Well I can’t believe how many days have slipped by since I last posted.  I have a little sneak peak at a new stamp coming in our new Catalogue (here in Australia) on Wednesday.

I have used this week sketch over at Stamping 411 for my card


For my card I used the flower from a new stamp set Printed Petals, plus I have used my favourite stamp set Priceless yet again with the swirl image.  The flower is similar to the flower in Priceless but is more a solid image.

As there are quite a few layers with adding the strip in the middle along with the ribbon, I have mounted the sentiment label on dimensionals to keep all one level.

I think I need to invest in an oval die, guess will have to add that to my wish list!

Card: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie

Stamp: Priceless, Printed Petals*, Sincere Salutations

Other: Pumpkin Pie 5/8″ stripped grosgrain ribbon, Dimensions, 1/4″ circle non SU, Labels Four did non SU

(* new stamp from Stampin’ Up! 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue)

Until later, happy stampin’



I had started this card with 2 challenges in mind – sketch from Mojo Monday & colour challenge from Just Add Ink, however I got sick & didn’t get it loaded in time to participate in Just Add Ink’s challenge.  So its solely now for Mojo Monday Sketch 153 with the colours Real Red, Chocolae Chip & Kraft (from JAI 31)

I actually made two cards & they are a sneak peak at two of the new hostess sets available in the about to be released Australian Stampin’ Up! 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue.

Now I only just switched the colours ever so slightly but I think my favourite is the first one:

and the second one:

One of these cards is going off to a friend for her birthday however it will now be late since I’ve been a little house bound being sick.

Card: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Whisper White

Ink: Read Red, Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write

Stamp: Cute by the Inch (new), Occasional Quotes (new) {Hostess sets}

Other: Real Red 1/2″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Modern Label Extra Large punch (new). Word Window punch, 1 1/4″ Square & 1 3/8″ Square punches, Dimensionals

Until later, happy stampin’



Stampin’ Up! have released FURTHER DISCOUNTS to some retiring products on the LAST CHANCE PROMOTION

But hurry as all items are only available while stocks last & with these discounts they won’t last long!

The Last Chance promotion ends 31 August, 2010.

Get your orders in soon, before these products are gone forever!

Item # Page    Description    Discount    Discounted AUS Price Discounted NZ Price
116342    42    Big Bold Birthday 50% $     26.98 $    31.98
116408    100    Seeing Spots 50% $     14.98 $    17.98
116344    121    Big Deal Alphabet 50% $     38.98 $    45.98
116208    126    In Color card stock (A4) 50% $        7.25 $      8.63
105538    127    Bold Brights Stampin’ Write markers 25% $     43.46 $    51.71
105537    127    Soft Subtles Stampin’ Write markers 25% $     43.46 $    51.71
105540    127    Rich Regals Stampin’ Write markers 25% $     43.46 $    51.71
105541    127    Many Marvelous Markers 25% $   175.46 $  209.96
 105550     128     Bold Brights Classic Stampin’ Spots  25%  $     31.46  $    37.46
 105551     128     Earth Elements Classic Stampin’ Spots  25%  $     31.46  $    37.46
 105539     128     Earth Elements Stampin’ Write markers  25%  $     43.46  $    51.71
 105552     129     Rich Regals Classic Stampin’ Spots  25%   $     31.46  $    37.46
112042    132    Urban Garden Designer Series paper 50% $        8.48 $      9.98
112041    134    Bella Rose Designer Series paper 50% $        8.48 $      9.98
107305    152    Oval Large punch 50% $     15.48 $    17.98
113692    152    Eyelet border punch 50% $     15.48  $    17.98
109043    152    Scallop Circle punch 50% $     15.48 $    17.98
113694    152    Heart to Heart punch 50% $     15.48 $    17.98
112082    152    Wide Oval punch 50% $     15.48 $    17.98
112091    152    Scallop Edge punch 50% $     15.48 $    17.98
113693    152    Full Heart punch 50% $     15.48 $    17.98
104310    155    Crafters’ Tool Kit 25% $     58.46 $    68.96
112004    AW28* 1-3/4″ Circle punch 50% $     15.48 $    17.98
116629    CO* Butterfly punch 50% $     15.48 $    17.98

  *CO=Carryover Flyer     
  *AW=Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue    

Please let me know if you wish to order any of these products as the longer you wait the greater the chance they will sell out!

Until later, happy stampin’




It’s count down time for the Stampin’ Up! 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue which means lots of products are retiring! 

Some products have sold out already.

So if there is anything on the retirement list you’d like, please contact me as soon as possible to avoid being disappointed.


But there is GOOD NEWS with the ending of the current catalogue & that means in 7 DAYS there will be a new Stampin’ Up! 2010-2011 IDEA & BOOK & CATALOGUE and its filled with lots of NEW & EXCITING PRODUCTS along with heaps of continueing products. 

New colours, new designer series papers, new stamps, new embellishments, new big shot products & the list goes on!!!!  Please let me know if you’d like a copy of the new catalogue.

Well I’m off to try & get creative at my craft desk……. I’ve been off work sick, but my voice is coming back today & starting to feel better…… so hopefully sitting at my desk will make me feel even better!

Until later, happy stampin’

Ryan’s card for Oliver

Last week my little nephew Ryan wanted to make a card for his little brother Oliver’s 1st Birthday.  So of course while Aunty Kerri was baby sitting I just had help him.  All I did was stamp the sentiment & put all the layers together, Ryan did the rest & here he is making his card:

and the end result (not bad for a 4yr old!)

Can never have enough stars!!  Isn’t Ryan just the cutest & yes that’s vegemite on his face and paint on his hands….. oh the life of being a kid!

Card: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red

Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Real Red

Stamp: Birthday Wish, Classic Backgrounds (retired)

Other: Large Star, Star, Dimensionals

Ryan did make another card, but that one has to stay a secret for a little longer, so will reveal that one down the track.

Now just a reminder that sadly the SMALL STAR PUNCH IS RETIRING, so please let me know if you want this punch before it’s gone from the Stampin’ Up! range of punches!  I know I won’t part with mine.

Until later, happy stampin’

Oliver’s Birthday

Thought I’d share the card I made for my little nephew Oliver’s 1st Birthday on Saturday.

Now I wasn’t quite so clever as to think up the design of the little birdie, but I did change it a little from the original one I found.  Unfortuntately I didn’t keep the site with the card I found (it didn’t have a watermark either to help me).  It’s all made with Stampin’ Up! punches.

Card: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Summer Sun, Windsor Knot designer series paper

Ink: Pacific Point, Summer Sun

Stamp: On Your Birthday

Other: Extra Large Oval punch, 1 1/4″ Circle, 1/2″ Circle, 1/4″ Circle (Non SU) punches, Boho Blossoms punch, Trio Flower punch, Extra Large Two-Step Bird punch, 5 Petal Flower punch, Dimensionals, Cricut to cut No 1

I was only looking after my little nephews last Wednesday & yet by Saturday it was amazing how much further Oliver was walking…… there will be no stopping him now!

I’ll share the card I helped 4yr old Ryan (brother to Oliver) make for his little brother tomorrow, he loves “helping” or making cards with Aunty Kerri, although I must admit he just loves to stick flower after flower after flower on his cards.  But I convinced him to use stars for his brother…. lol

Also just sending out birthday wishes to my brother Corey for his birthday today!

Within my family I have 7 birthdays within 5 weeks during August/September….. so its certainly a happy time of the year.

Until later, happy stampin’


A quick hello from me tonight as don’t seem to be achieving what I had planned to do tonight, I guess feeling tired doesn’t help!

I made some cards a little while ago to send to some ‘cyber’ friends on yahoo group Stampin’ Up in Oz – as within our group we give RAK cards (Random Act of Kindness), I actually used a variety of butterfly stamps from Stampin’ Up! on the different cards.  So I decided to copy and make this birthday card, this is one of my favourite little butterflies.

Now I have used Cameo Coral as my base card which is unfortunately retiring as of the 31st August, hence if you like this colour and want to order before its gone forever, please let me know asap.  Also this butterfly is from Cottage Garden which is in the current Autumn-Winter mini also ending at the 31st August.

I have punched out the ‘pods’ on the reeds using the Horizontal Slot punch – also retiring!!!………. OMGoodness this is sad how many things I like are retiring………. but I guess the positive thing is there will be some lovely NEW PRODUCTS to become my favourites as of the 1st September!! 

But please let me know if any items that I have mentioned that are retiring you would like to order before they are no longer available…… I don’t want you kicking yourself they are gone as of the 31st August!

Card: Cameo Coral, Old Olive, Whisper White

Ink: Cameo Coral, Old Olive

Stamp: Inspired by Nature, Cottage Garden, oops I’ve used a retired set for my salutation – Its Your Birthday  (sorry!)

Other: Horizontal Slot punch

Until later, happy stampin’