Thursday, December 6, 2012

Tags and gift box class

I bet you thought I forgot about, just incredibly busy. But I'm back with the newest class for this week. Not much notice, I know, but I'm sure you are used to that by now.
This weeks class is all about tags and gift boxes. I haven not included any cards as I know you have already sent those out...right? And the first project is this ever so cute mini pudding box, which was inspired from one I saw at regionals. Its actually a Ferreo Rocher chocolate.

Then I thought we could do a tag of sorts which includes a handy pocket for a candy cane or gift voucher.

A box perfect for a medium sized gift...who doesn't like good old santa. This was inspired by one made by Lisa Young.

One for the kids, a cute punched elf.

One for the more traditionally minded.

A modern tag made with window sheet.

And lastly something a bit different, a tag made with the beautiful lattice die. This includes space on the bag for you to write.

This class is on Saturday 8th and Wednesday the 12th at 10am and is $20 all inclusive. Please email me if you are interested in coming along or if you have any questions.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Quick gift and card class

I thought I should share with you the samples for this weeks classes. I wanted to create some simple but lovely projects you could easily make many of, to give out to loved ones.

The first project is a simple petal cone adorned with a generous bow and glittery embellishment. You could fill this with so many things as its a nice size. The beautiful paper is the Natural Composition Speciality, it has an embossed shiny image and its a great weight for box making. I have bought tons of this, love!

Then I had to make a spinner card with the beautiful Snowflake Soiree stamp set. I resisted this set for so long, but the beautiful detail in the snowflakes won me over. These cards are easy and fun to make and lots of fun to play with. If you don't know what a spinner card is, the snowflake spins from side to side. The card is dusted with loads of champagne glitter mist, which I just could not capture in the photograph.

These really cute gingerbread men cookies totally captured my heart when I saw them in the shops, so, of course I purchased them and then came home and found a way to make them extra special. These little treat holders are so easy you could make 50 in a day, so perfect for the kids to share with their friends. Cookie is included with the class. The little cards which fit in the holder were inspired by Marelle Taylor who recently shared the most beautiful card at the Heartfelt Stampers Event held in the city last Saturday. I just had to go home and use the idea.

Gift bags are always useful at this time of year, and this bag in a box is perfect for so many things. I have used mine for some lovely handcream. It includes a cute shaker box tag and again is sprayed with my champagne glitter spray. The photo is not the best, but hopefully you get the idea.
I am offering the class on this Wednesday the 14th and Saturday the 17th at 10am. Class cost is $20 and includes all materials and tool use.
Please email me asap if you would like to attend so I can prepare kits.
Bye for now.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A quick chrissy card

A nice easy christmas card for anyone who is as busy as I am at the moment. Two or three more weeks and things should settle down.....hopefully.

Supplies: More Merry Messages stamps, Merry Minis stamps, Punch Pack, wisteria wonder, and whisper white cardstock, Silver glitter paper, dazzling diamonds, illuminate stamp pad, wisteria wonder, bashful blue and elegant eggplant ink, Simply Scored board.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy Halloween

I have never celebrated Halloween before, as its really not the thing here in Australia, but things seem to be a changing....the kids are going to school in costumes and I have promised them they can go out for a little while tonight trick or treating. They are so excited. It is kind of fun to see.
This card uses the very cute Googly Ghouls stamp set. It is not one I own, but I am very tempted as I think it would make very cute boy cards. And the eyes are the new Googlies, self adhesive googly eyes. A must have item in my book.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Scrappin and cards class

This class may be a little different from my norm. It includes a scrapbook page, cards and a tag. Yes, I finally did a scrapbook page, with a lot of help from Stampin Up of course. So please bring along a photo or two for this class and you can go home with a completed page. Minus journalling, as that sometimes takes a bit of thought.

Most of the bits and pieces for this class come directly from the simply scrappin kit, available in the mini, so it won't take long to complete this, but I am really pleased with the result. Those snowflakes are soooo nice.

And then you can either continue to make another scrapbook page (like the one in the kit) or you can make the three cards and tag. The choice is completely yours.

The Snowflake Season Simply Scrappin' Book is in the current mini catalogue and is available for $16.95, or come along to the class and it will be included in the class fee of $20. A complete bargain. I will need to know numbers for these classes by Thursday the 25th though to enable time to order kits. So if you would like to attend on either Saturday the 27th or Wednesday the 31st, please email me to reserve a spot and a kit for you. If you can not make the class but would still like a kit to complete at home, I am happy to do that too. Just email me at

Friday, October 19, 2012

Downline meeting

Recently (well, it was probably a month ago), I held a team meeting at my house for my downlines, that's Stampin Up speak for ladies who have joined Stampin Up with me. We had a few laughs, especially when I surprised them with a quiz on the new catalogues, enjoyed some cake, and made some cards. I wanted to use lots of new products on the projects, and these were the outcome. The first card above, uses a new stamp set, with the most beautiful font, called Blooming with Kindness. I have combined that with the new in colour, summer starfruit and a border with a new dazzle marker. I love these, so easy to use and give a lovely shine, especially on dark cardstock. I also shared some tips on getting lovely neat corners when drawing a border.

Then I wanted to use all the in colours and lots of different embossing folders, to create a thankyou card. Its always so handy to have a thankyou card. In the back ground we embossed a flourish with Flowering Flourishes.

I like that this card has so much texture.

To finish with, we had to make a simple christmas card using the new illuminate stamp pad. Now it doesn't show up well in the photograph, but this stamp has a lovely shimmer to it, perfect for xmas. The lacy border was done with the finishing Touches Edgelits.

I always enjoy catching up with my lovely team. Most of them will bring samples of their work along too, to share, which is my favourite part. So much inspiration can be gained by enjoying others work, and I always can't wait to start creating afterwards. My next meeting will be in November, so if you have been thinking about joining, but still have some questions contact me to discuss. You won't regret it.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Freddo pouch

Wouldn't this be perfect for a little girls party. Easy and quick to make, but so cute.
And have you tried these new freddo's.....yum!
I have used the Stampin' Up! two tags die for the pouch and decorated it with the beautiful butterfly die.
Thanks for dropping by.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Another christmas class

I hope you are not bored with christmas things already. I still need more cards and gifts, so I'm still preparing.
The first card we will be making in this class is a shaker card, made really easy with the new shaker frames. This card is actually very shimmery and totally silver and white (although in the photo it looks kind of grey). The entire card is sprayed with white shimmer paint, so lovely for a christmas card.

And then we have a vintage inspired card using the beautiful frame from the Papaya College set. I love it when i can use non christmassy stamps in a christmassy way.

Now onto a few gifts. First up we have this decorated tic tac box. Inside is a poem for either snowman kisses or snowman poop. You can make either depending on your sense of humour. I will have both printed out, so you can choose on the day. I love this little snowman, he's so cute!

And then a lip balm in a decorated folder. Easy and inexpensive to make and suitable for a wide range of ages.

Inside the folder there is space to write a little message.

This class will be held on this Saturday the 13th and Wednesday 24th. Class cost is $20 and is all inclusive. I'll even include the tic tacs and lip balm so you'll have gifts ready to go. Please email me if you would like to attend so I can prepare a kit for you. My email is
All welcome.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Loving this paper

Yep, loving the natural composition speciality papers. Just perfect for making boxes as its a little bit stronger than the norm. And the doily die will be worn out soon with how much use its getting.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Christmas Ornament

No prizes as to where the inspiration came from for this. It was surprisingly easy to make, but does take a while with all the stamping, cutting and folding.

Not quite right

There is something about this card, that's not quite right...a bit heavy on the colour maybe...oh well. I used raspberry ripple, primrose petal, gumball green and vanilla, with a little champagne glitter paper.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Free ribbon promo

Yes, that's right. The lovely new in colour ribbon, normally available for $15.95 a roll is completely free with every $60 order. Place an order of $120 and receive 2 free rolls, etc, etc. This ribbon is soft to touch and ties bows beautifully.
Here's something I made with it.

It's a simple card using the holiday stocking die and embellished with a big bow in the gumball green stitched ribbon.

This is it open, ready to write in.
Thanks for stopping by today. If you are in Australia, enjoy the public holiday.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Xmas gifts class

There is no prize for guessing where I cased this. Yep, the holiday catalogue front cover. I just changed it slightly to make it achievable in the class. These are lots of fun to make, you'll want to make dozens.

This calendar uses the new Desktop Display Calendar Case. One of these will be included in the class, so you'll go home with a completed gift, for someone special, or maybe just yourself!
I will be holding this class on Saturday 29th September and Wednesday 10th October. If you would like to attend, please email me so I can prepare a kit. Class cost is $20 and is all inclusive.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Introducing the Holiday Stocking Die

I was really surprised to see just how large these stockings are. Pleasantly surprised that is. The die just makes these incredibly easy to make and I think they are really cute. I have used Be of Good Cheer DSP here and my favourite seam binding.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Christmas mix class, Saturday 22nd and Wednesday 26th

This class is continuing with the christmas theme. It will be here before you know it...and I’m determined to be prepared!

The first card is called a telescopic card. It usually uses circles (it makes more sense with a name like that), but I wanted to try something different, and tried squares. I’m using my new stamp set called No Peeking.

And this is it when opened up. My kids loved this one. I love that its a bit different from the norm, but still easy to construct.

I love using razzlebury for xmas cards. I think its such an elegant colour, and combined with that beautiful ornament..yum!

Next up is a simple card using ribbon for colour and texture. The sentiment is from a new stamp set called Many Merry Messages. I just adore it. I was really lacking in great christmas words, and this fills the gap perfectly.

And lastly a candy wrapper box for a small present. My son looked at this sample and told me he didn't like it. I thought he might not have liked the colours, but when I asked him, he said he didn't like the fact that you couldnt open it till christmas. Kids!
This class is on Saturday the 22nd at 10am and Wednesday the 26th at 10.30am. Cost is $20 and is all inclusive. Email me if you would like to attend, so I can prepare a kit for you.


Yep, this is a recycled box. It is actually a box that the watercolour crayons from Stampin' Up! come in. I just added some DSP and a handmade flower, and I don't think anyone would ever know. The new doily die added just the finishing touch I was looking for.

Inside I shredded the brown packing paper my orders come with. If you ever need any, just ask!
I have just finished the class samples, but as its late (12.30am) I will endeavour to post them tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Introducing Paper Doily Sizzlits

Have you noticed this new die on page 191 of the Annual Catalogue? It creates these amazingly intricate paper shapes, that are so versatile. I love them. I have teamed it up on this card with another amazing shape, cut from the Apothecary Accents Framelits. I think this shape will got alot of use from me.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Faux crocodile purse

Are you sick of purses yet?
This is the one we made at a recent class. It is embellished with a faux crocodile flap and includes little feet on the bottom. A girls got to protect the bottom of her bag you know. This one was a partial case from Lynda. You must go and check out her creations. She really puts some time and effort into her beautiful bags.

Friday, September 14, 2012

For the girls

I can just see these at a little girls birthday party filled with some sweets. And the best thing is, they don't cost much to make. Just half an A4 sheet of paper and some gem stones. Easy peasy!

A few more....

I always love a die when it proves to very versatile, and the petite purse die is definitely that. Here I have made one sophisticated black bag, and another that would make a fabulous wedding favour.

I have used Stampin" Up's white shimmer paper which gives a soft beautiful finish. Can't you just see these on a bridal table?

This bag is actually a case from the talented Patty Bennett, a US demo. It has a diagonal score pattern on it, which is not really visible in the photograph.

This bag is constructed with cardboard covered in fabric, and then cut with the die. I have a bit of an obsession with fabric at the moment. I just love the feel of it, in a use that is not always expected.