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The Tardis

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Hi everyone. It's great to be back on the 'puter and blogging again. I've been stuck in my own little time warp after being knocked for a six with a v-e-r-y nasty chest infection. I actually spent 2 days in bed! But on the mend now and itching to get all inky again.

I've got heaps of great projects to share in the coming days and weeks, but thought for now I'd quickly show you this card I made for my brother-in-law's birthday, yes a big Doctor Who fan. I actually went googling for ideas and low-and-behold stumbled upon this card that the amazingly talented Valita designed. Valita recently joined up as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator under one of the girls in my group, so I'm very proud to say she is in my team now! It really is a small world, isn't it?

I'm having a bit of trouble getting used to Matt Smith as the new Doctor. What do you think? Time will tell, I guess 😉

Happy stamping,

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Sharing (more) ideas

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Hi there. I'm back to share some more cards from our team swap, continuing on from this post. Hope you find inspiration from these projects which feature items from the new Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue.

Keryn from Lilydale made this sparkling pony from the 2-Step Stamping set Pony Party. His tail and mane glitter with Dazzling Diamonds

Keryn's card


Rose from Sunshine used some of the pony's included accessories to create this unicorn. He even has a 3-dimensional wing, which was cut out and raised with Stampin' Dimensionals.


Now how much fun is this card (below) which was created by Nicole Goding. She has stamped the outline images from Lots of Bots and included a couple of pencils for the recipient to colour in the bots. I know some little boys who would love this card! Oh, and stay tuned for a handy tip for this stamp set which I'll be sharing soon.

Contact me if you would like more information on these projects, or to place an order.

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Cottage Garden Card Class: 2nd May 2010

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Cottage Garden Card Class –
Just in time for Mothers Day!

Sunday 2nd May 2010, 1pm – 3pm

  • Make 4 cards with matching envelopes
  • Make a Top Note Box, perfect for holding a small gift such as choccies or jewellery. 
  • Class fee: $20 (all materials supplied)

Mothers Day is coming up! Cards and a gift box make a thoughtful present for a mother, grandmother, special friend – or even for yourself!

We'll be using the gorgeous Cottage Garden stamp set and Cottage Wall designer series paper, Big Shot, ribbons and rhinestone brads.
All materials and tuition supplied. 

Class suitable for all levels of experience.


Contact Simone to reserve your spot, or click the Pay Now button below.


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Sharing Ideas

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Hope you’ve had a great weekend and ready to start the new week with a big smile and lots of enthusiasm! (Who said Monday’s have to be bad?)

Here are some great cards that were created by some of the talented demonstrators in my team – the EurekaStampers. We come from all over the country, including regional Victoria, Melbourne, NSW and WA. We love sharing ideas and keeping each other inspired!

This first card was created by Wendy from Bendigo. It features the Vintage Vogue stamp set, and Very Vintage wheel. I love what Wendy did with the Rich Razzleberry ribbon.

Wendy's card


Debbie from Creswick created this next one. What an interesting fold! I haven’t seen a card like this before but I love the look of it.


Debbie's card


Debbie's card inside


Kate from Gordon made this great sparkly card featuring the Top Note die and new Melon Mambo cardstock and ink. The base has great texture – thanks to the Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Big Shot. There’s lots of Dazzling Diamonds glitter on this card, but it doesn’t show up in the photo too well.

Kate's card


Julz from Newman, WA, made this fun bird card using the new Two-Step Bird punch. This punch is like 3 punches in one! The bird, the branch and the wing can be used together or separately to create loads of different looks.

Julz's card

I’ll post the rest of the cards later in the week.

Check back tomorrow for final details of my next class in Creswick, Vic…. pencil it in your diaries: Sunday 2nd of May. Less than two weeks to go, but still enough time to register.

Happy stamping,

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Tote-ally Tess: Paper Piecing Technique

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Hi there! I'm back today with a great little technique to use with outline stamps when you don't feel like colouring. This is Paper Piecing!

It's an effective technique…. simply stamp your image once on the base card and again on DSP, cardstock or other decorative paper (hey, you could even make your own with stamps and ink!). Trim the second piece carefully on – or just inside – the line, and adhere this to the base card.

I made a whole bunch of these last week to send to the demonstrators on our EurekaStampers team forum, and it was so much fun!!

Here is a brunette version of Tess.



And if you want to see how she was put together, here it is in just a few simple steps!


Step 1


Step 2


Step 3



Step 4


Step 5


Step 6

I added heels to this Tess 😉 

And here is Tess's wardrobe. DD6 and I mixed and matched her outfits.

Tess's wardrobe

And some of the finished cards…

Tote-ally Tess is one of the stamp sets now available in the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalouge in your choice of wood-mounted OR clear-mounted! If you are a customer of mine you should have received your own copy of the Mini by now – if not just email me and I'll pop one in the post for you.

And finally (phew, this is a long post!!) here's a close up of the tags which were punched out with the super cute new Jewelery Tag punch.

Check back over the weekend to have a look at some fabulous cards that I received from our team card swap. Soooo many great ideas!

Till then, happy stamping!

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JAI11 Just Add Ink Challenge: Cheeky Monkeys

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Just Add Ink Challenge 11I've been a fan of the Just Add Ink blog since it first started in January. I love looking at the projects created by the very talented design team, and often 'play along' with the weekly challenges… although I haven't officially joined in before today. Another thing I really love is the fact that the blog is designed by – and for – Aussie fans of Stampin' Up!, which means they use products that are available to us here and now. Hoo-ray for that!

When you visit Just Add Ink, don't forget to click on the tabs across the top especially the Tutorials one. I loved Sarah Klass's video on making a headband from Stampin' Up! ribbons and other bits and pieces. Sarah is such a crack-up!!! LOVE those ribbon flowers!!

Anyway, back to business. This week's challenge made me laugh… "use anything you like, make anything you like". Well, I thought, I can do that!!! So here I am to share with you my cheeky monkeys from the new Fox & Friends stamp set, available now in the new Autumn-Winter mini catalogue.

Fox & Friends card - Cheeky Monkeys!

The chocolate cardstock that the monkeys are sitting on is actually covered in ultra fine supernova glitter, but of course that's not going to show up for me here no matter how many dozens of photos I take – grrrr.

The jungle leaves are made from the Little Leaves sizzlits die and were cut oh so easily with the help of Mr Big (aka my Big Shot), also available now.

I was in the middle of making swaps for our team (more about that later) when I switched projects half-way through. Yep, ended up making a whole stack of cheeky monkeys instead of Rich Razzleberry flowers!

You have to laugh sometimes, don't you?

Anyway, I do believe this qualifies for this week's JAI11 challenge, so here you go Danielle and Amanda – my very first submission! LOL.

ETA (8/4/10): Ooooh how excitement!! I was one of the Top 5 picks this week at Just Add Ink! Thanks girls xx

Happy stamping,

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