Friday, 30 December 2016

Stampin' Up! Day At The Beach

It's a fun Day at the Beach stamp set to welcome these emerging summer days :-)

 Stamp in Memento Black and let the wee ones colour in - they'll have fun!

Here's a tip: as you'll probably rather be out to enjoy the long hot days, this is a great indoor activity these holidays for when the weather doesn't come to play.

And Adults don't have to miss out on the fun either, Stampin' Up! has watercolour pencils available in the upcoming Occasions Catalogue - woohoo!!!! Contact me if you haven't got your copy of the catalogue, and I will rectify that situation!

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Stampin' Up! Swirly Scribbles Christmas Wreath Card

The Swirly Bird stamp set and its co-ordinating Swirly Scribbles Thinlits are two favourites from the Stampin' Up! 2016-17 Annual Catalogue, judging by the amount of  cards/projects using these items that have been shared online. Today, I am excited to share my Clean and Simple (CAS) Christmas card, using these coordinating products.

Did you catch that?

No, it's not a typo, and yes, I have started thinking about Christmas!!!! Only 16 more Sundays left till Christmas Sunday...

Aren't those wee bells just too cute? That is a sneak peek of the Christmas Trinkets Embellishments that will be available from 1 September at the launch of our Holiday Catalogue! The pack has 24 silver embellishments (8 each of holly, bells and gingerbreadman). These things are little, but it really is the little things that pack a punch - it gave my CAS card that little bit more interest to it.

I will be giving away the Holiday Catalogues at my classes so be sure to come to any one of my three regular monthly classes to get your copy. I am happy to send you a copy on request - just email me: with your address and contact details.

Finally, this card is also a very creative stretch of the imagination of this week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. Join me in using sketches to kickstart the next card you make - check out FMS by clicking on the image below.


Stampin' Up! Badges and Banners

PS: I came to write a new post and saw this post sitting in my draft - unposted!!!! Well, I decided to post it as is  - if I think too much, and make amendments, it might be another month it is public! Here goes...

Wow, the 2016-17 Annual Catalogue is already a month old! So many new products to complement  returning products, the vibe is just one of endless possibilities. I have to admit I am a bit overwhelmed by the choices, and as a demonstrator who runs monthly classes, I struggle, every time, with the dilemma of what to showcase. There are just so many to choose from - which is a good thing!

So, why did I choose the new Badges and Banners stamp set? The truth is, I didn't! I won it as a prize patrol at April 2016's OnStage Local event. It really is quite a versatile set, so I created a class around this set. I was inspired by the colours featured in the Take-It-Home DIY kit my colleagues and I put together for our combined team's catalogue launch last month. The Pink and Orange combo is quite a polarising combo - but I do so think Peekaboo Peach is just made for Melon Mambo!

With the stamp set and colours picked out, I was ready to play. The other element to this class is the Designer Series Paper stack. I do try to accommodate for creativity and individuality in my classes, so the Designer Series Paper stack was a suitable choice as it means peeps can have some choice of what colour combo they would like. I have created a 12x12 One Sheet Wonder template for this class so that from the one sheet of DSP we will make 6 cards, 2 tags and an envelope.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Stampin' Up! Bonus Days Debut

For every $110 you
in between 7 July and 31 July (before shipping
and handling), you’ll
get a $11 Bonus Days coupon
you can use 2–31 August. This is a great opportunity to
shop from your wish list, whether you buy your favourite
products now or later in August with your coupons!

    Bonus Days coupon codes will be delivered via email, so an email address is required to participate 
          in this promotion. We cannot resend emails with coupon codes, so make sure you save the email
and write down the codes in a safe place so you don't miss out on the coupons you earn.
*   Participants will receive a Bonus Days coupon code via email for every $90 AUD/$110 NZD they spend 
in a single order (catalogue price before shipping and handling).

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Fun Interactive Circle Card with Cherry On Top and Bird Punch

Today's share is a fun happy INTERACTIVE card - and the great thing is that it comes together so fast with the Circle Card Thinlits!

The fun pattern paper is from the Cherry on Top 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Stack which will be retiring on 31st May 2016 - I am so going to miss it!!! Did you notice the candles? Made with the also retiring Cherry On Top Designer Washi Tape - gotta love Stampin' Up for well co-ordinated products. Finally can you guess how I got the "flames"? The wing from the Bird Builder Punch! I am sad that this well loved, versatile punch will also be retiring at the end of May - sob sob.

When you open the card, the circle flips and you see a different message on the other side of the circle. How fun is that! This "fancy fold" card comes together in no time at all with the Circle Card Thinlits! The sad thing is that these Thinlits dies (the set comes with a few dies) will also be retiring on 31st May. But the GREAT news is that they are on special at only $39 from the original price of $65. This is too good a deal not to share with you!!!

These fun interactive Circle Cards are what I am teaching in my classes this month, so there is one more class you can come to experience how easy and fun it is to make these cards. Tuesday 17th May 7.30pm in Te Atatu Peninsula. Would love to have your RSVP on

Check back in here for some more Circle Cards I will be showing in the next few posts.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Stampin' Up! Alphabet Rotary Stamp and Punch Art

The Alphabet Rotary Stamp has once again come to my rescue!

I needed a farewell card for a Canadian family from our local Homeschool Group relocating to California. I know, right? Among the many options for a theme (floral or scenery with an inspirational sentiment, to cutesy with "Miss you already" or "You'll be missed"), I eventually opted for this adorable punch art sheep card, because after all, New Zealand is known as a land of sheep. So thanks to the Stampin' Up!'s Alphabet Rotary Stamp, I was able to create the perfect sentiment for the sheep card - "Baa Bye" - clever me!

Here is what you will need to re-create this adorable sheep:

1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (#119854)
1" Circle Punch (#119868)
1/2" Circle Punch (#119869)
Owl Builder Punch (#118074)
Cupcake Builder Punch (#121807)
Word Window Punch (#119857) 
Whisper White cardstock (#106549)
Basic Black cardstock (#121688)
Silver Glimmer Paper (#135314)

As for the sentiment - the possibilities are  endless with the Alphabet Rotary Stamp (#133769)!

Monday, 14 March 2016

Auckland Sale-a-bration Extravaganza

Sale-a-bration ends March 31st and the Creative Inkers Team Auckland Extravaganza this weekend is the perfect way to test drive some of the amazing products that Stampin' Up! offers.

What are we making? Come find out at March's Extravaganza!

Time & date: Saturday 19th March 2015, 12.30-5.00pm
(doors open at noon)
Please register ASAP  with
Create five fabulous products for $45
Your Entry fee includes a $10 voucher to be spent on the day with an order of $50 or more
5 fun technique projects 
All materials supplied (byo adhesives)  and afternoon tea provided
Parking available
Fabulous door prizes and lots of displays - bring your camera!

After 5 hours of crafting, you can then take advantage of Sale-a-bration by placing orders on the day. Remember during Sale-a-bration, you receive a FREE Sale-a-bration item of your choice for every $110 you spend - and there are no limits to how many free items you can earn!

Or if your wish list is so big (and it might be after experiencing Extravaganza!), then you may wish to get our starter kit - the best value ever, seriously!!!! Pay $189 and get $355 worth of products of your choice - seriously, that is one ah-maz-ing deal. And if that isn't enough, you will also be kitted up to run your own profitable business if you so wish, with an incredible team of other demonstrators for support, as well as top notch Stampin' Up! staff for demo support. I am more than happy to discuss this with you if you are interested in finding out more, or if you are ready now, here's the link to join.

I hope to see you at Extravaganza - let's have a Sale-a-bration!!!
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