SaleABration Facebook event tonight

Hi folks I’m trying something different I’m holding a Facebook virtual party Event over the next few days to send SAB out with a bang. I’ve already loaded up some fun videos showcasing some of the SAB exclusives and I’m going to TRY sharing some of my own videos and tutorials too.

SAB online party clip

You can find the event here on Facebook so join in the fun. There are only 3 days left till the SaleABration goodies are all gone so don’t miss out!

SAB reminder


Christmas, From the Scrapheap, Project Life - Pocket Pages, Scrapbooking, Thrifty Thursday, Uncategorized

December Daily Page 3


Here we are with Days 11-15! I used those cute little trees from Watercolor Christmas down the bottom too. These little mini layouts (pocket Page cards) are a great way to use up those scraps that often get thrown away.

A few ways I have used them:

  • punched circles and other shapes
  • banners
  • strips
  • tags
  • fussy cutting ( the church in the top right corner)

Making a comeback with a sale!

Hi folks I know I have been missing in action for a long time this time but I have a note from the doctor and I’m now on the mend. I have been feeling “off” for a while, bone draggingly exhausted and generally quite rundown. I put it down to stress and ageing as many of us do when these kind of things creep up on you slowly. Then I got to feeling like my head was going to explode, my heart was pounding and I felt dizzy and sick. Time for a visit to the doctor where he said that our family history of high blood pressure had caught up with me. That explained so much! Its been a few weeks since that and medication is fixing things up nicely (the Doctor is very pleased) and I am regaining some energy and passion to get back to business. I would like to offer my huge apologies to my loyal readers and customers for my lack of content and communication but most days it was all I could do to get through the day. I can probably count on one hand how many times Ive picking up the stamps and loveliness I got from the Seasonal catalogue and used them. I have however started a new project which I will share with you tomorrow. In the meantime here is the NEWS! This is a long on so grab a cup of tea first

Promotion Dates: 1 December 2017–2 January 2018

  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Discounts apply to select items only.
  • Retiring items from the 2017 holiday catalogue are available while supplies last.
  • Excess items from the 2017 annual catalogue are available in limited quantities at the promotional price.
  • Discounted items may be added to a Starter Kit—or purchased with Stampin’ Rewards—at the promotional price.
  • Host sets can be purchased using only Stampin’ Rewards from a qualifying party.


Or check out my online store for up to date availability HERE  and dont forget to check out the Clearance Rack for some discounted retired goodies!

We also have a new product coming in next years Annual catalogue which is having a limited pre- release delivery in mid March. With the launch of this tool, Stampin’ Up! are trying something different: testing a new reservation system. It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. THIS WILL BE STARTING DEC 6 AND ENDING DEC 31  In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information but it will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.  LIMIT of ONE per CUSTOMER for reservation


It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it! Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Need product details?

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$99.00 NZD

See this amazing tool in action here on youtube 

Ok now for something pretty, my sons birthday card from October

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Just 1

That’s all I wanted, Just 1 decent photo of us before my big kids started leaving the nest. After much screaming, begging and whining (most of it mine) We got to the photo session and it was achieved. Of course all that was left then was to immortalise the experience in a scrapbook page!


P.S there goes that stencil again….ooooh and do you see that gorgeous new doily sticking out on the left hand side? These are awesome as one side is white and the other Vanilla so no more trying to figure out how to make the doily creamy coloured!




Which one would you choose?

Hi folks we have just had our local A&P Show here and I try to enter scrapbooking and cards each year. The theme for The Ellesmere Show this year was Women on the land and I really wanted to go with that theme for the card. I knew I had the perfect stamp from my pre SU days so I dug it out and had a play. I came up with 3 quite different cards with my farming lady. I love her fencing standard and gumboots!

Version 1: Paper pieced top, muted sponged background using the Seasonal Decorative Masks in the Holiday Catalogue, Fine Tip glue pen to add highlights on the standard end, eggs, gumboots, lips and hair, stitched edging around Lots of Labels Framelits die cuts and along the bottom of the sentiment.


Version 2: I think this one is my favourite and I will definitely use this sketch again. Paper pieced top and pants, and Fine Tip Glue to highlight the same areasp1080979

Version 3: A lot fancier with this one. The pink twice was pulled out of some black and melon mambo twine we had in a seasonal catalogue recently hence its got the cute kinks to it. All the papers used come from the Festive Birthday DSP pack and they are what I took the colourway from. I sponged the  doily with Daffodil Delight ink to make it yellow ( a white one would have just disappeared into the card) My lady is completely hand coloured this time and I added some grass to ground her.p1080982

So what do you think? Which one did I enter? I got first prize with it by the way : )

Have you seen the awesome new Framelits dies that have just been released, Im going to be ordering mine next week. I love that there are 4 each of Squares, Ovals and Circles. This would be a great starter set or combine beautifully with our other shapes as I’m told they are different in size to the current shapes so they can be matted with them. There are some specials on certain stamp sets too
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Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies     #145372      Price: $60.00

*12 dies
*Circle: 4 dies, largest image 2-7/8″
*Square: 4 dies, largest image 2-5/8”
*Ovals: 4 dies, largest image 3-1/4” x 2-5/16

Order now online HERE I will be closing this code on Friday at midday.hostess-code-template-001

Check out the video about these awesome new framelits


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…..



Hearts and Blocks

For this double layout I had a heap of photos of  the same theme but over a few different times so to help mesh them all together I used a colour block idea. Quite a few of the photo’s ha pink in them so I used the Love Blossoms DSP stack and its coordinating cardstock colours in various sized blocks.P1060470

I used the Sweetheart Punch and the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack to accent the blocks


The best bit of all and the reason people keep Scrapbooks is the story behind the photos. I had forgotten all about why my wee one had done her drawings so I looked up in her Playcentre Learning Journal and there was the story! Julie and William her invisible friends! Time passes so quickly and its so easy to forget those funny little memories. I’m so glad I had taken the time to write a wee note in her book so now.



Sale-A-Brate any way you want

I was so bummed out when I did my Preorder for our new Sale-A-Bration and Occasions Catalogues as the stamp set I wanted the absolute most was on backorder already!! Luckily I was dispatched soon after Christmas and was here yesterday. Wahoo! Its one of the SAB free Products called Lotus Blossom. How gorgeous is this!?

I havent used a lot of these 2 ( or in this case 3) Step Stamped flowers but it sure is made so much easier by this set being in Photopolymer. There are so many options for colours and you can do it using only one stamp pad by stamping off on to scrap paper once or twice to get lighter colours.


This card is based on one I saw made by Sara Rayner. Here is a closer look at the stamping. I used Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant for one flower and Pool Party and Lost Lagoon for the other. The embossing folder is a new one too called Spring Flowers and the twine comes in a 3 pack called Painted Blooms Cotton Twine.


Check out the new Occasions catalogue and the SAB catalogue by clicking on the links along the right side of page And just let me know if you would like to see one IRL (In Real Life)