Cards - Birthday, Cards - General

Sunflower Smiles

Im back to Reason to Smile again! Just couldnt leave it alone. I had a couple of go’s at this as i wasnt entirely happy with the outcome the first time so I dismantled bits of it and added the White Mat. 

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I do love the Sunflowers though They kind of like like those “Teddybear” ones in colour. Would you believe there are  SEVEN  colours in them So Saffron, Cajun Craze, Peach Parfait, Early Espresso, Soft Suede and Pumpkin Pie!

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The sentiment is from Bring on the Cake and the Papers from Attic Boutique. If you cant live without this stamp set I am putting an order through in the next couple of days so check out the link to  info in the right hand column.

Cards - Birthday, Cards - General, Cards Fancy Folds

Workshop Wonders

Today I am going to share the two cards I demo’d at my In Home workshop last week focusing on DSP and the Labels Framelits dies. We had a fun night crafting and talking together, what better way to spend a cold almost Winter night! The first card I demonstrated, I almost straight out CASED from Mickey Roberts. I have been going to try doing one of these ….umm….half cut die fancy Z fold cards. LOL not sure what its actually called! I also wanted to use my brand new BRIGHT BLOSSOMS stamp set from the Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue. Must say I am enjoying using it. This Paper is from the Big Top DSP pack.

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The second card is the one everyone got to make! I showed two versions a basic one and one I had jazzed up a bit. The papers i used in this one were from the Attic Boutique DSP pack in the Autumn Mini Catalogue. and the stamps are from the Kindness Matters Stamp set. The ladies mostly decided to add the cut out butterflies to their basic cards too.

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Check out your calendar and pick a date for your in home workshop or if you are too far away for me to get to why not have a Catalogue Party. Get your friends together do some crafting, peruse the catalogue and if your orders qualify for workshop benefits then they are all yours!

Dont forget about this months special either. Buy 3 Designer Series Paper Packs and pick a fourth one for FREE! Yes thats right FREE!  Email me at to place your order OR book your In Home Workshop!

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Decorate the whole house with this one!

With the deal this month you can redecorate any room in your house or maybe just create lots of super Scrapbook pages or fabulous projects to give away. So what would you do with a FREE pack of Designer Series Paper??

Details: During May, you will get a FREE package of Designer Series Paper for every three you buy! Choose from a wide variety of designs and colours available in the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue and 2012 Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue. EXCLUDES Specialty Papers. No Limits, order as many sets as you want. Go in with some friends to make up the three and share the free paper!

I made this gorgeous fan with the *NEW* Simply Scored Tool using the Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper from the Autumn Winter Mini. Vintage Vogue went rather well with the paper and I made it quite vintagey looking using Crumb Cake and Calypso Coral with Rock and Roll technique on the big flowers and sponged edges on all the flowers and leaves. Lots of fussy cutting but really worth it. I used the Simply Scored Stylus with my Mat Pack to shape the flower petals to give them some dimension.

May is also the month for some changes!

Lower Cost + Complete Customisation = The Stampin’ Up! Opportunity Is Better Than Ever!

The *New* Demonstrator Starter Kit is here! This fully customisable Starter Kit gives new demonstrators the opportunity to start their business their way. Plus, with a new lower price of $189! When you choose to join the Stampin’ Up! family as an Independent Demonstrator you can personalise your Starter Kit by choosing up to $285 worth of any current Stampin’ Up! products. In addition, you’ll receive a business supplies pack, containing materials that you need to run your business (valued at $90). The real bonus is  if you join in May you ALSO get FREE Designer Series Paper for the rest of 2012!  This offer is here to stay.

Want to know more? Email Me Now!

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Be in the know about upcoming opportunities….

OK Boys and Girls here’s the News today…..

I had lots of fun yesterday at the Discover Sensational Selwyn Housing  and Living Expo

Here is one of the wee projects I made. I used the fab new Labels Framelits to make this candy holder or really whatever holder!

Available dates I have in May to book YOUR In Home workshop:

Tuesday 22nd and 29th daytime or evening

Thursday   10th  and 24th  evenings only

Friday 11th or 18th or 25th evening only

Saturday 19th or 26th daytime or evening

Sunday by arrangement

For more information about what is involved in having a workshop Email me! or give me a ring : ) Its really a lot of fun! and just to prove it I am going to have My Own In Home Workshop Wednesday 16th May at 7 pm. I will be making some phone calls this week to people who have indicated they would like to come along to one  but I welcome all comers so  just let me know if you would like to come too. I will be having it at my house in Leeston about 30 minutes south of Christchurch.

The 1st of May will see an exciting Special AND some other big news too if you are thinking about signing up as an Independent Demonstrator…..

Stampin’ Fun Day

Sunday 20 May 10 am -4 pm
Cost $5
Leeston Bowling Club
BYO stamps and projects plus a plate for shared lunch. Demonstrations through the day with some kits avail. for purchase. Lots of tools to try including  my Big Shot Die Cutting Machine and display cards to see . Plus I’m here to help you create gorgeous projects!

Scrapbooking Class  1.30-3 Cost $10

Learn how to scrapbook. We will complete 1 page in the class. Bring your own pages to work on too. Spend the day or just come for the class.
RSVP Phone 03 3244 495 or email

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Looking for a new home in Selwyn?

Well have I got the place for you!

Ok not an actual house but you can be inspired by this one and come along to the Discover Sensational Selwyn Housing  and Living Expo at the Rolleston Community Centre between 10 and 4 TODAY. Find out if Selwyn is the District is for you and what you can do here. I will be there so say Hi! if you do pop in.

Here is a side view of the card. It is a standard top fold A 5 card with a bit of clever folding! I used some of the gorgeous Attic Boutique papers from the Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue. If you havent seen one yet click on the link in the right hand side bar or Email me! with your postal details to get your paper copy of it. Tomorrow I will be posting a news of a Stampin’ Fun day,  a few dates I have available in May for doing In Home Workshops PLUS some more gorgeous Inspiration!!

Cards Fancy Folds, Gift, Sweet treat ideas

Heart Easter Treat Holders

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How cute are these wee treat holders!  These fancy folded free standing heart cards came from the Martha Stewart Website so take a look here for instructions. The back two I did some retired paper and stamps but the full heart I embossed using the heart border from the new Embossing folders.

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This is one I did from the Attic Boutique Paper from the new Autumn Winter mini Catalogue. Remember you can see a copy online by clicking the link in the right hand side. I have used a Full Heart punched heart to hold the front closed with the fat little bunnies in it. The Sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments, I love that set as it covers sooooo many occasions.  I also added a wee bit of snail to the join in the inside back  of the stand to make it stand better. DSCF3626 (492x800)

Here is a side view so you can see how it stand up and how it looks from the back. Yup I added another bunny on the back cos you can never have enough chocolate can you!