Card no 3 and 4

thinking of you 3Here is the third card in the series – this one uses lots of punched put shapes popped up on dimensionals and then placing a diamonte into the centre of each. Uses the island indigo ribbon from the salebration pack last year.

thinking of you 4


And card number 4…..using the new punch to place the sentiment……and random placed quatrefancy shapes…..

Not much to say today – getting sick I think…..just in time to go back to work!!

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Card no 2

thinking of you 2This one is once again based on the last card and just a bit different…..I made four cards in this set…..such a fun designer suite……easy peasy to order the lot and then make a million different things from the designer paper – embossing folder – stamp set and punch…..I am as happy as a pig in mud playing with this new stuff!! You can order this new stuff online if you’d like by going here, or else just e-mail me and I can do it for you……

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Some new goodies

thinking of you 1I have 4 cards made in this set – all with the same basic design but finally put together different. New stamp set……new punch and a new colour…….some old ribbon and the sentiments for these four are old and mostly retired. These were made for a friend who sends out cards to elderly members of her community – mostly to say she is thinking of them, with the aim to cheer them up… I needed something quick and easy – some are easier than others……but all fit the brief to cheer up….LOL watch out for the other three over the next few days.

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Celebrating milestones

w b dayMy uncle turned 8- on the 23rd of June (how can you tell that from the card?  check out the date I stamped on the bottom of the image…..a new date stamp for under $10 in the new catalogue). So, I whipped this card up to mail to him along with his giftcard. Apparently he liked it and I did too – everything on the card is currently available besides the eyelet and the twine….

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My Baby turned 19!

b b dayHe isn’t really my baby, but all my kids will remain my babies – they get nearer and dearer each and every year. He has had a rough year – with some ongoing health concerns and some other heavy stuff to deal with I couldn’t be prouder of the man he has become. He is a very proud big brother (most of the time) a great son and grandson and apparently a great partner. This was his birthday card – quite simply but none the less perfect for the occasion. The stamp sets used in this creation are still available the DSP and buttons from the salebration paper (I think?) from last year…….

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New goodies now available

OLOmainad_SP-EUNew catalogue shopping can be done directly online at my demonstrator website here OR you can just view the catalogue here.

Either way….heaps of great new products (except you’ll notice not much Christmassy stuff…….wonder why? LOL) – stay tuned for even more products coming your way in the holiday catalogue……

This is a sticky post and will appear at the top for a few weeks….so scroll down to see newer creations….

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Brighter skies ahead…

hello pictureThis was a card I made for a very lovely friend who had (and unfortunately still is) been going through some rough times and finally had some better news come her way. It was designed using the paper that was available in the last round of salebration and using a hostess set from the last mini catalogue……..hmmmm I’m a bit behind with presenting my cards aren’t I?? Hopefully things will get better on that front….I’ve missed you all and stamping and blogging over the last couple of days has put a smile in my heart…….I also received a lovely card in the mail today from a friend who was thinking of me… really does impact people when you take the time to send them a thought the old fashioned way……..This card uses some of my favourite embellishments……ribbons, trims (all be them paper) and of course buttons…………oh and I forgot the bling in the flower centres…….what do you think is your go-to embellishment??

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6 weeks later…..

helloI did promise I’d be back……fat lot my promises mean LOL…..I do have some cards that I have been making, ready for you to look at but will stagger them over the next few weeks. I still love this set and am using it often as a go to set for a nice card to say ‘hi’ to a friend……I have lots of friends who need some lovin’ lately and so I have a few of these in the post to hopefully put a smile on their dial. I set you a challenge! Go and make a card tonight instead of watching some ridiculous TV show and send it in the mail to cheer up a friend…….you will impact someone’s life…I promise you…(ooops there goes another promise). Come back and let me know if you rise to the challenge……you never know… may get something in return {wink, wink}

The new catalogue goes live on the 1st…….so be sure to check it out online… can order new product straight from the online store if you’d like by clicking here. If you’d like a catalogue sent to your door for just $10 – drop me an e-mail

Hope the weather isn’t getting you down and hip hooray to those of us with holidays…..

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1. I am blogging with you again….I promise!! You will see some creations soon and I will continue to pledge my unwavering dedication to the 3 people who check in here every now and again!

2. YOU CAN NOW ORDER ONLINE!!! Just click here and you go straight to my demonstrator page where you can order online……advantages of that? Well….there is often a discount and you can shop the clearance rack for items that have retired (but of course you still love) and it will come directly to your door. I will still mount stamp sets for my valuable, local customers when we see each other – more incentive to catch up huh!. When you shop online – you need to select a demonstrator (me 🙂 ) to get the added discounts and offers……


3. MY DIGITAL STUDIO HAS BEEN RELEASED – this is an amazing program that allows you do all sorts of cool things on the computer (and is only $24.95 when ordered from my website) – makes traditional handmade cards even faster as some stuff can be done on the screen (heck – you can do the whole lot if you want!!) and then you can print it and finish the project off….now that really is the tip of the iceberg – it will make scrapbook pages in whatever size you want, it will do tags, swatchbook projects (so cool as brag books or for books for kids to flick through), calendars, home decor with organising labels etc……  I first downloaded the FREE TRIAL which you can also get here by clicking on the My digital studio on the left and click the free trial – it does take a long time but the trial is fully functional with enough content (the things you use to create your projects like paper stamps etc) to give it a good go and am downloading the full version now. I have quite tricky internet here – heck we can’t even use mobile phones at home so I really should have bought the disc version (which is obviously mailed out) but couldn’t wait LOL. The real versions comes with so much stuff on it – plenty to get creating and you can download things you want from here and pay a fraction of the price that the real products cost – so stamp sets for under $5….how cool….you an resize the images, flip them and use them in any colour we have available…… the free one (you have 30 days to play) and give it a go……


If you want to know more about this product line – I am probably JUST ahead enough that I can answer your questions….I will continue to update you with the capabilities of this program and the cool things I/we create with it……… can e-mail me on if you need assistance.

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Aint love grand!

6 month anniversaryMy eldest son is in love….he has been with his current girlfriend for 6 months – they celebrated their anniversary yesterday……… I said I’d whip him up a card…….and I got a chance to bust open my new goodies. This stamp is now retired but…………………it is currently available……..der….. it included the sentiment he really wanted to send to his girl. I will post more details later and show you the ‘cooking’ he did for her…….I am teaching him well – he also surprised her with a floral arrangement delivered during the day while he was at work……..its the small things…….thats what our men need to understand….don’t you think? I’ll pop back with more details later – off to have lunch and a stampin’ frenzy with a friend……reckon we won’t get past the coffee and talk LOL….

The box containing the chocolate covered strawberries that Brendan cooked was also decorated to match…..(the toblerone bar was melted in a bowl, above simmering water and the strawberries dipped and then cooled and repackaged)

strawberry box

Obviously i used the same colours – crumb cake, midnight muse, gumball green and starfruit. I used new stuff from the mini catalogue starting very soon…….so stay tuned to get your hands on the great new stamp sets, papers and embossing folders shown here…………..

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