Thoughtful Branches – Trio of Cards

by cathy on February 25, 2017

Thoughtful Branches Apple Tree

Some time ago I promised my Stamp Club ladies a kit for their Thoughtful Branches bundle, and came up with a Trio of Cards – one stamp set three ways. here’s the apple tree….

Thoughtful Branches

a Valentine’s……

Thoughtful Branches - Autumn

and an autumn tree…..



Avant Garden Z Fold Pop Up Card

by cathy on February 22, 2017

Avant Garden Z Fold Card

After such a long break of not keeping my blog updated, I am going to try and do my best to post more regularly. A busy life working full time doesn’t leave me with much spare time to play. My monthly Stamp Club is still running, and I am so very appreciative of the lovely ladies who have supported me over the years by coming along once a month and putting up with my disorganised state! Needless to say, we still have a great time and make some lovely cards and projects. Proof is the Z Fold card pictured here! You’ll probably spot a few retired stamps and punches – it actually took me 3 evenings to put this together, as I visioned the brick work and a picket fence, but a lot of stamps just didn’t work with the size of the bricks! So the positives of being a hoarder – one can usually find something that’s retired that will fit the bill! I just love the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and matching framelits! I have also used the flowers from Avant Garden (current Sale-a-Bration freebie!) and lightly water coloured them with inks. Love the way it finally came together and look out – I plan to make more!


Retiring Products

by cathy on May 18, 2016

Retring Products

The Retirement List is here – which means there is a new Annual catalogue just around the corner!

Download a pdf of retiring products or visit my on-line store to see the retiring products in pictures.

Don’t delay – order today! Product is only available while stocks last – some items are also discounted!


Occasions Catalogue Launch

by cathy on January 24, 2016

20151001_OCC16Cover_ENG-SP 2016 Occasions Catalogue Launch

Sunday 31st January 2016, 1.30 pm at my place in Mira Mar.

Come along and see new product & samples , Make & Take with all new product, have a   cuppa & cake and a chat.

Bookings essential, closing Friday 29th March.

Please contact me for bookings or more information.


Hostess Code Club

by cathy on January 24, 2016

HOSTESS CODE CLUB – Australian residents only - January 2016 Hostess Code is VUMCD9AA

Earn free items simply by placing an order and entering the monthly Hostess Code!

Check out my new Hostess Code Club by clicking here!



by cathy on January 24, 2016

Sale-a-Bration is here!

From now until 31st March earn free product when you Shop, Host or Join!





SAB join

Join Stampin’ Up! before 31st March 2016 and earn $60 more in free product, plus free Sale-a-Bration items and free postage on your Starter Kit!

Contact me today to book a party, place an order (check out my Ordering & Hostess Code Club page) or to join!


Butterfly Basics Card

by cathy on February 17, 2015

Butterfly Basics Card

Love this stamp set and framelits combo too! Although the colours don’t show up that well in the photo and do the card justice, the background is stamped in Soft Suede onto Very Vanilla card, and the edges sponged in Soft Suede. The script (from By the Tide – it’s the only current script stamp I have at the moment!), flower, strip and greeting were all stamped in Chocolate Chip, this was then layered onto Choc Chip card. The butterfly is also cut from Choc Chip card using the new Butterflies Thinlits dies from the Occasions Catalogue, and attached with small pieces of a Stampin’ Dimensional. Pretty card!


Valentine’s Owl Card

by cathy on February 14, 2015

Love You Valentine Card

How cute is this! Seeing as it would be Valentines Day (today), well, we just had to make a Valentines card! This is made using the Irresistibly Yours Specialty DSP in the Sale-a-Brations Brochure, which you can choose for free if you place an order of $90 or more before shipping. The designs are gorgeous! I’ve made a mask using the 2 1/2″ circle punch from vellum and sponged over the surface of the card with Island Indigo and Night of Navy ink. Remove the mask and you have a crisp white moon! The owls are punched from Night of Navy cardstock using the Owl Builder punch, and the braches are from the Bird Builder punch. Love this DSP!


Little Bows Birthday Card

by cathy on February 14, 2015

Punched Bows Happy Birthday Card

Just to prove we did create something at Stamp Club last night, and didn’t spend the night chatting (it’s been a long time between Stamp Clubs!) - here are the cards we made! This one is made with the new Bow Builder Punch in the Occasions Catalogue on page 12. It’s such a quick and easy card! The DSP is from the Moonlight DSP Stack on page 185 of the 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue, and I chose the sheets which coordinate with Blackberry Bliss cardstock. The measurements for the card are – half and A4 sheet of Blackberry Bliss folded in half for the base card, 10 x 14.2cm Whisper White for the front of the card, 8 x 9.5cm Black berry Bliss and 7.5 x 9cm Whisper White for the front panel. We stamped Happy Birthday from Itty Bitty Banners in Blackberry Bliss ink (pg 79 AC) onto Whisper White card scrap and cut it out with matching framelit from Bitty Banners (pg  230 AC) and adhered it to the front of the card – better to do this than to stamp directly onto the card in case it doesn’t stamp neatly! Super easy!


I’m Back & Stamp Club is Back for 2015!

by cathy on February 14, 2015

Oh dear, I didn’t realise it has been 6 months since I last posted anything on this blog of mine! How slack of me! Although I am still a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, and still squeezing in my monthly Stamp Club, life has been keeping me pretty busy with my employment. I don’t know where time has been going, every month I have good intentions of posting something, or emailing a newsletter, but before I get around to it that month has gone and we’re into the next one! Oh well, I guess that’s life and the joys of working full time! Anyway, my Stamp Club resumed for 2015 last night. We had a break over January, as everyone seems to be in holiday mode after the Christmas festivities so we tend to skip the first month of the year. Welcome back to my stamp club ladies, old and new members, and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for your support over the years – I think we are into our 6th year! If you live in Albany WA (or surrounding district) and would like to get creative with a bunch of fun, crafty ladies, please contact me for information. And to prove we did make something last night – here are some posts with photos……