Saturday, October 31, 2009

Cute and Curly Handbag

This would be a great Christmas or birtrhday gift for that special someone......especially if it were chocca full of crafting pieces! Put a range of the Pretties Kit, designer brads and ribbons in.
I have placed a dimensional behind the label . This gives a space to tuck the flap into!
Stamp Set: Wanted and Cute and Curly
Inks: Ruby Red, White Craft, Old Olive
Cardstock: Very Vanilla and Ruby Red
Accessories: Curly Label Punch, pretties Kit, Old Olive 5/8"Grosgrain ribbon, Dimensionals

Friday, October 30, 2009

In My Thoughts and Prayers

Sorry that I have been an absent blogger. I hope that this card will make up for it. I just love this Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanuilla mix.
This is one of the eight cards we will be making at Stamp Fest next Saturday (7th November). There are still a few spaces available so contact me before Wednesday to register. Look through previous posts to see other projects that we will be making.
Stamp Set: Thoughts and Prayers, Snow Swirled (for the saying)
Inks: Baja Breeze, Choc Chip
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze and Choc Chip
Accessories: Daubers (an absolute must!), Hemp Twine and Dimensionals.
Look forward to seeing you at Stamp Fest.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Wild About You

I cased the crocodile card off of someone from splitcoaststampers. I went back to find out who it was, but there are over 300 pages for just this one stamp set! I must say it is an extremely versatile set.
I have used the wide oval punch for the image and just layered up two ovals behind it in the same colour as the ink.
If you are wanting Christmas present idea, I don't think that you can go much past giving your friends and loved ones a pack of hand made cards. If you do simple, but funky ones like this it wouldn't take you too long either.
Give it a go yourself. Give me a ring to order your Wild About You stamp set ($53.95) and the wide oval punch ($35.95) today on 09 238 2100 or

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Win $200 worth of Stampin' Up! Product - Today is The Last Day for Extra Earlybird Prizedraw Tickets For Stamp Fest

If you are keen to be attending Stamp Fest, today is a great day to register. Why? Well, if you register and pay in full by the end of today (last day for earlybird registration) either by cheque, cash or internet banking you will receive two extra tickets for the Stamp Fest prize draw. And that prize draw is so worth winning. There will be stamp sets, card stock and a whole host of Stampin' Up! product in there worth over $200.
There are two other ways to get into this prize draw. Firstly, everyone who comes along to Stamp Fest will receive a ticket and secondly, anyone who brings a friend who has not been to Stamp Fest before will also receive two extra tickets.
Contact me today to register, 09 238 2100 or

Look foward to hearing from you. Have a great week.


Friday, October 16, 2009

Cute and Curly Thank You With Style

This card I started playing with yesterday and changed the flower about 4 times before I came up with this very simple solution. I think that these Stampin' Up! Filigree Brads are absolutely gorgeous and at $13.95 for 16 (two different sizes) they are a fabulous buy. And seeing that the Curly Label Punch Bundle has been used, it makes for a really quick card aswell.

To order a set of Designer Brads, the Curly Label Punch Bundle or any other product, feel free to contact me on 09 238 2100 or

Have a great weekend


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Thank You For Your friendship

I have resisted getting this Curly Label Punch Bundle ($77.95) for far too long. It is absolutely amazing what you can do with it. You will be seeing quite a few example over the next wee while. There is even a Christmas label in the set so Christmas is a breeze. You can use it to make your cards and your tags and just call it a set.

On this sample I have daubed around the edge in Pink Passion Ink and after hole punching and treading hemp twine through I attached a Felt Fusion Flower with a Rhinestone brad.

This label is attached to a pack of cards that I gave to friend for her birthday. She was so excited to receive it. So would your friends to! Just make a variety of cards put them in a SU! large cello bag, wrap some matching ribbon around and put a cool tag on it. A fabulous Christmas gift.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Eva's Baby Card

I thought I'd take the opportunity to show you the card that Eva and I created last week using some hope punches, ribbon, Wanted stamp set and the Whisper White Craft Ink.
I have wanted to make one of these cards for a long time. I must admit it was great fun...especially doing it with my 6 year old daughter. That is the best thing about being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, you not only can make great money, get truck loads of incentives (you should see my stamp set collection, just as an example), meet so many wonderful people, but you also get to choose your hours. I choose my hours so that my two youngest kids are at home and I am able to pick Eva up from school and I can do things with them during the holidays, such as make cards with all my free stamp sets!
If you would like to find out more about the Stampin' Up! business opportunity and this months special incentive to all new demonstrators who sign up before the end of October, contact me on 09 238 2100 or

Friday, October 9, 2009

Simply Stamp Fest

We have purposefully made the eight cards that we are doing for Stamp Fest clean and simple. You will be able to reproduce the lay outs using a variety of other stamp sets.

I have used the square hole punches for these. I have thought in the past that they were a waste of time, but when you want to make a card in a hurry the square hole punches are fantastic. I highly recommend them.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Snow Swirled At Stamp Fest

I'm so sorry that many of these Stamp Fest photos are blurry. I hope that you get excited about Stamp Fest anyway.

There is a great prize draw again with about $200 worth of Stampin' Up! product. Everyone who attends will be receiving a ticket, but you will also get an extra ticket for early registration and for bringing a friend who isn't one of our current customers.

Look forward to hearing from you.


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

More Stamp Fest Christmas Cards

Please excuse the saying, it is on a bit of a lean. I was trying to finish the card with my 21 month old son in my arms. Obviously not something that I shall try again!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Stamp Fest Cards continued

I based this card on one that I saw months ago on Split Coast Stampers. I don't know who to credit for the design, but if it was you, thank you. I'm sure the Stamp Fest attendees would want to thank you also.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Stamp Fest Card Project

Are you liking the projects that you have seen for Stamp Fest so far? There are still spaces available for you, so contact me today to book your seat so you too can make these lovely cards. (09 238 2100 or

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Stamp Fest Christmas Cards

Over the next couple of days I will post some of the cards that we will be making at Stamp Fest. You will have the opportunity to make up to 8 lovely cards. Please note that these cards are what I have planned for you at the moment however, in typical Donna style I may make changes or have completely changed the design by the Stamp fest date. (I can't help myself I love to play!!)

Friday, October 2, 2009

Stamp Fest Project 2 - Embossed Candle

The second Stamp Fest project I would like to tell you about is the Candle, Wrap and Tag project. At this table, you will be embossing on a candle, making gift wrap using our exclusive wheels and making tags using a range of stamp sets and punches.

Thank you to Carolyn for making this sample for the Stamp Fest. I think this is very stunning, then again anything made with this stamp set is amazing, don't you think!!

To purschase the Snow Swirled stamp set $53.95 or to book your place at Stamp Fest,contact me on 09 238 2100 of


Stamp Fest Project - Scrap Gift Box.

I thought it was high time that I shared some of the projects that we are going to be making at Stamp Fest on the 7th November. This project is a Scrap Gift Box. This one is Angela's version. Man I can't wait to do my own. My Mum and Stepdad are coming over at the end of November. I can just imagine the look on her face when she opens the one I will make for her!
We have a lot of people interested in Stamp Fest this time around and spaces are limited, so secure your place by contacting me on 09 238 2100 or e-mail me

Look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,


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Dates: 7 October-31 December 2009

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