Monday, January 31, 2011

Step card number two....

Hello out there, I hope you have all weathered the various storms if you are in Australia, we've had some doozies that's for sure. As promised I have uploaded the second of the three step cards made at my last class, this one uses the gorgeous stamp called Baby Steps which can be found in the back of our current Summer mini catalogue. The little all in one suit on the hanger is from the wheel called Baby Tees, isn't it cute! I also used the woodgrain background stamp with some So Saffron ink for the chest of draws, finished off with some certainly celery brads for handles. The punches used were the curly label punch and the eyelet border punch.
I am leaving the blog candy up for grabs til the end of the week, so keep those comments coming for a chance to win some Stampin'Up! goodies.
Lots of inky hugs from.....

Sunday, January 30, 2011

A Step Up! and some free blog candy ;-)

Hello people, I hope this finds you a enjoying your day. It's been a while since I last uploaded some cards for you but as many know we have had a few traumas in this house over the Summer holidays and I've only just started stamping and creating again. So I thought I would show you this card which is one of the three that were made at my step cards class this week and last week, this particular one was designed and made at the ungodly hour of three am when the pressure kicked in and I knew I had to just get on with it! I think all the ladies enjoyed this one and it ended up being one of my favourites too.
I used the level one hostess set called Punch Potpourri, I love the fact that all the images can be punched out with our matching punches "no cutting out!!" I used Daffodil Delight cardstock as the base and finished off the punched out images with some of our gorgeous little self adhesive pearls, the sentiment is from one of my new favourite sets called Curly Cute, I just adore the script on these sentiments and they stamp up so well. I hope you like this one and if you do please leave a comment and be with a chance to win some FREE blog candy, I'm celebrating my third year with Stampin' Up! and would like to share the happiness with you ;-)
Lots of inky hugs from ......

Thursday, January 27, 2011

It's Sale-A-Bration time !!!!!!

Hi there peeps, I am here to tell you about the most wonderful sale of the Stampin'Up! year and it's called SALE-A-BRATION more fondly known as SAB to most of us. Everyone gets an opportunity to choose one or more of the very special and exclusive sale-a-bration stamp sets FREE, click HERE to see the SAB catalogue. There are a couple of ways you can take advantage of this great deal and one of them is to place a one hundred dollar order with me and then choose one of the sets free, if you have a get together with some friends and your combined order reaches the $600, mark not only will each person who spent a hundred dollars get an extra free set but you will get another one for having the party. There is no limit to how many sets you choose and this deal goes on until the 31st of March 2011.
Now for those of you who have been contemplating joining this wonderful family of Stampin'Up! this is one of the best times to jump off the fence and do it! You will receive an extra stamp set of your choice up to the value of $79.95 from the idea book and catalogue, it's never been easier to join up all you have to do is go to my web site HERE and click on join now, just have your ABN, a valid credit card and a current copy of the Stampin'Up! idea book and catalogue to choose your starter kit sets and colours. I have a special gift for those of you who join before Jan 31 2011 to welcome you to my team. I look forward to hearing from you soon,
lots of inky hugs from....

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Good news...

Hello there lovely people,
I want to start by saying a huge thank you to all the lovely people who have sent us e-mails with get well wishes for E and to say thank you for all the prayers that were said on her behalf, we were very pleased to be able to bring her home yesterday and tuck her up in her own comfy bed. She is feeling much better and well on the road to recovery, so we are very happy about that.
I promise to get some work up here asap for you all to see and also put up some long awaited blog candy for you to have a go at winning, Take care and I'll be back soon, thanks again for all your kind thoughts, lots of inky hugs from ....

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Hi There Wonderful visitors,
I'm sure by now you have been wondering where the promised posts of artwork are, well unfortunately this past week has been a little distressing for us all. My dear daughter E has had a very nasty flare up of her S.L.E (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) she was diagnosed with it at the tender age of 17 and to be honest we have had a really good run, she hasn't been hospitalised for two years. After having a wonderful family day out, where we took our little God daughter for her promised fun day with us, skating, ice-cream etc. we came home and then E went over to her boyfriends house for a couple of hours. She came into see me on her return and I noticed a red patch on her arm, thinking it was perhaps a mossie bite or similar we disregarded it and carried on talking, then I noticed it had spread down her arm so I told her to take an antihistamine before going to bed.
I was woken at 6am to find she had now developed a rash over most of her body, but we gave her another antihistamine and she had a cool shower, things seem to settle down but I suggested she take the day off work and see the Dr just in case. We did this but after realising it was her S.L.E. he gave her a large dose of steroids and sent us home. By five that evening things got very scary and we realised it was time to visit the emergency department where she was very quickly admitted and put onto a drip with another massive dose of steroids and antihistamine intravenously. The Dr's there had no clue how to treat S.L.E and very obviously just treading water to keep afloat, we took her home when her symptoms had diminished which was about 12.30 at night. All was well until the early hours of the morning when we decided to ring all the hospitals to find out where there was an immunologist on call who might know a little more how to treat a patient with S.L.E. we were told to take her to Royal Perth which we did and that is where she has been ever since.
So my friends, that is why you haven't seen any new bits and pieces up here, I would like to say a huge thank you to all of the lovely people who have been sending well wishes and prayers for our daughter and I hope we can get some good news soon about when we can bring her home.
We have been sitting next to her bedside every day for around 8-9 hours then driving home exhausted and worried. I'm sure you can understand how traumatic this is for us and I truly hope to be able to post some happier news soon.
Thanks again for all your lovely e-mails, lots of inkless hugs from ......

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I'm so excited!!!!!

I've just got to tell you all about something really exciting for anyone interested in the world of paper craft, Andrea Walford has just started the Paper Crafter's Library and she is offering a really good deal for any one who becomes a Charter member, there are heaps of comprehensive paper crafting video tutorials which cover a wide range of topics including card making, scrapbooking, stamping all filmed by experienced paper crafter's. There will be a web-based
community where you can learn, develop and share your love of paper crafting with other like minded people from around the world. Sounds great right! well if you're interested in knowing more you can click on my new blinkie on the righthand side of this blog and watch a fab little video all about it. If you are a demonstrator, just think of the amount of work this will save and time it will give back to you and if you are a paper crafter wishing to know more about how to use all those wonderful tools you have purchased but can't make it to any classes, then this could be for you too.
I'd love to know if you join up like me, so let me know here: and I'll look out for you in the forum for a chat. Take care and thanks for stopping by, I promise to upload some work for you to see soon.
Lots of inky hugs from....