Thursday, 31 May 2018

Today is the very last day....

Hi there!

Tomorrow brings in the brand spankin' new 2018/2019 Catalogue.

Goodies from the new catalogue will be available for ordering online from 12 Noon Australian Eastern Time.

Anna :)

Monday, 28 May 2018

Make A Splash with a Whale Tail Card

You know how sometimes you can look & look at something for so long, then one day you look at it again & it jumps out with a groovy idea?!

That's how this card started.

The 'whale tail' is the 'brackets' thinlit in the Large Letters Framelits Dies.

Other Framelit sets used are:

I've also used
Colour Theory Paper Stack (retiring May 31st)
Foil Frenzy Specialty Paper (retiring May 31st)
Tree Builder Punch (retiring May 31st)

So go take a peek at your framelits....squint a bit...and see what pops out at you! :D 

Anna :)

Freebies when you order any of these Bundles

Who loves to get things earlier than expected?
Stampin' Up! have released some of their products from the upcoming Annual Catalogue *early* for your creative pleasure!
There are 3 bundles of goodies available to purchase this month PLUS the 5 new In Colours (squeal!)...

Pop over to my
online store to check out or purchase these bundles





Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Have you grabbed refills & cardstock for the outgoing colours?!

Grab your refills & cardstock for your favourite colours before the end of May.

There's been a revamp in all the other colours!

Check out the below chart for more colours to say 'hooroo' to.

All of these and more are found in my online store.

Anna ;)

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

BonVoyage Birthday Blooms

Hello there!

Today's card is ode to the very pretty 'Birthday Blooms' stamp set 
that is retiring end of the month.

This set just calls for some sort of colouring, 
whether it be watercolouring or the Stampin' Blends 
(coming back in more colours!! yippee skippy!)

I had fun though, watercolouring the large flower image &
adding some Wink of Stella to add a bit of glitz.

Who's discovered Wink of Stella yet?!   :D

Have a wonderful day :)

Monday, 21 May 2018

Go Troppo! Farewell Pop of Paradise

The groovy tropical 'Pop of Paradise' stamp set is on the retiring list.

It invites bold colours & designs.

Here are some of my cards created with this set.

See the Pop of Paradise stamp set & all other retiring items over at my online store.

Have a troppo day! ;)

Anna :)

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Home Decor - Stampin' Up! style

Good morning!!

I think I've caught a bit of a cold from one of my cherubs, so am hoping that whatever I'm typing makes sense with a fluffy brain! :/ 

Stampin' Up! products are so versatile - don't limit them to your cards & scrap pages (as much as they rock for those!)

* Put them on your wall
* Gift them
* Change it out for each season or occasion

This is a shadow box frame I've had stashed for ages (still in it's plastic wrap too)

It's a pale grey colour which matches the combo of Basic Grey/Smokey Slate I've used in the project.

What I've used:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Smokey Slate, Soft Sky, Blueberry Bushel (new!)
Ink: Basic Grey
Up& Away Thinlit Dies
Wink of Stella
Colorful Seasons Stamp Set
Pattern Party Decorative Masks
Hearts & Stars Embellishments

Hope you have a great weekend - see you on the other side :)

Off to find another cough drop....

Anna :)

Friday, 18 May 2018

Farewell Rose Garden & Rose Wonder!

Hi there!

Hope your week's been grand.
We are enjoying cooler weather in our part of the world - still gorgeous days and lovely cool nights.
The benefits of living in the sub-tropics :) 

I've been looking back through some past projects & found a few cards I made highlighting the Rose Garden thinlits dies which are retiring end of May.
You don't always need to use the coordinating stamps with dies - a lot of the time they are amazing 'stand alone' features :) 

Find these Rose Garden thinlits & the matching Rose Wonder stamp set over in my online store.

Have a great weekend! :) 


Thursday, 17 May 2018

Flashback Friday - Farewell Large Number Framelits & Number of Years Stamp set

The versatile 'Large Number Framelits' & 'Number of Years' stamp set are both on the retiring list

They are available for purchase until May 31st or while stocks last.

Here are some projects I made using these products.

Thanks for stopping by!

Anna :)

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Bundles of Love & new Inks

Who loves to get things earlier than expected?
Stampin' Up! have released some of their products from the upcoming Annual Catalogue *early* for your creative pleasure!
There are 3 bundles of goodies available to purchase this month PLUS the 5 new In Colours (squeal!)...

Pop over to my
online store to check out or purchase these bundles





Monday, 14 May 2018

Sparkly Tutti-Frutti Birthday Card

Who loves a good old party?!

The retiring foil papers are super for a card base to start a jazzy birthday card.

I've used:
Foil Frenzy Specialty Paper
Picture Perfect Party paper stack
Mini Gift Bows
Happy Birthday Thinlits Die
Tutti-Frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins
Whisper White Twine

Find all of these fun products more over at my online store.

Stay groovy!

Anna :)

Floral Birthday Card

Ok, you'll either be sick of seeing these papers or really really need some yourself 

The papers are a great mix of prints - some floral, some plain, some stripes, some geometric...bold & has it all.
And I found a couple more I made too...that'll be tomorrow's post.
Have a wonderful day! :)

Anna :)

Saturday, 12 May 2018

A Little Thank You

So, I did warn you there'd be more 'Naturally Eclectic' projects.

Here's a card I made with a more subdued print for the background, and 2 other complementary prints to accent.

There's the Mini Sequins on show & the 'Thank You' sentiment is from the 'Rose Wonder' stamp set (did I mention it was on sale?!! :) )

Find these products and more over in my online store.

Have a wonderful day! 

Anna :)

Friday, 11 May 2018

Warning - More Naturally Eclectic Projects Ahead

Hi again!

I've declared May to be 'use-up-those-pretty-papers' month, as I tend to just stash the pretty papers and not use them much at all!!

So here are a few very quick and easy cards - great for the beginner.

I've used:

Stay tuned for more....

Anna :)

Thursday, 10 May 2018

3 Weeks Left of May - Retiring Stock on Last Chance List - some discounted

Hi there!
You'll be aware that May is the last month of the Occasions Catalogue, & the 2017/2018 Annual Catalogue.

There are heaps of outgoing products, and some have also been just listed with reduced prices.

For all of these and more, pop over to my online store.

Anna :)

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Cut those pretty papers!

Who stashes their pretty papers and cannot bear to cut them?!

Me too - and then I have a big stash to use up! :)

So, I've declared May to be 'Use-up-those-pretty-papers' Month ;)

For these cards, I've used the groovy 'Naturally Eclectic' papers along with the outgoing 'Rose Wonder' stamp set (which is now on SALE)

— Products shown: Naturally Eclectic PapersRose Wonder photopolymer stamp setLemon Lime Twist Ombre RibbonStitched Shapes Framelits and Silver Mini Sequin Trim.

Friday, 4 May 2018

Toot Sweet - Cool Treats

The 'Cool Treats' stamp set & matching 'Frozen Treats' framelits are retiring at the end of this month.
They are really pretty groovy & the 'Picture Perfect Party' papers are perfect for the tops of the icecreams.

I know it can be hard to cut up pretty papers, but

Instead of stamping & cutting,
consider using up your patterned paper by cutting out pieces with your framelits...
helps use the scraps too :)

All these products are on the Last Chance Product list, so get in while you can.

Happy icecream day!

Anna :)

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Three Little Ones

This time of year comes with mixed feelings when I see the 'Last Chance List'.

When some of your favourite stamp sets are retiring, it's pretty sad (& that's a bit sad too, isn't it ;) )

Then when we get a sneak peek at the new catalogue, one gets all excited for the new things to come.


Summed up - goodbyes & hellos

and this sweet little stamp set is retiring end of May.


It's called 'Little One' ...and comes in clearmount & woodmount.

I've also used:
Foil Frenzy Specialty paper (love this shiny)
In Color Acrylic Shapes
Hearts & Stars Elements
Crumb Cake cardstock
Soft Suede Ink

Be sure to check out all the Last Chance Products over at my online store.

Anna :)