Saturday, 20 December 2014

More Occasions catalog sneak peeks!

I'm IN LOVE with the new Occasions catalog, and its partner the Salebration brochure. Contact me today to be one of the first to recieve your free copies! 

Cheerful critters-

Butterfly basics

Painted petals (and the annual catalogs big shot bow maker die!!)

Have a lovely day- and sneak in some creative therapy!! 😉
Petra x

Monday, 15 December 2014

Occasions and Salebration catalogs..... For free!

Hello!! It's been a long time since I've posted pics, but I'm super excited by this new occasions catalog and Salebration brochure- want one? Contact me- Id love to send you one for free!!
Painted petals stamp set. New occasions catalog.

Lotus blossom.  Get this set FREE when you spend 90$!!!

Butterfly basics is a new stamp set in the occasions catalog. It is complimented with beautiful butterfly dies. If you buy it as a bundle you get 15% off!!

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Crazy Crafters Blog hop

Have you ever wanted to begin a project, but became bewildered due to the colour choices? 
It happens to me ALL the time!
Its frustrating- because there are SO many gorgeous Stampin' up colours to choose from! (Oh! its a hard life!! LOL)
If this has EVER happened to you, - you are going to LOVE this months Blog hop! 
the wonderful Crazy Crafters have Left it up to Pinterest (Stampin' Ups official page) to help- It has literally 100's of wonderful suggestions of colour combinations at your fingertips.

 check out Stampin Ups suggested colour combos!
check out the helpful colour combos that Stampin up has to offer!
Each of our Crazy Crafter's Gang have each chosen a colour grouping from Stampin Ups pinterest page, and have made a project using these colour- I chose this combo

gorgeous right? 
I chose it especially because I would get to use the Gold satin ribbon, AND the gold soiree paper!!! Im in love with them both- they are just gorgeous!

so the colours are-

and here's my creation!

I'm in love with the satin ribbon!!

The colour choice was very much out of my comfort zone- I'm not used to using 5 colours either- but I'm Pleased with the result- a card that is quite dramatic and bold, I think!
The use of the Stampin up pinterest page was a great help- So if you are ever stuck for ideas- go and check it out- its only a click away!!

I am SURE you will find tons of inspiration from the other crazy crafters too- so make sure you check them all out!!

Carolina Evans -
Angela Lorenz -
Nicole Spicer -

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

New catalog goodies!

Oh my goodness I'm soooooo excited about the new catalog! I know you will be too!!
First, the new incolours- aren't they stunning! 
Mossy meadow
Tangerine tango
Lost lagoon
Hello honey
And my fave- blackberry bliss! 

Now.... For the big reveal- 
Da da da daaaaaaaa! 
I looooove them. I'll admit, I'm a beginner- I'm VERY new to this art form, but I'm loving the journey. Here's some of my samples!
I love the strength of colour you can get, and the effortless blending ability of the markers. 
I think if you are wanting to get into alcohol markers, blendabilities are the way to go, because the set incorperates the dark, medium and light version of each colour, so no searching for the correct shade! Easy! 
I also LOVE the price- 20.95$ for a pack of 3!!! 
The only thing I'm sad about if that we will have to wait to be able to purchase them. Stampin up is struggling with the massive demand of the markers and suppliers can't keep up! (Because they are sooooo good!!) so those of you that are interested in my blendabilities club will need to be patient. ( I'm sorry. I know it's like torture!!) 
If you would like to join our blendabilities club, click the tab above to express your interest!! 

I hope you have enjoyed this little sample from my craft table, and I hope you will stop by really soon! 

Friday, 30 May 2014

Retired List is LIVE!! (make a purchase and be entered into 2 competitions!!!)

Just a Quick post this morning (its 12:50 am!!!!)
I HAD to tell you- The RETIRED LIST IS LIVE!!! get in QUICK- the retiring products are only available while stock lasts, and if the US is anything to go by, things sold out QUICKLY!

Why make a purchase from my store?
Every month I have a "New Hostess Code" competition. (want to be kept up to date with my competitions? join up to my mailing list!) If you make a purchase from my store this week and use the new hostess code- (PCZY6CMF) You are automatically entered into this competition-you could win this Awesome stamp set-  "see ya later" 
(entry closes June 5th)

Gorgeous card by Mary Fish!

If you are a new customer, you gain entry into my "WANTED 10 new customers " promotion- which entitles new customers to go into the draw for $50 FREE stampin up gear!!!! (entry closes 30th june)

What do you need to do to be in to win? click over to my store and make a purchase! THATS IT!
 click here to see what stampin up products we will be saying good by to...

*** EDIT. The retired list must have gone into melt down because they are still having troubles and its now 2:30 am.  but come back before Wednesday to enter my 2 great competitions!!

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

The Excitement builds....

I have SO much to tell you I have no idea where to begin!! 

As you will soon see, there is SO much going on  at the moment- lots of very very exciting new products, new collaborations, and lots of savings to be had! Stampin up is a fantastic career opportunity! a great way to earn money, while having so much fun and meeting new friends! Stampin up has made it EASIER to join by adding in a $85 option for those that cant afford  the $169 usual start up fee. (but you can still choose this option if you wish!)
Why join sign up? SAVINGS! you  will start receiving a straight up 20% discount off all your purchases, but you will receive BACK 20% off any sales you make with other crafty people in your life too!! (and who wouldn't want to make your hobby work FOR you???) PLUS there are so many benefits in "Stampin Start" a 6 month incentive program that ensures you get LOTS of freebies!!
Why Join MY team? as a member of my team you will receive as much support as necessary to fulfill your stampin up goals. The team I am in was announced last week as being in the BEST team in Australia at our annual Stampin Up! convention- Why would you go anywhere else, when WE were helped to reach THAT achievement??? The support we receive is tremendous, and I will ensure that YOU will be helped to achieve all your goals!
join NOW, or if you need more details email me today!

 Join up TODAY!

Do you love Scrapbooking, but struggle to find the time to complete projects- Stampin up has Collaborated with Becky Higgins to create this VERY exciting line of pocket based scrapbooking tools! 
Get ready for a scrapbooking Revolution with Project Life! It helps busy people (all of us!) document life using photos and journaling in a quick, simple, and fabulous way.

Isn't this a Fantastic addition to the Stampin up family??? 
it combines so many things that stampin up do So brilliantly already!! 

*Coordination- colours stamps, dies- Stampin Up is GENIUS at this- and it is no different with Project life!
*Products that enter on things that matter the most- Family & Friends. moments that make the every day extraordinary!
* All important Storage- its no good to have wonderful tools, if you cant find them. Stampin Up has storage covered!
*versatility- don't want rounded corners? or want to be able to choose? Stampin Ups exclusive line Offers YOU that choice!

PLUS-Great news! if you join as a demo in the above offer- you can add Project life to your start up kit! (I told you this was an exciting week!!)

I've told you all before my love of Photopolymer- this is an Awesome new Range of products!!
Show and tell 1&2 are available to purchase NOW! 


18 months a go I got the offer to join stampin up. One reason I hesitated for a millisecond was that Stampin up DIDN'T have a range photopolymer stamps (and now they do!!) AND they didn't have alcohol based markers (something that I really wanted to get into...) 
 da-da-da daaaaaaaaaa!!
 Stampin Up is releasing "Blendabilities" their NEW alcohol markers!! 
I cant tell you HOW excited I am- this is SO fantastic!!
Unlike watercolouring (which is AWESOME, of course) you can achieve a STRONG colour, while still blending the colours seamlessly! it makes achieving skin tones, so so easy!! YAY!
I used pics from Erin Burton click on the blendabilities pic to see her sample!
 Erin Burton shows a fantastic example of using them on her blog!

here are the colour ranges that will be available from July.
I want EVERYONE to enjoy this Fabulous colour range- and to make sure that this is achievable Im starting Blendabilities club- a way to get ALL the stamps ink you need to have fun with this amazing new product.
within 3 months YOU can have ALL of these wonderful markers and Ink pad, PLUS have an awesome $50 to spend on how ever you like in one of the months! 
 We can only start purchasing these brilliant products from July, but I already have expressions of interest  from people that are excited as much as I am!
go to the "Blendabilities club" at the top of the page for more info!

With everything thats happening at the moment- Id love to have you join my newsletter list for up to date info on all the fabulous things stampin up has to offer- PLUS the many EXCLUSIVE competitions I run as well for my wonderful supporters! 
Dont forget to check out this weeks weekly deals!!

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Classes- see what we are making this month!

I just thought I would share with you my techniques class this week- the theme was "card in a box" very popular on the web at the moment!!
 I chose to do the version which only uses a 1/2 A4 piece of cardstock. We had a few young men in our class, so I had to choose the stamp sets wisely.... I chose the "back yard basics" stamp set and bigshot dies (it had birds and bees in it as well!) No flowers for the boys thank you very much!! (We had 2 "killer bee boxes" from them- don't you think they did a great job??) plus "flower shop" stamp set ,and "create a cupcake" stamp sets with coordinating punches.  It was a fun class! Here's some of the samples we made-

I've also made samples for my online class. I filmed the tutorial for my first in a series of 3 watercolouring tutorials this week. I hope the ladies enjoy the class! 
My online class receives everything needed to make these 3 cards in the kit they will recieve this month, for only 5$ plus postage!  (excluding stamps.) Plus they recieve a video tutorial of how to make these cards. Interested in joining? Go to the above online class tab for more info!

I've ALSO been stuffing envelopes (got another 75 done this week) for a card kit mail out I did early last month. I had 500 sign up!! Massive massive job. (Especially when you work full time as well! Lol ) I've made a few cards for orders and myself As well ! Busy busy week!! I hope you have a good one too! 
Don't forget to check out the weekly deals! 
 Thanks for the blog visit! 

Pet x

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Crazy crafters Blog hop


Hello everyone!!! 
Thankyou so much for coming by and checking out our Blog hop- I'm sure you have enjoyed seeing everyones so far today- you  might have come from the very talented Teena Mahers blog- "stamping with Teena"  If not- be sure to check them all out- I'm sure you will get lots and lots of ideas for your next paper crafting project!!

What a fantastic Theme we have today!! Next to cardstock, ink and stamps, my big shot and framelits are my most valued items in my paper crafting tools- and some of the most used as well!

Because I use Framelits SO much, I wanted to make something out of the ordinary for today's blog hop. 
I'm a fan of instagram, and thought I would make an instagram camera with an opening lens
I searched the "far and wide web"  and found inspiration from Melanie Schulenberg but couldn't find a camera that ONLY used framelits!
so I created my own!! (Tutorial soon to come!)

 Can you spot the little lever that opens the cameras iris?

I can tell you how challenging this was!!! in Melanies tutorial, she used glue dots to attach the lens shutters, but I found it didn't give enough movement, so used mini brads that I flattened in the big shot once attached. here is a shot of the framelits I used and the pieces I made...
As you can see I used a variety of circle framelits, PLUS I used a couple from "chalk talk" 
and then in "dressing" my card, to carry on with the theme, I used the new "star burst" framelits- and, as Stampin Up does best, I used the coordinating "starburst sayings" stamp set
I hope you have enjoyed my contribution to today's blog hop!If you haven't already, please check out everyones blog hop posts- I'm sure you will find heaps of inspiration in them!!