Wednesday 29 April 2020


Welcome to this month's Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop! Our theme this month is All Shapes and Sizes. You may have arrived here from my very talented friend Brian King from the USA,  or if you are starting here be sure to hop all the way around, you won't want to miss any of the inspirational projects created by the design team. For my card I've created a square 12.5 x 12.5cm (4 7/8"). I haven't made a large square card in ages - it was great for a change! I'm so pleased "To a Wild Rose" is not retiring - the more I use this set, the more I love it! I've added die cut leaves and flowers in gold foil and vellum, and dressed it up with some pearls, twine and wink of stella. The Pool Party background was created by stamping the background stamp from the Label Me Bold stamp set over the embossed area and then adding a little more watered down ink. Next up in today's hop is my lovely friend Tanya Rees ,    I&
Saturday 25 April 2020


Hello and welcome to this week's Social Stamping Blog Host created by my lovely and talented friend Kelly Kent . Kelly wanted to give us a platform to share our creations due to the world being in various stages of social distancing and isolation. You may have arrived from Kathryn's blog, or if you are starting here please be sure to hop all the way around, you won't want to miss any of the fabulous projects everyone has to share. The theme for today is "war and peace"!  It is Anzac Day here in NZ today, and it is the first time ever that we have not been about to gather in crowds at dawn and stand silently on a cool autumnal morning to remember the fallen. But while we won't be standing shoulder to shoulder wearing our ancestors' military decorations, buying poppies or listening to the haunting Last Post, we will stand in our driveways, living rooms or balconies and we will remember. We will also remember with gratitude that no matter what w
Friday 24 April 2020


The Retirement List is out and it's time to say goodbye to some of our Stampin' Up! products to make way for the new and exciting products arriving in the Annual Catalogue on 3 June 2020! The products on the Retirement List are only available while stocks last or until 2 June. You can order these products through my online store and by using my April Host Code: XUVX7M7P or by emailing me!  Click here to view the Last-Chance Products (it will take you to my online store where you can view the products). The 2018-2020 In Colours are retiring too! But in their place will be 5 new and gorgeous colours! Stock up on out-going "In Colour" products if you want to enjoy them for a little longer - Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover and Blueberry Bushel! Please contact me if you'd like any help or further information - thanks!
Thursday 23 April 2020


Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Design Team Blog Hop. You may have arrived here from my lovely and talented friend Sandra Mastello from Australia. If you are starting here please see the complete list at the bottom of this post which will guide you through all the inspirational projects the team has to share. The theme for this hop is Gratitude and it is perfect timing to be expressing Gratitude. My heart goes out to everyone around the world dealing with this terrible virus that has afflicted so many.  Whilst it is a difficult time and creating a tremendous amount of hardship, there are still many things to have gratitude for. Amongst those are all the amazing people working in "essential services" putting others first while they continue to keep our countries up and running. To these unsung heroes thank you, thank you for your dedication, selflessness, and your service, we wouldn't be making such a positive impact on beating this pandemic without you.
Tuesday 21 April 2020


Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I'm sharing a couple of cards I made for a Stampin' Up!® Challenge - it was to use the colours Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock and Soft Suede. I immediately thought of the sea and the Come Sail Away Suite. The background was created with a Sponge Brayer. It was the first time I had used it! It really was easy to use and I love the results. Check out my YouTube video here if you are interested in seeing it in action! I hope you are keeping well and staying safe in your bubble! The fabulous autumnal weather we are having here in Christchurch is certainly making this containment period more bearable! Product List Sailing Home Bundle [ 151066 ] $105.25 Label Me Bold Cling Stamp Set (English) [ 151631 ] $36.00 Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad [ 147107 ] $15.75 Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad [ 150083 ] $15.75 Soft Suede Classic Stampin'
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