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Last Days of Sale-A-Bration

Hi folks there are only 7 days left to take advantage of Sale-A-Bration 2017 and lucky us Stampin’ Up! have just added 8 more catalogue products to the offering! I had a lovely class last night and we made this card.

Dont miss out! Email me to order or Go to my ONLINE SHOP

Happening in March and April

  • Sunday March 26 12.30 – 4.30 – Scrap and Stamp Crop Afternoon – Leeston
  • Friday March 31 – last day for Sale-A-Bration Online orders ( I will be placing my last order for SAB on Thursday)
  • Monday April 10 10 – 11.30 Card Class
  • Saturday April 22 5pm – 8pm Ellesmere Twilight Market in Leeston
  • Sunday April 30 12.30 – 4.30 – Scrap and Stamp Crop Afternoon – Leeston

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Elegant Eleanor

Oh I wish this border punch was still current, I found out it was on the retiring list before the one I had ordered had even arrived : ( Never mind, Im still going to use it and Im sure you could substitute another border, lace or ribbon. The colours are Soft Sky, Island Indigo, Smoky Slate and Whisper White. I added accents with my White Stampin’ Chalk Marker (page 163 of the Annual Catalogue).


P.S Did you notice the bow trick? This is a great way to add a bow with Bakers twine, all you have to do is staple over the flat piece of twine and then tie it into a bow. The bow pretty much hides the staple if you have used our Handheld Stapler ( page 160 of the Annual Catalogue) as it has smaller than the usual stapler staples. and a longer reach than many of the small staplers. Check it out!


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Blushing Bliss Eleanor

I was playing with some old card swaps I had and as some of them were notecard size or square and I like to keep them to a standard card I got a bit creative. I liked one of the cards I “tweaked” so much that I used the layout again for this one. The sentiment isn’t quite right but it was late and I wasn’t being very inventive (READ: I was too lazy to go find something else LOL). The colours are Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride and Pool Party which is a great combo for many occasions.


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All in One Cottage Greetings

This card helps show the versatility of Cottage Greetings as you can use the one set to create a background, vocal element and sentiment. P1050034

The design on the lower portion of the card uses the Thanks sentiment in that beautiful font spaced with one of the flowers. I used both flowers with stems to make the wee flower bunch on the central image and added some tiny pearls to highlight the bigger flowers. I used single flower with leaves to stamp around the edge of the Tip Top Taupe layer to create some interest. I finished it off with some seam binding ribbon and a 2 3/8″ scallop circle popped up on dimensionals under the flower images.


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Steppin’ it up!

I threw together a few ideas for this card and I think it turned out pretty well. I love the colour way, it’s so soft and pretty – Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Hello Honey. The ribbon was from the SAB pack but it fitted quite well. The front panel is popped up on dimensionals but the flower stamped piece was adhered straight onto the card front.


The quilt like pattern down the bottom was created by lightly drawing a grid pattern then stamping the wee flower on the intersecting points. Then I used my Paper Piecing tool and templates to pierce along the lines around the flowers. I added stitching marks with my Tip Top Taupe marker. Heres a closer look at the stamped panel.


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2 Special People

Recently 2 very special people we know formerly dedicated themselves to each other after 27 years together. It was a very special occasion for them and their whanau and I was honoured to be a part of it. So obviously it had to be a very special card as well.


I used a Screen card design using the Bloom with Hope Hostess Set stamped on a newsprint paper and carefully coloured with my trusty Stampin’ Write markers. The Something to Say Stamp set had the perfect sentiments – 2 Great People – 1 Great Life which is exactly what I wanted to say! The base card has been stamped tone on tone using the Hardwood Background Stamp

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I will leave you with one of the beautiful table settings and say Thank you Sonny and Tina for sharing this very special day with us.

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Stitched with Love MDSM54

I have spent the last week or so sunk knee-deep in Paperwork but tonight I abandoned all that to the corner to CREATE! Of course I had a big sort out of papers today and my work top is very tidy for me so I don’t want to mess it up before I get back down to it tomorrow. Instead I created digitally using the MDS Monday card sketch as my inspiration. I actually really love this one and will probably give it a go traditionally too.

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So I added the Decorative Dots (SAB download) as a layer over the base card and gave it a drop shadow so it looks like embossing. I used SAB brush sets, See Ya Later and Banner Blast. I cropped the heart off the top of the sentiment and added Black layers behind the banners and the two smaller ones have a coloured layer the same size behind them too. My Stitches embellishments came in handy to frame the Smoky Slate paper (Sweet Sorbet DSP – SAB download) and to “stitch” down the twine over the banners. The final touch was a diamante over the O in love.

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Papaya Anniversary

Hi there bet you all thought I had fallen off the face of the earth! Nope just work and life got in the way Grrrr! But today I come bringing vintage gorgeousness in the shape of a 40th Wedding anniversary card.

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The sentiment is from a new set of mine called Express Yourself. It is a hostess set so if you would like to earn this set its simple! Either Place an order for $350 or more OR host your own Stampin’ Up! party and raise orders to that amount of more then you get a minimum of $55 hostess dollars to spend. Flick me an email at for more details or to book your dateP1020496 (640x413)


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Elegant Gingham

On the weekend of the Great Flood here in Leeston I had flown out early Saturday morning to Auckland for a team training event. We usually make cards to swap amongst ourselves and my one used…. Yes you guessed it Simply Pressed Clay blossoms and the Gingham Standard Wheel! I promise I will show you something different next time : )

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I broke out Everything Eleanor again for her elegant swirl, gorgeous flowers and pretty motif, then using all of the new In colours created my swap cards. It was interesting to see which colours went first ( I gave the ladies the choice) First to go was Pistachio Pudding then Crisp Cantaloupe and Coastal Cabana leaving me a couple of spare Strawberry Slush.

P1010840 (640x341) The sentiment is from Bring on the Cake and the Elegant Butterflies are embossed using the snowflake design from Delicate Designs Embossing Folders. I spritzed the cards after stamping and before attaching any of the layers with Baked Brown Sugar ink/Water mix with just a wee touch of the Vanilla Smooch Spritz added in a Stampin’ Spritzer bottle. I really needed to speed up my flower production for the volume of cards I was making so I hatched a cunning plan. Add dazzling diamonds to the molds before I pushed in the clay and then they popped right out so I could put them aside to dry. My wee Air New Zealand tea spoons are just the best for getting tiny amounts of glitter or embossing powder in just the right place! And just to finish the card off I added a double bow using Whisper White Bakers Twine and some diamantes to the Butterfly