Wednesday, June 22, 2011

CASE Study

Crafters of all types all CASE their work in one way or another. What is CASE I hear you ask? Well it stands for Copy And Share Everything. We had guest for dinner on monday night so I missed Crafters Anon Online class but I still wanted to checked the work these amazing women do.
I took one look at the pic and thought maybe I could CASE this project. It's a cute little adaption to an Eisle card which stands up but folds flat to fit into an envelope.  Anyway this is my result and I just love it and I hope you do too. I will definetly teach this in a class. speaking of which I will not be holding classes on the first week of July as I will be visiting 3 of my 4 gorgeous boys and sharing their 13th and 16th birthdays at my oldest boy's home in sunny Queensland.  I am so looking forward to escaping the Antartic chills we are getting at the moment.

Hope you all enjoy your day,

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Let Me Create Beautiful Custom Made Cards and Invitations for you

Have you ever been stuck for the perfect card for that special person? Let me ease the pain of wasted time browsing the shelves by making a custom made card for you. You can choose colour, style and design or leave it to me. It will make that person feel even more special.

I can also make personalized invitations for your Wedding, Birthday, Christening or any special occassion. I also create coordinating Thankyou cards, Place cards, Guest Books, Candle votives or anything to complete the look you need.

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Hi Everyone,

Oh my goodness...please forgive me for being AWOL. I attended Stampin' Up! 2011 Convention which is the highlight of a SU Demonstrators year. Sadly no prizes for me but to meet some off the faceless names I have communicated with over the last year was a huge prize in it's self.

So I would have normally be itching to get home and show off all the great new techniques I have learnt but instead I chose to stay on in Melbourne to care for my step dad. He has an incurable disease from years of working with MDF and toxic glues as a carpenter. It has now left him dependant caring around oxygen with him where ever he goes. My mum Vanessa is his usual carer but without my assistance she would not have been able to attend a family reunion. She is the eldest of 10 siblings and as my nan/her mum has been unwell a family reunion for her 79th birthday was quickly arranged and carried out in almost military precision. From all reports a great time was had by all.

I return back to King Island on Tuesday to be reunited with my soulmate Peter. I look forward to getting back into my office and craft away in preparation for the start of my classes.
Until then, happy Stampin'


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Beyond the page

This week I have been inspired to go beyond the page and make some beautiful keep sakes and to make my craft supplies go further than card making and scrapbooking. I think you will agree these gift boxed candles are so charming and elegant that they are sure to put a smile on the face who ever recieves them as a gift.

I used the Real Red paper from the Brights Collection of Designer Series Pattern Stack to make this box and the lid is Chocolate Chip card stock from the Neutrals Collection. The bird is Daffodil Delight card stock punched out using the Two Step Bird and the 1-3/4" Circle punch for the hole and tag on top of the box with a Heart small to embellish. The greeting is from the Afterthoughts stamp set which is a level 1 Hostess gift. It is all tied up using 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon in Poppy Parade.

I stamped on tissue paper from my local newsagency, the inks I used were Poppy Parade for the Eastern Blossoms stamp and the greeting in Chocolate Chip using the Well Scripted stamp set. I then cut it out and adhered by just appling heat with my Stampin' Up! Heat Tool. The Poppy Parade 1/2" Stitched-Poly  Ribbon was attached by pierecing it using a brad to the back of the candle.  
Front View
 This was my second attempt which I also love. This is a very special stamp set called Strength & Hope. This one was released in Stampin' Up! Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue. stampin'Up! is donating $2 from the purchase to The Brest Cancer Research Foundation. BCRF is dedicated to preventing breast cancer and dinding a cure in our lifetime by funding clinical and translational research worldwide. Fore more information about BCRF, visit

Front view of candle
Rear view of candle

To view a online copy of the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue click here. To down load a PDF version to your computer click here. To recieve a copy via post email me on


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Another successful Crafters Anon Online Class

Hello fellow crafters,

Well last night was a hoot again with Tia Routledge taking this weeks Crafters Anon Online Class. We made this beautiful set of draws that would be a wonderful gift for a little girl filled with costume jewellery or even for dad filled with sweets of all kinds. The draws are just big enough to put in as set of playing cards.

I have used Tangerine Tango card stock, and the Old Olive from the Brights Designer Series Paper Pattern Stack. I made draw pulls from Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon. The shiny metalic label holders and brads are from the Hodgepodge Hardware kit. The lovely layers are the Top Note die for the bigshot, I also ran the Old Olive piece on the top back through the Big Shot with the Manhatten Flower Textured Impressions embossing folder. I inked the edges with Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad. The flower is cut from Old Olive card stock using the Fancy flower extra Large punch, centred with one of the flowers from Boho Blossoms punch using Tangerine Tango card stock and then I fastened them all together with a brad from the brights collection. Stampin' Dimentials hold it in place on the top of the lid. 

I used only Stampin' Up! products with this project as I do with all my work.  A big thankyou to Tia and Crafters Anon coming up with another wonderful creation this week and to all of you who enjoy my blog I hope this inspires you as much as these projects inspired me.

I have been quite busy getting ready for this years Stampin' Up! Convention in May. I am also looking forward to getting over to the big smoke to do a bit of shopping and catch up with my Mum. This will be my first convention so have come up with a unique swap but I am only making 50 although they advise making 100 or more so I hope I am not selling myself short! I don't want to let the cat out of the bag just yet but I will post pictures as the time gets closer.

Friday will be exciting this week with the launch of the new Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue, so if you wanted to purchase something from the Summer Mini Catalogue time is short so hurry up. Give me a call, you don't want to miss out do you? Last orders on Thursday midday.

Enjoy your day,

Friday, March 25, 2011

Summer Mini Catalogue ending soon...

We only have until thursday next week to get your orders in from the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalogue before it finishes. Click on the link or go to

Who wouldn't be keen to recieve FREE Stampin' Up! stamps and FREE Stampin' Up! products?  Give me a call and I will be so happy to show you how 0458 899 292

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

3D Project

Finally I have gotten organized. My darling put up some new shelves for me and with a new desk for my computer the office/craftroom is looking wonderful and it's just perfect to get creative juices flowing. Today I created a new project 6x6" Photo Album and did this one in theme of a baby boy. The themes are limitless such as 18th/21st/50th Birthday, Christmas Day, Easter, Wedding, Christening and so much more.

I have Use Pacicfic Point card stock, the paper is from the Brights Collection of Designer Series Paper Pattern Stack, the carriage picture is from the Baby Bundle stamp set and I have used 6x6" Page Protectors on the inside to hold photos. Antique Brass Jumbo Eylets hold it all together along with hinged rings from a stationary store.

This great message stamps comes from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set which I punched out with the smallest of the oval punches and framed it with a label holder from the Hodge Podge Hardware kit. The Scollop circle punch out is from Pacific Point card stock and layered and held fast together with vintage brads and Stampin' Dimentionals.

I love using different elements to bring my projects to life such as the letters from the On Board Alphabet Soup which I have heat embossed with white powder, the gorgeous Rhinestone Jewel in the center of the flower and the elegant Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon.




Monday, March 21, 2011

Bag yourself this little beauty

Front view with tag in pocket

Side view with tag out

Well these are the result of tonights online class at Crafters Anon. This was my take on Anne Brignall's class. Certainly will be making great use of this template. I put a little pocket in the front with a window to see the stamped greeting on the gift tag. I used Stampin' Up!'s Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla and Old Olive card stock. Antique Brass Jumbo eyelets, Old Olive ribbon, leaves from the Two step Owl punch and the Trio flower punch (no longer available) and centred with the smallest of the Basic Rhinestones sheet of Jewels . Can't wait to see what's in store for next weeks online class. The greeting is the Level 1 Hostess set Afterthoughts.
Ask me how you can earn your own free stamps.
So... the bag has been such a hit with me I have made another one.

and yet another...

Friday, March 18, 2011

Online Class

Well this week I managed to attend an online class with Crafters Anonmous and was pleasently surprised with the results. I think I will put this project idea together for a 3D Project class sometime in the year. I have used Stampin' Up!'s Pacicfic Point card stock, Blueberry Crisp Designer Series Paper and simply embellished with a Star brad (no longer available).

This Starbox would be a lovely gift at either Easter or Christmas time filled with chocolates for those unexpected guest and it's so easy to do.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Cards & Chocolates

Well Easter is nearly upon us again and the shelves in the supermarkets are jam packed with yummy chocolate delights of all kinds. Who can resist the gorgeous wrapping that catches our eyes as we go about the dreaded chore of filling the pantry at home to feed the forever hungry teenagers.

I find myself checking out the colours and wrapping then race home to do my own interpretation of the design for my cards. We find inspiration in the most unusual places at time LOL

Here are some samples of cards I will be teaching in my classes on the 13th April. at the King Island Golf & Bowls Club from 7pm
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Thursday, March 3, 2011

I love my Big Shot

Yes you heard right, I love my BIG SHOT. It is so versatile and the project ideas are endless. Check out this video...

With the Big Shot you can create die cuts with any of our exclusive Stampin' Up! dies-or Big Shot dies. Machine includes a pair of standard cutting pads and multipurpose platform so you can start cutting immdediately.
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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Flood Appeal

On Saturday 26th Feb my other work place King Island Golf and Bowling Club held a Flood Appeal with all the funds going to the Australian Red Cross. We had a total of 64 golfers and 18 bowlers take part in this fun day. Players payed penalities for lost balls, 3 or more putts, sledging and any other thing we could think of to have people pay up the $1 fines. The weather was gorgeous and everyone had a great time. We had so many local business' donate goods to raffle with many people going home with armfuls of booty. A quick count on the afternoon gave us a total of $1984 with attendees quickly rallying around to make up the differnce to give us a grand total of $2000. Thankyou all who donated goods, their time and money.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

NZ Earthquake

As most of you I am glued to the TV watching the tireless resue efforts to pull people from the the rubble in Christchurch. My heart goes out to those families who desparately waiting for news of their missing loved ones, especially to my Stampin' Up! demo sisters there. I hope all our prayers are answered soon and you and your families are all safe and well.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue

Oh! I am very excited as I have just recieved in the mail the 2011 Autumn-Winter Mini. I can't wait to share it with all of you but for now it's just a sneak peek for us lucky demonstrators. All will be reveiled on the 1st April but until then please take a look at the online Summer Mini Catalogue which runs until the 31st March 2011

Getting Started

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