CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN PROJECT KIT – Make your very own special advent calender!

Welcome to the weekend all!!

The rain is coming down here today and it is beautiful to see and hear.  A little fur baby isn’t happy though and doesn’t like storms so Tilly is hiding in our wardrobe!   I hope the drought ravaged areas are getting some.  With the rain outside what better time to spend in the craft room.  Before we left overseas I ordered the beautiful Christmas Countdown project kit and have finally had time to make it up.  Such a fantastic project to make yourself as the kit comes with everything you will need.  What fun it would be to open a drawer every day in December and find a little treat!  Great for a family activity together as well.  I used some stamps that I already had but no stamping required if you down’t want to as the kit has everything you need (except the glue) but there are some lovely stick on decorations as well.  Check it out on page 38 of the Holiday catalogue.

If you purchase the kit, I will provide a free class (cost of refreshments only $5) where you can put it altogether plus a fun morning or afternoon of crafting.  If you wish to stamp anything I will also supply stamps and inks to use at the class.   Call me to place your order and book the class ASAP.  Or order the kit at my 24/7 online shop and call or message me to book a suitable time for the class.  Call 0419721561.

150703 $52.00 aud | $63.00 nzd
Get ready for Christmas with hand-crafted advent décor. Fill the
boxes with small treats and let the countdown begin! Kit includes
enough supplies to create 25 mini boxes, plus a sturdy outer box
to hold them all. Complete using the Christmas Countdown Stamp
Set. Outer box: 11-3/16″ x 11-3/16″ x 2-3/16″ (28.4 x 28.4 x 5.6 cm). Mini
box: 2-1/8″ x 2-1/8″ x 2-1/16″ (5.4 x 5.4 x 5.2 cm). Stamp set, ink and
adhesive sold separately.
Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, gold foil, Mossy Meadow, white

GATHER! Have your demonstrator bring the supplies for easy fun!
Or make the project yourself with these additional products.
• Christmas Countdown Stamp Set
• Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso and Mossy Meadow Classic
Stampin’ Pads (AC p. 162–163)
• SNAIL Adhesive™ (AC p. 183)
• Stampin’ Dimensionals™ (AC p. 183)


I hope you like this great little project, now off I go into the craft room to make some cards today.  Have a great weekend everyone!


Hi all,

Sorry for the delay in this Coffee and Card Class post but there was an update on my phone and the photos were saved in a different format!!   I will say no more but thank my husband for being my IT Department and finally got them sorted!   Crisis averted!!

So the card we made on Tuesday was a Christmas card using the Brightly Gleaming DSP as mentioned in my previous blog post today.  This is a good all round DSP not just for Christmas.  Check it out in the Holiday Catalogue.

Here’s the card

Thank you again for all the lovelies who came along for a fun morning yet again.  Petra, Dell, Judy, Gloria, Helen, Barb and Chris.   Coffee and Card Classes are held the second Tuesday of each month at 9.30am Rountable Coffee Gawain Road Bracken Ridge.  Cost of the class is $5 – purchase your own coffee and come and make a card and join in the fun!  Bookings essential please call Beth o 0419721561.


Let me know a type of card you would like to see me make so I can make it and post it here. I will select two cards – I will need the occasion and a colour scheme of your choice – I will accept the challenge as I love a challenge!!!  And  go…..

Well another short blog post but hey got two out in one day!  Now I’m off to do a bit of work in the garden after the beautiful bit of rain we have had.  Until next time, keep on crafting.


Hi all,

Just a message to let you know that the upcoming scrapbooking class scheduled for Tuesday 15th will need to be postponed.  Unfortunately I have a few medical issues I need to deal with – let’s just say old age is catching up but I’m not going to let it stop me, just need to have a few repairs done so this bod can keep up with my mind!

Hope you are all well and don’t forget to check out the Holiday Catalogue here on my blog page.  This Snowfall Accents Puff Paint is awesome.  Adds great texture to any project.

But I have to show you the most beautiful DSP in the catalogue, my favourite is the brightly gleaming DSP.  Those lovelies who came to the Coffee and Card class got to use it and see how beautiful it is.  Not only does it have use at Christmas time but all year round, as you will see.  Of course all double sided.  The card we made at the coffee and card class used both sides of the paper.








As I leave this blog post for today, I will keep you informed of upcoming classes and events  but if you would like to order any of the products please feel free to do so by using my online 24/7 safe and secure shop here on my blog post, just one click away.  Both the Holiday Catalogue and the Annual Catalogue are here on my blog page for you to view.    Or if you want, please feel free to contact me on 0419721561 to place your order or to get your paper copy of the catalogues.

There will be a Christmas Card making day coming up soon as well as the postponed scrapbooking class.

Look forward to seeing you soon.   Take care and keep on crafting!

We’re back!!!

Well hello everyone,

Hope this finds you all well!

We are so glad to be home although it was a fantastic trip of a life time in the Mediterranean. Nice to have a great holiday but always so nice to come home.  Our fur baby Tilly was very pleased to see us, we missed her so much!

Now its time to get back into our routine and I for one have a lot of scrapbooking to do with all the nearly 3,000 photos I took.  Of course there are a lot of dud ones so I will be sifting through photos sorting out the better ones to scrapbook.

Well the Stampin Up holiday catalogue was launched while I was away and there are some fantastic Christmas themed products and I will be show casing some of these over the next few weeks.  If you don’t have a copy of please let me know and I can get one to you.  I am in the process of adding the link to my blog page so you will be able to view it shortly on line.


The next Coffee and Card class will be on Tuesday 8th October at 9.30am at Roundtable Coffee Gawain Road Bracken Ridge, please call me and book in on 0419721561 as I would love to see you there.  Cost is only $5 for the class – you purchase your own tea or coffee.  We will be doing a Christmas card this month to get you started on your Christmas cards!

Well here are a couple of snaps from the holiday!

Until next time, stay safe and keep on stampin!

Ready, set, CELEBRATE!!

Hi all my lovelies!

It’s been far too long between posts so thought I would show you a couple of cards I have done recently.  We have been busy packing and preparing for our big upcoming trip to the Mediterranean!

Unfortunately I had to cancel this weeks coffee and card class due to illness.  Gary and I have both had this dreaded virus and now under a week until we leave on our big trip!!!

Lots of celebrating to be had in this household in August, Gary has a big birthday celebration coming up turning 60 on Friday and also retiring, so have made a card for him.  I will show you Gary’s card as I don’t think he will see it, he doesn’t follow my blog!!!  He loves his guitar playing and music so of course the theme was music inspired.

Gary's 60th bday card


The featured card was the one I created for the Coffee and Card class and had prepped for the class prior but had to cancel as I wasn’t feeling very well at all.  It is a male card which could be used for a birthday or for Father’s day.  Using the All Geared Up stamp set and dies.

Hope you like the cards!

By the time I get back at the end of September, the Annual Holiday Catalogue will have been released.  I have purchased some products but haven’t had time to have a play.  There are some fantastic Christmas themed products in there so will have a play on my returned.

This will be the last blog post for awhile as we leave on Tuesday for 5 weeks in the Mediterranean.  We very excited about our big trip and no doubt there will be lots of scrapbooking on our return.

I will be posting on FB so you can follow our travels on my FB page if you wish.

Until then, stay safe, well and happy and keep on crafting!



Good Morning everyone!

Hope this finds you all well.  Sorry its been a long time in between posts but have had some sick grandies to look after and we all know how much sick children can take up your time.  Loving spending time with them sick or not, they are always a pleasure to have around.

This is just a quick blog post to remind you that there are only two days left to get your bonus vouchers!   Every $90 you spend in July you will get a $9 voucher to spend in August.  WOW!  You will receive an email from Stampin Up after your order has been placed so remember to keep this email as it will have your voucher code/s in it so when August comes around you can go shopping!!!

Also I have had a quick look at the new Holiday Catalogue which is coming out soon and there are some great Christmas packages in there so don’t forget to same some $$$ for the holiday catalogue.

We only have three weeks today until we jet off on our big holiday and we are so looking forward to it.  Mediterranean here we come.  Imagine all the scrapbooking I will have to do when I get back!



13th AUGUST:  Round Table Coffee, Gawain Road Bracken Ridge at 9.30am.  Cost is $5 includes everything to make one card, purchase your own coffee.  Always a fun morning.  Bookings essential  0419721561!

8th OCTOBER: Round Table Coffee, Gawain Road Bracken Ridge at 9.30am.  Cost is $5 includes everything to make one card, purchase your own coffee.  Always a fun morning.  Bookings essential  0419721561!


15th October, one class at 10am, one class at 7pm  cost $40 includes refreshments.  Everything supplied.  More details as to the theme closer to the time!

Ok that’s about it for now, hopefully in the new year I will have some very exciting new classes starting to stay tuned.  You can sign up for my newsletter at any time by clicking on the newsletter link here on my blog.

Until next time, keep on crafting!


Pressed Petals

Happy Weekend Everyone!

Such a beautiful day too nice to be inside but I just had to get into the craft room after being away on a trip up north to see some Grandies!  Had to tidy it up today as well as I have a new addition coming to the room – I bought a Brother Scan N Cut!  OMG I am so excited I just had to clear a bit of desk space to add it.  I just need to name him now so any suggestions most welcome!

So I went to my garden picked a punch of flowers, meticulously pressed them and then added them to this card!  NOT!!!   This is just a card front from the new Pressed Petals DSP.  This card was just so simple to make and you can make many similar cards with this beautiful new DSP.  Check it out now its in the current Annual Catalogue but here’s a nice pic.  How gorgeous is it!  I love every sheet in this set and I love the blue flowers which I think are cornflowers??  The pressed petal washi tape goes very well with this DSP as well.  Remember every $90 spend in July you will received a $9 coupon to spend in August.  Only 10 days left of July!


Hope you liked today’s card the products used are listed below.

I’m now off back to my craft room!  Have a great week and keep on crafting!


Product List

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!!


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!


Pressed Petals washi tape

Tin Tile embossing folder

Crumb cake ink

Sponge Dauber

Pick a Tool



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


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


  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!!


Product List

Leaf Punch


Sprig Punch


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!!