Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
The event has been organised by Leonie Schroeder, leading lady at ESAD-AU. ESAD stands for Extra Special Aussie Demonstrators and is a yahoo group for Stampin' Up! demonstrators in Australia and New Zealand. With hundreds of members throughout the region it is an invaluable resource for ideas and inspiration. If you as a crafter have a question about products or projects and I dont know the answer ESAD is the place I go to. I ask your question and I guarantee by the end of the day I will have half a dozen responses from other demonstrators. There also craft challenges, business tips and photo albums full of beautiful items these talented ladies have created. So if you are a SU! demonstrator and not a member, just click the button for an invite.
Click to join ESAD-SU
Thursday, November 26, 2009
For those who dont know, a blog hop is a group of posts by different people all on the same theme. At the end of each person's post is a link to another preson's blog and so on in a big circle. There are about 20 demos involved in the hop creating cards, scrapbook layouts and 3D items all using the different products from the summer mini.
So make sure you check here on the 1st of December and follow the links!! I will hopefully also have a link to the new catalogue.
PS The Spring Mini finishes Monday 30th November, so this is your last chance to order.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
A big Thank you to all who participated in our Pink Ribbon Fundraiser. Although we only had a few ladies here on the night, we had a great time chatting (and eating) and decorating a paper sack. Lots of people who couldnt make it on the night were kind enough to give a donation or buy raffle tickets and other products.
Altogether we raised nearly $500 for the Cancer Council!! THis is a huge effort from a small group.
The winners of the raffle were: 1st prize: Fiona Holmes
2nd prize: Patricia Pfieffer
3rd prize: Melissa Chandler
Congratulations to all three ladies. Thank you to Stampin' Up! for donating all the prizes.
So from Debbie Robinson and myself, thank you to all of you who helped to make this such a great fundraiser and we hope to be able to repeat the event next year!!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Exciting news, I have my own domain name!! This means that the address for here is even easier to type.
Easy peasy!! You can still use the old name and you will be automatically diverted.
I know it now has only one s in the address, blame Matt for organising this before 7am with only half a cup of coffee in him!!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
When: Saturday 31st October 2009, 7pm til late
Where: My place (address given when you RSVP)
Cost: $10 which includes supper and door prize entry ticket
RSVP: 29th October
Email: Me at email@example.com
Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will have hand made cards and pink ribbon merchandise to sell, as well as a raffle and a silent auction. So even if you are not into stamping come along for coffee and company and help raise money for Breast cancer research!!
Friday, October 9, 2009
Cardstock: basic black, pumpkin pie and real red
Ink: whisper white craft ink and white embossing powder
Punches: 1.5", 1" and 1/4" circles
Stamps: best friends alphabet lower (no longer available)
Accessories: pumpkin pie ribbon, white gel pen, black marker
Sunday, September 27, 2009
So I wont be checking my emails very often, but if it is urgent you can call me on my mobile. So enjoy your school holidays everyone, coz I know I will!!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
So for my Mum and all the other ladies who have suffered, or know someone who has suffered from this disease, Debbie Robinson and myself are having a Stam-a-thon to help do our part to raise money for breast cancer research. You will get to make all 6 gorgeous projects shown above and have the chance to win stacks of Stampin' Up! prize packs.
When: Sunday18th October 2009, 1 - 5pm
Where: Girl guide hall, Parker St Lockyer
Cost: $50, includes everything you need to make the projects, door prize entry, afternoon tea and SU! Spring mini catalogue ($25 deposit required by 10th October)
So email me, leave a comment with this post or call me to book your place. Tickets are limited so get in early!!
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Stamp set: Snow Swirled
Card: Real red, old olive and whisper white
Accessories: versamark, cuttlebug and gold stickles
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Next month I am planning another stamping class, this time with a bit of a twist. People have asked me what else can you do with stamps besides make cards? Well next month, I will show you a great gift idea - stamping onto candles! This is much easier than it sounds, but is done in several steps which is why I dont demonstrate this technique at workshops, it would take too long. And while we have the heat gun out, I thought we could do some embossing. Heat embossing adds texture and a bit of sparkle to any project. The card shown here has silver embossing of the seaweed behind the fish. This is also another technique that I dont demonstrate as it takes too long. So the only way you can try these ideas is at my class!!
When: Friday 19th June 2009 at 7.30pm
Where: My place
Cost: $10, which includes the candle!
So call or email me as booking are essential!
Monday, May 18, 2009
So what did I learn about stamping? I now know I dont like foam stamps as they dont give a crisp image. I discovered that acrylic stamps often leave an edge around the image. Give me a wood mounted stamp any day!!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Stamp set: Fresh Cuts
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Choc. Chip, natural ivory and pumpkin pie
Ink: kiwi kiss and pumpkin pie
I also used a watercolour pencil (orange) to give some extra colour to the main image and went over the solid areas of the image with kiwi kiss ink and a blender pen to make the leaves stand out.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
My preorder has arrived, full of stamp sets from the new catalogue. I couldn't resist this set, it is so pretty and great for watercolouring. And I love this DSP, its on the retired list and such a bargain at less than $9.
Stamp set: Bloom Away
Cardstock: Real red, old olive, tempting turquoise and whisper white
DSP: Petals and Paisleys
Ink: black stazon
Accessories: watercolour pencils and real red ribbon
Monday, March 23, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Stamp set: Garden Whimsy
In colour cardstock and inks