Catalogues, Stampin' Up!, Techniques, Videos


The day has finally arrived.  The Stampin’ Blends are here now for you to order.  I think you will love them.  They are so easy to use and to blend.  You will feel like an artist!!

Just a few features of them:

  • There are 12 colours of Markers available.
  • In each colour there are 2 colour shades – a Dark and a Light colour.  They are available as single pens or as a Combo pack with the 2 colour shades.
  • Colours available are Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate.
  • In addition there is a Bronze marker, Ivory marker and also the Color Lifter.
  • Each marker has a Brush tip end and a Bullet tip end.  These are marked on the outside of the barrel.
  • These markers are not refillable.
  • Stamp the images you intend to colour with Memento Black Ink.

For an individual marker they are $7.75 AUS.  For the Combo pack they are $15.50 AUS.

The Collection of 26 colours – Dark and Light of the 12 colours, plus the Bronze and Ivory plus the Color Lifter is $209.75 AUS.  **This month receive 2 Clear Cases with inserts to hold them FREE to store your markers in when you buy the full Collection. (see the cases down below).

Do you want to see how they work??  This is very timely for a Wednesday and so it is this week’s WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #9. Let’s have a close up look at the Stampin’ Blends.

NB: If you get this post via email updates and the video is not showing, please head to my blog and view it there.

So what do you think?  Can you wait to get these?? They are available in my store now -> HERE  Please use the Host Code this week: EJJVSDME

OR you can order them by contacting me directly.

OR Why not join my BLENDS CLUB!

Here are the details.

Each month for 3 months receive 4 Combo Colour Markers and 1 Single Marker (either the Ivory, Bronze, or Color Lifter).

**Receive 2 Clear Cases with inserts in to hold them Free the first month to store your Markers.             

Total Includes Shipping and Handling      $73.25 (Local)  or  $75.70 (Non-Local)

The Clear Cases include and insert and front cover to store your Markers securely.






Catalogues, Christmas, Stampin' Up!


September 1st always brings excitement.  The start of Spring. YES!  Although it has been a mild winter really.  What I am really excited about also is …


I have mailed some catalogues out recently but if you still haven’t got one, drop me a comment or email and I will get one to you ASAP,  because you just have to see it for yourself.

I have picked a few favourites from the catalogue.  

This was one of my first choices.  I think because it is just a bit different.

Brightly Lit Bundle  $72

You don’t need to add much to a card with the gorgeous Thinlits in the set.

Night In Bethlehem Bundle  W $95.25    C $83.50

A great one for Aussie Christmas cards. Beachy Little Christmas   W $49   C $35



Are you a cat person or a dog person?? I am a dog person. I know a few people who will love this punch. I think it will be very popular.

Cat Punch $31


I am interested to try these Foil Sheets. How gorgeous!  Maybe some elegant Christmas boxes??  Champagne Foil Sheets $7


View these and many more gorgeous products in the catalogue now.  View it online -> HERE

To order:

Contact me directly by email or phone


Order online -> HERE   Please use the Host Code: HSVFAXRX

Visit tomorrow when I have some sweet cards to show you,



Catalogues, Christmas, Stampin' Up!


In just a few weeks the 2017 Holiday Catalogue begins.  It has so much gorgeousness – really it does!  Every page you turn is just beautiful.  You just feel like you want to reach out and touch the beautiful projects and the texture.

Do you want to see it?  Of course you will be able to view it online but that’s really not the same.  You want to be able to turn the pages and stick those post-it notes in.

Let me send you one for Free (Australian residents only).

Drop a comment or email me at


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


I have my last Sale-A-Bration class on tonight.  I needed 3 cards.  Two of them I already had from past classes but I needed one more card.  I have been a little time poor this week with a few things going on so I headed to Pinterest – and that’s OK. 🙂

I wanted to showcase Avant Garden one more time and found THIS card by Lyssa on  It is such a pretty card.  I think I am loving Sweet Sugarplum lately.

So I CASED this for the class tonight.

So farewell Sale-A-Bration 2017.  You have been fun!

Have a great weekend,


Catalogues, Stampin' Up!


Woo Hoo! I am excited! You can view the Holiday Catalogue Online NOW – if you haven’t already seen it.  Here is the link below and I will add it to the side bar as well.  AND, if you want a little preview of some of the exciting new products, check the video out below.


You can head HERE to download the catalogue.

If you want your own copy of the catalogue sent to you, then ask me. 🙂

For your viewing pleasure, check this video out HERE.

Later today I am going to share some projects for our International Blog Hop so make sure you come back and visit.



Catalogues, Christmas, Classes, Stampin' Up!


The Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue starts THIS WEEK! (THURSDAY) Exciting! This is an absolutely fantastic catalogue.  You are going to love it.  If you have already seen it you know what I am talking about.

If you are in the Wollongong area  then you can see – and play with some of the fun new products at my Holiday Catalogue Review this coming weekend.

Here are the deets.

WHEN:  Friday 2nd September 7.30pm
Saturday 3rd September at 2pm

WHERE: My studio, East Corrimal

COST: $10

Includes Afternoon Tea, a card or 2 to make, Giveaways and of course the Holiday Catalogue.

PLEASE RSVP: by Thursday 1st.  

Seats are filling up fast, so be quick to reply. 🙂

Holiday catalogue promo photo

Can’t make it but you would love a catalogue??

Ask me to send you one.  I can send them anywhere in Australia.


Stampin' Up!



Retired group

You have probably heard by now that the new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue is out very soon.  (June 1st to be precise).  With lots of great new products we have to say Good-Bye to some favourites.  The Retirement List has just been released. Do you want to see what is leaving us?  It’s a big one.

Click HERE to view the Retirement List in my Online Store. Or click on this link for the PDF format.  CLICK HERE 

Now some of these items are reduced by up to 50% so if you want to grab some bargains then don’t fiddle around thinking about it. Order them now because they sell out quickly.


Order Online at my store HERE using the Host Code: 49K69936

OR contact me today by phone or email to place your order with me.

Be quick so you won’t be sorry you have missed them.


cards, Stampin' Up!


I have had the ‘Bloomin’ Heart’ Thinlits Die for a  little while now but only managed to make some cards with it last week.  I have to say I was a little intimidated by the delicateness of it. It was going to be fiddly pushing out those extra little bits that you don’t want. I braved it though and had a go.  Now I had my new Die Brush to use too.

I cut the heart from the ‘It’s My Party’ DSP stack and using the Die Brush and the foam pad that comes with it I gave it a few rolls over the back of the die and Voila! out popped the heart with very little effort.  I don’t think I minded this Heart die now.

I thought I would show you the card that I made with the pretty little heart.

heart card

I stamped the flourish from ‘Timeless Textures’ on Sahara Sand card.  Then matted that on to Whisper White and then adhered that to a Thick Whisper White Card base.  I cut some flowers from Pool Party using the little flowers in the ‘Bloomin’ Heart’ Thinlits and adhered those on.  Some Adhesive Pearls adds a little Elegance.

The greeting is from  the Sale-A-Bration set ‘Sky is the Limit’. Have you got this set yet from Sale-A-Bration?  There is less than a week left to grab it and then it is gone.  Some new sets are being added after the 15th.  I cut the greeting with the ‘Project Life’ Framelits and added Pearls to finish.

 I have now made a few cards with the ‘Bloomin’ Heart’ Thinlits so I will show you those over the next few days.

Have a Happy Day,


Convention, Stampin' Up!


I have just returned home from the Gold Coast following the South Pacific Convention.  Oh! such fun!!! It’s always nice to spend time with friends and finally meeting up with your online friends. This is THE BEST!!!! If you have been to a Stampin’ Up! Convention you would know what I mean. If you haven’t you would have still experienced this if you have been to a stamp camp or even having a crafty time together with friends.  It’s the sharing of ideas, the friendship, the care of each other, the laughs, the fun …….

Anyway, I have taken LOTS of photos of cards and Projects but it will take some time to go through AND to photograph my swaps so bear with me there.  I will get to them this week and then I might just share some with you.  🙂

Now we did perhaps get our hands on the new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue???

OK, maybe a little excited!! Sharing the catalogue with one of my team, Sarah.


There are lots of GREAT new products and once again Stampin’ Up! have done an excellent job on their co-ordination! You are going to want to see it. Now you will be able to view it online on June 2nd BUT if you are someone who likes to take their catalogue to bed and do some quiet reading, and you like to mark those post it notes right through them, Yes You!!! then you are going to want your own copy aren’t you!!

So if you don’t have your own Demonstrator AND you live in Australia then drop me a comment and I will get one in the post to you in the next couple of weeks.  Stock up on your post-it notes 😉 I am ordering the catalogues THIS WEEK!!

Now before I go I will give you a little sneak of the upcoming Incolors – because I am so kind 🙂 🙂

colour boxes

This was one of the displays at Convention.  They are such lovely colours.  From top left we have Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush.  On the bottom from the left is Delightful Dijon and Tip Top Taupe. I am sure you will see more of these over the next few weeks.  I don’t know what my favourite is yet.  Maybe Mint Macaron or Watermelon Wonder.  What do you think???

OK, stay tuned for more 🙂


cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!


Sometimes when you sit down to create you get stumped what to do.  The MOJO is just not happening! I am sure I am not the only one that happens to.  But inspiration is everywhere and especially in our Stampin’ Up! Catalogues.  I know I don’t use the catalogues enough when I am trying to come up with something.  They have been designed that way not just to show the products but to inspire us with projects.  We might CASE (Copy and Share Everything) or might just use it as a springboard for our next project.  We might just pick out the colours they have used or the layout.

A few weeks ago I was flicking through the catalogue and this card caught my eye.  I love how it showcases the Butterfly Thinlets and the Butterfly Basics stamp set.  So I CASED the card shown.  I changed the base colour and a few other little changes.

This is the card you can find on p 27 of the Occasions Catalogue.


Here is my card.


The base card is a little taller than the standard size so I could fit the butterflies on there.  The base is Crumb Cake and the butterflies are Crumb Cake, Pool Party and Tangerine Tango.

So next time you get stuck, grab one of your Stampin’ Up! Catalogues and see what jumps out at you.  🙂

Have a Happy Day,