Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dinoroar all the way!!

I don't have much time now a days with 2 small children and a busy home life, so once again I have created a card within half an hour for a party my son went to today. I really need to sit down for half a day and create a whole lot of cards for these last minute moments.

This time I was inspired by Paula Dobsons wonderful card creations with her Sponging, masking techniques and her Sepia Silhouette card. I tried it with the stamp set Dinoroar (which I love) and started trying to make the sponging look like hills, but after a while got too excited with this technique and realised it looked like a mix of clouds and hills.

I found by sponging Lucky Limeade with Island Indigo it created this fantastic green that changed to various colors as I kept applying in different areas.

I then stamped the Dinoroar images (RRP $45.95 Clear or $57.95 wood mounted) directly on the card stock with Staz On, then onto a sheet of Confetti White card stock, water colored then cut them out, and lay them on with Dimensionals to give the 3-D effect.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Wedding cards

I had two cards to make today for the same wedding, the first I had time to create and then was given  half an hour to created the second (someone forgot to organise themselves better lol). The funny thing is I prefer the half hour rush job one better then the one I created in advance...

The first card was a little spin on the average wedding card, this Idea was given to my by a friend who lent me the "On The Line" stamp set, which unfortunately is a retired item. Why you say did I post it... because it looks cute!!

The Second card is the one I created with only half an hour to do it in version and because I don' have any wedding stamps (as yet) I created a simple yet I think elegant look...

The Third card I have is using the current stamp set "Dinoroar" RRP $45.95 clear and $57.95 Wood Mounted. This is the first time I've used this set and now I'm hocked loving every minute it's so much fun to create dinosaurs especially with two sons. I chose a slightly different sentiment " Heard from the Heart" RRP $37.95 Clear and $46.95 Wood to the one in the set and this was because it was for my teenage class...

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Fun with the Button Buddies Stamp Set

I have my first of 4 consecutive classes for a group of Teenagers wanting to learn a new hobbie, what better night to teach them about basic Stampin techniques using Stamps and the Wheels. 
I have created the above card for tonight using the Button Buddies stamp set, $56.95 Clear mount and $74.95 for the Wood set and using the Designer series buttons to accessorise. 
As per our Color Coach Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie are the Creative Combination, however I have run out of Pumpkin Pie so used Tangerine Tango, and I think it looks fab!
Next week we are going to learn about Embossing so watch this space...

Sunday, September 11, 2011

What a busy month...

Well what a month Ive had, taking photos for rugby prize giving in between rugby games each weekend, looking after my 2 kids solo while my husband fly's all over the world. Then creating cards and attending Stampin Up days in between. I can finally post some cards.

The first card is from my swap for the Stampin Up Auckland Fun Day out in August. I really love the new Hostess set "Faith in Nature" but didn't want to distract from the great image so kept the card fairly simple in design. I used the new card stock Island Indigo, Pool Party along with So Saffron and Confetti White.

The second card I can't take any credit for it was created using the design from Teneale Williams. The reason I posted it was to show how creative this women is in her design. Mine doesn't compare to her's, but is a great example of how Stampin Up products don't necessarily need a stamped images to get your message across.

Join us this Month and receive a great Starter Kit price!!

Join this month before the 30th September and you could take advatage of 2 great starter deals!!.

Starter offer one
Join before the 30th September 2011 for just $189.00 and receive the Mini starter kit with products valued at over  $340.00

Starter offer two: 
 Join before the 30th September 2011 and get the larger starter kit for $271.20 that's a 20% discount on the original price of $339.00 and you get over $725.00 worth of product.

2011-2012 Catalogue has arrived and it looks great!!!


What a fantastic new Catalogue, not only do we have 5 new in-colors and great new stamp set but we also have great new hostess incentives.
Don't hesitate to to contact me if you want to view the new catalogue by holding a party, or to take advantage of our great new Starter Kit available until the 30th September.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Gift with Purchase time... Spend $120.00 on a single order and receive this great product bundle FREE

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Back to Basics

I have a class coming up so I thought I'd have a little play around tonight with the Stampin Up Pencils and I have to say they are easy to use and very versatile and as a set of  24 the price of $45.95 is great.

I used Basic Black and Cajun Craze for the card stock with Confetti white to water color the stamp set Every Moment on RRP $38.95 wood mount and $30.95 clear mount. On the Cajun Craze card stock I stamped with versamark using the stamp set Fresh Cuts RRP $46.95 wood mount.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Easter Treat Box

Well today I had my first Kids craft class and we made an Easter Treat Box. All the kids did a fantastic job punching out the shapes for the bunny and decorating their boxes. The box I used is from the template on Split Coast Stampers under Maria's Treat Box. I changed it slightly to allow for the handle and used the bunny for the Easter theme. The girls got to decorate a pink box and the boys got a blue one, at the end of the class they even got some sweet treats to take home.
I am doing one more class before Easter next weekend and that will be held on Tuesday 19th April at 1- 2.30pm, let me know if you are interested in booking a space, seats are limited.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Autumn-Winter Mini has arrived!!

Yes the new Autumn-Winter catalogue has arrived and it is FANTASTIC!! lots of great new products available from the 1st April - 31st July 2011.
Book a party now to take advantage of the great hostess gifts
Below are some pages from the new catalogue... enjoy!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Scallop Square Toy

I have been playing with the new Scallop Square Bigz Die RRP $52.50 within the Summer Mini Catalogue and what fun I’ve been having. Along with having a class last night on making a Scallop Square bag (picture below) I have also created the Scallop Square Squeaky soft toy. I used black felt for the base material, then to accented each panel I used  red and green felt while creating different designs using the Big Shot Dies= Bigz Dies - Beautiful Butterflies RRP $52.50,Original Dies - Blossom Party RRP $40.95, Leaves #2 RRP $36.95 and Ovals RRP $36.95. Once all sides were completed I sewed them all except the last panel together, added the stuffing and squeaky unit then closed it up. Alternatively you could add a bell inside so the kids can shake it instead of squeezing it.
A big thanks goes out to Ann Wills for loaning me most of the dies for this creation!!

Scallop Square Squeaky Toy

Tina’s Great Bag made at last nights class (the red one)
Don’t forget I will be holding a free class on Thursday 31st March at 7.30 to have a sneak peak at the new Autumn Winter Mini catalogue, bookings are essential!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Scallop Square Bag

Dont forget about this Tuesday's bag making class ladies I will be showing you how to make a Scallop Square Bag using the Scallop Square Bigz Clear Die sold within the Summer Mini Catalogue RRP $52.50. I made one on Friday using upholstery fabric (because it was thicker in material and double sided  so can be reversed) it took an hour to make from the cutting to the last sewn stitch on the machine, very easy and looks great. 
I have a few spaces left so don't delay!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

March Madness Specials

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Hi All,
It’s been a while since I last contact you all but as you can see by the picture I’ve been working hard to get my youngest son into his newly refurbished room (which I must say he loves).

We have some very exciting offers in this month from Stampin Up! along with a special of my own listed below which I’m sure you are all going to love!! Contact me on either 021 895848 or visit my blog to contact me.

As you might be aware we offer all our products in our 2010-2011 catalogue however to add a little more spice to the already fantastic selection Stampin Up! offers four mini catalogues spaced throughout the year. The current Summer Mini catalogue runs out on the 31st March with the new Autumn-Winter Mini catalogue starting on the 1st April –31st July 2011, I was lucky to be sent my advanced copy a few weeks ago and all I can say is WOOOW, for all of you out there that love to sew this is the catalogue for you! I will be holding a few classes this month that involve some new techniques I learn t at last weekends Stampin Up! Regional s bookings are essentials so don’t hesitate to call.

sale.a.bration 2011

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  • Until the 31st of March any order $120.00 and over or any party with sales over $700 or more will receive FREE a sale.a.bration stamp set no limit on quantities you order.

  • Book a party and get *three free markers

  • And to make this month even better I will be given anyone that books and holds a party before the 31st of March three *Stampin’ Write Markers Free from either, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Bravo Burgundy, Pretty in Pink or Bashful Blue, stock are limited so don’t delay. Along with the markers you will receive a new copy of the 2010-2011 Idea book Catalogue.
* Only available in 5 colours (Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Bravo Burgundy, Pretty in Pink or Bashful Blue)

Tuesday 22nd March
“Make a Scallop Square bag”
Time: 7.00pm Cost: $10.00 + product
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Scallop Square bag

Thursday 31st March
“New Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue launch”
Time: 7.30pm                    Cost: Free

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Watch this space for the new Autumn-Winter mini

Sale.a.Bration 2011

Don't miss out on the opportunity to get some great free stamps with the sale.a.bration promotion, only three weeks left.