Happy Friday

By on 20/11/2015

Happy Friday imageHaving spent a lovely day with a friend making cute little box cards and catching up on each other’s news. Hers being all about dresses and catering and outfits and all the other things that go with a beloved daughter’s wedding. There were photo’s and trips to be shared over cups of tea and crafting. Perfect way to spend Friday.

When I had farewelled my friend later that afternoon I returned to see whether anything interesting had transpired on my facebook page. Imagine my surprise when I found a message advising that I had won a prize from a company called Notemaker. I follow their blog because I simply love stationery, and they have some of the most gorgeous stationery imaginable.

They were offering a 2016 Planner from the Rifle Paper Co., All I had to do was finish this sentence. “I will be organised in 2016 when…….” I finished my sentence with the words…. “I actually know what day of the week it is!” I find myself more and more in this predicament. It happens a lot on Thursday’s when I am sure it is only Wednesday but I am just as bad with Fridays, always assuming it is only Thursday.

My office has a perfectly good calendar (two in fact). I have my computer which clearly shows the date but not the day, unless I click on it to find out., I do that sometimes, but clearly not often enough!

So finally not knowing the day of the week has paid off. I do look forward to receiving my prize some time next week and thank Notemaker for making me the winner.

If you would like to go over and browse through some of the beautiful items available from Notemaker here is a link to their website. http://www.notemaker.com.au/ you can also follow them as I do on facebook.  Enjoy.

An Exciting and Busy Few Days – Global Stampin’ UP! Event “On Stage”

By on 18/11/2015

This past weekend I attended the first ever global Stampin’ Up! Event “On Stage” at the Melbourne Convention Centre.  This event has been run simultaneously around the world at various locations. It was great to be part of this Stampin’ UP! first because you only get one of those as you know!   The pace at this event was very fast but of course we got a chance to sample some brand new products that we will be able to share with our customers soon.

First of all here is a look at the front cover of the new Occasions catalogue.  I can’t show you inside as yet, but feast your eyes on the covers.

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During the event we had the opportunity to use some of the soon to be released products.

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I think you will agree that these cards are really vibrant and fun, I can’t begin to tell you about all the wonderful new things that this catalogue is going to bring and besides I’m not allowed yet.  Believe me there is much happy crafting to come in 2016.

If you would like a copy of the brand new Occasions catalogue and the Sale-A-Bration catalogue, please leave me a comment with your details and I will post one out to you as soon as I have them.  Don’t forget to leave your email address so that I can let you know about upcoming specials and promotions.


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Christmas Cards have been on the Agenda for Classes Recently

By on 07/11/2015

class samples 29 10 15This is Just a small sample of the cards I have created in recent weeks.   Classes have been going well and we have been busy working on our stack of Christmas Cards for the upcoming Festive Season.

This post is a picture gallery of the cards we have made.  I hope you enjoy them.

I hope to get back to posting more regularly in the coming weeks.

Christmas Cuties Cards for web (1)These cards feature the Stampin’ UP! Christmas Cuties stamp set and have proved very popular on my Pinterest page. Thanks everyone for pinning my cards.

Christmas card jingle all the way1 (2)This card on the gorgeous Cherry Cobbler cardbase uses the Sleigh Ride Edgelits, again from Stampin’ UP! and available in the current Holiday/Occasions Catalogue. There are three cute edgelits in the set featuring trees, houses and a horse and sleigh, the possibilities are endless with these edgelits.  There is a matching stamp set called Jingle All the Way too.

Stamp a Stack

Stamp a Stack

I ran a stamp a stack class during October and everyone created four of each of these three designs.  The class was very popular and I have another planned for November (see sidebar for dates.  If you are reading this and you would like to make 12 cards similar to these, and you live near Croydon, Victoria, why not come along and see what we are making this time.  I promise you won’t be disappointed.

snomen lineup 29.10.15 class (1)This cute Christmas card features a now retired but favourite stamp set called Holiday Lineup.  I think you will agree these are some of the happiest snowmen you will ever see. I kept this card simple with minimal colouring using Bermuda Bay Markers from Stampin’ UP!  The outer edge embossing folder is currently available in the Holiday/Occasions catalogue and is called Boughs and Berries.  Matting and card base in Basic Black Cardstock.

I have been busy making mini albums and boxes and box cards and will post some more pictures in the coming days. I have also done several Pocket Letter swaps which is my new passion at the moment.

I hope you like this small selection of my cards.  As always if you live in the Croydon area of Melbourne and would like to learn to make pretty cards please consider joining one of my friendly groups.

I would love to read your comments.

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