110 Cards – Up the Flowered Path

As you will have read yesterday our new Bonus Days Promotion requires a spend of $110 to earn your Bonus $11 coupon so I decided to make some projects that used products totalling around that amount to help you choose what to get.

So may I introduce to you 110 cards!


Up The Flowered Path Card – Just click on the Card Photo above to be taken to the quick How To PDF. I based this card on one by May Park who called this technique (she had used stamped images though) Faux Stained Glass. I figured that in these colours though it looked more like paving stones. Watch out for another edition next week.

And here as promised are the pictures of the new Limited Edition Stamp set and Thinlit Dies available from August 2 – 31 or while stocks last. How cute is this!

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Well Stampin’ Up Haven’t Dont This Before!

Well Stampin’ Up! has come up with something new and exciting today – BONUS DAYS! This is the first time Stampin’ Up! has offered coupons to customers!

Social1_BonusDays_demo_July0716_NZParticipants will receive an $11 NZD Bonus Days coupon code via email for every $110 NZD they spend in a single order (catalogue price before shipping and handling). So it’s a bit like Sale- A Bration except you can use your coupons  August 2nd to 31st on anything you want including the Limited Release THOUGHTFUL BRANCHES PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET and the BEAUTIFUL BRANCHES THINLITS DIES! Which are both totally gorgeous by the way!


Bonus Days coupon codes will be delivered via email, so an email address is required to participate in this promotion. SU cannot resend emails with coupon codes, so make sure you save the email and write down the codes in a safe place so you don’t miss out on the coupons you earn.

Just a few things to note – if you are placing an online Order or just looking through my online shop please do make sure the tab in the top right corner says New Zealand so you are looking at NZD prices! Also if your order is under $300 I really appreciate it if you can use the Hostess Code. I’m going to be sending out a little surprise to everyone who does from now on! hostess code template-001

 Check in tomorrow to see the Limited release products and find out about a new feature for this month.


Having a Ho Hum Day…….

Hello lovely people! I had a very busy morning at work making Guide Dog Shaped Biscuits and icing them with a group of children in hopes of selling them and raising some money for the Red Puppy Bikkie Day and the Blind Foundation. It was very busy and tiring but a lot of fun. My family are  Red Puppy Sponsors, we decided to be a part of that as a tribute to my Grandfather who passed away in February. His sight had been damaged by being caught in a sandstorm in Egypt in World War II and with old age setting in as well he could barely see in his later years.

After the excitement of the Red Puppy (or in our case sprinkle covered) biscuits I popped in for a quick visit with my daughter and my special “daughter and Grand-daughter” (special because they chose me rather than being born to me). This was also before the Ho Hum begun in case your reading this Ashleigh. Next came house hunting with No 1 daughter and Grandma before I came home to start the Ho Hum bit of the day. One word TAXES! Yes people I know July 7th is cut off day and its only 3 days away! The problem is I’m a procrastinator. In fact here I am doing it again as I write this post instead of finishing my blessed taxes! Ok so back to the Ho Hum but I will leave you with a card featuring a dog who could well be a Guide Dog enjoying a break on a sunny afternoon. This stamp set is called Sitting Here



Here Comes July!

Well Boys and Girls June has been and gone and July is on our door steps! We’ve had a whole month of the new 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue. Have you got yours yet? You can view it online HERE too but a paper copy is always my preference.

P1080164I’m enjoying this years offering and still have a long wish list.

I will be putting a WORKSHOP ORDER through on Thursday morning at 9 am. If you would like to order anything just TEXT ME on 027 603 6873 or EMAIL ME moocowgen@ihug.co.nz  with your order and I will message you back payment details. Its that EASY! You can order from me from anywhere in New Zealand and I will get it delivered to your door ( or at least post box : )
You can place your own order ONLINE via my online shop  by clicking HERE or by clicking on the Shop Online button in the sidebar.

Please DO make sure that the “New Zealand” Tab is showing in the top right hand corner. If not click on NZ in the drop down menu so you get the correct pricing for items.

The Hostess Code for this current order is: 

If you are doing an online order that is UNDER $300 then please use the Hostess Code if possible. You need to enter it  when you are processing your order. See the picture below. Where the red arrow is, is where you type in the code.

And I shall leave you with a little piece of inspiration…..


Baby Bear Birthday

A dear wee friend of mine turned 1 recently and she absolutely needed a gorgeous birthday card from me! Of course it had to be Baby Bear and I used an Easel Fold to make it just that bit fancier and something that could sit on her drawers long after her birthday if she wanted it to.


I used Early Espresso, Blushing Bride and Very Vanilla Cardstock, some retired paper daisies and lace plus some more of the Playful Palette DSP stack. The paper and the ink I used for the lace stamp are both the new In Colour Sweet Sugarplum. The stamp sets were Baby Bear, of course, with Grateful Bunch and Timeless Textures which both made it in to the new Annual Catalogue. Yippee because I love both those sets for their versatility. Bear was stamped in Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Early Espresso.

Here is a closer look at Bear. I didn’t think to get a photo of the inside where I put the birthday sentiment…duh!


Baby Bear by Twos

Baby Bear again and quick easy layout duplicated in different colourways. The first is using the new In colour Emerald Envy with Cucumber Crush and Very Vanilla. The paper from both card is from a funky 6X6 Paper Stack called Playful Pallette ( p 174 $21.25 #141657)P1080423

This second card uses another new In Colour called Sweet Sugarplum which I paired with Blushing Bride and again Very Vanilla plus a little Soft Suede.P1080421

And a close up of Baby Bear who was done in Crumb Cake, Tip Top Taupe and Soft Suede. You can find the Baby Bear Stamp set on Page 61 of the new Annual Catalogue #141859 $55P1080424

Take a look at the catalogue on line HERE or contact me for a paper copy : )

Loving my Baby Bear!

I was so lucky to get this set for free at a Stampin’ Up! Event in May! Being able to attend these kinds of events and get products before they are even released is one of the bonuses of being a demonstrator so if you are interested in finding out more about joining or plain just wanna get started and get the June extras for joining then let me know! Anyway here is the Baby Bear set and some inspiration.


This a THREE step stamping set to give a photo-realistic result to your teddy. Here’s how it goes. Use the palest of your colours for the “solid” layer or if your just using one ink pad then stamp it off gently twice to get a “third generation” pale colour. For this example I used Pool Party, Island Indigo and Night of Navy.


This one is Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry

P1080427 And finally a card using Baby Bear. The colour inspiration for this bear was my own childhood bear who unfortunately met an untimely end with a herd of cows : (










If you need to have your own Baby Bear Photopolymer Stamp set it is $55 plus shipping. You can order it through me or via my online shop HERE

New New New

P1080164We now have a new Annual catalogue which you can view online HERE. So many lovely new goodies!!

We also have TWO special offers for the Month of June too! Recruiting_Header_newdemo_May2416_ENG

Every new recruit who joins my team this month will get two FREE stamp sets in their Starter Kit. That’s an added value of up to $178 AUD/$214 NZD, depending on which stamps you choose. Bundles and kits cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion.

  • Promotion Period: 1–30 June 2016

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Don’t want to join? Well then maybe you would like to host a party

June is an epic month for your hostesses! For each event a host has with $550 NZD or more in sales, that host will receive $60 NZD in Extra Stampin’ Rewards.Remember, Stampin’ Rewards can also be used on Starter Kits, which are even better this month!

  • Qualifying orders must reach $550 in sales prior to shipping and handling.
  • Extra Stampin’ Rewards earned through this promotion can be redeemed in the “Stampin’ Rewards” section of the ordering process.
  • Promotion Period: 1-30 June 2016 DEADLINE FOR ONLINE ORDERS: 30 June 2016 by 11:50 PM

And for your inspiration here is a card using my favourite new stamp set – Baby Bear on page 61


Kidsfest Class Projects

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Hi Folks Im sure you are more interested in the new Annual Catalogue that has just been released but I need to tell you about this first and then tomorrow I will have some new projects and special offers to share with you.

Stamp for Fun – Photo Frame, Card & Popcorn Stick Class

Kidsfest projects

$15 Per child   recommended age: 5 to 13
 Make your own rolled paper hanging Photo Frame, Scrappy Greeting Card and Popcorn Stick (precut kits provided). Photo shows examples of projects only, lots of different kits to chose from!

What to Bring: scissors and white glue (PVA or craft) if you have it.

Contact us to book: 027 603 6873 or

Prepayment required. Payment details sent out on booking.

This event takes place on:

Thursday 14 July From: 10:00 am – 11:15 am at  Leeston Library (directions)

Friday 15 July From: 10:00 am – 11:15 am at  Rolleston Community Centre (directions)

Monday 18 July From: 10:00 am – 11:15 am at Lincoln Event Centre (directions)

Project Life Card Idea plus a Giveaway

Hi folks Wow product is selling out fast so if you havent checked out the Retiring List for this year it might be a good idea to take a look soon. It is updated Tuesday – Friday as products sell out. You can find the Retiring List HERE

If you wish to do an Online Order with me – you can do this where ever you are in New Zealand and it will be sent straight to you – You can follow the link to my online store on the right sidebar of my blog. The current Hostess code is ETR49PAB Just pop it in the box when requested as you go through the order process. It helps me keep track of the smaller orders but if your order is $300 or over not including shipping then you qualify for your own Hostess Code and Rewards. If anyone needs help setting up an account then I can help with that too.

Recently I went to a big Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Event held in Auckland called OnStage. It was a lot of fun catching up with my team and other demonstrators from around New Zealand plus we got to see the **NEW** 2016-2017 catalogue and got to take home some of the new products too!P1080154 Another benefit of these events is the swapping, you make multiples of a project and then swap them for other peoples projects and come home with heaps of different ideas! My swap was a set of Project Life Pocket Style cards.


This is what they look like in a page protector. Sadly the Word Window Punch has retired AND Sold Out but every thing else I used is still available.

Timeless Textures Stamp Set

Crazy About You Stamp Set

Petite Petals Stamp Set and Punch

Hello You Thinlits Dies

The colours are Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White, Cucumber Crush and Tempting Turquoise.

And here is THE BEST BIT! I have two sets of these cards to give away. Simply leave a comment below and I will draw two winners next Friday!