Kit for the win!

I know, don’t have a heart attack, I’m doing a mid-week blog post!! I had a card day on World Card making day with a couple of my lovely customers and we made up a few of the great kits that are in the Holiday Catalogue and the Annual Catalogue. One of the girls had the Looking Up Card kit and it looks so much nicer in person than it does in the catalogue!!

My Pop is 96 and doesn’t really need presents so each year I give him a bundle of birthday cards, usually from a kit, for his Christmas present. And for his birthday, he gets Christmas cards!

It comes with all the supplies to create 15 cards and includes 15 printed envelopes. There are 3 cards to make in each design. It also comes with a great stamp set that covers a few occasions, however as these are for Pop to give out for birthdays, I only used the bday stamp.

This kit was nice and easy to assemble. I think it took me about an hour to complete.

If you are looking for a gift for a beginner stamper, this kit is perfect!!

Happy Stamping

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CTC252 – Casing page 52

I hope you are having a great weekend! I went to the car racing on the Gold Coast with my Dad, Uncle and cousin on Friday and had a fun day!!

This week we are casing a layout on page 52 of the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.

I’m not really into Halloween so I decided to make a floral card. But I was inspired by the layers on the gift bag on the right hand corner.

I love all the layers and I started off by looking through my dies. I was inspired by the Wild Roses dies and the matching stamp set, To a Wild Rose. I then flipped through my DSP’s and decided to go with the Magnolia Lane DSP.

I grabbed the Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon and zig zagged it across my card. I cut the flower banner in Crumb Cake and the sentiment piece in Petal Pink from the dies.

Next up is the amazing Siobhan. I can’t wait to see her creation this week!!

We would love to see your creation, so please share over on at our Facebook group.

Happy Stamping

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I’m back playing along with Colour Inkspiration Challenges. We have a stunning combo this week with Merry Merlot, Blackberry Bliss, Gray Granite and Basic Black.

Isn’t this such a gorgeous picture!! I’ve added a bit of silver to my card as I felt it needed a bit of bling. My base is Basic Black and I have layered with a Subtle embossed Merry Merlot piece. I’ve then done a silver foil layer with Gray Granite. I have silver embossed the large Good Morning Magnolia flower and coloured it using Blackberry Bliss ink and an aqua painter. I played a bit for a shape for the sentiment (which is from the Magnolia Blooms stamp set) and finally settled on the small label die from the Beautiful Boughs dies. I then cut a large Stitched Oval in Basic Black. I needed somewhere to base my oval and I realised that I had some Gray Granite textured weave ribbon which I added across the bottom.

Next up is the lovely Jacque in New Zealand.

Come and share your creation over on at our Facebook Group, here.

Happy Stamping

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CTC242 – Woven Threads

It feels like we are already entering into Spring!! It’s a bit warmer this weekend!! So nice sitting in the sun being warm!

This week, we are casing the colours from the Woven Threads DSP and then use the cards on page 12 for layout inspiration. The colours are Pretty Peacock, Purple Posy, Rococo Rose, Sahara Sand, Seaside Spray, Terracotta Tile and Whisper White.

I was inspired by the small grouping of cards on page 12 that use the embossing paste.

I got out the Pattern Party decorative masks and went with the circular one. I was going to use the shimmery white embossing paste but sadly it had dried out. I went with the plain white paste instead. I then spritzed the dried piece with Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock and Rococo Rose. I did try Seaside Spray but it didn’t come out very well. Also my aim seem to go a bit weird so I got splats where I wasn’t aiming! Once it was dry, I then painted it all over with Wink of Stella for a bit of sparkle.

I then stamped the sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays in Pretty Peacock and cut it out using the Merry Christmas thinlits.

Next up is the lovely Rachel!

We would love to see how you are inspired by these colours. Share your creation with us on our Facebook Group.

Happy Stamping

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It’s here!!!

I’m so excited!! Today is the first day of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue.

I have had this catalogue since mid-April (one of the perks of being a demonstrator!!) and I have been poring over it ever since. I made sure I got up early today to get my order in.

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I had my catalogue launch party last week and I made lots of samples to inspire my ladies. I love the Come Sail Away Suite. I think it will be perfect for lots of male cards (which I always struggle with!). If you check out pages 144-145 of the catalogue, you can see the entire suite. There is a code at the top right of the page where you can order everything in the suite. It includes the Sailing Home stamp set, Smooth Sailing dies, High Seas embossing folder, Come Sail Away DSP, Come Sail Away Memories & More card pack, baker’s twine and Sail Away trinkets.

I did case the following card but unfortunately, I can’t find who it was that I cased. If it was you, please let me know and I will update my post.

I love all the layers on this card and I can’t wait to share it with my ladies at our next class.

If you have ever thought about taking advantage of the Stampin’ Up! demonstrator starter kit, now is a great time. You can select $235 worth of product and pay only $169. If you need any suggestions for what to include in your kit, I can give you lots of ideas!!. Click here to join now.

If you would like a paper copy of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue, I can send you one. Just send me an email at and I’ll pop one into the post for you.

Enjoy the new Catalogue!!

CTC231 – Case Anything

Winter has finally come to Queensland!! It is a bit chilly this weekend, like 15 degrees! (lol)

We are at our final week of casing the 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! annual catalogue. This week, we are casing any retiring product we like!

I love the Wonderful Romance bundle which includes the Wonderful Romance stamp set and Wonderful Floral framelits. You can get this bundle in the 2019 Occasions Catalogue.

I stamped the leaves in Old Olive to add a subtle pattern on the background. I then stamped the larger floral image in Memento Black and cut out with the co-ordinating die. I then coloured with Old Olive and Poppy Parade blends. I then cut out the oval in Poppy Parade and Whisper White. I trimmed the white one so that I could layer it on the Poppy Parade one.

This is such a lovely set and I’m so sad that it’s not carrying over. But fortunately, it is still available until 3 June, so make sure you place your order before then.

Next up is my lovely friend, Tina!!

Make sure you share your favourite retiring project over on at our Facebook Group.

I’m so excited to start casing the new catalogue with you next week.

Happy Stamping

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ESAD sneak Peak

I’m excited to be a part of the ESAD 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek Blog Hop tonight!! It’s only 2 sleeps until the catalogue goes live and I can’t wait!!

I have two cards to share with you today. The first card features the Bloom & Grow stamp set and the co-ordinating Budding Blooms dies. I first saw this set at Onstage in Auckland and I just loved it. I love the flowers and how easy they are to colour any way you like. I also love the font of the sentiments as well.

I embossed my sentiment in Silver embossing powder at the bottom of a piece of Rococo Rose cardstock. Such a lovely dusky pink! I stamped the small stamps from the Bloom & Grow stamp set in Purple Posy ink on Purple Posy cardstock to add some subtle detail to the background. I then cut the bottom of this piece using the scalloped die. I added a piece of the new Rococo Rose scalloped linen ribbon between the join of the two pieces of cardstock.

I then stamped the floral image in Memento Black and coloured it using my blender pens in Rococo Rose and Purple Posy ink. I used Granny Apple Green blends for the leaves. (Can’t wait to get the new colours of blends). I then stamped extra leaves on Granny Apple Green cardstock and cut them out using the dies. Then a quick assembly, and voila, all done!

For my second card, I used the Woven Threads DSP as the background. I also used the sentiment from the Woven Heirlooms stamp set. I also love the font of these sentiments as well.

I stamped the sentiment on Sahara Sand cardstock using Terracotta Tile ink and punched it out using the 2 1/4″ circle punch. I then added a piece of the new Sahara Sand Woven Threads trim which is just stunning!

I hope you enjoyed my two cards. Next up is the lovely Richelle.

Happy Stamping

Blog hop participant list:

1. Lou Kitzelman

2. Rochelle Blok

3. Kelly Kent

4. Jo Stubbings

5. Nicole Wilson

6. Denise Buetler

7. Sandra Mastello

8. Rochelle Laird-Smith

9. Siobhan Fitzsimmons

10. Shannon Kissane

11. Libby Dyson

12. Jo Weedon

13. Peta Stephen

14. Carly Middleton

15. Lisa Whitehead

16. Bronwyn Eastley

17. Cathy Pinchbeck

18. Monique Fielder

19. Rebecca Scurr – This is me!

20. Richelle Fletcher

21. Jackie Noble

22. Mandy Depiazzi

23. Sharon Dalton

24. Maree McIntosh

25. Samantha White