Thursday, December 31, 2009

A special gift voucher.

Hello there, I hope this finds you all well and looking forward to a wonderful new year ahead. I wish you all a happy new year and may it be full of blessings and good health.
This card was made for a lady who is absolutely mad on deer, she used to raise them on her land and hand feed the little ones that were abandoned by their mum's. Any way this lady wanted to buy her very close friend a Big Shot for Christmas "I know! what a good friend right" she asked me if I could make up a gift voucher for her, so that she had something to open on Christmas day,because we don't get the Big Shot here in OZ till April ,(Soooo exciting!!) so I had seen this deer on some one's blog a while ago, but can't remember where, (so if you recognise it please let me know and I will give you the credit for the design). I changed things a little and added the voucher holder with some of my calligraphy on it etc. inside. I used all Stampin'Up!® punches and that gorgeous new red ribbon from our Summer mini. My customer was very pleased with it and her friend rang me on Boxing day to say how thrilled she was with it and the present inside. "Who wouldn't be?" Oh well, that's all for today folks, thanks for visiting with me, be safe tonight. Lots of new year wishes and inky hugs from...

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I won!!!

You may of noticed the gorgeous little blinkie to the right hand side of my blog, well the night before Christmas I went over to visit my favourite blog which belongs to Kirsty Brown. Kirsty had a little competition running to have a chance at winning a free pass to the fabulous 'UStamp with Dawn and friends' Kirsty has been chosen to be part of their Dream Team of designers "they will be sooo happy they chose her too'' Anyhooo I entered said competition and when I visited her blog today noticed that my name had been pulled out of the hat for the free pass, Whooopeeee!!!! I haven't been sent my code as yet, but as soon as I do I will be off to see wonderful creations with tutorials and chat in the chat room with other stampers and, and ,Oh the excitement! I can't believe I won, I've tried to win a free pass before, but never had success, so please excuse all gushing. Take care all, lots of inky hugs from....

Monday, December 21, 2009

Another punched critter!

Hello everybody peeps, Well apart from almost melting this weekend, it's been nice. I went out to dinner with my stamping mates on Saturday night and we had such a lovely time catching up and enjoying a fabulous meal together. Today has been so hot, so we just had a quiet Sunday inside with the air conditioning, then tonight we had a swim in the pool which was just Divine.
This here little penguin is another little pressie we had given to us at the stamp-a-roos camp, he had a Rafaello chocolate inside him and was made using the Stampin'Up® punches. I will try and upload some new work that I have completed over the Christmas break, keep cool those of you in OZ. Lots of inky hugs from...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Ho ho ho!

Here's a little picture of something very cute that was left on our pillows when we were at the Stamp-a-roos stamp camp back in October. Isn't he cute?? The very clever Pat Carr (aka Punch art queen) made them and the very talented Ngaire Anderson (number one demo in Australia two years running)made the awesome almond rocka which was inside Yummo! I've since made heaps of these with lots of stampin' friends for Christmas treats, using the ever so versatile stampin'Up! punches.

Top fifty card making blogs...

Hi there paper crafters, I've just found this really neat blog where you can browse the top fifty card making blogs, so I wrote a letter to the owner to see if I could join and I have now been invited. Just click on this picture to take you there, I will have this link on the right hand side of my blog from now on. Take care and thanks fro popping by, lots of inky hugs from...

Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas has come early!!!!!

How would you like to grab a bargain BEFORE the January sales?? Well I have some good news, StampinUp! have released an inventory sale and you can see all the wonderful sale items including some half price alphabets and various other half price stamp sets, accessories and more all here Have fun shopping and don't forget you can order via phone or e-mail from me and pay by credit card, you can also have your bargains delivered right to your door. So what are you waiting for, go check out those goodies before they all disappear!
Lots of inky hugs from....

Friday, December 11, 2009

mini handbag...

Hello there, I hope your week has been kind to you all. I am having a very busy week and finding it hard to just sit down to play with all my new stamps from the new mini. This project I'm showing today was inspired by my very clever downline Lynne Purdy, she has done some wonderful work and you can see some of her projects by visiting her blog, you can click on 'My Cherished Creations' on the right hand side of my blog. Kirsty Brown also did a large version of this bag with photos in it. I used my favourite technique of water colouring from the ink pad palette to give this image some colour. Thanks for visiting, lots of inky hugs from...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Homage to a fellow demonstrator.

Hello there, I first saw this beautiful card displayed on it's designers blog, the very talented demonstrator who designed this card is called Kirsty Brown, she is one of Keesh's design team members too. I knew as soon as I saw it that I would have to have a go at a CASE (copy and share everything) I made this to give to a special friend for her birthday this year and she really loved it. I'm not sure if it's quite up to the originals standard but it was my best effort, so this is me paying homage to a very clever lady, thanks for sharing your amazing work with us Kirsty.
Lots of inky hugs from....

Monday, December 7, 2009

Some things are too good to say goodbye to....

Well, here's a bit of good news for you, Stampin'Up! have decided to let us keep ordering these items from the last mini because they will be carried over to our new Idea book and catalogue in Sept 2010. So if you didn't manage to get any of these items before the Spring mini finished, you now have a second chance Yay!

Item # Item Price
112534 Jumbo brads 5/16″ Neutrals Assortment $15.50
112533 Jumbo brads 5/8″ Neutrals Assortment $13.50
114889 Scallop Oval punch $30.95
106960 StazOn ink pad (White pad and refill) $22.95
109196 Stazon Cleaner $9.95

Sunday, December 6, 2009

A Bit of Smoosh....

Hello Sunday visitors, well it's really hot here again today, but not quite as bad as yesterday. Theses cards are samples which I made to show all the fabulous demos that were on the Stamparoos camp last month. I and two other demos were chosen to show a technique or project for the others to have a go at and this was the technique I decided to show. It's called Smoosh, but I've heard other names given to it as well. It's a good way of making your own background paper to mount images on and that's exactly what I did here. I used the set called Fresh Cuts and stamped over my Smooshed background colours. If you would like to know how to do this technique or would like to book into one of my technique classes please feel free to contact me here. Take care and keep cool, lots of inky hugs from ....

Saturday, December 5, 2009

More from Regional convention...

Hi there, I hope you are having a pleasant weekend and not suffering in the heat. I promised the other projects from convention so here is the second one, this one is also made with "Hello Again" stamp set, the ribbon is from the "Ribbon Originals" pack, isn't it lush! We also used the "Retro Mix" wheel on the envelope to finish the ensemble. Very simple and easy to make, but very pretty. I hope you like it, take care, lots of inky hugs from...

Friday, December 4, 2009

Hello Again!

Well what a blast that blog hop was, I hope you all had fun looking at all that amazing eye candy, I certainly did. I thought I would keep the new mini theme going with a little tri-fold card we all made at the regional convention here in Perth a few weeks ago. It has been made with the little set called "Hello Again", I will upload the other projects we made, over the next couple of days. I hope you enjoy your weekend and don't get too hot, it's really warm here tonight. Oh well, I'm off out to see some of my stamping friends who belong to an online group called 'Stampgropers', (yes we're all from Western Australia). We get together once a month in a local scrapbooking shop and share all our crafty goings on. I haven't been able to go for a few months, so it will be nice to see everyone, as well as pick up my calendar swaps. Maybe I'll photograph them all and let you all see them too. Take care, lots of inky hugs from....

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Thank you to all the blog hoppers!

Hi Everyone, I just want to say a HUGE THANKYOU to all the visitors who hopped here and are still doing so , those of you who are leaving wonderful comments during the blog hop you have til midnight tonight Wed.( EDST)to finish leaving comments and then you will of course be in the running to win some amazing blog candy Wooo Whoo!. I can't believe how many of you shared in our enthusiasm over this hop and I'm so glad to see you all enjoyed it as well as got lots of great ideas how to use those fabulous new products in the new Summer mini. You may of noticed that the mini is now posted on the the top right hand corner of my blog and you can click on the picture which will take you inside for for a look at all the new toys! If you would like to own your own copy or make an order for some new goodies please feel free to contact me here , I can have your new products sent straight to your door or your recipients door in time for Christmas. If you would like to know more about being A Stampin'Up! demonstrator or hobbyist please feel free to ask me any questions and I will send out a free info pack.

Take care all, and thanks again for making this blog hop so much fun. Lots of inky hugs from......

Monday, November 30, 2009

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Hello and Welcome to my Blog, I hope you're enjoying your hop around tour. How gorgeous are these new sets in our Summer mini !!! I have really enjoyed being part of the ESAD yahoo group and as I said in my previous post we all have a lot of fun sharing ideas and tips to improve our Stampin'Up! know how. ESAD stands for Extra Special Australian Demonstrators, if you think you would like to join in the fun and you are a Stampin'Up! demonstrator in Australia, all you have to do is click on this button: Click to join ESAD-SU

Now onto my projects...

Lucky Duck...

This card has been made with the really cute set called ' Wagon Full Of Fun ' I have used my ink pads and Aqua brush to colour this little duck in, I also used a sponge to colour the edges of the water colour paper which has been distressed with the cutter kit distressing tool. The Bashful Blue taffeta ribbon is accented with the 'Lucky Duck' label which has been punched out with the Word window punch and tied on with some 'Linen thread', I used the same thread to sew a cross in the top left hand corner. The designer paper is from the 'Tea Party' pack found in the main catty. The background on the 'So Saffron' card stock is done with the 'Reto mix' wheel in SoSaffron ink. I've added a bit of bling to the duck's ribbon with a two way glue pen and some gorgeous 'Dazzling diamonds. Cardstock used was: So Saffron, Bashful Blue and Water colour paper. Inks used were So Saffron,Basic Brown, Bashful Blue, Pink Pirouette (for cheek), Creamy Caramel and Apricot Appeal.

For Everything Stamp set.....

For this watering can I have used the set called 'For Everything'. All the little images in this set are simply adorable and really fun to colour in with the Stampin'write markers, I used Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Almost Amethyst and Apricot Appeal markers. I also used the Eyelet border punch for the lace look around the bottom and on the spout. The ribbon is Whisper white 1/4" grosgrain. Ink pads used were Regal Rose (for the little flowers) Pretty in Pink (for the So Swirly wheel), Lavender Lace and Certainly Celery. Cardstock used was Whisper white and Pink Pirouette. I used a White Signo gel pen to highlight some areas of the wheeled image. I hope you like these projects. Now don't forget to leave a comment before you go onto the next blog, if you leave a comment on all the blogs in the hop you will have a chance to win some really yummy blog candy including ribbons, stamp sets dazzling diamonds and more. So Good luck! Say hi to Chris for me at your next blog here: Once you have visited all thirty blogs please e-mail Leonie to let her know that you have done the tour and would like a chance to win the blog candy at: (

Take care and thanks for visiting with me, lots of inky hugs from...

Bye, Bye Butterfly.....

It is with great sadness we will have to say goodbye to one of my favourite stamp sets 'Great Friends', the Spring mini is finished at midnight tonight (Eastern time). Of course when we say goodbye to one mini, we always say HELLO to a new mini, so to celebrate the start of our new Summer mini I am taking part in a Blog hop. You will be able to visit lots of blogs owned by Australian Stampin'Up! demonstrators, we all belong to a wonderful on-line group called ESAD ( Extra, Special, Australian Demonstrators). It is a group which is open to Australian and New Zealand Stampin'Up! demonstrators, where we can share ideas, templates, play in challenges and on-line cyber stamp weekends, give each other lots of support with business ideas and general Stampin'Up! news etc. I digress! "it's just such a lovely group to belong too" But back to the Blog Hop, As I said you can click from one Blog to the next to visit all these wonderful demonstrators and see what beautiful designs they have come up with to display all the new products available in the up-coming mini. If you would like to join in the Blog hop there will also be a chance to win some great Stampin'Up! products free, all you have to do, is visit every Blog on the Blog Hop tour (apx. 28)and leave a comment with your name which will then go into a barrel to be picked out for some Blog candy containing ribbons, stamp sets, dazzling diamonds (glitter) and much more. Not only will you get to see some wonderful art work, but you will also get some great ideas to use with your own creations, so if you like the idea of joining the hop, it will all begin tomorrow morning at 6am (Eastern Time). So pop back for a visit, have a comfy chair and a nice cuppa all ready to enjoy your viewing pleasure. See you tomorrow, lots of inky hugs from ....

Friday, November 27, 2009

Up yer Kilt!

Grant with the rest of the group up on stage

Me with my very handsome hubby.

Grant with his very proud mum!

Grant all ready for his Highland Gathering stage performance.

Well I promised several friends and family that I would upload some photos of the Highland Gathering last weekend, so here the are. It was an absolutely brilliant day and 'The Ferrymen' were so well received, they sold out of their CD's and everyone was singing along or dancing to their music. I must admit I'm very lucky because I get to listen to them rehearse every week too. They play every Friday night at a mock Tudor village pub called "The Elizabethan" they have got quite a few fans that come every Friday to hear them play, I go along as much as possible, but because I normally have a class here on a Sat. morning, it makes it difficult for me to get the sleep I really need to be my best for my very dear stamping friends. Oh well, I'll post some art work later, just wanted to show off my musical hubby! Have a great day, lots of inky hugs from....

Monday, November 23, 2009

All for Marie's Birthday..

I have a very dear friend called Marie (pronounced Mah-ree)as in the Scottish song ' All for Mari's wedding' and as it happens she is actually Scottish. Anyhoo a few weeks ago it was the lovely Marie's birthday and she has a thing for butterflies, so I thought I would make her a cute little watering can with butterflies all over it. I used some of our retired dsp (designer paper) from last year as I knew she also loved that too, the little butterflies are from a retired set but the big one is from "Great friend" which is in our mini. The sentiment is from a retired set, but is on a punched out large oval which is sitting on a scalloped oval (from the mini). I hope you like as much as Marie did. Take care, lots of inky hugs from...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

One more water spritz image.

Hi All, This is the last water spritz image for you, it is from the "Soft Summer" set in the soon to say good bye Spring mini. Soft Summer is a two step stamping set, which is very versatile to use because you can use each stamp by itself or put them together to give a more detailed image. I used a mix of crayons and markers for this one along with the water. I hope you like it. I will upload some photos from my very special day yesterday here soon, so keep visiting, lots of inky hugs from...

Friday, November 20, 2009

A bit more water spritzing...

Hey there, I hope you have had a good week. I thought I would show you a few more pictures from our water spritzing day. The flowers above are from the "Echoes of Kindness" set, which is a FREE level two stamp set. This is a beautiful set with wonderful words to match, I think it's well worth having a fun get-together with some friends just to earn this set. I used the "Watercolor Wonder Crayons directly to the stamp and spritz the water on before stamping onto the card stock. The heart above the flowers is from another of my favourite sets (I know they're all my favourites) called "Always", instead of using crayons for this I used the Stampin' write markers before spritzing. If you would like to take part in any of my technique classes, please contact me via e-mail or leave me a comment for more information on times and places etc.
Oh well that's all for tonight folks, take care. Lots of inky hugs from..

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cute widdle wabbit!

Hi Guys, I must start by telling you about the wonderful time I shared with some great friends and my daughter last night. We all went out for dinner, then went to see Twilight, followed by New Moon. Makeesha, Monnie, Elysia and myself had such a brilliant evening/morning, it started at 7.30pm and went right through till 2.30am this morning, needless to say I suffered a very tiring day today with lots of yawning, but it was all worth it, the films were great and just watching Elysia and Keesh get sooo excited was really funny. It was a brilliant night shared with great company, it really makes me feel so blessed to have such wonderful friends and family around me. It was just the tonic I need, so thanks girls!
The cute little card above was made by using that sweet little set called Forest Friends, I also used one of our beautiful flower brads, they're so heavy and well made. They come in various colours and can be found in our current mini on the very same page as Forest friends (pg.12) so go check them out before we say good bye to this much loved mini at the end of this month.
Take care all, and thanks for visiting with me, lots of inky hugs from ....

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Origami Christmas tree.

Hello there, I hope you are having a good week. I thought I'd keep with the Christmas theme a while longer and show you this little tree card I made with my Friday group a few weeks ago. It's really quite simple to make, and once you've mastered one it's a bit like riding a bike, the rest is easy. The background was made by stamping in versa mark and clear embossing the swirl stamp from the Season of Joy set. The paper pot is from the Ski slope pack in the current mini. I'm gonna really miss that paper! Oh well, that's it, short and sweet tonight. Thanks for stopping by, lots of inky hugs from...

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Did I say Christmas is coming??

I know you probably don't want to know this but...It's just under six weeks (that's 40 days) until my most favourite celebration of the year! CHRISTMAS. So if your wondering what to buy for your paper crafting friends or need a shopping list to give your loved ones some ideas for your presents I've got just the thing. The best bit is, if you choose $85. worth of goodies from this special gift list you get and extra pressie FREE, you can choose either the scalloped square punch or the Boho blossoms punch (retail value $30.95ea.) found on pages 152-153 of the main catalogue. How's that for some incentive to get Christmas shopping! This special is valid until the 14th of Dec. 09. Please click on the link below to down load the special Stampin'up! gift lift list:
If you would like to place an order and have it delivered straight to your door or your friends in time for Christmas, please contact me for more info by clicking on "my Stampin'Up! web link" Which can be found at the top right hand corner of this blog. You can see the two choices of FREE punches bellow. Lots of inky hugs from....

Christmas is coming!

Square Scallop Punch. Boho Blossoms Punch.

Hello there, I hope this finds you all enjoying a nice relaxing time and having fun blog surfing. I made this card with some of my regular ladies a couple of weeks ago, I showed them how to use their small and large tag punches to make this pretty poinsettia flower. Last year I used the same technique with another group to make pretty stars with glitter to bling it up. The leaves were made using that fun tool, the paper crimper, I used Kiwi kiss. The flower is real red and basic black, there is a shiny crystal brad in the center, but it's hard to see in this photo. Hope you like it, take care. Lots of inky hugs from...

Friday, November 13, 2009

Sock monkey tri-shutter.

I thought you might like to see the birthday card I made for my little God daughter this year. I must admit, I didn't fall in love with this little guy in an instant. He kinda grew on me, my daughter Elysia has a thing for monkeys and collects them, so it goes without saying that as soon as she saw this set in the catalogue she begged me to get it. Well, I was really good and held off for the first three months and then I caved! To be honest the more I use him the more I actually like him. I used a technique called paper piecing to do this card, so instead of colouring him in I just stamped him onto designer paper and cut him out. The cup cakes are from a wheel and went well with the birthday girls party theme of Cupcakes of course! Oh well, take care and thanks for visiting, lots of inky hugs from...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A couple of Great Friends...

Hey there,
I must admit being home all day and not being able to move around very well has given my blog a new lease of life! These are all projects which were made quite a few weeks ago, but I never had time to just sit and upload them. So I thought I'd do some catching up this week. Here are two cards that have been made using the Great Friends set "Luuurv this butterfly" I'm really going to miss this set when it goes at the end of this month. The paper is also from the Spring mini, its from the Walk-in-the-park pack. I also used the new scalloped oval (also found in the mini)with set that matches Oval All and the eyelet border punch from the main catty. I hope you like them, lots of inky hugs from....

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Forest Friends.

Good evening all, I'm happy to report things are looking up and I'm really on the mend. I even got all my new stamp sets mounted up this afternoon, I'm not sure how eager I would of been if they weren't all die cut though! It really makes it so easy that our stamps no longer need trimming before mounting...Thanks Stampin'Up!
Well it's been really humid today and it's still rather sticky now, but not as bad as over in South Australia, you poor things. I'm sure we will have our fare share before too long and our AC and pool will get lots of use. This little card is made with the set called Forest Friends from our Spring mini, I made it for our display at the Stamp-a-thon in Aug. I adore these little creatures, they remind me of Bambi. I cut the hole out in the card for the owl to look through, using the 1 3/8 circle punch, so when you open the card the owl is on the inside. I used the butterfly from "Dreams Du Jour" which is in the main catty. Oh well, take care. Lots of inky hugs from...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

More Soft Summer.

Hello again, I can't believe how fast this week is going, considering I'm doing absolutely nothing. I'm being very good and just resting, albeit very boring! I'm hoping if I behave myself I will recover from my op really fast and be back to stamping up a storm in no time. Especially as my box of new goodies from the up-coming new Summer mini arrived today, I didn't even touch the box till my daughter came home and lifted it onto the table for me, then I carefully undid all the tape and got all excited to see those shiny new stamp sets, tools and accessories looking up at me. Well, I managed to mount a few of my new sets before getting all light headed and hot, so hubby suggested I come back to the box after just relaxing in the lounge for a while. I think it must of been all the excitement of seeing those wonderful new products! ok it could of just been me still recovering from my op!
I thought I'd better show you some more from our present mini before it has to leave us on Nov.30th. this card is a case of the one on page 22 of the mini, where you can see the set used which is called Summer Soft, this is a two step stamp set and has 6 stamps in it. I hope you like it, take care and thanks for visiting. Lots of inky hugs from...

Monday, November 9, 2009

Water colour spritz.

Hello, I'm feeling a little delicate, but glad to be home. I would like thank all who have sent me get well wishes. I am definitely well on the road to recovery. I made this card with some of my lovely clients who wanted to know how to use their water colour wonder crayons. I used several sets on this card including Soft Summer, Great Friends and Words of kindness. I love the soft tones on this card and I hope you like it too, lots of inky hugs from ....

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Great Friends.

here's another stamp from the soon to be departing mini, it's called Great friends and it's definitely been my favourite set from this Spring mini. The paper is from the Urban Garden pack, another of my favourites. I hope you like this one, I copied the layout of a card we made at regionals last year, the ribbon is the gorgeous Baja Breeze 1" double stitched grosgrain. Thanks for stopping by, lots of inky hugs from...

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Forest Friends.

Hello and welcome to my Sunday afternoon, the sun has been shining and the day has been peaceful, just as a Sunday should be. The card above is one of the cute little creatures from the set called Forest Friends, this set is found in our Spring mini and runs until the 30th of November 09. So If you have any sets on your wish list from the Spring mini, don't forget to contact me or your closest demo to order them for you. The sentiment on this card is from the Level one free hostess gift called Best Yet, I love this set as it is so versatile and seems to have something for every occasion in it. Oh well, take care and thanks for visiting with me. Lots of inky hugs from....

Monday, October 26, 2009

Fresh cuts.

Hello, I hope you are all finding time to get a bit inky. I have had a wonderful weekend spent with friends.We had a regional convention here in Perth on Sat. It was great to catch up with so many demos in one place at one time. The whole place was a buzz with people swapping and chatting, we made some gorgeous make and takes with our new stamp sets and matching wheels from the new up-coming mini for the Summer. I was very lucky and won an extra stamp set from the mini, so I have some new rubber to get inked up! The card above is made using the set called Fresh cuts, I have also used the sweet little fresh notes which are made specifically to go with this set. They are both available from our current idea book and catalogue.
You may of noticed a new addition to my side bar on the left, it is a new Stampin'Up! web site just for me, Stampin'Up! have designed these wonderful websites for their demonstrators, so that we can have easy contact with and from our customers and potential recruits, you can even sign up with me on-line now. They are full of all the latest Stampin'Up! news and you can see projects that will change periodically as well as some extra ones which I will upload from time to time. I want you all to know that this is not going to replace my blog, it will run independently from this site. Here is the link: I would love you to pop over there and visit, I may not keep it that long, but will see how it goes for a while. Let me know what you think, take care and thanks for visiting me, lots of inky hugs from...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Here I am with my three room mates from the camp,From left to right is the gorgeous Lou, myself, Makeesha and Monique. I feel so blessed to know these very special girls, they are beautiful, talented and very generous. We had a real laugh at camp and shared many memories, I am constantly amazed by the wonderful friendships I have made since joining Stampin'Up! Thanks for such a great weekend girls, lots of inky hugs from....

Camp attendees'

This one above is of all who attended the wonderful weekend of stampin' there are two people missing who left a little early. Don't we look a friendly bunch! I'm the fourth from the left on the front row, I was a little worse for wear at this stage, having had little sleep but loads of laughs and a whole heap of stampin' fun. It was a great weekend and so nice to catch up with so many demos all in one place at the same time. We will meet again this Saturday at our regional Stampin'Up! convention. So even more stampin' fun to look forward to..Yippee!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Just Beachy!

Hello out there in blogland,
I have just had the most wonderful weekend, I went on a stamp camp organised by the wonderful Ngaire Anderson for all her downline and sidelines. After popping over to Makeesha's place to pick her up we drove out towards the Swan Valley where we stayed at a beautiful residence that was originally an orphanage, it is now a boarding house for children who live in the country and school here in Perth. We had all our meals prepared for us as well as linen provided, so we just had to bring all our stamping goodies and our favourite pillow! We all arrived on Friday early evening and shared a lovely meal together, then we all proceeded to the Library where we set to work making thirty swaps. We had all brought our swaps in a shoe box type container, we prepared all the fiddly bits and left the stamping and construction to be done by each demonstrator. After a very short sleep we arose to a scrumptious cooked breakfast which gave us the energy we needed for the big day of stamping ahead. We made a fabulous mini scrapbook with fantastic instruction from the ever so talented Louise Ryan, we then stopped for lunch before returning to finish up our scrapbook and start on a scrap page and card using a technique I had brought along to share with everyone, then we all made a really clever little compendium which opened up to display four little boxes to put trinkets or chocolates in, this was taught by the very friendly and patient Jan. We all finished up with another shared meal in the dining hall and some quick photos to preserve the memories. I had really great room mates, Makeesha, Lou and Monique, we decide we just couldn't quite go home yet. so we drove into Midland for a cuppa at a McCafe, where we shared lots of wonderful memories of all the good times we've had since being Stampin'Up! demos.
The picture above is of a spring card with the car from the "Just Beachy" set, I hope you like it, I'll put up a couple of photos of all us demos at our camp soon, so come back and visit soon. Lots of inky hugs from...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Uncharted territory...

I'm sure you were beginning to wonder if I would ever show some art work again, well here's a couple of photos of a card I made and sent off to my brother in England. He has been unwell and I thought he could do with a pick-me-up card. He is a merchant seaman and like most of our family loves the sea and sailing, so when I saw this stamp set in our spring mini I just knew I would get a lot of use out of it with my family members. I hadn't sat down to make any personal cards for quite some time, as I've been busy with class commitments etc. I really enjoyed playing with some ink and rubber just for the fun of it last weekend, so I have a few new cards to show you over the next week or so. Thanks for visiting, take care, lots of inky hugs from...

Monday, October 12, 2009

This award was given to me by a very special long distance friend called Margaret whom I met through the wonderful world of Stampin'Up! we are yet to meet each other in the flesh and I truly look forward to that day. Thank you Margaret for this award.

So here is what needs to happen
To pick up the Circle of Friends Blog Award cut and paste the award onto your own blog.
Nominate 5 other bloggers.
Link to your nominees within your blog post.
Include these instructions on how to pick up the award in your blog post.
Link back to the person who gave you the award in your blog post, to show your appreciation. Comment on their blogs to let them know they’ve received the award
So here are the wonderful circle of friends I have that I want to share:

Sunday, October 11, 2009

World card making day / Month

In celebration of World Card Making Day, Stampin’ Up! is offering the following promotion throughout the entire month of October: buy a Simply Sent Card Elements kit and get 20 percent off the coordinating stamp set–no limit!
Buy a Simply Sent Card Elements kit:

Item Page Description Price
112028 140 Flower Power Card Elements $30.95
112021 141 Rock Star Card Elements $30.95

Get one of the following stamp sets at 20 percent off:

Item Page Description Regular Price Discount Price
116779 140 Wow Flowers stamp set $24.95 $19.96
116777 141 Starring You stamp set $24.95 $19.96