Wednesday, 30 April 2014


Good morning everyone!
Are you just twitching with excitement over the new catalog that is soon to come out??? I am, especially now that we are getting snippets of news from the US... and TODAY Stampin Up aust released that YOU can get a hardcopy of the catalog in your hot little hands before you can even order from it!! that gives you tons of time to get a long hard look at the catalog, and make your wish list!! I wont be able to put a digital version of the catalog on my blog until the actual launch, but YOU can have a copy of the catalog for your very own!! If you would like one- please click the button below to give me your details! cost is only the cost of the catalog plus postage- $12. click the button below to order your new annual catalog!

would you like a new Catalog for free??? FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY I will be offering a trial version of my online class!!
what do you receive?
-Annual catalog
-FREE sample pack of designer series paper
-video tutorial
-Card stock and embellishments to make minimum of 3 cards
- stamp club purchases
-entry into weekly prizes
-online group with daily updates, inspiration and info

Isnt that a BARGAIN???? heres the total breakdown of the costs-
$5 online class
$3 postage for cardstock and embellishments
$25  (min) purchase in stamp club
$5.95 stampin ups (min) postage amount
=$38.95 total cost LESS THAN 10$ a week!

and heres what my wonderful ladies are saying about the online classes-
Svala recently said- 
I'm loving the inspiration, the challenges and prizes and the regular big brown box deliveries!
Cards usually aren't really my thing. I've always been a scrapper. So I think for me it's great 

Rebecca said-
 I'm loving the classes and it has taught me a lot. Especially seeing the cards the others make and all the challenges. Makes me practice my skills or learn new ones. My faves are the sketch challenges
marnie said-
 Yes to all of the above  am loving this facebook environment for us to all interact with each other. Its quite motivating and there is lots of positive reinforcement going on here! i really like being part of it
Terri said-
 I'm loving it!!! The experience the ideas my deliveries and most of all my cards  I'm inspired by you and all the girls here!! I love seeing the pictures and reading the results  by far the best $8.00 I spend a month 

What a great way to get your new catalog! would you like to sign up for my trial offer, or need more info? click the below button!!

Ok- ive been busy making trifold cardkits, so havent had much time to craft lately- (PLUS WE HAVE A BLOG HOP ON SUNDAY- DONT MISS IT!!) but here is a card I made using the card sketch in my online class competition! I hope you all have a great week! 

Dont forget to check out the weekly deals in my store- I've added a Tab at the top of my blog especially for them- Stampin Up have announced that they will continue throughout May! yay!!!
this week are awesome (- if you bought the "dress it up" die a couple of weeks ago, like I did, you are gooing to LOVE this weeks deals!!!!)

click the savings button for weekly deals- and check out the clearance rack while you are there!

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

weekly deals!!!

YAY its time for Aprils weekly deals! lets hope they continue int the future!! I SO look forward to seeing what this weeks deals are!! I guess the only way they will continue is for us to show our support!! In response to Stampin Up beginning weekly deals in April, I let everyone on my newsletter list know that every one that makes a purchase with this months Hostess code gets a gift from me too! so dont forget to add the code in the bottom left corner of the shopping cart!!
 This months code -SQN4SNFY

I hope everyone had a brilliant long weekend and got lots of crafting done!! the results of my long weekend will be posted shortly- I worked on our next blog hop!! ........very hush hush........... Ill post a teaser in the next day or so!!! 
Have a great long weekend THIS weekend too!! 

Thursday, 17 April 2014

This weeks embossing class- check out the weekly deals!

Hi Everyone!!!
 hope you are gearing for a crafting long weekend!!! Ive had a fantastic week- we are close to finishing all the tri fold cards for the newsletter sign up give away- phew! - what a job!! they will definatly be sent by the end of the month! I have had to make about 150 kits- but- there were many more sign ups- if you signed up for my newsletters, but haven't received a kit by the end of the month- make sure you filled in the follow up email with your address details back to me!- I can only send out the kits if I have your addresses!!
Yesterday I had my monthly technique class- embossing- WE HAD A BLAST! here are the pics of the results-


 They all did an amazing job don't you think??? Theres some young ones efforts amongst these cards, a 9yr old boy, a 10 yr old young lady, an autistic 12 yr old boy and an artistic 13 yr old!! bet you cant guess which ones which!!
Here are my Class samples- I just love embossing- its SO awesome when you see the stamped pattern just go all glossy..... its just SO cool... and then when you ink over it and shine up the embossed portion..... OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH I just LOVE it!!

 Do you think you might like to come join us in class? I've decided to open up more classes during the school holiday time- so if you are a local (Launceston Tasmania) come join us!
please book first, because there are only 8 openings per class, and they fill up quickly! the next class will be held Thursday 24th of April - you can book by emailing me, or phoning me on 0424412380.

I just love a bargain! last week I got the dress it up framelit dies- YAY Ive wanted them for a while- and this week it seems its all about the sparkle! got to love a bit of bling!!! I LOVE the glimmer paper! and at this price I can afford a few more bits and pieces...  let me see..............

have a great weekend guys!! Hope you are able to get creative!!!

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Weekly deals

YAY! I love love love wednesdays!!!!
 Weekly deal time! this week its GREAT NEWS if you have a big shot! lots of FABULOUS specials fo dies and embossing folders! If you DONT have one- now is a BRILLIANT TIME!! click any of the products to make a purchase- it will take you directly to my store!
If you use this months hostess code- I will be sending you a little somthing out in the mail!!
hostess code- SQN4SNFY

I just love my bigshot- I think it would be my most used tool in my craft stash- here is a card using the decor framelits, and baroque embossing folder.......

Have a great week, and I hope you manage to squeeze in some creative therapy!!

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Crazy Crafters Blog hop!!

For those of you that don't know, as a Stampin Up demonstrator, I am a part of a team called the Crazy Crafters. We have some AMAZINGLY talented ladies in our team, artists really. I am so fortunate to be part of such an amazing team- so good in fact that we were recognised last year as the Best team in Australia!
But I digress...... as I was saying, the girls are so talented I was super nervous when trying to design my project- I find masculine cards THE hardest of all-

What are little boys made of? 
Snips and snails, and puppy dogs tails 
That's what little boys are made of! 
What are little girls made of? 
Sugar and spice and all things nice 
That's what little girls are made of! 

Isn't this SO true? Its so much easier to make sugar and spice appealing than snails and puppy dog tails!!!

Masculine cards present numerous Challenges
1- Colour- I cant use my fall back colours...
2- My normal features of "bling" and numerous types of flowers aren't going to work
3- My normal "clean cut" style doesn't seem appropriate....

BUT- Stampin UP to the rescue! 
1- Colour? Stampin ups "Colour Coach" made picking colours SO easy!!!
2- Features- "bling" in the form of diamantes might not be appropriate, but Stampin Ups metal mini brads add some shine, as does Stampin Up crystal effects. I enjoyed making the stamp set "clock works" the real hero!
3- Making Masculine cards gives us an opportunity to "grunge" it up-  Stampin Up has a distressing tool that works a treat!

Heres what I came up with.....

This shot is actually upside down, I was trying to get the shine from the Crystal effects on the clock face.... If only I had thought to turn the card........ lol 
It also have a cute metal mini brad in the middle of the clock face for extra shine.
I chose the window frames collection of framelits because it reminded me of a grandfather clock face...... AND, honestly, I just love them..... lol
I used the "colour coach" and found the combination of chocolate chip (neutrals range), soft sky, and wild wasabi (subtles range) Its not a combo I would have normally used, but I LOVE them together! I think the soft sky adds to the vintagey feel..... the distressed cardstock complete that grungy look!

Stampin Ups stamp set- "clock works" gave a fantastic grungy look. One of the girls in my online class said it gave a real "steampunk" vibe.... I looked it up because I had no idea what she meant...
this is the official description-

Steampunk is modern technology—iPads, computers, robotics, air travel—powered by steam and set in the 1800’s.

But the pictures on the site, provided a much better connection- sprockets, cogs and various Watch parts.... Modern and vintage mixed, providing a really cool feel... I hope that this card has that feel, Old and new all mixed...... 
 I think the linen thread adds great texture to the card, as well as adding to the "old" feel

 I love the Sentiment, and I think the font really adds that cool "old is new" feel... It comes from the Hostess set, "morning meadow"

I hope you have enjoyed my section of the blog hop!! 
 I love to hear your thoughts, and ideas- everyone that comments over the next three days will go into the draw for some gold smooch spritz!! thanks guys- I love your feedback!

I know you will enjoy our next crazy crafters creations!!
April Blog Hop Theme - Masculine