Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Thank you to our Paper Crafting friends who attended our launch of this years STAMPIN' UP  catalogues on the 9th of Sept at Plants on Sturt.
We had about 40 lovely ladies spend the afternoon with us. It was a great Venue and thanks to our host Sonja beautiful coffee and yummy cakes were available for us.
I worked very hard to make lots of items for our guests to view . Sharen and I demonstrated techniques that could be used in both scrapbooking and card making.

On Entry our guest were given a Rose brooch that I had made out of card stock. A little folded gift pocket, a lucky door entry form and a Number for the 'Piece of Cake' prizes. The lucky ladies who received these pieces of cake (Hubby joking tells people 'They tasted like Cardboard") won the prize that was inside the little boxes shaped like the sections of cake. They also were able to take the 'cake ' home too!!

Looking at the projects and sale of retired stamps.

Yummy Coffee and Cakes Sonja had for us.
My version of  an Advent Calender,  Made out of the little Milk Carton Dies, and put in a 3D photo frame.

Ladies entering the Lucky Door prize and the Counting the Brads comp.on arrival.

New Catalogues getting thoroughly studied

Some of our project for viewing.

Covered Tissue Tube.

Fans made out of the new Summer Smooches Designer Papers.

Prize Cake.

Looks good enough to eat doesn't it

The Rose brooches our guests received on arrival.
We are going to be holding 2 workshops in the next couple of months for both scrapbooking and Cards.  Sharen will be taking the Scrapbooking and I will be taking the Cards. I intend to do a Card Stack which will be 6 cards. 2 each of 3 different designs. We are looking for expressions of interest. Please advise which date will suit you. The Dates are both Saturday afternoons. 1st one on the 13th of October from 1pm til 4.30pm and the 2nd will be on the 24th of Nov 1 pm til 4.30pm both at Plants on Sturt. Costing will be approx $33 to $35 and  includes Plants on Sturt's Yummy  Coffee and Cake. (But  will advise when we review the costings.) Numbers will be limited so please advise asap please.

Monday, September 17, 2012

New Catalogue Goodness!

 Have you seen the gorgeous new Annual Catalogue?
How about the spectacular Holiday Catalogue?

If not, don't delay!  Check out the links in the side bar to view them online right now, or contact me for your very own copies today!

The Annual Catalogue is now even bigger, with almost the exact same offerings as in the much coveted US Stampin' Up! Catalogue.  The new Holiday Catalogue has grown, no longer a mini, it's 40 pages of seasonal treats, with something delicious hiding on every page.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Hi Friends, I thought you may like to see the videos of the Convention  aptlay named    'I AM'     I attended in Canberra a couple of weeks ago. All I can say is WOW WOW WOW. Stampin' UP you certainly gave us Demonstrators a fun filled, mind blowing 3 day  experience. From the workshops , tutorials, demonstrations, prize giveaways, excellent speakers to the theme song ( that the USA, NZ and Australian staff sang and danced to) It was excellent.
Have a peep at the videos I have posted, highlights, and the 3 winners of the promotional videos that we, if we want to can make be submitted & judged.Humor seems to be a part of it . Well done to the winners. The Prizes are fantastic, If my memory serves me correctly I think 1st was $500 this year.
I have started saving in my lousy jar for next years convention, I don't want to miss it. Love the atmosphere of lots of creative people. And they were so creative.

2012 Convention HIghlight Video

1st place Commercial Contest Winner

2nd place Commercial Contest Winner

3rd place Commercial Contest Winner

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

It's Promotion Time! Free stamps and extra hostess dollars to spend!

 We have TWO great promotions going at the moment!

Only until 30th June, is the "Reason to Smile" Stamp Set .  You can earn this set free, with any order of $125 or more, or you can purchase it in either clear or wood mount separately. Just click on the image above to see all the details, and get your wish list ready!


It's a fabulous time to PARTY!  Host a qualifying workshop between 1st June and 31st July and you will receive an additional $90 in hostess dollars to spend!  The qualifying amount is $650 in sales, excluding postage.  With this, you receive your normal $100 in hostess benefits, plus the extra $90 to spend, AND any one item from the catalogue for HALF PRICE!  Contact me today to book your date!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Aprils cards and bibs and bobs.

Well winter has arrived, the fire has been cosy addition in our house for the last few days. Winter time is a great time to get some scrappin done. I have made this term at Chat N Craft a 'Lets get our Christmas Cards done" one. We have been making cards , both large and the small giftie ones.
our new pleated ribbon, framlits and stamps from out new catty.

these next four are little cards for christmas gifties.

cards using our stocking stamp and punch  note the embossed frame around the
thinking of you at christmas



We have a fantastic MINI CATALOGUE out at the moment and I have used some of the stamps and dies in some of the non Christmas ones. I love, love, love this catty, I would like everything in it.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A wedding card and some birthday cards for Special People.

This card I made for a special mans 80th Birthday. Kevin George Hein interior Decorator extrodonaire has been such an inspiration and help to me during my years as a Florist and Florist Shop owner. His knowledge of color  etc helped me through those years. I was his Piper during his time as Cheif of the Mount Gambier Caledonian Society,
I played at his weekend of Celebrations thus the scotch thistle on his card I made for him.  Happy Birthday K G.

Made for a Ladies 50th Birthday

note how the centre piece overlaps the rhs of the card.

A Wedding Card  White and Silver made with the Stampin Up stamp set Marry Me. I so love love love this stamp set.The wording is so gorgeous.

As I have said many times before, don't forget the envelope......it is the first thing the recipient sees and what a wonderful way to enhance your creativity by showing just a hint of what is inside of their card.

I have been busy making cards for some special friends birthdays, also for other peoples friends birthdays and weddings . The wind is blowing a gale here so it is the right time to sit and update the blog and sneak into my craft room without the guilt feeling ...but then there is always something to do other than the things that you love to do isn't there.......BUT today I am guilt free, Thanks to the wind.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Bibs and Bobs.

Now that I have 5 mins to spare before I go off to bed I thought I would post a few cards that I have been making . I have a few workshops coming up so my time will be limited for blog posts. I am again teaching at Chat and Craft this year.

Feel Free to contact me to organise a workshop they are loads of fun and you get to take home a project you have made . Lucky Door Prize supplied. It is a great way to learn new techniques.
Wedding card.......just loved making this one. Embossing was done on the Big Shot.

Above and below is a CD cover........ lovely way to present a CD you have made for family and freinds.

 Easter workshop cards. using circle and oval punches ,the larger one  some shapes were done using the Big Shot Machine.
A Mans 70th Birthday Card I made for a freind.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Kids Craft day at the Beach Shack.

Our Junior crafty Kids Proudly showing their finished project.
Our Granddaughter Erin whilst holidaying at our beach shack wanted to do some card making......now I just wonder where she gets her love of craft from.......Her Mum is a fan of the Stampin' Up products and projects too.    Must be a family thing.   
As there were little girls about her own age who had been playing together down here, when we were going to have a 'Card Day' those little girls agreed to join her in the fun. They were just brilliant, well behaved (could have had something to do with the popcorn and drinks I supplied ....heheh) and  very busy little scrappers. Think I will do that again quite soon. They were thrilled with their Easter Cards and book marks they made. The Easter Bunny on the Easter card  was made out of punched shapes and ink etc. and the Book mark was made with  Punched shapes to make a Frog. Thanks so much  kids I enjoyed the morning immensely. xx
 We made these at a workshop before Christmas . The ladies loved them.

 It is a Birdcage and bird book mark and cover. A useful and pretty gift anyone receiving this would be delighted.

The Bird was given a coat of Crystal Effects to give it dimension and shine. The Bird and leaf is from the Stampin'up Bird Builder Punch. The white paper behind the bird was done with the Stampin'up Crimper . The Stamping on the book mark was done with a Stampin' Up Stampin' around Wheel stamp. and the punch used for the hole at the top was done with a Crop-a-dile. What an amazing tool that is.... goes through lots of thickness's of Cardstock and even chipboard just like butter.

Note the feathers at the bottom of the cage, that was my warped sense of humor..... The bird escaped from the cage and is sitting in the branch of a tree...
The Rose is made of Copper shim and embossed with the Stampin'up Big Shot.

Inexpensive Gifties.

Cake Mix packet and sprinkles gift

great little inexpensive gift

just right to take with you on a hospital visit to a freind. It has a box of tissues tooth brush and deodorant.


Seeds and Snail Bait.
I found these a most popular project for our classes. Simple to make but with a little imagination many other project come to mind....hmmmm for the choc-a-holic.....choccies... For the lady who love to clean perhaps some cleaning products. Even Scrapbookers could be catered for. Hint . Hint...