Monthly Archives: October 2015

November & December Calendars

Don’t miss out on another class or event!

Here are my calendars for the rest of the year! Click on the images below and print out your own copy of my schedule month by month. With handy icons to highlight different types of classes, gatherings and other events you’ll always know what’s coming up.

Please note that these are updated versions from those previously distributed – it’s a busy time of year and required some juggling!



Click on the image to view the printable pdf.




Click on the image to view the printable pdf.



Stampin’ Up! Mega Garage Sale



Saturday 7th November

RAFT Anglican Church
131 Taylors Lane

(Easy access from the 
Monash and Eastlink)

Gold coin entry for buyers 
or $5 admin fee for sellers

I’m very excited to be organising this event coming up next week. It’s really soon because we wanted to get it done before Christmas and venues at weekends are getting hard to come by!

Bring your friends, share this news around!

Please feel free to ask me any questions

about being a seller or a buyer at the event.


  • Pick up bargains and sought after second hand stamps, dies, punches, tools, retired papers, kits and more! 
  • See your options from multiple sellers all in one place.
  • Browse to find the best price.
  • Inspect before you buy – know the quality of what you’re purchasing.
  • Stampin’ Up! is a realiable brand so pre-loved doesn’t mean poor quality.
  • No postage fees.
  • No wait times and no lost parcels!


  • Consign your no longer wanted old Stampin’ Up! products to us and get a voucher for brand new Stampin’ Up! product for every dollar your items sell for. 
  • New for old! Dollar for dollar!
  • You decide on the price and you don’t even have to be there—if you’re not going to browse or buy just deliver your pre-labelled products to one of our drop off points in advance!
  • All unsold products can be collected by the sellers for up to 30 days after the event.

Check out more details here.

Talk to me today:

Cal me on 9705 2553  or  0438 062 291

Or register your interest at the Event Page on Facebook:

Colour Challenge Blog Hop


Welcome to the Art With Heart Team Blog Hop for October. This is an awesome Australia-wide team full of fun, friendship, inspiration and support – who wouldn’t want to be a part of that!

This month instead of a theme we have a colour challenge! And I have to admit that I did indeed find this one a challenge! A fun one, but a challenge none the less. Here are our colours…


I love all four of these colours individually and when I set out to play I wasn’t having any trouble combining them in groups of two or three. But I struck some trouble when trying to use all four!

From the outset I looked at these as some really girly colours so thought I might be able to kill two birds with one stone by using them on the birthday card I needed to make my 4-year-old niece. I tried, I really did – and probably for far longer than I should, but I just couldn’t get it to come together for a 4th birthday card.

I decided that I needed a design with lots of white space to accommodate all those different hues. And then I realised that it was the brightness of the gorgeous Watermelon Wonder that was throwing me so I hit on a way to include it without having it compete too much with the other colours – as the outline of my Pink Pirouette flowers! Here’s my first card:


But I’d played so much I had all sorts of ideas buzzing round – and lots of partially completed pieces – so once I’d had some success I salvaged my bright girly butterflies and took them in another direction. Here’s the result:



It is a birthday card, but I didn’t really think it was right for my niece so back to the drawing board on that one.

In the meantime I can’t wait to see what all my fellow blog-hoppers have been doing with these colours – and I’d love to see what you come up with too so feel free to share.


Well that’s it from me, now it’s time see what Kathryn Ruddick has conjured up with these colours.

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Oh, and don’t forget that we’ve got a fabulous opportunity to make the most of being a workshop hostess right now. Until the 9th November there are more benefits on the table so there’s no better time to host a party or even a virtual party on Facebook. Contact me to find out more.




If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view all the participants below: 

  1. Tina Gillespie
  2. Ros Davidson
  3. Genna Gifford (that’s me!)
  4. Kathryn Ruddick
  5. Judy May
  6. Jenny van Dijk
  7. Kate Morgan

OCTOBER CLASS – This week!

Poinsettias galore!

We’ll be using the Reason For the Season bundle of stamp set and punch to create three different projects – 2 cards and a gift box. Two for Christmas and one for a birthday!



Thursday 15th OCTOBER
8pm – 11pm

$25 per person OR $15 with discount*
Friday 16th OCTOBER
10am – 1pm

Children able to entertain themselves
in the next room are welcome!
$25 per person OR $15 with discount*

Reason For The Season (Holiday p31)
(139730) 10 Photopolymer stamps $37.00
Festive Flower Punch (Holiday p31)
(139682) $31.00
Get the bundle and save 15%
(140847) Just $57.75 for both stamp set and punch!
The first two projects take the words ‘festive’ and ‘season’ in the product names literally and are all about Christamas.
There’s a gift box using the new Square Pillow Box die, and a poinsettia made using the combination of stamps and punch.
Then there’s a layered poinsettia card, this time using just the stamps – with a little fussy cutting to add depth!
And finally a card to show that the bundle isn’t just for Christmas. Layer the petals differently, use a different colour scheme and you get a completely different look!

If you want to come along please make sure you click the button above and follow the prompts to book your place.If you don’t have a digital way to pay the fee send me an email and I’ll give you the cash payment password so you can still pay on the day.

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