Thursday, October 31, 2013

Christmas no 4

The 4th in my series of Chrsitmas cards I designed for my recent Christmas card classes
Sorry the picture quality is not great but this one is the everlasting "Lovely as a Tree" stamp set stamped first in Craft white then in Encore Silver ink onto Pool Party card with a Smokey Slate base.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Now available- envelope punch board

Envelope Punch Board
Envelope Punch Board 133774
Price: $38.95
Why go with boring, white, normal-sized envelopes when you can use colorful paper to create everything from itty bitty to long and skinny? Our creativity-boosting Envelope Punch Board makes it easy to customize envelopes in up to 66 different sizes!

Envelope Punch Board includes:
* An easy-to-use chart to create up to 66 different envelope sizes (including standard sizes). The measurements are provided both in inches and centimeters.
* A scoring tool in a convenient storage slot.
* Two punches designed right into the tool itself: one to make the envelope and one to round its corners.

Order online by clicking my "shop now" button ( use hostess code NT7PPVFG when promted) or email me your order .

MDS 30% off sale

Sale ends 30 November
click here to find out more

email me to find out more, otherwise just click the "shop now" button on my blog to take you to my online store. Please add the hostess code NT7PPVFG    when prompted:)

New Holiday Tag it bundle

Oh my gosh, it's one of those time when everything happens at once again...
so many things happening with Stampin'Up!

Get Your Tag It Bundles Today!
available 29 Oct - end November

Click here to find out more

Carve your own stamps

Up until a year ago, (when he sadly died), I had a lovely elderly gentleman customer (Ivan) who (prior to being introduced to Stampin' Up!) used to carve his own stamps out of school erasers. They were absolutely amazing with intricate detail. I remember him fondly with the news that SU is introducing a kit to carve your own stamps. (Available Nov 15)

I bet Ivan is looking down on us and having a wee giggle over this:)

If you have ever wanted a stamp (hmm maybe a cat stamp?) that is not available, now you can make your own. You might even have a special family logo you could make a stamp for.

click here to learn more.
Item #
 133402  Undefined Stamp Carving Kit  $34.95 AUD /$39.95 NZD
 134808  Undefined Refill Kit  $16.95 AUD/$19.95 NZD
 124236  Clear-Mount Cling Foam*  $18.95 AUD/$22.95 NZD
*Add a sheet of Clear-Mount Cling Foam to create your own clear-mount stamps. Mounting your stamps on the cling foam allows you to make stamps any size you want, not just what will fit on the blocks in the kit.
Included in the Stamp Carving Kit:
  • 2 carving tools
  • 7.6 x 10.2 cm rubber
  • 7.6 x 10.2 cm foam
  • 4 wood blocks (various sizes)
  • 1 Island Indigo Stampin’ Write Marker
  • 3 postcards
  • Instruction sheet
  • Stamp image templates
Included in the Refill Kit:
  • 7.6 x 10.2 cm rubber
  • 7.6 x 10.2 cm foam
  • 4 wood blocks (various sizes)
  • Instruction sheet

then watch the video to learn how

Christmas no 3

The third in the series of Christmas card I designed for recent classes.
A great way to use the negative space after you have die cut your sentiment (using Expressions Thinlit dies from new holiday mini catalogue). I sued the silver glimmer paper for the "merry" on a background of my favourite Bermuda Bay accented with a strip of silver ribbon and a small piece of 'foil accented' DSP from Winter Frost series from the new holiday catalogue.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

2nd Christmas card

Another of the Christmas cards I designed for for Christmas Card classes;
You gotta love that Washi Tape. What a quick and easy way to make a card! Accented with Glimmer paper punched with the Mosaic punch.


My sister commisioned me to make a punch art card as a thank you for a lady who owns a very special Papillion dog.

I used Stampin' Up! MDS digital programme to help me design the card and printed off some elements and cuttings others.

This is what I came up with.

This what I love about MDS, you can move things around, make them bigger or smaller, changes the colours etc and then you can still build it up 3 dimentionally. I put a string of rhinestones on his collar.

Monday, October 28, 2013


I recently taught 5 Christmas cards of my own design. We managed to complete the 5 cards in a little over one and a half hours. Imagine how quickly any one of these cards could be made once you have the design, technique, and resources all to yourself?

Over the next 5 days I will blog each of my designs starting with...

I used the Joyful Christmas set and the Silver Encore ink from the new Holiday catalogue, three rhinestones (which I coloured with a marker) and finished with a mere strip of DSP  (Winter Frost)  along the bottom.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

25% off sale starts today


Yay! we all love a bargain eh? Stampin' Up! is celebrsting their 25th year anniversary so they are giving us all 25% off a whole heap of stamp sets.

click to view specials

I will be putting in another order next week so email me your order now:)