designer Series Paper and embellishments), and Mossy Meadow Trim.

PLUS some additional “extras”.

NOTE: The Dragonfly Garden Bundle will be used for 3 of the projects.  The 4th Project you can use a sentiment stamp set that you have at home already. 



Register and payment by Wed 27th January.

Payment by Paypal or Bank Transfer ( or cash for locals)

Details given after Registration.

Register -> HERE

“Crafty Escape” Boxes will be mailed out the week before the Crafty Escape weekend. 

Any late registrations (after the closing date) may not receive their box in time but can still join in on the day and complete the projects later. 

Any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. Email or PH: 0439 844574

I look forward to having a “Crafty Escape” with you.