First Sight

Have you ever fallen in love?  Now I have a Leo Sayer song in my head … sorry

How about fallen in love at first sight?  Now I dont mean with those hunky men on the movie screen I mean really?

Is there such a thing?

I havent – well not with a human, but I can honestly say I have with Stamp Sets, Colours and Patterned Papers.  You see a stamp set or design and you just know you have to have it! 

That’s how it was with the First Sight stamp set! I had to have it – it had a few of my favourite images – bird, heart, leaf, leaf flourish and a scripty font I love!

Here’s a super quick and elegant card I made this morning …


This literally was one of the quickest cards I’ve made – I think it took me all of 4 minutes!

Black and White always has such an elegance about it and when you use shimmery white it adds just that little bit more.

Now to find that ‘forever friend’ to send it to …..

Thanks for stopping by today and see you latte ..



Soft Butterfly Wishes

Happy Australia Day!

Yes I know it’s nearly over but I hope you had a good one!

Today I have a card that is inspired by one by my friend Paula Dobson using Butterfly Basics and the gorgeous new Butterfly framelits …

I’ve gone a bit monochromatic with this card and I really love it. 

The card base is the Naturals White and I’ve only used Soft Suede Ink and added some of the new Sahara Sand Lace and used our vellum for the larger butterfly.

The ‘bronze’ embellishment on the butterfly is actually some of our joined pearls coloured with the medium Crumb Cake Blendabilities marker. Too easy

This is a quick ‘one layer’ card and adding the butterflies and the ‘bronze pearls’ give it that little extra bit of elegance.  The ladies loved it Saturday and couldnt wait to make it!

Do yu like this card? would you like to make this card? Simply hold a Sale-a-bration Party during February and I’ll bring everything needed for you and your friends to make this card!  Contact me now to book your party in!

Thanks for stopping by today and catch ya latte


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Stampin’ Up! Bride and Groom

Good Morning

Yesterday I shared my I Love Lace Wedding Card and today I have another card for you today still with the Wedding theme that we made in Stamp Club. Today’s card uses the gorgeous Specialty Papers and the Labels Framelits from Stampin’ Up!


I love how this card turned out and it shows you that you dont need a specific Wedding Stamp set or lots of stamps to create a stunning Wedding Card.

I just love the Shimmery White Cardstock and adding the gorgeous Glimmer Paper and pearls just lifts this card and adds so much elegance.  The organza ribbon finishes off this card perfectly!

I so love the Big Shot and all you can do with it! I really love how much it adds to my projects. There are so many dies, framelits, embossing folders and items to use with it and more coming in the Holiday Catalogue!

Now if you dont have a Big Shot and are thinking about getting one my suggestion is to contact me now and book in your party for August as we have an awesome Big Shot special coming in August you wont want to miss!  Be sure to check back here on 1st August for all the details!

Thanks for stopping by …



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Monday Makes Happy Day

Gooood Morning and Happy Monday to you!!

Well both my girls are off on excursions today and both needing a camera so it’s a good thing that my new Samsung Galaxy Camera arrived this morning!  It’s pretty cool, has lots of neat functions I’ll have to play with learn and you can pop a sim card in there too so uploading photo’s and sharing on facebook etc is gunna be so so easy – it will be perfect for Convention in May!

This week’s Monday Makes is another sketch … and its created by the very lovely Libby ….


Now I dont know how long I deliberated over this sketch then I got to thinking those flowers dont really need to be ‘flowers’ as such and moved away from patterned paper for the base and here is what I came up with …


I did have fun with this card and there are a few elements to it!

My black background is done by inking up the Beautiful Baroque embossing folder with the Illuminate ink and running it through the Big Shot on Basic Black cardstock.  I just love this technique and I love trying different inks and this one cam out pretty cool – it has a slight shimmer so its all adds to the elegance of this card.

My Baroque panel is the same technique except this time I used the Encore Silver Metallic pad on Very Vanilla so again it adds to the elegance and it turned out perfect.


Now the two flowers … this seemed like a good idea at the time …. They are stamped in Black and Clear Embossed … yes each layer … yes there are two so yup that means I stamped and embossed 6 medallions and then cut them all out!  It’s also not until you get to the last piece of cutting that you say to yourself ‘what was I thinking’ but in saying that the dimension and the embossing really makes this that little bit extra special!

I do hope you like my card and be sure to hop over to Libby’s Blog to see her card for this sketch.

Have a wonderful Monday and thanks for stopping by …


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Sweet Wedding

This past weekend I had the privilege of attending the wedding of my beautiful niece Melody.

We had to travel to Victoria so Caitee and I flew down on Thursday and spent a few days with my dear friend Mel.  We had a little stamping session on Friday night – which was a good thing as I’d not had time to make Melody’s Wedding card – I knew what I’d wanted to do but just ran out of time so here’s what I made at Mel’s …


Stamps:  Sweet Essentials, Regarding Dahlias, One in a Million
Paper:  Basic Black, Shimmery White
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Black Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Gun, Basic Pearl Jewels, Black Satin Ribbon (retired), Stampin Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive


Here’s the inside of the card ….


I love this card … the black and white … there’s something about those two colours that just pops a card and with the black embossing on the shimmery white it takes it to a new level of elegance.

It was the perfect day with sunshine and 25“C and the day either side was overcast, raining and 17“C – talk about being blessed!  The Wedding itself was a testament to their love for each other and for their love for God – such a beautiful day!  It was also a great day to catch up with family who I dont get to see very often.

Stampin’ Up! Sponged Florets

Happy Monday to you!

I had a busy weekend with a Fundraiser Workshop on Saturday night and last week I signed up to sell Scentsy products now they are in Australia and we do love candles and melts and I love their system with no flame so I wont have to go buy all those tea lights any more!! I had my Scentsy Launch on Sunday.  We had lots of fun and the ladies appear to love the Scentsy Warmers, Bars and other products as much as I do so we had heaps of fun sniffing and talking about the scents.  If you’d like to learn more about Scentsy you can check out my Scentsy Website

Here’s a card I made recently which was cased from a card I saw on Pinterest ….


Stamps: Fabulous Florets, Field of Flowers
Paper: Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding, Vellum
Inks: Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Stampin Daubers, Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit

A sweet simple card – great for any occasion.

The flower and leaves were stamped on a separate piece of Whisper White then stamped, cut out and sponged then layered with Stampin Dimensionals.

I hope you like this clean, elegant card and if you’d like to make this card at your workshop please dont hesitate to contact me to book your workshop in.

Are  you free Saturday?  I have my monthly Stamp A Stack at 2pm.  We make 6 cards – 2 each of 3 different designs for just $20.  We have lots of fun and and enjoy the time out of our regular routine.  Contact me to reserve your spot.

Say it with [Vellum] Flowers

Happy Saturday to you!

It’s a warm one here in Sydney and it also happens to be Election Day and yes I’ve gone and voted. Mind you when I went to the polling booth the lady handed me the ballot form and informed me to vote for the party I wanted by placing a 1 in the box above the line or I’d have to number all the parties under the line. This is nothing new however I could not find the Stampin’ Up! Party anywhere above the line – so let down!

Ok back to all seriousness ….

I had a good friend lose her hubby to cancer a couple of days after we got back from our trip which really knocked my socks off.  He was a great man of God and a great dad and friend.  I wanted a card that said how i felt and was subtle and not a in your face over the top Sympathy card (I’m sure you know the ones I mean) and this is what I made for her ..


Stamps: Fabulous Florets, Thoughts and Prayers
Paper: White Shimmery, Vellum cardstock
Inks: Island Indigo, Jet Black Stazon, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Crushed Curry
Accessories: Big shot, Oval Framelits, Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder, Blender Pen, Mini Glue Dots

I do love the muted affect you get from colouring Vellum – gives such a soft subtle image. Although you can get darker results just by using darker inks and more of them.

I would love to show you how to get this affect with using Vellum at your Stampin’ Up! Party – all you need to do is contact me to set a date and I’ll do the rest. Well maybe you could invite some friends to make it more fun!

I do hope you like this card and if you feel the need please say a prayer for Jenny and her family – I know prayer works and I also know she’d appreciate them.


Thursday Time Out – Sweet Nothing

Sometimes it really is great to do ‘nothing’ with a dear friend than ‘something’ with someone else!  That’s the beauty of a true friend that you can just simply do ‘nothing’ together and have the best time.

However I am sure I am not doing nothing today as I’ll be in the first day of the Stampin’ Up! Convention in Brisbane! I am sure looking forward to catching up with a lot of sweet friends who have become such a part of my life over the past 6 1/2 years! Some who I know just to say hello and others who I really could just do ‘nothing’ with and still walk away blessed!

If you are after updates on the happenings of Convention please be sure to either follow me on Twitter or check out and ‘like’ my Facebook Business page! Simply click one of the buttons on the top right!

Today I’m sharing a very easy “WoW’ card – “WoW” simply means “White on White” …


Stamps: Summer Silhouettes, From my Heart
Paper: Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple
Ink: Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Stampin Trimmer, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch set, Basic Pearl Jewels, Mini Glue Dot, Stampin Dimensionals

Such a quick and easy card and here’s how …

  • You will need 3 pieces of Whisper White – 21×14.85cm (A5), 14.5 x 10cm, 12 x 7.5cm
    1. Score and Fold A5 piece in half
    2. Emboss 14.5x10cm piece with Perfect Polka Dot Folder and adhere to base with Stampin Dimensionals
    3. Stamp greeting in centre of small piece and leaves in opposite corners
    4. Punch Flower from Raspberry Ripple scrap and adhere to top layer with mini glue dots and affix a medium pearl on each flower
    5. Adhere top layer to  card using Stampin Dimensionals

Too easy!!  I would love to see what you create with this layout so please leave a link to your card in a comment.

Now just because I’m away doesnt mean you cant still shop with me!  You can shop online in my store and simply pay with your credit card.  Now for anyone who does place an online order while I’m at Convention you can grab my very first ‘Conventional Special’ !

Conventional Special

 If you spend $50 in my online store you will receive free postage on your next order or spend $100 or more in my online store and receive a $10 gift voucher plus free postage on your next order!  

This offer is available through online shopping and from 21st May to 26th May 

Please feel free to email me with any questions and I’ll answer you as soon as I can!

Happy Mother’s Day

To all the Mum’s, Grandmum’s and Great Grandmum’s out there – I wish you a very very Happy Mother’s Day.

Hopefully I’ve had some pancakes for breakfast and washed them down with a lovely coffee by now!

Last week I did a party for Kat and her friends and she requested a card and a box for Mother’s day so we made this little set …


Kat loves anything with black so thought the Vanilla and Black combo would make an elegant combination.

The card …


Adding the Pink Pirouette Taffeta ribbon just gave it a little touch of colour and lifted the card.

Oh look … I even popped in an insert ….


The stamps from the Wonderful Mother set are absolutely perfect for Mother’s Day or any card for your Mum!


The boxes were super easy to put together – I’ve used the Kraft Gift Box and just added one black panel and then a stamped Vanilla panel over the top on each side and the top as well. Those Kraft Gift boxes are a great buy as  you get 4 in a pack for just $4.95 – their finished size is 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ so perfect for many gifts!


Here’s the top of the box showing the tag and the scalloped flower on top – the girls loved making these and learning how to separate the layers of cardstock.  We spritzed them with a Shimmer mist to make them all shimmery and sparkly!

The ladies loved making their creations and were very pleased with their finished card and box.  Kat got her bonus $60 in Hostess benefits and then decided to join the Stampin Up! family and grabbed another bonus $60 products in her kit.  She’s as pleased as punch as she’s managed to get  a heap of free stuff this week!  I am excited to have her on my Stampin’ Up! Team!

What would you spend an extra $60 on??

All you have to do to get a bonus $60 worth of products is ….

  • Host a Stampin’ Up! Party before the end of May and when sales reach $400 you too will get a bonus $60 for free
  • dont have time for a Party? No worries – Have a Catalogue Party and still earn all the Hostess Benefits you would as if you had a regular party – I’ll even send you and your ‘guests’ a kit to make a project!
  • Join my Stampin’ Up! Team before the end of May and select $295.00 worth of Stampin’ Up! products and pay just $169!

Got questions?  No Worries … give me a call or email me your contact details and I’ll ring you!

Ready to join now? click the image below and join my team today! Also, if you do join today you will recieve a bonus gift from me to the value of $30!

Dont forget to give Mum a hug and spare a minute and say a prayer for all those who’s Mum’s are no longer with them.

Have a great Mother’s Day!