Friday, 24 September 2010

Brisbane Regionals

Last Saturday, Stampin’ Up! came to Brisbane for a training day for demonstrators. I had a fantastic time meeting some cyber friends and swapping with lots of talented demonstrators. The day involved training by demonstrators and Stampin’ Up! staff from Australia and the US….I got some great ideas that I am eager to try! We also got to make some cool projects that I am sure you will love!!

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These are the 4 projects we made. All of them use the new set, Every Moment. Now I have to admit, that I wasn’t really fussed on the set when I first saw it, but I really love it now.  We made a full sized card, a note card, a scrapbook page and a party bag!! They look really cute in real life…and would be great to make at a workshop!!

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This is my swap for Regionals….the only thing I changed was that I used just plain Pear Pizzazz for the leaves. I made 5 each of 6 colours…Razzleberry, Cajun, Cherry, Peach, Poppy, Riding Hood Red.



All A Flutter

I have had a lovely day just playing with some new stamps! Oh and my obsession- Shimmer Paint!! Shimmer Paint is in the new catalogue and there is soooooo much you can do with it!! I read on Splitcoast Stampers that you could add a few drops to rubbing alcohol in a mister spray and it makes a shimmer mist…so that is what I did…so now everything is shimmery!!


This card I made using the En Francais and All a Flutter stamp sets. I had seen a card by Redheaded Witch on Splitcoast and knew I had to make it. I stamped my Very Vanilla cardstock with the background stamp in Crumb Cake and then sponged the edges and random bits in the centre. I then stamped the butterflies using Basic Black on to another piece of Vanilla cardstock and added colour using a combination of a sponge dauber and a blender pen…the colours I used were Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, Garden Green and Not Quite Navy. I cut them out and then sprayed then with my shimmer spray so they were all sparkly!! I finished off the card with some Vanilla Taffeta ribbon and a Mustard button!!

I just love how this card looks in real life!!



Wednesday, 22 September 2010


When my new owl punch arrived, the first thing my kids said was,  “Mum, make a Hoot”. Anyone with little kids will know who Hoot is….he is a very cute owl on ABC kids. So, I went and found some pictures of him and got to punching!


So here he is!! He was very easy to make…but he needed to be put on a card!

Hoot Card

I put him on a Daffodil Delight circle and added a branch from the bird punch and then made his name using the Timeless Type sizzlits dies. The card base is Confetti White and Hoot is made using Marina Mist and Poppy Parade. I am quite pleased with how he turned out!!



New Catalogue Launch

This On Friday night I held  my new catalogue with my friend Sherri! We had a great night with makes and takes, lucky door prizes and a goody bag for everyone!!

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These are just some of the things we made for our goody bags…a covered notebook, a cardstock sample key ring and a Freddo Frog folder!!

And here are our 3 make and takes. We made 2 cards and a box. The reindeer card was designed by Sherri and was a huge hit with all the ladies. The box was made using the new Box #2 die and the flower card was made using the new Blossom Party die, Brights DSP stack and Scallop Trim border punch.

We all had a great much fun that I forgot to take photos on my camera!! Never mind….next time!!



World Cardmaking Day

On the 2nd of October I will be celebrating World Cardmaking Day!!

Where: Music Room, Victoria Point State School. School Road entrance, Victoria Point

Time: Session 1 - 10.00am- 12.00

            Session 2 – 1.00- 3.00

Cost: $50 for both session or $30 for one.

RSVP: Tuesday 28th September


We are going to be raising funds for the Chicks in Pink…a local support group for women with breast cancer.

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Tuesday, 7 September 2010


I am becoming obsessed with Riding Hood Red, Newsprint DSP and Old Olive!! In the last few days I have made 2 projects and that doesn’t account for  the 2 others I have already made. I just love how these colours work together!! So here is what I have made!!

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So this is what I have called my Freddo Folder!! I just wrapped a piece of Riding Hood Red around a Freddo Frog!  I added some of the delicious Newsprint DSP and finished off with a Riding Hood Red rolled rose and the leaf from the Bird Punch.

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Now because it was soooooo easy to make the rolled roses and I had a few on my desk, I made this card. The paper is from the Newsprint DSP, the leaves are Little Leaves Die and I used some Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon.

I hope you love them as much as I do!!



Monday, 6 September 2010

Charity Card Afternoon

Last weekend I was apart of a charity card afternoon. Our aim was to make as many cards as we could to support the Chicks in Pink… a group that helps and supports women with breast cancer. My friend and downline Sherri was one of the main organisers of the event and I went along to help teach some ladies how to make some cards.

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So here we are in action!! We both designed some simple cards and then showed the ladies how to make them. Our aim was for everyone to make at least 2 of each of the cards. These are the cards that I designed. They were all made using retired products that I was happy to donate to the cause.

Cards for Cancer Cards for Cancer 2 Cards for Cancer 3 At the end of the afternoon we had mad a whopping 300 cards!! They will be sold at the Mater hospitals at South Brisbane and the Redlands and all money will go towards helping breast cancer patients.



Saturday, 4 September 2010

My First Christmas Card

I made my first Christmas card today and I must say…I am quite pleased with how it turned out!! I was surfing the galleries at Splitcoast Stampers and found this fantastic card by Michelle Zindorf! Michelle is an amazing crafter and her skill with a brayer has to be seen to be believed!! Now my skills with a brayer are no where near hers but I decided that I could achieve similar results with a brayer and some sponge daubers!!


What I love most about this card is the different colour combination that has been used- More Mustard, Tempting Turquoise and Tangerine Tango. I attempted to follow Michelle’s tutorial for this card but I really struggle to achieve the same results with a brayer…so I did use a brayer but then I added some shading with my sponge daubers and Whisper White craft ink.

I have made 2 the same already but I am thinking of making more in different colour combinations!

Products Used!!

Stamps: Delightful Decorations, Short and Sweet Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, More Mustard, Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red, Bravo Burgundy, Basic Black  Cardstock: More Mustard, Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White  Accessories: Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Ornament Punch




AUNZ_IBC It is just soooooo great!! There is lots and lots a great new stamps and punches and accessories…my wish list is huge!! If you would like your own copy, don’t forget to email me your name and address and I will pop one in the mail for you.

colour rewards Also, join Stampin’ Up! between now and 15th October and get a complete set of In Colours for free- that is a complete set of 5 ink pads, markers and cardstock assortment pack. And to make the deal even sweeter, Stampin’  Up! have a great new starter kit that only costs $289. If you would like to join, just go to my business website and you can do all the paper work on-line. The password you need is: sienna25.

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!!