Friday, 14 December 2012

Clearance Rack!! More product less money!!!

Hi All

Today is the start of the clearance rack with Stampin Up! Below you will see the first week of items. Please remember that you can only buy these in the week shown and they are all while stocks last. So be quick if you want a few great items for a whole lot less. A lot of things are up to 70% off!!!

Email or phone me (03 87114401 / 0411260583) from anywhere in Australia and I can get these to your door ASAP. Please keep in mind, when they are gone, they are gone.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

The first ever Stampin Up Clearance sale

Stampin Up for the first time in Australia is having a clearance rack!!! They have listened, as we have been asking for this, America has had it for years. Please read the below info on this great deal.
We're temporarily taking hundreds of products out of retirement with discounts up to 70 percent off retail-only while supplies last! We'll have four different groups of products on sale
between 14 December -21 January. These are the sale periods:
  • 14-20 December
  • 21 December-3 January
  • 4-10 January
  • 11-21 January
Check back on 14 December to see what's on sale and when!
Keep in mind that this type of sale is just something we're trying out and not necessarily something we'll do again in the future.
Take advantage of these amazing bargains on previously retired products while they're here!

Keep an eye out on my blog or Stampin Up's website for these great deals and contact me if you would like anything, remember they are while stocks last, so don't delay.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

And the presents keep coming!!!!

To carry on from last post  here are some more gorgeous presents for you:

It's only November, but Stampin' Claus is coming to town! Get a FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack when you purchase the Ornament Keepsakes Set and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper Bundle. (November 1 - 30 only)

Add this to you order, not only do you get a great bundle - which if you order these items together you get another 15% off, you get a festive paper-piercing pack AND...if could also combine it with the offer in the post below to get you free ink pads.......


Available in Clear or wood mount stamps please see table below for retail price and what you will pay if you buy it in the bundle today.
If you are interested contact me today.
Retail Value
Special Price
Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Set (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
Christmas Gift Pack (clear-mount)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Set (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount bundle)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
Christmas Gift Pack (clear-mount bundle)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack

Christmas is early!!!

Hi all,

Well what a great gift this is for you the hostess!! I might have my own party for this one. Stamping up have given us one great deal just before chrsitmas. From now until December 16th, host your own party and with qualifying sales you get to choose a WHOLE set of new Stamping Up! ink pad entirely for FREE!!! (Valued at $79.95) That is on top of your already great hostess gifts.
As some of you will know, Stampin Up! changed their ink pads in September to a nice more spongey and inky pad. No more banging your stamp to get it all covered. With the new pads you just gentley tap once maybe twice and thats it. The colours seem to be brighter and the image is nice and sharp. So if you need to build your collection of the new pads like I do, what a great way to do it.
Book your party today. If you dont want a party or live too far away but have a collection of friends who want to order or you just want to put in an order yourself, you still get the stamp pads and all the hostess benefits if the sales reach the qualifying amount below. (You can be your own party)
Conatct me via email or phone (03) 8711 4401from anywhere in Australia today to get your new Stampin Up! Product delivered to your door.

 Your Party Sales**
Free Ink Collection
Hostess Credit
Items at 50% Off
1 item
2 items
3 items
4 items

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Free Ribbon!!!

Hi Ladies (and gents if there are some reading),

I know this is 10 days late, please excuse my tardiness, but I have a fabulous offer to share with you if you havent heard already.

During October, get a FREE spool of 3/8" (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon with every $60 purchase. Choose from any of our 2012-2014 In Colours. If you have an order of $300 not only do you get all 5 colours (or whichever colours you decide to choose) for free but dont forget you get the hostess benefits as well!!! There is no limit on how many you get free - for example  $600 = 10 free rolls, $100 free product and a half price product of your choice.

Item Description Retail Value
Price with $60 Purchase 
126848 Gumball Green 3/8" (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon $15.95
126847 Midnight Muse 3/8" (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon $15.95
126844 Primrose Petals 3/8" (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon $15.95
126845 Raspberry Ripple 3/8" (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon $15.95
126846 Summer Starfruit 3/8" (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon $15.95

So gather up some friends get some orders or have a party, contact me and you can reap the benefits even more this month.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Holiday Blog Hop

Hello again all

Welcome to the Holiday blog hop that I am doing with the lovely ladies of our ESAD group.

What is ESAD?
ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and it is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin" Up! demonstrators.
We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors, but we share our love for what we do with each other as demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know-how, and cyberstamps, and we are always there to help and support each other when it is needed.
So if you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.

There are 24 ladies in our blog hop today and I am stop 19, dont worry if you havent been to everyone before me yet, if you follow the links at the end of each page you will eventually see everyone's works of art. Dont forget to leave a comment to let them know you have stopped by.

Our new seasonal catalogue is all about holiday's; Christmas, Easter, Halloween and more. Today I am using a set called Googly Ghouls. Although alot of Australia don't celebrate halloween, these can be used for much more, look how cutes these little guys are. I have also used the "googlies" which are those little googley eyes, you can get them on their own or save 15% if you buy the Ghoulish Googlies Bundle.

Our holiday catalogue now goes for 5 months so if you would like one or want to order something, doesnt matter if you live in the smallest place in the outback, as long as you are in Australia please dont hesitate to contact me, delivery is the same no matter where you live.

Anyway off you hop to your next destination which is the talented Jane Norrish. I hope you have a nice cuppa and enjoy our blog hop.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

2012 - 2013 Annual Catalogue BLOG HOP!!

Hello Everyone!!

Welcome to the 2012 - 2013 ESAD annual Catalogue Blog Hop!!

You may have just hopped  over from Tanya Bell's beautiful place on the web, not to worry if you havent, if you follow the links at the end of every page you will do a complete circle and see everyone's page and end up right back where you started. Dont forget to leave a comment at the bottom of our pages, we all love to read the comments and to know you have been here.

There are 25 ladies showing off some of the new items you can get in our new catalogue, and you will see one of the exclusive hostess sets as I am showing that for you today.

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and it is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin Up demonstrators.

We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors, but we share our love for what we do with each other as demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know-how, and cyberstamps, and we are always there to help and support each other when it is needed.

So if you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group

The set I am using today is a hostess exclusive set called "A Cherry on Top " So many things you can do with this set, today I have made a sharker card as a little fun. This is the first time I have used this and I can tell you it will not be the last!!!

This is the complete set:

These are fun to make and the look on face of the person receiving it just makes my day. I can show you how to make these at a workshop with many different types of sets.

So now is time for you to go grab a coffee (if you havent got one already) and hop over to another member or our ESAD blog hop and that is Narelle Hoggard's little home on the web.

I hope you love this blog hop as much as I know I will.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Sunny Challenges & Creations

Hi all

As some of you know I am at home right now looking after a torn tendon in my shoulder, so I need some things to do, there is only so much T.V you can watch and books you can read, so I am teaching myself to do a little left handed stamping. Some are not bad, some not so good haha, but today's one I dont mind and have decided to enter it into a challenge over at Sunny Challenges & Creations .
The layout is below and had to be black and white.

So my take on the black and white theme is below. Of course how can you do black and white without bling, well I cant it screams bling me!!!

The bottom is black embossing a new stamp set called Flowering Flourishes, a bit of black card stock, a touch of ribbon and the bling and I was done, not bad for a right hand person doing it left handed.  Maybe I could make double the amount of cards when I am back to being two handed HAHA.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

The new Catalogues is here!!!

Well Hi there everyone!!!

Looks what happens while I have been away for the week end, the two new amazing Catalogues came out yesterday.

This did not stop me taking my ipad with me and an already sorted out order. If you want to get your hands on your very own copies, email me at or call me from anywhere in Australia on (03)87114401.

You can also click on the links to the side to look at all the wonderful new products. You can also order from anywhere in Australia too with my contact details above. I will pop a few new cards up over the next two days using stampsets from the new catalogues. We have even been shown how to decorate food using our products!! Who would have thought you could have Stampin Up decorated cupcakes, biscuits, cakes and more. If you would like to learn how to do this, have a few friends around and we can make a day of it, well a few hours anyway, then you can eat what you make !!

Saturday, 25 August 2012

August Blog Hop - Technique

Hi all

Welcome to our monthly blog hop that I do with some lovely ladies. We are all Stampin' Up demonstrators, but more importantly we are all friends. Great thing craft does is you meet so many like minded people.

Anyway on to our blog hop. This month we are bringing you different techniques. You may have just hopped over from Di Dunks talented home of the web, if you havent and you are starting here, not to worry, keep following the links at the bottom of each page and you will do a complete circle seeing everyone wonderful work and end up back at the start. Feel free to leave a comment at the end of the page to let us know you have come for a visit.

The technique I am showing you today is bleaching, yes household bleach and cardstock. 
This is a card I have made using Growing Green(pg 66 of the 2011-2012 catalogue) by embossing the stamped image with gold embossing then using my aqua painter (pg 147) filled with everyday household bleach and painted the inside of the leaves. Once dried ou can see the colour it has become. Below is a before and after of the stamped image. I love this set, if you do too, you need to be quick as it is retiring at the end of this month, so let me know if you want this ordered or anything from the retiring list on the righthand side of the blog before they run out.

Each different colour cardstock gives you a different effect. I have quickly coloured some images from our Elements of Style(pg 94) set to show you the effects on other colours.
Well thats it from me today, dont forget if you want new catalogue or wish to order, feel free to email me or call (03) 8711 4401 (from anywhere is Australia) and I can get this straight to your door.

I cant wait to see what wonderfully talented friend Kathryn Ruddick has to show us, are you coming? Im going to grab a cuppa and enjoy the rest of the blog, I hope you enjoy it as much as I know I will.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Things to come

Hi all ,

Thought I would pop in here to say a quick hi and let you know what is coming up. I had a little time off to look after my daughter for a while but now but up and going. We had our very first Heartfelt Stampin Up day in Melbourne which was where we could bring our customers along to join in the fun and learn lots of new techniques and so many more ideas.

We have two AMAZING new catalogues coming out very soon - 1st of September actually. The first time our catalogues have been nearly identical to the American ones. Our main catalogue has some wonderful new items in it, and not all for the paper crafter, there is material, ribbons, buttons and even cookie molds!!!

If you want to get your hands on one of these catalogues feel free to email me or call me from anywhere in Australia on 03 8711 4401 and i can get one of these to you ASAP. Want to get some of the product for free??? Have a party, we can show your friends how to make a card and at end you will be able to choose product out of the catalogue or hostess only items for free (sales permitting). Its a great way to get together with your friends and show them what you love to do and get them to love it too.

Dont forget to click on the retiring stock on the right hand column if there is something you want, dont hesitate to contact me because once they are gone, they are gone forever.

We have a new blog hop starting on the 25th of this month with some lovely ladies, this month will be all about techniques. A great hop to learn so many new ideas.

Well until then keep creating and if there is anything at all I can help you with in your crafty world just email or phone and we can get it done together!!!

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Masculine Blog Hop

Hello Ladies and Gents,

There is a blog hop this month, the theme is masculine, but due to family issues I am unable to participate in this months so please keep hopping over to Tina's gorgeous page, and I will see you next month.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Bakers Twine Bloghop

Hello there...I am here doing the June blog hop with some ladies i am proud to call my friends. We are from all over Australia, how did we all meet I here you ask? We are all demonstrators for Stampin Up. So creating and having fun is one of the things I loved when joining up.

Today we are doing our hop with the theme of bakers twine. It is not ribbon and it is not string, just a little in between, LOL. You may have come hopping over from my good friend Christine Blain, and I can tell you now I can never keep up with this lady...Truely talented is all I have to say about that :-)
If you havent come from there, not to worry keep following the links at the end of each page and you will do a complete circle and end up back where you started, so you miss nothing.

I found this hop a big challenging coming up with something a bit different, so looking around the net I saw shapes sewn onto the cards and this is how I came up with my creation.

I am a sucker for Xmas cards :-) Above is the front, inside and a close up of the bling. Bakers twine has been used to make the xmas tree on the front and the bauble strings inside.

Well have to let you keep hopping, I am off to look too at what the amazing creations the ladies have made. I will meet you over at the next gorgeous page which belongs to Di Dunk. Dont forget to let the ladies know you have been by and seen their works of art, we all love to know when we have had visitors.
If you wish to know more about my cards, how to order the items used, get a catalogue or want to know more about Stampin Up please contact me on phone (03 8711 4401) or Email, I am happy to help you from anywhere in Australia. 
Until next time.
Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Specials and reason to smile

Wow I must admit I love this new specials Stampin Up have got for you all at the moment. 

This is running out the door quicker than we can get them and if you look at the below samples my friend Claire made you can see why everyone wants a set, it is stunning. This special runs from now until the end of the month. 

Cant spend $125? Well for the first time you can actually just buy the special set on its own!!! (See above special flyer)

Want more FREE  items????? Well they have listened at Stampin up and have the next special, for you until the end of July.
Thats right, on top of your already normal hostess benefits, if your party  sales are $650 plus (outside sales included), you get another $90 FREE to spend on your already $100 plus 1 50% off item, giving you a total of $190 plus any item half price!!! Now you cant beat that. Dont want a party? Just get an order or orders totalling $650 plus and still get all the benefits.

So some very lovely specials for you, if you want any of these specials email me here or phone me on 03 8711 4401 from anywhere in Australia. 

Love the products that you just want more??? Why not think about joining, you get an upfront 20% off everything and joining has never been so easy, with a totally customised starter kit, you choose $235 worth or product and only pay $169. Not only do you get the discount but you become a part of a wonderful community of crafters, who talk, craft and have get togethers. I have met some of my very good friends through Stampin Up, so I can vouch for this :-)

 Ok thats me for today, off to clean up my stamping room :-(

Happy Stampin!!!!

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

2012 Convention - Canberra

Hi all, what a last week I had. We had our annual Stampin Up convention in Canberra this year and it was terrific. I met up with friends I have talked to but havent seen since last convention and met some lovely new people also.
I stayed with another 7 ladies in some appartments we rented for the week, it was wonderful catching up with them.

Convention was, well....WOW!!! Swapped cards with lots of ladies, got some great ideas for upcoming workshops.

Shelli and the team came over from Utah and the theme this year was "I AM". This was a powerful theme as not only did it make me look at myself as a demonstrator, it made me look at myself for ME. Shelli always says some very inspiring things and this time she did not disappoint.
We listened to a young man names Michael McQueen, who I thought was fantastic, he talked about understanding the different generations, from baby boomers to Gen Y and Gen Z. I learnt alot about my kids and other people in my life on how they see things. For a 30 year old and a Gen Y himself, he was a very informative and interesting talker.

Makes and Takes is always a great highlight of convention and this year they were wonderful as well, so many sneak peaks from the new now there is another big thing, our catalogue, we are going to be getting a who lot more than we are use to, which is so good. We are aligning with the American market, cant wait for all the new and gorgeous new stamp sets and tools (thats all I can say with out giving it away). Our new catalogue will be 30pages more and you will no longer have to buy it, so if you want to be on the waiting list for a new one as soon as they are available, email me and let me pop you on the list.

I had my photo take not once but twice with Shelli our CEO and co-founder from Utah. It was my aim to get back into a dress I havent worn in 14yrs, and well....I DID IT!!! So why not celebrate with a few pictures take at one of our sessions and one at our lovely dinner that Stampin Up put on for the awards night.
Lots of fun times at convention, lots of free new stamp sets and other items and a new I am creative class which was big season on just making a advent calendar using new DSP, stamp sets as you can see we all went home filled to the brim with lots of lovely new sets to play with.
Next year is in Brisbane and I cant wait, our insentive trip this year is all expenses paid to the home office in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. I am aiming high this year, so if you would like to come have fun and join our team let me know, by email or on the phone (03 8711 4401 or 0411 260 583) from anywhere in Australia. Its not all about 3 days a year at convention, we have a great time all year round with get togethers, a community on own forum where we help each other out with things like support for helping our team grow, a sounding board for ideas, ears when we just need someone to listen to us and chit chat about our every day life, team swaps and ideas and the most important, great friendships.

Anyway off to go look at all the great swaps I got from convention and the 100's of photos I took. Once I get them all sorted I will post up pics of my won swaps.

Until next time....HAPPY STAMPIN!!!


Saturday, 26 May 2012


Hi all welcome to a new blog hop with my Stampin up friends. Today we are showing off anything made with DSP. DSP is our designer series paper, there are so many beautiful collections to choose from and at the moment if you join you get free DSP for the rest of the year!!!

You may have come across for the wonderfully talented Amanda's little home on the web, but dont worry if you havent, if you follow the links at the end you will do a complete circle and see what everyone is displaying in this hop.

Today I am showing off "Under the bigtop" DSP. My nephew loves yellow and red, so why not make it into his birthday card. His card is also a gift wallet to hold his present. Very simple as he is a kid that likes nothing over the top.

Simple yet to the point, so perfect for him.

Anyway I know there are many lovely ladies waiting to show off the gorgeous work, like the lovely Sue Madex who is next from here.

Thanks for dropping by. If you have any questions about the DSP or the offer that is on about getting FREE DSP for the rest of the year contact me here or on my phone (03) 8711 4401 from anywhere in Australia.

Friday, 4 May 2012

During May, you will get a FREE package of Designer Series Paper (excluding Specialty Designer Series Paper)-an $18.95 value-when you buy three!
Choose from a wide variety of designs and colours available in the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue and 2012 Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue.


129 122354 Pocketful of Posies
129 122357 Beau Ch√Ęteau
129 122367 Paisley Petals
129 122355 Domestic Goddess
129 124339 Just Add Cake
129 122351 Frightful Sight
129 122352 Timeless Portrait
129 122350 Berry Blossoms
129 122359 Well-Worn
130 122347 Nursery Nest
130 122349 Letters to Santa
130 122348 Big Top Birthday
13* 125406 Twitterpated
17* 125407 Attic Boutique
*From the 2012 Autumn-Winter Mini

Get a FREE package of Designer Series Paper (excluding Specialty Designer Series Paper) every month for the rest of 2012 when you join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator during May!
Becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator means building new and lasting friendships, setting your own hours, earning money while doing something you enjoy and building a successful home-based business, all while taking advantage of the training, incentives and support that Stampin' Up! offers each of its demonstrators. You'll also be able to build a fabulous collection of stamps and accessories at a discount and become part of the Stampin' Up! family--a community of passionate stampers just like you!
Plus, it's easier than ever to join Stampin' Up! with the lower-priced New Demonstrator Starter Kit-a fully customisable Starter Kit that you create! Learn more here.

Want to get heaps of gorgeous Stampin Up DSP for free, contact me to place your order, have a workshop or talk about joining from anywhere in Australia. You can conatc me at home on (03) 8711 4401 or on my email

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

DSP ~ So many to love

Today I am part of an Art with Heart Stampin Up Team blog hop, where some of the girls in the team have got together to show off our lovely Designer Series Paper Packs on special during May! 
We have a great team of crafters right throughout Australia who communicate and share online and in person at stamping days. We would love to have new members join our team. 
From today, it's only $169 to become a demonstrator and you can choose anything you like to go in your kit! You can contact me from anywhere in Australia on 03 8711 4401 or email me at anytime and I would be happy to answer any questions you have.

You may have just popped over from the lovely Di Dunks page, but dont worry if you haven't, if you follow the links at the end of each post you will make a complete circle of all the lovely talented ladies homes on the web and end up back where you started.

I normally do cards but today I have done a page for my mum, since it close to mothers day and her birthday. I am using a gorgeous page of DSP (Designer Series Paper) called twitterpated out of our new Autumn~Winter mini.

I have used a technique called floating photo to eventually make a 4 page spread, as you can see from the last 2 photo's the background is different, this is because it is see through and the page behind can show off whatevere gorgeous DSP you have.

Ok, I now have to share you with everyone else, so it is off to the home of the wonderful Sue Madex to see what gorgeous things she has to show us today. Enjoy and come back soon.

Ladies that are in the blog hop today are:

Sue Madex   

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Hi All,
Welcome to the first blog hop on my new website. Today a few Stampin Up Demonstators who are also great friends of mine have got together to bring you some lovely items from our new Autumn/winter mini. I would have to say it is one of my fav's so far. I just can't resist anything in it, its all way to gorgeous.
Anyway back to the hop. You may have just hopped over from the lovely Di Dunk's home on the web. If you didnt, not to worry, keep foloowing the link at the bottom of each page and you will see everyones items along way. Dont forget to leave them a message to let them know you popped by to have a look, we all love to know when we have had visitors.
I have used a few things from the new mini to make all these cards. Our new edgelit dies and matching textured embossing folders, the stunning DSP is twitterpated and the stamp set Apothecary Art. I have tried to use them 'NOT' in the standard way to give it a different look. 

 You can see underneath how different just a colour change can make them.
 My last cards have used the same DSP dies and folders but have used a stamp set called Rue Des Fleurs, which is stunning. I have used the well scripted stamp set from the main catalogue for the wording and I have used a wonderfully welcomed new "Simply Scored" to do the scored lines around the edges. This is a must have item for all paper crafters. So so handy.

A little bling around the edges and they are done, so quick to make.

Anyway I have to share you with everyone else so now it is off to the talented Kathryn Mangelsdorf's page to see what she has made for us.
If you have any questions about my products or items contact me 
and we can talk.
Anyway I'm heading over to Kathryn's, see you there!!!