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