Baby, Birthday, Celebrate, Designer/Patterned/Specialty Papers (DSP), feminine, Handmade Cards, Kids Cards, Stampin' Up! Events

Ready for Convention 2015

Dear Crafters,

I am getting in early today as I am heading to the airport in an hour or so, to travel to the Gold Coast for the Stampin’ Up! Convention!!!! Yay!!! So exciting!!!!

So today, I want to share with you my Convention Swaps. These are card fronts that we, as demonstrators make, to swap with other demonstrators on the first morning of Convention. I have made 52 to take and swap tomorrow morning in various mixed colours. Here are a few of them:

Stampin' Up! Owl Balloon

Sorry they have a bit of reflection, but I seal them into plastic bags so they stay nice and clean and don’t get ruined in my bag travelling.

Stampin' Up! Owl Balloon  Stampin' Up! Owl Balloon  Stampin' Up! Owl Balloon

I have embossed a piece of Whisper White card stock with the Large Polka Dot TIEF. The balloons are die cut from the Balloon Framelits which are still available in the Occasions Catalogue. These are embossed with the Lucky Stars TIEF or Decorative Dots TIEF. The sentiments are stamped from A Dozen Thoughts stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Owl Balloon  Stampin' Up! Owl Balloon

The owl is made using the Owl Builder Punch and Sahara Sand card stock and coordinating Designer Series Paper. His wings are made using the wings from the Bird Builder Punch. Don’t you love the way I have folded his left wing to hold the twine?!!! So damn cute! The owl is attached to the card with dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Owl Balloon


2013-2015 In Colours: Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding & Strawberry Slush


Have you stocked up on your favourite 2013-2015 In Colours (and reinkers too!)? They will be retiring very soon and they always sell out FAST! Get them now so you won’t be disappointed! Don’t forget to check out the deals on the Retired List too!

Happy Stamping,

Name Banner

Butterflies, feminine, Handmade Cards

Sheer Perfection Butterfly

Dear Crafters,

Today I share with you a stunning, colourful and bright card with the Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack and some Stampin’ Write Markers.

I have used the vellum sheet with the Butterflies, and die cut a banner using the Banner Framelits from it as well as a piece of Whisper White card at the same time. Turn the vellum over and colour with the Brights pack of Stampin’ Write Markers. I adhered the vellum to the white banner using glue dots.

Sheer Perfection Vellum

The base card is Melon Mambo with another layer of Melon Mambo on top. This layer I have sponged the edges with coordinating ink and a sponge dauber, before cutting the 4 corners out.

I then attached some twine by wrapping it around each edge to form a border. Add all the layers with dimensionals.

I added a band of Coastal Cabana card embossed with the Decorative Dots TIEF.

Sheer Perfection Vellum

The sentiment is stamped in Coastal Cabana ink on Whisper White card stock and I cut it out with paper snips. This is added to the card with dimenionals.

How gorgeous is this butterfly vellum coloured from behind? I just love how bright this card is!

Sheer Perfection Vellum

Be sure to decorate the inside panel of your card by stamping a butterfly!

Sheer Perfection Vellum

I would love you to comment below with your thoughts on this card.

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Happy Stamping,

Name Banner

Birthday, Kids Cards

Hot Air Balloon

Dear Crafters,

My last post was all about travel and today is no exception!

I have never been in a hot air balloon, but I can only imagine how it must be to fly up in the sky above everything and be so free. Who knows, one day I may get that chance!

Celebrate Today is such a versatile set and can be purchased as a Bundle (stamps & coordinating dies) saving you 15% off.

Celebrate Today

The background is embossed using the Decorative Dots TIEF. I used the Celebrate Today stamps for the sentiment.

The balloons are die cut using the Big Shot and I made 5 images all exactly the same. Fold each balloon in half and then glue to each other. Very simple but so effective!

Stamp the bottom part of the balloon using Stampin’ Write Markers.

I tied a piece of twine at the bottom of the balloon before using Tombo Glue to adhere to the card.

Celebrate Today

Don’t forget to stamp the inside of the card too!

The Occasions Catalogue & Sale-a-bration brochure sale begins on 6th January!

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

Shop Online 24/7 for products

Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Happy Stamping,

Name Banner


Challenges, feminine, JAI, Kids Cards

Cupcake anyone?

Hello Crafters,

I am so excited to have a long weekend right now, after such a busy few weeks. So I must say Happy Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend to everyone in Melbourne and what better way to celebrate than with cupcakes! Not only did I bake some Baci cupcakes but also made this card for the Just Add Ink #217 Challenge, “JUST ADD CUPCAKES/CAKE/DESSERT“.

And check out the colours ~ I have used Wisteria Wonder, Pink Pirouette & Cherry Cobbler, oh and Soft Suede for the cupcake wrapper!

Just Add Ink #217

The card base is Cherry Cobbler along with the cherry on top of the cupcake. The background is Pink Pirouette Core’dinations cardstock embossed with the Decorative Dots TIEF and sanded. I also distressed the edges with the distressing tool!

I used Flowersoft for the top of the cupcake to give it a bit of texture.

Just Add Ink #217

The double bow is made with the SU Seam Binding in Very Vanilla and adhered with a glue dot.

The sentiment is from the Hostess Stamp Set Simply Sketched and then cut out with the Decorative Label punch and sponged edges in Wisteria Wonder ink.

Oh and here is a picture of my Baci cupcakes, I knew you were wondering about them!!! Yummy!!!!

Baci Cupcakes

Why don’t you have a go at entering a challenge? They are so much fun, so check out what the design team at Just Add Ink created this week!


The new 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue goes live on 1 July, but if you would like to receive a copy before then, please Contact Me. This catalogue is full of amazing new products and wonderful colour pictures for ideas. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

Don’t forget to check the retired stamps and accessories lists, there are sure to be products to please, but hurry, only available while stocks last!

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Happy Stamping,
Name Banner
Challenges, feminine, JAI, Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-bration

Love, So Very Grateful (JAI#207 )

Hello Crafters,

At Just Add Ink this week, it’s a sketch challenge!

The minute I saw this challenge I knew what I was going to do, it was just the colours that I wasn’t sure about. Because I wanted to use the ‘love’ die from the expressions thinlits, I thought I should do something with pinks!

So Very Grateful

Some of the items used in this card are from the Sale-a-bration & Occasions Catalogues:

So Very Grateful

To create the banner edges, I placed the pink pirouette card stock into the side of the Decorative Label punch. Isn’t it a cute result?!!!

I didn’t have any ribbon in coordinating colours, so I used the Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon and coloured it by placing it onto the Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Ink pad and let the colour soak in. I used my heat tool to dry it so the ink didn’t run onto the So Saffron tag.

I think the pearls just finish this card off perfectly.

Be sure to have a go at some Challenges, they are great fun to play along and see what others design, so head over to Just Add Ink for more inspiration from the Design Team!

Don’t forget there are only a few days left to place your orders before Sale-a-bration ends. Any orders of $90+ can earn free product from the Sale-a-bration brochure (pgs 11-17). But if you place an order of $180+ you get to choose 2 free products!!! Be sure to check them out now!

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Products Used:
Stamp: So Very Grateful
Card: Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, So Saffron
Ink: Crumb Cake, Stazon Jet Black, Pink Pirouette
Punch: Decorative Label, 1-3/8″ Circle, 1-3/4″Scallop Circle, Scallop Tag Topper
Other: Big Shot, Expression Thinlits Dies, Decorative Dots TIEF, Beautifully Baroque TIEF, Stampin’ Trimmer, Dimensionals, Tombo Glue, Glue Dots, Basic Pearls, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin’ Scrub & mist, sponge daubers, Doilies, Markers (not SU)

Happy crafting,

Name Banner

Challenges, feminine

Mojo Monday

Hello Crafters,

I am really looking forward to the long weekend coming up, so I have created a card for the Mojo Monday Card Sketch Challenge MOJO335 designed by Julee Tilman.

Flower Shop

I have used the colour scheme Chocolate Chip, Strawberry Slush, Pink Pirouette & Pear Pizzazz.

The Decorate Dots TIEF gives the card base a bit of interest and can be earned free with any $90 order via my online store.

The flowers are Flower Shop stamp set and coordinating punch and the Petite Petals Stamp set and coordinating punch. Both of these sets can be purchased as bundles (stamp set & coordinating punch) 15% savings for you!

Flower Shop Bundle

Flower Shop Bundle – Clear or Wood

Petite Petals Bundle – Clear or Wood

Here is a close up of the flower on the card showing the 3D effect created using Stampin’ Up Dimensionals and the gorgeous rhinestones give it that little sparkle!


Be sure to have a go at some Card Sketches, they are great fun to play along and see what others design, so head over to the blog for more inspiration!

To Shop Online 24/7, click here.

Happy crafting,

Name Banner

feminine, Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-bration

Simple Stems, part 1

Hello Stampers,

As you know, I am having loads of fun playing with my new supplies from the Sale-a-bration brochure & Occasions catalogue.

Here are some more lovely samples using the Simple Stems Stamp Set which is in the new Occasions Catalogue, available for purchase from 28th January. Just let me know if you would like a copy of the catalogues mailed to you prior to the sale starting!

The gorgeous background papers are delightful and I am finding it really hard to choose between the different packs, so I got a pack of each!!!

Sweet Sorbet is from the Sale-a-bration brochure which if you place an order of $90 or more, you can get a packet for free!

Water Colour Wonder is in the soon to be released Occasions Catalogue and is to die for.

The stamp set, Simple Stems, also has two of its images that coordinate with the Secret Garden Framelits Dies.

Okay, so now for some samples ~ In this first card I used the Water Colour Wonder DSP and stamped the images in Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Canteloupe.

Simple Stems

Crisp Canteloupe & Pistachio Pudding with Sweet Sorbet DSP

Simple Stems

Strawberry Slush and White with the new Decorative Dots TIEF (available free with a $90 order)

Simple Stems

Products used:

Stamp Set: Simple Stems, Bitty Banners

Cardstock: White, Sweet Sorbet DSP, Water Colour Wonder DSP

Ink: Island Indigo, Crisp Canteloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Wild Wasabi

Tools: Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelit Dies, Oval Frames Die, Decorative Dots TIEF, Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips

Accessories:  Tombo Glue, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Ruffled Stretch Trim Ribbon

To purchase any of these items, be sure to visit my online store from 28th January!

Happy Crafting,