Monthly Archives: October 2012

Stampin’ Up! at Caulfield Craft & Sewing Show

A big hello to everyone who took the time to come and visit the Stampin’ Up! stand at the Caulfield Craft & Sewing Show – and to those who have found my blog or joined my mailing list as a result.

It was a tiring few days but exhilarating nonetheless. It’s a lot of work to organise and co-ordinate a stand like this but so incredibly rewarding. Thank you to all those who contributed to that. The stand looked amazing and I had such a ball demonstrating my paper flowers and chatting to so many people about what I love.

For those who missed it, here’s a little photo tour for you…



And these are the posters I contributed to the display….


The prize draw has now been done so if you haven’t heard from us I’m afraid you missed out this time. Don’t forget though, if you won a prize in the book to look cake you have until 31st March 2013 to book a workshop and redeem it.

We’ll be back at the show again at the end of October next year so make sure you drop by for a visit.



Caulfield Craft & Sewing Show – this weekend


OCTOBER 25–28, 2012 (last days!!!!)



Some lovely demonstrator friends and I are once again working the Stampin’ Up! stand at the Craft and Sewing Show at Caulfield Racecourse.  The show started on Thursday and is on until Sunday so you’ll need to get in quick. There are some lovely ladies at the stand today and I’ll be there again tomorrow so make sure you drop by and say hi if you’re there.

The Stampin’ Up! stand has a variety of displays and product demonstrations happening all day. You can pick up a new Annual Catalogue or Holiday Catalogue – or, better still, both. And we have a huge hamper of Stampin’ Up! products (valued at around $300) that will be won by one of our lucky visitors.

Here’s Sarah, Linda & Ros who put in loads of hard work at the stand with me yesterday! Thanks ladies for a really fun day!

 For more information on the show

please visit the official show website.



The FREE RIBBON is just perfect for Christmas

I’ve been playing with my FREE ribbon from this month’s promotion – read this post to learn how you can get yours. And when a recent hostess asked if we could do some sparkly Christmas cards I knew it would make the perfect embellishment – see how well the white stitching picks up the sparkle from the shimmer paint!

I’ve been really surprised at how well these three new In Colours (Midnight Muse, Gumball Green & Raspberry Ripple) work for my Christmas projects – they’re so much brighter than my usual choices but oh so festive!

As well as the In Colours and the ribbon, the workshop showcased different ways of using shimmer paint and featured projects made with the help of the Big Shot.


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This is the straightforward version of the make and take card.  We used lots of products from the Holiday Catalogue, such as the Lacy Brocade embossing folder and the Ornament Keepsakes stamps and framelits bundle.

Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $13.95

Ornament Keepsakes Wood $60.95 or Clear $48.95

Holiday Ornaments Framelits Collections $42.95



Subscribe for free today and let me know you’d like this one.

This time the sparkle was stepped up by adding Platinum Shimmer paint with a sponge dauber.  And the matching Bon Bon was made using the Candy Wrapper Bigz die with a sleeve of embossed cardstock brayered with Frost White shimmer paint.

Candy Wrapper Bigz Die $55.95

Shimmer Paint 14g $9.95 (Platinum, Frost White or Champagne)


Subscribe for free today and let me know you’d like this one.

And finally, here’s a Gumball Green/Raspberry Ripple version to show off the multicoloured look.

Would you like to host a workshop featuring these projects where you and your friends get to make a card like these to take home? 

Contact me now to book your date. And if you like what you see don’t forget to leave me a comment.



More 3D Christmas Cards – Pennant Parade

When planning my October Class with the stack of 3D Christmas Cards I was inspired by some cards I’d designed for a workshop in early September, just before I’d received my order from the new catalogue.  I didn’t have the new Ornament Keepsakes bundle then I so made a similar card using the tree from Pennant Parade and it’s matching punch instead.

This is a very similar card to the one for my class with the same colours and same tools, but I thought you might like to see how it can be adapted with different stamps.  The greeting is from the new hostess set Wacky Wishes.

And this was another idea I played around with when designing the workshop cards. I liked this one but decided it was a bit too complicated for a make and take with a new group of ladies. I didn’t want to scare anyone off. I love the little deer from the Holiday Catalogue set Joyous Celebrations – I must find some new ways to use that!

Here’s a close up of the Itty Bitty Button. I gave this clear button some colour by using the matching punch and a scrap of Raspberry Ripple cardstock, which I stuck to the back of the button with a glue dot.

And here’s a tag I made some time ago that started the whole design process off. This one uses the Two Tags die and the Big Shot.

Pennant Parade Wood $37.95 or Clear $29.95

Petite Pennants Builder Punch $29.95 

I’ve only used the Pennant Parade stamp set here for the Christmas tree but at first glance this isn’t a Christmas set at all. The combination of stamps and punch actually works really well to create banners for all sorts of occasions.

Would you like to host a workshop featuring these projects where you and your friends get to make a card like these to take home? 

Contact me now to book your date. And if you like what you see don’t forget to leave me a comment.



Waterfall Cards

At my 3D Template Stamp Club this week we made a Waterfall card. These interactive cards are so much fun to make. But so difficult to show you in a photo!

The idea is that you pull the tab at the bottom and each of the four panels flip over in turn to reveal a hidden message or images.

Hopefully this picture gives you some idea and you can see that the letters L.O.V.E are being revealed one by one.

And here’s another version that I sell at my market stalls. I have the blue variety too!

And this card was made for a little boy called Ryan – can you guess what’s revealed when the panels flip over on this one?

If you’d like to learn how to make 3D projects like these every month I’m looking for interest in a new 3D Template Stamp Club. Contact me now to express your interest in one of the 8 places.



Prize Winner

And the winner of the Jul/Aug/Sep mailing list prize is…

…Lisa Taouk!

Lisa recently signed up to my mailing list at the Emerald Community House market, Main Street, Emerald.

And here’s the prize – the Whimsical Words stamp set, Polka Dot ribbon samples in Soft Suede and Melon Mambo and a selection of 6″ x 6″ patterned papers! Lisa, I’ll be in touch soon to arrange to get it to you!

If you’d like to win a prize like this, I do a draw every three months from all the people who’ve joined my mailing list that quarter. You can join in a class, at any of my market stalls or online.  For your chance to win this quarter’s prize, simply SUBSCRIBE today. 



OCTOBER CLASS – 3D Christmas Stamp-a-stack!

Yes Christmas is already coming at us full throttle so this is your chance to get a whole stack of Christmas cards made in one hit.

 We’ll be making 8 Cards – 4 of each 3D design!

Thursday 11th OCTOBER 2012

8pm – 11pm


$25 per person or $15 with discount*


Friday 12th OCTOBER 2012

10am – 1pm


$25 per person or $15 with discount*

Children able to entertain themselves in the next room are welcome


Sunday 14th OCTOBER 2012

2pm – 5pm


$25 per person or $15 with discount*

Bookings Essential. Click here.


The cards feature three of the new In Colours – Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple and Midnight Muse, along with old favourites Crumb Cake and Baja Breeze.

Both card designs have hanging 3D ornaments that are free to swing and move.

 One design is made from Delightful Decorations and the Ornament Punch…

…and the other is made from the new Ornament Keepsakes Bundle of stamps and framelits dies for use with the Big Shot.



If you plan on coming to the class or just like my cards – leave me a comment!



Get Your Free Ribbon!

It's Spool Time!

 For the month of October, get a FREE 9.1 metre roll of 3/8″ (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon-at $15.95 value-for every $60 you spend!

 You can choose any of the five new In Colours

 – or spend $300 and get them ALL!

Contact me today to place your order!

Want to know what to spend your $60 on?

Well, it could be anything you like from the current catalogues…OR.. you could opt for any of the coordinating new In Colour products such as the great value of the matching cardstock and ink pad bundle:

5 full size ink pads plus 20 sheets of A4 cardstock for just $47.95  – add a pack of Whisper White cardstock (40 x A4 sheets) and you’re at $62.90!

Ink pads are $9.95 each so you actually get your In Colour cardstock AND your ribbon for FREE!

Or you could choose the matching In Colour markers for $25.95

 Or the Dahlias (1cm diameter, 4 each in 5 colours) for $13.95


And here’s a card I made recently with the Gumball Green ribbon and cardstock:

THE PRINTABLE PHOTO RECIPE CARD IS AVAILABLE TO MY NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBERS. Subscribe for free today and let me know you’d like this one.

This card uses the lovely Betsy’s Blossoms stamp set and coloured embossing powders – but more on this in an upcoming post!

And if you’re still wondering what to do with all your free ribbon – check this out!



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