Last 2 Days to get the Painted Seasons Bundle

Can you believe that 3 months have gone by so quickly and Sale-A-Bration is coming to an end tomorrow? We’ve got just over 24 hours to grab those stamps, kits and embellishments that we have been looking at and contemplating over. The Sale-A-Bration coordination products also finish up tomorrow so don’t miss out on anything that you may have wanted. 

The Painted Season bundle includes a beautiful Distinktive stamp set which covers all seasons. It also includes pretty Designer Series Paper with painted images on one side and single colour patterned paper on the other, it’s easy to coordinate your paper for projects. This bundle is available as a Sale-A-Bration offering. There is also a coordinating die set which is available. All these products are available only until 31st March.

I love the paper so I wanted to show as much of it as possible on this card.

Painted Seasons DSP handmade card, Stampin Up

The pinecones were stamped in Early Espresso and then sponged around with Soft Suede. The leaves have been stamped in Shaded Spruce on Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. 

I embossed the sentiment then punched it out with the Story Label punch. This punch is also available only until 31st March. 

Story Label Punch with Heat embossed sentiment, Painted Seasons, Stampin Up

Don’t miss out on getting free goodies during the last day of Sale-A-Bration.  Stock up on your cardstock, adhesives, refills, envelopes – any other items you need and get free items while you’re at it. Only until tomorrow.

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Painted Seasons Bundle

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Enjoy the Simple Moments

Stampin Up Home to Roost Stamp set, Saleabration, Tin Tile embossing folder with tarnished foil technique, ribbon draping

This rooster from the Home to Roost stamp set definitely reminds us to enjoy the simple moments in life. I think of a warm and inviting country home with chooks and fresh air when I see this image. 

I used the tin foil embossing folder on copper foil. Then I applied Jet Black Stazon ink over it followed by Early Espresso, Versamark and Clear Embossing Powder. It was a version of the Tarnished Foil technique. This was what I started with and then I worked out my coordinating colours. 

The rooster has been stamped with Early Espresso and die cut. Then I stamped over this with the Crackle background stamp using Crumb Cake ink which has been stamped off once. I liked the aged look this gave the whole card. I was tossing up between Cherry Cobbler and Tranquil Tide as the ‘other’ colour. The Tranquil Tide I think, works well against the copper background.  

Tarnished Foil technique with Tin Tile embossing folder and hand stamped rooster, Stampin Up Home to Roost stamp set

A combination of embellishments adds to the country charm of this rooster. The Tranquil Tide ribbon is currently on the Clearance Rack and a bargain at $4.90 for 9.1 metres.

Only 2 days left to Sale-A-Brate!

Home to Roost stamp set is only available for 2 more days. Sale-A-Bration ends 31st March. If you wish to place to an order, click on the link below or contact me at [email protected]

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Supplies needed to create this card 

Home To Roost Cling Stamp Set

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$90 order
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Glue Dots


Botanical Butterfly Cards with Butterfly Elements

Butterfly Elements are some really cute embellishments which are on offer during Sale-A-Bration. As expected there are butterflies but there are also various flowers and different sized leaves which can be used for your projects. The natural look of these really appeal to me but you will see on the second card that there are ways to alter this. 

Card 1

Easy layout with Saleabration itemBotanical Butterfly DSP, Organdy ribbon, Butterflies, Handmade card

This card uses the beautiful Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper – 3 different patterns of it. The black checks adds a nice contrast against the butterflies. I have attached the butterfly element with glue dots. You do need to be careful when removing these off the backing board as they can chip if you put too much pressure on it. Just work your way around it and it just pops out. I’ve layered some ribbons together and added the butterfly on top. The only stamped element is the sentiment. This is a great layout for using up your patterned paper. 

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Butterfly Elements

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$90 purchase
Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack

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$90 purchase

Card 2

Handmade card with Botanical Butterfly patterned paper and Embossed butterfly

This card too shows off the beauty of that butterfly paper. How pretty is it? I had some leftover embossed Lemon Lime Twist cardstock so I cut it down and used it under the sentiment. I’ve also made use of the free Organdy Ribbon from Sale-A-Bration. This pack comes in 5 colours so it’s a great item to get as a freebie. I also used the die from the Beautiful Layers set to coordinate the inside of the envelope with the card.

The butterfly is from the Butterfly Elements. I used Black Embossing Powder to achieve this effect. I love the glossy look it gives to it. Using a pair of tweezers to hold onto the edge helps you when using the heat gun. I applied the embossing powder twice to make sure I got every section. That butterfly really stands out against the background and ties in with the paper with the black dots. The black and white options in this paper makes it versatile. 

 Altering a chipboard element with Black embossing powder

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Butterfly Elements

FREE with
$90 purchase
Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack

FREE with
$90 purchase
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Sale-a-bration 4 days to go

Brand New Storage System Launching 1st April

Stampin' Up! Storage System, Modular storage

The biggest news in the last 24 hours in the crafting world has been the release of a new product range. I reckon every demonstrator squealed when they saw it. I am so excited to be able to bring you this awesome news. Stampin; Up! are launching a brand new storage system. These modular units are designed to store everything from your ink pads, ink refills to Stampin’Blends, Stampin’ Write Markers, Watercolour pencils and anything else you can think of.

What’s great is that these units can be customized to suit YOUR needs. So it doesn’t matter what size your crafting space is – if it’s a desk or a room, you can customize and arrange these units to the specific space you work in. They are designed to hold the new style ink pads and I’m so excited about this because I’ve been hanging out for a year for something to hold my new ink pads. You can have all these at your fingertips with the coordinating colours stored side by side. I think this is going to be so awesome because we are all going to be so organized and we can then get so much more crafting done. 

Stampin’ Up! have put a lot of thought into the design of these modular units which are going to be so beneficial to us as crafters.

  • You can have your products organized and tidy and visible. This makes it easy for you to use as well as track any that are getting low.
  • Products are stored horizontally – as recommended.
  • It’s made from lightweight, durable plastic and is designed to stack. In testing, 50 storage trays have been stacked on top of each other – that’s a lot of storage.
  • Stacks vertically and can be arranged to  fit into any flat workspace. So everyone is covered. How exciting.
  • They can be easily assembled and taken apart for rearranging and cleaning. 

This Configuration Chart helps you work out what you will need for your craft space. So you can see what would work best for you. 

I will be ordering these as soon as they are released on 1st April as I have been hanging out for ink pad storage. Can’t wait to get it all together and add my other colouring mediums in there too. 

Below is the price list. They are priced between $5 and $24. Also check out the beautiful new grid paper. Love!

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Contact me to order your customized storage system. Ph: 0404 255 001 or [email protected]






Vintage-Look Seaside Card

The By the Bay stamp set has got to be one of my favourite items from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue. I love the serene images and that house overlooking the water looks so peaceful.

First glance at this stamp set can be a little bit daunting. Well, it was for me anyway because all I could see was colouring. I love colouring and have enjoyed colouring in these images. However, I really wanted to find another way of using it which took less time but still achieved a great result. So this is how today’s card came about. 

I stamped the image in Early Espresso ink and distressed the edges with a sponge dauber using Crumb Cake and Early Espresso. This created the vintage feel to the image. Tearing the edges of the Designer Series Paper also gives the aged look. To achieve this in a fairly straight line, hold your left index finger close to the edge of the paper while ripping it with your right hand. This guides the direction of the paper somewhat.  

Handmade vintage style seaside card with Stampin' Up! Saleabration stamp set By the Bay

I stamped the shell, coloured it with the Caypso Coral watercolour pencil and fussy cut it before attaching it with liquid glue. This just adds a nice touch of colour along with the Coastal Cabana doily. 

The sentiment was embossed with White Embossing Powder on Early Espresso cardstock and gives a bit of the beach feel with the linen thread that I’ve used to ‘hang’ it. 

You’ve still got a few days left to get this stamp set FREE during Sale-A-Bration. If you’re not sure what this is all about – ask me for details. 

Want it All?

If you have a wish list a mile high, then the Starter Kit might be ideal for you. Until 31st March you can also get this spacious and stylish tote as part of your Starter Kit. Click the image below for full details. I would love to get to know you and help you with your crafting journey.

Look forward to hearing from you.

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By The Bay Cling Stamp Set

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Wishing You Well Lily Card

Last week I stamped and die cut lilies in every colour. This stamp is so easy to work with and very effective. Being a Distinktive stamp set, it offers the advantage of a photo like image with a single stamping. How gorgeous are these lilies in Coastal Cabana? Bermuda Bay is a lovely combination with it and the Stitched Circle frame makes those lilies stand out. 

Wishing You Well handmade card with Lasting Lily Saleabration bundle

The stamp set is free with a $180 order. It is a 2nd tier Sale-A-Bration stamp set as it comes with a lot of sentiments and of course those beautiful lilies.

These and the coordinating dies are only available until Sunday 31st March.  Those label dies are great for cutting around the sentiments. 

I’ve completed my card with a range of Designer Series Paper. I really liked the look of the light coloured wood with the blue hues.  The lilies were curved using a bone folder to take on the shape of the bouquet.

If you would to recreate this card, products required are listed below. Please let me know if I can help you. I would love to hear from you.



Get Well card with Stampin' Up! Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper

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Step-it-Up Sunday #52 So Happy to Have You in My Life

Hello crafty friends,

So happy to have you in my life … this is more than just a sentiment on a card. Each of us has special people who we are grateful to have around us and who support and encourage us. I am grateful to each of you who show your support for me by vising my page, subscribing, attending classes and supporting me with your encouragement.

This is a nice large sentiment from the Amazing Life stamp set so really no extra work needs to be done but because it’s Step-it-Up Sunday, I have done just that and made extra work!

This stamp set is bundled up with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits dies and if you purchase it as a bundle you save 10%. Those Rectangle Framelits have never made it into my storage box which I keep for my die sets. These have just been sitting on my desk for weeks. That is how often I am using them so I don’t bother putting them back. 

As for my colour choice – I wanted to use our retiring In-Colours so I chose Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, Berry Burst, Powder Pink and Fresh Fig. Lemon Lime Twist was a colour that I didn’t particularly like at the start but I really love it now and am going to miss it. 

Just a reminder to get your In-Colour refills soon as you can as they generally don’t last long once the retirement list is announced.


I used the Painted Seasons Sale-A-Bration stamp set to create the leaf border around the card base.

Amazing Life, Simple Stamping, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, In-Color 2017-2019, In-Colour, Step-it-Up Sunday, Create a handmade card for the beginner cardmaker

Then I stamped the sentiment in Tuxedo Black ink. I didn’t use a Stamparatus however this would definitely make it easier for a beginner stamper. The little tip I have for you when I don’t use my Stamparatus (other than to use it) is, use the coordinating colour in the Stampin’ Write marker to fill in any missing spots. No one will ever know …and yes I’ve done it many times. 

I’ve embellished the card using the cute In-Colour flower buttons and the leaves from the Butterfly Elements Sale-A-Bration offering.


Amazing Life, Simple Stamping, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, In-Color 2017-2019, In-Colour, Step-it-Up Sunday, Casual Crafter handmade card, Saleabration Painted Seasons Bundle

This card has just a few extras added to step it up. I layered the stamped Whisper White panel onto a Basic Black card base. The sentiment was restamped onto Berry Burst cardstock and then cut out and added with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I coloured the ‘Happy’ with the Powder Pink marker. A couple of simple steps and this card gets some extra colour added to it. 


I used the embossing mats to create the Stitched Rectangle section for my stamped image. Embossing this way gives a lovely framed look.

Amazing Life, Simple Stamping, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, In-Color 2017-2019, In-Colour, Step-it-Up Sunday, Leaves created from Brushos crystal,Handmade card, Advanced Crafter

Embossing Sandwich

This is my preferred method of embossing with dies. This sandwich allows you to see the placement of your die which is important with this technique, especially when creating a card like this where you need the die centred. 

This list is from the bottom up. So number 1 is what goes down first at the bottom of your sandwich. 

  1. Big Shot platform
  2. Impressions Pad  (white)
  3. Silicon Mat (blue)
  4. Cardstock
  5. Die -face down
  6. Big Shot cutting mat

How to emboss on the Big Shot with your Dies

Then I stamped my leaves around the embossed section. I stamped 3 flowers and die cut them. Feeling a bit bad that at this stage I had used all of the In-Colours except Fresh Fig, I incorporated it in my sponging around the edges of my flower to add extra dimension to this flower. I used Brushos Moss Green for the leaves.

Amazing Life, Simple Stamping, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, In-Color 2017-2019, In-Colour, Step-it-Up Sunday, Leaves created from Brushos crystal,Handmade card, Advanced Crafter

There’s less than a week of Sale-A-Bration left! 

Don’t miss out on this chance of getting those fabulous stamp sets and accessories with every $90 spend. Sale-A-Bration coordination products are also available until 31st March or until they run out. Click here to shop the Sale-A-Bration coordination items. 

Contact me on [email protected] with any queries or to place an order. You can also Shop Online by clicking the link below to place your order. Current Host Code FBNFPZ9D

Products you need to make these cards: 

Painted Seasons Bundle

free with
$180 order
Butterfly Elements

free with
$90 order

Step-it-Up Sunday #51 Beautiful You


Hope this Sunday finds you well and refreshed for the week ahead. This week I set out to clear out some incomplete cards and make envelopes for cards – tying up loose ends. There are still so many half done projects I have. Slowly but surely I say.

Today I have got out the Beautiful You stamp set which has been in our catalogue for a couple of years now. This has been such a popular stamp set and I thought it required a spot on ‘Step-it-Up Sunday’. This week I’ve changed my categories to tie in with the categories that Stampin’ Up! promote to make it easier to identify the cards which might be suitable for the various types of crafters. 

I started off with a piece of Designer Series Paper and then worked out my colour combination from there. 


Step-it-Up Sunday Stampin' Up! Beautiful You stamp set Beginner Crafter

I used Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the lady onto Whisper White cardstock. What I love about this stamp set are those scribbly images that add colour by just stamping. The dress was stamped in Grapefruit Grove and the water in Coastal Cabana which has been stamped off once.

I used a border stamp from Southern Serenade stamp set to add some extra interest to this panel. The sentiment is from the Botanical Bliss stamp set. 


To step this card up, I stamped the image in Stazon ink onto Shimmery white cardstock. Then I created a mask and water coloured around the lady with Coastal Cabana and Grapefruit Grove ink refills. Using a sponge dauber, I distressed the edges of the cardstock with these same colours. 

Step-it-Up Sunday Stampin' Up! Beautiful You stamp set Casual crafter Watercolour wash with ink refills

The laser cut paper has been coloured with the Stampin’ Blend to match the project. 


Step-it-Up Sunday Stampin' Up! Beautiful You stamp set Avid Crafter, Lasercut paper, Delicately Detailed Specialty DSP, Masking, Stencil

Some extra detail was added to the base card using a doily mask and a sponge dauber. The Delightfully Detailed Memories & More card pack came in so handy to embellish and add just that little bit more. I have got so much use out of this pack and have used it in various ways. I’ve even die cut the leaves out of one of the cards in this pack. 

Specialty DSP Save your paper

The black laser cut paper really adds a nice touch. I wasn’t happy that I was losing half of it behind my main panel so I punched out a circle from it to get more use out of it. Then I added this to the sentiment. 

Step it up Sunday Create a handmade card with Beautiful You stamp set by Stampin Up

Hope you’ve enjoyed these cards and please leave any comments and feedback. I’d love to hear from you. 


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Bunny Builder Punch Low Stock

We have received notification from Stampin’ Up! with regards to this cute little bunny from the Annual Catalogue. Sales for the Bunny Builder Punch (item 147039) have exceeded forecast and supplies are limited. We expect to deplete our inventory of this product within the next two weeks; it will no longer be orderable once inventory is depleted.

So if this punch or the bundle has been on your wish list, order straight away to avoid disappointment. 

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