Friday, 16 August 2019

JAI 470 Just add no stamping - starry double easel 18th

I'm happy happy happy to be sharing a starry 18th birthday project for today's new Just Add Ink challenge - just add no stamping. No stamping!? No problem I say.

I'd been hoping we'd have stitched stars in the Christmas-Holiday Catalogue (starting 4 September), & was super excited to see there's a FABULOUS bundle called So Many Stars. I was able to pre-order the bundle (you can too when you join SU this month) and thought it would be perfect for the no stamping challenge. I also added a fancy fold - this time a double easel card in landscape mode.

Friday, 2 August 2019

JAI 468 Just add C - Magnolia centre step card

It's Friday and new challenge time at Just Add Ink, and this week could possibly be the easiest challenge ever...

Card? But no, that's really tooooo easy. I came up with a ton of C's but decide to make one of my all time fave folds - the centre step card - using a mix of the beautiful Good Morning Magnolia stamp & die bundle teamed with the Free as a Bird stamp & die bundle.
You may spot some other C's too.

Friday, 26 July 2019

JAI 467 sketch challenge - blended floral friend card

I had a bit of time to play today & got to make a card for week's new Just Add Ink sketch challenge - I love when that happens.😃 This is the challenge sketch we're using, created by the lovely Lou Kitzelman.

And this is what I made, again using the beautiful Free as a Bird stamp set - this time with no birds.

Friday, 19 July 2019

JAI 466 inspiration challenge - Christmassy birds

It's been a been a while between Just Add Ink challenges and any cardmaking for me lately. I needed to take a break after my dear Mum's passing, however I've been decluttering my stamp area & feeling like I'm ready to start stamping again, so the good news is that I have a card to share with you.

This week's Just Add Ink challenge is to use this image as our inspiration.

Inspiration challenges are usually my most challenging, but I kept the card clean and simple, using the theme, colours and layout in the image as my inspiration, & it seemed to come together. This is what I've made. What do you think?

Monday, 10 June 2019

New Stampin' Blends colours & chart - start colouring

So excited to see 6 more colours join our Stampin' Blends alcohol marker collection in the new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue. This means 36 of our current 51 colours are now available in Stampin' Blends. Hooray!

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Hooray for a new year of creativity

Hooray hooray, today's the day we welcome our new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue - 213 pages of new ideas and inspiration to help you create & share projects you love for everyone you care about. Creativity is calling!

If you're new to stamping & Stampin' Up! start with our new Experience Creativity Brochure, Inside you'll find quick and easy products, project ideas & easy ordering options. This brochure includes exclusive stamp sets you won't find in the Annual Catalogue too.

Friday, 31 May 2019

Farewell Needle & Thread - Now on Sale

Just three days until June 3rd when both the 2018-19 Annual Catalogue & 2019 Occasions Catalogue end - already I now! 

Today I'm sharing some of what I love about the retiring Needle & Thread stamp set & Needlepoint Elements die set. Just in time too as both the stamps & dies are 15% off here in Australia from today until they disappear forever on June 3rd.

Retirement Last Days - Discounts & Everything is Rosy

How did it get to May 31st already? That means it's the last day to order your fabulous Everything is Rosy Medley. Everyone is loving this gorgeous suite so get yours too before it's gone.

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Three Tea Together pop up cards

I'm back today to share one of my fave Tea Together card projects... or four. I totally have the lovely Lou Kitzelman to thank for this fun pop up design. As soon as I saw Lou's Tea Together cards using the Gingham Gala paper pack I knew I had to try them too.

I chose to use the gorgeous All My Love paper pack for my cards. The patterns & colours in this pack are just beautiful & work so well with the Tea Together stamp set.

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Two cards for Tea Together

Hello friends :) You might have noticed it's been a bit quiet here lately.

Some of you know my dear Mum passed away mid March, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's. In April my darling man & I had some time out travelling around New Zealand, and going to Stampin' Up! Onstage in Auckland. Then earlier this month, our darling girl turned 18 so we celebrated her milestone. All this means I've had little time or head space for stamping or sharing here on my blog.

I do however have quite a bit of sharing to catch up with, from earlier in the year so I'm starting with a couple of cards made with the Tea Together stamp set & coordinating Tea Time dies. This is timely, as Mother's Day was yesterday, and my Mum loved her cup of tea & always in a china cup or mug.

Monday, 25 March 2019

Botanical Butterfly cards - last week to earn your paper free

Family commitments have made it a bit difficult to share lately but I'm trying to write posts of my backlogged Sale-a-bration projects as I have time this week, before Sale-a-bration ends on 31 March.

Today I'm sharing four easy cards I made back in January using mainly the Sale-a-bration Botanical Butterfly designer paper pack - get it free with a $90 purchase until 31 March if supplies last that long.

I've also used Rectangle stitched framelit dies on all cards, Stampin Blends alcohol markers, and  a few different stamp sets-bundles for the sentiments.

Friday, 15 March 2019

JAI 448 Just add J - Joy fold birthday

This week our new Just Add Ink challenge is to...

So, what J's could I think of? Jeans (love to wear but no), jedi (cool but no), jewels, jolly, jars, jelly?  Then I remembered a fancy fold from way back - the  joy fold fold. I don't know why it's called a joy fold but it's definitely a fun card. Here's what I made using the Hello Cupcake free stamp set...

Friday, 1 February 2019

JAI 442 sketch challenge - Tea Together

So it's time for a new Just Add Ink challenge and this week it's a sketch challenge. Yay!

I was intrigued by the swirly elements. They made me think of the large stitched pattern die in the Needlepoint Elements die set (also in the Needle & Thread stamp & die bundle), so I teamed this with the pretty teapot stamp from the Tea Together stamp set as my central element represented by a circle in the sketch. This is how it turned out.

Sunday, 27 January 2019

In review - Simple Waterfront scenes

Today I'm looking back to two easy to make cards I made with the clever Waterfront stamp set. I made these for a masculine card class last year, and also for my darling man on Father's day.

Monday, 21 January 2019

Double easel card - Botanical Butterfly Sale-a-bration freebie

Last weekend we celebrated a special '0' birthday with a lovely friend so a celebratory card was a must too. I'm still loving the double easel card so I made this very fluttery version.

It may look familiar as
I took my inspiration from this double easel card I'd made for my darling man's birthday.
Here it is closed...

Friday, 18 January 2019

JAI 440 Just add something new - blog hop!

Our first challenge at Just Add Ink for 2019 starts today & we're celebrating with a full team blog hop. Fun! You may have arrived here from the lovely Rochelle Blok's blog & gorgeous project, or popped directly here. In any case, a very warm welcome to you.

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Hinged sampler for your Stampin' Blends markers

Just popping in quickly to share another fun & useful way to use my Stampin' Blends colour chart shared in this post. The chart has been really popular and I'm so happy you're finding it useful.

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

New Stampin Blends colours & chart update

Great news! Our new Occasions Catalogue release adds 2 more new Stampin' Blends colours to our range. This means you now have a total of 30 Stampin' Up! colours or 60 marker shades to create beautiful coloured images.

To help you keep track of all the available shades and how the colours look together, I've revamped my Stampin' Blends Colour Chart pdf documents.

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Occasions Catalogue & Sale-a-bration is here!


Happy new year and hooray for a new year of creating. Our all new Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration launches today and that's definitely worth celebrating.

You'll find something for everyone and every occasion in the Occasions Catalogue - new stamps, bundles, papers, punches, dies, accessories and more.

During Sale-a-bration - 3 January to 31 March - you'll get fabulous free goodies when you shop, extra Stampin' Rewards, and even more value with our Starter Kit options. The brochure pdf shows you all you need to know, including suggested purchase options that work with free items.
Update 15 Feb: Sale-a-bration brochure 2 added - more options available now.

My paper catalogues are in the post to current customers. If you're in Australia and don't have a current Demonstrator, contact me to request free copies.

Read on for all you need to know about the Occasions Catalogue & Sale-a-bration.