Monthly Archives: August 2012

Comfort Cafe Sampler

Stampin’ Up! Designer series papers are gorgeous and comfort café is one of my favourites. I’m right into making decorative items for my craft space at the moment and, inspired by Connie Tumm, I had just had to make my own version. There are lots of sneak peeks in this next project. I hope you enjoy!

Stampin’ Up! Supplies
Stamp Sets: creative elements, tiny tags, Betsy’s blossoms (available 1 September)
Ink: soft suede, cajun craze, midnight muse (available 1 September), summer starfruit (available 1 September)
Card and Paper: very vanilla, cajun craze, soft suede, midnight muse (available 1 September), summer starfruit (available 1 September), comfort café DSP (available 1 September)
Fabulous Flourishes: twine (dyed using midnight muse ink refill), pearls, seam binding ribbon (dyed using summer starfruit ink refill), designer naturals buttons (available 1 September), Victoria crochet ribbon
Tools: paper cutter, 3.5cm square punch, jewelry tag punch, bird builder punch, itty bitty punch pack, small heart punch, scallop oval punch, large oval punch, blossom bouquet triple layer punch, paper snips, simply scored
Non Stampin Up: frame

Happy stamping!

Fabric Sneak Peeks

I love love love the new Stampin’ Up! fabric and I’m lucky enough to have a friend in the US who has sent me some of the brand new pretties so I can whip her up a few items. I decided to have a go at a little tutorial I found and make this little notebook cover for her. Hers is finally in the mail, along with a few other items – thanks for your patience Robin!! This one is mine. I had to make one for myself to be sure I got it all right, right? After all…practice makes perfect and yes…Robin’s is better.  I made a mistake on mine  but I’m not going to tell you what it is.

This project uses the brand spanking new Floral District. Yep…it co-ordinates with the DSP – don’t you just love that?

You’ll also notice a super duper daffodil delight chevron pattern. This is another addition to the Stampin’ Up! fabric range which is the new Essentials Designer Fabric. You can now use polka dots, chevrons, stripes and fancy fans patterns in a range of colours to co-ordinate with the beautiful patterned fabrics.

It’s a great little design this one.  As you can see I can fit my iphone (which I also use as my mirror…LOL), business cards and notebook inside and they are all organised – more than can I say for my handbag!

These fabrics will be available September 1. Interested? Email me at for your copy of the catalogue.

Happy sewing and see you next time. I can’t wait to share my next sneak peek with you.

Sneak Peek Owls

I’m finally getting my crafty mojo back after a very stressful and busy time in my household. I found some time today to hideaway and finish off some sewing projects for a few people and make a little project for my craft space.

I found these little sweeties in a magazine some time ago and I’ve been busting to make my own version in one of the fabulous new Stampin Up Designer Series papers. It won’t be long before you can get your hands on this gorgeous paper – 6 more sleeps to go!

Stampin’ Up! Supplies
Ink: soft suede, midnight muse ink refill (available from September 1)
Card: whisper white, sahara sand, daffodil delight, tangerine tango, lucky limeade, rose red, floral district (available from September 1)
Fabulous Flourishes: neutrals and brights designer buttons, bakers twine
Extras: shimmer paint (mixed with midnight muse ink refill and isocol for background), sponge, dauber
Tools: paper cutter, 3.2cm circle punch, paper snips
Non Stampin Up: canvases

Happy stamping and see you next time for more sneak peeks.

New Catalogue Sneak Peeks

Oh my goodness…It seems like forever since I posted a project!  Life has been absolutely crazy!  So…yesterday when I got home from work I was greeted with a huge box full of brand new catalogues and fabulous new products.  Happy Happy Happy Dance!   It was like Christmas I tell you.  Inspired…I made my way in to my craft room to have a play and above is a little sneak peek.  Don’t you just love the new in colours? Which one is your fave?  And…how about the coverage on those birds?  These are the new scrumdiddlyumptious foam ink pads.  Oh boy oh boy oh boy you are going to love these babies.  I did have to adjust my technique a little but all in all easy peasy.  Oh…and one last thing…those birds, they are new too.  This is going to be one of my latest faves, I just know it.

Supplies (all available from August 1)
Stamp Set: Betsy Blossoms
Ink:  2012-2014 In colours, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse, Gumball Green

Happy stamping and see you soon for more sneak peeks.

Holiday and Annual Stampin Up Catalogue Launch

What are you doing on the first day of Spring?

Why not come along and spend the afternoon pouring over the *New* Stampin’ Up! Catalogues and creating with some of the gorgeous new products.

  • Create a set of bright and cheerful mini cards using the *New* Betsy Blossom Stamp Set.
  • Make a project using the *New* foam inkpads in the 2012-2013 InColors. AND
  • Take home your own copy of the Annual Catalogue and Holiday Catalogue.

Invite a friend and share the fun of crafting together.

Reserve your spot today and join the creative fun!

When:  September 1, 2pm
Where:  Adore Tea, Federation Square, Canberra
Cost: $17 Price includes Devonshire Tea, Supplies and Catalogues!
RSVP and Payment:  30 August.

Email me at to book and make payment.  Places limited, so be quick.

More class information and booking conditions are on my class page.

Sneak peeks coming soon…

Happy Stamping!

Going Going…Gone

Hundreds of stamp sets and accessories are retiring, and this is your last chance to get them before they’re gone. All retiring products are only available while supplies last, so don’t miss your chance.  Click on the pic to view the lists.  Contact me at today to place your order!

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