21 November 2010

Every Moment Sketch Challenge

On Saturday I attended the Stampin’ Up Regional Seminar in Sydney.


During the day there was training, make and takes as well as some wonderful presentations from other demonstrators and Head Office Staff.


One of the presentations was on Water Colouring and Masking.


I had forgotten how much I enjoy water colouring, so I came home last night and used the Every Moment Stamp Set and did some water colouring.


I created a card for the sketch challenge which has been displayed on a site called ‘Create with Connie and Mary’. 


The sketch challenge is number CCMC 125 and you can view the sketch by clicking here.


As I am water colouring I have stamp my image with StazOn and then I have picked the colour up from the ink pads with my Aqua Painter.


The sketch layout has been created in a Portrait layout but I have created my card in a landscape layout.  The card uses two of the new In Colours ink pads – Pear Pizzazz and Peach Parfait.


This sketch is very versatile and I will definitely use it again.


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Stamp set: Every Moment, Great Friend
Card: Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Whisper White
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz

Accessories:  1/4” (6.4 mm) Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon, 3/8” (1 cm) Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Dimensonals, SNAIL Adhesive, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folders, Basic Rhinestones, Uni-ball White Signo Gel Pen, Aqua Painter



Let me know what you think of the end result by leaving a comment or if you have any questions on Water Colouring, you can email me by clicking here.


Thanks for looking and until next time – keep creating!



19 November 2010

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #48

I have created the card below as per the colour challenge at  Inkspirations Colour Challenge #48.


The colour challenge used Crumb Cake, Real Red, Old Olive and Whisper White.


For the stamp set I used the Fox and Friends set which I have not used very much but I am happy with the results.


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Stamp set: Fox & Friends, Hello Again
Card: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Crumb Cake, Old Olive

Accessories:  3/8” (1 cm) Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, 1-3/8” (3.5 cm) Square Extra-Large Punch, 1-1/4” (3.2 cm) Square Large Punch,  Dimensonals, SNAIL Adhesive, Scallop Circle Bigz Die, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folders


Let me know what you think by leaving your comments.


Keep creating….. regards  Meg

17 November 2010

Elegant Soiree Sketch Challenge

Hi, I am back – finally I have had a chance to post another card.


I found another card challenge at Stamping411 and I have used the lovely Elegant Soiree DSP to create a card in this layout. 


The layout is SSC177 and you can click the link above to look at the layout and other cards that have been created.


For my card I have used the Friends Never Fade stamp set and I really like the basic rhinestones so I have added a little ‘bling’ inside the Filigree Designer Brad.


I inked up the Friends Never Fade image in Crumb Cake and then rolled the stamp in the Baja Breeze which added a different effect to the image.



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Stamp set: Friends Never Fade
Card: Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Ink: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze

Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, Filigree Designer Brad, Elegant Soiree DSP, 3/8” (1 cm) Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon,  Dimensonals, SNAIL Adhesive, Paper-piercing Mat Pack


Thanks for looking and until next time… keep creating



03 November 2010

Unscripted Sketch # 76

I have just completed another sketch challenge from Unscripted Sketches.


If you are stuck for a layout on your next card have a look at some of these websites, they can give you some great layout ideas.


The sketch number I have used is number #76 and this sketch can be viewed by clicking here.


For this card I have used the lovely Elegant Soiree DSP and the colours used in this DSP packet include Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Basic Grey.




unscripted sketch 76_edited-1



Stamp set: Fifth Avenue Floral. Elements of Style
Card: Marina Basic Grey, Very Vanilla
Ink: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Basic Grey

Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, Elegant Soiree DSP, 1” (2.5 cm) Circle Medium Punch, Dimensonals, SNAIL Adhesive



The flower images are from the lovely Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set and ‘For You’ from the Elements of Style set was punched out using the 1” Circle Medium Punch. 


Hope you like the card – it was quick to make and this was a great layout for using some of the wonderful Designer Series Paper you may have!


Thanks for visiting.


Till next time…… Meg

02 November 2010

Dasher Christmas Card

This lovely stamp ‘Dasher’ is a great little stamp for quick Christmas Cards.


I wanted to create a card in non-traditional colours and I have used the ‘Dasher’ stamp with a Marina Mist and Crumb Cake combination.


I have embossed the Marina Mist cardstock with the Big Shot Embossing Folder ‘Elegant Bouquet’ and I have added a little ‘bling’  too.



 Dasher Christmas



Stamp set: Dasher, Snow Swirled
Card: Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Whisper White 
Ink: Marina Mist, Early Expresso
Accessories:  Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder, 3/8” (1 cm) Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones,  Dimensonals, SNAIL Adhesive




I do not mind the colours together and I get a really Christmas feel from the card. 


I do not think a greeting should go on the outside but would add one to the inside.


Let me know what you think by leaving a comment.


Until next time, keep creating and thanks for stopping bye.









01 November 2010

Curtain Call Colour Challenge # 53

I am really liking the sketch and colour challenge blogs/sites I have been finding and the latest challenge I used for some inspiration was from the Curtain Call Colour Challenge # 53.


This colour challenge had a Halloween feel to it and used the colours:


Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie


These are definitely not colours I would normally use together but I enjoy creating the card below and I am happy with the way the card turned out.



curtain call



Stamp set: Autumn Days, Razzle Dazzle
Card: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Basic Grey, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White 
Ink: Basic Grey, Daffodil Delight
Accessories:  Eyelet Border Punch, 1-1/4” (3.2 cm) Square Large Punch, 1-3/8” (3.5 cm) Square Extra Large Punch, 1-3/4” x 7/8” (4.4 cm x 2.2 cm) Oval Large Punch,  Dimensonals, SNAIL Adhesive




Until next time – Meg




31 October 2010

Christmas Stamper Stack.

Unfortunately I seem to leave my Christmas creative moments until just before Christmas, so a group of friends decided to come over and attend a stamper stack class so that we could all get a start on our cards for Christmas.


Below are the two cards I created for the class with the new Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive as the main colours.


christmas adjusted


The first card uses the very versatile set Seasons of Joy ( Page 20 in the 2010/2011 Idea Book & Catalogue).  I have also added ‘bling’ on the star.


season joy amended 2

Stamp set: Season of Joy
Card: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Whisper White 
Ink: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  Early Expresso Marker, 2” x 1-3/8” (5 x 3.5 cm)Oval Extra Large, Basic Rhinestones,  Dimensonals, SNAIL Adhesive













The second card uses the lovely Contempo Christmas set (page 23 in the 2010/2011 Idea Book & Catalogue).


I have stamped the tree in Old Olive and then coloured in the main part of the tree with the Cherry Cobbler marker – remember when you use this little trick do not forget to ‘huff’ before you stamp!


I did not think I would use the  new 1-1/4” (3.2 cm) Striped Grosgrain Ribbons but they  just adds a little more to the card.



contempo christmas adjusted


Stamp set: Contempo Christmas
Card: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Whisper White 

Ink: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Old Olive Marker,1-1/4” (3.2cm) Old Olive Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, 1/4” (6.4 mm) Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon,  Dimensonals, SNAIL Adhesive



If you haven’t started your cards for Christmas, come join us at our next stamper stack class on Sunday 14th November – confirm your place by either giving me a call or send me an email.


Until next time  ---- Meg

24 October 2010

Sketch Challenge


I have been browsing and found a few sketch and colour challenge websites/blogs.


One of the sites is Karin Giron’s Blog called The Sweetest Thing and each Sunday a new sketch challenge is posted.


Another web site called Skipping Stone Design, post challenges weekly on a Tuesday.


Last week Skipping Stone Design worked with The Sweetest Thing’s Sweet Sunday Sketch #73 and you could either create a card using the sketch or make a ‘pink’ themed card for Breast Cancer Awareness week.


I like the layout and I like the ‘pink’ theme so below is the card that I had fun creating.




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Stamp sets: Friends Never Fade, Elements of Style
Card: Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White 
Ink: Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette
Accessories:  Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder, Circle Scissor Plus, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive




Thanks for stopping bye – keep creating …………… Meg

18 October 2010

Christmas Bundle Promotion


Christmas Promotion


From 16 October until 30 November 2010, Stampin’Up! have a ribbon promotion and there are two ways you can receive these ribbons:


  • Purchase a gift-giving bundle and receive one FREE spool of ribbon.
  • Host a $550 workshop and receive a FREE spool of ribbon.


Gift Bundles are:


  1. Gifted Set & Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper
  2. Welcome Christmas Set & Christmas Cocoa Speciality Designer Series Paper
  3. Season of Joy Set & So Swirly Stampin’ Around Wheel
  4. Delightful Decorations Set & Ornament Punch


Click here to see more details including a view of the wonderful ribbons that are on offer.


So don’t delay give me a call or send me an email to place your order.





08 October 2010

Greenhouse Gala Trio


When I looked at the Greenhouse Gala DSP, I was not real sure I should purchase it as it seems very bright and not normally my style but it has provide a new challenge and the colours have grown on me.


The Greenhouse Gala DSP can be found on page 125 of the current catalogue and this DSP contains the following colours: Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and Baja Breeze.


Some of the colours found in the DSP provide me with inspirations for the following three cards.



Greenhouse Gala trio



The first card I create used a large sample of the DSP and a some of the lovely pumpkin pie cardstock.  This card should make any friend feel bright :)



Greenhouse Gala print






Stamp sets: Friends Never Fade
Card: Basic Grey, Whisper White 
Ink: Pear Pizzazz
Accessories:  Greenhouse Gala DSP, Scallop Edge Border Punch,  Dimensionals, Basic Grey Taffeta Ribbon (Retired), SNAIL Adhesive













You know how sometimes things just fall together, well this is what basically happened with this card.


I punched out some circles from DSP paper and placed them on the card and the result is below.



Greenhouse Gala circle








Stamp sets: Friends Never Fade, Vintage Labels
Card: Basic Grey, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Basic Grey
Accessories:  Greenhouse Gala DSP, Scallop Edge Border Punch,  Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive, Whisper White 3/8” (1cm) Taffeta Ribbon,
1-3/8” (3.5 cm) Circle Large Punch,
1-1/4” (3.2 cm) Circle Large Punch








It was late at night when I finished the last card and I wondered what effect I would get if I cut the DSP and sort of layered it with a little space in between. 


I also stamped and cut out  flowers from the Friends Never Fade set (on page 71 of the current catalogue) and added a touch of Dazzling Diamonds in the centre of each flower.


I like the end result - another bright happy card to give someone.



Greenhouse Gala split

Stamp sets: Friends Never Fade, Teeny Tiny Sentiments 
Card: Basic Grey, Whisper White,

Ink: Basic Grey, Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories:  Greenhouse Gala DSP,  Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive, Word Window Punch, Dazzling Diamonds, Multipurpose Liquid Glue


Thanks for stopping by and visiting, please leave a comment if you feel like it.


Until next time, keep creating – Meg

06 October 2010

Newsprint DSP with a touch of love…

One of the new Designer Series Paper (DSP) in the new catalogue is the called Newsprint and there are many ways this paper could be used for cards or scrapbooking.


The DSP is printed on a Very Vanilla base with Basic Black print and can be seen on page 127 of the current catalogue.


I created the two cards below and using images from Artistic Etchings, Elements of Style & Occasional Quotes stamp sets.


newsprint double


The first card I created used the new cherry cobbler – isn’t it a wonderful rich colour.  I also used the saying from the Elements of Style stamp set. 


newsprint square

Stamp sets: Artistic Etchings, Elements of Style
Card: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Ink: Basic Black , Always Artichoke
Accessories:  Newsprint DSP, 1-3/8” (3.5 cm) Square Extra Large Punch, 1-1/4” (3.2 cm) Square Large Punch,  Eyelet Border Punch,  SNAIL Adhesive, 2” x 1-3/8” (3.5 x 1.6 cm) Oval Large Punch, , Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers


The second card used a portion of the Newsprint DSP and had a focus on love. 



newsprint amour

Stamp sets: Artistic Etchings, Occasional Quotes (Hostess)
Card: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Ink: Basic Black , Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  Newsprint DSP, SNAIL Adhesive, Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers


I am happy with both cards – what do you think?  If I have inspired you to create something new then that is good.


Remember if have any questions or wish to place an order you can either call or email me.


Until next time…. Meg

Wedding invitations

Hi everyone, sorry for not posting earlier things have been very busy.


The wedding invitations as mentioned in my previous post, have been completing for a friend and posted.


These invitations are the second lot of wedding invitations I have completed this year and I am really enjoying creating invites.


The first invites I created were for a wedding in March this year and my little girl was a flower girl. She looked beautiful and I was very proud of her.


The bride had requested a theme of black, red and white and we finally found a design that she like and it was using one of my favourite stamp sets – Baroque Motifs. 


This was one of the first sets I brought and I have used this set so many times. 


If you are not sure of the set it appears on page 100 of the current catalogue and it is pictured below.


baroque motifs


I also used a number of the swirls from the Priceless set – this set is on page 90 of the current catalogue.


A picture of the front of the card is below and when you opened the wedding invitations, the main details of the card were in the centre of the layout and there was a pocket on the right hand side of the card were the Wishing Well and RSVP cards were kept.


The menu and table cards were also created in Black, Red and White and I stamped the swirl from the Priceless set on the these items.


The ribbon crossed over the front and the inside pocket of the card.


first invite


Stamp sets: Priceless & Baroque Motifs
Card: Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black and Real Red
Accessories: Whisper White 3/8” Taffeta Ribbon,  SNAIL Adhesive


The second invitations were created using a set I liked from the moment I saw it - For the Bride. 


Unfortunately this set has retired but I have posted these invites as they may provide you with inspiration to create something similar.


The Bride on this occasion was not sure what she wanted in regards to a colour theme and in the end we settled on Black, White and Grey.


The front of the card was very simple with the bride stamp being the main image with a little paper piercing in the corner.


 bride invite

Stamp sets: For the Bride (retired)
Card: Basic Black, Whisper White and non-SU metallic grey cardstock
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories:  1-3/4” x 7/8” (4.4 x 2.2 cm) Oval Large Punch, 2” x 1-3/8” (5 x 3.5 cm)  Oval Large Punch,  SNAIL Adhesive, Dimensionals. Mat Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Bone Folder, Whisper White envelopes


The initials of the bride and groom were printed and punched out.  Two dimensionals were placed on one side of the punched ovals so that the card was held close by tucking the bride image under the initials.  This can be seen in the picture below.


bride invite open


The bride image was stamped on each RSVP and the envelope as per the images below.



bride rsvp   bride envelope



I am in the process of completing the table menus and place cards for this wedding.


The brides were happy with the invites and isn’t that the main aim! :)


I have found sometime over the past few days to create a few new cards from the new catalogue and I will post them over the next few days.


Thanks for stopping by!


Till next time - Meg

15 September 2010

New Catalogue is here…

Finally I have had a chance to update my blog with the new Idea Book & Catalogue 2010/11 link – so if you have not had a look you can click here or click on the icon on the blog.


I am currently completing my second lot of wedding invitations for the year, although it is very time consuming – hence the slow updates to my blog, I am really enjoying the challenge.


I love helping the bride make a choice of colours and agreeing on a layout.  This time I have stamped the envelopes with the main stamp image and I am really happy with final result.


The first lot of invitations I made were a combination of Real Read, Basic Black and Whisper White and the main image used was the large swirl from the Baroque Motifs set.  This versatile set was one of the first stamping sets I brought and I have used it many times.


The current invitations use a colour combination of Basic Black, Whisper White and Metallic Grey (Non-SU). 


I will post some pictures this weekend of both invitations, so you can have a look at the layouts and the finished products.


I am very excited about getting a little time to sit and get those creative thoughts going and use some of the new products in the catalogue – hopefully this weekend.


Thanks for visiting – keep creating !



31 August 2010

Stampers Anonymous Blog Hop




Welcome to our Stampers Anonymous SU blog tour! Tonight we are delighted to show you projects using products that were available to us in our demo sneak peek from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue.


You may have just come from Marelle Taylor’s blog, but if you are starting here, don’t worry … you can make the complete tour just by following the links at the end of each post. There are 14 stops along the way and we hope you will visit each one to see the wonderful creations we have to show you! Please feel free to leave some comment love along the way …


At the end of each post there will be a link to take you to the next stop on the tour.

So grab a cuppa, sit back and enjoy!


The new catalogue has some great sets and bold Designer Series Papers. 


For this Blog Hop I have used the Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper and I really love the colour combination.


The paper uses the new colours Pear Pizzazz and Daffodil Delight with some old favourites including Chocolate Chip, Real Read, Pumpkin Pie and Baja Breeze.


It has been sometime since I have used Pumpkin Pie and I found it goes really well with the  Chocolate Chip, maybe that will be my next challenge to create some more cards using Pumpkin Pie.


But for now I have created a small tote bag with some co-coordinating cards.  I put off creating 3-D projects as I think it may take too long but I was really surprised how quick this bag was to create and how much fun I had creating it.  So if you have been putting off creating a 3-D project – I would suggest you just give it a go. 


This little bag  could hold 4 cards with envelopes and is a great gift idea.


I have used the quote “Thank You for your Kindness” from the Occasional Quotes Hostess set and layered it on two punched Pumpkin Pie Scallop Oval pieces.



new cat hop bag and crds 3

Stamp sets: Friends Never Fade, Occasional Quotes (Hostess)
Card: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Scallop Oval Extra-Large, 1 -3/4” x 7/8” Oval Large and Scallop Edge Border Punches, Stampin’ Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive, Sticky Strip, Greenhouse Gala DSP


The Greenhouse Gala DSP was used on both the cards and the bag.  The new stamp set Friends Never Fade co-ordinates well with this paper.


Both cards were quick to make and I really love the saying from the Friends Never Fade stamp set which reads -  “Friends are Flowers that Never Fade” -  How true is that!


new cat card 1 v4


Stamp sets: Friends Never Fade

Card: Chocolate Chip,  Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Scallop Edge Border Punches, Stampin’ Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive, Greenhouse Gala DSP


This was not how I was going to layer this card, I had planned to use just a touch of Pumpkin Pie card stock but I like the bright cheery end result of the card.


new cat card 1 v3


Stamp sets: Friends Never Fade
Card: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive, Greenhouse Gala DSP


I hope that you enjoyed my creations and the sneak peak of one of the great new sets and DSP’s in the new catalogue.


Now the blog hop continues and you’re off to enjoy the wonderful creations of Melissa Gillis.    Thanks for stopping by!


If you happen to lose your way here’s a list of all participants.


  1. Fiona Harvey http://fionastamps.blogspot.com
  2. Juliette Chapman http://juleskraftikrafts.blogspot.com
  3. Kerry Bunting http://www.kbpapercraft.blogspot.com
  4. Kirrily Matthews http://kirrilymatthews.blogspot.com
  5. Lorna Casha http://www.lornacasha.blogspot.com
  6. Marelle Taylor http://www.marelletaylor.com
  7. Meighan Wheller http://meighanwheller.blogspot.com
  8. Melissa Gillis http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/wishflowerstudios/blog
  9. Michelle Marchant http://michellemarch.blogspot.com
  10. Nikki Stalker http://www.nicolestalker.com.au/blog
  11. Sally Williams http://www.sallycancraft.com
  12. Sam Coppack http://samcoppack.blogspot.com
  13. Sandy Quail http://www.scrappyhabits.com
  14. Sharon Wilson http://shaz.argyle.com.au/blog/index.php


Regards - Meg

Sneak Peak - Stampers Anonymous Blog Hop



We are having another Blog Hop at 9 pm on the 31 August 2010 and you will  catch a sneak peak of the new 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogue.


So make sure you log on and have a look !



30 August 2010

Asian Artistry and last chance items


This wonderful stamp set from the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue is available until tomorrow 31 August 2010.



artistry asian


Stamp sets: Asian Artistry  
Card: More Mustard, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Ink: More Mustard, Old Olive, StazOn Jet Black 
Accessories: Round Tab & Eyelet Border Punches, Haiku DSP, Mat Pack Paper-piercing, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive


The current Idea Book & Catalogue in Australia & New Zealand also changes from 1 September and there are still a number of last chance items available, so do not forget to place any orders by tomorrow 31 August 2010.


These following items have been newly discounted.


Stamp Sets:
116342 pg 42 Big Bold Birthday 50% off NOW $ 26.98
116408 pg 100 Seeing Spots 50% off $ 14.98
116344 pg 121 Big Deal Alphabet 50% off $ 38.98

Cardstock and DSP:
116208 pg 126 In Color card stock (A4) 50% off $ 7.25
112042 pg 132 Urban Garden Designer Series paper 50% off $ 8.48
112041 pg 134 Bella Rose Designer Series paper 50% off $ 8.48

Markers (page 127-128):
105538 Bold Brights Stampin’ Write markers 25% off $43.46
105537 Soft Subtles Stampin’ Write markers 25% off $43.46
105540 Rich Regals Stampin’ Write markers 25% off $43.46
105539 Earth Elements Stampin’ Write markers 25% off $43.46
105541 Many Marvelous Markers 25% off $175.46

Stampin’ Spots (page 128-129):
105550 Bold Brights Classic Stampin’ Spots 25% off $31.46
105551 Earth Elements Classic Stampin’ Spots 25% off $31.46
105552 Rich Regals Classic Stampin’ Spots 25% off $ 31.46

Punches (page 152):
107305 Oval Large punch 50% off $ 15.48
113692 Eyelet border punch 50% off $ 15.48
109043 Scallop Circle punch 50% off $ 15.48
113694 Heart to Heart punch 50% off $ 15.48
112082 Wide Oval punch 50% off $ 15.48
112091 Scallop Edge punch 50% off $ 15.48
113693 Full Heart punch 50% off $ 15.48
112004 AW28* 1-3/4" Circle punch 50% off $ 15.48
116629 CO* Butterfly punch 50% off $ 15.48

104310 pg 155 Crafters’ Tool Kit 25% off $ 58.46


*CO=Carryover Flyer
*AW=Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue


Until next time – keep creating :)



21 July 2010

Pink Flamingo – Two Step Stamping

Sometimes I find that I cannot decide on what colour combination to use or maybe I just need something new, so I like to use the colours within the Designer Series Papers as an challenge and/or inspiration.


The Pink Flamingo Designer Series Paper contains a lot of bright colours that I would not normally use and in each card I have used the paper as the background.


The colours within the Pink Flamingo DSP are Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sun & Cameo Coral. 


In the cards below I have used the retiring colour Cameo Coral and a little bit more two step stamping by using the Wonderful Favourites stamp set.




Stamp sets: Eastern Bloom, Wonderful Favourites and Upsy Daisy 
Card: Cameo Coral, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Scallop Edge, Large Oval & Scallop Oval Punches, Chocolate Chip & Real Red

1/4” Grosgrain Ribbon, Pink Flamingo DSP, Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Blender Pens


Below is another example using the same DSP inspiration this time with the retiring colours Summer Sun and Cameo Coral.




Stamp sets: Eastern Bloom, Cottage Garden
Card: Cameo Coral, Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Scallop Edge, Wide Oval & Scallop Oval Punches, Pink Flamingo DSP, Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals


I hope you have enjoyed looking at my creations and maybe these cards  have given you some inspiration too!


Till next time….  Meg

20 July 2010

Cottage Garden – Two Step Stamping

I have been challenging myself to create some cards using a two step stamping set with some of the retiring colours.


In the following cards I have used the Orchid Opulence card stock as my base card with some of the Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper.


cottage garden


Stamp sets: Cottage Garden, Teeny Tiny Sentiments 
Card: Orchid Opulence, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Orchid Opulence, Old Olive
Accessories: Round Tab & Eyelet Border Punches, Silver Hodgepodge embellishment, Rich Razzleberry 1/2” Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Cottage Wall DSP


If you like this stamp set ‘Cottage Garden’, it is on sale until 31st July 2010, so grab yourself  a bargain and email me to place an order - see what designs you can challenge yourself too!


Thanks for stopping by – till next time…. Meg

Retiring Colours update - 20 July 2010

Just a quick note to let you know that there has been high demand for a number of the retiring colours items and the smooth card stock for the following colours is limited.


Almost Amethyst A4 (item 108621)
Blush Blossom A4 (item 108617)
Cameo Coral A4 (item 108603)
Close to Cocoa A4 (item 108600)
Creamy Caramel A4 (item 106567)
Gable Green A4 (108592)
Lavender Lace A4 (item 108622)
Pale Plum A4 (item 108616)
Sage Shadow A4 (item 108620)
Taken with Teal A4 (item 108609)


As the supply for these colours runs low, the item maybe substituted with textured card stock but this is only while supplies last.


So please do not leave any of your orders until the last minute or you may miss out.  If you do want to place an order please send me an email or give me a call.





12 July 2010

Retiring Colours update

Do not forget to place your order for any of the retiring colours as the cardstock, ink pads and re-inkers are going fast.


The following items are on currently on back order.


102521: Going Gray Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
106567: Creamy Caramel Card Stock (A4)
108609: Taken with Teal Card Stock (A4)
108616: Pale Plum Card Stock (A4)
101453: Glorious Green Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
108608: Brocade Blue Card Stock (A4)
109050: Certainly Celery 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
109111: Ice Circle Rhinestone Brads
109112: Fire Square Rhinestone Brads
109113: Ice Square Rhinestone Brads
109183: Trio Flower Punch


These items are no longer available:

108600: Close to Cocoa Card Stock (A4)
114037: Sweet Slumber Specialty Designer Series Paper


Place your order at any time by sending me an email or giving me a call on 0418 688 301.


Regards  Meg

Two Step Stamping..

For the month of July, you will receive 20% of these two step stamping sets, so check them out and grab yourself a bargain.





Regular Price

Sale Price



Loads of Love





Big Bold Birthday**





A Rose is a Rose**





Playful Petals**





Cheep Talk





Wonderful Favourites





Tiny Tags (wood-mount)





Tiny Tags (clear-mount)





Cottage Garden (wood-mount)





Cottage Garden (clear-mount)




*From 2010 Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue
**Retiring stamp sets!


The Big Bold Birthday, A Rose is a Rose and Playful Petals are retiring, so if you have been holding off buying one of these sets, place your order soon.


You can send me an email or give me a call.


Till next time…. keep creating



23 June 2010

Colour Renovation …. new collection

The new colour collection will be available in the next Idea Book & Catalogue in Australia & New Zealand from 1 September 2010


Very exciting…….





Colour Renovation…retiring colours

From 1 September the Stampin' Up!’ colour collection will be changing into four new collections:

Subtles, Brights, Regals and Neutrals.


But in order to make way for these changes, there are a number of colours that will be retiring and some of them I am very sad to see go, like Orchid Opulence, Brocade Blue, Really Rust and Going Grey to name a few.


We have been informed that stock in these retiring colours will only be available while stocks last!


So if you have been wanting the inkpad, re-inker, cardstock, markers, ribbons, brads etc. in these colours you should place your order as soon as possible.




Send me an email or give me a call, if you would like to place an order.





June Deals of the Week # 4

Hi everyone,


Hope you have had a great week! 


This weekend if all goes to plan, I might just get time to create some cards and send out some long over due RAKS! and post some new pictures.


….. (if you are not sure of what a RAK is – it stands for Random Act of Kindness, where you send a card to someone just to brighten their day and then they send you one back).


Also the last deal of the week for June has been released and if you were looking to add so sparkle or ribbon to your creations then one of these deals may catch your attention.





Regular Price

Sale Price



Square Ice Rhinestone brads





Circle Ice Rhinestone brads





Square Fire Rhinestone brads





Bashful Blue 1” double-stitched grosgrain ribbon





Certainly Celery 5/8” grosgrain ribbon




As an added bonus, I am offering free handling and shipping charges if you place an order that includes one or more of these items – so place your order with me by the evening of

Monday 28th June 2010.


Till next time, keep creating….. Meg

16 June 2010

June Deals of the Week # 3

For this week you can save between 40-50% off these 5 great stamp sets.





Regular Price

Sale Price



A Happy Heart stamp set





Greetings Eight stamp set





Bella's  Bloom stamp set





Enjoy Every Moment stamp set





All Scallops stamp set




Place your order by 5 pm on Tuesday 22nd  June, so you do not miss out!*

*standard shipping and handling charges apply





10 June 2010

June Deals of the Week # 2

Hope you grab yourself a great deal last week as part of the June Weekly specials.


The special for the 2nd week in June is a selection of Designer Series papers and if you have been thinking of purchasing some papers here is your chance to grab some at a great price. 


Also what about saving on the standard handling and shipping charges – you can, place your order for this special with me by midday Saturday 12th June 2010.





Regular Price

Sale Price



Haiku Designer Series paper





Pink Flamingo Designer Series paper





Tea Party Designer Series paper





Raspberry Tart Designer Series paper





Sweet Slumber Specialty Designer Series paper




These DS papers are on sale until until 5pm on Tuesday 15th June and there is no limit to the number of DS papers you can purchase.


Designer Series papers are a great way to add a little extra to your cards or scrapbook layouts.  They can be added to create a background feature or inspire you to use a different colour combination! 


If you are still not sure how to use the DS papers please review some of my old posts for reference.


What about 3D projects like boxes, bags or stationery holder?!


Below is a box I created using the Big Shot and the Raspberry Tart DSP.


Top Note Box

top note box

Stamp sets: Asian Artistry (Hostess)
Card: Kiwi Kiss, Cameo Coral, Whisper White
Ink: Cameo Coral
Accessories: Big Shot Top Note Die, Raspberry Tart DSP, Kiwi Kiss 5/8” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Wide Oval Punch, Linen Thread


If you are still not sure give me a call or send me a note.


Keep creating and till next time.


Meg xx

03 June 2010

I am back…..

I cannot believe that May has passed by and my last post was in April…..we are now in June.


I have been so busy during May and I am sure you will understand that sometimes life goes crazy, you blink and so much has happened but you are not sure what!


I have had a sometime recently to create some cards,  I used the Pendant Notes which can be found in the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue.  The Pendant Notes measures at 10.2 x 10.2 cm and has a matching envelope too.


For both creations below I have used the images from the Vintage Vogue set also from the Autumn-Winter Mini.  This stamp set and the matching wheel (Very Vintage) would have to be my favourite sets at the moment.


Pendant Notes Blue


Pendant Notes Blue

Stamp sets: Vintage Vogue
Card: Whisper White
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Pendant Notes with matching envelope, Urban Garden DSP, silver brad


Pendant Notes Rich Razzleberry


Love the new in colour ‘Rich Razzleberry’ !!


Pendant Notes razzleberry


Stamp sets: Vintage Vogue, Cottage Garden
Card: Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Pendant Notes with matching envelope, Bella Bleu DSP, Clear Rhinestone Brads


Remember that you can place an order at anytime, give me a call or send me a note.


Until next time, keep creating and remember that a bit of me time keeps us all going ! 


Meg xx

02 June 2010

June weekly specials…

For the month of June, Stampin’ Up is offering a new deal every week.  During this time you can get up to 50% off a selection of products from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue.


Check back each Wednesday in June to see what great specials are available but remember that specials are only available during that week.


1st Deal for June effective from Wednesday 2nd is the punches noted below.  These punches have been discounted to $20.12 (regular price is $30.95) a great savings!


Scallop Square punch (Item # 112081)

Trio Flower punch (Item # 109183)

Boho Blossoms punch (Item # 110711)

Scallop Oval punch (Item # 114889)


Punches are a great accessory and can be used with some wonderful stamp sets! 


Place your order by 5 pm on Tuesday 8th June, so you do not miss out!*

*standard shipping and handling charges apply 



Meg xx

07 April 2010

Old inspiration

I have been catching up with family for Easter, so I have decided to show a few of my cards that I have previous created.


Both these card layouts can be used for a number of images and they were both very quick to make.


I really like the Always stamp set.




Stamp sets: Always
Card: Whisper White, Not Quite Navy
Ink: Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla Double Side Ribbon, Urban Garden DSP, Paper Piercing Mat Pack, Scallop Edge Punch, Large Oval & Scallop Oval Punches



Another quick card and could be used for a male card.




Stamp sets: Upsy Daisy

Card: Whisper White, Old Olive, Basic Grey
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Basic Grey Taffeta Ribbon, Urban Garden DSP, Scallop Edge and Photo Corner Punches


Until next time…… have fun creating…. Meighan

04 April 2010

New creations…

My wish list for the autumn-winter mini catalogue is rather long , so I challenged myself to make some cards by only using limited items from the mini.


With limited images, punched items, DSP samples and Big Shot cut-outs, I created the cards below and the cards I made in the Blog Hop.


I must admit that this has not helped reduce the wish list but it was a great challenge.


This card was quick to make and I really like the soft look.






Stamp sets: Cottage Garden

Card: Pale Plum, Whisper White, Old Olive
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Sizzlits 4-Pack Tag Die, Wide Oval Punch, Cottage Wall DSP


This is the other quick card and I am happy with how it turned out.





Stamp sets: Fox & Friends, Best Yet (hostess Level 1 set)

Card: Always Artichoke, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink: Always Artichoke, Soft Suede
Accessories: Paper Piercing Mat Pack, Sizzlits 4-Pack Tag Die, 1-1/4” & 1-1/8” Circle punches, Always Artichoke 1/4” Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver Brads, Scallop Edge Punch,  Autumn Traditions DSP


Hopefully these little creations will provide you with some inspiration.


Till next time …. Meighan

03 April 2010

Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue Shares

With so many new items to choose is this VERY exciting mini – you may want to join in some shares:


In Colour Ribbon Share - $15.40 (approx. 3.4 m of each In Colour)




6” x 6” Autumn Traditions and Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper Share - $4.40

for Twelve (12) 6” x 6” paper mix


DSP Autum Tradition DSP Cottage Wall


Both shares are a great way to look at these new products and have a play if you are undecided on which products to purchase.


Email me at wheller2@optusnet.com.au, if you would like to place an order or if you have any questions.


Postage charges to be confirmed with order or save on postage by picking  up your order.


Thanks for browsing…  Meighan