Kids Class – Thank-you

Hi Friends

Well my kids classes are coming to a close for this year, not sure if they will continue into next year but fingers crossed they will.

If you would like me to teach your children how to make cards, 3D items and lots of other fun stuff with Stampin’ Up! products then contact me today to arrange a time for the new year.

This class was all about saying thank-you.  A very important thing, don’t you think?

We made three cards, one for our teacher at school and two others that I challenged the girls to think of people who deserved a big thank-you.  It could be their dance teachers, their choir master, their basketball coach, someone from church, anyone who the girls had spent time with during the year and wanted to show their appreciation for all the effort they put in.

Here is our first card that we made for their teachers.

Teacher appreciation card - Thank you classDon’t you just love this blackboard card?

The girls had so much fun making them and we wrote each of their teachers name on the blackboard.

Thank you class 3

Next we made this really simple but really effective card.  I love the new Little Letters Framelits from Stampin’ Up! you can die cut out any word you like.  They are so versatile.

This card has a Whisper White card stock base with a mat of Melon Mambo and then another mat of Whisper White with the work THANKS die cut out.  We stamped the large smudge from the Work of Art stamp set onto the white mat before we die cut out the letters.

I love this card so much it really looks quite stunning I think.

Thank you class 2

Our third card was also a simple one.  The girls are quite young so I always try to do one complicated or difficult project and two easier ones, otherwise I find they loose interest if the projects are too difficult.

Although this card is super simple I love how cute it looks.

We started with Hello Honey card stock with a Whisper White Mat that we stamped the dot from the Work of Art stamp set in Hello Honey ink.  We then inked the Thank You in Black Staz On ink.

Lastly we added some white and gold bakers twine and wrapped it around the the mat a couple of times.

Which one is your favourite?  I would love to hear your comments.

Thanks for visiting.

Tina xo


Happy Birthday card

Hi Friends

I hope you have been enjoying all the posts about the recent Stampin’ Up! Party Time event that I attended at the start of November.

I’m changing the pace a little today and want to show you a card I made early in November for a friend of mine who celebrated her birthday.

I have this gorgeous friend Nerida who is always so kind, sweet and the completely opposite to me in personality traits.  Funny how two entirely different people can get on so well and be such good friends.   We have been friends now for about 4 or so years and I still don’t understand what it is that makes us friends.  All I can say is she is an absolute gem and accepts me for just who I am and never tries to change me.  It’s really refreshing when you find a friend like that.

She is such a calming influence on me and is always so encouraging.  I know she follows my blog so I just want to say publicly….Thanks Nerida for being my friend, I appreciate you and love having you as a friend.

Well enough soppy stuff here is the card I made for her.

Nerida's bday card


My original plan was to case a card that I had found and just loved, but as all good plans go this one didn’t quite turn out like it was originally planned.

Boy am I glad it didn’t I really love this card and am so happy with how it turned out.

I love love love the new hostess stamp set Bloom With Love it has the most gorgeous flowers in it.  The all have a sketched appearance and are just beautiful.

Everything but the DSP is current because I don’t have a lot of the current colour family DSP packs.

You too can purchase the products to make this or any card that takes your fancy at my Stampin’ Up! shop just click on the shopping trolley and your on your way.

If you would like to earn the Bloom with Hope hostess stamp set then contact me today to book a party.  I would love to show you and your friends all the wonderful products Stampin’ Up! have to offer and make a card with you.

Thanks for visiting.

Tina xo

Party Time – Cairns 2014 Part 5

Hi Friends

Well here the are the last of the inspiration projects. I hope you have found all these posts inspiring and have had the time to create some of your own gorgeous projects.

I love to hear your comments about my posts so please leave me a comment at the end of any of my posts.



















Well I don’t know about you but I am definitely inspired to get into my craft room and start creating some beautiful Christmas decorations, gifts, gift packaging and cards.

Thanks for visiting.

Tina xo



Party Time – Cairns 2014 part 4

Hi Friends

Well we are nearly through looking at all the amazing projects that were on display at the recent Party Time Cairns event on Nov 1.


This first project is something a bit different it was made using Stampin’ Up!’s MDS program which is a digital scrap booking card making program that you can purchase.


A gift box set of cards always makes a great present to someone who can then give them away to their friends. This is a beautiful set.


Check out these amazing cards made by my friend Shannean Moncrieff that were on display.  If you look really close you will see she made two of the same card, one simple and one a little more complex. Fantastic work.

Everyone who attended was asked to bring a Share Project to be pinned up for everyone to take inspiration from.  Here are a few that I particulary loved…









Well that’s it for today I have one more post to show you the rest of the projects.

I hope you are enjoying seeing all the beautiful things the ladies made.

Remember you can learn how to make gorgeous projects like this to by booking a demonstration with me. Just either email or text me to arrange a mutually suitable date.  All products are current and can be purchased through my Stampin’ Up! shop just by clicking on the shopping trolley on the left hand side.

Thanks for visiting.

Tina xo




Party Time – Cairns 2014 part 3

Hi Friends

I’m back again with more inspiration to show you from Party Time Cairns.

So enough chat lets see the projects to inspire you to create your own gorgeous Christmas cards, gift packaging and gifts.


Another Christmas box from the Simple Sent kit mentioned in my previous post.


How cute would these look at your Christmas table?  You could add name tags and they could be placed at everyone’s setting.


Wow!! so cute, just loving this.


In my books the Curvy Keepsake Framelit is THE one item you need for all your Christmas decorations and gift packaging.


Love the curly ribbon and buttons on this curvy keepsake box.


Advent calendar Stampin’ Up! style. Don’t you just love it?




Wouldn’t these two envelopes be a great way to dress up a gift card or voucher for that someone special in your life who is so hard to buy for?


Just love this extended card, using Stippled Blossoms stamp set.


The new Perfect Peacock stamp set is just fabulous to colour with our new Blendabilities alcohol markers.  Check out this amazing card.

Beautiful & unique gift packaging and cards is what we are all about at Stampin’ Up!. If you want to learn how to make any of these projects contact me today to book a demonstration.  Or you can click on my shopping trolley and purchase everything you need to make all of the projects.

Come back tomorrow to see more of the beautiful projects.

Thanks for visiting.

Tina xo


Recruiting Promotion

Hi Friends

I have just heard about this amazing new promotion to join Stampin’ Up!

Now is a great time to join Stampin’ Up! For one week only (24 November – 2 December), a new demonstrator will qualify for five percent cash back on orders placed in December.  Plus, you get a 25 percent discount on the Starter Kit with all the same great products included!

More details on this limited-time offer are listed below.

  • All orders must be finalized in the month of December to qualify for the five percent cash back offer.
  • Only active demonstrators are eligible to receive the cash back bonus.
  • The five percent cash back will be paid with commission in January.

So contact me today if you want to not only save a whopping 25% discount on the Starter Kit but also earn an additional 5% cash back on your sales in December.

Stampin’ Up! have never had an offer like this before so don’t miss out.

You can call, text or email me and we can chat about all the other benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, or you can pop on over to my Stampin’ Up! business page and click the   button and get your new adventure underway right NOW!!!

Thanks for visiting.

Tina xo

Party Time – Cairns 2014 part 2

Hi Friends

So my previous post was all about the recent Party Time event held here in Cairns on Nov 1.

Today I’m not going to say too much because I want to show you all the amazing projects that were made by local SU demonstrators to inspire us.

Check out what we got to look at….


How cute is the little battery operated tealight decorated just in time for Christmas using the Wonderful Wreath stamp set and matching framelits.


Love this little box filled with co-ordinating cards.  I’m not going to say who created these projects as I am not entirely sure and would hate to give credit to the wrong person or to forget to give credit to someone completely.  All I will say is that all projects were gorgeous and shows just how incredibly talented the Stampin’ Up! demonstrators here in Cairns really are.



Snowflake framelits are always fabulous for Christmas cards, don’t you think?



How cute is this little basket?


Loving the Curvy Keepsake for Christmas projects it is so very versatile.


Snowflakes in the tropics? Well it works when your using Stampin’ Up! products.


The new Fries Box Big Shot Die is an amazing new product and can be used for so many different projects.


Gold embossed Bright & Beautiful stamp set just looks gorgeous with the Gold Vellum paper.




The new Star Framelits are the best when making Christmas cards or decorations.


This star is made with the new Simply Created pack that is available in the exclusive mini add on catalogue.

If you want your own copy contact me today and I can send one out to you.

I don’t want to overwhelm you with all the beautiful projects that were on display, so I will be back soon to show you some more.

So stayed tuned for more gorgeous Christmas projects to inspire you to create your own.

Thanks for visiting.

Tina xo

Party time – Cairns 2014

Hi Friends

I attended the first ever Party Time event in Cairns on Nov 1.

This is an event held by Stampin’ Up! demonstrators with the support of head office staff from Stampin’ Up!.  If you have ever attended a Stampin’ Up! Regionals then this event is loosely based on the same concept.

It is a day long event for SU demonstrators and customers to learn new techniques, see exciting projects made by local SU demonstrators with some of the newest products available and to receive some business training.

I had a really lovely day, and got to make some fantastic make & takes with a bunch of amazing women.

Here are the make & takes we made.

Make & Take - Ruths Party Time Event

This is the first make & take we made.  We used the gorgeous new Stampin’ Up! stamp set Choose Happiness and all products were from SU too of course.

With this project we used the new Blendabilities markers to colour the flower and leaves.  I am still geting my head around using these fantastic new alcohol markers so my colouring of the flower isn’t as good as it should be, but I think the leaves turned out ok.  I always struggle with the time-frame given to make our make & takes, as I like to take my time when making my projects and because days like this are planned right down to the last minute, I tend to feel a bit rushed during make & take time.

All that said I am still pretty happy with how this card turned out.

Make & Take 2 - Ruths Party Time Event


Our second make & take was decorating these new gorgeous Grid Books that are available from Stampin’ Up!.  Again we used the Choose Happiness stamp set and washi tape.

I am loving decorating these Grid Books, stay tuned for a future posts of another one I have recently decorated.

Make & Take 3 - Ruths Party Time Event

Finally our third make & take was decorating one of the new Cafe Bags available in the current Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue.  My best friend Mel Dunstan showed us how to decorate these fantastic boxes.

As well as teaching us how to create this beautiful project Mel also held a presentation which was all about holding a SU demonstration.  Now I know you might think I am biased (seeing as she is my best friend), but although she was incredibly nervous to do this presentation she did an AMAZING job.  I was so proud watching her up on stage and giving us a really fantastic presentation.

Check out Mel up on stage doing her thing…


She even had her name up in lights.


A couple of my other fabulous friends also got up on stage and presented.  This is my friend Wendy Taggert teaching us all about the new Gift Box Punch Board, currently available in the SU Holiday Catalogue.


P1030427Like Mel, Wendy has never done anthing like this and let me tell you she did a fantastic job.  She was incredibly nervous but pulled it off brillantly.  Wendy made lots of wonderful boxes in all different sizes that she had on display in the Product Playgroud (I will show you these in another post).

My girlfriend Sally-Ann Hayward also presented and the projects Sal showed us were perfect for her style.  Sally showed us lots of different ways we can use SU products in our gift packaging idea’s.


Check out one of the projects Sally showed us.


Check out that amazing flower made from SU Filter Paper.

We also had my friend Shannean Moncrieff speak with us about recruiting, which I didn’t get a photo of….sorry Shan.

Shannean is an experienced presenter and did a fantastic job and had lots of handy hints on recruiting and developing our business.

So if you would like to purchase any of these products or even attend an event like Party Time then contact me today and we can chat.  All products mentioned can be purchased through my Stampin’ Up! shop, just click on the shopping trolley on the left hand side.

I hope you have enjoyed spending a bit of time with me at Party Time Cairns 2014 and seeing some of the wonderful projects we got to make and learn about.

I will be back again soon with photos of all the different projects that were on display to inspire us.

Thanks for visiting

Tina xo




Happy Halloween 2

Hi Friends

Well if you saw my last post you would know it was two of the projects I made for my kids class in Oct.

I did make another card that I was going to make with the girls but ended up rejecting it.

Now I don’t usually show my rejects but I thought I would let you see this one.

It’s not a bad card but I just didn’t love it, and basically if I don’t love something or feel completely satisfied with a project than I usually throw it away.  I never give it to someone and I never post it either.

So this time I am making an exception.

Here is my reject.

Halloween Card 2

Not sure what exactly was wrong with this card but it just wasn’t speaking to me.  Any ideas or suggestions on how I could improve are more than welcome.

Thanks for visiting and checking out my reject.

Tina xo

Weekly Deals

Hi Friends

Just popping in quickly to show you what’s up for grabs in today’s weekly deals.

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Click on the shopping trolley on the left hand side of my blog to purchase yours today.

Thanks for visiting.

Tina xo