Thursday, January 30, 2014

Happy Birthday

This lovely little card is a 10.5cm x 10.5cm square card, which I have had fun creating
using products from the New Occasions Catalogue.
The Hardwood stamp has continued through into the centre of the card, with the flags
being made from Washi Tape (how easy)

Products Used:

Stamp Sets - Hardwood, Itty Bitty Banners
Ink - Baked Brown Sugar, Tangerine Tango
Cardstock - Very Vanilla
Embellishments - Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape, Retro Fresh This and That Washi Tape
Other - White Bakers Twine, Mini Brads

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

NEW - Occasions Catalogue Starts Today

Its New and its gorgeous, so many new exciting products and bright colours, something for everyone.

Click HERE to View/Downlad the NEW 2014 Occasions Catalogue
Email me today for your own copy of the 2014 Occasions Catalogue

NEW - Texture Boutique Embossing Folder

I woke up this morning and found this on My Stampin Up Website.  The all NEW Texture Boutique Embossing Folder, I am soo very excited.  How cool is this your own embossing folder at a really reasonable price. This machine is just perfect for those of you with limited space and money.  You can use only embossing folders on this machine not dies, but I know that many of you out there only want to use embossing folders so I say GO FOR GOLD..

NOW AVAILABLE!  Texture Boutique Embossing Machine  $59.95.  Stampin' Up! is offering a limited supply of our sleek and lightweight Texture Boutique Embossing Machine. Click on this link to see more. WATCH VIDEO HERE

Sale a Bration - Starts Today

How exiting there are so many new things to share with you all today.

Firstly Sale a Bration Starts today.  How it works is for every $110 you spend on product from any of out current catalogues you get to choose ONE Special item from the SAB catalogue.  How exciting is that.  Over the next week I will be showing you items made with some of the New SAB products.

Email me today for your own copy of the 2014 Sale-a-Bration Catalogue

Monday, January 27, 2014

Clearance Rack

Clearance Rack Blitz! Up to 80% Off!

Hi All
Don't forget to check out the clearance list on the stamping up Website as they have added more items.  With up to 80% now is the time to add to your collection.  Please email me if there are any items you would like to order.  They don't last long so be in Quick.
Website -

All Dressed Up Frame

I have not had a chance to get into my craft room today as I have been outside helping my kids build a tree hut, along with the help of the Grandparents.  Did you see there is no mention of Dad thats because he is busy on the farm and really does not have a clue about building a tree house.
So here is one from the Archives, as I have said before yes I am addicted to frames so here is another one that I made a few months back, this just looks lovely siting on the shelf in my craft room.

Products Used:

Stamp Sets - Flowering Flourishes, Loving Thoughts & Hostess Set Sweetly Framed
Ink - Soft Suede, Melon Mambo
Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Soft Suede & Melon Mambo
Embellishments - Crotchet Trim, Crumb Cake Seam Binding & Antique Brads
Tools - Big Shot, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Labels Collection & Dress Up Framelits
Punchs - Decorative Label Punch & Itty Bitty Shapes Punch

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Lets Go Fishing

This next Scrapbooking page was one of my holiday projects, It was an idea that I spotted on pinterst but when I went back to see who's original idea it was I could not find it.  So I must give all the design credit to an unknown, if its you please excuse me and thank you for the opportunity to case a fantastic page.  There are a few changes and alterations to the original as I always like to add my own twist. Enjoy...

Products Used:
Stamp Set - By the Tide & Measuring Stick Builder Wheel
Ink - Baked Brown Sugar, Bermuda Bay & Basic Grey
Cardstock - Basic Black, Whisper White
DSP - Soho Subway & Natural Composition Speciality
Embellishments - Vintage Trinkets, Trim & Early Espresso Bakers Twine
Other - Sizzix Lettering - Cherish

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Rugby Fun

I have had this picture of my son Thomas for such along time now and have had no inspiration with what to do with it.  I have recently become a bit addicted to these box frames from the Warehouse.  So as per usual I went to work, this time I took my inspiration from the box pic on page 53 of the
IB & C. Take a look and you will see....

Products Used:

Stamp Sets - Great Sport, Hearts a flutter & Sassy Salutations
Ink - Early Espresso, Gumball Green & Real Red
Cardstock - Gumball Green. Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla & Night of Navy
DSP - Modern Medley
Other - Early Espresso Bakers Twine, Woodgrain Embossing Folder & Chalk Talk Framelits, Wooden Skewers

Friday, January 24, 2014

Vintage Decorative Bag

Hi All

Yes we are back off holiday, it was a very nice relaxing time spent with great friends.  The Kids had a blast in the sea and on the beach, so of course I got plenty of photos for scrapbooking. 

This is a fantastic gift bag idea for a loved one, I was inspired by the decorative bags in our last Holiday Happiness Occasions Catalogue.  So off to work I went and this is what I came up with.  Hope you like it...

Products Used:

Stamp Set - Flowering Flourishes
Ink - Whisper White Craft Ink, Crumb Cake
Cardstock - Basic Black, Very Vanilla & Blushing Bride
DSP - Modern Medley
Punch's - Scallop Trim Border Punch, Blossom Flower Punch
Tools - Big Shot & Large Scallop Edgelit
Embellishments - Tea Lace Doilies, Antique Brads & Burlap Ribbon

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Goodmorning, I had time yesterday for some playtime as I call it in my craft room.  It wasn't long but I did make these His & Hers Cards.  They are what I would call Quick & Easy Cards and Could quite easily be adapted.  Take a look and let me know what you think.  See you all in a couple of days as the kids and I are off for two relaxing days at the Beach.

Products Used:
Stamp Set - Simply Stars, Gorgeous Grunge, Sassy Salutations & Remember your Birthday

Ink - Raspberry Ripple, Wisteria Wonder, Pacific Point & Gumball Green
Cardstock - Whisper White
Embellishments - Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Occasions Catalogue - Sneak Peak

Well today I thought I might give you a small sneak peak of one of the NEW stamp sets available in the NEW Occasions Catalogue which is available to you all come the 28th January.  The Stamp set I have used is the Petite Petals Set which of course comes with a matching punch.  I just love it the flowers are so cute and small.

Its only 7 days now till the New Occasions Catalogue so keep watching this space for more sneak peaks.

Products Used:

Stamp Sets - NEW Petitie Petals, Six - Sided Sampler & Wetlands
Ink - Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry & Basic Black
Cardstock - Whisper White & Basic Black
Punch - Bird Punch, Hexagon Punch & NEW Petals Punch
Other - Linen Thread & Daffodil Delight Sean Binding

Monday, January 20, 2014


How Simple but effective, I love how this card has turned out.  Its funny really when I think back and remember how at first I could not understand why this stamp was so popular, but of course now I know why I am so addicted to it.  In fact I am about to create another scrapbooking page using it. So watch this space.

Products Used:

Stamp Set - Swallowtail, Mosaic Madness & Wetlands
Ink - Wisteria Wonder, Rich Razzleberry, Smokey Slate & Basic Grey
Cardstock - Whisper White & Smokey Slate

Sunday, January 19, 2014


Yes as I promised yesterday here is the photo of the Vintage Gift Set that I Made to go with Yesterdays Vintage Page. I just love, love, love this set.  I have to say it did take me awhile to put together but I was happy with the end result.  Let me know what you think.

Products Used:

Stamp Set - Flowering Flourishes, Papillion Potpourri, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink - Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Rose Red,
Cardstock - Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Rose Red & Pear Pizzaz
Ribbon - Crumb Cake Seam Binding & Crotchet Trim
Punch - Scallop Trim Border, Circle Punch, Butterfly Punch's
Embellishments - Tea Lace Doilie, Blossoms Clay Mould
Other - Tag a Bag Gift Box, Resin (Handmade Keys)

Saturday, January 18, 2014


I have had these stunning wedding photos of my parents for quite some time and really did not know what to do with them, so after lots of browsing on the internet and many hours of fiddling I came up with this page.  I am so happy with how it turned out and to top it all off Mum loves it. Yeah to me
Watch for other matching Vintage items tomorrow.

Products Used:

Stamp Set -
Cardstock - Primrose Petals Core'dinations 12 x 12, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
DSP - Natural Composition Specialty
Inks - Primrose Petals & Soft Suede Stampin Markers, Soft Suede Ink
Embellishment's - Tea Lace Doilie, Blossoms Simply pressed clay mould & clay
Ribbons - Crotchet Trim, Crumb Cake Seam Binding
Tools - Chalk Talk Frame lits
Other - Resin Frame, bird & keys (Handmade)

Friday, January 17, 2014

SIX SIDED SAMPLER - Scrapbooking Page


As I promised here is the first of the scrapbooking pages that I have completed recently.

Using the New Six Sided Sampler Set along with the Matching Hexagon Punch.  There is a great Bundle offer on this set on pg 125 of your Idea book and Catalogue.

Products Used:
Stamp Set - Six Sided Sampler Stamp Set
Cardstock - Crumb Cake 12 x 12,Black A4, Whisper White A4
DSP - Colour Collection DSP Stack
Punch's - Hexagon punch

Embellishment's - Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Moulds & Clay
Ribbons - Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon & Crochet Trim
Other - Labels Collections Framelits & Big Shot

Thursday, January 16, 2014


Well lets see much has happened over the last 12mths.  We have moved back to the Waikato after a very actionful/ stressful two years in Waverley South Taranaki boy did we get hit with everything under the sun, Earthquakes, Storms, Snow etc. Yet I did have my class's going strong and now have two demonstrators in Waverley continuing the class's for all the talented ladies.
 But now we are back and I am ready to start my Stampin Up Business yet again for the third time.  Yes that means Im back in action class details for Te Awamutu and Otorohanga coming soon.  Just trying to finalise venues at this stage. So watch this space.

Over the last few weeks I have spent many an hour creating and casing lots of projects to keep an eye out and you will see these fantastic creations.