Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Masculine cards

Hello Stampers

Often I get asked to make Masculine Cards at my Classes.  They always seem to be a little tricky for everyone.

Recently I had two male birthdays in January to make cards for and I chose stamp sets that, ordinarily,  you would chose for your female friends 😉  So I thought let's see if I can use these sets for both Genders???

First set is the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and has mostly flowers.  I looked at the leaves in this set and thought Men like their gardens so let's go with the leaves 😃😃😃

 I also chose the new "Happiness Blooms" Designer Series Paper in the latest Occasions Catalogue.  This paper also has a lot of flowers featured but on the reverse sides has some masculine designs as I have chosen above.  So try and think outside the box when looking at all your stamp sets and papers.  I added a couple of leaves from the "Seasonal Layers" Thinlits Dies and walah!!!!  Done 😀

The next card is using the new "Amazing Life" Stamp Set and the same Designer Series Paper.  I also decorated the envelope flap with the DSP to give it that little bit extra.  I stamped the 3-tier cake, coloured it in with Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends and fussy cut it out to add to the Stitched Shape Square to break up the plainness.

So I hope these examples help you out when it comes to making those "Tricky" masculine cards 😉

Happy Stamping

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Join My Team :)

Hello Stampers

Sale-a-Bration time is the best time of year to …….

  • Do you have an order greater than $169.00?
  • Would you like to get future products at a discount of  20% - 25%?
  • Would you like to be part of my Sunburst Stampers and share ideas and laughs and inspiration?

Well now is the time and it is so easy.  You can join online through my website here and there are even 2 options from now till 31 March 2019.

You can join as a Hobbyist and you don't have to run any workshops or classes.  Just enjoy everything Stampin' Up! has to offer all to yourself 😀

OPTION 1 - Get $315.00 worth of Stampin' Up! Products for just $169.00


OPTION 2 - Get $315.00 worth of Stampin' Up! Products +  the exclusive Craft and Carry Tote (Value $87.00) for just $210.00.

PLUS free postage and handling for your Starter Kit!!

As a Demonstrator I was lucky enough to pick one of these Totes up as a Christmas Present to myself earlier in December so if you would like to see one in person or you have a few questions about joining in the fun just email me here

Enjoy this fun time of Sale-a-Bration everyone and make sure you get every one of the free things in the Sale-a-Bration Brochure 😁😁😁

Happy stamping

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Welcome to 2019!

Hello Stampers

Happy New Year to you all 🎆🎆

I do hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas spent with Family and Friends.  I was on a Cruise Ship sailing around New Zealand with 2 beautiful friends who let me tag along on the same cruise with them 💓💜😁 and what a very special way to celebrate Christmas and the beginning of 2019.

We had a fabulous time but am now suffering some withdrawal symptoms from not being in my craft room for over 2 weeks!!!

Here is the Cruise Ship - Royal Caribbean "Ovation of the Seas" docked in the Bay of Islands and taken from a smaller boat that I did a Lunch Cruise on all around the Bay.  What a gorgeous part of New Zealand this is and I just loved the little township of Russell where I wandered around the cute little streets and even found a Craft Market 😁

Did the scariest thing and stepped out of my comfort zone to go up in the NorthStar Ride on the ship which goes up 92 meters above sea level!!!  The views were great and I even managed to look out over the side to get the view below.

Now it is January and the most exciting time of the year for Stampin' Up!!  It is Sale-a-Bration Time

This is the time of year that every time you shop and spend $90.00 or more you get to choose some cool free things 😃  Also if you add my Hostess Code for January you get a free gift from me too.  My January hostess code is HUG723CC  Pop this code in when you place your online order if it is less than $250.00.  Anything over this amount and you can choose your own rewards 😉😉

Click on the link to both the Occasions Catalogue and the Sale-a-Bration Brochure to the right of this Blog to see all the gorgeous things to help with your crafting.

Happy Stamping