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.


BonusDeals_Header_Demo_7.01.2015_ENGStampin’ Up! is offering amazing discounts on more products in the Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack this month! Check them out this weeks Weekly Deals below, and go to my website to check out the Clearance Rack Specials. To Order give me a call or email me at moocowgen@ihug.co.nz  .

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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)

Give yourself an early Christmas Present!

Start your own business as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator between 25 November and  2 December then you have the opportunity to earn a bonus of 5% on your sales in December PLUS your starter kit is discounted by 25%! What more could you ask for? Even if you just want to join as a “Hobby Demo” to get discount on your own product you could still take advantage of this offer. Your first order as a new Deomnstrator gives 30% commission (or discount depending on how you look at it) instead of the usual 20% BUT if you join between 25 Nov and 2 Dec you will get an EXTRA 5% back on top of that for all catalogue orders placed in Decemeber!

To qualify all Starter Kit orders must be finalized on 2 December by 11:50 PM. You can join online here or through me directly. I would love to have you as part of my team! Check out the Join SU! link above for more info about being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

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Awesome new offer!

This is a Surprise!

Stampin’ Up! is so excited about this year’s World Cardmaking Day, that we’re having an amazing 15% off sale on some of your favourite products! From 1-6 October,  you’ll be able to purchase select ink, paper, envelopes, and adhesive—all at a 15% discount! Select stamps are 20%!


  • Colour collections and Whisper White in the A4, along with C6 and Medium envelopes, will be offered at a 15% discount
  • Fast Fuse Adhesive and refill component will be offered at a 15% discount
  • All individual ink pads will be offered at a 15% discount
  • Limited offering in stamps will be available at a 20% discount
  • Item Number


    Price NZ

    Discounted Price NZ


    Stmp C Big News




    Stmp W Big News




    Stmp C Playful Pennants




    Stmp W Playful Pennants




    Stmp C Choose Happiness




    Stmp W Choose Happiness




    Stmp C Petite Pairs




    Stmp W Petite Pairs




    Stmp C So Very Happy




    Stmp W So Very Happy





You order directly through me by email or phone or through my ONLINE STORE. Dont forget to check out the New Weekly Deals Mid Morning!

Fancy Goose


I did this one a wee while ago but never got round to posting it at the time. It is one of my favourites. I love the colours Crisp Cantaloupe and Early Espresso with touches of Pistachio Pudding with the Wetlands Stamp set. Sound good enough to eat!


I havent finished the front with a sentiment yet but will put it on the horizontal panel.

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Still not sure I will ever part with this one but its a fun wee fold so give it a go.

Retired Lists are out

Today signals the last month of the 2013-2014 Annual Catalogue and the Occasions Catalogue. The retiring lists have been released today and you can find links to them below. Dont wait too long to order as there are always things that sell out in the first hours especially out going In Colours and reinkers.

The Current Hostess code for online orders is RPMNAXC4 you can find my online store HERE