Wednesday, 4 December 2019


Yay, the Artisan Design Team are hopping today with projects created using products from the upcoming Sale-A-Bration brochure.

The Sale-A-Bration pre-earn period is finally here - from 3 December 2019 to 2 January 2020! This means that demonstrators can earn items in the Sale-A-Bration Shop offering early. For every $110 you spend, you choose a free item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure that matches the level you spent. Demonstrators can even use the pre-order of the January-June mini catalogue and purchase items from that catalogue or any other current catalogue, and earn free Sale-A-Bration products! If you aren’t a demonstrator yet, this is a great sneak peek to see what is in store for Sale-A-Bration beginning 3 January 2020!

This is just one of the many fabulous perks of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

How cute is this Lovely Lily Pad Stamp Set? And of course, it gets better! There are co-ordinating Lily Pad Dies!

The lilies on both these cards have been embossed with White Emboss Powder, heat set and water coloured.

The background on the right card has been created by using one of the die cuts from the set as a mask with Emboss Paste and then splattered with Champagne Mist.

This stamp set has the added bonus of being a "Reversibles" so the outline image can be stamped first, turned over and stamped again to colour in the image. So versatile as it caters for those who love to colour in and those that don't!

The background has been created by embossing "Celebrate" from the Happy Birthday to You Sale-A-Bration set and adding a water colour wash over it.

I also used the Dark Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blend on the lines of the Lily to add a little more depth once I had stamped it. Stampin' Blends have been used to colour the Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon too so it co-ordinates with my cards.

The Sequins are from the Peaceful Poppies Suite and before I adhered them with glue I used my Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to create a little black dot. This made placement easy and I like the look of the sequins being filled in!

This pre-order/pre-earn opportunity is an exclusive benefit for demonstrators to enable them to get products early so they are prepared when Sale-A-Bration starts on 3 January.

Next up is my fabulous friend Ashley van Camp, her cards are gorgeous! Please keep hopping along and check out all the stunning projects created by the rest of the team - here's a little sneak peek to whet your appetite!

If you live in New Zealand and would like to become a Demonstrator I would love you to join Stampin' Up! and become part of my Stamping Beauties team. Please email me at and we can have a chat about this fabulous opportunity.

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Thursday, 28 November 2019


Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Design Team Blog Hop. You may have arrived here from my lovely and talented friend Angie McKenzie from the USA. If you are starting here please see the complete list at the bottom of this post which will guide you through all the inspirational projects the team has to share.

The theme for this hop is "All About Bling"!
I love the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper, especially its clean elegant designs and stripes like ticking are my favourite!

I coloured the Rhinestone Basic Jewels with the Real Red Stampin' Blend to co-ordinate with the Designer Series Paper and a little Real Red Glimmer Paper adds another little sparkle.

All the products I've used are from Stampin' Up! and can be purchased directly from my On-Line Shop by clicking the Shop Now link at the top. Thanks for visiting today and be sure to hop all the way around to see the gorgeous creations my fellow team members have created.

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Wednesday, 27 November 2019


Welcome to my very first hop with the Be Inspired November Blog Hop Design Team! I'm thrilled to be part of this fabulous group of talented stampers from all over the world. You may have arrived here from seeing  my talented friend Stesha's festive project, or if you are starting the hop here please follow all the way around so you don't miss any of the stunning projects the team have created.
Today we are sharing "Feeling Festive" projects and I chose the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper to create my festive card.
The Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper is stunning with its traditional toile designs in classic Christmas colours of Garden Green, Real Red and Very Vanilla. I've teamed it with the Tidings All Around Stamp Set and co-ordinating All-Around Wreath Dies. The wreath is layered on a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock embossed with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder, and another wreath die cut in Vellum.
I water coloured a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper with Garden Green ink, die cut it then added some extra ink to create darker areas.
The Red Rhinestones co-ordinate with the Real Red Glimmer Paper used for the sentiment and strip on the cardbase.
Next up on the hop is my lovely friend Tanya Rees, I can't wait to see what she has created!
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Friday, 22 November 2019


Welcome to the Ink It! Stamp It! Design Team Blog Hop. You may have arrived from my lovely and talented friend Eva Dobilas from Canada. If you are starting here please see the complete list at the bottom of this post which will guide you through all the inspiration projects the team has to share.
The theme for this hop is "Christmas" and as I'm trying to be organised this year I've made a start on my cards!

The Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper was the inspiration for my design, I love the classic colours! The splatter has been created with ink being flicked on using an Aqua Painter  - you dip the brush of the Aqua Painter in Night of Navy ink then flick it on its lid onto the paper! It's lots of fun, just watch out for your off-white walls, which may or may not now be splattered in ink!!!

The wreath has been die cut in Vellum and Shaded Spruce Cardstock and layered up. I've cut a small segment out and glued it back together to create a slightly smaller wreath.

"Christmas" has been embossed with White Emboss Powder from the Tidings All Around Stamp Set - I cut off the "Cheer"!

The Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels co-ordinate perfectly with the DSP and I love how using the different coloured Rhinestones brings out the colours in the DSP.

Thanks for joining me tonight! Remember to keep hopping for more great projects and Christmas inspiration!
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