I'm Back! Plus Updated Resources

Hi there

I've returned from our wonderful 7 week holiday in Europe, to the very chilly weather of Melbourne in Winter. The cold has been such a shock after the warm weather of the northern hemisphere spring/summer. We try to celebrate our anniversary every 5 years with a nice holiday overseas and this year was our 35th anniversary. Not sure where all the years have gone, lol.

I hope to have some cards for you shortly as I reboot my crafting mojo with the fabulous 2018 Annual Catalogue. Sooooo many lovely products available and a fabulous updated range of colours. I have spent a couple of days cleaning and tidying my craft room and organising my new supplies in preparation. However, today I have a couple of updated resources for you.

Sponge Dauber Box Insert

If you use one of these boxes for your sponge daubers, then I have an updated insert with the new colours, for you. 


I use a labelling machine to add a robust label to each dauber and then store them in their colour collections in this box. I have a second box for In Colours and retired colours. If you want to update your dauber box with the new insert, then use the link below to download it. I print it on Whisper White card stock, then laminate it (or cover with clear adhesive film) and trim right on the edge of the border and it fits snugly in the lid of the box. If you want more details about the box and where to buy it, then you can see it here

Download Sponge Dauber Box Template_2018.pdf (23.0K)

Download Sponge Dauber Box Template_2018_InColours.pdf (20.5K)


Colour Chart - HEX/RGB & Copic Matches

I have an updated chart for you with the colour codes to use for printing text with your computer and printer as well as matches with Copic markers. For the first time, Stampin' Up! have provided the actual HEX colour codes for the 50 colours, which are fabulous for use online. However, if you want to print Stampin' Up! colours using your computer, then you need the RGB colour codes. My updated chart has the Stampin' Up! Hex codes and the RGB codes so you can print colour matched text for the re-vamped colour collections and In Colours. You can use the link below to download it. I print this on Whisper White, laminate it and keep it handy to my craft desk.

Download 2018_ SU_RGB_Hex_Copic_Colours.pdf (86.3K)

Stampin' Up! now have the fabulous Stampin' Blends alcohol markers available in 22 of the 50 available colours. Using these markers for your colouring will provide you with an exact match with other Stampin' Up! products. These are definitely my preference as you have a light and dark shade for each colour, making it so easy to add depth to your colouring.

However, if you have a stash of Copic alcohol markers or want to use a matching colour for the other 28 Stampin' Up! colours, then I have provided my best match for the Copic colour. Additional Copic colours are released each year, so better matches may become available over time.

I hope you find these resources useful.

See you soon.

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2018-19 Catalogue Now Live!

Hi there

You haven't heard from me for a while as I've been having a wonderful time in Europe for the past month. I'm now in the U.K. for a few weeks. Here I am at a fabulous teddy bear shop in York.


I just wanted to pop in and welcome the new 2018-19 Annual Catalogue.


You can start purchasing items from your Wish List right NOW by clicking on the link to my Online Store in the sidebar. If you don't yet have a hard copy of the new Catalogue in your hand, then click on the image in the side bar to view online or Click here to view and/or download the PDF version.

A few items of note:

1.  The long awaited Stamparatus stamping platform is now available for purchase. It is a fabulous aid for achieving crisp images and accurate placement as well as lots of creative opportunities with the two hinged plates. PLUS, breaking news, there WILL BE a Stampin' Up! carry case for the Stamparatus later in the year. Stay tuned for more details.


2. The original colours in the  Stampin' Blends alcohol markers (excluding Pink Pirouette, which is now retired) are available again. The BRAND NEW colours in the Stampin' Blends will be available around the middle of June. I will let you know when more information is available. I can't wait!

3. If you would like to update your colour collections after the Colour Revamp (click on the image to see all the details), Stampin' Up! have provided some bundle options for the ink pads and markers in the new colours.  Save 10% on the Classic Stampin' Pads New Colour Assortment  - 16 colours in total, in the new design case. The Stampin' Write Markers New Color Assortment bundle makes it easy to update your markers and The New Color Collection A4 Cardstock gives you 2 sheets of each of the 16 colours to get started.

4. There are a few typos in the new Catalogue. You can see the details and corrections below.

Page 122 - Item #147377

The stamp set includes artwork with a grammatical error. The “Grateful Everyday for You” image should read “Grateful Every Day for You.” Please contact Stampin' Up! to receive a replacement stamp that has the correct artwork (you will not receive an entirely new stamp set, just the “Grateful Every Day for You” stamp).

Page 193 - Item #141699

The catalogue incorrectly lists the prices of Tiny Treat Boxes as $13.00 AUD. The correct price is $13.25 AUD.

Page 193 - item #144645

The catalogue incorrectly lists the prices of Mini Pizza Boxes as $10.50 AUD. The correct price is $10.00.

Page 200 - Item #144179

The catalogue incorrectly lists the prices of 1/4" (6.4 mm) Copper Trim as $10.50 AUD. The correct price is $10.00 AUD.

Page 200 - Item #144631

The catalogue incorrectly lists the prices of Real Red 1/8" (3.2 mm) Solid Ribbon as $12.25 AUD. The correct price is $12.00 AUD.

Page 202 Item# 101406 and 102566

We recommend that that you clean StazOn ink from stamps with StazOn Cleaner. The description should include this sentence: Clean with StazOn Cleaner (p. 206).”

Page 213 - Item #110755

The catalogue incorrectly lists the prices of Multipurpose Liquid Glue as $6.00 AUD. The correct price is $7.00 AUD.

Page 213 - Item #138995

The catalogue incorrectly lists the prices of Tear & Tape Adhesive as $10.00 AUD. The correct price is $9.00 AUD.

Well, that's all for now. I can't wait to order some of the fabulous new inks, stamps and papers from my Wish List, so they are ready and waiting when I get home in a few weeks. You can still contact me by Email if you have any questions about the new Catalogue.

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Sweet Soiree Mega Project Kit

Hi there

I hope you have been enjoying browsing the new products in the fabulous Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogues. If you are anything like me, your Wish List is long.  Not have your own copy of the new catalogues yet? If you are in Australia and do not currently have a Demonstrator, I would love to put one in the mail for you - just fill out your details here.

To help you get started, I'm offering a Mega Project Kit featuring the gorgeous 'Sweet Soiree Suite' from the Occasions Catalogue. This is a fabulous collection of products all colour co-ordinated to help you make gorgeous cards, tags and gift boxes that would be perfect for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and other celebratory occasions.


Please Note -   These offers are available to Australian residents only.

Contents of the Kit

  • Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Paper - 6" x 12" of the 6 double sided designs. One side of each sheet features silver foil accents and the other side has coordinating printed images.
  • 10 Cut and scored card bases in coordinating colours - 2 each in Berry Burst, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Whisper White and Flirty Flamingo.
  • 11 vellum/silver foil die cuts that are perfect for colouring with markers (on the reverse side)
  • 6 printed card stock/silver foil die cut embellishments
  • 2 card stock/silver foil cake embellishments
  • 2 sets white card stock/silver foil die cut numbers for milestone events
  • 4 lacy edged tags (2 long and 2 short in Whisper White and Silver Foil)
  • 2 silver foil die cut cake trays
  • 4 die cut bows (2 each card stock and silver foil)
  • 6 die cut open flowers
  • 6 die cut leaves/greenery
  • 3 silver Mini Gable Boxes
  • 1m Berry Burst Metallic-Edge ribbon
  • 45cm Marina Mist Scalloped Velvet ribbon
  • 2m Silver Baker's Twine
  • 3 white mini clothespins
  • 3 mini paper/silver foil tassels with jump rings

Plus, you will receive as a gift from me:

  • Full colour tutorial with 5 projects (including all measurements) using the products in your kit. You will need to provide your own greeting stamps (or similar), or see my additional offer below. 

Don't miss out on this limited time opportunity. Click Now on the PayPal button below to purchase my Sweet Soiree Mega Project Kit. Remember, you can pay with a credit or debit card (via PayPal) if you do not have a PayPal account. If you would prefer to make a bank deposit, please contact me for the details.

Buy Sweet Soiree Mega Project Kit - $30 + $5.00 postage to anywhere in Australia

 Plus, add on the Cake Soiree Bundle at 20% discount

Extend your Mega Project Kit by adding on the coordinating Cake Soiree Bundle, comprising the Cake Soiree stamp set and the Sweet Cake Framelits Dies.

As an extra incentive to purchase this fabulous stamp set and framelits bundle, I will take another 10% off the Stampin' Up! Bundle price (before shipping). So, you will receive both the stamp set and coordinating framelits at a 20% discount to the individual price of these products. This offer is only available from me, as an Indpendent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, for a strictly limited time only.

  • Cake Soiree Wood Mount Bundle, normally $125.00 - my special price to you - $111.00 + shipping
  • Cake Soiree Clear Mount Bundle, normally $106.00 - my special price to you - $94.00 + shipping

You will need to contact me directly by email or phone, in order to take up this 20% bundle discount. Note, the purchased Cake Soiree bundle will ship directly to you from the Stampin' Up warehouse and the Mega Project Kit will be shipped separately by me.

 I look forward to hearing from you!

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Online Extravaganza Deals - NOW ON


Hi there

For the next 7 days there is a great variety of Stampin' Up! products on sale. I have grouped them for you, to hopefully make it easier to browse. The sale starts at 12:00 am on Monday 20 November and finishes at 11.59pm AEDT on Sunday 26 November, except for the stamp sale which is Monday only. You can click on any thumbnail photo to go directly to my Online Store to purchase. Make your list now and get ready to place your order online or contact me and I will be happy to place the order for you. 

Stamp Sale - Monday 20 November Only

Don't miss out on these fabulous stamp set deals until 11.59pm AEDT on Monday 20 November. 







Framelits & Thinlits


Embossing Folders


Thanks for looking!

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Online Extravaganza Day 1 - Select Stamps 20% Off

The Holiday Catalogue is Live !


Hi there 

The day has finally arrived and you can now purchase all of the wonderful products in the new Holiday Catalogue that you have seen in sneak peaks in the last month. If you haven't yet got a paper copy of the Holiday Catalogue, click on the image below to browse the online PDF version, which you can also download to your PC or tablet. Please contact me if you would like a paper copy and I will put one in the post for you. 


Not only that, Stampin' Up! have a fabulous promotion for September and October so you can earn an exclusive FREE stamp set that will not be available for purchase. The stamp set is called 'Merry Patterns' and it is perfect for creating your holiday cards. 



This stamp set will only be available during this promotion (1 September  to 31 October, 2017) and WILL NOT be available for purchase later. Here are some samples to whet the appetite. In this first sample, the word images have been used to create a fabulous background for the flagged banner and the coloured image of the candles. The Boxwood Wreaths add a touch dimension at the top and bottom of the art panel, which has been embellished with machine stitching.


In this second sample, the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Embossing folder provides a great background for a pretty wreath crated with the ferny branch image and when embellished with red enamel dots. The gold Mini Sequin Trim adds some bling under the art panel which has been cropped with the Stitched Shapes framelits.


This last sample combines the patterned deer with the fussy cut letters for the 'tis the season greeting. A little doily trim peeps out of the Lots of Labels die cut which is layered onto some of the Wood Textures Designer paper.


You can earn this exclusive stamp set by hosting a party with sales of $450 or more (before shipping) or placing your own order for $450 or more (before shipping).  This stamp set will be in addition to the normal Stampin' Rewards that you would earn on your order. How fabulous is that!  Don't forget you can host a virtual party, where your friends can place their orders online to contribute to your party total - ask me how!

The Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team are sharing fabulous projects they have made with the 'Merry Patterns' stamp set, so click on the link below to view Rochelle's gorgeous cards and then hop around to see the inspiration from the rest of the team. 

Artisan Design Team - Merry Patterns Blog Hop

If you would like to place an online order, click on the button below.  


Thanks for looking!

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Last Week of 2016-17 Annual Catalogue

Hi there

We are counting down the final days of the 2016-17 Annual Catalogue. Just a reminder that we have  19 product bundles that are retiring or more correctly, they are being un-bundled. The individual stamp sets and coordinating framelits/thinlits will still be available in the new 2017-18 Annual Catalogue but without the 10% bundle discount.

I've listed them out for you below. Click on the images to go to my Online Store to see more details and to place an order. Don't miss out on getting the cheapest price on the bundle you have on your wish list!

 Retiring Bundles

If any of these bundles are on your wish list, act now, so you don't miss the bundle pricing.

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Get ready to say goodbye...

2015-17 In Colours


Hi there

We are very close to the release of the Retiring List for the 2016-17 Annual Catalogue.  I just want to remind you that all of the 2015-17 In Colour products will be retiring on 31 May 2017. Here are a few things to think about:

  • If you have any of the ink pads for the 2015-17 In Colours you should get your ink refills NOW.  The foam pads do need re-inking sooner than the old felt style as they provide a much better coverage and that means the ink is used up faster.
  • If you have partly finished projects, such as memory keeping albums, you may want to purchase additional card stock to ensure you have enough to finish.
  • Card stock and ink refills are the first items to sell out when the Retiring List is released. They are never discounted, so get them now and save yourself the grief.

You can click on the image to purchase them from my Online Store.

2015-17-In-Colours_TAMSIf you need any advice or assistance, do not hesitate to contact me

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And the winner is....

Hi there

Thank you to everyone who shopped with me during March. Sale-a-bration is a great time to add free stuff to your craft stash and one lucky person is going to add another $50 of Stampin' Up! goodies to their stash, courtesy of me.


The random number generator has selected #9.

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Congratulations, Wendy! I look forward to ordering your goodies for you this week.

I'll be back tomorrow with another CASE-ing the Catty project.  See you then. 

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Welcome Autumn and WIN!

Shop with me in March and WIN!

To celebrate Autumn and the last month of Sale-a-bration, I'm offering you the opportunity to win $50 of Stampin' Up! product of your choice (from any current catalogue).  Here are the details:

  • For every $90 of product you order from me during March (up to 11.50pm (AEDST) on 31 March 2017), you will get one entry into the prize draw, PLUS you choose a FREE product from the Sale-a-bration Brochure.  So, if you order $180 of product, you automatically get two entries into the prize draw and two FREE Sale-a-bration products and so on.

  • If you place multiple orders for $90 of product during the month, you will receive one entry into the prize draw each time you order, as well as your FREE Sale-a-bration product.

  • If your order is less than $250 and you use this month's Hostess Code YURRHD6U, you will also receive an extra thank you gift sent directly from me during April.

  • The winner of the $50 of Stampin' Up! product will be drawn using a random number generator on 1 April, 2017 and will be notified by email that day.

  • The winner must choose and advise me of the products they want by 3 April, 2017 so that I can order and ship them promptly.

  • This promotion and the prize is offered by me, as an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

You can see the FREE products in the Sale-a-bration Brochure by clicking on the link and don't forget the three Second Release products shown below.


I look forward to notifying the happy winner !

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