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Saturday, 15 June, 2019

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea Event

We had a very successful Australia's Biggest Morning Tea and raised $518 for cancer research. Raffle prizes were donated by me, Riverside Dental Nerang, Studio X Phys and Stampin' Up!  I gave packs of cards I'd made for the door prizes and most people made a card.



Sunday, 12 May, 2019

Have a happy day

The Stampin' Up! "Tea Together" stamp set has a suitable sentiment for the day.

Tuesday, 7 May, 2019

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

I'm hosting this morning tea to support the Cancer Council of Australia. The
Ticket is $15 (includes a card-making activity). There will also be raffles with prizes donated by Riverside Dental Nerang, J K Phillips and Stampin’ Up! I'd love you to come. Please let me know if you are able. You can contact me via my contact page here.  If you can't make it and would like to donate to the Cancer Council, you can do so via my link below.

Saturday, 9 March, 2019

Valentines Day

I regularly attend a card-making workshop for demonstrators, which are a great way to develope card-making skills. Each month the team meeting I attend has a challenge. I won the Valentines Day card challenge with this card, that is quite easy to make. I held two workshops and the participants all made one.
For this card you need to use the Gold foil card. Cut a heart shape, Emboss it using the Garage Gears Tinlits Dies then run the Stazon ink pad over the embossed part, then rub with a tissue so some of the silver foil beneath the gold shows through. I cased the basic idea from Francine Martin.


Tuesday, 11 December, 2018

Christmas Is Coming

6 gift boxes to surprize 6 strangers

5 cards for 5 good friends

4 gift tags for 4 family members

3 little presents for 3 Stampin' Up! customers

2 snowflake dies to decorate a window

1 Christmas box for a secret Santa present

Wednesday, 5 December, 2018

Onstage November 2018 Brisbane

One of the things I love about being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, is making new friends, stamping together and learning new skills. Each year Stampin' Up! hold conferences where we get to see new products demonstrated, make cards, see demonstrations and samples and receive prizes. The company is very generous and each time, I've come with more free product than the registration cost. When I first arrived, I answered a question correctly and won a spot prize - a set of 10 pillow boxes, which I'll use in an upcoming workshop as an extra free activity. Freely I recieved, so freely I will give (a Biblical concept).



Charity Afternoon Tea

This charity event is always great fun and you get to take home a stamp set you can use to make Christmas cards, like the ones you will make on the day. Let me know ASAP if you can come.


Monday, 10 September, 2018

Book Launch Thank You Bag Goodies

Stampin' Up!® products are so versatile. I've used them to make the thankyou bag goodies for the book launch of my novel, "Find The Ancient Path." I've used retired Grey Satin Ribbon, A4 Cardstock, Stampin' Up! stamps, Ink, Cellophane Bags, Versa Mark and Embossing Buddy, dies, the trimmer, Big Shot, Big Shot Die Brush and punches ... I think that's everything I used ... oh, and Multipurpose Liquid Glue of course!


Tuesday, 28 August, 2018

Step It Up

A little tip for stalls: Step it up. I found when selling the little shoe and cup gift containers, customers loved it with the chocolate in, but when I told them the chocolate was just a sample and took it out, they didn't want to buy. So now I have some handy to give them with their shoe or gift box. I also display the little shoe with a lipstick in it, which catches potential customers imagination and interest.


Sometimes adding a tiny embellishment can greatly enhance the look of a card. Look at the card I made before and after adding little pearls. What do you think?

wedding cards 

I had a few left over 3 x 3 cards I'd handcrafted as a live artist at the Commonwealth Games, "Lift Him up" celebration, and some I'd handcrafted for the Sydney Stampin' Up! Onstage conference. They fitted into a little box I made with Brusho and Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder in the decoration.

The box got a little squashed so, I decided not to use it, but to step the cards up instead. I used the Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing folder, and placed the small card on top. Some I steppeed up again.

... and scrapbooking? A few rhinestones can add interest and unify an image.