Friday, May 30, 2014

Our retiring list is HERE, and some items are up to 40% off!!!


the best idea is to go straight to my website 
and you will have your order as soon as possible - and you will be able to see if any items are sold out already.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Diary of Convention - Day 1

Janine and I at Leadership Day

and at the Managers Reception

with some of my Roomies - Rebecca, Tracy, Tricia and Jessica

Our table for Managers Reception was beautifully dressed.

and the Myer Mural Hall is a gorgeous room.

Entree, and Janine photographing entree!!

The baker boys entertained us too!

Convention Diary - Day 2

Before I add any photos from Day 2 - here are a couple from the Leadership Day on Wednesday - I'm here with a group of Queensland Demonstrators, and also on the stairs in the Myer Mural Hall - I'm up the stairs on the left side in a white jacket.

Every convention I get some photos with the awesome staff from the US - here is Shannon West - love her classes,

and Brian Pilling - hugely entertaining,

and Pam Morgan - awesome!!

One of our make and take projects,

with my friend Janine Rawlins.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Ready for a new Challenge?

 For the next month, new recruits that join Stampin' Up! can do so at the traditional Starter Kit priced at $169 ($255 product value), or for a limited time, a reduced priced Starter Kit at the low price of $85 ($90 product value.)
Dates: May 28 - June 30, 2014
Now is a fantastic time to join Stampin' Up! As a demonstrator, you can get a discount on new products like Blendabilities and Project Life, and you will be able to get in on the preorder for the brand new holiday catalogue.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

More handmade cards for a gift

Here is another little gift bag of gorgeous cards!

Once again I have used the Watercolour wonder cards and envelopes as my base for the cards.

This time the cards are far simpler, and very elegant.

I have gold embossed greetings from the perfectly penned stamp set, 

and tied some gold bakers twine around the spine of the card to finish it.

I think these are just lovely!!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Quick and Easy Gifts

You know I love cardmaking - and I love it because it comes from my heart to you - it's personal and meaningful for me - and hopefully for the recipients too!!

This has been a great little gift idea I have used - a gift bag with some quick and easy cards inside, complete with envelopes, and hopefully with lots of occasions they can been used.

This little gift bag uses - the Watercolour Wonder cards and envelopes from the Occasions Catalogue.

They are beautifully printed, and easy to decorate.

I have then used the Tag-a-bag accessory kit for the labels, and the bakers twine.

The greetings all come from Perfect Pennants stamp set - as does the stamping on the coordinating envelopes.

Isn't this a lovely gift?  Would you like to make some too?  Contact me and we can do a class together for you and your friends!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

More Watercolouring

I have always loved watercolouring (I know you know that already!) and so I'm so happy there are lots of great stamps to colour at the moment!!  I don't think I'm really very skilled at watercolouring but I so LOVE the feeling of being an artist when it turns out well!! 

This week, at Just Add Ink, the challenge is a colour challenge so - that was my starting point for my card - the colours are 

The next step for my card was the layout - and I was inspired by the challenge atCard Making Challenges with A Christy Production and the layout is 

So, in the end, all I had to do was some watercolouring - which I LOVE!!  
Stamps used were: Postcard, Peaceful Petals and Label Love.

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