Catalogues, Stampin' Up!


That’s it.  You have until tonight to get your orders in to grab your Bonus Days Voucher for 2019.  If you need anything be sure to get your order in to my store by 8pm tonight or message me for me to add your order.

What’s the deal with Bonus Days again?

Every order over $90 will receive a $9 Bonus Day Voucher that you will be able to redeem on your order in August.  That’s awesome right.  $9 free stuff!

You can shop in my store now -> HERE.  Please use the Host Code: HCCFFCSU

Also, as the order is over the qualifying amount of $78 you will receive the 12 Project Tutorial Bundle sent out to your order is placed. These 12 Tutorials are from Demonstrators from around the world including myself and I have to say you will love the projects.

Thanks for visiting today


Catalogues, Stampin' Up!, Techniques


For Wednesday’s WOW! #74 I have a new product to tell you about. It’s only just been released and not even in the Annual Catalogue.  It is the 3D Embossing Folder Plate.  You might just want to know about it.

As you know the Big Shot machine has been retired and we are waiting with baited breath what the new machine will be.  We now also have new style 3D Embossing Folders.  They are slightly thinner so when you run them through your machine the impression won’t come out as well as you might like.

This Embossing Folder plate will help you get that better impression.  Now you could use some shims of card – well you are going to require quite a few pieces of card, but this plate makes it so much easier.

I have the details below how to create your sandwich for the machine when you run it through.

You can PIN this image too so you can come back to it for reference often.

I think you will find this plate very useful.  It measures 22.2cm x 15.6cm (8-3/4″ x 6-1/8″). It is not very expensive either and will save a lot of aggravation.

Find it in my store now -> HERE.  $17.50 AUS.  Please use the Host Code: HXRVAQUA

I hope you found that helpful and now know what this plate is used for.

Thanks for visiting my corner of the world.  I love sharing with you.  Have a great day,


cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!


I have another card for you with the Everything is Rosy Medley.  I think this one might be one of my favourites.

I had a small piece of this pretty flowery pattern from the paper pack.  It’s a shame that you can’t see the shiny Rose Gold embossed flowers.  If you have this paper you will know what I mean.  Most of the pieces in the pack have some Rose Gold embossing on it.

I cut this flowery piece in half then added them on to a white card mat with a strip of Melon Mambo. This card strip is embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder but it is hard to see in the photo.

Before you add the piece to your Night of Navy card base wrap some of the Night of Navy ribbon around. This ribbon is gorgeous.  I would love to have more of this ribbon.  It has the Rose Gold Metallic edge to it.  Just divine!

With the Rose Gold Diecuts in the pack simply stamp one of the sentiments on the piece and add that to your card front.  I diecut one of the leafy pieces in the dies set in Melon Mambo card just for an added touch.

Have you got this medley yet?  Have you enjoyed creating with it?  You don’t realise how gorgeous it is until you unpack it do you.

If you plan on getting the Everything Is Rosy product Medley you need to be quick.  There is only a few days left.  I know it is a larger expense ($139 AUS) but I will tell you it is so much value.  Someone calculated it to be over $180 in value.  You really won’t be disappointed.  Although I think you will be disappointed if you miss out.

Head to my store now -> HERE to pick one up. Please use the Host code: EUEAGC3N

After your order is placed I will send you out an email with the 12 Free Tutorial projects for this month (These are not including Everything is Rosy projects).



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This weekend only.  You can grab a Shopping Voucher to be used in June ready to shop from the 2019 Catalogue.

Shop From Friday 24th May – Sun 26th May.  Receive a Voucher that you can use in June.

Spend over $50 and receive a $5 voucher.  Spend over $100 and receive a $10 voucher.  (The amount does not include shipping).

Remember – you have the Last Chance List, Clearance Rack, Everything is Rosy kit, Paper Pumpkin Hugs from Shelli Kit.  There is lots to choose from but these are all limited in supplies.


When June comes and the new Catalogue is out you can use your voucher that I send out and receive $5 or $10 off.  (Orders in June must be over $25).

How exciting! I am sure there is somethings you would want to get from the new catalogue come June. How great to get that at a discount. 🙂

TO ORDER: Australian residents only.

Order directly from me by email/text or phone.


Order online -> HERE.  Please use the Host Code: EUEAGC3N

Thanks for your order


cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!


I have some more Everything is Rosy cards for you today.  I have been smashing them out lately.  They are all such gorgeous products and it really doesn’t take much to put a card together.  Such pretty papers … 🙂

These diecut labels make it very easy – and fancy.  Simply stamp on the sentiment and you are good to go.  Perhaps the longest part is diecutting the detailed border trim but a couple of runs through your machine and the card pops out of the die really easily.

It is hard to catch the shine in the paper with the embossed Rose Gold details.  Just gorgeous though.

Thanks for looking.  Have an awesome week. I will be back soon with more.


Don’t forget to grab your Everything is Rosy Medley before they run out.  In Australia? See them in store -> HERE.

cards, Cards by Mail, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!


You might have heard the news already.  An exclusive Paper Pumpkin card kit has arrived in Australia.  We have been asking for Paper Pumpkin for some time.  This is not a subscription based Paper Pumpkin Kit like in the US but is an exclusive One-off kit.  If it is popular who knows …

Now to have Shelli, the Stampin’ Up! co-founder, to have her signature on this kit is pretty exciting.  And in Shelli’s usual style the projects have an earthy, vintage feel.  I think you will love it.


The Shelli kit from Paper Pumpkin includes the following:

  • An exclusive stamp set not available anywhere else
  • One Classic Stampin’ Spot® from our Classic ink collection
  • Paper and crafting materials to create 12 cards (3 cards of 4 unique designs)
  • 12 exclusive, coordinating envelopes
  • Adhesives and embellishments for all 12 cards

All you will need is a Clear Stamping Block (D).

One word of warning though:

These are only in limited supplies – and I mean limited.  So don’t think about whether you want it or not.  If you like it, grab it NOW.

It is now available in my store -> HERE  $37 AUS  Please use the Host Code: HQX47XHJ

Thank you for ordering with me.  Don’t forget – don’t mark your order anonymous in store or I won’t be able to send a Thank You out to you. 🙂

Have a great day,



cards, Stampin' Up!, Videos


I have just received the Everything is Rosy suite of products.  Let me tell you it is more gorgeous in real life.  I shared the video unveiling it on my Facebook page the other day but maybe you would like to see it here.

This was my first play with it.  I have to say it is so easy to put cards together with all these products.  Stamp a few images or you can use the diecut images in the set and cut some of that gorgeous paper.  Yes cut it – don’t just stroke it and then store it away. 😉

For this card below I stamped the leaves and a flower and diecut them out with the lovely dies. I added one of the Rose Gold embellishments for the centre of the flower. They are sticky back so you just peel it off the sheet and stick it on.  It has a clear coating on the top so you need to peel that off too. The Thank You was stamped in the diecut banners that is included in the set.

Just to remind  you what you get in this bundle of products.  There is a lot!  Another demonstrator added it up and there was over $180 in value.  There is nothing like this paper.  Have I said that already?? 🙂

Purchase in my store now -> HERE. (Australian residents only). Please use the Host Code: HQX47XHJ

Once you place your order I will email you a Tutorial Bundle of 12 exclusive projects (these are not using the Everything is Rosy Medley) but just as a Thank You for your order.

You will also receive a roll of Rose Gold Metallic Thread Free which will work beautifully with this medley of products.

Thanks for your order and Thanks for stopping by,

Have a great day,


cards, Personal Ramblings, Stampin' Up!, Techniques, Tutorials


Wednesday’s come around quickly.  I have another Wednesday’s WOW! for you.  It was a recent revelation to me.  (OK, I am slow!).  This little tip might be a revelation to you too.  Although you are probably more cleverer than me. 😉

Wednesday’s WOW! #67 – Use the line on your Embossing Folder to keep your card straight.

Let me show you.

That black line on the Embossing Folder is not just a detail on the folder to go with the Logo. 🙂 It serves a purpose.  Use that line as a guide to see that your card is straight in the Embossing Folder.  The card might be longer than the line but you can still use that to see that the edge of the card is parallel with it.  These lines are on the more recent folders.

TIP: If you have some older folders that don’t have the line.  Draw one in with a ruler and black permanent marker.

On another note – when using folders you don’t want to position your card right up in to the top of the folder on the fold line.  You will get an edge on your card when you emboss it as the pattern doesn’t quite go right up to the top.

Hope that is helpful, or just confirming what you already knew.

Have a great day,


Grab the Everything is Rosy Product Medley in store now.  Receive a pack of Rose Gold Metallic Thread Free and receive this month’s Tutorial Project Bundle of 12 exclusive projects Free.

Shop -> HERE now.  Please use the Host Code: HQX47XHJ


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



I recently told you about the 2nd release of products for Sale-A-Bration which includes the gorgeous, popular Painted Seasons Bundle.  You can read more about all these -> HERE. 

BUT … There is more. 🙂 A 3rd Release for your Sale-A-Bration free choices has just been announced. This includes the Painted Seasons paper by itself with some choices from the Annual Catalogue.  These are all available as a Free choice with orders over $90.  How exciting!



If you have loved some of the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets you can now order the co-ordinating dies to go with it.  Saves you all the time cutting them out with scissors.  Who has the time for that! Especially the details in the Lasting Lily set and the So Hoppy Together set.  Too fiddly!

There is also the new Story Label Punch that will work with many of your current sentiments stamps.

This is just one example below.  I will share more of them later.

See how the Lasting Lily card is so pretty with the added Dimension with the layers raised up.  Would you cut this out with scissors??

(project courtesy Stampin’ Up!)

Lasting Lily stamp set and the Lily Framelits Dies makes it so much easier.  The Framelits are $48 AUS


You can order these or any other products by emailing me or through my store. Australian residents only.  As a Thank You I send out a little card and gift.

Also, you might qualify for the Tutorial Bundles now available with your order or you can  purchase the Tutorials.  Check it out below.

Order in my store -> HERE  Please use the Host Code:TTBQMGUT



Receive them Free for orders over $78 (Australian residents only) or purchase them for $20 AUS wherever you are in the world through Paypal, or bank transfer if local.

Thanks for visiting me.



cards, Catalogues, Tutorials


I have had a number of people asking me recently which ink should they use when they are doing some of the different techniques.  I was putting together a chart to share with them.  Then this chart appeared in our Stampin’ Up! emails just today so I adapted it to share with them – and to you too as I am sure you ask yourself that same question.

So for Wednesday’s WOW! #58 today let’s look at the basic inks and see what inks to use.

TIP: If you are on your phone or even on a Tablet this table might be hard to read.  Save it to your device and then you can expand it.

In Australia? You can get any of these inks and more at my store -> HERE. Please use the HOST CODE: TTBQMGUT

Thank you for choosing me to order from.  Be sure to mark your address down so I can send you out a card and small gift.

So I hope that is helpful for you.  PIN the table so you can refer back to it time and time again.

Thanks for visiting me today for another Wednesday’s WOW!