29 July, 2014

Holiday Catalogue Carryover

I thought that I should update you on what is still available from last years Holiday Catalogue. Click HERE to see the link and please note that these products are only available until 27 August 2014, or while supplies last. So, with less than a month to go, I thought you should know :-)

Here are two of my favourite cards using Snowflake Soiree and Festive Flurry which are both on the carryover list. 

I hope your week is going well. See you back here soon! 

26 July, 2014

2014-2015 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop

Welcome to the ESAD 2014-15 Annual Catalogue blog hop!  Whether you started with my post or you arrived here from the very talented Sally Williams, make sure you continue by clicking on the link in each blog and you will enjoy a fabulous round of 25 projects. 

“What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and is a facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas and friendship and we're always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I'll contact you with information on how to join our group.”

Now onto my project :-)

I've used the cute set Zoo Babies and love all the animals in this set. I knew I wanted to use it, but it took me ages to decide how. 

Here's a close up of my fussy cutting of the elephant. It was quite fiddly, but I'm pleased with it and could happily cut out images for hours as I find it very therapeutic. Unfortunately, I don't have hours to do so :-)

Stamp set: Zoo Babies
Card: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding
Designer Paper: Brights Colour Collection
Ink: Coastal Cabana
Tools: Big Shot, Decorative Dots EF, 6cm Scallop Circle Punch, Circles Collection Framelits
Accessories: Candy Dots (Brights), Designer Buttons (Brights), Linen Thread

I hope you enjoyed looking at my project.  Unfortunately, I didn't get time to do as much as I wanted. Actually between you and me, I only just posted this 20 minutes before the hop was due to start - phew! Everything that could go wrong, pretty much did. Nothing like having a bit of pressure to get you going. I had great intentions of doing this earlier in the week, but it just didn't happen. That's what happens when you over commit yourself :-) 

Anyway, you can now hop on over to Nerida Carter and check out her fabulous project. Don't forget to leave a comment for each blog as I am sure they would all love to hear from you.

Have a great evening and enjoy the rest of you weekend!

15 July, 2014

Flower Patch Be You Tiful

Hi there! Many apologies for my recent absence. I've know I've been missing in action for over a week and I do apologise. The reason being is because I've had computer problems. Isn't it so frustrating when that happens?! I've got a back up Mac laptop but I don't use it as much as I should and therefore it takes me twice as long to do anything on it. My daughter tells me that I should embrace the challenge of change - but who has the time to do that, I ask? 

Anyway, I've actually managed to download a photo of a gorgeous card which was another swap I received at the last big team training day. It was made by Kristine McNickle and is really lovely. Come and take a look...

Stamp set: Flower Patch
Card: Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist, Moonlight DSP Stack, Whisper White
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Versamark  
Accessories: White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Basic Pearls
Tools: Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Boho Blossom Punch, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy

For those of you on school holidays, I hope you're enjoying the break and keeping warm. It was freezing here in Auckland and was foggy for most of the day. If it's like that tomorrow, then I'll have to wear two thermals - one just didn't cut it today. 

See you back here soon! 

03 July, 2014

Hello There!

I went to team training a few weekends ago and participated in the swaps. I am so pleased that I did because as usual, the swaps I received back, are a work of art! Absolutely gorgeous, each and every one of them. In no particular order, I'm going to be showing them to you and I'm sure you'll agree with me, they are fabulous!

The first stunning card out of the box is from Julia Leece. Isn't the black and white such a striking combination? And, such a cute stamp?! It's new from the 2014-15 catalogue called In This Together. 

Julia has made a type of step card that I haven't seen before. Goodness how long it would have taken her to make 25 of them! Crikey, that's a lot of folding and scoring. 

Stamp: In This Together, Hello There (hostess)
Card: Whisper White, Basic Black
Designer Paper: Back to Black
Ink: Black Staz On
Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Dazzling Details
Tools: 3.5cm Circle Punch, 4.4cm Scallop Circle Punch, Simply Scored Scoring Plate and Tool. 

I hope you're managing to stay dry and warm. We've got a real cold snap at the moment and have had too much rain. My little dog Oscar has been missing out on his walks lately because he's so low to the ground that I think it would be cruel to take him out in this weather. 

Fortunately, I'm getting away from it all on Saturday for a fleeting visit to Honolulu. Do pop back here again soon because I'll be scheduling a few posts while I'm away. Looking forward to seeing you then :-)

01 July, 2014

Stampin' Up! 2014-15 Catalogue is HERE!

I'm bursting with excitement and eager to share the new catalogue with you!! That's right, it's now LIVE and here for you to look at, get inspiration from, make wish lists and order from. 

240 pages of full colour inspiration!

Download a copy of the 2014-15 Annual Catalogue to your computer or device.

If you want your own hard copy, please email me and I'll pop one in the post for you ($7.00 to be posted) or you can pick one up from me for $5. 

Hope to hear from  you soon!