We are nearing the end of February 2021 and the end of SALE-a-bration (last day is February 28!)! Wow! How did that happen?! My favorite time of the year is so close! I love all the colours of Autumn and the weather in Western Australia is perfect - not too hot and not too cold. … Continue reading Best Wishes
The past few weeks have been busy for me! Getting our routine settled after a 6 week holiday is no mean feat! I also found myself arranging for my elderly mom to go into a safe, affordable Frail Care unit in South Africa (I have never been so grateful for technology!). After countless e-mails and … Continue reading Welcome Little One
*Top 5 Colour INKspiration Challenge #93!!* Oh, how little time I had for crafting last week! In saying that, I spend at least 30 minutes in my craft room EVERYDAY. Whether playing around with a new stamp set or tidying up. Last week was filled with party planning! Charlize, my youngest will be turning 13 … Continue reading Sending a little smile your way
It is Friday! So definitely a happy day! My kids are both schooled online, so we are ALL happy when it is weekend! Before sharing another card created with the Sweet Strawberry Bundle I would like to share Stampin' Up! News!! Are you ready! The cutest chickens are in town! Both the Hey Chick and … Continue reading Oh happy day!
Hello! I hope all is going as well as can be in your neck of the woods! In Western Australia we find ourselves in lockdown after 10 months of no community spread. There is also a bushfire raging in Perth's Northeast - with over 70 houses destroyed already. I cannot imagine the devastation. There is … Continue reading That was so sweet of you
I am feeling spoiled with all the new products in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalogue! Add the freebies in the SALE-a-bration brochure (starts with a $90.00 purchase) and we have no excuse to sit around and ponder everything going on in the world at the moment! My card today was inspired by the Freshly Made … Continue reading Sending a smile your way with a fun fold card!
It is almost Valentine's Day! We are not too big on celebrating the day in our house (hubby thinks it is just a moneymaking scheme), I have however received the odd bouquet of Red Roses over the years (we have been married for almost 16 years) . I do create a card every year because … Continue reading The good things in life are better with you
We all are missing someone at the moment and just thinking of my loved one's makes me want to cry. If you have people you cannot get to (near and far), I feel for you and I am sending you the biggest virtual hug ever! I am still getting the most out the Fine Art … Continue reading Hooray it’s your birthday & I miss youwith Gilded Leafing.
I have to say these days I am for the most part at a loss for words. I find it easier to type or send a card... I am still creating with products from the Fine Art Floral Suite and still loving it! This suite is chock full of everything! Don't forget you can earn … Continue reading Just want to say…
Hello Stampers! On Tuesday (5 January 2021) we welcomed our new January - June 2021 Mini catalogue AND it was the start of SALE-a-bration !! Both these will take your breath away - everything is STUNNING!! During SALE-a-bration you can earn FREE products for every $90.00 you spend on products ($180.00 for some products) from … Continue reading It is SALE-a-bration time!!!
And just like that we have celebrated Christmas 2020 and preparing to bid this year farewell. I created this card today for my mom... Mom, I wish I could be there with you. You are the strongest person I know. Click on the images to go to my shop. On Whisper White card stock (10.5 … Continue reading Be Strong, Be Brave…
Happy Saturday! What happened to this week?! Christmas is less than a week away! I have to say I am really looking forward to it! With school out and my hubby also now on holiday I am really looking forward to some quality family time! I am also so ready to pack away the Christmas … Continue reading Sending Love…
Hello again Stamping Friend! I have so much news to share! First of all Stampin' Up!'s Year-End Closeout Sale is currently going strong! Most of the current Mini Catalogue will be retiring on the 4th of January 2021 and these items have been discounted up to 50%! Be quick though, although the promotions runs until … Continue reading Sneaky little peek…
Hello! A quick share today! I decorated the Clear Tiny Treat Boxes to create the cutest Christmas table favors! For the most part I used scrap pieces of cardstock and paper to decorate, quick easy and a lot of fun! I filled mine with Christmas themed M&M's to match my color combinations! So cute! I … Continue reading Tiny Treat Box table favors!
Hello! Today's card was inspired by a clean and simple sketch challenge but I had so much fun adding layers that the finished product would not have been suitable for the challenge. I started with a beautiful Crumb Cake card base. One more time I created a layer with a few of my sentiment stamps … Continue reading Season’s Greetings card
Hello Stamping friend, Less than a month until Christmas!!! And just about two weeks before the schools close for the Summer Holiday! That means this mama can make cards to her heart's content!! I will have to play taxi and I still haven't sorted gifts to put under our Christmas tree but you know what, … Continue reading Gift giving with the Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit
Welcome to a new week! In my world it is Tuesday afternoon in Perth and I can feel Summer! The dining room table is a mess and instead of tidying up, I am writing this post because I just couldn't wait to share another Christmas card with you! This card is my entry for this … Continue reading A Happy Christmas card
Hello again Stamping Friends! Before I get to today's card, I want you to Save the Date! Stampin' Up!'s Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza is coming soon! 24 November 2020 is the date!!! 10% off on select Annual Catalogue Products!!! Only ONE day! Today's card was inspired by a new sketch challenge over at Freshly … Continue reading A Merry Christmas Card
Hello again! This week I am starting to work on the cards and gifts for the wonderful teachers (and dance teachers) in our lives. I created clean and simple square cards to go with the cute little square Pizza boxes! Not sure yet what I will put in the boxes, but I will be sure … Continue reading Red, White & Green Christmas square card
Hello again stamping friend! It seems the year is speeding to an end and the kids keep me busy! I added some new products to my stash (it arrived last Friday) - my fingers were itching to create but alas, I had to wait... I am so happy to share a simple, very traditional Christmas … Continue reading Joyful Holly Christmas card
Hello again! I am so excited to share another card made with the products from the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle with you! This bundle is an early release from the 2021/2022 Annual Catalogue and it is definitely worth every penny! Look at what is included in the Variety Bundle! Buy the Variety Bundle or buy … Continue reading You’re on in a million
Hello stamping friend! Happy November to you! First things first! Before I share my very first (Christmas) card for the month, I would like to share not ONE but TWO amazing products that is available to purchase from 3 November 2020 (today): Only add your paper snips and adhesive! A beautiful suite to start with! … Continue reading Christmas Wishes…
Hello Stamping friend, Before going full out Christmassy on you, I wanted to have fun with Pink - Flirty Flamingo that is! In all honesty, I am not a Pink person but I simply love the Playing With Patterns Designer Series Paper (still available at 15% discount until the 31st of October 2020). This is … Continue reading A Pink Birthday card
I would love to share another card I created with the upcoming Curvy Celebrations Variety Bundle that will be available to you from the 3rd of November 2020! This is what will be included in the suite: A great bundle to add to your cardmaking collection! Adding Gold embossing to Crumb Cake card stock adds … Continue reading Not too long until a Curvy Christmas arrives!
I have had my eye on the Fancy Phrases cling stamp set for a while now and finally, after waiting for the Postman for (what felt like ages), it arrived! This set doesn't include a die set but lucky for me I love fussy cutting! I also decided to enter this card for this week's … Continue reading When I count my blessings…
As mentioned a few times, I am very much traditional when it comes to Christmas decorations but I felt so inspired by the stunning Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper (get 15% discount on this paper pack for the whole month of October 2020), I just had to use the same Balmy Blue, Highland Heather and … Continue reading A Stripy Christmas card
After a busy few weeks with the kids, I am so happy to be back! A big reminder of the 15% discount on selected Stampin'Up! designer series papers for the whole month of October 2020! ‘Tis The Season 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper - 153489Sale: $17.00Price: $20.00 Plaid Tidings 6" … Continue reading Get ready for Curvy Celebrations!
Today I'm sharing a card sketch idea with you! I would love it if you shared your card, inspired by my sketch, with me on your social media - use the tag #cardsketchtuesday. The aim will be to keep it simple! My favorite two seasons are Autumn and Spring, however color wise I tend to … Continue reading Tuesday is card sketch day!
Hello fellow Stampers! At first I was a little fearful of Stampin' Up!'s In-color, Magenta Madness. Talk about adding a 'pop of Pink', this one added a 'bang!' too! It is so bright and full of cheer and that is exactly what I needed for this set that I created for my next door neighbor … Continue reading Sending positive thoughts and a little something for you…
BIG NEWS FIRST!! This is happening tomorrow!!! ONLY on 23 September 2020! Over 50 stamps sets discounted by 15%!!! Many moons ago, when I first started cardmaking (I attended a weekly class with a Stampin' Up! demonstrator), I watched a lot of Stampin' Up! YouTube videos! The bug bit me completely! I loved the way … Continue reading Two cards, one sentiment
Hello card making friends! I was hoping to share this little gift idea sooner but you know how it goes! As a second time around card maker I have definitely become more frugal when I create! I try and get the most out of every piece of card stock, ribbon and stamp set! I have … Continue reading A Mini Pizza Box surprise!
With restrictions and lock downs in place (not so much in Western Australia) for the most of us, it isn't the easiest thing in the world these days to share the good things in life with friends and family. I cannot wait for a time when we will fly, gather and hug again! There is … Continue reading The good things in life
A while back I purchased a 3-pack of pocket notebooks with Kraft covers (from Officeworks) - I love the earthiness of Kraft and that you can dress it up or dress it down. One of my favorite staples from Stampin' Up!'s color range is Crumb Cake and maybe I am late to the party but … Continue reading A gratitude journal
This past week I felt like I lost my mojo. It just left! A lot of this week's card challenges included products I don't own , so (almost) no luck there... but as a person that really needs to be creative in some or other way, I just spent time in my craft room everyday, … Continue reading Four more Christmas card ideas
I think it is high time for more Christmas Card ideas! I decided to change my process up a bit this time! Instead of going through my normal slow trial and error process, I started by Gold embossing a lot of the ornaments from the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set on different colored card stocks, stamping … Continue reading Gleaming Christmas card ideas!
Here in Australia the dads have to wait until the first Sunday in September to be celebrated and although my husband isn't very big on gifts and cards (I can give him the same card every year, he wouldn't notice) we do go out of our way to make the day special for him. I … Continue reading A card for Father’s Day
Happy Spring! Finally I get to say it! It was pouring this morning but I can see the sun shining! Yay! I just wanted to pop in quickly to share wonderful Stampin' Up! news with you! The NEW Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine is available to purchase! It is not just a pretty face! It … Continue reading Fantastic news!
My favorite cards to make are most probably Thank You cards but it is always good to have a few cards in your stash that you can use for any celebration. The stunning Hand-drawn Blooms Bundle is the perfect floral bouquet to say sorry with, wish someone a happy birthday or just cheer someone up! … Continue reading A card for a special day…
I can literally count down the days to Spring! I love Spring and I love Autumn! To me that means not too hot or too cold here in Perth! I am still sticking with a Green and White theme (so fresh!) for not one but two challenges I am taking part in this week! This … Continue reading A Leafy Wreath
With both kids being schooled online, it can get a little tough time wise around here! Last week and the week before Chris (Year 9) had to sit his OLNA tests as a result of the Year 9 NAPLAN tests being cancelled (do I have to say due to Covid?) - long story short we … Continue reading A Fresh card for a Spring birthday!
Hello! The perfect time to create your Christmas cards and decorations is when the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog goes live! Well it is live and timing can not be more perfect! To be honest I have been trying to stretch my stamp sets, paper and embellishments as far as possiblethese days. So much is happening … Continue reading It is never to early for Christmas cards!
This week's challenge #83 by the Colour INKspiration team on Facebook was just too beautiful to miss out on! Basic Black (I managed to squeeze the tiniest little Black in), Bumblebee, Whisper White and Mossy Meadow were the colours for the challenge and I love them all! This would be my perfect room! My entry … Continue reading Inspired by Pinterest…
This week I decided to take the plunge! Yes I decided to take the Global Design Project colour challenge (#gdp253)! We had to use Poppy Parade, Bumblebee and Granny Apple Green and these colours reminded me of Spring! I knew when I saw the challenge that I wanted to break out my new Hand-Drawn Blooms … Continue reading A “Bring on Spring” colour challenge!
Finally the 4th of August 2020 arrived! The Stampin'Up! Holiday Catalogue went live on the 4th and let me tell you, it is a stunner! As a demonstrator I was able to do a pre-order from this catty - it was Christmas in July as you would not believe it when I received my order! … Continue reading The Holiday catalogue has landed!
Positive thoughtsPositive thoughtsPositive thoughtsSending positive thoughts and feel good wishes I recently joined Stampin' Up! ... again. For a while there I was the owner of a small wedding invitation business, however with two high school aged children (both schooled online), I realised I needed to be more present for them. Stampin'Up! makes it so … Continue reading Sending positive thoughts…