Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Hi All! Yes I'm still around.

I know, I know I still owe you some cupcake projects. I've been a very busy girl with my new venture, getting my name out there at the Newcastle Show last weekend with my wonderfully nutty team mates (It's not a sunday without a few nuts!). Lots of fun and tons of talented kids of all ages doing make and takes.

(My computer isn't playing nice, so I can't show you the fun we had)

While your waiting for the next instalment, something else to be excited about! A new
Stampin Up! catalogue has just been released! And if your anything like me you will want everything in it.

*New release cling mount stamps and thick, sturdy acrylic blocks with rounded edges and grip

*Beautiful new coloured inkpads, with co-ordinating ribbon and cardstock

*Not to forget the bigshot the best die cutting machine on the market!
And look new slim line easy press punches
Have a look at the new Autumn/Winter mini catalogue here.

Stamp out the boredom and get the kids stamping in the holidays. The girls are going to love the stamp set on page 22, and check out page 23 for the boys (...yes they love to stamp too).

Like what you see? Order through me on 0410 838 767 and have it delivered directly to you.
(sorry Australian residents only)

Now things are close to normal again, I'll get cracking and have another one for you in a few days time.
Hop-ping you have a great Easter!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Jumping with Joy!

Guess what! As of thursday I am now one of many talented Stampin Up demonstrators :)
Why did I join I hear you ask?
Initally as a customer I was drawn into the range of co-ordinating stamping and scrapbooking products, the generously sized inkpads, and the ability to buy a set of stamps for the price it would normally cost to buy one.
As time passed I began going to classes and soon realized it was a wonderful opportunity to meet other crafters who had tips to share and friendships to offer.
Finally having learnt so many techniques and having a wealth of product knowledge, I decided it was time to share what I have learnt with others and to receive a discount on that looong list of products I still want!
So have I sparked your interest? Have a browse of our catalogues here. Any questions or want to place a order? Just flick me an email....I don't bite honest!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Easy Easel Cupcake

(simple birthday thanks, label classics-SU)
Another idea for the Cupcake is to make a glitter frosting by inking with versamark, and cover with heat and stick powder then tap off excess. Heat until you see the texture change and then cover with dazzling diamonds and heat again briefly (from the underside is best so you don't accidently scorch the glitter) to make it stick.
The easel is simply made by scoring a 12x28cm along the landscape side at 7cm and 14cm. Valley fold at 14cm, then fold the 7cm score inside to the 14cm fold, and bring back out. The bottom of the easel card front measuring 14x28cm is then adhered only to the flap that was folded in. You can use buttons, brads or ribbon on the inside of the card as I have done here to keep it open.
SU's patterned paper is double sided and here you can see I used two sides of the one sheet of Raspberry Tart DSP. The white and pink side would make elegant invitation cards.
I'll be M.I.A for a week while the new computer is getting fixed...grrr. More ideas using this stamp are on standby, and I will have some fantastic news to share with you by then!
Have a great week!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Thanks Tui you! Cupcake

(Simple birthday thanks, Sweet little sentiments-SU!)
When I first saw this stamp, I wasn't sure how much I'd use it. But once I realized I could omit the "thankyou" message inside, it has become a great versatile birthday cupcake (stay tuned for other great ways to use it!).

Anyway my first idea was to just glitter the frosting, and at the time I was going to make dozens of them for my swaps but somehow after making the first one I looked like the milky way!
I wanted the look of frosting, but wanted to steer away from using soo much glitter. It needed something, but I was stuck until I saw what Tui did here. Brilliant! Why didn't I think of that?!

So I outlined the frosting and filled it in with crystal effects. then placed the beads while it was still wet. After it had dried I decided the cherry needed bling, and again using the crystal effects filled it in and sprinkled on the glitter.

Be sure to check out Tui's blog, you won't be disappointed!

(The card base and frosting is Pixie pink. Pink Passion stampin pad, Parisian breeze DSP background and Raspberry Tart DSP which has been crimped)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

CAS Valentines Matey!

Sometimes you don't have the right sentiment or images to stamp for special occasions. Don't feel limited by your supplies-improvise!

So here I combined SU's Ahoy Matey with A Happy Heart. I partially inked one sentiment from each set and combined them to say something different. And you can even hand write part of the sentiment yourself as I did with "You arrr a treasure".
The cards are stamped in Staz on black on Sahara Sand which has been distressed, adhered on Sahara Sand and coloured with markers and a bit of Crystal effects on the hearts.
Great CAS cards to make at the last minute!
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