Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Melbourne Paperific Expo is on this Weekend!

It's back and boy have we been hanging out for this show! Lots of great new paper products and ideas on display! Show starts this Friday August 29 and runs until Sunday August 31st.

My Stampin'Up! team and I have been working busily to create a wonderful display using new products from the new Holiday Catalogue. I know we will give you loads of inspiration for your Christmas celebrations.

We will have available the new annual catalogue plus the Holiday catalogue which comes with a terrific gift card kit for you to create when you get home! Make sure to come by the Stampin'Up! stand to get your copies.

For more information about the Expo visit

Only 3 more sleeps until PAPERIFIC!!!!!!

See you there!


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Giggle Greetings Cards and Blendabilities.

I have had this stamp set - Giggle Greetings 131062, for quite awhile - well before Blendabilities came along and I'd always put off using the set as was unsure on how to colour them using markers only. Well that is no longer a problem now that I have Stampin'Up! Blendabilities markers! Colouring is breeze and so much fun! These cards are so much fun to give and always get a chuckle from the recipient!

The clean and simple matts make the stamped image the card feature and mean a full card set can be created in no time at all.

And here are some alternative colours that I tried out when I was running a Blendabilities class last weekend.
I quite like the dog coloured using Smoky Slate pens. the bowl is coloured using Night of Navy pens.

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A Much Better Version of my Original Attempt at a Concertina Fold Card!

As promised here is a much better version of the Concertina Card I posted here. That was the one I made while away on a scrapbooking retreat last month. Here is a far better result in my opinion. What do you think? Using the Basic Grey ink pad makes a huge difference!

I am much happier with this version of the card!


Monday, August 18, 2014

Concertina Fold Card - Stampin'Up! Sea Street

Here is a much better version of the concertina fold card than the one I posted a few posts back. This is the style of card featuring in my technique classes this month.

So here is the card front.

 I originally designed the style and colours of this card to be a Father's Day card as an option for my class ladies. Father's Day in Australia is the first weekend of September. However as I already have several Father's day cards made up and not requiring more I made the card into a male birthday card but my class ladies can opt for a Father's Day version if so desired. The cute little crab and lobster stamps come from a stamp set called Sea Street.

When you open the card this is the inside!

This card highlights another way to use the scallop tag topper punch. there is nothing better than finding another use for our stash of gadgets!!!!

How bright and lovely is the Designer Series Paper used here. It's title is Maritime.
The sentiment stamps come from Really Good Greetings 130330 for the card front and the inside words are from a new set titled And Many More 134273. If you love Teeny Tiny Sentiments and always reach for it when making a card then you will find this stamp set just as useful!

I am running an extra class if you would like to learn how to create one of these cards.
Saturday September 6th at 1.30pm
Class fee $20
Contact me if you would like to attend.


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Card Monthly - Stampin'Up! Traveler Set

Here is one of the cards you can make in my Card Monthly class coming up this week. This month the focus is on the stamp set Traveler. A great set for making male orientated cards and bon voyage cards plus a good one for scrapbooking pages too.

If are interested in coming to my class it is on this Friday August 22nd 10am - 12 noon.

Class fee is $20 to make 5 cards. All materials included.

Please email me - if you would like to attend. Classes are held in Mt Waverley.



Friday, August 8, 2014

Something for Baby Standing Shapes Card

As promised here is another of post about my Standing Shapes cards made in my recent classes. This one uses the Something for Baby Stampin'Up! stamp set and matching Baby's Firsts framelits.

 How cute is the inside of this card! The lovely patterned paper comes from the new paper stack All Abloom. 

Here is the front of the card when closed. The standing shapes cards are so much fun to make and such a surprise for the recipient when they open the card to see the waving images.

Card - Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink - Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate
Stamps - Something for Baby, Gorgeous Grunge, Something to Say
Paper - All Abloom, Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack
Extras - Window Sheets, Decorative Label punch, Big Shot, Baby's First Framelits

I hope you enjoy my creations. 


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Kinda Eclectic Standing Shapes Card

This week I am going to share with you the standing shapes cards we are creating in my card technique classes. Due to demand I have added another class this coming Thursday night August 7th at 7.30pm.

This card has been one of the most popular for my class ladies to make.

 I love the floating butterflies! So this is the card inner side and below is the card outer cover.

 And here is closer look at the stamped butterflies. I have made the floating images double sided so as you can view them from either direction.

 The butterflies come from the Stampin'Up! stamp set Kinda Eclectic, which we received as part of our kits when we attended the recent South Pacific Stampin'Up! Convention. I do like the new In Colours used here. The combination of Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon and Blackberry Bliss are terrific.

If you would like to come to class on Thursday night email me - to reserve a place.



Sunday, August 3, 2014

August Class Stampin'Up! Class - Concertina Fold Class

Here is my first sample for this months class. I made it while away on my scrapbooking retreat last weekend so I had limited supplies. I am not overly happy with the decorated result but the aim of the picture is to show you the card style for this months class - a concertina fold card.

I promise I will have much better decorated samples when you come to class!  If I had had a Basic Grey inkpad with me I reckon the stamped images would have been more pronounced.

Class times for this month -

Saturday August 23 - 1.30pm

Thursday August 28 - 7.30pm

If there is enough demand I will add another class on Thursday September 4th 7.30pm

Class fee $20 includes all materials and instruction sheet. Please bring a paper trimmer.

If you would like to attend please email me to reserve your place.


August Card Monthly Classes - Stampin'Up! Traveller Stamp Set

Looks like I have been a bit too busy to get on here and post - sorry about that! Here are some sneaky peeks of my Card Monthly cards for my class this month. I love this stamp set, it is so suitable for male cards for any occasion and is so vintage in style and detail.

Class dates - Wednesday August 20 7.30pm
                     Friday August 22 10am

Class fee $20 to make 4 - 5 cards. All materials provided.

Please book by emailing me at




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