Let the fun begin!

Hi everyone and welcome to July!

Oh my how time flies, half way through the year already.  First off I must apologise but I made a boo boo on my classes list for the August classes.  All I can say is I was too excited as August is the month we go on our long awaited Mediterranean Trip.  I have now updated the classes and will make the changes on my events calendar, apologies to all!

Wow BONUS DAYS ARE BACK!  This was such a great time last year for many of my customers and sure to be a great way of saving this year as well.  For every  $90  you spend in July you will get a $9 coupon to spend in August!  Yep you said it WOW!   Go to the link on this page to check out all the beautiful new products in the new Annual Catalogue and get shopping now!

Well as I said we are off on holidays in August and most of September so there won’t be much from me at that time except maybe a few holiday snaps!!  But there will be no doubt lots of scrapbooking when I get home.  I am even holding a scrapbooking class in October so click on the classes and events link to check out the classes available.

Well that’s a quick blog post today I hope to post a product video soon so stay tuned!!

Take care and keep on crafting!!

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Vintage Card using Pressed Petals Washi Tape

Hello all my lovelies!

Hope this finds you all well.  Can you believe that I have actually made another video!  Yes I know they have been few and far between.  However I just had to show off the beautiful new Pressed Petal Washi Tape from Stampin Up that makes it so easy to create beautiful flowers for any project you may be working on.

All the materials and dimensions used are listed below and the “How to Video” is attached.

I hope you like today’s card and apologies for the very amateur videoing, I’m still learning!

MATERIALS USED:

Pressed Petals washi tape

Tin Tile embossing folder

Crumb cake ink

Sponge Dauber

Pick a Tool

Scissors

Glue

Metallic Brad

Gold Foil Sheets

Triple banner punch

Leaf Punch

Sprig Punch

Scalloped Linen Thread (Rococo Rose)

1″ circle punch

Gold faceted gems

Stampin Dimensionals

Multipurpose glue

CARDSTOCK and DSP

Crumb Cake cardstock

  • for card base – measuring 29.6cm x 10.5cms (Half of A4 size cardstock cut lengthwise)
  • for sentiment tag backing 8.5x 3cm
  • 5 x 7.5cms

Very Vanilla cardstock

  • For card front 10 x 14.3cms (to be embossed with Tin Tile embossing folder)
  • For sentiment 8 x 2.5cms
  • Scrap for circle for flower and also for the leaf and sprigs

Rococo Rose DSP

  • 6 x 7cms

Gold Foil sheets

METHOD:

  1. Punch out a circle and make up flower as demonstrated.
  2. Emboss the Very Vanilla cardstock with the Tin Tile embossing folder through the big shot machine.
  3. Distress all sections of the card front using either a distressing tool or a pair of scissors
  4. Using a sponge dauber “age” the edges of all cardstock and DSP with Crumb Cake ink.
  5. Punch out sprigs and leaves and age and curl as shown in video
  6. Tag the sentiment strip and the sentiment backing strip and remember to “age” the tag after cutting.
  7. Adhere a strip of the washi tape down one side of the embossed card front
  8. Adhere the two sentiment strips together with the brad
  9. Adhere the DSP onto the piece of crumb cake cardstock measuring 6.5 x 7.5cms at an angle
  10. Put together the “bouquet” and adhere to the DSP and crumb cake card pieces
  11. Adhere the linen ribbon around the card front and adhere two ribbon “tails” to the “Bouquet”
  12. Punch a hole in the sentiment tags and adhere with a brad.
  13. Assemble card together and use dimensionals to adhere the sentiment tags.
  14. Adhere card front to card base and your card is complete!!!

 

Please feel free to contact me at any time with any queries or questions you may have.

Hope you all have a great day and until next time – keep on crafting!!

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Leaf Punch

$28.00

Sprig Punch

$31.00

Fantastic Launch Day!!!

Hello one and all!

Hope this finds you all well.  We had the most fabulous day yesterday at the launch of the new Stampin Up Catalogue!  Some newbies to Stampin who really enjoyed the day and of course the more experienced stampers (the trouble makers at the back of the room!)  All in good fun though!

The big prize draw went to Judy Richards!  CONGRATULATIONS Judy!  Over $50 worth of Stampin Up goodies coming your way!

Here are some pics of the day and the cards we made!

Thank you everyone for making it such a successful day!

 

Don’t forget tomorrow is the 2nd Tuesday of the month so the Coffee and Card Class is on again at Round Table Coffee, Gawain Road Bracken Ridge.  Starts at 9am and cost is $5.

We are off to Coff’s Harbour for a few days so a bit of R and R.  Look forward to getting back into the craft room when we get back – needs a good tidy up if the Craft Room fairies would like to come over and tidy up!!! Hahahaha!

Until the, keep on crafting!!

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Free Gift Bag of Goodies anyone?

Good afternoon all my lovelies!

Hope this finds you all well and warm on this cold last day of autumn!  I have been snug as a bug in my craft room getting all your gift bags ready for the 9th June.  I hope you have booked in for this tremendous day of fun, papercrafting and frivolity.  Who knows what could happen!  No experience necessary.  There could even been a free $500 in offering*!!!!  No matter what, everyone receives a free gift bag of goodies!   We will be making 5 cards, cost of $60 includes all craft supplies, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea and tea and coffee all day!  Call me to book your seat or table on 0419721561.  It would be appreciated if payment could be made prior to the day as there is a lot of preparation that goes into an event like this as you can appreciate. So I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Now let me get back to the craft room and see what else I can give away!  See you on the 9th if not before!

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Copper Magnolia Card

Good morning my lovelies,

Getting a little cooler here in Brissy today but loving the beautiful weather.  I have been a busy bee as I have discovered a new little hobby in rock painting!  Yes will post a pic one day but still practicing.  However today I remember that I saw the colours in today’s card on a dress that a newsreader somewhere was wearing and thought mmmmm  that would make nice card colours.  Amazing where you find inspiration! So this is what I came up with.  As you may have gathered I am loving the new Magnolia Lane Suite which is available as of June 3 and we will get to play with it at the launch day on 9th June.  (don’t forget to book in and reserve your seat/table on 0419721561 will be a great fun day!)

A very simple card and in the photo you may not be able to see it clearly but I have also used the Subtle embossing folder on the grey card front.  I then cut a 3cm strip of black and a 2.5cm strip of copper foil.  I heat embossed the image of the small magnolia with copper heat embossing powder and cut the image out using the die through the big shot.  This was on Petal Pink cardstock.  Punched out black, basic grey and copper leaves using the leaf punch and put it altogether.  A very simple but elegant card me thinks!!!

Hope you like it.  The products I used are listed below and are, apart from the Good Morning Magnolia Bundle, are all currently available from my safe and secure 24/7 shop online store.  Just click on the link here on my blog page and it will take you to my store!  While you are there you can check out the clearance rack for some great bargains!!!

Hope to see you on 9th June for a fun day so until next time, keep on crafting!

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Leaf Punch

$28.00

BIG DAY PREPARATIONS BEGIN!

Hello all my lovelies!

Well it’s been a while since my last post as we took the in laws away for a few days, had a sick fur baby and have been waiting for my orders to come.  So all is back on track now and yesterday my two lovely sisters Barb and Chris came over for a day in the craft room to help me prep for the big launch day on 9th June.  What’s on the 9th June I hear you say??  Well if you haven’t already confirmed your spot better call me to book in!  It’s going to be a great day of crafting, fun, prizes, yummy food and all round good company!  Cost of $60 includes all supplies to make 5 cards, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea with tea and coffee all day!  Prize draws throughout the day.  Would love to see you come along.

Here’s a pic of us having fun in a very messy craft room yesterday!.  Mind you the fun day ended up as a fun night sleep over.  Tilly dog also wanted to get in on the act.  It was so nice to have us three together we don’t do it often enough!  Thank you to my beautiful husband who put up with all the giggles and laughter!

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I will also have some pre loved stamp sets and dies for sale on the day as well as some cards and a couple of home decor items on sale as well.

We worked on the cards yesterday using some of the beautiful new products from Stampin Up and I am pretty impressed at how the cards turned out I am sure you are going to love them.  So looking forward to 9th June.  I would however appreciate payment prior to the day to confirm your booking preferably by 6th June.   Please message me so I can send you my bank account details!

Well that’s a quick post for today!  I’ll be in the craft room tidying up so if you don’t hear from me within 48 hours, please bring food, coffee and wine oh and if possible more craft supplies please!

Until next time, keep on crafting!

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Magnolias anyone?

Good afternoon all my lovelies out there!

Oh boy have I had fun today creating some cards to share with you using some of our beautiful new products.  My current favourite being the Magnolia Lane Bundle.  I just love Magnolias and these stamps and dies are to die for!  Hahaha!!   The DSP is also extremely beautiful.  You can see one piece of the DSP in this pictures shown.

CARD NUMBER 1

The first card is using the silver embossing paste and the brick wall stencil to create a background for the large magnolia flower which I have stamped in Crumb Cake only very lightly and then lightly coloured using water in an Aqua pen and the ink pad (use the opposite side of the pad as a palette).  I have used Petal Pink and Old Olive to do the colours.  The sentiment is from the Painted Glass set and embossed using silver heat embossing powder.  I have added three Rhinestone Basic Jewels for a bit of bling.  The card front is on whisper white and is mounted on Soft Sea Foam cardstock

Magnolia Lane Brick wall card

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Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad

Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad
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$11.50


CARD NUMBER 2

Magnolia Lane Dynamic Lace card

Check out this beautiful white embossed cardstock made by using the new Lace 3D embossing folder.  I have added a strip of some of the Magnolia Lane DSP and again I have coloured two smaller magnolias using Petal Pink and Old Olive.  The sentiment is from the Good Morning Magnolia Bundle and us mounted on an Oval Stitched die.  The Thanks is heat embossed in gold and the Petal Pink flourishes surround it is a stamp from the Magnolia Lane set as well.  A simple but elegant card.

The Magnolia Bundle will be available as of June 3rd when the new catalogue is launched.  To play with these great products before you buy though you could think about coming to our launch day on 9th June cost is $60 and includes everything to make 5 cards, lunch and afternoon tea, prize draws throughout the day, a free gift for all attendees and you automatically go into the draw to win a basket of goodies valued at over $50.  Call me to book your seat/s on 0419721461.

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Hope you like today’s cards, please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Until next time, keep on crafting.

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Tea Light Flowers

Hi all,

Just a quick post today as I have spent most of the day in the craft room making these and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.  Apologies to the neighbours if my singing was too loud but it is so much fun crafting with my music blaring and me singing out of tune to my playlist

Don’t you just love these tea light flowers?  I was inspired by another demonstrator Kareth Sims in America who made some using the light bulb punch.  But as I don’t have the light bulb punch a light bulb moment occurred to me to use the Daisy Punch.  Maybe a little bit more tedious but so much fun to make.  Would make lovely table decorations for a special occasion don’t you think?  Let me know how you would use them!

The card in the background is a card that we did at a technique class recently using the embossing paste.  Loooooove this stuff, so much fun to play with and colour too!

The butterfly is water coloured in pastel tones similar to a card in a recent catalogue.  Do you know which one???

Couple of questions for you to answer here today!  Would love some of your feedback.

Well until next time, keep on crafting.

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Heart Wreath Home Decor Piece.

Good afternoon my lovelies!

Well Hubby is out mowing the lawn so I have been in my craft room creating once again.  I recently did a succulent wreath class (with real plants) with one of my beautiful Daughters in law and I thought I could do a flower wreath from my punches and dies.  I have seen a lot on Pinterest etc but this is what I came up with.

I wanted to use up some DSP so used it to make some of the flowers. This added colours. I had a couple of injuries mind you!!  LOL, burnt myself on my hot glue gun, pierced myself with my paper piercer while unclogging an old glue bottle (not SU).  Then I ran out of hot glue so a trip to Bunnings and came back with not just the glue but a few plants for the actual garden.  Have you ever gone to the shops just to buy one thing and come back with just that one thing?    MMmmm never happens to me!

The wooden sentiment and the actual wreath are the only things that aren’t Stampin Up as I had some of these in my drawers to use.  I think it makes a nice home decor piece!

I used Wonderful Romance stamps and dies for most of the foliage and punches for the flowers.  The list of products is below if you would like to order any of the products.  Unfortunately the Pansy Punch is retired but you can use any of the new punches.

I will also take any orders for floral wreaths in a colour and theme to suit your occasion.  Costs start at $30 (Could vary depending on size etc).  Call me on 0419721561 to order.

Would love to know what you think!

Well back to the craft room to clean up my mess that I made!

Hope you all have a fabulous day!

Product List

Sprig Punch

$31.00
Pansy Punch

Pansy Punch
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$28.00

Tea Time Mother’s Day Card

Good afternoon all my lovelies,

Mother’s Day is just around the corner so I thought I would share a lovely card I have done using the beautiful Tea Time Dies and Tea Together Stamp Set.  The stamp set is currently available in the Occasions Catalog, however I have it on good authority that these will be carried over into the new catalog.  How beautiful are they?  I like the easel style cards for these special occasions as they can sit up nicely and the recipient can enjoy for a long time to come.

If you are coming to my launch of the 2019/2020 catalog on 9th June you will be able to view these products and many more fantastic products and get to play with some.  Have you booked your seat or table yet?  Call me on 0419721561 to book a place or book a table with some friends for a fun filled day.  Lots of prizes to be won and also I will have some pre loved stamp sets for sale.

The Gingham DSP will be retiring so if you are after these gorgeous papers, be sure to get your orders in now!

A list of the products used in this easel card are listed below for your convenience.

Hope you like today’s card!  Let me know if you would like to order any of the products or hold a workshop where you can earn some for free!

Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

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