cards, Classes, Masculine


I have been playing a lot with the Adventurous Journey stamp set lately. It’s such a great one for the boys cards. It was fun to use this in class last week too.

I wanted to try something a little different. I have noticed Book Binding Fold cards around and thought that would work well.

Here is the card.

The outside.

The kayaker was coloured with the Stampin’ Blends. For the sentiment I stamped the words on the Balmy Blue card and Crushed Curry Card. Then diecut them with the long sentiment die in the Sending Dies. It was easy to just trim them down.

I find that a lot easier than trying to squeeze a sentiment on a thin strip of card.

The paper is from the Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper pack which is a Host Reward in the Mini Catalogue. It’s great paper by the way. It has such a range of colours and prints. Why not take a closer look at it.

This is the inside.

I think I will just have to put together a video soon for it. So stay tuned on that.

If you need any supplies to create your next project I love to serve you. Head to my store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: 6PPKEPZJ

Or contact me directly.

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This card is a great way of showing both sides of the lovely Splendid Day Specialty Designer Series Paper. It would work well with any paper. Do you find it hard to choose which side to use sometimes??

I have also used the Go To Greetings Stamp Set for the sentiment. They really are my “go-to” sentiment set at the moment. This is punched out with the Double Oval Punch. I added some diecut leaves from the Splendid Stems Dies.

Now for the measurements to make your own. You can show off both sides of paper or it’s a great way of using up scrap pieces.


Card base 21cm x 14.8cm Scored at 10.5cm

                   8 ½” x 5 ½” Scored at 4 ¼”

Fresh Freesia card mat    9.9cm x 14.2cm    4” x 5 ¼”

White card    9.5cm x 13.8cm       3 ¾” x 4 7/8”

DSP pieces @2    4.4cm x 13.2cm   Cut at 5cm

                               1 5/8” x 4 ½”  Cut at 2”

Lay out the pieces of Designer Series Paper (DSP) on to the front of the white card.  With a short piece then a long piece next to it. Then below these, a long piece with short piece next to it.  It doesn’t matter which order though.

Flip the 2 small DSP pieces over to show the other side.  Adhere these to the white card.

Then assemble the card on to the card mat and on to the card base. Add your sentiment or embellishments as you like.

Hope you get to make one yourself.

If you need any supplies and in Australia jump over to my store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: DK3ZG2DU.

Or contact me directly and I can help you with your order of if you have any questions at all about your crafting.

Don’t forget too Sale-A-Bration is coming to an end very soon. Be sure to choose your bonus gift.

Have a great day,


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Sadly I had to postpone last week’s class. BUT it’s on this weekend. So if you were going to miss out on it then you can come and join us this time.

In Studio Class in East Corrimal

Friday Aug 19 10am and Sat Aug 20 2pm

Using the Wonderful World stamps and paper for SAB create 3 cards including a ‘W’ card.

Cost: $25.

PLEASE RSVP by Thursday 18th.

Can’t make it?  Grab the Wonderful World Class By Mail.

Cost: $20. 

ORDER BY Thursday 18th. 

You will need your own stamps (Wonderful World stamp set or other flower images). Card kits include all materials except stamped images.  You will also need your own colour ink and Black Memento.

To RSVP drop me an email at or text me on 0439 844574. Or you can drop a comment here and I can get back to you.

Have a great day,


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I shared this card on Facebook the other day with the Hippest Hippos stamp set and the Hippos Dies and just have to share it with you now. This card just makes me smile. 🙂

My snorkelling hippos are swimming with their Green Turtle Friend.

The top scallop water edge is from the Scalloped Contours Dies. The clouds are from the Wave Dies. The sentiment strip is from the Sending Dies. The rest you can find in the Hippos Dies. It’s great how all these dies come together to create a fun scene.

The turtle is from the Whale Done set.

Be sure to grab the Hippest Hippos stamp set now. And you might like to get the Hippos Dies to be able to dress them up.

They are both available only in July and August during Sale-A-Bration or While Supplies Last. (Which could be very quickly).

They are available as one of your bonus free picks for orders over $90 AUD for either the stamp set or the Hippos dies. So to get both you order over $180 AUD and then have fun!

Or you could choose any of the other great picks. Have you checked them all out yet?

You can see all the Sale-A-Bration choices -> HERE.

If you want to add one of these to your order when you shop online just add them at Checkout.

In Australia? Shop -> HERE. Please use the Host Code 99CMHTER. I love to serve you.

Or Contact me directly.


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Wednesday’s WOW! #138 – Check out the Hippest Hippos.

Some cute little hippos are in town. I couldn’t help but tell you about them for our Wednesday’s WOW! this week.

Hippest Hippos and the Hippo Dies are available for Sale-A-Bration. You can choose each one with orders over $90 AUD.

The Hippest Hippos stamp set is really cool. But let’s really take a moment to notice the Hippo Dies though.

See them in the video below.

You can dress up your hippos to be really well …hip. Create a snorkelling hippo, a hippo splashing about in a tub, or walking along in the rain, maybe a dancing hippo, or just a sweet little hippo sending you some love. It’s lots of fun.

Check out these samples from Stampin’ Up! artists.

Aren’t they cute?

And just a note on that sunrays card. It is stamped with the Rays of Light Background stamp, then each sunray is cut along the lines. Some are lifted up and some are even cut out. Pretty cool idea!

So are you going to add the Hippos to your next qualifying order??

They would be fun cards for lots of different occasions.

In Australia and need to order? You can head to my store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: 99CMHTER

Or if you prefer contact me directly my email or phone.

Happy Wednesday,


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Do you have lemon in your tea? Hot Lemon and honey is great as a tea when you have a sore throat or cold. There is a lot of that going around here where I am at the moment.

With the Tea Boutique Suite you can create Lemon Tea projects.

You can create a frame from the paper. I used the Stitched Rectangles Dies. You can use other shape dies too.

The sentiment is from the Nature’s Prints Stamp Set.

See all the Tea Boutique Suite online -> HERE. You can order directly there. Please use the Host Code: 99CMHTER

In Australia and need help ordering?

Drop me an email or comment here and I can help you out.

Have a great day,


It’s Sale-A-Bration time. Which means you can choose one of the great Sale-A-Bration items available with your orders over $90 or $180. Just take your pick when you order.

cards, Classes, Personal Ramblings


On the weekend I held my Winter Crafternoon event at a local Tea Room. It was such a lovely day. I thought I would share some of it with you.

We had a large group of excited crafters. The projects were around the Tea Boutique Suite. Very apt for this venue. 🙂

Lots of creative fun.

After crafting it was a relaxing time with chatting over Devonshire Tea. Everyone had an enjoyable time and talks of another Crafternoon for next year is already happening.

Crafting brings people together to chat and connect and talk and share. Isn’t it a wonderful thing. It’s not just ink and paper.

How delectable is this?? All presented so beautifully.

Such a lovely display in the Tea Room at Sugar, Butter Eggs in Woonona. Owned and operated by my lovely friend Harmony and her husband.

Rather than packing the card kits in Cello bags I made up little pouches with the Envelope Punch Board from pages of the retiring Mini Catalogue.

I made up little tags to go with a Chocolate Treat in their Goodie Bags.

I will share more of the projects everyone created in the next post so be sure to stop on by.

And if you are local be sure to head in to Sugar, Butter, Eggs in Woonona for a lovely Devonshire Tea, High Tea or any other delectable you might like. (See it HERE).

See you back here tomorrow for part 2.


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Today a little “happy” card for you. Well I hope it is anyway.

I have shared a lot of cards recently with the Wild and Sweet Stamp set but realised I hadn’t shared this one.

I teamed the koala with the Hues of Happiness paper. It makes for a bright, happy card.

The koala is simply stamped in Gray Granite. The scallop edge is from the Scalloped Contours Dies.

I realised that the sentiment is I think, from a retired stamp set. I was trying to find where it was from. Sorry.

Fun Fact for my overseas readers. A Koala is not a bear. It is commonly called that. It is in fact a marsupial and not related to the bear family. 🙂

Hope you have a “happy” Wednesday.


In Australia and need some supplies for your crafting endeavours?

I would love to serve you. Stop on by my store ->HERE. Please use the Host Code – 46HJZACA

Or contact me directly.

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Kits make creating cards so quick and easy. Everything is contained and ready to go. And it’s great this month with BOGO. Buy One Get One Half Price.

Stampin’ Up! has so many kits available for us crafters whatever level. BUT I have to tell you about my favourite. Sentimental Rose.

The cards you create with this kit are so gorgeous.

The colours are so soft and elegant.

The floral image is so detailed.

AND even with all that my most favourite part – the Stamp Set. It is so versatile.

Here is the kit so you can check out yourself.

The Kit contains –

Kit includes
* Sentimental Rose Photopolymer Stamp Set
* Acrylic stamp block
* Gray Granite Classic Stampin’ Spot
* Designed projects with step-by-step instructions
* Pre-cut pieces
* Folded card size: 5″ x 3-1/2″ (12.7 x 8.9 cm)
* 9 printed, coordinating envelopes
* 1 acetate gift box: 3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″ x 1-1/8″ (9.5 x 13.3 x 2.9 cm)
* 1 printed designer box for storage or crafting on the go: 9-7/8″ x 6-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ (25.1 x 16.5 x 7 cm)
* Adhesive to complete projects

These are your finished cards. The kit makes 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs.

See the gorgeous stamp set. You have sentiments for many occasions.

You can stamp the flower and leaf as is or colour it with your favourite medium.

With BOGO this month you can Buy One and Get One 50% off.

Maybe it’s 2 of the same. One for you and one for a friend. Or maybe 2 different ones.

There are so many different Kits.

You can see them all in my store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: 46HJZACA

In Australia? Shop at that link above

OR contact me directly. I would love to serve you with your creative needs.

Happy Stamping,


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Wednesday’s WOW! #136 – Comparing the 2022-2024 Stampin’ Up! In Colors.

I always love to do this each year to see how they compare with the current colour offerings. It helps me and I love to share them with you.

I will give you the link below so you can download the PDF yourself or you can PIN this image and save it to Pinterest for future reference.

To Download the 2022-2024 In Color Comparison chart as a PDF Head -> HERE.

Which is your favourite new In Color?

Hope you find that helps you.

Happy Stamping,