Sunday, 30 June 2013

Down to the Wire...

It's the very last 24 hours of the current catalogues. Both of these are about to be retired.. which means that lots of very popular items are on their way out too.  Please note that ALL the Christmas sets in the current annual catalogue are being retired... so if there was any sets that you loved you will need to grab them by close of business on the 1st July.

But Im never too sad to say goodbye to our discontinuing product.. because when one door closes, another door opens.... and thats exactly what happens with the release of our Brand new Catalogue that is being released on the 2nd July 2013!  Cant wait for you to all have one to hold in your hands. There are several ways to get them... you can buy one for $5 (or $10 if you need to have it mailed to you), you can host a party with your friends and you will receive one (as well as play with new stuff!) or you can come to our brand new catalogue launch this coming Friday night July 5th.  (Only a couple of spots left now though)

For more details of the launch click HERE, or you can click HERE to email me to order a catty or book a party.

Thought I might show you another sneak peek from the new catalogue.. this is another "Mosaic Madness" card - both the stamps and matching embossing folder. And I used our new 2013-15 Incolor range so you can see how these colours work together. Pretty well dont you think?  They remind me of gelato actually. ;-)

Well Im off to a scrapbooking workshop tomorrow to teach a lovely new group of ladies the "Chalkboard" technique.  I am pretty sure they will love it.  I'll have to show you what we made sometime soon.

Enjoy today's card.

Friday, 28 June 2013

Another Sneak Peek... Mosaic Madness and the New 2013-15 In Color range

So.. here is another little card project using brand new products about to be released NEXT WEEK.  I've used the "Mosaic Madness" stamp set to create the petals of the flower, (with the matching Embossing Folder used for the background) and each petal is done in one of the new In Color range so that you can see how they all look together. Those colours remind me of gelato.. what do you think??  I also used one of the new In-color "Boutique Details" embellishments as my flower centre.  The sentiment is from the new "Hello, Lovely" stamp set, which of course matches the Decorative Label punch.

This was a quick and easy card to put together.... gotta love that :-)

Dont forget that we only have 3 days left to get the retiring products from this year's catalogues.. both the Autumn catalogue as well as the 2012-13 annual catalogue are ending!!!1 Check out the list HERE or go to my Online Store to view it and order directly from there... many items are discounted, so don't miss out.  The brand new 2013-14 catalogue will be available from the 2nd July 2013... as well as all the products within! To order yourself a catalogue just contact me by clicking HERE.

And lastly, I do still have a couple of Catalogue Launch spots left. You will receive a new catalogue when you attend (earlier if I can get it to you) as well as make 3 projects on the night. Supper and prizes are included on the night as well, not to mention some special deals for attendees. The launch will be held at 7.30pm Friday 5th July, at Narara on the Central Coast. For more details please contact me...... it should be a great night!

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Christmas Stamp-A-Stack Card No. 2 - Evergreen

And here is the second card we are making this week. I've combined Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Vanilla and GOLD to put it together. And the lovely "Evergreen" stamp set.

Come along this week and join us for this month's Stamp-A-Stamp.  You'll make 6 cards (3 each of two different designs) for a cost of $20. All materials and refreshments provided.

We still have spots left!

Tuesday 25th June @ 7.30pm


Wednesday 26th June @ 11am

EMAIL me to reserve your spot :-)

Enjoy the card... here's a close up, so you can see the gold:

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Christmas Stamp-A-Stack next week - still spots left

I thought you might like to see one of the 2 card designs we are making next week at my first Christmas Stamp-A-Stack of the year. I am so glad the "Ornament Keepsakes" stamp set is currently still available for us to use and to purchase! Love it.. and all the awesome things you can make with it.

Right now, the day Stamp-A-Stack is almost full, but there are still a few spots left at the night one. To book into either, just email me :-)  Here are the details:

Tuesday 25th June @ 7.30pm


Wednesday 26th June @ 11am

Cost for either class is $20.

You will go home with 6 lovely Christmas cards that you made yourself (3 each of 2 different designs).  All materials and refreshments are provided. I run cardmaking and papercraft classes on the Central Coast, and I would love to see you at a class soon!

CONTACT ME today to reserve your spot (numbers are limited)

Monday, 17 June 2013

Another New Catalogue Sneak Peek :-) - Wildflower Meadow

So here today is another card made with a stamp set that is about to be released on July 2nd 2013 in our Brand New 2013 - 2014 Catalogue.  I have already made a few cards with this set, including a cute card that I am considering using at my New Catalogue Launch (for details of the launch click HERE - right now there are still places left).

But I have a different card to show you today.  The stamp set is "Wildflower Meadow" and I also used the matching Embossing folder on this one.  I love it when stamps match other stuff - like DSP, or punches, or embossing folders. These ones work so well together, and almost make it look a little 3D :-)  This is a very simple little card, but just using the markers and the embossing folder make it pretty cute.  I stamped it on Vellum, to give it a softer feel.

Hope you enjoy the card.. oh and don't forget our retiring list is still going strong. To see it just click HERE.. there is bound to be something you like... and many items are marked down by 25% - 50%.  Email me your order.. or to have it sent directly to you, you can use our new Online Ordering system. Click HERE for my online store.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Scrapbooking with Hexagons

I have to say that Hexagons are a bit "in" at the moment. They keep popping up.. in home decor, interior design, and of course paper craft as well. We have a number of products that have jumped on the Hexagon bandwagon... the Hexagon Embossing folder, and the "This and That Epic Day" range are good examples. And there are more hexagons coming up in our new catalogue due out next month. Today whilst browsing on Pinterest (as you do) I came across a gorgeous scrapbook page that uses hexagons as a background... and so i grabbed my new favourite This and That Epic Day papers and did my own take on it.  Click HERE to see the page that I was inspired by:

I tried to find the original post, but was unable to locate it. The creator is a wonderful artist by the name of Leah Farquharson, and if you take the time to view her awesome blog I am sure you will find inspiration of your own. Just click on her name to view the blog. 

So anyway, i hope you enjoy my take on it. It was a really simple page, but lots of fun to do. I added a bit of grunge from an upcoming set... its appropriately called "Gorgeous Grunge" and i can see lots of splodgey fun coming up with that one.  There is also the matching washi tape used on the layout.  And for anyone that is wondering yes, that is my now 10 year old daughter in the photo :-)


Saturday, 15 June 2013

This month's Stamp Club - a Masculine Card

This month's day stamp club is coming up this week, and this month's hostess has requested a Masculine project. So I am doing a great little project.. plus a Masculine card to go with it.  Thought I would show you the matching card... I think our new "This and That Epic Day" DSP works great for Masculine cards... and i combined it with "The Open Sea" stamp set for this card. I really like the result.

I do still have one space left in each of my two day stamp clubs (the evening club is full).  If you would like to get together with other papercraft enthusiasts once every 2 months then please contact me. Your only commitment is to spend a minimum of $50 in product each time (so thats every second month) and there are no other charges.  And you will get to be the hostess and receive a minimum of $50 in free product when its your turn to host. Club get togethers are held at my place, so you don't even need to clean the house! Just come along, make great projects, and enjoy!

To grab yourself a spot, email me by clicking HERE.

Enjoy today's card.

Friday, 14 June 2013

A little "Sneak Peek" from the upcoming Catalogue (and details of our Catalogue Launch)

So just a quick little card I put together on my craft table last night.  I am starting to play with some of the new stuff I got at Convention last month, and some freebies that I got from Stampin'Up. This one took less than 10 mins to throw together.. quite literally. It features our new Gingham Garden Washi Tape pack, and takes its colours from those tapes as well.  The main motif and words are from the new set called "Happy Day", and the splodges and splatters in the background are from a set called "Gorgeous Grunge".. think that one is going to get a lot of use! I punched out a couple of different shapes and accented them with a Vintage Faceted Designer button.

I've been created a couple of cards most days this week.. so I will have lots to show you over the next few weeks.  :-)

And speaking of showing you stuff... we are having a New Catalogue Launch! Here are the details:

Friday 5th July @ 7.30pm

Held at the Narara Valley Baptist Church Hall, 127 Narara Valley Drive, Narara

Cost is $20 and you will make 3 projects to take home. Supper and all materials are supplied. Prizes to be won.  Come along for a fun (and yes, noisy) night and see whats new in our awesome New Catalogue. You will need to RSVP to me as numbers are LIMITED.  You can email me by clicking HERE.  If we fill up that evening (which I expect we will) I will announce a second date.. possibly an afternoon.

(Please note that the picture you see here is not one of the projects we are making on the night)  I'm hoping to keep those a little secret til then. :-)

Monday, 10 June 2013

French Foliage and the Retirement List

A couple of customers have mentioned that they preferred "just a list" to view the Retirement List, rather than the Online Store format.  I get that... especially as it is easier to see which items have actually been marked down. So here today, by popular request, are the actual lists..(you'll need to copy and paste them into your browser)

First the Retiring Stamps List:

and the Retiring Accessories List:

These lists also include an "x" in the "Not available" column so that you can see what has sold out already.  To order your goodies before they do run out, either EMAIL ME your order, or you can order online via my Online Store. Whichever is easier for you.

Today's card shows another retiring Stamp Set - the very beautiful "French Foliage".. which I will miss, as it was useful for masculine cards as well as every other style. Very versatile.  At time of writing, it is still available.

I hope everyone is enjoying their "Queen's Birthday" long weekend, and I look forward to seeing you soon at a class or workshop. (For a class schedule, visit the right hand sidebar of my blog)

Enjoy xx

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Tomorrow is the Day.... grab yourself a bargain! I am pulling all my discontinuing Stamps, Papers, Tools and accessories off the shelves, marking them down, and letting you guys go through them over a culpa and a chat.  At this point you will just be putting your name against the ones that you want, and then when they officially retire at the beginning of July, you can come pick them up, and give me the cash.

This is also a way of giving back to my customers.... I put on Afternoon tea, you guys get some great specials, and there is no charge to attend. I will also have a "Make and Take" prepared for anyone that wants to make a little project too. It helps everyone.. you get the specials, and I get extra room on my shelves for all the great products that are coming up in July in our gorgeous Brand New Catalogue :-)

So come along tomorrow Sunday June 9th @ 1pm or 3pm (2 times so that there is plenty of room for everyone) and see what you can find. You will find me located at Narara on the Central Coast.  Please RSVP to (or click HERE) so that i can make sure that there is plenty of bikkies for everyone.  Its open to anyone who loves their Papercraft.. so tell your friends too.

See you there.


ps.. what's being retired on today's card?  Lots!  The following items on this card will be no longer available after the end of this month...

  • Elements of Style stamp set
  • Pop-up posies Designer Kit
  • Distressed Dots Background Stamp
  • First Edition DSP
  • Regal Rose Ink
To see the full Retirement List for 2013 click HERE and choose the "Retirement Products" option.  You can place orders directly on my Online Store or by EMAILING me. 

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Retirement Sell-out This Sunday!

Come along to my Retirement Party this coming Sunday 9th June! I am holding an afternoon tea and putting out all my retiring stock (ie all the stuff that is about to be discontinued when our catalogue comes to an end on the 30th June). Everything will be marked down to make way for new stock coming in July.  So if you would like to see what's on offer, come along, have a chat and a cuppa, and maybe grab yourself a bargain?!  You can even make a card if you choose to... but that is completely optional.

There will be two times available - 1pm and 3pm.

Numbers are limited for this event.. and so if you could RSVP for catering purposes I would be very grateful.  To book your spot, email me by clicking HERE.

If you find that you are unable to come along, you can always make a time to come and go through the items that are left in the next week or two.  Some items are pre-loved, some are brand new, but everything will be marked down.

And....if you bring a friend that has not been to my events before you will receive a thank you gift.

I will give you the address details when you RSVP... I am on the Central Coast. So if you are into papercrafting of any kind (card making, scrapbooking or other papery crafts) come along and get yourself a great deal. There will be stamps and stamp sets, Papers, BigShot dies (which also fit into Cuttlebugs and other die cutting machines), Ribbons, brads and various accessories.

I hope to see you there.

Linda xx

PS Yes, the aviary set is finally retiring, hence today's card to show you. If you want to see what else is on the 2013 Retirement List click HERE.

Monday, 3 June 2013

Soda Pop Tops Class Projects

This week I am holding my Soda Pop Tops class and I thought you guys might like to see what we are making. The card above uses both sizes of the Soda Pop Tops, and I have also created the main piece using the Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack. I still have a few spots left for the day class on Wednesday 5th June @ 11am, and I would love you to join us!  Papercraft Classes are held on the Central Coast, and i can give you the address details when you book in.

To book, click here to EMAIL ME.

How cute are these little projects? I've put up all three of the projects below for you. We are making 3 little things... two card projects... and a gorgeous little brooch. The cost to attend is $20, and all materials and lunch is provided.

Hope you enjoy these cute little projects and cant wait to show the guys these in class on Wednesday.