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Handmade Craft Tote

You know sometimes I forget how much I love to sew!  Last weekend, a special Kris Kringle was calling and I love to make gifts for my Stampin’ Up! demonstrator besties. I felt so happy whilst making this project and am so pleased with how it turned out. Mind you…now I want one for myself!Handmade Craft Tote2 Handmade Craft ToteHandmade Craft Tote3

Stampin’ Up! Fabric:  Orchard Harvest (from the Holiday Catalogue)
Non Stampin’ Up! supplies:  Fabric stabilizer, wadding, thread and white bias binding

Oh by the way, I found the pattern for this lovely little craft tote from a pinterest board I follow which then led me to the amazing blog called 2 Little Hooligans. This site is simply gorgeous with tons of amazing ideas and free tutorials to really get the creative brain going. Didn’t know that Stampin’ Up! has now added fabric to its range? Check out the Holiday and Annual Catalogue to see this gorgeous, colour co-ordinated range and fill out my order form or send me an email to to place your order to anywhere in Australia.

Happy sewing!


Need a Gift?

Having trouble finding the perfect gift?  Well…I can help with that.  Buy a gift voucher $50 and over from me and my gift to you is a handmade made to order gift card holder so you can give your crafty friend or loved one something really special.

Here’s a Christmas one I prepared earlier.

And a birthday version.

Interested?  It’s as easy as an email to

Happy Christmas Shopping!

Stampin’ Up! Christmas Gifts

Do you like brown paper packages tied up in string?  Well…how about this simple, yet sweet Christmas packaging idea…

Stampin Up Supplies
Stamps: Heart of Christmas
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Snow Festival Designer Series Paper, Champagne Glimmer Paper
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write® Marker, Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker
Fabulous Flourishes: Old Olive 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon
Tools: Owl Punch, 1/16″ Circle Punch, Big Shot, Fancy Favour Big XL Die, Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies

If you would like some help with products to make your Christmas wrapping super special, simply email your order to

Happy Crafting!

Christmas Ornament Keepsakes Gift from Stampin Up

It’s only November, but Stampin’ Claus is coming to town! Get a FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack when you buy the Ornament Keepsakes Set and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper Bundle.

A few weeks ago, I joined my Avid Inker buddies to make the gorgeous Christmas ornament that is on the front cover of the Holiday catalogue and finally getting some time to share my handiwork. What do you think?  You can make this using the fabulous Ornaments Keepsakes Bundle.  Contact me today to order yours in time for Christmas.


Stamp Set:  Ornament Keepsakes
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Candelight Christmas DSP
Dies: Holiday Ornaments, Designer Rosette Bigz XL
Fabulous Flourishes:  Cherry Cobbler Scalloped Tulle Ribbon, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Large Pearl Basic Jewels, Linen Thread
Tools:  Simply Scored, Big Shot, Paper Snips

Happy Stamping!


Avid Inkers Christmas Extravaganza Stamp Class

I know I know…it’s too early for Christmas right?  Never! It’s only 156 days to go!  Get a start on your Christmas cards now and enjoy an afternoon out with some crafty friends.  This class is brought to you by Avid Inkers and you will make two cards, a set of gift tags in a holder and a favour box with a topper suitable for Christmas gifts. This class is suitable for beginners and experienced crafters and all supplies will be included.

Date:  Sunday 29 July 2012
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Location: Chisholm Community Centre, 15-19 Halley Street, Chisholm
Cost:  $30* (class only) or $65* (including Medallion stamp – wood mount)
* price includes afternoon tea, door prizes and lots of fun

To book you seat, email me at by 27 July 2012.

BTW….don’t forget the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue ends July 31 so if you have had something on your wish list, now is the time to order.  Just send me the deets.

Happy Stamping!


Less is More – A Bit of Bling

I’ve just purchased the Petal Cone Die and with some inspiration from my very good stampin’ friend Deb Fearns.  I thought I’d give this a try and make a take-out box for the current Less is More Challenge.  The challenge this week is A BIT OF:

I can’t believe it! I love using bling on my cards so this challenge was wonderful. 



Stampin’ Up! Take-out Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Merry & Type (122552), Tags Til Christmas (121169)
Ink:  Pear Pizazz (119784), Poppy Parade (119782)
Card:  Pear Pizazz (121693), Whisper White (106549)
Tools:  Big Shot (113439), Petal Cone Die (121810), Ornament Punch (119847), Paper Cutter (106583), Scoring Blade (104154), Paper Snips (103579)
Perfect Touch: Poppy Parade 1.3 cm Stiched-Poly Ribbon (119263), White Bakers Twine (124262) (available from December 1), Basic Jewels Rhinestones (119246)
Sticky Bits: Sticky Strip (104294), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

These super cute boxes will be great for Chrissy treats.  The instructions on how to make this box can be found over on Do Stamping with Dawn’s Blog.  Let me know what you think – I love to read your comments!

Happy Stamping

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