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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy Thoughts for a Happy New Year!

Hello again :)

As 2014 draws to a close I thought I should post one last time before we hail in a new year!

Classes start back up next week (January 7th/January 8th) so here's a peek of one of the projects.
You'll need your Blendabilities for it!

I want to wish all my customers the happiest of New Years and may it be full of love, laughter and blessings :)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Rosette Tree Tutorial


It's All About The Packaging

Happy Saturday!

Thank you to all of you that stopped by and said hello and bought some of my creations at the 'Christmas At The Market' fair this Thursday and Friday. It was so nice to see familiar faces :D

Today's post is about my upcoming class next week. There are five projects and each is cuter than the next!

There's a adorable house made from the milk carton die, a box (just big enough to hold a Ferrero Roscher) made with the awesome gift box punch board, a sweet box with flip out envelopes big enough to hold teabags or chocolates, a cute bag containing tags made with the French fry box die, and lastly, a cute Santa box made from the Curvy Box framelit containing a beautiful fold out star decoration.


Wednesday 26th November 1-3.30pm OR 7-9.30pm
Thursday 27th November 7-9.30pm

Cost: $25.00

Email to register!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Monocles & Moustaches

Hello all :)

Here's a card for a guy in your life! Rather dapper with a monocle and moustache, all this fellow needs is a top hat. I saw a card similar to this on Pinterest by Connie Jones (Thanks for the inspiration Connie!).

This is one of the projects for my upcoming 'Man Oh Man' class.
Here are the three projects...

The card on the top left is a swap I received from my upline Carol Matthews (Thanks Carol!). To checkout Carol's blog click here.

Thanks for stopping by! :)


Wednesday 29th October 1-3pm & 7-9.30pm / Thursday 30th October 7-9.30pm.

Cost: $20.00

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

'Mustaches For Movember' Class

Hello all :)

I've been busy creating products for upcoming craft fairs and classes.

I thought I'd share the projects for my second Blendabilities class that I am offering next month.
I was inspired by a card I saw created by Amy O'Neill (Thanks Amy!) and a gift bag created by Nicole Tugrul (Thanks Nicole!).
I think this nutcracker is so dashing in his uniform!


Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Oh Christmas Tree

Happy Tuesday :)

Todays post is for my upcoming 'Inky Moose Christmas' Club card. They're simpler cards that you can make in bulk if need be!

I've used the new 'Festival of Trees' stamp set with coordinating punch (Don't you love it when there's a coordinating punch?!).
The background is sponged with the stars decorative mask and I adhered some of the teeny stars from the 'Confetti Star' punch on top. So simple but so sweet!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by :D

Monday, October 6, 2014

Fall-ing For You

Hello all and happy Monday :D

Today's post is a custom order I was recently asked to create.
The only specifications; other than being an anniversary card, was for Fall colours.

Fall is a time of rich,vibrant and earthy hues for me so I went for some of the luscious new 2014 - 2016 In Colours from SU!.
Can you spot them? I used 'Hello Honey' (How could I not with a name like that!), 'Blackberry Bliss' and 'Tangelo Twist'. I added some 'Soft Suede' and Gold Glimmer paper.
I love the finished product :D

The sentiment is from the 'Really Good Greetings' set currently available during a promotion and was perfect for what I wanted to achieve.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! :)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Birds Of A Feather

Hello and happy Wednesday!

Today I'm sharing one of the cards I made to include with customer orders this month.
I went for a monochromatic look using the 'Four Feathers' stamp set and coordinating framelits.
A simple card but I really like it!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek :D

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Kind Koalas

Hello all :)

I have a rather cute card to share with you today.
I made it recently for a friend and couldn't resist sharing as this fellow is just too darn cute!

I used my Blendabilities to colour the Koala and flower. I am slowly getting the hang of them. The dark colour always trips me up though!
I fussy cut them out and popped them on with dimensionals. I used some Crystal Effects for the nose and flower centre.
Of course I added some piercing to finish off the card front ;)

Because the card is 4 3/4" square, I made an envelope using the fantastic envelope board.
Here's a pic of the Koala peeking out ...

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Friday, August 22, 2014

Pretty Pinecones

Good morning and happy Friday :)

It's been a busy week with classes and things here but I do have the second project for my upcoming 'Fancy Pants Christmas' class to share with you.

I love pinecones so when I saw the set 'Ornamental Pine' in the new holiday catalogue it was a given I would get it.

Here's the front of the card ...

Using a square framelit I cut a window from my card front to give you a peek of what is inside.

I love how this card turned out. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek :)

Friday, August 15, 2014

It's A Fancy Pants Christmas!

Hello and happy Friday all :D

I've had lots of fun playing with my Holiday Mini preorder.

Here's one of the cards I created for my upcoming 'Inky Moose Fancy Pants Christmas' card class.
I'm am thrilled with how it turned out!

Lots of new goodies were used. Can you spot them?

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Blendabilities 101

Hello and happy Thursday :)

I've been working on a class showcasing Stampin' Up!'s Blendabilities markers.
I have to confess to being a little intimidated by them initially!

I have watched a multitude of videos to learn how to use them so I can share them with my customers.

This class consists of three projects and your own pack of the Daffodil Delight markers.
Stay tuned for more details :)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Happy Mail!

Look what I received today, some happy mail!

It's the nicest feeling finding a piece of mail in your mailbox that isn't a bill LOL.

This card was sent to me from Stampin' Up! Canada to recognize my 5th anniversary with SU!. Wasn't that so thoughtful? It made my day :D

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Something For Baby

Hello and happy Wednesday :)

Today I'm sharing one of the projects for an upcoming class.
I think this is the cutest baby card around!

The card also lies flat for posting...

How adorable is that?!
I have to confess to having a hard time wanting to give this card away!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek :)


Wednesday 20th August 1 - 3.30 pm & 7 - 9.30 pm/ Thursday 7 - 9.30 pm



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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Remember Me?

Hello all and happy Tuesday :)

My post title is my way of saying I know it's been too long since I have posted on here sorry!
I am really going to try better :)

The card above is a case of one I saw by Lisa Young. I kept much of it the same but had to add some of the gorgeous crochet trim to the tag. Isn't it pretty?

The card is also one of the projects for my next class.
Here's all the projects:

I have used all the stamps in the stamp set 'Choose Happiness'. It's a great set for collage style cards and the sentiments are beautiful.
Have you noticed the card with the picket fence along the bottom? The fence is made with the banner stamp in the 'Choose Happiness' set!  That's definitely  thinking outside the box. I can't take the credit for it though. I spied it on Julie Davison's blog and it was too clever not to case!
Thanks Lisa and Julie for the inspiration!

Class Details:

Wednesday 6th August 1 - 3 pm & 7 - 9.30 pm / Thursday 7th August 7 - 9.30 pm

Cost: $15.00

Email to register.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Pictogram Punches

Hello all and happy Monday :)

It's been a while since I've posted on here and I do apologize. Life, hurricanes and Summer have got in the way lol.

I have classes this week and they're three projects using the cute stamp set 'Pictogram Punches'. I love the coordinating punches that match it!

The 'Happy Birthday' card was a case of a Sandi MacIver card that I tweaked a little.
The 'I love you' card is cased from Amy O'Neill.
Thank you ladies for the inspiration!

Class dates:

Wednesday 1-3.30 & 7-9.30pm; Thursday 7-9.30pm



Email to register :)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Star Light, Star Bright

Hello all :)

We've had glorious sunny days here.
 I'd say it's been too hot in my workspace but I have air conditioning so I can keep creating ;)

Here's the projects for my next upcoming class. It's all about stars.
The DSP is from the versatile SU! paper stack 'Moonlight' and I've teamed it up with the delicious new In Colours 'Hello Honey' and 'Blackberry Bliss'.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!


Wednesday 9th July 1 - 3.30pm & 7 - 9.30pm / Thursday 10th July 7 - 9.30pm.

Cost: $20.00

Email to register.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Just Fur You

Happy Saturday :)

I've been taking a break from card making this week to recover from the East Coast Stampin' Event. It was a fantastic day with so many amazing people but boy I was beat afterwards lol.
This week has also seen graduations to celebrate so they've kept me busy too!

Here's one of the projects for my class this coming week. 
I think this guy is adorable. This furry fellow is part of the 'Hot Diggity Dog' stamp set that I couldn't resist in the new catalogue.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek :)

Sunday, June 8, 2014

New catalogue, new cards!

Happy Sunday :)

It's been a great day filled with friends, fun, food and creativity!
I enjoyed my Open House so much and hope the attendees did too :)

I hadn't posted a new class yet as I was waiting for some new catalogue goodies to arrive. They came on Friday so here is project one ... Can you say "awwwww!"

Thursday, June 5, 2014

It's Here!

The new SU! catalogue has arrived! Squeal!

Click here to check it out :D

WARNING: you will be as excited as me! ;)

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Flipping For Circles

Hello all :)

Have I got a fun share for you today.
You'll literally flip over my upcoming class projects!

See what I mean?!

My 'Flipping For Circles' class showcases the circle card thinlit from SU! With three great projects.
This guy just happens to be one.
Doesn't he make you smile :)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Simply Beautiful Sympathy Cards

Hello all :)

Today I'm sharing one of the projects for my upcoming class next week. 

This card showcases 'Rich Razzleberry' tones to make a simple sympathy card striking.

Here's a photo of the entire card front...

Sometimes "less is more" and I think that's definitely the case here.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek :)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Beautiful Butterflies

Hello all :)

I know I have been quiet on here of late but I have had several things on the go at once which doesn't leave me much time for posting. I do apologise!

Today's post is the three projects for my class next week. Aren't they pretty? I think they are.
I love the colour combination and the different elements going on and of course the butterflies remind me of Spring!

If you'd like to register for the class just send me an email :)


Wednesday 30th April 1- 3.30 pm & 7 - 9.30 pm; Thursday 1st May 7 - 9.30 pm

Cost: $15.00

Monday, April 21, 2014

Going, Going Gone!

It's that time again, Stampin' Up! has released it's list of retiring products.

While it's sad to see some of my favourites go, it's exciting to think of what new goodies will be in their place!

Click HERE to see what is saying goodbye.

Stampin' Up! is also offering FREE SHIPPING until 25th April so you'd best get busy!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Please Take Note Mother Nature!

Hello all and happy Sunday :)
Happy Mothering Day to those Mums in Great Britain too!

We have snow again today so my post title is for Mother Nature. I'm hoping she can bring us some Spring weather. Lets hope she reads my blog!

This beautiful Spring banner is one of the projects from the Occasions tutorial Carol and I created. You can purchase it here if you are interested.
After many requests I will be running classes so you can make your very own one.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek :D


Wednesday 16th April 1 - 3.30pm & 7 - 9.30pm / Thursday 17th April 7 - 9.30pm.

Cost: $20.00

Email to register!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

It's In The Bag

Happy Saturday :)

Todays post is the project for my upcoming class.
The idea came from a gift a friend gave me at Christmas time (Thanks Kathy!). I had her bag sitting in my work room and every time someone came in they would comment on it so I knew I had to do a class with it!

I went one step further with the bag and added four coordinating cards so you can give it as a complete gift or use the bits separately (It would make a wonderful Mothers Day gift!).

The goodies I used?

Retro Fresh DSP (Love the colours in this pack!), Starburst Sayings stamp set, Label Love stamp set, various punches and the neat Scallops Textured Impressions embossing folder.

Here's a close up of the cards ...

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek :)

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Egg-cited For Easter


It's snowing here again (sigh) so I thought I'd posted this darling card to add some sunshine to the day.
I can't help but smile every time I look at this sweet card :)

Because of all the goings on inside the card I thought I would keep the card front simple. That way when the recipient opens the card there is even more of a WOW factor.

Here's the card front ...

The potted Easter egg gives just a hint that the card is for Easter but you certainly don't expect to find bunnies and air balloons!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek :)

Monday, March 10, 2014

Happy Monday

Hi all :)

It's Monday after March break so I'm trying oh get back into the swing of things.

Some of you will have seen my sneak peeks for my upcoming class already but I thought it was time to share with the rest of the world lol.

Easter is a bit later this year but I wanted to be prepared so here's the class line up...

Two cards and the sweetest gift box that looks like a basket!

Class details:

Wednesday 19th March 1-3.30pm and 7-9.30pm

Thursday 20th March 7-9.30pm

Cost: $20.00

Email to register :)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

You're How Old?

Hi and happy Tuesday!

Today's share is a fun card I made using lots of goodies from the new Occasions catalogue.

I've used the Hexagon Hive Thinlit die, teamed with the 'Just Sayin'' stamp set and Retro Fresh DSP.
Did you notice the stamping on the Pool Party DSP behind the hexagons? That's the new 'Hardwood' stamp. It's my "go to" stamp at the moment LOL.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek :)

Monday, February 17, 2014

A Cute Mini Tutorial For Sale

Carol and I have been busy again and we have a new tutorial for purchase.

We've used the envelope punch board and new tag punch to create an adorable pocket tag book.
It's a great little gift, or handy to have on hand for your own needs. And it's ideal for a class!


A little book of tags for every occasion!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Sale-a-brating With Banners!

Hi and happy Monday :)

Here's card #2 for my 'Sale-a-brate In Style' class.
I've used the 'Banner Blast' stamp set (that you can order for free with orders of $60) and corresponding punch.
The background "sky" paper is from the Sale-a-bration (SAB) 'Sweet Sorbet' DSP pack (another goodie you can earn for free!) and the embossing on the clouds is from the SAB  'Decorative Dots' embossing folder.

Have a super day and thanks for stopping by :)

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Sale-a-brate In Style!

Hi there :)

Doesn't the photo above remind you of Spring?

Back in New Zealand the tulips popping up in the Botanic Garden always signaled the onset of Spring for me so that was the inspiration for this card in a box project for my upcoming class.

I've used the 'Sweet Sorbet' DSP (one of the free goodies you can choose from with Sale-a-bration!) to cover my box and to make a coordinating envelope. The images are from the lovely set 'Backyard Basics' which have coordinating framelits so no need for fussy cutting!

I love how this card is so full of dimension yet it lies flat for posting!
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek :)