cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!


This was another card created with the Comfort and Hope stamp set.

A paper hug with Comfort and Hope stamp set

To be honest I wasn’t sure where I was going with this card. Even though it is a simple card it took a long time. The sentiment alone took way longer than it should have!! After several variations I settled for this in the end. Still not sure whether I am loving it, but hey …I thought I would share it with you anyway.

I love the “Paper Hug” saying though.  That was stamped on Petal Pink and diecut with one of the Ornate Frames Dies. 

Have you noticed the Comfort and Hope stamp set? It’s a great one for those caring cards.  And great for sending Paper Hugs. 🙂

In Australia? I would love you to order it from me. See it my store now -> HERE.  

When ordering online Please use Host code: 3MDURVQZ

If you would like me to place your order for you, email me at or PH: 0439 844574

Thank You.  And I will pop a little card and small gift in the mail for you.

Happy Stamping,


cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!


We are still saying Good-Bye to some favourites.  Today I wanted to look back at the Bird Ballad Suite for our Throwback Thursday. 

This suite hasn’t been around for long but I have used it LOTS! I even had a whole Bird Ballad Week. So I think I will be sad to see it go. 😦

I wanted to share some projects with you using this Suite of products.  Perhaps you remembered them from way back then, or maybe these are all new to you.

I’m not going to give you full details of the projects.  If you click on the heading of each you can go back to the original post and see them.

Bird Ballad Mini Card and Envelope

Bird Ballad Tent Box

Bird Ballad Tags



I hope you don’t miss out on this sweet set and especially that gorgeous paper.  It’s only available for less than 2 weeks or while supplies last.

See the Free As A Bird Stamp set -> HERE

See the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper -> HERE – and it’s reduced to $16 AUD

Please use the Host Code: WF9Y2VMB

Also receive your gift of the Champagne Rhinestones or Embossing Folder depending on your order total.

In addition, receive a 12 Project Tutorial Bundle.

Happy Thursday.

Thanks for stopping by,




Catalogues, Classes, Stampin' Up!


A quick one for you today.  I have just seen that the Clearance Rack has been updated.  There are some products there from the recently retired Annual Catalogue – and some are up to 60% off. 

You can grab some really great items.  Maybe stash some away for Christmas presents.  Or buy yourself a little treat – because you deserve it.

This is a snippet of just some of the great items reduced.  


– 2017-2019 In Color Markers  reduced to $10.50  60% off
– Share What You Love Adhesive Pearls reduced to $4.20 60% off
– Happy Birthday Die reduced to $16.80 50% off
– Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper reduced to $9.70  60% off
– Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes reduced to $5.60  60% off

There are so many more in store too.  These are ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!


1. Check my store -> HERE for the full Clearance Rack items.

2. Want to order it?? Receive a gift to say THANKS. (Australian residents only).
– Order from that website directly there. Please use the Host Code: 3JU96AZN
– Order from me directly.  I am ordering Wednesday night 8pm.


I appreciate your orders Big or Small.  To say Thanks receive a small gift from me.  A sampler of ribbon from the Holiday Catalogue AND a project Tutorial.

Orders over the Qualifying amount ($78 AUD) will also receive a 12 Project Tutorial Bundle of exclusive projects from demonstrators around the World.

Thanks for shopping with me,


cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!, swaps


I have been having some fun with the Wildly Happy Stamp set lately.

I made a number of mini cards to have for our team swaps and also to have for Customer Thanks. As I had to make quite a few I didn’t have time to colour them – and you don’t have to all the time.

Stampin' Up! Wildly Happy

These are mini cards measuring 10cm x 10cm (or 4″x4″). To get 3 out of 1 sheet of A4 card I cut the card at 9.9cm and 19.8cm. Then cut each piece at 19.8cm and score at 9.9cm.

I made a few of each of the 2019 Incolors with the different cute animals in the stamp set. The card mats were embossed with the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder.

The sentiment tag is actually from the Smooth Sailing dies.

Hope you like them.

Have a great weekend.


Catalogues, Stampin' Up!


2 Weeks ago I joined 3 other Demonstrators to hold a booth at the Craft Alive show in Penrith.  This is a HUGE craft show that travels to regional centres on the Eastern states of Australia.  Over the 3 day weekend over 5000 people visited the show.  We spoke to lots and lots of people.  They enjoyed making a card with us and seeing the display we had put together.  I thought I would share some of it with you.

This is the full view of our display.  There was lots of inspiration for everyone to see.

This display certainly showcased the How Sweet It is Suite.

Butterflies are always popular and these ones are with the Butterfly Gala stamp set and Punch and teamed with the lovely Gingham Gala Paper.

Lovely samples with some of the Sale-A-Bration products.

This is our team.  Donna Williams on the left, Di Barnes, Sarah Crittenden (one of my team members) and Me.  We had such a fun time together.  It was months of hard work and discussion and preparing but it all came together well.

Donna and I joined in Craft Chat Sessions each day.  Our topic was the Time Poor Crafter.  We were sharing tips on our to make the most of your craft time.

Thanks for indulging me in sharing this.  Thank You to Donna, Di and Sarah for sharing the fun venture and Thank you to everyone who stopped by our stand.  It was such a great time.



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


In a previous post a few days ago I told you about the new Sale-A-Bration choices now available.  I mentioned very briefly about the gorgeous new Painted Seasons Bundle. Today for Wednesday’s WOW! #57 I thought we would have a little more look at it.  I have just started playing with it.

The gorgeous Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper is so pretty.  It’s really hard to see it clearly online.  The lovely Painted Seasons stamp set has a number of flower and leaf images to build your project.  You can add any sentiment set you like to it to create a card for any occasion you like.  I think this set would be great for the pretty feminine cards, the hard-to-make masculine cards and even Christmas. What a versatile set.

Here is a video from Stampin’ Up! to give you a closer look.

What do you think?

Here are the samples she shared in this video.  It was hard to catch them clearly.


The Painted Seasons stamp set and the Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper is now available FREE as a Sale-A-Bration choice with orders over $180 AUS. 

Shop in my store -> HERE and then when your order is over $180 then choose this as your option.  Please use the HOST CODE: TTBQMGUT  You will also receive the Tutorial Bundle of 10 exclusive projects emailed out to you after you place your order. And of course a little Thank You card and gift.

The Four Seasons Framelits Dies will be available for you to order from 1-28th March.  They will be $48 AUS.  

Here we have another sample with this gorgeous bundle courtesy of Stampin’ Up!

So what do you think of this gorgeous new Sale-A-Bration choice?  I think it is lovely.  I will share some projects I have made with it soon.

Thanks for visiting,


Catalogues, Christmas, Stampin' Up!


I am heading away this week BUT that doesn’t mean the show doesn’t go on.  I have posts ready for you to go out so you don’t miss the inspiration. Well I hope it is inspiration.  Before I go I have some important updates.


Did you know I have a Loyalty Program?  Yes! It is my VIS (Very Important Stampers) Loyalty Points Card.  For every $50 order with me you receive 1 point.  Collect 10 and you receive $24.95 of Free products of your choice.  I keep a tally for you and let you know when it is full.  There is no expiry date too. It is very exciting when you get to choose free products.

This week I am going to be away.  I have to say I am excited to get away – but this time of year is crazy.  Anyway, you benefit.  Get 2 POINTS FOR EVERY $50 orders this week.  You will be chocking up the points quickly to get your free products.

All you have to do is place a minimum $50 order in my store this week.  Great timing with the Year-End Closeout Sale too.  Make sure you don’t mark your order anonymous because I can send out your Thank You card and tick off those loyalty points. 🙂

Head to my store to shop -> HERE.  Only for Australian residents.  Please use the Host code: BZ6KB7SU

NB: Please note you may not receive your order until after Christmas.



It’s happening and some items are selling out already.  Have you checked it out?  These are retiring items from them current Holiday Catalogue and some surplus products from the Annual Catalogue. SOme items are reduced too which is a bonus. Do check it out and do order now if you want anything.

For the Year-end Closeout products Visit -> HERE



They are on their way.  Do you want one?  You can now request the 2019 Occasions Catalogue And the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.  (Australian residents only)

Head -> HERE to fill out the short form with your details.  They will be sent out late December to you.




Do you like this Tote?  Pretty cool hey! And it fits so much in it.  Use it to take your crafting goodies to your next stamp camp or a class you are doing?

You know what.  It’s FREE!  You have the option to choose this when you join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration.  Yeah! you pay just a little extra on your kit ($61) but not as much as it is worth (valued at $87). There are only limited supplies that is why I am telling you now.  I missed out on buying one as a Demonstrator so I don’t want you to be disappointed.  Start planning now and get on it on January 3rd.

Here are the options.

OPTION 1: $315 of product for $169 – Pay no shipping.

OPTION 2: $315 of products Plus the Tote Bag for $210 – Pay no shipping.

Once you join you save on your Stampin’ Up! products each time you order with your minimum 20% discount.   How is that?  Pretty cool.  Why pay full price.

Ask me for a no-obligation information pack by emailing me at      This will be mailed out late December as I will be away this week.


Lots of information to digest.  Email me if you have any questions.  I will have limited internet this week but I will respond to you as soon as I can.

Have a great day,


cards, Techniques


I have been using the Tin Tile Embossing Folder a lot lately.  This Embossing Folder is so popular every time I use it in class too.  Everyone loves it.  You don’t have to just run it through the Big Shot with  a piece of card in the folder, Why not try some other cool ways to use it.

I found this video from Stampin’ Up! with a great tip for getting the best impression on your card but also some other fun ways to take your embossed card that extra step. So today for Wednesday’s WOW! #48 we are looking at ways you can use the Tin Tile Embossing Folder.  I have a card below that I had actually used this idea on it before I even saw this video so be sure to look below.

I have to say I have yet to try embossing the Foil Sheets but don’t they look just gorgeous.  (adding to my list to do …)  And they looked so spectacular lightly sanding them and inking over them in parts as it showed in the video.

I like the card inked too after it has been embossed with the folder, but sponging over it with the Shimmer Paint does take the card to the next level.  I shared that video a few weeks ago of how to do that.   You can see that video -> HERE.

I will share the shimmered card piece again for you here below.

Using the idea of adding the Shimmer Paint to your embossed card we used that on one of our cards for the Shimmer Class last week.  Everyone just loved this too and we dragged out the good and faithful set Lovely As A Tree.  It’s been a while since we have used this set but it never gets dated.  It lends itself to so many occasions and techniques. NOTE: If you don’t have this set yet do yourself a favour and grab it.  You can order it in my store now -> HERE.

Here is the card we made.  Using the Copper Shimmer Paint we lightly daubered over the embossed card in places to add some shine.  Just a note too.  For the tree we daubered over some Copper Shimmer directly on the stamp.  We also did that with the Sentiment which is from the Host Set Hung With Care.

So now you have some important items you need to be sure to get:

Tin Tile Embossing Folder, Shimmer Paint, Lovely As A Tree.  Head to me store now to grab them. (link above)

Have fun with it.  Thanks for visiting me.


Catalogues, Stampin' Up!


For the 27th and 28th (Tuesday and Wednesday) there is 10% off select Tools and Inks which include

  • Adhesives
  • Applicators
  • Cleaners
  • Cutting tools
  • Embossing folders
  • Framelits and Thinlits
  • Ink Pads
  • Ink refills
  • Markers
  • Punches
  • Scoring Tools
  • Stamp blocks and cases

WOW! So much! I am sure there are a lot to choose from here. They are all in limited supplies so if you want any grab them quickly.

Here are just some of them.

Head to my website(see below) to check the items for this sale.


– These items are only available  for the 27th and 28th and while the supplies last.

– Order directly to me or in my store -> HERE.  Please use the Host Code: AE4KW4PM

** Orders over $50 in total for the whole Extravaganza Week will receive a $10 Gift Voucher to use later in December. Orders over $100 in Total for the week will receive a $20 Gift Voucher. This is only available through me **
This is the last of the Extravaganza Sale so I hope you have got yourself some bargains.  Maybe even some Christmas presents.
Thanks for visiting,
Stampin' Up!


For the 25th and 26th (Sunday and Monday) there is 10% off select Stamps, Project Kits, Card Kits, Memories and More and Punch Box Kits.

Be sure to check them out.  They are all in limited supplies so if you want any, grab them quickly.  Christmas is fast approaching.  Maybe there are some Christmas gifts there for you – or someone else?? 😉

Here are just some of the stamps and kits reduced.

Head to my website (link below) to check the items for this sale.


– These items are only available  for the 25th and 26th and while the supplies last.

– Order directly to me or in my store -> HERE.  Please use the Host Code: AE4KW4PM

** Orders over $50 in total for the whole Extravaganza Week will receive a $10 Gift Voucher to use later in December. Orders over $100 in Total for the week will receive a $20 Gift Voucher. This is only available through me **
I do hope you can grab one (or more) of your “wished” for sets in this sale.