Tuesday, 30 October 2012

500th Post!! Blog Candy Time!!

I promised I'd be back with something to celebrate my 500th blog post.

Yay me! :)

As I wouldn't be keeping this going if no one is checking it out (and I know you do!!  I see the ticker ticking over!  17000 hits and counting! )

But, if you want to be in the chance to win some 'Blog Candy'  aka Stampin' Up! goodies, you'll have to not just LOOK, but stop and say Hello!  (or at least leave a comment  :)  )

(Is open to all Aussie residents who aren't Stampin' Up! demonstrators, thanks :) )

This will be random drawn on Friday morning (Queensland time), so get those fingers tapping and leave a little note.

Anna :)

Sunday, 28 October 2012

A Stack of Christmas Cards

Hi everyone!
Thought I'd pop in and post the cards we made yesterday for our Christmas 'Stamp-a-stack' class.
(this just means you make a heap of cards in one sitting! :) )
Some of the girls chose the 6 card option and I also had a 12 card option as well.
Enough blabbing, you want to see the pictures!!
(inspired by Shelli )

·        Whisper White Cardstock:  ½ x A4 lengthwise; Scrap for stamping
·        Cherry Cobbler Cardstock:  9cm x 9cm
·        Big Shot
·        Holiday Frame Embossing Folder
·        Delicate Doilies Die (largest doily)
·        Stamp Sets:  Snowflake Soiree, Greetings of the Season
·        Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
·        Punch:  Large oval or Decorative Label
·        Other: Rhinestones

·        Soft Suede Cardstock: A5, 10.5cm x 3cm, scrap (for punching)
·        Cherry Cobbler Cardstock: 13cm x 9cm
·        Whisper White Cardstock 10.5cm x 3cm
·        Whisper White Twine
·        Stamp Sets:  Snowflake Soiree, Come to Bethlehem (sentiment)
·        Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
·        Punches :  Scallop Edge Border Punch (or similar), Merry Minis Punch Pack
·        Other: Rhinestones

·        Whisper White Cardstock :  A5; 13cm x 9cm; scrap for stamping
·        Festival Prints DS Paper:  3 strips of 2cm x 11.5cm assorted
·        Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine: 25cm
·        Stamp Set:  Perfect Punches (#121560)
·        Inks:  Cherry Cobbler & Lucky Limeade
·        Punches: 1 3/8” Circle,  1 ¾” Scallop Circle, Square punch (for paper ends)
So there you have our 3 different designs used for our class...and with only 8 (!!!!) weeks to go til Christmas (this Tuesday!), at least I have a head start...sort of! :)
Be sure to check back, as my next post is my 500th post, and I'm feeling a bit of a sweet tooth a 'comin!!!
Anna :)

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Punch Art Male Swaps

Hey there!
Sorry for the quiet start to the week!
Have been trying to tidy the 'aftermath' of the last month of big events, to start on the next ones!
Here's a pile of punch art cards I made for a team 'Male Swap' this month.
I used an idea from Pinterest for this card...not sure who to credit it though.
Keeping it simple is the best way for a mass production of anything!
(see the little dimples in the golf ball! :) )
Project Recipe:
Stamps: Best Dad Ever
Card: Whisper White, Early Espresso
DS Paper: In Colour Paper Stack
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: Stripes Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Oval Punch, Petite Pennants Punch, Owl Punch, ½” Circle Punch
Am working on some Christmas-sy projects at the moment so will have some pics to show you at some point!
Til next time,
Thanks for looking!
Anna :)

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Brisbane Heartfelt Event coming soon - and you're invited!

You like some crafty fun?

Come join us for a whole day event in Brisbane in November - bring your friends!

Check out some details below - if you have any questions, just let me know :)
Heartfelt Stampin' Events 2012

We hope that Stampin' Up!'s Heartfelt Stampin' event will be an exciting day out for you! This year, our 'Heartfelt' theme celebrates the introduction of the holiday catalogue, so be prepared for lots of exciting, Christmas-focused things to see and do. Our new-style event will offer ideas and inspiration, product and technique tips and a chance to have fun with your friends. Be prepared to enjoy a range of activities and a selection of presentations-to attend at your leisure!

Most activities will run concurrently, so you can choose where and when to spend your time. Activities include Product Playground, Make & Takes, project displays, demonstrations and more! In addition, we will offer four inspirational crafting presentations by some of our most talented demonstrator (and staff) presenters. See one of them or all of them-you choose!


Product Playground
Experience hands-on learning and a chance to see and try Stampin' Up! products-including some of our latest releases. Have a go at various techniques and see project displays created by our talented demonstrators.

Make & Takes (Clockworks Stamp Set)
Registration includes a Make & Take kit and the Clockworks Stamp Set (valued at $41.95 wood-mount / $33.95 clear-mount) from the new annual catalogue. The kit includes materials for four cute projects and tips on how to make them. All supplies will be provided by Stampin' Up! Spend as much or as little time as you want to create your Make & Takes-whenever you like!

Inspiration Boards
Our Share Boards will provide an opportunity for you to show off your creativity! Add your own project to the boards and gain inspiration and ideas from all of the share projects. Presentation projects and a variety of other projects will also be on display, so be sure to bring your camera!

Be wowed by a variety of creative presentations throughout the day.

Heartfelt Cards
Packaging and Wrapping Ideas
Handmade Gifts

The $120 fee provides you with access to all activities and presentations at the event, lunch, the Make & Take kit and Stampin' Up! products (including the Clockworks Stamp Set and more)!

For further information, contact me by phone or email.

We look forward to seeing you at our Heartfelt Stampin' event!


Friday, 19 October 2012

Get Your Ribbons While They're Free!!!

Don't forget the great promotion for THIS MONTH ONLY!!
if you spend $60* or more,
you will be able to choose
a roll of the new In Colour Stitched ribbon.
For EVERY $60* you spend = 1 roll of ribbon!!
Spend $300* and collect all 5 colours!!
(or 5 of your colour choice!)

(*before Postage & Handling )
Start thinking about your Christmas shopping -
so many great gift ideas
in the new catalogues!
Contact me to place your order
and collect some ribbons!!
Anna :)

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Craft Show & 'Shout Out' pics

Here's a picture of most of my stall at the 3 Day Craft Fair earlier this month...there's that gorgeous lamp again!! :)
I met some fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators who had a card stall at the same event - this little number was created by Mandy.
Hi Mandy and Kim and Lesley!!
Thanks for stopping by!  Hope it's been a great week so far for you :)
Anna :)

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

A Little Perfectly Preserved

Hi there!
It's been a busy month with 4 different 'big' craft events come and gone....feeling a little weary, but eager to have a play with some new stuff I haven't had the time to touch yet!!
Here's a bundle of 'Thank You' mini cards I made for all the September/October orders.
Love this new stamp set (Perfectly Preserved)  AND
the new Ink Pads - they are really a breeze to use and create lovely crisp images.
Thanks for popping in!
Anna :)

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Guest Blogger: More of Chris' Creations

Here are some more beauties to share with you....
Chris made these and many more to sell on our stall at a recent Craft Fair.
Chris really needs a blog of her own, don't you think!? :)

Hope you've enjoyed the 'show and tell' time,
Anna :)

Monday, 15 October 2012

Guest Blogger: Chris' Christmas Creations

Just wanted to share some of Chris' beautiful Christmas card creations
with you today and tomorrow - enjoy! :)

Spot a new stamp set?
New Tulle?
New Champagne Glimmer Paper? :)

Come back tomorrow and I'll show off some more goodies :)
Anna :)

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Joyful Glimmer Framed Snowflakes

Here are a few Framed Art pieces I created for my recent Craft Fair.
I've used some of our lovely new Christmassy patterned papers,
Glimmer Paper (in Silver, Red & Champagne)
& the new Snow Flurry Die (!!)
This snowflake was topped with a Vintage Faceted Designer Button and White Bakers Twine.
And this was topped with a Brushed Bronze Designer Button (Holiday Catalogue p32)
What do you think?
Christmassy enough?
Which is your favourite Glimmer paper?
Thanks for popping in!
Anna :)

Thursday, 11 October 2012

It's time to be a'thinkin' about Christmas!!

With less than 3 months to Christmas Day, it’s the best time to get organised now, with your gift giving.


Whether you plan to make, create, cook, sew or purchase your gifts, STAMPIN’ UP! Is your ONE-STOP SHOP!!

Are you a sew-er?  Check out our large range of FABRICS pp 170-171


Are you or your giftee scrappers?  Check out our Simply Scrapping Kits pp167 & 168, & p9 & p21 in the Holiday Catalogue

Do you or your special people bake? What about the new Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps? p 161, packaged in the Kraft Gift Boxes (p161) or the Season of the Sweet Designer Kit (p15 HC)


Are you a card maker or paper crafter – well…where do I start?!??!

Check out the Holiday Catalogue and the Annual Catalogue from front to back! J


And for the kiddies to the grandies, or vice versa, make a personalised ‘Stampin’ Sound Card’ to send your own personal message.


Any questions at all…

Or to arrange a GIFT CERTIFICATE to any value,

Just phone or email me J


Til next time,

Happy creating!

Anna :)

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Flashback: Tealight Candle Holders

These are some pics I've taken some time ago of my Tealight Candle Holders.
Thought I'd repost them for my new followers...
Hi to you all!! :)
I whipped up a boxful of these little shiny beauties for the recent Craft Fair...they always go like hotcakes!!
I had one lonely one left after the event - at one point, someone arrived wanting 8 (!!) for a party coming up.
If you want instructions how to make these, let me know :)

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Modern Whiteboard Frames

Here's a bit of a twist on the ol' whiteboard in the kitchen...
Try using the whiteboard marker on glass!
(just wipes off!)

Who would've thought :)

Here are a couple of my framed 'Whiteboards' I made for my Craft Fair stall...

Maybe a good gift idea for that person who 'has everything'??!? :)
Thanks for popping in!
Anna :)