Blog Hops, cards, Catalogues


It’s time for another exciting Blog Hop with Stamping Around the World Team.  You might have come from Linda’s Blog HERE or starting on my blog.  Either way.  Enjoy seeing all the amazing projects from Demonstrators around the World. 

Each month the team all contribute tutorials to send out as a Thank You for  when you order with any one of us.  That’s pretty exciting – and I can tell you these projects have been pretty amazing AND they are exclusive too so you won’t see them anywhere else.  I am honoured to be a part of it.  

The idea with these Blog Hops is to share a project with you with products we have used in our Tutorial for the month.  I have used the new Daisy Lane Bundle.  

Today I have 2 cards using the Daisy Lane stamp set and the Medium Daisy Punch.  I have also used the larger Daisy Punch.

The layout for the cards was based on the Freshly Made Sketches #339.  I thought it was a great way to use the paper. On these cards I used the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper.

It’s great way to show off the both side of the paper.  The Designer Series Paper needs to be square and to be the width of the white card mat whatever size you choose to make the card in.  These are standard card sizes.  See the measurements below.

Card Measurements:

Card Base: Mint Macaron 14.8cm x 21cm Scored at 10.5cm (5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Scored at 4 1/4″)

Soft Suede Card Mat: 10.1cm x 14.4cm (4 1/8″x 5 3/8″)

Whisper White Card Mat:  9.7cm x 14cm (4”x 5 1/4″)

Designer Series Paper:  9.7cm x 9.7cm (4″x 4″).

Cut the DSP diagonally and flip one side.  For these cards I used 2 different prints in the pack and actually swapped one half with the other as I thought the colours worked better together.

See the cards close up

I have punched 2 flowers of each size and layered them together.  The flowers were stamped in Soft Suede. and I used the Gold Faceted Gems in the centre of the flowers.

The sentiments are from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.

Now the Daisy Lane Bundle is in store now -> HERE for $61 AUS When shopping in store please use the Host Code: H2BBRFTE

If you have the Daisy Delight set and the larger Daisy Punch then this is a great compliment to them and will really extend your creating so you can make the layered daisies in both sizes.  You can grab those in my store too if you haven’t already got them. With your qualifying orders you will get the Tutorial bundle with 12 projects that I will send out to you.

Now you can head off on the hop again and head to Jo Anne’s blog HERE or follow the arrows.  If you get lost follow the list below.



Eva Pottsova (Crafting with Angels)

Rebecca-Jo Unwin (Rebecca-Jo Unwin)

Stefanie Pletscher (The Crafty Medic)

Donna Gray (Stamping with Donna G)

Sue Allen (Sue Allen Simply Craft)

Linda Handford (Stampin by the Beach)

Jenny Hayward (A Stamping Journey)

Jo Anne Hewins (Luv 2 Create)

Lori Mueller (Stampin’ Dreams)

Margriet Siekman (Creatief met Marsie)


Thanks for visiting. Enjoy hopping! 🙂


Catalogues, Product Share


A pack of paper or a roll of ribbon might be too much but sharing the love is great.  Why not join the share and enjoy the gorgeousness of these products yourself.  You can join one or both.  Receive some of the gorgeous Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper Free when you join both.  

*Prices include Shipping and handling

RIBBON SHARE            See p174-175

Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon           2.27m                 $3.70
Olive/Peacock Reversible Ribbon               2.27m                 $3.40
Mint Macaron Ribbon                                   2.27m                 $3.20
Tricolor Purple Ribbon                                 2.27m                  $3.20
Woven Thread Trim                                       1.15m                  $3.70

TOTAL                                                                  10.2m                  $17.20

PAPER SHARE   See p165-167

12 6”x6” sheets of each:
Magnolia Lane, Bird Ballad, Perennial Essence, Sail Away.

TOTAL                                          48 6”x6” pieces            $21.00

Receive 12 @ 6”x6” Noble Peacock Specialty paper (p167)  FREE
= 4 each of Blueberry Bushel, Old Olive, Pretty Peacock.   

Places are limited so let me know ASAP.  Email me at  This is for Australian residents only. Sorry. 🙂


cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!, Tutorials


It’s all a bit exciting! We all love new products right??  There is lots of gorgeousness inside this one.  Have you seen it yet? What is your favourite?

You can now view it online -> HERE

To help you make your Wish List as you read through the catalogue, Download an indexed Catalogue List -> HERE.

If you haven’t received a catalogue from me as yet and would like one, drop me a reply to this email.

I will be sharing lots about this catalogue including my favourites and the new Incolors. I have been creating a lot but for now go and take a look and see what you love.

But here is just one suite of products. The Bird Ballad Suite is at the top of my list.  It’s been very popular with many of you who have seen it already too.

The Magnolia Suite is absolutely gorgeous and is showing to be very popular too.

Something to consider: 

The Magnolia Bundle above with the stamp set and dies is $111.50. The complete suite of products shown above is $234.75 (including stamps, dies, cards, notes cards, envelopes, embellishments, papers).

If you like this suite it would be actually cheaper to join the Stampin’ Up! Family, choose this Suite and pay only $169. No shipping costs either. Talk to me about it or check out 10 reasons why -> HERE.

For now, read up on the catalogue and make your list.  When you are ready to order, head to my store.


Orders can now be made in my store.  Head ->HERE.

Please use the Host Code EUEAGC3N

Remember also:


New project Tutorials are out this month to create 12 new projects.  These are sent to you free as a Thank Youfor your order. (with orders over $78 AUS).
Or you can purchase the tutorials direct from me for $20 AUSwhere ever you are located in the world.
Catalogues, Stampin' Up!


I shared a card last post with the new Incolors.  Today I wanted to look a little closer at them.

I put together a comparisons chart to show you how the 2019-2021 InColors compare with other current colours.  I like to do this each year and everyone who comes along to my studio like to look at it closely.  It gives you a good idea.

On the chart below the new Incolors are marked with an asterix (*).

Rococo Rose – It’s like a dusky pink. It’s very popular at the moment in fashion and even decor.  Have you seen this colour around? It’s not as bright as Flirty Flamingo but darker then Blushing Bride.

Purple Posy – I will be honest, sometimes I am not sure of this colour.  At times it can appear a bit washed out while other times it gives a subtle purple shade.  It is certainly much lighter than the popular Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape.

Pretty Peacock – Another popular shade in fashion at the moment.  I was out shopping today and saw so many clothes in this colour.  I did tell my daughter it was Pretty Peacock.  She just rolled her eyes.  I don’t understand. 😉  I didn’t compare this to the Shaded Spruce or Garden Green here but when I looked at them earlier I find this is not as bright a green which is nice.

Terracotta Tile – When I pulled all the colours out I was amazed how close in colour it is to Calpso Coral.  I do use this colour a lot so maybe this will be a good alternative sometimes.  I will see about it.  It has a more pinkier tones perhaps?? And too it is another popular colour in the clothing range.

Seaside Spray – I quite like this shade of blue.  I have to say it was very popular at my Catalogue Kick off events over the weekend.  It is not as bright a blue as the Balmy Blue.  I think it is a nice blue for sea and sky stamping.

So I am not sure of what colour is my favourite as yet.  I am warming more to them each time I use them so stayed tuned for further projects and how I use them.

What is your favourite? Can you take the quick poll please.  It will be interesting to see what everyone thinks.



cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!


This is it! Last day to get all those loved items in this current catalogue before they go.  You might have missed the Everything is Rosy Medley or the Hugs from Shelli kit so don’t miss out on these.

Some of these items are discounted. Here are some of them again just to remind you.

See the listed discounted products from the Annual Catalogue

See the Occasions Catalogue reductions 

If you are in Australia and want to order this is the place to go to shop with me Head -> HERE.

Please use the Host Code: EUEAGC3N   

Thank you for your order.  I will send a little Thank You out after you place your order so be sure to not mark it anonymous. 🙂

You can order directly with me by contacting me too.  Orders must be in by 6pm.


cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!


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.

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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