Catalogue launch

Yesterday was a great day as my new Demonstrator Irma Bashford held her first ever class and combined it with a Catalogue Launch.

It was a fun morning, as there were Survival kits, Lucky door prizes,  a make and take using the Daisy Punch and Daisy Delight Stamp Set, (sadly not able to be ordered at the moment) and to get the girls familiar with the catalogue a Bingo Game.  Gail, Naomi and Eunine were the winners here. Thank you Irma for our lovely prizes.

I am sorry I didn’t take pics of the beautiful display that Irma had taken such pride in. A job well done and lots of great card examples for everyone to be encouraged and inspired by.

We rounded it off with yummy food and a great cuppa after all our laughter and chatter to quench our parched throats.

Fixing the glueThis is a shot of Irma in class busy with the heat gun on some embossing.

These are the lovely cards we made under her excellent directions. They are actually all on white CS but the lighting has coloured them a bit.

Irma's launch

Congratulations Irma

Keep crafting Naomi



Merry Christmas!!

OK I know that you have a million things to do today but just in case there is a lull in the festive celebrations and you have snuck off to look at your favorite web pages this one wishes you a great big


to you and your family.

May you all be safe and well, enjoying the festive season.

  Make sure you are ready for a return to Stamping in 2017 where we have lots of goodies lined up for you.  I know some ladies are very excited, as they  have already placed their  orders, ready for the launch  of Sale-A -Bration on the 4th January.

Off to eat more pudding and lashings of Brandy Sauce. Some traditions are hard to replace.

Cheers Naomi

Technique Treats Preview

This little image says it all. Oh Happy Day!  there are two reasons for happiness today,

Firstly we have the new catalogue on line. Yeah! Just click on the Find Your Inspiration new image on the right hand side to go straight to my shop and see what delights await you.

A veritable rainbow of colours and stamps in designs to please everyone.

Now just because we SW_nextmonth_May3116think you are all special there is a free offer further down the page in Technique Treats

Read on!


Secondly I am pleased to offer you our 5th Technique treat that will go live on Saturday. Nearly half a year and we have been so pleased with your response. I know you are enjoying these tutorials as much as Vicki and I have fun in creating them. Your booklet is starting to swell by now. By the end of the year it will be impressive and a great resource!

If you are new to this blog pop over to the Technique treats page to see what we are offering each month and by purchasing past months you can catch up.

This month we have used the Traveler Stamp Set  and brought you detailed instructions on the Spot Lighting and Split Negative Techniques.


June TT
June Technique Treats #5

And  Last but certainly not least Vicki and I, in order to celebrate the New Catalogue, have decided to offer you a FREE tutorial.

All you need to do is leave a comment below or on Vicki’s blog as to why you would like to win a Free Tutorial for this month. That’s it simple.

Just let us know which Technique Treat tutorial you would prefer or if no choice made we will send to the lucky winner this months.

We will announce the winner on Saturdays Launch. Get in quick for your chance to win!

Good Luck. Naomi

Tomorrow is the day!!

Yes it’s finally here. Well almost!. Tomorrow 1st June is the day the new Catalogue is available for sale. By now most of you will have received your catalogues in the mail and have been happily going through them, marking your wishes and wants.

So I am happy to let you know that there are even more reasons to get excited. In the month of June  when you host a workshop and your total sales are $450 AUD or more, then you will receive $50 AUD in Extra Stampin’ Rewards.

That’s as well as  the normal 10% rewards  for sales of  $250 dollars.   Those stamps you have been eying off are within your reach!!


(This offer only extends to items from the catalogue and not to discounted items. )


Catalogue Launch

One more sleep, as the grandchildren would say, before my flight and 13 more sleeps till the Catalogue Launch on the 1st June. So before I head off to Tasmania I just wanted to show you a picture of some of the great cards you can make from the new catalogue.

Check those little mason jars out!!!  They are so cute!  There are 3 jars in 3 different sizes, a goldfish, ribbons, twine, flowers, greetings,  a stamp for contents and jar bottoms, and a tiny buzzing bee plus more in the stamp set.Their name says it all  Jar of Love and Everyday Jar Framelits.   What’s more it is a bundle!   These are a must have on my list, so many cards can be made with them, my imagination is runinng overtime.  I know one lady who may be eager to get her set. That right Betty?

Perfect for shaker cards too!


Of course the cards showcase the new colours as well. My favorite so far is the Flirty Flamingo shown here on the Hello card. What’s yours?

That’s it for today. So much to do and so little time to do it!

Thanks for stopping by. Make sure you come back to see the Shopkins card on Friday!

While you are here why not sign up then you won’t miss a post.

Happy Crafting.



Special Baby

Friends and Flowers
A Little Miracle.

I was asked by a lady near where I live if I could make a card for her niece who has a premmie baby still in hospital. The wee one was born a month ago and while everything is looking good it is still a stressful time for all the family.  Because I loved what Judith Ritter-Österle has done with the Friends and Flowers stamp set this little card sprang to mind.

It’s a compilation of what I had at hand, some retired, some new products, some not Stampin’ Up!.  The lady was delighted and really that’s all that matters.

The Whisper White base  (21cm x 15cm or 8¼ x 57/8)  folded in half. The  Pacific Point CS (10cm x 14cm or 4″ x 51/2 ) was embossed with the Happy Heart Embossing Folder then glued to base.

I stamped the petals and baby onto some Whisper White scraps, punched out with matching Festive Flower Builder Punch and coloured in the baby. They were arranged and attached to the frame from Spellbinders Decorative Die Frame one, with sticky dots.  Pretty but not one of ours. Then glued to base.

I reverted to the Stampin’ Up! My Digital Studio Miracle Baby(retired) for the sentiment from A Word for You. After printing I used the frame from Chalk Talk Framelits    which was created by running it through the big shot half way, flipping the frame, inserting back into the cut section and cutting the other half.

Inside was this sentiment I had…. just right for this little fighter.


PS Just heard news am a grandmother again, number 9 so another baby card soon.

Happy Sale-A-Bration Day Aus!`

Ginger bag3
Meg’s Ginger Bag – Sale-A-Bration


Tuesday, 5th January 2016

Happy New Catalog Day!

YES! Today is the first day we can finally order from the new Stampin’ Up! catalog!

Now you can get your hands on some of the delightful new products.

Just like this little Ice cream.

Having made the “A Nice Cuppa” for Meg I was browsing through the Sale-A-Bration catalogue and spied the bag on page 147. Just the thing for her chocolate coated ginger!!

Birthday Bouquet DSP Papers.
Birthday Boutique DSP

A quick bag make with the Stampin’Up! Birthday Boutique DSP papers  with the Gift Bag Punch Board. Three other pieces were cut with the Banner Framelit Die.  Rang all three layers through big Shot with the smallest eyelet from Chalk Talk at the top. Stamped image in Crumb Cake on Whisper White from Honeycomb Happiness Stamp Set and again on Pink Pirouette Card Stock in Pink Pirouette ink. Cut out the  ice cream and adhered to cone image.  Stamped Greeting from Honey comb Happiness. Peeled the paper off back of tiny ball of Honeycomb Embellishments and placed on ice cream.  Covered peg with  tiny strip DSP then  Tied a bow in Whisper White bakers twine and all done.

Meg was delighted with not only the chocolates but the cute bag they came in.

Off to put in an order.

Happy Creating.

PS: Have just created my first Newsletter, filled with whats happening in my world,  a few tips and the latest Stampin’ up! news.  Contact me if you are interested  in receiving one.

PPS This is the free stamp set that was used to create this bag can be yours also when you spend $90.

honeycomb happiness