Wednesday, 28 September 2016

World Card Making Day 2016

Hello Stampers

World Card Making Day is coming up on the 1st October this year and as we have a Public Holiday here in Queensland on the Monday 3rd October I have decided to celebrate this very special occasion this year on the Monday 3rd October :) 

We will be working on our Christmas Card collection for this year as well as playing with a lot of the new goodies in the latest Holiday Catalogue.

Email me here if you wish to know more about the day and the location where it will be held.  I guarantee it will be a lot of fun!!


My Retreat on May 6 & 7 2017 is fast filling up!!  I am keeping it fairly small with just 20 people so we are not too squished so get in quickly if you would love to join us. I am almost to half capacity.   You don't have to stick to stamping, maybe you would just like a weekend away from the household chores to have all your meals catered and put your feet up and read a book beside the Maroochy River?  Or bring your sewing machine and complete those UFOs (Unfinished Objects)?  

WHERE:  Maroochy Waterfront Camp & Conference Centre  
 42 David Low Way, Diddillibah QLD

WHEN:  9:00 am Saturday May 6th - 3:00 pm Sunday May 7th 2017

COST:  $180.00 per person

  • Make-and-Takes 
  • Prizes to be won during the course of the weekend
  • All meals supplied
  • Fully Licensed Bar on location
  • All linen supplied in a 2 x single bed room accommodation.
  • Lots of fun and laughter to be had :) :)  
Deposit of $50.00 to secure your spot required as soon as possible and no later than 30 November 2016.
Email me here for your Booking Form and Information Sheet 


Still working on my Europe Trip Album and the next 3 pages completed are 13, 14 and 15...

Just so easy slotting the photos and the journalling into the pockets and they are protected from the outside air as well.  The flowers I used for embellishing were ones that were left over from another card project so I use all by extra bits here in my Albums.  Nothing is wasted :) 

Happy stamping

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Coffee, Cake and Card Morning

Hello Stampers

I had my first Coffee, Cake and Card Morning (which I call my CCC Event) recently and it was a great success :) :) 

It was an introductory to cardmaking morning and so a very easy card to start with.  I will change it up more as we go along for future events.  I designed a flower themed birthday card and some of the ladies changed theirs later to suit the occasion they had in mind.  I used the Swirly Bird Stamp Set and supplied one of the framelit shapes in their pack to add to their card for a dimensional look.  As the event is held in my local Coffee Shop - Myrtle's Pantry - here on the Sunshine Coast it is difficult to have the participants use any tools like a Big Shot or even a heat gun so I did all that type of preparation beforehand..
So here is my basic card on the left and another showing a bit more complexity....

I also showed that just by adding a little "Wink of Stella" Glitter it adds that bit of extra bling...

One of my lovely class ladies, Dawn, had an 18th Birthday coming up so she adjusted hers to suit that occasion.  Here is Dawn's beautiful card.....

So really looking forward to our next CCC in September and trying to make it a monthly event.  This next one will be a Christmas Theme to get them all started on their Christmas creations for this year :) :) :) 

Happy stamping everyone

Thursday, 1 September 2016 exciting Month!!

Hello Stampers

Well here it is already - the first of September.  An exciting time for a number of reasons:-

  • The first day of Spring here in the South Pacific
  • The start of our fun, fun, fun Holiday Catalogue
  • Time for a new Competition too I think :) 
  • The month that I start doing my Christmas Card making.
  • Also  some new Special Offers happening over the next few weeks.  Make sure you check my website page here every Thursday to see what is on offer, commencing tomorrow.
By now a lot of you have, maybe, had a peek at the new Holiday Catalogue and, great news, you can start ordering from this Catty tomorrow!!!  Yay!!  I hear you all say :) :) 

So to launch in the new Holiday Catalogue I thought a Competition for the month of September would be a fun thing :)

Now to the Competition here are the rules for entry...

  • You must be an Australian Resident 
  • You must not be a current Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
  • You will receive 1 x Entry in the draw if you request a copy of the new Holiday Catalogue and I have not already sent you one
  • You will receive 3 x Entries in the draw if you are a new "Liker" to my FaceBook Page - Stamping Daze with Janette.
  • You will receive 5 x Entries in the draw every time you place an order of $90.00 or more with me, either online or by email, during the month of September 2016.  If ordering online you MUST use the "Hostess Code" Q9YBCA23 when placing your order. If you don't your name does not go in the draw for a prize.   You also have automatic membership to my Sunnie Coast Stampers Club with this entry and if you order online you will also receive an additional little gift from me.
  • You will receive 10 x Entries in the draw if you join my fun "INKcredibles" Team and purchase the "Starter Kit" during the month of September.  Ask me for more info about the Starter Kit here 
 The prize will be a $50.00 Gift Voucher to purchase any Stampin' Up! Product through me.  The competition will close on Friday 30 September 2016 and the winner will be drawn on Monday 3rd October 2016.  We will be celebrating "World Card Making" Day on the 3rd October.  Good luck everyone.  

Calendar of Events 
10 September 2016 - Card Class - Christmas theme
24 September 2016 - Card Class - theme TBD
30 September 2016 -  Stamping Daze with Janette Competition Closes
01 October 2016 - World Card Making Day
03 October 2016 - Gathering at Warner, North Brisbane for World Card Making Day and Competition Winner drawing.
03 - 05 November 2016 - Stampin' Up! Onstage Live Event for all Demonstrators worldwide being held at the Brisbane Convention Centre.
6th & 7th May 2017 - Stamping Daze Retreat at Maroochy Waterfront Camp & Conference Centre. See my website for more details. Spaces limited to 20 so email me here for more information and a Booking Form.

Also I have been continuing with my Europe Trip Album and here are pages 10, 11 and 12....

Most of the towns that the ship stopped at had maps of important things to see and do during our tours so I have used these maps as background designer papers for interest.  Also added a little stamping on this last page and also use a lot of my little stamped out/punched left over images from other projects on these pages.

Happy browsing through the new Holiday Catalogue :) :)