Monday, July 26, 2010

Mystery Hostess Evening

Come and have a fun evening on the Tuesday 10th August. Make a card watch some demonstrations and enjoy some refreshments. The focus will be on the 'Last Chance to Purchase' list which are the Stampin' Up! products that are no longer going to be available in the new catalogue coming out on September 1st.

For every order of $35 or more and for every booking made that evening you will receive a ticket for the prize draw. The prize will be for a share of the hostess benefits that night.

Contact me as soon as possible as spaces are limited.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Fond Farewell

Hi Ladies.

I am really excited about the new colours that Stampin' Up! are introducing at the beginning of September. However, to make room for the new colours, some of the old ones are going to be discontinued.

Get in quick to stock up on these new colours. Stampin' Up! have told us that once they have gone they have gone. There are already some re-inkers that have gone out of stock. Contact me to place an order for you.

Look forward to hearing from you.


Monday, June 21, 2010

Circle Scissors Scrapbook page

I think the Circle Scissors are a fantastic investment for any scrapbbooker or card maker. I cut out these rings and then my 6 year old daughter lay them out and we glued them. Very quick and easy to use. Contact me for a demonstration or to purchase.

09 238 2100

Warm regards


Big Shot Special Offer

I must apologise for not blogging in such a long time, but hopefully you will have been enjoying looking at my website for some really great ideas.

I just wanted to share with you some of the fun and exciting things that I have been making with the Big Shot. I also wanted to remind you that my Big Shot special is finishing on the last day of June.

If you need to be reminded (or introduced to the special) here it is:
You will receive: · Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (includes standard cutting pads and multipurpose platform) $214.95 · 2 x Bigz Dies (Scallop Circle AND Pillow Box) $44.95 each · Sizzlits Die of your choice (Little Leaves or Buttons) $12.95 · Embosslits Die of your choice (Thanks or Sweetest Stem) $25.95 · Textured Impressions Embossing Folder of your choice (Manhattan Flower or Polka Dots) $18.95 · Level 1 Hostess Set of your choice (valued at approx $35) · $35 of Free Product of your choice · FREE postage (savings of $17.80)
All this for just $350 - a savings of over $30 plus $70 in free product!!
Now if $350 is a bit much to spend in one hit, I can offer you a payment plan – pay $116.70 per month for 3 months. Your Big Shot Bundle will be ordered when your last payment is received.
Give me a call today to order your Big Shot and you can be the Hot Shot as you show off the amazing things you create with this wonderful machine …

Hope that you have enjoyed looking at these projects. If you would like you to see how to make any of these projects then give me a ring to book a time for me to demonstrate to you and some friends.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Masculine Card

I often struggle with masculine cards, howeverI have recently discovered that if I keep the card simple, clean cut and add a little metal it can be quite easy.

This card uses the Pick-A-Petal stamp set and the Sincere Salutation. I have just added the Vintage Brads and a couple of Oval punches and I'm away.

Now all I have to do is to think of a man who will appreciate it!!......Umm!! Brother...maybe! Dad....of course!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sale-A-Bration Is Nearly Over

Sale-a-bration is finishing at the end of this March. If you would like to earn free stamp sets please contact me before March 31st. 09 238 2100 or

Monday, March 22, 2010

Stamp Fest Cards

Here is the concertina box and the four cards that we will be making at Stamp Fest on 24th April. Aswell as the cards we will be making a 6x6 scrapbook and cover. All of this for only $50. Contact me for more details on 09 238 2100 or e-mail on Look forward to hearing from you.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Thanks Mum

This is one of the cards that my mum made whilst she was here. She did a great job and, like me, she is now a fan of daubers too.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hippo Birthday

I'm still having fun with Pun Fun and the button bouquet.

Tip: If you don't have the colour ribbon that you are after, cut a strip of card in the colour that you want, crumple it up an then flatten in out. This gives you colour and texture.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Stamp Fest is here again!

Come and join us for a fun day of papercrafting and stamping. You will have the opportunity to try out the Sissix Bigshot die-cutting and dry embossing machine. Learn how to use a brayer to create a range of different backgrounds. We will be making a concertina box, a range of cards, a 6x6" mini scrapbook and cover. Using the newest range of Stampin' Up! products. Cost will be $30 for a half day and $50 for a full day. Register by 10th April 2010 and receive two tickets to our fantastic prize draw, or by 31st March and receive four tickets!
Please contact me for more details.

Sunday, March 7, 2010


I just want to thank each of you who take the time to look at my blog. I hope that it inspires you to keep on creating.

I especially would like to thank those of you who put comments on my blog. I am a little computer illiterate (though I am better than I was) and therefore don't know how to post comments back, but I really appreciate those comment.

Thanks again.

Kind regards


Flight of the Butterfly

This is one of the cards that workshop guests will be making when they go to my workshops this month. Inspired by the I {Heart} Hearts card on page 6 of the current mini catalogue.

Remember that the current mini is only available until the end of this month. If there is anything that you are wanting to purchase please feel free to contact me.

Kind regards,


Saturday, March 6, 2010

Butterfly Box

If you click on older posts down the bottom you will see the tutorial on how to make this simple but cute box.

I used my Crop-a-dile with the grid from the Mat Pack to dry emboss the dots.

Have a great weekend.


Monday, March 1, 2010

Surfs up dude!

I can't take credit for this card. My (nearly) 5 year old son made it with my mum when she was visiting. She saw several like this on Splitcoaststampers.
A simple bt affective card using the Pick-a-petal stamp set, Boho Flower punch for the sun and the ripping technique for the sand and sea.
Awesome work.
Ps. My mum had never stamped before she came to visit at Christmas!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Pun Fun Whale

I think that the Stampin' Up!s Pun Fun whale is very cute.
On this card I have used Aqua Painters to colour the whale in. For best results with the Aqua Painters do a light wash of colour first with a damp (not wet) brush, then go around two adjacent edges with a darker shade of colour.

Contact me today for all your paper crafting needs.

Have fun.


Saturday, February 27, 2010


A very simple but elegant card using the Flight of the Butterfly and three punches, the Butterfly punch, the Eyelet Border punch and the Word Window punch. I used the Word Window punch for the words and then trimmed off the ends.
Have a great weekend.


Friday, February 26, 2010

Run Out of Supplies

My mum has been over for 2 1/2 months. After a week of being back home she has already run out of one or two card colours. Which reminded me to remind you to contact me anytime that you need something, I am more than happy to place an order for you no matter how small.

Look forward to hearing from you.


Flight of the Butterfly

I saw this lay out using a different stamp set somewhere months ago. If it was yours than thank you it is fabulous.
I have used the Flight of the Butterfly (the little flower is from that set too), butterfly punch, Riding hood red, whisper white, pink pirouette and sage shadow. I have also used daubers which are one of my favourite effects.
Try it today.

Have a great weekend.


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Don't you just love the artwork in the catalogue? The little one in the middle uses the Pocket Silhouette stamp set, my version uses Le Jardin Botanique stamp set. I have also used the fabulous Wonderful Favourites and the Sanded background stamp.

Colours used are Kraft, Choc chip and So Saffron.
Urban Garden and Bella Rose DSP is also used along with the Word Window Punch.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Circle Scissor Fan

You may recognise this card. I have based it on the gorgeous waterlily card on page 96 in the SU! Ideas Book and Catalogue.

I created the circles using the Circle Scissors. Now here's a tip for you: when you are wanting to cut out a part circle place about three or four small strips of temporary adhesive such as Dotto on the back of the part of the card you are cutting. If you still have the Dotto on the circle when it is cut, you had it in the right place! Does that make sense? If you have the Dotto further out the card moves too much.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


My nearly 5 year old made this gorgeous birthday card. Didn't he do a great job!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Go to work smiling

Are you looking for a new direction in life? Do you want to work and earn money, but want to stay home with your children? How about go on an all expenses paid holiday to a 5-star resort? Or would you just like a change of pace from every day life, go out and socialise and make money at the same time?

If any of these strike a cord with you then come along to my team training meeting in Papakura, at 7.30pm, 24th February. You can meet my wonderful team of demonstrators all with different reasons for becoming a demonstrator, but all of whom have a real buzz about the business and who go to work with a smile on their face.

Ring me, 09 238 2100 for more details or flick me an e-mail, Even if you can't get there contact me and we can discuss how you can get your own Stampin' Up! business started.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards


We Have Blast Off

I must admit that Pun Fun was a stamp set that I liked, but I was put off by the words. That meant that until the last couple of months I haven't played with it. What a waste! Now that I have my sticky (or inky) little fingers on it I have been having so much fun.

When you mount your Pun Fun stamp set you could carefully cut inbetween the words and the picture with a craft blade and then mount the words onto the end of the wooden block. (Please be very careful how you cut, as you won't get a replacement if you cut the image.)
I have copied this card here from the catalogue. I may have to add some white words in place of the arrows. I'll have a think on that!
I love the way that the buttons match the colours so nicely.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Rockets Away

I have always liked the layout of this card, but I don't have the stamp set.

However, I do have the Pun Fun stamp set (on loan from the lovely Jess McDonald) which I coloured using my aqua painters. I have used the small star punch with dimensionals behind to give them lift and I used the mat pack and joined the dots (slowly) with a stampin write marker to get the stitched effect.

It is so easy to use one of the card layouts in the Ideas Book and Catalogue and turn it into a unique card of your own. Try it today. Or phone me for your own copy of the catalogue on 09 238 2100.

Altered book bag

For Eva's last book bag, I had her name scrawled over the front, as neat as I could (sort of!). This year I decided to try something a little different. By using a piece of Hodgepodge, the Short Order Alphabet stamp set and some crystal effects Eva now has a smart book bag.

1 Select a hardware frame from the Hodgepodge kit.
2 Embellish a small piece of card stock to display in the frame.
3 Fill in the frame with Crystal Effects.

Note: The Crystal Effects takes time to dry, don't be tempted to touch it until it is set hard. You will get a fingerprint otherwise (no matter how light you touch it!!)
Feel free to contact me at any time if you need tips and advice on any of your Stampin' Up! products. It is often easy to forget how to use a tool that you have only seen demonstrated once. Better still come and join my Stamp Club starting 25th March. Contact me for m ore details on 09 238 2100.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Baja Breeze Butterflies

This is a rehash of one of the cards I made when I first began to demonstrate. I like the colour combination, which is in keeping with this months theme of the In-colours and Neutrals.

It is interesting how bland this card looked until I had added the brads.

I have used the wonderfully versatile Priceless stamp set for this card.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Wedding Triangle Box

This Triangle box is very gorgeous and very easy to make.

1. Cut a sheet of A4 cardstock in half lengthways. It should be 28.8cm by 10.5cm (I used Real Red).
2. Using a scoring blade or your bone folder, score lines as above. (Ignore the holes, I forgot to take photos until I had already punched them).
3. Decorate as you please (this is the SO Swirly Wheel and the Eyelet Border Punch)

4. Fold along score lines.

5. Hold one one of the sides together and punch (I used my crop-a-dile, but you could use a hole punch). Do this on the other side and then thread the ribbon through).

Friday, January 29, 2010

Wedding Favour in Red and Black

At the beginning of the week I was asked to make a couple of wedding favours using Real Red, Basic Black and the So Swirly Stampin' Around Wheel.

Here is one sample that I made. It is a little dark against the background, but hopefully you get the idea.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Buttons and Bags

I am keeping to a couple of themes with this box. Firstly, using a sample from the catalogue that I have altered to suit a stamp set and colour family that I already have. Secondly, to use the Pun Fun stamp set and the In-Colours and Neutrals range of card, buttons and ribbons.

I will be starting a new Stamp Club in March. Please contact me if you would like to find out more details. The box above is just one example of the projects that we will be making.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

God's Design Work

I thought that I would just let you enjoy God's creativity today rather than mine. Isn't our God an amazing artist!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Free! Free! Free!

Sale-a-bration is here again. This is the best time of year in my Stampin' Up! calendar. With rewards for customers, hostesses, new recruits, and demonstrators—Sale-A-Bration gives everyone a reason to celebrate!

Want to know what all the fuss is about? Well, here goes!

1. Sales

From today, 25 January to the 31 March 2010, you can choose a Sale-a-bration stamp set for free when you purchase $120 of Stampin' Up! product from the main catalogue or the summer mini catalogue. There is no limit, so collect all four Sale-a-bration sets, or give them away as gifts to your friends! (Click on the Sale-a-bration logo in the side bar to view the sets).

2. Hostesses

Receive a free Sale-A-Bration product with a $700 or more workshop, in addition to the regular hostess benefits. I only have a few spaces left in my calendar for a workshop, so be in quick to book.

3. Join My Team

Choose any retail stamp set (a value up to $93.95) from the current catalogue when signing up as a demonstrator during the promotion. I have a fabulous team of both business and hobby demonstrators and I would love for you to be a part of it also. Contact me today to find out more details.

4. Sales

And lastly, when you do sign up, of course you will benefit from all the fabulous sales that you will get during this period yourself.

I look forward to hearing from you whether to place an order, to book a workshop, or to become a part of my team.

Donna , 09 238 2100

Sunday, January 24, 2010

I Stink You Sweet

I have had great fun over the holidays playing around with the Pun Fun stamp set. I'll be posting some of the samples over the next few weeks.

This card I based on the Build-a -Roo card on page 56 of the Ideas Book and Catalogue. Contact me to receive your copy today.
Have a great day.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Haiti Red Cross Relief Appeal

Image from the summer mini catalogue.

Stampin' Up! is an amazing company which I am proud to be a part of. They have always given extremely generously to relief appeals, including Victoria's Bushfire Appeal last year. With the assistance and generousity of you, our customers, Stampin' Up! was able to donate a large sum of money.

Now there is a need for help again for Haiti. Stampin' Up! has already donated 5000 hygiene kits, and they are wanting to give more, so from now until 28 February, when you order the I {Heart} Hearts stamp set from the Summer Mini Catalogue (page 6), Stampin' Up! will donate $2 to the American Red Cross’ Haiti Relief and Development Fund. The Red Cross is already well-established in Haiti, and this money will be used to provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need.

Please contact me with your order on 09 238 2100 or

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Time for a gift

I love these large cello bags. They fit a half sheet of A4 perfectly.

Simply stamp the backing card, slip it in the cello bag and use the word window punch to make the hole at the top. Then fill with a selection of cards and hand it to someone you would like to thank or wish happy birthday.