Thursday, September 26, 2013

Flower Shop & Chalk Talk

The sun is shining, but it's still cold here in Woodside.  What is it with the weather at the moment, all week it's been beautiful and just when I get a day off, we get rain overnight.

This card uses lots of my favourite Stampin' Up goodies, the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine and the NEW magnetic platform, stamp sets with matching punches and framelits which make life so much easier and finally the Simply Presse Clay and Moulds.

Stamp Sets:  Flower Shop, Chalk Talk, Morning Meadow
Cardstock: Pool Party, Whisper White, Summer Starfruit
Ink: Pool Party, Strawberry Slush, Summer Starfruit, Old Olive
Accessories: Simply Pressed Clay, Buttons and Bossoms Simply Pressed Clay Moulds,
Scallop Trim Border Punch, Pansy Punch, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Magnetic Playform, Chalk Talk Framelits, Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon


Love these pansies with the Simply Pressed Clay Blossoms

I had lots of fun creating lots of buttons and blossoms with different colours (my tip of the week, smooch the ink pad to the lid and then press the clay onto the lid and work it through the clay, and wow presto coloured clay).

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Single Stamps - New Holiday Collection

A new, holiday-themed collection of single stamps is now available!

The holidays will be here before you know it, and these holiday-themed single stamps may be just what the budget-conscious stamper needs. There are eight different stamps to choose from, six of which coordinate with Framelits dies or punches.

These stamps only available until 31 January, 2014 and are only available in clear mount. 

They won’t be sent in Stampin' Up!'s typical cases or packaging; they’ll be packaged in cello bags. If you’d like a case for your stamp, you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four (item 119105).

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Kathryn's Girls Afternoon for the Cancer Council

Cancer Council LogoPink Ribbon Day Logo

I’m helping Cancer Council SA again raise vital funds to help beat breast and gynaecological cancers, in memory of my loving mother and sister, love you Helen and Tricia and miss you soon much.

You are invited to attend Kathryn’s Girls Afternoon as part of the Cancer Council’s Girls Night In events raising much needed funds for women’s cancers.

Saturday, 26 October 2013 at 1.30 pm
My Home at Woodside
$15.00 per person

You will spend an afternoon making four handcrafted cards (all cardstock precut and ready to be put together) whilst enjoying a glass of champagne and afternoon tea.

There also will be cards available for purchase, fantastic door and raffle prizes, so you will need to bring some extra cash.

You are most welcome to invite a friend.

Places are limited RSVP by Friday, 18 October 2013
to reserve your spot or (08) 8389 9149 / 0409 197 292

If you can not make the afternoon, please consider making a donation to a fantastic cause.

You can make a tax-deductible donation any time - online! Simply go to my personal page, at:

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches 103 - Calm Christmas

I had my Christmas Card class yesterday afternoon.  I have so much fun with my group of ladies, over the years they have become great friends.  I had some left over cardstock that was cut up with all the stamp sets and accessories still out on the table so I thought I would do a slight modification from the card we made to participate in the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.

Stamp Set: Calm Christmas
Ink: Island Indigo
Cardstock: Island Indigo, Whisper White, Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Basic Grey Corduroy Brad (retired)

 A close up of the peace dove, the details is just beautiful

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Big Shot Magnetic Platform Arrives in Australia - Framelits & Thinlets

The Big Shot Magnetic Platforms have arrived in Australia and are available NOW. 

Check out the video to see how you can use it with the Thinlits Dies from the Seasonal Catalogue.

Also I will share with you a card today that I used with Chalk Talk framelits and the matching Chalk Talk Stamp Set, it makes using the framelits oh so easy without having to use post it notes to keep them in place.

Stamp Set: Chalk Talk
Ink: Melon Mambo, Night of Navy
Cardstock: Naturals White, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Big Shot Magnetic Platform, Chalk Talk Framelits, Extra-Large Oval Punch, Decorative Label Punch


Friday, September 6, 2013

Mojo Monday 309 - Festive Flurry

I have not participated in a challenge for a long time, but I saw the Mojo Sketch and thought my Festive Furry decoration would look lovely on this large square card design.

I am using some more of the Christmas goodies from the Seasonal catalogue - Festive Flurries Stamp Set and Framelit, Silver Metallic Encore Pad and the matching Designer Series Paper.  One of the distinctive reasons I choose Stampin' Up! products are that they coordinate so well together.

Stamp Set: Festive Flurry
Cardstock: Midnight Muse, Party Pool, Whisper White, Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper
Ink: Midnight Muse, Party Pool, Silver Metallic
Accessories: Hexagon Punch, Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon (retired), Baja Breeze Corduroy Brad (retired)

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Rev Up the Fun! and Gorgeous Grunge

We have had some lovely spring weather here in Adelaide for the last week, but today it's back to being grey and cool, but I am happy inside as I am going to plan for my Christmas Card Class later today after some housework is completed.

I love the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set it makes teenage cards a dream, I have teamed it up with Rev Up The Fun! set and some wonderful bright, Crushed Curry.

Stamp Set:  Rev Up the Fun!, Gorgeous Grunge
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate
Ink:  Midnight Muse, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Butterfly Stamp Set and Punch Bundle

Spring is here - all about new life and colour and why not celebrate with Butterflies!

Stampin' Up! have teamed up the Papillion Potpourri stamp set and punch as a bundle price of 15% off until 30 September 2013.

Bundle ItemDescriptionRetail Price15% Savings PriceAmount Saved!
135311Butterfly Bundle
Papillion Potpourri Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Bitty Butterfly Punch
135312Butterfly Bundle
Papillion Potpourri Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Bitty Butterfly Punch