Awash with Curly Cute!

Hey everyone!

Today I am visiting a very kind and sweet stampin’ friend! Her name is Michelle O’Neill. You may have seen her some of my photos from the Fundraiser and Regionals and we belong to the same team…the Mad Inkstincts! I am making thank you cards for all the people who helped me on my big day that was such a HUGE success! But everyone’s card is going to be different! I get bored very easily making the same card over and over! LOL! I hope to visit my other helpers soon and when I do I will post a pic of their cards!

I am enjoying watercolouring a lot lately it has been very therapeutic! Not sure why??! LOL! I used to struggle with it a LOT! But I think I realised it didn’t have to be perfect!

I hope she likes it!

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Beautiful Wings!!

Hey everyone!

I have been trying to play with all my new things I have purchased out of the new catty! This time I want to be able to say that YES, I have played with that!!!! or YES, I have inked that up!!! LOL! I have been having lots of fun too! I don’t think I have created this much on ages!

Beautiful Wings is a new embosslit available in the new catalogue and I love it. There are five different shapes and sizes with a different pattern in each. They are super quick and easy too. My next workshop is working with this embosslit creating different cards and projects. I cannot wait.

I love this card and you won’t believe it……but I used another combo from the Colour Coach. I use it so much now that it now lives on my desk! This combo was found on the Certainly Celery chip. To give the embossed pattern more Oomph I ran the Pink Pirouette marker {brush tip end} over it to highlight them. I just love it!

Well I have some more house organising to do! Our Garage sale won’t be long now! Don’t forget I have a list of STAMPS FOR SALE further down the page. Check them out!

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Tea Box!

Hey everyone!

I am currently getting busy creating for an upcoming Craft show. It’s the Christmas in the Country Craft Fair that is held annually and is the biggest fundraiser my children’s school. It is a fabulous event and if you live close by come check it out on the 5th and 6th of November.

This is a super cute box and measures 4″ high and 3 1/2″ wide. I played with some brand new goodies too! Fleurettes 2 and the Beautiful Wings Embosslit. I made up a solution of water and Riding Hood Red Ink in a container and soaked the crocheted flower in it. I waited 24 hrs to let it dry and adhered to the box with Tombo Mono Multi Glue. I am just realising how good this glue is after I have just run out of Sticky Strip! LOL!

I am also working on a different coloured one with a tea bag slot in the front. I will show you when I get it finished!

I just have to show you all some photos I took of Darcy yesterday. We are experiencing a lot of rain at the moment and our driveway has become a slushy mud pie…….and my son loves it!! Every day he has gone out there and played in the mud on his bike and this is just a taste of what he looks like when he charges back inside……

EEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!! I cannot stand MUD!! The funny thing was when he got off his bike he was walling around stiff-legged, LOL! All that water and dirt must have been mighty uncomfortable!

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Owl Punch Heaven!

Hey everyone!

I couldn’t help it! I just had to have a play with my stamps this arvy and to get my mojo flowing I went looking for a challenge, I didn’t have to go far …… Just Add Ink  have a sketch challenge this week and it was so simple and easy…..well it looked that way at least! LOL! It took me a while to come up with something. Check out the sketch.

See pretty simple right?

Sorry about the photo! Quite bright isn’t it? But I’m sure you get the idea! Did you see the pretty Antique Brad? I am so in love with them! What do you think about my winking owl? Actually he looks a little sleepy! LOL!

ETA- I have changed the photo, so now no sunglasses shall be needed! LOL!

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Stamp Sale!

 ETA- Please scroll down for newer entries on my blog! I will keep this up the top until I get rid of most of the product. I have also reduced some sets further and added some others that I have found stashed in my bedroom LOL!

Hey everyone!

Well it’s that time of year where I go through all my Stampin’ Stuff and of course my house and we hold our annual Garage Sale. It is amazing how much stuff you collect over just one year! We are having a huge sale this year as we changed some of our furniture to suit our home and make more room. There are so many space-saving ideas and with six people living in a three bedroom home we need to utilise all of them. I also want to go through my stampin’ and scrappin’ stuff and sell a lot of it off. That includes accessories and embellishments plus DSP and CS. I won’t be listing it all on my blog as there is too much. I will however be listing all my retired stamp sets. They are listed at 30 – 40% off so be quick

Sale-A-Bration Sets

  • Whimsical Words  $15.00 (mounted, unused)
  • Merci  $10.00 (last years) SOLD
  • Good Neighbors  $15.00 (mounted unused)
  • Happy Moments   $15.00ea (unmounted, new)
  • Botanical Blooms $15.00
  • Yummy $15.00

Hostess Sets

  • Punches Three  $20.00 (new, unmounted) SOLD
  • Echoes of Kindness   $20.00 SOLD
  • Best Yet  $20.00 SOLD
  • Live Like You Mean It  $20.00 (mounted, unused)SOLD
  • So Many Sayings  $20.00 (new, unmounted 08-09) SOLD
  • Sweet Little Sentiments $20.00

General Sets

  • Say it with Scallops   $20.00
  • Boho Backgrounds   $18.00
  • Good Friend   $35.00
  • Lovely Labels   $14.00
  • A Happy Heart   $22.00
  • Owl Together Now   $30.00
  • Enjoy Every Moment   $35.00
  • A Little Birthday Cheer   $15.00
  • Wild About You   $25.00 SOLD
  • Hoppy For You   $30.00 SOLD
  • Playful Petals   $31.75 SOLD
  • Boatloads of Love   $25.00
  • Jumbo Outline Alphabet    $50.00
  • All Scallops   $35.00
  • Frames with a Flourish   $40.00
  • One of a Kind   $21.55 SOLD
  • Big Bold Birhday  $25.00
  • It’s All Good  $15.00
  • Organic Outlines  $27.00 SOLD
  • Soft Summer  $25.00 (double mounted)
  • By Land  $25.00 (holes in case but stamps in excellent condition) SOLD
  • Cute and Curly  $15.00 (Sold with Curly Label punch in last catalogue)SOLD
  • Really Retro  $15.00
  • Chocolate Bunny $7.00

Wheels Standard

  • Bella’s Border  $6.00
  • Illuminated  $6.00
  • Solitude  $6.00
  • Forever Flowers  $6.00
  • Bronco  $6.00
  • Only Ornaments  $6.00 SOLD

Wheels Jumbo

  • Matey’s map  $10.00 SOLD
  • Nursery Letters  $10.00
  • It’s Beautiful  $10.00

This will be a case of first in first served. If that falls through I will be asking the second person who enquires if they will like it, so on, and so on. I will mark them as SOLD as they are chosen.

Postage will be-

  • 500g and under- $6.10 (this should fit 2 small stamp sets)
  • 3kg and under- $10.50
  • Express- $11.60 (this is also a 3kg bag)


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Inkspiration Sketch Challenge #41


Hey everyone!

I am so excited as I am hosting this weeks challenge and I cannot wait to see what you all come up with! This week is a Sketch Challenge and I have added a twist……..WATERCOLOURING ……..that’s right, I want you all to do some form of watercolouring on your sketch challenge. I am finding with more practice the better it looks. I”m so excited!!!

Here is the sketch

This is my spin on it-

I must say that the coloured image is much darker than it is showing in the photo but I am sure you get the drift. Guess what else I used for this card??….. that’s right, I used the Colour Coach. This combo was found under the Marina Mist colour chip. It is not a combo I would have thought to put together, but I just love it! …..don’t you??

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Keesh is currently on the hunt for a new Design Team Member too, so if you would like to join our fabulous team and participate in our weekly challenges email Keesh with a short bio of yourself and a few images of what you think is your highest standard work by Monday the 4th. Good Luck!!

Too leave your link just click on the above image and it will take you to a page to add your name and link! Inlinkz are currently not taking any more registrations until they have upgraded to cope with all the members. Hopefully I will have it next time! Sorry!

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On a Pedestal

Hey everyone!

I have had a wonderful week! A very stress free week! Don’t you just love them! LOL! I didn’t do much creating though……..but I did hold another Catalogue Launch, but this time in Toowoomba. It was a great night and I am now organising regular workshops for that area! So soon again I will be a super busy little stamper!

Today I managed to have a little play with one of my many new stamp sets. You are all going to be telling how bad I am aren’t you??? But that’s okay I can handle it! LOL! I love being the cause of you all having to purchase a new stamp set just because I have played with it. So once you have the OEX up have a look at this card….

Such a simple fun design that is super cute and not a faux flower in sight! LOL!

  • Stamp Set– On a Pedestal, Solid Stripes
  • Cardstock– So Saffron, Regal Rose, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
  • Ink– Soft Suede, So Saffron
  • Accessories– Regal Rose, Soft Suede, So Saffron and Cherry Cobbler Markers, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, SAMJ, Scallop Trim Punch, Mat Pack, Cutter Kit

Also wanted to mention that the colour combo of So Saffron, Regal Rose and Soft Suede came from the new Colour Coach {so in love}, I just added a touch of Cherry Cobbler for the cherry {quite fitting isn’t it?}. Oh well best be off and do some more creating……with some new stamp sets..hehehe!!

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What a Day!!!!

Well…….I’m beat! I have just got home and I am hoping for a HUGE sleep in in the morning. But I had the most fantastic day today! Today was Brisbane Regionals and you will never believe it but a week ago I was asked to participate by jumping on stage and do a Workshop WOW!!! Of course I said yes… often are you asked to do something like this? During the weekend I was starting to realise, though, that I would be in front of over 200 of my peers……AND what was I going to WOW these people with???? LOL!

Well to cut a long story short I decided to go with paper flowers and I have some fabulous photos to show you. They are from today and also of my WOW samples

First up I did some catching up with friends….I missed getting a photo of my upline Madonna. She ended up behind my camera today taking lots of photos…..Thank you Mads!!

This is Donna Griffith! This lovely lady showed some very cool techniques and also gave us all our own “I {heart} STAMPS” badge just like the one she is wearing. It was super cute and she told us that her and her husband made them all especially for us. How sweet is that?

My name in the bright lights…..well sort of!

My look of concentration! LOL

My samples on screen!

The cameraman, Barry, was simply awesome! He did the most fantastic closeups!

Look at all those people looking at me!! I was nearly hyperventilating!! LOL!

Not sure about that look! LOL!

Having a little laugh with Amanda up the back.

Then Aaron’s turn! LOL!

All the presenters for the day! From left Sophie Zadeh (from SU), Ursula James, myself, Sharon Turnbul, Rebecca Ross and Liz Collette. I hope I have spelt all their names correctly! I think we all had a great time.

Now for my samples

This was the Rose bud flower project. This is the one Stampin’ Up! decided to keep so I took a quick photo there before I handed it over!

I then showcased my scallop circle layer, carnation like, flower. I think this project is my favourite. I then showed two more samples using this flower.

So what do you think?? I know I had an absolute blast…..even if I was extremely nervous!! LOL!

Well I am off to bed! I have had a BIG week and I am super tired…..

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Inkspirations Colour Challenge #40

Hey everyone!

What a week it has been!!! It has been a very busy one…..but also a great week. I held my catalogue Launch last night and we had an absolute blast! I have a very exciting weekend coming up too….but I will tell you more about that on Sunday evening. I’m such a tease!! LOL!

Well today is Inkspirations Challenge day, a colour one at that, and I have a fun non-traditional Christmas card for you. Have a look at the colours!

See not very Christmassy eh? But here is my creation

What do you think? I think I love it! I pulled out my Brayer for this one and used it for the second time ever! LOL! What do you think?

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You may have noticed that a member is missing! Teneale is no longer with us and I know I will miss her creations every week. Her work is simply stunning. But sometimes life just gets too busy! Thanks for all your inspiration Teneale. The last six months just flew by!

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Just For You!

Hey everyone!

I have had a wonderful weekend. I caught up with some family, namely David’s parents who I might add we haven’t seen for a couple of months. I know, I know….very bad!!! We also reorganised some of the house and OMG!!! Can you believe it…….I made some projects and blogged them! Are you in SHOCK?? I know I am! LOL!

I just thought I would show you a card I made for David’s Dad for Father’s Day. It’s a bit late…..but hey, it’s here!

As you can see a very simple design, but there’s something I like about it! Maybe it’s the fact that I have made a male card…LOL!

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