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


Butterfly Circles

I saw a similar card recently but cant find it again to credit the maker now. I thought it was such a visually effective card that I had to CASE it too. I do have an original idea now and then in case you are wondering but I am also inspired by the beautiful work other crafters produce. I do like to try an acknowledge where the inspiration came from but sometimes that not possible.


I’ve used In this World again and also Timeless Textures and for the Sentiment Love Sparkles.

I coloured the butterflies using Blender Pens and my ink pads. All you have to do is gently squeeze your ink pad when it is closed to transfer some ink to the inside of the lid and then use it like a palette to pick up the ink with the Blender Pen.


One you hate having to do

I was asked recently (twice actually) to make cards for ladies who had lost babies. As a Mother I can understand the pain and loss of losing a baby whether they have been in your arms for a time or just nestled in your belly. These are some of the very hardest cards to make and the hardest words to find. This card was accompanied by a remembrance candle too.




Dive in to 2017!

Happy New Year everyone! My little town of Leeston has been put on the national map of late with the sad loss of 3 local teens in a car crash. It is an awful thing for all that potential and life to be snuffed out no matter the circumstances and my heart goes out to the grieving families and friends.


On a different note January marks the start of our Annual Sale-A-Bration event where you can earn exclusive free products just by placing an order over $110 AND the 2017 Occasions Catalogue. Both begin on January 4th with SAB ending on March 31st and the Occasions Catalogue on May 31st.


The Year End sale items and the Holidays Catalogue items are still available until JANUARY 3rd so dont miss out. Check them our HERE

And for your inspiration here is a New Years Card made using one of the new stamp sets in the Occasions Catalogue called LOVE SPARKLES!


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Having a Ho Hum Day…….

Hello lovely people! I had a very busy morning at work making Guide Dog Shaped Biscuits and icing them with a group of children in hopes of selling them and raising some money for the Red Puppy Bikkie Day and the Blind Foundation. It was very busy and tiring but a lot of fun. My family are  Red Puppy Sponsors, we decided to be a part of that as a tribute to my Grandfather who passed away in February. His sight had been damaged by being caught in a sandstorm in Egypt in World War II and with old age setting in as well he could barely see in his later years.

After the excitement of the Red Puppy (or in our case sprinkle covered) biscuits I popped in for a quick visit with my daughter and my special “daughter and Grand-daughter” (special because they chose me rather than being born to me). This was also before the Ho Hum begun in case your reading this Ashleigh. Next came house hunting with No 1 daughter and Grandma before I came home to start the Ho Hum bit of the day. One word TAXES! Yes people I know July 7th is cut off day and its only 3 days away! The problem is I’m a procrastinator. In fact here I am doing it again as I write this post instead of finishing my blessed taxes! Ok so back to the Ho Hum but I will leave you with a card featuring a dog who could well be a Guide Dog enjoying a break on a sunny afternoon. This stamp set is called Sitting Here



New New New

P1080164We now have a new Annual catalogue which you can view online HERE. So many lovely new goodies!!

We also have TWO special offers for the Month of June too! Recruiting_Header_newdemo_May2416_ENG

Every new recruit who joins my team this month will get two FREE stamp sets in their Starter Kit. That’s an added value of up to $178 AUD/$214 NZD, depending on which stamps you choose. Bundles and kits cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion.

  • Promotion Period: 1–30 June 2016

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Don’t want to join? Well then maybe you would like to host a party

June is an epic month for your hostesses! For each event a host has with $550 NZD or more in sales, that host will receive $60 NZD in Extra Stampin’ Rewards.Remember, Stampin’ Rewards can also be used on Starter Kits, which are even better this month!

  • Qualifying orders must reach $550 in sales prior to shipping and handling.
  • Extra Stampin’ Rewards earned through this promotion can be redeemed in the “Stampin’ Rewards” section of the ordering process.
  • Promotion Period: 1-30 June 2016 DEADLINE FOR ONLINE ORDERS: 30 June 2016 by 11:50 PM

And for your inspiration here is a card using my favourite new stamp set – Baby Bear on page 61


Christmas Bonus for my Newsies

Hi folks Wow its been a while since I posted but I’ve been busy working on “ME” (picture a work in progress sign here). Obviously Im not great at Multi tasking more than Family, Work and “Me” LOL

I have finally gotten on to my Christmas Bonus Tutorials that I create for my newsletter followers each year and have sent out the first one this morning.

12 days header-001You can join my Newsletter HERE or use the link in the right hand side bar of this blog.

And now for some inspiration!


Gotta love those Home For Christmas Enamel Dots!! #140536 $8.50 for a pack of 72 ( 12 of each colour in 2 sizes) 

Check out the Product that will be retiring when the Holiday Catalogue finishes on January 4 HERE two of the awesome stamp sets are actually on special in the Weekly Deals until next Tuesday too!

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Well that was a lot of information but thats it for today! Happy Crafting