Cards - General, Scrapbooking

Creativity is Contagious, pass it on!

Today I’m talking to all those people out there who look at lovely cards or scrapbooking pages or any craft really and say “I’d love to do that but I’M NOT CREATIVE.”


Well people I’m here to tell you we  ALL have the ability to be creative. I’ve found some quotes that say it better than I can so take a look at these. This is gonna be a long one so go grab a cuppa before you start reading.



Creativity is simply the human brain forming new connections between ideas, and we all are engaged in this process every day. The common idea that there are some people who are creative and some who are not is a myth. On some level, we are all artists. We are all creators.  -Michael Gungor


Creativity isn’t this big scary thing, its learning and growing and playing; it’s trying new things and laughing at your disasters and every now and then creating something so amazing you’re blown away. Everyone had to start somewhere and everyone takes their inspiration from someone else so be inspired and you might just inspire someone else : )


An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail – Edwin Land


You might think I’m pretty talented (or even just a little bit talented I hope) BUT it took me a long time to feel confident to put my work on display and what you’re seeing on here is generally the successes not the disasters that get buried deep in the rubbish bin. Not every card is a masterpiece. I’m not perfect and sometimes I get it wrong but that doesn’t mean I’m going to stop creating!


A key part of being creative is seeing potential in things. Start with yourself and work your way out! – Colin Wright


Creativity is not a competition.


Oh and the post title is from a clever chappy called Albert Einstein. He also said Creativity is Intelligence having Fun!

So if you are in the Christchurch – Selwyn Area and need some help finding your creativity then feel free to contact me. I can do one on one appointments, classes, parties for you and some friends or you can come to my stamping days. Id love to hear from you! If your further afield you can still benefit from my newsletter, blog and Facebook pages and I am happy to send orders to you anywhere in New Zealand. I shall leave you with a quote from one of my favourite authors who can always help you make sense of the world – Dr. Seuss



Was it on your Wishlist? Get it now before its GONE!

going going gone picTH_social_retired2016_demo_Apr1816_SPUK_3The Retiring list for 2015-2016 is out now and items are selling out fast so take a look and get your order in before its too late. These items are on a “While Stocks Last” basis. You can SHOP NOW and do an online order in my SHOP by clicking the link over on the right so you don’t have to wait for me to put an order in. You can find the retiring List HERE It will be updated each week on Tuesday through Friday with items as they sell out.

Clearance Rack

Dont forget about the Clearance Rack Items! You CAN order these through me as well as Online. Just let me know what you want!


Kidsfest Project

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Darfield Monday 7th July 10-12
Leeston Friday 11th July 10-12
Rolleston Wednesday 16thJuly 10-12

Make a gorgeous wee 6X6″ Flip and Flap Mini Album. Class cost$15 includes precut album kit and adhesives needed to complete the project. Please bring your own scissors and also choose 8-10 photos of an event or theme. Note colours will vary.
For more information or to book

Ph: 03 3244 495 or email me at


Happy New Year

Here I am folks! Im feeling much more “normal” now especially after my break away camping with my family. We had our Christmas camping and had a special Camp Tree too with a little touch of “kiwi summer”

xmas tree webAnyway on to the important stuff we have 3 YES!!  THREE promotions running at the moment

Important Dates for January:

My Little Valentine promotion Jan 3 – 21

Clearance Blitz ends 21 January

HOLIDAY Catalogue eends 31 January

Sale-A-Bration starts January 22nd



Dates: 3-21 January 2013

During the My Little Valentine promotion, customers will get the Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit FREE—a $19.25 value—when they purchase the brand-new  My Little Valentine Set. This four-piece set was created exclusively for this promotion, is only available in clear-mount and will not be available again after 21 January

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Here is the updated list which is available while stocks last and selling out fast!!

page    code    item    regular price        sale price

8 124920 Array of Sunshine Stamp Set [w]  $24.00 $18.50

10 124924 Perfect Words Stamp Set [w]  $28.00 $18.50
11 124922 Faith in Nature Stamp Set [w]  $25.00 $18.50
109 121538 Inviting Stamp Set [w]  $46.95 $23.75
110 116410 Short & Sweet Stamp Set [w] $ $36.95 $18.25
111 122078 Notes & Details Stamp Set [w]  $53.95 $27.50
114 124926 Party Time Stamp Set [w]  $41.95 $21.50
115 121542 Just Perfect Alphabet Stamp Set [w] $43.95 $22.00
115 121548 Monogram Sweet Alphabet Stamp Set [w]  $64.95 $32.50
115 121572 Sweet Shoppe Lower Alphabet Stamp Set [w]  $64.95 $32.50
115 121574 Sweet Shoppe Upper Alphabet Stamp Set [w]  $64.95 $32.50

116 121488 Broadsheet Accents Stamp Set [w]  $31.95 $16.50
116 115766 Calendar Alphabet & Numbers Stamp Set [w] 0 $43.95 $22.00
120 119786 Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Pad  $14.25 $4.50
120 122939 Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad  $14.25 $4.50
120 122937 Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Pad  $14.25 $4.50
120 122935 Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin’ Pad  $14.25 $4.50
120 119783 Peach Parfait Classic Stampin’ Pad  $14.25 $4.50
120 122938 Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad  $14.25 $4.50

120 119782 Poppy Parade Classic Stampin’ Pad  $14.25 $4.50
141 121891 Trinket Crowns  $17.50 $5.25
141 112580 Clips Assortment  $16.50 $8.25
141 121892 Trinket Keys  $14.50 $7.50
142 112579 Flower Designer Brads  $14.25 $7.00
142 109112 Square Fire Rhinestone Brads  $23.95 $9.25
142 121881 Beveled Windowpanes  $20.50 $7.75
142 113144 Clear Circle Rhinestone Brads  $23.95 $12.25
142 109110 Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads  $23.95 $12.25

142 109111 Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads  $23.95 $12.25

142 115604 Fleurettes II  $23.95 $12.25
143 112534 Neutrals 5/16″ (8 mm) Jumbo Brads  $18.95 $7.25
143 112533 Neutrals 5/8″ (16 mm) Jumbo Brads  $16.75 $6.25
143 121005 In Color 2010-2012 3/8″ Glimmer Brads  $12.25 $4.75
143 119734 Brights Flower Brads  $20.50 $10.50
143 119730 Neutrals Flower Brads  $20.50 $10.50   

143 119731 Regals Flower Brads  $20.50 $10.50

143 119732 Subtles Flower Brads  $20.50 $10.50



With Talking Tag, you can send a gift that is uniquely you. Talking Tag is a message label you can attach to cards, invitations, gifts . . . anything! Personalise birthday cards, Christmas gifts or even record quick instructions for a recipe. Now your pictures really can say a thousand words!
How to send a voice message:

  1. Download the FREE TalkingTag™ App on you smartphone from, iTunes® or Google Play™.
  2. Adhere the message tag to your card or gift.
  3. Open TalkingTag™ App and scan the code.
  4. Record your message (recording starts immediately, so make sure you’re ready!).

You will have the opportunity to listen, re-record, cancel, or confirm your message after you’ve completed recording it. Each label allows up to 60 seconds of a greeting, song, or product message.

To play the message, recipients will need to download the app and scan the code. Messages are saved for two years, so they can listen to it over and over.

How to Buy Talking Tags:
Buy ’em by the sheet! You get 10 tags for just $12.95 AU/$15.75 NZ (item 129723).

And thats is just about all the updates for now! Just a quick reminder about my Papercrafters Day on Sunday January 27th 10-4 at the Leeston Bowling Club. Email me for more info

Check back in tomorrow when i might have some crafty bits to inspire you!!

P.S Thanks for hangin’ in there while I was away being nuts : )







November Special Offers

Item Description Retail Value Special Price
132260 Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount)
Inc. Ornament Keepsakes Set, Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
$117.85 $100.90
132261 Christmas Gift Pack (clear-mount) $102.85 $85.90
132262 Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount bundle)
Inc. Ornament Keepsakes Bundle, Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
$150.85 $133.90
132263 Christmas Gift Pack (clear-mount bundle)
$137.85 $120.90

Download the promotional PDF flyer to see the bundles

 Dates: 1 November- 16 December, 2012

Promotion Details: Hostesses who hold a minimum $750 party during the promotion period will receive a FREE collection of Classic Stampin Pads*—they can choose from Brights, Subtles, or Regals.  Plus, the free ink is in addition to the regular hostess benefits—INK-credible! Remember you dont have to have a workshop any orders over $750 qualify as well!

Email me! to Order, Book your workshop or for more information


12 days and counting

Ok people Im back! And just in time too becuase the Summer Mini catalogue product and the Sale A Bration brochure will all disappear in a puff of smoke come midnight on March 31st!! Sooooooo….. DONT MISS OUT email me ring me or drop round and see me to place your order and earn your FREE Sale A Bration  Products. Remember for every $120 you spend you can choose an EXCLUSIVE Sale a Bration Stamp set, Designer Series Paper or Accesssories pack for FREE yes FREE. I love FREE!.

You may also remember that the Stocking Punch from page 9 of the Summer Mini catalogue will NOT be following on into the next Idea Book and Catalogue as many of the mini Catalogue punches do so this is definitely your last chance to get it.