Weekly Deals

Hi Friends

Well I had a fantastic weekend last weekend, as I had mentioned in a previous post I was away for the weekend with my husband and his motorbike club.  We did a charity fundraising ride with over 100 motorbikes to raise funds for a local Avenue of Honor for fallen Afghanistan soliders from our district.  Our yearly club run is the only continuing fund raiser for this locally funded avenue.  It was a real honor to be a part of it and spend some time with our club members for the weekend.

If you would like to check out some photos from our ride pop on over to Facebook and check out the Patriots page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/70156840328/.  Our motorbike club is a military bike club who welcomes current serving and ex-service miliarty personnel who love to ride motorbikes.  We are very community minded and are often involved in local events up here in Far North Qld.

So now you know what I got up to over the weekend I wanted to tell you what is on special in this weeks Weekly Deals.  I always look forward to these every week to see what bargains I can pick up, how about you?

Weekly Deals

1/8 Circle Punch by Stampin' Up!
Price: was $16.00 is $12.00
Circle Card Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up!
Price: was $54.00 is $40.50
Crushed Curry A4 Cardstock by Stampin' Up!
Price: was $12.25 is $9.19
File Tabs Edgelits Dies by Stampin' Up!
Price: was $19.00 is $14.25
Mini Muslin Bags by Stampin' Up!
Price: was $17.50 is $13.13
Six-Sided Sampler Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Price: was $37.00 is $27.75
Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Price: was $13.00 is 9.75
Zig Zag Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Price: was $13.00 is $9.75

It’s a real mixed bag this week, a little bit of everything from punches, to stamp sets to embossing folders and gift packaging.  So what has caught your eye?

Remember it’s easy to get you own bargains by popping on over to my Stampin’ Up! shop and purchase your items online and have them shipped straight to your front door.

If you are interested in any of these products but not sure how to use them then contact me today and we can arrange for an in-home workshop where I can come over to your place and spend a couple of hours with you and a couple of your friends teaching you how to get the best use out of your Stampin’ Up! products.  My contact details can be found on the left hand side of this post.

Happy stamping!!!

Tina xo


Masculine Traveller

Hi Friends

Well this will be my last post for this week, as I am going away for the weekend so remember to pop back next week to see what I have to show you, or subscribe via email to my blog then you will never miss another post again.

I CASEd this card from Jan Tink, you can find her card here.

One of the very few guys at work has invited us all out to lunch yesterday to help him celebrate his birthday.  I really like Cliffy he has always been very kind and generous to the payroll team and shows his appreciation for all we do.  Which, to be honest, is a really nice change, as most of our customers never show their appreciation for all we do for them week from week.

Anyway, as I have said in the past masculine cards are always a difficult thing, I think I may not be alone in this thinking.  I found this card by Jan Tink on Pinterest and decided it was soooo good I just had to case it.  The only thing that is different between my card and Jan’s is that I think I added a couple of extra mats of Basic Black card stock.


The card base and the first mat is Basic Black card stock, I then stamped the now retired World Map background stamp onto Whisper White card stock with Black StazOn ink.  I think wrapped some retired ribbon around this mat.  Again Basic Black and Whisper White card stock were used for the two smaller mats and the boat from another retired (sorry :() stampe set called Traveller was stamped in Basic Black Classic ink.  The technique used to make this image is called the Reflection Technique and although it can be a bit fiddly it really is effective.  All you do is stamp your image onto your card stock, then stamp the image again onto a piece of acetate, turn it over and line up the image on the acetate with the stamped image and press firmly to transfer the ink from the acetate onto the card stock.  Hint** Make sure your inkpad is really well inked up so when doing the reflection image you get a good transfer.  It took me several attempts before I was happy with it.

I then used my Blender Pen to “smudge” the black ink to make it look like water and then used my white Gel Pen to make the wake.  It looks really effective once it’s done and dries a bit.


I kept the inside nice and clean so there is lots of room for everyone to write their birthday greeting.  The stamped greeting inside is the Guy Greetings stamp set.

If you would like to learn how to make a card using the Reflection Technique, contact me today and we can arrange an in-house workshop where I can teach you and a 2-3 friends how to do it.  All products that aren’t retired can be purchased from my Stampin’ Up! shop by either clicking on the links within this post or the shopping trolley to the left hand side.

Happy stamping!!

Tina xo

You’ve Got This Thank You

Hi Friends

So my up upline Shannean has put out a challenge to the team to create a card using the brand new You’ve Got This #139572  stamp set but with a twist.

If you search for images of this stamp set on Pinterest you will see lots and lots of gorgeous cards but I feel they are all so very similiar.  Some stamp sets are just like that, everyone seems to have the same idea of how to use it, and therefore all the cards you see made with the stamp set seem to be so very similiar to each other.

Well we were having this discussion last weekend and it prompted Shani to put out this challenge to us all.  I always love a challenge and really who wouldn’t miss an oportunity to craft if you get handed one.  So I sat down at my craft table and tried to come up with something different.

I know what type of card I wanted to make, that was the easy part, it was the “twist” that was a bit difficult.  When I first made this card I thought “Yep I have made something with a “twist”, however, the more I look at it I realize it really isn’t that much different to what I have seen on Pinterest.

I made an easel card, a style of card I just love, that learnt to make from the fabulous Bronwyn Eastley’s blog.  I was lucky enough to actually meet Bronwyn at last year’s Stampin’ Up! Convention, which was a huge thrill to me.  She is such a lovely lady.

As I needed to make a thank-you card I thought I would combine it with this challenge.  This is what I came up with.

Paula's thank-you card front

I got the idea of doing the multi-coloured background from a post I saw on Facebook.  Such a cute way to mix it up a bit.  The flower was stamped onto the background stamp in Black StazOn ink and then I cut the flower out a couple of times and added several layers on top of each other for dimension.  Dimensionals are great for doing this and make it so quick and easy.

The colours I used for the background are Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Tempting Turquoise & Soft Sky ink pads.

The card is made with Night of Navy card stock, with a mat of Soft Sky card stock  and Whisper White card stock.

The greeting is from a retired stamp set, but as I have said previously you could always swap it out for a greeting from one of our gorgeous current greeting stamp sets.  As always I added some bling with some Rhinestone Basic Jewels.  The absolute last thing I did was coat the flower with Crystal Effects to make it look shiny and pop.

As I said this is an easel card, do you want to see what it looks like when it’s open?

Paula's thank-you card open

I love how this type of card looks when it’s open.  They are so very easy to make, if you would like to learn how to make an easel card contact me today and I can arrange to come to your house and hold a demonstration with you and a couple of friends and show you how easy they really are.

I love hearing your comments so please leave me your thoughts by clicking on the little red love heart in top right hand corner.

I’m going away this weekend so I won’t get a chance to craft so all going well I will make a couple between now and the weekend.

Happy stamping!!

Tina xo

Stippled Blossoms for Mum

Hi Friends

I hope you are enjoying me getting back to regular posting.  I try to post on a regular basis but as we all know sometimes life can interfer with our best intentions.

Do you like my new method of writing my posts?  I thought it might be more user friendly for you if I not only provide item numbers for the current products that I used to make my cards but also provide links directly to my Stampin’ Up! shop for that particular product, just in case you want to get your own.

I love this card that I made for my mum for her birthday this month.  My mum and our grand-baby celebrate their birthday’s on exactly the same day so it gives me the opportunity to make two very different cards at the same time.

My mum just loves the colour PINK so I always make her a pink themed card.  I also decided to use one of my most favourite stamp sets for this card…the gorgeous but sadly retired Stippled Blossoms.

Again, this is another card that I found on Pinterest and CASED.

Mum's bday card

Whisper White card stock #106549 was again used for both the card base and the mat.  The stamp set is what we call at Stampin’ Up! as a “Two-Step” stamp set.  Which means you have a base solid stamp and a more detailed partial stamp of the image.

The flowers are stamped in Blushing Bride ink #131172 and Rose Red ink #126954 and I stamped the leaves in Pear Pizzazz ink #131180 and Old Olive ink #126953.

I to make the leaves look like they are behind the flowers I firstly stamped both layers of the flowers and then stamped the flower image onto a Post-It Note (remember to stamp your image up the top of the Post-It Note so you have the sticky bit) and stuck it over the stamped flowers, I then stamped the leaves in both colours.  If you have never used Two-Step stamps remember you always stamp the solid stamp first in a light colour then stamp the more detailed stamp in a darker colour of the top.

Of course if you used Stampin’ Up! wood mount stamps you will most definitely need a Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049 it is a must-have for any stamper. Helps you position stamped images exactly where you want, every time. Instructions are included and its perfect for alphabet sets.  It is an invalulable crafting tool that I think is sometimes overlooked.  If you love wood mount stamps like I do then you definitely need one of these!

The butterflies on this card are punched out with two seperate punches, the larger butterfly is punched out with the Elegant Butterfly punch #127526 and the smaller butterfly is the Bitty Butterfly punch #129406.  Both butterflies have been embossed with another retired embossing folder….sorry about that 😦

This gorgeous greeting is unfortunately also retired but was stamped in Old Olive ink too.  If you look really carefully (you can click on the image to make it larger) you will see some Pearl Basic Jewels #119247 in the middle of the butterfly.

Please leave me your comments by clicking on the little red love heart in the top right hand corner of this post, I always love to hear your thoughts.

Happy stamping!

Tina xo


* Sturdy plastic construction
* Nonskid base


Weekly Deals

Hi Friends

Weekly Deals

Do you like a bargain?  Do you like to save money?  Do you like to feel like you have got value for your money?

Well do I have a deal for you!!!!

Boy I sound like a used car salesman….lol

I hope I at least have your attention.

Here are this weeks Weekly Deals…..

1 Square Punch by Stampin' Up!
Price: was $28.00 is $21.00
And Many More Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Price: was $47.00 is $35.25
Banner Punch by Stampin' Up!
Price: was $21.00 is $15.75
Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Pad by Stampin' Up!
Price: was $11.50 is $8.63
Confetti Hearts Border Punch by Stampin' Up!
Price: was $37.00 is $27.75
Lost Lagoon Classic Stampin' Pad by Stampin' Up!
Price: was $11.50 is $8.63
Stars Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!
Price: was $45.00 is $33.75
Tiny Triangles Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Price: was $13.00 is $9.75

This week it looks like it’s all about punches, big shot and ink pads.  As you probably know I love my Big Shot and use it all the time.  Framelits and embossing folders are some of my favourites to use.

Remember these specials are available from today through to midnight next Tuesday.  Don’t delay and regret missing out on some fabulous bargains.

Pop on over to my Stampin’ Up! shop and get your’s today.

Happy stamping!!

Tina xo

Want new stamp sets for free?

Hi Friends

Very few things get our hearts racing as much as a new catalogue. The hours of thumbing through each page, carefully picking your favourite products, contemplating which projects to make, and finding that perfect product is enough to send even the calmest crafter right over the edge!

Well, what if we told you that during the month of June, we can help you get some of the stamp sets on your wish list for FREE?

That’s right! I’m giving you an opportunity to get new stamp sets for FREE by joining my team between 2 June–30 June.  All new recruits get two stamp sets of their choice in their Starter Kit. Remember, these free stamps can be any set from the new annual catalogue!

So call me on 0405 154 906 and let me know that your interested in this great opportunity to join my Stampin’ Up! team. It’s going to be an exciting month!

Happy Stamping!

Tina xoxo

Sprinkles of Life

Hi Friends

Have you checked out the new Stampin’ Up! catalogue yet?  If not either click on this link or the photo of the latest catalogue on the left hand side of my page.

I always love it when a new cattie is released it is so exciting to see all the fabulous new products Stampin’ Up! have added.

Every year Stampin’ Up! have one special stamp set which is usually at the very back of the catalogue and it is released specifically to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). The Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) keeps families together and surrounded by love when their children are receiving medical treatment far from home.  By purchasing this year’s stamp set called Sprinkles of Life, Stampin’ Up! will donate $3.00AUD/$$3.50NZ to RMHC.

To date Stampin’ Up! have contributed over $1,000,000 to RMHC and thier network of local RMHC chapters, you can learn more about how you can help by visiting www.stampinup.com/giving_au or www.stampinup.com/giving_nz.

I must admit in previous years I have usually overlooked this stamp set, and not purchased it.  However, this year at convention we were shown some fantastic ways to use this stamp set and saw some gorgeous card samples.  As a result I purchased the Sprinkles of Life stamp set #139971 $37.00.

Sprinkles of Life Photopolymer Stamp Set  by Stampin' Up!

With this stamp set you can sprinkle positive thoughts wherever you want. This set is chock-full of positivity that you’ll want to share with everyone.

Our top-quality photopolymer stamps have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time. They’re entirely transparent for perfect image placement, and they adhere well to our clear blocks. You’ll only need one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately). The stamps come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 22 photopolymer stamps

Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, c, g

Well with a stamp set this cute I just had to use it for my grand-baby’s 7th birthday this month.  Our darling little Holly is growing so quickly and unfortunately we see her so infrequently what with us living at the other end of the country.  However, she knows that Poppy and Nanny Tina are always thinking of her and we always send her something lovely for her birthday.  This year’s presents were a collection of reading books to help her advance her reading skills at school.  Of course with a nanny who likes to make hand-made cards she always receives a special card just for her.

This is a card I found on Pinterest and just loved the simplicity of it so I had to CASE (copy and share everything) it.

Holly's bday card

Cute hey?  I used A4 Whisper White card stock #106549 as the base and the top mat, and added a mat of A4 Melon Mango card stock #119980 in between which was embossed with the now retired Argyle Embossing Folder.  The ice-cream cones are stamped on Whisper White card stock with retired Baked Brown Sugar ink and then fussy cut out.  The ice-cream is stamped in Daffodil Delight ink #126944 and punched out with the new Tree Builder Punch #138295.  The sprinkles on top are stamped with Melon Mambo ink and the “cherry” on top are Melon Mambo Candy Dots #130931.  The greeting, also from the stamp set Sprinkles of Life is stamped in Melon Mambo ink #126948 and finally I wrapped a piece of Baked Brown Sugar Thick Bakers Twine which is now also retired around the top mat.

I have added links directly to my Stampin’ Up! shop for all the current products mentioned in this post to make it just that little bit easier for you to purchase your own.

I would love to hear your comments and always get such joy from reading them so please leave me your thoughts just by clicking on the little red love heart in the top right hand corner of this post.

Happy stamping!!

Tina xoxo