Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Happy Birthday Mr 1

Here's a quick card I made recently for a gorgeous little one year old. All the materials to make this are from the 'Hoppy Memories' Simply Scrappin Kit. Don't you love projects that have no mess! :)


(oh, the background is done in Versamark with the small star stamp from the Nursery Necessities not quite 'no mess')

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Last Glimpse of Christmas...

Here's the last pics of Christmas 2009 you'll see for a while...
The top pic is the last minute mass production of cards for our family and friends. With the Snowswirled stamp set, the crimper and some DS paper, it was a fairly quick process.

The bottom 2 photos are of some beautiful handmade cards I received from friends, family and customers. I know how much time goes into making cards and it's always lovely to receive others' creations. Thanks!

Anna :)

Monday, 28 December 2009

Cute Pouches

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are now back to relaxing mode (and maybe sneaking in a creative session or two!) :)

Here's a couple of cute little pouches made with 6x6 double sided paper. So easy, and great to pop little gifts in, or for table place settings.

Anna :)

Friday, 25 December 2009

Merry Christmas to you and yours

Here's a cute little deco for your tree. May the true love, joy and peace of Christmas be present in your homes and lives now and in the year to come.
Anna :)

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Baby Girl

One stamp set, one colour scheme, 4 different cards (and lots of babies to give them to!)

Project Recipe:
Stamp Set: Nursery Necessities
Cardstock: Barely Banana, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Whisper White
Ink: Barely Banana, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum
Other: Crimper, Scallop Edge Punch, Soft Subtles brads, crystal Effects, dimensionals

Happy creating!
Anna :)

Monday, 21 December 2009

More Bling!!

Here are some more very simple cards with bling for you! Go the sweet sticky cuts and glitter!! :)


Friday, 18 December 2009

Glitter Galore

These are not Christmas cards, but I think we are ready for a change for a bit.
Here's a few cards using the Sweet Sticky Cuts with Stampin' Up! glitter.

Project Recipe:
Cardstock/paper: Simply Scrappin Petal Party
Other: Sweet Sticky Cuts, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Chit Chat rubons (Summer Mini)

Happy creating!
Anna :)

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Candles with Bling

Here's the last of the Christmas candles...a purple poinsettia for a 'nontraditional' slant on a Christmas stamp.

Project Recipe:
Stamp Set: Christ is Born
Ink: Perfect Plum
Other: Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads, White grosgrain Ribbon, wax paper, tissue paper, candles, heat tool

We'll have a different project next more candles for a while :)

Anna :)

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Snowflake Candles

Here's some more candles using the Snow Swirled stamp set - you are only limited to your imagination!

Project Recipe:
Stamp Set: Snow Swirled
Ink: Real Red
Other: Real Red grosgrain ribbon, Clear Rhinestone Brad, tissue paper, wax paper, candle, heat tool.

Happy creating!
Anna :)

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Poinsettia Candles

Here's a couple of quick Christmas gift ideas - decorated candles!
I'll have a few posts over the next few days with some other candle ideas until you get sick of them :)

Project recipe:
Stamp Set: Christ is Born
Ink : Real Red, Old Olive
Other: gold brads, wax paper, tissue paper, heat tool

Have fun!
Anna :)

Monday, 14 December 2009

Stampin' Up! Inventory Clearance Sale

Check this out HERE on the Stampin' Up! website. A massive clearance sale which is current from now until 24th January next year.

Some of these items are up to 50% off!

115918 26 Happy Christmas Mate stamp set $37.95 $28.46
115934 30 Occasionally stamp set $69.95 $34.98
115944 40 VoilĂ  a la Carte stamp set $29.95 $22.46
116432 40 VoilĂ  stamp set $45.95 $34.46
116368 56 Great Grads stamp set $45.95 $22.98
115916 62 Family Favourites stamp set $33.95 $25.46
116380 64 Life’s a Breeze stamp set $56.95 $42.71
115924 68 Just Netball stamp set $24.95 $18.71
115926 68 Just Rugby stamp set $24.95 $18.71
115922 68 Just Cricket stamp set $24.95 $18.71
116442 68 Just Riding stamp set $24.95 $18.71
116418 92 Sprinkles stamp set $24.95 $18.71
116420 96 Stem Sayings stamp set $39.95 $19.98
111255 97 Daisy Dash jumbo wheel $15.95 $11.96
116408 100 Seeing Spots stamp set $29.95 $22.46
115920 106 It’s Maori, Mate stamp set $45.95 $22.98
116434 107 Wanted stamp set $43.95 $32.96
116346 107 Boho Backgrounds stamp set $29.95 $22.46
116436 114 Warm Words stamp set $39.95 $29.96
115946 115 Wonderful Favourites stamp set $39.95 $29.96
116382 120 A Little Birthday Cheer stamp set$26.95 $20.21
116344 121 Big Deal Alphabet stamp set $77.95 $38.98
116376 121 Jumbo Outline Alphabet stamp set$77.95 $38.98
116440 122 Wild West Alphabet stamp set $77.95 $38.98
115928 123 Life Definitions stamp set $90.95 $68.21
113976 132 Pink Flamingo DS paper $16.95 $12.71
111376 144 Blooms die cuts $16.50 $12.38
111343 145 Chunky Sprinkles Stampin’ Glitter$31.95 $23.96
111325 149 Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware®$57.95 $43.46
111846 150 Rose Red 1" (2.5 cm) Double-Stitched grosgrain ribbon
$19.95 $14.96
111849 150 Chocolate Chip 1" (2.5 cm) Double-Stitched grosgrain ribbon
$19.95 $14.96

Just email if you would like to place an order,
Anna :)

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Christmas Party Favour

With a quarter of a sheet of Designer Series Paper, and a bit of ribbon, you can make this cute little Party Favour, or bon bon (without the 'pop').

See the instructions for this project HERE. This was created by the amazing Andrea Walford. Check out the rest of her website while you are there.

Note: the DS Paper used in this project was from the Spring Mini which is now retired, but any DS Paper would look great used in this way.

Happy crafting!
Anna :)

p.s. excuse the blurry photo! the instructions are much clearer! :) just squint a little....

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Christmas Goodie Bags

Here's a little idea for Christmas goodies...adjust the bag size and you can fit almost anything in it!!

Project Recipe
Stamp Set: Snow Swirled
Ink: Chocolate Chip, White Stazon
Cardstock: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, DS Paper
Other: 1 3/8" Circle punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Corner Punch, Small Flat Cellophane Bags.

Contents not sold by Stampin' Up! :)

Happy Countdown to Christmas...
Anna :)

Tuesday, 1 December 2009


It's here! The fresh new Summer Mini Catalogue jam-packed with new goodies to tempt your crafty fingers.

Click on the link to the right, or go to to look through the 24 pages of new products.

Here's a few 'bites' to entice butterfly punch and matching stamp set, new ribbons, crochet flowers, sweet treat cups (what's that!??! you ask)....Check it out! :)

This catalogue is current from today, December 1st - March 31st 2010.

Have fun drooling over it!
Anna :)

Monday, 30 November 2009

Star Light Star Bright

Here is another project I did with my Christmas classes recently...easy peasy! All you need is the star template, some Designer Series Paper (this is the almost retired Ski Slope DS Paper), and a bone folder. I have attached some twine for hanging, but this is optional.

If you would like the template for these stars, just email me.

December tomorrow, and the unveiling of the NEW MINI...keep posted!! :)

Happy crafting,
Anna :)

Friday, 27 November 2009

Farewell Spring Mini

Just a quick reminder that there are only 3 days left to order from the current Spring Mini Catalogue.

For a looksie, click on the Spring Mini Catalogue image to the right.

I am placing an order on Monday 30th November for last-minute Spring Mini items, so if you wish to take advantage of the last days, let me know by Sunday 29th. Thanks!

From December 1st, the new Summer Mini Catalogue will be current, so keep an eye out for that.

If you would like a copy of this in your mailbox, just email me.

Anna :)

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Gift Card Holder

Here's an idea for that person who has everything - a gift card holder. A card and gift in one! Decorate it as you wish, write a sentiment in the middle and your gift is done! (besides the giving bit :) )

If you would like a template for this, or the materials to make it, send me an email.

Stamp Set: Snow Swirled
Cardstock : Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black
Other: Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Red Gingham Ribbon, sponge daubers

Happy Crafting!
Anna :)

Monday, 23 November 2009

Another Box-in-a-Bag

Here's another version of the Box-in-a-Bag. I love them - they only use 1/2 a sheet of Designer Series paper, and about 1/2 a sheet of A4 cardstock and are so quick to make.

Try one for yourself. Click here for a step by step tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers.

If you want to make some Christmas bags using this Ski Slope paper, get in quick as you have only 7 DAYS left to order before the Spring Mini is no longer.

Happy crafting!
Anna :)

Friday, 20 November 2009

One Sheet Goody Box

Here's a version of a great little favour box I did recently at a couple of my workshops. It takes a bit of scoring and folding, but apart from that is quite a simple box.

Click here to check out Kerin's treat bag from where I got my inspiration. Check out her blog while you are there - one very creative lady!! :)

Stamp set: Christ is Born, Oval All
Card: Whisper White, Old Olive
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive
Other: Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Crop-a-Dile, Real Red Ribbon

Happy creating!
Anna :)

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Christmas Punch Decorations

Here's a nifty idea for some cute little Christmas decorations. Simple enough that even your children could help make some themselves.

All you need is:
Scallop circle punch, DS paper (double sided), thin cord/twine, beads.

I am not sure where I got this inspiration so cannot give that person the credit. If that's you let me know! :)

Another version of this would be using the Scallop Oval Punch...also very nice.

Happy creating!
Anna :)

Monday, 16 November 2009

Christmas-y Box in a Bag

These 'Box-in-a-Bag' creations were pretty popular a while back. They are great for quick personal gift packaging.

Here's one using the groovy Ski Slope Designer Series paper from the Spring Mini (which, by the way, has only 2 weeks left of existence!)

If you would like to try one of these for yourself, click here.

Happy Christmas Creating!
Anna :)

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

We're on a roll! Another Christmas card..and a punched one at that.

Project Recipe:
Stamp Set: Occasional Greetings
Ink: Basic Black
Card: Kraft, Old Olive, Real Red
Other: Real Red grosgrain ribbon, Crystal Effects, Small star Punch, Crop-A-Dile (largest circle punch)

Happy creating!
Anna :)

Monday, 9 November 2009

Christ is Born Christmas Card

Thought I better put some Christmas card examples up here...the month of November is already accelerating at a great rate!

Note: the Crystal Effects will change the colour of your inked image slightly as you can see on this card. If you don't want this to occur, use clear Embossing Powder instead.

Project Recipe:
Stamp Set: Christ is Born
Card: Glossy White, Whisper White, Real Red
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Real Red
Other: Real Red grosgrain ribbon, Crystal Effects, 1/2" Circle Punch

Happy Christmas creating!
Anna :)

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Lovely Tree

It's the ever versatile Lovely as a Tree stamp set again! This is a great set.

Only just over 3 weeks left of the Spring Mini Catalogue so if you like any of the contents, I suggest you get them before they are gone!

Project Recipe:
Stamp Set: Lovely as a Tree, Sanded background stamp
Card: Glossy White, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Ink: Chocolate Chip marker, Old Olive Marker
Other: Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, Old Olive brad, Photo Corner Punch

Happy Crafting!
Anna :)

Sunday, 1 November 2009

FREE Scallop Square Punch with $85 shop

Buy a gift...receive a gift!

Spend $85 from the above Gift Giving Guide and receive a FREE Scallop Square Punch.

Click on here to download the flyer yourself for printing.

This promotion runs from November 1st - December 14th. So print out a copy and go shopping!

Anna :)

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Circle Circus Birthday Card

This stamp set doesn't see the light of day enough. It's so versatile for male and female cards, and embossing it in gold allows for an 'oriental' look.

Project Recipe:

Stamp Set: Circle Circus, Birthday Wish (Spring Mini)

Cardstock: Whisper White, Pacific Point

Inks: Basic Black, Pacific Point

Other: Black brads, Crimper

Happy creating!

Anna :)

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Baby Baby

Here's a baby card I made recently for a swap. Obviously it's for a 'pink' baby, but can easily be changed for any other colour.

This uses mainly punches with a few accessories. Have I mentioned how much I like playing with punches?!? :)

Project Recipe:
Stamp: Best Yet
Card: Glossy White, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette DS Paper
Ink: Sahara Sand
Other: Whisper White grosgrain ribbon, soft subtles brads, Eyelet Border Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8” Circle Punch, ½ “ Circle Punch

For more information or to order the materials needed for this project, just phone or email.

Happy crafting!!
Anna :)

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Snow Swirled

Here's another Christmas card idea. Quite easy to mass-produce as there is no cutting or layering. I have crimped the A5 card before folding it in half. Using the Snow Swirled set, I versamarked the background, and used the new White Stazon for the tree and sentiment. The embellishments are the thin white grosgrain ribbon & as many silver brads as you wish. The clear rhinestone brads would also look nice on this card.

Project Recipe:
Stamp Set: Snow Swirled
Ink: Versamark, White Stazon
Cardstock: Night of Navy
Other: Crimper, White grosgrain ribbon, silver brads

Happy crafting!
Anna :)

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Petal Party Off the Page....

We all know the Simply Scrappin' kits from Stampin' Up! can be used for obviously scrapping, and card making, but also consider their other uses. Here I have made a bundle of very quick Post-It-Note-Holders, using the textured cardstock, and the die-cut stickers from the Petal Party Simply Scrappin' kit. They went like hot cakes at a recent craft fair I had a stall at. Couldn't keep up the demand!

For any Simply Scrappin' kit orders (consider the 'I WISH' kit for your Christmas card, scrapping and decorating needs) simply email or phone me.

Happy crafting!
Anna :)

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Prepare Yourself for Christmas - It's Coming!!

The year is whizzing by and we are now looking at only a couple of months until Christmas swings by again! :)

If you would like to make your own cards for that special personal touch for your friends, let me give you a quick catalogue tour to help you in the right direction. Starting now will allow you to enjoy the process instead of feeling the pressure of rushing.

1. STAMPS: In the 09/10 Idea Book & Catalogue (click on the picture in the right hand column), look at pages 26-33 for some great Christmas stamps. Look also in the MINI catalogue on pages 18,19 & 21 for even more stamp set options.

2. CARDSTOCK & PAPER: Stampin' Up!'s cardstock beautifully match each other and whatever embellishments you may choose. Perhaps choose some Designer Series papers, and match your cardstock from that. For example, page 134 of the Main Catalogue has 'Holiday Treasures' Designer Series (DS) paper. This contains the colours Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Ruby Red and Old Olive. OR in the Spring Mini, page 20, the 'Ski Slope' Paper is also beautiful for Christmas cards and projects. Take those colours (Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Real Red & Old Olive) and start coordinating with your cardstock and ink and accessory colours.

3. INK & ACCESSORIES: Find all your inks (and cardstock) on pages 127-130 of the Main Catalogue. Ribbons are on pages 150-151. Try also the wide striped ribbon in the Mini Catalogue (page 21).

Extra bling? Brads (page 148-149 IB&C), Pretties Kit (page 149), Buttons (page 151), Star & Label Punches (pages 152-153), Eyelet Border & Scallop Edge Border Punches (page 153) or the Scallop Oval Punch (Mini p7)

If you don't know where to start or just want a quick 'all-in-one' kit, try the Stampin' Up! 'I WISH' Scrapbooking Kit (page 137) for only $36.95. This is a great tool for Christmas cards as well!

So make your list, give me a call/email, and you'll be well on your way to be feeling organised this Christmas.

Also check out this post on Angela Sargeant's blog about how to make your Christmas cards FASTER! :)

Til next time,

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness Starter Kit Promotion

Dates: 7 October-31 December 2009

For over 20 years, Stampin' Up! has helped women make a difference in the lives of others by simply doing what they love to do--sharing creativity.

Now you too can become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and make a difference! For every person who joins the Stampin' Up! family between 7 October and 31 December 2009, we will donate $5 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (AU) or The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.

Plus, until 31 December 2009, we'll give you a FREE pack of Raspberry Tart Designer Series paper and a Pretty in Pink Classic Stampin' Pad to help you get started!

Contact me today to learn how you can create a rewarding crafting business.

Anna :)

Thursday, 1 October 2009

World Card Making Day/Month!

Here's an excuse to make cards all month long!

World Card Making Day is 3rd October, but Stampin' Up! is celebrating all month long! From 1st-31st October, when you purchase Rock Star or Flower Power Simply Sent Card Elements, you'll get 20 percent off the coordinating stamp set!

Buy a Simply Sent Card Elements kit:

112028 p140 Flower Power Card Elements $30.95

112021 p141 Rock Star Card Elements $30.95

Get one of the following stamp sets at 20 percent off:

116779 p140 Wow Flowers stamp set RRP $24.95 NOW $19.96

116777 p141 Starring You stamp set RRP $24.95 NOW $19.96

This offer runs for the whole month of October. What a great idea for Christmas gift shopping!

Click HERE to find out more details on the Stampin' Up Website.

Happy creating!
Anna :)