Sunday, 30 October 2011

12 Weeks of Christmas - Week 5

This week's card is a Fancy Fold - Side Step Card. It is one I made last year but I thought I'd share it again as I haven't had a chance to make a new card this week with preparations for a class and the extravaganza taking up most of my week. Once again the design is from Splitcoaststampers.

Cardstock: Marina Mist, Whisper White.Stamp sets: Delightful Decorations, Many Merry Messages.Inks: Marina Mist, Old Olive, Real Red.Accessories: Scallop Lace border punch, ornament punch, red rhinestones (non SU).

If there is any stock that you need to make your Christmas cards, please contact me and I can have your order shipped directly to you. Stampin' Up's shipment time is really quick, so let me know if you'd like to place an order.

Mark's Coal Mining Exhibition Beijing

Mark's baby - DGS (Drill Guidance System) it has become the company's biggest seller all over the world. The Industrea stand at the exhibition in Beijing.

three days of these crowds at the exhibition in Beijing!
Mark's caption to the above photo "some boofhead on the big screen"
Beijing traffic.

This is what my other half does when he's OS. Works his butt off in foreign countries, misses his family, comes home exhausted (and quite often sick with a cold) but he loves the flights in business class.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Strength & Hope Campaign - Breast Cancer Research

A message from SU Head Office.

The Strength & Hope Campaign, benefiting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF), came to an end on 31 July. Stampin' Up! thanks their customers for their amazing support of this global philanthropic campaign. Each of you did your part to make a difference, and by doing so, we raised $60,000 USD, which will go toward helping BCRF "achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime" (BCRF Mission Statement).

Again, thank you for living Stampin' Up!'s Statement of the Heart and doing your part to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

12 Weeks of Christmas - Week 4

I've used "Dasher" in this week's card of the 12 weeks of Christmas. I cased this card off splitcoaststampers from a site called "Stamping Silly" googgle it and have a look at her other work.
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Whisper White,
Stamps: Dasher, Short n' Sweet.
Accessories: Colozzle circle cutting die, Big Shot, Vintage Vogue embossing folder, rhinestones, 1/2' Scallop dotty ribbon - Marina Mist, 5/8" satin ribbon - Marina Mist, silver embossing powder, white embossing powder, heat gun.
Ink: Versamark.

I've silver embossed "Dasher" but you can't really see that he is shiney. My new favourite colour is Marina Mist, really love it.

14th Birthday Card - Double Z Fold Card

This is the card I've made for Livy's 14th birthday which is on Monday. I've made another Double Z Fold Card which I found on Splitcoaststampers. As you probably know Livy is a dancer and she has a passion and love for her ballet. She's off Ice Skating tomorrow with 3 friends from her dance studio, I do hope there will be no broken limbs as the end of year concerts are only 4 weeks away!!! :/)
Cardstock: crumb cake, confetti cream, soft suede, watercolour paper, Beau Chateau DSP.
Accessories: retired 5/8" very vanilla ribbon, Big Shot, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet sizzlits dies, dazzling diamonds, 2 way glue stick, rhinestones, decorative label punch.
Stamps: Bring on the Cake, Ballerina stamp from my stash.

21st Birthday Card - Double Z Fold Card

This is a Double Z Fold card that I made for our neighbour's daughter. We've known Louise for 10 years and it is always interesting to see the kids around the area grow up and become young adults. Hope she has a very Happy Birthday.
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Confetti Cream, retired Elegant Soiree DSP,
Accessories: retired Very Vanilla ribbon, Big Shot, Timeless Type Junior Aphabet Sizzlit Dies, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, decorative lable punch, dazzling diamonds, 2 way glue stick.
Stamp Set: Bring on the Cake.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Farewell my little Beetle

Photo 2005 - Farewell my little beetle. You have been a great car and I am very sad to say goodbye. Sooo many trips to Homebush for swimming, you know the way so well, so many trips to dancing lessons you have looked after my little dancer beautifully. We will all miss you very much but now it's time for a practical car to help get my dear old Dad and Mum to medical appointments.
2011, my beetle with her sweet mag wheels.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

12 Weeks of Christmas - week 3

Week 3 of my 12 Weeks of Christmas. For this card I have used:-
Stamp sets: Medallion, Snow Swirled.
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White.
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Scallop Circle punch, 1/2" scallop dots ribbon in Cherry Cobbler, Rhinestones, dimentionals.
Sometimes it's nice to "think outside the square" and use non traditional Christmas Stamp sets to create Christmas Cards.
If you'd like to recreate this card and need any of the SU supplies to do so, please email me at to order your products.

Christmas Extravaganza

WHEN: Sunday 6th November
TIME: 10.30am (for 11am start) - 4pm
COST: $45.00
WHERE: my house (unfortunately the room hire fee at The Grange has increased substantially and I will be running the extravaganza from home this year with my sister, Narelle.)
BYO: lunch - Oven and microwave facilities available.
I will provide tea/coffee/juice, fruit platters and sweets.

We will be making 2 christmas cards and 3 projects, a Sweet Treat Box, Chocolate Wallet (that can fit a family block of Cadbury Chocolate and a Corner Bookmark.
All materials provided.
I have 5 spaces left for the Extravaganza, so email me at if you'd like to book in.
Bookings are essential, so enough project kits can be prepared.

Bookings and Deposits of $25 are payable by 23rd October to secure your booking.

Deposits can be paid in cash or direct deposit into my "stamping bank account", (email me for details).
When making a bank deposit please put your name in the "details" section so I know whose deposit it is.

Looking forward to a wonderful Extravaganza Day.

Monday, 10 October 2011

My beautiful Ballerina

My beautiful Ballerina....what more can I say!

12 Weeks of Christmas - Week 2

This card is made using "Holiday Lineup", just love these little guys! Splitcoaststampers is a wonderful website to get great ideas and inspiration, this is where I CASEd this card from.
I have used the following products to recreate this card:
Cardstock: Real Red, Basic Black and Crumb Cake.
Ink pads: Black Stazon.
Stamp Sets: Holiday Lineup, Snow Swirled and Delightful Decorations.
Accessories: White Gel pen, Real Red marker, Black Journaler, 1/4" Real Red grosgrain ribbon, 3/4" and 1" circle punch, Top Note Die and Big Shot.

If you'd like to order any products to recreate this card, email me at to place your order.

12 Weeks of Christmas

Here is my first card for "12 weeks of Christmas". I should've posted this on 2nd October - as that would've been 12 weeks till Christmas but being school holidays, HSC studying and a few other things going on I am a bit late with this post. I will be uploading a card every Sunday between now and Christmas for you.
I have used the following to create this card:-
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive. Whisper White and Regals DSP paper stack.
Stamps: Tags till Christmas, Tree Trimmings.
Ink pads: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive.
Accessories: Decorative label punch, Scallop Circle Die, Big Shot, circle cutter, glue stick, dazzling diamonds, Whisper White Organza ribbon, rhinestones.
I've CASEd this card from Becky Roberts.
If you'd need any supplies to recreate this card send me an email at and I will place an order for you.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Simply Stockings

Promotion Details:
Purchase the "Stitched Stocking Stamp Set" $53.95 (wood-mount) or $42.95 (clear-mount) and "Stocking Tag" punch $33.95, early-before the debut of the 2011 Summer Mini Catalogue.
Host a $450 workshop, and receive the "Stitched Stocking Stamp Set" and "Stocking Tag" Punch for free.
See the stamp set and punch here.
Customer Promotion:
There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this offer.
There are no limits on the quantity that can be purchased.
Order deadlines:
Monday, 31 October 2011

Hostess Promotion:
Limit of one stamp set and one punch for every qualifying workshop. Workshops over the qualifying amount will not receive multiple sets or punches.
Hostess may choose either the wood-mount or clear-mount set. Clear blocks are not included in the clear-mount set.
The Stocking punch will automatically be added to the hostess free of a qualifying workshop order. To select the wood or clear stamp set, you must enter item 125798 (wood-mount) or 123784 (clear-mount).
Order deadlines:
Monday, 31 October 2011.