Sunday, January 31, 2010

Just Add Ink Challenge #2

A Team of Stampin' Up! Ladies in Oz have created a challenge blog Just Add Ink , Check it out there some amazing talent.

The second challenge is to Just add Hearts

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Kraft, Kiwi Kiss, Real Red and Chocolate Chip
SU Stamps: En Francais, Framed with love from the new Summer mini and Sentiment is from Hostess level 2 Sweet Little Sentiments.
SU Ink: Versa Mark, Real Red
SU Other: Urban Oasis DSP, Assorted buttons from the summer mini and catalogue, scallop border edge and Real Red ribbon form the summer mini, Clear embossing powder, Twine.

I have 1 ribbon share available.

Thanks for Looking

Friday, January 29, 2010

ESAD Colour Challenge 2010

This week I joined ESAD and Leonie for Stamp A Latte has set a colour challenge for girls on ESAD.

This is what I came up with using For everything Stamp Set from the New Summer Mini Catalogue.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Ridinghood Red, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
SU Stamps: For Everything
SU Inks: Old Olive, Ridinghood Red, Pumpkin Pie
SU Other: Washington Apple DSP, Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, button from Sherbert designer button available from the summer Mini, Rhinestone brad and twine.

Thanks for Looking

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Male Card

I had made this card for my Cousin David, I struggle to make Male cards but I think he would like it. David just became a Uncle last night for the first time.
Angus James welcome to the world.

I'm in love with the paper, Urban Oasis DSP.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Basic Grey, Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss and Kraft.
SU Stamps: Wonderful Favourites and Just Beachy (from the spring mini)
SU Inks: Staz On and Assorted Colours.
SU Other: Clear embossing powder, Urban Oasis DSP, Jumbo Eyelet, Twine, Watercolouring Paper.

Thanks for Looking

Monday, January 25, 2010

Sale-A-Bration Starts today

Every year Stampin' Up! gives customers, hostesses, and new demonstrators the opportunity to earn fantastic, FREE, limited-edition products they'll enjoy for years to come.
Here's how Sale-A-Bration works:
Spend - When you spend $100 on Stampin' Up! merchandise, you'll receive a free Sale-A-Bration reward. There's no limit--for every $100 you spend, you can select another FREE Sale-A-Bration reward!

Host-When you host a workshop or Catalogue of at least $600 (before tax and shipping), you'll receive a free Sale-A-Bration reward in addition to all of the regular hostess benefits!

Join-During Sale-A-Bration, anyone who joins as a demonstrator can choose any stamp set--a value of up to $79.95--from our current Idea Book and Catalogue or Summer Mini Catalogue.

The Sale-A-Bration promotion starts on 25 January and runs through 31 March, so don't miss your chance to earn free products! limited-edition Sale-A-Bration sets. You can also view the Sale-A-Bration brochure online. Contact me
EDITED: Don't forget I'm offering FREE Postage for the Month of January. If you order I {Heart} Hearts only you will need to pay for postage as I'm offering at Demonstrator discount but if you are ordering over $100 or more no need to pay for postage, I {Heart} Hearts will cost $34.36 only.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #17

It's the First Inkspiration Challenge for the year, This week is a colour Challenge. Check out Makeesha's Blog HERE, As always The Design Team has made some beautiful cards.

I have used the bird on the branch Stamp Set, the bird I have stamp about 4 times to get a darker impression and also embossed in clear and the birdie is nice and shiny.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Very Vanilla.
SU Stamp: Bird on a Branch
SU Inks: Coral Cameo, Chocolate Chip and So Saffron
SU Other: Scoring blade, clear embossing powder.

Thanks for Looking

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Clean and Simple Challenge

Clean and Simple Challenge on Splitcoaststampers check it out here. Use Teal + White + another colour, I used Sahara Sand as my other colour. I haven't used Taken with Teal before so I thought it would be a interesting challenge to play along with.

Yes I needed yet another birthday card for a friends birthday this month.

It's my birthday next week and my husband last night asked when he would be able to have sometime to make a card ????? Have you ever had your husband make you a card for you using your stamping supplies???

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Whisper White and Taken with Teal
SU Stamps: Flower Fancy and Wonderful Favourites
SU Inks: Taken with Teal, Sahara Sand and Staz On
SU other: Watercolouring paper, sponge daubers, Cutter Kit, Clear Rhinestone Brad and blender Pen

Thank for Looking

Friday, January 22, 2010

Haitian Disaster Relief

Help make a difference in the lives of those who continue to suffer from the effects of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January. From now until 28 February, 2010, Stampin' Up!® will set aside $2 from the sale of every I {Heart} Hearts stamp set and donate it to the Red Cross’ Haiti Relief and Development Fund. The Red Cross is already wellestablished in Haiti, and this money will be used to provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need.
In order to sell as many of these sets as possible and hopefully raise lots of money I will be removing my demonstrator discount. That brings the stamp set including postage to $41.09.
Don't forget that on Monday sale-a-bration starts and this set can count towards your $100 order.
To view the flyer click HERE
Thanks for Looking

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Mojo Monday #122

I haven't played a Mojo Monday sketch Challenge for a while. I needed a card for my Mum's birthday next week, I had in mind that I would create a card using blues and no flowers but look what I have created...

NO blue on the card at all and it has lots of flowers... But I'm hoping my Mum still likes the card.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Very Vanilla, So Saffron and Almost Amethyst.
SU Stamps: Sweet Stems, Friendly words jumbo wheel and Sentiment is from the great friends Stamp Set (retired)
SU Inks: Almost Amethyst, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron and Basic Grey.
SU Other: Cutter Kit for the destressing, 1" circle punch for edging around the oval, Tea Party DSP, So Saffron Ribbon and Hodgepodge hardware currently on sale in the inventory clearance.

Hodgepodge Hardware Normal Price is $57.95 but now is $43.45. Clearance ends this Sunday.

Thanks for Looking

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch #52

This week I have the played along with Sweet Sunday Sketch from Karen. Check out the DT's Creations HERE

I feel the card is missing something, maybe a brad or two, maybe something else?

Don't forget I'm holding a Summer Mini / Sale-a-bration Launch
Friday 29th January 7pm
@ My House, Parklea Sydney
Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Whisper White, Ridinghood Red, Close to Cocoa and Pink Pirouette.
SU Stamps: Butterfly Prints AVAILABLE NOW from the SUMMER MINI and Baroque Motifs.
SU Inks: Pink Pirouette and Sahara Sand
SU Other: Candy Lane DSP and Pink Pirouette Ribbon and Butterfly Punch Also Available in the SUMMER MINI.

Thanks for Looking

Monday, January 18, 2010

UP and Up and Away

I've been having lots of fun with the Pun Fun Stamp Set. It's my baby boy 2nd birthday next week and wanted to created a rocket ship card. He is a typical boy who likes anything that has a engine. I ended up making 3 cards but you will only see 2 as the 3rd one was bad......

The first card Imogen's and my Husbands favourite

Card Recipe:
SU Card Stock: Whisper White, Ridinghood Red
SU Inks: Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Summer Sun and Ridinghood Red.
SU Stamps: Wonderful Favourites, Pun Fun and the stars are from Nursery Necessites
SU Other: Watercolour paper, Eyelet, Sponge Dubers.
The background is sponged.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Whisper White, Ridindhood Red and Brocade Blue.
SU Stamps: Wonderful Favourites, Star Jumbo Wheel and Pun Fun.
SU Inks: Versa Mark, Staz On, Ridinghood Red and Brocade Blue.
SU Other: Small Star Punch, Brocade Blue DSP from the Level 1 hostess gift, Clear Embossing Powder, Brocade Blue Ribbon and Sponge dubers as sponged around the rocket and stars.

What do you think?
I don't know which one to give to Bodhi?

Thanks for Looking

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Baby Shower Invite

I needed to make 24 baby shower invites the week before Christmas. This is what I came up with using the Nursery Necessities Stamp Set again. I have placed a magnet on the back so it could be placed on the fridge.

Card Recipe:
SU Card Stock: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Brocade Blue.
SU Stamps: Nursery Necessities, Cheer and Wishes.
SU Inks: Night of Navy and Brocade Blue
SU Other: So Saffron Ribbon, Good Morning Sunrise DSP.

Thanks for Looking

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Ribbon Share from the Summer Mini Catalogue

I'm offering a Ribbon Share 3/4 Polka-Dot Grosgrain in Real Red and 1-1/4 Grosgrain in Pink Pirouette. 3 metres of each, that's 6 metres in Total for $13.30. Free Postage. Contact me @

Here's a quick card that I created last night while crafting with my friend Bec, of course I have used the Real Red polka Dot ribbon.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Basic Black, Real Red and Whisper White.
SU Stamps: Baroque motifs
SU Inks: Versa Mark
SU Other: Real Red polka dot ribbon, silver embossing powder, scallop edge punch.

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Edited: Many Many Thanks to my Cousin David for my new Banner and blog layout.

Under construction, currently making changes.
Thanks Rachel

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

It's a baby Boy

This card I have created for my Cousins Baby boy due next week also made the white craft bag matching. I'm loving my new Sweet Slumber Specialty Paper.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Ridinghood Red, So Saffron, Baja Breeze and Whisper White.
SU Stamps: Nursery Necessities.
SU Inks: So Saffron, Ridinghood Red and Baja Breeze.
SU Other: Baja Breeze Ribbon, Sweet Slumber Specialty paper, small star punch.

Thanks for Looking

Sunday, January 10, 2010

A quick Boys card

I needed a 9 year old boy birthday card, I find it very difficult to make males cards....

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Close to Cocoa
SU Stamps: Birthday Wish (retired)
SU Inks: Chocolate Chip
SU Other: Windsor Knot DSP, Small and Large Star Punch, twine, Star Brad, Silver Brads and Mat pack.

Thanks for Looking

Friday, January 8, 2010

Butterfly Prints

Today was the Creative Stampers Card in a Box. This is the card that I made, not colours that I would noramally use but wanted to use the yummy Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper from the Summer Mini Catalogue. Don't forget if you would a copy of the New Summer Catalogue just send me an email @

Card Recipe:
SU Card Stock: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise and Green Galore.
SU Stamps: Butterfly Prints
SU Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore
SU Other: Kaleidoscope DSP, Butterfly Punch, Scallop Border.

Thanks for Looking

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Summer Mini Launch

Sorry it's been awhile, after Christmas I have just stopped. I've enjoyed reading the Twilight saga and doing little as possible if that can be done with 4 kids.

Summer Mini Catalogue Launch and Sale-a-bration will have started. Spend a $100 and receive a free Stamp Set, Spend $200 and Receive 2 Stamp Sets. I think you get the idea. You have 4 Stamp Sets to choose from the Sale-a-bration Catalogue.

Friday 29th January @7pm, We will be making a couple of cards and having light refreshments.
I would love to see you all, I live at Parklea Sydney. Please send me an email @ or contact me @ (02) 8883 4929 to reserve a spot.

January Specials Free Postage on all orders over $50. That's a 5% saving, Minimum of $5.95

Thanks for your support in 2009