Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Front Page Decoration

Good afternoon,

Last night I was lucky enough to attend a class to make the amazing decoration on the cover of the annual catalogue, and i just had to share it with you all.  I love it so much, want to make a hundred more of these!

Tuesday, 11 December 2012


Click on the image to watch the video

Introducing the new and improved Stampin' Trimmer! Although paper trimmers are a common crafting tool, this trimmer was designed exclusively by paper crafters for paper crafters-and because it was made by Stampin' Up!, you know it's a cut above the rest!
Please note: the cutting and scoring blade refills will be available early in December.
Features of the All-New Stampin' Trimmer
  • An extra-wide 15.9 cm cutting base and an extended 39 cm ruler
    • The extra-wide cutting base provides a large work area and is marked in 4 mm increments, allowing for small measurements.
    • The right-side grid helps you measure and cut very thin strips.
    • The extended cutting arm has a stabilizing leg to provide a sturdy and steady cutting surface for longer cuts. 
    • When fully extended, the extended cutting arm sits flush with the trimmer base, providing more accurate and consistent measurements across the entire surface.
    • All rulers and measurements on the base are printed under a plastic cover so your measurements won't wear off.
    • The base has nonskid feet, which keeps the Stampin' Trimmer securely in place on your work area.
  • A full 30.5 cm cutting and scoring track
    • The extra-long cutting track has space at the top and bottom so you don't have to take the cutting and scoring blades out when you're not using them. 
    • The track gives you enough space to cut or score a full 30.5 cm without having to remove or switch out handles. 
    • The cutting track locks in place for secure storage or transport. 
    • The track includes an insertion point for cutting and scoring blade handles so you can easily insert handles into the cutting track.
  • Specially designed handles and cutting track to ensure straight cuts
    • The hook on the scoring and cutting blade handles keeps the handles stable so the cuts are as straight as possible.
    • Handles come in two colours: dark for cutting, light for scoring. 
    • The precision tip on the cutting blade allows you to pinpoint precisely where you're cutting.
    • The point on the side of each handle shows you where the blade will cut, making it easy to see exactly where your cuts and scores will begin.
  • Storage compartment under base
    • The storage compartment holds scoring and cutting tools such as a Bone Folder, Simply Scored Stylus, extra scoring and cutting blades and even business cards. 
    • Separate compartments within the storage compartment keep your tools organised, and the clear cover makes it easy to see what you've stored.
  • Product details: item 129722; $49.95

Friday, 7 December 2012

Looking Ahead

Sadly Wednesday night was the last class for 2012.  Thank you everyone for attending classes and hope to see you all in 2013. 

It's still not to late to place an order to arrive before Christmas - give a creative gift for someone speical (or buy yourself some yummies to play with over the holiday). 

Classes will be starting up again in January next year (first class date to be advised).  We will be having some different options for 2013 including; clubs, classes, monthly themes, and special events. 

Stamp Club will be held once a month. Classes will be held 2 -3 times a month and will be in the format of cards, scrapbooking and 3d items (frames, decorations etc). Special events can include theme nights with dinner, high tea's, pizza party crops and much much more. You can find more information on everything here.

Monthly Themes Include:
February – Valentines
March – Easter
May – Mother’s day
August – Father’s day
October – Halloween
November/December - Christmas

Wishing everyone a great holiday season, and don't forget to keep an eye out for more updates in the new year.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Christmas Cards

Morning crafters,

Posting a couple of photo's of the Christmas card class for this evening.

I am really loving these cards.

Shaped Easel Card

Snowflake Card

Mini Ornament Cards

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Scrapbook Class


Here are a couple of photo's for Scrapbooking class this Sunday. 
This is what we will be creating, Christmas layouts all ready for you to add your holiday snaps.

Page One             

Page Two             

Double Layout      

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Only 37 Sleeps until Christmas

With only 37 sleeps to go before the big man in red arrives, i have included a couple of extra classes for the festive season.

Firstly i will be having a decoration class this Tuesday 20th November at 
6.30pm. We will be making 6 tree decorations and 1 cute little gift box (as pictured below).

I have also have a second Christmas card class which will be on 28th November 
at 7.30pm.  We will be making a selection of 5 cards (mini and regular).

Please have a look at the calendar page for further information and sign up.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Polka Dot, Tree Card

A simple card using the Polka Dot Embossing folder.

Materials you will need to create this card;

* 1/2 A4 Sheet Raspberry Ripple card stock
* 10 x 10cm piece of Raspberry Ripple card stock
* 14.5 x 10 piece of Whisper White card stock
* 8 x 8 piece of Whisper White card stock
* 16 x 1.5 strip of Gumball Green card stock
* Polar Party stamp set
* Green Gumball ink pad
* Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder
* Circle Originals Bigz Die (7.6cm)
* Large Circle punch (6.4cm)
* Adorning Accents Edgelits
(you will also need; Big Shot and cutting plates, Snail roller, snips and Bone folder)

1. Use your bone folder to fold the large piece of Raspberry Ripple card in half.
2. Cut out a circle from the 10 x 10 red card stock using the Originals die and your Big Shot.
3. Cut out a circle from the 8 x 8 white card stock using the 6.4cm circle punch.
4. Using the scallop edged Adorning Accents edgelit cut the Green Strip of card  (be careful to line up the scallops close to 1 edge of the strip to get a border)
5. With the 14.5 x 10 piece of white card stock place it in the polka dot embossing folder and run through the big shot.
6. Stamp the Christmas sentiment using Gumball Green ink onto the white card stock you just embossed, stamp in the bottom right corner.
7. Stamp the Christmas trees onto the small white circle you punched out earlier (this wont quite fit on the circle, so have some scrap paper under your work surface - i prefer to line up the to of the star to the edge of the circle).
8. First attach your white embossed card onto the front of your red folded card.
9. Attach your green border strip to the front of the card, about 4cm up from the bottom of the card (length ways)  you will need to trim off the edges.
10. Attach the red circle onto the card front, about 1.5 cm from the left edge.
11. Attach the stamped white circle on top of the Red circle. 

you are now done!

These products can be purchased from me click here to view the catalogue's, once you have decided what you would like email me to place an order.

Polar Party Punch Card

I love this card - makes me smile :)

This card is made using the following supplies;
*1/2 A4 sheet of Whisper White card stock 
*2 pieces 12 x 4cm of Whisper White card stock
*14.5 x 10cm piece of Raspberry Ripple card stock (plus extra for punch shape)
*12 x 4 piece of Raspberry ripple card stock
*14 x 9.5cm piece of Gumball Green card stock (plus extra for punch shape)
*14cm of Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon
*Modern Label Punch
*Square Punch (3.2cm)
*Square punch (3.5cm)
*Polar Party stamp set
*Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set (Merry Christmas stamp)
*Early Espresso ink pad
(You will also need the following tools, Big Shot and cutting plates, bone folder and snail adhesive)

1.Use your bone folder to fold the 1/2 A4 card stock in half.
2.Mount the red card stock onto the folded card leaving a small gap around the edges, using snail roller.
3.Mount the green card stock onto the red card stock leaving a small gap around the edges, using snail roller.
4.Run the snail roller in a strip length-ways along the bottom of the card about 2 - 2.5cm up from the bottom, attach the length of ribbon.
5.Using the 2 penguins and the bear stamps (polar party) stamp 1 of each onto 1 of your 12 x 4 white card stock.
6.Using the small (3.2cm) square punch, punch out each of 3 stamps
7.Using the large (3.5cm) square punch, punch out 3 squares from your 12 x 4 Raspberry ripple card stock.
8.Using snail roller attach your stamped images to your Red card , attach these 3 squares to your 2nd piece of 12 x 4cm White card.
9.Stamp the Merry Christmas sentiment onto your extra red card stock and punch out using the Modern Label punch.
10.Punch out a second Modern Label from the extra green card stock, cut this piece in half.
11.Attach the 2 green label parts to the edges of the red label to create a border on the sides, attach this to the left side of your ribbon.
12.Lastly attach your 12 x 4 white piece (should have red and stamped squares on it) to the front of the card and your done!

These products can be purchased from me click here to view the catalogue's, once you have decided what you would like email me to place an order. 

Holiday Frame Embossed Card

First card of the rank today;

This card is made using the following supplies;
*1/2 A4 sheet of Whisper White Card stock 
*5 x 10 piece of Whisper White Card stock (for stamping)
*15cm of Raspberry Ripple Stitched Stain Ribbon
*Green Gumball ink pad
*Summer Starfruit ink pad
*Holiday Frame Embossing folder
*Scentsational Season Stamp set (tree and star stamps)
*Scentsational Season framelits set
(you will also need the following equipment, big shot with cutting plates, dimensional's, bone folder and snail adhesive)

1. Take your White card stock and Fold in half using your bone folder.

2. Place the front side of your folded card inside the embossing folder *remember to line it up so its centered.
3. Ink up the tree stamp with Green gumball ink and stamp onto white card stock.  Ink up the star stamp with Summer Starfruit ink and stamp onto white card stock.
4. Take your framelits (tree and star shape's) line up over your ink images (I like to use a sticky note to hold these in place) and run it through your Big Shot.
5. Put a couple of Dimensional's on the back of each cut out piece and attach to the flat oval shape in the middle of your card.
6. Tie a bow in your length of ribbon and attach to your card at the bottom of the tree (Ii used snail runner for this, you could use multipurpose liquid glue).

Now you should have 1 completed Holiday frame card.

These products can be purchased from me click here to view the catalogue's, once you have decided what you would like email me to place an order.

Hot day today

Morning all,

Well its 8.30am and already 29 Degrees, so i think its defiantly and air-con day today.  I am going to post a few photo's of the Christmas items i have been creating lately and these have been the base for my Christmas Card Class's.  I will also be putting up all the "ingredients" i have used to make each one.   

Have a great day everyone!


Thursday, 15 November 2012

Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek of what we will be creating at my "Anything Goes" Class

This class is designed to create 5 cards that could be used for a variety of occasions - birthday, get well, thank you etc.

This class will be coming up next month, keep a look out for the dates!

First Craft Class

Afternoon lovelies,

I had my first craft class last night (Christmas cards).  The ladies had a great time, making their cards and tags - ready for the festive season to begin.  And we will be working on our decorations next week :)

Here are a couple of photos of our creations.

Please check out the calendar pages for upcoming classes.
Have a crafty afternoon

Tuesday, 13 November 2012


Afternoon all, 

Another update to the current Stampin' Up! Free ink-redible promption!

Host a qualifying workshop ($650) and you will receive a free set of Ink pads.

That's 10 ink pads for Free! a value of ($79.95), plus all the other hostess benefits you receive; hostess dollars and items and 50% off.

What are you waiting for contact me today to book a workshop and start earning your free items.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Monday, 27 August 2012

Good afternoon everyone, been a bit absent lately, to many family issues and not much crafting time.  I have been working on a few projects when i can, so i will endeavor to post updates today and tomorrow, here is the first one.  It's a mini album i made of my little man.  It was actually for a course i am doing and we were asked to present our info in any way we choose, so of course i had to do something crafty. 

Materials: Kaisercraft wooden mini album,kaisercraft Cock-a-doodle-doo cardstock and sticker sheets, Kaisercraft rub-on "Happiness", My2angles flowers and some misc trims.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Hope everyone is having a good afternoon,

Thought i would post some pics of a Christening cake i made for my cousin a few months ago, and only just got the pic of my camera. This is a chocolate cake covered home made marshmallow fondant recipe. I also made my own molding paste to make the little boy on-top and the decorations. Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Flower Pot card

Hi guys, this is my first attempt at using Copic markers, think it turned out alright for a beginner. (not the best photo i know)

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Altered Book 

Hi guys, this is my first altered book. 

 For my swap with Karley 

Altered Box

This is my first altered box, made for my little sisters birthday present.


(under lid)

(inside box)


Sunday, 1 July 2012

Family Picture

This a a altered canvas i made for my husbands birthday on Friday, using some products i picked up at the Brisbane Scrapbook show a couple of weeks ago.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Belated Birthday card

First post on the blog, just made this card for a birthday i missed, oops.  Thought i would share it with you.

Coloured using Copic markers; E50, E51, E71, E77, G02, G05, R32, R35, V12, V17, Y11

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