29 July, 2013

Chalk Talk

I've been MIA lately and not because I've been too busy, but rather, I'd lost all motivation and inclination to make anything. I've bought all these fabulous new products from the new catalogue and couldn't wait to get my hands on them, but when they arrived, I wasn't really interested... Fortunately after doing a bit of blog hopping over the weekend, I'm feeling a wee bit more inspired.  

These cards are seriously quick and easy and are what I've made for my customers who submit an order for the next wee while.... I was going to say this month, but there isn't much of that left. Where has the time gone? 

I've cased these from Angie, also known as Chic n Scratch. Pop along to see her fabulous blog hereThis one uses the new In-colour Crisp Cantaloupe:

And, this one is in Pistachio Pudding:

Stamp: Chalk Talk
Card: Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe
Ink: Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe
Accessories: Silver Brads
Tools: Big Shot, Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder, Chalk Talk Framelits Die, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch

Luckily I've got some swaps left that I've still to show you - so pop back soon to see the fabulous projects the talented ladies in my team have made. Have a wonderful week and I'll see you soon. 

19 July, 2013

Cute Invitation card and Party Favour

Happy Friday to you! I'm excited that it's the weekend tomorrow - not that I'll be doing a lot. What about you? Anything special planned? I've got a class on tomorrow afternoon so will share the projects we make, a bit later on. I've still got a few spaces available too, if you want to come along. Email me here, call me on 416 7476 or send me a text on 021 260 6680 to book your place. 

This card was made by Vicky-Lee Mueller - and it's very cute. The balloons have been individually cut out and popped up with dimensionals. The photo doesn't do it justice so you'll just have to trust me that it's adorable! 

Stamp Set: Sketched Birthday
Card Stock: Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Mini Silver Brads
Tools: 2 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Paper Piercing Pack Essentials, Big Shot, Fancy Fan EF, Perfect Polka Dots EF

This little treat - a matchbox card was made by Janine Pearce. It's also adorable and such a cute idea. Perhaps to give out as party favours? Janine also painstakingly cut out the balloons individually. Although, if she is anything like me - she may find it quite therapeutic to fussy cut around images. 

Stamp Set: Sketched Birthday 
Card Stock: Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Midnight Muse, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Marina Mist Stampin' Pads, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point Stampin' Markers
Accessories: 1/8" Pumpkin Pie Taffeta Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Tools: Big Shot, Argyle EF, Bitty Banner Framelits

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back again soon to share some more creativity. 

17 July, 2013

Wildflower Meadow

I almost forgot to show you the Make 'n Take that my ladies made at my catalogue launch. There's nothing tricky about this card - but I think it looks pretty and although you can' t see it, it's been embossed with the coordinating Wildflower Meadow embossing folder. So simple, but effective!

Stamp Set: Wildflower Meadow
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Coastal Cabana
Ink: Coastal Cabana
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Whisper White Organza Ribbon
Tools: Big Shot, Wildflower Meadow EF

I've had a bit of down time from work the last few days because I was away over the weekend.  It's always a treat having days off during the week. And, because it's the holidays here in New Zealand for both schools and universities, it's a bonus being able to spend some time with my daughters. I'm always surprised that they want to and I guess one day, that might change. But, for the time being I'll enjoy it while I still can.

Enjoy the rest of your week! 

15 July, 2013

Stampin' Write Marker New Colour Kit

In the 2013–2014 annual catalogue, Stampin’ Up! offers the Stampin' Write Marker New Colour Kit (item 130034, page 163) to help you update your Many Marvellous Marker pack. Now, they've sweetened the deal. For a limited time, from today (15 July) until 31 October, you can buy any of the new colours in the pack or on their own! Go on, fill in the missing pieces in your collection or buy the whole lot.

 130034 $59.95
Stampin’ Write Marker New Colour Kit

Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder
Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Write Marker
Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Marker
Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Marker
Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker
Island Indigo Stampin’ Write Marker
Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Marker
Pool Party Stampin’ Write Marker
Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Marker
Soft Sky Stampin’ Write Marker
Wisteria Wonder Stampin’ Write Marker

Contact me today to order your Stampin' Markers.

I've been meaning to tell you about the items that have carried over from the Autumn/Winter mini catalogue. Click HERE to download the pdf. 

13 July, 2013

Beautifully Baroque

Here are two more lovely swaps that I received a few weeks back and they use the new stamp Beautifully Baroque. It's a very elegant stamp and I love what the ladies have done. 

The first card was made by Narelle Hoggard

Stamp Set: Beautifully Baroque
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pool Party, Crushed Curry, 
Designer Paper: Eastern Elegance DSP
Ink: Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Versamark
Tools: Big Shot, Beautifully Baroque EF, Scallop Border Punch, Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Dauber

This next card was made by Irene Wardlaw

Stamp Set: Beautifully Baroque, Loving Thoughts
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pool Party, Smoky Slate
Designer Paper: Eastern Elegance DSP
Ink: Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Smoky Slate
Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools: Big Shot, Beautifully Baroque EF,  Ticket Duo Builder Punch, Mosaic Punch

I can order Stampin' Up! products for you and have them delivered straight to your address anywhere in New Zealand. I'm committed to providing great customer service and am always happy to offer help or advice. To place your order, email me here or give me a call on 09 416 7476. 

Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by! 

12 July, 2013

Hello there

Here's another gorgeous swap using products from the new catalogue. It's very simple but, oh so sweet and made by Jacque Williams

Stamp Set: Happy Day 
Card Stock: Naturals Ivory, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Linen Thread, Pressed Clay Flowers
Tools: Sewing Machine and Thread

I hope your Friday is going fabulously and that this card inspires you to make something pretty.  Have you got much on over the weekend? I'm away on Saturday night for a few days but have scheduled some posts while I'm away.  Do pop back and see what I've got in store for you! Until then, happy stampin' 

10 July, 2013

Make a Statement - Digital Tour 2013!

When: Saturday 7 September
Where: Alexandra Park, Epsom
Time: 12 noon - 4.30pm
Cost: $45

Bring out the digital designer in you and discover My Digital Studio—an intuitive digital design software featuring Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive artwork, colours and templates! 
Learn how My Digital Studio can fit in with your life and your style to help you become your own digital designer—creating cards, invitations, photo books, party décor, recipe books, home décor, calendars and more! Being creative couldn't be easier!

Discover a range of inspirational projects, ideas and techniques through project displays and engaging presentations. Just bring your laptop and digital images and follow along in our classes to create your own designer photo book—capturing your own cherished memories! 

You'll go home with several complete pages—which you can then print, e-mail or upload to the Internet. Classes are designed for beginners, to provide you with a basic understanding of My Digital Studio software.

Registration is now open for this event so contact me today to book your place! I hope you can make it along!

07 July, 2013

Sketched Birthday

These little beauties were more swaps that I received a few weeks back at our Creative Inkers Team training. They both use the cute Sketched Birthday stamp set. Paula Reid made the first one and I love how she has featured the new In Colours on the flags along the side. 

Stamp Sets: Sketched Birthday
Card: Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Crushed Curry, Black Stazon
Accessories: 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Bitty Banner Framelits

And, this card was made by the lovely Rosie Dunn:

Stamp Sets: Sketched Birthday, Gorgeous Grunge
Card: Coastal Cabana, Early Espresso, Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White
Ink: Primrose Petals, Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake Stampin' Pads, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Chocolate Chip Stampin' Markers
Accessories: Argyle EF, Fancy Fan EF, Delicate Doilies Sizzlets, Bitty Banners Framelits, Big Shot, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch

Thanks for stopping by! I hope these cards inspire you to make something creative today. 

05 July, 2013

Gingham Style

This gorgeous swap was made by Lisa Bullock. Very pretty and elegant. I love the pressed clay flower decorated with dazzling diamonds. You can't really see it in the photo, but the flower is very sparkly. I also love the new Gingham Wheel - I haven't had a play with it yet, but imagine that there'll be endless ways to use it. 

Stamp Sets: Bring on the Cake, Everything Eleanor, Gingham Wheel
Card: Whisper White
Ink: Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, Soft Suede
Accessories: Simply Pressed Clay and Molds, White Bakers Twine, Dazzling Diamonds, Rhinestones
Tools: Elegant Butterfly Punch, Big Shot, Delicate Designs Embossing Folder

I hope you're enjoying all the swaps that I've been showcasing lately. I've plenty more where they've come from, so stay tuned and I'll see you back here again soon! 

04 July, 2013

Grab Your Greetings with an extra 25% off!


FROM: 2–31 July, 2013

Sale Price
Retail Price
Sassy Salutations Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Sweet Essentials Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Sweet Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Petite Pairs Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Petite Pairs Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Contact me today to take advantage of this sale!

03 July, 2013

The New 2013-14 Annual Catalogue!

There are heaps of gorgeous new stamps in the 2013-14 cattie and my wishlist is getting longer by the minute!  Have you had a chance to look at it yet? Here's the link to view it online. Or, if you want to get your own copy - email me and for $7, I can organise for you to get your hands on one, pronto! 

This lovely card was made by the talented Rachael Knight. She's used new stamp sets, a new punch, new designer paper and more! I love the grunge look and the colours she's used. 

Stamp Sets: Label Love, Simply Stars, Gorgeous Grunge
Card: Basic Grey, Very Vanilla
Designer Paper: Epic Day This 'n That
Ink: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate Stampin' Pads, Basic Grey and Gumball Green Stampin' Markers
Accessories: Epic Day This 'n That Washi Tape
Tools: Artisan Label Punch

Well friends.... I hope you're enjoying your week! It's been good here, in my neck of the woods. And for that, I am thankful! See you all back here soon!

02 July, 2013

ABC-123 Sketch Alphabet and Numbers

The new 2013-14 Annual Catalogue goes live today! Here's another fabulous swap I received last weekend using some yummy new stamps and designer paper. It was made by Andrea Schweer and I love it! Lots of cute elements and vintage like - which is right up my alley. 

Stamp Set: ABC-123 Sketch Alphabet &Numbers, ABC-123 Outline Alphabet & Numbers
Card: Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Designer Paper: Soho Subway
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz
Accessories: Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Vintage Trinkets, Basic Pearls
Tools: Owl Punch, Brayer, Paper Piercing tool, Sponges, Sewing Machine

See you back here soon!

01 July, 2013

Stampin' Up! Mosaic Madness

As promised, here's some more swaps that I received from the talented ladies at team training last weekend. 

The first card is from Sally Williams:

Stamp Set: Mosaic Madness, Blooming with Kindness
Card: Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Ink: Coastal Cabana
Accessories: Basic Pearls, 
Tools: Big Shot, Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, Mosaic Punch

Another card using the Mosaic Punch is made by Callena Lewis:

Stamp Set: Hello Lovely, Gorgeous Grunge
Card: Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush
Accessories: Mosaic Punch, Simply Pressed Clay & Molds, Crystal Effects

I'll be back soon to share more creative goodness. Until then, have a fabulous week! :-)