Birthday Balloon

This  card was part of my Swaps for the New  Catalogue and will also double as my class card this week. With so much happening in the Stampin’ Up! World this month it’s good to be able to get value and maximum time for effort expended, whilst at the same time creating beautiful cards and bringing smiles to my happy stampers.

I have a little sheet that is added with the swap which includes all the products used that I have included at the bottom of this blog. One great thing with this card is that the colours can be swapped around really easily. Next week I will show you how the ladies at class have done just that, thanks to the matching of Stampin’ Up! products and the Colour Theory DSP.


Happy Birthday CCThe Happy Birthday template is really easy to use and I have highlighted the bottom half with Wink of Stella but it doesn’t show on the image.  The inspiration for this card, as I explained in a previous blog,  came from the new Catalogue I just changed it about a bit.

Just loving the New Catalogue. Remember you can purchase from my store by clicking on the image and time of night or day, providing you reside in Australia.

Project for Swaps

As  always

Happy Crafting, Stay safe and thanks for stopping bye.



Finally the New Catalogue.

As a demonstrator, the month of May often seems very long as I contain my desires and excitement for the new Products from the Annual Catalogue.  Yes we get to have a play with some of them but not everything is available.

And play I have done. Some in preparation for Our Catalogue Launch with Irma Bradford, some for fun and some with my friend and upline Vicky Wright.

This is one of those created with Vicki who came up with the idea to use the Daisy punch for the skirt on this lady from the Beautiful You Stamp Set. 

The petals were punched from the Delightful Daisy DSP. Her Top was colored with Water Coloring pencils but her hat was cut from the DSP and adhered.

The base card is  – one of the new In colors, Tranquil Tide – a delightful soft grey green.

A sprinkling of Rhinstones and the New Glitter Enamel Dots helped to complete the top half of the card.

Again I used the same DSP and added a sentiment from Rose Wonder Stamp Set to complete the bottom.

Daisy Lady

The fold used is called a Dutch Door and is quiet popular at the moment as the top half – where we have our square –  can be any shape and attached to the base card but not all the way across.

Call back as I will add here  a link to a tutorial on Vicky Wrights Blog later.

Happy Crafting and thanks for stopping by.


Where has she been?

Well this look insane. I have just deleted a couple of post and whilst I haven’t been here for a long time, it’s not quiet the three months that this looks like.

Why not?

What’s been happening?

Are you OK? are some of the questions asked.

Truth is I just needed a break from the routine/pressure of Blogs, Various Facebook groups,  Instagram, Pinterest, Pic Monkey, etc. the online social life seemed to be having more time than my real face to face life and to be honest it didn’t feel right.

Fortunately due to a wonderful weekend away with my upline at her very peaceful beach side home, with nothing but card creating on our minds I feel a bit recharged.

And how lucky am I. In a couple days the new Catalogue is available to all you lovely people and my downline Irma and I have a Catalogue Launch planned for the 15th June.

I have come to the realisation  during the last couple months, that there is so much  in the catalogue that I just have to use it as my resource for now. No need to scour the pages of Pinterest or the Demonstrators Web Page, or Facebook groups thus getting caught in the time consuming, albeit delightful, search for that inspiration or stunning creation that I must try. The results ….less procrastination, more time and less stress.

So ladies and gentlmen ……..I am well, I have not really been anywhere, I am still 100% a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and my store is still open 24hrs a day.

I would love to hear any comments from those who may at some time have felt the same or similar….. but in the meantime…..

Take Care

and as our new stamp set (Colouful Seasons) says


annual17_p0146_a.jpgHappy Stamping Naomi Connolly.