12 Weeks of Christmas – Bonus Project


Good Morning and Happy Saturday to you!

Well the 12 Weeks of Christmas program is zooming along and we would like to thank you for visiting and commenting on our projects so today we have a Bonus Project for you! We do hope you’ve enjoyed the projects this far.

This bonus project is a ‘Santa Screen Card’ from Libby. It’s a bit of fun to make and you could use the tags to write recipients names on them or use the back of the screen to write your personal message.

Santa Screen Card

Santa Screen Card

How cool to see someone open this card and how nice would it be to receive one?

Products Used …

Stamp : Get Your Santa On Photopolymer Stamp Set,

Ink : Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ PadOld Olive Classic Stampin’ PadTuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad,Stampin’ Blendabilities™ Markers Cherry Cobbler AssortmentStampin’ Blendabilities™ Markers Old Olive AssortmentStampin’ Blendabilities™ Markers Pumpkin Pie AssortmentStampin’ Blendabilities™ Markers Daffodil Delight AssortmentStampin’ Blendabilities™ Markers Smoky Slate AssortmentStampin’ Blendabilities™ Alcohol Marker Color LifterStampin’ Blendabilities™ Markers Skin Tone Assortment

Card Stock : Very Vanilla A4 Card StockRed Glimmer Paper

Tools & Adhesive : Tombow Multi-Purpose AdhesiveStampin’ TrimmerSimply ScoredBone FolderStampin’ ScrubStampin’ Mist

Punch : Decorative Label PunchScalloped Tag Topper PunchConfetti Stars PunchItty Bitty Accents Punch Pack,

Ribbon & Trim : Cherry Cobbler 1/2 Inch Seam Binding Ribbon

Accessory : Basic Pearls Jewel Accents


Santa Screen Card - Tags

Santa Screen Card – Tags

This Santa Screen Divider Card, folds down to fit into a standard (C6) sized envelope.

The card opens so you can create your own scene using all or most of the stamps from Get Your Santa On.

Want the tutorial for this gorgeous card?  Simply click here to  GET YOUR SANTA ON SCREEN DIVIDER CARD .

Now as an extra special for today I have a special bundle for you and as with our 12 Weeks of Christmas bundles we offer you’ll need to contact me to order it so you get the discount or freebie we are offering …

Latte Girls 12 Weeks of Christmas Bonus Bundle 1

  • Get your Santa On $27.95

  • Confetti Stars Punch $37.95

  • Postage & Handling $5.95

TOTAL = $71.85

get a free Tuxedo Black Memento Ink – value $9.95!

What a cool deal!

Remember, you need to contact me to get your ink pad for free with this Bundle.

Thanks for stopping by ….



12 Weeks of Christmas – Tiny Treat Tote


Well another week has zoomed past and we are now into week 4 of our 12 Weeks of Christmas – oh dear so that means only 8 weeks till Christmas!! I’d better get some lists happening I think! Today’s project was created by the lovely Jenny Hayward and it’s divine … it’s a Tiny Treat Tote  for you.

Tiny Treat Tote

Tiny Treat Tote

This little Treat Holder will fit a variety of treats all together for you to give someone special this Christmas.  Really it is just so simple.  It uses 3 of the Tiny Treat Boxes available in the Holiday Catalogue.  These are a bargain at just AU$11.95 and you get 24 boxes – so for one pack you could make three of these Treat Totes! That makes a very affordable Christmas Gift!.  They are so cute and there are so many different ways you can use them.  This would be a really cute gift to give someone as a little extra or for those “Hard to buy for” people.

I simply adhered 3 of the boxes together with Sticky Strip and then decorated them using the Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper.  I have added some stars from the Bright and Beautiful stamp set and cut with the Star Framelits. Additional stars were cut from Gold Foil Sheets with the smallest Stars Framelits.  The gorgeous Red Satin Ribbon finishes the box off beautifully.  Of course, you can decorate these boxes however you like.  Fill some Cellophane bags with treats and tie them off.  I used the Gold Twine for this.

We have the tutorial for this cute Tote available for free and if you would like a copy simply comment on this post with your email address or send me an email.  If you would like to order any products I used  to create the project then please feel free to contact me by phone, message or email or you can order online in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store.

Before you go shopping check out this awesome bundle we have for you this week …

Latte Girls Bundle 4 – just $44.80 plus shipping – that’s a saving of 10%

I do hope you like today’s project.  I would love to see your version when you create it so make sure you share a photo!
Thanks for Stopping by

Weekly Deals for you …


Good Morning and welcome to Wednesday!  To start your day off with a smile we have these new weekly deals for you ….

Ampersand Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

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Cherry Cobbler 1/2 Seam Binding Ribbon

Price: $11.95 $8.96


Jumbo Sticky Rounds

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Little Buddy Birthday Wood Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Price: $37.95 $28.46
Pumpkin Pie 3/4 Chevron Ribbon

Price: $15.95 $11.96
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Zig Zag Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

Price: $13.95 $10.46

Some great deals there for you and especially for those who like to get your ‘spook’ on!

Simply click on the banner above or any of the items to start shopping online now or contact me to place your order.

Thanks for stopping by …



Merry & Bright Christmas Supplement


Oh My!!  Well if you are anything like me you are absolutely loving everything in the holiday catalogue and it’s been very very popular and the gorgeous people at Stampin’ Up! have decided that one can never have too much Christmas so from today we have the Merry & Bright Christmas Supplement …

order today - stocks while they last

Merry & Bright Christmas Supplement

The supplement has some gorgeous new products including a few stamp sets, Project Life by Stampin’ Up! products include a new 6×8 Album, pocket page and new card and accessory set. It also has an awesome Simply Created Stars kit …

Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit

Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit

This kit is awesome and you’ll get everything you see here – enough for 25 stars in 5 different sizes plus one large 38cm star!  All this for just $44.95!

Now come along to my Many Merry Stars class where we’ll assemble 5 stars plus the large one and you’ll have the rest of the kit to take home and finish for Christmas!  Class cost is just $48 which includes the Kit! Now you’ll need to pay in advance so I’ll need your payment by 27th October to ensure I get all the kits while they are available and have them before class on 2nd November.

Contact me now to book in for this class and arrange your payment.

Please note the items in the Merry & Bright Christmas Supplement are only available while stocks last (hence why I need your payment for class) so be sure to check out the supplement by clicking on the Supplement above or in my sidebar.  I do have a supply of the supplements on hand so if you’d like a hard copy please let me know and I’ll pop one in the post or deliver it to you if you are local.

Remember …

Many Merry Stars Class

2nd November, 2014 at 1pm

Cost $48 – payment due by 27th October

Now if you’ve been considering signing up and joining my Stampin’ Up! team you can select items from this Supplement as well as the Annual and Holiday Catalogues as part of your kit plus you’ll also get a free pack of Designer Series Paper every month for six months!  Need more information? Comment on this post or email me or ring me and I’m happy to answer any questions or provide any information you may need.

Thanks for stopping by …


Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Blog Hop with the Latte Girls


Good Morning!

It must be the third Friday of the month as we have another Blog Hop from the Latte Girls for you and today we are getting our Project Life by Stampin’ Up! on!

Do you have a bundle of photo’s in Boxes or maybe have them all stored (and forgotten) on a hard drive or cd like I do?  Do you find traditional scrapbooking or memory keeping time consuming and/or overwhelming and expensive?  I may just have the solution you are looking for! There is no gluing, no cropping, no umpteen billion embellishments. With Project Life by Stampin’ Up! you can create beautiful albums that are affordable, quick and easy!

You may have noticed in the past that I didn’t do a lot of Memory Keeping or Scrapbooking. It was way too involved and I tended to deliberate for days on where to put the photo, how many mats, what or how many embellishments should I use and the more you use the more it cost and the more overwhelmed I’d become.  Now that Stampin’ Up! have partnered with Becky Higgins – the creator of Project Life – I can now do lovely layouts that are quick and affordable and would love to show you just how easy it can be for you to do the same!

If you are one of my Facebook friends you will know that a few weeks ago I packed up the family (a couple against their will) and took a road trip to Bowral to see the Tulip Festival. I do love Tulips (probably something to do with my Dutch heritage) and have wanted to go for years but it just hadnt happened due to finances, my health or the weather or for whatever reason so this day I decided since I didnt have a class on and  it was a gorgeous Spring day we’d go. I took a gazillion photo’s – one of the joys of the digital camera as you can just delete the photo if it doesnt turn out – and here’s a couple of layouts I whipped up yesterday …

2 page 12x12 spread

2 page 12×12 spread

It really was a matter of just slipping the photo’s in the pockets and adding the Project Life cards in – you can use these as titles or for journaling. You can even split a photo and pop it into 2 or more pockets for a wonderful effect.


The hardest part was deciding which page layout and which cards to use!  Our card collections come in a gorgeous box with 100 cards – all double-sided and in3 different sizes. You will notice here that the cards will also come in both landscape and portait orientation so you’ll have the perfect title every time!


You can also use your stamps to add to your title cards and add accents to photo’s …

Use stamps for accents or embellishments

Use stamps for accents or embellishments

You can even use the pockets to include a program or tickets for an event …

Program with stamped Accent

Program with stamped Accent

The 12×12 Page Variety pack is awesome value with 6 different layouts and 2 of each for at less than $1 each!  Told you it was affordable!

If you think 12×12 is too big then maybe the 6×8 size would suite you better?

6x8 double page layout

6×8 double page layout

This layout was so quick and easy and with the Project Life by Stampin’ Up! cutting the photo’s down was so easy … I just lined up my framelit over the photo and cut it out with the Big Shot – super easy.

6x8 full page layout

6×8 full page layout

We also still have full page sleeves in both sizes so you can still do traditional Scrapbooking if you wanted to. This one above is just one photo on a piece of Designer Series Paper with journalling direct on the paper plus the Hooray banner is one I cut down from a 4×4 card.  The arrow embellishments come in our Accessory Packs!

Now … with all these photo’s you are using you know you can use the sleeves and their pockets to set aside cards and photo’s for the next layout so they are ready to go when time permits …

Ready for the next session!

Ready for the next session!

Another alternative for storing your photo’s neatly is our Wood Mount Cases …

Photo Storage

Photo Storage


I do hope you like the look of Project Life by Stampin’ Up! and you like the layouts I’ve created.

I really would love to show you how easy this system really is and you dont need to be creative or crafty to do it!  Why not contact me to find out when my next Project Life Gathering is or arrange to have a demonstration in your home for you and your friends.

Can you imagine the stories and laughs you’ll share together recording your memories?  It’s going to be lots of fun and something the whole family can reminisce over when your done and years into the future.

Now be sure to hop around to see what all the Latte Girls have created with Project Life by Stampin’ Up! and to help you here’s a list of the Latte Girls for the Blog Hop …

PLxSUprevious             PLxSUnext

Thanks for stopping by ….


12 Weeks of Christmas – Table Setting


Good Morning … can you believe that this is our third week of this Christmas already! That means that it will be here before we know it…..so we had better start getting organised.

This week we want you to get a head start by showing you a simple table setting designed and created by Narelle so you can start now that will have your Christmas table looking so very special.

Very Festive Table Setting

Very Festive Table Setting

 This table setting consists of a cutlery bag, a bonbon and a name place card.  I think you would agree that these would dress up the Christmas table and make it something special.
Here are some photos of the individual items and also some videos showing how to make the key components. For full instructions and a complete list of supplies, please email me for the Tutorial.
Cutlery Bag

Cutlery Bag

I just love this Cutlery Bag. I know you could just put the cutlery on the table next to the plates, but that would be boring, right ? Making this bag gives you a reason to create and show off a little to your guests. I am sure they will be appreciative of the effort you went to and the table will look so festive and special.

Want to know how to make the Rosette? here are a couple of videos showing you how to make them …


Bon-Bons - a Christmas must have!

Bon-Bons – a Christmas must have!

One of the things I like most is the pulling of the bon bon at the Christmas table.  I love the dorky hat every one has to wear, the corny jokes and the little novelty inside. However, once they are pulled apart they are thrown away. If you want the really pretty ones you have to spend a lot of money and  they too end up in the bin as well. So why not have them to bring out to keep the fun in the dinner, but also have these on the table to make it pretty. The bonus of these is that you can fill them with wrapped chocolates or something too as an extra treat, and the guests get to keep them as a memento of a wonderful gathering with family and friends.

Here is a video showing you how to make the BonBon …

Now what Table Setting would be complete without a name place card …
Name Place Card

Name Place Card

I just love it when I go to a function and there are place cards – it makes me feel special. Wouldn’t your guests be thrilled to find their special spot at the table and you can  keep certain relatives apart who always seem to get into a heated discussion when together. Now that makes it a trully joyous occasion.

Now as always we have a super duper bundle for you to purchase for these projects … and all bundled with a sweet little Christmas discount …

As you can see we’ve marked these products down so when you buy them as the bundle you’ll pay just $77 plus shipping – that’s a saving of over 10%!  You will have to contact me to order this bundle as its only available through the Latte Girls 12 Weeks of Christmas Design Team.

You can purchase everything you need to make these projects and more, from my Stampin’ Up Online Store.

Thanks for stopping by ….


Weekly Deals


Oh my .. if you have a Big Shot you are going to love this weeks deals!  If you dont have one well now would be the perfect time to get one!!

Check out this week’s deals …

Told you they were good didn’t I??

Now maybe if you don’t have a Big Shot you might like to consider joining Stampin Up for just $169 and you could get your Big Shot and have another $85 to spend on other products and you could even choose some of the weekly deals and get more for your money! That’s right you’ll get products to the value of $235 for just $169 plus catalogues, order forms and business supplies to the value of $80!  Plus you’d then also qualify for one free pack of Designer Series Paper every month for six months!


Please feel free to Contact me if you’d like more information on joining the Stampin’ Up! family or if you’d like to place an order – you can also order online by clicking anyone of the items above or the shop now button below

Shop Now & earn Latte Rewards!

Thanks for stopping by …



Blooming with Kindness

Good Afternoon and welcome to another Monday Makes!

This week Libby and I are using the Blooming with Kindness Stamp Set.

I had a load of fun doing a party for Del this morning and one of her requests was for this set as she has a friend that has just been diagnosed with Cancer and wanted to send her a card and thought these would be perfect.

I'm here for You

I’m here for You

I love how easy this card was and how nice it turned out I had to make another …

Blooming Thank You in Pinks

Blooming Thank You in Pinks

Then I thought with the longer sentiment like the Warmest Wishes for your Birthday you could change the orientation …

Blooming Birthday Wishes

Blooming Birthday Wishes

Then I thought what about Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral …

Calypso Kindness

Calypso Kindness

I’m not usually an ‘orange’ person but this one is actually my favourite.

Now with October being Breast Cancer Awareness month we thought it might be fitting to share about our Ready, Set Send set as well. Now you dont have to be a cardmaker to use this set – it’s actually a set of 10 cards already made for you to give – you could even give it as a gift.

Ready, Set Send just $19 and $10 gets donated to NBCF

Ready, Set Send just $19 and $10 gets donated to National Breast Cancer Foundation

It has two designs – one for birthdays and one for those times you need a thank you card.  The set is just $19 – that’s less than $2 a card!  – Also, when you purchase this set of cards Stampin’ Up! will donate $10 to National Breast Cancer Foundation – that’s more than half the cost of the kit!

Wont you help by purchasing one of these kits and help raise some much needed funds for Breast Cancer Research – why not buy two and give one to a friend? Also, when you buy yours from me in October and I’ll donate another $4 per set sold!  So contact me to order your set today or simply click the image above and order online.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out Libby’s Blog to see what she’s created with this gorgeous set!


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Framed Flowers

Happy Saturday to you and what a lovely warm sunny day it is here! It’s so nice to have some warm weather again!

Last week I had a couple of friends come over and help in our front garden. We weeded and pruned and dug out a few plants – wow that Aloe really does take over doesnt it!  We popped in some new plants too – we picked up a few little/young plants to fill it up which was great as we managed to grab 5 plants for $20 and 4 natives for $25. At least this way if a couple dont survive then we havent lost a bucket load of cash!

Why am I talking about my garden? well today’s card reminds me of looking out onto a garden of flowers ….

Framed Flowers

Framed Flowers


Stamp : 
Flower Patch Photopolymer Stamp Set

Ink : Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ PadWisteria Wonder Classic Stampin’ PadDaffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ PadPear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ PadStrawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Pad

Card Stock : Whisper White A4 Card Stock

Accessories : Stampin’ DimensionalsBasic Pearls Jewel Accents

Big Shot : Squares Collection Framelits DiesBig Shot Die-Cut Machine

This card is another quick and easy card and was inspired by a card by Vicky Hayes.

My tip for knowing ‘where’ to put the flowers so they stay within the ‘frame’ is to lay the top layer on the card base upside-down and then stamp your flowers inside that square. When you are done you simply turn the top layer over, stamp the sentiment and adhere to your card base with dimensionals.  Too easy!

Hope you like today’s card and thanks for stopping by and a big big thanks you to my sweet friends for helping me in my garden!


Groovy (kind of) Love

Happy Friday!

I love hearts and I love stamp sets with hearts in them – different styled hearts and hearts with different designs on them so when I saw the Groovy Love set I knew I had to get it and especially when my Stamp Club girls requested a Wedding theme and while researching (ie trolling Pinterest) I came across this card by Jenny Peterson from USA and loved it and here is my case ….

Framed Hearts

Framed Hearts

Products used …

Stamp :Groovy Love Clear-Mount Stamp Set,

Ink : Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ PadStrawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ PadEarly Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad

Card Stock : Naturals Ivory A4 Card StockCard Stock A4 Strawberry Slush

Accessories : Sweetheart PunchProject Life Corner PunchVenetian Crochet TrimLinen ThreadStrawberry Slush Thick Baker’s TwineBasic Rhinestones Jewel Accents, Big Shot, Set Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die, Bitty Banners Framelits DieSponge Daubers
It’s such a lovely card dont you think?   Now while I was making this card I thought a sweet little matching Wedding Favour would be nice and this is what I created …

Name Card/Wedding Favour

Name Card/Wedding Favour

This again is super easy to do …

  1. Run a piece of Naturals Ivory through the Big Shot with the Designer Frame folder. Cut out and sponge dots. Layer rectangle inside the frame – I printed my names out on the cardstock first then cut them to size.
  2. Punch one Pink Pirouette and one Strawberry Slush heart using the heart punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch pack and adhere with glue dots.
  3. Take a piece of Pink Pirouette 21cm x 5cm, score at 8.5cm and 12.5cm. Punch each end with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch. Imperial Measurement is 8 1/4″ x 2″ and score at 3 1/2″ and 5″
  4. Burnish Score lines and tie up with ribbon – I’ve used the lovely Whisper White Satin Ribbon.
  5. Adhere your ‘frame’ to your holder.
  6. Affix treats inside

Look … it will fit 2 Ferrero Rocher Chocolates inside – I just used a glue dont on them to keep them inside.

Fits 2 Ferrero Rocher inside

Fits 2 Ferrero Rocher inside

These really are easy and quick so you could make them for a Wedding with little stress … well I’m not sure how many Ferrero Rocher you’d mistakenly consume if you had a large Wedding to create them for! I mean one does have to keep their energy levels up to get the job done!

Thanks for stopping by …