Thursday, 18 December 2014

Back to Christmas creating.....

Only 1 week till the big man in the red suit visits me at my new Granddaughter's house!!!  Woohoo I am getting super excited now.  I hope he finds me okay.  I am sure Peri will make enough noise so he knows which house I am in :) :) 

So it is gift wrapping time.  I love it when I have found those perfect gifts for everyone and it is then time to wrap them up. and put them under my tree.  I have a modest tree this year as I have only been in my new "sea change" house for 6.5 months and still can't find all my decorations :/  Next year will be much better and hopefully will have all my family back in Australia again celebrating Xmas here with me.  Sounds of children (little ones and big ones) laughing and splashing in my pool is what Christmas is all about.

I am using all the brown paper that I have received in my Stampin' Up! delivery boxes during the year.  If you are anything like me I can't bring myself to put it in the Recycle bin so it grows during the year!!! I have also thrown in some of the Festive Designer Kraft Paper Rolls which are in the Year-End Closeouts sale for $11.89.


I have even gift wrapped a couple of scratchies for easy small gifts to good friends' family members.  I love my Envelope Punch Board and it is getting quite a lot of use at this time of year.  Not only have I lined a few of my Christmas Cards envelopes but also made these cute Scratchie Holders.  I am also using up my Designer Series Paper which I have quite a lot of at the moment. My favourite stamp set I have been using a lot this Christmas too is "Get your Santa On"  Here I just inked Santa up with my Basic Gray Stampin' Write marker and then coloured his suit in using my Real Red Stampin' Write marker and then cut him out using the Deco Labels Framelits Die.  I added a belly band using the Burlap Ribbon and the Real Red 3/8" Satin woven ribbon which is on sale in the Year-End Closeouts till January 5 or while stocks last.

My families Christmas gift tags are nice and simple this year.  I did use a retired stamp set "Christmas Collectibles" because it had a "To/From" bauble and then just added a wee bit of Washi Tape to jazz them up a bit :)

Festive Designer Kraft Paper RollsFestive Designer Kraft Paper Rolls  #135828
Real Red 3/8" Satin Woven Ribbon    Real Red 3/8" Satin Woven Ribbon  #135840
Deco Labels Framelits Die    Deco Labels Framelits Die   #130102 
Get Your Santa On Photopolymer Stamp Set  Get Your Santa On Photopolymer Stamp Set   #135761 
Scalloped Tag Topper Punch   Tag Topper Scalloped Punch    #133324 
1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon      1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon    #132140 
Starburst Framelits Dies   Starburst Framelits Die    #132967

Happy Wrapping everyone :)

Saturday, 6 December 2014

A break from Christmas creating...

I have a male friend's birthday coming up soon so it was a nice break to think of something masculine, instead of Xmas things for a change.  Masculine is always a wee bit trickier and I tend to go to the same set of stamp sets all the time.  The ones with boats and bikes etc so off I go to Pinterest for a little inspiration.  

I am back and I found this great idea from Valerie Thorpe in South Africa....Thanks Valerie :)  I used the Stars theme idea and added my own touch.

Have I mentioned recently how much I just love Stampin' Up! products?  You can mix and match things from all sorts of sets or just stick to the one stamp set.  Here I have used mostly current (C) products but one retired (R) stamp set and it can be replaced with any other current set of your choice. 

  • Big News Stamp Set (C)
  • Petite Pairs Stamp Set (C)
  • Simply Stars Stamp Set (R)
  • Framelits - Project Life Cards& Labels Framelits Dies (C)
  • Mini Star and chevrons from Circle Card Framelits Set
  • Santa & Co Designer Series Paper - Current till 5 January 2014
If you are like me you tend to accumulate Designer Series Paper and so I use every bit I can for envelope decoration.  Here I lined the envelope using the Envelope Liner Framelits and added a couple of the small stars from the Circle Card Thinlits set to the front of the envelope

Now I can go back to making all my Xmas gift tags with a fresh Xmas brain :):)

Big News Clear Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!  Big News #134018  UNSETPetite Pairs #122497

Cards & Labels Project Life Framelits DiesProject Life Cards & Labels Framelits #135707  
Circle card Thinlits DieCircle Card Thinlits Die # 133480

Happy Stamping

Friday, 5 December 2014


YAY!!!!  This is one of the most exciting times in the papercrafting world.  We have the Clearance Rack as you would all remember it as.  Now called Year-End Closeouts.  Bargains like you wouldn't believe :):)  Great for Xmas gifts for those in your life who love their paper crafting from card making and scrapbooking to hand crafted invitations and party favours for your child's birthday parties, to box making and decorating.

Just click on the pic above to see all that is on offer and you can order now, today, through my online shop and have your goodies delivered to your door.  Super easy :)

Just a couple of things to note for these Year-End Closeouts:-

  • Promotion Dates: 5 December 2014 - 5 January 2015.
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • No refunds or exchanges on Year-End Closeout items. 
  • Items offered during the Year-End Closeouts are while supplies last.

Also if you are not sure what your loved one or friend would like why not give them a gift card and they can choose their own goodies.

This gift card is only offered through me so if you live in Australia just email me here for more details on how to get your hands on one.
Also we have Sale-a-Bration time coming up after Xmas where you can get FREE exciting goodies from Stampin' Up!  Keep watching my Blog for more info in early January!!!

Exciting times ahead :) :)
Happy shopping everyone

Friday, 21 November 2014

Exciting News!!!!!

Hey there Stampers

Well I am back from my wonderfully relaxing time in Fiji and Duck and I and my great group of friends had a very relaxing and fun time


 Now back home and spending most days in my craft room in mass production of everything Christmas.  I did stop for a wee while upon arriving home as my first lot of exciting news is my first beautiful baby Granddaughter arrived on November 11 and I am in love all over again xxx


Isn't she just sooo gorgeous :):)

And the second lot of exciting news...........

If you have been thinking about joining my fun team of Stampin' Up! crafters then now is the perfect time.

For ONE WEEK only ( 24 November - 2 December 2014 ) - not only is there a 25% discount on the Starter Kit ( which is entirely customisable ) but also you qualify for 5% cash back on all commissionable orders placed in December 2014.   

So you get  over $315.00 value for only $126.75 - normally $169.00 -  in your Starter Kit + the product discounts you are entitled to on all your orders AND another 5% cash back for your December orders  What a great savings.  Drop me an email here if you would like to know more.                

Our Stampin' Up! group is called The INKcredibles and we have regular get togethers to ask questions and see new techniques and play with new and fun products.  I'd love you to come along and join our fun family :)

I have been busy Christmas Gift Box making ready for my upcoming stall at
 the Caloundra Markets.  They are on every Sunday 8am to 1pm and I am hoping to be there on Sunday 7 December.  So if you on the Sunshine Coast that weekend come along and say Hi :)

Here are an example of my great Christmas boxes

The weather has been very hot and sticky here on the Sunshine Coast in the last week or so and my pool is getting lots of use.  I hope you are nice and cool where you are and have a nice air conditioned craft room to go to :)

Happy Stamping

Monday, 20 October 2014

Extra Special Christmas Supplement starts today.......

Hi there Stampers

Today is the 20th October and you know what happens then????  Yep you can start ordering from the new Extra Special Christmas Supplement.  Just click on the pic below and check out all the fun goodies.  If you haven't received a "real" copy yet just email me here and I will pop one in the mail to you as soon as I can I am off to Fiji for some R & R ( I know I hear you all say...but you are retired and have R & R every day!!!!!) Yes but not at such a beautiful location like Fiji :):)  So I am going with a group of wonderful friends and much laughter and fun times will be had.

This supplement has no particular end date but the products are available while stocks last.  So some of the more popular items may sell out fast so just click on the "Shop Now" button and order online while I am away.  It is super simple and your goodies will be delivered direct to your door

I found this great video from Stampin' Up! showing how to make the star boxes featured in the new supplement.  I haven't tried them yet but plan to soon.  Check it out :)


I have been also continuing with my Christmas Card making before my trip too as Christmas is getting closer and closer by the minute......just 65 days now to be exact....Aaaaghhhh!!!  and I haven't even made half of my cards yet.  I will have to really get a move on in November.

I had some little stars floating around on my work area from a couple of previous projects using the Confetti Stars Punch

Confetti Stars Punch# 135861

so just had to make a shaker card.  I love shaker cards :):) Using the Shaker Frames.  They come in a pack of 6 lots of these varying sizes below for just $8.95.  On my card I used the largest outside circle

Shaker Frames# 124155

I adhered the Designer Series Paper on to the Pool Party cardstock first, then added the largest shaker frame circle.  I placed all my little star bits ( Pool Party, Whisper White and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper ones ) inside the shaker frame.  My DSP is from the retired Winter Frost Specialty DSP but you can use any of the current ones like the All is Calm Specialty DSP and would have the same great effect.

I then built up the top with a pool party circle by cutting 2 circles together from the Circles Collection Framelits Die to fit the shaker frame.

Circles Collection Framelits Die# 130911

Then the same idea using the Stars Framelits Dies.  I stamped the largest star stamp from the Bright and Beautiful Stamp Set and chose the Framelit that fitted the star and the next framelit 2 sizes down. Popped the star on the top with a little bit of Liquid Multipurpose Glue, added a couple of Rhinestone Basic Jewels and done.

Stars Framelits Dies# 133723.        Bright & Beautiful Clear-mount Stamp Set# 135029 Clear
                                                                                                                            # 135026 Wood

Liquid Multipurpose Glue# 110755    Rhinestone Basic Jewels Embellishments# 119246

The Merry Christmas greeting is from the  "Good Greetings" Stamp Set 
# 135017 in Clear and # 135014 in Wood which is still free till the end of October with every order over $300.00.  I hand cut the little flag ends to give it all a fancy finish!!

Weekly Deals by Stampin' Up!

Don't forget the latest Weekly Deals too.  There are some great ones this week.  Click here to see the current ones and don't forget there will be new ones again on Wednesday.  So if you like something that is in this week's collection grab it now cause it will be gone this Wednesday.

Happy Stamping everyone and will be sharing some adventures of  "Duck in Fiji" next time.  He is all ready to go!!!!


Saturday, 4 October 2014

World Card Making Day

Hey Stampers

Today is 4th October and it is World Card Making Day.  There are some great specials for Stamp, Stock and Save time.  Just for WCMD and only available till 6 October so get in quick....

Stamp, Stock & Save. Save now.

 I have been doing my bit today working on my Christmas cards

 Happy Stamping

Thursday, 2 October 2014

A New Home.................

Hi there Stampers

My daughter and son-in-law (SIL as I affectionately call him :* )  have bought their first home together and very soon now baby will make three xxxxoooo

So I thought I just must use the new "Holiday Home" photopolymer stamp set in the new Holiday Catalogue on page 16.  It also comes in a bundle including the matching framelits with a 15% saving.  Love those bundles.

It has a lot of Christmas little stamps in it too so can be used for many different occasions.  My next project is a few Christmas cards using it too.  Just so versatile. Pop on over to my website shop here to see a close up of what you get

So here is my card that I sent them to congratulate them on their new happy home

I have used Stampin' Up!s washi tape at the top and bottom of the card and also decorated the envelope flap with the washi tape as well.  Yellow is my favourite colour.  So happy and bright and sunny :):):)
The colour theme is Daffodil Delight and Crumb Cake with a splash of whisper white in there as well.

Happy Stamping

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Happy Spring to everyone!!!!

I have just come back from a week in Western Australia visiting the Margaret River Region and Perth.  The last capital city in Australia that I had not yet visited.  So another thing ticked off my Bucket List :)  

I had a wonderful trip doing the wineries of the Margaret River Region and also driving through the beautiful countryside. We saw the Busselton Jetty which is the longest Jetty in the Southern Hemisphere and walked through the "Mammoth" Cave 

Since my travels around the world with my daughter in 2009 it has become a tradition to take "Duck" with me and he now is in most of my holiday pics.  Can you see him in the "Cave"???
So I will be scrapbooking Duck's Adventures in WA and there are some good specials in the Clearance Rack at the moment for this very task.

   Page Protectors 8 x 8 Divided #132544 Price: $8.95 $3.59

Seasonal Stripes 8" X 8" Designer Ring Album  
Seasonal Stripes 8" x 8" Designer Ring Album #132259 Price: $25.95 $10.39

Jump over to my store here to check out all the goodies in the Clearance Rack and also the "Weekly Deals" 

I also have to get started on my Christmas Cards for this year so stay tuned and I will pop some of these up in the coming weeks.  I am really excited to start playing with the "Bright and Beautiful" Stamp Set, the "Festival of Trees" Photopolymer Stamp Set and the "Wondrous Wreath" Photopolymer Stamp Set.

Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set  #135047
 Festival of Trees Photopolymer Stamp Set#135059
 Bright & Beautiful Wood-mount Stamp Set #135026 Wood #135029 Clear

Happy Stamping