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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A Little Sneak Peak


If you receive my Newsletter, you would have seen my summary of the South Pacific convention. It was fabulous being present for the worldwide release of the new 2015-16 Catalogue.  Unfortunately, I picked up a lurgy at Convention and have been struggling to find a voice for the last 4 days. I thought I was going to have to resort to hand signals for my class on Sunday, but managed to croak my way through.

My box of pre-order goodies from the 2015-16 Annual Catalogue finally arrived today.  I have spent time reorganising my card stock, markers and stamp sets; moving out the retired and moving in the new.

I have also been 'conditioning' my new photopolymer stamp sets.  Here is my tip - if you want to prevent a substantial amount of staining on your photopolymer stamps, you need to ink them up in the lightest ink (I use Pink Pirouette), stamp them off and then clean them.  This effectively stains them, but it is so  pale you can't really notice.  You will find that this minimizes further staining, but always clean off your photopolymer stamps with the Stampin' Scrub as soon as possible after using them.

I have also been updating my colour code chart with the new In Colours. You can use the RGB codes to print SU colours with your computer.  Normally these codes are accessible through MDS, but it is not being updated any further.  Therefore the colours are approximate; determined by me sampling the online catalogue with Photoshop, but I am pretty happy with them. For the Copic lovers, I have also provided what I think are the best colour matches, based on what is currently available, but this may change over time.  You can download the updated chart by clicking on the link below.

Download 2015-17_SU_RGB_Hex_Copic_Colours.pdf (254.5K)

Here is a little card containing a few sneak peaks, that I will be sending to a lovely customer. It uses one of the new Hostess stamp sets called 'Floral Wings'.  The roses are stamped in the new In Colours of Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush. I love the bright spotty designer paper from the new 6 x 6 'Cherry on Top' paper stack.  At top of the banners is one of the coordinating Blossom Accents embellishments.  Quite a few sneak peaks all up!


 Do you want the new 2015-16 Annual Catalogue?

There is nothing better than having the Annual Catalogue in your hands so you can get up close and browse at your leisure, add sticky notes and make your wish list. This is 188 pages of wonderful craft products, ideas and samples. You can purchase your copy by clicking on the PayPal button below and I will pop it in the post for you. The cost is $8.50 per copy and includes postage to anywhere in Australia.

I will include an information pack that will help you get the most out of the catalogue, so you don't miss any of the new products, plus a swatch of the new In Colours.

Purchase 2015-16 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue (Australia)

Cheers for now.

Card Making Classes in Canterbury

Hi there

I am starting card making classes this year. I had a great afternoon with a lovely group of ladies in January and will be making this class available again in February. Please come and join me for a fun afternoon of crafting with a fabulous set of projects. 

We will be making an elegant box set, consisting of a card box with belly band and 3 beautifully detailed cards and envelopes in elegant black and white.

This would make a fabulous gift for a friend who loves hand made, but can't do it themselves or for you to have on hand yourself. The box is able to fit up to 6 cards and envelopes. 


The details are as follows.

Location: My home in Canterbury, Melbourne (address provided on booking confirmation)

Date: Saturday 22 February, 2014

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Seats available: 4 - Bookings are required.

Cost: $25

Stamp sets featured: Polka Dot Pieces and Sassy Salutations

What to bring: All equipment is provided

We will break for afternoon tea and you will also have the opportunity to check out the latest products from the new Occasions and Saleabration Catalogues and the projects I have been making with them.

Be part of my 'Craftin' Rewards' program, where you get a FREE class after you have attended 5!

Please contact me to make a booking.

I look forward to seeing you.

Blog Award


Just popping in to thank two lovely ladies who surprised me with this Blog Award:

They are Nikki Spencer and Amy White.  Thank you both for your kind gesture. Make sure you pop along to their blogs as you will be inspired by their creations.

There are a few guidelines to follow with this award....

1. Thank the blogger that gave it to you.
2. Link back to their blog.
3. Copy & Paste the award to your blog.
4. Present the award to 5 other bloggers-with 200 or less followers.
5. Lastly, let them know you have done so by leaving a comment on their blogs.

In the spirit of sharing the love, below are some of the talented people who inspire me with their creativity.  I'm adding my own twist to the guidelines above, leaving it up to them to decide if they wish to acknowledge and pass this along. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Welcome Spring and the New Catalogue!

Hello again

Well the spring weather lasted all of one day in Melbourne, but I did get out into the garden and take a few photos on Monday. So to celebrate the coming of Spring I have a few photos from my garden to show you.

It is also the official launch day for the new 2010-11 Idea Book & Catalogue, which will become available for online viewing from midday today.  I'll be placing my own order of yummy new products today and hopefully will have some samples to show you in a week or so.  I can't wait for all those new colours! Speaking of which, check out the fabulous Colour Renovation Kits (in the sidebar on the right) that Stampin' Up! have made available to help you update your existing products.  The cardstock and ink pad kits are particularly great value. 

Look at the fantastic colours in these Azalea flowers.


Doesn't this one make your eyes pop?


I have these Spring Stars around the base of my Silver Birch trees, which are still very naked.


Technically this blossom tree isn't in my garden, but I get to enjoy it from the windows of my upstairs craft room. Isn't that blue sky fabulous?


I'll be back tomorrow with a card using one of the cute a la Carte stamps from the new Catalogue.

Until then, stay warm and dry!