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What an awesome way to celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 25th birthday! 25% off 25 Stamp sets!

For a PDF with full listing and pricing click HERE or view with pictures online HERE
Sets are: A Dozen Thoughts, Zoo Babies Of course my set arrived last week LOL), Lots of Thanks, Happy Day, Gifts of Kindness, Hearts a Flutter, Hello Lovely, Crazy Mixed Up Love, Bright Blossoms, Itty Bitty Banners, Yippee-Skippee, Gorgeous Grunge, Ornament Keepsakes, Apothecary Art, Cuddles and Kisses, Oh Hello and Label Love!

What a great selection I know I will be getting a couple of them and already have a couple too!
Remember you can do an online order 24/7 through my online shop HERE and the great thing is you dont have to create an account anymore if you dont want to, you can use a Guest Account instead.
IF you are doing an online order please use the HOSTESS CODE  2ZE2K49S

Here are some projects I have made with the sets I have

Bright Blossoms

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Itty Bitty Banners

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And some cards that were swaps using these sets

Gorgeous Grunge Swaps created by:  Front – Ria Kaire &  Back – (fabulous ladies from my wider team who shall have to remain nameless until I go out to the car and retrieve the rest of my display boards in the morning)

Three of these cards use Label Love and  two use Hello Lovely as well!

P1020020 (640x447) Another Hello Lovely with this card by Julia Leece proving its not just a set for Ladies cards!

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Box Bag Tag, Gift

Feel Better Cup

Think I might have jinxed myself with this project. I made it before I got real sick thinking I just had a wee cold. I had to take the photo quick before I needed to use the last Lemsip Pack so its not a flash one.

I decorated the cup box using the Bright Blossoms stamp set and some of the fabulous 3/8″ pleated satin ribbon (page 12 of the autumn Winter Mini)

 Better Photos tomorrow of the other version of this cup holder I made.


Bright Blossom Duck Duck

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I saw the sketch for this layout and it screamed for me to use Bright Blossoms from the Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue. This great wee set of 8 is $41.95 for wood mount or $33.95 for the clearmount version. And who would of guessed you would use a sheet of paper from the Letters to Santa DSP Pack. Does this layout look a little familiar….. Its the one my young friend based hers on that I showed you a few days ago. It took ages to stamp and punch all those circles but it took even longer to stick ‘em all on! I picked out an old favourite retired set that had this cool wee duck stamp in it, stamped it in white, coloured the beak and feet and then stamped it again on some patterned paper from which I cut out just the bow and ducks wing.Ali ducky layout close up (666x800)

Pretty cute huh! Now I just need to get titles and journaling done……..

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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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Sneaky Peek at tonights workshop

Just a quick reminder about My In Home Workshop tonight and Sundays’ Stampin’ Fun Day

Wednesday 16th May at 7 pm. Bring afriend even. I will be having it at my house 1 Pound Road, Leeston, about 30 minutes south of Christchurch. Phone 03 3244 495 or email Here is a wee taste of what you can see tonight


Class and Stampin’ Fun Day

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