Monday, December 14, 2009


Yep, that's right. Stampin' Up are having an inventory sale and giving up to a HUGE 50% off certain stamp sets and products.

Check them out here.

If you would like to order anything, the sale starts tomorrow so contact me by email at or call me on 0414 444 150.

Now, off to write my own list of sale stamps, ribbons, hardware, glitter etc.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Summer Mini Catalogue

The new catalogue for Summer is here and packed full of yummy new Stampin' Up products.

If you would like a copy, contact me at and I will organise to get one to you.

Here is a cute little card we created at Stamp Club with a new stamp set from the mini. It is called Animal Stories and has four very cute animals in it. We also used the matching paper.

Have a fabulous start to the week and thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Hello, is anybody out there????

Oh my gosh!!

How long has it been??? I refuse to believe that is has been over a month.

Life has been EXTREMELY hectic and I have let my blog here slide a little. My apologies to those of you that take the time to check my little cyber space here. Thank you for dropping by again.

Here is a little Christmas card to share with you as the season is now upon us. I have used the Tree Trimmings set from the Spring Mini catalogue on this card. The catalogue finishes on Monday, so if there is anything you would like to order please contact me before Monday to place your order.

I have been super slack on taking photos and my crafting efforts have been concentrated elsewhere at the moment. So to make up for having no projects to show you, I am very excited to share two projects made by some fabulous girls I know.

The first is a Random Act of Kindness gift I received in the post a couple of weeks ago. From the talented Pam Godfrey. I was so surprised to receive it....................and super happy. It looks fabulous on my cabinet in the lounge room.
See the details of the flower pots. Love it!

Then this just makes me sigh with happiness. I received this from my gorgeous downline, Erin Crowther for my house warming.

See the sparkly glittering detail on the little house at the top of the hill.

And see the long path that represents my new looooong driveway. Love it.

Thank you so much to Pam and Erin for my gorgeous gifts. I really appreciate the efforts you have put into these items. They are treasured.

Thanks again for stopping by. Will be back next week after my crafting weekend with some more projects to share with you.


Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Little Christmas Cheer

I have been working on some Christmas cards lately.

And will be back to share some more with you over the next few days.

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, October 17, 2009


So sorry for being Missing in Action. Life has been SUPER hectic at the moment and my focus has been all over the place.

We had our fundraiser last night for Sids and Kids and had a FANTASTIC night. With over 60 ladies attending we raised a whopping $3000+. How great is that!!!!!

Thank you to everyone who attended, I had a great night and hope you did too.

Thank you also to my fabulous team of Stampin' Up demonstrators. You girls are fabulous and worked so hard on last night to make is such a great success. Hope you all have a nice rest this weekend :)

Thanks for stopping by and I will share some new creations soon, I promise.


Friday, September 25, 2009

Just for You

Just a little share today. Simple but pretty.

Don't forget to contact me if you would like to book into our 'Close to my Heart' night. (see below)

Have a great weekend.


Monday, September 21, 2009

Close to My Heart - Sids and Kids

If you are local to the Central Coast and want to have a night out crafting, then we would love you to join us at our fundraising event. It is for Sids and Kids and here are the details:

You may not realise but stillbirth is still quite common, and in our group of 7 Stampin Up demonstrators 2 of the Mums have had a still born. I can't imagine what it must be like and my SU team want to help in raising money for research into this problem.

SIDS and Kids isn't just about stillbirth, SIDS and Kids is dedicated to saving the lives of babies and children during pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood and to supporting bereaved families. A cause well worth supporting! Bookings are essential and places are limited so get in early and email me at or phone on 0414 444 150.

I would love you to join us if you can.


Friday, September 18, 2009

Have a Fabulous Weekend

I hope you fit some crafting in.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Just a quick card to show you what we created in the Shabby Chic class recently.

Love that striped ribbon (available from the Spring Mini Cataglogue - let me know if you want some).


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Can you hear the Jingle Bells?

They are not too far away! Does that make you smile or cringe? Makes me smile because I love Christmas.

This weekend Georgina and I spent the day at the Erina markests again and this time we took our own crafting tools to create while we sat. (Not much selling or workshop bookings went on sadly). We decided to get into the Christmas spirit and started planning our Stamp-a-Stacks. Want to see what we created? Thought you might :)

Here is one I made borrowing Georgina's "Spotlight on Christmas" which I think I need to buy now. See that background stamp with the swirls and stars...............LOVE IT!!!!

And then I cased this one from Georgina (who I think cased someone else). Again using Spotlight on Christmas.

Then I got all vintage (as I always seem to) and created some tags for my pressies.
I am holding a Stamp-a-Stack on Monday 21st September at 10am and still have a couple of spots left. So if you want to come along and get a jump start on your Christmas cards, contact me to book your spot. Christmas is just around the corner you know! :)

Bye for now,

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Shabby Chic class in Lisarow

Hi there

Hope you are having a lovely weekend. I just wanted to share with you one of the projects for my Shabby Chic classes that are on this week.

Isn’t it cute? I love this box template from Lauren Meader and this paper has to be my favourite in this years catalogue. So if you would like to make one of these along with two Shabby Chic cards then I have a couple of spots left in both classes. I have a Monday daytime class at 10.30am or Tuesday night at 7.30pm.

Would love to see you here and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me at If you are local give me a call to book in J



Friday, September 4, 2009

Just sharin' my boy

I love this photo that my friend Liz took of my little one. I just had a really quick play with it and loved how it ended up and wanted to share.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Happy Fathers Day

I hope you have a fabulous weekend with your family and loved ones. Here is the card that we will be giving to the special man in our family (just got to come up with a perfect gift???)
Maybe a notepad (LOL). Not too sure that is his style, so am thinking maybe a chainsaw so that he can cut wood for my open fire :)

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, August 29, 2009

All things vintage & shabby

I am loving all things vintage and shabby at the moment. Rough it up, stain it, spritz it and sponge it.
I have used the Friends 24/7 bird stamp on this card and stained some white crochet lace with plain old coffee. I love this effect. What do you think? A bit vintagey? (I know, that isn't really a word). I have also embossed along the bottom in white embossing powder. Love that stuff too.

I hope you are having a fabulous weekend, it is really windy here and the big trees on our new property are quite noisy. Perfect weather for crafting (or painting walls, which is what I am starting tomorrow I think :).


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Father's Day Sneak Peek

I promised you a sneak peek and here it is.

I still have a couple of spots left if you would like to come along and make your Father's Day card ready for next weekend. If you don't need Father's Day cards, you can make them into birthday cards or anything else you need. Contact me on

Bye for now,

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Day Card Classes @ Lisarow

Well, today I was joined by some gorgeous girls to stamp a whole stack of cards for their stash. It was my first day time class and we had a great time. We stamped a bit, had some yummy lunch (including Choc Raspberry Brownie that I made from scratch this morning!!) and then stamped some more. Want to see some of the cards that were made?
They all use the new Christmas Paper from the Spring Mini Catalogue called Ski Slope. I just love it because while it is perfect for Christmas it can be used for birthdays and other occasions too. (This next one was inspired by Marelle Taylor, thanks for the inspiration Marelle)

We also predominantly used the Party Hearty set. It is a very versatile set for girls and boys featuring party hats, cupcake, candle and sentiments.
I really like the cupcake. It looks so cute covered in Dazzling Diamonds.
Thanks for stopping by. I will share a sneak peek of Fathers Day projects later in the week (if you want to join in the Fathers Day class it is on this Friday night and I have a couple of spots left).


Saturday, August 22, 2009

Stamp-a-Stack Q & A

I have had a few questions over the last week about what a Stamp-a-Stack is. So I thought I would clear it up for you in case you wanted to know.

A stamp-a-stack is where you come along and make a stack of cards to keep in your stash for when you need them. Everything is included in the class price, you need to bring nothing. You make 6 cards (3 each of 2 designs) and they are in the theme of the class. So here is a sneak peek of one of the cards for Monday's Stamp-a-Stack:

The theme for Monday is birthdays and we will using the Party Hearty stamp set. Plus we will be using some new patterned paper from the Spring Mini. (Doesn't look a bit like Christmas does it?).

I still have two spots left for Monday's class, so if you would like to come along and make three of the above card (or a different configuration of that card) plus three more, then email me at or call me on 0414 444 150 to book your spot. Details are over on the side there.

Have a great Sunday tomorrow,

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Quick card to share

The kids are in bed, the hubby is out and I have a hankering for scrapping. So here is a quick share for you today.
Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Fancy flowers.....

very frustrating!!!

For me, I find fiddly things difficult to concentrate through. So when I had a bunch of my favourite customers want to re-create the flowers in the Spring Mini Catalogue, I said "Sure, let's give it a go!" Arghhhhh! Let's just say I didn't enjoy this class as much as I thought I would. Single petal flower creating is not for me!

Here is what we made:

I used the Tucked Away Timeless Template from Lauren Meader again because I just love this little box. They all looked good when finished but I don't think this will be a repeat class :)


Sunday, August 16, 2009

Teachers Gifts

The boys went off to school today with these for their teachers.
When we made mention to Sam's teachers on Friday that we were making Cookies & Cream cupcakes on the weekend. They wanted to know if they were coming to school with him on Monday. So we made them yesterday and I bought this gorgeous Timeless Template last night and made the cute little boxes to put them in.

Arn't they just the sweetest? I hope they like them (and I hope they are not left in the bottom of school bags for me to find this afternoon.....eeeeek!)

Keep watch here on the blog as I will be doing a class on these boxes really soon. (Not the cupcakes I'm afraid, while they are really yummy I have no desire to be a cooking teacher!! Am sure that I can pass on the recipe though!!)

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Changes to Class Schedule

Just wanted to let you know that I have made a couple of changes to my class schedule posted below.

One class has been postponed (the beauty of being you own boss, you can do that :) and two others have moved to Wednesday night because I have had some customer requests for Wednesday night classes. Hopefully it might suit you better also.

And to leave you with a little eye candy, here is a frame I have shabbied up and used the Great Friend stamp set to decorate. I have also used the new papers from the Spring Mini catalogue and some gorgeous double stitched ribbon in Rose Red. Hope you enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by and if you are local don't forget to contact me to book into a class - they are good fun.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Stampin Up Classes @ Lisarow

Well, you asked for it and here it is. My new class schedule. I have been asked lately when my classes will be starting again and I am now finally settled enough (will all those boxes EVER be
unpacked???) I have held two Stamp Clubs here so far and we had a great time. Want to see what we made? This gorgeous little magazine holder:
I found this pattern here at Inking Idaho and my gorgeous upline Georgina was so clever and altered the pattern to fit our cards and envelopes into it (Thanks Georgina). It is just so cute. Do you want to make one? Here are the details:

When: {Postponed to a later date}
Time: 7.30pm
Where: Lisarow - email or phone to book in and I will give you the address
Cost: $15.00

I know a few of you out there are unable to come to night time classes so as of this month I will be holding Monday 'daytime' classes. The first one is a Stamp-a-Stack where you will make 6 cards (3 each of 2 designs). These are perfect classes to get your stash of cards up.

Here are the details:
When: Monday 24th August
Time: 10.30am - 1.30pm
Where: Lisarow - email or phone to book in and I will give you the address
Cost: $20 - includes lunch

Father's Day is just around the corner and do you have your cards organised? If not, then come along to this class and make some Father's Day goodies. (Sneak Peek coming soon!)

Fathers Day Craft
When: Friday 28th August
Time: 7.30pm
Where: Lisarow - email or phone to book in and I will give you the address
Cost: $15

Have you ever wanted to know how to utilise your computer in your cardmaking and scrapbooking? Then the next class is for you. Come along and learn some techniques to use your computer for journalling and sentiments on cards, learn a little about digital scrapbooking by putting words directly onto your photo and a few other tips. (Sneak Peek coming soon!) Here are the details:

Computers & Crafting
When: Wednesday 2nd September
Time: 7.30pm
Where: Lisarow - email or phone to book in and I will give you the address
Cost: $20

We all know that I love shabby chic, but do you?

If you do, you won't want to miss out on this class where we will play with some vintage techniques to create some beautiful cards. I will be running this class both during the day and at night time so that you can come when it suits you best.

Shabby Chic Cards
When: Monday 7th September
Time: 10.30am - 1.30pm
Where: Lisarow - email or phone to book in and I will give you the address
Cost: $20 - including lunch

Shabby Chic Cards
When: Tuesday 8th September
Time: 7.30pm
Where: Lisarow - email or phone to book in and I will give you the address
Cost: $15 (sorry, no dinner with this one. LOL!! :)

And last of all for this set of classes is my Parisian Breeze Friends Album. I love, love, love this new cardstock paper in the Spring Mini Catalogue. It is BEAUTIFUL. Come along and make this fun little album with cardstock pages and gorgeous embellishments.

It can be created with any title and would make a fun gift or keepsake for someone (or keep it for yourself like I have). Here are the details:

Parisian Breeze Album
When: Wednesday 16th September
Time: 7.30pm
Where: Lisarow - email or phone to book in and I will give you the address
Cost: $20
Phew!! That is huge isn't it? I can't wait to get started back into classes and create with you all. All class fees include all the materials you need. You might like to bring along your own trimmer to use (don't worry if you don't have one, I have spares). Please email me at or phone me on 0414 444 150 to book your spot into any (or all!!) of the above classes. I would love to see you here.


Friday, August 7, 2009

Baby Beauties

Just a couple of baby cards to share with you:

They both use the Bundle of Joy stamp from the Level 1 Hostess set - Punches Three. It coordinates with the new Wide Oval punch.

I just love the new Parisian Breeze Cardstock Patterned Paper. It is divine to work with and just gorgeous patterns in some of my favourite colours - Baja Breeze, Choc Chip and Kraft.

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Come see us at Erina

Erina Fair are starting their markets back up again this weekend and Georgina & I will be there with our Stampin' Up stall. Come along and say hello, do a make & take or stock up on your handmade cards. We will be down in the hive (near the library where the old info booth used to be), be sure to check out everyone there and say hello to us.

When: Sunday
Where: Erina Fair - The Hive

See you there!!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Two more sleeps.....

till the new Spring Mini Catalogue is active. Yippee!

I am nearly all set for our Launch night tomorrow and am really looking forward to a room full of friends stamping, chatting and having a good time. If you are coming, I can't wait to see you there.

Here is a card I made with two stamp sets from the Mini and some new papers:

If you would like to get your hands on a catalogue please contact me at and I will get one to you.

Bye for now,

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sneak Peek

There is a new catalogue coming - a new Mini catalogue. It is gorgeous!!!!

Here is a sneak peek:

Want to be one of the first to play with some new product??????

Well, then you better book your spot at our Spring Mini Catalogue Launch.

When? Friday 31st July 2009 @ 7.30pm
Where? Lisarow
Cost? $10.00

You will get to make three projects using new goodies and tea/coffee & supper is provided. It is a fun night and a great chance to see and order from the new catalogue first.

Email or call me if you would like to book a seat, numbers are limited so contact me ASAP.


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wrap Around

Last month was my friend and upline's birthday. I love making presents for my friends and family, it's like you are giving a little piece of you. I made Linda this cute little project called a Wrap Around designed by Lauren Meader for Papertrey Ink. It is a handy project too, she can record peoples birthday in it so that she can be on top of her card giving (mmmm, maybe I need one too).

I borrowed the Fifth Ave Floral stamp set to create this and have decided that I NEEEED that set. So I am hoping to earn it for free by the end of this month (SU is so good at promos to give you things for free - gotta love free!) You too can earn stuff for free by holding a workshop, just contact me if you are interested.
Bye for now,

Monday, June 29, 2009

Whoooo's a Cutie?

A couple of weeks ago I held a class on chipboard. We inked, glued, coloured and glittered a bunch of Stampin' Up Chipboard shapes (my kitchen floor was very sparkly by the end of the night).

Here is a scrapbook page where I used the branch and owl from the On Board So Tweet set:

I got inspiration for the owl from somewhere on my blogging searches and would love to give credit, but my brain won't seem to retain anything at the moment. He wasn't my idea but I love him anyway.

And here is a card we created with the chipboard pear.
We ran it through the Cuttlebug with an embossing folder to create the polka dots.

We got good news today, it seems that our new house has a few little building issues but nothing major. Yay! Just need a plumbers report on Monday and everything hopefully will be a 'GO'. I cannot wait to get my family into our new property.

Thanks for stopping by,