Just Add Color Class

Have you seen the Just Add Color paper pack yet?  Oh if you love to colour you will love this pack!

Six gorgeous designs to fall in love with and colour and at the class you’ll make 5 cards and learn different ways to colour!  You’ll also recieve a bonus piece of each design to take home and colour at your leisure!

Class will take approximately 1 1/2 – 2 hours and cost $25
Place an $80 order on the day and get the class for free!

Contact me today to reserve your spot or click here to RSVP!

Sweet Cool Treats Shaker Card

Good Afternoon!  I have a rather sweet shaker card for you today using the gorgeously sweet Cool Treats Bundle.

Cool Treats Shaker Card by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

Told you it was sweet didnt I?   This is just one of the many project ideas that come in the Quarterly Magazine you receive as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

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I do love the sweet projects you can make with the Cool Treats Bundle

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Bundle & Save 10% – hurry .. finishes 31st May

Now you may have noticed that this Cool Treats Bundle is on the Retiring List.

I am happy to let you know that, while it wont be sold as a bundle in the new Annual Catalogue, these products (Stamp Set & Framelits) will be available in the new catalogue, just not as a bundle so it will be back to full price when purchasing both items.  So if you have this on your WishList be sure to grab it by the end of the month and save yourself 10%! Get your four free tutorials for this Bundle when you purchase this bundle from me this month!

Cool Treats Shaker Card by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

This card is quick, easy and so much fun to make and I’d love to show you how.  How about we get some friends together and I’ll bring all the things we’ll need to make it and I’ll show you just how easy and fun this card is.  You’ll all then have the sweetest Birthday card to  give to a dear sweet friend.

Cool Treats Shaker Card by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

All you need to do is invite your friends and provide the table – I’ll bring the rest .. even the Tim Tams … or the fruit platter if that’s what you’d prefer!

The Magazine that I mentioned earlier, that we get as Demonstrators has lots of ideas for projects, workshops, parties and business tips from top Demonstrators.  If you’d like more information about the magazine or becoming a Demonstrator please don’t hesitate to contact me or check out all the details here.

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Stamping Techniques 101 – Monochromatic

Welcome to another International Blog Hop for the Stamping Techniques 101 Design Team ….


This month we are sharing Monochromatic Cards!

I have used the lovely Awesomely Artistic Stamp Set …


The colours I’ve used are Basic Black, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate and Very Vanilla and I’ve added in some Silver Embossing for good measure.

While the card looks involved here’s what I did …

  1. Score and fold basic black card base, adhere Basic Gray Layer, adhere Smoky Slate Layer
  2. On Very Vanilla stamp flowers in Smoky Slate top left and middle right on layer. Stamp splatter stamp (after stamping off first) around flowers.
  3. Cut Banners in Basic Gray and Very Vanilla. Cut thin strip and punch ends with Triple Banner Punch.
  4. Stamp Flower stamp on extra piece of Very Vanilla in Versamark. Sprinkle over Silver Embossing Powder, shake off excess and heat.  Cut out with Paper Snips.
  5. Using your cut out flowers as a guide stamp the small leaf and splatter stamp on vanilla banner.
  6. Stamp Frame in Basic Black on Vanilla and Friend inside Frame in Basic Gray. Cut out with Paper Snips.
  7. Adhere Banners to card with Tombow Liquid Multipurpose Glue.
  8. Adhere Embossed flowers to banner with dimensionals.
  9. Adhere Friend Frame to banner below flowers with Tombow Liquid Multipurpose Glue
  10. Decorate Embossed Flower with Dimensionals (optional)


I loved making this card and there are a few steps but they are fairly easy to do.  If you arent good with embossing then you dont have to emboss – simply stamp your flowers in Basic Grey as you want them to stand out from the flowers in the background.  You can still add the rhinestones to give it a lift.

I do hope you liked my card today and be sure to pop over and check the other Design Team Blogs for their Monochromatic cards.


Here’s the complete list of the Design Team …

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Irresistibly Floral

Well that weekend went fast so welcome to another Monday!

My weekend was spent in Canberra with some dear friends and on the Saturday my dear friend Ann Craig held a Card Buffet to help raise funds (and cards) for Ronald McDonald House Charities.

I made a couple using the gorgeous Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper …


This was my first one.  All the papers are embossed with different designs so it’s just a matter of spongeing your chosen colour – I used Bermuda Bay for this one – then decorating it as you like – you could add just a ribbon and simple sentiment however I chose to do a tag greeting and embellished it with gorgeous flower cut outs using the Flourish Thinlits.


This one uses one of the other patterns from the Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Papers and sponged with Blackberry Bliss. Now I know Blackberry Bliss is retired but you could use Rich Razzleberry for the same colour tones.  I sponged all over lightly then added more colour to the centre of random flowers.

How well does that diecut from the May Flowers Thinlits go with that design?  That’s one of the best thing about Stampin’ Up! – their products are designed to coordinate with each other.

It was all set up so we could choose what cards we wanted to make and take the supplies to make it, sit and create that card and then return the supplies and create another card from the ‘buffet’.

I had such a wonderful time creating in Ann’s Studio and meeting her lovely customers.  I was so impressed I’m going to run my own Card Buffet for World Cardmaking Day – well World Card Making Weekend!  It’s on our October Long Weekend so will hold the Buffet on Sunday and Monday – here are the details …


To RSVP click the image above and simply advise me what day & time to expect you – or simply contact me to let me know.

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ESAD Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop

Welcome to the ESAD 2016 Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop!

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Go grab yourself a cuppa and snack and sit back and wait to be wowed by all the gorgeous projects created by the ESAD ladies featuring products in the new Holiday Catalogue!

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and is a Facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas & friendship and we’re always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I’ll contact you with information on how to join our group.

You may have clicked through to my blog from Kelly’s Blog and didnt she create some great projects. If mine is the first blog you’ve visited that’s ok – just keep clicking through till you get back here.  Dont forget to leave some comments for the girls too!

So for today’s Blog Hop I’ve decided to create using the lovely new Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper.

This pack is awesome and there’s lots of designs and prints to use for all your Christmas projects and uses the colours Real Red, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Whisper White.

Here’s a couple of Note Cards I made …


They are sweet arent they?


This first one uses the ‘sweets’ paper and I’ve cut a couple of the candies, candy canes and a gingerbread man out to use as embellishments .


This one I’ve used the same patterned paper with the gingerbread man again and a couple of sweets. The sentiment from the Cookie Cutter Christmas set works perfectly.

I’ve cut my sentiment into a rectangle and used my Layering Squares thinlit dies to create the scalloped mat.


I did notice as I was putting these two layers together that the scalloped rectangle looked an awful lot like one of the old Chocolate Cream biscuits from Arnotts!

Here’s another card made using the ‘house’ paper from the pack …


I had fun making this card – I’ve used the Gently Falling Embossing Folder on my Whisper White layer and also on my Crumb Cake card base just to give the card a little more depth.

The houses are cut from the patterned paper which is quite easy to do with our Paper Snips.  I did snip the chimney off the house on the right and pop it on the other side of the roof to balance the card.   I’ve also added some clear Wink of Stella to the roof tops to make the snow all glimmery!

My sentiment comes from the very gorgeous Star of Light Stamp set and the Real Red Enamel heart embellishments work perfectly.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  It’s now time to visit the very lovely Delys and see what she’s created.  Simply click here or click the next button below to hop to the next blog

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Dont forget to leave comments for everyone so they know you’ve stopped by.

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Birthday Llama

So yesterday was my hubby’s Birthday.  He has a thing about Llama’s.

Personally, I dont see what it is about Llama’s but they are everywhere at the moment. Although I see their value on farms to keep foxes and such away.  I mean if you knew something was going to spit and stomp on you you’d stay right away from it wouldnt you?

Here’s his Birthday Card …


I added some Turquoise and Cucumber Thick baker’s twine around the burlap and frayed the ends to give it a Peruvian K’eperina feel.

Now when I purchased the Birthday Fiesta I told him he’d be getting Llama Birthday Cards, Llama Father’s Day and Llama Christmas just so I’d get my money’s worth!

I couldnt go past Llama-fying the inside …LlamaBirthdayInside

I did have a little fun doing the inside – ok so they are a little comical here.

He did like his card and now I just have to work out what to do for Father’s day which is like 3 weeks away!

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Freshly Brewed Projects – Feathers

Good Afternoon – welcome to another week of Freshly Brewed Projects from the Latte Girls!


This week our theme is – Feathers or Feathered Friends.

Thinking about this theme draws me immediately to the new Best Birds Bundle.  I was horrified when they retired the Bird Punch but wow they have made up for it with whats in this framelits set!

Now if you know me you know I have a thing for Birdhouses and this is what I made for today’s project …


Yes I did have fun creating this new style of card and since I’m feeling pretty today (got my hair coloured last night) I’m going to share with you how to create it!

  1. Cut card base (10.5cm x 29.7cm), score at 14.8cm fold and burnish.  make a mark half way across the top fold (5.25cm) and 5cm down on each side.  Score from centre top to each 5cm mark.  Burnish Score lines pushing the top fold inside the card – this will create your point.
  2. Cut the next layer (Soft Sky) 10.2cm x 14.5cm.  Mark half way at top (5.1cm) and 5cm down each side. Cut these two corners off using your trimmer.  Stamp this layer with the Hardwood stamp in Sahara Sand.  Using your Layering Circles Framelits cut a circle in the centre.  Sponge all the edges including inside of circle and actual circle cut out.
  3. Stamp, Colour and Cut your birds, branch & flowers and assemble as shown. Make sure you put your circle cut out behind your bird inside the birdhouse.
  4. Stamp Sentiment, punch end with Triple Banner Punch, Sponge edges and affix to card.

As I started with a regular card base your card should fit into a standard C6 envelope.

I do hope you like today’s card and I’d love your feedback so feel free to leave a comment.

Now be sure you hop over to Libby and Narelle’s blogs to see what they’ve created this week.

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Irresistibly Tweet

Good Morning!  

Well it’s another new work/school week and I must say I do love Monday’s and the serenity after a weekend of classes, teenagers and family stuff! 

Now Saturday I shared my Happy Birthday Cupcake card and not sure if you noticed that circle piece behind the cupcake or not but it was taken from today’s Irresistibly Tweet card …

How Irresistibly Tweet is this card?  See where I punched the Circle from? and being frugal I used it on the Happy Birthday Cupcake card – that paper is much too nice to throw in the scrap bin!

I love this card and it’s so much fun to make! It was cased from one Sara showed at the South Pacific Convention in May.  

I love the sentiment but didnt want to use all of it so snipped it to the part I wanted to use. 
That Tree Builder Punch definitely gets a work out with this card!  How sweet is that itty bitty flower? yes that’s from the punch too! 

The background paper I’ve used is from the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper and I’ve taken one of the white embossed pieces and spritzed it with a mix of rubbing alcohol and Pool Party Reinker.  You can mix the reinker with water however using the rubbing alcohol allows the paper to dry quicker.  You could also use your heat tool to speed up the drying process if need be. 

Have you loved the projects I’ve shared so far using the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set and Tree builder Punch?  I sure hope so as I had so much fun making them!  

Each year Stampin Up issues a ‘Charity Stamp Set’ of which they donate a set amount to Ronald McDonald House Charities – how cool is that! They’ve been doing it for years and to such a worthy charity too!  

Now in addition to Stampin’ Up! donation I’m also donating for every Sprinkles of Life Set or Stamp Set & Tree Builder punch duo I sell!  Not only will I donate funds to Ronald Mcdonald House Charities but I’ll also be giving you tutorials as well when you buy these items from me.  

Here’s how you can help … 

  • Purchase the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set from me and Stampin’ Up will donate $3 and I’ll also donate $3 plus you’ll receive 2 free tutorials.
  • Purchase the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set & Tree Builder Punch and in addition to Stampin’ Up!’s donation I’ll donate $10 plus you’ll receive 4 free tutorials 
  • Purchase the Sprinkles of Life Class tutorials for $10 and I’ll donate $2.50
  • Purchase the Sprinkles of Life Class by mail (kit and tutorials) for $20 and I’ll donate $5

So there’s lots of ways you can enjoy this Stamp Set and help me help those families who desperately need a little help with sick kids in hospital.  You can read more about all the awesome work Ronald McDonald House Charities does here.

Thanks for stopping by and please dont hesitate to contact me should you have any questions and be sure to pop back tomorrow for the final project we made in class on Saturday. 

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Wonderful Weekly Deals

Good Morning

Apologies for not getting these deals to you yesterday – I’ve come down with the flu and it’s knocked me off my feet.  My advice to you is that if your teenager comes up to you and says “Mama, I feel sick – I need a hug” do not hug her because you’ll end up ill too!  But then as Mother’s it’s what we do! 

Today I have made a card for you to highlight a few of the products featured in this week’s Weekly Deals ….

I do love the World of Dreams stamp set and dont use it nearly enough so today I thought I’d ink it up and share a card with you.  This card also uses the Square Framelits and Decorative Dots embossing folder. 

Here are this week’s deals for you …