Sunday, October 20, 2013

Back again!

These ten cards are from the October Stamp a Stack.  The Christmas cards were made mainly using the designer series paper 'Season of Style' and the hostess stamp set 'Warmth & Wonder', from the Stampin' Up! Mini Catalogue.

I'm not sure if there will be a November Stamp a Stack,  I'm living in a construction site at the moment.  We are getting new carpet in the lounge, but it seems to be taking for ever for the carpet to arrive.  We moved all the furniture out three weeks ago in preparation and we are still waiting.

This weekend is the local show.  I entered two of my paintings, and was thrilled to get first prize and champion exhibit in the open art division for one of them. 

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Big catch up : (

I know I have been very slack lately and this has been pointed out to me, but I just don't seem to get around to up loading photos and adding things on here.  I could blame it on the redecorating going on around here but that would be a bit weak as I haven't exactly contributed a lot of effort to that.  So Sorry!!  no excuses, it just didn't happen.  So sit back, relax and catch up on a few photos of the cards we have been making at my stamp a stacks over the past couple of months.

These are the August Stamp a Stack. The next two pictures are September's. I'm not sure what happened in June ?  I will have to check my diary.  I didn't have a SAS in July because of school holidays, visitors and renovations.


 There was a fifth card it's just not shown in the photo above.

Have to dash off to work now, have a great day!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Stampin' Up! Bigz Lattice Die

 I've had this die for quite a long time and I have finally got around to having a play with it.  Here are two cards I made.

The first card above, I cased from a card by Julia Leece. I used the filter paper behind the die cut and coloured it in with markers. We made this card as part of the last technique of the month class. I really like the butterflies.

The second card has the Medallion stamp, stamped using the 'thumping method' behind the die cut.

The next five cards will be part of the May Stamp a Stack on Tuesday May 21st. There will be five more cards, but I still have to design them yet.  If anyone in my area would like to come along, we start at 7pm.  Give me a call or send me an email to reserve your place.  Numbers are limited.

Thanks for looking I hope you like the cards.

All the Mums out there, have a great day tomorrow!

Best Wishes,


Saturday, April 13, 2013

April Stamp a Stack

 Here are the ten cards we made on Tuesday.  The top five cards were made using the One Sheet Wonder method.  We started with a sheet of Whisper White card stock and stamped all over with the Secret Garden stamp set.  We used Pool Party, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo and Sahara Sand Inks. We cut the sheet into various pieces and below are the results.

The second set of cards were made very simply.  We had four pieces of card stock, trimmed 1cm off the long and short side, those pieces are used to make the card in the centre. The other four pieces are embossed with different embossing folders then cut into four pieces not even, but all in the exact same places.  Then using one of each colour on each card.  I think these will make good masculine cards.



Saturday, April 6, 2013

New Colour Families from 1/7/13


Just so that it is easier for you to visualize here are some charts of the new colours (thanks to US Stampin' Up! demonstrator April Bailey).

They look nice when you see them like this don't they!  I am sad that some colours are going, but you soon forget about the old ones and start to enjoy the new ones.  There will also be five new 'In Colors' to look forward to, as of the 1st July, when the new 2013 Catalogue starts.



Thursday, April 4, 2013

News from Stampin' Up!

Anyone into digital scrapbooking or card making?  I'm not really a scrapbooker, but even I am excited about the release of My Digital Studio in Australia.  I will definately be having a play with the 30 day Free Trial, and then deciding if I think it's for me.  What do you have to loose? Give it a try!

It's here! We can't contain our excitement anymore. My Digital Studio is now available. Here are some helpful resources to get you started.
  • Software: The My Digital Studio software is called MDS (item 130646) and is available as a download for $24.95 AUD.
  • We wanted to get the software out to you as soon as possible, so we're releasing it as a beta version. So, what does that mean for you? Go ahead and download it now because any bugs and fixes will be worked out with future updates-available right in the software. 
  • It is loaded with a bunch of content to help you get started. 
  • Check out some of our favorite features and then watch the training videos to learn more. 
  • If you aren't quite ready to buy, start with the 30-day free MDS Trial (item 130910). It also has content to help you get started.
Digital downloads:
  • You now have access to a HUGE library of digital downloads from the Stampin' Up! online store. 
  • We release new ones every week, so watch for even more! 

  • Your best resource is for information about the product line, regular blog posts, an online community, training videos, project inspiration, questions and answers, and so much more! Don't forget to check it out. The site will be under construction in the coming weeks as we make some fun changes, so you may notice frequent updates.
Please note that in order to get My Digital Studio to the Australian market at this time, the product line will be written and supported in American English without localization. This includes the software, downloads, and communication such as current updates, e-mails*, blog posts, website information, etc. *We send periodic e-mails to a list of users who have registered for the software.

More news from Stampin' Up! -

Watercolor Pencils and Crayons Discontinued

Due to unforeseen problems with our supplier for Watercolor Wonder Crayons and Watercolor Pencils, we have decided to discontinue these two products.
The following items are only available while supplies last. Get 'em before they're gone!
  • 101879: Watercolor Pencils                                                  $34.95
  • 119802: Subtles Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons    $29.95
  • 119803: Regals Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons     $29.95
  • 119804: Brights Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons    $29.95
  • 119805: Neutrals Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons  $29.95

And just to blow your mind a little more:

Do you dream in colour? We do!


Announcing our Colour Refresh! We love colour and we know that you do too. Colour is fundamental to who we are and what we offer. It's important for us to stay up-to-date with colour trends so we are thrilled to share our updated line of colours, and hope you will be as excited as we are by the new possibilities!
Why now? In 2010 we did a big colour renovation and shared our plans for smaller colour refreshes every three to five years to keep our colours on trend. Well it has been three years and we are excited to announce that the upcoming 2013-2014 annual catalogue will include 10 new colours (most of which are returning In Colors from previous years)! We are welcoming back some of your favourites, moving some colours around, and introducing three brand-new colours, so take a look!

Beginning on 4 April 2013, all retiring/discontinued colour products (i.e. ink, paper, ribbon, accessories, etc.) will be available only while supplies last. This means that some products will not be available through the retired list period. We did anticipate increased demand and based our forecasts for these retiring colours on historical sales information from previous colour transitions. However, even with the most careful planning, the response to a transition of this nature can surprise everyone--including you in your own business and personal purchases. Any of our retiring colour products are only available while supplies last so don't delay, get your favourites now and look forward to the exciting colours coming in the 2013-2014 annual catalogue.

WOW, after all that you should probably make yourself a cuppa and sit down and let it all sink in.

Thanks for looking. If you need any more information or would like to place an order please don't hesitate to phone or email me.


Saturday, March 30, 2013

Sorry I've been gone for so long

Well I said I would be back when things settled down, well I'm still waiting.  Feeling very guilty for not blogging, but hope everyone will forgive me.

There was Christmas, visitors, a trip to Perth, back home, back to work, off on long service leave for our daughters wedding and the other daughter visiting from UK. Trip to Melbourne, back to work, sports carnivals, Mum sick!!!  Get the picture.

Anyway,  I will up load some photos and hopefully, all will be forgiven for the big gap in posting.

                        Proud Dad walking the bride in.             What a perfect couple they are.

                                              This is me with my Mum and Dad.

I hope you are all well and enjoying a nice restful Easter break. Maybe you will get a little time for crafting or cardmaking.

 The ten cards in the photos above and below are the ones we made last week at the March Stamp a Stack.  I think everyone enjoyed making them.  I hope you like them.
 The gift box and small gift card below were the make and take at our first Stamp Club for 2013.
 This technique of colouring with the water colour crayons was last months stamp club project.
I have more photos so I will be back, hopefully a bit sooner this time.  Take care and thanks for looking.